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    Much to his own surprise, Curt Wild finds himself launched sideways from singing into acting. His star ascends, but will it bring him happiness? And will he ever get out of the shadow cast by Tommy Stone?

    (Yay! I finally wrote a Curt-centric fic!)

    Fic is complete and edited. I'm going to break my usual pattern and post one chapter a week, instead of every day or so. Sorry the tags are a bit spoilery, but in this case it didn't seem like a good idea to wait and change the tags as I post.

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    They hit the road. A surprise secret Wylde Rattz tour.

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    After confronting her at the press conference, Arthur snags a late interview with Shannon. Then he goes home to Curt.

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    On the rooftop, Curt and Arthur talk.

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    Arthur stays at Curts apartment when someone knocks on the door.

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    Arthur's always the brave one.

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    As long as he could remember, Arthur had always known there were monsters living under his bed. He was barely able to talk the first time he’d seen a furry hand rising up—but he’d been capable enough to scream out for Mum before hiding his head under the covers and hoping it wouldn’t get him. Another day, he’d only heard scraping and scratching, but as his wails brought the sound of footsteps running towards his room, Arthur had peeked out of the covers enough to see something blue and sparkling dive back under the bed.

    (Based on an "adopt a fanfiction" prompt on the NaNoWriMo forums last year, posted by Cody_Thomas, starting "Imagine your OTP: One is an abused child, the other is the monster that lives under their bed." But I mixed it up a little, so it's not just one monster under the bed...]

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    Arthur learns his brother was killed in a traffic accident, and finds himself drawn back across the Atlantic to the country and the home he left behind.

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    Early summer, 1984. Everything seemed to be as normal as it can be in a newspaper office in an election year, until the arrival of a surpassingly pretty summer intern. Which might not have been a problem for Arthur Stuart, if said intern hadn't attached himself to Arthur's side and decided to be his new best friend. (Or possibly even more than that.) Still, the situation was far from permanent -- he'd have to leave again in the fall! -- so it didn't become intolerable until the two of them were ordered to go cover the Democratic National Convention...

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    Three versions of an AU in which the rooftop scene was merely Arthur's fantasy, and he has to accept that reality when he and Curt finally do meet in 1984.

    The first two were written to be a Yuletide treat, but I didn't feel like either version quite fit the request, so I didn't turn either one in. (The third was written much later, and is kind of over-the-top.) Further explanation provided in the notes.

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    Arthur remembers the night he shared with Curt.

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    Arthur had banished the ghosts of his past from his waking hours, had kept them at bay even through the fateful assignment that forced him to recall the life he'd left behind. He had fought to keep hold on the menial but clean existence he'd carved out for himself an ocean away. Until the moment he choked on the surprise slipped into his damn beer...

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    Rumors that Curt Wild has gotten involved with a teen heartthrob actor spur Arthur into starting work on a book about glam rock that will give him an excuse to go looking for Curt. Once he finds him, though, that's when things start getting complicated.

    This was the second "Velvet Goldmine" fic I wrote, right before I wrote "The Stars are Falling." It's just taken me a long time to get it polished up for posting.

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    Curt Wild will be performing live on New Year's Eve, 1979, but Arthur Stuart--still relatively new in New York--has a girlfriend and a fear of returning to his glam days, so he doesn't think he should go see his erstwhile idol. (But you know he will anyway!)

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    Curt and Arthur have one more conversation at a retrospective concert celebrating ten years since the death of glam.

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    "You're right. I screwed a lot of people back then, but I do remember that night. Some of it, anyway."

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    Just a few months after the tenth anniversary of the hoax in which Brian Slade appeared to be shot on stage, articles appear in newspapers across the world announcing that Brian has died of natural causes. Arthur Stuart isn't sure what to think of the story, until the morning news shows feature interviews reminiscing on the late singer's career, and one of those interviewed is Tommy Stone...

    (Yes, the "M" rating is just for language, btw.)

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    After a demented version of a "meet cute" outside the bar where he met up with Curt Wild, Arthur Stuart finds his world spiraling down into hell. He loses his job and his apartment, the girl he met on the street pretty much abducts him...and that's only the beginning. Eventually, all Arthur can do is wonder how in the world his life has taken this bizarre turn. It's like something in a film. Unfortunately, the film’s genre quickly went from ‘bad romantic comedy’ to ‘cheap bawdy comedy.’ But until it strays into ‘low budget psychological horror,’ he figures he'll be okay...

    Really, this is kind of nuts. I came up with it at the end of NaNoWriMo (first 8k words written during NaNo, in fact) thus it was the product of a fried brain. (Or a boiled one. I came up with it while in a bath that was too hot...)

    Whatever you do, please don't take it seriously.

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    As the 1984 election starts to swing into gear, President Reynolds is finally starting to be criticized for his administration's acts of censorship, and he brings in new foreign aides to help him deal with the situation. When Arthur Stuart goes to cover the president's speech, he is so outraged by the speech made by one of those aides that he asks a question that just might be the biggest mistake of his life...

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