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title: de-nile runs through egypt, or something like that.
fandom: the new adventures of old christine, matthew/christine
warnings: incest, ofc. also short and terrible.
summary: matthew has mommy issues and christine has never understood the concept of personal space. that's all it is, really.



Matthew Kimble is not in love with his sister. Seriously, that's just gross.

Yeah, they're somewhat closer than siblings are supposed to be and they both definitely have issues but, come on. Matthew is not in love with his sister.

I mean, yeah, sometimes when he forgets himself, he leans in close (too close) but she doesn't even notice. She continues prattling on about whatever is bothering her this week, never missing a beat, and he'd be lying if he said he didn't care (of course he says it anyway).

Anyway, he can feel her hair against his cheek and maybe he doesn't pull away immediately, but the point is that he does and there you have it. Matthew is definitely not in love with his sister.

Maybe sometimes he still gets close (too close) and he hasn't forgotten a damn thing, but that doesn't mean anything. Honestly, it doesn't.

He's just lonely sometimes and Christine is and always has been a cuddler and it's totally okay for siblings to lean on each other if they need it. We would not be having this conversation if Matthew was a girl, would we?

We probably still would if Christine was a boy, but that's not the argument here. Matthew Kimble is sometimes (always) an effeminate man, and there's nothing wrong with that. (Well  ) Nothing.

So what if Matthew enjoys his sister's company and her hugs and her laugh and the smell of her hair (his sister) and the way her hand feels on his arm (she's his sister) and that special way she smiles when   (she's your sister)

She's his sister. Christine is his sister.

Yeah.

So it's agreed. Matthew Kimble is definitely not in love with his sister.

(The meaning behind the recurring dream in which they are happily married in Mexico, however, is a totally different conversation. Matthew never put much stock in dream-reading, anyway.)

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Date: 2012-12-30 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feelthespine.livejournal.com
lmfao a spambot is the only person to have read this. "aw, this was a very nice post" about incest.

Date: 2015-08-05 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darlinglili.livejournal.com
sweet and the perfect length. i just started watching this show out of boredom and noticed immediately the incestuous subtext that lingers between Christine and Matthew. not a fan of incest, but they do have an interesting relationship and are adorable, so it was nice that you summed up the complicated feelings that may have been going on in Matthew's head in this little fic. also i thought you deserved another comment even though this is old!

Date: 2015-10-14 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleetingmadness.livejournal.com
oh wow holy shit, how did you even find this? thank you so much!

Date: 2016-02-06 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prince-elsinore.livejournal.com
Joining the late party--I am so glad I found this! I can't believe there isn't more fic out there for these two. I absolutely adore them and their dynamic. You captured it so well in so few words. I only wish there were more :D Thank you so much for writing this!

Date: 2016-02-19 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleetingmadness.livejournal.com
thank you so much! oh my god, you're the one who wrote that fic on ao3! ferris bueller you're my hero

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Date: 2016-02-19 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prince-elsinore.livejournal.com
You're welcome! :D oh my gosh haha you found that fic xD thanks! I've got a couple more parts planned, working on a sequel now :)

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Date: 2016-02-20 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleetingmadness.livejournal.com
no, you're welcome! i'm the one who commented on it, it's so great! yes!!!! never stop writing them lmao we'll be a fandom of two

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Date: 2016-02-22 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prince-elsinore.livejournal.com
Ohh thank you!! Haha it's a deal xD I need these two in my life. I know there are other shippers for this pair out there, it's almost hard to believe they haven't generated any content! Ah well, it's up to us ;D

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