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( imagined you saw me ) ([personal profile] imaginedyou) wrote2011-08-07 10:00 pm

a kiss to build a dream on [Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Marvelous/Joe]

Written as a response to the 12 Character Meme. The prompt was: "Captain Marvelous tries to kiss Joe Gibken. What happens?", from [personal profile] fairytales. Set pre-series. 747 words.

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a kiss to build a dream on


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Marvelous knows things are much more complicated than either of them have let on. It's been three days since Joe promised to be with him, "to your dream, and beyond", and yet he still hasn't come out of the quarters Marvelous offered him, except to eat and exercise.

Marvelous had no way of knowing beforehand just how silent and solitary Joe was going to turn out to be, but he is sharp enough to realise there is more to it than just that. It's not just Joe's personality, it isn't just Joe recovering from the constant fear of being on the run, almost certain of being caught thanks to the tracking device on the collar and running like hell anyway. Sometimes Marvelous sees Joe sneaking around with red eyes that are not from a lack of sleep.

Marvelous knows what it is to mourn someone you cared about. And not in the way of family, perhaps not even in the way of close friends - AkaRed had been a little of everything to him; father-figure, mentor, friend. Basco had been his friend, partner in crime, some-time lover. Marvelous knows relationships can be complicated, far moreso than can be put into words. Joe's grief could be some of these things, all of them, or none of them at all.

Somehow it's the same.

He leaves Joe to it, not bothering to worry. Anyone who has the balls to stand up to the Zangyack like that right in their own backyard can handle their own problems. Marvelous decides he will wait for Joe to come to him.

That's before Joe wakes him up the next night with a blood-curdling scream, followed by the choked cry of a name; "Sid-sempai!"

The next thing Marvelous knows, he's outside Joe's bedroom door and a clatter sounds as something flies across the room. He even hears Joe's indrawn breath, sharp as he realises that must have woken Marvelous up, and that there is no explanation for it. None that he is prepared to give, anyway. Little does he know Marvelous is already awake, and right there.

Marvelous leans against the wall, arms folded, one leg propped. After what seems like an eternity, in which he suspects Joe is waiting himself - waiting for the sounds that suggest Marvelous is up and about, woken by the noise - he hears the shuffle as Joe gets up out of bed tentatively and heads for the door.

He sticks his head out first, glancing around for signs of life, and because Joe is half-prepared for it, he only flinches slightly to see Marvelous lazing there against the wall.

Joe is still wearing bandages from his various injuries - sword slashes and electric shocks alike. Between that and the obvious tears that have been wiped away from his face, Marvelous can't hold back.

He had known from the first instant that Joe was strong. But that doesn't make him unbreakable.

Marvelous pushes off the wall and stands in front of Joe. He reaches out and places a hand under Joe's chin, tilting it up to look him in the eyes. Joe's face has the exact same look on it from only days ago when Marvelous had placed his hands on the shock collar.

A mixture of disbelief, awe, gratitude... and something else. Joe's eyes seem almost too far away, remembering other times and places. Marvelous narrows his eyes and wonders whose stance he is mimicking. Has someone done this with Joe before? Has someone stood taller than him, hand on his chin, and tilted it up until their lips met?

He only takes a split second to care about it. Then he leans down.

Joe kisses back. Joe kisses back with an eagerness that completely convinces Marvelous someone has done this to him before. His lips are full and his mouth clings, desperately seeking more. All of a sudden Marvelous does not want to be the replacement for this other person. He pulls back.

"I'll help you through it," he says roughly. Joe's kiss has affected him more than he realised. But his offer is real.

Joe snaps back to reality pretty quickly, but to his credit he recovers well enough to merely nod. He goes back into his room and shuts the door carefully behind him. Marvelous lets him go.

When he is ready to accept what Marvelous has to offer - and he will be eventually, Marvelous is almost certain of that - Joe will come to him.

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[personal profile] fairytales 2011-08-07 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


GOKAIGER FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIC

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[personal profile] fairytales 2011-08-07 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
And okay. Serious now.

All of a sudden Marvelous does not want to be the replacement for this other person. Of all of the fic, this line is the most telling I think. That Joe has someone else here and that Marv doesn't want to be a replacement. He wants Joe to take him on his own terms, not because Joe is transferring his emotions to someone else.

It forces Joe to come to the realization that Marv is his own person, not Sid, and that things will be different. It's also Marv's way of helping him, in Marv's own way.

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[personal profile] dakedo 2011-08-08 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
ohmygod brb cant read it yet but omggggg /saves spot ;;
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[personal profile] emothy 2011-08-08 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
I hope you can read it soon! <3

/saves you three spots if you like ;)
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[personal profile] dakedo 2011-08-08 07:08 am (UTC)(link)
Basco had been his friend, partner in crime, some-time lover.

dude, yes.

so much tension fffff
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[personal profile] dakedo 2011-08-08 07:09 am (UTC)(link)
The next thing Marvelous knows, he's outside Joe's bedroom door

kekeke ok I purposely cut it there *___*
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[personal profile] emothy 2011-08-08 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
I couldn't resist sneaking a mention in! ;D

So much ~sexy~ tension!
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[personal profile] dakedo 2011-08-08 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
He had known from the first instant that Joe was strong. But that doesn't make him unbreakable.

my favorite line! joe is such a...tragic hero?
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[personal profile] emothy 2011-08-08 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I like this part very much too! <3

I think Joe's life is only tragic until Marv turns up XDDDD lololol
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[personal profile] dakedo 2011-08-08 07:15 am (UTC)(link)
little did he know that the "fate" thing includes grocery etc XD

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[personal profile] dakedo 2011-08-08 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
OMFG THERE WAS A KISS
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THERE ALMOST WASN'T OMG. BOY!ANGST IS TERRIBLE.
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YES OMFG THERE WAS A KISS asdflkjhasdflkjh /incoherent
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SCRE
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[personal profile] thelittleone 2011-08-08 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
OMFG DW WHY IS MY CODING NOT WORKING

/kicks it asdflkjhasdflkjhsadf

YOU KNOW I DO NOT FUNCTION ON SLASH BY DEFAULT BUT FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF BRB SHIPPING THIS SO HARD OMG MARV HI JOEFACE ;n;

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[personal profile] dokidoki 2011-08-09 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
/got linked here, thought i'd comment ;u;

OMG I WOULD QUOTE EVERYTHING BUT FFF D: this is so good omg ♥

a-also, the dysfunctional family!verse ajhfdkh i love. everything. to bits. ;_; in my mind luka is buttercup sobs. ♥♥♥♥
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having discovered a certificate his mentor was preparing to give to him very soon, once he had completed his training. It's still Don's most treasured possession.

AWWWWWW I imagine him all snuggly on it lol ;;

oh and I agree with this! Probably bec he also has the lowest bounty~

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[personal profile] fairytales 2011-08-09 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
If Don's parents were dead, and his master as well, is there much of an emotional connection for him to the planet? It's not like there is anyone on there he thinks about so maybe he didn't really care one way or another about the planet being conquered.

He might have also been picked on there. Don doesn't strike me as the vengeful type, but it doesn't mean he has to care about them one way or another.

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[personal profile] thelittleone 2011-08-22 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Don replies, "I have nothing worth sticking around for", and so never really stops to think about the fighting the Zangyack part of being Gokai Green until later.

This makes a lot of sense, tbh. I haven't read all the other comments just yet but I think that this is supported by Don's apparent angst that he isn't in top-notch fighting form as the rest. He's an inventor, the brain, the one who thinks when lol 3/5ths of the crew do not don't even try to deny it Marv.

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bec throwing furniture is very boss. I wouldn't want to get hit by a coffee table dang that would hurt XD

he shouts out and throws her his gun without thinking. I C WAT U DID THAR ♥

TRUE! maybe as a royalty she already had those weapon training or something. On that episode with Don I think they were highlighting physical strength? idk but it's not definitely about her ability to fight per se?

Joe only likes to carry groceries bec it's a job for men trolololol

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Ahim is resourceful! She'll make do with whatever she has.

I love the fact that she isn't helpless. *_* It makes her so amazing. Different than the typical princess. And they all have to respect that. They all run to her, usually, if she gets beat up - but I don't think it's out of her being helpless, but concern (she's probably the most delicate of them?)

ALSO. How do you think she dealt with losing her family?

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