blame it on christmas
Fandoms: Happiest Season (2020)
31 Dec 2021
Abby draws an intake of breath, then pauses for a moment. Riley's breathing stops. "What was the third rule?" Abby finally says, looking at her with big eyes. It might have been the first sentence Riley's heard from her without a stutter all day.
Riley blinks. "The third rule of what?" She knows the answer, of course, but it's a little too obvious to admit that.
"Your breakup advice."
"Oh." Riley swallows deeply. Oh, yeah. This is happening. She can only see the honest answer going one way, but she's too tipsy to think of a convincing lie on the spot. "Get over them by getting under someone else."
In which we discover: why Riley's last name is "Johnson", how Abby really feels about mixed drinks, and how completely oblivious two thirty-year-old lesbians can be about their feelings.
(Ch. 8 is E, but the rest is T/soft M).
- Part 1 of blame it on christmas
Abby and Riley go to Vermont to pet-sit for Riley's aunt. Riley's elaborate plan to propose is derailed by a goat, John's complete lack of intuition, and a snowstorm, in that order.
- Part 2 of blame it on christmas