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Title: Staying In Signal, 7
Author: [ profile] morrobay1990
Genre: au
Word count: 230
Disclaimer: Jack & Ennis are AP's
♥ Jack

...Jack seemed fair enough with his curly hair and quick laugh, but for a small man he carried some weight in the haunch and his smile disclosed buckteeth...
Ennis, high-arched nose and narrow face, was scruffy and a little cave-chested...

Previously on Staying In Signal,

The lock was stiff and rusty, it made him put some muscle into it, but it fit, and it opened.
Then Ennis jumped back in the truck and for the first time in his life, looked forward to what was in front of him.
The ceilings were sure to be low, the light sure to be dim, but they both looked at it as if it were a palace...which, in a way, it was.

Staying In Signal, 7

“So,” Jack said, looking across the room at Ennis, who had settled back, leaning against a window, “what do you think of home?”

They had walked around the place a couple times, each looking at different things, separate and quiet at first, then coming together, pointing and commenting on the pluses and minuses of electricity, but a good well barn, but good level ground near the house to build on.

Inside was pretty bad...wild animals had made it a nice cozy home, ruining walls, floors, fireplace in the process. The windows were black with filth, spider webs made it look like a haunted house, there was trash and pieces of broken furniture strewn all around. But that was just manual labor, had plenty of that between them.

Jack tried to run water in the sink but got nothing but a horrible screeching noise...the well would have to be looked at first.

He was making a list in his head of the things they would need right away: lanterns and oil, cook stove and fuel, big push brooms and shovels, and a wheelbarrow to get the mess out so they could live in it. Comfort would come much later.

Although he was feeling pretty comfortable right now.

And Ennis, given to cynicism, always tending to look at the bleak side of things, said quietly, “It's perfect.”


Date: 2011-04-24 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Well, yes, it's perfect... a place of their own, which hard work will make better. And Ennis has hope, for maybe the first time in his life since his father forced him to see Earl.

And this story is also perfect, each chapter catching the moment, a series of moments making up a life.

Thanks again.


Date: 2011-04-24 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

This is the perfect example of "one mans trash."
They will make a perfect home for them. In time.
Meanwhile they will be doing it and living it "together."

Date: 2011-04-24 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, Thank God for SiS!

Date: 2011-04-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Although he was feeling pretty comfortable right now". I'm collecting bits like this to re-read when I need a boost =)

Date: 2011-04-24 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm actually excited for the guys, starting out on a new life together. As Ennis says, "It's perfect!"

Date: 2011-04-25 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So good to see new chapters of this fic. Seems like they got a definite fixer-upper, but they both are hard wokers, and the boys can rebuild the house and the ranch exactly how they like. Good for them and this stroke of good luck by Jack winning the property.

Staying in Signal

Date: 2011-04-26 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Perfect! So estrange for Ennis to say it, but this is the key to they life together. Thank you so much for sharing. Martha

Date: 2011-04-27 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like the contrast between the grunge (rusty lock, moss on the roof, trashed interior, etc) and their positive perspective: a perfect palace.

In the previous chapter I liked the echo of canon in two doors slamming in unison (like two shirts as one) and the key that fits the lock.

in a cabin in the woods

Date: 2011-04-27 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh I love it and yep it is a palace because it is their home and it is their lives starting point to a brighter future. Lots of work but all with love. Joe

Date: 2011-04-27 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hi, i found my way into chapter 7 and could only go back to section 6. there was no connection to earlier chapters. so i'm in the dark about how or why the guys got this cabin, i tried all things considered and could only get one chapter. i wonder if you could take a minute and check out the links on your live journal. i'm not having any luck.

thanks. gr

Date: 2011-04-28 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love that he say that! :)

The place is a mess...but it's home.

I'm loving this!!


Date: 2011-05-02 09:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Perfect indeed.

I love the way you describe the cabin. Home is what you make it and Ennis and Jack surely don't need a palatial mansion.

Great work


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