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28 August 2007 @ 05:35 pm
Rock Upon a Porch With You [a mixtape for Gus]  
I've had this mix done long before the challenge over at fanmix started just so I didn't forget, only to end up to almost forget to put it up anyway. This is not a slash mix between Shawn and Gus, but rather a friendship mix. This has a fic integrated into the song listings, mostly because I've always wanted to do that. Anyway, carry on.

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"Shawn! What is this?" Gus came marching into where Shawn had been busily playing a game on his computer, but was now putting his full attention to his best friend who looked extremely angry. Before Shawn had a chance to ask what his problem was this time, Gus held up a hand, clutching a plain CD with his name printed neatly on the front. "Are these those pictures from three years ago that you promised you threw away?"

"Now, Gus. First of all, I never promised anything. Second, you weren't supposed to find that until your birthday."

"My birthday isn't until three more months! And the CD was sitting out in the open on the front desk? You really thought I wouldn't notice it?" He waved the CD in Shawn's direction before pausing in his rant to furrow his brow and clench his jaw, trying not to look curious. "What is it?"

Shawn sighed and slumped his shoulders. "Well, since you've already ruined the surprise I might as well tell you. I made you a mix... CD."

"Oh. Why? It's kinda..."

"Don't say it. And don't look at me like you don't want to listen to it. Put it in the CD player already." Shawn watched as Gus moved carefully over, slipping the CD in and pressing play. He sat in a wheelie chair next to the player and crossed his hands over his chest.

take california [propellerheads]

"What's this?"

Shawn leaned forward on his desk. "What do you mean 'what is this'? It's got... California in the title! It's good driving music! C'mon Gus!" Shawn sighed and Gus paused for a minute or so, listening and eventually bobbing his head along with it.

"I guess it isn't so bad. I'm skipping to the next one."

my best friend [weezer]
There is no other one who can take your place
I feel happy inside when I see your face
I hope you believe me
Cause I speak sincerely
and I mean it when I tell you that I need you

You're my best friend

"Uh, Shawn?"

"Yes Gus? What's wrong with this one? I'm sensing this is going to develop into a pattern, isn't it?"

Gus shook his head and went to the next song. "Nevermind."

sometimes i don't get you [yo la tengo]
Sometimes I don't get you
It's like I'm lost at sea
Then you say you're okay
And I know that you'll stay with me
Oh it never comes soon enough
We'll get through the difficult stuff

"Sometimes you don't get me? Shawn, I'm the one who doesn't get you for the most part. Like yesterday, why did you tell the lady in front of us in line at the bank that on Tuesday the bank was going to get robbed?"

"It was an experiment! She said she had to come back Tuesday. I said that so we could go back on Tuesday to see if she showed up."

Gus was about to run out. Or throttle Shawn. "What if she called the police?! We could get questioned or jailed or..."

"Ooh. Listen to the next one." Shawn interrupted and changed the subject. Gus decided not to argue and moved on.

watch us work it [devo]
Now, watch us work it
Work it out
Watch us work it
Work it inside out

Baby we can work it out
Let’s put it back together


"And what, Gus?"

"The point of this song?"

"Because we work it! All the time. We're awesome, we're..."

"Alright. I get it. Shut up."

umbrella [rihanna ft. jay z]
When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'ma stick it out till the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella

Gus waited until the song was nearly over until he could think of anything to say. Turning his head slowly, he frowned and raised a finger up to point at Shawn.

"Nobody is ever going to hear this Cd except for me."

"Too late. I had Jules help me pick the songs. I think she likes you Gus."

"You what?! She probably picked this one, didn't she..." Gus paused and titled his head to one side. "Really?"

Shawn laughed.

dance tonight [paul mccartney]
Well you can come on to my place if you want to
You can do anything you want to do

Everybody gonna stamp their feet
Everybody's gonna feel the beat
Everybody wanna dance around tonight

Gus raised an eyebrow, but still looked a little excited. "How did you know I liked this song?"

"C'mon. Give me some credit. I'm trained to know these things!"

"I've been very careful in keeping this a secret. You're saying you used your detective-ness to find it out?"

"Not sure detective-ness is a word, but I like it. And nah, you left your iPod out and this was the song paused."

"Wait. You were the one who took my iPod and deleted all the -"

"Yes, it was. Don't even say their name. It'll hurt my ears."

"I happen to like them very much Shawn. I didn't tell you to pick up my player and listen to my music!"

"Just listen to the next song and stop acting like a child, Gus."


the rainbow connection [kermit the frog]
Who said that every wish would be heard
and answered when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us star gazing
and what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

"Shawn! You know this song makes me cry! Especially when Kermit is singing it." Gus said in a harsh whisper as if the room was bugged and someone else was listening.

"Actually, I did not know that. I only chose it because I wanted to throw a random song on there. But now I do. Thanks."

"Wait... I thought I told you. In high school, senior year? At the prom?"

"Well, that wasn't me." Shawn raised his hands. "I left prom in the first ten minutes."

Gus looked panicked to the floor. "Then who'd I tell that to?!"

Shawn cracked up.

rock upon a porch with you [the boy least likely to]
I just want to quietly
collect up my cavalry
Curl up into a little ball
and plot my revenge

and it might sound stupid but
the saddest thing about growing up
is that I will never think
I'm spiderman again
I'm spiderman again

Someday when I'm older I will
Rock upon a porch with you
Rock upon a porch with you
Remembering when I was young
and I still had my own teeth
and it's sad to think that
there might still be
dreams of ours that won't come true
they probably never will come true
and we'll regret the things we didn't do
and suck on travel sweets till we grow old

Gus once again said nothing until there was a break in the song where there was only music and he spun his chair around to face his friend. He was smiling this time though, instead of looking angry and he nodded his head a couple times.

"You know, Shawn. This isn't a horrible CD. A tiny bit gay at certain parts, but it was somewhat... normal."

"Uhm, you won't be saying that soon."

"Why? What'd you do?" Gus instantly stopped smiling and ignored the rest of the song as he wheeled forward. Shawn looked ready to run already.

"There's one more song."

"What did you do?!"

& & &

Gus launched out of his chair and clenched his fists.

"I am going to kill you Shawn!" He stated to go for Shawn who scrambled up and ran for the door, yanking it open and running down the sidewalk, Gus close behind him. "Get back here so I can kill you!"

Shawn paused to turn and call back. "Maybe if you asked nicely?" But then Gus was getting closer and he looked even more pissed so he started to run again. In his rush, Gus had forgotten to shut the front door and also managed to leave the CD on, the song that made him so upset still playing loudly for no one to hear.

bonus song! gay [stephen lynch]
cause if i were gay
i would give you my soul
and if i were gay
i would give you my whole being
and if i were gay
we would tear down the walls
but i'm not gay
so wont you stop cupping my.. hand


Jackie Lamagnifique: by phuck the internet is for porntju_tju_tju_tju on August 29th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)

You LOVVVEEDDD the fic that went along with this. You have their banter down SO well. I want more Psych fic from you, dammit!!!!!!

(bonus song=made of awesome)
Jackie Lamagnifiquetju_tju_tju_tju on August 29th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
I meant, I LOOOVVVVEEDD the fic. Not you. Although you're free to love it as well.
(no subject) - skypipe on August 29th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
that damned elusive megaloo: Psych: dynamic duomegaloo13 on August 29th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
*dies dies DIES of laughter*

Oh, this is utterly perfect for these two! They're great song selections, but made about a million times better due to the fic. Which is brillant! You completely nailed their banter. And the last song... XD
skypipe on August 29th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
oh dear, don't die! *revives you*

I'm so glad you liked it, thanks! :)
had a dream of making everyone smile: Psych: peeringapriljoiex on August 29th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh, this was so much fun. I could totally see them having this whole conversation in my head and it was made even better by the soundtrack to enhance the experience. I have tears in my eyes.
skypipe on August 29th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
So glad you liked it, thanks! :)
hilaryundersea on August 29th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
ohhh, 'twas amazing! i can't wait until it finishes downloading so i can listen to the mix as i reread. :D
skypipe on August 29th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! Enjoy. :)
Ibonekoen: A smile is contagiousibonekoen on August 29th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
FUcking brilliant! I'm on my work computer, so I can't download the songs right now, but believe you me when I get home...
skypipe on August 29th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy.
Bethany: shawn spencersnowystingray on August 29th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, this is so great. I'm a big Shawn/Gus friendshipper, and you totally did justice to their wacky dynamic. I especially love the bit about Gus crying to The Rainbow Connection -- it fits perfectly! And I have nothing to say about the bonus song besides COMPLETE AND UTTER WIN.
skypipe on August 29th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm a Shawn/Gus friendshipper as well, which is why I love writing for them so much. So glad you liked it. :)
Get better: shawn's an idiotdontelltheelf on August 29th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
Grabbing the mix. Yay!
skypipe on August 29th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^
Janelle: Conan - Keep cool my babieschibi_rei on August 30th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
<3 Awesome, awesome mix. Thanks :D
skypipe on August 30th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
thank you! :)
Diana Moon: Dancing Queendizilla on August 30th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
HAHA, just fantasmic! You got their voices down well.
skypipe on August 30th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Fantasmic? Cool, thanks!
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skypipe on August 30th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! Enjoy!
dizzy4411: HP- H/G chapter artdizzy4411 on August 30th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
This is adorable! Thanks.
skypipe on August 30th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Alisonendless__dreams on August 30th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
This is so amazing. Thanks so much!
skypipe on August 30th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks!
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skypipe on August 30th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, thank you! Love your icon, btw.
A heart will always go one step too far: [anime] Song of four seasonschickosaurusrex on August 30th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
XD Fantastic. The fic and the mix, I mean.
skypipe on August 30th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Azikaleazikale on August 30th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Amazing! I have so much love for this mix/fic :)
skypipe on August 30th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!