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Chaos ficlet: Beggars Can't Be Choosers (1/1)

April 25th, 2013 (06:37 am)
rejected
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feeling: rejected

Title: Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

Disclaimer: I do not own Chaos.

A/N: Pointless little h/c ficlet. Beta’ed by sockie1000.

Summary: Billy begs for his life. More or less.



-o-

On his knees, Billy’s heart is hammering in his chest and his head is aching. His left eye is nearly swollen shut, and he can feel blood leaking dangerously from a gash in his side. Every breath hurts, and he’s missing a few teeth from where he’d been beaten around the face.

And yet, he speaks. “Please,” he says. He can barely lift his head but he speaks anyway. “Please. Please, don’t kill me.”

The man above him smirks, holding his gun steady between Billy’s eyes. “Begging?” he asks. “I would have thought you better than that.”

Billy chuckles breathlessly, swallowing a mouthful of blood from his missing teeth. “Better? You’ve got the wrong man there, mate,” he says. “Besides, I don’t think of it as begging.”

The man rolls his eyes. “On your knees, saying please don’t kill me? What else would you call it?”

It’s Billy’s turn to smile. “Stalling.”

The man’s eyes narrow, but there’s no time for him to react as he’s hit from behind. He goes down without a sound, leaving Casey standing in his place.

Casey quirks an eyebrow. “Stalling? Really?”

Billy shrugs feebly. “By any other name, I reckon,” he murmurs. “Now, do you think you could give me a hand?”

Casey smirks. “What, you only beg for your enemies?”

Billy chuffs a laugh. “Our friend here would have no qualms leaving me unsatisfied,” he muses. “You, on the other hand, despite your hardened exterior, have insides like gooey marshmallow.”

Casey frowns. “A please would be nice.”

“You’re a teddy bear, Casey,” Billy insists. “Huggable and dare I say -- lovable--”

Casey groans, bending down to untie Billy’s wrists.

“You’re a lion with a lamb’s heart,” Billy continues, almost senselessly now even as the words slur slightly. “Stuffed with fluff--”

“Shut up,” Casey mutters, working at the knot.

“You probably dream of rainbows and sunshine and--”

“Shut up,” Casey growls. “I’m begging you now.”

Billy’s hands come loose and he finds himself grinning as Casey comes around and lifts him to his feet. “Don’t think of it as begging, Casey,” he says.

Casey’s brow furrows. “Then what?”

“Stalling, remember?” Billy asks, even as his vision tunnels.

“Stalling for what?” Casey asks.

“So you’ll be ready to catch me when I drop unceremoniously to the ground,” Billy continues, the words jumbling together.

“Wait, Billy--”

But Billy’s already falling, vision going dark even as he knows Casey will still be there to catch him all the same.

Comments

Posted by: serenity_pen (serenity_pen)
Posted at: April 25th, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
Diplomacy

Amazing and perfefct - just like always! I can't believe how much you have warmed my heart by keeping these guys around. You are always so spot on with them, especially Billy and Casey. You do a great job with Michael as well and he's hard to write.

Love your stuff! Keep it coming!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 6th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
chaos michael

I'm so glad you're still reading! I'm still having fun with them :)

Thanks!

Posted by: sophie_deangirl (sophie_deangirl)
Posted at: April 25th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Awww...so CUTE!

Billy is just delightful when he's being charmingly smug to his captors and oh so relentless in teasing Casey.

I LOVE that Billy collapses into Casey's arms. Sweet and happy ending!

Fave Part:

Billy’s hands come loose and he finds himself grinning as Casey comes around and lifts him to his feet. “Don’t think of it as begging, Casey,” he says.

Casey’s brow furrows. “Then what?”

“Stalling, remember?” Billy asks, even as his vision tunnels.

“Stalling for what?” Casey asks.

“So you’ll be ready to catch me when I drop unceremoniously to the ground,” Billy continues, the words jumbling together.

“Wait, Billy--”

But Billy’s already falling, vision going dark even as he knows Casey will still be there to catch him all the same.

--Billy warning him is just ADORABLE!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 6th, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
Re: Awww...so CUTE!
billy casey trouble

I have such an affinity for those two. Perfectly paired :)

Thanks!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: April 26th, 2013 11:44 am (UTC)
Stephen Clouds


Awwww, and lol. Casey begging Billy is so funny, and Billy's stalling techniques are masterful.

BUT STOP KNOCKING OUT HIS TEETH!!!!

*G*


Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 6th, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
billy considers

LOL, I have knocked out a lot of teeth lately :) Poor guy!

Thanks!

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