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16 March 2008 @ 12:13 pm
Eff Buddies [30 Rock; Jack/Liz]  
TITLE: Eff Buddies
FANDOM: 30 Rock
SPOILERS: Season two, pre-C.C.


Sleeping with Jack the next three nights in a row makes her feel a little better about the fact that Jenna won't shut up about the two of them. "I mean, she's just relentless," she hears herself saying on the third night as Jack kisses down her body. "She paid Frank to Photoshop our heads onto a bride and groom and plastered like sixteen of them around the building -- oh!" Her hips snap up as Jack's lips hit her in just the right spot. "And... and, um... and she's been leaving bridal magazines in -- oh, God, yes -- in my office, and... and I--"

"Liz..." Jack kisses her inner thigh, and hot damn is he good at this sex stuff.


"When you found that article about the benefits of talking during sex, I don't believe they were referring to full conversations."

"Well, I just... thought it'd spice things up." She closes her eyes because she's both embarrassing herself, and because Jack's tongue is writing some sort of novel on the underside of her knee and it feels awesome.

"We've only been doing this for five months and already you feel we need more spice in our sex life? We could role play." Jack leans back and Liz has to fight not to grab his face and make it do more awesome things to her lower body.

"No. Jack. I told you I'm not role playing." She props herself up on her elbows and decides that the tingly-feeling-good portion of the evening has ended for now.

"But Lemon, I assure you it truly is enjoyable." He's used her surname. Yep, the tingly stuff is definitely over.

They spend the next twenty minutes arguing about role-playing, which results in Liz finally agreeing (reluctantly) to portray the subordinate while Jack pretends to be the boss.

It's pretty hot.


By the time they reach the seven-month mark, Liz is pretty sure they're in an actual relationship now. But there's no confirmation, so she really doesn't feel right freaking out about it yet. Jack takes her out every Friday night, which blends into late-Friday-really-early-Saturday sex, but that's it. Sure, sometimes he doesn't necessarily ask her out and the date is more implied than anything else, but... that doesn't mean anything. That just means they've established a pre-sex routine.

And sure, more often than not, sex ends with them falling asleep curled up together, but that doesn't mean it's a relationship either. Sex can take a lot out of a person. Particularly sex with Jack. So. Nothing weird there.

No, what actually makes her think it's a real relationship is something that Jack says on their seven-month non-anniversary. "I'm not seeing anyone else."

"Well yeah," she makes a face and grabs for one of the Chinese takeout containers on his desk (it's stress eating time with Tracy wanting to give up his role on TGS to become a bird wrangler), "There's nobody else in the room right now but me."

"No. No no. Lemon..." Jack takes the egg roll out of her hand gently -- he definitely knows how to get her attention -- and he smiles at her. "I mean I'm not dating anyone else anymore."

"Oh." Why does he need to inform her of that? They're not a couple and they're definitely not exclusive. She's been on tons of dates since this started.

...Y'know, shopping dates with Jenna and stuff. And one time with Pete to pick out lingerie for his wife which was... creepy. But still. They totally were dates.

"How long?" she wants to know, and reaches for the egg roll again.

Jack lets her have it this time, and she feels his eyes on her while she scarfs down the egg roll. "Seven months."

She lifts her eyes to his, half of the egg roll sticking out of her mouth. "What?" she asks around it. Maybe the crunchiness of the egg roll made it sound like he said seven months.

But nope. He repeats it, and sure enough he said seven months. So the whole time they were doing this, Jack wasn't dating anyone. Suddenly she needs to run away.

So she calmly finishes her egg roll, excuses herself, and bolts out the door. Then she comes back in a couple seconds later, grabs the carton of chicken cashew, and marches out again with her nose in the air.

A girl's gotta eat.


The Tracy situation is diffused when Jack agrees to let him do a recurring sketch about a bird wrangler. Tracy acquiesces and for the time being, things go back to normal.

Sort of. Her and Jack are still really messed up. Neither of them have acknowledged what happened in his office the day before, where he basically told her they were exclusive and her running out with some of his food. Neither of them broach the subject, and they just keep having sex as if that whole weird conversation never even happened.

Until day five of month eight. They have sex in the elevator -- the service elevator this time (Jack wanted to feel like a blue collar worker) -- and it's amazing as always. Liz reaches an epiphany pretty quickly, and Jack is ever so grateful. She can tell by the way he grips her thighs and buries his face in her neck, murmuring her name (first name) over and over again. Once they've both reached their respective epiphanies and Jack starts sending the service elevator back down to the basement, Liz sighs contentedly and straightens her skirt.

"I'm not seeing anyone either," she blurts out, and then clamps her lips shut.

Jack glances behind himself. "I would hope not, Lemon, otherwise we've had an audience this whole time."

She rolls her eyes. "I mean I'm not... y'know... dating. Anyone. I haven't been, I mean."

Jack searches her eyes and tucks a few strands of hair behind her ear. It's kinda sweet. "For how long?"

"Seven months."

Jack's expression doesn't change -- he really does think she's this horribly unappealing theatre tech nerd that couldn't get a date if she tried. She feels an immediate need to defend herself.

"And y'know, it's not like I couldn't get a date. I could. I've had tons of guys asking me for my phone number whenever I go out."

Jack raises his eyebrows. "You go out? Where?"

Liz plants her fists on her hips. "To the... store. And the hot dog stand."

"You've had hot dog vendors vying for a date, Lemon?"

She sighs. "Forget I ever said anything. This is just -- nevermind. We'll--"

Jack pins her to the wall of the service elevator and hits the stop button again as he kisses her. He then spends the next twenty minutes making her forget she'd ever said anything. Ever.


The rest of month eight passes without incident -- and quite a bit more elevator sex -- and things actually go quite smoothly until the middle of month nine.

They're in his office, kissing behind his desk. Liz is backed up against the desk and Jack's hands are on her ass -- it's a rather pleasant sensation. Then they slide up to cradle the small of her back and he pulls away with a smile on his face. He bites down on his lip and she thinks it might be one of the cutest things he's ever done.


"Hmm?" She loosens his tie and hopes that the door's locked. Because they're having sex in here whether it is or not.

"What would you say if I wanted to marry you?"

"What?!" She stumbles back and her hand accidentally knocks over his cup of water, which spills on his keyboard.

The keyboard starts shorting out and Jack pulls her away from it protectively. It's at that point that a small office fire starts, and the fire department has to be called. Jack's desk ends up charred on one side and his carpet will have to be replaced.

"Well," Jack sighs as they stand in his office together afterwards staring at the damage. "Lemon, I guess that answers my question."


{x-posted to jack_liz and 30_rock}
mybaloney on March 16th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
"Well," Jack sighs as they stand in his office together afterwards staring at the damage. "Lemon, I guess that answers my question."
Aw! More, please! I love your stories. Your Jack/Liz is always 1 part sexy, 1 part adorable, with a pinch of awkwardness and blended to perfection.
a.: jack/liz; balconyregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks so much! Hehe, I'm so glad you like these. I hope to have more of this one soon!
Not suspicious, but merely Canadian.: 30rock. jack/lizpodsnappery on March 16th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
This = ♥ ♥ ♥

I love your Jack/Liz fics so very much. Looking forward to the next part!
a.: angela; post-itregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Heee! Thank you very much. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them! I hope to have the next (and possibly final) part ready soon! :)
I work, I function like i'm a girl.: jack/lizokelay on March 16th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
awww. so cute. of course they're not seeing anyone else!

well, jack will have to woo her into marrying him.
a.: jack/liz; followshipregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Haha, thanks!

And I'm pretty sure Jack could woo any woman into marrying him. ;D
csiAngel: 30 Rock J/Lcsiangel on March 16th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
You can't stop there!!! Oooh so evil! They're so cute together. Love the fire! LOL! So very 30 Rock :-)

I would like to read more of this very very soon, if you don't mind :-) Thank you very much.
a.: jack/liz; balconyregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
I am quite evil, hahaha. But I thought you knew this about me already :D

LOL I'm glad you like the fire! That was absolutely last minute, I thought "OMG A FIRE. YES." Don't ask why, lol, I have no idea.

I really hope to have the final part of this ready soon :)
redefining success as just showing up: [30r] liz : wut wutbaggers on March 16th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
This fic is shaping up to be so completely perfect! Don't leave us hanging!
a.: jack/liz; followshipregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I hope to have more for you soon :)
bitebyte: draco malfoy is cryingbitebyte on March 17th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
They have sex in the elevator -- the service elevator this time (Jack wanted to feel like a blue collar worker)

So perfect.
a.: jack/liz; black & whiteregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
Haha, thanks much!
flyingfantasticflyingfantastic on March 17th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
So I was having a crappy day and then I read this and was like yay!
a.: jack/liz; 10 secondsregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I'm so glad I was able to shed a little light on a bad day for you :)
do I dare to eat a peach?stop_theworld on March 17th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
OMG! This is just- GAH, I love you! There are three million lines I want to quote. I love the bird wrangler part, and the "small office fire." I feel like this IS a 30 Rock episode, and I keep laughing out loud. I can't wait for more!
a.: ross/rachel; off the planeregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! Hearing this could be compared to an actual episode completely makes my day -- the tone of that show is so unique. In all honesty, I was actually kind of afraid to write it starting out, LOL, because it was SO hard to capture.

Thanks again, so much! More soon :)
Dayna: 30 rock; jack/liz; elevatordaynawashere on March 17th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
GUH. This is so perfect. I love Liz running out of his office and coming back to get some food. I love how you write Liz - so awkward and adorable and perfectly in-character ♥

And one time with Pete to pick out lingerie for his wife which was... creepy. LOL. And you seriously bring the funny.

"Well," Jack sighs as they stand in his office together afterwards staring at the damage. "Lemon, I guess that answers my question." Awww!

This is so hot and sweet at the same time. I'm really, REALLY looking forward to more ♥
a.: jack/liz; a decent setregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, sweetie! I'm glad you're still enjoying this. I absolutely adore Liz, so I always feel like I have to do homage to the awesomeness Tina Fey created. So of course the awkwardness and food obsession has to stay in there ;D

More to come soon!
van_canucksvan_canucks on March 17th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
OMG. No! You cannot stop there. You are killing me, from the inside out. Slowly. For real.

I just wanted to let you know that after reading this, I now, more than ever, want to marry Alec Jack. But since he's not a real person, I will settle for him marrying Liz.

But seriously, this story was just plain hot, thus making my day. :)
a.: liz; and her ham napkinregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
Awww! LOL I definitely don't intend to kill. Maybe just injure ;)

I'd definitely marry Jack too, lol. Liz is just too darn perfect for him, though, hehe.

I'm glad you're still liking this! Hopefully more will be ready soon!
courtney_mudie7: 30Rock: Liz high fives herselfcourtney_mudie7 on March 17th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
aww.. love it! cant wait for more! :D
a.: liz; beautyregalish on March 21st, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks! More to come soon! :)
stephen@charleneforever.com: 30 rock: jack/liz & my live-in gf lemonmichellek on March 27th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Until day five of month eight. They have sex in the elevator -- the service elevator this time (Jack wanted to feel like a blue collar worker)

Lolz. I love it.