25 December 2016 @ 05:16 pm
But Wait, There's Myrrh!  
Title: But Wait, There's Myrrh!
Author: [livejournal.com profile] millionstar
Pairing: Belldom, AU
Rating: PG
Prompt: first kiss, mistletoe, ugly sweater
Summary: First dates aren't always the stuff of fairy tales.
Prompter: [livejournal.com profile] matturemuser
WARNINGS: Bad christmas puns in title and fic.
Author's Note: Hope you are all enjoying your holidays.

"As far as first dates go, this one is, well..."


Matthew smiled, squeezing Dominic's hand.  "It's been perfect."


"But-"


"I said, it's been perfect," Matthew said firmly, moving back from the bedside as a nurse entered the room to adjust the IV drip.  "How are you feeling now?"


"A little better.  Mostly, I'm embarrassed."


"Why on earth would you be embarrassed for falling on the ice?!"


"That's the natural emotional reaction when falling on the ice requires you to get stitches in your arse," Dominic half laughed-half groaned, "you have to admit that much.  Not to mention the fact that I landed in a slushy, muddy mess.  I'm sure my hair looks," he shuddered, "horrible."


The nurse smiled to herself at the young man's predicament as she went about her duties.  He and his (boyfriend? she supposed so) partner had been utterly charming from the first moment that the blonde was brought into A&E two hours earlier.


"Not horrible.  Bloody fucking gorgeous."


Dominic blushed furiously.


"I'll be right back, I'm going to get us a coffee, yeah?" Matthew smiled yet again, and Dominic realized suddenly that Matthew's smile was something that he very much wanted to see as often as possible.  His heart fluttered as he nodded.


Dominic's nurse left the room soon after Matthew did, only to return a moment later with a bag. "Love, can you sit up without too much pain?" Dominic nodded and did as she requested, even though he was mostly leaning to one side as opposed to actually sitting up properly.  It didn't hurt too much at all, Dominic was thankful for the fact that he was pumped full of pain medication.


"Okay," his nurse said, "we have to move quickly. Lucky for us the cafeteria is on the other side of the hospital


"Move? What?"


She took a large garment out of her bag and smoothed it out.  Upon closer inspection Dominic realized that it was possibly the most hideous Christmas jumper he'd ever seen in his entire life. At least a dozen large, fuzzy faux christmas baubles were dangling from it, framing the phrase in the center which read FEEL FREE TO TOUCH MY BALLS.


"This was meant to be a gag gift for my brother, but I think that an emergency calls for a change of plans!"


"I don't follow," Dominic replied, "what plans?"


"You cannot sit here in A&E, two days before Christmas, on a first date with that hot piece," she gestured at Matthew's jacket, which was strewn across a chair, "in a hospital gown.  This isn't very fashionable, but it's festive and it's the best I can do."


Dominic grinned, touched by the stranger's gesture.  "You're very kind, and he is a bit of a hot piece, isn't he?"


"He's fucking nuclear," she muttered under her breath, "those blue eyes! Here, put this on, quickly."  Dominic laughed, doing as he was told.  She handed him a small mirror and a brush, helping him make himself a bit more presentable.  "There you go.  Is that better?"


"It is, thank you, please at least let me pay you for the jumper!"


"Pay me back by having a happy Christmas with him.  My shift is ending and I am out of here!  You'll probably be here a couple more hours, it's busy tonight."  She blew Dominic a kiss from the door. "Go easy on the arse, yeah?  You're gonna be sore for quite a while, especially when the drugs wear off.  OH, and there's something else in the bag.  Enjoy!"


"Wait!" With that, before Dominic could react, she was gone.


As if on cue, Matthew reappeared a few minutes later with two large cups.  "You know, it occurred to me that I had no idea what kind of coff-"  His eyes widened when he saw  Dominic.  He put the cups down and came closer, bursting out into laughter as he read the jumper." Matthew's laughter was infectious, Dominic especially enjoying the occasional snorting that was peppered throughout it.  It was a lovely sound.


"I had a fairy godnurse," Dominic smiled, "she was trying to give me a hand."


"And some balls."


"Lots of balls," Dominic laughed.  "Wait, she said there was something else in the bag."  He reached inside to retrieve the contents as Matthew sat down next to him on his bed.  "Oh," he gasped as he held the sprig of artificial mistletoe up for Matthew to see.


Matthew's eyebrows raised.  "Well, would you look at that."


Dominic bit his lower lip, his pulse beginning to race as he handed it to Matthew.  "Haha, that was nice of her, but do you really want our first kiss to take place in a hospital room?"


Matthew smoothed Dominic's hair back from his brow, twirling the mistletoe in his other hand. "I kinda sorta do. Do you?"


Nodding, Dominic swallowed.  "Yeah," he whispered.


Matthew held the sprig above their heads as they each leaned in, smiling bashfully, until their lips met.  It was a soft, barely-there kiss, and years later they would comment that every moment of it was permanently etched into their memories.  Dominic leaned his forehead against Matthew's, both of them exhaling.  Matthew eventually broke the silence.


"Dominic?"


"Hmm?" Dominic answered, losing himself in the smell of cinnamon and vanilla along Matthew's neckline.


"So... can I touch your balls or is your jumper deliberate false advertising?"

Dominic grinned.

 
 
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[identity profile] head-o-rainbows.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2016 11:53 pm (UTC)
Bravo, my darling. This had me grinning from start to finish.
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:24 pm (UTC)
Was very kind of you to read, dear. Thank you. x
[identity profile] matturemuser.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2016 12:28 am (UTC)
When I saw that Millionstar was writing my prompt I nearly fell to my knees to thank 2016 for finally getting its shit together!

This was totally adorable and I want to thank you for breaking the stereotype and sticking Dom in the ugly sweater. Heaven knows that Matt is quite capable of picking out the uglies all without any help from outsiders! Poor Dom, having to look after his arse after this little escapade, but at least they got to have a sweet Christmas kiss beneath mistletoe in circumstances that were far from idea.

Thank you so much, D, for making me smile while I'm sitting here reading and listening to George Michael singing about Freedom. Trying not to shed tears. xxx
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:24 pm (UTC)
I am happy that it worked for you, my confidence has been pissed on lately. Thank you for being so kind as to read and comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. x
[identity profile] mercury973.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2016 12:28 am (UTC)
Amazing as always- Merry Christmas!!
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading, glad you liked it.
[identity profile] cherrylng.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2016 07:33 am (UTC)
Ahhh ugly Christmas sweaters. The best kind of them are the ones that you wear it once and never wear them again any time of the year, or wear it every Christmas just for the sheer hilarity of it o u o
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading.
[identity profile] cherrylng.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:59 pm (UTC)
And you're welcome o u o
[identity profile] tamarelmensdorp.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2016 11:08 pm (UTC)

"FEEL FREE TO TOUCH MY BALLS." only you, only you could come up with this :).


Fuck, this is so damned cute.

[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading
[identity profile] tamarelmensdorp.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:33 pm (UTC)
Always, honey.
[identity profile] shuralove.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2016 12:15 pm (UTC)
Awww yis \o/

So fantastic to read something new from you. As always it's an absolute treat!
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading
[identity profile] eternally-cave.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2016 04:05 am (UTC)
She took a large garment out of her bag and smoothed it out. Upon closer inspection Dominic realized that it was possibly the most hideous Christmas jumper he'd ever seen in his entire life. At least a dozen large, fuzzy faux christmas baubles were dangling from it, framing the phrase in the center which read FEEL FREE TO TOUCH MY BALLS.

It's 5 AM here right now and I laughed so loud at this. Oops.
I absolutely loved it, it was so adorable <33

Edited 2016-12-28 04:06 am (UTC)
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading!
mcsparklez[personal profile] mcsparklez on December 28th, 2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
Somehow I just knew that you'd insert some balls in this. I mean, of course you would, it's Christmas and what's Christmas without some balls (jingle them, jingle them hard).

But this burning question I've been having is if Matt is allowed to touch his balls. And if Matt is, are we as well? It would be for scientific purpose, I swear.

Thank you for this beautiful little piece <3 <3 <3 <3
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC)
Bahaha I lie awake thinking about it!

Thanks so much for reading and for everything. x
[identity profile] stargarnet.livejournal.com on January 5th, 2017 01:32 pm (UTC)
ROFL!
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading
[identity profile] futuristicfury.livejournal.com on January 5th, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
Haha, I hope there wasn't any real "deliberate false advertising"!!! Christ! That phrase is genius! The whole fic is genius. I loved it!
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on January 15th, 2017 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading
[identity profile] hannah-chapter.livejournal.com on February 3rd, 2017 11:53 am (UTC)
Loved loved loved this! I miss your writing so much.
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on March 26th, 2017 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading
[identity profile] nuraicha.livejournal.com on February 16th, 2017 11:43 pm (UTC)
This was so funny and lovely!!! You are the one who handles balls in the best way :P i laughed so much imagining that hideous jumper! a very original setting for a first kiss and a twist in yhe first date concept that I wasn't expecting, so good! Also, the title is GOLDEN <3
[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on March 26th, 2017 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for reading dear x
mjartrod[personal profile] mjartrod on March 26th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)

Who said Santa can't be a woman.


Classic Belldom festive piece, with the trademarks ms (millionstar) balls.


Read it so long ago and never got around to leave a comment...


Belated thank you and cheers!

[identity profile] millionstar.livejournal.com on March 26th, 2017 07:41 pm (UTC)
If I have to be known for something, by god, I am glad it's balls. Yes, sir. I'll own that shit forever.

Thanks for reading dear x