25 December 2011 @ 01:08 pm
Fic Meme - Dewitt/Dominic, 'Three Days'; PG-13  
For [livejournal.com profile] dollsome, who gave the prompt, "DeWitt/Dominic, the plot of Three Days" in this meme.

Also, I couldn't decide whether to set it in the Dollhouse 'verse, Epitaph 'verse. So I decided to completely make it an Alternate Universe (because ya know, angels and Dollhouse don't really mix)

Three Days - Five hours after her husband’s death, a homeless man tells her that she’ll be given a chance to be with him again. 756 words

Five hours after her husband’s death, a homeless man tells her that she’ll be given a chance to be with him again.

Adelle was too damn exhausted to pay any attention to the man (much less believe him), and promptly asks the doorman to make him leave.

She comes home to an empty apartment and the first sight that greets her is the lopsided Christmas tree, still with its lights on. It took up almost all her energy not to start weeping in the middle of the living room.

The thought of how she’ll be able to survive the following days stays in her mind as she drifts off to sleep.


Adelle wakes up to ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ blaring from the alarm clock (he never had the need for it; he always wakes up before the alarm but he also always had it on as a “just in case”). She turns it off before crawling out of bed. The funeral arrangements still need to be finalized.

She tries not to think about yesterday. She’s not going to allow grief to paralyze her; not right now.

She makes her way to the kitchen when she hears the front door being opened.

Fear fills her. She lost her husband yesterday and she becomes a victim of a home invasion today. God must really hate her.

Quickly, she reaches for the fireplace poker but before she could find a hiding place, the front door opens and she hears familiar footsteps coming in.

Adelle stiffens and her breath catches in her throat. A second later, a very alive Laurence Dominic walks in, carrying a brown paper bag.

She blinks, “Laurence?” she whispers.

“Hey.” He greets, giving her a small smile as he deposits the bag on top of the counter.

She doesn’t move. This… isn’t possible.

He stares at her while he takes off his gloves, “You okay?” he asks in concern when she stays frozen on the spot.

She can’t find her voice to answer him.

“Adelle?” he approaches and takes the fire poker from her hand. He cups her face, his brows furrowed, “What’s wrong?”

Tears burn the back of her eyes and she nods her head, “Just a dream.” She tells him, “A nightmare,” she buries her head on his chest and clings to him.

Laurence doesn’t say anything. He merely wraps his arms around her and waits.

She doesn’t know what this is. Yesterday felt very real.

Adelle pulls away slightly and looks at his face. He gives her an uncertain smile and brushes a strand of hair away from her face.

She leans in and gives him a deep kiss while tugging the scarf from his neck. A low rumble escapes Laurence’s throat and his hands drop to her waist.

“Why are you wearing so many clothes?” she asks, pushing his coat off his shoulders.

“Because it’s cold outside.” He answers. He smirks when she rolls her eyes in response before kissing her again. He runs his fingers through her hair and draws her closer to him.

“The bedroom’s quite warm.” She murmurs and pulls him towards the direction of their room.

“Sounds excellent.”


They lay naked under the covers, their arms and legs, entangled. Adelle rests her head on top of his chest. His breathing is even, and she could feel the steady beat of his heart under her cheek.

She sighs as he lazily draws circles on her back

“So,” he starts after a few minutes of silence, “how did I die in your nightmare?”

She lifts her head up and finds him looking at her curiously. Yesterday’s memories flooded her and she tries to block them out, fearing that it might come true. “It was just a ridiculous dream.”

“It upset you.” He points out, “You should have seen your face a while ago; you were as white as a sheet.”

Adelle closes her eyes and takes a deep breath, “You got shot twice. The doctors tried saving you, but you died anyway. And we had an awful fight before that…” she trails off.

She opens her eyes and looks at him “It all felt very real.” she says, finally

His face softens and he touches her cheek, “Adelle DeWitt, I’ll never die on you.” He states and gives her a reassuring smile.

As soon as he said those words, a feeling of dread descends on her. Adelle smiles back at him, but she can’t help but feel that something is afoot and the joke is probably on her.

Merry Christmas, my friends!
mood: giddy
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[identity profile] dollsome.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
OH THE LOVE IN MY HEART! ♥ Thank you for making one of my fandom dreams come true! :D And oh ye gods the idea of these two as marrieds; almost cannot take it!
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[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2011 07:04 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it ♥.

Although I distinctly remember you saying that you want to write a D/D version of Three Days :P Heh

Merry Christmas!
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ext_14950: Tree&Clouds[identity profile] rekindle956.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed reading this. Thank you.
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[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it ♥ Thank you for reading and you're welcome :D
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[identity profile] darling-ashes.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful!! I love them as marrieds! (all the OTPs as marrieds!)
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[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
I just realized that this the only AU fic where I actually said they're married. lol (there's another one where I intended for them to be marrieds - and they were married - but didn't say anything much to that effect. heh)

Thank you! And thank you for reading! (I'm trying to finish your full-blown D/D James Bond AU)
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[identity profile] darling-ashes.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
I am so excited for the D/D James Bond AU. You don't even know.

Which other AU did you write where D/D were married but it wasn't stated?
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[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
I'm excited for it too. Heh.

Spies, which was basically a ~sequel~ for one of the AUs in my Five Alternate Universes fic (it's the fifth one). I was hoping to write that AU too, but using Ballard's POV. Since he's a new guy and a bit dense, he wouldn't really figure out that D/D are married until 3/4 of the fic. Heh.
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[identity profile] darling-ashes.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's wonderful! They can be the Spy!Daddy and Spy!Mommy of the Dollhouse universe.
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[identity profile] oltha_heri.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm choosing to forget this is the plot of Three Days and he is just back and this is post the Epitaphs, and now they are ruling the world together married AS THINGS SHOULD BE!

But yes, this was good, I love that her first instinct is to take him to the bedroom to make sure he is alive.
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[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
Well, that could work as well (Queen and the Consort, post-Epitaphs. Yeeeeah).

Pinching someone in the arm to tell if a person is real is so overrated. lol.

I need to re-watch Dollhouse. Whenever I try writing Dominic, all I can remember is Reed and his tweets and I have a feeling I'd come up with a fic where they're getting drunk on wine, cheese, and vodka. -_-

Thanks for reading!
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[identity profile] marzipanilla.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
A new Dollhouse fic on Christmas! This day just keeps getting better. I like bittersweet, so I'll work with that instead of ignoring her feeling of dread.

Great little piece! Is there going to be more, or is this just a little snapshot?
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[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
Lol, Three Days is just a loltastic Christmas movie. Putting D/D in that universe needs a bit of woe and gloom (and KISSING) for it to be perfect. ♥

At the rate I'm writing right now, I'll probably finish by Valentine's Day, so... IDK. Iiiii might? haha. I do have a bit of it laid out in my head, so... IDK. :D

Thank you for reading and happy Christmas!
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[identity profile] leanstein.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
So I finally read this and kiniling ako, nyeta sila.

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[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
I'm trying to look for that smiley face pic on Tumblr to express how I feel, but I can't find it, so you get this--


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