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Finally, that's obviously poutine Bitty has made for Jack!





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Happy Canada Day to all
the Canadians in the cast of
omg, Check Please!





Is that Bitty in the background, looking concerned?


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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Is that Bitty in the background, looking concerned?


Happy Canada Day to all
the Canadians in the cast of
omg, Check Please!






No, in the left background above, that's Holster (he's 6'-4", from Buffalo NY) of 'Ransom and Holster' fame (Ransom, next to Jack in the same image, is 6'-2", and, I think, from Toronto (or Ottawa?--but is definitely Canadian), the attached-at-the-hip practically twins who live up in the attic (bunk beds) in the hockey frat 'Haus' (or at least until they graduated last month, 2016, in Ngozi's fictional timeline; Bitty graduates next year, 2017). Ngozi says that every Summer, Holster stays with Ransom with Ransom's family after they have a raucous time at--Niagara Falls??





(in the cut off bubble, Holster is saying "Me! Me!")



By the way, bad labeling in the drawing below--Ransom is the black guy on the right, Holster is the white guy on the left.







Up at the top image, you're right--why is Holster seemingly concerned/upset? Is he--jealous??

FYI, Ngozi says that the two are straight, but at least once (or twice) when they were completely drunk, they made out--but next day were very uneasy and unable to look at each other in the eye--well, quite--like this:






HOWEVER, the fanbase has decided that (like Dex and Nursey!) Ransom and Holster are having a torrid love affair and eventually get married--in fact, in one fanfic story, they get married before graduation, outdoors on the Samwell campus, and Bitty caters the wedding luncheon at the Haus.

One of these days I've got to post some of these Ransom and Holster drawings and stories, but for the moment, there's this (sorry this is rushed, I'll add labels and direct links after the crazy weekend):






















Rather sweet!

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Finally, that's obviously poutine Bitty has made for Jack!

Mmmm ... poutine!  :D
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Mmmm ... poutine!  :D




Finally, that's obviously poutine Bitty has made for Jack!


Ha! I love poutine too, but--not in fucking July! November through February (especially February!) is divine!  :D :laugh:
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http://archiveofourown.org/collections/CantHardlyWait_CheckPlease_DailyChallenge2016

Can't Hardly Wait: A Check Please! Daily Challenge (May-July 2016)

What happened in Jack and Eric's lives and relationship between Jack's graduation day (May 18, 2015) and the 4th of July weekend when Jack visited Eric in Madison, Georgia, last year? This challenge invites authors to post a short work, chapter, or sketch each day chronicling the passage of time "live".

This is a Check Please! daily challenge, open to all writers and artists who enjoy the accountability /structure of creating something daily and putting it out into the world without a lot of beta feedback or editing. There is no formal length requirement -- you could write a Tweet per day (140 characters) or a drabble (100 words) or something longer-ish. The goal is something you can create and post in the time between dinner and bed each day, or over breakfast, or during your lunch break.

This is a Jack/Eric challenge but feel free to mix up POV characters and include snippets from the perspective of other characters in the Check Please! world if you wish -- texts from Shitty? Snarky commentary by Lardo? An email from Alicia to Suzanne? Twitter harassment from Ransom and Holster? A conversation between Jack and Georgia from her point of view? Go for it. All of it. And post it here so we can read it.

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maybe you'll be lonesome too
By elizajane
Published: 05-19-2016, Updated 07-03-2016

http://archiveofourown.org/users/elizajane/pseuds/elizajane
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6896860/chapters/16680916








Chapter 43: Monday, 29 June 2015





Mama is making the grocery list
She asks if there’s anything you want us to have in the house




You.
;-)





Has anyone told you that you are a ridiculous boy??



Ridiculous is not usually a word people use to describe me, no.



Well, they obviously have not been paying attention
Have they Mr. Zimmermann?
Because you ARE ridiculous
Also adorable





Another word not usually used to describe me.



Also mine?



Accurate.







To your original question:
Please tell your mom no need to buy anything special.
I survived your cooking all last year, after all.




EXCUSE ME??
Seems to me SOMEONE is asking for his PIE PRIVILEGES to be revoked




Haha.
I know you, Bittle.
You wouldn’t last a day.




I suggest you not test the theory by implying my baked goods are something one “survives”



I actually have another question




Shoot.



Um. So.



Now I’m worried.
You’re using punctuation.




Shut up
So my parents have a guest bedroom
But I also
Um
Have a double bed
So
I was just wondering
Whether you want your own space
Or




Your parents would let me stay in your room?



I may not have asked yet
If I don’t ask they can’t say no





Does that mean you WANT me to stay in your room.
In your bed.




Well
Yes?




Can you elaborate about the question mark.
Because I’ve seen your bed on Skype and it looks big enough for two.
I wasn’t sure your parents would be okay with...us.
Sleeping together.
It seems like a thing many parents aren’t comfortable with.
And I don’t want you to feel uncomfortable either.

Bitty?




Sorry Sorry!
Mama asked me a question.

YES
Yes I want you in my room
It’s just … I don’t know
I just can’t imagine ...
This is embarrassing




Would it be easier to talk face to face?
I’m in the library but I can find a place to call you.




NO!
*hides face*
God no
Texting is good
I’m not sure I can get the words out otherwise




We have an easier time with words when we can also be touching, remember?



Sometimes I think I’ve made it all up
I mean I know I haven’t but




I know what you mean.
But can we go back to the bedroom question.
Would it feel easier if I stayed in the guest bedroom?
It would be like having me across the hall at the Haus.
No reason I’d have to STAY there ;-)




Okay
Maybe
But I don’t want you to think that means I don’t want




I want too <3



OMG did you just use a heart emoji?



I do watch and learn, Bittle.




I am looking forward to having you here Jack
It’s been hard without you
I didn’t realize
(or let myself realize)
How much … of everything we had together already
Until I thought I was going to lose it
And I know I haven’t but…




I’m sorry.



No! No. I wasn’t fishing for an apology
It’s just
It’s felt lonely in bed without you

*dies of embarrassment*




No.
Don’t be embarrassed Bits.
It’s felt lonely in bed without you here, too.

Would it be weird if we did a lot of cuddling while I was there?
It’s just I’ve always...liked that.




…thinking...thinking...WAIT NO.
Jack, you do understand that basically 98.5% of my waking hours right now are thinking about all of the ways I want to cuddle, right?
And I mean both “cuddling” and cuddling-cuddling




Oh, there’s a difference? I wasn’t aware.







Good. Because that’s what I’ve been spending my waking hours thinking about too.



Okay. Good
Cuddling sounds good
I mean. TBH Señor Bunny has been getting all up in my face about it
“When is Monsieur Éléphant gonna visit?”
Blah blah blah





Haha. Yeah.
Monsieur Éléphant keeps glaring at me.
I wake up and there he is staring.
He blames me that Señor Bunny is down in Madison.




Obviously you are responsible for how stupid big this country is

Well
There’s nothing for it
We’ll just have to suck it up and give them some alone time while you two are here




Another reason to have the guest bedroom.
We can put a sock on their door and beat a hasty retreat.




What have I done to deserve you?



You know you don’t have to do anything to “deserve” me, right?
That’s not how this works.




What if I screw this up? What if



I almost screwed this up by walking away from you on graduation day.
I worry about screwing this up every day.
Every hour.
Every minute.
Because that’s how my brain works, Bits.
But I’m learning not to listen to it all the time.
We’ll not listen to it together, okay?




Okay

Okay
Lord, Jack, have I told you how much I miss you?




Multiple times.
But I won’t mind if you tell me again.




I miss you.
I miss you and I love you.




<3 and :-( Bits.

See you in four days <3




Four days!








Notes:

Rating:                  Explicit
Archive Warning:    Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Category:              M/M
Fandom:               Check Please! (Webcomic)
Relationship:         Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann Minor or Background Relationship(s)
Characters:           Eric Bittle  Jack Zimmermann  Alicia Zimmermann  Bob Zimmermann  Georgia Martin  Shitty Knight  Larissa "Lardo" Duan
                                    Chris "Chowder" Chow  Adam "Holster" Birkholtz  Justin "Ransom" Oluransi  Suzanne Bittle  Coach Bittle
Additional Tags:    Prompt Fill  Work In Progress  Not Beta Read
Language:            English
Series                  « Part 2 of the hold it, and share it series  http://archiveofourown.org/series/465904   »
Stats:                  Published: 05-19-2016   Updated 07-03-2016 Words: 67911     Chapters: 46/?     Comments: 1074     Kudos: 624     Bookmarks: 91     Hits: 20383



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Can't Hardly Wait: A Check Please! Daily Challenge (May-July 2016)

What happened in Jack and Eric's lives and relationship between Jack's graduation day (May 18, 2015) and the 4th of July weekend when Jack visited Eric in Madison, Georgia, last year? This challenge invites authors to post a short work, chapter, or sketch each day chronicling the passage of time "live".

This is a Check Please! daily challenge, open to all writers and artists who enjoy the accountability /structure of creating something daily and putting it out into the world without a lot of beta feedback or editing. There is no formal length requirement -- you could write a Tweet per day (140 characters) or a drabble (100 words) or something longer-ish. The goal is something you can create and post in the time between dinner and bed each day, or over breakfast, or during your lunch break.

This is a Jack/Eric challenge but feel free to mix up POV characters and include snippets from the perspective of other characters in the Check Please! world if you wish -- texts from Shitty? Snarky commentary by Lardo? An email from Alicia to Suzanne? Twitter harassment from Ransom and Holster? A conversation between Jack and Georgia from her point of view? Go for it. All of it. And post it here so we can read it.

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maybe you'll be lonesome too
By elizajane
Published: 05-19-2016, Updated 07-03-2016

http://archiveofourown.org/users/elizajane/pseuds/elizajane
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6896860/chapters/16747183








Chapter 45: Wednesday, 1 July 2015





   !!!



Good morning Bitty.



Happy Canada Day!!!
What are you going to do?




Have poutine for breakfast.




Now you’re just making fun of me
LOL did you see this?

https://twitter.com/NickBossRoss/status/748904843801010176/photo/1




Nick Ross
‏@NickBossRoss

I drew a map of Canada to help Americans out. HAPPY CANADA DAY

RETWEETS   LIKES
268             667

8:43 AM - 1 Jul 2016





Haha.



But seriously, shouldn’t you do something for Canada Day?
I mean, like if you were home would there be fireworks?




Mmm. Maybe.
Sometimes my parents would host a picnic.
Mom always made us watch Jaws on the 4th of July.




We could do that!



Might be fun.



Did you see Ransom and Holster are at Niagara Falls?
They’re posting pictures on the Facebook page
They bought red and white face paint and painted each other’s torsos with the Canadian flag
Holster claims Ransom is teaching random tourists the lyrics to “O Canada”





Can I see the pictures if I don’t have Facebook?
That actually reminds me.
I wanted to ask.
Is there a way for me to join Facebook without anyone knowing?




Hold on … I’ll download the picture and share it with you
Via text

...without anyone knowing…? ? ?




I mean, you guys seem to share stuff on the team Facebook page.
I want to be able to see it, and I was thinking maybe share photos and stuff.
But I don’t want people to be able to FIND me?
Like, old teammates from the Q.
Or hockey fans.




OH
I see what you’re saying
Um
Hold on
(It would be cool to have you on Facebook!)
(Chowder was just asking about you yesterday!)




He talks to me in the group text?



Oh, yeah, I know
But he’s on Facebook a lot more
I think he and Cait use messenger like
24/7
And Johnson pops up every few days with something random




It would be nice to talk with Johnson again.
I use “talk” loosely you understand.




Okay, yes.
So there’s good news and there’s bad news.
Which do you want first?




Bad news.



So the bad news is that we can’t set you up to be “unfindable”
You need to use your real name
And someone searching your name would find your account
(Along with, like, all the fake accounts set up by fans? That’s … a little creepy. Ugh)




This is probably the point in our relationship where I tell you that if you search for my name on the Internet you will find porn.



Why Mr. Zimmermann!
You don’t say




I’m serious Bits.
Just … search with care. Is what I’m saying.
If you’re looking for stuff related to me.




Honey, you are so sweet
Thinking you had to tell me that





Do I want to know?



Probably not
I mean, I haven’t gone LOOKING if that’s what you’re worried about
That would have been...weird?
But I do know it exists
I mean, that’s the rule




The rule?



If it’s a cherished childhood memory someone’s written porn about it



Wait, are you saying I’m a cherished childhood memory?
I’m confused.




Sigh
We’ll talk about it when you’re here
*hugs*


In the meantime, what I was saying is
We can make you a Facebook account but it doesn’t have to have your picture or anything
And YOU get to control who you give access to anything on your page
And the SMH page is locked so only players and alums have access
So anything you posted there would be like posting to the team text
Well, with alumni too




Okay, that sounds good.
Will you help me set up an account when I’m visiting?
Thanks for the picture of Ransom and Holster.
Haha.




Sure!
It'll be easy
Holster says they’re going to do it again on the 4th and pretend it’s Canada Day all over again
See how many tourists they can confuse




Does Holster even know the words to our national anthem?



Ransom taught him
Apparently, whatever incentives Rans uses are powerful ones





I never would have guessed.



Right?
I mean, I’m not placing bets but
Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck…




I believe you mean *Canada goose*.



Oh, hush, that’s terrible




So why the sudden urge to join Facebook?



It’s not entirely sudden.
I’ve been thinking about it since May.
I don’t want to be one of those alums who just disappears, you know?
I mean, I won’t because of you.
But I should stay in touch with the others too.
And now I’m not living there that probably means social media.
Sigh.




You make it sound so painful!



I’m sure you’ve noticed that “social” and “media” are not things I generally enjoy.



Fair enough



But I had lunch with Shitty yesterday.
I’m worried about him.
I thought...maybe if I could keep a closer eye on him…




? ? ?



He just doesn’t seem happy.
And I’m worried about the drinking.
I mean, I’ve always been worried about the drinking but.




Okay
I mean, I haven’t noticed anything but
Well, there was that day he messaged me while high
I thought it was just Shitty joking


Now I’m worried



The more Shitty jokes, the more you have to pay attention to what he's NOT saying.
He’s carrying a lot of pain around that he doesn’t share with many people.




Do you think Lardo knows?



I’m not sure.
I’m gonna see her tomorrow and I’ll try and ask.
Anyway. I thought if I was on Facebook maybe I’d be able to see is this is part of a pattern.




You know
Señor Bunny heard you say “tomorrow” and he perked right up




Did he now.



Well, I mean, I’ve explained to him that tomorrow you and Monsieur Éléphant will be going to Boston so you can catch a plane down to Atlanta where he and I get to meet you at the airport




Ah.
Well, you can tell Señor Bunny he’s not the only excited one.
Monsieur Éléphant has been having trouble sleeping, in fact.
Thinking about how soon we’ll be seeing you
.



...he has?



Mmm. Yes.



Oh




I’ve had to cuddle him, at night, so he can sleep.
It helps him feel less alone.




How can he possibly miss Señor Bunny this much?
I mean, he hasn’t even MET Señor Bunny
Except over Skype




You get to know a lot about a person over Skype.
And text.
And over the phone.




Well, yes

Jack?



Yes Bits?



You can tell Monsieur Éléphant I understand how he feels
I miss you and I love you
AND I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS




Me too.
I love you and I miss you.
And it’s getting harder and harder to wait.




I’ll be there at the airport waiting
… Jack?




?



Would you feel weird if I kissed you?
I mean, at the airport
I mean, I know it’s a public space and
There’s a chance someone would recognize you and




No.
No, I wouldn’t feel weird about that.
At all.








Notes:

Thanks to @helenstwin on Twitter for the Canada Day suggestions!



Rating:                  Explicit
Archive Warning:    Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Category:              M/M
Fandom:               Check Please! (Webcomic)
Relationship:         Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann Minor or Background Relationship(s)
Characters:           Eric Bittle  Jack Zimmermann  Alicia Zimmermann  Bob Zimmermann  Georgia Martin  Shitty Knight  Larissa "Lardo" Duan
                                    Chris "Chowder" Chow  Adam "Holster" Birkholtz  Justin "Ransom" Oluransi  Suzanne Bittle  Coach Bittle
Additional Tags:    Prompt Fill  Work In Progress  Not Beta Read
Language:            English
Series                  « Part 2 of the hold it, and share it series  http://archiveofourown.org/series/465904 »
Stats:                  Published: 05-19-2016   Updated 07-03-2016 Words: 67911     Chapters: 46/?     Comments: 1074     Kudos: 624     Bookmarks: 91     Hits: 20383

« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 04:17:09 am by Aloysius J. Gleek »
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Can't Hardly Wait: A Check Please! Daily Challenge (May-July 2016)

What happened in Jack and Eric's lives and relationship between Jack's graduation day (May 18, 2015) and the 4th of July weekend when Jack visited Eric in Madison, Georgia, last year? This challenge invites authors to post a short work, chapter, or sketch each day chronicling the passage of time "live".

This is a Check Please! daily challenge, open to all writers and artists who enjoy the accountability /structure of creating something daily and putting it out into the world without a lot of beta feedback or editing. There is no formal length requirement -- you could write a Tweet per day (140 characters) or a drabble (100 words) or something longer-ish. The goal is something you can create and post in the time between dinner and bed each day, or over breakfast, or during your lunch break.

This is a Jack/Eric challenge but feel free to mix up POV characters and include snippets from the perspective of other characters in the Check Please! world if you wish -- texts from Shitty? Snarky commentary by Lardo? An email from Alicia to Suzanne? Twitter harassment from Ransom and Holster? A conversation between Jack and Georgia from her point of view? Go for it. All of it. And post it here so we can read it.

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maybe you'll be lonesome too
By elizajane
Published: 05-19-2016, Updated 07-04-2016

http://archiveofourown.org/users/elizajane/pseuds/elizajane
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6896860/chapters/16769857








Chapter 47: Friday, 3 July 2015




In the end, Eric doesn’t see Jack until Jack is almost upon him. He’s been hovering in the arrivals lobby at Hartsfield-Jackson for nearly three hours because he hadn’t been able to sleep the night before. After a few hours of pretending to sleep, Eric had finally gotten up stupidly early, made himself a thermos of coffee, and driven into Atlanta because he’d been worried about being late.

Which meant, of course, that the rush hour traffic was particularly light on the Friday of a holiday weekend and he’d wound up at the airport nearly two hours ahead of when Jack’s flight was supposed to arrive. And then Jack’s flight from Logan had been delayed for almost an hour. So Eric’s finished a thermos of coffee and is halfway through a (really quite horribly pulled) venti iced caramel macchiato from the terminal Starbucks by the time the Boston flight registers as landed on the ARRIVALS monitors and he feels like he’s going to expire from the anticipation that will just not fucking end already.

He’s pulled his phone out to reassure himself, once again, that he had in fact texted Jack to let him know where to look for him when he hears “Hey. Bitty.” And there’s Jack pulling his carry-on with his shoulder bag slung over his shoulder looking scrubbed and awake and oh God so overwhelmingly there.

“Hi,” Eric says, blankly. “Hey! You made it!” Like an idiot. Stating the obvious.

“Yeah, sorry about the delay,” Jack shrugs. “Something about a faulty light on the wing that needed --”

Eric suddenly rather desperately wishes he didn’t have a coffee in one hand and his phone in the other, so he pockets the phone and takes two steps to the left in order to drop his macchiato in the nearest trash bin -- he’s had more than enough caffeine already, anyway -- before closing the distance between himself and Jack. He reaches up to slide a hand around the back of Jack’s neck and pulls him down into a kiss.

In his head -- despite fantasies of flinging himself into Jack’s arms like Martine McCutcheon had leapt upon Hugh Grant in Love Actually -- Eric had meant to give Jack a rather chaste welcome-to-Georgia kiss. They’re standing in the middle of a busy airport, after all, and even if Jack’s said this is okay Eric is hyper-aware that kissing Jack in public is an undeniable statement about the nature of their relationship.

Which is, of course, precisely why Eric wants to do it. (Also because he’s been fantasizing about kissing Jack again since roughly three seconds after Jack let go of him on graduation day and disappeared back down the Haus stairs.) Eric wants everyone currently flooding past them on their way to the taxi stand and SkyTrain and the parking lot to understand that this beautiful man standing in front of him is Eric’s boyfriend and if that makes them fucking uncomfortable that is their problem not his.

But still. They're in public and Eric's aware that, gay or straight couple aside, there are expectations of proprietary to be respected. Except, it seems Jack has a different concept of proprietary. And really, really meant it when he said he had no objection to Eric kissing him in public. Because Jack leans full-body into the kiss with a deep hum of approval that Eric feels against his own palms. He lets go of his suitcase handle and slide both hands around Eric’s waist to the small of his back. And Eric, without making the decision intentionally, feels himself melt into Jack like there is no other time or place more appropriate for getting closer.

After that, things quickly become less than chaste. If still technically within the bounds of social propriety. They’re both fully clothed, after all, and Eric is only pressing rather firmly rather than shamelessly grinding himself against Jack where Jack has him pulled flush against the front of Jack’s jeans.

Their first private kisses had been tentative, if unequivocal. Jack’s damp and trembling hand had been gentle against Eric’s jaw and Eric -- one hand still holding his phone with its headphones dangling -- had been too stunned to do more than clutch disbelievingly at the polyester folds of Jack’s graduation robe and chase down the next kiss, and the next, and the next.

This, by contrast, is a startling moment of raw public intimacy. What had started out as a simple greeting quickly turns into something more complex as Jack smiles happily against Eric’s mouth and flicks out a tongue to trace the curve of Eric’s lower lip, pushing Eric’s mouth open until he has the fullness of Eric’s bottom lip between his own. He sucks, and nips, the pressure and pull engaging parts of Eric’s body that make him laugh against Jack’s mouth with the giddy pleasure of having Jack here and so patently wanting as much and as deeply as Eric himself.

Made bold by example, Eric mimics Jack’s mouth, pulling Jack’s lip between his teeth briefly and nipping down ever so slightly. Jack exhales a soft, startled rush of air and pulls back to check something in Eric’s expression -- then leans in again to press another kiss to Eric’s lips like he can’t bring himself to be any further away than this close.

Eric completely understand the sentiment.

“Well, hi there,” he whispers, feeling the happiness and rightness that is Jack Jack Jack right here right here right here in his arms singing through his over-caffeinated veins.

“Hi,” Jack whispers back, nosing against Eric’s cheek, pressing tiny, teasing kisses across his cheek to his ear and Oh, Eric shivers and turns his head to grant Jack better access, now isn’t that an interesting sensation ...

“Jack, we should --”

“Hey, Bits, it’s okay --” Jack pulls back again so he can focus on Eric’s face. “I meant it when I said --”

“Well, yeah,” Eric says, feeling his cheeks heat with a heady mixture of desire and self-consciousness, “I'm getting that but -- the things I want to do, we can’t really do in public, you know?” He pushes up onto his toes and presses one last kiss just because he can on Jack’s mouth, then reluctantly pulls his hands away from Jack’s neck, sliding his palms down over the front of Jack’s worn button down shirt.

His traitorous mind points out how easy it would be to unbutton those buttons one by one and -- well, yes. That. He circles one of the buttons against Jack’s sternum and watches Jack swallow and lick his lips in response.

Eric feels a knot of anxiety he hadn’t been fully aware of carrying loosen and fall away. They’re really doing this. Jack really wants him. Touching Jack really is easier than constantly reminding himself that he's not allowed to touch.

He is allowed to touch, now. And here's Jack touching him back.

“Let’s, um -- do you have a checked bag?”

“Nope, just this,” Jack puts a hand back on the handle of his carry-on. “I travel light.”

“Okay, right, well -- I’m parked out in the garage, so just this way --” Eric points in the relevant direction and when he drops his hand again Jack catches it. He interlaces their fingers like it’s the most natural thing in the world, like they’ve been walking hand-in-hand across campus all year. And somehow that feels even more conspicuous than being wrapped in Jack’s arms.

He squeezes Jack’s hand and gets a squeeze in response.

As they cross the atrium Eric leans into Jack’s shoulder and murmurs, “I’m glad you’re here.”

Jack bends toward him and presses a kiss to Eric’s temple, “Me too, Bits. Me too.”

And they walk out into the wider world together.







Notes:

I've been reading your comments all day, even though I've been busy writing, and you are all lovely people. It's been such a delight to hear what specific parts of the story speak to each of you. I have never had such an interactive writing experience and really cherish each and every reaction! #BestReadersAreBest

I've only flown through Atlanta once, many years ago, so the descriptions are loosely based on the terminal map and Google street view.
http://www.atlanta-airport.com/docs/terminal/DomesticTerminal.pdf
All errors are my own!

For those of you who haven't seen or don't remember Love Actually that well, the David and Natalie story line ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Actually#David_and_Natalie ) ends with this kiss (YouTube)


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Rating:                  Explicit
Archive Warning:    Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Category:              M/M
Fandom:               Check Please! (Webcomic)
Relationship:         Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann Minor or Background Relationship(s)
Characters:           Eric Bittle  Jack Zimmermann  Alicia Zimmermann  Bob Zimmermann  Georgia Martin  Shitty Knight  Larissa "Lardo" Duan
                                    Chris "Chowder" Chow  Adam "Holster" Birkholtz  Justin "Ransom" Oluransi  Suzanne Bittle  Coach Bittle
Additional Tags:    Prompt Fill  Work In Progress  Not Beta Read
Language:            English
Series                  « Part 2 of the hold it, and share it series  http://archiveofourown.org/series/465904   »
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"Camping Out"

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"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"