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Controlled Love, Part 8: Secret

Title: Secret
Series: Controlled Love, Part 8. Start the series here.
Fandom: A Bit of Fry & Laurie
Pairing: Tony/Control
Rating: PG
Summary: Control has to keep a secret.
Disclaimer: No ownership claimed, just oodles of love for these characters.

Secret

At breakfast, Mrs. Control noticed he seemed distracted. He was pleasant but miles away.

Control couldn't shake the dream from his thoughts. He'd been drawn to Tony the moment they met; their daily interactions deepened the bond. He certainly appreciated the coffee. But if Tony never brought any coffee at all, Control would still have been happy to see him.

He was good at keeping secrets. He didn't like to keep a secret from her but didn't want to hurt her feelings. It wasn't her fault her coffee wasn't as good as Tony's. It wasn't her fault she wasn't Tony.

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derien
Feb. 26th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Aw, this is looking like the downfall of a marriage. Damn Tony, that little homewrecker. No, of course I don't mean that, I can't be mad at sweet little Tony.
msliz4857
Feb. 26th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
I know; a broken marriage isn't good. But neither is an unhappy one. I look at it this way: They are both too polite and chivalrous to be involved with a married person. So either the marriage goes, or our boys can't get together. *sigh*
derien
Feb. 26th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
You just can't picture Control just talking it over with his wife, politely, and getting permission?

(Sorry, I can't help it - I hate to see good relationships scrapped. It's why I'm poly, I think - I just want to always add more, not break any that aren't already broke.)

msliz4857
Feb. 26th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know where I'll go with this. I've not decided yet if Mr. and Mrs. Control have a good relationship or not, so that will help decide, I think. *sigh*
jabber_moose
Feb. 26th, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
my heart just went BUOOMP at those last lines. Fantastic. I love all these drabbles, and this one is definately up there! *hugs Control*
msliz4857
Feb. 26th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, you are so sweet! I'm glad you like. :D

Poor Tony's been through a lot, I figured it was time for Control to get a whack or two with the angst stick. *huggles them both*
zekkass
Feb. 26th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
If only Control were able to talk to his wife about this. *sigh* Dear Control. Too polite to say anything. *hugs him*
msliz4857
Feb. 26th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
I don't that if he could talk to her about it whether it would make any difference. For now, I don't think he's ready to confess his feelings to anyone.
henpecked
Feb. 26th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
:C
msliz4857
Feb. 26th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
*hug*
skyblue_reverie
Feb. 27th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Aww, sweet and sad. Poor Control. Maybe Mrs. Control is in love with someone else too, and will be secretly relieved that Control has found Tony? *hopeful look*
msliz4857
Feb. 27th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
Sorry for the problem; it's now resolved. I've tried to respond via email two or three times and keep getting bounced by your ISP as spam. :(
skyblue_reverie
Feb. 27th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Oh, no, you're kidding me! That's awful! I'll add you to my safe senders list right away. Sorry, my darling.

And thanks, and MWAH.

msliz4857
Feb. 27th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
I got your email but my reply failed. I changed my email a bit and have removed my name from it; the emails should be coming just from the address itself (if that makes any sense). I don't know if that's the problem or not. *wibble*
skyblue_reverie
Feb. 27th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
oh no! maybe the no name thing is the problem. Can you try putting something as your name, even just one letter or number?
msliz4857
Feb. 27th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
I had no luck sending via Yahoo. I've tried through AOL; let's see if that works! argh!
ennui_blue_lite
Feb. 27th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
But if Tony never brought any coffee at all, Control would still have been happy to see him.


In the simple, straightforward mind of Control, this is insanely romantic. I love it.
msliz4857
Feb. 28th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Control is so totally awesome, isn't he? How can anyone help but love him?
clairefry
Feb. 27th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Poor Mrs Control... but our boys do belong together... she'll get over it! ;-)
msliz4857
Feb. 28th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
I think Mrs. Control will be all right. One can't stand in the way of true love!
jenniebird
Feb. 28th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
You do such a good job of making me feel sorry for every single person involved. And in so few words, as well!
msliz4857
Feb. 28th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I appreciate your kind words. :)
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