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Ficlet: But I Know What I Like

Title: But I Know What I Like
Characters: Roy/Ed
Rating: PG
Word count: 194
Prompt: pandoraculpa, Roy and Ed, persistence of memory.
Note: I went with the Dali painting The Persistence of Memory, aka the one with the melting clocks.



"You know," said Roy, "you could have considered that part of the point of the painting was to make you feel discombobulated. I know you get twitchy when you're confronted with anything where you don't instantly know what it means -"

"I know what it means. Drugs. Lots of drugs."

Roy chuckled. "You sound like a grumpy middle-aged man."

"Yeah, well, I hang out with one so much -" he shrugged at Roy. "Yeah, it's obvious, so what. I had to do that joke, you put it right out there."

Roy attempted dignity. "As I was saying, part of the artist's point is that he's trying to short-circuit the normal ways people respond to representative art, and elicit a visceral response that comes straight from your unconscious mind -"

"Roy?"

"Yes?"

"Are you repeating all that from the review in last Sunday's Times?"

"Possibly."

"Are you doing it so I'll think you have a huge, sexy brain?"

"Did it work?"

Ed gave him a very sly grin and bumped his shoulder against Roy's. "Nope. But lucky for you, for some reason it really turns me on when you try too hard."

Comments

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vince_moon
Dec. 19th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
"Yeah, well, I hang out with one so much -" Great line.
bob_fish
Dec. 19th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
havocmangawip
Dec. 19th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Roy and Ed, you are too funny and NEVER predictable!

bob_fish
Dec. 19th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
They're always fun. I love that icon.
alasse_mirimiel
Dec. 19th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
If I had to choose what line I liked best, I'll end up quoting the whole thing XD

For some reason I find Roy's "Possibly" hilarious.
bob_fish
Dec. 19th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
I love these boys, they write themselves. XD
amethyst_koneko
Dec. 20th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
For some reason I find Roy's "Possibly" hilarious.

Me too! XD
bob_fish
Dec. 20th, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
XD XD
pandoraculpa
Dec. 19th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
*snicker* I love this interaction. Roy, trying too hard, bwah!! Of course it would be that which turns Ed on. Also, lol-ing over Roy parroting the newspaper. Silly man!

Thanks, this was a fun, fun read! (I love these two far too much.) :D
bob_fish
Dec. 19th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's too easy to make these guys bicker.

(I love them far too much too)
damnationschild
Dec. 19th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Ah boys, this is why we love you xD
bob_fish
Dec. 19th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
It is, they're so special like that <3
amethyst_koneko
Dec. 20th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
<333 Love the banter here! Roy quoting the newspaper = WIN! XD
bob_fish
Dec. 20th, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed.
dormantdrake
Dec. 20th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
*laughs at them* ♥
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