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Frost and Fire (Jack/Sawyer)

Title: Frost and Fire
Pairing: Jack/Sawyer
Rating: PG-13
Summary: They have nowhere else to be, except here, with each other
Note: This is a companion fic to this lovely fic by gemjam, which she wrote for inthekeyofd, so it's a Christmas present for you both! *snuggles* (And yes, more Christmas and bday fics to come, soon!) Using for the fanfic100 prompt, "Winter."

Sawyer’s bare skin is warm against his, his body deliciously heavy and languid. Jack watches the firelight play over the features he knows so well, now slack with sleep. Jack pulls the blanket up over both of them and lets his head settle onto the sofa cushion, on the verge of sleep himself. One hand plays idly in Sawyer’s hair, still slightly damp and smelling of sweat and sex.

The snow is still falling outside, he guesses. The windows are so heavily fogged that he can just barely make out the snow piling up on the window ledge.

He lowers his face to take in the more subtle scent of smoke from the fire that’s twined its way into Sawyer’s hair. It takes him back to the island, to the image of Sawyer sprawled by the fire on the beach, his eyes reflecting the bright sparks that flew up from the blaze. They’d come together so many times, rough and hot, and never ever enough, in tents, in the cave, in the middle of the jungle, but never out here, in the open.

He remembers deciding, then, that moment, that he was done hiding. Remembers the butterflies in his stomach as he sank down next to Sawyer on the sand and took his head in his hands. Sawyer stiffened, but just for a second before yielding without question to Jack’s touch. Jack climbed onto Sawyer’s lap, forcing him down onto the sand, kissing him hard, like he was settling some unspoken argument. If anyone came along, they’d know that this was what Jack wanted, that he didn’t care who knew that that Sawyer was his.

He’d fucked him right there, under the stars, by the flickering light of the flames, Sawyer’s groans mingling with the snap of the flames and the roar of the ocean, until the island and the night was inside him, inside Sawyer, the way they were part of each other and always would be. When he collapsed on top of Sawyer, his head buried against Sawyer’s neck, the smoke and heat of the fire was all mixed up with Sawyer, in his hair, on his skin.

Jack inhales deeply, savoring the smoky dampness of Sawyer’s body against his, the scent that says mine.

A log crumbles apart with a hiss behind the grate and Sawyer stirs, not quite waking. Jack smoothes Sawyer’s hair back, knowing the gesture will quiet him. His own eyes close, fluttering for one last, contented look at Sawyer.

They have nowhere else to be except here, with each other, where they belong.


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Dec. 3rd, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Today has been a good day. First zelda_zee's lovely fic and now this? After so freaking long without much Jack/Sawyer to speak of, I'm kind of in heaven right now.

I love the atmosphere of this, how it makes you feel as warm as they are (literally, because I just got out of the shower and I could swear to god I was cold a second ago). I love what it means for Jack to have Sawyer in his arms in the house, how sense memory connects him back to the beginning.

It's a lovely story, hun. ♥ Wonderful.
Dec. 3rd, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, hon! :) It's a delight to be able to see the OTP pop up on the flist again! Loved your fic and Zelda's too. It IS a good day to be a J/S fangirl!

So glad you liked this. Just one of those random plot bunnies that I decided, "Yes, I must write that!" :)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!

There is one thing that can always be said about me..I give good prompt, I do.

This is why I gave that prompt and you both come through with flying colors..you conveyed the coldness of the outside to the warmth and cozyness of the inside.

And the fact that you managed to get me to almost SMELL that scene of Sawyer's hair from the fire in the fireplace.

Just one big *sigh*

LOVE IT..OH, how much do I love Jack and Sawyer in Winter.
Dec. 3rd, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
You do give excellent prompts! Staying inside when it's nasty and cold inside is incredibly romantic! I really enjoyed that fic Gem wrote for you and then I imagined it continuing and voila! ;) And it's the time of year when, even in California, people start to fire up their fireplaces so this got me thinking of the particular scent of woodsmoke and I went on from there. Glad you liked it. Happy holidays, hon!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
I'm starting to like winter and blankets again! I really liked how you used fireplace smoke -> beach fire -> island and a pivotal moment on the island for them. Sawyer’s groans mingling with the snap of the flames and the roar of the ocean, until the island and the night was inside him, inside Sawyer, the way they were part of each other and always would be. The future-theme that the island never leaves them really resonates. Here it's benign not menacing, deepening their bond, unlike the haunting presence in TTLG. *snuggles your fic*
Dec. 3rd, 2007 06:56 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I caught a whiff of woodsmoke in the neighborhood the other day and since I'd already read Gem's fic, this clicked into mind as a sort of sequel. I'm very glad you liked the connection between the campfires of the island and a cozy fireplace somewhere snowy. I love the idea that the island is always with them and that that can be a wonderful thing instead of just something that haunts them. *snuggles you back*
Dec. 3rd, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Oh, man. Sweet and sensual - this fic is just gorgeous. I love this sort of story - a quiet, post-coital, snowy day interlude that finds them at peace after all the fighting and striving and suffering are done. *happy sigh* This is lovely.
Dec. 3rd, 2007 06:58 am (UTC)
Oh, your icon (which I always love) is perfect. Sleeping Sawyer is so lovely to gaze upon. I'm so glad you liked this. It's a favorite scenario of mine too, them just being peaceful and content in each other's arms, especially when they've already been through so much together. ♥ And I was so happy to see more of your California series today. Hurrah for the return of the J/S muse! ;)
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Dec. 3rd, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
Sawyer’s bare skin is warm against his, his body deliciously heavy and languid.

You don't pull your punches, do you? XD And the heck of it is, I immediately had this picture in my head: a silhoutte of a man lying on his side, front shadowed, & his shoulder, arm, waist, hip & thigh are backlit a warm golden glow by the fire. And his neck. God, I wanted to bite that neck. And I can't remember where I saw that blasted picture. Or if it even exists. T_T

Must. Watch. LOST. Tonight.
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that sounds like a very lovely photo indeed! Glad I wrote something that brought it to mind! It's a nice image, isn't it? :)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for making this day so much better!

The imagery is fantastic. Totally reminded me of how much I love Jack/Sawyer. Been a very long time since I've read fic for them (alright like a month, whatever).

Love this!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! It feels like there's been very little Jack/Sawyer lately and now Christmas is treating us to lots of wonderful fics again. :)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Damn, that's really incredibly hot, and mixed with wonderful tenderness. I have a bit of a kink for log fires and snuggling boys so I am well and truly happy here! *happy sigh*
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! :) It's a delicious scenario, isn't it? So glad it made you happy!
Dec. 4th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
*Melts at Teh Hott.* "He remembers deciding... snap of the flames" in particular almost did me in. Wow.
Dec. 4th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! :) I hope you read Gem's fic too, that's what inspired me to write this one!
Dec. 4th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Jack inhales deeply, savoring the smoky dampness of Sawyer’s body against his, the scent that says mine.

UHN. Goodness, but I do love your Jack/Sawyer fics! Not everyone can do sensory imagery in a way that doesn't come across as forced or hackneyed, but I can safely say yours never is: I can really can see, hear, smell, taste, touch it.
Dec. 4th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Oh wow, thank you so much, babe! :) *iz incredibly flattered*
Dec. 4th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
oh WOW. that is such a great, great snapshot of the boys, as much in the cabin than Jack's flashback of the island (that made me MELT, let me tell you!)

so, so great. love it. thank you so much ♥
Dec. 4th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! :) So glad you liked it this much! *beams*
Dec. 4th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
That's a beautiful image! ;-)
Dec. 6th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm rather besotted with it myself! ;)
Dec. 4th, 2007 09:08 am (UTC)
Oh, this was lovely. I miss Lost but it's not so bad with great fic like this to read :)
Dec. 6th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Aww, you're so sweet. Thank you! We do miss our show but we can always play with our favorite boys! :)
Dec. 4th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I LOVED this. So evocative and lovely. I'm SO glad to see this recent outpouring of Jawyer fic! I was having withdrawls ;)

Wonderful work *hugs them*
Dec. 6th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I'm very happy to see more Jack/Sawyer on the flist again! Happy Holidays indeed! :)
Dec. 4th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
I don't get a lot of time to read fic any more (or, sadly, to write it), so I hope you will understand when I say I'm glad this was a ficlet, just the perfect size to enjoy before starting my day. It is lovely - I've missed Jack/Sawyer moments like this, away from the angst and the turmoil. You've painted such a beautiful picture. *sigh*

I see zelda_zee has posted another chapter in her California series; if I'm a real good girl today, maybe I can treat myself to that one tonight.

Surely the resurgence of J/S fic by the cream of the crop indicates an upswing? Could it be that as the hated hiatus winds down, the most inspiring of us are winding up? Please let it be so - after all, it's only two months until February!

*hugs your ficlet, and you too*
Dec. 6th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that it was a nice readable length! I know what you mean about clicking on a fic and realizing with a sinking heart you don't have time to read it all. But I hope you have time to read Zelda's fic. It's simply wonderful and will put a huge smile on your face!

As for the resurgence of Jack/Sawyer, I couldn't be happier! I think it's a combination of trying to give people great Xmas fic and simply missing our boys! :) Don't beat yourself up about not being able to read or write lately. Fandom will still be here when you have time for it! :) ♥
Dec. 4th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetie, this is perfect. Yeah, I think this is the fic I wish I'd written. I love how you can cram so much into such a tiny fic. That's something that I always envy about other writers.

I just love the whole feel of this from start to finish. I love them all snuggled up together on the couch, post-coital and still a little sweaty but so sated and at peace. I love how the smoke takes Jack back to the beach, back to that night under the stars by the campfire. That is such a beautiful image, and it represents something so huge for both of them. That parallel to how they are now is simply wonderfully done.

There's so much in here that you can really get your teeth into and that just works so well. Thank you for this. Just awesome. ♥
Dec. 6th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much, hon! I'm so glad you liked it! I loved your ficlet and the scenario was too rich not to explore a bit more! Very happy you approve of my running with it!! ♥
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