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08 December 2010 @ 06:32 pm
24 Gifts Of 2010 - Day Eight - Dancing (Ryan/Brooke, The Nana, Sophie Rose)  
A sweet little Ryan//Brooke ficlet, with appearances by The Nana and Sophie Rose.


"You look beautiful," Ryan whispered as he held Brooke in his arms, slowly swaying to the music.

"You look really funny in the little hat thing," Brooke teased.

"Don't let Seth hear you trashing the Yarmulke," Ryan scolded, laughing slightly. "Or he'll tell The Nana."

"The Nana loves me," Brooke said.

"She's not the only one," Ryan said, pressing his forehead to hers. "I love you."

"Mmm... feeling's mutual." Brooke replied.


"How come they're not dancing anymore?" Sophie Rose asked from her seat next to The Nana.

"Because, when you're as in love as your brother and his wife are, the world doesn't exist anymore," The Nana replied with a soft smile, running her fingers through Sophie Rose's blonde curls. She'd been pissed as hell when Sandy and Kirsten named the little girl after her, accusing them of trying to curse her to an early grave, but Ryan had called her, explaining that they had wanted to name the baby after both of her grandmothers, and that it wasn't likely there'd be another baby for them, they hadn't wanted to only honor Kirsten's mom. She still muttered and complained about it, making a big dramatic production of it when her cancer had come back the previous year, but she always had a little smile on her face when Ryan rolled his eyes and gave her a scolding look that she only let him get away with. "Someday, you'll know what that feels like," she added.

"I don't wanna kiss boys," Sophie Rose said, wrinkling her nose.

"You will," The Nana replied.

"And we'll be beating them with sticks," Ryan said as he and Brooke came over.

"Isn't that 'she'll be beating them off with sticks'?" The Nana asked.

"No," Ryan said. "I'll be beating any guy who touches my baby sister with sticks."

Brooke lightly smacked Ryan's stomach and crouched down in front of Sophie Rose. "You wanna know a secret?" she asked the little girl.

"What?" Sophie Rose asked.

Brooke leaned in to whisper. "Someday, you'll wanna kiss boys, maybe lots of boys, but when you fall in love, like I did with your brother? That's the only person you'll ever want to kiss. Everyone else becomes really gross again."

"Really?" Sophie Rose said.

"Uh-huh," Brooke said.

"She's right," Ryan said, crouching down beside his sister. "Every other girl out there is really gross now," he said. "But I think I can force myself to give you a kiss," he added, kissing her cheek and making her laugh.

"Well that's because she's the only girl in the world more gorgeous than me," Brooke said. "Can you do me a big favor, Soph?"


"My feet are killing me," Brooke said. "Can you dance with your brother and make sure no other girls try to gross him out?"

"Sure!" Sophie Rose said, jumping into Ryan's arms.

Brooke sat down in the vacated seat, toeing off her heels and sliding them under the table. "How are you feeling, Nana?" she asked, smiling warmly at the woman.

"Very glad that I've lasted long enough to see both my grandsons get married to the perfect women."

"Well, we're really hoping you stick around to meet at least one great grandchild," Brooke said.

"That's the plan," The Nana agreed.

"Good," Brooke said. "Because I'm hoping you'll bitch out my mother the first time she makes a comment about my expanding middle."

"Are you...?" The Nana asked.

"Ryan doesn't know yet," Brooke said, looking over at where Ryan and Sophie Rose were dancing, the little girl standing on the tops of her brother's shoes. "I only found out for sure yesterday."

"Nothing in the world will keep me from seeing this one born," The Nana promised, taking Brooke's hands in her own.

"Good," Brooke said.

The End

I figure Seth made Ryan wear the Yarmulke, and The Nana said that since Ryan had an honorary 'Chrismukkah Barmitzvahkah' it was fine, and in fact she laughed her ass off when she heard about that whole thing... and Brooke had been teasing Ryan about it since she found out Seth was insisting on it, and she's been outright mocking Seth for it... and The Nana adores Brooke because she has worked for everything she has now, instead of having it handed to her... and Brooke adores The Nana because Ryan does...
indigorayneindigorayne on December 9th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
sweet :)
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60schic: Santa Ben60schic on December 9th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on February 1st, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
This is a great one shot ! Although, I'd like to see the Nana yell at Brooke's mother when she does get mad at Brooke and about the pregnancy.