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another card ficlet because [ profile] autumnjaide was on vacation and didn't get her card until recently. ♥

title: checks and balances
pairing/characters: jin and yamapi (pin only if you squint)
rating: pg
wordcount: 589
notes: for [ profile] autumnjaide ♥ (In Russian here, courtesy of [ profile] jana_nox!)

Yamapi spends a lot of time thinking about things like Growing Up and Becoming A Proper Adult. Jin is alternately impatient to be older and stubbornly determined to cling to childhood: all the perks of being 20-and-up and none of the responsibilities. Yamapi is torn between the desire to live on his own like a real adult and the desire to help his mother like a dutiful son; Jin is torn between the desire for his own pad and the desire for his mother to help with his laundry.

Needless to say, when Jin tells Yamapi he's going to live by himself in America for six months Yamapi is positive he's heard wrong.

"You don't know even know how to scramble an egg," he says dumbly, dazed, when he finally understands what Jin is saying.

Jin shrugs. "It can't be that hard, right? I've just never seriously tried learning to cook, that's why I can't really do it yet." He crosses his arms over his chest. Yamapi decides it's not worth an argument right now – besides, if worse comes to worse, Jin can live on McDonald's until he can purchase a decent rice cooker.

"That's not the point," he says instead. "You – what are you going to do about finding an apartment? You don’t know LA at all, it's supposed to be really dangerous – "

"I know some people," Jin interrupts. "My mom's friend moved there with her family, so she's going to ask them to give me an introduction." He grins. "Their son's our age. Hope he knows the good clubs."

He wants to smack the stupid smile off Jin's face. "It's not a vacation," he says, "don't you get it? There won't be anyone you can rely on, you're going to have to do everything yourself, and if you mess up you'll have to suck it up and live with it because you can't come running back home."

"I'm not running anywhere," Jin says, voice rising. "I'm an adult, aren't I? I can take care of myself."

"But don't you get it," Yamapi says angrily, "none of us can help you -- "

"I don't need your help!"

There's a long silence. Yamapi must look exactly like he feels because Jin's expression immediately shifts from angry to guilty. Still, Jin doesn't speak.

Yamapi's throat is sticky. He says, "I know you don't."

That's enough to chase away the last traces of anger and hurt, until Jin is only looking at Yamapi with pleading written in every line of his face. "I just want to do something I want for once. Before I have to grow up all the way."

"You'll be okay." Yamapi's voice scratches a little. "I'm only worried because. Because." There are a thousand words that could fill the space and none of them would quite encompass what lies between them.

"Because you're turning into an old man," Jin supplies, surprising a laugh from Yamapi.

"No, stupid," he says, "because I think if you 'seriously' try to learn to cook you might burn down the entire apartment complex."

Jin narrows his eyes. "You'll see," he says. "Maybe I'll become a chef instead. I'll come back and open a famous restaurant and everyone will want to go there." But I won't let you in is implied.

"Maybe you'll poison your customers."

"Shut up!" Jin throws a pillow at Yamapi, and with it effectively kills any possibility of further attempts at mature conversation.

When Jin opens his going away present from Yamapi, there's a rice cooker inside.

Date: 2008-01-30 08:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]


Date: 2008-01-30 08:41 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (crossdressing is true love)
From: [identity profile]
you are silly. ♥ obviously
Edited Date: 2008-01-30 08:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-01-30 08:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yamapi must look exactly like he feels because Jin's expression immediately shifts from angry to guilty.
Yamapi inspires a lot of emotion in me ;__________;

Date: 2008-01-30 08:45 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (i finally saw the daite senorita pv)
From: [identity profile]
Yamapi just wants to take care of the people he cares about. ;_____;

Date: 2008-01-30 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There's a long silence. Yamapi must look exactly like he feels because Jin's expression immediately shifts from angry to guilty. Still, Jin doesn't speak.

Yamapi's throat is sticky. He says, "I know you don't."

Aljdlslglsdlslsgfsl still feel all hurty and achy here

There are a thousand words that could fill the space and none of them would quite encompass what lies between them.


Date: 2008-01-30 08:47 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (hearts)
From: [identity profile]
if only I could write several drabbles and have them jump together and form a cohesive fic! that would be so cool.


Date: 2008-01-30 08:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Edited Date: 2008-01-30 08:11 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-01-30 08:51 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (i finally saw the daite senorita pv)
From: [identity profile]
if you keep this piling on the warm squishy feelings I'll end up telling you to buy lego!kurosagi instead of saving your money to accidentally run into me something

Date: 2008-01-30 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

You have no idea how awesome it was to come back from holiday and find Pin ficlet in a Chrissie card. It totally made my week, so much love. :D Thank you! ♥

Date: 2008-01-30 08:54 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (:D :D :D)
From: [identity profile]
♥♥♥ again! :)

Date: 2008-01-30 08:23 am (UTC)
ext_5724: (Korn alone I break)
From: [identity profile]
Yamapi's throat is sticky. He says, "I know you don't."

That line really really pulls me. It make me think of the feeling of nausea and thickness after trying to drink thick syrup. I don't know why, it just does, in context.

Also, Rice Cooker.

Date: 2008-01-30 09:00 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (thumbs up)
From: [identity profile]
I imagine that's pretty much exactly how Yamapi feels there. I was rather fond of how that line turned out myself - thank you very much. :)

omg I love my rice cooker, it is my best friend *_*

Date: 2008-01-30 11:21 am (UTC)
padfoot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] padfoot
This is really powerful. I like conflicted!Pin fic, and just, yes. The first lines were particularly great -- really good comparisons. :)

Date: 2008-01-31 01:21 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (jin's smile)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you kindly. :) The more I hear about how Pin is supposedly nothing but fluff (or idiocy, or dorkiness, or what have you) and no substance, the more I want to write fic where that is decidedly not the case. Although I can't keep the silliness entirely out. ;)

Date: 2008-01-31 01:52 am (UTC)
padfoot: ([jdrama] nobuta: i've got your back)
From: [personal profile] padfoot
I so, so agree with you on this! I know you like angst!Pin fic, and I think you conveyed a slice of conflict here that really worked with them. I'm sort of working on a rough, edgy Pin fic right now and it's really refreshing, I think. Pin are dorky, let's face it, but they've admitted that they're so stubborn that they fight a lot, and that side doesn't get explored nearly enough. :)

Date: 2008-01-31 11:41 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (. . .)
From: [identity profile]
ajkalds I wish we could have Summary Backstage 2007, or something, to see what they're like together nowadays.

Now is that the same fic from the [ profile] boobandboobs challenge a couple weeks ago or a different one? :D :D :D

Date: 2008-01-31 11:45 am (UTC)
padfoot: ([je] pin: stand under my umbrella)
From: [personal profile] padfoot
YES. GOD. I would die of excitement if that happened. :D I can't believe the last Summary backstage is almost 4 years old now!

It is the same one! Well remembered. ♥

Date: 2008-01-31 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
asjdkl I know. And considering that people generally change significantly in 4 years, especially that particular age range (asjdksld even though yamapi says it feels the same when they're together and probably always will ajsdkls oh pin &hearts) I'd be so interested in seeing - just seeing them hang out for a few minutes! asjdkl please johnny (or mary), i'm not asking for a lot here.

oh, GLEE. I am so looking forward to seeing that. :D :D :D


Date: 2008-01-30 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is _so_ lovely. And - I don't know why - I can really picture Pi giving him a rice cooker as going away present.

Well, either that, or have it delivered to Jin, once the boy is in America and had to try cooking a few times on his own. ^__^

Re: ^_^

Date: 2008-01-31 01:51 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (good ducky)
From: [identity profile]
♥ Thank you! And you have a good point, Jin should try really cooking before he gets the easy out.... XD
From: [identity profile]
AKA Coherence is not a go.

TENSION. asdflkasfl I like the last line. Awwww Yamapi.
ext_20958: (i finally have a pin icon!)
From: [identity profile]
Yamapi's a good guy. ♥ Thank youuu. :D

*matches icon*

Date: 2008-01-30 02:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-01-31 02:20 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (hearts)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2008-01-31 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
comment. Also, Jin is adorable I want him to be a chef aslkfjslkdjfslkdfjlskdjf well no not really. But think of all the licking

Date: 2008-01-31 02:22 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (jin's smile)
From: [identity profile]
asjdlsd Jin would make such a cute chef. ♥♥♥ and yes. the licking. *___*

Date: 2008-02-01 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh, this is so sweet. i, i, i can't think of the words i want ;jklag;lkjaflkjga so sweet.

Date: 2008-02-02 12:36 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ thank you!

Date: 2008-02-16 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't read your fic yet...but I saw the title and thought "Montesquieu"

Date: 2008-02-16 01:30 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (. . .)
From: [identity profile]
*dies* Poor man, he's probably rolling over in his grave at me associating the name of his theory with gay Japanese pop stars. XD

Date: 2008-04-22 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sweet ! I love Pin's relationship.

Date: 2008-04-22 05:56 am (UTC)
ext_20958: (:D :D :D)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, thank you! :)

Date: 2009-01-02 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A translation of this gorgeous and almost-like-a-real-world thing can be found here. xDD
Oh, and you have your own login there now! So you can see the post any time you like, track comments etc. If you wish. xDD
Login: dear_author
Password: thankyou

Date: 2009-01-02 09:43 pm (UTC)
ext_20958: (jin's smile)
From: [identity profile]
omg, you're so quick! *_* *poring over it with glee* And oh wow, thank you so much for the login and everything! Wonderful! ♥♥

Date: 2009-01-02 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nah, it's kinda small and I have a friend who's telling me: "want pin, want pin, want pin, DO IT, want pin, want pin, want pin" XDD
She's molesting me. xDDDDDDDDDDD


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