|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2011-12-02 09:45:00
|Entry tags:||king's speech drabbles bertie/lionel|
KS drabble: Achievement [Bertie/Lionel, general]
Fandom: The King's Speech
Length: 100 words
Summary: A former liability is no longer so.
Note: For jelazakazone, who asked for this fandom, my choice of character, and gave the prompt "royal, tongue".
Bit by bit he progressed. Physical drills, breathing exercises, tongue twisters, even singing -- all worked together to make the royal tongue less of a liability than ever.
Indeed it was a positive source of delight. Spending an hour daily with Lionel had forced Bertie to acknowledge certain truths. His feelings for Lionel went considerably beyond gratitude or even friendship, and he dared to think that Lionel's reciprocation was not just the dutiful acquiescence of a subject.
When Lionel kissed him for his efforts, Bertie felt that not only the royal tongue, but the entire royal self, could achieve anything.