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Title: Four Elements
Genre: four canon drabbles
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: No betaed. Not even re-read.
Disclaimer: Ennis and Jack, y’all know they’re not mine. *cries*

Four Elements

Water

On Brokeback, there were times when Ennis would wake up in the middle of the night, the pale light of the moon seeping through the fabric of the tent, the ground hard against his hip, just to find Jack curled up against his back, his chest pressed tightly against Ennis’s shoulder blades.
Spooning together but not quite hugging, Jack’s arms lying flat on his sides and not around Ennis’s waist, but still, it seemed to Ennis that was the closer they could ever get, every inch of Jack’s front touching him from behind, his body radiating warmth all over Ennis, Jack's breath hot on Ennis’s neck.
Only in his sleep Jack dared to be so close to Ennis, only in his sleep Ennis allowed him to be.
Jack’s form moulding against Ennis’s body, adapting itself, taking his shape almost, filling every little empty space and enveloping him completely.
Jack had taken him, swept him away with the force of a free waterfall, dragging him to the bottom.
And Ennis wasn’t sure he would ever resurface.




Earth

One thing Jack liked about Ennis, he found him soothing.
Ennis, the quiet cowboy, with his slow talking, really slow, like he had to mull over the words five minutes each before saying them, and when they finally came out, it was like Ennis didn’t really know what to do with them, muttering and humming and clearing his throat one hundred times in the space of one sentence.
But the sound of his voice... Oh, that voice, it sent a shiver down Jack’s spine every time Ennis opened his mouth.
Voice thick and deep, low and rich , voice like a rumble of the earth, echoing into Ennis’s chest and vibrating against Jack’s ribs whenever they were one into the arms of the other.
Voice not everyone had the chance to hear, and that was why Jack was glad, so glad, every time Ennis spoke to him with his gentle talk, talk which could tame horses, talk which could soften his heart, whispering into his ear things no one else would ever have the chance to hear, the voice of the earth leading Jack into the land of dreams.




Fire

Ennis sure was quiet, Jack had noticed it right after he had met him for the first time, but he also knew how to be fierce.
It was like meeting Jack had rekindled some dying embers deep inside Ennis’s heart, and now something had been set on fire, something neither of them could put a name on. And that something was burning, burning and consuming both Ennis and Jack, inflaming them with an unknown passion.
Jack could see it in Ennis’s fidgety gestures, he could see the sparkles in Ennis’s eyes when he glanced at him sometimes, the desire hardly hidden by those eyelids sending heat waves all over Jack, and the mirror image of the flames in those irises looked like a light burning from within, rather then the mere reflection of the glowing fire in front of them.
In front of that fire took place all the fierce kissing and the fierce love-making.
And no doubts about that, Jack knew that Ennis had warmed his existence and burnt his soul, leaving a scar inside that no one would ever be able to heal.




Air

Jack was restless most of the time.
Seemed that he couldn’t stay put, not even while he was eating- always moving his hands while he was speaking, crossing his legs, uncrossing them, scratching his chin, and of course talking, talking Ennis’s ear off- Ennis you know that, Ennis we should do this, Ennis why you’re not talking, you know, bud, you sure are quiet today.
He talked the same way he moved and the way he laughed, confident and excited and full of life, and Ennis wondered sometimes how such a boy, someone so different from himself, could be such a good friend to him, understanding him so well.
But there were times at night, inside that tent and into Ennis’s arms, when Jack seemed to grow really quiet and he relaxed- talking slower, talking less, taking his time like they had all the time in the world.
And sometimes, just sometimes, he would cradle Ennis into his arms, touching the soft curls, his lips against his temple, and Jack’s breath into Ennis’s hair was like a cool gentle summer breeze blowing in a field of golden spikes.
And even Ennis relaxed under Jack’s touch, all his worries and fears disappearing and melting away, like autumn leaves blown away by a rebel draught.
And Ennis would close his eyes then, allowing Jack to hold him tight, and he felt like he was truly alive for the first time, like Jack was breathing life inside of him.





Inside that tent, the voice of the earth tamed the soul of the wind, the strenght of the water placated the heart of the wildfire.

Love is a force of nature.

Date: 2009-07-09 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apreg.livejournal.com
Loved it! I have missed your beautiful writing friend, hope your doing well. Have an awsome day. lots of love and hugs. Ashley.

Date: 2009-07-09 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
I'm okay sweetheart, hope you are too.
I've read about your parents, I'm glad things are going better at last. Let us know how things are going with your baby. :)
Much love,
B.

Ps. Thanks for your message, didn't have the time to reply but I loved it. ♥ *kiss*

Date: 2009-07-09 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwylliondream.livejournal.com
Oh Bowl! Those were lovely! So glad you are back after your trip!

Have a wonderful day!
XO
Donna

Date: 2009-07-09 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Donna... *tips hat*
Thanks a lot!! *smiles*

*hugs*

B.

Date: 2009-07-09 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acquaalta.livejournal.com
Ohhhhhhhh, so wonderful!!! So sweet!
So good to see you back with something written!!!
It is/ they are really gorgeous.
Only in his sleep Jack dared to be so close to Ennis, only in his sleep Ennis allowed him to be.
That is very touching and probably also true ...
And sometimes, just sometimes, he would cradle Ennis into his arms, ... And Ennis would close his eyes then, allowing Jack to hold him tight, and it felt like he was truly alive for the first time, like Jack was breathing life inside of him.
*sigh* at least this makes the first quote a little more bearable.
Thank you for sharing this, love and hugs, B.

Date: 2009-07-09 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
(((B)))) Thank you for reading dear. Hope everything's ok with you.
All my love, friend. ♥
B.

Date: 2009-07-09 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torry28.livejournal.com
What marvelous writing, each element send pictures of Ennis and Jack through my mind and I was itching to get my pen and pad. They say a picture is a 1000 words but your words are a canvase splashed with vivid colors of love.
Thank you, you have no idea how uplifting your writing was for me, even bringing tears to my eyes but not of sadness but because this is so very beautiful.
Love,
Torry

Date: 2009-07-10 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 7upraf.livejournal.com
"They say a picture is a 1000 words but your words are a canvase splashed with vivid colors of love."

You are so right Torry =)

Date: 2009-07-10 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Wow, thanks a lot Torry. :)
I'm really glad if I could inspire you even a little.
Thanks so much for reading.
*hugs*
B.

Date: 2009-07-10 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camillar.livejournal.com
OMG! These are gorgeous! Just wonderful!!! Oh, i loved them all so much!! But, I loved earth most of all :) Oh Ennis, he just gets to me every time!! Thanks so much for these, they were incredible!
Camilla

Date: 2009-07-10 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Thanks sweetheart, I'm flattered.
I'm glad you liked them. Earth uh? I have a soft spot for Jack, so maybe Water for me. :)
Nice to see ya here anyway!
*hugs*
B.

Date: 2009-07-10 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 7upraf.livejournal.com
Oh My! Giulia you are so talented! Those canons were so perfect. You captured the very deep senses of the elements!
So true and powerful!
You are a great author Babe!
*Squeezes you tight*
Love ya!

Raph

Date: 2009-07-10 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
*smiles like a fool*
A great author?? Well, I don't care if I am as long as you think I am! *giggles*
Thanks friend.

Oh, and I'm still waiting for you to write me, uh? *winks*
Hope it's a little better with your cold.

Love ya too, love ya more!
G

Date: 2009-07-10 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tommyknocker.livejournal.com
These were so good. :)
They're all so sweet. I just love how you tied them all together at the end.
Beautifully written! <3

Jennifer

Date: 2009-07-10 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks a lot, Jen. :) Glad you liked them.
*hugs*
B.

Date: 2009-07-10 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bentgyro.livejournal.com
Moving.
Thanks!
HT

Date: 2009-07-10 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Thanks to you, HT! :)

Date: 2009-07-10 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadband.livejournal.com
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Ursel

Date: 2009-07-10 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Thank you for reading, Ursel. :)
*hugs*
B.

Date: 2009-07-10 09:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eandj.livejournal.com
Wow this is really wonderful
I especially like Earth and Air
thanks
Paula

Date: 2009-07-10 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks Paula! I'm happy you liked them. :)
*hugs*
Have a nice day.
B.

Date: 2009-07-10 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornflake2912.livejournal.com
Thank you, B. I really enjoyed these little shots. I have read them before you added the pictures. They fit perfectly, a very nice idea.

My favourite part was:

But there were times at night, inside that tent and into Ennis’s arms, when Jack seemed to grow really quiet and he relaxed- talking slower, talking less, taking his time like they had all the time in the world.

Sigh.

Thanks a lot.

Date: 2009-07-10 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Oooooooooooh my god honey my heart skipped a beat when I saw it was you.
Thanks thanks thanks to you. :)
Maybe I'll write you later, uh?
Hope you're feeling better, with your ear and all the rest. *squeezes you tigh*

Ps. Aw I love that icon. I adore yellow flowers *giggles* yeah, Tammy knows that. :)

love ya
B.

Date: 2009-07-10 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacks-key.livejournal.com
My goodness, that was one of the most beautiful things I've ever read! I think I like "Earth" the very best, but it was all lovely. :)

Date: 2009-07-10 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Ow that's a helluva compliment Vicky. *swoons*
Thanks a lot! Great news for DC... I was going to tell you I've missed your writing. ;)
*hugs*
B.
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Date: 2009-07-10 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Thanks Tracy! Lol, I love that little squirrel. ♥
Have a nice weekend!
B.

Date: 2009-07-10 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roby100.livejournal.com
Hi!
Lovely drabbles, a beautiful idea.
I really liked them!
A big hug
Ciao
Roby

Date: 2009-07-10 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Grazie Roby! :D
Spero tu stia bene. :)
Un bacio e buon weekend. ;)
G.

Date: 2009-07-11 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carmenmariabs.livejournal.com
Perfect, beautiful and poetic.
Carmen
I'm staying with EARTH

Date: 2009-07-11 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Gracias, Carmen. ♥
I guess Earth won. *laughs*
*hugs*
B.

Date: 2009-07-11 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tizi17.livejournal.com
giulia.. ((((((hug)))))
che bello, che profondamente bello....
grazie!

Date: 2009-07-11 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
(((Fausta)))
Aw, cara, grazie a te per averlo letto. :)
Un bacio e ancora buon weekend!!
Giulia

Date: 2009-07-12 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hit-the-hay-65.livejournal.com
Oh these were so so lovely! As you know I am such a fan of "spiritual" writing that is all about the elements and the sun and moon and you have done it absolutely beautifully here! My favourite lines from each one:

Water- Jack’s form moulding against Ennis’s body, adapting itself, taking his shape almost, filling every little empty space and enveloping him completely.

Earth- Voice thick and deep, low and rich , voice like a rumble of the earth, echoing into Ennis’s chest and vibrating against Jack’s ribs whenever they were one into the arms of the other.

Fire- It was like meeting Jack had rekindled some dying embers deep inside Ennis’s heart, and now something had been set on fire, something neither of them could put a name on.

Air- And sometimes, just sometimes, he would cradle Ennis into his arms, touching the soft curls, his lips against his temple, and Jack’s breath into Ennis’s hair was like a cool gentle summer breeze blowing in a field of golden spikes.

Sorry to quote so much but I really ADORED these. I don't even know what to say! I love how Jack seemed to be best embodied by air for you, and Ennis' "earth" voice rang so true for me. Every time I read canon I'm always especially blown away because somehow it's the genre that always defies me; I can never tap into it the right way. But you certainly can and this last line right here was perfection:

Inside that tent, the voice of the earth tamed the soul of the wind, the strenght of the water placated the heart of the wildfire.

Thank you sooo much for these. They're real treasures!
Love Mia xxx

P.S. I'm v. sorry I haven't emailed you- for some reason my email account seems to have stopped sending things properly when they're to any address that doesn't end with "@hotmail.com" :( But I hope you're having a great summer and that I can get the problem sorted out so I can speak to you properly soon!

Date: 2009-07-12 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
HONEEEEEEY!!!!! :D
Aww, it’s so good to see you here, I’ve missed you lots, you know!!
Even though I’ve been less around myself... But I’m still here, hope you’re too. ;)
First of all: never apologize for quoting too much!! That’s not such a thing as quoting ‘too much’ for me!! Nor for any writer, I guess.
You got the lines of the ‘elements’ here... I’m glad it was clear. *giggles*
Thanks a lot for your wonderful comment.
As I told you, I love reading about how bright the stars are, and the sun and the silver moon and blah blah blah *laughs* so I get what you’re saying.

Love thinking about the elements and such.Yeah, if I had to choose, Jack’s Air and Ennis’s Earth for me I guess. But there’s also a passionate side in Ennis- think about the reunion kiss, or the punch he threw to Jack- so he’s Fire as well. And Jack, well, he could be patient and calm when he wanted too- soothing Ennis during their second night together, and waiting for him for twenty years, of course, that goes without saying. So Water.

Canon, not that I’m so good at it but I guess I like it because I don’t have to think about characterization, plot and such. We already know who Jack and Ennis are there, we already know how the story goes, I don’t have to worry about explaining that. Just have to write what I feel like writing.
I’m so glad you liked them, Mia. ♥ You’re a great writer, you know that? Of course you do.

As for the mail, don’t worry if you have problems... I hope you’ll solve them soon. Anyway you can always PM me whenever you feel like doing it friend. :)

See you, honey. Enjoy your summer as well!!

Much much love,
Giulia

Date: 2009-07-15 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freetraveller15.livejournal.com
Ciao Giulia, sei sempre piu' brava! Sono davvero speechless.
Ognuno dei quattro elementi ricco di poesia, un linguaggio puro, quasi metafisico, che va diritto al cuore.
Forse perche' sono segno d'aria, sento quell'elemento piu' vicino alla mia indole e sono d'accordo con te, per molti versi Jack e' l'aria, non per niente il suo personaggio e' spesso associato all'immagine del vento (vedi le lunghe discussioni nel Symbolism thread su DC), che in fondo e' l'immagine di chiusura del film, vista dalla finestra del trailer di Ennis...

Spero tu stia bene.
Rispondero' presto alla tua mail (non ho ancora indietro il mio laptop! Sto impazzendo!!)

Bacioni
Paola

Date: 2009-07-16 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowl-of-glow.livejournal.com
Rispondero' presto alla tua mail (non ho ancora indietro il mio laptop! Sto impazzendo!!)

Oh, povera Paola!!! (((hugs))) :)
Grazie mille cara... tutto bene? Laptop a parte... Che scocciatura! Posso capire!
Spero sia ancora per poco!
Beh, ci sentiremo appena puoi, non preoccuparti!
Un bacione, ♥

Giulia XXX

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