Characters: Drake, JJ.
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Drake and JJ wrap their gifts to each other.
Written For: The tw100 prompt ‘Bow’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.
JJ took infinite care wrapping the presents, wanting everything to be perfect. The shiny light blue paper was cut with care, the folds meticulously created and the edges stuck down with near-invisible tape. When the whole pile was done, he picked up a spool of dark blue ribbon, tying a length around each gift and finishing with a neat bow. He smiled in satisfaction as he set them under the tree.
Across town, Drake was wrestling with wrapping paper and tape. He’d bought rainbow-coloured foil paper, but it was so slippery it wouldn’t stay put, and the tape was kinda uneven. At least he had red velvet bows to stick on, with any luck they should hide the worst of the tape. He’d never been very good at wrapping things.
Arriving at JJ’s, where he’d be staying over Christmas, he looked at the perfect parcels under the tree and then at the pathetic ones in his bag. They didn’t deserve to even be in the same apartment with JJ’s and Drake kicked himself for not paying a little extra to get everything professionally wrapped.
“Drakey, what’s wrong?”
“I suck at wrapping presents, yours are so perfect and mine are a horrible mess.” He showed JJ the wonky, misshapen bundles but instead of looking horrified, JJ smiled.
“Oh Drakey, I don’t care; what matters is that you wrapped them and put so much thought into it. The paper is beautiful and I love the bows.”
“Of course, silly! Anyone can get things gift-wrapped in store, but you took the time and effort to do it yourself. The end result is much less important than the thought that went into it. I know you did the best you could manage because you love me; that means more to me than anything.