quiet_curiosity: (Dominic/Anemone)
quiet_curiosity ([personal profile] quiet_curiosity) wrote2007-04-02 09:20 pm

Sweetness, for [livejournal.com profile] 30_kisses

Title: Sweetness
Fandom: Eureka seveN (Pre-series – no real spoilers)
Characters: Dominic/Anemone
Words: 942
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Eureka seveN was created by Studio BONES and is distributed by Bandai. I receive no monetary benefit from this work.
Summary: Candy: the good and the bad.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] 30_kisses, prompt #23 - candy

AN: Anemone’s proclivity towards sweet things is barely present in the anime but it is played up quite often in the manga. I thought that aspect of her fit in well with the Anemone we all know and love and I so decided to use it as a catalyst for this ficlet. The stories are still basically based off of anime canon.

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“So I see you’re back?”

“Yes.”

Dominic felt himself wilting under her gaze. Of course, Anemone had every right to be angry. It wasn’t every day that a young officer mistook his Colonel’s greatest weapon as a trespassing teenager and tried to have her removed from the premises. Even more rare were the days on which said young officer discovers that taking care of that teenager is his new responsibility.

Dominic had cringed and trembled at the notion but took to his calling with a certain amount of conscientiousness. He grilled the attendants who dealt with Anemone on a regular basis about her habits and quirks. For a few hours, he ran around town looking for a few things that might win her over and encourage her to forget about their little misunderstanding. He, however, could only find one thing that would seemingly fill her particular need. He just hoped it was enough.

“Are you just going to stand there,” she sniped. “I have to prepare for another round of trials!”

“Of course, but I…I wanted to try to make it up to you, and,” he said as fiddled with the bag behind his back, “so…here!”

Dominic thrust the bag forward. “What is it?” she asked, her voice only registering a bit of interest.

“It’s full of chocolate candies.”

He had never seen a body move so fast. In a flash, Anemone dashed in front of him, her hands steadied directly below the sack. Dominic let it fall into her hands and she pulled it in close to her chest. Carefully, she reached inside and pulled out a brightly colored piece of foil. With just one hand and her teeth, she ripped into the cover and popped the diamond-shaped piece of chocolate into her mouth. She smiled as she savored it. It seemed so strange to him that someone would have such a strong reaction to chocolate. It couldn’t be that good, could it?

“Is it to your satisfaction?”

She nodded feverishly. She stood on her toes and, leaning in, kissed him on the nose. “It’s awesome!”

“So all is forgiven?”

“Sure.” At least that’s what he believed she said as she had already slipped another into her mouth.

“Good.” Dominic stood a moment, smiling as she plopped down onto her bed. See, he chided himself, she isn’t that hard to get a handle on. All she needs is a little bit of understanding and a few treats. He swallowed his satisfaction and waited for her to inform him as to what they needed to do to prepare her for the scientists. She, however, chose to suck on another bit of chocolate. Confused, he quietly paced around her bed in the hopes that she would notice him and remember what she had to do. She didn’t budge.

“Aren’t we supposed to get prepare you for something, Anemone?” he finally asked, exasperated.

As if bursting out of a daze, Anemone bolted upright and began to search underneath her pillow. She pulled out a tattered piece of paper and handed it over to Dominic. “All you need to know should be on that thing.”

A quick look at the document revealed it to be a requirement checklist. “I’m just going to read these off and you’ll say if you meet this requirements or not.”

“Sure,” she answered as she wiped a drop of chocolate from her lip.

“Fine. ‘Well rested?’”

“Check!”

“Good. ‘Meets the cleanliness requirement for all the will touch Novak Foundation equipment?’”

“Check!”

“Great. ‘Has been able to safely refrain from injecting…the drug’…whatever that is’?”

“Check! Six days,” she added as she reached into the bag, “is a new record for me.”

“Okay. ‘Has refrained from ingesting any natural mood elevators or…stimulants’?”

Anemone sat still, a piece of chocolate poised between her teeth. “Aren’t there things like that in chocolate?”

“Yeah, that’s not a check.” Dominic stared at her as she shrugged and proceeded to eat that last bit of chocolate. “Did you know about this particular requirement?”

“Sure! I’ve read over that thing dozens of times.”

“Then why did you allow me to give those to you?”

“Well…I missed the sugar. I tend to think that it keeps me sane and happy. They say that it decreases my attention span, increases my heart rate, and leaves my too irritable to do my exercises. But who knows for sure, right?”

Dominic was frustrated. He couldn’t deny it. But this was his first day on a new job and he had just won her over. He couldn’t ruin that already. So, he just sighed and asked, “Should I tell them that you won’t be able to make it?”

“Would you? That would be super!” She leapt from the bed and ran to his side. She slipped her arm across his shoulder and said, “You know, I thought you were a real downer when we first met but I think that I’m really getting to see the real you here. I think we’re going to make a great team.”

“You think?” he asked, slightly haggard.

“Absolutely.” She turned and gave him a slight peck on the cheek. “No go tell those scientists what’s what.”

“Sure.” Dominic left her room as quickly as possible. He wasn’t sure if he was blushing but he couldn’t let her see him if he was. Yes, he realized, he had one her over. But despite her flaws, she had one him over in a completely different way.

Casually, he swiped his hand across his cheek and felt something sticky. He looked at his hand and noticed the tell-tell signs of melted chocolate. “So I’m marked already?” he asked, laughing.
lucathia: (kitty: blue)

[personal profile] lucathia 2007-04-03 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Chocolate makes a happy Anemone? :D

Wonderful last line. :)