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13 August 2009 @ 03:04 pm
Ficlet: Stifled (Pinto) PG  
Title:Stifled
Fandom/Paring Zachary Quinto/Chris Pine
Rating PG, for one word.
Warnings Um, angst I guess. Possibly.It was written fairly quickly and its not beta'd so possible glaring errors I was too nearsighted to see.
Disclaimer: No offense intended. I neither know the people mentioned in this story nor do I claim to know anything about their lives beyond what is published in the media. This is simply a work of fiction meant for personal entertainment.
Summary: Chris will sometimes wonder if his life is really that different from others.
A/: OMG, I've written fic. Its only about 300 wds, but its something. It's also my first foray into this fandom..





Sometimes, Chris wonders if it’s like this for everyone. He hopes it is. He hopes a thirty something woman working at Wal-Mart has just as many people talking about who she is or isn’t fucking. Because see, the thing is, Chris knows this is what happens in high school, in college and in Hollywood, and that the more people know your name the more people will talk about you. He’s known this since he was a little kid and heard the whispers his parents didn’t want him to hear. He’s never been naïve enough to think gossip about him wouldn’t be spread around from mouth to mouth, and the moment he decided make acting his career, and not his hobby, he knew the gossip would follow him throughout his life.

Chris knows that should mean he’d have no problem accepting the whispers as another part of the business, but it didn’t and he doesn’t. It’s unjust and invasive and it makes Chris treasure his privacy just a little more. And even though he wants to wake up in the morning and head out with Zach for breakfast and straight back home, he doesn’t want to pretend they didn’t both just come out of the same home. Even though he wants to go see a movie and not worry about pictures of him and Zach holding hands showing up on TMZ. Which is why he goes out for coffee by himself more often than not, and he always makes sure to get to the theater at least 20 minutes before Zach.

So he knows it’s petty and selfish and maybe even a little cheap, but he wants other people to feel the same agonizing imprisonment that he feels. He wants to know it’s the same for everyone. Chris needs to know it doesn’t matter he’s an actor, because even as a librarian or a teacher or even a cashier, he’d still have to give a little of himself up.
 
 
 
small town witch come to mess you up: Spike is sick of his liesazkaban_hunter on August 13th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
This is just.. wow. You captured the pressure I'm sure they go through everyday (regardless of whether or not they're together) and still managed to make it a little sweet (although bittersweet).

GREAT first fic! Five stars!
Lupe: Pinto-Don't Turn Aroundchocmarsh on August 14th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Thank you. Bittersweet was what I was hoping for.
as good as baby Jesus in velvet pants: ZQhigh_flyer87 on August 14th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Wow, I really love this! Your first foray into this pairing? I'm definately looking forward to what else you have planned for these guys ;)
Thanks so much for sharing this!
Lupe: Pinto-Colorschocmarsh on August 14th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.
fizzerbass: pinto profilesfizzerbass on August 14th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh, ouch. bittersweet and heartbreaking - but very nice for a first fic. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Profiterole: Star Trek - Kirk and Spock_profiterole_ on August 14th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
That was beautiful! *huggles for Chris* Don't worry, bb, I have slash theories about my colleagues too.
Lupe: Pinto-Colorschocmarsh on August 15th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you. And surprisingly, so do I. :)
blcwriterblcwriter on August 14th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Wonderful.
Lupe: Pinto-Don't Turn Aroundchocmarsh on August 15th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!
ewinficewinfic on August 15th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
This is interesting... and insightful. Most people DO have moments of feeling like they've had their lives utterly exposed for everyone to see. Not like Chris, but it's enough to wonder...
Lupe: Pinto-Don't Turn Aroundchocmarsh on August 15th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Yes, that's kinda what I was thinking while writing this.
w0rld4vampsw0rld4vamps on August 19th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see your typing fingers back at work.. even though I don't know anything about this pairing I felt the 'bittersweetness'.. lol.. oh I hope this means that more fanfic is coming.. *claps hands in glee*

ps. did you ever find that Hot Topic-tattoo-fetish-guy? lol lol lol

later!

-w.
Lupechocmarsh on August 21st, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
This means you're back, yes? YAY!!! HAPPY BELATEED BIRTHDAY!!! You're bday post shall be done tomorrow, when I'm not falling asleep on my comp.

And sadly no, I have not been back. I really should though.

And thank you for your fic comment. :)