Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: Dee/Ryo, Bikky/Carol
Challenge/Prompt: Trick or Treat Treat for badly_knitted
Word Count: 620
Date Written: 2 October 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
“YUCK!” Bikky made a disgusted face at the mess Ryo was scraping out of the pumpkin Dee held tightly for him.
“Just don’t look at it, kid,” Dee remarked as his partner scraped out the very last remnants. “It’ll be worth it. Wait ‘til you see the scary look I’m gonna dig into this thing’s face, you’ll freak!”
The disgust on Bikky’s face was instantly replaced with annoyance. “I’m not going to freak out over anything you do, old man,” he countered, “just as long as you keep your paws off of Ryo. If you -- “ The doorbell rang, cutting him off. “That’s gonna be Carol!” Proudly, he added, “She wanted me to take her to a Halloween party tonight!”
“Yeah, and the fact that you think you have a right to dress as Batman when you’re such a little hooligan -- “
“Hey, it’s Halloween, sucker! It’s the night to pretend you’re something you’re not! You should know all about that.”
“I thought you said costumes were for kids -- “
“I did,” he admitted to Dee’s surprise, “but I was wrong. Carol’s going as Catwoman, and believe me, that’s no kid’s costume!” Laughing, he skated from the room.
Before Dee could call a retort back out to the kid, Ryo removed his hand with a fistful of pumpkin goo. Dee’s face mirrored Bikky’s expression from earlier and caused Ryo to grin at him. He dumped the pumpkin out into a large bowl and then wiggled his fingers at Dee. “No way,” Dee spoke stubbornly, lifting his mouth upward, “am I licking that mess, even if it is off of your fingers!”
Ryo laughed and grabbed a towel. “It’s going to be rough it,” he said with a big smile as he wiped his hands clean. “This is enough pumpkin to make a couple of pies and some pumpkin spice cookies.”
“I still don’t see what all the fuss is about pumpkin spice,” Dee commented as he lifted his knife and turned the emptied pumpkin to face him. “The only thing pumpkins are good for are for jack o’lanterns.” He pressed his blade against the pumpkin’s skin and was just starting the first cut when a scream resounded through the kitchen. He dropped his knife, jumped to his feet, and turned to see Bikky leaning against the doorway, his arms wrapped around his sides, and laughing so hard that he was beginning to cry.
Bikky wiped away a tear. “You should’ve seen your face!”
“Wait ‘til they see your face, brat, after I’m done with it!” Dee charged him, but Bikky took off skating, grabbing Carol’s hand at the door and continuing out into the street. Dee ran after him, but the kids were soon lost in the throng of trick or treaters who were starting up the path all around Dee.
“Crap! I didn’t want to do this!”
By the time he got back to Ryo’s apartment, his boyfriend was standing in the doorway and passing out candy to the little monsters. He grumbled angrily and shoved pass him, but after Dee had given the last of the current round of trick or treaters their candy, he closed the door and opened a miniature candy bar. “I know how to make that frown go upside down,” he teased Dee.
Dee glowered at him from where he slouched on the couch. Ryo swayed through the room and then held the chocolate up tantalizingly before his partner’s lips. With a sigh, Dee gave in. “Yeah, you do,” he admitted and turned to licking the chocolate from his partner’s fingers. Maybe, he thought, there was something to be said for trick or treating after all, as long as it was done with just two consenting adults.