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17 June 2008 @ 08:27 am
Lucky Strike, James Dean/Sal Mineo
Author: darkhavens
Title: Lucky Strike
Fandom: Pairing: RPS: James Dean/Sal Mineo
Rating: PG-13
Words: 200
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo, please feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: At the time of making the movie 'Rebel Without a Cause', Mineo was 16 and Dean was 24. If that kind of age gap turns you off, read no more.
Summary: What might have happened between scenes during the filming of 'Rebel Without a Cause'.
Notes: I have no clue where this came from, but I like it. Written for slashthedrabble challenge #167, Eagles Song Titles, one of which is 'James Dean'.

Loose-limbed and achingly post-coital, Sal watched Jimmy lean across his chest to grab the half-empty pack of Lucky Strikes from the motel's bedside cabinet.

"It's really unfair, you know?"

Sal didn't expect Jimmy to have a clue what he was talking about, or to actually care now he'd gotten what he wanted, but lying there in silence made him feel somehow dirty, like he should be getting dressed and scurrying away under cover of darkness. Well to hell with that.

Jimmy kinked an eyebrow inquisitively, slipped two fresh cigarettes into his mouth and struck a match. He lit them both with one drag, languidly shook the match out, then held one of the smokes to Sal's lips.

"What's that?"

It was obvious from the glaze in Jimmy's eyes that he was already back to plotting how to get Brando's dick up his ass. Some things never changed - Jimmy's brutal honesty, even in bed, was apparently one of them. Sal sighed.

"How the crew keeps giving me shit about Plato being a fag. Jeez, Jimmy, that's what started this whole thing." Sal waved a hand over their sated naked bodies. "This, they could care less about, but a goddamn movie character…"

I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: jd; cs [me]literati on June 17th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
I want to cry. I love this so very much! The Brando line KILLED ME DEAD!

♥ ♥ ♥
darkhavens: thud - felix [literati]darkhavens on June 17th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC)
Fankoo! *smooches you and passes you a hankie*

This is what my brain does on Dr Pepper.


I should drink it more often, maybe? :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrowsliterati on June 17th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
darkhavens: garfield and pooky [literati]darkhavens on June 17th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
There are two two liter bottles ready and waiting for consumption. I may never sleep again. *g*
outsideth3box: Baby croc Hey Yououtsideth3box on June 17th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
I totally do not have an icon for this.

Really, this is sad. And yet, I just want to shake my head and sigh at the same time.

darkhavens: thud - felix [literati]darkhavens on June 17th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
I am taking that as a tick in the 'win' box of life's little poll. *g*

Thank you!

I don't have an icon for it either, hence the use of my Father Gabe icon, and my Felix Thud icon, signalling my guilt and shock and feeling of omgwheredidthiscomefrom?! :D
Snow: Angel ~ It's a Sinsweptawaybayou on June 17th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
oh, I love this. So very smooth and completely true to them. Leaves me craving more.


Thank you for sharing!
darkhavens: solitude [me]darkhavens on June 17th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It's been years since I read a James Dean biography, and I had to do a fast skim of Sal's IMDb and Wiki pages to refresh my memory (beyond the basics of "pretty and doomed and 'would have rolled over for Dean in a heartbeat'"), but by the time I'd loaded the pages, the scene was already writing itself in my head.

I am a fucking lady!bitchygrrl on June 17th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Oh this is sad and wonderful, and just seems so real. *wants more*
darkhavens: thud - felix [literati]darkhavens on June 17th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

The sadness was almost incidental. Sal was pretty and fresh and new, an irresistible combination for Dean, but Dean was also obsessed with bagging Brando and I really doubt he tried that hard to hide it.
I am a fucking lady!bitchygrrl on June 17th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
I don't think Dean would have tried to hide it at all. Now I feel like watching Giant.
Mae: conform or writeazryal on June 17th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
This, they could care less about, but a goddamn movie character

Yeah, that's so Hollywood...the characters are more real than the actors.

There's something thrilling in this piece, aside from the obvious visual and visceral appeal. Maybe it's the tragedy that followed these poor guys, and to see a moment of peace, if not contentment, is moving. It's good. Really good.

darkhavens: punish me gabe [literati]darkhavens on June 17th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

My first thoughts whenever I watch 'Rebel' are how pretty and how doomed the cast were. The main trio all died tragically before their time and this movie in particular seems to carry some of the weight of that.

Maybe that's why it made the perfect backdrop/timing for this tiny piece.
tabaqui: ciaobyreremousetabaqui on June 17th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, those boys....
And the whole cigarette thing, i love. It makes me think of scene from 'Brideshead Revisited' and that makes me happy.
darkhavens: thud - felix [literati]darkhavens on June 17th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I firmly believe Dean was all about the post-coital cigarette-sharing. All done languidly, of course. *g*
tabaqui: smokingfetishbymanditabaqui on June 17th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
I loathe cigarettes and smokers in real life - kissing a smoker is revolting, and i should know - but in fic, man...
kitty_poker1: NF-Umbrella by Jankitty_poker1 on June 17th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
You know I'm not normally a fan of RPS, but this is excellent. Possibly, perfect. These boys were so closely closeted by the studios, but would have been a gorgeous couple if they could just have come out. Maybe Sal would've used fewer 'controlled substances' and Jimmy wouldn't have driven so recklessly...

How the crew keeps giving me shit about Plato being a fag.

So good. *smooch*
darkhavens: solitude [me]darkhavens on June 18th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D

You know Iim not normally a fan or a writer of RPS, but this insisted on being written, so what could I do? *g*

roxymissrose: jimmy 2 by teh_ganduroxymissrose on April 12th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Perfect! Love the little detail of the Lucky Strikes and the way you write Jimmy!
darkhavens: jimmy dean w glasses and a smokedarkhavens on April 12th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
Thanks. :D

My Jimmy is a complete tart - he knows he's hot stuff and he works it for all it's worth, going after what and who he wants.

I don't think he ever did bag Brando, but probably not for lack of trying. *g*