ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Erin Ptah ([personal profile] ptahrrific) wrote2011-09-24 01:33 pm

Fake News: Jon Knows + Check In + Scars

Title: Jon Knows
Rating: R
Contents: (skip) Non-con
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen"
Disclaimer: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. Characters belong to the Report. Names of real people are used in a fictitious context, and all dialogue, actions, and content are products of the author's imagination only.

A depressing drabble (100 words). Another of those through-a-glass-darkly twists on the OTP dynamic.

Jon knows what Stephen needs.

Stephen denies everything, but he's about as opaque as a fishbowl. He needs denial as much as the rest of it. He needs not to be responsible.

So Jon lets him beg. He weathers the fake tears. He layers whispered threats, just enough that Stephen can pretend to believe them, before giving him orgasms (world-shaking, whenever possible) and sending him off with kisses (gentle, always).

Stephen will never admit he appreciates it, but that's okay. With these tastes, he could be so easily exploited. Knowing that he's protected instead is all the thanks Jon needs.

Title: Check In
Rating: G
Contents: (skip) Mental hospitalization
Characters/pairings: "Stephen", OC
Disclaimer: Same as above.

A second dismal drabble. Inspired by the lack of tosses lately.

Dani likes the ones that talk. Even when it's purest lunacy, better that than staring into space with charcoal-smudge hollows on their faces.

This one talks all the time. Thinks he's got an audience: a radio program, or something on TV maybe. She hasn't asked.

As real people go, he hasn't got much. One friend used to come in four days a week, but it's been months since the last visit. He used to get agitated when they were skipped. Now he shows no sign of suspecting his illusory entourage isn't real enough.

Dani hopes Jon checks in again soon.

Title: Scars
Rating: PG
Contents: Past abuse
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen"
Disclaimer: Same as above.

And a third, though this one is on the right track. Same universe as this picture (borderline NSFW).

"I don't know where they are," blurts Stephen one evening. "Will you show me?"

"You want me to take a picture?" says Jon, stupidly.

Stephen meets everything face-to-face because it's less intimate than turning his back. Jon runs his thumb over each stripe and fleck of puckered, whitened skin, his touch painting a map into Stephen's mind. It takes a while.

"Huh," says Stephen, with trembling bravado. "Less than I thought."

"There shouldn't be any."

Old instincts hear that as an accusation. With effort, though, Stephen understands he's not being faulted.

He squeezes Jon's hand. "Some of them are healing."
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[personal profile] kribban 2011-09-24 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
2 reminds me of that Buffy episode. Creepy.

1 is scarily fascinating. I can so imagine Jon thinking that he's doing a good thing, he's the hero, though in reality he's a rapist, and Stephen's just taking it because he doesn't know where to turn for help or deep down thinks he deserves it. ;_;

Coincidentally, I was thinking today whether "Stephen" would work as 100% straight. Maybe, if he feels his sexuality is sinful or dangerous enough to repress (like being submissive perhaps, or just liking sex that's not procreative.)

3 is hopeful <3
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[personal profile] kribban 2011-09-24 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I meant in an AU, with him being straight. Would it work with his messed up sexuality and neurosis?

Or you could go down the route that while he is attracted to men, it's not his primary sexual focus, he's more like a 2 on the Kinsey scale. But then again, that's bi, not straight.

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[personal profile] thegeekgene 2011-09-26 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
The first time I read these, my roommate, in tones of deepest alarm, asked if I was okay. I flailed at the screen and, after taking a look, she ordered me to go read something happy. So, yeah. Well done. Especially the first one; I've reread it a dozen times and it just keeps getting creepier.

('Something happy', incidentally, being your puppy-play series.)