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12 April 2008 @ 06:08 pm
Fic: 'Not shutting up.'  
Title: Not shutting up.
Fandom: August Rush.
Rating: (G)
Time Period: After events shown in August Rush.
Summary: Louis is on the phone.

Author's Note: This ’fic is ’quick ’n’ dirty’ (for definition of this term, check the F. A. Q.). Waking after a late night viewing of August Rush, I found the inspiration easy for this although I should’ve been concentrating on something else!

Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Paul Castro, Nick Castle & James V. Hart; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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“Marshall, I’m no’ quittin’ th’band. I’ve jus’ go’ ... it worked out wit’ Frank, didn’t it? Marshall, listen t’me.”

Wit’ Marshall, it’s easier to have this conversation on th’phone. Long distance helps in no’ gettin’ slugged.

“Listen t’me, Marshall. I jus’ found ‘er again. This isn’t like last time. No, it’s no’ about tha’.”

I can’t explain t’ ‘im over th’phone I’ve got a kid. It’s still news to me f’r Chrissakes! Abou’ eleven or twelve years, he is. Tha’ kid from th’park, August. Tha’s wha’ blows m’mind; I’d met ‘im and we’d jammed a little. Th’kid’s go’ talent an’ tha’ can’t’ve come from me. I’m honest; ‘m’jus’ no’ tha’ talented. Lyla, though, is. She shares so much wit’ ‘im tha’ I don’t.

Bu’, if I ‘ave ‘er, I ‘ave t’have ‘im, too.

Th’whole situation jus’ blows m’mind, still.

“Marshall, y’arsehole, listen. There’s stuff ‘ere t’sort through. Talk t’y’soon.”

I glance t’th’open door where August stands. “Is something wrong?”

“No. Jus’ finally gettin’ someone t’shut up.”

He smiles. How could I no’ accept him? Money makes th’world go ‘round, Connelly, I tell m’self. Pep talk, ain’t tha’ wha’ it’s called? “Where’s y’mam?”

“Practice. She’s decided to stay in New York so I can go to Julliard.”

I smile. “Gives us a bit o’time t’talk, then.”

Tha’ smile o’his is brilliant. “And not shut up?”

Snickering, I nod. “An’ no’ shut y’up.”