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Happy Holidays, Circeniko!

Title: Apple
Gift Recipient: Circeniko
Author: somewhatdeluded
Rating: R
Summary & Pairing: Normal boys don't give presents at their own weddings. Unfortunately for Aziraphale and Crowley, Adam Young has never been a normal boy. (Crowley/Aziraphale, implied Adam/Pepper)
Author's Notes: Very big thanks to C. and E., my real-life betas, who Do Not ReadTM m/m slash, and yet very sweetly read and re-read this until the last of my creative punctuation had headed for the hills. Any remaining errors are all mine.

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Dec. 13th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
Aziraphale had magnanimously pretended that Crowley hadn't sounded at all choked up when he said it.
*high-pitched squeal* Awww, warm fuzzies strike again!
And I do love drunken!Aziraphale. He's so clueless and adorable!
You had to already love him to love him.
And the epiphany goes to.... Seriously, I adore this line. So perfect for them.
Absolutely wonderful. Fantastic and touching and awwwwwww-inducing.
Dec. 14th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D I endeavor for "Awwww" in my little corner of the internet, so hurrah! I'm very glad you enjoyed it.
Dec. 13th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely fabulous!! Your characterization is perfect; I don't think I've ever seen better (except by the Two Gentlemen Themselves, of course). It had just the right balance between super hot and awww so sweet.

"Crowley, that was - that was way too much information, for one, and also, simply not true." Loved that line! That one made me laugh out loud for sure.

What a great idea, too. Giving them both what the other already had. Perfect!
Dec. 14th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very glad you enjoyed it, and laughing out loud is always a plus. :D
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
Oh. Oh, my dear. So very wonderful. The perfect point/counterpoint, the perfect balance between POVs. And breathtakingly lovely language.

Aziraphale felt the slow burn of Crowley's blood beneath his hands, lust and beautiful desperation at Aziraphale's every withheld touch... ...a scorching desire that Crowley basked in as though it were the sun, and he some insignificant and worshipful flower... instead an angel, who Crowley blessed with his kisses, who Crowley baptized with his tongue, who Crowley prayed to with hands and lips

Each of these lines left me almost choked with tears, I tell you. They have always struck me as being the way you wrote it: Crowley already wanting, Azi already loving, and needing Someone Else to give that "nudge" to make the obvious and final connection. Thank you so much for writing this. It is Love.
Dec. 14th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! <3 <3 <3
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
This is just lovely. You capture Crowley's vulnerability perfectly. And Aziraphale is perfectly rendered, too. And Adam.
Basically you nailed them.
And you got Crowley and Aziraphale to nail each other which automatically gets the Seal of Approval! :-)
Dec. 14th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
Heheheh! Thank you!
Dec. 14th, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
Thank Adam! ^^;

Oh, this has some wonderful little quotes:

You had to already love him to love him. (AW!)

whole volumes written on give and take that Crowley had never before felt the need to comprehend, although he thought he had studied this, before

And, by the by, the phrase "trouser region" was also endlessly entertaining.

Dec. 14th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
Crowley also finds Aziraphale's trouser region endlessly entertaining. :D

Thank you! I'm very glad you liked it.
Dec. 14th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
So many people have already pointed out a lot of what I would say, but I love this SO MUCH - the characterization dead-on (love Adam's slightly mischievous, slightly exasperated manner--no, no, sometimes what's so obvious to him isn't always to other beings!) and it's just so perfect: the nudge in the direction of the missing piece each has, complementing each other perfectly. It's sexy and funny and sweet and just right.
Dec. 14th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
Thank you very, very much!

Also, how much do I love your icon? I love it muchly, yesssssss, my preciousssss. :D
Dec. 14th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
This is what I call lickable fic. Mmm, nice!
Dec. 14th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
Re: *purr*
Okay, I'm totally dying laughing over your icon, but in between the dying, I would like to say thank you! I'm very glad you licked it. :D
Dec. 14th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
Oh. Oh... This was really, really sweet. What a lovely little fic! Very well done, indeed! :D
Dec. 15th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
:D Thank you very much!
Dec. 15th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
LMAO! Oh my, that was brilliant. This bit- I've now managed to prove that I'm easy even for a being of Hell, since I don't think any of my fellows has ever been buggered by an angel on the back table of a bookshop, under the watchful eye of wall-to-wall shelves of horrified Bibles, had me in stitches!
Dec. 15th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
Heehee! Thank you!
Dec. 15th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
This was a wonderful fic. Such a nice thing to read when I should be writing final papers. Aziraphale and Crowley are so cute when they're clueless. Good on Adam to be the voice of reason.
Dec. 16th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
:) I'm so glad you liked it! :) :) :)

Good luck with teh ev1l that is finals. :|
Dec. 16th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC)
Crowley & Aziraphale. A meddling Adam Young. Writing that just kicks my ass. Go for my weaknesses, why don't you. ♥
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
Why thank you my dear! :) I'm very glad you enjoyed it.

And yes, *gnaws on fandom's Achilles heel*. That's half the fun!
Dec. 18th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
eeeeeeeee! So much wuv! X3

Drunken Aziraphale, hurt and sniffly Crowley, too-wise Adam, Pepper . . . all of them just made me want to go on a hugging spree. I really love this fic. o.o I shall point my gf to it post-haste.
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D I'm very glad you liked it - and thank you for the rec!
Jan. 1st, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Oh, fabulous.
Jan. 2nd, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
Why thank you, my dear!
Jan. 3rd, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Devious and fun and sexy as hell. Marvelous, the way each character feels just right, and as always, Adam is just such great fun XD

Loved it!
Jan. 3rd, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!
Wow - (Anonymous) - Jan. 8th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 12th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
That was really funny and rather sweet.
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