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20 May 2005 @ 01:48 am
Sort of follow up to Jealous Guy...  
I haven't really decided how I want my J/P/G triangle to play out...so this is a little moment of Paul agnst a little while after John found out about P/G. It's 1964 on a movie set. What mischief could I cause? Perhaps a but too long. Rated F for that word used once in the tale. No sex unfortunately. Fluffy as angelfood.

George was sitting on the set talking to the blue-eyed blonde for the 3rd day in a row. Paul watched from a distance, hoping to go unnoticed he pretended to scribble lyrics in a small note-pad. Instead, there were lots of blacked out words and doodles, mostly of a thin faced man with a full bottom lip.

“How’s it coming then?” John asked, sitting beside Paul.

“Oh, just say it why don’t you?” Paul said, angrily closing the book to hide the drawings.

“Say what?”

“’Aww, Paulie must be a drag to be dumped for a bird.’” Paul mimicked John’s voice. “’Then again you’ve always looked like a bird. Maybe you should’ve gone blonde.’” Paul’s shoulders slumped and he ran a hand over his face. “Just shove off.”

“No.” He faced Paul, and looked into his always changeable green eyes. “Why would I say anything like that?” John was quiet, serious.

“Because it’s true?” Paul asked in a bitter tone.

John lit a cigarette and took a long drag. “So he’s actually said something?”

“No. Does he have to? Look.”

“I don’t want to. Let’s go for a walk.” John stood up and grabbed Paul’s things so he couldn’t refuse.

“John, wait. We can’t leave.”

“Paul, it’s not like we’re leaving the country. You just need to get out of this room. Besides, can they really do the film without the ‘cute one’ and the ‘one with the caustic wit’?”

Paul finally cracked a smile. “No, ‘spose not. But gimme my stuff back.”

“Why? I’ve already seen all the love notes and drawings dedicated to our little George.” John hadn’t seen a thing except the pain on Paul’s face.

Paul blushed, then shook it off. “Ahh, now there’s the Johnny I’m used to. Consistently ruthless.”

“Wouldn’t want to disappoint.” He put an arm around Paul as they walked outside. John settled on a brick ledge, dangling his feet. “Now we can enjoy this fine English weather.” It was grey and windy, but John smiled a goofy grin and Paul mirrored it.

“You’re daft.” Paul said, joining Paul on the ledge.

“Course I am. Now, make yourself useful, son. Take up that pen and paper again. If you can’t write anything to get this soundtrack done, at least you can play secretary.”

Paul affected a high voice. “But I dunno any shorthand, sir.”

“S’alright. Word is you’re good in the sack, and that’s enough for me.” John winked and Paul aimed the pen at his head. “Absolutely no since of humour. Just write,” John sighed, rolling his eyes.

“I’ve got every reason on earth to be mad…” John started.

Paul scribbled and mumbled “cause I just lost the only boy I had.”

“Good, but for the fans’ sake could you change that last bit to girl? It’s shocking enough that I’m married. There’d be sudden fan death if they found out you were just a bitter queen.”

“I’m not bitter.” Paul laughed. “And who are you to call me a queen? You’re practically aglow with fairy dust yourself.”

“Quite right.” John grabbed Paul’s free hand and lifted it to his lips to kiss the tips of his fingers.

“John, I can’t…” Paul’s eyes filled.

“Oh, you could.” John said, kissing Paul firmly on the mouth. “But not today. Not with those sad eyes.” Tears spilled out then. “Oh fuck, Paul. Don’t cry, baby.” John pulled Paul into a hug. “He hasn’t left you. She’s just a girl. It’s going to be ok.”

“John? Would you leave me for a bird?”

“Not a fair question, lad. I don’t have you, do I?”

Paul turned away. “No…not fair at all. But would you?”

“Not as far as I can see,” John said, rubbing his eyes. “But then again, can’t see much without me glasses now can I?” John smiled his wicked smile and ruffled Paul’s hair…
 
 
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Current Music: The Films
 
 
 
kujeliakujelia on May 20th, 2005 09:43 am (UTC)
Aw, that's cute! Poor Paulie!
mrsfjl66mrsfjl66 on May 20th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
thanks! Instinct tells me he'll be ok though;)
are you lookin' to get stabbed?mutantjules on May 20th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
GAH! cute story!
poor Paul. =(
LOVE John. <3 then again, this isn't exactly a big newsflash.

in total, yay!
mrsfjl66mrsfjl66 on May 20th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm loving John a good bit in this one too! Also, not exactly a newflash in my world!
oh_johnny_ on May 20th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! I like this!

And, y'know, I'm trying to feel bad for Paul but by my count he's had George and John wants him so, really, how bad can it be? :-)

mrsfjl66mrsfjl66 on May 20th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
You are right. Couldn't be that terrible...damn! Thanks!
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mrsfjl66mrsfjl66 on May 21st, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
you got it! sequel w/ sex soon as i figure it out. Thanks!