This Year's Prom King
This Year's Prom King is a story written by shukyou and illustrated by calintz. It ran in Issue 13 and can be found at s2b2.livejournal.com/66670.html and shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/this-years-prom-king/.
A goth concocts a way to hook up with a jock, and to his horror, the jock wants to do it again.
From http://twistedhilarity.livejournal.com/17738.html: "A young jock falls in love with the emo brother of his girlfriend (who’s really his ex-girlfriend, but they’re keeping up the pretense). A game of truth or dare changes everything. Rating: FLUFF – oddball, fun, and sweet."
From pinboard.in: "This year's prom king gets to make out with his girlfriend's stepbrother in a closet because of a dare, and because he's the prom king, everything goes his way. Eventually."
Treat it like it's a movie. Opening scene, some rich kid's house, parents gone for the weekend, low light, booze and joints, inmates running the asylum. Credits in some trendy font roll while guitars rock out some overplayed pop hit. Zoom in on the kids, who have by this point all sprawled over the furniture in various states of fashionable disarray. Keep zooming until you get to the guy slouched in the middle of the nice beige loveseat, knees spread a mile wide, joint poised between two fingers, the one who's telling the joke that everyone's laughing at, the one responsible for no fewer than six of the beer cans that'll be gracing the recyclables bin come tomorrow.
That's me. I'm telling the story; I get the establishing shot.
This Year's Prom King is followed by three ficbits and one short story: This Year's Yule King, Movie Night, Student Films, and White Lines, respectively. The latter is narrated by Tristan, for a change.
This Year's Prom King has been featured on GoodReads.
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- delicious.com: "I wasn't convinced at first, this fic starts in a very sort of generic way, but it gradually becomes convincing and then it has you. Sweet story of the jock and the outsider, from the pov of the jock. And because it's m/m, some of the irritating conventions of popular kid/outsider do not get included here. That's not a virtue of a m/m story, that's a problem that has to do with gender roles and the way we reproduce them in fiction."
- https://www.diigo.com/user/cupidsbow/s2b2: "Adorable original highschool slash."
- from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GayGuySeeksPopularJock: "'This Year's Prom King' depicts this kind of relationship, with the twist that the jock is the main character doing most of the pursuing as the gay geek is a sarcastic loner who thinks that all jocks are jerks and hates that he's attracted to one."
- pinboard.in: "a not-douchebag jock falls in love with a prickly emo kid, and proceeds to try and get him to be his boyfriend. lovely, lovable fluff"