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17 March 2010 @ 03:32 am
Fic: Nice Day For A White Wedding Part 1/2  
Title: Nice Day For A White Wedding Part 1/2
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~690
Summary: Hikaru always dreamed of being the hero groom who rescues the damsel in the white wedding dress. As he grows older, and meets Pavel, his dreams change.
Disclaimer: They're not mine, unfortunately.
Notes: From this prompt at st_xi_kink_meme. It was originally my own prompt, but some brilliant anon fairhearing expanded on it here, and that is what inspired me to write this.


When he's 5 years old, Hikaru Sulu's favorite game is “Let's Get Married.”
He's always the groom of course, and whichever neighborhood kid is currently around is the bride. Sometimes it's the kid from next door, sometimes it's one of his sisters. Girl or boy, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that someone is wrapped in a white sheet, lying across the sidewalk –tied to the train tracks– waiting for Hikaru to rescue them.
And he does, every time.

*

As a teenager Hikaru steals his mom's chivalry novels. The covers show men with rippling muscles, women draped over them, their long hair blowing in the wind. The words inside telling tales of cowboys or knights, heroes with guns or swords or sometimes just the sheer power of their fists, fighting the bad guys, and rescuing the damsels in distress.
He keeps his favorites, now worn and falling apart, in a shoe box in a dusty back corner under his bed.

*

When Hikaru comes to realize he likes boys the idea of a damsel in a white wedding dress is the last thing on his mind.
It isn't until a few months later, while watching an old movie with his sisters, that he thinks of it again. The bride on the screen looks radiant, the dress blinding in its whiteness, and his oldest sister comments that he'll never get to rescue the damsel in the wedding dress from the train tracks.
Hikaru laughs it off, it's silly and childish, and he doesn't want that anyway. The white dress isn't important. Not really.
He just wants someone to rescue.

*

Pavel Chekov breaks him of that idea on the first day they meet.
Hikaru is falling from the sky, and Pavel sits at the controls in the transporter room and saves him.
Hikaru is the damsel, and Pavel his knight in shining armor. Or command gold.

*

It doesn't taken him long to fall for Pavel. A matter of weeks. Or maybe only days.
But it takes him months to make the first move. He shows up at Pavel's door on the morning of the ensign's eighteenth birthday, roses in hand, and an invitation to dinner that night. Chivalrous as always.
Of course Pavel says yes.
They eat in the mess hall, as they do every night, but this time Hikaru holds Pavel's hand under the table.

*

It's at least another month before they have sex.
Despite Pavel's pleading, Hikaru wants to wait for shore leave.
He books a cabin for them on Straythos IV, and arranges to have it filled with candles and roses. It's old-fashioned and over the top, but Pavel doesn't mind.
In the end, they're too focused on each other to light the candles or even glance at the roses.
They spend the entire week in bed, drunk on wine and vodka, laughing, cuddling, and fucking.

*

Hikaru concocts elaborate plans for a proposal.
Maybe just the two of them on an empty bridge, maybe in the transporter room where Pavel saved his life, or maybe at that table in the mess where they'd shared their first date more than a year before.
In the end he proposes in bed, in the early morning hours, both of them sleep-tousled and clingy. Hikaru too overcome in the moment to withhold the secret any longer.
Pavel says yes.

*

The wedding is beautiful.
It's on a beach on Straythos IV, near the cabin were they spent that first shore leave together.
Their friends and shipmates are there. Their parents too. Mr. & Mrs. Sulu smile proudly, while Pavel's mom sniffles that her only baby is all grown up, and his dad shakes hands and gives everyone a hearty clap on the back.
They wear matching black suits, and Hikaru's lapel holds a Felaran Rose.
He doesn't think about the white dress.
He only thinks of Pavel.

*

When they finally make it to their cabin, Pavel lets Hikaru carry him over the threshold.
It's late and they're tired, so the sex is slow and quiet and close.
Hikaru moans Pavel's name as he comes, and they fall asleep in each other's arms.

*

PART TWO
 
 
 
gingerberrycat: Skant Starfleetgingerberrycat on March 17th, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)
Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy!
Im bouncing on my heels, cuz i loved this fic soo very much.
Part two soon?
lallyloo: ST - sulu/chekovlallyloo on March 17th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Haha thank you! I'm glad you like it!

And yup, part two is coming soon. I'm just trying to finish it up.
Persephoneasimaiyat on March 17th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
Eeeee! I love this. The proposal, omg, incredibly sweet and pretty and adorable.
lallyloo: ST - sulu/chekov anilallyloo on March 17th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
katmarajade: chekov/sulukatmarajade on March 17th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Oh! This is just so lovely! I really like it! I like the style-- it's such a simple, romantic way to tell the story. I like the glimpses of Hikaru's past and the idea of him saving damsels from rr tracks as a kid. Ah, Hikaru-- you sweetie! Such a slow, romantic, lovely courtship and development. Nicely done.
lallyloo: ST - sulu/chekovlallyloo on March 17th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked the style. Thank you so much!!
nat-ong: chekov aninatong on March 17th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
awwwww i loved this so very much!
it was so sweet<3
the reason why i ship this pairing is seriously because of the gooey sweetness C
lallyloo: ST - chekovlallyloo on March 17th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
Aww that's one of the reasons I love them too :D Thank you!

(and your icon is ADORABLE)
aneliseilmatarlady on March 17th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
I began reading this at work (usually a bad idea) but the IT guy made a surprise visit and found me this close to chinhands-ing and looking like a giant :D emoticon.
This was seriously adorable! I love your Sulu; his backstory and the story of how he fell in love with Pavel.
In fact, i was thinking earlier that Sulu indeed fell for Pavel - but Pavel caught him. (at that particular thought I had the visit hence my ♥_♥ look at the time)

I love how romantic Sulu is; how intent to do everything by the book - the roses, the proposal, carrying Pavel over the threshold. I love how silly romantic those two make me! :D
Lovely, bb! Need to read part two now!
lallyloo: ST - sululallyloo on March 18th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
:D

I'm so glad you liked this! I like to think Sulu's a closet romantic, especially when it comes to Pavel..

Thank you bb!
Cecil: Gaydarkradie on May 28th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
I just happened to see the link to this on the first line meme and read it, even if it's not a pairing I read very often. It was really sweet - I realy like the way you build it up, and I found I really enjoyed how you twisted the concepts of the fic with the scene from XI. It worked very well!

(Aha, I can use my Chekov icon. :D)
lallyloo: ST - chekovlallyloo on May 28th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks so much! And I'm glad you read it even though you don't read them very often!

(And LOL that icon is amazing. :D)