Wiffle (faerie_dance) wrote in daily_snippets,

Ficlet/Drabble! Nah, its a ficlet.

Title: Platonic
Rating: G
Pairing: Peter/Edmund
Summary: When Peter hugs Edmund, he sometimes lets the hug linger longer than it should.
Dedication: Fisheh (whoops, capegio) gave me this prompt forever and a day ago, and its been sitting hidden on my journal for ages. So I refined and thought I'd share, see what you guys think! So this is to you, oh Fisheh of my heart.


When Peter hugs Edmund, he sometimes lets the hug linger longer than it should. Whenever Edmund wins at sparring or jousting or some random game they have undertaken, Peter pretends to pout, but inwardly he is filled with too much pride. During those moments Edmund's brown eyes are bright, his smile picture-perfect: an image that should be painted and displayed for all to see (or perhaps only for Peter to see). Peter wishes he could just keep that smile in his heart, keep Edmund in his heart, tucked away where no one can find him. Edmund loves him, of that he knows, but sometimes, maybe even just once, Peter wishes that their love could be anything but platonic.

When Edmund hugs Peter, he likes to think that it lingers for longer than a hug should. When Edmund wins in their horseraces or their swordfights, he knows the smile plastered on his face has nothing to do with winning. Seeing the pout on his brother's face is perfect, and sometimes he has to wonder if his brother is even pouting at all. During these moments he is all smiles, all smirks, all laughter, all twinkling eyes. But as he watches his brother dance regally past him with yet another princess, converse majestically with another suitor, smile warmly at another person, Edmund is anything but smiles and laughter. No, in those moments he wishes he could just keep Peter in his heart, keep Peter with him, keep all that warmth and magnificence tucked away where no one else can find him. Edmund knows Peter loves him, has always loved him, despite all he's done. But sometimes, maybe just even once, Edmund wishes that their love could be anything but platonic.

But when the day becomes a bit too warm and sultry, the kind where moisture hangs in the air and your mind plays tricks on you, and when their sparring match has been going on for longer than it should, and it is anything but romantic, when their swords cross and they pause for a moment, breathing heavily, an 'x' made of wood crossed between their hearts, between their bodies, Peter's mind runs away from him.

And when Edmund thinks that today he just might lose to Peter, and miss the chance of seeing that pout until the morrow, he is distressed. Even now as their swords cross and they remain face to face for a momentary breath, he is already calculating his next move, how to win that pout that is only his to see. He opens his mouth to say something sarcastic, as Edmund is won't to do, but then, Edmund's mind flies away from him.

The kiss is just like the day, warm and sultry and anything but romantic. It is a slip-slide of lips on lips, a tumble of swords knocked off balance, bodies knocked off kilter. But it is a kiss that is received, returned, reciprocated. It is enough to make Peter believe that perhaps he can tuck those smiles and laughter away in his heart, it is a kiss that gives Edmund the hope that he can tuck that golden warmth away in his heart.

It is far too short in either brothers' opinion. But there is a moment afterwards, of secret smiles and hopes no longer hidden.

It is in this moment that Peter realizes: one moment would never be enough. And it is in this moment that Edmund thinks, their love can be anything but platonic.
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It's so mysterious and lovely and wonderful and baaaaaaah!

"an 'x' made of wood crossed between their hearts" - brilliant and fantastic and oooooh imagery and heeheekissingyay!
heee. You remember this one! Tis all because of you, oh great one!

Now sleep so that you can get better! That knee of yours needs it! :P

Although I must admit, I don't think I've ever seen you write a comment where you act like a giggling fangirl. o_O Tis weird! Where's my scholarly Fisheh!

:D:D *huggles* luff ya hun.
Cut me some slack, I'm overmedicated.
Heee, but not anymore! Because you couldn't be sick on your birfday! :D
....she's always eating mine!

...seriously, whats up? I luff teh 'Pegio. YOU GET BETTER SOON....WHATEVER TEH EFF IS WRONG WITH YOU.

Oh there's a reason she doesn't eat her own, though it might be a good idea, since that city of hers is trying to chop it off for her. o_O

haha Teh Fisheh is the best! We all luff her! :D

She's ways eating my elbow...or rather, munching...

....her city....is trying....to chop it off?
She's always munching. Teehee. We just luff her, don't we? ^_^


10 years ago

This was positively *lovely*. Seriously. Been having a nasty, icky coupla days where I've been going inbetween ready to cry and wanting to destroy random fuzzy things. But this made just sit back and be happysquishy for a while. Thank you so much for posting. I needed it.
Oh no! Icky bad! Icky verreh bad! *kills all teh icky!*

Save the stuffed animals! *hands around the petition and goes on strike*

I'm so glad this helped you out hun! I wish I had known, we would have written much more quickly! O_O
Don't hesitate to tell everyone that you are in need of some good fluff! We've got your back! :D

No, I said 'we've got your back' not 'Peter has Ed on his back'

Ok I'm done. Thanks so much for the review. I was a bit iffy. This is my first P/E slash! o_O
...it wasn't the stuffed animals. I loved stuffed animals. Its the demonic real animal running around the appartment and POOPING everywhere.
*sits serenely with hands in lap*
And when I read that "We've got your back!" I just about gibbered. Actually, I wibbled. That's so...so....
I love you all!

And for the first P/E slash it was...guh. Just guh.
...are we friends yet? If'n not, may I friend you? *bambi eyes*
Oh ok, no stuffed animals. Phew! :D

We do have your back! We have your back just as much as Peter has Edmund on his back! *waits for Sub to read that* heeee, yes Sub, Peter LIKES THE TOP! And Ed likes THE BOTTOM! :D

*cough* sorry about that.

But we luff you too! We do we do! :D

friends! Of course! Its pathetic the people I realize I'm not friends with, and then I realize how much of a bad person I am. But yea! I luff new friends! Though you aren't exactly a new friend, you're really an old one. :P

Yays, I'm a friend! XD

...teehee...Ed on top...maybe Ed likes the bottom, but Skan...well, Skan's a different story. *grins*
But I'm so glad I'm loved...I can feel it. *loves back*
Haha Skan could be a different story, but it depends on what characterization of him you use. Like, when he's in Narnia, he's definitely not top material. ;) But if he were in the real world, I guess depending on that characterization too, he could be.

I like to think of them both as bottom, but I'm a bit more lenient about Skan being top than I am Ed. haha. He's totally bottom material. ;)

*sends mucho luff*
Wow, that was so sweet! You know I loved it! Platonic indeed hehehe.


More? More of what? *looks around*

:P I luff you. Did you know that? Good.
Ahh, cute, cute. I love the style of writing you used, it made the imagrey just soo... I don't know what Im saying haha.

But, I did like it. A lot.
Haha I think my style comes from being a poet before a prose writer, and from the influence of the amazing Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series. :D But I'm totally glad you liked it!
Makes me feel better! Phew! :D
eeeee. Pitch-perfect. I loved this. A LOT. Every paragraph was filled with awesome: intensity, sweetness, longing, all mixed in with just the right proportions.

But it is a kiss that is received, returned, reciprocated.
And I also completely adore the last line.

To reiterate: I loved this. :D
I'm so glad! Haha guess you liked that alliteration. :D

Yea I'm a sucker for last lines! I made a "Last Line Cult" with my friend, for all the people who are just suckers for the last line. Apparently I'm still in it. ;)

But I'm really glad you liked it. It totally makes me feel not so inadequate anymore! Thanks! :D *squish*

Tre cute!!! <3
:D thanks!

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Aw thanks, hunna! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

As for writing a great many more, I've only got one more possibly on its way out. Other than that, I think I'm going to stick with WET for a while, thats hard enough in itself!

But thanks for the wonderful comments! That totally just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! :D
-tackles- Love it! (I'm a little late reading it, but it's all good XD) Now, about your last comment, "I'm going to stick to WET for a while"....-raises eyebrow- Yes, my dear, I am waiting patiently (Ok, ok, not so patiently but still....Though you seem to have struck gold last night =D Can't wait! Much love to you!
I am going to try and stick to WET for a while, but that doesn't mean it is going to come to me! Notice, I haven't written anything else besides WET after this one? ;)

I am trying! I am! *squish*
much luff to you, Doll!