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Title: Longing for Simplicity

Author: veiledndarkness

Pairing: Implied Avery/Graysmith

Rating: PG

Word Count: 200 - Drabble

Summary: What he needs the most.

Disclaimer: No money is made. The characters within are not mine, nor do I claim to know anything of the real people involved with the orginial case.


He calls him Bobby sometimes. Robert considers protesting, but thinks better of it.

Years ago he would've cringed at the nickname, but not when Paul says it.

He speaks in his almost distracted way, cigarette clamped in his mouth, one hand running distractedly through his hair. Robert leans forward occasionally, wanting to hear it.

He says it's looming, and that could be the truth. But that's not all there is to it.

All the jokes, the sarcastic drawls, and all the abrasive things about him aren't enough to keep Robert away. He comes back regardless, needing this, more than he'll admit.

Just once, he wants to silence him, stop his mouth from running for two seconds. Press his lips to Paul's, and hear nothing more than a soft sigh, or low groan. He could do it.

For one stretched out minute, he can see himself knocking the cigarette from his hand and kissing him then, inhaling the smoky scent that lingers, the spicy smell that he can't identify that follows.

In between the frustration and the creeping awareness that maybe these cases won't be easy to solve, Robert longs for simplicity. To have what he craves, what he needs most.


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random00 From: random00 Date: August 12th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Finally! An Avery/Graysmith work.

This was very well written and a good (albeit fast) read.
Would you be thinking of writing more? ^^
veiledndarkness From: veiledndarkness Date: August 12th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I like to start out with just drabbles until I get a feel for the characters properly. I will be writing more for sure. There's an incredible amount of slashable possibilities in that movie, lol.
randysugardandy From: randysugardandy Date: December 28th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
*screams* u have no idea how long i have been looking for a robert/paul fic! (well..ever since i first saw the filmactualy..its pretty much cannon..) thankyou for writing this, very well written and your description of pual was so right it was funny XD
veiledndarkness From: veiledndarkness Date: January 3rd, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol, same here. I'm surprised that there aren't more fics out there for this pairing. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 24th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really like this. Mmm.
veiledndarkness From: veiledndarkness Date: May 26th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Glad you liked it.
earlwyn From: earlwyn Date: June 7th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
*randomly stumbling out of nowhere*

Mm, this is lovely. Short and sweet, and the last line really makes it poignant. Great job!
veiledndarkness From: veiledndarkness Date: June 10th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I know the feeling. I kind of stumbled over this comm, too.
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