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Appetizing (FAKE; Ryo/Dee; PG-13)

Title: Appetizing
Author: opalmatrix
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: m/m kissage, mild swearing, and failed attempts at wit
Prompt: Ryo/Dee: kissing someone to shut them up - eggplant
Word count: : 675
Summary: A disagreement over a dinner choice turns heated.
A/N: Written for springkink VIII. Beta by the splendiferous smillaraaq.

The rain had stopped by the time they came up out of the subway station near Ryo's apartment, and the New York city night air was surprisingly sweet and pleasant. There had been a tasty meal earlier, and Dee was beside him. Ryo felt more than content: he was almost exhilarated. Dee suddenly turned to look at him, and Ryo realized that he'd been humming a lively pop tune under his breath.

"Well, someone's happy tonight," said Dee.

Ryo chuckled. "The weather's turning better, I'm with my best friend, we just had a good dinner ... ."

Dee stopped dead on the sidewalk in front of the building. "A good dinner, huh? It would have been a hell of a lot better if someone hadn't ordered eggplant!"

"What's wrong with eggplant?" Ryo tugged gently on Dee's muffler to get him moving again and opened the door.

"It tastes like crap and it's slimy!" Dee's voice was so loud that the night security guard, half-dozing on his tall stool, sat up suddenly and nearly fell over. Ryo smiled at him apologetically and towed Dee across the lobby to the elevator.

"And I was supposed to know you felt like this - how? You didn't say anything when I ordered it."

"I thought it might be your secret favorite or something. I mean, I know you like that place - you've been tryin' to drag me in there for months. But jeez, if you wanted that garlic sauce, you could've had it on chicken or something. Or pork. Or even squid. But a whole plate full of eggplant ... so help me, Ryo, I even tried a piece. And it was still just like always - gross. Man, we had eggplant parmesan once a month back in the orphanage, like clockwork - it was supposed to be a treat, and they made us clean our damn plates every time. I always thought I was gonna die, choking that slimy stuff down -"

The elevator car arrived. Dee stomped in and leaned against the back wall. Ryo shrugged and followed him, pushing the button for his floor. As the doors closed and the car rose, the mirrored walls showed a myriad of sulky, sexy Dees and apologetic Ryos, all staring at each other. "Well, I do really like eggplant with garlic sauce, or stuffed with shrimp. And I never knew you had an issue with 'slimy,' Dee."

"Who wouldn't! It's disgusting!"

"Maybe sometimes it's not, though?" Ryo tried to smirk like Dee, but the mirrors showed him a multitude of sheepish little grins instead as the car came to a stop.

"What the hell are you talking about? I'd like to know when!" Dee was loud enough that Ryo was sure all the neighbors could hear, because the elevator doors were opening. His cheeks were hot as he stepped out into the hall. Dee followed him, a really hilarious look of indignation and mystification growing on his face. Ryo stifled a snort of laughter.

"And now you're laughing at me! First you make me eat slimy eggplant and then you laugh -"

He probably had plenty more to say, but Ryo grabbed him by the shoulders and kissed him, hard. Dee couldn't get the words past his partner's tongue, although at first it felt like he was trying. Dee's mouth was perfect, hot and wet, and after the first surprised moment of resistance, he started getting into it. Ryo spun them both around toward the apartment, pulled out his keys, and opened the door without releasing Dee's lips. Dee pushed him inside, and Ryo kicked the door shut as soon as they were both clear.

They fell onto the couch, Dee (of course) on top. It was a couple of minutes before they stopped to breathe.

"You little wacko, what's gotten into you?" panted Dee.

Ryo raised his head and licked along Dee's wet, swollen lower lip: "Hmmm ... it's wet, and slippery, and ... ."

"That's different! Arrrgh, don't say it!"

"So stop me."

And after that, there was no more talking.



( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 13th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
This was *very* nice! Always love to see well written FAKE fan fic.
Nov. 17th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)

Oooh, thank you! I'm very fond of these two, but I've never written anything much for them before.

Nov. 13th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
A splendiforous use of the second part of the prompt, I dare say - loved the last line and the story that led up to it, and very much enjoyed seeing Ryo take charge. *g*
Nov. 17th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)

He's got to start acting on his own desires one of these days, so I thought, "WHy not now?"


I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Nov. 14th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Very well done. I'm not a FAKE fan, but this was a great fic.
Nov. 17th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)

Aww, thanks! I think FAKE is probably the crackiest series I've really liked, and for me, it's mostly about the chemistry between the two of them. I feel like smacking the stuff out of most of the secondary characters ... .

Nov. 17th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't buy the chemistry, wasn't that into the art, and as a lawyer and resident of the NY metro area, couldn't accept the premise that these were two NYPD detectives.

I have a high tolerance for crack, though, as you know, because I ♥ Gravitation. Though I often felt like smacking some of its (main) characters. Then again, I feel that way about Saiyuki sometimes (mainly, but not entirely, about Sanzo).
Nov. 14th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Aww. *grins* Cute as hell, damn it. Thanks for sharing!
Nov. 17th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)

Thank you ma'am!   XD

Nov. 14th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
He, he, lovely. You really caught the cotidianity of their relationship and still made sweet. Loved the imagery in the elevator and how you described their expressions there.
Nov. 17th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)

I'm glad you liked the mirrors thing! I'm always struck by how, in elevators, you never really want to meet anyone's eyes, and yet there are these mirrors all over the place in most of them. So it's hard to get away from what anyone's face is doing, including your own.

And I'm so happy you liked the story!

Nov. 15th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Awww. It's always fun when Ryo gets to be the aggressive one, and Dee pouts. :) Thank you!
Nov. 17th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)


If it's to get Dee out of a self-pitying mood, I figure Ryo will do whatever is necessary! Thank you for reading!

(Hee, I like the icon!)

Nov. 15th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)

Awesome. :D
Nov. 17th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)

Aww, thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Nov. 16th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Very nice! I enjoyed this one. :)
Nov. 17th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)

Thanks so much! I'm glad this worked for you!

Dec. 8th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
GLEE! So. Much. Awesome.
Dec. 26th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)

Ah ha, I got caught up in Yuletide and didn't get back to this ... and I feel especially bad because of the lovely rec you gave it. You're absolutely right in what you said about recs in general - even months or years afterward, comments and recs can mean so much.

I'm really glad you enjoyed this story!

Dec. 9th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
Here via a rec from bronze_ribbons. This was really cute, and you have both Ryo and Dee's personalities down pat! ^_^
Dec. 26th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)

Aww, thanks! It's funny, a lot that happened in the series was total slop, but these two guys made me love it. (Sorry this response was so late - I got caught up in Yuletide research and writing right after springkink was over.)

Dec. 14th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
Here via Ribbons' rec.

Aw, this was sweet and cute, and actually quite hot. Very well written story in so few words.

Down, mind, down!
Dec. 26th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)

Hee hee ... how good to know that my writing can be inspiring ... .

I'm very happy that you enjoyed this.

Dec. 26th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)

So cute. Thanks for sharing.
Mar. 26th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)

Oooh, I never thanked you for this comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the story!

Mar. 24th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
That was more than adorable! <3
Mar. 26th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)

I'm so glad this worked for you! They are a great couple.

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