Skin (3/?)

Mar. 18th, 2014 06:38 pm
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Title: Skin (3/?)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] millionstar
Pairing: Belldom, AU
Rating: This chapter, R.
Here there be: Language, Illness (nothing serious though)
Summary: Taken from the [livejournal.com profile] mkmeme prompt: here: Dom Howard is a (The) young millionaire Playboy who runs a porn empire and has a fondness for red velvet smoking jackets. Matt Bellamy, on a whim of Howard's staff, is taken on as the first (and only) male Playboy Bunny, with a costume and everything. Dom doesn't really approve... at first.
Disclaimer: I don't own Matt or Dom, no profit is being made, and this is fiction. Also, if any OC's bear a resemblance to certain inhabitants of Camelot, well, it's simply coincidental.
Beta/Support:  The one, the only, the boo, [livejournal.com profile] dolce_piccante, who allows me to harass her with endless emails. <3
Author's Note: Apologies for the length of time between updates, again.  If you remember this one, and choose to read, thank you so much.

One | Two
Dominic frowned into the darkness and turned over, his irritation increasing.

A cursory glance at the clock on his nightstand told him that it was 2:34 in the morning, and he was nowhere close to being sleepy yet.  Two things were dominating his thoughts: Leo's words from earlier that night, and the irrefutable fact that Matthew Bellamy continued to prefer the company of gentlemen.

He almost wished that Leo had kept that little tidbit of information to himself, because now Dominic simply couldn't stop thinking about the fact that Matthew thought Dominic didn't like him.  It gave him the opportunity to choose to act, and Dominic had been wallowing in self-pity and fear for so long that he was pretty certain that he didn't even know how to act anymore.

No, it was much easier to keep to oneself and maintain the illusion that there wasn't any point in trying.  After all, if you keep telling yourself something for long enough, you start to believe it.  Actually knowing that Matthew might potentially reciprocate his advances, well, that just made things difficult; it threw the first stone at Dominic's carefully crafted glass sanctuary of denial.

Dominic actually pouted, crossing his arms angrily as he turned over again, onto his back this time.

"Shit," he said aloud as he kicked the sheets from his body.  "What the fuck do I do now?"

He could hear Leo's irritatingly gorgeous Irish lilt come to him suddenly, out of nowhere: "You grow a fucking pair of testicles, Dom." Dominic wasn't sure precisely when Leo's voice had taken over his conscience, but he smiled nonetheless, because Leo was right, and Dominic knew it.

It was an epiphany, albeit a cautious one.  It didn't mean he was ready, just yet.  But, it did mean that he was getting closer to that point.

He thought again of Matthew.  He wondered if he was awake, three doors down, or if he was sleeping peacefully.  Did Matthew sleep on his side, his stomach, or his back?  Did Matthew sleep in boxers, briefs, or did he sleep in absolutely nothing at all?

"Tight black briefs, I hope," Dominic whispered aloud.  Instantly, he covered his mouth with one hand, cringing.  He hadn't meant to say that out loud, but now that he had, he couldn't get the thought to fade from his brain.  Dominic wondered what it would be like to turn over and find such a gorgeous creature sharing your bed...

(a willing, gorgeous creature)

... one that wanted you more than anything, one that positively lived for the moment each morning that he got the chance to take you into his arms before you had to part for the day.

What kind of lover would Matthew be?  Dominic liked to think he'd be tender, that he would take his time - perhaps he would kiss Dominic into submission, with slow, deep, wet kisses that lasted for minutes at a time.  Perhaps he would hold one of Dominic's hands as he did this, his lips occasionally leaving Dominic's own to press a soft, sucking kiss to his neck.

Dominic glanced down his body, at the end result of what thinking about Matthew had done to him.  It certainly hadn't been part of his plan, but now that Dominic was  sporting an impressive erection, he had absolutely no intention of letting it go to waste.  He retrieved the bottle of lube from his nightstand and coated his hand liberally with it.

He cupped and lifted his balls, his lips parting in a heady sigh as he rolled them repeatedly with his moist fingers.  When he gripped the base of his dick, he groaned, wondering if Matthew could take him that deeply between his pretty, parted lips.

Dominic was just getting close to the good part when he heard a sound in the corridor outside his bedroom.  At first he chose to ignore it in favor of  a potentially fucking brilliant orgasm, but when he heard it again, there was no use - the moment was gone.  He sat up, abandoning his dick in favor of slugging into his leopard print silk robe to investigate.

Upon opening his door, he was stunned to see Matthew there, in the floor, sagged against the wall.  Dominic was alarmed to see that Matthew was looking paler than normal, and utterly, positively ill.

"Matthew?  What's wrong?" Dominic exclaimed, instantly concerned.  He also wondered if what he'd been doing showed somehow, like he were wearing a t-shirt that proclaimed HI I WAS JUST JERKING OFF WITH YOU ON MY MIND LOL.  He hastily covered his crotch with one hand, but luckily, his impromptu boner was dissipating.

"I'm so sorry to wake you," Matthew whispered, head in his hands, "but I was wondering if you have anything for a bitch of a headache?"

"Of course, let me help you up."

"No, no, this is humiliating enough."

Dominic bit his lip.  "Okay.  Don't move, I'll be right back."  He sprung into action, retrieving a bottle of pain reliever from his medicine cabinet, along with two washcloths.  Next he grabbed and a bottle of water and the ice bucket from his small refrigerator/freezer.  When he found Matthew, he was him attempting to stand on two wobbly legs, and failing.

"No, no, wait."  Dominic put the items in his hands on the floor and reached out, putting one arm around Matthew's bare back to support his weight.  He frowned again at the state of Matthew's skin, damp and clammy,   "Let's get you back to your bed, okay?"

"I'm really sorry.  I tried to get to one of the girls' rooms, but I just couldn't make it that far."

"Don't apologize, really.  I wasn't asleep.  No worries there."  Matthew's head fell onto Dominic's shoulder as they walked together, Dominic's steady steps guiding Matthew's weak ones.  "I think you might have a fever, Matthew."

"My stomach feels funny too, now."

Eventually, they managed it, and Matthew sat down on his bed, only to fall onto his side, as though the mere effort to sit up was too much.  Dominic ran to retrieve the items he'd left in the hall, and when he came back, Matthew was laying diagonally across his bed, one hand over his eyes, the other clutching his stomach.

"When did this start?" Dominic asked once he'd helped Matthew get the medicine down.  Matthew was now sitting up next to Dominic, holding an impromptu icepack to his head.  He might feel like hell, but Dominic couldn't help but find Matthew stunning all the same, even dressed in nothing but a pair of magenta boxers covered in, of all things, bananas.  He still made Dominic's pulse race uncontrollably.

"About ten or so.  Gwen and I hadn't been back from dinner very long."

"Where did you go to eat?"

"We had sushi at some new place downtown - or, we tried to."  Matthew's weak eyes widened as he glanced at Dominic.  "It had a weird taste, though, she thought so too.  We didn't finish it, instead we ended up going for tacos on the way home."

Somewhere in the back of Dominic's mind, a different kind of bell went off.  He mused aloud, "Questionable sushi, followed by tacos?  I wonder if-"

Before he could finish his thought, Matthew finished it for him when he leaned forward abruptly and vomited onto Dominic's robe-covered lap.

Twice.

"...if maybe you have food poisoning?" Dominic finished with a grimace.

Matthew had fallen back onto the bed.  "Oh my god.  Oh my god.  Kill me now.  Oh my god I'm sorry, I-"

Whatever he was going to say was cut off by yet another wave of nausea, which this time was deposited over the side of the bed.  Dominic quickly stood and shrugged out of his soiled robe, wrapping up in one of the sheets from Matthew's bed.  He then sat down and held Matthew's forehead and rubbed his back as Matthew continued to empty his stomach.

A knock at the door heralded Morgan's arrival on the scene.  She was dressed in pajama bottoms and a t-shirt, looking nothing like the serious executive that Dominic was used to seeing.  "Oh, Matthew, not you too."

"Let me guess, Gwen?" Dominic asked, one hand continuing to rub soothing patterns on Matthew's back as he remained in a hunched position on the edge of the bed.

"Yeah, poor things.  Elena is with her.  Gwen insisted I come check on Matthew, but I see you've beaten me to the punch."  Despite the concern in her voice, her eyes positively twinkled as she glanced at Dominic with a quick grin.  "Where are your clothes, Dominic darling?"

"Morgan," Dominic hissed, "he came to my door, barely able to stand, hoping I had something he could take for his headache.  And, you're standing right next to my robe, he just got sick all over it."

"Oh," Morgan's face fell, "well, damn."

"Do you think they need to be taken to the hospital?"

Morgan sat next to Matthew, who had finally stopped vomiting, on the bed.  She smoothed the hair back from his forehead and gathered him into her arms, his head falling onto her shoulder.  "Hmm.  I don't think so - Gwen said once she hurled a couple of times she felt much much better, well, she still feels like shit, but not quite as bad.  What do you think, Matthew, do you need to see a doctor, my darling boy bunny?"

Matthew shook his head, his voice barely a whisper, his words chopped between his deep breaths.  "No. Just...rest here...then I'll clean... mess up.  Embarrassing."

"Nope.  Don't be silly," Dominic stressed, "let me and Morgan help you into bed, and we'll take care of it."  They proceeded to do that very thing, Dominic propping Matthew up on two pillows as Morgan went in search of some cleaning materials.

Dominic took a moment to reflect on how funny life could be.  Just an hour ago he was fantasizing about putting Matthew into bed, and now it was happening... albeit, not quite as he'd imagined.  He pulled a sheet up and over Matthew until Matthew kicked it off, proclaiming that it was too hot. On an impulse, Dominic pressed his palm to Matthew's forehead, which was still slightly warm.  "You probably just lost the medicine I gave you earlier, do you think you can get some more down so it will help with the headache?"

"Hmm?"

"Head-ache," Dominic said slowly, pointing to his head.

"Beefcake?" Matthew mumbled, "No... thank you.  Maybe later."

Dominic shook his head with a quiet laugh.  Matthew sighed deeply, as though every ounce of energy he possessed was slipping away.  Matthew blinked, looking up at Dominic as though he'd just realized Dominic was there.  He sighed again.

"So pretty," Matthew mumbled again, "wish you were mine."

With that, Matthew slipped into slumber.

When he started snoring about a minute later, Dominic was still standing frozen in the same spot, his heart pounding, and his face aflame.  He glanced at the doorway for a beat, to ensure they were still alone, then turned back to Matthew.

"Maybe... maybe I could be," he whispered.

Date: 2014-03-19 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashamedbliss.livejournal.com
D OH MY GODDDDDDDD!!!!!!!1

jesus christ i love this fic so much! dom you naughty boy thinking about matt, and then matt the poor baby being ill and then being sick on doM AW. and i just.

you do comedy flawlessly. the bit with matt being sick into dom's lap, the way it was broken over the lines was fantastic. and the beefcake + wish you were mine AHHHHH

god please i lvoe these two a huge amount! <3333333

Date: 2014-03-19 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Hi there E! So kind of you to read and comment, I'm ashamed that it was nearly a year since the last update (dear LORD WHY) but I really do appreciate it! Glad you still like these boys!

That's so kind, thank you, I love attempting to be funny, but the problem there is that you never know if you've been successful at it until you put it out there. So that boosts my confidence a lot. Thank you! <3

Date: 2014-03-19 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babymule.livejournal.com
OH MY GOD DESPITE THE VOMIT THEY'RE STILL SO CUTE!!! I love this fic so much, I hope to read more soon :) <3

Date: 2014-03-19 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, sweet Ines, for reading and for your sweet comment - so happy you remember these two and I promise I will try and do better with updates! <33

Date: 2014-03-19 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zetastation.livejournal.com
Hello hello! I just caught up with this fic! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw I'm already in love with it! How is that even possible Omg ?! You're amazing, D! Your stories are always fantastic, I wish I could be as talent as you are *-* loved this! And poor Matthew, got sick! Poor baby...

Date: 2014-03-19 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Pam, you have the perfect icon for this fic, wow! :)

It was kind of you to give this fic a shot, and I'm really happy and humbled you like it, truly.

And, as talented as I am?? Who says you aren't? Babygirl, we are ALL fabulous and talented here on MS - every. single. one. of. us. :) Remember that! xx

Thank you for your comment! <3333

Date: 2014-03-19 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stefanyeah.livejournal.com
Oh god, poor, poor Matthew.

But hey, his feverish talking might bring something good in the end. ;)

Also, sexy choice of boxers. Lol

Date: 2014-03-19 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Hi Stef! Thank you for reading! <3

But hey, his feverish talking might bring something good in the end. ;)

There's always a silver lining... or one coated in lube, in this case! *g*

I know, I know. LOL. Originally I was going to have him in boring pajamas but I was like, fuck it, I want him to have horrifying boxers on haha.

Thank you for your comment! x

Date: 2014-03-19 02:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shay_unknown
ohmygod i love matt even when he's barfing all over dom??? idk idk idk they're both so adorable in this! I love it! and thank YOU so much for sharing it with us :D <3

Date: 2014-03-19 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Hey girly, so stoked you still like these boys, thank you! Let's face it, I'd find Matt adorable if he were competing in a burping contest. Well, you know what I mean haha.

Thank you for reading and for your comment, I don't feel worthy!! <33

Date: 2014-03-19 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] festive-tights.livejournal.com
Ahh so glad you updated cause it means the whole fic popped up on my flist and I got caught up! I LOVE this, your writing is fab and I can't wait to read more of it! But wow, already really in love with these two characters, and I'm also really admiring how well you created the supporting cast of characters and a totally believable setting. Maybe that seems like a weird thing to comment on but to a non-writer like me it's hella impressive!

Oh also- LOL at Matt's banana boxers. And "like he were wearing a t-shirt that proclaimed HI I WAS JUST JERKING OFF WITH YOU ON MY MIND LOL" made me actually laugh really hard xD Again, great job :)

Date: 2014-03-25 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for giving it a chance from the beginning, I'm honored you caught up with it. :)

It's so kind of you to say that it feels believable, that's such a compliment, I can't even - thank you so much. I really appreciate it. <3

Date: 2014-03-25 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] festive-tights.livejournal.com
Aww...you're SO welcome! <33

Date: 2014-03-19 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamar elmensdorp-lijzenga (from livejournal.com)
OMG OMG OMG. I seriously froze on the spot too. Oh, I just hope that if Matt remembers what he said that he won't be embarrassed about it. And I hope Dom will do something with this knowledge.
Btw, I missed those guys. Thanks for bringing them back.

Date: 2014-03-25 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Perhaps he will, we'll just have to wait and see! :)

Thank you, as always, for reading and for your feedback, I do appreciate it! Hopefully I will be able to update soon. x

Date: 2014-03-19 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 47eleven.livejournal.com
Love it!!

Date: 2014-03-25 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thanks so much, dear! I appreciate it!

Date: 2014-03-20 11:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matturemuser.livejournal.com
Oh god I had to laugh when I read this. Between the two of us we are making sure the two boys are well and truly emptying their stomachs. We are so cruel to our poor babies. I do love the boys in these roles. Keep the updates rolling in love. Looks like you have been a busy lady! xxx

Date: 2014-03-25 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Indeed, we have been a bit brutal to them lately, haven't we? Luckily, though, they have their significant others to take care of them properly haha!

Thank you for reading, it's much appreciated! xx

Date: 2014-03-20 12:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] easilyerased.livejournal.com
AHHHHHHHHHHHH HAPPIEST LITTLE OP IN THE WORLD

Oh D this has brightened my week. My poor baby boy is ill :( But Dom was there to help him and everything is so cute adjkbvjkkbjdav

Also the wanking. I mean. Yes. God. Yes.

Date: 2014-03-25 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thanks so much, N - I'm glad that this still works for you. :) Thank you for reading and for your comment. <33

Date: 2014-03-20 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hannah-chapter.livejournal.com
aww, leopard print robe! i love this!

Date: 2014-03-25 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading and for your comment, girl, I really appreciate it! <3

Date: 2014-03-20 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rocketbbydolls.livejournal.com
so happy to see this fic back! :) aw poor Matt, but i'm sure Dom can take care of him ;) please continue writing this <3

Date: 2014-03-25 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, for remembering this fic and for giving it another shot! :) I do appreciate it, I will have more up as soon as I can. xx

Date: 2014-03-20 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuraicha.livejournal.com
Basically it seems that I engage in reading of old fics when I am studying. Well, I can cope with that because the test went well so it was worth it reading this :D

Wow, what a plot! I absolutely love it! It's fantastic that Dominic isn't the typical playboy man, I love that he's gay, virgin and shy <3 AND MATT AS A BUNBUN FUCK WHY I DIDN'T DREAM WITH THAT.

Aawww poor Matt here! :( But at least hopefully that confession will spin Dominic to action. At least a bit. Jesus, I would be happy with just a "I'm gay". Come on, Dom, you can do it!

Also, I am going to be deeply in love with Leo and the girls, I think <3

Date: 2014-03-25 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for reading, I - it means a lot and I really appreciate it! Matt as a Bunbun is a thing of beauty, for sure haha!

<333

Date: 2014-03-21 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargarnet.livejournal.com

nawwwwww :-)

Date: 2014-03-25 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Thank you, so much, for reading, dear! <3

Date: 2014-03-22 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missedsadness.livejournal.com
AAAJSDGAKJSDGASKJDGASKJDGASLDKABSDLKADSGFALSKJDHFKASNO NO NO NONONFASDKLHADSLK I'M SO CONFUSED! FIRST EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY ARE NAUGHTY, AND THREESOME, AND ORGIES (My point is: everything and everybody is pervert) AND SUDDENDLY THEY ARE SO SWEET, THEY ARE LIKE BABIES, AND BUTTERFLIES AND ASHDFALKSHDFALHDLSDHF I just can't describe my feelings...

Date: 2014-03-25 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
Haha thank you so much, for reading and for your kind comment! I appreciate it! <3

Date: 2014-03-23 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theyellow-daisy.livejournal.com
I love this AU. I fucking love this AU. I'm so happy that you posted this and even happier to see these two back. Thank you so much for sharing and for making me smile.

Date: 2014-03-25 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com
I love that you love this AU, thank you so much for reading and for your comment! <33

Date: 2014-06-21 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] satisfyingbliss.livejournal.com
This was just so cute. Love it <3

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