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Fic: Indications of Dignity (1/8 of "Traditional Irish Triads")

Posted on 2007.10.27 at 01:15
Affectus (State of Mind): discontentdiscontent
Camena (Music): "911" - Wyclef Jean & Mary J. Blige
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Title:  Indications of Dignity
Series:  Traditional Irish Triads
Author:  Green Owl
Rating:  R - Gloria swears a little,
Ryan swears a lot.
Word Count:  300 (100 each)
Summary:  There are three indications of dignity in a person: a fine figure, a free bearing, eloquence.


A Fine Figure

She wasn’t the kind of chick he went for.

He liked ‘em tall, skinny, big tits, long legs. Brunette was nice, blonde was better, redhead was the fuckin’ shit. Pale skin with freckles was always a fuckin’ plus.

And he loved it when a girl had a nasty mouth on her – they always gave awesome head.

Gloria Nathan, M.D., was almost the opposite. Soft and lush, rounded and womanly, with smooth, mocha skin and a warm, generous smile, she made him think of coffee ice cream, comfort and warm, safe places.

Ryan O’Reily wouldn’t change one fuckin’ thing about her.

A Free Bearing

Check-up time. Best part of the whole fuckin’ day.

“Hey, doc, you ever take ballet lessons when you were a kid?” Ryan asked, watching her as she moved.

“Yes, ten years,” she replied, taking his wrist between her fingers and counting his pulse.

“I can tell. You’re very graceful. Carry yourself like a fuckin’ queen.”

Gloria looked up at him, surprised by the compliment and searching his face for any sign of sarcasm.

She found none.

“Thanks,” she responded, writing on his chart and giving him a shy smile.

“You’re welcome,” he said, smiling back at her.



Six fuckin’ weeks of chemo.

She ducked her head. “I can’t.”

Six week of pukin’ his guts out after every fuckin’ meal and strugglin’ to take a goddamn piss.

“Sure ya can,” he coaxed. “Tell ya mine if ya tell me yours.”

Six weeks away from the neverendin’ danse macabre of Emerald City. How would the citizens respond to the absence of their Wizard?

She blushed, leaning forward awkwardly as she whispered, “Cocksucker.”

But goddamn, it was worth every fuckin’ second when she looked at him with those gorgeous chocolate eyes.

He grinned and winked at her. “Mine, too.”


cmk418 at 2008-02-05 14:40 (UTC) (Concateni (Links))
Welcome to the Oz fandom!

I really shouldn't admit this, for the amount of O'Reily slash that I write, but I really do like this pairing. The two of them together really got me to change my views toward Ryan (and fall in love with him as much as Gloria did).

I like how "A Fine Figure" and "Eloquence" work together. Ryan thinking about women with nasty mouths and then coaxing Gloria's favorite curse word out of her. Thanks for contributing to the community. Looking forward to more soon!
Scrinium Strigida Viridis
greenowl99 at 2008-02-05 19:42 (UTC) (Concateni (Links))

Love me some slash, can't write it to save my life so I leave it to the masters & mistresses like you. I've always loved Gloria and Ryan, mainly because it's all about the wanting, which can be whole lot hotter than the having. And I loved Ryan when he was after Gloria - the character was compelling already, but it added a layer of complexity and motivation to his twisted personality that made for a lot of good fun.

You're the first person who's noticed the synchronicity between those drabbles - bravo!

Thanks for the welcome and I know that Ryan's going to be tugging on my pigtails in the future.

Green Owl
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Scrinium Strigida Viridis
greenowl99 at 2008-02-05 19:54 (UTC) (Concateni (Links))
Merci beaucoup!

God, they rock my world, too! I love the intensity between them - Winters plays O'Reily like Anthony Geary played Luke Spencer, except Gloria's a little more streetwise than Laura (only a little). And she wants him just as bad, but she fears that part of herself that's drawn to him.

The story structure is inspired by Ryan's ethnicity - triads were a method used 1,000 years ago to teach values and "street smarts" so I thought they'd work for our boy Ryan.

Love your icon! *draws curtains around them so they can have a little privacy*

Green Owl
chureezee at 2008-03-12 22:08 (UTC) (Concateni (Links))
This was great! I think you write Ryan and Gloria really well. I get turned off by OOC dialogue, but these are lines and thoughts and situations I can totally see these characters saying and thinking and getting into. Awesome work! :)
Scrinium Strigida Viridis
greenowl99 at 2008-03-13 05:28 (UTC) (Concateni (Links))
Thank you so much! :D

It's a particularly dear fandom and I love it whenever a GLORYAN bunny manages to sink its teeth into my backside.
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