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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2012-05-29 05:28 am

Prompting Post V

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(updated 5 July)

Welcome everybody. How you got here I have no idea but thank you for coming and welcome again, nonetheless . As you may have gathered this is a Fic Prompting Meme dedicated solely to the hilarious and oh-so-addictive BBC Radio 4 sitcom - Cabin Pressure. I'm aiming for this to be pretty anything goes - but in order for everything to run smoothly, there are a few guidelines. Don't worry - they're not too restrictive.


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+ Please do not post anything regarding minors in a sexual situation. It really doesn't matter how tasteful or crass it is, there are laws that classify that sort of thing as child pornography and as such, I'm afraid we're going to have to go with the attitude that safe is better than sorry.

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Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-06-28 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
The words dried up in Martin’s mouth. He didn’t want to explain himself, he didn’t want to tell Nate more; it was bad enough that he’d admitted he was a virgin, he didn’t want to rehash every moment that had led up to this one. He wanted to appear capable and competent and retelling a lifetime of sexual anxieties was not the best way to do that. Martin opened his mouth to brush it all aside but, once again, his words left his mouth at a speed he couldn’t comprehend and he had no chance of taking them back.

“What if I can’t do it?” he asked, his voice loud with panic. “Or what if I say something stupid or I do something exceptionally stupid? What if it’s bloody awful and we can’t even look at each other when it’s over? What if the world intervenes in some terrible way because ‘Sorry, Martin, this just isn’t going to happen for you’?”

Neither of them said anything for a bit; Martin tried to catch his breath after his outburst and Nate stood by, looking slightly stunned by the onslaught of Martin’s insecurities.

“Then we try again.”

“But what if-”

“And again.”


“And again,” Nate interrupted. He brought both hands to Martin’s face, keeping the pilot’s eyes on his. “Failure doesn’t mean you can’t ever succeed. You, of all people, should know that, Martin. How many tries did it take you to get your license?”


“And how many times have you tried to have sex?”

“Five,” Martin almost whispered.

Nate pecked Martin on the lips as he chuckled, “Well, if we can knock this out in one try, I’d call that improvement.”

Martin tried to murmur in disagreement but Nate put a finger up to Martin’s lips and shook his head. His features softened into a small smile as he wrapped his arms around Martin’s waist.

“Martin, sex isn’t like flying a plane where you have do everything the proper way or we’ll all die. It’s more like... well, it’s more like writing; you throw some words onto the page and, while they may not be great at first, you go over them. You reread, you edit, you revise until every single word on that page does exactly what you want it to do, when you want it to, and how you want it to.”

Nate pulled Martin closer until their bodies touched from head to toe, leaning his forehead against Martin’s.

“I’ll be honest,” Nate said, slipping his hands over Martin’s arse, “I didn’t invite you here just because I missed your company. You’ve been on my mind since the day you left. You’re distracting me from my work. For thirteen days, all I’ve thought about is fucking you until you’re so addled that just your presence on the flight deck becomes a danger to your crew. I’m very willing to give it a go. How about you?”

Nate gasped in surprise when his back hit his front door although the sound was lost under Martin’s insistent kiss. Martin pinned Nate to the door with both hands; he groaned low in his throat when he felt Nate’s cock rub against his, already hard from hearing Nate talk about fucking him. Martin groaned again, louder, when Nate slid his hand between them and gave Martin’s cock a squeeze.

“I’ll take that as a ‘yes,’” Nate mumbled against the press of Martin’s lips.

Martin grabbed Nate by the front of his shirt and pulled him back, through the small space cluttered with books and magazines, into Nate’s bedroom. Hands worked in tandem to deal with buttons and untuck and pull off shirts that were discarded carelessly onto the floor. Nate stalled Martin’s work on his belt and trousers, taking the pilot’s head in both hands and teasing his tongue’s way into Martin’s mouth.

“You or me?” Nate asked, pulling back for air.


“Do you want me to fuck you or do you want to fuck me?”

“You,” Martin answered quickly. “I, I want to fuck you.”

Nate moaned and caught Martin in a hungry kiss. “I was hoping you’d say that.”

Nate pushed Martin back until his legs hit the bed and he fell backwards into the unmade bedding. Martin watched Nate kicked off his trousers and then his pants, giving Martin a smirk when he caught the pilot staring with his mouth open. It wasn’t the first time Martin had seen some of Nate but it was the first time he was seeing all of Nate; Nate’s lean form was a nice side effect to the writer’s inability to sit still while he was thinking.

“Kit off,” Nate instructed from the foot of the bed.

Martin’s hands scrambled for his belt and his fly while Nate pulled the trousers down his legs and tugged at his pants. Once Martin was naked, Nate climbed into bed; Martin’s nerves stood on end as Nate’s hands skated over his legs, followed by the other man’s tongue as it marked a trail along Martin’s inner thigh. Nate lay between Martin’s legs, taking a moment to enjoy the squirming pilot underneath him, and licked a long, flat stripe up the underside of Martin’s cock.


Martin barely got the writer’s name out, his speech deteriorating into guttural moans as his cock slid into Nate’s mouth. Nate had a talented tongue; his impressive diction and expansive vocabulary seemed to translate into control over the muscle that Martin couldn’t begin to fathom. Martin’s hands twisted into the bedding under him. He almost couldn’t enjoy the pleasure; his worry grew along with the mounting tension in his body but he couldn’t form the words he needed to ask Nate to stop. He reached down for Nate’s brown hair and tugged repeatedly until Nate lifted his head from Martin’s groin.

“Can’t,” Martin tried to explain, taking deep breaths in an attempt to calm his body. “Nate, please?”

“Right. Sit up.”

Martin moved up the bed, sitting with his back against the wall while Nate dove into a box under the chair that acted as his nightstand. He came back up and straddled over Martin’s lap, holding a small tube of lube in one hand and a condom between his teeth. He pressed the condom into Martin’s hand and opened the tube, squeezing some of the product onto his fingers.

Martin watched, unsure of what to do, as Nate’s hand disappeared between his legs. Nate swore softly, leaning into to Martin to steady himself while his hand began to pick up a rhythm. Martin just watched, both fascinated by the new expressions that ran over Nate’s face and anxious over the thought that he should be doing something. He hesitantly reached for Nate’s busy hand; Martin was surprised and slightly relieved when Nate pushed his hand away.

“No,” he breathed, lifting his head to look at Martin. “Baby steps.”

Nate flashed Martin a grin before he weaved a hand behind Martin’s neck and brought their lips together. Martin threw himself into the kiss, glad to be doing something he knew how to do. He ran his hand through Nate’s hair, holding the other man to him as Nate’s breathing grew ragged under the work of his hand.

The condom was plucked from Martin’s hand; Nate pulled back from the kiss to tear the wrapper open with his teeth and roll it onto Martin’s cock. Martin’s eyes were fixed to Nate as the writer pushed himself up and sank back into Martin’s lap, taking his virginity and his cock in one simple movement.

It was tight. It was warm. It was different from a mouth and nothing like his hand. It was new.

“Not a virgin anymore,” Nate whispered next to Martin’s ear. He ran his hand through Martin’s red curls, then pulled back to address Martin’s uncertainty. “I’m going to move now,” he said with a nod.

Not sure of what else to do, Martin nodded back.

When Nate moved, when he shifted in Martin’s lap so that Martin’s cock slid nearly out and then back into his arse, Martin finally understood what all the fuss had been about.

It was fucking fantastic.

It was hard to say whether the loud moan drawn from Nate’s next movement came from him or Martin. The writer slumped forward, burying his hands in Martin’s red hair, and raised himself further onto his knees for more leverage. Martin’s hands ran down over Nate’s back and settled on the other man’s hips. Martin held him while he moved, taking a few moments to observe the pattern of motion; Nate threw his head back, his hands fisting roughly in Martin’s hair, when Martin made an experimental thrust up.

“Fuck,” Nate growled. “Do that again.”

Martin did as he was told. The moan was definitely Nate’s this time as he arched his back to meet Martin’s thrust. Martin raised his hips again and again and, guided by muttered directions from Nate, they fell into a rhythm. It wasn’t perfect, sometimes the pace faltered or the angle was wrong, but every mistake was made up for by the next thrust that made Nate moan, swear, or call out Martin’s name.

Martin struggled against his instinct to close his eyes in order to heighten the sensations in his cock. He’d failed too many times to get to this point, he wasn’t going to miss a moment of his first successful sexual encounter. He drank in the sight of Nate riding his cock, sweat starting to bead off of Nate’s brown hair as his movements intensified. Nate grasped for Martin’s hand and closed it around his cock with his own, making Martin stroke him in time with his thrusts.

It was looking to be over all too quickly as the tension inside Martin grew towards its breaking point. His hand dug into Nate’s hip as his pace quickened and his thrusts became erratic.

Martin moaned loudly as he came inside Nate with one last, forceful thrust. Nate threatened to outdo Martin vocally as he came shortly after, his usual articulate expressions reduced to a loud series of swears and curses. Nate draped his arms over Martin’s shoulders, breathing heavily into Martin’s hair, and carefully lifted himself off Martin’s cock. He kissed the top of Martin’s head, then let himself fall backwards and collapse into a heap between Martin’s legs.

Martin slouched back against the wall behind him, closing his eyes with a long, content sigh. He rid himself of the condom and looked down at Nate who appeared to be falling asleep. Martin pushed himself off the wall, feeling aches in muscles he’d never noticed before, and moved down the bed to lie beside Nate.

Nate opened his eyes and smiled sleepily at Martin. “You’re still looking at me, that’s a good sign. Not awful?”

“No, no, not awful,” Martin answered. He felt a flush color his cheeks, knowing that Nate had to know exactly how ‘not awful’ that experience had been. “Can... can we do it again?”

“If you’d like,” Nate chuckled. “Nap first though.”

Nate leaned forward to give Martin a quick kiss. His eyes fell closed again as he started to drift off.



“Thank you.”

“Martin, you don’t have to thank-”

“And it’s called a french horn.”

Nate’s eyes snapped open and he grinned from ear to ear. The bright smile that graced his face was the one that came out whenever there was one more thing in the world that he understood; the expression on Martin’s face looked very much the same. Nate grabbed Martin by the back of his head and pulled him in for another kiss. It was light and teasing, promising a reward for Martin’s fact once Nate had regained his energy. He left Martin’s lips, gathering the pilot in his arms as he dropped kisses on Martin’s cheeks, nose, and forehead before nuzzling into his curly red hair.

With his body tired and spent and warm in Nate’s embrace, Martin also started to nod off. He barely registered the word mumbled in his hair, a token of appreciation, admiration, and affection all rolled into one.

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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[identity profile] 2012-06-28 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
I have no idea why the only thing showing up in my notification was the edit you did on one of those but I'm glad I checked. THIS IS WONDERFULL!

I'm lacking words. The ending was.. Wow. The plus one is perfect! The others were sad, especially the first two. I'm glad Martin walked away from the prick at the airfield! And did I mentioned I loved that plus one??? Because I do! SO. VERY. MUCH!
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-06-29 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! It was hard for me to write the first five parts, I don't like writing Martin sad. I had to force myself to finish them before I wrote the happy plus one. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] citruspocket 2012-06-28 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
As I said before I think it's very, very beautiful.
You gathered all the feelings and it was the perfect amount of words. ;D
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-06-29 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks again. I really appreciated your help.

Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-28 12:11 pm (UTC)(link)
This was adorable!
Can we adopt Nate? I really want to see him in more fics!
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-06-29 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

Nate? Of course, if you'd like. He's working freelance right now so he's got a lot of free time on his hands to spend with a certain airdot captain. (This is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about an OC. I'd be happy to flesh him out and bring him around again.)

Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

(Anonymous) 2012-06-29 09:29 am (UTC)(link)
Aww, that was thoroughly wonderful throughout!
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-06-29 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

(Anonymous) 2012-07-01 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I posted the original prompt. It definitely fits the bill. The awkward bits were exactly what I wanted. The surprise Arthur cameo was adorable. Nate is sweet and I hope it's not greedy to hope he makes an appearance in a future story, someday. Thank you!!
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-07-03 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you and you're welcome! I'm glad it came out the way you wanted. I'm also glad you liked the Arthur bit; it always makes me laugh and I hoped others would like it too.

People saying they'd like to see more Nate is the nicest thing anyone's said about an OC. If there's somewhere where he fits in, I'll definitely try to bring him back.
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] tiwtin 2012-07-05 09:19 am (UTC)(link)
Loved it! Very sweet!
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-07-21 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] random_nexus 2012-07-15 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
Excellent ficcery here! Although it was sad for Martin, each of the encounters was well done and interesting, but I really, really enjoyed the last most. Of course. *chuckle*

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Re: Fill: 5 times Martin failed to have his first shag and the 1 time when he did (4/4)

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-07-21 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I tried to think of different scenarios for each of the times. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The last one is my favorite too. ;)