Take the Leap
Art by TeamRTist
Written as part of the Ragehappy Fic Bang Event
Inspiration for this fic came from I-Am-The-Sundance-Kid, whom with I shared a lengthy conversation about how depressing a name Team Used To Be Better Friends is, and how and why they became that way. I ended up writing the outline for this fic immediately afterwards.
Title: Take the Leap
Pairings: Michael/Ray, Monty/Kerry/Miles, Gavin/Lindsay, Geoff/Griffon, brief mention of Brandon/Jordan
Summary: Ray’s always been persistently introverted, that’s why a long distance friendship with Michael had been perfect. He didn’t need to go anywhere unless Michael came to visit. He could stay away from parties, and bars, and pools, and people who’ve had one shot too many. But now that he’s been hired at Achievement Hunter, that doesn’t work so well anymore. And Michael’s tired of Ray always ditching out, always staying home. “Team Used To Be Better Friends,” he calls them now. Well, that fucking sucks.
Parkour was meant to be a distraction from that, some sort of stupid rebellion to prove that Ray can get out of his stupid apartment. Despite any injuries it causes, at the end of the day and by Ray’s terms, he’s still safe.
Too bad he can’t decide which he needs more, security, or Michael.
Word Count: 45,457