Disclaimer - Olivie and Charlie belong to Koei, gods
of slashable bish. The song "Aluminum" belongs to Ed
Robertson and Steven Page, gods of Canadian music. I'm
just the crazy fangirl who brought them together for a one-night
A (bittersweet) Charlie/Olivie songfic
Set to Track 10 of Barenaked Ladies album "Everything
Warnings for BL with a heavy dash of Sprite (that's a
tingly lemon/lime flavor)
Such a beautiful night. A thousand diamond shards
scattered across a velvet sky anchored by a silver
moon. So easy to get distracted by and lost in.
"Charlie! What's keeping you?"
Just like him. Somehow though he managed to backtrack
unnoticed and surprise me in my musings with a firm
hold around my arm. I met those shining violet eyes
with my own honey gold, "Ah, sorry. Just stargazing."
How in every visible way you shine
As if the stars in your wake align
Almost impossible to malign
As he got us walking again, he gave a passing glance
to the heavens, "Mm, they are lovely tonight."
"Not as lovely as you," I murmured into an ear
decorated with dangling jewelry.
"Ah, flatterer." Dramatically covering a fake blush he
gave his real thanks with a squeeze of his hand in
Nothing else was spoken as we continued on our way.
Every so often I snuck little stares at him. With that
gorgeous face and elegant body he was impossible to
resist. The scent of his hair floated easily on the
night air. Sunshine and strawberries just like its
But just below where you shine, you burn
Although I know it, I never learn
Just goes to show that I can't discern
Veering off the main thoroughfare, we headed towards
my apartment over the shop. As soon as we entered the
sweet atmosphere from outside faded. His lips burned
against mine in a kiss as I pulled his favorite pink
coat to the floor. White-hot flares flashed across two
Though we seemed spontaneous as we tore at each other
all the way up the stairs it was all pre-orchestrated.
We'd known from the start what would happen and played
our roles and went through our motions accordingly. My
place so I was the one in charge that night. I trailed
my hands down his back and into his unbuttoned pants.
As I squeezed his ass he whispered all the naughty
things he wanted me to do to him. We had both learned
how to turn each other on a while ago. Pulling him
into the bedroom he hit the light switch with
incredible accuracy, "With the lights on."
Always with the lights on.
Illuminating just what you want to show
You'll never rust, but I'll never know
You can't be trusted; I can't let go
Landing upon the bed we finished undressing each
other. I guess he really does have to be seen to be
believed. This lithe nymph twining all about me.
Sucking on my fingers. Nipping at my nipples. Lapping
down my stomach.
A never-ending addiction of mind and body that
shatters reality before it.
Every time you're here I forget
When you leave, you leave only regret
Every time you're near I forget
Nothing else mattered. Nothing else. Not when I had
this amazing man writhing beneath me screaming my name
while clawing at my sheets with manicured nails. Until
we collapsed on each other in satisfied exhaustion.
Only having enough strength to hit the lights off from
the switch by the bed.
Much later I woke up. It was that hazy time just
before dawn. A pale gray light filled the room.
Sitting up, my hand landed against the body beside me.
Pulling back the sheet I made a shocking revelation -
I didn't recognize this person.
I mean I knew it was Olivie. But in body only. When
you strip away the names and titles and everything
else that goes into your conception of a person what
is left? Just another anonymous human being. Nothing
You're so lightweight how can you survive
Recycling moments from others lives?
You're not as precious as you contrive
Suddenly the questions hit me. What really made him
all that special? Was he truly different amongst the
human race? Why did, why should I chose him over
another? If I could love him then why not someone,
anyone else? How had I not seen it before, this frail
humanity? Had that shimmer and sheen distracted me
from the truth?
And then the spell had fallen apart like a shattered
web of a thousand thin spider threads. The pedestal
had crumbled and an angel fell to earth.
Aluminum to me
Aluminium to some
You can shine like silver all you want
But you're just Aluminum
So I'd found the pine beneath the lacquer. The
bracelet I bought was only gold-plated. There in the
womb of a new day my beloved had been reborn as just
But the real question was would I remember when he
I had a chance to find out, "Yes, Olivie?"
He slid up around me into a loose embrace, "Mornin',
Just then the first rays of dawn streamed through the
window to illuminate his awakening form perfectly. As
if daring me to wipe my mind clean of my discovery.
Let me be blinded. Let me believe the facade that
would keep me from seeing the sameness, the normalcy
in the supposedly spectacular.
It's not denial; just suspension of belief.
Yah, you're just Aluminum
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