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Title: "Temporary Monogamy" (Part 27/27 & Epilogue)
Author: Brenda ([livejournal.com profile] azewewish)
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Sean Bean (Harry Sinclair/Karl Urban)
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Prologue | Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine | Part Ten | Part Eleven | Part Twelve | Part Thirteen | Part Fourteen | Part Fifteen | Part Sixteen | Part Seventeen | Part Eighteen | Part Nineteen | Part Twenty | Part Twenty-One | Part Twenty-Two | Part Twenty-Three | Part Twenty-Four | Part Twenty-Five | Part Twenty-Six |





Karl awoke to the rich scent of brewing coffee, and to the welcome feel of soft lips on his, kissing him into full awareness. When he opened his eyes, Harry's face swam blearily into view. "Mornin'."

The next kiss was just as soft. "Could get used to you in my bed," Harry said, smiling, when they parted.

"That's the...um...idea," Karl murmured with a lusty yawn that turned into a contented sigh when Harry ran a hand along his side.

"Breakfast is on."

He put his hand on Harry's unshaven cheek, thumb rubbing across rough bristles. He'd been a fool to think he ever needed anything other than this. "Gonna spoil me, you know."

"That's the idea," Harry replied, echoing Karl's words with a wink. He gave Karl another kiss before straightening and giving Karl's ass a light smack. "And if you want any waffles before I eat them all, best get a move on."

By the time Karl'd mustered the energy to roll out of bed and head down the stairs, after stopping in the bathroom to brush his teeth and to splash some water on his face, Harry was well into his plate of waffles. The morning paper was spread out all over the table.

"I've been thinking," Harry said, as Karl fixed his own plate and mug.

"A dangerous prospect, but I'm prepared to take the bullet," Karl teased, sitting across from Harry and shoving the paper off of his side. And this, too, was the best sort of familiar. He thought he might have missed this more than anything else – just the simple act of a shared breakfast in the morning, looking at the person he loved over a cup of coffee.

"I want you to keep your house."

Karl's heart contracted. He couldn't have been reading this wrong. He refused to believe it. "You...you don't want me moving back in right away?"

"No, nothing like that." Harry smiled, soothing Karl's concerns, and snagged Karl's hand across the table. "Far as I'm concerned, you can move back in today."

Which was pretty much what he'd planned on doing...well, maybe tomorrow, as he had plans about the rest of his day, but tomorrow was definite. He didn't want to spend another night without Harry. "That's more like it," Karl said, with his own soft smile.

"But I've been thinking about what you said," Harry continued, in a soft voice. It was clear he'd been giving the matter a lot of thought. "About how you thought that maybe the reason why I stopped writing was after we'd settled in together. And maybe it might be a good idea to turn the other house into an office that I could use when I wanted to write. So I wouldn't be underfoot in the house all the time," he finished, and gave Karl a hopeful look. "What d'ya reckon?"

"I think it's fucking brilliant," Karl replied, when he thought he could speak around the sudden lump in his throat. How truly amazing that Harry could manage to surprise him after all this time. His heart was so full it felt like it would overflow at any moment.

Harry's smile was radiantly bright. "Yeah?"

"Absolutely." Karl beckoned Harry to him and they met halfway, the kiss light and the best sort of sweet. He didn't think his day could possibly get better, and it was still early yet. "And, in the meantime, I need to talk to Viggo."

Harry raised an eyebrow. "Do I want to know why?"

Karl grinned. "Well, unless Sean and Orlando have sorely disappointed me, I think what we need is an old-fashioned celebration."

It only took Harry a moment to get what Karl was – and wasn't – saying. Then he chuckled and stood to pour himself a fresh cup of water for tea. "Your mind is a scary place. I think it's what I love most about you."

Karl just smiled and kept eating.

***

Orlando was in the middle of a very nice dream about tandem surfing with Sean at Bells Beach when the cacophonous sound of voices – had he mentioned they were fuck-off loud – started to wake him up. He mumbled his annoyance, scooting farther away from the irritating sounds. An arm curled around him, hauled him against a very nice and very warm chest. Much better. Screw tandem surfing, man, he had a real life Sean to snuggle with.

But the voices wouldn't stop their incessant talking.

"Sean." No movement. "Sean." A little louder this time, but muffled by the pillow. "Tell th'neighbors t'stuff it."

"No neighbors," Sean mumbled, burying his face in Orlando's neck. Tickled.

"I know, that's..." Then one of the muffled voices cut through the fog invading his brain. He thought it sounded like Dom. Was it time for breakfast already?

"Seems a right shame to wake them."

"I know, they're rather cute like this. Sort of like kittens all curled together."

"Kind of makes a person believe in fairies and leprechauns."

"Suppose it must, since it had to be the work of some otherworldly being to get Orlando to see what was right in front of him."

When Orlando mustered the energy to crack open an eyelid, Dom and Billy smiled down at him from the foot of the bed. They were dressed in identical lemon yellow t-shirts and purple and green board shorts. He had to still be dreaming.

"Good afternoon, sunshine," Dom said, and saluted him with a bottle of beer.

"We were wondering when you'd come out and join us," Billy added.

"Join you?" Christ, even his voice sounded rusty, disused.

Beside him, the sheets rustled and Sean peered out, hair sticking out in all directions. "Wassat?"

"Lawrence has the grill on," Billy said, with a bright pixieish smile. "Oh, and Dave brought over some of those stuffed mushrooms you like so much."

"Oh, and Harry brought more beer," Dom added. "Although you should get a move on before Lawrence drinks it all."

"You've any idea what they're on about?" Sean asked, staring at Orlando like Orlando had any clue what was going on. Just because he spent a fair amount of time with the tossers didn't mean he understood them any better than anyone else.

Orlando just shrugged and looked at Dom and Billy.

"We'll leave you two to get dressed," Billy said with a friendly leer. "Unless, of course, you need help..."

"I can't take him anywhere," Dom lamented with a shake of his head. "C'mon, Bils, let's leave the lovebirds in peace. We'll be out back with everyone else when you're ready."

After they left, Orlando and Sean just stared at each other for a minute. "What'd'you suppose he meant by everyone else?" Orlando asked.

"I'm not entirely sure I want to know," Sean replied, then grinned. "But I will say I like the idea of waking up with you in my bed."

Orlando was positive his entire body was glowing. "Get used to it," he replied, and leaned in for a light kiss that turned into two, then three.

They were both thoroughly disheveled by the time they crawled out of bed. Orlando didn't think anyone would blame them. He'd had to dress in his clothes from yesterday, but he was sure no one would notice or mind. Not like he'd spent any time in them anyway. He and Sean had, for the most part, spent all of their time together naked. Which was an excellent way to spend one's time, especially where Sean was involved. Orlando planned to do quite a lot of it.

When they strolled, hand in hand, to the back porch, they found Lawrence and Craig had set up a croquet game with Dom and Billy, and were (it looked like) trying to explain how to play to a thoroughly confused-looking Elijah. Americans, Orlando thought to himself, shaking his head. Harry was manning the grill, and Orlando's stomach grumbled at the scent of freshly seared meat. Karl and Dave had set up an impromptu poker game on a folding table with Bernard and Marton. Dave, predictably, had the largest pile of chips. Orlando sincerely hoped they weren't playing for actual money.

Then Viggo walked through the back gate, in shorts, barefoot, grey speckles all over his arms and legs, and holding a large, clumsily wrapped package. "Just the men I wanted to see," he proclaimed, and shoved the package in Sean's arms.

Sean looked at the package suspiciously, then Viggo. "What's this, then?"

Viggo rocked back on his heels. "Open it."

"I don't trust that look," Sean grumbled, but ripped off the wrapping, then held up what had to be the single ugliest sculpture that Orlando had ever seen. It was painted in shades of teal and raspberry and sort of resembled a deformed midget tree.

"What in sweet fuck...?"

"Housewarming gift for the both of you," Viggo grinned.

Orlando and Sean exchanged a horrified glance. "You've got to be joking," Orlando stated.

"I never joke about art," Viggo solemnly replied, then turned and headed for the cooler.

"I can't figure out which way is up," Sean said, turning the sculpture over in his hands.

"I don't think it matters, mate. Even upside down, that thing is butt ugly."

"I've never understood the phrase," Karl said, strolling up to them and pressing a beer bottle in Orlando's hands. "You've seen Sean's arse. I'd hardly call it ugly."

"Well, no, but that's not the point," Orlando replied, thankful for the beer and the distraction from staring in horrified fascination at the monstrosity in Sean's hands.

"The point is, this thing is definitely going on the table next poker night," Sean stated, then fixed Karl with a meaningful gaze. "You do your part?"

"I did," Karl replied. "See you did yours."

"Aye, I did." Then Sean leaned in and pressed a light kiss to Karl's lips. "Happiness suits you, love."

"As it does you."

"And now, if you'll both excuse me, I have to find someplace to hide this thing," Sean said, and left Karl and Orlando on the porch.

"How did you know?" Orlando asked, once Sean was out of earshot.

Karl wrapped a friendly arm around his shoulders. "You were always looking at Sean like I looked at Harry when I first met him."

"Oh." Orlando looked at Harry, who was laughing at something Marton was saying, the light sound carrying in the breeze. "And you and Harry...?"

Karl followed Orlando's gaze, and his smile was one of the most beautiful things Orlando had ever seen. "Better than before."

"I'm glad," Orlando said, squeezing at Karl's waist. It was about time the two of them got back together...even if he was – and probably would always be – at a loss on why they'd split in the first place. "And, um, thank you. Not just for, y'know, helping me, but...for taking such good care of him." He still had no idea how he was going to live up to his own expectations, and follow in Karl's considerable footsteps, but he was determined to give it his best shot.

"He's a good man." Karl nudged lightly at Orlando's shoulder. "And stop worrying. You're more than up to the task."

Orlando didn't even wonder how Karl had managed to read his mind. "You really think so?"

"I know."

***

An hour or so later, Orlando found Sean leaning against one of the porch columns, watching everyone with a fond expression as he sipped from his bottle of beer. When Orlando stepped up next to him, Sean held his free hand out. Orlando took it, fingers sliding together easily. He couldn't remember anything feeling so natural, so right.

"We are blessed men," Sean observed.

Orlando didn't have to ask what Sean meant. He'd been feeling the same way all afternoon. "In all the ways that matter."

No matter how these movies did – and he hoped they made history – Orlando knew he'd already found everything he was meant to find. He watched as Bernard tapped against the side of his wine glass with a spoon until everyone quieted down. Then he raised his glass and motioned everyone around him to do the same.

"A toast, gentlemen. To Karl and Harry, Sean and Orlando, and everyone else who found something of value, whether it be love or friendship or a grand adventure to tell the grandkids one day." Bernard's gaze swept across the group. "May you never forget this moment, where you come from, and where your heart truly lives."

Orlando met Sean's smile. They clinked their bottles together, and smiled in perfect harmony.

Life truly did not get better than this.


***



(Epilogue)


"So, after you get to Malta, I think you should –"

Sean only listened with half an ear as his agent droned on and on and rummaged through the refrigerator, phone tucked between his ear and shoulder. His agent showed no signs of needing a response beyond the occasional grunt. Which as a good thing, as Sean typically only spoke in grunts first thing in the morning, especially before his tea. Of course, he was better at mornings than Orlando, but vampires were probably better at mornings than Orlando.

He grinned in triumph when he found a bottle of orange juice that hadn’t expired yet, and went to the cabinet for a glass, still only half-listening to his agent. The floorboards upstairs creaked, so he went ahead and poured a second glass. Orlando would be stumbling downstairs any second, and, since there were far better things he could be doing with his time, like taking Orlando back to bed (where he thought they'd both be happier), he tried to hurry the conversation along.

"Anything else?" he asked, injecting his voice with just the right amount of friendly impatience.

"Yeah, one more." Sean heard papers shuffling from the other end of the line. "They cast Paris."

"Yeah?"

Sean gave Orlando a warm, intimate smile as Orlando filled the doorway, all golden skin and tousled dark hair, in a pair of truly hideous boxers and nothing else. Sean thought maybe they were bright pink polka-dots, but he couldn't be – "What did you say?"

"Your friend from the Rings shoot," his agent repeated. "Orlando Bloom. He joins the cast in two weeks."

***

"I think I can’t believe you didn't tell me," Sean said, pushing his empty plate aside.

"I wanted it to be a surprise," Orlando grinned, brushing an errant strand of hair from Sean's forehead. "C'mon, you know you're not really upset."

"No," Sean grumbled. Because, alright, fine. He wasn't. Really. It was just – "I had to find out from my agent."

"Yes, but now that you know, we can plan. And we can fuck all over new exotic locations," Orlando replied, kissing the crinkle between Sean's brows. "Imagine how much fun that'll be."

Sean snorted. "One-track mind, I swear."

Orlando cupped a hand behind his ear. "Is that a kettle I hear?"

"Piss off."

"Besides, think on it. You know Vig'll come to visit, if only to try to terrorize us."

"So?" Sean replied, confused. Viggo was constantly either sending offbeat gifts or popping around just long enough to wreak his usual havoc, then be on his way. Sean was used to it.

Orlando's grin was this side of diabolical. "Which means he'll meet Eric."

Sean blinked. Just the thought... He remembered meeting Eric when Orlando was shooting 'Black Hawk Down'. Eric's idea of an introduction had been to sweep Sean off his feet in the biggest bear hug he'd ever had, and to give him a loud, wet kiss on the lips before telling him that since he'd adopted Orlando as his little brother, that meant that Sean was his brother, too, and they should celebrate properly. Sean didn't remember much about that night, but he remembered his incredible hangover the next day with vivid clarity. And the idea of all of Eric's considerable energy and zest coming up against Viggo's genius brand of lunacy...

He'd have to see about getting Karl and Harry to come out for a visit during the shoot. If there was any person on the planet who would appreciate the upcoming fireworks of Eric and Viggo meeting, it'd be Karl. Besides, Sean still owed Karl for helping him and Orlando find each other. He couldn't think of a better way to repay him.

"Christ, you're a bloody genius," he finally said, half awed, half scared to death.

Low, warm laughter rumbled against his ear. "I know. It's why you love me."

"That I do," Sean replied, and met Orlando's smiling lips with his own.


End.







Author's Notes: Final word count: 68,000. Holy fuck.
I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] afra_schatz for the original request (told you that I'd give you everything you'd originally asked for, and all of the pairings *g*), [livejournal.com profile] giselleslash for encouraging me to write this, [livejournal.com profile] cupiscent for the first beta and for telling me it needed to be longer (boy, did it ever), and, most especially, I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] the_stowaway, for betaing all 29 parts of this with patience & diligence & sometimes even outright enthusiasm, and for kicking my ass when I needed it & holding my hand when I needed it & keeping an eye on the entire thing to make sure I wasn't veering totally off course. If this fic makes any sense, it's because she was keeping an eagle eye on everything. Thank you. :)

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Date: 2009-03-16 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackieville.livejournal.com
Every single word is magic and I love this story to pieces! It will always be one of my favorites! *adores*

*squishes you*

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Date: 2009-03-22 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Awww, thank you, baby!!! I'm sort of sad the journey is over, but I'm thrilled that you loved the ride. :)

*HUGS*

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Date: 2009-03-16 03:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] galor5.livejournal.com
I'm filled with much happiness and sadness at the ending of this wonderful fic.

Love that Orlando kept it a secret that he was going to be working with Sean on 'TROY' and would LOVE to get a peek at the Eric/Viggo meeting. *g*

Am sad to see this ending. I've enjoyed it oh so much.
Thank you for continuing the story and bringing it to us! :)

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Date: 2009-03-22 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
*laughs* Man, I totally knew that people were going to ask me about the Eric/Viggo meet. I don't think I'm brave enough to tackle it, to be honest.

I'm glad you loved the ride, man. I had a lot of fun with this one. *mwah*

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Date: 2009-03-16 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weepingnaiad.livejournal.com
Oh, that was wonderful! Loved all the smooshy happiness and really did enjoy watching these characters grow. Truly an awesome job! Now... you going to write that Vig/Eric meet up? Sounds intriguing!

Lovely!
*hugs*
WN

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Date: 2009-03-22 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Dude, I am seriously not brave enough to write Eric & Viggo meeting up. Omg, which POV would I choose?? They're both equally crazy. *g*

Glad you enjoyed the ride & thanks for sticking through to the end. :)

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Date: 2009-03-16 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazylady42.livejournal.com
Thank you for this wonderful story.
It has become one of my favs.
Would love to see the Viggo/Eric meeting.
And thank you very much for sharing it with the rest of us!

:-)

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Date: 2009-03-22 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for reading & enjoying the journey!!!

(Seriously, I don't think I'm brave enough to unleash Eric & Viggo in their own fic. *g*)

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Date: 2009-03-16 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katiemoose.livejournal.com
Truely a wonderful and heart-warming story. You made the characters come to life with love and angst and humor. Thank you so much for sharing your imagination and writing skills with us. I can't wait for your next story!

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Date: 2009-03-22 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
*hugs* Thank you, baby, for reading & enjoying & sticking with me on this crazy journey. I had so much fun with these guys.

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Date: 2009-03-16 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ireth06.livejournal.com
Brilliant from chapter one to the epilogue!
Absolutely bloody brilliant!

The only thing that I would want to know about is Eric and Viggo's meet-up...

Thank you for sharing!
And thanks for everyone helping you to bring thsi out into the world!

And have I said this is absolutely bloody brilliant?
*g*

*hugs and kisses*

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Date: 2009-03-22 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Man, I totally don't even know if I'm brave enough to tackle Eric & Viggo meeting. Can you imagine the insanity?? Dude. *g*

Thanks for sticking by this & for all of your support. It's been a crazy journey & I'm sad it's over, but I had SUCH a great time.

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Date: 2009-03-16 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dienw.livejournal.com
I can't believe it's over.
This was perfection from start to finish. A truly wonderful piece. :)

*hugs*

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Date: 2009-03-22 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
I know, I can't believe it's over, either!! Dude. *laughs*

Thanks for sticking by it & for all of your support, baby.

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Date: 2009-03-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afra-schatz.livejournal.com
I love you.

As per usual, I'm not coherent after work and all that, but really. I love you. More later.

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Date: 2009-03-16 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Right back atcha, babydoll. ♥

And you know, as usual, I'm content to wait for you. *mwah*

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Date: 2009-03-16 06:53 pm (UTC)
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What an epic piece this was - sort of like a comic opera without the arias and costume changes! Funny, sexy, deliciously unpredictable and ultimately quite moving and real. And such a beautifully crafted story as well - all that meandering around really filled out the full shape of the story and paths of the characters.

And while I adored all of your characters, which were all wonderfully realized, I have to say a special thanks for the full-bore crazy of Viggo. He was absolutely hilarious, and I suspect only a slight exaggeration on the real thing.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
*laughs* Oh, man, if there had been an aria, you totally know it would have been Dom trying to insist he could sing opera until Billy or Lawrence or someone sat on him. *g*

Viggo was his own special brand of fun to write. I think I might miss him most of all. (Okay, him & Harry. *g*)

And such a beautifully crafted story as well - all that meandering around really filled out the full shape of the story and paths of the characters.

Thank you for this. This is, no lie, exactly what I was hoping for when I started out with this. No drama, no contrivances, just people hanging out & living life & maybe learning a few things about themselves & each other along the way. Okay, with hot sex. *g* Thanks again & I'm so glad you enjoyed the crazy journey!!

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Date: 2009-03-16 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giselleslash.livejournal.com
Oh, man. I want to be able to gush all over you and pull out all the quotes and bits that I love and be as super cool at commenting as Caro but I'm left without the proper words to tell you how much I loved this whole thing. And believe me, I did all my encouraging for purely selfish reasons because I knew that whatever it was you were brewing up would be fantastic...and I was, like, totally right. Go me! *g*

This has been an absolute joy to read from beginning to end. Your characterizations of every single character was so spot on that I get all tingly just thinking about it. This is exactly what I'd like to think went on in NZ and exactly how everyone acted :) You've crawled into my brain and pulled out everything I wanted in a fic...an Orlando that was young and sweetly clueless in some things, wise beyond his years in others and a total little dude *g* And everyone else that was along for the ride - a delicious Bean and Karl...crazy Viggo and master gardener Harry, cardshark Dave - love, love, LOVE them all.

Thanks for a fantastic ride.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Hey, man, I totally would not have done this without your kick in the ass. So thank you. I mean it.

You've crawled into my brain and pulled out everything I wanted in a fic...an Orlando that was young and sweetly clueless in some things, wise beyond his years in others and a total little dude *g*

Some people would say that the two of us sharing a brain is a really SCARY thing. But I also knew that if there was one person who totally got what I was doing with Orlando, it would be you.

I will miss these guys. All of them. But I like to think they're still around, being stupid & crazy & still looking out for each other. *g*

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Date: 2009-03-16 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idiosyncratic.livejournal.com
And now I suppose you think I owe you proper feedback or something, yes? Pfft. ;)

First off, it's Lotrips, it's you writing it, and it's got Harry, Karl, Orlando, and Sean in it, so you already know I'm predisposed to like it.

However.

I loved it. Really, honestly loved it. It's a simple, light-hearted read (even when they're all freaking out of stupid things) and it doesn't feel like 68K words. Which is saying something.

The characterizations are brilliant and fresh, and I love how you managed to keep them consistent all the way through. Sean manages to stay smokingly hot and a little clueless, Viggo is just as batshit at the end as he is at the beginning, Harry is wise AND clueless (which just might be dangerous), Karl is scheming in a good natured "I want everyone I love to be happy" way, and Orlando, well, he's Orlando. *g* Seriously, though, I love how real this Orlando feels, from beginning to end, and how everything is a natural progression for him.

The subplots twisting through the whole story work and add to the main arc without feeling unnecessary or abrupt. Every time Lawrence shows up, I can't help grinning. Same with Dom & Billy, and Elijah's clueless Americanness just makes me laugh. They're boys becoming men and men acting like boys because they're thousands of miles away from home, playing dress up, and damn it, they can get away with it.

This whole story was fun, baby, and I'm glad you finally wrote it. :)

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Hey, man, you're the one that told me you'd leave me proper FB once I was done. *g*


The characterizations are brilliant and fresh, and I love how you managed to keep them consistent all the way through.


You should see my notes on each of the guys. It's crazy. I created an EXCEL chart. Seriously. *facepalm*

Seriously, though, I love how real this Orlando feels, from beginning to end, and how everything is a natural progression for him.

This might be my favorite Orlando. Well, this one & the Southern Comfort one, for different reasons.

Every time Lawrence shows up, I can't help grinning.

As well you should. *g*

They're boys becoming men and men acting like boys because they're thousands of miles away from home, playing dress up, and damn it, they can get away with it.

Which is precisely what I was aiming for. No drama, nothing contrived, just boys being boys because they CAN be. *g*

Glad you liked it, baby. It was a helluva lot of fun, even if I did want to tear my hair out at times.

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Date: 2009-03-16 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doylebaby.livejournal.com
Great story, great ending and it's been a very enjoyable read all the way. Thanks! :)

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Thanks, baby, glad you enjoyed the crazy journey!!

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Date: 2009-03-16 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spazzer-mctwich.livejournal.com
Damn thats a lot of words...good thing it was so awesome. im kinda sad that it's over but it was so sweet to.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
*laughs* Yeah, I had no idea it was so long until I looked at the final word count & went HOLY FUCK. *g*

Glad you liked the journey, baby!!!

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Date: 2009-03-17 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rinakabu.livejournal.com
Such a wonderful last chapter, I enjoyed the story so very much and I'm sad it ended now. You did an awesome job with this one, thank you.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Thank you, baby!! I had so much fun writing this crazy journey. It's nice to know there are other people who went along for the ride. :)

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Date: 2009-03-17 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amygirl.livejournal.com
Awww....it's finished... *sniffles*

But what a completely lovely wonderful ending to both story lines you had going both were completely true to the characters you'd set up and perfect.

Loved the Epy too for so many reasons but especially the image of the first time Eric and Sean met. *sighs*

Loved it so, so, so, so, so much.

And thank you so, so, so, so, so much for taking us on this wonderful and at times epic journey.

Now take a much needed break!

(Just crossed the 7,000 word mark on the second part of Hearts thankfully the end is now actually in sight...)

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
I know, it is sort of sad that it's all over.

But what a completely lovely wonderful ending to both story lines you had going both were completely true to the characters you'd set up and perfect.

Thanks, hon. I really had so much fun with these guys, even when they were driving me crazy.

Loved the Epy too for so many reasons but especially the image of the first time Eric and Sean met.

*laughs* Here everyone is asking me for Viggo/Eric & you're totally into the Eric/Sean drink!fest. I love you for that. (And I imagine Orlando was chauffeuring them around & laughing his ass off.)

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From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-03-23 02:28 pm (UTC) - Expand

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Date: 2009-03-17 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mhum.livejournal.com
This ending was just perfect! It's just too bad everything had to come to an end. I love how all of their friends were rooting for Sean and Orlando from the beginning and were able to celebrate the culmination of this tale.

This really is one of my most favourite stories.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Thank you, baby!!! I'm thrilled you loved the entire crazy journey. :)

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Date: 2009-03-17 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readgreekeasy.livejournal.com
Just read it all and love you and it!

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Wow, like, all at once??? Dude, you totally rock. *laughs*

Glad you liked it, baby!!!

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Date: 2009-03-17 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peersrogue.livejournal.com
Perfect, simply perfect. This has been a heart warming treat, many thanks.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Thank you, baby!!! Glad you came along for the whole crazy journey. :)

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Date: 2009-03-17 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emerywhat.livejournal.com
As i said in previous comments every word of this story was a joy to read, and one i the reasons for this is the feeling that you enjoyed writing it as much as i enjoyed reading it.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
I totally had a BLAST with this. Even when the boys were driving me crazy (as my beta will tell you *g*), I loved these guys & just wanted to do right by them.

Thanks for coming with on the journey & digging the whole crazy ride. :)

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Date: 2009-03-17 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rifleman-s.livejournal.com
*happy sigh*

Thank you for sharing your creativity - it's been a tremendous story!

Loved every word, every pairing, Viggo's madness (*chuckles at the sculpture - how very Viggo* !!) and it was a great exploration of how true love cannot be denied!

Excellent stuff!!

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Viggo was SO much fun, man. Scary, but fun. *g*

Glad you liked the whole crazy journey & thanks for sticking with it!!!

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Date: 2009-03-17 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vienna80er.livejournal.com
This story is fabulous front to back. I love the plot and even more so the brilliant characterizations. I had so much FUN reading.

Thank you for sharing! *hugs*

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Thank YOU, baby!!! I had a blast writing this, and it's nice to know that people had an equally great time reading it. :)

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Date: 2009-03-17 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chrismm.livejournal.com
*g* I love this so much. I especially love the ending--I don't know if I should feel bad for Eric, or gleeful. Possibly both.

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Dude, totally feel gleeful. That would be a meeting for the ages. *g*

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Date: 2009-03-17 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueskydancers.livejournal.com
I'm so sad that this story has ended but very pleased that it all worked out well in the end.

You kept up the brilliance right to the end, I can so imagine your Viggo and Eric meeting - that would be a classic event- and I would so love to be a fly on the wall there.

You know how much I love your fics and this is one of the best - you've provided moments that have made me laugh out loud so thank you!

*hugs*

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
You kept up the brilliance right to the end, I can so imagine your Viggo and Eric meeting - that would be a classic event- and I would so love to be a fly on the wall there.

I know, right, it would be EPIC. And sort of scary. *g*


Glad you liked this one, baby, and thanks for coming on the crazy journey with me. I really did have a blast writing this one, even though they drove me crazy at times. As the best characters & stories do. ;)

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Date: 2009-03-17 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] painted-horse.livejournal.com
This has to be one of the most lunatic, tender, funnny - in short - brilliant, stories I've erver read. I know I'll read it often in future ;-) Thank you for sharing!

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Date: 2009-03-22 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
This has to be one of the most lunatic, tender, funny - in short - brilliant, stories I've ever read.

*laughs* Perfect, man, exactly what I was going for!! Thank YOU for coming along on the whole crazy journey. :)

Temporary monogamy

Date: 2009-03-19 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] argentine65.livejournal.com
Sorry this is late but I was on vacations. Temporary monogamy may be a good idea for some people but it is much better life monogamy. You wrote such a wonderful and original story and your Karl is perfect. Loved how secure he was advising Orlando and how insecure he was with Harry and this is perfect: "That was all part and parcel of the whole crazy game of life, something he tried to remind himself of often. Besides, he wouldn't change his faults too much – without the hope for improvement, what point was there to anything? He liked to think that he was getting better every day, but he knew deep down that it was the journey that really mattered." Thank you for sharing and perhaps we should find out about Eric's and Viggo meeting. Thank you again. Martha

Re: Temporary monogamy

Date: 2009-03-22 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Oh, man, I am totally not brave enough to write Viggo/Eric. They scare the hell out of me. *g*

Glad you liked this, baby, and thanks for coming on the crazy journey with me. I really had a blast & I'm glad you did, too.
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