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It's Complicated: But sexy!


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[PART SEVEN] - CLOSED
quick note; GUYS. please be aware that if you posted a prompt in part six and it is now screened, i have posted them to the post already - so that you guys don't have to. thanks for being patient and making the fill-a-thon such a success!

sorry i didn't get much of delicious done; i lacked the internet over the break but rest assured i have absolutely nothing to do so will get it, hopefully.


THE SOCIAL NETWORK KINK MEME


ASK THE MODS * FAQ * DISCUSSION * RESEARCH * FILL LIST * PART ONE * PART ONE (OVERFLOW) * PART TWO * PART TWO (OVERFLOW) * PART THREE * (PART THREE (OVERFLOW) * PART FOUR * PART FIVE * PART SIX


GENERAL RULES;

IMPORTANT: please DO NOT post prompts about any non-public people as part of a prompt. for example: randi zuckerberg is fine as she is a public figure both on the internet and on facebook itself. priscilla chan is NOT as she is not a public figure.

if you're in doubt, please message the mod or leave a comment in the discussion post.



♥ post requests and responses in the comments to this post.
♥ be respectful.
♥ both a pairing/character AND a prompt/kink must be posted.
♥ one pairing/prompt per comment please.
♥ you are encouraged to try and write a prompt for every request you make.
♥ we are slash, femslash, het, three-and-moresomes etc. friendly. (we are even incest friendly what with some of our characters being twins and all...)
♥ no pairing bashing, OK? no need to wank over ships.
♥ long and short fics welcome. multiple responses encouraged!
♥ please try to refrain from saying 'seconded!' as much as possible.
♥ on RPF: Please disclaim that it is RPF, a work of fiction and in no way related to the actual actors/persons/etc. (i wouldn't even try and discourage RPF from this meme ;))
WARN FOR COMMON TRIGGERS, PLEASE




FORMAT OF PROMPTS;


♥ alphabetize pairings/threesomes/moresomes. (e.g. Eduardo/Mark/Sean etc.)
♥ put [RPF] before RPF prompts. (e.g. [RPF] Andrew/Jesse)
♥ for crossover prompts: "[Crossover], The Social Network Character(s)/Other Character(s), [Fandom]" (e.g. [Crossover], Eduardo/Columbus, [Zombieland])
♥ no "!" in pairings, only in descriptions. (e.g. Eduardo/Mark, FacebookCreator!Eduardo, CFO!Mark)
♥ anyone, everyone, no one? Use "Other." (e.g. Sean/Other)
♥ put [GEN] before GEN prompts.




FILLS;


♥ please don't embed. link to images/videos.
♥ no locked material. this includes communities, even if membership is open.
♥ fills can be posted anonymously or not.
♥ fills can be anything: fic, art, vid, fanmix, podfic, etc.
♥ all prompts are open to fills at all times, even if they have been filled in the past or are being currently filled by someone else. multiple fills are positively encouraged; if something appeals to you then do not be put off creating a new fill by the existence of a prior one.
NEW: ♥ PLEASE comment with the first of your fill to the PROMPT and then all future updates as a comment to the FIRST PART of the fill. this makes it easier for both the WIP spreadhseet and for archiving stuff on delicious. it also helps people who are trying to catch up on updates and don't have to look through every fill on the prompt (should it have more than one). thank you.






[ARCHIVING]

[DELICIOUS]

[UNFILLED REQUESTS]

[FILLED REQUESTS]

[FLAT VIEW]


have fun!

THERE WILL BE UNMARKED SPOILERS. enter at your own risk! :D



PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING;

i know you guys are enjoying this meme and i appreciate that but please can you put the SUBJECT HEADER on your prompt. you would REALLY be helping me out if you could do that. it just saves time for me when i'm trying to tag everything in delicious.

AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT repost prompts from parts three, four, five or six over here again. the delicious is around for people to find prompts they may not have already seen. (prompts for parts one and two are now up for reposting.)

NEW RULE;

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE 'FILL' RULES. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE. thank you.
Tags:

Eduardo/Mark

Mark talks in his sleep. He says sappy/adorable/emotional/angsty/dirty (anything, really) things that he would never say awake, and doesn't remember in the morning, but Eduardo hears. He's suitably shocked/charmed/touched/concerned/turned-on in response.

(idk, I keep talking in my sleep and waking my bf up. as in all things, RL annoyance = kink meme prompt!)

Fill - Sure Thing (1/3)

Disclaimer: Complete fiction. In no way related to the actual persons so named.

“I do really like to code,” Mark says.

Eduardo raises his eyebrows. They hadn’t been talking about anything to do with code earlier and it’s actually been a few minutes since either of them said anything. Of course, Mark does sometimes just come out with the non sequiturs. Although, Mark doesn’t really think of them as non sequiturs. There is usually an involved thought process to get from point A to point B (Eduardo asked once and was left reeling at how fast Mark made connections). “Really?” Eduardo asks sarcastically.

“Yes,” Mark says in all seriousness.

Eduardo sits up a little and looks over at Mark where he’s slumped on the sofa. And realizes that Mark’s asleep. He smiles a little fondly, remembering this from college. How Mark could have whole conversations in his sleep that he never seemed to remember when he woke up. Eduardo remembers how startled he was the first time it had happened. His cousin Gabriela’s a sleep talker, too. Only, the things she said were generally one sentence declarations that made little sense to him and she could never remember what she said nor the context. Until Mark, Eduardo hadn’t known anyone could carry on a conversation in their sleep. It didn’t seem quite fair that Mark didn’t remember any of it, so Eduardo tried not to take advantage. But, occasionally, he hadn’t even realized that Mark was asleep. And Eduardo would never steer the conversation toward anything deep or serious, anything that would be a real secret. He did get curious, though.

There are many, many things Mark doesn’t talk about. Part of it is that he’s a private person, but a lot of it is that he just doesn’t see the need, which can be very frustrating. Even now, even after having painstakingly built their friendship up out of the ashes, there are a lot of things that Mark doesn’t talk about unless Eduardo makes it clear that he thinks it’s important. And Eduardo doesn’t even try for some things. To be fair, Mark did talk about pretty much everything to do with the dissolution of their friendship when they finally, finally started talking. He talked about Facebook, Sean, jealousy, responsibilities, ads, investors, shares, the dilution, the lawsuits, but it was for a purpose, a means to an end. And it worked. Eduardo suspects that if Eduardo had, one day, just come up to Mark and asked if they could be friends again, Mark would have been happy to do it with no more discussion than that. Or maybe not. Maybe he would have wanted to know why. But Eduardo’s relatively sure there would have been less discussion if Mark had thought it would be sufficient.

Eduardo gets up off the sofa and carefully maneuvers Mark so that he’s lying down. He pulls off Mark’s flip-flops and grabs the throw off the back of the sofa and covers Mark with it. He pats Mark and says, “I’m glad you like coding, Mark. Goodnight.”

“It saved me.”

“Saved you?” Eduardo rolls his eyes at himself. His curiosity is annoying sometimes.

“Yeah. Couldn’t sleep, not for days.”

“What?”

“My mind wouldn’t stop, just kept going.”

“But coding helped.”

“Yes, I could finally make it stop, exhaust my mind, sleep – not pass out. My parents were so happy.”

“Your parents?” Eduardo asks, confused.

“They were so worried. I was worried. It got so bad. Tried all different kinds of medicine. Nothing worked well.”

“This happened when you were younger?” Eduardo asks, trying to parse it out.

“Yeah. Insomnia. No sleep. I thought was going to… But then I could code. And it still works.”

“Still works? You still have trouble sleeping?”

“Code until I can.”

“So, wait, you don’t stay awake so that you can code, you code so that you can sleep?”

“Yes.”

“And you were probably still coding right up until I got here.”

“Since Wednesday.”

“It’s Friday.”

“Yes.”

Fill - Sure Thing (2/3)

Eduardo swallows. All those times he’d tried to get Mark to stop. “You could have told me. I would have tried to help. Somehow.” He could have done something. “It was never a contest, was it? Facebook was always going to win out. You didn’t just want it to succeed, you needed it to.”

“Need to code,” Mark says.

“Yeah. I wish, I wish I’d known that.”

“Wanted you, too.”

Eduardo feels his eyes go wide. “What?”

“Hmm.”

“Mark, Mark, want me how? As a friend? As something else? Mark?”

Mark doesn’t answer.

Eduardo wants to scream with frustration. “Why is everything so fucking hard with you? I know this is my own fault, but would it kill you to be a tiny bit less opaque?” Eduardo asks Mark’s slumbering form plaintively.

Mark doesn’t say anything.

Eduardo shakes his head and says, “Goodnight, Mark.” He grabs his coat and leaves, making sure the door locks behind him. He goes to his car, unlocks it, and gets in. He sits there for a minute. Then he hits the steering wheel with both hands. It helps a little, so he does it a few more times. He gets ahold of himself and looks around, feeling a little embarrassed. He sighs, starts the car, and drives off.

~~~

Eduardo goes over it in his head again and again. Mark could have meant it in a hundred different ways. Eduardo can’t get over that fact that however Mark had meant it, Eduardo had, at that moment, really wanted Mark to mean that Mark had wanted Eduardo. It’s not that Eduardo has never found Mark attractive. Mark is smart and funny and intense and a bit of a douche, all of which Eduardo finds attractive, but it had never seemed like a good idea. And Eduardo had thought that had been all there was to it. But that doesn’t explain how fiercely he had wanted Mark to want him. That doesn’t explain how now something in him aches for it.

Now he wonders if maybe it was there before, if it had added to the feeling that the whole thing was like a bad break-up – or, no, like a bitter, messy divorce. Maybe. Or maybe not – Mark’s friendship and their partnership had meant a lot to Eduardo for many different reasons. It doesn’t really matter now. What matters is what he feels and what Mark feels. And even if they feel the same way, it’s probably still not a good idea. He’s not sure he cares whether it is or not.

~~~

Eduardo can’t stop thinking about it. He hasn’t really stopped thinking about it for the past couple of weeks. It’s been… distracting, to say the least. He keeps going back to risk versus reward as if there’s some way to quantify either. He wishes he could assign numbers, come up with an algorithm – a simple, elegant expression that will tell him what he needs to know. But he can’t. And sitting here across the table from Mark while he talks about a new application they’re thinking of implementing, trying to pay attention, just makes it worse. Part of Eduardo’s mind is saying 'Ask him. Ask him. Ask him.' Another part, the rational (scared) part, is telling him to make an excuse and leave and not see Mark until he can figure out what he should do. A silence falls and Eduardo looks up to find Mark studying him.

Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

“What’s going on with you?” Mark asks.

“I’ve just got something on my mind, that’s all. Sorry,” Eduardo says with a tight smile.

“I noticed. You’ve been kind of weird for the last two weeks. And what was wrong with eating take-out at my place again?”

Mostly, Eduardo hadn’t wanted to be alone with Mark. Although, looking around the restaurant Eduardo had chosen and how intimate it is, there was maybe a part of him that had been thinking ‘date’. “I just, um, change of scenery, you know?”

“No. Um, I know I’m pretty bad at this, but, Wardo, is something wrong?”

“I, uh, have you ever had to make a decision whether or not to do something where the risk was… huge and the possible reward could also be huge?”

Mark gives him a strange look. “Hello, Facebook?”

“But you always believed in Facebook.”

“I always believed in the idea of Facebook. There were so many ways in the execution of that idea that it could have gone wrong. If we didn’t have those interns, if the servers went down, if Thiel hadn’t been interested, if, if, if. It was never a sure thing. There was maybe a point when I could cut my losses and Facebook could have just been something I did when I was twenty, an anecdote that I could have talked about like Sean does about Napster. But the point passed by so quickly. The moment when it became more than just potential, more than just a big idea, that moment when it became something huge, it was… terrifying. If it failed, I failed. I was going down with it. And we came so close, so many times.”

“You were always so confident.”

“Had to be. I needed it to not fail.”

“How did you decide?”

“Facebook, whatever the reward, was more important, to me, than the risk.”

“Yeah, okay, I think I get that.” Eduardo thinks a moment and then he takes a deep breath and asks, “Do you, um, I want, could we go out? Date, I mean.” Eduardo cringes inwardly a little because that was both awkward and not exactly what he wanted to ask. But it was close enough.

Mark looks confused, though. “I, I thought that’s what we were doing.”

It’s Eduardo’s turn to be confused. “Huh?”

“I thought we were dating. Are dating. You, coming over to my place for dinner and a movie,” Mark says and waves a hand at their surroundings, “Us, going out to eat.”

“That was just us hanging out. Or, well, that was what it was supposed to be.”

“Oh.”

“But I do want to date.”

“I’m kind of confused.”

“I can totally understand that.”

“Wait, is this the big risk, big reward decision you were talking about? Dating me?”

“Kind of, yeah.”

Mark laughs a little, shaking his head.

“What?”

“Nothing.”

“Come on.”

“Facebook may not have been a sure thing, but, um, I am,” Mark says with a sheepish smile.

“Oh yeah?”

“For you, yeah.”

Eduardo can’t help it, he beams. Then something occurs to him. “So, if you thought we were dating, why didn’t you, um, make any moves or anything.”

Mark looks a little embarrassed. “I thought we were moving slowly.”

“Ah.”

“Shut up. You didn’t even try to kiss Allison Brewer until you’d been going out for two months.”

“I told you about that?”

“Yes.”

“I’m probably going to move a lot faster than that. A lot.”

“I’m okay with that.”

Eduardo looks around for their waiter and signals for the check when he spots him. When he looks back at Mark, he’s pretty sure that Mark’s laughing at him behind his blank expression. He rolls his eyes, at Mark, and at himself, and at the situation and waits impatiently for the check.

~~~

“I do, you know,” Mark says.

Eduardo’s eyes open and he rolls over in bed to look at Mark. He was just on the edge of sleep. He smiles a little when he sees that Mark is asleep and just says, “Okay.”

“But I do.”

Apparently Mark’s sleeping mind is in the mood for a conversation. Eduardo yawns and asks, “You do what?”

“Love you.”

“I know, Mark. I love you, too.”

Mark makes a little humming noise and then is silent. Eduardo nestles up close to Mark and goes to sleep, a smile on his face.

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

Awww! This is lovely!

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

Aww, thanks!

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

Awwwwww! So adorable!

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

Thank you!

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

One of the cutest things ever. I basically heart this a lot. :)

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

Thank you. I ♥ your comment a lot. ☺

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

ahhh, this is awesome! lol I love that Eduardo actually talks to Mark instead of just going, Okay, Mark, whatever you say, just because he's asleep. and that Mark is pushy even during his unconscious conversations, lmao. loved this, dear, thanks so much for filling it! :)

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

Yay - glad you liked it! Well, Eduardo's curiosity just gets the better of him (especially in regards to Mark). Even sleeping Mark is pushy, yes. Thank you and you're welcome. Thanks for the interesting prompt. ☺

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

(Anonymous)
So cute! Lol, Mark just thought they were just moving slowly. Eduardo's always so nice, never even taking advantage of sleepy talkative Mark.

Re: Fill - Sure Thing (3/3)

Thanks! Yeah, misunderstandings abound. I think that nice is kind of his default setting (well, when he's not upset).