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19 August 2006 @ 11:58 pm
Psych Fic: Wake Up Call  
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Title: Wake Up Call
Pairing/Characters: Gus, Shawn
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Pilot
Summary: Gus wakes up on the wrong side of the bed thanks to Shawn
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Gus was warm and snug in bed when he woke with the sense that his alarm was just seconds from going off.

He couldn't have been more wrong.

"Rise and shine, cupcake!"

The voice in his ear was so close he practically leaped out of bed in a panic.

"Shawn? What the hell are you doing in my bed?"

Shawn pretended to yawn and leaned back against the pillows. "Now is that any way to talk to your best buddy in the whole wide world?"

"It is if he sneaks into my bed in the middle of the night!" Gus protested.

"Aww, you're tense..." Shawn shifted to lay on his side and patted the empty side of the bed that Gus had just vacated. "Come back to bed. I'll let you sleep in until eight."

"Eight?" Gus glanced at the clock which read 7:30. "I'm late for work! You turned off my alarm clock! This is all your fault!"

Shawn mocked looking affronted. "Moi? Moi? I'm not the one who said we should stop by the Pump Room for a few drinks to celebrate closing our latest case. Okay, yeah that was me." He flashed a devilish grin at Gus. "But you were totally on board with it! And you definitely were the one who wanted me to sleep with you. That I'd swear to in a court of law."

"Shawn, I don't know what you've been smoking, but I'd never sleep with you." Gus huffed defiantly. "I am not that kind of guy."

Shawn put his fingers on his temples and pretended to have a psychic vision. "Survey says? Yes, you are." Shawn crawled across the bed and motioned to Gus to come closer, which only made him back away further. "All right, you were worried about me going home on my motorcycle after all I'd had to drink. I swore I was fine but you disagreed, so you brought me here in the taxi with you instead. You, meanie that you are, tried to make me sleep on that awful couch of yours which is way too short for my lanky and luscious frame..." Shawn made a show of stretching his arms out, making his t-shirt ride up to expose his stomach. "So once you passed out, I came in here so I could actually get some sleep. Not like you need this whole big bed for one person anyway."

Gus had looked away when Shawn was stretching and finally glanced back. "Dude," he said, sounding annoyed. "Put some clothes on, will you? I already knew you had boxers with stupid little monkeys on them. I really don't need to actually see them on you."

"Oh my!" Shawn clamored out of bed and stood in front of Gus who shrank back against the dresser. "Can it be that my buddy, my bestest friend ever from grade school is homophobic? Horrors!"

"I am not homophobic!" Gus yelled. "I'm just a normal guy who's kind of freaked out at waking up with another guy in his bed! That's it!"

"Prove it," Shawn said, teasingly. "If you're totally okay with guys being together then prove it." He moved within inches of Gus, who looked like he was ready to shrivel up. "Kiss me."

"What?" Gus exclaimed. "Are you out of your mind?"

Shawn shrugged. "It would prove you're not a homophobe if you can kiss another guy and who do you trust more than me? And what's a little kiss between friends? Huh? Come on, pucker up, you bad boy you!"


Gus woke with a start, gasping for breath. It took a second to realize he'd woken, not to his alarm, but to his phone ringing.


"Rise and shine, cupcake! This is your wake up call."

Gus fell back on his pillow and let out a loud sigh of relief.

"Shawn, you know I hate you, don't you?"

"Hey! That's not a very nice thing to say to your business partner!"

"My business partner for the next five months and two weeks. Once that lease is up I am so out of this scam."

"Yeah, yeah, so you say, but I know you love it. So we've got a new case! Come by and pick me up so we can get cracking!"


"Chop chop! Get in that shower young man! Daylight's burning."

"You know your dad would probably flip if he heard how good an impression you do of him."

"Well, it's a good thing he's never going to find that out, right?" Shawn said warningly. "Right?"

"We'll see," Gus said tauntingly. "Goodbye, Shawn."

He hung up the phone and put it aside.

Two minutes later the phone rang again.

"Get your ass out of bed, man!"

"How did you know I wasn't in the bathroom already?"

"Because it took you less than one ring to answer, which means you're still in bed. Plus I know you, you hate to get your precious carpet wet and that means you'd have to look around for a towel because as usual you've stumbled into the shower without putting one on the hook first..."


"Hey, pick me up a couple of donuts when you stop and get coffee. I'm out of Pop-tarts and I'm starving."

"I am not buying you donuts! And who said I'm going out for coffee?"

"I believe that was me. Come on, Gus! It's Saturday, it's your day off and whenever you feel put upon you like to treat yourself with one of those overpriced lattes."

Gus sighed. "Fine. I'll be there in forty minutes."

"I'm not in a rush. Take forty-five minutes if you want. Oh and be sure to get me at least one with sprinkles! I love those..."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on August 21st, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
Apparently 'tis the season for adding fandoms. ;-)
*waves to new Psych readers*

I added Criminal Minds this month to the list of fandoms I've published and now I'm adding Psych.
(This brings me to four published fandoms: Numb3rs, Supernatural, Criminal Minds and Psych. I've written more than that - I just haven't published them on this LJ.)

I wrote Wake Up Call the night the pilot premiered, but held on to it all this time figuring someone would create an LJ comm for Psych fan fiction eventually. I got distracted and forgot to look for said comms until today. Now there are comms, ergo publishing fic.

I've only written two Psych fic so far, but so many people I know like the show that I guess that's enough to add the fandom to my list and keep going.

A bit of a disclaimer... Please know that I am aware that 'bestest' is not a proper word. Get used to me taking some liberties with language when it comes to Shawn because he is nowhere near the word geek that Gus is and his voice dictates some slang usage. ;-)

FWIW, I'm not aware of a bar called the Pump Room in Santa Barbara. I'm sure a place called the Pump Room exists somewhere, just not there, so consider it fully fictional.

Thanks go out to missmollyetc for inspiring this fic and motivating me to start writing the fandom. She thought there should be Psych fic and lo and behold there it was. ;-) (In the interest of full disclosure, she made the comment "Wake them up!" to someone else in the thread and it gave me a bunny for Shawn to wake Gus up in bed.) /grins/


Emma DeMarais
Abbie Strehlow: Act Casualknotted_rose on August 21st, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Psych fic in the morning! Whee!

::smooches you::

Thanks for this. Gus is *so* repressed. ::giggles::
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on August 22nd, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)

This fic is more fun than Thirty Seconds or Less, but I like how long the other one was.

Clearly I need to write some longer Shawn&Gus buddy fic. Hehehe


Keylaneverbelonged on August 22nd, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
PSYCH! /dances/ I love me some Shawn/Gus (and you know... Shawn/Lassiter cause that's just funny right there.)

/sighs/ More fandoms. It's fun isn't it? /grins/

I read Thirty Seconds too but I'm really lazy and writing lots of comments won't work with my finger. Ouch.

Anyway. Love your Gus and Shawn. So totally PERFECT. /dances more/

Great job.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on August 22nd, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
I read a S/L fic. Not my idea of fun. I'll stay with S/G or even (dare I say it?) S/J. ;-) (BTW, has anyone written Shawn with Juliet yet? I may try to be the first if they haven't. LOL!)

Did you hurt your finger? /frowns/ It has to get better because I'd miss your comments and fic recs.
/sends Dr. House and Dr. Wilson to go fix Keyla's finger/

Glad you liked my Psych. Here's hoping more bunnies come along soon...


Keylaneverbelonged on August 22nd, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
/shrugs/ I have weird pairings sometimes. I haven't seen any S/J fics. Though I don't make it a priority to go through het comms. (Don't ask, it's just a thing. lol)

Yes, I burned my finger. And it hurts... a lot. Throbs. Least took my head off my leg, which i have a big bruise on from a fight with a lawn chair. /nods/
(and, woohoo! house and wilson! /dances/)

/dances/ More Psych! /grins/
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on August 24th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm aware a lot of slash fans are anti-het the same way a lot of het fans are anti-slash. I try to be all inclusive - I like good fic regardless of whether it's het/gen/slash/cest.

I may have to try my hand at S/J merely because as soon as they replaced the first female partner with a younger version who *wasn't* sleeping with Lassiter I knew they were angling for S/J to happen eventually on the show - especially when you look at how they met.

Hope you're feeling better by now!

Keylaneverbelonged on August 24th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not anti-anti-slash. I'm more of a... anyway.

No, I find I have more pairings in the slash variety then anything. But I do have like... three in het. /thinks/ Yeah, i think it's three. lol

/nods/ I can see that. Write S/J, I may read it. /grins/

I'm feeling better. /nods/ Thanks.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on August 28th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Well, now I'm dying to know your three het pairings!

I saw enough in the Psych finale to have something to base S/J on, so we'll see what happens between now and January. ;-)

Glad you're on the mend.

Keyla: firefly - momentsneverbelonged on August 28th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
Well lets see about the Het. /nods/

Dead Like Me (cause dude) - George/Mason.
I'm all like 'zomg' He's really cute and he had to 'babysit' her in the pilot. It was all very connect-y. /nods/

Scrubs - Turk/Carla 'cause they have an awesome love.

Numb3rs - I'm all for the Megan/Larry love. Hehe.

SGA - Teyla/Ronon 'cause it's alien love.

Psych - Your fault I have Shawn/Juliet love now. /nods/

See? four, no five. wow. lol.

Firefly - I'm adding this at the end 'cause in my mind it's like duh Wash/Zoe. /grins at their love/ /forgets the end of BDM/
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 4th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
Well, I haven't published any Firefly fic and when I do it's unlikely to be Wash/Zoe. (I do have a Numb3rs/Firefly crossover fic that's *very* AU in the works, but it's all very hush hush. /grins/) They're a canon couple though, so you don't have to ship them to write them as one in a gen story. (BTW BDM?)

I don't ship anyone on Numb3rs, but I write plenty of ships so I'm sure there's more Megan/Larry in the future.

I tried to write the Shawn/Juliet, but it's still percolating. Give it time to brew and check back later. ;-)

Can't help you on the rest of them, sorry.

But you are making me think of ships differently. I mean, I've only ever shipped for X Files and Buffy, so I guess I should look at the shows I'm starting to watch this fall to see if any ships pop out at me.

Thanks for sharing.

Keylaneverbelonged on September 4th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
/grins/ You're welcome.

wooohooo! n/f. /does an awesome dance/

BDM = Big Damn Movie. AKA: Serenity.

And now, I have to go and meet Joe and James for breakfast.

Tomorrow classes start. Ooooh College.

I'm gonna try to put up an update tonight. Since we're done our 'random stuff' at 3 today. /nods/
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 6th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
That was my guess, but I'm not a fan of the Big Damn adjective set. (Thus my prompt table not being called a Big Damn Table.)

In the document where I track my fic I denote that fandom by F/S for Firefly/Serenity since just choosing one or the other seems limiting and I'd imagine there is plenty of fic that is Firefly but not Serenity out there. Arguably most of my F/S fic so far is Serenity fic since it's Mr. Universe based (and by most I mean two out of three /grins/), but I do have a Numb3rs crossover which is F/S since it has no characters from Firefly in it, but uses the concept of Companions and that universe with the Alliance and all.

Anyway, good luck with college! I'm really happy to hear you're taking that step forward.

Keylaneverbelonged on September 6th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
/grins/ I get annoyed with the Big Damn a lot but it's sometimes easier. Plus Firefly started it all. /nods/

College is fun, I actually missed one class but it's ok. Emailed the person so I'm all set, mostly.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 6th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Ach, my Firefly memory isn't that good so I don't remember anything about how it started.

Take it from me, college students blow off class a lot and pretend it doesn't really matter, but that's just rationalizing. Try not to skip class. It does make a difference. Life is about showing up, school is no different. People think just because they don't take attendance it's okay to skip out on it. Those same people find out too late that that's an immature high school attitude that only hurts them in the long run.

Bah, enough blathering on... :-)

Keylaneverbelonged on September 7th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
LOL. I know. I missed because I had an ashma (i can't spell at the moment) attack the night before and i still felt like shit. but im so going tomorrow. /nods/
Meli Parker: Gusmeli_64 on October 11th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Oh so awesome! I can see that happening. :D
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on October 12th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. I was rather surprised that both my Psych fic turned out fairly close in terms of voices, especially since I don't tend to do humor well. I guess all the practice doing humor writing is finally paying off, as is my effort to expand in to multiple fandoms so I get more practice writing many different voices.

Glad you liked it.

Cearesceares on August 28th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
Aw-this is very cute and sounds very much like the show. I'm actually here from the fall fandom free for all, because I've read your Numb3rs fic but didn't realize you were doing Psych too. I'm not a big gen reader, but again you really captured the essence of the characters and their interactions with this so it was very enjoyable.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on August 28th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I didn't know you were into Psych either! Cool!

I'd like to try slash, but so far gen is all I can manage in this show. Maybe some pre-slash?

Here's a little microfiction for you:

"Shawn, did your father actually say you could borrow his barbecue grill?"

"Gus! He's my flesh and blood! How could he deny me such a small favor? Now lift up your end."

"Shawn, Gus said warningly, clearly not picking it up.

"Okay!" Shawn relented. "Not in so many words, but we'll have it back tomorrow!"


His father's voice behind him made Shawn stiffen.

"Look at this grime, Gus!" Shawn said, his voice artificially loud as he pretended to just be examining the grill. "It's going to take forever to get this cleaned off."

Henry walked up eyeing his son. "Yeah, I bet it is. And when you're done cleaning it then we'll talk about whether you're going to borrow it or any of my possessions ever again."
Cearesceares on August 29th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hee! Seriously that is like a little webisode.

I haven't watched in a while because I work so much I don't have the time I used to, but yeah I am a fan...hmm, I guess without SGA and SV next season I will have room to pick it back up.

I have to check out the rest of your fic though, it's like a little Psych fix.
trascendenzatrascendenza on November 19th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
This is fun! I love that Gus is having dreams about Shawn trying to seduce him. *g*