Fic: Varying Shades of Harry Potter (painkiller jane) Riley Jensen/Howie Morris (slash-smarm)
- Varying Shades of Harry Potter
Fandom: Painkiller Jane (shortfic)
Pairing: Riley Jensen/Howie Morris
Portrayed by Sean Owen Roberts/Elias Toufexis. Cameo appearance by Andre
McBride (Rob Stewart)
Spoilers: for "Amazing Howie" Just watched this episode and it triggered
this bit of fluff.
Author's Note: Sorry guys, slipped off the rotation here once more, this one
is for me. Howie is a neuro that Riley chased down, then just before the
team broke in to rescue him, Riley realized he didn't want Howie's abilities
taken from him. Be that as it may, Howie was chipped. Riley short-circuited
the chip and helped him escape. This is for the magic
Summary: Howie Morris is not *completely* out of the picture
Acknowledgments: This story is dedicated to <shrug> my PKJ muse, I guess.
General thanks to all of you folks who are requesting short fics and improvs
in the various fandoms. You're keeping the words flowing.
My stories are posted at: http://peja1956.livejournal.com and
Riley felt the familiar tug that meant that Howie was summoning him from
where ever he might be. He closed his eyes against the swirling dizziness
that swept over him then opened them again to find Howie standing before him
with that quirky little mischievous grin.
"Miss me, then?" Riley asked in mock boredom
"Nah." Howie pulled him in to his embrace, running the back of his hand over
Riley's high boned cheek. He smiled, stealing a chaste kiss, then pulled
back to gaze dreamily into Riley's dark eyes. "Yeah."
Riley offered a sly smile. "Good." He dropped a quick kiss on Howie's
self-satisfied lips. "But....You really have to stop pulling me out of time
and space at the drop of a hat, Precious. I'm beginning to feel like I'm
living in a Harry Potter novel."
A pout pursed Howie's lips and he waved a casual hand toward a vaporous
cloud that appeared to be looking into Riley's work area. "I peeped in
before I summoned you."
Riley combed his fingers through Howie's hair, fisting the hair to hold him
still. "I'm falling behind in my work, Howie. I can't protect you if they
fire my ass."
Howie's lashes lowered, shielding flashing, rebellious eyes. "I don't need
protection from them."
"Yes," Riley's voice was firm. "You do. Andre may be turning a blind eye to
my helping you escape, but if we get to belligerent he might just decide to
start asking questions. I can't bear to lose you, Precious."
Howie sighed appreciatively, preening under Riley's indulgent gaze. "Do you
"How can you doubt it. I risked my job to get you out."
Howie went quiet. His eyes lifted to capture Riley's gaze. "You saved my
sanity, Rye. Without my magic....I would have withered away and died. After
they chipped me...." he shuddered violently, shaking his head against the
memories. "Rye, with the magic gone, I wanted to die more than anything I'd
ever wanted before in my life. Without you..."
Riley swept him up in his arms and silenced him with a hard kiss. "Its over,
Howie. Over and done." He cupped Howie's face between trembling hands. "I
A soft pink washed over the neuro's face and he smiled shyly. "I love you
"God dammit," Andre McBride's frustrated voice filtered through the vaporous
cloud that still peeped into the secret base. "Riley Jensen, you have
exactly thirty seconds to get in that last kiss and have Howie snap you back
here. We've got a case."
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Authors End Note: To increase a history of slow and long between postings,
I'm taking a new approach to my writing and letting you all set my
direction. Simply put, except for the occasional death grip of a stray muse
or two or in the case of my wanting to start a new ML (which I'm only doing
if I can christen it with a story), I'm taking notes on what you all want
and using that to guideline my posts. You have a couple options.
1. request a chapter of a current WIP. Each request will get a new chapter,
until the story is complete.
2. request a short fic in a fandom of your choice through a simple challenge
or a quick 5-10 word improv.
3. request a short or WIP chapter for a specific ML. I want to post all of
the archive lists, so please help me out with ideas
For the short fic/improv requests, please mention the fandom and/or list.
You can also ask for specific characters.
I do retain the option to refuse a fandom/challenge I don't feel I can do
either through lack of knowledge to the fandom or a the case of too weird
(Janey), but if I feel I can accomplish the request with decent results,
I'll add it to the pending stories rotation as they come to my attention and
do my best.
If you don't get a confirmation from me, I probably missed the challenge
request. Post me again.