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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
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Two days, two nights
Chapter 4: New Notation
By thecountessolivia
Published: 02-18-2016
Completed: 02-20-2016

http://archiveofourown.org/users/thecountessolivia/pseuds/thecountessolivia
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6050256/chapters/13904542


Summary:
Danny and Alex attend a performance of Beethoven's Late String Quartets at Wigmore Hall.



To illustrate, Alex's hands lift and tilt, fingers forming a dome. Danny watches as they perform their architectural dance, straining to concentrate on Alex's whispered explanations of the hall's acoustics.

The quickly quaffed glass of pre-concert wine is spreading its warmth through his belly. Danny feels fidgety, happy, distracted and out of place. His attention drifts to the grown-up faces of the arriving audience and he wonders if those whose eyes he meets recognise him for the suited fraud he is.

He glances down at his knee brushing against Alex's and tries not to get turned on. He obsesses again over why Alex chose today, of all days: an unremarkable Thursday evening. He longs to scratch the infuriating itch along his collarbone, just beneath where Alex's hands had earlier shaped the immaculate knot of his tie.

The same hands now join in the polite applause that begins to fill the hall. Danny turns from Alex, towards the stage, and sees the four musician take a bow beside their instruments. He's agape at their youth and their seriousness - so like Alex.

The strings begin in a drawn-out, solemn unison but soon split to dance and meander about each other. A single violin pitches above the others to form a melody and its melancholy sweetness cuts Danny through with a deep ache, as if the bow were sawing and swaying directly over his heart. He feels his face crumple with feeling and when he dares to glance at Alex he meets the same expression as his own, fixed not on the stage but on him.

---------------

The music swells, dives, dips, weeps. Danny swallows back tears and wants to hold Alex's hand. Over six months. Over six months of Alex side-stepping all the clichés Danny had always thought he was desperate for. Six months of Alex forging from inexperience a new language that Danny is only now beginning to grasp.

Their one, three, six month anniversaries drift by unacknowledged. No dirty or love-sick texts appear on Danny's phone. No expensive gifts his trashier mates tell him he should expect.

Meanwhile, Alex ties his ties. Alex stops him in mid-stride and crouches down on the pavement to redo the laces in his canvas trainers. Alex crooks his finger and lets its knuckle play absent-mindedly with Danny's earlobe. Alex carries spare socks and a spare parka on their country walks. Danny finds the hole in the sleeve of his coat mysteriously mended and the broken lamp beside his bed working again.

With a knitted brow, Alex listens silently as Danny whines about not being having been texted the day before. The following week, daily at the same time, Danny's phone buzzes on the overground home from work. Each day a new picture. A long shadow cast by iron railings. A refraction of imperfect glass. An obscure, amusing blue plaque. A murmuration of starlings above Southwark cathedral.



                         

   
100 Lambeth Road, SE1                                                                      



Alex pulls him in by the hips when they dress in the morning, places a single kiss on the small of Danny's back then lets him go. Alex pauses when they fuck and, holding deep and perfectly still inside him, reaches down to move trembling fingertips over Danny's face, stricken as if he's seeing him for the first time or the last.

---------------

The concert crowd pours out into the rain, streaming towards Bond Street tube. They huddle in the corner, out of the way, and button up each others' coats beneath the frosted glass awning of the hall.

"So at some point you're going to tell me, right? What we're celebrating?"

"Celebrating?"

"I've been wracking my brain - it's not an anniversary..."

Alex's lips part in response. He looks worried, mouths for words. Danny clasps his hand, soothing, smoothing over his questioning.

"It's just... this seemed so special. It is so special."

"Danny... I'm sorry. I just thought you'd like the music."





Notes:

This is a collection of four LS drabbles, two old, two new. Enjoy.




Notes:

This ficlet expands on the flashback scene of Alex tying Danny's tie.

Danny and Alex attend a performance of Beethoven's Late String Quartets at Wigmore Hall




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigmore_Hall

Intimate Victorian concert venue for chamber music recitals and lunchtime concerts. - Google





[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxD9__FFU8[/youtube]
Belcea Quartet: Recorded live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012
Published on Mar 4, 2015



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR5rUdwsWoc[/youtube]
Belcea Quartet: Recorded live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012
Published on Jun 3, 2015



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkfVc3EcuQ4[/youtube]
Belcea Quartet: Recorded live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012
Published on Aug 27, 2015



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpNbBV_5KCc[/youtube]
Belcea Quartet: Recorded live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012
Published on Dec 15, 2015
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 09:29:13 pm by Aloysius J. Gleek »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"

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That's so cool, that  he  likes the artwork!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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That's so cool, that he likes the artwork!


Isn't it, Chuck? I'm so pleased--some of the stuff--a LOT of it!--is just amazing, and the fact that he not only likes it, but acknowledges and applauds it, and says he's going to publish it--that's high praise, even gratitude. Love it!

 :D


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BEsugQG_P4[/youtube]
Published on Feb 5, 2016
HOWEVER, with that said,
I think the Belgian director
Jakob Verbruggen has created
so many visuals/scenes that
have then been the cause
of the the artists' inspirations--


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sA_vfADuB0[/youtube]
Published on Feb 12, 2016



Like this--




#I COULD DRAW EVERY SINGLE SHOT FROM THIS SHOW AND NO ONE COULD STOP ME : D
                                                                                                                                                                             --THEGREATWHITESARK



LONDONSPYFANARTTHEGREATWHITESARK


Oh my.






NOVEMBER 26, 2015 (9:47 PM)
pastels on colored canson aquarelle paper
http://thegreatwhitesark.tumblr.com/image/134014466837
http://thegreatwhitesark.tumblr.com/









NOVEMBER 27, 2015 (6:44 PM)
#I COULD DRAW EVERY SINGLE SHOT FROM THIS SHOW AND NO ONE COULD STOP ME : D
brush pens on rice paper
http://thegreatwhitesark.tumblr.com/image/134067477987
http://thegreatwhitesark.tumblr.com/post/134067477987/brush-pens-on-rice-paper














You know what I mean??

 :) ;)
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 09:31:11 pm by Aloysius J. Gleek »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"

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LONDONSPYFANARTMYNAMEISALEX
                                                     http://mynameisalexx.tumblr.com/
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(oops! nsfw!  ::) )


Well, you DID say--


risque is good  :)



 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"

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Two great minds had the same idea--one with for Danny and a series of different floral crowns for Alex--


http://persephoneggsy.tumblr.com/post/116541664328/i-am-such-trash-for-edward-holcroft-its-not-even
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 09:32:58 pm by Aloysius J. Gleek »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"

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OK, actually, I think you can have Ben and Ed. Just let me at Tom Rob Smith. ...  ;D
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

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OK, actually, I think you can have Ben and Ed. Just let me at Tom Rob Smith. ...  ;D

Well, you know, Jeff--
as the saying goes,
he ain't ugly!  ::) 8)
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"