1 - 20 of 111 Works in Stuart Dakin

Pages Navigation

Listing Works

  1. Tags
    Summary

    “You never used to say his name before.”

    “He was a threat before,” Scripps replies, rather more bluntly than he means to. “Given he got his arse kicked by a baby there suddenly seems less of a possibility that him or his maniac followers are going to kill someone I care about.”

    Posner fixes him with an odd look for a moment, and Scripps wonders if he knows just how worried he’d been for his safety, how often he’d been thinking of him instead of his summer reading, how awful it’d been hearing of an attack but not knowing yet if he was safe.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    8,009
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    12
    Hits:
    47
  2. Tags
    Summary

    A middle aged Stuart has a chat with the headmistress of his son's school.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    220
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    1
    Hits:
    5
  3. Tags
    Summary

    "I passed by the school where I studied as a boy
    and said in my heart: here I learned certain things
    and didn't learn others. All my life I have loved in vain
    the things I didn't learn."

    "The School Where I Studied," by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld.

    -

    When Scripps gets to Oxford, certain things change and others don't. Or: Don Scripps grows up and, however slowly, attempts to come to terms with God, love, and himself.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    19,581
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    7
    Hits:
    46
  4. Tags
    Summary

    Irwin muses on truth.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    369
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    5
    Hits:
    42
  5. Tags
    Summary

    “Well, I came out to Mum.” Posner drops heavily on to the unmade bed, creasing a few screwed-up papers as he goes.

    “Shite. How’d it go?”

    “Better than I thought, actually,” Posner hums. “Though I do think she’s mostly just pleased there won’t be any unexpected grandchildren in the picture. Except, well. She asked if I was seeing someone, and I thought Dad might take it better if he thought I was, so I said yes. Only that worked too well and now they want me to bring him home over the holidays."

    [ wherein Posner needs to take a boy home to meet his parents, and Scripps will have to do ]

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,291
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    20
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    194
  6. Tags
    Summary

    “I often wonder if I’ll ever feel love like that.”

    “You will, Pos,” Scripps replies assuredly, thinking briefly of the name printed under the band of his watch.

    “If I find them, that is,” he smiles demurely, expression slipping into a frown nonetheless. “I do hope I’m not a horrible disappointment.”

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,017
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    23
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    221
  7. Tags
    Summary

    “You called me Dakin during class. Who’s Dakin? Another student?”

    ---

    (There were other Dakins.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,727
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    20
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    212
  8. Tags
    Summary

    The boys get together during a winter break for their own special tradition.

    (Originally posted 2014/12/29 as a fill for a prompt.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,166
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    2
    Kudos:
    3
  9. Tags
    Summary

    Irwin receives an invitation, and recalls that history is about making moves.

    or not making them.
    ----
    "Are you going, then?”

    “Where?” Irwin asks around a mouthful of egg salad.

    "To the big bloody graduation bonanza. I assume you got your invitation.”

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,456
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    155
  10. Tags
    Summary

    Dakin sees a familiar face on his TV screen, Irwin doesn't see him.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,425
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    28
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    380
  11. Tags
    Summary

    Posner persuades Scripps to come and give a talk to his sixth-form class about applying for Oxbridge. Scripps has a strange feeling that history is repeating itself.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,354
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    12
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    924
  12. Tags
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    543
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    16
    Hits:
    256
  13. Tags
    Summary

    I just needed to write some fluff. Starts angsty, ends disgustingly happy. Plenty of clichés.

     

    “Irwin,” and saying the name again hurt, “You should go, don’t worry about me, you’re probably busy and I’ll be fine on my own. You don’t want to see me again.”

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,297
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    18
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    462
  14. Tags
    Summary

    Scripps had nothing against London, nothing against the grey mornings when his alarm clock failed to wake him up and fog tried to swallow him whole as he dashed toward the nearby underground station. All in all, he was fairly pleased with the course his life had decided to take. And yet he didn't stop to think twice when Dakin sent him a telegraph and told him to pack his bags, book a boat ticket and start a new life.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,161
    Chapters:
    1/5
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    14
    Hits:
    325
  15. Tags
    Summary

    This was written for Von five and a half years ago and I've just decided to move it over from LJ to here so it can find a new audience. It was supposed to be porny but it got feelings. I still like it. It's a retrospective look at Dakin and Scripps' relationship over the course of at least twenty years.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,993
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    9
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    179
  16. Tags
    Summary

    "I've got the rest of the summer left before I need to start having good ideas," he says, and takes another drink. "Think of it as a favour. You're helping me get all the recklessness of my youth over and done with before I go."

     

    Waiting for summer to end and life to begin, Dakin passes the time.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,164
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    35
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    806
  17. Tags
    Summary

    Irwin makes the first move, in the end.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,463
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    52
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    1384
  18. Tags
    Summary

    What if they'd had that drink?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,068
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    37
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    927
  19. Tags
    Summary

    Dakin was a long way from school and even university but sometimes, on quiet afternoons in the office or long nights without sleep when the baby was crying, he found pieces of lessons drifting back to him. Poetry and plays and Irwin's “gobbets” but most of all Hector's lessons on history in the subjunctive.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,205
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    1592
  20. Tags
    Summary

    Scripps' diary of his first term at Oxford.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,444
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    32
    Bookmarks:
    14
    Hits:
    638

Filters

Filter results:

Pages Navigation