Rating: R, for some language and minor sexual situations
Disclaimer: This is the result of a recent viewing of Star Wars Episode
I: The Phantom Menace and noticing a little flirtation between a couple
Summary: Ewan has to explain some things when Hayden alludes to a past
relationship that Ewan has had.
Notes: Blame ducky_chas for her fic Better on Holiday. It was so
good, it made me want to write fic again.
Beta'd by ducky_chas
Hayden got up from his couch as quickly as possible. He knew exactly who was
at the door. That's one of the reasons he was chewing Orbit gum for the past
hour. He spit out the gum in the trash and answered the door.
"Hello, gorgeous. Give your man a kiss!" Ewan said with a mega-watt smile as
he leaned into Hayden's doorway.
"You're such a dick!" Hayden said with a laugh. "Now get in here." Hayden
pulled Ewan into the doorway and kissed him until he had to come up for air.
"Now that's what I call a kiss. You must have missed your big, strong man!"
Ewan said with a wide grin. "Now let your man get comfortable. Fix me a
drink- non-alcoholic, of course."
Of course, Hayden complied. What choice did he have, he loved the Scot. He
didn't love having to go behind the Scot's wife to be with him, but he'd do
anything to be in his company.
Ewan found a seat on the couch in the living room and waited for Hayden.
"Here you go. It's Coke with lime. It's pretty good. I just love the
commercial." Hayden said as he brang the drink to Ewan.
"Oh, yeah, that commercial is adorable. The little song and everything. My
daughters love it." Ewan said with a nervous chuckle.
"How are the little ladies? I've missed them. They must be starting school
now." Hayden asked, wondering about the girls he came to know on the set of
"Yeah, one's starting kindergarten and the other is in pre-school. [beat]
God, I'm so old." Ewan said as he took a drink and laughed a bit.
Hayden laughed and put his hand on Ewan's knee. "You're not old. You're
mature. Don't worry, you're still hot."
"Thank God you think so. I wouldn't want my biggest fan to lose his
confidence in me." Ewan gave Hayden a peck on the cheek. Hayden turned his
head afterwards. Ewan took it as an invitation to kiss Hayden on the mouth.
He leaned in--
Hayden stopped him. "Ewan, not yet. I have to ask you something first. How's
"She's fine. She's great, we're great."
"One more great and I won't believe you."
"We've been a little shaky for the past few months. With the busy work
schedule and all, we haven't gotten a whole lot of time to spend together.
But we're making it work."
"You sure? I don't wanna get in between you two. I don't think I can cope
with being called a homewrecker. I mean--"
Ewan climbed on top of Hayden and kissed him deep and long. He massaged
Hayden's tongue with his own. He only stopped to give himself air.
"You ok, babe?"
Hayden gasps for air. "Damn, what the hell was that?" He looked at Ewan as
if he was crazy.
"What? It was a kiss. I thought you loved my spontaneous kissing."
"I do. But that felt like...a cry for help. You've never wanted it so badly
Ewan looked a bit pissed off. "I have wanted it that bad before...just not
from you." Ewan looked at Hayden, as if he wanted him to ask about whom he
was referring to.
"What the fuck is that supposed to mean? You're getting mad at me because I
don't want you right now? You attacked me."
Hayden got up, walked to the kitchen to get himself a Guinness, then walked
back out to the living room. Ewan was looking at him with a sinister smirk.
"Don't you want to know who it is?"
"If you'll tell me."
"20 questions. Go."
"Is this person a human?"
"Yes. Smart ass."
Hayden smirked. "Is this person a woman?"
"Do I know him?"
"Yes, I believe so. You should."
Hayden looked at Ewan. "Is he famous?"
"Is he an actor?"
"Have you been in a movie with him before?"
"Was that movie a big success?"
"Commercially, yes. But theatrically, 'fraid not. People think it sucked."
Hayden laughed a bit. "Doesn't really narrow it down. But I'll keep
"Yeah, you do that."
"Would I have seen it, do you think?"
"I'm pretty sure. This is so easy..."
"Well, it probably isn't Star Wars, right?"
Ewan looked at Hayden and tried to keep a straight face but broke into a
smile instead. "Yeah, it is, actually."
"What? Episode 1, 2, or 3?"
"That's not a yes or no babe. Try again."
"Oh, shit, right. Was he in Episode 3?"
"Better not have been. Was he in Episode 2?"
"Oh, so you met him before me. Ok, ok. Episode 1, then. Let's see. Who was
in that?" Hayden thinks for a bit. He looks at Ewan, who is now biting his
nails. "You didn't sleep with little Ani...?"
"No, you freak. I'm not a fucking pedophile. Damn, this should have been
easy to you. Keep guessing, you have 8 more questions."
"Is he gorgeous?"
"Yes, he is. Mmmhmm." Ewan looked at Hayden with a smile, then it faded
"It was Liam, wasn't it?"
"Ding, ding, ding. With 6 questions to spare, Mr. Christensen has won by
correctly guessing Liam Neeson. He wins a gorgeous Scotsman's explanation to
a fling that happened 6 years ago and ended way before he met the young
Hayden looked at Ewan unimpressed. "So you slept with Liam. You know it
shouldn't bother me, but it does soooooo much."
Ewan looked at Hayden with puppy-dog eyes.
"Don't try that shit. Was he good? You must have been such the "little
"Fuck you. I looked up to Liam, like a--"
"Like a father? This is so fucking predictable. The same way I look up to
you. He was your first, I'm guessing. Like you were mine?"
"Actually, he wasn't. But that's a whole other story. Me and Jude got
together when we were about 21, 22 maybe. But I'm not just copying what he
was doing. I swear. I mean, I don't love him."
"That's a lot of information in 10 seconds." Hayden took a breath and
swallowed. "So Liam wasn't your first, Jude and you got it on, and...you
love me. Is that about right?"
Ewan bit his lip and nodded. "Yeah, that's it."
"Did you love him? Ever?"
"Yeah, I suppose. He treated me like a prince. Who wouldn't love that?"
Hayden smirked. "I know I love it. I love you so much."
"So you don't care about the whole Liam thing?"
"I didn't exactly say that. But I'm letting it go. I'm not letting it get to
me." Hayden got up and walked over to Ewan and kissed his forehead.
"That's sweet. But you're not getting away with that little peck." Ewan
scooped up Hayden and put him on his lap. Hayden put his hands on Ewan's
cheeks. He kisses him long and deep again like none of this ever happened.
Like they never had this discussion. Like Ewan never slept with Liam.
"That kiss was something good. Which reminds me, I have to get back to the
missus and children. I love to tuck the girls in."
"Well, then get out of here. Go be with your babies, Daddy. Give 'em a kiss
for me, k?"
"Will do. Of course, that kiss will be plenty modified from our regular
kisses. But will do. I'll be getting along now then."
"Come on, I'll walk you to the door." Hayden grabbed Ewan's hand and ran him
to the door. He opened it, walked out with Ewan, then kissed him goodnight
and smacked his bottom.
Ewan chuckled so hard, he was blushing. "Bye, Hayden. I'll call you
"You'd better. 'Night, babe." Hayden closed the door behind him and headed
back to the living room. He noticed his neglected Guinness. "Fuck, forgot
Hayden walked around his apartment for a bit before calling it a night. But
of course, he couldn't sleep. All he could think of was Liam with his hands
all over Ewan. He did the only thing that would make him feel better. He
rushed out to the living room and found his DVD of Star Wars Episode
1. He took it out of the case and threw it in the fireplace. He threw
the case in as well after figuring it wouldn't burn the house down. He lit a
match and a cigarette, then threw them in on the DVD.
"Take that, Qui-Gon-fucking-Jinn. He's mine now, and you can't have him." He
waited until the flames died down and then left the burnt DVD in the
fireplace. Then he headed off to bed with a smile.
Needless to say, he had a pretty good sleep that night.
yeah, that's all. strange? yes. good? maybe.
you be the judge. be nice!