Epic

I’ll confess I got a little anxious when I tried to call Ziggy before going over to his place and got a recording saying the number was out of service. I know he had said his phone service was probably off, but I had this moment where I suddenly worried that he had left the country again. It felt like poison slowly coating my insides. I told myself I was being stupid. I was halfway there on the train when I realized I probably should have brought his bag with me. Whatever. He could get it later.

It was about half past three when I buzzed his apartment number from downstairs.

Up there I found him with a black and brown smudge on his cheek, wearing a T-shirt inside out, running shorts, barefoot. He had a paint brush in one hand. The artist kind, not the house-painter kind. “Hey,” he said. “Sorry. I found a piece that was half-finished and the next thing you know I started working on it, and is it after three already?”

“Yeah. Have you eaten?”

“Good question. No. Give me a sec. I’ll put on something clean and we can grab something.”

He went into his bedroom while I loitered in the living room. It looked the same as the last time I was here, the night after we’d filmed the Wonderland video: very goth. In a draped-velvet-with-candelabras kind of way.

I hadn’t thought about that day, or night, in a long time. Was that when Chris had started using drugs again? Jeez. There had been cocaine at the after-party. I had assumed the film crew had brought it but maybe it had been Lacey. Or some combination thereof.

I remembered Ziggy being really sensible that day. And I had really appreciated that. We had drunk too much and had barely made it here because neither of us could see straight.

Okay, put “sensible” in air quotes. Somewhere in the back of our minds we had to both have been wondering if “going home together” was going to lead to something. It hadn’t, but blame alcohol for that, too.

I went into the hall. His bedroom door was open and I could hear rustling like he was digging through a drawer of clothes. I leaned against the door frame.

He had put on a pair of black jeans but apparently hadn’t found a shirt yet. His chest was bare and as he lifted his head to look at me it was like his nipples were staring at me, too.

So much for going out. I took a step into the room and pulled one of his beltloops with one finger until his hip touched mine. I ran my other hand up his bare stomach until my fingertips skated over one nipple.

A last shred of my rational brain made my lips move. “Are you hungry?”

He shuddered as one of my callused fingers circled the tip of his nipple. “Only for this,” he breathed, and left his lips slack, waiting to be kissed. I did not miss my cue. I kissed him, wet and soft at first, then harder as I tugged on that nipple. Despite my pulling, the kiss moved him backward toward the bed. I let my mouth express all the urgency I’d been holding back and I flattened him back atop the bedspread.

His hands pushed at my denim jacket and I shed it without breaking the kiss. To get my shirt off, though, I stood up straight and pulled it over my head.

Ziggy’s eyes glittered eagerly as he shifted further onto the bed. “You look amazing.”

I wanted to insist that I wasn’t any different. Except I knew that I was, physically, mentally, spiritually, from the last time we did this. I’d fought hard to change, yet I still didn’t want to admit it, like that would give too much credence to how much of a failure of a human being I had been in the past.

Okay, at the time, I admit, I wasn’t thinking that deeply. It was later when I was trying to explain to myself why I didn’t simply revel in his admiration of how I’d changed that I thought up a reason why. In that moment I shook my head to brush him off.

“Believe what you want, but you do.” He ran a hand up and down my arm as I crawled over him again. I was in no hurry to get our jeans off. Well, I was, but I wasn’t.

I ran my fingernails down his chest and watched him shiver. It had been a really, really long time, hadn’t it? I had forced myself to forget how much I loved doing this, how much I loved making love to him. Remembering again was like going from black and white to color, from mono to stereo.

“Oh yes,” he said. On that point we most definitely agreed.

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Comments 18

  1. Joann wrote:

    Once again, perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you for 2 wonderful posts! LOVED IT!

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    ctan Reply:

    You’re welcome! Daron worked hard to get to this point and so did you. :-)

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 9:56 am
  2. Joann wrote:

    Worth waiting for!

    [Reply]

    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 9:56 am
  3. El wrote:

    Holy moly, is it my birthday?? :D What a treat to wake up to. Hehe ;)

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    daron Reply:

    That’s kinda how I felt the next morning, too.

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 10:02 am
  4. Stacey wrote:

    Thank you!! It’s just been a wretched week, and this… this made me so happy I’ve got no words :)
    Will hit the tip jar tomorrow (payday)!

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    ctan Reply:

    Glad I could brighten your week! :-)

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 10:03 am
  5. El wrote:

    I’ve been collecting the e-books. Will the extra post/s be in the next one?

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    ctan Reply:

    Nope: the only way to get the bonus posts is through the website, here. I have all the ones prior to this one as PDFs I mail to people as thank-yous for donations. This one’s the exception.

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 10:05 am
  6. whatisit wrote:

    Even when their relationship is at its best I can’t let myself relax because of my worries about what might be coming… But I am glad they’ve gotten where they are…

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    daron Reply:

    I’ve gotten good at shoving all that away for a little while. Turns out it’s a good coping mechanism for me. I’m better equipped to handle the crap when I let myself enjoy the gaps in it than when I worry straight through. Who knew?

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 10:12 am
  7. Connie wrote:

    {sigh} …….[totally boneless and snuggled in-not that I’m projecting or anything :) ]

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    daron Reply:

    Mm hm.

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 10:16 am
  8. Amber wrote:

    I can’t stop smiling.

    And I loved this.

    “I went into the hall. His bedroom door was open and I could hear rustling like he was digging through a drawer of clothes. I leaned against the door frame.

    He had put on a pair of black jeans but apparently hadn’t found a shirt yet. His chest was bare and as he lifted his head to look at me it was like his nipples were staring at me, too.

    So much for going out.”

    Yeah. I’d have never made it out the door either.

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    ctan Reply:

    I’m so glad. :-)

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 10:22 am
  9. Seana wrote:

    Perfect.

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    daron Reply:

    I agree.

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 6:09 pm
  10. AshleyM wrote:

    Thanks, Cecilia! It was delicious and perfect. :)

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    ctan Reply:

    You’re welcome!

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    Posted 10 Jul 2014 at 8:26 pm
  11. Sue wrote:

    Wow I think I need a cigarette after that and I don’t even smoke :)

    That was amazing thank you Ctan

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    ctan Reply:

    Yr welcome!

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    Posted 11 Jul 2014 at 11:29 am
  12. Joe wrote:

    I was thinking it would be many more days before this happened but, oh well. It was good.

    :)

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    daron Reply:

    I really thought we were going to wait, too. Nope.

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    Posted 11 Jul 2014 at 4:13 pm
  13. Alan Katz wrote:

    Wow. I mean WOW!

    We all waited a long, long time for this. Perfect.

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    ctan Reply:

    You should have seen me looking for a title song for the chapter. I knew it when I saw it. :-)

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    Posted 12 Jul 2014 at 1:59 pm
  14. Janie Friedman wrote:

    Just…I have no words… That was soooo worth the wait! And Epic really was the perfect song. I just know there’s all sorts of drama to come, but it would be great (in that non-existant perfect world) if it revolved around the band’s future, and not around D and Z… Heh. I’m fully aware this is a pipe-dream. The drama will encompass both but I so want the boys to just be happy and together.

    Thanks, ctan, for the most engaging series around.

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    ctan Reply:

    You are very welcome. :-)

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    Posted 13 Jul 2014 at 5:51 pm
  15. Karen wrote:

    Lovely post, fantastic to see them enjoying each other again.

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    ctan Reply:

    Glad you enjoyed it!

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    Posted 14 Jul 2014 at 3:43 pm
  16. Chris wrote:

    http://youtu.be/84PUFAEP_bA

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    daron Reply:

    well that was easy on the eyes

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    Posted 08 Oct 2014 at 5:03 pm
  17. Chris wrote:

    THANK YOU…. Just… yes.

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    ctan Reply:

    You’re welcome.

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    Posted 08 Oct 2014 at 5:04 pm
  18. s wrote:

    Dreams do come true! Thanks so much for this. I’m loving these two together even more this time around! You beautiful men…

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    daron Reply:

    We’re learning. The lessons are hard but we’re learning.

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    Posted 05 Apr 2015 at 5:27 pm

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