The Invincible M.A.E.


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harleymae

Ze last meme ficlet

One more ficlet for the straggler, Alex. Haren and Lowry both started a couple of nights and I switched back and forth between the games. I got a real kick out of them pitching at the exact same time, aww! Then I got to yell "don't fucking blow it!" at both bullpens until the games were over.

For littlestclouds: Dan Haren/Noah Lowry (baseball) This is set at Pepperdine, where they were roommates.

STUDY DATE


"Whose idea was it to take Econ 101?" Noah asked, lowering his chin onto the open textbook on his desk and sighing loudly.

"I'm pretty sure it wasn't mine," Danny said, frowning at a supply and demand graph. He turned his textbook sideways and examined the graph again. Then he started drawing a sunflower in the page margin.

"This was supposed to be an easy class! And instead..." Noah puffed his cheeks out and Danny automatically extended his arm to punch him in the face, forcing the air out of his mouth all at once with a very satisfying sound. For some reason, this was endlessly fascinating to them. One night they'd gotten incredibly drunk and spent half an hour punching each other in the cheek. They would have gone on doing it for a much longer time, except that Noah missed when it was his turn and gave Danny a black eye; that was pretty much the end of that for the night.

"Instead we actually have to study for it?"

"Yeah. God, classes really ruin college." Noah slammed his textbook shut dramatically, then went over to his bed and half-swooned, landing on his back.

"Noah." No response. "Noah, get back here. Come on, we'll study for an hour then take a break." Noah remained unresponsive, a limp mannequin (dummy?) sprawled across his bed.

Danny sighed and got up out of his chair, walking over to tug at Noah's sleeve. "Dude, come on, the midterm is tomorrow."

Noah cracked an eye open, peering up at him with distrust. "Don't wanna."

Danny sat down on the edge of the bed, his willpower gradually draining away. He didn't really want to study either, but he'd agreed when Noah had asked him, and he took commitments pretty seriously, in general. Noah shifted closer to the wall, making space for Danny by his side and grabbed the back of his shirt, pulling him down. That was something else they'd been doing recently, lying in bed together and talking. Occasionally one of them would fall asleep and the guy not pressed against the wall would inevitably end up on the floor. There were accusations of kicking, but nothing had ever been proved.

It should have occurred to them that this wasn't the kind of thing guys who were just friends did, and it probably should also have occurred to them that how comfortable they were doing it should have made them very uncomfortable. But that hadn't happened, and they just lay there, not talking and not falling asleep, listening to each other breathe.

"Danny?" Noah broke the silence, searching for a question to ask him, and Danny turned his head to face Noah with a slightly puzzled smile. That was when Noah moved in to kiss him, and they both felt that tingle, that thrill of kissing somebody for the first time ever--but mostly they felt an overwhelming feeling of belonging and understanding, like questions they never knew they had had been answered, like they had finally found home.

Stunned, but feeling pleasantly warm, Danny returned the kiss, eyes closed.

They studied the rest of the evening, but curiously enough, they both ended up failing their midterm.

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Wow, you're so fast, you read before I could ask you to, haha.

They should have taken BIO 101 or whatever class it is that studies anatomy ;)

Heh. This was very "awwww". Typical college boys, and yet - not.

It should have occurred to them that this wasn't the kind of thing guys who were just friends did, and it probably should also have occurred to them that how comfortable they were doing it should have made them very uncomfortable. But that hadn't happened, and they just lay there, not talking and not falling asleep, listening to each other breathe.

I loved that whole part. That was really sweet.

They studied the rest of the evening, but curiously enough, they both ended up failing their midterm.

What did they study, is what I wanna know. ;P

Thanks! I actually like the idea of them punching each other in the face more, haha. *ahem* Sorry, I'm tired.

Dude, if they had taken BIO 101 like Ivy suggested, they would have passed! :D

N'awww! I love this...very cute!

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! :D

Completely completey adorable. I actually even thought the face-punching thing was adorable, definitely something I could see them doing drunk, heh.

So so so so so sweet and cute and guh ^_^ Great job.

It's a... surprisingly - some might say embarrassingly - entertaining thing to do.

Thank you so much, glad you liked it. :)

For some reason, this was endlessly fascinating to them. << *giggles* Boys; they never grow up, do they? :P

a limp mannequin << I'm not sure if I like how this sounds. A mannequin is already limp, so that'd be a given. :P Instead, maybe I'd just take out 'a limp mannequin' and just go right into 'sprawled across his bed.' But that's just me. :)

*sighs happily* This ficlet was sweeter than apple pie. :D

It's strangely fascinating to me, too... :P

it actually struck me as an oxymoron when I first wrote it, cos' I think of mannequins as being very rigid. But I googled it (which is what I do when things sound funny) and it popped up a lot. Really, I just wanted to call Lowry a dummy.

Thanks! :)

So cute!

And just in time for college to start, a nice way to get people excited lol.

Eek, people shouldn't be starting college this early!

Thanks. :)

I don't know why, but college fics are just the best for some reason. So sweet!

It's because they're almost underage!!!

Uhh, did I say that out loud?

Yeah I went to the game today! Sat in wonderful seats but I forgot my effing camera so I had to just sit there are squee silently as I watched them "dance" their warm-up. (Which BTW I find, oh-so entertaining.) I got to see my boys. Even the ones that were hurt. -sigh- I was so close, yet so far. Hah.



One night they'd gotten incredibly drunk and spent half an hour punching each other in the cheek. They would have gone on doing it for a much longer time, except that Noah missed when it was his turn and gave Danny a black eye; that was pretty much the end of that for the night.

Yeah, basically... something I would do. Because I'm dumb. This made me really happy. I came home in a Haren/Street/A's/Noah kind of mood and this totally relieved me I guess. GOOD JOB!

I was in section 103 in row 20, which is actually the 3rd row. I think that's the closest I've ever been to the field. :P It was a good game!

We were pretty far away so we couldn't really identify everyone in the bullpen, but we guessed one guy was Huston because 1) he was talking, 2) the guy he was talking to seemed to be burying his head in his hands as if he was thinking "make it stop!" and 3) he started bouncing.

It's possible that's something I've done. :P And thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) Umm, and... the idea of Zito/Lincecum may have been put into my head while I was at the game...

I enjoyed reading this! I love stories about ''firsts", like first kiss,and first love. It was really sweet the way the two of them have no clue what they're feeling at first,and then they kiss and it just clicks!
I thought the explanation of their feelings while kissing was very well done, and was very romantic.
And I could see them very clearly as college guys doing silly things like punching each other in the stomach,etc. You described them very well,also.
BTW: I am a baseball fan, so I know alot of the players-but I don't know who that is in your icon! He's really cute!

I like firsts too! They're like, very satisfying or something, hehe. I just figured they wouldn't think too much about what was going on and it would be a natural progression. I'm really glad you liked it! Thank you so much for your feedback. :D

It's Dan Haren! :) I was trying to find a good picture of him to make an icon, but didn't really like the ones I found on Google, so I took a screenshot from one of the A's games I recorded.

I just really like the images that this fic generated in my head, these two kids figuring things out together. It's really sweet (in as far as two boys can be), and I liked it a lot.

I really like the idea of them punching each other in the face! :D

Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked it. *warm and fuzzy*

*sigh* Oh, goodness. They're so cute together! I like the whole econ thing. I have to take it to graduate from high school in two years and I really don't like what my friends say about the teacher. And I don't like how the book looks like. Darn. And why did you end it there? Darn you! Darn you to heck!

They're just so damn cute together! I like the image of Noah with his chin on his book and Danny punching him in the cheek. Oh, oh, oh! And Danny drawing a sunflower!

I don't know what majors they were, but I remember someone telling me that Econ 101 is really easy because there needs to be something for the jocks to take in college. :P

I bet they did lots of stupid things in college together, though. Thanks very much for your fb. :)

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