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Fic: Stakeout

Title: Two Degree Stakeout
Author: Aravis Tarkheena
Pairing: Roy/Tim
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None really
Disclaimer: Not Mine
Word Count: About 1,300

Two Degree Stakeout

In Roy’s opinion, stakeouts in two degree weather were completely unreasonable. They were most especially unreasonable when the stakeouts were outside, on the top of a tall building, at ten o’clock at night in the middle of January. Of course, no one in the League asked Roy’s opinion about two degree weather stakeouts when they assigned the task to him, so he was stuck sitting watching prostitutes on street corners and freezing his butt off.

The other problem was that Roy was not alone on the stake out. Geo-force was with him. While, Roy could deal with Geo-Force at a distance, he could not stand to spend any serious time with the guy. He just rubbed Roy the wrong way. He had sniped at the man about an hour ago and, while Roy felt bad about getting snippy with the guy, he did not feel bad enough to apologize. Geo-Force had lapsed into a sulky silence, and Roy was way more relieved than he should have been.

Though, after Geo-Force’s twelfth put upon sigh, Roy’s relief was quickly turning to ire. Roy closed his eyes for a moment and breathed deeply through his nose.

He could be at home right now, curled up in bed with Tim, asleep. Or, better yet, he could be curled up in bed with Tim, decidedly not asleep. A smirk skittered across Roy’s frozen lips as he thought about Tim, and then naked Tim, and then naked, aroused Tim, then naked, aroused, begging Tim. Then he stopped because cold jeans and erections were no fun.

That, and he did not want to scandalize any of the prostitutes when he had to question them. Roy did not actually care too much about scandalizing Geo-Force.

Roy sighed, the job was supposed to be a simple one. He would wait for the big bad arms dealer to hook up with one of the prostitutes, then he would wait until the guy was done with her, and then Roy would go and question the prostitute. Things seemed to be going fine, the dealer had met with the prostitute and gone into a nearby hotel with her. Problem was, that was three hours ago and Roy’s ass was starting to get frost bite.

“Do you think he’s going to stay the night?” Geo-Force’s voice seemed so loud on the roof.

Roy did not even bother to look up at Geo-Force when he responded to his question.

“No, I think he’s just trying to get his money’s worth.”

The moment the words left Roy’s mouth the door to the hotel lobby opened and their arms dealer walked out followed by the prostitute. The man did not even look back at the poor woman as he got back into his car and drove off. The woman watched the car go off down the street and then made her way back to the other girls who were working near her that evening.

They all huddled together in a group, obviously asking what had happened.

“Alright, let’s do this.” Roy got a grapple cord out and prepped it.

“Wait, what about the other ones?” Geo-Force asked, concerned.

“What about them?” Roy asked, annoyed.

“Well, they’ll hear and—“

Roy cut him off impatiently. “Listen, they’re probably going to get more information from this woman than we are. If she’s around her friends she’ll feel safe and will be more likely to talk. Besides, if she lies about something she already told them, we’ll see it in their faces.”

“Oh.” Was the only reply and Roy wanted to smack himself on the forehead.

Roy was just about to shoot the grapple when Geo-Force scooped Roy up and flew them both over to where the girls were standing.

Oh yeah, dignified.

Roy tried not to blush as the four women stared at the two of them, but Geo-Force walked confidently over to them.

“Excuse me.” Geo-Force began in a booming, authoritative voice. Roy wanted to throttle him.

Roy rushed foreward and gave Geo-Force a warning look before facing the girl who had went with the arms dealer.

“Listen, I know this is the last thing you need right now, but I would really appreciate it if you could give me some information about that man you were with.”

She gave Roy a cocky look. “Why should I do that?”

Roy took a deep breath, this was going to be tricky, he just prayed that Geo-Force kept his mouth shut.

“Because the guy’s a gun dealer. More guns, more danger of drive-bys, shootings, and everything else you don’t need around here.”

The other girls, who had been tittering at their exchange, went silent and the girl’s face went serious and a little scared.

“What if he comes after me? For telling tell you this shit?”

Roy gave her his most sincere look. “Because we’re going to put him in prison, for a long time. But we can only do that if you’ll give us the information. We really need this information.”

Another of the girl’s piped up at that. “How do we know you’re serious. That you’re not just one of that dude’s thugs?”

Roy raised an eyebrow. “Do we look like thugs he would keep around.”

“You do, not so sure about the pretty boy on the left though.”

Roy glanced back at Geo-Force. He looked like he wanted to say something. Roy cut in before he had the chance.

“Ok, well what can we do to prove that we’re not working for the evil gun guy?”

The girls all just looked at each other for a moment before one of them, a short one with dark black hair, got this devious look on her face.

“You guys can kiss. Macho body guards for gun dealers would never kiss each other.”

The other women shrieked in laughed and Roy felt a headache coming on.

“Listen, I have someone who—“ Roy broke off when a hand caught him by the shoulder and spun him around. Firm lips came crashing down on his and Roy saw red.


It was two hours later when Roy finally traipsed through the front door of the townhouse he shared with Tim. He had warmed up a little at League HQ when he reported what he and Geo-Force discovered, but Roy still felt chilled.

Roy suspected he would not feel really warm again until he held a certain black haired, blue eyed Boy Wonder in his arms. And he was not talking about Dick.

Roy found Tim sitting on the sofa in the living room reading a novel with a blanket on his lap and a Lian asleep beside him. They looked so beautiful sitting there together. This was Roy’s Heaven.

Tim glanced up when Roy entered the room and smiled at him.

“You look a little cold…”

Roy said nothing, walked over to the couch, pulled Tim into his arms and kissed him deeply. He was so warm and his mouth was so wet and the way he clutched at Roy was so beautiful that Roy felt like coming home to this everyday was worth all the crap he had to go through to get back here. When they pulled back, Tim’s eyes were serious.

“You taste like Geo-Force.”

“Wait, wha--?” Roy was flabbergasted. How did Tim know? Had he kissed Geo-Force and…

Tim’s eyes turned mischievous.

“Babs called, said the doctors at the sick bay in the League HQ had a fun evening unwrapping a couple of trick arrows from around Geo-Force’s neck…”

“He kissed me.”

“Yeah, that’s what I heard.”

Roy pulled Tim’s head under his chin and nuzzled Tim’s hair. “It was awful.”

“Want me to beat him up?” Tim offered rubbing his nose into Roy’s neck and Roy smiled.

“Maybe later. Right now I have a date with my bed and your clothes have a date with the bedroom floor.”


And it was.


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 12th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
LOL. Poor Roy. He's safe at home with Timmy now, so that's all that matters.

And Timmy is happy here...able to joke around happy and that is always a great thing.

Obviously, I loved this.
Sep. 12th, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. When I was writing this, it was like I could feel Roy's relief at getting home and finding his Timmy.
Sep. 12th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
That was *really* sweet. Especially:

Roy found Tim sitting on the sofa in the living room reading a novel with a blanket on his lap and a Lian asleep beside him. They looked so beautiful sitting there together. This was Roy’s Heaven.

It's... perfect. I can *see* that, and it's so peaceful and relaxed. It puts me in a happy squishy place. I think I shall have good dreams tonight. :-D Thank you.
Sep. 12th, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. I hope you had nice dreams, Zo'. :D
Sep. 12th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
Right now I have a date with my bed and your clothes have a date with the bedroom floor.”

Can I say that I love this line? This is the best way to start the day. Yay happy Timmy day!

Happy and warm Tim, cold and cranky Roy what a perfect combo.
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
I love happy Timmy AND I love cranky Roy. They're so cute. :DD

I'm glad you liked it.
Sep. 13th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
You know you give the best plotbunnies. All day I've been thinking of Geo-Force hitting on Tim and Roy putting one of his trick arrows in a place thats more interesting than around his neck.

And please ignore the mess up of my re-friending you. I was trying to get to your journal and my cat jarred my arm when he jumped up in my lap. I'm sorry.
(bad Toby bad.)
Sep. 13th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
OMG! That's a GREAT idea! You should write a sequel where that happens! At the next JLA picnic or something. That would be the funniest thing ever!

I didn't even notice the re-friending thing. >.>>>> I forgive your kitten. I miss my kitten right now, so, in my eyes, kitties can do no wrong.
Sep. 13th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Loved it, as usual. Question- wouldn't the prostitutes recognize Roy and Geoforce as being in the JLA? Or did they just think they were dressing up as heroes or something?

I loved Roy putting arrows in Geoforce's neck and Tim's reaction was great. And the scene when Roy walks into the room and Tim's curled up with Lian...so precious.

And seeing Tim get revenge on Geoforce would be interesting *hint, hint* *grins*
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!

To answer your question: I live in a pretty bad area of a city known for it's insanely high crime rate. If anyone came up to me at night and started asking me questions, I don't care if they looked like the freaking pope, I wouldn't say a WORD to them until I knew they were on the up and up.

As for a sequel, darthbatgirl had a great idea for one and I'm hoping she'll run with it. If I can't convince her to write it, maybe I can convince her to co-author it with me. But, I have a feeling there will indeed be more.
Sep. 13th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
True- that does make sense. I'd at least ask for an ID, though I guess I was just thinking that their costumes are so unusual that you'd just trust them. Then again, there are always places you get fake badges and costumes...

And I hope she does write the sequel. I can't wait for it. *grins*
Sep. 13th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh me neither! She has a lot on her plate now though. But I'm hoping I can goad her into it.
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
I totally get being busy- I've been busy myself these last weeks. But hopefully she'll find the time in the semi-near future to write. Definitely looking forwards to it.
Sep. 13th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
*snerk* The hookers are fangirls.
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Totally. I love writing the most absurd scenarios possible and then imagining the boys reactions. It's the best thing ever.
Sep. 14th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
So since Roy violently retaliated when Geo-Force (seriously? There's a guy named Geo-force? Is he some second-rate Terra or what?) kissed him, I keep imaginging that he had to say something like "I HAVE a boyfriend!" to salvage the crimefighting situation.

Twas hilarious.
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
He was TRYING to tell the hookers when Geo-Force got fresh.

I'm glad you liked it.
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