Summary: Becker finds out Matt doesn't know the Beatles, this is of course unacceptable and has to be changed. But will Matt let him in long enough to do it? Warning: Slash.
Disclaimer: The characters belong to ITV, the songs to The Beatles. To sum it up: I own nothing! (Excuse me while I sulk off to mope)
Author's note: So for some reason an image appeared in my head of Becker playing the piano and it was just too pretty to ignore, also Becker playing the Beatles is almost too much for my fragile mind to handle.
Warning: Slash Matt/Becker nothing explicit, but still slash, also spoilers for season 4!
Chapter 1: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Matt found the cd on his desk when they returned from another anomaly. Only his name was written on it, nothing else. His curiosity got the better of him and he slipped it into the disc drive, it only contained one song: Hello, Goodbye, by the Beatles. Matt sighed as the music started to play, to think this whole thing started with a piano...
It had been a moment of weakness, Matt knew that now, but then he had just been lonely. Emily had stepped through the anomaly back to her own time, Gideon was dead and Matt had nobody to talk to anymore. So he had invited Becker over for a beer, fully expecting the other man to politely turn him down. Instead Becker had accepted and had appeared on his doorstep that evening carrying a six-pack.
The piano had come with the apartment, Matt neither played it or cared about it (yet). Casually sipping his beer Becker had struck a few chords and announced that the thing needed tuning badly. Matt had brushed it off saying an instrument that never got played didn't need to be tuned. Becker had shrugged and changed the subject.
But Matt's interest was piqued and against his own better judgement he had called a piano-tuner. The man, a short, balding, annoying man had scolded Matt for neglecting the piano for so long and (as far as Matt was concerned) had overcharged him severely.
The next time Becker had come over Matt had, as casually as he could, announced that the piano had been tuned. Becker had smiled at this. "Well if that's the case it would be a shame if nobody played on it."
Matt could still scarcely believe the change that came over Becker as soon as he'd sat down behind the instrument. Becker looked relaxed, completely at ease behind the piano like he was exactly where he belonged. He had struck a few chords, fiddling around for a bit, he told Matt he hadn't played in ages so he was just going to have to live with any mistakes. Somehow though, Matt was pretty sure that once Becker actually started playing he wouldn't make any mistakes. And he was right, Becker started playing beautifully and flawlessly and then to add to Matt's shock, Becker started singing.
"The long and winding road that leads to your door."
Matt had never cared much for music, surviving and saving the human race had always taken precedence, but suddenly he felt there was a whole world he'd missed out on. When he'd asked what the song was called once Becker had finished, the man had stared at him in shock.
"You don't know the Long and Winding Road?" Becker had asked in surprise. Matt had shook his head.
Becker struck up a few new chords. "How about this song?" He had asked before playing again.
"When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me."
Matt had admitted he didn't have a clue. Becker had shook his head in disbelieve. "Do you know anything by the Beatles?"
To which Matt had stupidly replied. "Who?"
I hope you enjoyed chapter 1. The original summary for this story was: Some men say it with flowers, some say it with chocolate, Becker says it with Beatles!