Giving up Ground - Chapter 9
Chapter 9 of Giving up Ground (9,863 words), a 911 / lone-star cross-over is up on Ao3! This is Part 2 of my Chaotic Energy series, so if you haven’t read part one, “Express to Nowhere” yet, read it here!
Chaotic Energy Summary
He didn’t know who ‘Buck’ was anymore, both in and out of the uniform. Well, other than reckless. Hard to love. A bad friend.
Buck finds an unexpected kindred spirit in TK Strand, which would be great if the universe wasn’t working in overdrive to get rid of them both on an individual basis that is only exacerbated when the two of them are together.
This is the journey of the chaos that is Buck and TK as Buck works to rediscover who he is and maybe, just maybe, find his own happily ever after with the love of his life along the way.
Relationships: Tarlos, pre-relationship Buddie
Total words: 64,156
Eddie was dating Ana. Had been, for almost the last two months. He had told Buck three weeks ago, straight up, that he was planning on romancing Ana at a cabin in the woods for a weekend. Just the two of them. As consenting adults. But after The Elevator Incident, Buck had honestly thought that the feelings between him and Eddie had shifted. He hadn’t thought Eddie would still go.
Now, Buck is left to wonder whether it was all just wishful thinking. But his time to agonize over the ‘what ifs’ is cut short when a massive storm front blows in and causes a deadly multi-vehicle collision on a bridge over troubled water. Buck finds he’s glad Eddie isn’t around to see this.
Meanwhile, TK is back in Texas. Carlos wants to live with him, he has a close friend in Buck, and life is good. That is, until some bad weather causes road rage in Austin, and TK finds that objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
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