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It was happening again, and V was getting desperate. It had everything to do with his "houseguest", Evey; he hadn't truly appreciated the new pressures - however subtle - she would be adding to his life.

He had thought he had it under control earlier. Everything was just fine… until he rounded a corner and spotted her curled up on the sofa with a book. Then, sure enough, his body developed its own ideas again. What was worse – he knew she had noticed.

She'd been glancing at him all evening, although she'd tried to be discreet about it. If not for the fact that his eyes were almost continually drawn to her, he might have missed it entirely.

Thanks to a few awkward moments in the first days of her stay, he'd learned to shift his head slightly to one side as he watched her so the mask would not seem to be "staring" at her. Using that little trick, he'd noticed her furtive scrutiny easily… which on this night, of course, didn't help matters at all.

It had caught him very much by surprise when it first happened. Fortunately Evey had been absorbed in a movie at the time, and he was able to make a brief escape. He couldn't hide from her forever, though… what sort of host would he be if he couldn't even be in the same room with her without… this!… happening? Such irony; after years of learning to bring his body under the most perfect control, it now seemed to be in rebellion against him. It indicated a much larger-scale problem, of course – one that had to be dealt with directly and as soon as possible. So, he had ventured out once again in an effort to take the proverbial bull by the horns.

All it took was seeing her again, and all his meditative efforts and resolute intentions amounted to nothing. As a result, he'd spent the evening finding excuses to leave and return to her presence, determined to exert his mastery over himself even if it killed him.

And she--! The little minx, she was actually amused by this! She'd tried to hide her smile in her book, but he'd caught it all the same. Her lips had twitched as she tried to look nonchalant, and the laughter in her eyes had been unmistakable. The only thing that had saved him from absolute despair was the hint of … fondness? in her expression; it softened the blow to his already-abused dignity and at least gave him hope that she wasn't offended.

Part of him – an increasingly persuasive part – just wanted to give in and let things run their course as they may, rather than continue fighting like this. He was getting horribly frustrated, and this was beginning to hurt!


V hated having the hiccups.
A fragment of silliness I wrote for the April Fools' Day challenge at F for Fanfic (aka The Shadow Gallery). :)

- All stories housed in order at my website.
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ewigestudentin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, you had me there! All the way! :rofl:
Very, very clever.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee! We're all so dirty-minded... :giggle:
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ewigestudentin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've just read this story again :D Yum!
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AnnaDracula2010 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Writer
It was hilarious thinking of V with the hiccups. You have a truly gifted imagination.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee, thanks - glad you enjoyed it! :)
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tbonegirl28 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very clever!! V would hate having the hiccups too!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes... it really doesn't help the "bulletproof Idea" image one bit. ;) Glad you liked! :)
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ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You are a great writer.
Is this story continued somewhere? *broses gallery* ...
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's a stand-alone that was intended as an April Fool's Day "joke". ;) I'm very glad you enjoyed it, though! :)
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ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Too bad. It is exellently written, i would have loved to read more. :P
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww..... :blushes:
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PiratePhantom Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Student Writer
I was getting all excited there for a moment!

"Oh my... he's actually... HE'S GOING TO..."

*Reads last line*

"Oh..."
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:evillaugh: Gotcha! ;)
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snurtz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Student Writer
Ahahaha you did that on purpose!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Who, me?...

*tries to look innocent*

*fails*


:D
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THE--DEVIL Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
....Gutter mind... lol
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Who, me??? I was just writing about a simple everyday problem.... you're the one who evidently leapt to that particular conclusion! ;) :giggle:
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THE--DEVIL Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
True true your imaginative writing had nothing to do with the situation. :P
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
*snicker* :giggle:
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tamira-shine Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I find this is just brilliant!! I luv it!!!

It really made me laught :)
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! Thank you! :)
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princess88alasse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: poor V XD
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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WibSkelDS9 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl:
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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AlexSpooky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, this is just genius !! it got to me as nothing before !! Great job !!:D
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :D
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saniika Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
It was you?!!! XD dang...I would never guess. lol :giggle:
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
HaHAA.... :evillaugh: Glad to know I could surprise you! :D
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tamarack1pines Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought of something COMPLETELY different.....(beats down with a stick the Lewd Monster) :rofl: This was awesome to read! ^_^ :clap:
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Naughty you! :lol: Glad you enjoyed it :aww:
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Darkslover Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Lord, I got suck ideas from the beginning! And in the end it was...!

Genius! Pure genius!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee... glad to hear it "got" you! :giggle:
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