They’d been trying.
For so many months and James had forced himself not to hope, couldn’t allow himself to hope after everything they’d already been through; too many doctors, false news and bad news, all stealing away any hope to be had.
Last time, as Michael held him through the heartbreak and tears, James was ready to give up. To accept that there would be no baby for them. Michael hadn’t been ready to give up. So they had tried again.
Sitting on the edge of the bed, the doctor’s words echoing through his head, James let himself hope, just a little bit. He’d be careful this time. Follow all and any advice the doctor gave him. He wouldn’t fail this time.
Hand shaking slightly, James placed his hand on his stomach, against the slight curve there he’d been trying so hard not to notice even after he’d started being sick every morning. He was thankful for Michael’s early mornings, making it easier for him to hide the newest symptom, unable to watch the hope fade from grey-green eyes.
He heard the front door open, Michael returning home from his newest audition, and calling for him. “In the bedroom,” he replied, thoughts suddenly wondering how to tell Michael the news.
“Why are you hiding back here? Are you not feeling…” Michael started to ask, walking into the room and stopping only a couple steps into the room, his eyes finding the hand on James’ stomach, “James… are you…?”
James nodded, not trusting his voice at the moment. Michael was in front of him, long legs carrying him across the room quickly, wrapping arms around James, solid and real before kissing him, happy and excited and so full of hope.
“Really? Not trying to doubt you,” Michael said, keeping James in his arms.
James nodded again. “Went to the doctor while you were out.”
Michael smiled, the bit of uncertainty fading away. James smiled, too, Michael’s smile and the happiness in his eyes easing the fear in James’ heart, not all the way, not yet, but enough to allow himself to feel some of the happiness for himself.
“May I?” Michael asked and after James nodded, placed his hand on James’ stomach. James put his hand over Michael’s, allowing himself to hope just a little bit more that maybe they’d be okay this time, that he wouldn’t fail, and they’d have the family they’d been trying so hard for finally.
(I know that isn’t what the OP intended, but when scrolling through my dash from the app, the image froze on James’ stomach and I’ve been on such a mpreg kick anyway, so this is what my brain came up with.)
Since I won’t have another snippet up tonight for twins fic, have this ficlet that I wrote. It was going to a bit longer but I’m honestly not sure what else to write for it.
Trigger warning: miscarriage
Michael hadn’t meant to be gone as long as he was, but there wasn’t much he could do about the weather delaying his flight. He was glad he’d told James he’d get a cab home.
“James,” he said, entering their flat, “I’m home.”
He’d barely walked into their living room when he spotted James curled up on the couch.
“James?” he asked, leaving his luggage by the door and kneeling down in front of the couch.
James looked at him with red rimmed eyes.
“I… I lost the baby.”
James nodded, more tears falling from blue eyes.
“I was going to tell you… for your birthday.”
“Shh, it’s not your fault.”
James sat up so Michael could sit next to him and hold him.
Michael was putting away the groceries he’d pick up when James returned.
“Hey, everything okay?” Michael asked, leaving the remaining groceries to greet James.
“It’s definitely not the flu.”
James couldn’t help but grin then, he’d been so scared before, so many other frightening and unhappy possibilities to the reality.
“James, what is it?” Michael asked.
Michael smiled and kissed James.
“That’s wonderful. I was so worried, I didn’t even think that it could be.”
“I didn’t either, had no reason to, but this… so much better.”
Michael kissed him again, wrapping his arms around James and holding him close.
Ficlet: All I Need
Written for this DD on the McFassy Comm.
All I Need
James had spent majority of the night and most of the morning filming and all he wanted to do was crawl into bed and sleep for the next few days. As he neared his hotel, he spotted a familiar figure sitting outside drinking a coffee.
“Michael?” James asked.
“Hey,” Michael smiled.
He stood as James neared, setting his coffee on the bench he’d been sitting on so he could hug James properly.
“Why are you here? Why are you waiting outside?” James asked.
“I wanted to surprise you. And then they wouldn’t tell me your room because apparently they didn’t have a James McAvoy registered?”
“Should have asked for James Fassbender.”
“I love you.”
“Love you, too.”
Ficlet: Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
McFassy Ficlet inspired by this door hanger thing I own. And James having voiced Arthur Christmas. And yes, I realise it’s April, but I’m writing for the sake of writing.
Warning: N/A (silly and slightly cracky X-Mas fic in April?)
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
And all this devotion I never knew at all (7820 words) by shayzgirl [AO3]
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011) RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Michael Fassbender/James McAvoy
Characters: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Josef Fassbender, Adele Fassbender, Catherine Fassbender
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Office, Angst, Fluff, Fluff and Angst, Misunderstandings, Falling In Love, Romantic Comedy, Inspired by a Movie, Happy Ending
When James’ job and life in New York is threatened because he’s being deported, he sees a way out by marrying his assistant, Michael. But things changed while the pair are in Ireland, visiting Michael’s family.
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I forgot to post this earlier but I had to take a box with a new ink cartridge for the printers for the bsub over and while carrying it over during my elevator ride, I suddenly thought of a McFassy AU Prompt where like James delivers packages/letters/important document types things (I’m sure there’s a proper name for it but I’m too lazy to look it up atm) on Vespa (sort of like Reese Witherspoon’s character in Penelope) and Michael works at like an office and James has to deliver something to him and they chat briefly before James leaves again, so Michael orders other things for the next several weeks/months that have to be delivered through the company James works for as an excuse to keep seeing/talking to him. Eventually, James catches onto this, but is maybe too nervous to say anything, so he gets one of his co-workers (Anne-Marie or perhaps Keira) to take the newest delivery and when they come back, they’ve got a message from Michael.
I didn’t really get much farther than that, but like maybe the message is asking James out or just asking if there’s a chance they could talk outside of their jobs or something cute like that.
McFassy Bond AU - James-007 | Michael-bond
“This is a dangerous place” he whispers in a low, hushed voice, eyes flicking back and forth between the three man that had followed them to the bar, before his stale eyes settle back on the agent, “he doesn’t like it when people meddle in his business.”
“I’m not here to meddle. I’m here to do business.” James says and takes a sip of his Martini. “I would actually like to meet the man your are working for.”
The other man hisses. He takes another drag on his cigarette with a shaking hand, holding it for a moment, before exhaling slowly.
“As soon as I leave you’ll be dead. If you make it by any miracle, meet me at the Santa Clara in 40 minutes at the port.”
James smirks at the thumb stroking his wrist in a fleeting movement.
Summary: Michael goes out to get a surprise (or several) for James.
Word Count: 511
Warnings: Fluff mostly.
Notes: This is a comment fic for this DD over at the McFassy comm, inspired by the lovely luninosity.
Disclaimer: I don’t own these lovely boys.