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01 March 2007 @ 01:41 am
when we realized that the world could be conquered: he is very real  
Title:  when we realized that the world could be conquered
Epilogue:  he is very real
Author: miss_bennie
Characters: Dwight, Jim.
Word Count: 400
We own nothing relating to the Office.
The beginning of Dwight and Jim. Bringing their relationship full circle.
Travelling Salesman, General S3.
Author's Notes:
Thank you to biggerdorkthanu and fireworkfiasco for beta.
Previously: Prologue, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, and Chapter 6.

Jim sits next to Dwight in the conference room.  A Sales Call.  Their first together in 2 years.  In spite of himself, he feels a little excited.


They don’t talk about what approach they’re going to use on the way over.  Leaning against the car while Dwight headbangs inside, Jim taps his foot and feels five years younger.  He’s glad he’s on the outside of the car, this time.


The minute Dwight asks to use the phone, Jim knows which way they’re going, and that they would close the deal.  It works every time (except for the time Kelly put them on hold), and is Dwight’s favorite; it’s one of the first “tricks” he taught Jim after he first started.


They’re on their way back when Jim can feel drumming on his headrest, can hear familiar humming.  They’re alone, and Jim thinks, what the hell.


“Dwight, I’ve got to ask you.”


The drumming stops.




“What song is that?”


“What song is what?”


“You always used to hum that song after we closed a sale, and now you’re doing it again.  I’ve always…I just wondered what song it was.”


The backseat becomes quiet, and Jim takes an opportunity at the next light to look back.  Dwight is looking out the window.  “Dwight.  Is it some Motley Crue song?  Iron Maiden?”


“I made it up.”


“Wow, I had no idea you were in a band.”


“It’s not..just stop, Jim.  It’s just a song I made up for us.”


“For us.”


“Like a theme song.  Every team needs a theme song.”


“Oh.”  Jim doesn’t quite know what else to say, and he’s relieved when Dwight changes the subject to Karen.


He’s returning from coffee, moving from one awkward situation to another as Dwight approaches him slowly, pulling him into a hug.  They stand there for a moment, and Dwight doesn’t speak after he releases him and walks away.  Jim feels like something just ended.


He and Karen get on the elevator, and when as the doors close she finally speaks.


“So, that was weird.”


Jim almost smiles to himself for a moment, thinking, until Karen nudges him with her elbow.


“No, that was Dwight.”

The End. 

CHAZANOVAmozarts_friend on March 1st, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
I have no words. thank you for this!
Sounding my barbaric yawp: the only road I knowkairos103 on March 2nd, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Oh geez how I love this! It seems like it's going "there's so much I need to tell you, and yet, I cannot" until everything seems to actually work out in a happy way. I think the inspiration behind the jello pranks is my most favorite part of all. Well done!
Jay Auris: Yaay Housenighthawkms on March 2nd, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh my good god.


You win at life.

<3 Loved this. Loved it completely. Perfect reflection of Dwight and Jim's relationship. OMG.
killersharky: dwightjimkillersharky on March 2nd, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Love love love! You got Dwight and Jim so perfect and the end? I can't tell you how much I loved Dwight and Jim on a sales call in TS and you made them even better. You guys rocked this from the beginning!
(Anonymous) on March 2nd, 2007 07:25 am (UTC)
Wow. I feel so happy after reading that! I already loved these two to pieces, but now? And this: “It’s not..just stop, Jim. It’s just a song I made up for us.” I actually got a little choked up. It's sweet and weird and them. Brilliantly done, both of you. Take a bow.
-Paper Jam

a self-confident lady werewolf: jim says come here.sundancekid on March 2nd, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
So this was a very fresh way of looking at Jim and Dwight's relationship. I liked Jim's sincere desire to do well, to succeed -- how much he needed this job (though I'm curious as to why), Dwight's hope that they would become an unstoppable team (much like him and Ryan :p), Jim's hesitance to prank Dwight even with the sneaking suspicion he deserves it. This was very unlike any other Jim backstory I've read (and there isn't enough of that!), and it felt very natural, very hopeful.
a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: i'll hook you up with my contractorquietdecember on March 2nd, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh that is so perfect, I love Jim and Dwight but this is absolutely amazing. Thank you thank you thank you!