Slashababy 2004 Stories

  FANFICTION: This story depicts real-life public figures engaged in completely fictional, false and untrue activities. It never happened, it never will happen. This story is a work of fantasy and satire which in no way professes to express the truth about the life, thoughts, feelings, desires, opinions, beliefs, activities or sexual orientation of any person mentioned herein.


for scots_in_kilts
by wbearsmom

Pairings: BB/OB, BB/EW, BB/DM
Rating: PG-13 or R
Summary: Billy gets a special Christmas gift
Disclaimer: So very not true
Feedback: Love it like I love Christmas presents
A/N: Written for Slasha 2004. Beta by the wonderful anne_elliot

"You love him, don't you?"

The voice pulled Dom from his daydreams. He looked up and saw green eyes and a soft smile. "I'm sorry, Margaret, did you say something to me?"

"May I sit down?" she asked, indicating the empty seat next to Dom. "Of course," he answered. He was struck by just how much she looked like her brother, Billy.

Margaret and her family had come to New Zealand for an early Christmas visit. They had plans with her husband's family for the holidays, so they decided to spend the first two weeks of December with Billy. This evening they were celebrating Dom's birthday with a party on one of the soundstages.

"First off, call me Maggie." Margaret said as she sat down. Dom smiled. "Okay, Maggie."

"You're in love with Billy, aren't you?" Maggie repeated.

Dom looked at her, shock in his eyes. "I ... uh ... I ..." He was going to deny it, but found he couldn't lie to her. "Is it that obvious?"

Maggie took his hand in hers. "To me it is. Don't forget, I've been looking out for him for years. I can spot these things."

Dom sighed and nodded. "I am, Maggie. I am head over heels in love with him."

"But?" Maggie prompted. When Dom didn't respond right away she continued. "I take it there's a problem?"

Dom nodded again. He really didn't want to talk about this, but looking at Maggie's kind face, he found himself opening up to her. "He's my best friend. He's come to me every time a relationship hasn't worked out. He's told me everything, Maggie. What he loved about that person, what he hated, what he wanted when he was with them, and what he got. I know I could make him happy. I know it but . . . What if it didn't work out? Who would he turn to then? Would it ruin our friendship, or would we be able to laugh about the mistake we made and go on as we were before?"

He paused for a breath. Maggie squeezed the hand she was holding. "I think you would be okay. You know, every time Billy has called me from here, he's gone on and on about you, about the connection you two have; and since I've been here I've seen it for myself. I truly think that nothing could ruin your friendship." Dom sighed and squeezed her hand back. She continued, "But there's more, isn't there?"

Dom nodded again. "Well, you see, I've never been . . . uh . . . with a guy before, you know, like that. I never wanted to until I met Billy. And I'm kind of, you know, scared about it."

Maggie leaned in and gave him a hug. "Ah, Dommie. One thing I've learned in my life is that you cannot help who you fall in love with. Love is love, Dom, and you shouldn't be afraid of it. I would really love to see you two together. I think you're exactly what he needs and, if I may be so bold, I think he is exactly what you need."

"Thank you, Maggie," Dom said. "I just - how do I do this without making a fool of myself? How do I tell him that I love him? How do I show him?"

"You'll find a way, Dom. If it's meant to be, you will find a way." Maggie leaned in again and kissed his cheek. She then got up and, ruffling Dom's hair as she passed by, went to find her family, leaving Dom alone with his thoughts.

He wasn't alone for long. Sean and Christine came over to him. Sean was carrying a very sleepy Ali. "Hey, Dom," he said. "We're going to head home. Ali's about ready to fall asleep."

Dom stood up. "I can see that," he said as he leaned in to kiss Ali's cheek.

"Mommy promised to read me a story when we get home," Ali told him.

"Oh, really? What story is she going to read?"

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It's my favorite!" Ali gave out a huge yawn.

Dom smiled at her. "That's one of my favorites, too."

"Goodnight, Dom. Happy birthday." Sean and Christine hugged him and headed out the door. Dom watched them go, then walked over to the ice chest for another beer. 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' he thought, then froze. 'That's it! That's - I know! I know what I'm going to do! Thanks, Ali!' Dom said to himself. He grabbed a beer, threw a smile on his face, and headed into the crowd to enjoy his birthday party.

December 25

Billy waved goodbye to the last of his guests, then went back into his house to clean up. Much of the fellowship had come to his place that evening after Peter and Fran's Christmas party. They had wanted to spend a little more time together that night, because once filming started again they were going to be split up to shoot at separate locations.

Billy smiled to himself, amazed at the friendships he had made. He began to pick up stray beer bottles and paper plates from the floor. As he neared his Christmas tree he noticed a gift underneath it. 'That's funny - I thought we gave all the gifts out.' He picked it up and looked at the tag. It read 'TO: BILLY' but didn't show who it was from.

He sat down on the sofa and opened the gift. It was a spiral bound notebook, the type that one would use as a journal. There was something printed on the black cover in gold ink.


Billy chuckled at the title. 'Billy-locks' he thought, running his hands through his hair. 'If only.' He shook his head, still chuckling, then opened the book.

On the first page there was a drawing of Billy in his Pippin outfit. This provoked a full blown laugh from Billy. He began to read:

Once upon a time there was a man named Billy who traveled far from his home in Scotland to an enchanted country called New Zealand to make a movie. Billy was quite a cute man as he was, but for his role in this movie he was required to wear a wig of long cinnamon-colored curls which made him even more adorable. It was this wig that prompted the nick-name of 'Billy-locks'

Everybody adored Billy-locks because not only was he good-looking, he was funny and charming and smart and talented. He quickly found himself surrounded by others who had also come to the enchanted country to make this movie. Some of these people became very good friends.

But soon Billy-locks found himself getting lonely, despite all of his new friends. He took some time to think about this, and came to realize that he wanted something more than friendship; he wanted a relationship, a romance. So he began to search.

Now, Billy-locks was attracted to men, not women. At first he thought that this might be a problem among his new friends. But he quickly found out that not only was it not a problem, but many of his friends were also attracted to men. This made Billy-locks very happy.

'Indeed,' Billy thought. He turned to the next page, which looked like the start of a new chapter. There was another drawing - Pippin!Billy with Legolas!Orlando. 'Good drawing' Billy smiled. He continued to read:

The first person Billy-locks tried a relationship with was a friend named Orlando. Orlando was a very pretty man who had been chosen to play an Elf in this movie. He was tall and slender and graceful looking, just as an Elf should be. Billy-locks was smitten. And Orlando seemed to return the feeling.

On their first date Billy-locks and Orlando went to dinner and to a movie. Orlando let Billy-locks hold his hand and, at the end of the evening, gave Billy-locks a chaste kiss on the mouth. "I don't go farther on a first date," he said. Billy-locks told him "That's okay, neither do I." And they said goodnight with a promise of a second date the following evening.

The relationship progressed slowly - too slowly for Billy-locks. He wanted to become intimate, but Orlando hesitated. After a few months they had only gotten as far as heavy snogging, a few hand jobs and, once, Orlando let Billy-locks give him a blow-job.

And there were other issues. Orlando refused any public displays of affection. He would only kiss Billy-locks when they were alone, in one of their houses; and when they went out to the club, Orlando flirted shamelessly with everyone BUT Billy-locks.

Billy-locks was frustrated. He loved Orlando (or at least he thought he did) and he thought Orlando loved him back. But the closer Billy-locks tried to get, the more Orlando pulled away from him.

Finally, after a lot of thought, Billy-locks decided to end the relationship with Orlando and go back to being just friends. Orlando was very understanding when Billy-locks broke up with him. They talked things over and agreed that their relationship wouldn't work out, but that they would always be friends.

"Too hard" Billy-locks said to himself after the relationship was over. "Being with Orlando was just too hard."

Billy smiled as he remembered his time with Orlando. It had been a difficult relationship, but one he didn't regret.

He was intrigued by this book and, to be honest, a little scared. It seemed someone knew a lot about his life, and he wasn't sure if they were trying to humor him or frighten him. 'Don't jump to conclusions' he thought to himself. He almost put the book down for the night, but his curiosity got the best of him, and he decided to continue.

He turned to the next page and saw another picture. This time it was Pippin!Billy with Frodo!Elijah. Billy giggled - Elijah as Frodo was just too cute. He began to read some more:

The next person Billy-locks tried a relationship with was Elijah. Elijah was pretty, too, but in a different way than Orlando. Elijah had been chosen to play a Hobbit in this movie, just as Billy-locks was.

Billy-locks was hesitant to start a relationship with Elijah; for, although Elijah played and older Hobbit, in reality he was a barely legal teenage boy, quite a bit younger than Billy-locks. But Elijah was persistent, and eventually Billy-locks agreed to go on a date with him.

Being with Elijah was very different than being with Orlando. Elijah was very open about his relationship with Billy-locks. They were often seen kissing and hugging on set, and flirted and danced with each other at the club.

And when they were alone together, in private - OH, MY! Elijah would do anything Billy-locks asked, and proposed a few things that Billy-locks had never even considered doing.

Billy blushed, remembering some of those nights.

This relationship was good for a while but, alas, trouble came around once again. Billy-locks began to feel smothered. Elijah was constantly hanging on him, never letting him have any time to himself. Billy-locks couldn't even go to the loo without Elijah waiting right outside the door. Sometimes Billy-locks felt like he had a puppy instead of a boyfriend.

Billy-locks soon realized that, just like his relationship with Orlando, the relationship with Elijah was just not right. So he and Elijah sat down one night and talked and, in the end, both agreed that ending the relationship was the right thing to do. Their romance was over, but they would always be friends.

"Too easy" Billy-locks said to himself after Elijah left. "It was too easy with Elijah."

Billy-locks began to wonder if he would ever have the relationship he wanted. "Being with Orlando was too hard. Being with Elijah was too easy. Will I ever find someone who is just right for me?"

Billy found his eyes tearing up a bit. Yes - he had wondered that. After all, he wasn't getting any younger. He was ready to settle down, to find someone to share his life with. But so far his romances hadn't gone so well. 'Just can't seem to get it right,' he thought.

For a brief moment, once again, Billy let himself get a little freaked that someone knew so much about his love life, and he considered not just putting the book down, but throwing it away. 'But don't you want to see how it ends?' a little voice inside his head whispered to him. 'Yes,' he answered back, and he turned to the next page.

He looked at the drawing. It was Pippin!Billy again, but this time he was joined by Merry!Dom. Billy smiled - and read:

Billy-locks had many friends in this enchanted country, but there was one that he was particularly close to . This friend's name was Dominic. Dominic played Merry, a hobbit who was the best friend of Pippin, which happened to be the Hobbit played by Billy-locks. Yes, these two men were best friends both in character and in life.

Billy-locks and Dominic had many good times together. When they were filming they would invent games, or run races, or just talk to pass the time between shots. When they had time off they would go to the pub, or rent movies, or just generally hang out with each other.

They were so comfortable with one another that they began to confide in each other, sharing dreams, fears and secrets. Billy-locks told Dominic about losing both parents when he was a teenager, and about being raised by his Gran. He told Dominic about his sister and her family. And he told Dominic that he liked men before he told anyone else.

In return, Dominic told Billy-locks about his family, and how he had moved from Manchester from Germany when he was twelve. He shared with Billy-locks his insecurities about his looks. And he told Billy-locks all about the girlfriend who broke up with him when he had come to New Zealand.

So it was no surprise when Billy-locks began to talk to Dominic about his romances. Dominic was the first to know that Billy-locks liked Orlando. He was the first person Billy-locks called after their first date. When Billy-locks began to get frustrated with the relationship, he turned to Dominic to help him talk things through. And when the relationship ended, Dominic provided a shoulder for Billy-locks to cry on.

Dominic was also the first to know that Elijah liked Billy-locks. He was the person with whom Billy-locks discussed his concerns with over dating someone so young. When Billy-locks did begin to date Elijah, Dominic was regaled with tales of their sexual escapades, many of which caused Dominic to blush. Dominic knew when Billy-locks began to feel that this relationship was stifling. And Dominic again provided a shoulder when the relationship ended.

Billy-locks confided in Dominic his despair about getting older and not yet having someone to settle down with. He told Dominic about wanting a true life partner to share his days with - a friend, confidante, lover. And Dominic listened.

And as he listened, something inside Dominic began to stir. A feeling began to grow inside of him. At first Dominic wasn't sure how to define it. It felt good, but was frightening at the same time. Dominic didn't like to be afraid of his feelings, so he set about trying to figure out exactly what was going on.

He soon came to realize that the feeling was very strong and wonderful whenever he was with Billy-locks. He didn't feel this way when he was with other friends. Then one day, during a break in filming, someone cracked a joke, and Billy-locks burst out laughing. Hearing that laugh sent a wave of that new feeling rushing through Dominic, and suddenly he realized that this feeling - this wonderful new exciting frightening feeling - was love. LOVE!


Dominic didn't know how to react to this. He had never been in love with a man before, only women. He had never even considered a relationship with a man. And Billy-locks was definitely a man. So Dominic tried to ignore this feeling, hoping that it would go away. But it didn't. In fact, it seemed to grow every day.

Eventually, Dominic found that he couldn't ignore this feeling. It was just too strong. And he finally accepted his love for his friend. But this caused another problem. How do you tell your best friend that you love him, especially since - as far as both of you know - you've never loved a man this way before?

And if you did tell him, what would happen? Would he not be interested? Or if you did have a relationship and it didn't work out, would you lose your friendship? All of these thoughts scared Dominic. So he kept his feelings hidden from Billy-locks, telling himself that he was content just to be Billy-locks's best friend.

But Dominic was not content - he wanted more. He wanted a relationship - a romance - with Billy-locks.

Dominic knew he would be perfect for Billy-locks. He, more than anyone else, knew what Billy-locks wanted in a relationship. Billy-locks wanted someone who wouldn't hide their love behind closed doors, but not someone who would be so clingy and overly-affectionate that they smothered him. Dominic wanted the same thing.

Billy-locks wanted someone who he could be intimate with, but not someone who just wanted to have sex all of the time. Dominic wanted the same thing.

Billy-locks wanted someone to share his life with; to be a friend and a lover. A true partner. Dominic wanted the same thing. Dominic wanted Billy-locks.

Dominic decided to face his fears ant try to find a way to let Billy-locks know about his feelings. At first he tried to just tell Billy-locks that he was in love with him, but he could never seem to find the right time or the right words. He had to come up with a different way.

Then one night Dominic had an epiphany. It was the night of his birthday, and a simple conversation with a little princess named Ali about bedtime stories gave Dominic an idea. Dominic liked to draw pictures and write. He could write a story for Billy-locks and fill the story with the words of love that he was too afraid to say out loud. He would give the story to Billy-locks for Christmas.

So Dominic bought a brand new notebook. He drew pictures in it and filled it with a story about Billy-locks - about friendships, romances, and love. And when the story was done Dominic was going to wrap it up and put it under Billy-locks's Christmas tree.

But Dominic had a problem. He couldn't finish the story. This story was about real lives, and the ending had not played out yet. Dominic realized that he needed Billy-locks to write the ending with him, whether that ending was happy or not.

Dominic wrapped the unfinished book, and put it under Billy-locks's Christmas tree. And now he waits . . . . . . . .

Billy turned to the next page. There was a piece of note-pad paper stuck to it. It read:


Billy's hands were shaking as he closed the book. He thought about everything he had just read, and thought about his friendships and relationships. But mostly he thought about Dom.


Dom couldn't sleep. He was pacing around his living room. He was too nervous to go to bed. All he could think about was Billy - if Billy had found the book and was reading it.

He was startled by a knock on his door, but immediately knew who it was. He walked to the door, took a deep breath and opened it. For a time the two men just stood there and looked at each other. Dom's eyes showed a range of emotions - hope, fear, love. Billy's eyes were unreadable.

After a few moments, Dom stepped aside to let Billy into the house. He closed the door and took a few more calming breaths. Billy was standing in the middle of the living room, staring at the notebook in his hands. Dom moved to stand in front of him. Neither man said a word, as if there was a spell cast over them that they couldn't break.

Finally Billy looked up. He held the notebook out in front of him, facing so that Dom could read it. He met Dom's eyes, and then looked down at the book once again. Dom followed his gaze, and watched as Billy opened the book. And there, on the last page. Dom saw what Billy had written.

He looked back up at Billy's face, and he now saw the same hope, fear and love in Billy's eyes that he himself was feeling. Billy put the book down and reached up to run a finger along Dom's jaw. Dom stepped forward and slipped his arms around Billy's waist. Billy's hands moved to either side of Dom's face, and he pulled Dom in for a kiss.

Dom felt his whole world light up. The kiss deepened, and he and Billy began to caress and explore each other. They eventually made their way into the bedroom, where they exchanged Christmas gifts that neither would ever forget.


Early in the morning Dom awoke. He smiled at the man sleeping next to him, and he decided that breakfast in bed would be a very appropriate way to start the day.

He slipped out of bed, trying not to disturb Billy. He padded his way into the kitchen, where he put a kettle on for morning tea. He then headed into the living room, intending to put on some soft music to cook by. He spied the notebook on the coffee table and picked it up. He turned to the last page to again read what Billy had written there.

Dom felt a pair of arms wrap around his waist from behind, and a chin rested on his shoulder. Tears of happiness filled his eyes as Billy, quoting the familiar phrase that he had written on that last page, whispered softly into his ear:

"And they lived happily ever after

To the end of their days."


Slashababy 2004 Stories