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Fic: Hands Off (drabble) (Viggo, Elijah)

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Aug. 10th, 2006 | 09:30 pm
mood: surprised

Title: Hands Off (drabble)
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing:: Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood
Rating: G
Feedback: yes, please
Disclaimer: this is not true, I made it up.
Archive: yes, just let me know
Notes: Thanks to anatsuno who pronounced it readable. I wrote this for azrhiaz on her birthday and plumb forgot to post it. HBD, sweetie!



It's a swirling upside-down world that Viggo has stumbled into, like no other movie he's ever worked on.

In the vortex, the still center, is a certain charismatic young man who treats it like a combination of "let's pretend," and a day job. Everybody's drawn to him, wants his attention, as if his confidence would rub off onto them.

Viggo's no better than any of them -- he knows that -- which lets him sympathize when things go wrong. Viggo offers a shoulder to cry on and a helping hand to everyone, except Elijah, who just gets the shoulder. Hands off.


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from: ex_absolutef238
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
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i love it. but at the same time it went over my head. i am not sure why it's hands off for elijah.

i have a vague idea that it's because he doesn't want to be tempted? i am not sure.

i like this world here. and i would love to have the lest couple sentences explained to me, cause i am curious!

n the vortex, the still center, is a certain charismatic young man who treats it like a combination of "let's pretend," and a day job. Everybody's drawn to him, wants his attention, as if his confidence would rub off onto them.

i really like the way you describe elijah when he's working. this is not at the first time i've really connected to your descriptions.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
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Ooo real feedback, thanks!

It was hard to do the second part in drabble format, and I'm now I'm wishing I did it better. To explain: this Viggo is distressed by his attraction to Elijah, he thinks it's both unprofessional and kinda creepy given the age difference. So he just sucks it up and suppresses it.

And you like my descriptions! :-D

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muskrit

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from: thejennabides
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
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a certain charismatic young man who treats it like a combination of "let's pretend," and a day job.

What a wonderful description of Elijah, catching his whimsy and his dedication. ♥

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I wasn't sure if I'd managed to capture that image, and am thrilled that you think so.

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the Legs, the Nose and Mrs Robinson

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from: matildabj
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 07:14 am (UTC)
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I too like the description of Elijah. The second paragraph is near as dammit perfect.

(The shoulder thing mystified me, too, but the explanation helped, thanks!)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! Golly. I think I put all my effort into the second one, because the third paragraph deserves some more work. Ah well.

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strongplacebo

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from: strongplacebo
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 10:30 am (UTC)
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At first I went, "huh?" but now I realise that's because I'm stupid *smacks self*

I love the idea of a swirling upside-down world and, while trying not to be totally redundant and repeat what everyone else has said, your description of Elijah is gorgeous.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Nono! If readers don't get the second part, it's completely my fault. *resolves to do better*

I'm really glad you liked the description.

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Azrhiaz

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from: azrhiaz
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful! Yay! Thank you!

I echo what the others have said re: the spot-on description of Elijah, and I actually got what you meant the first read through. Viggo feels he can connect with the others easily, but he doesn't quite trust himself to touch Elijah. It's far too loaded a situation.

Please do post it in viggo_elijah!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
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Glad you liked it! I enjoyed writing it, the prompt was inspiring :-) And yeah, Viggo feels the pull too, and he's determined to stay away.

I so need a Viggo & Elijah icon.

I took your suggestion, and posted to the comm :-D



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Feel For Faith

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from: feelforfaith
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
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There is so much in your 100 words--so much descriptions and so much story that you tell with the choice of just the prefect words. I love to death a drabble that packs as much punch as yours does. Excellent, excellent job.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much. This one, maybe not quite so successful, given the fb, but I'm ready to learn.

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