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05 July 2010 @ 04:49 am
Practicality; an Unnatural History fic  
slash, incest
Jasper just wanted to do his homework and get a drink...

How does one walk in the same rhythm for hours?

"Henry what are you doing?" Exasperated, Jasper closed his eyes and sat back in his computer chair

"I'm pondering courtship." Henry stated.

Jasper's eyebrows rose and he swiveled his chair so he was facing him. "Really?

Henry stopped pacing across their shared bedroom and looked at Jasper. "Yes. I have a particularly odd situation on my hands... Something I've never dealt with."

Jasper smirked. "What? Is someone playing hard to get?"

Henry looked confused.

Jasper smiled and rolled his eyes. "When a girl purposely acts like she's not interested in you so you'll try harder to be with them."

"Oh." Henry thought for a second. "No... It's fairly obvious that this person has feelings for me."

"So... what? You don't like her?"

Henry looked down. "That's where the problem comes in..."

Jasper stood up and stepped toward his cousin, putting one hand on his shoulder "I see. Can't say I've ever had that problem but I suggest you let her know. The sooner the better. I'm gonna go get some water. Do you want anything while I'm downstairs?" He turned toward his door.


Jasper looked at Henry confusedly.

"My feelings with this person are mutual." He sunk down onto his hammock and practically pouted up at the other boy.

Jasper's brow furrowed and he sat down on his bed. "Then what's the problem?"

"I've always known romance as something that leads to marriage. To continue a family name, to improve someone's life, change social standing, or just further the species. But I'm having very strong feelings for someone that I see no practicality for. I mean, I do enjoy romance for its own sake, but I just can't see why this person would ever share that mindset." Henry sighed and laid back.

"Oh." Jasper looked around the room. "Well... We're in high school. Nowadays around here, we're expected to have meaningless relationships that go on for just a few months, or years, if we're lucky. Why don't you just-"

Henry cut him off "I don't want this relationship to be meaningless, or to only last a few years."

Jasper stood up. He walked back to his door, scratching his head "Look, Henry, I don't really see what you're problem here is. It doesn't sound like the feelings you share with this person are impractical at all. If the feeling is mutual and you're really that sure and that serious, then it sounds... perfect..."

A smile spread across Henry's face as he stood up and walked toward Jasper. "Really?"

"Totally." Jasper looked down at his doorknob. "Can I go downstairs now?"

"Turn around Jasper."

And when he did Henry's hands reached up to pull his head down by the back of his neck and he received a kiss on the forehead loaded with more than just family love.

He pulled back and almost hit his head on his door. "Whoa! In what country is that a gesture of gratitude?"

"You still don't get it." Henry laughed and laced their fingers together. He bit his lip and then stood on his tiptoes to give his taller cousin a small kiss on the lips.

Jasper's eyes widened "You were talking about me? You said I obviously had feelings for you and... I just called myself a girl, like, a million times." His hand snapped away from Henry's and flew to his forehead. "Ugh... I'm getting a migraine." He sat back down on his bed.

Henry looked at him patiently.

Jasper leaned back, holding himself up by his elbows "Henry... I can't date my cousin. My male cousin. It's just not... not..."


"Normal!" Jasper exclaimed. "It isn't normal."

Henry opened a drawer and took out a bottle of aspirin, handing it to Jasper. "You're probably the most peculiar person that I know, and I'm certain that you don't find me normal."

Jasper stared at him for a moment. "We're gonna need rules."

Henry laughed.

"Hey, you can't be in a gay relationship within your family without setting a few guidelines, okay? We can make this practical."

Henry laughed. "Okay. Let's hear them then."


I really hope I didn't push it with this one. creepy? or just horrible? R&R Hope you find it as cute as I do... much love. ^^

solarbaby614: alarm mesolarbaby614 on July 5th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
This was neither creepy or horrible. It was cute. I love Jasper unknowingly giving advice on how to court himself. XD

Also, I slash Jasper/Henry too so there's no problem there.
andienookandienook on July 5th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I just had a huge sigh of relief, you have no idea. Thank you for commenting. ^^ I`m glad I posted this.
solarbaby614: SurpriseHug!solarbaby614 on July 6th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
I'm glad you posted this too. XD Its pushing me to finish my own unnatural history fic.

...I need an UnNatural History Icon.
Kelley: Eerie // Mars/Dash sparks flychibimarchy on July 5th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Hee! I could totally see Henry being the instigator and Jasper trying to find a way to make things practical. XD I can't not ship these two-- it's obvious Henry's devoted to him.

So: not creepy, not horrible, just adorable. :D
andienookandienook on July 5th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked! I`m sooo happy to be finding more people who ship them. <3
Kelleychibimarchy on July 5th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
I ship them, I also ship Henry/Maggie, but my main ship for the show is actually the trio together. Maggie owns them both. XD
andienook: extreme fandom. The only way to put it.andienook on July 5th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
yes. just yes. lol. ^^
ruby: Lennon!serious_chizz on July 6th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
I actually don't ship Henry/Jasper yet, but I think this was really in character anyway, like Jasper's unwitting advice. I liked this, really. :)
andienookandienook on July 6th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
wow. That was one of the best things you could have said. Thank you! ^^ I try really hard to keep in character. >.
pairatime: Gabe smirkpairatime on July 7th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Hey, you can't be in a gay relationship within your family without setting a few guidelines, okay?
one of the funniest lines I've read in a long time

and great story, I'm thinking about slashing them too so I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with that idea
Alitrustless17 on July 9th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
Oh! This is cute! You write about Henry and Jasper (Hesper, jasry, whatever their couple name is) so well! Keep writing stories! :)
dragonletdragonlet on July 10th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)

I mean

:D I really like this; though to offer some concrit it might be nice to get into one of the boys' heads? Just that if Henry's so sure Jasper has feelings for him, I feel like Jasper should be affected by him hearing that Henry wants to date someone seriously. But I really like this! (and the others. Which I also read. >_> Don't stop!)
andienook: pic#76825899andienook on July 10th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
a million thanks for the concrit. I tried to have him kinda react in here, but mostly It's been Henry's feelings on display. Keep reading. ^^
Life without knowledge is death in disguise!: Close Call (Unnatural History)riot_fox311 on July 11th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! It just occurred to me today to look for a fandom for this show, and lucky for me, I find a community with a bunch of fics for the pairing I was hoping for! This was so great. I loved all the talk of practicality, and Henry's coy little way of asking Jasper for advice about wooing Jasper himself. Really, this was just so charming! I can't wait to read the rest of the fics I saw that you had posted. ^_^
dammit, jim: Unnatural History [Henry/Jasper]imadoctornotalj on July 12th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
This is adorable, really. I don't think it's creepy or horrible at all! (Though, I'm pretty desensitized to what would be creepy about it.) I love Jasper giving the advice without even thinking twice about it. And Henry, being all confused and lovestruck. Great fic!
Lady Erinshellh on October 2nd, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
Oh thank the goddess I found this site
Your story is great and I'm glad I checked it out even though it was such a low rating(I generally don't read anything under R)but this made me smile. No, no. You're not alone I gave into the plot bunnies about 4 eps in. And I didn't find this LJ until two days ago, then I got distracted by my brand new shiny computer(First one in 13 years)and getting everything sorted. But I hope to get back to work on the story soon. Keep writing!!! I want to see more. :D