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Variations on Variations: The Era of Josh and Sam by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: TEEN | Archived:
Summary: And so the Week of Not Touching Each other culminates in the Night of Ripping Each Other's Clothes Off.
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Variations: Dinner Party by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam, CJ/Leo | Rating: MATURE | Archived:
Summary: CJ declared this the most ill-advised event in the history of entertaining, which, she decided immediately afterward, may have been the idea all along.
Notes: Sequel to "Everything but Us" or "The Era of Josh and Sam," depending on which scorecard you're following. Special thanks to Jane, Cristin, and Brandy, who taught me more than a dyke like myself ever need know about ectopic pregnancy. Anything in here tha


Variations on Variations: Banter Shift by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: MATURE | Archived:
Summary: Donna was going to be quietly wounded. She was going to suffer in silence. It was going to suck.
Notes: sequel to "The Dinner Party"


Variations on Variations: Prayer for Reconciliation by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: Damn those rabbits.
Notes: sequel to "Banter Shift"


Variations on Variations: Borrowing Trouble by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: TEEN | Archived:
Summary: 'We own the world!'
Notes: Sequel to "Prayer for Reconciliation"


Variations on Variations: A Particular Tuesday by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: He had, most of all, no idea what he was doing.
Notes: This takes place approximately 6 months after "Borrowing Trouble." Words cannot express my gratitude to Beth Latshaw, who saved this story & would not accept my first-born anything.


Variations on Variations: Drunk & Disorderly by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: TEEN | Archived:
Summary: So now, here I sit in a DC jail cell, hating the OED and the stand it rode in on.
Notes: Sequel to "A Particular Tuesday." Mondo thanks to Beth, who wriggled her fingers in the plot holes.


Variations on Variations: Fun Fact of the Day by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: MATURE | Archived:
Summary: 'Learn something new every day, don't you, Toby?'
Notes: Comes about a week after "Drunk & Disorderly." Thanks to Beth for needing to be distracted. And a curse upon the AFLAC duck.


Variations: Hidden Things by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam, CJ/Leo | Rating: TEEN | Archived:
Summary: It's the rumor mill. Robin Leach, celebrity weddings, what flavor salad dressing would you be, that kind of crap.
Notes: This one comes about 4 months after "The Secret Lives of Tracy & Hepburn" and "Fun Fact of the Day." Thanks to Beth for overseeing reconstruction. Warning: This fic contains both slash and het storylines. Everyone's been warned.


Variations on Variations: Litany of Wrongs by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: Once he found himself humming 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' and reflecting that no one on *his* list had been nice.
Notes: One month after "Hidden Things." Also, it won't make much sense if you haven't read "A Particular Tuesday."


Variations on Variations: Fix by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: This, then, was how Josh Lyman found himself in a rented Chrysler in the driveway of Sam's mother's turquoise '70s ranch house, and what seemed like a brilliant plan at eleven o'clock in Washington seemed like a colossal mistake at eight o'clock in southe
Notes: It's a week after "Litany of Wrongs."


Variations on Variations: Something Like Iago by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: We had...for lack of a better word, Sam, we had an equation. There were no children in that equation.
Notes: 6 months after "Fix."


Variations on Variations: Baby's First Congressional Recess by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: 'Don't knock Martha Stewart. She is a crafts goddess.'
Notes: For Kathi, who asked for fluffiness. To me, nothing says holiday fluff like "baby's first Christmas/Chanukkah/Congressional Recess." It's a follow-up of sorts to "Something Like Iago," and it hasn't been beta'd.


And What Were the Odds by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Laurie/Mallory | Rating: TEEN | Archived:
Summary: Mallory really did intend to give Laurie a piece of her mind....
Notes: Femslash.


Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Leo | Rating: MATURE | Archived:
Summary: Because the '80s weren't going to be anything like the '70s.
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Last Train for the Coast by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Leo | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: Them good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing, 'This'll be the day that I die.'
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Say Hey by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Andi/CJ | Rating: TEEN | Archived:
Summary: Sometimes it doesn't matter who hurt who first, or when....
Notes: Femslash.


Beyond Music by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Amy/Ellie | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: As long as she's got noise, she's fine.
Notes: Femslash.


A Wind in the Palms by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: YTEEN | Archived:
Summary: Had they been in love, or just marking time?
Notes: This is an AU dealing with one of the big 'ITSOTG' what-ifs: what if Josh hadn't stopped in New York to see Sam? Mental & emotional anguish, apparently.


And the Bicycles, Too by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Will/m | Rating: CHILD | Archived:
Summary: If your day’s going to suck, it might as well *really* suck.
Notes: Welcome to my hastily constructed, unbetaed, all-dialogue “Holy Night” post-ep. That thing Toby kept saying? It bothered me. This is for Beth, Perpet, & all lovers of Will Bailey.


Second Date by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Stanley | Rating: MATURE | Archived:
Summary: “And I was so hoping we’d have a second date.”
Notes: I suspected Stanley was gay after “Noel,” and with the lingerie crack in “N5,” I was certain. And he was just cute in “Holy Night.” So I gave him a fic all his very own. This also gives me a chance to address the ludicrous “N5” moment where Josh introduces Stanley to Sam. As a reminder, ATVA is the American Trauma Victims’ Association. Dark-roasted thanks to B.Lo., an eternal font of coffee-shop-wisdom. Unsurprisingly, for Perpetual Motion, who betad, & who loves Stanley, too.


I Don’t Believe in Cheese Nips by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: ADULT | Archived:
Summary: “Josh. Seriously. I don’t believe in ghosts. *You* don’t believe in ghosts. We’ll be fine.”
Notes: For Bren, who challenged us to write more J/S. And, specifically, to do it for Halloween.


The Bastions of Men by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):CJ/Nancy | Rating: YTEEN | Archived: 2003-01-08
Summary: A sheepdog, two tin whistles, and a bucket of popcorn.
Notes: Originally written for the Bordello's Secret Santa challenge. I didn't know who I was writing for; all I knew was that they wanted it to hurt. I did my best. Stupendous thanks to Nomi for a beta faster than the speed of lint.


A Goat Named Ron by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-01-10
Summary:
Notes: Apparently, Josh Malina is just going to keep inspiring me to do these. This is a post-ep to "Guns Not Butter," & it also kind of became a sequel to "And the Bicycles, Too," which you might want to read first in order for some of this to be comprehensible. I dedicate this one to Shoshanna. Whee!


The Mets, Truman, and Me by Beth, Julian Lee,
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-02-05
Summary: What Sam does at one a.m. when he's supposed to be sleeping.
Notes: A fic written for Nomi's birthday, fitting into her "Scratching the Itch" universe, which can be found and greatly enjoyed at http://world.std.com/~gnomi/stories.html. Happy Birthday again, Nomi!


Without Anyone Telling Me To by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-02-22
Summary: Sam can worry as much as Will.
Notes: I so badly wanted Sam and Will in a room together in "CA 47th," but, my, that was a slashy phone conversation they had there, so I guess that'll do. This is part of my ever-growing series of Sam/Will post-eps. I swear I didn't intend for it to get like this. Damn you, Malina!


Good Cops by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-02-22
Summary: All the things we are called to do.
Notes: A post-ep to "Inauguration" (both parts); a sequel to "And the Bicycles, Too," and "A Goat Named Ron," which you might want to read first.


Variations: Out to Pasture by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam, CJ/Leo | Rating: YTEEN | Archived: 2003-03-03
Summary: "I'm just checking in here, but we still think this is weird, right?"
Notes: 1) Well, then. Betcha didn't expect ever to hear from this series again, didja? And yet, here I am, back again. Here's the recap, for anyone who needs it: CJ and Leo's daughter, Nora, was born the day before the election. A few weeks later, Sam and Josh's son, Sebastian, all but fell in their laps when his mother, Sam's cousin Angela, proved how unprepared she was to raise a child. And then it just so happened that Mallory up and moved to New Guinea to teach for five years. Now it's January, 2007, and our gang is headed out of the White House in a few short weeks. How sad. 2) Beth did the beta thing with her usual flair. Thank you much; I tip my hat to you. 3) This series has gone AU since I declard canon no longer to be my boyfriend, broke off the engagement, and wrote the story in such a way that there is no departure o'Sam. Just so's you know. I admit, this wasn't originally intended to be a birthday-fic for Gail. But, hey, it *is* her birthday, and you can never have too many fics on your birthday. So, happy birthday, Gail!


Sweet Hard-ass by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: YTEEN | Archived: 2003-03-03
Summary: Sam's not drunk. Or blameless. But he is losing.
Notes: "The New Guy" series. Hey, look! I named this series. And gave it its own page, if you need to read the prior installments. http://geocities.com/thwarted1066/westwing/newguy.html.


Comfortable Illusions by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Lionel Tribbey | Rating: TEEN | Archived: 2003-03-10
Summary: Sam sticks his head in the lion?s mouth. Very bad jokes ensue.
Notes: Dedicated, with big squishy hugs, to the members of the West Wing slash list, who make life shiny, & who love Lionel Tribbey.


With Olives in His Pockets by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-03-30
Summary: The consequences of spur-of-the-moment decisions.
Notes: Part of the "The New Guy" series.


Couldn't Possibly Fail by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: YTEEN | Archived: 2003-04-07
Summary: All the things that couldn't possibly go wrong.
Notes: Part of the "New Guy" series.


First Lieutenant Will by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-04-26
Summary: If you didn't need it all the time, they wouldn't call it constant reassurance.
Notes: Part of the "New Guy" series.


After Stu Winkle by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-05-07
Summary: Sometimes they just aren't your meetings.
Notes: This one's for Dodger, one of the most devoted Toby-lovers I know. Part of the "New Guy" series.


Some Pretty Nasty Mimes by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-05-11
Summary: Now is not the time for self-doubt.
Notes: Part of the "New Guy" series. I know; the title has *nothing* to do with the fic. But, damn; Fitz made that crack about the mimes in France, and how could I pass that up?


Acts Ordinary and Extraordinary by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: YTEEN | Archived: 2003-05-23
Summary: In the end, we win.
Notes: Part of the "New Guy" series. It's a mess o'alphabet soup. DOMA is the Defense of Marriage Act, a craptacular piece of legislation that legally defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman - and nothing else. ENDA is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression. This is for Beth. Just because.


On Account of Rain by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: TEEN | Archived: 2003-05-26
Summary: You win some; you lose some; and some are called on account of rain.
Notes: This is my response to the Bordello's "happy couple fic" challenge. Thanks to Shoshanna for the very cool beta. It's dedicated to everyone who loves Will Bailey, but especially Shoshanna, Perpet, and Nomi.


Moose and Eagle's Traveling Menagerie by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/m, CJ/f | Rating: MATURE | Archived: 2003-06-08
Summary: Men up trees; omnisexual love gods; mysterious music no one can hear. If not for Air Force One parked in the driveway, you'd call it an average day in Cicely.
Notes: West Wing/Northern Exposure crossover; Sam/Chris, CJ/Maggie. I fought this plot-Tribble long and hard, but it proved too strong for me. I still miss "Northern Exposure" like mad, all these years later. Dedicated, with thanks, to Perpetual Motion, sounding board extraordinaire, and to Nomi, a spectacular beta and researchinatrix.


Bluer Than the Ocean, Bluer Than the Sky by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Amy/Donna | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-09-22
Summary: Things you forget. Things you pretend to forget. Things you only wish you could forget.
Notes: For Michelle K., who responds well to bribery.


Goldfish for Congress by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Ainsley/CJ | Rating: CHILD | Archived: 2003-09-22
Summary: Sam's not the only member of the Bartlet team with personal political ambitions.
Notes: For Shoshanna & her effing brilliant goldfish challenge.


How Fragile Is by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Sam/Will | Rating: YTEEN | Archived: 2003-10-31
Summary: When everything's back to normal, but nothing *feels* normal anymore.
Notes: Part of the "New Guy" series. Title from the speech Will wrote for the President in "The Dogs of War": "I know that I am not alone in thinking how fragile is the safety and security we take for granted."


Forgie a Hameless Loon by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Josh/Sam | Rating: MATURE | Archived: 2003-12-25
Summary: "Ah, wind, forgie a hameless loon, wha cannae see for tears."
Notes: This is not a happy fic. I mean it. I'm talking about people dying all over the frickin' place here. You've been warned. It's an AU based on that classic WW what-if: what if Josh hadn't survived Roslyn? And, though it's an AU, the universe it fell out of (in case anyone cares) is the one "7 Day Childhood" came from.


Pounce by Julian Lee
Pairing(s):Marbury/Will | Rating: ADULT | Archived: 2003-12-25
Summary: It's been raining all night at the White House.
Notes: This is what Perpetual Motion wanted for her birthday, and the world can never have enough wet Joshua Malina. So Happy Birthday, darling. Takes place early in the 5th season, I guess - before Toby drop-kicked Will to the OEOB.