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01 January 2011 @ 20:18
Fanfic - Kings - Jack/Joseph - Christmas Evening  
Title: Christmas Evening
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Jack/Joseph
Disclaimer: Not my show.
Summary: Jack returns to his solitary apartment after a gruelling Christmas Day full of pretence with the family.
Word Count: 566
Notes/Warnings: Written especially for dancy_dreamer :)



A dark, cool evening was swiftly sweeping over Shiloh, bringing another Christmas Day to a subtle close as Jack entered his lavish apartment. Windows full of midnight blue sky was all that greeted him as he walked into his lounge. It made him feel isolated and alone, as if he was solely floating in space; which was also exactly how he felt back at the festivities at his family’s house.

The false smiles. The supposed joy of being together. The thoughtful presents which were actually bought by personal shoppers. It appeared that complete strangers knew Jack better than his own parents, and this made him resent them more than ever. If only they did know him, the real him, who and what he cared about. Maybe then they would finally stop all the pretence and be forced to make a decision about whether they did love him enough to accept him and keep them in their lives or cast him aside in shame.

Of course Jack knew that he would never have the guts to reveal this himself. He was too fragile. Too afraid that they would reject him and he would be alone. Without power or influence, and all his struggles of jumping through hoops for his father would be for nothing.

He wished such thoughts away and bee-lined straight for the drinks cabinet, dumping his bags of gifts on the leather sofa without as much as an afterthought. He snatched the decanter, not bothering to check which spirit it contained, and hastily poured the liquid into a glass before slamming it back down onto the surface and necking the drink with much vigour. He slammed the glass back down in a similar fashion, bracing both his arms on the cabinet and he took in the bitter strength of the drink. His heartbeat was throbbing in his head and his slight panting deafening his own ears. A crescendo building within his own head. Refusing to relent and leave him at peace no matter how much he willed it. A voice then struck the noise down into silence.

“Christmas was that bad, was it?”
Jack’s body whipped round in an instant to see Joseph emerging from the shadows of under the modern staircase, moonlight falling perfectly across his face the moment he stood still. The sight of Joseph’s face makes Jack relax, his vice-like grip on the cabinet’s edge softening. He let out a breath that he didn’t know he was holding and finally answered him.
“Yeah, it was actually…wait a minute, what are you even doing here? You can’t just drop by here! What if someone saw you! Did the paparazzi follow you? Joseph, you know I can’t…”
A firm kiss silenced him, along with one firm arm around his waist and the other grasping him forward along the stretch of his back and neck. Jack fell further into the kiss, tumbled even, as he hungrily answered back. Lips and arms soon became a tangled mess, refusing to do anything else but complicate itself further.

The need for air eventually separated them. They stood there for a moment. Jack’s bewildered eyes staring into Joseph’s fond ones as they caught their breath.
“It’s Christmas Day, Jack,” said Joseph, “Everyone is at home. The streets are completely dead. And I think you deserve to get a Christmas present that you really want.”
“What’s that?” asked Jack.
“Me.”
 
 
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Nataschaspirited_lizard on 1st January 2011 20:52 (UTC)
Aww! *g* That's really nice!
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on 1st January 2011 21:49 (UTC)
Awww thanks! :D
Campaspecs_whitewolf on 1st January 2011 22:11 (UTC)
I kind of wish I'd finished watching this show now! This was wonderful, darling! I felt such sadness for Jack but then Joseph came and made it all better so now I'm all <33 for them :)

Thanks for sharing!
Peace,
Caspe
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__: River - Cleopatrajemzamia on 1st January 2011 22:24 (UTC)
Awww wow thanks, babe! :D

You should watch the rest but YOUR HEART WILL BE SMASHED AND STAMPED ON INTO TINY PIECES D:
Chelsea Frew: Kings_6_Jack&Joseph2chelseafrew on 2nd January 2011 02:29 (UTC)
It is always a pleasure to get a little Jack/Joseph. So sweet for Joseph to help Jack salvage Christmas.... Thanks for sharing this. :-)
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on 2nd January 2011 03:27 (UTC)
Awww thank you! :)
Shaz: [TV] Kings: Jackdancy_dreamer on 2nd January 2011 03:14 (UTC)
And then they all lived happily ever after.
YES THEY DID GODDAMIT.

I love this <3
I love shy little Joseph taking control and shutting Jack up.

God they needed more screentime!
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on 2nd January 2011 03:27 (UTC)
YESSSSSSS. THE DOCTOR CAN FIX THIS

Glad you do :)

THEY DID OMG
Peri: Kings - Jackperipety on 2nd January 2011 13:47 (UTC)
You captured how Jack's real happiness seems to come only in snatched moments like this one :)
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on 2nd January 2011 16:30 (UTC)
Aww thank you!
captains_girlcaptains_girl on 3rd January 2011 20:44 (UTC)
Why couldn't this have actually happened on the show? *sigh*

This is beautiful miss Jemz. :)

xx
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on 3rd January 2011 20:56 (UTC)
I know! Those bloody mean writers!!!

Why thank you, darling :)