Today’s new fiction is the product of my recent writers’ retreat. I wanted to do something funny, and began playing around with the usual fanfiction cliches to find something that fitted. Given the series of major Atlantic storms that have hit the UK in recent weeks, it seemed the perfect thing to write about. So now I present to you two men having to share a bed as a result of being trapped on the road by inclement weather. Here’s a taste:
“James bounced on the bed.
‘God, could it get any more clichéd? Handsome, virile inspector forced to spent the night in the same bed as his innocent bagman by once-in-a-decade storm.’
‘Oh, give over,’ Lewis grumbled. He took the toothbrush out of the packet and examined it. It was cheap, but he was just grateful that Mrs Snape had a couple of spares tucked away that she could donate.
‘Just promise you’ll be gentle with me,’ James mugged, plaintively.”
You can read Blame it on Derek here at AO3, or here at FF.net.