The Proposal AU nobody asked for! For those who haven't seen The Proposal, Raleigh is a mild-mannered, long-suffering assistant to the editor in chief, the uptight control freak Chuck Hansen. When Chuck is set for deportation, he blackmails Raleigh into a fake engagement with the end game of marrying him for the three years required for him to become a citizen. Unfortunately, the U.S. Immigration offices are not impressed, forcing the two into visiting Raleigh's family in Alaska to bolster their claims of genuine love.
The only problem: they kinda despise each other. Which is when all the fun starts.
Title from the lovely discovery that a male hippo initiates mating by flinging shit at his intended mate. It seemed appropriate.
- Part 1 of Dance Lessons
A month after the events of The Mating Dance of the Majestic Hippo, Chuck and Raleigh are still exploring this new relationship. They may be married, but getting together isn't the same as staying together, and they both still have their issues to deal with.
But this is Raleigh's last day as Chuck's assistant, and Chuck's taking it hard. He's trying to hide it because he knows it's selfish, but he can't help how he feels.
Luckily, Raleigh can.
- Part 2 of Dance Lessons
I blame davecabbage, who tagged me for the 5-Minute Fic challenge on tumblr. For shame, Cabbage. For shame!
Anyway, this installment takes place after the events in The Dance Continues, after Raleigh tops Chuck for the first time. Chuck has to think really hard about the implications. Raleigh... well, he's maybe not as supportive as he could be.
He laughs a lot. A LOT.
- Part 3 of Dance Lessons