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It's Complicated: But sexy!


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[PART EIGHT]
sorry about the delay in getting this up! please put all new prompts here.

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 * PART SEVEN


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, Chungking Express AU

(Anonymous)
What is says in the subject. I'm thinking specifically of the Tony Leung/Faye Wong storyline. (But if you wanted to go the HK noir route instead that'd be cool, too.)

I imagine either of them would be good for either role - Eduardo can be sad cop Tony Leung whose flight attendant girlfriend (Christy) has dumped him, and Mark is the guy at the snack bar? Or the other way around! A less ambiguous ending would be fine, but I think there's something delicious about the original one too, so if you wanted to keep it I'd still be happy.

(If you aren't familiar with Chungking Express, go to YouTube and watch "things in the flat are sad." IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.)

Fill: You Are What I Couldn't Find (1/2)

(Anonymous)
It was a coincidence that Eduardo ended up with the keys to Mark's apartment.

It was just that after the break-up letter had made it through the ranks of their small start-up from the doorman (who also had been the one to open it first) all the way to Dustin who – instead of giving it to Mark (which he should have since he was arguably Mark's best friend) or Sean (Mark's second in command) – he had given it to Eduardo, their CFO. He hadn't been CFO all that long since Mark practically hired him at his graduation (where he quickly decided that he'd rather deal with the business end of a company still looking for investors than with whatever his father had planned for him) and he still knew the letter shouldn't be really his problem.

Eduardo, who had seen the letter getting passed around, hadn't even known it was a break-up letter until he opened it and a key fell out of the envelope. And it wasn't until he read the letter that he realized that he should pass it on to Mark. He did try, he really did. There was no way he would it hand it off to Sean who had the sensitivity of a rhinoceros. Except when he started to talked about the letter, Mark interrupted him and waved it off with a "it can wait."

And so the letter and the key to Mark's apartment were practically doomed to rest in a drawer of Eduardo's desk forever. And they would have if one day Mark hadn't mentioned that the only food he had at home were ramen and cans of tuna.

Of course Eduardo didn't immediately thought of breaking into Mark's flat and hiding leafy greens in his fridge. Not after Mark mentioned that his fridge was broken.

It was just that Mark looked worse and worse every day and Eduardo began to worry that Facebook's CEO might die of scurvy for real that during one his his lunch breaks (and one of Mark's coding benders) he picked up canned tomatoes, beans, and the keys and broke into Mark's apartment to find out what kind of a fridge he owned so he could sneakily replace it with a working one.

Once he did, he found himself doing other things, like sneaking a new shirt into Mark's very limited wardrobe, a light blue to match his eyes. He replaced his generic soap with an expensive lightly lemon-scented one. He tried to smell him after that but Mark swatted him away like a fly: "Wardo, what are you doing?"

If Mark ever wondered about the clean laundry or the self-filling fridge, the new coffee-maker, the working shower drain, or the new flip-flops after his old one threatened to fall apart, he didn't show it. But to be fair, Mark didn't seem to pay attention to anything but coding and managing Facebook. In between his 36 hours coding binges it was surprising that he even remembered what his apartment looked like.

And the less Mark seemed to notice the changes in his home, the bolder Eduardo became. He threw away the trash, changed Mark's bed sheets; he even bought him a small aquarium with a couple of goldfish, so Mark would have someone to come to.

It became a habit, just the thing he did during every lunch break. Break into Mark's apartment and look after his things, feeding his fish, throw out the food that was past its expiration date and buy new things for Mark. He stopped worrying that Mark would come home to find him there because he never did.

It was a Thursday when the stop at the grocery store took him longer than he had anticipated. First they were out of cantaloupes (Mark seem to like them very much, they were always gone the next day if Mark didn't stay at Facebook overnight) and then his credit card got stuck in the machine, he got a parking ticket and by the time he finally made it to Mark's apartment he was already twenty minutes late.

He just wanted to open the door with the borrowed key when the door opened by itself and suddenly there was Mark in front him, looking directly at Eduardo, the big brown grocery bag in his hands, and the six-pack of Beck's at his feet.

Fill: You Are What I Couldn't Find (2/2)

(Anonymous)
If the Earth could have swallowed him right there and then, that would have been wonderful. Instead Eduardo felt a blush like a thousand sunburns creep across his face.

"Uhm," he said very eloquently while searching for a plausible explanation.

"I thought we should talk," he lied, praying for his blush to die and for Mark not to have noticed the key in his hand. "I brought beer."

Mark's eyes narrowed slightly and Eduardo knew his explanation still hadn't accounted for the groceries. Or why he was standing at Mark's front door.

"And… ah… food." He tried to smile but it came probably wrong.

Mark let him, silently. They drank the beer, sitting on Mark's couch, the one Eduardo had arranged to be steam-cleaned, equally silently. Mark gave him little looks from the side, which Eduardo did his best not to return.

The silence was heavy. Neither made a move to say something, do something. Eduardo finally got off the couch.

"I have to go," he said at the door.

He didn't wait for Mark's reply.

*

Eduardo never knew if Mark read his letter - the one with the key and his phone number. He must have read his official letter of resignation at least because a few weeks later he heard the new CFO they had hired.

Mark didn't call him. Didn't try to friend him on Facebook. Didn't e-mail him. Maybe he really didn't have anything to say after all.

*

Eduardo finally saw him at a function years later. His heart is fluttered in his chest at the sight of Mark in a suit jacket and a light blue shirt. His knees were weak when he finally found the courage to walk towards him.

"Hey Mark," he said as casually as he could, his voice rough in his own ears. "How have you been?"

Mark looked up and his eyes met his. They widened slightly at the sight of him and his mouth curved upwards. Eduardo couldn't help but smile back.

"Wardo" he said, before he took his smartphone out of pocket. He fumbled with it for a few seconds before showing Eduardo a picture of a little garden pond. In it he could sees a few blurry red-golden shapes.

"I took care of them while you were away," Mark said and in his voice there was hope.

OP!

MY EYES. THEY LOOK LIKE THIS:

*_*

EXCEPT X1000000

(The soap! The gold fish! OMG.) I had no hope of this prompt being filled, thank you for teaching me to love again.

Re: Fill: You Are What I Couldn't Find (2/2)

This so splendid! And Eduardo is adorable, using his lunch break to take care of Mark and buy him goldfish and learning his habits. I love the easy flow and tone and the possibility that the light blue shirt was from Eduardo.

Re: Fill: You Are What I Couldn't Find (2/2)

:D!

This is cuteee.

Re: Fill: You Are What I Couldn't Find (2/2)

d'awww.

so. very. lovely.


Re: Fill: You Are What I Couldn't Find (2/2)

(Anonymous)
At first I was like "Mark! Go after him! He basically took care of you and made sure you didn't get scurvy and got you fishes and...Don't let him leave!" But then Eduardo left and was like T_T

Then the end...oh the end. With the pond and Mark taking care of the fishes while Eduardo was away...my heart is all...gooey.

Fantastic fill. FANTASTIC.

Re: Fill: You Are What I Couldn't Find (2/2)

(Anonymous)
Yessssss! Sooo cute! And somehow the ending (Mark doesn't go after him, meeting years later and then just the picture of the fish) has almost a Wong Kar-wai feel, with its hopefull but still kind of open ending!