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10 May 2009 @ 02:21 pm
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I'm re-reading jae_w's A Marriage of Convenience instead of studying - such a REBEL, y'all - and reflecting on how it was the story that really sold me on Tom. softlyforgotten recently posted a wee William/Tom reunion fic and that made me think how I'd really like to write Tom. I'm just not sure with who. As I explained to Mik, I am not the biggest Billwife in the world. I could go for Tom/Jon too, but that leaves one Panic boy on the outs - as obviously, in my mind they are all neatly paired up. I write under the GWG (Girlfriends? What Girlfriends?) flag, in case you were wondering. I don't know enough about Empires to use any of them to this devious end.

So how about ... Tom/Spencer? If Tom comes to visit Panic while they're on tour, at the instigation of Jon, who misses him. Tom hasn't hung out with Jon properly since Truckstops and Statelines, because there was his sudden rise to fame and Tom's crash from it, the nasty breakup from Academy, and Tom's life-stopping efforts to create an empire with Empires. He remembers that he and Jon were always buddies - how, even with Bill spidering all over them, Jon was still the best for hugs, and never objected to late night cuddles on the sofa. So Tom ... wonders.

And the first thing he does when he arrives is stop wondering, because he's a little early and he gets a cab out to their venue. Jon is sitting beside Brendon on a grassy verge. They're not doing anything, in the biblical or tabloid sense - Brendon rests his cheek on Jon's shoulder for a bare second before reaching over to grub up some dandelions to decorate Jon's hair. Jon is laughing and looking at Brendon like he hung the moon. Tom's pretty sure they're about to kiss when Jon looks up and spots him.

Ryan explains it later, as Jon seems coy, almost tender about the whatever is between he and Brendon. Ryan's got his arm flung across the shoulders of a beaky-looking guy called Eric, whom Tom doesn't remember. Panic wasn't big enough to merit extra performers on retainer when Tom knew them first. Eric's a keyboardist and he and Ryan share a house and Eric is never more than two steps away from Ryan at any point. They sit with their ankles and elbows bumping.

"Yeah, Brendon adores Jon like crazy," says Ryan, who's all slanty-eyed and mellow these days. "I never thought - I mean, Jon is one straight dude, you know?"

"I know," says Tom, a little ruefully. And that's when Spencer appears from the bunks, scratching his unbrushed hair. He blinks a couple times before his eyes widen in recognition. Tom - Tom feels his breath short and tight in his throat. Spencer was a boy, a kid, before, with kickass pink shirts and sparkly belts and the bitchiest scowl. He looks less stand-out now in his severely plain button-down and non-castrating jeans, and a beard, jesus christ. Tom feels a little dizzy, a little warm.

As Tom continues to say nothing, Ryan's eyebrows rise and Spencer's scowl makes an epic comeback. "Cat got your tongue?" he asks.

"Naw," says Tom, hoarsely. "Jon here is the only one who liked to make out with kitties."

"Are you maligning my virtue?" Jon's voice demands from the back lounge, followed by Brendon's ethereal giggle. Spencer's face relaxes and he smiles instead. It dazzles.

"You staying long?" he asks Tom, who feels like saying Maybe, forever.
 
 
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oops: Heart in lacesoddishly on May 10th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII YOU SHOULD FILL MY INBOX WITH THIS PLEASE, and you know, I don't even LIKE Spencer that much. As a fictional character, you know, disclaimer disclaimer. He's a cool RL dude. Uh.

... pretend that was in small type.

<333333333

Also, and sorry for constant editing but I am feeling laaaaazy, you should so very much totally read gigantic's fic! Or the rest of it, or whatever. Um - well, I don't know; did you read disarm_d's latest fic? (I haven't, but tbh I have every faith that the same principle applies) Because you know, I'm a sucker for really really really good Brendons, no matter who they're paired with - and the Brendon/Shia fic is one of my absolute favourites in all of TIME for that, so. You know. Read if you're reading it for Brendon/Unresolved Relationship Issues; otherwise ... much as it pains me to say it, you're probably good.

Edited at 2009-05-10 01:32 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fooish: pink bottlesscoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
LOL NO. That's all I've got, bb. On the other hand I wrote 3000 words of porn for Harlequin the other night, so I must send that on in case my computer blows up or something. (I already detailed my paranoia on this count, I think.)

I totally read disarm_d's, but I have to say I'm a sucker for Adam L's looks and the VISUAL of him and Brendon is stunning. Whereas Shia la Beouf is more attractive in an 'I'd do him' way and the crossed signals make it Wrong. However, I will! If only because I'm supposed to be studying. (Um. That is not so complimentary but WHATEVS.)
(no subject) - blindmouse on May 11th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Kat: [bandom] spencerkyasuriin on May 10th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)

*flails about* love!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight: pretty orange facescoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
lol thank you, m'dear!
Taelor: Band; Panic - Redromasquerade on May 10th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
*also flails about* wantwantwant!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight: pier jumpingscoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
You have! Honestly, I can't do all the work in this fandom. ;D
Merit: BPanicmeritjubet on May 10th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
That fic was one of the very first fics in bandom that I ever read. Which is weird in retrospect considering the relative popularity of the pairing and how I was still kind of confused with all these different brunet boys. It took me a while to figure out all of Panic >.> Not mention their hanger ons.

Anyway! I like how you wrote Tom and how he was totally fanboying Spencer (as you should). And I cracked up reading this line, </i>"Naw," says Tom, hoarsely. "Jon here is the only one who liked to make out with kitties."</a>
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight: pink legsscoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
I should think it's an excellent starter fic - nearly as good as The Holly Golightly Club, which I have read oh, three times. Even though I'm not that into MCR fic any longer and at the time I thought that was Pete's band. Oh, younger and innocent self.

I totally let kitties kiss me. Tom is a strange boy that he doesn't. ;DDD
(no subject) - allyndra on May 10th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Maple: tom jonmaple_mahogany on May 10th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
FWIW, I would read Tom/Anyone-in-Panic with bonus multi-directional friendshipping. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD hee Brendonscoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Me, I definitely think someone should take it away with the Ryan/Eric 'Rick' Ronick. And Brendon/Jon is diabetes-inducing cute.
high and mighty mansplaining robotrimestock on May 10th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
And then you accidentally wrote fic on my flist, and that was pretty cool.

... so where's the rest of it? ¬_¬
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight: guitar tshirtscoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
It was pretty accidental (and took five minutes, oh dear).

WHAT DO YOU MEAN. Um. Tom and Spencer have the hot sex and he goes back to Chicago and Spencer maybe swaps houses with Jon so Jon can live with Brendon and Spencer lives with Tom and they all go to the same nursing home in the end and annoy medical students by warbling about 'this one time, when I was in a band...'
and that was the beginning of fairies: Perplexednyx_nox on May 10th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
*squeals* moremoremore!

Ahem. I mean, should you feel the urge to continue this delightful piece of Tom-filled fiction I would fully support you in your endeavour. Or like, maybe pretend to be a sparkly med student so that you'd have time to write it, y/y? :D :D y?

Even as it stands, my heart has grown about three sizes! Tom thinks Spencer's pink shirts were kickass! Also there is Jon/Brendon and there will never be enough of that in the world. ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fashion: Alexis Bledelscoradh on May 10th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Man, you wanna stand in for my exams, I will write you Tom fic all day. ALL DAY.

Sorry, but who doesn't think Spencer's lesbian stage was kickass? I wish he'd go back to it. *sigh*
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allyndra: Taken by Tomradallyndra on May 10th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
♥ Your Tom/Spencer snippet is made of awesome. I don't think I ever really considered them, but I certainly will from now on.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Joncer prettiscoradh on May 11th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
It was a Moment of Gehnius, I swear, because I got a pairing for Tom, Jon/Brendon and Eric all into the same 500 words! And now maybe someone else'll write the rest.
Lib: Dandelionlibgirl on May 11th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Yes, please.

(What do you mean that wasn't a question?)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD &hearts Brendonscoradh on May 11th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, are you roleplaying Spencer in this episode? :P
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girl; obsessed: bandom - tomradcomplications_g on May 11th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
:DDD

You are finally realising the amazingness of Spencer Smith! I am so happy right now! :D And Spencer/Tom is one of my favourites! This is totally awesome and you should keep going with it!

And I really like Tom fic. He's such an interesting person, and there are so many periods of his life to explore! His time with TAI, with Panic, and now with Empires! I don't know where there isn't more Tom fic. :(
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Brendon o rlyscoradh on May 11th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
YES BUT WHERE WOULD I GO WITH IT? is the question. For some reason Tom and Spencer seem to fit, they're both small and snarky and have faily facial hair.

I think many didn't like him post-breakup because there are more Billwives than Tomwives? But now they're all ~reconciled, Tom!fic may flourish.

Edited at 2009-05-11 06:27 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - complications_g on May 11th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Blindmouse: Spencer Smith Wants YOUblindmouse on May 11th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
Hey hey hey, so that is not a pairing that would have sprung naturally into my mind, but I'm pretty sure I could ship them pretty fanatically if you would keep with the writing.

... or you could write Jon/Brendon OH MY GOD WHY HAVE YOU NOT WRITTEN MORE JON/BRENDON? Uh.

I mean, thank you for filling my friends page with random fic <3
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue haired boy w/ phonescoradh on May 11th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Speaking of random snippeting, I wrote 2000 words of mainly Jon/Greta for that iconmeme you tagged me with! I will post it when I am back at college and with access to broadband to link up other people's icons. (You have NO IDEA how long that would take on this dialup.)

idek where this came from, man. Tell me where it goes next?

THEY ARE SICKENINGLY ADORABLE! But I am only used to writing angsty conflict, o what to do.
the claw-foot Lady: [ss] light up light up; as if yousoftlyforgotten on May 11th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
♥___♥

OKAY THAT IS ALL.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Skins: Cassiescoradh on May 11th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
... and Tom and Spencer have sex on a drumkit. (Somehow.)
☠ Adrienne ☠snarkaddict on May 22nd, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
That story really sold me on Tom too! It was awesome! I think I want to re-read it again now! :P

The last line of your fic? :DDDDDD Just. MY HEART!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: JK on DHscoradh on May 22nd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
It is da bomb. :D

Thank you! I have a not-so-secret weakness for sudden crushes.