The second installment in the Passing the Holidays series of shorts… All Manfred x Asa slash, and you're just ever so welcome.
Author: Suchan deFamine
"Hey! Hey! Come look at this!" A tiny hand, smothered in jelly and cracker crumbs, grabbed a larger one and dragged it towards a fish tank with four tiny goldfish in it. "That orange one's Flyer, and that one's Jill, and that one's Cocoa, and then that one's Red."
"Hey, goofball, go wash up and set the table."
"Okay!" The two-year-old ran off to the hall, sliding in his socks. Manfred chuckled.
Mrs. Pike peered around the doorway. "Asa, come here, help me."
"Okay." Manfred watched him go willingly to help his mother in the kitchen, a woman's job. (AN: Suchan: MALE CHAUVINIST PIG! …Silver: ::restrains Suchan from killing Manfred before the story is over:::)
He walked to the doorway and leaned on the frame.
"You can help too, if you want, Manfred."
Asa was sorting through a box of cookie cutters while Mrs. Pike rolled out some dough.
The wolf-boy stopped and glared at Manfred. "What, too womanly for you?"
"No." Manfred sulked over to the box. He selected a tree-shaped cutter. "What's this for?"
Asa rolled his eyes.
There was a loud splash, and Mrs. Pike sighed audibly. "I'd better go check on Christian…you two can finish the cookies." She left in a hurry.
"You're not still mad at me, are you?"
"I've got a reason to still be angry. You know how sensitive I am about my ears." Subconsciously, he flattened his silky, red hair over his ears. The hand stopped shoulder height as he felt gentle hands on his shoulders.
"I love your ears," Manfred murmured, tuckingAsa's hair behind his elven-like ears."I was never making fun of you."
"Then why were you smiling like that?" Asa demanded, shrugging Manfred off, re-hiding his ears. He snatched the cookie cutter from Manfred's hand and punched three trees out roughly, slapping them onto the baking sheet.
"I was just thinking about how pretty you looked."
"Don't flatter me."
"But I'm telling you the truth. That's what I was thinking about."
Asa stopped. Sighed. Manfred was giving him the puppy eyes again.
"Manfred…" He grabbed the older boy and kissed him like he'd never kissed before.
"I take it I'm forgiven."
Coldly, Asa replied, "No. You had chocolate on your lips."
Manfred smiled, and stared at the icy window. "Sure. We'll go with that."
End Christmas segment.
So….. how was it?