Title: Settling In
Author: Michelle K. (CageyGrl@yahoo.com)
Site: http://glimmershine.tripod.com
Pairing: Josh/Will
Rating: PG-13
Summary: And then there wasn't light.
Disclaimer: Not mine. Don't sue.
Belated b-day-ness for tobiascharity, and an expansion of a thing I posted awhile ago to my lj for WIP amnesty day.

Settling In by Michelle K.


They stumble, stumble because they're a little drunk (oh, more than a little in Josh's case. Will's actually sober, if buzzing, but he lets Josh take the lead just to lend an extra sense of variety to this already odd night.) and it's dark. Will's been looking for a light switch but, hell, Josh couldn't find one and it's his place.

Unsteady movements continue until Will finds himself on what feels like a couch. He also feels that Josh is sitting too close, but maybe it's just close enough, because Josh probably invited him back here for a reason. (But he wouldn't know, really. All of his sexual encounters have been expected, after respectable dates. Josh has turned him into a hussy. Well. Elsie would call him a hussy, but she's always looking for new ways to mock him using outdated words.)

"You have a lamp on a table?"

"Heh?" Josh replies. "That code for something?"

"What would it be code for?"

"I dunno. That's why I asked."

"I mean, if there's a table and a lamp, then you can turn it on. And then, there will be light."

Josh laughs. "You getting biblical on me, Billy?"

"Wasn't intended. But I wouldn't mind." He rolls his eyes at his clumsy pass. He shouldn't even be hitting on *Josh,* should he? Josh should be hitting on him. (It's the duty of the inviter to get the invited into bed.) "Also, you are aware my name's Will, right?"

"Yeah, Eduardo."

"You are drunk enough to make me wonder if you're kidding."

"I am kidding. Somewhat drunk. Wait. Did you just make a sex joke with the word biblical?"


"Okay. So. Light." Josh leans away from him, then there's a crash. "There goes the light."

"Is it broken?"

"Nah. Probably."

And then Josh gives him another kiss, so maybe they don't need to see.


It had started after CJ and Toby had left separately and Donna and Amy had left together, albeit discreetly. Josh had been silent for a while after that. (Will had a million explanations for the quiet, but to narrow it down he'd need to know Josh much better.) But when he did start to talk, he went off a rant about Sam's election, Orange County and, at one point, there was a tangent about orange juice with extra pulp. Josh had ended this by calling him Esteban.

"This hazing is just getting too off-the-wall, especially if that speech was some sort of joke at my expense. And that pulp thing leads me to believe--"

"The devil would like super pulp," Josh said. "And you could be an Esteban. You have Esteban hair."

"And that means?"

"If you don't know, I can't explain it."

That was when Will decided that Josh needed to go home. Josh protested, but he got into his car and gave Will directions to his building. (If he let himself admit it, it wasn't that much of a surprise when Josh kissed him as the car idled.)

Then there was the invitation up, which was expected after a kiss (however random), the broken lamp, which wasn't expected but was also unsurprising. That leads him to--


Now, with sloppy kissing and Josh's hand unartfully ghosting over his erection. This is going to be a mistake in the morning, with Josh picking up shards and Will fumbling for his glasses. But there are worse things than sex. (So his mind gives a final half-hearted yes for the sake of his libido.)


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