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Controlled Love, Part 17: Distraction

Title: Distraction
Series: Controlled Love, Part 17. Start the series here.
Fandom: A Bit of Fry & Laurie
Pairing: Tony/Control
Rating: PG13
Summary: Something is distracting Tony.
Disclaimer: No ownership claimed, just oodles of love for these characters.


The night dragged. Tony managed to keep enough attention on the undercover operation but knew that if he had sole responsibility for the mission, it would not be successful. He was quite glad that Philip and a number of his F Division staff were in place as primary operatives for this assignment.

Tony's thoughts kept returning unbidden to Control and the woman he'd escorted to the dinner. Tony knew he'd never met her, but he couldn't help thinking she looked vaguely familiar. He racked his brain trying to place her but couldn't manage to do so.

Every so often when he looked over at the two of them, Control's eyes would lock with his. Each time, Tony felt heat rise in his face; he could only imagine how red his cheeks must be. He hoped Control didn't notice. He thought that Control looked somewhat distracted; no doubt it was difficult for him to be on an assignment while trying to woo his new love.

The hardest part was when he had to serve Control and The Woman. They had been seated at the table Tony had been assigned, and every time Tony had to refill a wine glass or clear a dish, he felt terribly awkward. There was a very impolite part of him that wanted to see a bowl of soup spilled over The Woman's head. No, that wasn't quite true: He didn't want just to see the soup spilled on her, he wanted to be the one doing the spilling.

And there was another part of him, an incredibly reckless part deep in his brain, that wanted to roughly grab Control by the lapels of his beautifully tailored tuxedo jacket and pull him close for a deep, soul-searing kiss.

Instead, Tony moved to refill the next empty wineglass.



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Mar. 8th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Meep! Oh, Tony's just tying himself in knots, isn't he? I can imagine at some point during the dinner, or right after it's over, he'll need to run off somewhere and be alone to release a little tension (one way or another) before he loses it completely. And if Control were also doing that, and if they happened to choose the same place... well. That would be interesting. ^_^
Mar. 8th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'd pay to see that. Written or otherwise. ;)
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
I would pay considerably more to see it in person. :) Shall we start a collection?
Mar. 9th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
*does so*

*uses unused Christmas money* I'll put in 40$. *passes plate*
Mar. 9th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm happy to triple your donation. *withdraws $120 from the ATM* Cheap at twice the price.

*passes plate*
Mar. 9th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
*recruits people to donate to the Cause*
Mar. 9th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Yay! Donations to The Cause!
Mar. 9th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
Surely explains why Jack's so devoted to it..
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Mar. 9th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
woo hoo! Another $20! And a golf ball? You are teh awesome! W00t!
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Well, well, well, what an interesting little plot bunny. Heh heh heh. I like it!
Mar. 8th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh dear lord, poor Tony...*pets him* Just relax and corner Control after the dinner, mmkay?
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Tony definitely needs some petting. He's having a bit of a hard rough night. :)
Mar. 8th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
rrrowr, Tony's got an inner hottie. (It's like an inner child, only... hotter.)
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Tony's inner hottie = total lurve

I love the idea of Tony being all heat and fire underneath that polite exterior. You know they say you always have to watch the quiet ones. :)
Mar. 8th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Awwww...they've got to get together soon - the tension is killiing me ! :P
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Imagine how I feel! Imagine how they feel! Hee!

It will be soon, but just a little more tormenting, I think. I don't want to see them suffer, but I know that only means it'll be that much sweeter when they do finally get together.
Mar. 9th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh darling darling darling darling darling Tony!!! Isn't life going to be so much more beautiful when they stop beong so stupid and get together?! xxxxx
Mar. 9th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
Hah! Yes, it certainly will! Shouldn't be too much longer now. :)
Mar. 9th, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
Hee! Jealous!Tony is completly adorable. He'd dump soup on The Woman... but it wouldn't be polite. *snuggles Tony*
Mar. 9th, 2007 10:21 am (UTC)
Hah! I like to think that there's a very rude Tony deep inside oh-so-polite Tony just waiting to be released. :)
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