Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Billy Boyd / Viggo Mortensen
Feedback: yes please!
Disclaimer: not true, I made it up
Archive: yes, go ahead, just please let me know
Notes: Takes place in my Billy-Viggoverse. Thanks to cara_chapel for the very helpful beta, and wrisomifu for helping me get over my block and just write the damn thing (it's been germinating for years).
It's not like the movies: Viggo's not having nightmares of drowning or flashbacks of water pushing him down. He could go back to work now, if he wasn't so damn tired, if his chest didn't hurt from throwing up water. When they released him from the hospital he laughed at the wheelchair, but his legs were rubbery when he walked to the car. Billy's shoulder was all that kept him upright.
The sunlight streaks in through Billy's bedroom window, warming the clean dry sheets. Viggo can smell chicken soup. "Cockaleekie," Billy says, kissing him, "like my Gran made.".