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Summary - Modern day AU/AU. Jack is a fashion stylist and meets Ennis one night in a club...

Note - Written for the 'Valentine Love Letters' Challenge on Brokebackslash. Despite the title of this story, please don't expect anything too clever and plot heavy. There are no spies, no espionage and no secret agent tough guys in this. Simple fluff and nonsense only. And happy endings!

There will be some written 'correspondence' between the guys at some point, honest.

Warnings - none
Length - c1,000 words. Part 1 of maybe 5 or 6...
Feedback - yes please!
Thanks - to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] sandscrit for the beta and also to [livejournal.com profile] red2blue for inspiring me to pick up and continue this old WIP.

The following means 'click here' in Russian :D




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It was eleven thirty and the club was pumping.

Jack pushed his way to the bar through sweaty bodies gyrating to the annoyingly catchy euro-pop. It was as hot as hell and he needed water fast. Had nobody in this godforsaken place ever heard of air conditioning?

Slumping on the sticky wooden bar he managed to catch the eye of the bartender. Jack tipped his hand in the universal sign for drink, saying “water?” He guessed the bartender knew enough English to understand him, as a bottle of water was placed in front of Jack.

The bartender held up his hand, spreading his fingers. “Fifty,” he said in heavily accented English.

Jack nodded his thanks, dropping a few notes on the bar. He downed half the bottle in two thirsty swallows. His eyes travelled over the mass of dancers as he drank. At least no one could say that this country didn’t know how to party. One sniff of vodka and they all went a little crazy. Much as he loved travelling with his job, Jack was glad this trip was coming to an end and he’d soon be back in the good old US of A. Air conditioning and all.

“Jack!”

Someone grabbed his arm and he turned to see one of the female models he had styled that day. Her dark red hair was still looking luscious and Jack gave himself a mental pat on the back.

“Jack. Come. Come dance wiz me!” She tugged at his arm again, smiling invitingly.

Jack was almost tempted, she was cute and funny, but he didn’t mix pleasure with business. No matter who it was. You never knew who you’d have to work with again one day and fashion was a fickle business. He shook his head reluctantly. “Sorry Anja, not tonight.”

She pouted sexily. “Pleez?”

Jack leaned in and kissed her cheek. “Sorry, no. I don’t dance.” Well, that wasn’t strictly true. He just didn’t dance with girls. Not often anyway.

Anja slipped away regretfully and rejoined the writhing mass of bodies on the dancefloor - women with men, women with women, men with men - no one seemed to discriminate in this club. Jack leaned back on the bar with a sigh. He raised his bottle to down another swallow of water and it was at that moment that he saw him.

It’s not like he was easy to miss. One of the few people in the room not bumping and grinding, the tall, blond man was leaning against the wall. He took a lazy drag of his cigarette and narrowed his eyes at Jack, staring through the smoke and swirling haze of the club to fix him with his dark stare.

Jack felt his heart stutter. He cleared his throat and looked away. Three seconds later he looked back and saw the guy still staring him down. Jack turned to put his empty bottle on the bar. The bartender picked it up and Jack leaned in to tap his arm. “Who’s that?” he shouted to be heard above the thumping beat, looking back over his shoulder to catch the heated gaze again.

The bartender shrugged and moved away. Great help he had been.

Jack couldn’t stand it. His curiosity, amongst other things, was piqued. He strolled across the room, as casually as he could with bodies pushing at him from all angles. He stopped a foot away from the blond guy and slouched on the wall next to him. Jack was surrounded by beautiful people every day, but this guy was just plain gorgeous. Jack’s lips brushed golden hair as he leaned in close enough to be heard. “Hi,” he said.

The blond guy said nothing, just raised his hand slightly in return.

“You come here often?” Jack blurted out, then could have kicked himself for being such a damn cliché.

The man twitched his lips and shook his head.

“No? You’re not from around here?”

He shrugged, eyes roaming over Jack’s face.

Jack’s eyes dropped to the guy’s lips, lingering on the cigarette dangling casually. “So where are you from? What’s your name?”

The guy hesitated, then dug into his pocket and pulled out a packet, offering Jack a smoke of his own.

Jack smiled. He took the offered cigarette. “Thanks. I’m Jack. I’m not from here. Just visiting. Work, you know.”

The guy nodded and flicked a lighter open.

Jack leaned in and cupped his hand around the flame to light his cigarette. He took a long drag. “Don’t you talk?”

His silent companion shrugged again, inhaled deeply then blew out smoke in a steady stream.

Then something dawned on Jack. “Or do you just not speak English?”

Dark eyes blinked at him, so Jack decided to try introductions again. He touched his hand to his chest, “Jack.” He then pointed at the man’s chest and raised an eyebrow.

The guy caught on and a smile tugged at his lips. He touched his own chest and said something unpronounceable. The only part Jack understood was the beginning, which sounded something like ‘Ennis.’

“How about I just call you Ennis, huh?” Jack stuck out his hand and Ennis grasped it tightly. Jack felt that touch all the way up his arm and down his spine to his crotch.

Jack shivered and stepped a little closer. “Want to dance?”

Ennis’ brow furrowed and Jack tugged on his hand, gesturing at the heaving dance floor. “Dance?” he repeated, rocking his hips back and forth a little.

Ennis hesitated for a moment before nodding. He dropped his cigarette and ground it out. Jack did the same. They slipped into the mass of bodies and Jack pulled Ennis close, feeling the heat radiating off him. Jack rested his forearms on Ennis’ shoulders; Ennis’ hands were light on Jack’s waist. Slowly they began to move together.

The beat of the music was throbbing through Jack’s blood and he couldn’t help but shift closer. Close enough to brush their chests together and slide a leg in between Ennis’. Close enough to hear Ennis’ breath hitch and feel his hardness against his hip. Ennis’ hands inched lower over Jack’s ass and pulled their groins flush together. Jack’s heart was racing. He turned his head, nuzzling into Ennis’ neck to smother a moan. Their movements slowed down until they weren’t really dancing any more. They were practically humping each other in the middle of the club. When Jack felt Ennis’ fingers tug his t-shirt loose and stroke up against the bare skin of his lower back, he knew he couldn’t stand this any longer. He wanted more, and he didn’t really want to do it with an audience.

Jack pulled away slightly. Ennis’ eyes were glowing almost black in the sultry light. Ennis slowly licked his lower lip and Jack nearly devoured him on the spot. He was so turned on he felt like his whole body was vibrating. Ennis angled his head towards the back of the room and Jack nodded eagerly. Anywhere. He’d go anywhere with this guy right now.

TBC

Date: 2012-02-13 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grlewis.livejournal.com
oh this is just yummy, i don't know exactly how well the boys will be able to communicate with each other, but so far so good. maybe ennis really doess speak english, or maybe they boith spoeak french....or spanish????

good to see another story from you!

Date: 2012-02-13 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks! Well, who needs words when you have the language of lurvve? (sorry, couldn't resist!!)
The boys will be communicating, although maybe not in a usual way.
Thanks for reading!
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] george66.livejournal.com
Child...sexy!!!!!!! Jack picking up an nearly non-speaking Ennis at a club. Dancing - slow and easy - with Ennis groping at Jack's buttocks and silently suggesting they go off in some dark room in the club. Oh yes...I want more!!

george

Date: 2012-02-13 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Heheh, thanks George! I love how the boys can say so much without words. Isn't 80% of communication non-verbal anyway? A grope of the ass can speak a thousand words :)
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trekfan.livejournal.com
wow what a pleasant surprise. I'm printing it out to read before bed. btw I'm part Russian (though I don't speak it. I have a friend from the Ukraine who is fluent. My late father was also fluent in it.

hugs

Date: 2012-02-13 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Linda! Wow, I thought you were going to say you were fluent in Russian and therefore would be able to spot all the flaws in the story!!

I went to Moscow once, so have experience of the horrible sticky summer humidity with no a/c - but that's as far as it goes for my Russian!

A x

Date: 2012-02-13 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trekfan.livejournal.com
Hey Anna,

I loved the story so far. Ennis not being able to speak English or very little, but the language of love is universal. I just wish I could have watched them on the dance floor in person :D

when is the next part going to be posted? (you've got me hooked)

Da!

Linda xo

Date: 2012-02-13 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
but the language of love is universal

Absolutely :)

Next part should be up in a few days. It's written, but I want to pace myself as I'd like to post regularly, and I don't want to get caught short as it's not complete yet!

Date: 2012-02-13 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbmgirlfan.livejournal.com
That was hot there at the end! Looking forward to reading more.

Jeanine

Date: 2012-02-13 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Jeanine - more to come soon!
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 27bluebirds.livejournal.com
Looking forward to more.

Date: 2012-02-13 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks for reading - part 2 will be up soon :)
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rouxb.livejournal.com
ummm, ummmm, YOWZA!

Date: 2012-02-13 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
LOL! Thanks so much!
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tizi17.livejournal.com
oh yessss..... me likes... ;-)

Date: 2012-02-13 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 08:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pjgale.livejournal.com
Good one!

PJ

Date: 2012-02-13 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks PJ!
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmiska.livejournal.com
Ohhh, wow. Let's see where this leads to!

Date: 2012-02-13 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
It leads to somewhere dark and sexy :) Really!
Nothing sinister or messy in this fic - apart from the obvious language barrier of course!
Thanks for reading
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roby100.livejournal.com
I missed you! Thanks God you are back and with a very promising start. I already love it :)
Thanks so much.
A big hug
Roby

Date: 2012-02-13 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Roby! I always look forward to hearing from you :)
This will be the usual simple but fun (and happy) stuff from me - nothing to put you off I hope!
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noreins.livejournal.com
OMG - this is unbelievably sexy right from the off! And there's going to be five or six parts of it - YAY!!!

Thanks for sharing *hugs*

Date: 2012-02-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thank you!
Yes, there will be a few more bits to this. I'm writing part four at the mo, and I know how I'm getting them together - just need to do it!
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mira986.livejournal.com
Oh boy... it's already getting hot in here... Can't wait to see more!!!

Date: 2012-02-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Mira! More to come soon :)
A x

Date: 2012-02-13 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandscrit.livejournal.com
I can't wait to read the next installment!

Date: 2012-02-13 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Tina - you'll be first to read it :)
Anna x

Date: 2012-02-13 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eandj.livejournal.com
oh yeah, I knew from the start that I'm going to like it
this is great
and I think the boys can understand each other well enough
can't wait to read more
Paula

Date: 2012-02-13 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Paula - yes, body language can speak volumes. can't it?
Thanks for reading!
Anna x

Date: 2012-02-13 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwylliondream.livejournal.com
Whoohoo!

This was awesome!

Can't wait for more!

*fans self*

XO

Date: 2012-02-13 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Donna! More to come soon. You might need that fan again :)

A x

Date: 2012-02-14 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lara-pinta.livejournal.com
I've been thinking about your story all day at work, since I read this chapter this morning.

I love it already and your Russian Ennis is incredibly alluring.

Thank you
Lorna

Date: 2012-02-14 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Lorna :)
I never thought I'd write the boys to be anything other than American, so I was surprised (and happy) when this scenario popped into my head!
Anna x

Date: 2012-02-15 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabuffy.livejournal.com
Anna, so good to see you again. Does it matter if Ennis speaks English or not?

Date: 2012-02-15 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Anna - and no, I guess it doesn't matter - not much talking going on if they are joined at the lip!!
A x

Date: 2012-02-15 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] argentine65.livejournal.com
This story shows quite well that sometimes you don't need to understand the words from the other person to be attracted to them. You got me so good, is a wonderful start. Thank you very much. Martha

Date: 2012-02-15 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Martha. Yes i believe that you can tell so much from gestures and body language, that sometimes you don't need to talk - one look says it all :)
Thanks for reading!
Anna x

Date: 2012-02-17 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjmarv.livejournal.com
Yeah! A new AnnaB story - who needs plot, but stop selling yourself short on the cleverness bit. This is plenty clever. Looking forward to the next chapter because YOU LEFT OFF AT A REALLY AARRGGHH POINT!!

Susan

Date: 2012-02-19 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Susan!! But you already know that Part 2 is up, so it's not too bad :)
I hope you'll like this, not much happens really, but as you say - who needs plot?!
A x

Date: 2012-02-18 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zhouhua00.livejournal.com
Oh, my dear!

What can I say?

Perhaps 'Action is louder than words'? or...some languages are universal and timless?

LOL!

Hua

PS - Russian is a difficult language. My father can speak good Russian.


Date: 2012-02-19 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
I would be terrified if anyone read this who actually *could* speak Russian!!
Thanks so much for the comments - and yes you are right, action sure speaks louder than words :)
A x

Date: 2012-02-19 01:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lightning070
It's unusual for Ennis to take command like that. But I love it!
Amazing story and I hope to read more!

Date: 2012-02-19 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! Yes his isn't your typical Ennis, but I hope you'll like him :)
Anna x

Date: 2012-02-21 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] red2blue.livejournal.com
thanks, anna, for mentioning me :) and don't be spooked pls, but I actually speak Russian :D However, I haven't found anything here that sounds off. In fact, it all sounds pretty cool. And hot! yeah, both LOL
thanks for sharing!
m

Date: 2012-02-21 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! I knew there would be *someone* out there who could catch me out!! LOL!
You will let me know if anything vaguely Russian sounds off, won't you? I don't speak a word, so am just relying on one visit to Moscow, instinct - and a bit of online research :)
A x

Date: 2012-03-04 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] changeineed.livejournal.com
I just started it dear Anna and it seems very very good!
Yeah baby!! Hot and adventurous and not talking the same language, interesting.
Hmm..I think it's the first of your stories that the boys are so eager and fast moving, aren't they?

Date: 2012-03-05 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks hon!
Yes, I think it's the first multi-parter I've done where the boys have got it on in the first chapter :) It's not like they've done much else really!
Anna x

Date: 2012-11-02 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackbird-y.livejournal.com
Mmmmmnnnnniiice...

Nev

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