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11 June 2011 @ 09:06 pm
fic: ipso facto, using up your oxygen  

title: ipso facto, using up your oxygen
rating: pg-13
pairing: damon/elena. mentions of stefan/elena. post season finale.
summary: She looks at him with wide eyes and he knows she’d expected him to ignore it. Shove it in some corner of his mind, push it down to the back of his throat, add it to all the things they never talk about, let it fill the air a little more. [damon's pov]
disclaimer: I own nothing, including Beckett's Waiting For Godot. And Badly Drawn Boy's Something to Talk About, where the title is from.


He leans against the door, hands crossed in front of him, “don’t even think about it”.

She looks back, startled, one leg still over the window. Her expression flits from shock, to annoyance to resentment, till it very definitely comes to rest on ‘who the fuck do you think you are.'

She slowly slides her leg back, turning to face him, hands over chest, mirroring his pose, “are you stalking me?”

He shrugs, because duh, “I prefer the term ‘looking out for’.”

“I prefer the term ‘I don’t want you here’.” she says crossly, it’s mildly amusing how easily he can evoke that particular expression. In fact, it probably belongs to him, that look, he hasn’t seen her use it for anybody else. He wonders if she knows that.

He mockingly puts his hand to his heart, pretends he can still feel the steady beat, pretends the sound of hers is his own, “ouch, Elena. Is that any way to treat a guy who declared his undying love for you? And for someone who isn’t going to die, that’s serious business.”

She looks at him with wide eyes and he knows she’d expected him to ignore it. Shove it in some corner of his mind, push it down to the back of his throat, add it to all the things they never talk about, let it fill the air a little more. It’s so very heavy already, their air.

She stops for a second, looking hard at him like he’s some sort of ridiculous crossword thing that really doesn’t need to be solved, but she just feels good if she solves it. Not just that girl who looks stunning in red and has had guys lining up for her all her life, but also the girl who sits in her spare time, trying to solve crossword puzzles and reads books by foreign authors whose name she can only approximately pronounce because it makes her feel smarter.

For a moment he thinks she’s going to ignore his remark, change the topic, leave lines uncrossed. They’ve already crossed too many anyway.

“Your argument is invalid,” she says primly, “because technically you were dying at the time. So your undying love wasn’t worth much…monetarily— capitalistically—existentially speaking.” She breaks off, flustered, trying to find the right words.

He clenches his hands, before he can do something stupid, like ruffle her hair, kiss her again, because she’s doing it for him. The pseudo-logical language covering up for you should have met me in 1864.

“Yeah well,” he says, “obviously my taste is suspect.”

She looks at him indignantly, and he almost smiles because she doesn’t love him but she wants to be loved (adding a ‘by him’ just makes it something it’s not, and he’s been making a lot of things what they aren’t, he needs to stop).

“Whatever,” she says, flopping down on her bed, all seventeen year old injured pride.

He picks up her fallen bag off the floor, “seriously, that was your grand plan of action, chips and a stake. A stake and chips?”

She flushes, the blood making its way inside her veins, he can feel the tip of his fangs biting into his tongue.

“So maybe I didn’t think it through exactly,” she says defensively,

“Or at all,” he adds.

She glares at him, “but I would’ve figured it out. I was going to ask Bonnie and—”

“No you weren’t,” he says casually.

“Yes, I was. You don’t know everything there is to know about me Damon Salvatore.”

“But I do know this,” he says, “because Bonnie wouldn’t have let you go. She’d have knocked you over with that Harry Potter mumbo-jumbo stuff and imprisoned you in the house.”

She slumps on her bed, defeated, “it’s Stefan.” She looks up at him, begging him, willing him to understand, “it’s Stefan, Damon.”

It’s you, he doesn’t say, it’s you, Elena.

“I’m pretty sure we can find Stefan without you being rewarded a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize,” is what he does say, “and fair warning, you’ll lose out on that because they don’t award the Peace Prize posthumously. Think Gandhi.”

She traces patterns on the sheet, her heartbreak spilling out through the tips of her fingers on the linen, “would you have chosen him over me.”

I will always choose you.

“What?” it’s not a question.

“Like he,” she stops, swallowing, the sound adding to the cacophony inside his head, “like Katherine, what she said…and everything…would you, you know, like he did.”

He thinks about her then, everything, nothing, whatever. Laughing with her in the kitchen, fighting with her in the kitchen, getting drunk with her, on her, sitting on the ground with her, hearing the sound of her heartbeat speed up, making up for the emptiness of his, kissing her, loving her, I like you now, just the way you are.

“Yes,” he says, honestly, because he would.

She turns then, looks at him straight in the eye, like she hasn’t since yesterday, since his bedroom and her hands on him, her lips on his, her smell lingering on his sheets.

And then she smiles, suddenly, radiantly.

“I’m glad”.

He turns to leave; he’ll stand outside, obviously, because he’s pathetic like that.

“Stay,” she says quietly.

He looks back, she’s unconsciously running the tips of her fingers over the scar on her neck, the scar that he left (he’s good at those, scars), “I mean,” she amends hastily, “you can stay or whatever. Because you’re just going to stand outside anyway, and you don’t need to sleep, so you can stand near the door and be all stalkerish, as per the usual.”

“Knew you couldn’t live without me,” he declares, because she’s only going to be able to get over yesterday if it’s not important enough, if he can mock it himself. And he’s been around a long time, he practically wrote the first book on pretences.

She rolls her eyes and sticks her tongue out at him, “your manwhority is shining with startling clarity, don’t you dare pull any sort of a move. I’m armed right now.”

“Pull a move,” he schools his expression into outrage, “Do I look like the kind of guy who’ll pull a move? I’ll just stand here by this door and fulfill that weird Edward Cullen fantasy that you so obviously have, maybe think of investing in a bit of glitter. Anything for you.” Anything for you.

She laughs, the sound muffled by her pillow, as her eyes close, "you should have met me before mom and dad died," she mumbles, half-asleep, "you would've liked me."

I love you now, just the way you are, he doesn't say because that's cheesy as hell and he's Damon fucking Salvatore and he's not dying.

He knows what she thinks about his unwanted, unwilling confession. That he’ll soon fall out (if he’d ever been in love with her at all, she’d reason), and that there’s a lot of him that wants her because he doesn’t have her and Stefan does. And that someday that’ll pass and he’ll find someone else, like he found her after Katherine. He has forever after all.

She knows he loves her, he’s told her too many times now, whether she remembers them or not, but he hopes to god she never realizes how. Much. How much. That he loves her with that aching, gut-clenching desperation that makes his mouth dry, that makes him take involuntary, unneeded breaths because she’s breathing the same air, that makes him want to take her against the door and never touch her because he doesn’t deserve to. That he wants to feed her his blood and break her neck because he can’t stand the thought of not having her there, glaring at him, hating him, whatever, but he won’t because he can’t stand the thought of her dying, even for those few seconds.

He'll stay, because she said it this time and he doesn't have to make up an excuse for why. He's running low on those.

(He'll wait. For as long as she wants, as long as it takes. He’s pretty sure his life is a study in absurdism.)

 
 
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: TVD: Damon MF psychobadboy_fangirl on June 11th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Aside from the fact that I love you, and love this, and love them, and am just as in love with my OTP as Damon is in love with Elena, this line:

because duh

is totally something Damon said in a fic of mine once. And I love that--I love that he says some of the same things in your head that he says in mine.

♥!
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 11th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
REALLY? Which fic was this? And I do think that's awesome because all of us try to write what we want to read and it's so amazing to know someone who writes with the same ideas in mind- I always find it much more soul-satisfying to read something that I've been wanting to read rather than write it (which also is very important to me though!)
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unoshotunoshot on June 11th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
that's cheesy as hell and he's Damon fucking Salvatore and he's not dying.

So, like, yeah, like this, I think it's like really important to preserve Damon Salvator as fucking badassed motherfucker despite the fact that our beloved show seems to occasionally (perhaps more and more) want him to be a fluffy teddy bear.

Also, <3.
unoshotunoshot on June 11th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
P.S. I know there is an e on "Salvatore." Also, oops.
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Sandrine: Damon/Elenasandrine on June 11th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
I love this! I'm still a bit on the fence about the finale itself, but the one really good thing about it are all the awesome episode coda fanfics it brought about.

The tension between Damon and Elena in this is fantastic, and I love that he's addressing the elephant in the room and telling her the truth about how a choice between her and Stefan would end.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
I get the 'being on the fence' thing because I'm a bit that myself, but yes the 'what happened next' fic-deluge has been awesome, especially since they've left so many angles open-ended! (Not to mention their hiatus is till freaking forever)

Thank you so much! I think the only way he can address it is by being flippant about it, although the 'he'd choose Stefan' is totally my personal desire, haha (STEFAN CHOSE HIM, HE SHOULD CHOSE STEFAN).
Heather-Ann: Body languagelinsell_farm on June 11th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful. You captured that fabulous complexity that is DE - that inexorable contrast between the words they say out loud and the feelings lying beneath is awesome. I love how the two (verbal & unsaid) are linked.

Shove it in some corner of his mind, push it down to the back of his throat, add it to all the things they never talk about, let it fill the air a little more. It’s so very heavy already, their air.

This is such an elegant and precise summary of their unique interaction.

She knows he loves her, he’s told her too many times now, whether she remembers them or not, but he hopes to god she never realizes how. Much. How much.

Beautiful insight. I often forget that we (the viewers/readers) see Damon much more clearly than she does. This helps me see Elena's POV (being an inexperienced but mature beyond her years 17 year old). Thanks.

He'll stay, because she said it this time and he doesn't have to make up an excuse for why.

Perfect closing. It's lovely to see Elena just beginning to open up to herself.
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
You write such thoughtful reviews and you always manage to pick up on the stuff that I’d thought of while writing!

I honestly think the show should capitalize more on Ian’s fabulous repertoire of expressions and show his feelings and emotions like they did in the first season instead of making him tell them to Andie or Jessica or anyone. I loved the subtlety of first season Damon/Elena where no one was exactly sure what they felt for each other and Damon always covered his feelings through some snarky remark meant to deflect attention, and Stefan was the only one who noticed. That dynamic was wonderful D:

I know, we have a better grasp on Damon than she does, because we’re influenced by things like his love confession in Rose and the tenderness he displayed with Katherine when he thought she was Elena in Founder’s Day. It’s sad that Elena herself never got to experience those moments so all she really knows him as is the unstable guy who can do anything at any time. I hope that changes in S3! Thanks so much :)
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Julianna Lynne: ⓓ act threelalonde on June 12th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
this is so beautiful.(:
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :)
metallicargirlmetallicargirl on June 12th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
this was certainly something. I get the feeling both Salvatores do a lot of reading so Damon riffing on Beckett made sense. Waiting for those two to sort their issues out is painful.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
I know, we seem to have been waiting since a long time, I'm pretty sure our lives tie up to the absurdist philosophy because of that, haha. Pretty gratuitous, since I love the fact that the Salvatores like reading (and I just had an image of Damon in glasses- uh, hot). Thank you :)
sorryno: jesse rachel heartsorryno on June 12th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
gorgeous
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Awe, thank you :)
ever_neutral: tvd ~ i'm stupid/i'm stayingever_neutral on June 12th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
via here by the damon_elena comm.
ugghhhhhh this is so good. I... want to quote like a million lines back to you but that would take FOREVER, so I'm just gonna say that the entire thing is perfect and so THEM I can't even take it. Like, I find that the characterization in most D/E fics is just... terrible? Or, at least, pretty far off how I understand the characters--but this, this is nail-meet-head for me. So. All my creys. <3
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Re: via here by the damon_elena comm.
Thank you! I always say this but since my fics are so short, I barely have time for plot so characterization is the only thing I can sort-of aim at, lol. Although it's really hard to figure out in TVD, because the stuff Damon said in season two would've been OOC for me in season one, so I never know how to write him D: I haven't read much in the TVD fandom, but I suppose it has insanely different characterizations because Elena is the strong woman willing to give up her life, but she also has a manipulative streak (as seen in her interactions with Damon!), so I suppose everyone just picks a different aspect and highlights it, but I'm really glad this was IC for you, thanks so much :D
tarnir on June 12th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
This is so so so so gorgeous. And absolutely *the* coda fic I've been waiting for since I watched the finale.

I loved it all, but especially this bit:

“Pull a move,” he schools his expression into outrage, “Do I look like the kind of guy who’ll pull a move? I’ll just stand here by this door and fulfill that weird Edward Cullen fantasy that you so obviously have, maybe think of investing in a bit of glitter. Anything for you.” Anything for you.

a) Because I have a thing for TVD vampires mocking Twilight vampires and demonstrating their evident superiority; and

b) I love how in one line you managed to crack me while still capturing something so subtly poignant and beautiful at the same time.

Just, perfect :)

youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! Really nice of you to say so :) I do have a thing for TVD asserting its superiority over Twilight as well, it makes me grin every time I imagine Damon in that scene with Caroline being all flummoxed by the representation of vampires in popular fiction. You could almost hear the "kids these days", haha. I'm glad this worked for you, I never know how to make them react to what happened in the finale, lol
Shaitanah: salvatore brosistne_pieklo on June 12th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
This is just so beautiful! What I love best about your stories is that you manage to keep them IC but somehow succeed in making the characters even more awesome than they are on the show.
Also, the combination of bittersweet and Damon!funny is priceless! <333
That he’ll soon fall out (if he’d ever been in love with her at all, she’d reason), and that there’s a lot of him that wants her because he doesn’t have her and Stefan does. And that someday that’ll pass and he’ll find someone else, like he found her after Katherine. He has forever after all.
And this is so poignant and so true for Damon. T_T
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 12th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
Haha, I think that's just you being nice :P But there are a lot of times that I just don't understand characterization on the show- like I think Elena in the fic might be kind of OOC, but this is how I think a seventeen-year-old would react to stuff, and not exactly as the actual show represents it, where Elena always seems so old to me. I can understand she's had to grow up because of so many things all at once, but I want her to break down occasionally and be selfish sometimes. (Oddly enough, Caroline, even dead, is the only one who genuinely seems a teenager)

So glad this worked for you, thanks so much! :D
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Florencia: DE (Touch)florencia7 on June 12th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
You always ALWAYS sweep me off my feet with your stories. I would have to quote the entire thing because EACH passage, each sentence, each WORD is so perfect, so clever, with so much hidden underneath that it literally HURTS to read. You're such a brilliant Writer.

Some of my favorite moments (but like I said, I LOVE every word):

"It’s so very heavy already, their air."

"He looks back, she’s unconsciously running the tips of her fingers over the scar on her neck, the scar that he left (he’s good at those, scars)"

"“Do I look like the kind of guy who’ll pull a move? I’ll just stand here by this door and fulfill that weird Edward Cullen fantasy that you so obviously have, maybe think of investing in a bit of glitter. Anything for you.” Anything for you."

That was amazing! ♥ I adore your writing.
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 13th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
You always make me glad, I wrote at all! Because I always sit down, not meaning to write and then open up Word and start typing for no reason and I mostly hate whatever comes out so I constantly debate whether it should be posted or not, but you being nice like that makes me want to post :)

Thanks so much :D
Brainzz_Insanee: Elena - Glowingbrainzz_insanee on June 13th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
So good...stop being so amazing at everything :) This was great. I just read it a second time :D You capture the both of those two brilliantly, all their hidden desires...their stubbornness...the way they bicker with each other...etc. Your use of language is eloquent and beautiful <3 Feel free to write for the show whenever you want :D

Wanted to point out: "She turns then, looks at him straight in the eye, like she hasn’t since yesterday, since his bedroom and he hands on him"... Is it supposed to be "and her hands on him"? Trying to be helpful :)

Favorite lines:
She traces patterns on the sheet, her heartbreak spilling out through the tips of her fingers on the linen

Laughing with her in the kitchen, fighting with her in the kitchen, getting drunk with her, on her, sitting on the ground with her, hearing the sound of her heartbeat speed up, making up for the emptiness of his, kissing her, loving her

That he loves her with that aching, gut-clenching desperation that makes his mouth dry, that makes him take involuntary, unneeded breaths because she’s breathing the same air, that makes him want to take her against the door and never touch her because he doesn’t deserve to. <33333
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 13th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
I REALLY WANT THEM TO GO BACK TO THAT. Like the snark and everything, because I used to love all the subtle touches Delena had in the first season, but now that the Doppleganger thing is finally over (and Klaus presumably doesn't need her anymore), I hope they fight and angst all the way to saving Stefan :D Thanks for letting me know about the typo, it's very helpful when someone points stuff like that out! And thanks for reading!
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k_stjamesk_stjames on June 13th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
love the sarcasm and affection between Damon and Elena. Their chemistry just shines through. Great job.
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 13th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
That was my favorite part of them in the first season when the chemistry shone through sarcasm and the little moments instead of grand confessions. Thanks :)
vie_dangerouse: it matters and you know itvie_dangerouse on June 13th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
You get 1,000,000 awesome points here firstly for your Waiting for Godot reference- I adore that play and I love that you know it too (yayyyy absurdist theatre!). And beyond that, I just love this a lot, like everything you write! You have that perfect mix of hilarious and heartbreaking, never too much of one or the other. I love Damon's inner thoughts here, too, and the parallel between "you would've loved me in 1864" and "you would've loved me before my parents died". Aww. ♥
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 13th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Haha, I was a little uncertain as to the last line because it doesn't really make sense unless you know that Waiting For Godot is a play about waiting for someone who never comes. Thank you so much! I used to write unrelenting angst but then I depressed myself, so I tried to temper it a bit, I'm so glad it worked for you :D
ilovewolves: Damon Salvatore ilovewolves on June 13th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
Heart. Fail. This is so beautiful.
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 13th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
jane_wanderlustjane_wanderlust on June 15th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful.
Seriously.

You could build cities on your words.
So good.

And also:
She knows he loves her, he’s told her too many times now, whether she remembers them or not

About this...
I've fangirled myself into a confused oblivion over this whole loophole.
Damon compelled Elena to forget confession time.
But then she died.
So said compulsion must have worn off...i.e. Vamp!Caro...since she had died as well.

SO HERE'S MY QUESTION:
Does she remember?
I've asked this a thousand times.

I'd really like to know.
*grumble grumble confused*
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 15th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Haha, god, you're so adorable. First, thank you so much! :D Second, even I'm a little confused on the matter, there's a LOT of things TVD leaves unexplained (I suppose the vampire mythology is important but they're sort of building their own history along with it). So as far as I can tell, maybe the compulsion strictly wears off only in transition? The two ways I've noticed in the show is either like Caroline, who was in transition and remembered then, or if the compel-er is dead like Katherine was hoping in Elijah's case. Although I suppose, that only makes sense because if you're dead and not transitioning, then you're just...dead? So the compulsion thing won't matter. Elena's case is different; there's probably only a couple of precedents for it, so no one's aware of what really happens. (Although if you ask me honestly, I think they pretty much forgot about it :P)
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80% coffee & a little bit of sass: damon/elenaearnmysong on June 18th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Guh. ♥

*adds to memories*
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on June 18th, 2011 07:35 am (UTC)
Haha, thank you so much! :D
damon_s_86damon_s_86 on June 18th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
It hurts. It hurts. I can feel his pain like it's my own, I can't breath without hurting, I'm serious.

"That he wants to feed her his blood and break her neck because he can’t stand the thought of not having her there, glaring at him, hating him, whatever, but he won’t because he can’t stand the thought of her dying, even for those few seconds."

I love how this paragraph seems to sum up his story. His selfish side of him wants to claim her, mark her, drain her, killer her, turn her, own her, battles against the loving side of him that despite needing her in a way he'd never admit to, not even to himself, can't conceive the very notion of her dead for a few seconds. He just can't, it hurts too much, it would probably kill him.

He's already been there when he waited for her to come back to life once.
youcallitwinter: hell yeah.youcallitwinter on June 18th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
I can't breath without hurting, I'm serious.

Oh, ouch, I didn't mean for that to happen :)

But I think you got it absolutely right, Damon has two sides and it's unfair to negate either one of them- he's a vampire and the need for blood, the urge to kill will probably always remain with him, especially with someone he's in love with (because that's their nature, like Stefan said; love, lust, need, anger, joy, it's all one feeling- hunger). And I'd forgotten he's already waited for her to come back to life one, that must've been killer.

Thanks so much!
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pingback_botpingback_bot on June 18th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
The Vampire Diaries
User sandrine referenced to your post from The Vampire Diaries saying: [...] like Alaric on one of his rare hangover mornings. Damon/Elena: "ipso facto, using up your oxygen" [...]
Dulcedecorumestdulcedeusex on August 13th, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
You have officially become my favorite Damon/Elena author. You hit all the angsty/thin line between love and hate. These two totally have that kind of chemistry down-pat: "I hate you because I don't want to love you and I love you because I wanna hate you" and you NAIL it every single time!

Personally, my fave Damon/Elena is that eternal dance they do around each other and the possibility that they might give in. I don't see them as "end-game" cause I'm fluid in my shipping like that *g*. Also their brand of sexual tension is most entertaining for me fanfic and story wise, when it's unresolved.

So in conclusion? Loved this so much! Wonderful, spot on characterisation and you are awesome sauce.xxDulce
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on August 13th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
That's really nice of you to say and made me go :DD (although there are a hell lot of pretty AMAZING authors read out there, problem is I mostly read Damon/Caroline :P) And I'm really glad that you're fine with them not being endgame, because I agree with all you said about that, I honestly won't mind so much because I love their dynamic, which will remain regardless of their relationship. (Not to mention, I write highly unsatisfactory D/E fic, so someone saying that they don't mind the utter pointlessness of reading a fic where nothing happens makes me happy, haha)
pingback_botpingback_bot on August 17th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
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serenity_kemeia on November 29th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
Beautiful, just beautiful. Made my stomach clench, and that hasn't happened reading a fanfic in awhile. I am also really mad at you because it is 3:00 am and I am going to be reading more of your stories now instead of finishing dishes and going to bed.
youcallitwinter: be your teenage dream tonightyoucallitwinter on November 29th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
That's really nice of you to say, because I actually wrote this one pretty randomly with no thought of structure or plot or anything. And LOL, I stay up reading fic so late somedays and COMPLETELY regret it afterwards; sorrrry :D