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Hahaha, okay, this is super old, so I had to clean it up a bunch because I want to post it before tonight's episode!








Kids, in order for me to tell you the story of how I met your mother, I have to back up and tell you the story of Aunt Robin and Uncle Barney.

**


"What the HELL?"

Robin froze mid-kiss, eyes flying open, and abruptly yanked back, speechless. She turned to see Marshall and Lily, who were both gawking stupidly. Then, without missing a beat, she reeled her hand back and slapped Barney across the face. Hard. Hard enough to send him spinning and staggering into the wall face-first. He promptly bounced off of it and crumpled to the floor.

"W-what the hell?" She tried to sound appalled, sneaking measured sideways glances at Marshall and Lily's shocked faces to see if it was working. "No, Barney, I will not make out with you! God!"

"WHAT THE HELL." Barney was half-sprawled on the toilet, red-faced and sputtering, and not at all amused. "Jesus, Scherbatsky, you have the arm of a Ukrainian discus thrower! Is there some kind of legally required daily allowance of spinach in the Canadian diet I'm unaware of?"

Robin ignored him and turned to Marshall and Lily. She caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror over Marshall's shoulder. Great. Her bra was definitely unhooked, her neck was scraped red with bite marks, her hair loose and messy around her shoulders.

"What are you two even doing in here?" she asked, flustered.

"Ted is upstairs with his date, so we came back here to have sex," said Lily bluntly, "but instead you were in our stall. This is our stall."

Barney scoffed, pulling himself up from the floor. "What, like it has your name on it?"

"Actually it does." Marshall pushed forward and pointed toward the corner of the stall door. "See?"

Indeed, the words LILY + MARSHALL'S LOVE MACHINE were scratched into the paint, surrounded by a heart. Barney and Robin "ohhh"ed in unison.

"Marshall did the heart," Lily explained, and Marshall ducked his head, smiling lovingly at her. She quickly straightened and narrowed her eyes at Robin. "You still haven't explained what the hell is going on!"

Robin was pretending to wipe at her mouth in disgust, trying to buy some time, when Lily’s eyes lit up with realization.

"Oh. My. God." She cupped a hand over her mouth in horror. "You two! You've been doing it! How long have you been doing it?"

"No! No, this is the first time!" Robin blurted out. A total lie. She elbowed Barney and shot him a meaningful glare. "Tell them it's the first time."

He drew himself to his full height, exhaled deeply and nodded.

"Robin's right. It is the first time." Barney paused, then added: "The first time in a public bathroom, anyway. We've totally been doing it for, like, months."

Robin gasped. "Barney!"

"Bathroom sex high five!" he crowed and raised one arm in the air. Everyone stared blankly. "No one gives it up for bathroom sex? Really? Here I thought we were all fans. Fine, then, be that way."

"So maybe it was a bad idea," conceded Robin.

Lily's eyes were wide saucers.

"A bad idea? A BAD IDEA?" Her hysterical screeching rose to pitches that Robin was certain only dogs could hear. It made her miss her own dogs. "In the history of bad ideas, this is one of the worst you could possibly have. It trumps the creation of acid wash jeans and whoever thought people would want to drink clear Pepsi! That is how bad this is!"

"Okay, okay, I get the picture!" Robin grabbed Lily's arms and gave her an entreating look. "Please, please do not tell Ted. He'll just freak out, and he shouldn't, because it's not a big deal. It isn't."

"Fine," she agreed. "I won't tell Ted. It's just-- you? And Barney? How-- how did this even happen?"

Robin sighed. "It was all Barney's idea."

**



SEVERAL MONTHS EARLIER

“Welcome back, Scherbatsky.”

They clinked glasses.

“Come on. We’re bro-ing out, rebound style. Suit up.” He set down his empty glass and sighed. “Nevermind, there’s no time for that.”

He was already standing and adjusting his suit. Robin blinked up at him impassively.

“I… am not… going… anywhere,” she replied, but her words came out delayed and bordering on slurred. “I don’t need a rebound. Gael was my rebound. A very, very good-looking rebound, as a matter of fact. Even if he kinda sucked in bed.”

Barney stared as she polished off what was remaining of her third—or was it fourth?— whiskey.

“Okay, I actually want to hear the rest of that story, but we need to get a move on.”

**

“Barney. No.”

“What, are you kidding? It’s like Brotopia. Karaoke bars are teeming with hot girls who are extremely liquored up and have little to no shame in singing Kelly Clarkson at the top of their lungs, deluding themselves with the idea that they are the next American Idol.”

The place was empty-- not unexpected, all things considered-- which meant they had a seat right up front. After finishing a beautiful version of Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You," the gorgeous Italian man with the microphone leaned down to hand it to Robin.

"You are beautiful," he said in his dreamy accent. "I am sure you have the voice of an angel."

Flattered, Robin hopped up on stage and decided to rock out to Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know." It was quite an impressive display, considering that despite her drunkenness, she still knew every word, and her voice was kickass, and her boobs looked great (as always). At the end, she did an astounding high kick and pumped both hands in the air, and the crowd cheered for an encore, not unlike her mall tour days-- even if back then her audiences consisted of tweens and bored parents rather than a bunch of twenty-to-thirtysomething drunks with nothing to do on a Monday night.

**

In the shared cab on the way to Brooklyn, Robin leaned her pounding head against the window and said, "I can't believe I just did that. It was bad, wasn't it? I butchered it."

Barney said, "Shut up. You did not butcher it. You were great."

She opened her eyes. "Really?" she said.

"You're always great, Scherbatsky," he said, and brushed the hair off her face fondly, and leaned in, and it was only natural that she opened her mouth to his when he pressed against her.





**

"OH MY GOD," Barney said. "THAT IS SO NOT HOW IT HAPPENED!"

"What?" Robin raised her eyebrows. "That is totally how it happened!"

"The court of public opinion is open to all sides of this debate," Marshall reasoned. "But dude, it better be good. Because seriously, I'm not buying a story where Robin comes onto you first."

"Look," Barney said, tugging at his already loose tie, "this is how it really happened."

**




SEVERAL MONTHS EARLIER

“Welcome back, Scherbatsky.”

They clinked glasses.

"You know, we should do something special to celebrate my newfound single status," said Robin a few minutes later, over the rim of her mostly empty glass. "Got any ideas?"

"There are the usual bro activities," Barney said. "Laser tag--"

"Fun, but I'm thinking something bigger."

"Like, licking the Liberty Bell big? 'Cause that one's hard to top."

"Maybe not that big."

**

Barney knew the owner of the karaoke club-- uh, because Barney knew everyone-- and scored them a table right at the front, despite the place being filled to capacity. That allowed them a prime position to heckle the obese Italian man singing a very effeminate version of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," which led to the obese (and now irate) Italian shoving the mic in Robin's face and saying, "put up or shut up," which led to Robin wobbling up on the stage. She stood there for a full minute, unsure of song choice, before Barney went to the guy in charge of the tracks and told him to put on Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know."

It was quite an embarrassing display, with Robin slurring most of the words and giving the finger to the booing audience. There was a lot of headbanging involved, and at the end, she yelled, "I'M ROBIN SPARKLES, AND THAT WAS FOR YOU, TED MOSEBY. I WANT MY DOGS BACK," kicked over the mic stand (on the third try), and nearly got a concussion tripping over a cable on the way down the stairs.

**

In the shared cab on the way to Brooklyn, Robin crawled her way into Barney's lap and said, "I was amazing, wasn't I? God, that felt good! Being up there! Rocking OUT!" She kicked out one leg to emphasize "out." "I am like-- like the next Kelly Clarkson. Except edgy. And Canadian."

Barney rolled his eyes and said, "Yeah. Uh huh. You were great."

"Yeah I was!" she breathed, and licked her lips, and grabbed his face with both hands, and kissed him full on the mouth. With a ton of tongue.






**

"You are such a liar!" Robin said. "I gave a riveting performance and you know it!" She raised her hand like she was going to slap Barney again. He dived back to avoid her.

Lily intervened. "All right, all right! So you two have... very different versions of what happened that night. But what happened after that?"

"Yeah!" Marshall folded his arms over his chest. "I mean, one night-- okay, that's one thing. But MONTHS?"

Robin and Barney met each other's gazes guiltily.

**



OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS

Barney was smooth and lean, hard in all of the places Ted had been soft, but in a good way, a great way. It was like he was scratching an unbearable itch that had been lingering for months. Robin's back arched off the bed as her stomach pushed out, her breath hitched in her throat. She had a nice view of her newly-painted bedroom ceiling as her nails dug into the hollows of his shoulders. But she had other things on her mind than her paint job. Obviously.

Eventually they fell apart, both gasping for air, the sheets tangled around their legs.

“Wow,” she panted. Her vision was still sort of spinning. “That was…”

Barney twisted his head toward her. He was grinning widely. “I know.”

The words tickled across her collarbone, cool against the drying sweat. She shivered a little as he reached into his nightstand drawer and retrieved two cigars, handed one to her, lit them both with a single match.

“Fonseca Cosacos. Nice.” She inhaled, glanced over and saw Barney puffing away. “I think we just committed a severe violation of the Platinum Rule. Twice.”

He waved a hand airily. “Doesn’t count. You’re neither a neighbor nor a girl.”

“Excuse me?” she huffed, pushing herself up on one elbow. “Hello, I am too a girl! It’s not like I have a penis! You are witness to that!”

“While you may have the anatomical correctness of a female, in every other way you are pure bro,” he explained. “All of the hotness, none of the emotional crap. Man, Ted is the biggest idiot alive. You’re like the perfect woman.”

“Oh.” Robin wasn’t sure whether to be insulted or flattered by that. She decided to go with the latter. “Thanks.”

She settled back on her half of Barney’s pillow, smoking and listening to the traffic stirring outside.

“So, what does this make us?” she asked uncertainly. “Two friends who made a one-time drunken mistake which is never to be spoken of hereafter?”

“That. Or there’s the other option: we become BWBs.”

“BWBs?”

“Bros With Benefits.”

“And does that come with a set of rules too?”

“Not yet, seeing as it is currently uncharted territory to all of brokind,” he said. "But for this situation, I am willing to be the Christopher Columbus, the Ponce de León, the Magellan, the--"

"I think I got it, Barney."


**

"No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, Barney and I are not together, no." Robin swallowed, hard. That would probably be more convincing if Barney wasn't squeezing her thigh under the table. She took a deep breath and added, "No."

"Really. Sixteen no's." Barney was grinning. Bastard. He was totally enjoying watching her squirm on the spot. "Really?"

**

There was a lot of sneaking around-- hands on thighs under the table. Staying late at McLlaren's to spend some one-on-one time. Shared cab rides.

And once, memorably, making out in Ted's bathroom when he went for a Pad Thai run.





**

"All this time?" Lily said, disbelieving. "That is-- that is just-- really, Robin?!" She shook her head. "You have to tell Ted."

"Or if you don't, it has to be, like, over, for good, you know?" Marshall said. "I mean, it's not serious, right?" He paused as Barney and Robin looked at each other awkwardly. "Right?"

Robin nodded after a long beat. "Right."

"Yeah," Barney said quietly. "Don't worry. It's... it's over."

**

It was raining when Robin left McLlaren's, and she didn't have an umbrella, but she figured she had a long subway ride to dry off, so it didn't matter. She didn't want to talk to Barney, or look at Barney-- she just wanted to go home. Take a bath. Smoke a cigar. Curl up in bed with her dogs-- except, wait, her dogs weren't there anymore. The thought of going home to an empty apartment stung, but what else was she going to do? Ride around on the subway for a few hours? Uh, last time she did that, that guy with no teeth tried to sell her his bottled urine. Ew. Maybe she'd just go home and polish her gun and call it a night.

"Hey. Hey, Robin. Come on."

It was Barney, catching her elbow. Robin spun around to face him.

She was not going to cry. She was not going to cry. Dammit.

"Barney, it's fine, okay? We both knew going into this--" She stopped to take a breath, suddenly couldn't look him in the eye as she gestured to both of them. "I mean, of course this was going to happen. We had a good run, and we can end it here, before Ted has to find out. It's not like we were ever going to--"

He cut her off with a kiss. His mouth was warm and wet, and she found herself opening to him, arms winding around his neck instinctively.

"Your suit," she said when she broke away, rubbing a hand along his drenched sleeve. "It's ruined."

"Bros above all else," he said solemnly.

“Even Hugo Boss?”

"Even Hugo Boss."

"So, what exactly happens now?" she asked.

Barney's brow wrinkled, and he gave her a "duh" look, as if the answer was obvious.

"Uh, we continue being awesome?"

She laughed and touched the side of his face.

"I'm sorry I sucker-slapped you," she said.

"Eh. Sometimes you take one for the team." He shrugged and pulled her in closer. "Plus, it was actually pretty hot."

She quirked an eyebrow. "Hmm, are you saying you like it rough?"

"That's my girl," he said, and kissed her again.

**




And so, kids, that's the story of how Aunt Robin and Uncle Barney got together-- as far as I know. Maybe there's more to it, but maybe it doesn't matter. The important thing is that it happened. Now, the story of how I found out about it, and the story of how they stayed together, is much longer and much more complicated, if you can believe it.

The thing is, in retrospect, that night is much more significant than it seems— you’ll find out that most things in life are. Because if Aunt Robin and Uncle Barney had never been caught right then, and if they had decided to end it there, I never would have ended up meeting your mother.

But we'll get to that soon enough.



--end



A/N: I suck at being funny, but I love B/R enough to try. Uh, any problems with canon are my fault (I am fanwanking that he told her about the Platinum Rule before the episode of the same name). Shoutout to [livejournal.com profile] winter_baby for her ~amazing picspams that nearly convinced me that they are TOTALLY DOING IT already! Title from Alanis Morisette, of course!!

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Date: 2008-04-22 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blahblahologist.livejournal.com
I WISH I HAD TIME TO READ THIS BEFORE THE ACTUAL EPISODE WAS ON

D: D: D:

Date: 2008-04-22 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-spin.livejournal.com
I love you for this.

(and I can't wait for this goddamn episode)

Date: 2008-04-28 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Date: 2008-04-22 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cacanina.livejournal.com
I just started watching HIMYM (starting with the first episode) about a week or two ago and I love Barney/Robin! Ever since the laser tag episode!

This was very well done. Eee!

Date: 2008-04-28 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
They are definitely my favorite. I love the two of them to ridiculous degrees!!

Thank you for commenting! :)

Date: 2008-04-22 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dudski.livejournal.com
WINNNNNNNNNNNNNN. I love that you have two versions of how they got together - it was so reminiscent of the show!

GOD CALIFORNIA WHY ARE YOU NOT EIGHT THIRTY YET.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
I tried to do it in the structure of the show. Which is hard, because the show is brilliant, and I... am not!

Thanks for the feedback!!

Date: 2008-04-22 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thursday-last.livejournal.com
Oh My God... tonight's episode.... there are no words for how awesome the last five minutes are.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Seriously, I KNOW. SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME.

And your icon, omg. Hilarious!!

Date: 2008-04-22 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandyleigh.livejournal.com
This was so good! And just what I needed after tonight's episode.

I need icons.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :D

Actually I did post some icons I made here, should they strike your fancy!

Date: 2008-04-22 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myriad69.livejournal.com
You DON'T suck at being funny, because that was awesome enough to capture the awesome that is Robin and Barney WHICH IS NOW CANON OMG I need to watch that again.

But seriously, this was GREAT!

And I STILL need a HIMYM icon.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!!

I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY ARE CANON. It's like-- fandom wet dream. Srsly.

Date: 2008-04-22 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoes-with-soul.livejournal.com
This is amazing. Almost better than the show. :)

Date: 2008-04-28 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2008-04-22 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] typicrobots.livejournal.com
I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH, YOUR BARNEY AND ROBIN VOICES ARE SPOT-ON, ALL BARNEY/ROBIN FICS SHOULD BE DEDICATED TO ME.

"Uh, we continue being awesome?"
HAHAHA I CAN HEAR IT IN MY HEAD.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
I AM SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT!! :D

Um, I am pretty sure 75% of Barney/Robin fangirlism all around the net can be attributed to your picspams. Ever since you've been doing them way more people have jumped on the bandwagon.

Date: 2008-04-22 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] voleuse.livejournal.com
I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
THEY ARE PERFECT. ♥

Date: 2008-04-25 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cashewdani.livejournal.com
How did I miss this fic?! Of course a legendary job.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I appreciate that. :)

Date: 2008-04-25 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailtonorway.livejournal.com
Awesome. BWBs! The storytelling! BATHROOM SEX.

Date: 2008-04-28 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Every fic should include bathroom sex. True story.

Thanks for the feedback! :D

Date: 2008-04-30 02:22 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lily-268.livejournal.com
I love the back-and-forth play of this fic! It's sounds so realistic and the Lily/Marshall dialougue is adorable! They branded a stall! This was hilarious!

Date: 2008-05-01 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Lily/Marshall are adorable. I love them.

Date: 2008-04-30 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dollsome.livejournal.com
Omg, YES, this is ace! I just randomly wandered over to your journal, and I'm so glad I did, because my soul is all a-flail right now! Just hilarious, and sweet in that perfect quirky Brotp way, and you captured the tone of the show so well, and I love that you had Future!Ted in there and the flashing back and jadlkfja;dklfa. So AWESOME.

Stuff that particularly just makes my life--

-Lily's bad idea rant. Such a fantastic Lily voice!

-"You're always great, Scherbatsky," he said, and brushed the hair off her face fondly, and leaned in, and it was only natural that she opened her mouth to his when he pressed against her.

That just totally made my soul melt, and then contrasted with Barney's "OH MY GOD" I almost died from funny.

-The two versions of the Italian guy!

-I'M ROBIN SPARKLES, AND THAT WAS FOR YOU, TED MOSEBY. I WANT MY DOGS BACK" Oh God, I want this on a t-shirt.

-"Yeah I was!" she breathed, and licked her lips, and grabbed his face with both hands, and kissed him full on the mouth. With a ton of tongue. Oh, Barney. Ahaha.

-“While you may have the anatomical correctness of a female, in every other way you are pure bro,” he explained. “All of the hotness, none of the emotional crap. Man, Ted is the biggest idiot alive. You’re like the perfect woman.” ajdflkajf;dalkajd. Yeah, that's all I got. How can something be so romantic and so Barney at the same time?

-And then the last scene, which just killed me from beautiful, oh God. Once again, so romantic and yet so perfectly them, which is a fine line to walk, I think, and you just owned it. Brilliant.

And, so, in conclusion, I foresee myself rereading this many, many times in the future, and you are awesome, and this comment is sort of frightening. Hurrah?

Date: 2008-05-01 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
So, this is pretty much the most amazing feedback ever!

And thank you! I was worried the ending got too schmoopy, so I tried to balance it out. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D

Date: 2008-04-30 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepodsquad.livejournal.com
AWWWWWWWWWW!

Gosh! So, [livejournal.com profile] dollsome insisted I read this. And it is AMAZING! Gosh. It's just...yeah, amazing. That's basically all I have for this. AMAZING!

Date: 2008-05-01 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
THANK YOU!! I totally appreciate the feedback. :)

Date: 2008-04-30 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allthingsholy.livejournal.com
Oh, this is very cute. Well done. I even liked the SageTed narration! Awesome.

Date: 2008-05-01 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thanks! I tried to write it similar to the format of the show. Glad you enjoyed. :)

Date: 2008-04-30 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] musical-junkie.livejournal.com
This was so awesome. I loved the tag at the end with the Ted narration. And, "Lily and Marshall's Love Machine" FOR THE WIN.
How had I not read this fic before? Epic awesome.

Date: 2008-05-01 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I thought it was a bit rough so I didn't bother to post it anywhere else besides my journal. I'm so glad you liked it!!

Date: 2008-04-30 03:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] la-tante.livejournal.com
came this way through dollsome and bimym_fic. and first of all, you do not sick at being funny. this is one of the most in tone stories i've seen. it is stupid-funny and awesome and dare i say it? yes. it is legendary. people will take this tale of barney and robin and lo, it shall become as canon. yea, even as tptb let the followers down and through the valley of ted, buffyx shall raise us up and we shall all exult: barney and robin 4 eva!

Date: 2008-04-30 03:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] la-tante.livejournal.com
holy moly. apparently i cannot spell when i'm being all biblical 'n shit. the comm is himym_fic (1st duh) and you do not suck at being funny. there is no sick at all...sheesh!

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Date: 2008-04-30 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annakovsky.livejournal.com
Oh man, this is so great! It's perfectly them, and completely charming -- I love the framing of it with Ted's narration too. You should post this to [livejournal.com profile] himym_fic!

Date: 2008-05-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I thought it was, uh, rough around the edges, so that's why I didn't post it anywhere else. But I have now posted it to [livejournal.com profile] himym_fic, per your suggestion!

Date: 2008-04-30 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irishmizzy.livejournal.com
Heeeee, this is SUPER DELIGHTFUL. I love that you used Ted's narration and the time warps and the Barney vs. Robin how-it-happeneds. SO AWESOME.

Date: 2008-05-01 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you!! I feel like you are one of the founders of (ridiculously well-written and amazing) B/R fic, so I am glad you enjoyed this! :D

Date: 2008-05-01 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roga.livejournal.com
OMG OMG YOU NEED TO GO AND WRITE SCRIPTS FOR THE SHOW NOOOOOOOW. Unless you already are, which, if you told me, I would totally believe. I spent the entirety of reading this in a state of CAPSLOCK SQUEE. Dude. This was so far beyond awesome. From "Jesus, Scherbatsky, you have the arm of a Ukrainian discus thrower!" to "Uh, we continue being awesome?" and Ted's framing monologues and everything in between, it was like hearing the characters speak, not seeing their words written down. Seriously, this is amazing.

Date: 2008-05-02 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!! I am glad it came off as in tone with the show, because the show has such a distinct format and voice to it that it's easy to get wrong. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

Date: 2008-05-01 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chunkeymonkey81.livejournal.com
Awww that was so cute and in character...and yes, very funny. The cleap pepsi...lol...tru dat! Heh....good job!

Date: 2008-05-02 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2008-05-01 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foodsthatcan.livejournal.com
This was really cute (and funny!). Loved the Saget narration (totally spot on) and the he said/she said. This is the first HIMYM fic I've read that actually used the flashback format the way the show does, and I loved that you stayed with that instead of going down the usual fic angst route. Props!

Date: 2008-05-02 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Thank you for commenting! The show's format is pretty awesome and I think this is the first time I've written a fic trying to think of it as a mini-episode of the show. So I'm glad that worked for you. :)

Date: 2008-05-01 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollywood-song.livejournal.com
OH MY GOD.

There is no amount of capslock or button mashing that will adequately show my love for this. I MEAN, GEEZ. Ukranian discus thrower? Marshall heart? Marshall lawyering out? Drunk Robin? AND THEY STAY TOGETHER?!

Best ever.

Date: 2008-05-02 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Ahhh, thank you so much for the glowing feedback! It made my day.

I kind of feel like it was rushed, since I wrote the majority of this post-The Platinum Rule and forgot about it until the other day. But I want to see them work outtttttt, so so badly.

Date: 2008-05-01 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoob2222.livejournal.com
hee this was perfect. I love the two versions of how the first kiss happened (so That 70s Show) and him kissing her at the end...so cute

Date: 2008-05-02 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
That 70's Show = amaaaaaaazing!

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