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29 July 2009 @ 10:06 pm
37. | laughing while i sing  
37.

laughing while i sing
you've got me smiling in my sleep
cook/archuleta (1463 words)

So this is primarily for bloodbelieve because eljay informs me that her birthday is tomorrow! Today, whatever, whenever you're reading this I DO NOT CARE. Happy birthday Ace! You are fantastic and I adore you. It's also for almost_maybe because she is so amazing and gave me this idea in the first place!

I guess I should explain that this is semi-based on 8 Simple Rules (For Dating My Teenage Daughter), that show that came on and was kind of awesome until John Ritter died, which, why continue? Well, okay, Kerry and Bridget were pretty awesome, and Rory was a good kid too. Also, check out the rules! Can you imagine Jeff putting these in play? So, that's kinda what I did. I didn't really apply the rules, but this is based on that concept. Also, in this world, GAY RELATIONSHIPS ARE TOTALLY NORMAL. Do not argue with me. I am already fucking with the time/space continuum by making them the same age.





In the Archuleta household, there are a few rules. It's not like a really strict place to live, or anything. David loves his family, loves his mother and his father, but sometimes. Yeah.

Still, he doesn't know why Dad is giving Cook such a hard time lately. Cook's practically grown up here, and pretty much just barges in half the time, which would be annoying on anyone else but is oddly charming from Cook.

Which, that was kind of a weird thought process. Huh. Maybe David should stop watching all those cheesy soaps with Cook at two in the morning. It's clearly ruining his perception of people.

"Is he here again?" Dad asks, and David rolls his eyes and pours more chips into the bowl and mixes them all together, a blend of cheetos and doritos and potato chips and whatever else he can find in the cabinet.

"Yeah, dad. We're watching that new movie I got on Netflix," David says, humming as he draws the spoon out of the bowl (Cook would just toss them all around with his hands but um, ew. No.).

"He's been coming around more often," Dad remarks, brow creasing as he peers into the living room where Cook is propped up on the couch, head leaned back over it so he can watch them (David grins automatically in reply when Cook glances at him and smiles, and yeah, he needs to stop staying up so late, his face is doing stuff on its own).

"I hadn't really noticed," David confesses, grabbing two bottles of water from the fridge. "Okay, so this is my time for the DVD player, let it be known!" he calls into the hallway where Jazzy and Amber are sitting, playing with dolls. Jazzy rolls her eyes but Amber smiles brightly at him and he marks off on the whiteboard they have that he's using his weekly time of DVD player usage. They have a system, and it really actually works.

(After Claudia and Daniel almost came to blows when they both had friends over the same day, this kind of stuff is necessary. David has a TV in his room, but the living room is the only one with a DVD player and they hoard minutes on it like money. It's actually kind of funny, if David thinks about it.)

"Ready?" David asks, reaching for the remote, and Cook looks at him with eyes that flash in the dim lighting and says, "Born."

Then he drops a casual arm around David's shoulders and David fumbles the remote, dropping it to the ground. He's confused about why he freaked out (he's totally used to Cook touching him now, after years of being forcefully desensitized to him) and leans over just as his father comes behind them and coughs loudly.

When he leans back up and presses play, Cook's arm is back by his side, but there's a sort of triumph in his eyes when David glances at him.




"David," Dad says, this funny quality to his voice. David looks up and lifts an eyebrow at him in question, and he pulls a face. "This is something I never thought I'd say."

"Um," David says, completely lost.

"Call Cook up and have him come over, David. I want to talk to him."

That should've been a huge tip off.




Cook comes over and grins widely at David when he walks in (without knocking, as usual). He looks amused and happy, which makes no sense whatsoever. Dad sighs at him and beckons for Cook to follow him to the kitchen, which -- David tries to follow but Cook turns around and says, "David."

There's something about his voice that makes David jerk to a halt and Dad watches them with intently. "Cook, what--"

"Me and your dad, we gotta talk," Cook says, the corner of his mouth curving in a hint of a smile. "Just for a little bit, but it's gotta be between us. I'll see you in a minute."

And Dad nods once and Cook squares his shoulders and follows him into the kitchen.

David is speechless.

And it's not like, for all his dad complains about Cook just randomly coming into their house and staying for dinner and calling David at like midnight and -- all the stuff that makes him Cook, his dad doesn't really mind it. David secretly thinks Dad likes Cook just as much as the rest of the family does (Mom really adores Cook, actually, and sends him home with cookies and stuff all the time, and the girls all think he's adorable, and Daniel tries to play it off but thinks he's really cool. So).

But he doesn't understand what kind of conversation could involve the two of them and not him. He wasn't aware there was another dimension to his view of them that involved them having a relationship beyond David's father and David's best friend.

This is messing with his head.

He hovers outside the door, hearing the soft murmurs of voices, Cook's soft answers to his father's lower questions, and wonders desperately what they're talking about. It must be him, he thinks wildly, they must be talking about him and something he's done. Something about Cook and David, something David's done to Cook.

It's not like he does anything differently around Cook, or anything! Well, okay, there was that one time with the remote last week. And, um, once he'd dazed out and stared at Cook sucking on an ice pop, maybe that was weird. But that was it!

Or, actually, there was that one incident in the pool. But that was just once! And he'd apologized to that silly girl, okay.

David is rapidly realizing (he's not stupid) that this is maybe not normal best friend behavior. Has he -- okay, being completely rational and to-the-point about it (which he is!), does he have a crush on Cook?

He takes a moment to think about it, to examine his relationship (all the lazy Saturday night movies, the conversations on the phone late at night, the days they get their guitars and sing together, everything) and reluctantly admits that um, maybe. Just a tiny one. Nothing damaging. He doesn't think so, anyways. Anyways, isn't there like some rule that says you have to like your best friend a little? Right?

This is so not the time to be having this kind of epiphany, though, because if that's what they're talking about (David's, his crush on Cook) then he's been obvious and it's bothering Cook or Dad or both of them and they're talking about how to stop it, or maybe they're gonna agree that Cook should stay away from David, or --

"Hey," he hears and jumps like a foot in the air, oh my gosh. Cook stares amusedly at him and raises an eyebrow when David claps a hand to his chest.

"Oh my gosh, Cook!" he complains. Cook just laughs.

"It's not like I was being subtle or anything," Cook points out, and Dad edges past the two of them muttering, "You've never been subtle."

"Bye, Mr Archuleta!" Cook calls, beaming at him, and Dad just waves a hand at them and goes to the garage, and David is dying to know what they talked about. He is actually pretty sure that if it's what he thinks it is, he's going to just collapse right here and die. The anxiety squirms around in his stomach like, like worms or something and that's a gross thing to think about, worms in your stomach, ew --

"David," Cook says, snapping his fingers in front of David's face. "Hey, you with me?"

"Yes!" David answers quickly, because Cook is settling onto the couch and not leaving, thank goodness. He sits gingerly next to him and hums unsurely for a second, and then ventures cautiously, "So--"

"So," Cook interrupts, "I just totally got permission from your dad to ask you out. It was kind of awesome."

"..." David takes a moment to just gape at Cook because -- because what? What? What the heck is Cook --

"Daviiiiid," Cook sings, "You're spacing on me again."

"Oh my gosh," David sputters, "You can't say something like that and not expect me to, whatever, space! Which I wasn't, I was more shocked than anything, okay--"

Cook swoops in and presses his mouth to David's open one, just a brief peck that leaves David stunned and his mouth tingling. Then he's leaning back, eyes shining with mirth, and David closes his mouth to just stare helplessly at Cook.

"I think I'm confused," he complains, but he's leaning in with Cook this time, both of their eyes lowering a little.

"Don't worry," Cook breathes against his mouth. "I'll catch you up."
 
 
 
dmlpackerdmlpacker on July 30th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Oh my bejeesus *wheezes* David is just adorable beyond words. Like an oblivious puppy that keeps walking into the same wall, but looks surprised every time. XD
James_Padfootjames_padfoot on July 30th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
OMG THIS IMAGE. WHICH. OMG IDEK. OMG I JUST. YOU PWN FOR THAT IMAGERY.
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A Girl Full of Honey and Other Sweet Thingsasmallsmackerel on July 30th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
-sighs lovingly-
♥♥♥♥♥
I like this world, even if it messes with reality. ;D
But srsly.
Your David voice is like one of the best, if not the best.
So yeah.
Lots of love in your direction. =D
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
awww, thanks bb! i'm glad you liked it! ♥ *accepts love happily*
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hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
hmmm, rereading that i think my bad mood got through a little bit more than i'd have liked. :( glad you still thought it was funny, though, haha!

thanks for saying so, bb! by this tone you mean sappy schmoopy mess, right? :)
rajkumari905rajkumari905 on July 30th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
LKSDJFSLDKFJ MEG I LOVE COMING BACK TO YOUR FICS <3333333

but is oddly charming from Cook.
Which, that was kind of a weird thought process. Huh.

LMAOOOOOOOO HE IS MY FAVORITE.

as he draws the spoon out of the bowl (Cook would just toss them all around with his hands but um, ew. No.).
BAHAHA ARCHIE WOULD SO USE A SPOON.

and yeah, he needs to stop staying up so late, his face is doing stuff on its own).
Heeeeeee <33333

They have a system, and it really actually works.
You already know this but I DIED SO HARD AT THIS, 'CAUSE THEY SO WOULD AND ALJSDLKFJDSLKF OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS FAMILY SO HARD.

Then he drops a casual arm around David's shoulders and David fumbles the remote, dropping it to the ground. He's confused about why he freaked out (he's totally used to Cook touching him now, after years of being forcefully desensitized to him) and leans over just as his father comes behind them and coughs loudly.
lakdjflskdjfalsdkjfsldkjflsk ARCHIE IS MY FAVORITE. I JUST, I LOVE HIS VOICE SO SO SO MUCH. YOU WRITE HIM SPECTACULARLY <333333

but there's a sort of triumph in his eyes when David glances at him.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THAT'S HOT. I THINK IT'S THE PORN WITHDRAWAL TALKING.

"Um," David says, completely lost.

ROFL.

He looks amused and happy, which makes no sense whatsoever.
I LOVE THIS SFM, COOK TOTALLY KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON AND HE'S SO COOL AND ARCHIE IS JUST A GIANT ? OF ADORABLE.

David is speechless."
Poor bb is like :o????

But he doesn't understand what kind of conversation could involve the two of them and not him. He wasn't aware there was another dimension to his view of them that involved them having a relationship beyond David's father and David's best friend.
This is messing with his head.

I JUST, I DON'T EVEN KNOW. ARCHIE'S THOUGHT PROCESS AND ARCHIE BEING LIKE OKAAAY WHY AM I NOT HERE, I'M THE MIDDLE LINK I THINK? MAYBE? LOOOOOVE.

Cook's soft answers to his father's lower questions</i>
COOK IS SO IN CONTROL IN THERE AND I LOVE IT.

It must be him, he thinks wildly, they must be talking about him and something he's done.

Poor bb being paranoid, lol

LMAO AT THE ICE POP, OH ARCHIE.

Or, actually, there was that one incident in the pool. But that was just once! And he'd apologized to that silly girl, okay.
DYING SO HARD, WHAT. YOU ALREADY KNOW MY REACTION TO THIS AWESOME.

David is rapidly realizing (he's not stupid) that this is maybe not normal best friend behavior. Has he -- okay, being completely rational and to-the-point about it (which he is!), does he have a crush on Cook?
IDEK I ADORE THIS PARAGRAPH SFMMMM.

"Oh my gosh, Cook!" he complains. Cook just laughs.
I love that he complains it so much, and I don't even know why, just <333.

Dad edges past the two of them muttering, "You've never been subtle."
TRUFAX. AHAHAHA. Only not-subtle is VERY SUBTLE to Archie XDD

like worms or something and that's a gross thing to think about, worms in your stomach, ew --
*DIES AT ARCHIE'S RAMBLYNESS*

It was kind of awesome.
THAT IS SO SO COOK, OMG <3

"..." David takes a moment to just gape at Cook because -- because what? What? What the heck is Cook --
"Daviiiiid," Cook sings, "You're spacing on me again."
"Oh my gosh," David sputters, "You can't say something like that and not expect me to, whatever, space! Which I wasn't, I was more shocked than anything, okay--"

LAKDJFLSKDJFSDLK SO SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS. COOK BEING ALL DAVIIIIIIIIIID, SINGING IT EVEN AND ARCHIE BEING ALL O.O AND THEN IT LEADS INTO KISSING! WHICH LAKSJFKD KISSING! IT IS MY FAVORITE! EXCEPT PERHAPS PORN, BUT THERE GOES THE PORN WITHDRAWAL AGAIN, SORRY.

"I think I'm confused," he complains, but he's leaning in with Cook this time, both of their eyes lowering a little.
"Don't worry," Cook breathes against his mouth. "I'll catch you up."

LSKDFJSLDKF COMPLAINING AGAIN. IDEK WHY I LOVE THAT SO MUCH BUT I DOOOOO! AND LKDJFSLKFJS MORE KISSING AND COOK BEING FUCKING HOT, OH MY FUCK AND JUST <3333333333333333333.

SOOOO MUCH LOVE FOR THIIIIIIIIS.
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
PRI DO YOU ACTUALLY REALIZE HOW LONG THIS COMMENT IS? AND HOW AWESOME? AND HOW AWESOME? SERIOUSLY. PRIIIIIIIII.

just for you:

david frowns into the bright sunlight and tries not to wince when yet another sopping wet kid brushes past him. it's not like he's adverse to the public pool -- just, he's using these kids in his argument with dad to get their own pool (even something inflatable would be better than this).

especially since that way, stupid girls with stupid floaty blond hair couldn't steal stupid cook away.

okay, maybe that was mean. like, it's not cook's fault girls find him attractive. even if he's said he's more interested in guys, that doesn't rule out girls completely, and david totally respects his decision to fully explore his relationships and sexuality.

he does.

this is what he tells himself when the beach ball the kids have been tossing around lands at his feet, and they're all clamoring for him to throw it back in, and that blonde girl's smile is so shiny and fake and cook glances over at him, eyes dark and knowing.

david hits the girl in the head and knocks her into the pool.

oh my gosh.

he apologizes over and over and she just sits there and makes little gaspy noises (she's in the four foot part of the pool, though, and he thinks her being upset has less to do with i-almost-drowned and more to do with my-makeuuuuuuuup.) until cook stops laughing long enough to say, "this place is boring. wanna go back to my place and start up the sprinklers?"

david gives it all of a nanosecond's deliberation. "um, yes."



Edited at 2009-07-30 03:00 pm (UTC)
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( m e l o d y )mellowdee on July 30th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
LOVES. I DON'T EVEN HAVE WORDS.

I have a cold and this pretty much cured it for like 12 minutes.

"So," Cook interrupts, "I just totally got permission from your dad to ask you out. It was kind of awesome."

OMGAH.

TY. ♥.
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
WELCOME BB~ ♥

the cure to the common cold: DAVID ARCHUELTA.
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hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
lmfao, um, i'm not quite that young. i definitely still remember Boy Meets World, and I remember adoring shawn in that way that all the producers wanted, but i was pretty much too young to really want cory with anyone but topanga. :( but they definitely are mfeo bffs; i remember every time they fought they'd both get so hurt over it, and being apart, and i was like "awwwww."
nit(ya): gg → like stars we burn out too soon.asweetdownfall on July 30th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
THAT WAS FREAKING AWESOME.

(And I never saw the show, but oh my gosh, John Ritter ♥♥♥)

hat if it's what he thinks it is, he's going to just collapse right here and die. The anxiety squirms around in his stomach like, like worms or something and that's a gross thing to think about, worms in your stomach, ew -

*collapses laughing* Never stop writing, please. That's all I can say.
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
it came on abc family, which my sister likes a lot because it shows Full House reruns all the time, so i ended up seeing a lot of it and we actually saw the episodes after john ritter died? they are heartbreaking. ♥

lmfao, hopefully i'll never stop! :) thanks bb!
Ariel P.odi_et_amo53 on July 30th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
YOU DID NOT LEAVE IT THERE. OMG. THIS IS AMAZING AND THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE< SO SO SO MUCH MORE.
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
haha, this was probably just a one-shot, bb, sorry! while it was a nice world to play around in, idk, it was really just birthday fic. for now. ;)
naughtiest: T&T - good time - 2naughtiest on July 30th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
*FLAILS*


"It's not like I was being subtle or anything," Cook points out, and Dad edges past the two of them muttering, "You've never been subtle."
LOL

OMG This is sooooooooo friggin cute!! and I love same age!Davids because Cook can be as a-dork-able as he wants while David is just simply adorable AT ANY GIVEN AGE!!!

"Daviiiiid," OMG *dies* sing-song~

Lovely awesome! I really love this! ♥
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
i'm sort of fond of same-age davids myself, just because it means i can let them have as much or as little time together as i want -- even if in an AU, an age gap like theirs makes it hard for them to spend much time together. so yes, high school fics? love em.

thank you for reading, bb!
The Doctor Writesjehane_writes on July 30th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
I am nursing the world's worst hangover, but had to stagger over to say,

Lovely, my dear. Also?

"Ready?" David asks, reaching for the remote, and Cook looks at him with eyes that flash in the dim lighting and says, "Born."

Just gorgeous. ;)
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
oh my gosh, hope you feel better soon! :(

lmfao oh my gosh, i can't believe you read fic through a hangover. you're amazing.
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hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
*giggles* megaleeny.

aww, dee, thank you so much! i agree, i like the boys being the same age myself -- it may take away an element, but i think it adds another that's just as amazing. :)
ناتلي: cookleta!mfeoepicflailer on July 30th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIC. FROM YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. idek, it's like even when you're not feeling your best you bring awesome into the world. that shouldn't even be possible, but there you go. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

i - fuck, i love what you did with this. it feels like family, like a real family, like they've known each other forever, and it's all in the details, the little quirks like dvd usage, and david knowing exactly what cook would do in a given situation, and you always do that so well, nnngh, you're the master of domestic fic/incorporating history into a story, ask anyone. they'd have to be blind not to see that. AND THE FAMILY DYNAMICS WITH COOK IS JUST, IDEK, IT'S SO FUCKING GOOD, JUST THE ONE LINE BUT STILL, FRANKLY, I FIND IT HOT LIKE BURNING. UGH, YOU.

and then the whole thing with jeff being, like, i want to talk to cook. UMMMMMMMMM I MAY HAVE CLAPPED AND FLAILED AND GIGGLED A LITTLE BIT. YES YES YES. AND NOW ON TO MY FAVOURITE LINES, OKAY:

which would be annoying on anyone else but is oddly charming from Cook.

nnnnnnnngh, you totally know this is what teenage!cook would do.

David grins automatically in reply when Cook glances at him and smiles, and yeah, he needs to stop staying up so late, his face is doing stuff on its own

AND THIS. THIS JUST MADE ME BEAM AND FLAIL LIKE A CRAZY PERSON, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, UNF. i want your way with words, idek. i would also like your david!voice, but that's nothing you didn't already know, seriously.

"It's not like I was being subtle or anything," Cook points out, and Dad edges past the two of them muttering, "You've never been subtle."

AND I SERIOUSLY HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS LINE, ALSO, OKAY, BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A FUCKING GIVEAWAY AND IT'S FUNNY 'CAUSE IT'S TRUE, AND I LOVE THAT JEFF IS IN ON IT EVEN WHEN DAVID ISN'T, OBLIVIOUS AS HE IS, AND--OH, DAVID, NEVER CHANGE.

"Don't worry," Cook breathes against his mouth. "I'll catch you up."

AND ALSO THIS LINE BECAUSE, HI, POSSIBLY ONLY THE HOTTEST LINE IN THE UNIVERSE, JFC, JFC, JFC, I'M GETTING TINGLY AND I'M NOT EVEN -- I'M JUST SITTING HERE READING ABOUT THIS, GOD, I WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR HEAD. THE KIND OF AWESOME THAT MUST GO ON IN THERE, UNF.
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 31st, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
NAT YOU ARE THE BEST COMMENTOR~ you know all the best parts and you let me beam over them. i'm totally not gonna argue on this fic, i ADORE IT and i loved writing it and it made me feel better and i was happy with the result, so this fic gets a PLUS in my book.

ilyyyyyyy. plus, i figured that there needed to be more AWESOME!JEFF in fics anyways. :) it was about time he got his props.

also: I LOVE DAVID ARCHULETA SFM. SOMETIMES I FORGET, IDK. IT'S AMAZING TO REDISCOVER MY REASON FOR LIVING.
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Snarky Journalist from Heck: archie half facelire_casander on July 30th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for this. I know it was for someone else (someones elses? IDK) but it helped me today. It... kinda made me smile, which is a feat lately.
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
aww, i'm glad it helped a little, bb! :) you should always smile. ♥
Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.: [DC] Cook & Archuleta - Cook laughingevilgeniuslady on July 30th, 2009 09:18 am (UTC)
This is so adorable and funny and cute and and and .... I have no words, but I've already read it twice, with this huge grin on my face. Archie's train of thought is hilarious, and Cook's not-so-subtle seduction of Archie is kind of hot (I bet he got a kick out of Archie staring at him sucking that ice pop). And now I'm gonna go read it a third time...
hello beautifulhopefulgenius on July 30th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
awww, thanks, bb! i like being in archie's head, like a lot, so i knew that this was perfect for him to narrate. also, yuuuuum ice pop.
acefacebloodbelieve on July 30th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
OH MY GOSH, fic, from YOU, primarily for ME, oh my gosh, I signed on Twitter and checked my @ replies all la la la and then there was you! Being all BIRTHDAY FIC and I literally flailed all AAAHh and it took me like ten minutes just to find it because I kept just clicking randomly as though I was expecting it just to pop up out of the blue or something (WHICH IT KIND OF DID, BUT NOT IN THE WAY I MEAN) and I don't think I'm even making sense, but YOU! And THIS! Oh my gosh, I swear, probably hardly any of my rl presents will be able to beat this because -- I love 8 Simple Rules, actually, and oh my gosh. Wow. THIS.

ANYWAY, ONCE AGAIN I HAVE TO GO RN, BUT I'M GOING TO COME BACK AND FLAIL AT YOU SOME MORE. BECAUSE, HI, WOW.
acefacebloodbelieve on July 30th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
Okay, so I love this WHOLE THING, js, but I'm just going to -- David using a spoon to stir the chips in the bowl, where Cook would just use his hands, goshhh, of COURSE David would use a spoon, omg. And watching soaps together at two in the morning, I love this, I love the whole image of them just curled up together, la la la. And David's face just ~doing things on his own~ because he stayed up late.

So I'm basically just, like, reciting this whooole thing back to you but it's just SO GOOD and I honestly -- :DDD all over the place, seriously. And the DVD player schedule system thingy and hoarding minutes which is funny when David thinks about it~, oh my gosh. DVD SYSTEM ♥ I don't know why I find this so amusing, probably because the Archuleta household actually have a system like this, of course they do.

And Cook's eyes flashing, and David dropping the remote control and Cook being all ~triumphant~ AND JEFF COUGHING BEHIND THEM, OF COURSE and I swear I'm just using the same phrases at you over and over but -- !!!. And I love the way you write Cook, I'd use examples but it'd just be everything you've written, ever. But I really am in love with the way you write him, it's probably one of my FAVOURITES, if not THE favourite tbhhhh.

And oh my gosh, this bit:

And, um, once he'd dazed out and stared at Cook sucking on an ice pop, maybe that was weird. But that was it!

Or, actually, there was that one incident in the pool. But that was just once! And he'd apologized to that silly girl, okay.


Um, WHO WOULDN'T stare at Cook sucking on an ice pop, that is what I'd like to know! And I love oblivious David, and his sudden understanding, and the line about the silly girl actually made me giggle out loud so much, my mum asked what I was laughing at and I was all, "OH, NOTHING~!". But it is something, and it is something awesome, is what it is.

And Jeff being all ~you've never been subtle~ which makes it even funnier that David is just NOW REALISING that he has a crush on Cook, omg, I don't care how stupid I sound I'm just wholeheartedly in love with this and you, <33333. And the worms in your stomach, I was like OH DAVID, I honestly read whatever you write and believe it to be true, ngl. If I ever met David I'd probably be all WORMS IN YOUR STOMACH and he'd be all, haha? /o\ CLEARLY I SHOULD NEVER MEET HIM.

And Cook getting permission to ask him out! JUST THIS WHOLE THING. IN CONCLUSION: I LOVE YOU. A LOT. And you made my dayyyy ♥ AND I'VE SORT OF WRITTEN YOU AN ESSAY, BUT STILL.
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