You're Not Human Tonight
MSCL
sporadic_fic
FANDOM: American Idol
PAIRING: Adam/Kris
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 2,199
WARNINGS: None
DISCLAIMER: nothing described is real.
SUMMARY: A poolside conversation, a night in March 2009. Hollywood is a strange and frightening beast; reality TV more so.
NOTES: Humiliatingly overdue charity fic for daemonicangel. Title from a passage in Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister, a highly recommended look at the strangeness of Hollywood.
SNIPPET:

A Hollywood pool at night - speaking of cliches. Reality shows and America has spoken and the word star being brutally overused. Unoriginal observations like the stars don't even shine that bright in L.A. Because of the smog, right, but it's a metaphor too. A bad one. And he can feel himself doing it - there's always been that danger, there always is when you're a gay performer in WeHo, but it felt like a game, dress-up and masks, not like now that he's on TV and not just in California anymore. Sorry, Dorothy, but Kansas is scarier than Oz. Kansas is a world where he might be a scandal or a curiosity, and he's a symbol of something and he doesn't care, he doesn't owe it to anyone and he's not on a crusade, he just wants to fucking sing, but still what if he gets it wrong.



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Sex On The Beach (Mixes It With Love)
MSCL
sporadic_fic
FANDOM: American Idol
PAIRING: Adam/Brad
RATING: PG-13
WORD COUNT: 1,208
WARNINGS: Mild sexual content
DISCLAIMER: nothing described is real.
SUMMARY: Sketches of a relationship.
NOTES: The first part of the title is from the alcoholic beverage around which this fic is structured, using the official recipe of the International Bartender Association. The second part is from the song they're quoting (lyrics) in the movie they're watching, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
SNIPPET:
They interlock fingers strolling down sidewalks, and kiss chastely when they make each other laugh. They cook together, and order take-out together when their dinner turns out inedible. They sit on opposite sides of a bowl of popcorn for TV marathons, touching only when their hands bump against each other. They take a bottle of rose wine to a park without a gate and lie on their backs to watch a meteor shower, lights scattering across the sky like LA is where stars go to die, "Which it is," Brad says, and Adam laughs even though it's not much of a joke.

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Take What You Can, Give Nothing Back
MSCL
sporadic_fic
FANDOM: American Idol/Pirates of the Caribbean. Yes, really.
PAIRING: Adam/Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 5,725
WARNINGS: This makes about as much sense as PIrates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and is approximately as historically accurate.
DISCLAIMER: nothing described is real. OBVIOUSLY.
SUMMARY: It isn't so bad, being kidnapped by pirates.
NOTES: One time, I wrote a drabble (here) for the teamcockbert drabble meme for the prompt "Adam/Johnny Depp - jewelry, rum, pirates." Then I got burned out on writing things I was emotionally attached to and decide to see if I could play with it a bit to spend some time on basically the exact opposite writing experience. Now you have almost 6k of Pirates of the Caribbean fic. I think that's a win all around, yeah? Title from the movie.

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A Cup Of Kindness Yet
MSCL
sporadic_fic
FANDOM: American Idol
PAIRING: Adam/Kris, with bonus Adam/Brad and Adam/Tommy along the way.
RATING: PG-13 I guess, for language
WORD COUNT: 5,811
WARNINGS: none
DISCLAIMER: nothing described is real.
SUMMARY: Five New Year's Eves with Adam. Five points of view. A whole lotta booze.
NOTES: Charity fic for daemonicangel for the Houston Area Women's Center drive, for prompt "Auld Lang Syne," from which song the fic takes its name. Gerald is Gerald Sternbach, Los Angeles-based music director who was accompanying Adam at the Upright Cabaret performance on New Year's Eve 2008, when he performed, among other things, "I Can't Make You Love Me," which is the song Gerald quotes. This is: the chillest thing I've written in this fandom in forever; my first time writing Tommy; probably anyone ever's first time writing Gerald Sternbach.

There are worse ways to ring in the new year.Collapse )

And Both Shall Row
MSCL
sporadic_fic
FANDOM: American Idol
PAIRING: Adam Kris
RATING: PG-13
WORD COUNT: 7,259
WARNINGS: Cheating, high levels of intoxication, what some might term angst, blatant disregard for any known facts surrounding the tour stop in New York that might be inconvenient, hipsters.
DISCLAIMER: nothing described is real.
SUMMARY: In New York on tour, Kris needs cheering up, Adam knows of a party, judgment becomes compromised, and barriers start to waver.
NOTES: Charity fic for pennilesspoet17 for the Houston Area Women's Center drive. Title from the traditional song "The Water Is Wide," which is the song Adam sings; one version of the full lyrics here, and my favorite recording of the song here. Special thanks to the various forms of alcohol that led to the incident that inspired one of the major plot points in the fic.
SNIPPET:

Adam had wanted to extend this brief sanctuary they had found in this city of millions where even the people who recognized them didn't give a shit about who they were. This temporary pocket of privacy and friendship they had stumbled into - it wasn't bad, Adam reasons, that he had wanted them to stay in it a little longer, because he loves Kris, almost entirely in the ways he's supposed to love him, and he doesn't know if, after tonight, he'll ever get to have Kris to himself again. It's selfish, but not bad. Not so bad.

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