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Title:   Once Upon a Time
Fandom:  Eureka
Pairing:  Jack/Nathan
Word Count:  23,000+
Rating:  NC-17/ Mature Content
Summary:  Eureka plunges into a dark fairytale world where its citizens must figure out the curse of the Red Witch and break the spell in order to get back to their lives.  Written for the Marshal Science August Challenge and Musingdarkly/Becca who wanted "anything, hot smut would be a plus".

Epilogue

“A renaissance party,” Jack commented dryly.  “I wonder what made you think this particular theme.”

Vincent smiled.  “You’d be surprised where I get my inspiration from.”

“Well, at least there’s no more public spanking,” Jack replied.  “I’ve seen far more of Larry than I ever needed to.”

“I'm just glad you guys fixed it before the DOD decided that we were all lost causes and tried to destroy the town."

"You and me both."

"We were fish!," a pushy girl Jack remembered from the school science fair pushed past him, talking to her two little friends.  "How come everybody else got to be cool and we were carp?"

"Oh yeah," Jack said.  "Back to normal."

"So...when’s Fargo going to be done fixing your house?”

“He says a couple more days at least.  Apparently Dactylos’s formula really did some damage to the support beams.”

“You staying with Nathan?” Vincent prodded.

Jack rolled his eyes.  “No I’m sleeping at the office.  Nathan’s engaged to Allison, remember?”

“Have you talked to him since…” Vincent made a vague gesture in the air with his hand.  “…you know?”

“No.  There doesn’t seem to be a point,” Jack said morosely, looking over at Nathan and Allison smiling and hugging each other.  “I think I’m going to turn in early.  I don’t feel much like partying.”

Vincent gave him a pitying look as Jack navigated around the crowd in Carpe Diem and towards the door only to find someone holding the door closed.  He looked up and into Nathan’s eyes.

“Where are you going?”

“Over to the office,” Jack replied. 

Nathan just stared at him. 

“Congratulations.”

“For what?” NathaI'm jn asked.

“Your engagement to Allison.”  Jack looked back to the woman in question, seeing her chatting with Henry.  “I forgot to say it before, but congratulations.”

“We’re not engaged.  Not anymore – it was a stupid thing to do, trying to go backwards instead of getting on with our lives.”

“Oh,” Jack said, feeling hope flood through his veins.  “So what does that mean for us?”

“It means you’re not going to sleep in a jail cell when I have a perfectly nice bed back at my place.”

Jack smiled and in front of half the town and his ex-wife, Nathan kissed him.

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Date: 2008-08-05 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] indusnm.livejournal.com
Wow, this was hilarious, but also incredibly sweet! This is only the second long Eureka fic I've read, so I'm very glad to see it!

Thanks for posting!

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Date: 2008-08-06 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackpsychi.livejournal.com
Thanks! I was so worried I wouldn't complete this in time too. It's the longest fic I've ever written with a plan.

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Date: 2008-08-05 12:02 pm (UTC)
ext_95068: Merlin: Merlin & Arthur (Eureka: Nathan b/w)
From: [identity profile] christinchen.livejournal.com
WOW, I loved this story. Jack and Nathan were so sweet together^^

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Date: 2008-08-06 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackpsychi.livejournal.com
They always entertain me :) Thanks for the comment!

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Date: 2008-08-05 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-quill.livejournal.com
Oh.... just.... wow.....

You have no idea how absolutely amazingly this hit all my favorite things! I love myths and fairy tales, and then blending it to Eureka.... and really hot Jack/Nathan....

[melts]

*Adds to favorites, because I absolutely have to re-read this!

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Date: 2008-08-06 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackpsychi.livejournal.com
I love fairytales too, especially different takes on them like "Kissing the Witch" and "The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits". And Neil Gaiman's really good about creating modern myths and fairytales.

Anyway, I'm rambling. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

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Date: 2008-08-06 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-quill.livejournal.com
The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

Is there a fairy tale or fic for this, or do you mean the Mary Toft case? (cuz no one ever knows about that story when I mention it.)

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Date: 2008-08-06 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackpsychi.livejournal.com
It's a book you can find at amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Woman-Who-Gave-Birth-Rabbits/dp/0156027399/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218035424&sr=8-2). It's filled with short stories that aren't quite fairytales, but have that feel to them.

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Date: 2008-08-05 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyloscar.livejournal.com
leather pants, bare chested and ANTLERS!!! I swear you´re the death of me...Hng...collars... and a little bondage *brain´s melting*

Okay maybe the antlers creeped me out a bit... but the image of nathan running through the forest and struggling with hanging branches made it worth all the more. *falls off laughing* GREAT image you put in my mind!

I love the idea of mixing fairytales with eureka. I never read something like this before.. it was quite amazing. AWESOME story! really well written and detailed descriptions.. *filthy image popps up*

HNGGG....... *drools*

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Date: 2008-08-06 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackpsychi.livejournal.com
Oh yes, those "detailed descriptions" will get you every time. BTW I so appreciate your icon. That man needs to never wear shirt again. EVER!

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Date: 2008-08-06 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyloscar.livejournal.com
thanks ^^

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Date: 2008-08-05 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] axolotl-lan.livejournal.com
Oh wow, this is excellent!~ Great work. Good epilogue too!

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Date: 2008-08-06 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackpsychi.livejournal.com
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

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Date: 2008-08-06 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
I am both boggled and entertained. Good job! :D

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Date: 2008-08-21 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That was a great read. I had so much fun reading it and damn... you do hot well.
I love the progression of Nathan and Jack's relationship and the ending was perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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Date: 2008-09-08 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreamwriter613.livejournal.com
Such a cute story, excellent work.

^-^

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Date: 2009-05-17 07:21 am (UTC)
ext_28111: freakin' zombies (Slash)
From: [identity profile] scifiroots.livejournal.com
Fabulous fun! I was so amused to find out Jo was the queen. I love that there were still "sane" people around. Great fairytale utilization, I do love those. Looking forward to seeing more fic from you!

And a note: If you get the time to do an editing read-through, that'd be great. You've got cases of missing words and some misspellings. ("wondered" instead of "wandered," incorrect version of "they're"...) Small things that occasionally startled me. But I loved this nonetheless!

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