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06 March 2012 @ 08:13 pm
love_bingo: Grimm - "Looking And Seeing"  
Well, I'm slowly going to post all my fics for love_bingo. Writing this one made me so very happy! I think I enjoy writing for "Grimm", even if it's only one fic. But who knows, it may be more... I really did have fun with this one.

Title: Looking And Seeing
Author: megan_moonlight
Date of Posting: March 6th, 2012
Rating: G
Fandom: Grimm
Characters/Pairings: Barry/Roddy
Disclaimer: Barry Rabe, Roddy Geiger © NBC/Stephen Carpenter/David Greenwalt/Jim Kouf. I make no money from this.
Summary: Roddy still had no idea what to think about everything.
Spoilers: -
Warnings: -
Beta: angelus2hot
Author's Notes: Written for prompt "Can Take My Eyes Off of You" at my love_bingo card. Also as an accidental fill for *THIS* prompt at Grimm Kink Meme.
My first fanfic for this fandom, and I'm really proud of it. Oh, this pairing has taken over my brain lately, and I can't stop thining about them! It's so weird, I tell you. I even re-watched the episodes starring Roddy and Barry. Yay for "Danse Macabre" and "Bears Will Be Bears". I hope you'll give the fic a chance, guys!
Mentioned at: grimm_fic

*Looking And Seeing*

Roddy sat down on the floor and sighed heavily. He was tired. He had gotten back from his usual evening walk after he had left Barry's, but instead of relaxing him the evening air had just made him think and wonder about his life even more. A Grimm and a Blutbad being friends and more importantly, wanting to help him. Or something. Roddy still couldn't wrap his head around the whole idea, even after two months of having them both visit him once or twice a week asking if he was okay. Roddy still had no idea what to think about it.

His life, in general, got easier a little bit, but at the same time also more complicated when it comes to his relationships and personal life. It was another half of his worries. And there was Barry. And Barry's dad. And the fact that about a month ago they asked him to spend more time with them at their house, because Nick talked to them and now, surprisingly, they actually didn't mind spending time around a Reinigen. That was just too weird. A Grimm, a Blutbad and Jägerbar were still nice to him and he still didn't know why. That was just his life.

He shook his head. Just when he considered going to sleep he heard knocking. Even before he opened the door he knew who it was.

"Hey," Barry said, a sheepish smile on his face as he looked up from the ground to meet Roddy's eyes.

"Hi," Roddy replied, blinking. "What are you doing here?" He was surprised. It was about two hours since they saw each other.

"I... you left your phone," he took the phone out of his pocket and handed it to Roddy, a small smile still on his face.

Roddy just hoped he didn't look as stupid as he felt. How could he have missed something like that? He hadn't noticed his phone was gone. Really? Well, wasn’t as if many people called him anyway, but still, it must have looked stupid. He was grateful, too. And Barry was still standing outside, in the cold and the wind, probably waiting for some kind of a reply or reaction.

"Oh, right," Roddy said as he took the phone. "Thanks. Do you... want to come in?"

Soon they were both sitting on the sofa and Roddy once again felt the need to roll his eyes at himself. He didn't even have anything to drink and Barry wasn't a tea person. But Roddy just couldn't not give him anything so he offered to bring two cups, not looking at the jaagerbar.

"Thanks," Barry took one and once again silence fell over them.


Roddy didn't know what to say when Barry told him he'd like them to know each other better and that he liked him.

"I just, you know..." Barry looked down at his feet. "I wondered if you'd like to go out sometime. Eat something or watch something. Or whatever. If you want, that is."

Roddy couldn't stop staring. He blinked a couple of times, not knowing what to say. But his reaction was justified, right? It was the first time something like that happened to him... and having a Jägerbar asking a Reinigen out on a date? Somebody like Barry could have anyone, so why would he want…

Suddenly the smile disappeared from Barry's face and now he looked more like he didn't know what to do with himself. Before Roddy could react Barry got up from the sofa and Roddy had never seen anybody who would fail so hard at trying not to look miserable. It made Roddy feel awful.

"Forget it, it was a stupid idea," Barry murmured, still not looking at Roddy. "I'll just go. Thanks for the tea."

The Jägerbar was about to turn around and leave before Roddy decided that he just couldn't let Barry leave like that. He caught his hand quickly, hoping it would help. Barry was stronger than him so if he didn’t want to stay now Roddy knew he wouldn’t stop him, but he had to try.

"Don't go," he said and Barry stopped, turned around a little bit to look at Roddy's hand on his. "Don't go. I was just... surprised, that's all. I mean, why would you want us to... I'm just a Reinigen, why..."

"Don't talk like that." Barry fully turned around. He stepped close to Roddy and put his hands on his shoulders. “You’re great and…”

Roddy looked into Barry's eyes and discovered it was hard to stop. And his hands really were strong. Which wasn't all that shocking, he was a Jägerbar after all. He was just surprised that he wasn't as scared as he used to be. It felt kind of nice to feel that somebody cared about him. He'd missed this feeling after Sarah had left him. And now Barry was here with his hands on Roddy's shoulders. And Roddy didn't mind.

"Barry," he said and the other teen tightened his hold on Roddy a little bit. "It'd be great," he said finally, smiling, and when Barry smiled back, his eyes were shining. He brought their bodies a little bit closer, hugging him, and buried his face in Roddy's shoulder.

It took Roddy by surprise, but soon he wrapped his arms around Barry's waist. It did feel good to be held again. When they looked at each other, a huge smile still on Barry's face, Roddy returned the smile. He just couldn't help it, Barry's smile must have been contagious and he looked happy. He didn't think anybody ever looked at him like that before.

He must have been quiet for some time, because Barry started calling his name.


"Are you okay? You looked like you needed to sit down or something," Barry explained, looking worried, and Roddy shook his head.

"No, I'm fine. Really. Just surprised, I guess. This all is..."

"Yeah, tell me about it."

"Why were you looking at me like that?"

"Nothing," Barry looked down again, and Roddy could swear he saw a slight blush on his face.

"Come on, what?"

"I just like looking at you."

Roddy knew this time he was the one who was blushing. Though he didn't mind all that much.

*Mood*: cheerfulcheerful
*Music*: Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams"
Adommy-Fangirl: Grimm - Nick *Phone*bm_shipper on March 6th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww... this was cute :)
I really really liked it a lot... would also have been sweet for the new writing challenge in my community since it's all about emotions and you captured them pretty well... great work, hon :)
Megan Moonlight: eddiemegan_moonlight on March 7th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, darling! I had so much fun with this. I adore Barry and Roddy and recently re-watched episodes where they appeared... I just can't resist those two :D
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: Grimm - Nick/Smirklil_1337 on March 7th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
That was lovely. You showed the awkwardness of being young and inexperienced so well. I really need to go back and rewatch those two episodes now.
Megan Moonlight: eddiemegan_moonlight on March 7th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, I tried. It was my first try at actually writing teenage characters in a relationship, but I couldn't help writing Barry and Roddy... they're canon in my head already and I had a visual of them together right when I saw the prompt! *lol*
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: GW - Trowa/Writelil_1337 on March 7th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
*laughs* That is how they get you.
Megan Moonlight: eddiemegan_moonlight on March 8th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
It's really surprising that characters that appear only in one episode can get to me so quickly. Now I'm just waiting for more fics for them to appear!
vinna7 on March 7th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
I ship Barry/Roddy like a madwoman because of sweet fanfiction like this! Seriously, the characters have never even met on the show but because of fanon I'm totally convinced that they're the perfect couple!
This was quite adorable and captured that feeling of young, awkward first love.
Megan Moonlight: eddiemegan_moonlight on March 7th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I have such a soft spot for those two since I've read a short fic for them - it's so hard to resist, that's why I decided that they should be the first "Grimm" pairing I will write about! They'd be perfect together, that's true :D

I'm very glad you liked it! I so hope more fic for them will appear.
*.{Jaz}.* :[: Alicefatal_scribbles on March 7th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Too cute! ♥
Megan Moonlight: eddiemegan_moonlight on March 8th, 2012 10:09 am (UTC)
Thans :D I couldn't help writing them. I had so much fun!
Jade: Nick and Monroe 1geekcreative on March 8th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
Aww Barry and Roddy! I miss them and hope we'll see them again some day. I don't personally ship them, but I liked your fic!
Megan Moonlight: eddiemegan_moonlight on March 8th, 2012 10:10 am (UTC)
I hope so, too! I mean, I already have a whole personal head!canon for both of them so seeing the again would make me very happy. I ship them so hard because of the ink-meme and now I just can't stop thinking about how great they are :D
mozzarellarosesmozzarellaroses on March 10th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Cute. Why so cute?
Megan Moonlight: roddymegan_moonlight on March 10th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
*grins* I think it's because they cannot not be cute!