14 October 2007 @ 04:37 pm
in the bedroom (3/5)  
Title: In the Bedroom (3/5)
Author: Ellyrianna
Fandom: Queer as Folk
Pairing(s): Brian/Justin
Summary: Five things that did happen to Brian and Justin in their bedroom. Three: the hangover to end all hangovers, and an unexpected visitor.
Warnings: Nothing.
Notes: Nothing earth-shattering; just five short gapfillers focusing on the Den of Iniquity and those that inhabit it.

Part One: What Brian did with that scarf.
Part Two: The aftermath of the greatest sex of Justin's life.



The tap-tap-tap of a high-heeled shoe on hardwood shouldn’t have been enough to wake Brian up from the darkest pits of hangover hell, but, somehow, it did the trick.

He opened his eyes, squinted in the sun pouring through the windows he hadn’t bothered to pull the curtains over, and closed them again. Clearly, if he was imagining Jennifer Taylor standing in the doorway of his bedroom, he was still under the influence of the booze. And the drugs. And the sex. And all that fucking booze.

He’d never drink again, Brian decided early on a Friday morning one day after the election that destroyed his life. At least, not until Saturday.

Brian waited a minute and then opened his eyes again, sure that the hallucination would have disappeared. Jennifer was still tap-tap-tapping on his fucking chamber door, though, so he resigned himself to the fact that he wasn’t as hungover as he’d thought.

He elbowed Justin, who was sprawled on the bed next to him, all of his clothes still on and one foot dangling close to the floor. Justin twitched, but remained otherwise motionless.

He elbowed Justin again, harder this time. Justin mumbled something incoherent that Brian took for a “What do you need from me, Brian? I’ll do anything you ask.”

“Why is your mother here?” Brian asked him. Jennifer was watching them steadily, not seeming in any particular hurry, her white wool coat folded over her arm, her black heel rapping a hole into his imported Italian floor.

Justin sighed and opened his eyes. Jennifer waved to him. “Couldn’t say,” he answered, wincing as he turned his head to look at Brian.

“Fine. How did she get in?” he tried instead.

When Justin simply looked at him blankly in response, Brian nodded shallowly. He cleared his throat, staggered into a sitting position that required heavily leaning on his elbows, and fixed Jennifer with as dazzling a smile he could manage after a night like the one he’d gone through.

“What are you doing here, and how did you get in?” he asked in his best son-in-law voice, which was a bit rusty, since he only ever recalled using it once before when convincing her to come over and take care of Justin when he was sick, because Brian didn’t do sick.

“Debbie lent me her key so that I could bring over some groceries for you two, now that you’ve joined the ranks of the poor and destitute,” Jennifer explained kindly.

“We don’t need any groceries, Mom,” Justin tried to insist as he buried his head under a pillow, vainly attempting to escape the piercing sunlight. “We’re well-stocked.”

“Ten packs of condoms, four tubes of KY, and three bottles of ‘cassette cleaner’…” She pointedly threw their entire supply of poppers at them one-by-one, punctuating the items she’d found. “If you wanted to throw an orgy, you’re totally prepared.”

“Already did that,” Justin put in.

“Those need to be kept cold!” Brian spat, annoyed, and gathered up the little brown bottles scattered over the two of them.

“However,” Jennifer continued loudly, “since Justin is my son and I care about him, I would prefer if he didn’t starve to death until you come up with your next brilliant idea, whatever that may be, Brian. So I brought you groceries, and I fully expect you not to complain, but to thank me as kindly as you’re able.”

Brian and Justin traded a long look.

“Thanks, Mom,” Justin mumbled, throwing his arm over his eyes.

“Thanks, Mom,” Brian echoed, giving up and flopping onto his back again.

“You’re both very welcome,” Jennifer said. She smiled primly and tapped into the kitchen, where Brian saw many brown bags piled over his minimally-decorated island.

“Tell her the cereal goes in the top left cabinet,” Justin insisted, nudging Brian with the foot that wasn’t hanging off the edge of the bed.

“You tell her. You’re the only one who actually puts food away here,” Brian returned.

“My head hurts too much. Talking at even a slightly louder volume would cause it to implode.”

“How do you think I feel? You didn’t drink an entire bottle of Jack Daniels by yourself.”

“No, but I got wrangled into that vodka-off with Dungeon-master Don. You have no idea how much that guy can take,” Justin hissed.

“Actually, I do,” Brian replied, smirking.

“Will one of you come and help me?” Jennifer called cheerily from the kitchen.

“She’s your mother,” Brian was quick to say.

At the same time, Justin hurriedly added, “You hold your liquor better than I do. Hangovers don’t debilitate you like they do to me.”

“If you can use the word ‘debilitate’, then you’re not hungover,” Brian declared.

“Like fuck I’m not! Want me to puke all over you?” Justin cried.

“I got enough of that last night, thanks.”

“I only got your leg, and that was on the walk back home. Your fucking fault you gave the car to Michael.”

“Justin, honey?”

Brian decided that Jennifer was too chipper to be a real person. “Go help your mother,” he said, and shoved Justin off of the bed. Grumbling, Justin stood up and dragged his feet the entire way. Brian considered going back to sleep, or taking a shower, or jerking off, but in the end he pulled on a pair of pants and stumbled after Justin, because when you’ve lost everything, you follow the only thing you’ve got left.
 
 
listening to: 1 2 3 4 -- Feist
 
 
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( 53 comments — leave a comment )
secretsolitaire: ahahahasecretsolitaire on October 14th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Hee! This was really adorable. And I liked the last line. ♥
Elly: (qaf) hunter; omfgellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Nolyana: Butterfly kissesnolyana on October 14th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
because when you’ve lost everything, you follow the only thing you’ve got left.

Awww!! *♥*
Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; most historic reunifellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
:D Thanks for reading.
.: b/j victorysevenandthree on October 14th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
effing adorable.
Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; never broke a promisellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!
kari: qafkari77 on October 14th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
This is so effing hilarious and the same time too cute to be true. I'm still giggling like mad here.

“If you wanted to throw an orgy, you’re totally prepared.”
loool I always loved Jennifer, but you made her immortal with this story.

“You tell her. You’re the only one who actually puts food away here,” Brian returned.

“My head hurts too much. Talking at even a slightly louder volume would cause it to implode.”

“How do you think I feel? You didn’t drink an entire bottle of Jack Daniels by yourself.”

“No, but I got wrangled into that vodka-off with Dungeon-master Don. You have no idea how much that guy can take,” Justin hissed.

“Actually, I do,” Brian replied, smirking.

“Will one of you come and help me?” Jennifer called cheerily from the kitchen.

“She’s your mother,” Brian was quick to say.

At the same time, Justin hurriedly added, “You hold your liquor better than I do. Hangovers don’t debilitate you like they do to me.”

“If you can use the word ‘debilitate’, then you’re not hungover,” Brian declared.

best B/J conversation ever!!! *snorts*

Thanks so much for sharing. :-)
Elly: (actors) gale & randy; s5 bloopersellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading! Humor is usually not my forte, so I'm glad it worked out.
Katicus: bj kissfreakykat on October 14th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
OH! Everytime I see you posts it makes so happy because I know something brilliant is about to be read. And you never disappoint. I so utterly love this! You have no idea how much.

It's wonderfully them. The way they were at that moment. I just -- *squee* And you have Jennifer in it! *claps*

Brian considered going back to sleep, or taking a shower, or jerking off, but in the end he pulled on a pair of pants and stumbled after Justin, because when you’ve lost everything, you follow the only thing you’ve got left.

*ded*

I love you.

Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; smileellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
Oh! Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. I feel the same way every time I see a comment from you; it just brightens up my day. I'm so happy that you liked this one.
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Elly: (misc) randy & simon; trackingellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
lol I know what you mean darling! I love the "normal" moments too...that's what this series is kind of designed as, I guess, cause we didn't get enough of them in the show.

I love your icon, btw!
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shadownyc: paddies  - 314-B/J shadownyc on October 14th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
I really loved this. It was so funny and I could just picture Jennifer tackling both Brian and Justin head-on and winning.

That last line is priceless!
Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; 401 better togetherellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love Jennifer, and I really wanted to write her into something.
lit_writergirllit_writergirl on October 15th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
I love Jennifer in fic, and GREAT last lines of this one! Terrific!
Elly: (actors) gale & randy; posing in blackellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
whatever, whatever: (qaf) brian buttsexcamelhaircoat on October 15th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
Sissy says: This was my favorite one of this series so far. You're the queen of the clever quip (how'd you like that for some ass-kicking alliteration?). I loved the dialogue and da boys recovering after partaaying as well as the image of Jennifer's heel continually tapping. Lol.

"If you can use the word ‘debilitate’, then you’re not hungover,” Brian declared." What a great line. I love that they're competing for who's the most wasted. And after all, don't forget Brian he did get 1500 on his SATs. That supercilious little twat.

Once again, my dear, you've proven that you're a fucking geniass. I guess you must take after your mother.

We all just want to be big rock stars (just because now I can't get that fucking song out of my head).

Love,
Your Mother.


Elly: (qaf) justin & daphne; cigaretteellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC)
I dunno, you asked me how long it took, I was getting ready to go to work and I just started coming up with the dialogue in my head. It was weird. That's the way it usually happens. Can't stand how CowLip glorifies writing so.

Ohh Justin, he's a clever devil, isn't he? Brian soooo loves him, he sooo cares about him.

Supercilious -- self-satisfied. Locquacious -- chatty.

Oh that's a nice little slip in there.
Chaos..panic..disorder...my work here is done.: Brian-So highjillapet on October 15th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
That was adorable. I can so see that happening!
Elly: (qaf) brian; the last danceellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!
snow_white79snow_white79 on October 15th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
lol that was so great! :)
Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; s4 promoellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Thank you so much :)
snowmore: safe in the arms of lovesnowmore on October 15th, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
You just have the best way with words, especially for the little moments, like being hungover in bed while the mother-in-law drops by. :D

I love love love the last line.

You have a special talent, Elly. As always, thank you for sharing it.
Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; infinityellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
I really wanted to finally try something "funny", but I'm not really great at funny. I'm glad that it turned out well.

Thank you so much for your kind words, as always.
R.C.: Fangirl // Ellyriannamclachlan on October 15th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Oh, you. ::happy sigh::
Elly: (qaf) hunter; omfgellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
!!!
crazyevildrucrazyevildru on October 15th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
looove that last line! that was soooo great! you follow the only thing you've got left! this was really cute!!!!!
Elly: (qaf) brian; waiting for youellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!
mdlawmdlaw on October 15th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Sometimes I love Jennifer. This is one of those times. m :)
Elly: (deadwood) wyatt; tip of the hat to youellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Jennifer is pretty awesome sometimes. Thanks for reading!
Jude: a toast!flashfly on October 15th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Of the three so far, this was my favorite! Loved this exchange:


At the same time, Justin hurriedly added, “You hold your liquor better than I do. Hangovers don’t debilitate you like they do to me.”

“If you can use the word ‘debilitate’, then you’re not hungover,” Brian declared.

“Like fuck I’m not! Want me to puke all over you?” Justin cried.

“I got enough of that last night, thanks.”




Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; forever youngellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
Wow! I can't believe the humor is winning out over my patented angsty-Justin! Ha ha. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Bluemchenkaffee: galebluemchenkaffee on October 15th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
That was sweet and funny!
“Why is your mother here
Brian not asking Jennifer directly really made me smile.
when you’ve lost everything, you follow the only thing you’ve got left.
And that was sooo sweet :)

Susanne
Elly: (actors) gale & randy; s5 bloopersellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading.
jans_intentions on October 15th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
“If you can use the word ‘debilitate’, then you’re not hungover,” Brian declared.

LOL, true. Great gapfiller!
Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; s4 promoellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
manpanionohfreckle on October 15th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Awww, isn't he the perfect son-in-law :P

Great ficlet, I loved the last line ♥
Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; thank youellyrianna on October 15th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Much to his chagrin ;)

I'm so glad! Thank you for reading.
Heatherhjohnson1 on October 16th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
The last line was perfect. This was adorable, and I could really see Jennifer marching in on Brian and Justin and them following.
Elly: (qaf) justin; life hardellyrianna on October 16th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Kay: pic#66046860bjladybugkay on October 16th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
I loved this! I loved it a lot, and I laughed a lot, too.

The dynamic between the two of them in this story is perfect; it's very much in character and appropriate for the way they interact together. And I like Jennifer, here, too.

>>Justin sighed and opened his eyes. Jennifer waved to him. “Couldn’t say,” he answered, wincing as he turned his head to look at Brian.

This was all just so wonderful. Thank you.
Elly: (qaf) justin; getting lonelyellyrianna on October 16th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
I can't believe how many people enjoyed the humor here! I'm pretty floored.

Thanks so much for reading.
Peri: Brian-Justin in blueperipety on October 16th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, I loved the guys in this - totally adorable. And Jennifer was spot on, too, and so much fun :)

Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; most historic reunifellyrianna on October 17th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
sanneasannea on October 21st, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
This is great :-)
Elly: (qaf) brian; aftermathellyrianna on October 21st, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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Elly: (qaf) brian/justin; 401 better togetherellyrianna on November 13th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you were able to find it after all this time.
Nolyananolyana on November 23rd, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
but in the end he pulled on a pair of pants and stumbled after Justin, because when you’ve lost everything, you follow the only thing you’ve got left.

True that. Adorable, dear :D
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