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Title: It Only Takes A Minute
Chapter: 1/?
Pairing: Gary/Mark
Rating: PG-13?
Summary: Mark tries to work out how to tell Gary how he feels about him...
Warning: This is the first fan fic that i've ever posted on LiveJournal!
A/N: The italics are Mark's thoughts. Hope you enjoy it! Comment if you do :)


(I really hope this is ok, i'm so nervous :P)


How? How am I going to tell him? Should I just come out and say it? Should I hint at it? Oh but that could go so terribly wrong, I could get some awfully strange looks if my feelings weren’t returned. If he… if he didn’t feel the same way.

‘Mark… Mark are you alright? You look a bit lost mate!’ Gary giggled, putting his hand on Mark’s shoulder and giving it a little squeeze. Oh, Gary. ‘It’s this blasted tango dance we have to do now isn’t it? I mean I know it’s been going better than any of us ever expected in rehearsal, but god, that’s rehearsal, this is the real thing, thousands of people watching our every move. One wrong foot and…‘ Mark had gone completely silent. Gary‘s words were drifting over him and all he could think of was that hand on his shoulder, still there, still holding on. Mark wanted to grab hold of it, just pull his friend close to him. All he wanted was to be closer to Gary. Then it suddenly dawned on Mark what his best first step would be, why had he not thought of it earlier? If Gary knew this then somehow he might work out why.

‘I left Emma’ Mark declared, cutting Gary off from his nervous babbling.

The look on Gary’s face was definitely not quite what he had expected. Gary was stood there practically gawping at Mark, looking like he was trying to get something out but the words weren’t coming to him. Mark frowned ‘It’s ok Gaz, we’re both ok. No one’s died or anything mate’, and let out a small giggle at how ridiculous Gary looked, staring at him with his mouth wide open.

‘It’s just…I left Dawn too, Mark’.

This time is was Mark’s jaw that dropped, but before he had much of a chance to think about all of this, Gary spoke again, his voice so soft, so quite, that Mark could barely hear him.

‘I’m just… uh… I’m just wondering, well, if we like, did it y’know, for like the same reason, Mark’ and when Gary reached out his hand to stroke Mark’s face, Mark could have sworn his heart was literally going to explode in his chest. But was that what Gary was saying? Or was Mark just getting carried away with himself? He opened his mouth to ask Gary, he had to, he couldn’t possibly wait any longer. ‘You two, get your arses here pronto!’ Shit, no. No no no, I need to know! ‘It’s tango time! Think dancer, be dancer. Now go get ‘em tigers!’ and people were pushing them onto the stage and Mark thought he was going to lose it. He felt like he’d lost the ability to walk, never mind dance. This was going to be the most unbearable five minutes of his life.



( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
manpreet ;
that's amazingly written.

well done :)

Jan. 4th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
Re: manpreet ;
Aww thanks for commenting hun :D
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
That was great! Can't wait for more :)
Jan. 4th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D More will either be up today (hmm, who am I trying to kid?) or wednesday when I get back from staying with my friend in Manchester!
So glad you liked it :D
Jan. 4th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Awwwwwwwww! You can't leave it there!! More please!!!

*can you tell I love this already?* XD
Jan. 4th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
:D thank you so much! Means a lot to me seen as it's the first thing i've ever put up on the net!
So glad you love it :D
Jan. 4th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Ok so I tried helping you out with the cuts but then it disappeared lol!

Try this when you wanna post.

lj-cut text="*Enter title here or chapter number*"

But put < and > at either ends ^^

Then paste your work...If this disappears too i'm sorry!

As for the fic...And this is the third time i'm writing this comment lol!

I'm so happy you decided to post, we need more Barlowen fics! This one is sounding very good and I cant wait to see what happens in the next chapter!!
Jan. 4th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
Ok i'll try that next time, thanks!

:) thank you! I shall be writing it while i'm in TT's homeland... how cool?! Ha. :|
Jan. 4th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, This Is Soooo Good, I Can't Wait To Read More.

Ahhh Mark And Gary...They're So Adorable And Darn Whoever Interupted Them.

Methinks That Tango'll Be Interesting! :L

Great Start To A Fic, I Love It Already!

Jan. 4th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D thanks hun!
Jan. 4th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
This is very interesting! Excellent idea and a great start for a fic :) Can't wait for more!!!
Jan. 4th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
:) thank you! I got the idea after watching that sexy tango far too many times ;P
Jan. 4th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Me likes! Me likes! Me likes! Yaaaaaaaay!

Don´t be nervous, your writing rocks!
Jan. 4th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
:D Me is happy that you like! Double yayyyy! :P

Thank you so much :)
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Ooo wow, excellent start! I just found this fic and it's the first Mark/Gary fic i've read since aaaages.... and now I am hooked.
Jan. 13th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
:D thank you very much! :) :) :)
Jan. 7th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Omg, this is awesome, of course I'm pretending it's Frank and Gerard:P xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
you should write more!!!
Jan. 15th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Re: hey
Pfft, pretending it's Frank and Gerard ¬___¬ how cheeky! Haha.
Thanks though hun :D Ily!
Jan. 22nd, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's brilliant - but I want to know more! You must continue this :D

(and sorry I never noticed this sooner!!)
Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
:D thank you very much!
Part 2 is already up!
Part 3 will be along as soon as possible :)
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks - I will go read later. I'm going to have to check this board much more regularly for all the lovely new fic :)
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
Oh I know same here.
There seems to be a bit of a barlowen buzz at the moment :D
Laura's fics are really awesome :)
Do you have any ideas or plans to write any yourself? The more there are out their the happier I will be. Hehe :P
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
I know - it's great to have loads more action.

I do write, actually - there are links to four or five of my Barlowen fics in the comm. :) Mark/Gary is my OTP - hey, do you want to friend?
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