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Rainy Days: Don't Say I Do....

Time for a prompt with some 'oh, please, no' to it - as in some Rainy Days and Mondays....

Your challenge this week, should you accept it, is:   I want to kiss the bride/groom

Character 'A' is marrying character 'C' and a lot of people are really happy about that. Character 'B', not so much.

Maybe it's a few weeks or months 'til the big day. Maybe the engagement just got announced. Or....maybe the church or hall is packed, the bride or groom is walking their way and 'B' is standing there in the wedding party trying to supress the words threatening to leave his/her mouth.

This....could get messy.  ;)

Happy Monday to you. Oh, and apologies if you also  now have the Elton John song stuck in your head, lol....


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 28th, 2016 06:13 pm (UTC)
AAAAAAHHHH... this prompt is making me regret taking one of my fics the way I did. Because not only would Andy protest Zayne marrying ANYONE, you know Zayne would have made Andy be his best man. GAH.

*coughs* But anyway... maybe I can think of something else. :D
Mar. 28th, 2016 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I think it's 1000% better if it's the best man/maid of honor who raises their hand or coughs at the whole 'does anyone have reason why these two should not ...'


eeee, now I want to write it...
Mar. 28th, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
*sighs* Yes, I can feel the angst all the way over here.

Now I want to write it, too!
Mar. 28th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm still getting past singing 'Rainy Days & Mondays' (which is odd considering I'm listening to 'Close to You' by the Carpenters on an oldie's station right now)...

I should look at this one, I really should. I'm trying to concentrate on orig fic lately, but I'm sticking a bit so a tangent (as long as I limit myself) might be a good thing!
Mar. 28th, 2016 11:30 pm (UTC)
I agree - putting a limit on it is half the trick, so that the story that was supposed to prime your writing muse doesn't turn into another big, longterm goal! I fall into that way too often lately, lol...
Mar. 30th, 2016 09:53 am (UTC)
Don't Do It (300 words) - Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, PG-13 (Dialogue only)
Here goes nothing:

"No, you're not."

"I am."

"Don't be ridiculous. Of course you're not."

"What's so ridiculous about me getting married? I've had relationships with women before; why wouldn't I consider it?"

"You can't mean that."

"I do mean it. I've had loads of relationships with women."

"Not that! The getting married thing."

"Well, I mean that too. We're doing it. We're practically engaged, already."

"Why would you do that?"

"Oh, I don't know. Usual reasons, I suppose: because we have a lot in common; we want to save on expenses; we both want children, that sort of thing."

"You want children?"

"As it happens, yes."

"Hmmph. What could you possibly have in common with her?"

"Don't say it like that, Jack. She has a name; a perfectly good name that I happen to like, actually. Bronwyn."

"Yeah… about that…"

"Oh Christ, you can't object to her on the basis of her name. Anyway, it's not your decision."

"Well, no, I didn't name her; I never would have called her that if I did."

"Jack! Bronwyn and I are getting married and there's nothing you can say to change the fact."

"Not even if I…"

"Don't do that."

"Are you sure?"

"Don't… Jack… please."

"Not even if I…?"


"And then I could…"




"Ianto… please…"

"It's not… Don't… You can't-"

"Oh, I think I can…"

"Oh… Ohhhhh…"

"That's my Ianto."


"You didn't say you loved her."

"Because I don't."

"Then don't marry her."

"Give me a reason not to."

"I thought I just did."

"That was good, Jack, but not exactly what I meant."

"You shouldn't want to marry her if you still want that with me."

"Close, but not good enough."

"You want me to…?"


"I love you."

"That'll do. I love you, too."


Mar. 30th, 2016 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't Do It (300 words) - Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, PG-13 (Dialogue only)
Eeeeeee! I love this! I miss Janto. :). Very well done, H!

"Yeah... about that..." --- > :). Ha.

And sneaky Ianto - there never was a Bronwyn, was there, baby boy?
Mar. 31st, 2016 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't Do It (300 words) - Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, PG-13 (Dialogue only)
I miss them too!

And thank you; it was fun to look at something small! ;-)
Mar. 30th, 2016 08:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't Do It (300 words) - Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, PG-13 (Dialogue only)

Mar. 31st, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't Do It (300 words) - Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, PG-13 (Dialogue only)
Thank you, darlink! ;-)
Mar. 28th, 2016 10:52 pm (UTC)
I really want to write this... but with a twist. This prompt seems to demand a love triangle, and those are REALLY not my thing, so in the fic I want to write, the prompt would be interpreted as B (who is the best man at A and C's wedding) wanting to kiss BOTH the bride and groom because all three of them are actually together. Secretly. Cue lots of angst, wistful pining, and hurt/comfort.
Mar. 28th, 2016 11:31 pm (UTC)
Go for it! Love me an OT3! I have a couple of them, myself.
Mar. 29th, 2016 01:55 am (UTC)
Sort of a sequel...
This is kinda a followup to a ficlet I wrote for the unrequited love prompt awhile back. H5-0, first person/present tense, but for reasons.

[second draft]
I'm standing here giving the speech as Best Man, but in a way, I feel like I should have given away the groom. Because for four years, he was mine. Not my lover, but my partner, my friend, my responsibility in some ways and my support in others. And the idea that someday there might be that one step more was hovering there in the background, almost from the beginning.

Of course, by the time that one step more became a true desire rather than an idle fancy, the other things we were to each other were more important than following through. We couldn't be partners at work and at home, and being there to keep him alive was more important than adding one extra step to what we were to each other.

Still, I always thought there would be, at least, a moment. One kiss, one embrace that couldn't be dismissed as a hug. One time to bring it into the open, if only say out loud why we couldn't do it. One memory for hard times. It never quite happened though, and maybe it's for the best. It could only have been before they were serious and he would have told her about it. And while giving this speech is hard, being cut out of his life to ease the tension between them would have been far worse.

I wish the happy couple long years of love. I wish Steve the joy of fatherhood and I wish Catherine the security and comfort of his committment. But I also wish, if it had been possible, that just once I could have kissed the groom.

"Damnit!" Another paper was crumpled, this one stuffed in his jacket pocket. "Get it together, Williams, you have to have something that won't get you a champange glass to the face in five hours." He checked for the ring box, cell and keys and headed out of the hotel room. He had to make sure his partner was awake and check in with the caterers. He could work on the speech while the last minute decorating was done.

Edited at 2016-03-29 01:57 am (UTC)
Mar. 29th, 2016 02:33 am (UTC)
Re: Sort of a sequel...

Gah! Noooooo.

Did you have to use the C word, lol...... ;)

Very nicely done, though.

The first two weeks of Rainy Days prompts kind of fit in with a fic I've had in mind- except the person getting hitched is flipped. I might give it a shot for some April words.

Thank you for turning a prompt into fic! It is always an awesome thing to see. :)

Edited at 2016-03-29 02:33 am (UTC)
Mar. 29th, 2016 02:48 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Sort of a sequel...
Caterers? ;-p

(It's okay, they're only getting married because she's pregnant! Steve is pining in his own stoic way.)
Mar. 29th, 2016 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: Sort of a sequel...

Ha. Caterers. Yes, that wasn't it!

Mar. 29th, 2016 11:51 am (UTC)
Golden Girls, Blanche/Dorothy, Lucas/Dorothy, past George/Blanche, Sealing Their Futures, PG-13/T, 1,395 words
Mar. 29th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yay for words! Glad the prompt worked out for you!
Mar. 30th, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)

This could be so awesome!
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