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18 December 2008 @ 05:36 pm
Ficlet: When & Almost (Chuck & Rose) PG  
Title: When & Almost
Fandom: Gossip Girl & Doctor Who
Pairing/Characters: Chuck Bass/Rose Tyler
Word Count: 300
Rating: PG
Summary: Rose's alternate reality is Chuck's fortune.
A/N: Written for choco_cherries Week 21 (Prompt: Free-for-All)

The one page file is what bothers him.

Everyone has their secrets. But everyone leaves a mark in the world. He knows how to find the minutest of details about anyone. He has dossiers on everyone down to Jerry, the bartender at his club. Like father, like son. He knows everything about everyone important enough to know.

Except for her.

She's an enigma. The page in her file contains three pieces of information. Her birthplace - the United Kingdom (something anyone with the ability to hear would know instantly), her approximate age and the possible name of her high school.

Possible doesn't sit well with him.

But she's gotten under his skin. Even though at times she's farther away than others. He sees the look on her face and knows she's in the stars, in the future.

Still she doesn't ask him to go shopping and he is fine with not having to tune out vapid conversations about the latest insecurity driven reason to secretly hate Serena van der Woodsen.

Sometimes he almost sees through her eyes what the world was like wherever she had been before the comedy of errors that resulted in a shared taxi cab to The Russian Tea Room on Christmas morning. It stirs the deeply buried parts of him he doesn't want to surface. Those gentle tendernesses that even Blair had never begun to rouse. Things that could - would - only ever end badly.

He knows one day she will disappear. Vanish and take with her all the puzzle pieces and shatter the almost of a new Chuck Bass. The when eats at him every time, in the fitfulness of sleep, she whispers a name lost to time.

Sometimes he can tell she is about to tell him. Sometimes he hopes she never will.
 
 
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Lirazel: [gog] togetherpenny_lane_42 on December 29th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
I meant to comment on this forever ago, because it's awesome. I never would have thought of this pairing, and I never would have thought that it would actually work, but you made it work. It's just perfect that Chuck (who is, as you say, his father's son) would become intrigued with Rose specifically because of that one page file.

But everyone leaves a mark in the world. So. Chuck.

Even though at times she's farther away than others. He sees the look on her face and knows she's in the stars, in the future. Oh, Chuck. You have no idea.

And the parts of him that she awakens, the parts he doesn't acknowledge--amazing.

Sometimes he can tell she is about to tell him. Sometimes he hopes she never will. Fabulous ending. Go you for selling this most unlikely of pairings.
a deepsea diver swimming with a raincoatintothemorning on December 29th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! High praise from one of my favorite writers. I'm glad the pairing worked. I wasn't sure when I posted if it would fall flat. But then maybe you know how that is when you've read something you've written yourself so many times that it sounds boring.

Thank you again. You made my day.
Lirazelpenny_lane_42 on December 29th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! And yeah--I know exactly what you mean about reading something so many times that you reach the point where you have no idea whether it's good or bad or not and you kind of just have to throw up your hands in defeat and just post it.

But don't worry. This was good. ;)
dirtyblondie10dirtyblondie10 on January 23rd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
I love your Rose/Chuck stories. It's oddly in character for two drastically different people. I hope you will write more of them in the future.
a deepsea diver swimming with a raincoat: Spottedintothemorning on January 27th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you, you made my day. :) I'm glad you liked them. I'm considering writing more. Not sure though. Gotta revv up my muse.