Log in

No account? Create an account
03 April 2008 @ 08:43 pm
Becoming the Donaghys [30 Rock; Jack/Liz]  
TITLE: Becoming the Donaghys
CHAPTER 1: Decompression
FANDOM: 30 Rock
SPOILERS: My own fic, Being a Donaghy



Liz jumped as her office door slammed shut and Jenna strode in, looking furious. She raised her eyebrows. "Paris Hilton sketch?"

"No! You! Where the hell have you been all week? I've been asking Pete for three whole days and he's not saying a word."

"I've just been... decompressing... after everything."

"For a whole week? Come on, Liz! You can't stay away from here that long. And what about Jack, huh? Do you know that Jack disappeared for a week too? I think he's still hung up on you. I think you broke his heart when you went ahead with the annulment. Did you ever think that maybe Jack didn't want to split up either?"

Liz smiled. "Okay, Jenna, first of all... breathe."

Jenna did so.

"Second of all... I was in Venice."


"No, Italy."

"What?! Who goes to Venice to decompress?"

Liz raised her eyebrows and fought the smirk. After she tore up the annulment papers and made the final decision to stay married to Jack (and after they properly celebrated for the rest of the night), they decided to take an impromptu trip to Venice, Italy. Jack, ecstatic that their marriage was no longer a fallacy, wanted to give Liz a real honeymoon. Pete (and Jonathan, begrudgingly) offered to keep their secret. And so they ran off like two love-crazed newlyweds. "I do. And... Jack does."

"Jack? Wait..." Jenna grabbed Liz's left hand and gasped promptly when she saw the ring still there. "You guys didn't split up! You guys didn't take a week off to get away from each other, you went to Venice to do it!"

"Well technically, we don't really need to leave the city in order to do that, but... basically, yeah." Liz sighed out her smile. "We had a real honeymoon. Together this time. And only Pete knew about it. And it was great." She raised her eyebrows. "The food was amazing."

"And the sex?"

Liz made a face. "Oh come on, Jenna, you know you are never getting any weird sex details out of me. I've told you a million times, that's creepy."

Jenna looked downright hurt. "I tell you all of mine."

Liz nodded. "I know. And it's creepy."

As Jenna rolled her eyes, the door swung open and Jack rushed in looking rather pleased with himself. "Lemon, darling! Tell me what you think of th--" Then he noticed the other occupant of the office. "Jenna. Hello."

"Jack, why didn't you and Liz tell me that you were staying married? And that you were running off to Venice?"

Jack touched her arms apologetically. "I'm terribly sorry, Jenna, but Liz and I agreed to keep it a secret from everyone."

"But Pete knew about it, didn't he?"

Jack blinked. "Everyone... but Pete."

"Oh, and!" Jenna whacked Jack's arm, her tone that of a tattle-tale. "Liz won't give me any details about the honeymoon."

A dreamy smile came over Jack, and he grinned at his wife. "Oh, it was wonderful. Beautiful sights, beautiful sounds, wonderful food, and my lovely wife."

Liz smiled and tilted her head.

"And, y'know, I honestly never thought it would've been possible to make love in a gondola."

Liz rolled her eyes when she saw the wide-eyed look on Jenna's face and the self-satisfied one on Jack's. "It didn't have one of those gondoliers steering it, Jenna, we were alone and Jack? Shut up."

"As you wish. But first, I need you to tell me what you think of this as a summer replacement show -- 25 super hot moms, 50 eighth grade boys, no rules. We'll call it MILF Island."

Liz immediately shook her head, her tone firm like a mother scolding her belligerent child. "No. No, Jack, that is a bad idea. Kind of creepy, actually."

"What about a new game show? We'll piggy-back on the success of that stupid fifth grader one and call it 'Are You Stronger Than a Dog?'"

"Again, no."

"How about 'America's Next Top Pirate?' There's a chance we could get a guy that looks like Orlando Bloom to host."

Liz shook her head adamantly. "No. Jack, these are all terrible ideas."

Lowly, he replied, "They are, aren't they?" Then he smiled and rushed over to her for a kiss. "This is why I'm so thrilled to have a wife like you." He ran a hand through her hair. "You may not be the tallest, brightest, or have even the biggest set of--"

"Thanks. Jack."

"--But you're the only one that can keep me in line. And for that, I thank you." He pecked her cheek again while she made a face up at Jenna.

"You're welcome. Now go, and... do some work." She shooed him away. "Otherwise your boss will think you're slacking off because of me and then one of us will get fired."

Jack laughed. "Well if it comes down to the two of us, Lemon, I certainly won't be the one that gets fired."

She glared facetiously.

"But you're right. I'll go do some more brainstorming with Jonathan, and you can get back to your, uh... sex discussion with Jenna."

"We are not having a sex discussion, Jack!"

"Whatever you say." Jack smirked at her over his shoulder and waved to Jenna before he disappeared around the corner.

Jenna smirked, watching him go, then turned back to Liz with a gleeful glint in her eyes. One eyebrow quirked up. "A gondola? Really?"

"I am not giving you anymore information about that, so you might as well change the subject."

Jenna nodded, taking a seat in one of the chairs in front of Liz's desk. "Sure. Absolutely, let's talk about something else." She grinned. "So what'd you bring me from Italy?"

"Ugh," Liz's head hit the desk seconds later.


"Hey, thanks for mentioning that gondola sex to Jenna, by the way. She won't shut up with the questions." Liz flipped the humidifier on and climbed into bed, reaching into the drawer of her nightstand for her book, and her jar of VapoRub.

After pulling her hair up, she readjusted her pajama set -- a red silky button-down long sleeved shirt and matching pants with her married initials stitched on the breast pocket. Jack's idea, not hers.

"What kind of questions?" Jack called back from the bathroom. The sound of drawers opening and closing in there could be heard and Liz figured he was brushing his teeth.

"Y'know... logistics. Positions. Really creepy stuff."

Moments later, Jack emerged from the bathroom and climbed in on the opposite side of the bed, wearing matching silk pajamas in dark blue with his initials stitched on the breast pocket. "Well I don't know that I'd call the physical act of love between a husband and wife 'creepy,' Lemon. As a matter of fact, I thought that moment in the gondola was extremely romantic."

"Of course it was," she practically hissed, a tad bashfully. "I never said it wasn't. I just... don't like giving details about it."

"Was it not enjoyable for you? I was so certain you'd climaxed."

She rolled her eyes. "Yes. I did. Twice in a row, remember?"

Jack smiled wistfully. "Ah yes. I was in rare form that night."

Liz rolled her eyes yet again. "My point was... just because I enjoyed it doesn't mean I wanna give every last detail to Jenna."

"Well I thought this is what women... do. Isn't that what Sarah Jessica Parker does on that show? The one where she drinks copious amounts of Cosmopolitans with her two girlfriends and her mother?"

Liz couldn't help the chuckle, and didn't bother to correct Jack about Sex and the City. "Maybe on TV women do that, but... I don't know. I've never been comfortable talking about sex stuff." She raised her eyebrows as she twisted the cap off her VapoRub. "Jenna has no problem talking about it."

"Of course not, Lemon. Jenna has deeply-rooted insecurities and a weird eye."

"Her sister peed in it once."

"So she's said. But I digress. I'd rather not spend the rest of the night talking about Jenna."

"Yeah?" Liz screwed the cap back on her VapoRub. Maybe she'd do something crazy and go without it for a night. "What do you wanna talk about? The new PJ's?" She glanced down at her own. "Because I gotta say, I'm not really feelin' 'em."

"Why not?"

"Well first of all, it says 'Ed' over my boob."

"That's E.D., Lemon. Elizabeth Donaghy?"

"Yeah, I got that. To me though, it still looks like 'Ed.'"

"It's in moments like this I find myself gravely concerned about the integrity of the White Haven public school system."

She rolled her eyes and laid her hands over his face, drawing him in for a kiss. Smiling against her husband's lips, she teased him coyly, "Do you really wanna spend the rest of the evening talking about my schooling?"

Jack, quick to catch on, grinned back at her, his eyes deepening to a dusky blue. "Absolutely not." His voice was gravelly, in that way where Liz knew exactly what they were going to spend the rest of the evening doing.

As if reading her mind, Jack moved the collar of her pajama top to the side, exposing her shoulder. He kissed across it. "Since you don't care much for these pajamas, what do you say we get rid of them?"

Liz smirked, closing her eyes when his lips hit a particularly sensitive spot on her neck. "Sounds good to me."

He unbuttoned her shirt slowly, pressing a kiss to each inch of flesh as it was exposed. "We can also perhaps work on that sex phobia of yours."

She rolled her eyes, but smiled nonetheless, and propped herself up on her elbows once he had her shirt completely unbuttoned. She watched him untie her pajama bottoms as she told him, "I don't have a sex phobia, Jack. I just think some things are nobody's business but the people involved."

"Fair enough. Then perhaps we could try some role-playing tonight."

She raised an eyebrow as he slipped her pajama pants down her legs. "Oh yeah?"

"I could be a contestant on America's Next Top--"

"I am not having weird pirate sex with you, Jack. I refuse."

"Very well. Normal sex, then?"

"Sounds great. I'll hit the lights."

"No no no." He stilled her hand just as she reached for the bedside lamp that was still turned on. He kissed her fingers as he stared into her eyes with his own (bedroom eyes, and yikes those were sexy), telling her huskily, "Leave them on."

She grinned, "Okay," and laid back against the pillows while Jack finished undressing her. "Things are about to get kinky."


{x-posted to jack_liz and 30_rock}
tasha sveta: 30 Rock - Grinning Lizbitingbedbugz on April 4th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
I just died. A sequel to Being a Donaghy! Gondola sex! I'm excited.
a.: liz; beautyregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Heee! Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying it thus-far! I've been meaning to start this for forever, hahaha.
bitterfool on April 4th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
a.: jack/liz; affectionregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Haha, thank you! I've been meaning to start this sequel since last summer, lol. I'm glad to finally get it off the ground.
flyingfantasticflyingfantastic on April 4th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
So this seems a little silly, but I haven't read this chapter yet, but when I saw that it's a sequel I just had to say....AHHHH YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay sorry that was a bit obnoxious. I'm going to read it now!
a.: jack/liz; balconyregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Aww, yay! I'm glad you're so excited! Being a Donaghy was my favorite fic to write, and I think that's largely because all of you guys were so excited about it. So I'm really anxious to do this sequel, and can only hope it lives up to your expectations. ♥
mybaloney on April 4th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
"No, Jack, These are all terrible ideas. Verbatim from Seinfeld vision. Love the details. :)
And my fav: "Well first of all, it says 'Ed' over my boob." for the win!
Please tell me there's more to come, complete with a little baby Donaghy!
stresseaterstresseater on April 4th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, ED! Only Liz would think that, come on. :) And that is why she is absolutely lovely.
a.: jack/liz; elevator sex plzregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, thanks! I thought that would seem like a Liz thing to focus on :D And you're right, that is why she is lovely and we all adore her.

More soon!
a.: jack/liz; let it goregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, thanks, I'm glad you liked it! I definitely had to do a nod to some of the second season stuff, because I fully believe that if Liz and Jack had been communicating all summer (or in this case, married) there is NO way she would've let him do any of those shows.

There is definitely more to come!
van_canucksvan_canucks on April 4th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
Liz made a face. "Oh come on, Jenna, you know you are never getting any weird sex details out of me. I've told you a million times, that's creepy."

Jenna looked downright hurt. "I tell you all of mine."

Liz nodded. "I know. And it's creepy."

YOU MADE MY NIGHT! I'm pretty sure you know how great I think you are by now, and I'm also pretty sure, I'm close to being obsessed/stalkerish when it comes to your fics. I'm ecstatic you're writing a sequel to one of my favourite stories! And I know you have a lot of projects on your plate, but do you have any plans to continue Intoxicated Valentine?
a.: liz; pwns jonathanregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
Heeee, thank you so much! I'm really glad you're enjoying the sequel already; I've been meaning to do it since last summer. Hopefully it will live up to everyone's expectations, lol.

As far as Intoxicated Valentines goes, I have about half of the final chapter finished, but I have completely lost sight of where I was going with it, lol. I'm not really worrying about it right now. I've got this fic, and Bend and Break, and the companion piece to Two Ears and a Heart, and way too many ideas to count for various oneshots/drabbles/etc. Add about six other fandoms onto that and that's how much writing I have to do right now, LOL!
I work, I function like i'm a girl.: liz in wedding dressokelay on April 4th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
YAY!!!!!!!! A SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
This is so,so,so awesome

Loving it so far. the weird sex discussion, the pjs (they look cute in my mind) and them in Venice!
a.: liz; and her ham napkinregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Heee, thanks! Glad you're enjoying it thus-far; I've been bouncing around ideas for this fic for almost a year now and I'm excited to finally get it off the ground.

(In my mind they totally looked cute in the PJ's too, hehe. Very husband-and-wife-y. I just figured Liz naturally would hate that)

More soon!
csiAngel: 30 Rock J/Lcsiangel on April 4th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
Ha ha! Excellent. I ran straight to find this after I read your reply to my comment, and am so excited for a sequel to Being a Donaghy - I love that fic!

I love Jenna hounding Liz for details, and Jack just willingly handing them over. Hee! And Jack and Liz are so in character, and so absolutely adorable together :-)

Yay for this! Am eagerly awaiting the next part :-D
a.: jack/liz; black & whiteregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
YAY, thanks Jac m'dear! ♥ I'm glad you're as excited about this as I am. I've had this idea in my head since last summer, LOL. I needed to make room for more ;)

Second chapter will be up soon!
baggers on April 4th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
A sequel! *claps*

Oh my gosh, this is fantastic. You have really got their voices down now, I can hear this perfectly.
a.: liz; beautyregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks much! I'm glad you're liking this so far. The next chapter should be up shortly!
chameron4eva on April 4th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!! Do I love this! I jsut finished Being a Donaghy. *cough* Damn, i totally skipped alot of work, but it was worth it!

Keep it up!
a.: jack/liz; fireworks and sparksregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Aww yay, I'm so glad you liked this! Being a Donaghy was my favorite to write in the 30 Rock fandom so far and I've been meaning to do this sequel for a year now, haha.

Hope you didn't get in trouble at work ;)

More soon!
Sadako Yamamura: gylicardanonymousgirl7 on April 4th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
thank you , thank you , thank you !!^O^
a.: jack/liz; should've kissedregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Haha! Thank you! Glad you're liking this so far! :)
(Deleted comment)
a.: tina; as tinkregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Haha! Of course there would be a sequel. I've only been promising you guys for like a year, LOL.

And Bend and Break should hopefully be finished soon. Hahaha I really need to finish fics before I start posting them. I just run into all kinds of trouble when I don't :D
Kat: company: poor baby_forpele on April 6th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Cuuuute! And sex in a gondola? Risky! The water in Venice is like, toxic haha.
a.: jack/liz; let it goregalish on April 6th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thanks! LOL I thought gondola sex seemed like a 'Jack' type venture, despite the ickiness of the water.

More to come soon! :D
stephen@charleneforever.com: 30 rock: jack/liz & walkingmichellek on April 8th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Liz made a face. "Oh come on, Jenna, you know you are never getting any weird sex details out of me. I've told you a million times, that's creepy."

Jenna looked downright hurt. "I tell you all of mine."

Liz nodded. "I know. And it's creepy."

Hee. ♥ All of this had me laughing, with Jenna and Liz, and Jack and Liz and GONDOLA SEX. And Liz not wanting to have weird pirate sex.

You're one of my favorite people, I think.
a.: jack/liz; greenzoregalish on April 9th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Why thank you, my dear. ♥

I truly believe that no one else but Jack Donaghy would be smooth enough to get Liz Lemon to have sex with him in a gondola. In Venice. I mean, Dennis would probably try. But he wouldn't be able to afford Venice Italy so it'd end up being some cheap knockoff in, like, Little Italy or something. And instead of a gondola it'd probably be a cab. And he'd try to convince her solely on the fact that his name rhymes with Venice.

Oh, Dennis. Such a boob and yet I love him so. HOW DOES DEAN WINTERS DO THAT?

...Somehow I've gotten off-track. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed this starting chapter -- I have lots of fun stuff planned that I hope you'll get a kick out of. :D

And the next chapter has already been posted.

Also I'm still not over your post-2x10 fic. OH MY GOD.