AUTHOR'S NOTE: Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all have a fantastic day, and that this final chapter helps to make it a fantastic day!
Thank you to CrystalGem18, Myriam-land, lolotaku and bstarqueen for reviewing the last chapter!
This chapter is dedicated to BlueDragon971, CrazyGirl8243, fangedfemmefetale and Angel of spring.
DISCLAIMER: For the final time this year, I do not own Yuri on Ice :3
Day 12 – Happy Birthday
"Happy birthday Viktor!"
Viktor smiled happy as the poppers went off to the cheers of the triplets. All of Yuuri's family plus the Nishigori family, Minako, Yurio, Otabek and Phichit were there, the room having been decorated with both Christmas and birthday decorations. Viktor had never really celebrated his birthday before, but he was so touched at the effort everyone had put in for this.
"Everybody…thank you so much," he grinned. "You really didn't have to do all this, but I'm so thankful to have such wonderful people in my life. Really, thank you."
Viktor gave a small bow and everyone clapped at his little speech. Then the triplets proceeded to through handfuls of candy at him claiming it was his birthday present, Yuuko began to scream at them and everything felt normal again.
Yuuri quickly made his way back to Viktor's side where Viktor quickly hugged him.
"You organised all this, didn't you?" Viktor whispered.
"Maybe…?" Yuuri replied with a small smile.
Viktor chuckled as he pulled back from the hug to kiss Yuuri's forehead. "Thank you Yuuri. It means a lot."
Yuuri's smile widened and it looked like he was about to say something else but then Yuri and Otabek walked over.
"Congratulations," Otabek said, holding out his hand. "Now you really are ancient."
"Hey, you should respect your elders," Viktor smirked as he shook Otabek's hand. "Thank you for coming though. I hope it wasn't out of your way."
"Not at all," Otabek smiled. "Yura really wanted to come to give you your present so it wasn't a big deal."
Yuri blushed bright red and whacked Otabek in the stomach. "Beka, shut up!" he hissed.
"You got me a present?" Viktor gasped, looking very excited.
"It…it's nothing major," Yuri grumbled, holding out a small gift bag. "I just remembered you saying you couldn't find this brand in Japan so I thought I'd bring you some over."
Viktor pulled out a huge bar of chocolate from the bag covered in Russian writing and his whole face lit up. "This is my favourite chocolate!" he practically squeaked before hugging Yuri tightly. "Thank you so much Yurio!"
"What the hell do you think you're doing?" Yuri cried loudly. "You stupid son of a-"
"Yurio!" Yuuko screamed from across the room. "No swearing when my kids are here!"
Yuri scowled at her but shut his mouth as Viktor released him, Otabek chuckling behind him.
"Come on Yura, let's go get a drink," Otabek said quietly, stroking the base of his neck gently knowing that it helped him calm down. When Yuri relaxed and nodded Otabek looked back up at Viktor and smiled. "Talk to you later. And happy birthday again."
"Thank you Otabek," Viktor smiled back. "And Merry Christmas!"
Otabek waved as he and Yuri walked over to the table where Hiroko had laid out the drinks and snacks. Viktor looked around for Yuuri but he'd vanished as soon as Otabek and Yuri had walked over.
Spotting Phichit in the corner laughing with the triplets he wandered over. Phichit spotted them and said something to the girls, who giggled before running off.
"Hey Viktor, happy birthday!" Phichit smiled.
"Thank you," Viktor smiled back. "Hey, have you seen Yuuri? I don't know where he went."
"He went outside I think," Phichit replied, frowning slightly.
"Thanks," Viktor smiled again before heading towards the door.
Phichit's tone of voice made Viktor stop and turned round. "…Is something wrong?" he asked.
Viktor had never seen Phichit look so serious.
"You've been with Yuuri for a long time now," Phichit said. "And I've never seen him this happy. But I'm warning you now, if you ever hurt him you'll have me to deal with."
Anybody who knew the Thai skater wouldn't see that as much of a threat, but Viktor could see a dark glint in his eyes. Yuuri spoke of Phichit often and Viktor knew how close they were. From what Yuuri said, Phichit was fiercely loyal and would never fail to defend Yuuri no matter the circumstance. Viktor deeply respected that about the young man in front of him.
So whereas Phichit may have expected Viktor to make fun of him, he nodded seriously.
"I understand Phichit. But please trust me. I love Yuuri. I love him more than I ever thought was possible. And I will never hurt him. I swear to you."
Phichit's gaze softened at the strength of Viktor's words and he nodded. "Alright. Thank you for hearing me out."
Viktor smiled slightly. "No, thank you for always being there for Yuuri. He cares a lot about you. And thank you for supporting the two of us being together."
Phichit smiled back. "As long as Yuuri is happy then I'm happy. Now get going; I'm sure Yuuri's waiting for you."
Viktor grinned and nodded before heading out to the onsen.
Sure enough, Yuuri was there. He was facing away from Viktor, staring up at the stars, and Viktor walked out to stand next to him. Both men looked at each other at the same time and smiled.
"I…I wanted to give you your present alone," Yuuri admitted, hiding his hands behind his back so Viktor couldn't see what he was holding.
Viktor frowned. "But we already gave each other our presents this morning."
"That was for Christmas," Yuuri explained. "This is your birthday present."
Viktor sighed. "Yuuri, I told you not to get me two things."
"That isn't fair though," Yuuri smiled. "It's still your birthday so I got you a birthday present." He held a black box out to Viktor before he could complain again.
Viktor smiled in defeat and took the box. It was flat and square, fairly large and it rattled slightly when he shook it. Viktor opened it slowly and gasped, dropping the lid. Inside the box was a simple but beautiful gold chain necklace.
"I thought that would have to do until I win you a gold medal," Yuuri said sheepishly. "…Do you like it?"
"Yuuri…it's beautiful," Viktor breathed. "I love it… Thank you."
Yuuri smiled again. "Would…would you like me to help you put it on?"
Viktor smiled back and nodded, holding the box out for Yuuri to take the thin gold chain out. Viktor noticed that Yuuri looked even more nervous than he had a few moments ago. That was strange… He'd already given him the present. What more did he have to be nervous about.
Walking behind Viktor, Yuuri brought the chain round his neck and fastened it at the back. But before he allowed Viktor to turn around to look at him he brought his lips right up to Viktor's ear.
"…Ya lyublyutyebya, Vitya."
Viktor felt his heartbeat quicken and his breath catch in his throat as Yuuri whispered those words in his ear. As he turned around he saw Yuuri looking very anxious but also very determined.
It wasn't the first time Yuuri had called him Vitya, but usually he only used than name when they were being extremely intimate. This was the first time Yuuri had used it with such tenderness in his voice, and it was the first time Viktor had ever heard him speak Russian.
Completely overwhelmed at hearing his mother tongue coming from Yuuri he threw his arms around his fiancé and kissed him harder than he'd ever kissed him before. The sudden impact of Viktor's lips on his made Yuuri lose his balance and the both tumbled to the ground, but even with that Viktor's lips never lost Yuuri's. Yuuri lost himself in the moment and wound his arms around Viktor's neck, pulling him closer and kissing him harder, the gold chain he'd just fastened around Viktor's neck tickling his chin.
Eventually the two men pulled away, both of the gasping for breath. Staring into each other's eyes, Viktor felt a few tears roll down his cheeks.
Yuuri gasped in alarm. "Viktor! Are you okay? Did you hurt yourself?"
Viktor just shook his head, taking hold of Yuuri's hand and bringing it up to his lips to kiss it.
"Ya tozhe tyebyalyublyu," Viktor murmured, and from the way Yuuri's face lit up he knew exactly what Viktor had just said.
Tears of happiness starting to leak from Yuuri's eyes now too, Viktor gently brought their lips back together again as he carefully rolled off from being on top of Yuuri, their fingers woven together as they continued to kiss, lying next to each other in the Christmas Day snow.
AN: Yuuri calling Viktor "Vitya" is my favourite thing in the world, and if you want to know why go check out yuurivoice on tumblr. Fair warning, a lot of it is NSFW, but IT SO GOOD AAAAAAAAAAAH.
Anyways, that's this fic over! I CRY.
I've had so much fun writing this and I hope you've all had fun reading it. If you want to see more stuff from me you can follow me on tumblr at veryberryrandoms where I reblog a heck of a lot of Yuri on Ice stuff and will probably be writing exclusive fics I won't publish on here :3
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