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Title: Cool dark quiet
Author: [ profile] morrobay1990
Genre: post canon
Word count: 250
Disclaimer: Jack & Ennis are AP's
♥ Jack

cool dark quiet

Sometimes it just happened, Jack’d just show up. Sometimes he tried to make it just right, so it’d happen. Everything had to be right. Right for him was cool. Dark. Quiet.

He didn’t think he was all that different from most folks. But maybe he was, after all.

Growing up was normal, as he knew it. School, chores, not much money, thinking, wishing, fighting.

Then Brokeback.

That was different, nothing like he’d expected. His memories came as cool breeze, cool water…dark nights best of his life, where nothing bad could touch them...quiet...nothing as good on this earth as mountain quiet, middle of nowhere.

And after. Alma. The girls. Married life. Except it wasn’t a life...not for him.

What he liked most now was cool dark quiet. Had to put up with work, sometimes people he didn’t like, hardly any ones he did. When he got home...pour a beer, close the dark quiet.

Summers were hard. Hot. Dusty. Dry. Relief was there to be had. Sitting in front of the fan at home after work, ice cold beer - he’d started putting his beer glasses in the freezer – pretty damn good idea, he thought...blinds closed. Cold beer, cold fan, and dark...pleasure.

Fall was better. Work was easier, less heat. Still long days. Cold beer, windows dark, no fan needed...pleasure.

Winter better still. Short days, dark early. Cold felt good. Still drank beer. Ran the heater, only a little. Sometimes even put the beer glasses in the freezer.

Winter nights were best. Cool dark quiet. Jack would come to him.

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Re: Sad. Introspective. Lonely.

Date: 2013-07-07 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks, Sid. Ennis has been on my mind a lot...kind of wish Jack would show up, lighten things up a bit....

Date: 2013-07-06 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Welcome back!
You're in top form too. This is so right, so true. Ghosts do come when it's easier for the living to feel them. Cool, dark, quiet.
Thank you

Date: 2013-07-07 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you so much! Ghosts & least he has that...

Date: 2013-07-06 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is so sad, so very Ennis. Beautiful.

Date: 2013-07-07 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you, Leslie, I appreciate your comment, and I'm glad you like it.

Date: 2013-07-07 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, Nancy...beautiful. ..

Date: 2013-07-07 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks Kelly...he's been haunting me...

Date: 2013-07-07 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Poor lonely, Ennis. All he has are his memories. The four last words "Jack would come to him" really got to me. Just waiting for Jack to come to him at night. Really beautiful writing.

Date: 2013-07-07 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know, dreams and memories, and as mazaher said - ghosts...

And I can't believe this damn story and movie can still make me cry all these years later!

thanks so much for reading and leaving your thoughts.
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