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04 January 2009 @ 11:47 am
Cupid Fic: Pink Cupcakes  
Written for yuletide 2008
Crossposted to cupid_talk


Title: Pink Cupcakes
Pairing/Characters: Trevor, Claire
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Pilot, The Children's Hour
Summary: Trevor shows up on Claire's doorstep on Valentine's Day
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Other comments are housed at Yuletide.


"What?"

"Well, good morning to you too, Miss Sunshine!" Trevor took in Claire's sleep-mussed hair, rumpled pajamas and grumpy scowl and cocked his head at her. "Or maybe not." He held out a cup of coffee and a box of pastries. "Happy Valentine's Day anyway. I thought I'd help you get a head start on the annual sugar rush this day has been turned into."

Claire eyed him warily, but stepped back to let him into her house, taking the coffee. "I thought you were all up in arms against the commercialization of your image as Cupid?"

"I'm still bitter over the lack of royalties," Trevor mused aloud as he put the box on the dining room table and untied the string holding it closed. "And someone's going to pay for all those fat cherub images, but today is like the opening of deer season! If I can't match people up on February 14th I have no business being in the love racket!"

"Some would say you have no business being in it anyway," Claire quipped, sipping her coffee.

"Yes, but they'd say that about you too," Trevor tossed back without missing a beat. "Try a pink cupcake. They're actually really good despite potentially hazardous levels of red food coloring. Sorry about the crumbs," he added, checking his lips for traces of frosting.

"You ate one of my cupcakes?" she said, mocking shock. "I suppose I should be glad my coffee's not half full."

As she peered into the box, Trevor gave her another look over. "So... Rough night? Dreaming about me?" he teased.

"In your dreams. I just woke up late," she grumbled, glaring at him. "I am not looking forward to today. I have clients at nine and ten, I have a lunch meeting and I'm on call at the hospital all afternoon." She let out a long sigh as she plopped down on the sofa with a croissant. "I just wish I could spend the day in my PJs for once."

"Hey, can I use your phone real quick? Thanks!" Before she could even answer, Trevor darted into the other room for the phone. She could hear his voice, too low to make out, and when he returned he left the cordless phone on the coffee table beside her. "So I'm off to spread joy, hormones and hopefully a little matrimony. Enjoy your celebratory repast." He bowed overly formally and headed for the door.

"Trevor?"

"Yes?"

Her face softened as she gestured to the box. "Take a cupcake for the road. And thank you."

His face split into a wide grin as he dipped his hand in the box, pulled out a cupcake and took a big bite of the frosted top.

"Enjoy your day off!" he called back as he went out the door.

"But I don't have the... day... off...'' Her voice trailed off as she realized he wouldn't hear her.

She sat, eating and drinking her coffee, until the phone rang and she quickly polished off her croissant before she answered it.

"Hello? Yeah. They canceled? Both of them? Wow... That's great. I'll just come in for my lunch meeting then." She hung up the phone only to have it ring again. "Hello? Sure. I can reschedule our lunch meeting for next week. No problem." She hung up the phone again and stared at it briefly. When it didn't ring, she dialed Dr. Flores from memory. "Sandra? It's Claire. Hey, any chance you can take my on call shift this afternoon? I'll trade you for a shift next week. Great! Thanks!"

She put down the phone and smiled contentedly. Suddenly she bounded up, went to the pastry box and brought a pink cupcake back to the couch.

She turned on the television, tuned the set to cartoons and took a huge bite of her cupcake, licking the frosting off her fingers happily.

"Happy Valentine's Day, Trevor..."

♥ ♥ ♥
 
 
 
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 4th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Confession
This fic was written as a Yuletide Treat for recipient angel_grace as part of the 2008 Yuletide challenge.

The request was for Claire and Trevor "whether as sparring partners or a potential couple" - het or gen - but with them where's the line? ;-) Their banter is like world class flirting on a very slow moving scale. Hehehe

I wanted to show a slightly different side of them in this fic. Claire's so driven - the big professional woman - that I wanted to show her for once wishing she could let her hair down and play hooky. Trevor has a reputation for being very self-centered (hello god-like ego) so I wanted to show him doing a random act of kindness, showing with actions how much he cares about Claire, especially when it gets him nothing in return.

I confess I'm saddened that the last post to this comm was my Yuletide fic from *last* year.

/cries for dead fandom/
/tells TPTB to get the new Cupid on the air STAT/
(And yeah, in case you haven't heard there's a new Cupid remake coming out, supposedly this spring.)

Very special thanks to beta melissima for her assistance with this fic.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais