Question: I know not everyone is familiar with spoken or written Scots dialect. Would anyone like me to include some sort of glossary to make Remus's speech more intelligible?Title:
Highland Fling (2/8?) (now with pictures!)Author: pica_scribit
(complete fic archive
~4400 and counting….Rating:
M (but…er…not yet)Warnings:
Hot M/M sex, Scottish Remus, American SiriusGenre:
Total romance novel, present-day non-magic AUCharacters:
Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Fiona Lupin (OC), Maggie Lewis (OC)Pairing:
The summer before college, Sirius goes backpacking through Scotland in order to escape his family's expectations. In a small village in the Highlands, an unexpected flirtation turns his whole world upside down.Note:
An enormous THANK YOU to my Scot-picker, _jenc_
, whose diligence keeps me from embarrassing myself in public (at least, anymore than I already do), and who has encouraged me and given great comment for years. This one's for you, babe!Disclaimer:
Harry Potter characters are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.Excerpt:
He could tell right away that the third whiskey was something special. The aroma was completely different from that of the previous two, and when he brought it to his lips, the smooth, smoky flavor was like nothing he had ever tasted before. It sang in his throat without any of the burn the other liquor had carried.
When he lowered the glass, Remus was watching him. "Well?"
Sirius nodded. "It's good."
"Aye, it is."
Remus raised his own glass, closing his eyes and savoring the whiskey in his mouth for a long moment before swallowing. His tongue darted out to collect a drop that lingered on his lower lip, and Sirius realized he was staring again. He quickly buried his nose in his own glass before Remus could notice. If he didn't stop doing that, the other man might start to think he was gay, too, when really he was only a bit tipsy, and happened to be enjoying Remus's company.(Chapter Two: Whiskey, You're the Devil)