horseboykarl: (Default)
2011-02-12 10:15 am
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A Long-Awaited Reunion

Backdated: takes place after Karl finished the red carpet premieres of Star Trek 2009

Rating: PG

Karl I wave off the cabbie’s offer to help me with my bags and trudge across the bridge from the car park. I’m mildly surprised when my key actually opens the door. After so much time, I don’t feel like I live here anymore.

I feel disconnected from my own life )
horseboykarl: (Default)
2008-01-13 04:31 pm
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Fear of Parting (Sean/Karl)

I wake up early, light just starting to trickle over the horizon. Sean is deeply asleep beside me, and I let him be. Both of us have been working hard, getting ready for our upcoming jobs. I know he’s tired. I slip on some jeans and head for the barn.

The days have finally begun to warm and the morning is cool, but not chilly. My jumper is enough. Smokey Joe stamps eagerly and I soothe him as I tack him. I haven’t had much time for him either. We take one of the paths that winds over the hills. I lose myself in the rhythm of his gait, letting my mind clear of worries about Jed and the ache of the future separation from Sean. We’ve both been going about our days without talking much about it, pretending its not there.

When I get back, I spend time with Smokey, brushing him thoroughly before leaving him in the pasture for the day. In the kitchen, I find a fresh pot of coffee and a note for Sean, asking me to meet him in our hideaway in the garden. I grin, a lazy curl of heat growing in me, just from reading his note. Funny thing, being in love, how something so simple from your lover can make you feel so warm, so cherished.  )
horseboykarl: (red sweater)
2007-06-12 06:18 pm
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Private Paradise, Part 2 (Sean/Karl)

We finally pull ourselves out of bed. I'm still feeling out there, hard to explain. But my skin is still tingling and I feel a little disconnected from myself. Your hands never leave me and you seem to understand how much I need you to keep touching me. As we're getting out of bed, I feel a small moment of fear, that I've let you in too much, and shame at my lack of control, but then you're there again, surrounding me. You wrap an arm around me as we stand up and I'm glad you know what I need, because I never imagined I'd feel this off-balance. )
horseboykarl: (fileg happy)
2007-03-04 07:58 am
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A Day at the Beach (Sean/Karl)

I walk out onto the deck around the pool, coffee cup in hand, staring absently out over our land. I'm feeling restless and twitchy. Sean is in the shower, and I could go join him, but I want something else today. He hasn't said much about the planning that he . . . or Boromir, has done with Faramir and Théodred, and I haven't asked. He understands my reasons for staying out of this fight and why I won't let Éomer in it either. I'm sure Dave and Paris think I'm a coward, but that's nothing I can change.

The wind ruffles my hair, the breeze giving me an idea. I dodge back inside, tapping the keys on the laptop sitting on the bench. I grin, liking my idea better and better. This will be perfect to shake off my mood.

I slide into some beat up cargo shorts and then pull the boards out of the shed and carry them around to the deck. I pour myself another cup of coffee and then get busy with the wax. I've got my Mal between my knees, sighting along the edge, and letting the sun catch the wax to make sure it's done properly, when Sean comes out. He's wearing low-slung jeans and his feet are as bare as mine. I eye his toes, hoping that Sean'll agree to my plan, cause I'll get to perv on his toes all day if he does.

At his inquiry, I answer, "I checked the beach report. The surf's high at White Rock on Wairarapa."

Come to the beach with me? )
horseboykarl: (fileg happy)
2006-11-20 01:48 pm
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Exploring Italy - Lost in the Hills (Sean/Karl)

We've left the town, heading up into the hills for some privacy and to try out the gloves I just bought.
Until a phone call interrupts everything
horseboykarl: (red sweater)
2006-11-18 01:45 pm
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Exploring Italy - Castles and Churches (Sean/Karl)

Today we're going in to Montalcino, to look at some architecture and wander around.
The castle is old and mellow.
horseboykarl: (closed eyes smile)
2006-11-12 01:41 pm
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horseboykarl: (celebration)
2006-11-11 03:33 pm
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Exploring Italy (Sean/Karl)

Twenty hours in a plane. From one side of the world to the other. From spring to fall. I haven't had to do this heaps, usually start from LA before I head to Europe, but this time it's for fun. And it wasn't so bad. Sean and I spent the whole time talking. It started out with my efforts to distract Sean from the idea that he's on a bloody plane, but it soon turned into a long rambling chat about everything under the fucking sun. Our plans, our hopes, things we'd done and seen, things we want to do in Italy, and a few filthy suggestions made in a rough Yorkshire accent that made me whimper with need.

The plane landed almost before we knew it, but the car ride into the hills was too much for me, and I slumped in the seat, using Sean's shoulder for a pillow. The movement stopping woke me up and I sit up rubbing my eyes. It's dark, and I've got no fucking idea what time it is. Dark.

But there's an immense expanse of stone and rough-hewn wood, I can see that much. And there's Sean's warm hand snugged underneath my shirt, rubbing my back. The air is chilly and I shiver, and the hand squeezes, guiding me inside.

Put a bed under me )
horseboykarl: (straight on)
2006-09-20 01:53 pm
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Belonging (Sean/Karl)

It was Sean's idea, and I'm with him on it. The papers from the solicitor just showing how much we belong to each other.
horseboykarl: (ceasar lust 2)
2006-08-22 08:24 pm
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After Dinner (Sean/Karl)

I disentangle myself reluctantly from Sean, leaving his warmth to walk Dave and Paris out. "Stay put," I whisper into his ear.

"Yeah, Daisy, wouldn’t want you to get lost again." They laugh and I show them the way around to the front through the paths around the house. It was a fun night with friends and I wave as they pull out in Dave's bland car. On my way back to Sean, I dodge into the house and grab a couple of blankets. Sean and I can generate our own heat, and I want to fuck him under the stars, despite the cold. I'm a crazy git, I suppose. Even so, when we're done, we'll want to wrap up. Can't have my beautiful Brit catching a chill.

The aching for him hasn't gone away . . . it just feels too fucking good, having him in my arms, warm and willing. He pulls me down with him, tangling his fingers in my hair as our mouths meet.

You have me completely. )
horseboykarl: (Karl loves NZ)
2006-08-16 08:57 pm
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Dinner for Four

After getting some interesting vintages out of the wine cellar, including one of the bottles of Camigliano, I bring my finds to the kitchen. Sean's got his hands in something for dinner, the sleeves of his jumper pushed up to his elbows. I whinged enough that he agreed to come up with something for Paris.

Seeing him at work in the kitchen does things to me, probably because that's where our first, never-to-be-forgotten kiss took place, but it lights a warm fire low in my belly, a mixture of lust and love. And I fit myself behind him, nosing the scent at the back of his neck, smiling when he turns around for a quick kiss.

I leave him alone and get out the stuff for the marinade for the lamb chops. I whisk that together and get the chops soaking before I wander outside to get the outdoor hearth lit and pull the cushions for the chairs out of their storage. It's cold tonight, but we've got
plenty of wine, good food, and friends coming around in a little while so it should be fun to sit out here at least for a bit.

Have trouble finding the place? )
horseboykarl: (intense fileg)
2006-06-13 05:47 pm
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Searching for Home

After another round of fruitless looking at places that aren't quite right, I'm starting to worry that we'll never find a place that we both like.
horseboykarl: (karl 1)
2006-05-24 08:26 pm
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Making Decisions (Sean/Karl)

After being gone so long, and deciding that I’m going to move somewhere with Sean, I look around my house and see that it need a lot of work. So when I get a free day, I start to work, Sean leaving to get things done at his own house.

Once I get some basic repairs done, there's lots of work in my garden. Things are ready to be picked so I spend some time on that and clearing out the weeds. I stand back, looking at what I've accomplished today and feel a quiver of nerves. About the decision we made, maybe. I call Sean, but he's not answering his phone, so I saddle Smokey and ride along my borders.

The air is nippy compared to the warm breezes of our tropical paradise, and I feel cold, wanting Sean with me, to share his heat.

I leave him a voice mail, "Tahu, I've finished here, and I'm going to throw something on the grill. See you soon, I hope."

I'll get a shower and then fire the grill. )

horseboykarl: (ceasar lust 2)
2006-05-05 09:34 pm
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Unforgetable Paradise

Our last night in paradise, and we make a decision that neither of us expected. But it gives me a warm feeling inside.
horseboykarl: (eomer golden hall)
2006-05-02 09:11 pm
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The Captain and the Horselord

I get our remaining gear out of the boat while Sean is inside, calling for some dinner. We're gonna have guests, to I told him to get enough for several people. He gave me an odd look, but I think he'll see what I mean soon enough.

We spent the day on one of the private motus owned by the resort. It was hardly more than a sandbar with palm trees, barely 3000 square meters. We had snorkeling equipment and the resort sent along plenty of food in a picnic basket that's part of the package for the motu.

So we snorkeled for hours, Sean proving to be a very good teacher and we explored the reef, stunned at the beauty and complexity of the life under the water. We would take breaks, lying in the sun, doing other sorts of exploration. And talking. We talked a lot, about all sorts of things, but the conversation veered around to shifting and the troubles they’ve caused.

I told him everything, finding that there's nothing I can't tell him, no secrets that I need to keep. The painful parts . . . what Paris and I did accidentally, the arrests. The bruises that weren't mine. He told me about Boromir's fighting, seems to be a common thing with this crew from Middle Earth. I told him about Dave and Théodred's first meeting and my own scraps with Théodred. But I didn't leave out the good things that Éomer has done, including taking on the Balrog which left the scar on my arm.

But we decided to avoid any misunderstandings and pull our shifts in now, tonight. Let them know what the situation is, make sure there's no mistakes. I don't think Éomer would shift in without permission, not now, but he's capable of it and I don't want him doing anything to Sean if he does.

So Sean is getting enough food to keep that horseboy content, and we're going to let them have dinner together. Sean walks out to the deck.


We decided to call Éomer first. )

horseboykarl: (interview face)
2006-04-30 03:26 pm
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Hiking (Sean/Karl)

When I wake up, I'm sprawled on the huge bed in our villa. I can see the waters of the lagoon out the window and they are sparkling with the sun that is just starting to hit them. I slept long and deep last night, it's so peaceful here. Sean is lying on my arm and I study his face in the growing light.

He looks serene, rested. I want to give him that, to make being with me like that for him. I sigh, knowing I'm not the easiest person to get along with, but I don't want to be a source of stress for him. We've done all right, so far, being sure we talk to each other. It's hard for me, because I tend to dislike revealing my thoughts and emotions, but he's worth changing my ways for.

We've got a hike up Mt. Otemanu planned for today, and we both brought our boots, anticipating that we wouldn't be swimming the whole time. We'll take the boat around to the east side of Bora, to Anau, where the slopes of the mountain come nearly to the water, and pick up the trail there. )

horseboykarl: (ceasar lust 2)
2006-04-27 03:37 pm
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Tasting Paradise (Sean/Karl)

After dinner, Sean and I took a ride to the sunset, and he let me have my weirdest fantasy.
horseboykarl: (karl calm)
2006-04-25 03:41 pm
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Paradise Found (Sean/Karl)

I watched out the window, eager for my first view of Bora Bora, pointing it out to Sean and hoping to distract him from the size of the plane. Beautiful beaches, dreamy turquoise lagoon, jungle greenery.
All the places where I planned on having his delightful ass.