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21 April 2008 @ 06:42 pm
Letters I've Written Never Meaning to Send  
Title: Letters I’ve Written Never Meaning to Send
Author: skyblue_reverie
Fandom: RPS
Pairing: Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie
Rating: R, I guess
Word Count: Approximately 1500
Summary: Hugh reacts to Stephen’s account of their meeting
Author's Notes: You may want to read/re-read Chapter One, The Beginning first because this is Hugh’s reaction to that and it won’t make much sense if it isn’t fresh in your mind. Humble gratitude as always to my beta-love Essie, the best beta (and friend) a girl could ever hope for. Fact and fanon checking (and helpful feedback) provided by the goddess of all things Hugh and Stephen, notatracer. Encouragement, handholding, and feedback by rivers_bend, ennui_blue_lite and libertine_68. Apologies to The Moody Blues for stealing their line for the title.
Disclaimer: As far as I know, never happened. And I only wish they were mine.
Feedback: is like oxygen.

Unsent Letter #572Collapse )
 
 
Where am I?: the comfy couch
How do I feel?: happyhappy
 
 
 
saz: [random] suffer for your beautysazeracs on December 4th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
I know I'm spectacularly late to the party, but accept my glowing praise anyway, won't you?

These two fics are both spectacularly written, characterized in a thoroughly believable manner, and full of emotional intensity (but not to the point of utter sap at all). I loved them both, and they're been added to my memories.

I'm floored by your awesomeness, is what I mean to say, I think. :)
Sky: [fry & laurie] b&w facesskyblue_reverie on December 6th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so so much for your lovely comment! Don't worry about the timing - it always makes my day to get feedback.

I am so glad you liked, and that I avoided sappiness. Yay for memories! *iz flattered* I am especially happy that the characterization worked for you, because that's always the most important thing for me.

Hee, I dunno about my awesomeness but thank you once again for the wonderful comment, my dear!
wickedsaviourwickedsaviour on December 8th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
I may love you
I have come to the conclusion that you must spend your days obsessively watching, reading and listening to the boys, as you capture them so well. When I read your stories, I hear them in the appropriate voice - and they fit so perfectly.
Since I don't believe in giving only praise; it because of you (and a few others) that many go "unpublished", as they read stories like these and think they will never be this good. Not that I'm asking you to write crap or anything.

P.s. the only reason I'm reading (and commenting on) this so late is that there simply isn't enough slash, so I've decided to take it in monthly turns - read only stugh one month, tgs the next, House after that and so on. I still need more, though. There will never be enough slash in the world. *Sigh*
avoidetc on January 25th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
No! I thought Stephens story was sad, but somehow foolishly I expected a happy ending. I can't believe how sad this was but so very elegantly written. Why is it that thwarted unfulfilled love can be so much more romantic (perhaps romantic is not the word but somehow more moving, or at least the stories that seem to stay with me the longest are those that hurt) than happily-ever-after? It shouldn't be that way.
Their very different experiences of what happened were so frustrating but did make perfect sense. If only they could have talked to each other! It seems such at tragedy that they love each other so deeply despite the evasiveness and pretense, and despite their fears they do both want the same thing, but are unable to attain it precisely because of who they are. If only they could have dared to change, but sometimes to change is impossible.

"Instead, you just looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and said you were sure that I’d do the right and proper thing." I can't help but thinking how Stephen must have felt inside saying this.

I fervently hope that you one day decide to write a sequel (all begging here ;-)
Anyway, thank you for a story that has made me think a lot and cry a little for two incredible men.
Sky: [fry & laurie] i love youskyblue_reverie on January 25th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry that I couldn't give you a happy ending! I desperately wish for that for Hugh and Stephen myself, but I don't think they're there yet. Maybe someday.

And definitely the sad stories somehow stick with you more - or at least, that's true for me too.

I wrote a fic that wasn't labelled a sequel, but kind of is, because it's "my" Hugh and Stephen, set more in present day. It's called Home, and you can find it here.

As for a happy ending, I think the best fic I've ever read in that regard is notatracer's Three Years Later. It was written a couple years ago, and was written as a "future" fic, so it takes place in the near future. It could still happen! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :D

Anyway, thank you so much for your lovely comment. ♥
avoidetc on January 27th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link to Home and the rec for Three Years later (doing a happy dance :-) It was really nice of you to do that!
I love it when I have some exciting stories to look forward to.
yumany: Bertie callingyumany on October 10th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Ou.. I quite don´t know what to say. Because I.. well, yes.. I´m speechless.
I know long time have elapsed since you write this excruciating, sadly deprived, still love-oozing marvel. I think never too late to say that I found it extraordinarily touching and to thank you:)
Sky: [j&w] jw ampersandskyblue_reverie on October 12th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much, dear heart. I am so glad that this touched you, and it means a lot to me to hear that my writing has affected someone, no matter how long it's been since I posted the story. <3
flavored_taserflavored_taser on December 14th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
I liked my heart in my chest, thanks.

You didn't have to go ripping it out.

Again.

Sky: [j&w] bertie smile animatedskyblue_reverie on December 14th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
*holds out your dripping, bloody, still-beating heart a la Temple of Doom*

Oh, but look, it's so pretty! >:D

Hm, was that creepy? Sorry! *attemps to look innocent*
who said anything about loveoct71952 on August 30th, 2013 10:16 am (UTC)
it is such a pity i didn't encounter this fic earlier. i see that 07 08 are the most vibrant years for Stephen/Hugh fandom maybe, and i've totally missed the fest.
your fic made me sad and sort of relieved at the same time. i had always lightly blamed Hugh for his "betrayal" but there does exist a possibility that Stephen in some degree pushed Hugh that far.
but in my mind stephen is straight up with his feelings, like he claimed several times on tv, that hugh means everything etc. or is it just for show?
anyway what a great piece of work! i am so distressed by the angst here. must go to take some fluff pills.