not just any kind of love
New Johnny/Paul fic. ‘Johnny comes home early to find Paul fresh out of the shower and decides to remind him that he wants him no matter what: scars, baggage, and everything they’ve been through.’ Partially inspired by this gifset on Tumblr. Preview below.
When Johnny returned home from his afternoon shift at the club, he could hear the shower running, the old pipes in the building groaning to keep the water heater going. Whiffs of steam escaped out of the crack below the bathroom door. Johnny dumped his jacket and hat on the chair nearest the door, before plopping down into another one, leaning his head back and closing his eyes. Listened to the sound of the water hitting the tiles, the faint sound of it against the plastic shower curtain. Johnny missed the sound the water made against the glass shower door, but after Dublin he’d understood why Paul needed it replaced. Many things were an adjustment after Dublin, but Johnny was willing to make them because it meant keeping Paul, when he’d been so close to losing him.
The shower shut off and Johnny sat up, eyes opening and going to the bathroom door.
I’ve cleaned up and posted some of my Johnny/Paul ficlets from tumblr to AO3. I decided to post them in a set with the previously posted ficlet ‘Just to hear him play’ The entire set is called ‘Currency of love’ and I’ll add more ficlets as I write them.
It was the reason he kept coming back.
Paul comes home and takes care of Johnny.
Johnny knows Paul will come home to him eventually. He can and will wait. Paul has other plans.
Mallory keeps her promise.
It was the reason he kept coming back. Just to hear him play.
When Johnny started playing at the club again, he asked Paul not to go those nights. Paul didn’t understand why, Johnny played for him all the time at home, wouldn’t be any different watching him at the club, but he didn’t go. At first. After Johnny’s third night playing at the club, Paul went to the club, sneaking in through the back and watching where Johnny couldn’t see him. It was amazing. Despite being up on the stage, crowd of people watching him, Johnny was still himself, more focused on the piano, on each note, the crowd forgotten. It was exactly how he played at home, while Paul cooked dinner or cleaned his guns.
For three more nights, Paul would sneak into the club and watch Johnny play. He’d met Johnny while gambling, that Johnny lost and a little broken, the piano and the music a long forgotten friend compared to the gambling addiction. Idly wondered what might have happened if Paul had met this Johnny first, if he would have kept him from the gambling.
That night, he stayed after Johnny was done, went over to the bar to order a drink. Johnny spotted him once he’d left the stage, walking over with a smile on his face.
"That last one was for you," he said, ordering his own drink as he sat next to Paul. "Hoped you’d stick around tonight."
"How’d you even know I was here?"
"Because I always know when you’re watching me play."
Paul kissed him, chasing the smile on his lips.
After that, he was there every night Johnny played if he wasn’t working himself, seating in the front, his drink forgotten in front of him. And as Johnny played, a smile would appear, a smile for Paul.
Updated the Completed Fics page.
I spent this afternoon/evening updating the Completed Fics page. I added all fics/ficlets I have posted to LiveJournal and/or AO3. I’ve also changed the formatting so I can include ratings and summaries for each fic. A few even include Contain Warnings (CW) at the end of the summary. I’ve also added links to my Sternsky ficlets. They’re currently only posted to LJ but I may post them to AO3.
Protecting both your heart and mine (6531 words) by shayzgirl [AO3]
Fandom: Penelope (2006), Haywire (2011)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Johnny Martin/Paul
Characters: Johnny Martin, Paul (Haywire)
Additional Tags: Injured Character, Hurt/Comfort, reference to movie canon, Blow Jobs, Hand Jobs, First Time Sex, First Kiss, first time I-love-yous, Love Confessions, reference to addictions, Emotional Hurt/Comfort
Johnny travels to Dublin, where an injured and unconscious Paul waits for him.
Also on LiveJournal
I went ahead and posted that Johnny/Paul ficlet to LJ and AO3, since it’s been a while since my last JP fic. I really need to try to finish the one sitting in my drafts. It’s the most important one, at least I think so.
ATTENTION MY FELLOW ASSASSINS
This is what Johnny buys Paul as a bit of a gag gift.
Paul proceeds to break open the chocolate as he eats them and throws the hot pepper one at Johnny’s head when he finds it.
OMG YES! hehehehe