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Cowboy Bebop: Jet/Spike: Pride

Title: Before Sleep
Author: rosehiptea
Fandom/Pairing: Cowboy Bebop: Jet Black/Spike Spiegel
Stage: #1 Pride (superbia)
Words: 340

These will be unrelated ficlets between 250 and 500 words. I hope that is all right?



Spike lay pressed against Jet's back, running his hands down his partner's chest.

Jet closed his eyes as he felt the touch. Then Spike's hands ran up his arms, and the younger man began to probe the seam between the artificial arm and the shoulder.

Jet turned roughly to look at him. "Why the hell do you always do that?"

"Relax, Jet. It's just different, seeing an old-fashioned mechanical one."

"Go sleep in someone else's bed if you don't like it," muttered Jet, facing away from him again.

"But you keep it. The old arm, and this..." Spike touched Jet's face beneath his eye, knowing without looking where the scar was.

"I wasn't pretty before this, no use pretending to be now. Next you'll be telling me to get hair."

"Come on, Jet. I'm not complaining about your looks."

"What's this about then?" asked Jet, still not turning around.

"You never told me what happened, how you got all this," said Spike.

"There's a lot you've never told me either," Jet replied.

Spike reached for Jet's chin and the man sighed and moved onto his other side yet again. He looked into Spike's eyes.

"I am what I am," he said. "I'm not going to change for you or anyone else."

"And you're proud of it," said Spike.

"What's to be proud of," said Jet in a scoffing tone.

"You're proud that you don't need anybody. Or anything, even an arm. And you're proud of whatever you went through to get these." Spike gestured to the arm and the eye again.

"There's no accomplishment in getting shot up."

"Is that what it was?"

Jet lay on his back and closed his eyes. "Yeah. That's all it was. And it's not pride that keeps me from not needing anybody. It's reality."

"What do you mean?" asked Spike.

"I mean I don't have anybody, damn it!"

Spike didn't answer.

"Get some sleep, Spike," said Jet finally. "Or at least shut up so I can."

Spike closed his own eyes and remained quiet.

Comments

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fleshlycherry
Apr. 13th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Ohhhh! When I saw that this was your pairing I was instantly excited. I'd never thought about Spike/Jet as a couple before but this looks like its going to be veeeeery interesting. Well done :)
rosehiptea
Apr. 13th, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. Yes, they're one of the rarer yaoi couples, but for some reason they're one of the ones that I really like. I'm glad you enjoyed it; I hope the rest turn out well.
ariyanaforever
Apr. 13th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
You know I never really thought of them romantically or sexually before but now that I think about it...it seems plausible.

"Go sleep in someone else's bed if you don't like it," muttered Jet, facing away from him again.

Okay that just made me laugh my ass off because it so Jet. XD Good use of pride. ^-^
rosehiptea
Apr. 13th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I never actually wrote them before, though I do like them as a couple. And when I thought of the sins, I thought of them. Some of these may be more friendly, and some more one-sided, from what I have in mind. But I like them as a couple one way or the other.
pegasus2966
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
Very nice job. Haven't heard of this fandom - but I like the characters already.
rosehiptea
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you. I'm so glad you liked it though you haven't heard of it. Cowboy Bebop is great though (in my humble opinion).
missing_inc
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
Your Jet voice is amazing. Grumpy old bear! Looking forward to the ride! *g*
rosehiptea
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you. I'm so glad you liked it. I hope I can do the rest well!
hammerxsword
Apr. 22nd, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
Oh, poor them. You've got the tragedy of their relationship in here so very well.

That's Jet, alright. Sooo Jet. An interesting take on Spike - that he doesn't come out 'on top' so to speak, like he does in the show.

You do know if you don't repost these in bebop_slash I'm going to have to kill you. ;-)
rosehiptea
Apr. 22nd, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
Why thank you! And I will. I just was going to wait until they're done, since they're short. (Though they're not the same plotline, they are connected by the themes, a little.)
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