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11 December 2009 @ 02:48 pm
Psych Fic: A Shawn Spencer Christmas  
Written for varietypack100 Multi-Fandom Challenge
Emma DeMarais VarietyPack100 Prompt Table
Crossposted to psychfiction

Title: A Shawn Spencer Christmas
Pairing/Characters: Shawn, Gus
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Pilot
Summary: Prompt - Sight
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Gus kept glancing at the door; Shawn was supposed to be there an hour ago which meant he should arrive any moment now. Gus had worked very hard on this Christmas present for Shawn and spent more money than he planned, but he was his best friend. He had to admit the extra money that came from being part of the fake psychic agency wouldn't have come in without him, so Gus was willing to share the wealth to some extent, though he considered most of it his fee for putting up with Shawn, dealing with the fallout at work from the absences their little adventures caused plus driving him all over the place in his poor beleaguered little car.

The end result was only about 3 feet tall, but it was Christmas tree shaped after a fashion. The lights strung over it had been purchased, ironically, at Spencer's in the mall. They'd last past the holiday season, though he was going to have to insist Shawn didn't hang them in the office. The rest of the gift would likely be consumed fairly voraciously given Shawn's appetite, but it was a good present, a very Shawn present. Gus put a little yellow star on top of the tree he'd made on Shawn's desk and stood back surveying his work with a sense of pride. No way Shawn would put this kind of effort into whatever he got him for Christmas, but Gus liked to do things properly, well thought out - planned.

The door opened - perfect timing, which was to say Shawn was exactly the amount late that Gus has figured he'd be. "Gus! My man! Are you ready for some yuletide cheer?" Shawn's voice trailed off at the sight of his present: a pyramid of fresh golden pineapples decorated with pineapple shaped lights and topped with a yellow star. "That…" Gus beamed as Shawn stared, mouth gaping open. "That, Gus, has to be the weirdest Christmas tree ever." Before Gus's face could fall, he noticed Shawn was grinning ear to ear, looking absolutely delighted. "I love it!"

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 11th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
This ficlet started out being written for last year's Holiday Gifts for my F-list prompt from bewize/ficwize, but since I hadn't published any Psych fic in 2009 I decided to turn it into a proper published fic. Besides, I thought a Christmas tree made out of pineapples was kind of adorkable when it came to those two. ;-)

The title and story is a tip of the hat to the odd little Christmas tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas. And if your local mall doesn't have a Spencer's? Oh, you are missing out! (I mean where else would you buy naughty keychains and black light posters? /snickers/)

Gus probably assumes Shawn is going to have to freeze some of the pineapples because he can't eat them all right away. Shawn? He's probably taking it on as a challenge to see if he can. I'm sure when Henry sees it (or sees how sick eating all that pineapple makes Shawn) he'll make the appropriate Henry face. LOL

Oh and despite Gus' protestations you know the pineapple shaped lights are going up in the office. /big grin/


Emma DeMarais
HutchyNStarsk: PSYCH!hutchynstarsk on December 12th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
Aww...so cute! XD He'll never live it down...now he'll have to make a pineapple tree every year! :D
is there protein powder in this margarita?audrarose on December 12th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
hee! I love these two. I love how Gus feels like he needs a fee for putting up with Shawn. Which he so does. So much fun! :D
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on December 12th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! Those two as BFFs are just so fun, aren't they?

Be sure to come back once this year's gift post goes up on the 25th! I'd love to write you a little ficcy present as well. ♥
adafrogadafrog on December 12th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on December 12th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! The boys are always very hee-worthy to me. /grins/
noturbaby: glee togamehezio2 on December 12th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
This is adorable!
Karen: psych shawn screambyrons_brain on December 12th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
::giggles:: this is just too adorable... ::squueeees::
trascendenzatrascendenza on December 12th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
This makes me go "aaaaw, GUS" and grin hugely. :)
bewize: Psych: Gus is a popstarficwize on December 13th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner. This was wonderful. I love Shawn and Gus so much!