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

Length - c1,000 words.
Feedback - yes please!
Big thanks - to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] sandscrit for the beta.

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Jack has just learned that some of the models he knows in Russia are coming to NYC for Fashion Week...

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Part 4
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Damn Logan and the gossipy world of fashion. Now Jack could think of nothing else. Was there even the remotest chance that Ennis would be in New York for Fashion Week? Could he really be that lucky? Only one way to find out.

As soon as he got home that night, Jack grabbed his laptop and dropped onto the couch. He opened up Facebook and clicked on Ennis’ profile. His status update had something written in Russian and Jack was very tempted to try and translate it. Fuck it, why the hell not? Ennis had done the same with him. He opened Google Translate.

‘One of those days. Anyone got a drink?’

Yeah, he guessed that sounded about right. He felt compelled to leave a comment, so did.

‘I have beer. Whiskey too ☺’

Ennis wasn’t online so there didn’t seem to be much point in hanging around. Jack longed to ask him if he were coming over to the US, but he’d much prefer to do it face-to-face, so to speak.

He grabbed a glass of whiskey and took it into the bathroom, intending to have a nice hot bath and relax. So if he took his laptop in too and propped it open on top of the toilet seat, who would know?

He didn’t have too long to wait. A few minutes after Jack had slid beneath the hot fragrant bubbles, he heard a ‘ping’.

‘Ennis Dmitriev-Maier likes your comment’

Ennis was online.

Jack sat up and twisted around to dry his hands. He leaned out of the bath to type a message.

“Hey.”

A few moment later Ennis replied. “Hi Jack.”

“How are you?”

“Ok. Tired. Work hard.”

“Sorry. If you were here we could share a beer.”

“I would like that.”

“Me too.” Jack paused. “Do you travel with work?” Yeah, it wasn’t subtle, but what the hell.

“Sometimes.”

“New York?”

“Maybe soon.”

That sounded promising. Jack smiled and wriggled a little, remembering their encounter. The warm water of the bath swirled around, caressing his mid-section.

“Where are you?” Jack typed.

“Home. In bed.”

Again? The guy was always in bed. Mmm, such a nice vision though that Jack couldn’t complain.

“It is very early.” Ennis continued. “You?”

“In the bath,” Jack typed with a smile. He was intrigued to see what Ennis made of that.

Pause.

“Bath?”

“Yes.”

“Naked?”

“Yes.”

Another pause. Jack wished he could see Ennis’ face, see his reaction, anything.

“☺”

Jack laughed and slid further down into the water, one hand moving to stroke his slowly stiffening cock. “Wish you were here,” he typed slowly, one-handed.

“Me too.”

Oh boy, the thought of having a bath with Ennis blew his mind. That perfect body all hard and wet. Sliding against his. Soft bubbles caressing warm skin.

“Maybe one day.” Jack replied.

“Yes. I wish… I must go. Work.”

“Sure. Talk soon?”

“Yes.”

“Bye.” Jack signed off and closed down his laptop.

He leaned his head back against the edge of the bath and let his other hand slide down his chest, teasing at his nipples. Talking to Ennis, even via messages, had gotten him incredible aroused. Just the fact that Ennis and he had shared a moment in time together, thinking about each other, was enough. Jacking off alone in the bath was something he hardly ever did, but for Ennis he would make an exception. This time.

***

Two more weeks passed with no further correspondence from Ennis. Jack was as frustrated as hell and also working crazy hours, which meant he didn’t get much time online. One morning he discovered his laptop had got a virus.

“Fucking stupid thing!” Jack yelled and wrestled the lead out of the back, sorely tempted to throw the whole lot out of his fourth story window. The satisfaction of seeing it smash into a million pieces would be short lived, but oh so worth it.

Thank god he still had his crappy old cellphone as being out of touch with the electronic world would kill him.

He tugged on the skinny jeans he had been wearing the previous night and dumped everything computer related into a backpack. He headed for the nearest computer store, hoping to find some computer geek to help solve his problems. He could feel a headache coming on.

****

“I have a virus,” Jack said as calmly as he could, placing the laptop on the counter.

“Ok.” The trendy blonde girl turned and screeched over her shoulder. “Brian! One for you.”

Jack hopped from foot to foot, hoping that this Brian guy was the answer to his prayers. He flicked open his phone, checking for any messages.

“Hello?”

The quiet voice took Jack by surprise. It came from a thin strip of a guy who couldn’t have been more than eighteen. Damn it but everyone looked so young these days.

“Yes?” Jack replied.

“I… I’m Brian.” The boy blinked nervously and swept his horizontal black bangs behind an ear. “Can I help you?”

“Virus,” Jack said, pushing the laptop at him. “Can you fix it?”

“Maybe.” Brian flipped it open and looked at Jack again, his cheeks flushing a little. “Can you tell me what happened?”

Jack told him as best he could. Brian did his thing, clicking away and typing stuff that looked like Martian – or Russian – to Jack’s eye.

“Can you leave it here?” Brian asked after a while. “This may take a long time.”

“How long?”

“Uh... maybe an hour or two?”

“Sure.” Jack nodded. He could always use a coffee and a walk. Anything to clear his head. He turned to go and then something struck him – fuck! How could he have forgotten? “Um… are you going to check all of my files?”

“Maybe. Depends where the virus is.”

Great.

“You… er… might want to avoid any files that have the word ‘skin’ in the name.”

“Skin?” Brian asked in confusion.

“Yeah, you know…” Jack wiggled an eyebrow suggestively.

“Skin? - Oh!” Brian’s eyes dropped to Jack’s groin and he flushed a deeper shade of red. “Er... that’s ok… I’ll try to look... not look that is. But it’s ok.”

Jack grinned and winked before he left. Kid was cute and he might have pursued something in the past, but in reality Brian was way too young. Besides, brunets weren’t his thing any more. Nothing was his thing. Nothing here anyway.

Entering Starbucks, Jack ordered a triple espresso and sat down by the window, checking his phone one more. He set his mug down and relaxed back into the chair. It was only then that he noticed the sexy red-headed girl who had been waiting in line a few people behind him.

Anja Petrova.

TBC

Date: 2012-03-01 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] george66.livejournal.com
I haven't even read it yet...I just wanta be the first to comment!! LOL


george

Date: 2012-03-01 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
George, you make me laugh!! :D
Now get off your ass and read my story!!
A x

Date: 2012-03-01 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] george66.livejournal.com
I so loved the talk Jack and his Russian stud had while Jack was in the bathtub...and yes I totally agree with Jack. The idea of both of them taking a bath together...YUMMY!!! That was a wonderfully well-written scene Anna. With just a few words you created beautiful hottness.

I know exactly how Jack feels in regard to viruses and laptops. When it happens all you want to do is killed the damn machine as if the machine would actually have feelings. Crazy but sooooo true. LOL.

Awww...Anja has arrived. She better talk if she knows what's good for her. Grrrrr.


george

ps: google tranlates...it's a beautiful thing...I should know. {{{winking eye}}}

Date: 2012-03-04 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks George!
Oh yeah, laptops can be the worst - as well as the best.
Anja will talk, I promise :)
A x

Date: 2012-03-01 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwylliondream.livejournal.com
Hah! OMG! I bet those geeky computer guys are onto us slashers!

Damn! I'd buy a new computer before I gave the access to my stash!

Love this story!

XO

Date: 2012-03-04 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
I hear you! There's no way I'd take mine anywhere without some serious editing first!!
Thanks hon,
A x

Date: 2012-03-01 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbmgirlfan.livejournal.com
Awesome! I love how each chapter has a sort of surprise or cliffhanger at the end. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Jeanine

Date: 2012-03-04 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Jeanine, glad you are enjoying it - more soon!
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-01 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trekfan.livejournal.com
oooo bathtub sex. oh yeah Ennis needs to join Jack in the tub.

I bet Brian will be looking through those 'skin' files asap.

I have some advice to Jack. get a mac, they don't get virus' as easily as pcs do. I hated when this PC got a virus.

more please. I love this story

Hugs
Linda

Date: 2012-03-04 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
I'm a Mac girl and would completely agree with you! And yes, I bet Brian will be straight on to the 'skin' files :)
More soon!
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-01 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 27bluebirds.livejournal.com
I think computer geeks are like doctors. Nothing new under the sun for them, they've seen it all.
But when your own SO is the computer geek... that's really interesting, lol.
Nice chapter. Looks like Ennis and Jack might get some bath-tub time soon.
Thanks for sharing!

Date: 2012-03-04 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
I hear you - my SO is a computer geek too and I worry about what he might find out about me at times (not that he doesn't know most of it anyway...)
More soon!
A x

Date: 2012-03-01 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roby100.livejournal.com
Starting my day reading about a naked Jack in the bath hoping for Ennis to be with him it is really the best way to start!

Why computer don't understand that we need them and they can't get a virus?
Well, maybe having the possibility to speak with Anja it's better than computer now. Jack is going to ask her some questions, isn't he?!

Thanks so much for the new chapter.
A big hug
Roby

Date: 2012-03-04 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Roby :)
Oh yes, Jack will certainly have some questions for Anja, but whether she gives him the answers he wants is another matter!
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-01 08:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noreins.livejournal.com
I agree with Roby - I can't think of many better ways to start the day than reading about naked!Jack in the bath :o) And I bet Ennis had to "take care of things" before he went to work, too...

Computer viruses suck, but hopefully Jack and Ennis will be able to communicate face to face very soon and he won't need his "skin" files anymore!!

Thanks for another wonderful update *big hugs*

Date: 2012-03-04 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
I think you a right and that Ennis had to take things 'in hand' before he did anything else!
Thanks so much for the comments,
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-01 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tizi17.livejournal.com
oh i love it - from swearing jack and the cumputer geek to the prospect of having ennis with him in a tub... ;-)
on you go, quick!!!!

Date: 2012-03-04 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Tizi - more soon, I promise!
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-01 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjmarv.livejournal.com
You're so good at building up anticipation!

So Anja's in town; does that mean Ennis is around as well?

Computers...told my youngest if I die suddenly, she's supposed to snag my computers and Kindle before anyone else (like her older sister) can get h=their hands on them!

Susan

Date: 2012-03-04 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Susan,
Is Ennis in town? Well, we will find out soon :)
Tell you what, my ereader is going to the grave with me!!
A x

Date: 2012-03-01 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ennisjackgal.livejournal.com
Jack should get AVG or something!

And I love the image of him in the bath, and I like Ennis's smiley face at the thought of him naked ;)

Date: 2012-03-04 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
No idea what AVG is, but I'm sure Jack should find out and tell me!!
Thanks for reading :)
A x

Date: 2012-03-04 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ennisjackgal.livejournal.com
It's an antivirus program, I use it and it's great :)

Date: 2012-03-01 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ramona4jake.livejournal.com
oh. maybe Ennis wrote him about being in NY already, but Jack never got the message ! damn virus !! ;o)

Date: 2012-03-04 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Yeah, damn virus. Ennis could've told him anything and poor old Jack wouldn't know!
Thanks for reading!
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-01 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trekfan.livejournal.com
he can always go to the library computer and check his messages :D

Date: 2012-03-04 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
He could - but maybe he wasn't thinking straight (no pun intended...!)
A x

Date: 2012-03-04 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trekfan.livejournal.com
LOL the public library has always been my fall back. I was called a library brat by my friends because at one time I didn't have the internet at home.

i should let Jack know he can always go to the library (except when they're closed of course. Then he can find an internet cafe)

better hurry with the next part

Linda xo

Date: 2012-03-02 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandscrit.livejournal.com
I love reading the comments! And I suppose if I *have* to read the story again at the same time, then that's okay too ;-)

Date: 2012-03-04 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Oh I love reading the comments too! and I might also have read the story more than once...
A x

Date: 2012-03-02 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabuffy.livejournal.com
Ahh, triple espresso. Jack's a person after my own heart. Anyone that can appreciate a good espresso can't be all bad. All that FB to Russia probably gave Jack his computer virus. But if Anja is on line, can Ennis be far behind (hopefully waiting to order his espresso and holding his work visa) ;)

Date: 2012-03-04 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks Anna!
Yes, the Russians haven't been very kind to us computer folks recently have they? I'd love to say that ENnis was in Starbucks too, but that would too easy now, wouldn't it?
A x

Date: 2012-03-02 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] argentine65.livejournal.com
If Anja is in New York, may I suppose Ennis is also there? I am nothing of a geek so a virus can kill me but I also think that Jack has a russian virus. Thank you so much for sharing. Martha

Date: 2012-03-04 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Yes! I agree that Jack has a bit of a Russian virus - it's certainly affecting his concentration in any case!
Thanks for reading,
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-04 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] changeineed.livejournal.com
The Russians are here!!!! Can't wait for more. Sweet but so different from your other stories... It has some "spice", some different "sparkle" that i can't place...
Edited Date: 2012-03-04 09:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-05 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Yey for the Russians!!
Thanks so much for the comments - it feels different to write this story too - I'm hoping that's a good thing!
A x

Date: 2012-03-05 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whiskiegurl.livejournal.com
i was trying to wait until it was all posted and read in one big go, but i failed. it's an awesome story. i can't wait to see if ennis is here in the city!! i hope he doesn't love moscow tooo much. :)

Date: 2012-03-05 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks so much :) Glad you are liking it so far - I hope I can live up to your expectations!
I think NYC is a far nicer place to live than Moscow...
Anna x

Date: 2012-03-06 09:06 am (UTC)
lightning070: (Jack & Ennis: Upset Jack)
From: [personal profile] lightning070
I liked that bathroom scene. I can imagine Ennis reaction when Jack told him where he was!

Really sucks that Jack's computer got a virus. :/ That Brian guy seemed quite nervous... and Jack teased him. :P

Ooh! Anja is in New York! I hope she can tell jack that Ennis is there too!

Ennis does seem to spend an awful lot of time in bed. :/

Great new entry to the story! I can't wait for the next part!

Date: 2012-03-08 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabirmingham.livejournal.com
Thanks for the comments!

Yeah, I guess Ennis does seem to spend a lot of time in bed in this story - probably not a bad thing, as long as Jack is in there with him!

Next part should be up within the next couple of days :)
Anna x

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