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[Fic] Unsinkable [Jun. 2nd, 2009|07:12 pm]
Cable x Deadpool


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Hi all, relative newb here, trying her hand at fic for this 'verse. Was meant to be a drabble, but once Wade starts talking... well, you know how it is. Feedback/concrit/etc all much appreciated.

Title: Unsinkable
Word count: 390
Characters/Pairing: See comm title. ;)
Summary: An alternate take on the goodbye scene from issue 42 (yeah, that one) - and while I feel the slight need to apologise for rewriting a scene I firmly believe needed no improvement, I can't have been the only one thinking about alternative ways Cable could've responded, right?

“Do not say thankyou. Do not say you're proud of me. Do not say goodbye.”

Cable didn't.

Thirty seconds of uncharacteristic – though not unaccountable – silence later, Deadpool said, “Nate, if that was Askani Full-Contact Sign-Language for 'kthxbye'...”

“It wasn't.”

“Okay. Cool. That's cool. Coz you can't blame me for wondering. Hey, I'm not to know your crazy future buddies didn't have a secret code for when you were gagged and blindfolded and locked in a box together – in a big, manly one-of-our-kinkier-enemies-put-us-here kind of way I mean, not that there's anything wrong with that...”

“Wade, are you freaking out?”

“What? No! Have you met me? I babble like this all the time! Say, did I ever tell you how every dramatic moments of liplock I've ever had had this way of being less of a up-close-and-personal-in-the-good-way thing and more of a three-scenes-before-the-Titanic-gets-up-close-and-personal-with-the-big-ice-cube thing – which by the way is so not a good theme to have going when I have no clue what makes this junk heap float – or I'm just getting hypnotised by the femmebot from Species or... oh hell with this-”

This time the silence lasted more than thirty blissfully Deadpool-babble-free seconds. Cable's smugness suffered no similar effects.

“So, was that Deadpool sign language for something I should know about?”

“Try, 'if you bite it before this gets to that part with the car window handprint of OHYEAH I swear by all the dirt I have on the editors I am having you brought back as a Realdoll of one of your ex's and mailing it to your evil clone!'

“'Goodbye' hadn't actually crossed my mind.”

“Oh. Really? Really seriously really? Because this martyr thing of yours is so two thousand years ago.”

“Once we've saved Providence, I'll be happy to do whatever it takes to satisfy you on the subject.”

“'Cause that ain't tempting fate or nuthin'. What'd you have in mind? Couple of coats of paint and some new ornamental guttering? Comb the roof-tiles over the scorch marks and she's good as new?”

“You've just given me a better idea.”

“Well, at least you don't just keep me around to lounge all over your couches in the nude. Wait, you don't mean the bit about the femmebot? Because I might have been exaggerating that one... just a little....

“Missed you too, Wade.”

[User Picture]From: inlaterdays
2009-06-02 01:29 pm (UTC)

Even though I, too, love that scene as written (I always get a lump in my throat when reading it).

The Wade-babble is spot on. :D
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[User Picture]From: rallamajoop
2009-06-02 03:21 pm (UTC)
That is a really great first response to be getting to my first attempt at fic in a new fandom. =D Thanks! We can only dream. Hell, I'd just as happily have settled for Deadpool actually getting to be there when Cable got to the resurrection part of his Jesus-act, surely one or the other wouldn't have been too much to ask.

Even though I, too, love that scene as written (I always get a lump in my throat when reading it).

Deadpool's like that, isn't he? All the crazy humour only means you're that much less prepared when the serious moments show up to punch you in the gut.

The Wade-babble is spot on. :D

I actually spent half the week rewriting the Wade-babble before I was happy with it. ^^; It is so good to know the work paid off. =D
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[User Picture]From: storm_dragoness
2009-06-02 03:02 pm (UTC)
I love that scene, it brought a tear to my eye.
It was a touching moment of their relationship.

But I have to say that this is also good considering, Nate's suggesting that they will have more touching moments after the battle.
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[User Picture]From: rallamajoop
2009-06-02 03:26 pm (UTC)
Not to mention the good little snigger we all had at 'your fly's undone'. ;) But if they really had to kill off Cable, I couldn't have asked for it to be handled any better.

That aside, glad you liked this alternate take on things too. ^_^ ('Touching' in the emotional or the physical sense? =P)
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[User Picture]From: storm_dragoness
2009-06-02 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that "your fly's undone" also made me chuckle.
I agree, that was the perfect goodbye scene I have ever seen.

Well I wouldn't emotionally touching moment with nice helpings of physically touching moments xD
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[User Picture]From: violetjimjams
2009-06-02 03:23 pm (UTC)
Nate, if that was Askani Full-Contact Sign-Language for 'kthxbye'...


Very cute. I like how you don't bother stating they've kissed. And we know... we know.
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[User Picture]From: rallamajoop
2009-06-02 03:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, always pleased to entertain!

Yeah, I figured people would have no trouble guessing exactly what was going on. ^_~
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[User Picture]From: sarkywoman
2009-06-02 04:46 pm (UTC)
Although I thought the comic version was really poignant I think I would have been even happier with the kissy version!
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[User Picture]From: rallamajoop
2009-06-03 03:10 am (UTC)
Then my work here is done. *g* Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: havenstar
2009-06-02 06:35 pm (UTC)
::breaks out the giant rubber CANON stamp::


I will admit the actual canon scene can totally make me choke up a little if I am in the proper mindset but GOD DAMN IT BOYS MAKE OUT ALREADY and also DAMN IT NATE STOP DYING AND WHATNOT.

this was awesome. yay! :D
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[User Picture]From: apocalipstick1
2009-06-03 01:49 am (UTC)
I second this. From now on, this is how it really happened.
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[User Picture]From: rallamajoop
2009-06-03 03:30 am (UTC)
=D Well, in the Marvel-multiverse, everything's bound to be canon somewhere, right?

I will admit the actual canon scene can totally make me choke up a little if I am in the proper mindset but GOD DAMN IT BOYS MAKE OUT ALREADY and also DAMN IT NATE STOP DYING AND WHATNOT.



Very pleased you thought so. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: asreal01
2009-06-04 07:47 pm (UTC)

This is a nice alternative to 42. However, I agree with Deadpool, Nate is kinda tempting fate here though.
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[User Picture]From: rallamajoop
2009-06-05 04:55 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^

However, I agree with Deadpool, Nate is kinda tempting fate here though.

But at least he's tempting it a whole lot less than he would be by blowing the whole thing up while he's still on board. (And knowing Deadpool, he probably knows exactly how #42 really played out, so he's got reason to be worried...) Trying to get anything like Providence to last long in a universe like Marvel is going to be tempting fate at the best of times, more's the pity.
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[User Picture]From: elvenknight16
2012-10-29 07:20 pm (UTC)
Why are you such a wonderful writer?!!

This was so sweet x3 & adorable. I totally love the dynamic between the two~
Seriously Marvel should just pair them up already :P

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[User Picture]From: rallamajoop
2012-10-30 01:14 pm (UTC)
Ha, who's to say they haven't? We of fandom will never forget that sun tan lotion scene. Ever.

Or the fact they called their breakup a 'divorce'.

Or the... heck, the whole comic? X3
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[User Picture]From: elvenknight16
2012-10-30 02:15 pm (UTC)
Lols I remember that scene, it was awesome~ though [in case I've forgotten this issue] they've didn't show what Nate's fantasies were if I'm correct, right? I hoped it'd be a fantasy involving Wade somehow x3

Yeah, that was the best thing ever about their break-up~ :D

The whole comic is beautiful really. I'm still not done reading the whole thing, but so far it is beautiful. I just wish had less hate from all the heroes. He's an awesome character, who's goals are more realistic than heroes at times, kinda why I like him a lot more than certain heroes in marvel.

Edited at 2012-10-30 02:15 pm (UTC)
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