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04 July 2009 @ 11:40 pm
Drabble - All the World's a Stage  
Title: All the world's a stage
Author: choco_dreamer
Pairing: Ed/Leighton
Rating: PG
Summary: My take on the line ‘When pushed to dish, Westwick minimizes the thin line between work and play’ from Ed’s GQ article.



A/N: ubiquitous_girl told me that there’s a special place in Hell for RPF writers. If I’m going to end up in Hell, I might as well do it for Leighton and Ed.
Disclaimer: I wish.


She is not like other girls he’s met before. She’s fire and ice and all the colours the rainbow is not. When she walks into a room, it doesn’t light up – it buzzes with a current of electricity. But she doesn’t feel it, isn’t aware of the trail of burning hearts she leaves behind as she walks out.

Or maybe she does – he can’t tell.

He feels the pull, the tug of something inside of him every time she’s near, like a moth to a flame. Whenever he senses her eyes on him, the flashy rock star exterior gives way to the shy school boy from within, and he’s no longer sure where to look - so he looks the other way. He can’t seem to find the right words or think straight when she’s around, so he tries to put as much distance between them as he can (he’ll fly to England this summer; he’ll holiday in LA next weekend).

Maybe he’s becoming more like Chuck, he mulls sometimes. Chuck doesn’t want to open up his heart because he’s scared he’ll get hurt and Ed thinks he understands. But then he thinks he’s more like Blair because he would gladly wear his heart on his sleeve if it means there’s a chance of a happy ending. But Leighton says she doesn’t like boys who are always around, doesn’t care about being in relationships, doesn’t want to say the words ‘I love you’, and he’s pretty sure he knows how this story ends – he doesn’t want to be the one left standing alone on the pavement watching the other be driven away.

Maybe if he keeps repeating it out loud enough times (no, he doesn’t think he’s anything like his character; well, maybe Blair isn’t the only one Chuck has feelings for) he’ll convince himself too.

But when the cameras start rolling and she’s straddling him on the seat, she’ll playfully slip her tongue into his mouth, slide her hand over his neck - and all the boundaries between what’s real and what’s not, what’s right and what’s wrong, blur into the lines of a script he’ll replay in his head over the next several nights. He’s already falling so where’s the use in taking a step back from the edge this time? Instead he’ll slant his mouth possessively over hers, wrap his fingers around her tiny little waist, and will this moment to last forever (but he’ll settle for another ten takes).

 
 
 
Farting Hero: nike edsugarskyhigh on July 4th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
<3

This is awesome!
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 4th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
and you're up at this hour! (what time is it in your part of the world?)

thank you for the kind words girl ♥
Farting Hero: ed shadessugarskyhigh on July 4th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
10:12 pm. Still early for an insomniac like me. :)

I just noticed. THE DISCLAIMER! OMG, WIN. xD
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 4th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
oh lol, it's past 1am over here and time for me to hit the bed ><

BUT I DO WISH SO BAD! then again, don't we all *sigh*
Farting Hero: eric adorablesugarskyhigh on July 4th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sweet Ed Westwick dreams then, bb! *hugs*
monkeyslutlokiyan on July 4th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm going to hell too then.

This was so sweet!
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 4th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
we'll make hell a beautiful place :D [and lol cos that's exactly what i thought - at least i'll be joined there by some awesome fanfic writers ;)]
Alex: sweetstormsandsins on July 4th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
First-class ticket to hell #3. Yep.

Aww, short and sweet. Bittersweet, actually :( but very good. ♥
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deep: [chair] everywhere i went you caught upchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
that 'very good' from you is going to inflate my head to ten times its size, which is technically very bad for me - but i'm not going to let you take it back! *grabs it from both hands and runs*

oh HAAIII train buddy, i never could have thought that a ride to hell could be this much fun! :D
Alexstormsandsins on July 5th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh, take it, take it!

Hell is hot. That is all.
a sinner & a cynic: Sexwick!!! - Just Got Hottercynicalshadows on July 4th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Well I guess I'll be seeing you in hell then! LOL!

This was great, btw. I love how hard Ed tries to resist his feelings because he knows it is destined not to end well but gives in when the cameras start rolling. You, dearie, need to write more often becasue your stuff is excellent.
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
*blushes* you simply MUST NOT spoil me with your kind words like this >< *hugglesyou*

i'm starting to think that that special place in hell is going to be a very interesting one! i'm so glad i jumped on board :D
I think you know what's coming, Louis: Chuck&Blair - I chose you - iris_katsikitomlinsons on July 4th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
OMG THIS WAS AMAZING ♥
I want to go to hell with you guys!
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
JOIN IT! i want you to come to hell with us all :D

thanks for reading and commenting bb :)
make adjustments. go get it energized!: a few things i consider sacredmocca_fix_gold on July 4th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Well, some people might argue that it's better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven. :P I love how on the one hand, we have the contrast between EL and their characters--and on the other hand, Ed acting more like Chuck just to get closer to Leighton.
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
i think you give some very coherent arguments ;) i'm so happy you liked it bb :)
ramoneslover_1ramoneslover_1 on July 4th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! And trust me, it's an awesome place to be this Leighted hell, it's right down wonderful.
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
i just realised that you're probably going to captain the ship back to that place in hell (which is a compliment no matter how twisted it might sound) and have this overwhelming desire to friend you. hope you don't mind? :)
Part-time Misanthrope: Ed & Leighton lovecoldwriter on July 4th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Party in EL hell then, y/y? This was wonderful, bb!

~CT
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
eee thank you! it means alot to know you think so :)

i'll bring the fireworks - oh wait, we probably won't need any down there XD
neverevered on July 4th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Have fun in hell (wait for me there)! And what a great hell it will be, if you are there because of writing this delicious gem of a fic!
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
what do you mean wait for you bb? i'm pretty sure you already have a front row seat in that train ride ;)

thank you so much! i'm very flattered by your words :)
lizz lemon: 24carefulblair on July 4th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
That was really good! I don't usually read RPF but this was great! You're a great writer and I love what you did with this.
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
omg icooooooon! ♥

well i'm glad that you enjoyed this even though it made you step a little out of your comfort zone :) thank you hun ♥
yankeesam32935 on July 5th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
I love you. Seriously.

This was just pure heaven. I love that Ed isn't sure, but then everything else ceases to exist while she is around. This was just excellent.

You must write more. Do you hear me? That's a partial demand. :)
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deepchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
anything for you hun :)

and while we're at it - can i demand that you get in on this train ride too? i KNOW you'll make it with a bang - literally :P
yankeesam32935 on July 5th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Guess what?

I'm actually going to be writing an Ed and Leighton fic. It was a prompt given to me by a friend and it's going to be smutty. It should be interesting. I hope that I can do a good job with it.
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deep: [leighton] you are my kind of beautifulchoco_dreamer on July 5th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
omg! you won't believe how excited i am to hear that! :D pfffft ofcourse you'll do a good job, that's not even a question. now get back into it missy, i can't wait to read it :)
ubiquitous_girlubiquitous_girl on July 6th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Omg, you wrote fic!! :D And I'm so late to this party, but ee, this was way awesome!! :D I particularly love that last little line. :D

That's two tickets to the special hell, methinks! :D
i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deep: [chair] everywhere i went you caught upchoco_dreamer on July 6th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
YOU ARE EAONS LATE MISS (possibly cos you were holidaying in tropical islands). we need to meet up soon. (and OMFGKJAFSHKJSDH RESULTS ARE OUT WEDNESDAY >< i think i'm going to cry :( ]
ubiquitous_girl: enchantedubiquitous_girl on July 6th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
I know! I was having fun on holidays, and was super tired after getting home yesterday. :p Yes, we totally do need to meet up soon. Movies? :D [omg, don't remind me :( ]
cryzzel: CB-The Shoulder Kiss (1.08)cryzzel on July 6th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
I love you <3

I love these RPF-ies.


But Leighton says she doesn’t like boys who are always around, doesn’t care about being in relationships, doesn’t want to say the words ‘I love you’, and he’s pretty sure he knows how this story ends – he doesn’t want to be the one left standing alone on the pavement watching the other be driven away.
somehow this depresses me. You just know how it feels or how its going to end. but we keep on hoping and SO DOES HE ;) i know he does.


(but he’ll settle for another ten takes)
LOL then tis just wins me, LOL!!! <3

i'm an ocean; far too shallow, much too deep: [chair] everywhere i went you caught upchoco_dreamer on July 6th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
oh haiii! i've got to admit, it was after i read your wonderful ed/leighton piece that i thought about going there too. so i have to thank blame you for getting me on that train ride ;)

ikr bb, there's this awful feeling in the back of my mind where i sort of know ed/leighton won't really happen, but i can't help but keep hoping ><
cryzzel: CB-endgamecryzzel on July 6th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)

AND OMG. I ONLY wrote one EL piece, LOLLLL. didn't know it made an impact on ppls lives. I dunno Im truly motherfreakingproud touched!!!

shhhhhh, as long as the fans keep hoping and wishing, somehow our answer will be prayed (Alongside Eds, who so desperately wants to be with her, u and i and everyone knows it) LOL. its gonna happen one of these days AFTER GG somehow!

Edited at 2009-07-06 03:08 am (UTC)