08 October 2010 @ 02:58 pm
Fic: The Princess Bride, BillxTom, G  
♥Fluff Friday♥

Title: The Princess Bride
Author: [personal profile] paraboobizarre
Pairing(s): Bill/Tom
Rating: totally G
Disclaimer: The characters used herein are fictional representations of real people and the actions and situations contained in the fics are no reflection on the real people on which they are based. All characters engaging in sexual acts of any kind are over 18 years of age.
I do not believe anything of this ever happened, nor that it should and I do not make any money of this. It's fiction.

Warnings: none
Summary: It's been with them for a long time and, one way or another, they have both taken things from it.
Author's notes: The Princess Bride *happy sigh*
I watched this movie again after a long time and suddenly this little story started to form :)

They were eight years old when they first watched the movie. Their mum had brought it with her to keep them occupied while she went to a gallery opening. The Princess Bride – the title alone, coupled with the kitschy cover of the VHS cassette, was enough to make Tom shudder. A girlie movie – perfect for Bill.

While they were watching it, Tom could already tell that Bill was absolutely smitten with the story. The way his eyes grew big and shining, his mouth slightly slack as he stared in stunned amazement at the screen.

Tom always suspected that Bill had a little crush on Westley, farm boy, the dreaded pirate Roberts or whoever he was. He used to tease Bill about it mercilessly and took the bright red ears it garnered as proof. Little did he know.

The daily jabs of gay and fag and how they stung even if they were only half-serious. They still hit home. Bill had always suspected that he wasn't like most other kids and not just because of how he dressed or behaved. On their twelfth birthday, in the bathroom, while they were getting ready for bed, Bill told him that, well, maybe, just maybe, he liked boys. Better than girls, actually.
Tom wasn't this self-aware until he was almost eighteen. Or maybe he just preferred not to think about it too much. Orientation is one of those decisions that have consequences, it spreads out like a wave and changes almost everything it comes into contact with. Tom saw it with Bill and he wasn't ready to go there yet.

Tom was like the sick Wonder Years kid – protesting loudly at the beginning and cringing theatrically at anything even remotely sweet or romantic but by the end of the movie, the story gripped him so tightly he balled his fists when Inigo fought the six fingered Count Rugen.
As ridiculous as Inigo Montoya was, Tom had always rooted for him from the first time he saw the movie – not that he would ever admit to it.

Granted, even to Tom's eight year-old self, Inigo was over the top with everything he did and still, Tom distinctly remembered the first time he saw that final sword fight. The goose bumps popping up the length of his arms when Inigo got up again from where he was crouched against the pillar. And then those final exchanges right before he speared the Count – Inigo was offered anything he wanted: money, power, everything, but he didn't want any of it. The one thing he wanted no one could give him – his father.

To this day a lump forms in Tom's throat during that scene. It's nowhere near as overwhelming as it was for eight year old Tom, it doesn't feel like his entire body is cramping up anymore. It made Tom dread the movie, that scene, always a reminder of how much he actually did miss his dad and that he had no one to conveniently blame and take revenge on like Inigo.

It's funny how some things, really trivial ones really, stay with you for such a long time. They have a DVD copy of the movie now – Bill picked it up from a bargain bin ages ago – and they hardly ever watch it anymore but it still wound its way into their everyday lives.

There's that one time when Bill gets the bollocking of the century from David. It is so bad that Tom and the others were ordered to leave the room, so bad you can hear Dave yell all the way down the hallway for a good ten minutes. Afterwards Bill sits down next to Tom and quietly scowls until Dave walks past them, all airy and cheery as if nothing happened. Tom watches his brother sending death glares after their manager when suddenly he hears Bill mutter under his breath, my name is Bill Kaulitz. You killed my carefree spirit – prepare to die. Dave whips around, outrage already written all over his face at the mere possibility that Bill dare talk back. Bill just smiles, sweetly and not just a bit maliciously, and says nothing.
Not that Dave ever died. Unfortunately.

Then there's the peanut line! Tom has lost count of the times Bill and he drove absolutely everyone in close vicinity batty by throwing the rhyming giant's “Anybody want a peanut?” line around in the most random situations. It's too bad that peanut doesn't rhyme with that many words because when they're feeling particularly silly they will expand on their inside joke, making even the most twin-humor resistant people – Georg and Gustav – leave with a defeated sigh.

The one time Tom will always remember is his first kiss. Not that first one when he was eleven and slobbered enthusiastically all over Hannah from across the street. That really real first kiss that counted, when he kissed Bill. To this day it just about kills Tom to admit it, but all those hopelessly romantic saps who rhapsodize about fireworks going off and how the world stops turning...well, they're kind of right.
There was no rising music (though other things certainly did rise), no time slowing down to a crawl or butterflies, but it was still earth-shatteringly, breath-takingly, mind-blowingly intense and when Tom came up for air it felt like breathing for the very first time in his life.

“Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End.*”

*Direct quote from the movie – it just fit so perfectly, I couldn't resist.
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[identity profile] paceus.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful! I felt as shocked by Tom missing his father as he must be by reacting that way to a "girlie" movie. Aww! And Bill and Tom are so lovely together. ♥ I really enjoyed this!
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Awww thank you for that sweet comment :) glad you enjoyed the story!
[identity profile] kseenaa.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
I adore that movie. One of my favorites as well. :-) I am with Tom though. I love Montoya! *laugh* Such a cute little story. Works really well. I love how you put in that even the most twin-humor resistant people, the G's, has to give up at times. :-)
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm convinced that the twins sometimes get too much to handle, even for people who are used to them haha
I love Inigo so much, he's hilarious XD
[identity profile] fyredancer.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
Oh this just absolutely delighted me, and put the biggest smile on my face. *___* Thank you for writing this! It's just the right amount of fluff balanced by Tom's worldly outlook. :)
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
I think that's the one and only time Tom's been described as "worldly" LOL well, it's fiction after all ;)

Glad you liked it :)
[identity profile] fyredancer.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I didn't want to say "cynical." ;) Because the overall feeling is so warm and happy!
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
I don't think he's cynical really, more like quite clear on what certain things are like, a realist.
[identity profile] fyredancer.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
That's the word. Even better.
[identity profile] vanillalatte88.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
So cute and perfect! One of my favorite movies of all time, and the way you wove it into the twins' lives was just wonderful.

[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that awesome comment <333 glad you enjoyed the story :)
[identity profile] poor-medea.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)

I absolutely adore the Princess Bride, and the ending to this story just warmed my heart. Especially Tom's distinct between his first kiss, and his first kiss that COUNTED. Love.
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Eeee thank you :D Who wouldn't start a new time reckoning after kissing Bill?
[identity profile] titacats.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Omygoodness that quote. *_*

Inigo Montoya is like no other. Awesome movie is awesome.
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
I saw that movie, started to write the story and then I went back to imdb to look up the exact wording of the prepare to die-quote and then saw that last quote - it was way too good to leave out :)
[identity profile] knw.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Very sweet! I love that movie too *_*
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D The Princess Bride will always have a place in my heart, there's just so many childhood memories connected to that one :)
[identity profile] strssna.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
How cute! I've never seen the movie myself, but getting to see it through the boys eyes was I'm sure just as good :)
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
Oh you absolutely have to see it (coughyoutubelink (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1v4Ks76mJw)cough).
It's such a classic, so lovely and heart-warming <333
[identity profile] haylzee.livejournal.com on October 8th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeeee cute ^___^ <333333333

I have not seen this movie in so long, I can't even remember what happens mostly. :x
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
I posted the link to a youtube version up there in the comments, in case you feel like refreshing that memory ;)

Glad you liked it :D
[identity profile] pookykabuki.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Ohhh, I read that book so many times when I was little and the movie and awwwwwww. I love the voice in this story, it just sounds so perfectly -Tom- and the organization is perfect and natural and everything in it is Tom-shaped. I love it!

And you're right, the line fits it perfectly. You are wonderful. WONDERFUL. I love when a story makes me laugh and makes my breath catch with delight.

[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
You always leave such great feedback *squishes you* - I'm glad you liked it :)
[identity profile] sugarthug.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
God. How you manage to write a short piece and incorporate all my favorite things, Tom missing his daddy, Bill coming to terms with his sexuality way before Tom, the Gs almost unyielding resistance to twin-annoyance... just awesome.

I think it's a rarity to really get Tom in fiction writing and the way you do it is so satisfying and wonderful to read.
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
I find writing Tom's POV a lot easier than anyone else's, it just comes more naturally to me; also, he's the most interesting one to tell a story, imo, but then again, I'm certainly biased ;)
[identity profile] dusk037.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. Maaaaaaaaaan, that was... sweet. And awesome. Tomi is adorable, as always.
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) Glad you liked it <3
[identity profile] maria-d-edwards.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Really sweet story. I never saw this movie, but I noticed your link *g*
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 9th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
You should definitely check out the movie - it's so sweet and heartwarming :D
[identity profile] steinsgrrl.livejournal.com on October 10th, 2010 06:58 am (UTC)
Aww, this was lovely. This movie is played a few times a year at our house and it's huge favorite. This was wonderful to read. :D
[identity profile] paraboobizarre.livejournal.com on October 10th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
It's funny how I never saw the movie when I was a kid; the first time I was already like 14 or 15 years old, which is I think the phase where you are the least susceptible to movies like this but God, I sat there with huge eyes haha I had SUCH a crush on Westly LOL