Disclaimer: I don't own "Brokeback Mountain" or anything of that nature.
I wanted to change the story, so I did. This time Ennis does leave with Jack after he gets his divorce. AU of course.
WARNING: Gay relationship, sex all ready, don't like it, don't read it.
Jack Twist drove his truck up to Ennis's new house. We he had gotten word that Ennis's divorce had happened he had taken off work immediately, packed a bag, and gotten into the truck to make his way to Ennis's place. When he pulled up, Ennis was outside and about to get into his truck. Jack could see two girls sitting in the front of the truck who he assumed were Ennis's daughters. Ennis looked up and seemed to be cursing to himself as he recognized Jack. Jack didn't care. He hopped out of the truck and was relieved when Ennis willingly walked to him and embraced him tightly.
"I got your postcard," said Jack touching Ennis's face gently. Ennis pulled away suddenly and looked back to the two girls in the truck.
"These are my daughters, Alma Junior and Francine. Girls this is Jack Twist."
"Hi." said the two daughters simultaneously.
"Howdy girls," said Jack tipping his hat.
"Girls give me a minute, Jack and I need to talk." Ennis lead Jack into the house and shut the door back with a slam. Jack suddenly found himself slammed into the nearest wall and Ennis's lips giving him a crushing kiss.
"Jack fucking Twist," said Ennis with a growl under his breath.
"When I got your note, I thought we could get out of here, get a ranch together."
"What about your wife?"
"I'll get a divorce. We're barely anything to each other anymore."
"Jack, I have the girls for the rest of today. I missed last week and I need to make it up to them."
"I'm going to take them out to dinner tonight and then drop them off at their mom's." Ennis took a step back from Jack and rubbed his chin with the palm of his hand. Jack reached out and touched Ennis's face gently. This time Ennis didn't pull away. "Would it be all right with you if I left you here while I take them out to dinner? You can help yourself to anything in the fridge... plenty of beans." Jack smirked and leaned forward so that their foreheads were touching.
"It's fine by me Ennis. You go take care of your girls."
"We'll talk about this when I get back, all right?"
"Yeah, we'll talk." Ennis touched Jack's face and kissed him more gently this time. They embraced tightly and then Ennis walked out of the door without a word. He watched Ennis get into the truck and speak to the girls for a moment. Maybe he told them that Jack was getting something. Maybe that Jack was down on his luck and needed a hand. He didn't care. He was here now. He was in Ennis's house, and there was at least something of a chance to be with him.
At around nine that night Jack heard Ennis's car pull up in the gravel driveway. Jack was sucking down his second beer. He counted the steps that Ennis took up to the porch of his house. He heard the key turn in the door and watched the door open. Ennis looked up at Jack from under his hat.
"How are the girls?" Jack asked casually.
"They're fine. I got them home to their momma again." Ennis reached into the fridge and pulled out a bottle of beer for himself. "She's still sore at me for missing last week. When I told her that I was going up to visit you and go fishing she got even more sore. Started yelling at me."
"I'm sorry." Ennis shrugged in his usual manner.
"It's not like I'm ever going to live with her again. She's getting herself a new man anyway. He can deal with her." Ennis flopped down on the couch next to Jack. "Jack fucking Twist. I should have known you would show up once I sent that postcard."
"So, what do we do now?"
"I don't know. I don't know what to do." Ennis drank down another gulp from his beer and sat in thought. "Winter is coming on soon."
"I have some money saved up. I want to buy that ranch up near Brokeback Mountain now. We can live there. Work the land. It could work."
"People might find out. We could get killed you know."
"Fuck Ennis, we'll be in the middle of no where. We'll lie. Say one of us is down on his luck. Say we're half brothers. Say anything. But if there's one thing I know, it's that I can't stay away from you much longer and live. Ennis, I can't stand how much I miss you sometimes. It hurts." Jack rubbed at his chest as if trying to staunch an invisible open wound. Ennis felt the same pain in his chest. He had done the same thing several times on lonely nights when he missed Jack the most. He leaned over against Jack's shoulder and snuggled into the nape of Jack's neck. Jack put an arm around Ennis's shoulders and sighed with relief at the contact Ennis was finally giving him. Ennis leaned down and kissed Jack's chest where he had been rubbing it. Jack closed his eyes and felt the pain in his heart ease. Ennis shakily rubbed Jack's neck and shoulder like he did the second night they were together.
"All right Jack, all right." Jack looked down at Ennis with confusion.
"What...?" he whispered half expecting this to be a dream.
"I said all right Jack," said Ennis lifting his head and looking straight into Jack's eyes. "In truth, I hate this place. I need a place to start over again. And starting over with you is as good as anything else." Jack half laughed half sobbed in relief. "Easy cowboy," said Ennis gently touching Jack's face. "Don't fall apart on me now."
"What would you care if I fell apart on you?"
"Because I might fall apart too." Jack's eyes filled with tears and hid his face in his hands and began to sob. Ennis gently wrapped his arms around his lover, held him tightly, and gently rocked him while quietly humming like he once did up on Brokeback. He felt tears sting the back of his eyes and felt them roll down his cheeks even as he hummed and tried to comfort Jack. When Jack looked up at him, they gently kissed each other. They dried the tears from each other's cheeks and Ennis kissed him more fiercely than before. He pulled Jack up from the couch with him and led him back into his small bed room. He slammed the door shut and that was when everything began to be like it was.
The two attacked each other the minute the door was closed. They pulled their clothes off of each other as quickly as they could. Ennis pushed Jack onto the bed and then crawled on top of him. They kissed and stroked each other and drove each other wild with their bodies being so close once again. Ennis didn't turn Jack on his stomach which was the surprising part. He pulled his lovers legs over his shoulders and dived into him while their eyes locked onto each other. No words were spoken, just gasps and moans of intense pleasure coursing through them. Ennis leaned down and kissed Jack roughly as he came inside his lover. The two held each other tightly through the shakes and didn't let go until the sun rose again in the morning.