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Not Quite According To Plan
Secret Santa (Primeval) For ebonyfeather
Title: Not Quite According To Plan 
Characters/Pairings: Matt/Becker
Prompts: Not quite according to plan, My hero, Anti-Christmas, Family
Genre:  Humour, angst, fluff
Rating:  15 for swearages. 
Summary:  As the title suggests.
Author's Note Here is my gift for the wonderful Ebs as part of the primeval_denial  secret santa! Well it's the first part of it. I'll have to post the second part later today. I'm sorry lass that it was not R rated or smutty, I tried but whatever I did, didn't fit. But I hope this is all right for you, a bit of humour, family fluff and a tiny smidge of angst with some Matt/Becker goodness.  Much thanks to fredbassett or the beta! :) Enjoy.  



Becker was not fond of the Christmas family gatherings.

He didn’t hate his family, far from it. He loved them all but it was always at Christmas, when every member of the Becker clan crowded together under one roof, that tended to put him on edge. 

His parents, his brothers and sisters, his uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents (and all the kids) were lovely people every other time of the year—if and when he saw them—but Christmas tended to be the worst.

Becker would arrive at his parent’s house with presents and be in reasonably good cheer, at first. He would greet all of his relatives with hugs or handshakes and after all the kids grabbed their gifts off him and ran away, that was when it changed.  It was in that moment, when the screaming of the children faded into the living room, that all the questions and interrogations begun.  

Becker could never talk to them about his life and what he did now. No one knew what he did for a living, and he certainly couldn’t tell them, even after Convergence. As for his social life, well… it wasn’t the same after Sarah died

It took him a while to get over losing her and thankfully his folks had supported him in that, but now Becker never let anyone get as close to him as she had. He lost himself in his work, only joining those on his team for drinks occasionally down the pub afterwards. He met a couple of women and became physically intimate with them, but nothing ever progressed into anything serious. Becker’s life was his work.  His life was the ARC, his team and his friends. He was always the last member of his team to leave the facility at night and the first to show up the next day. The ARC occupied every minute and second of his life, when he wasn’t sleeping.  

So what could he tell his family?  

Whilst his mother would bicker on about Becker being the only one of her children not giving her grandkids, the situation was constantly made worse when all his siblings and cousins rubbed his face in that fact. They loved doing it, especially as Becker was the youngest out of them. They had to keep boasting and showing off the wonders of their children and their achievements, along with how well they were doing in their own jobs. They did it all the time and never really noticed how much it angered and frustrated him

This year, so far, was no different. He’d been there for an hour and already every single one of his sisters and brothers and cousins babbled on endlessly about what their children were doing and they all chipped in with their own say about why Becker was not yet married, what he was doing wrong and what he needed to do to put it right. Becker had bit his tongue to prevent himself from lashing back at them, yelling or making a scene in front of the kids.

This year, he had come up with a plan which would get them off his back. He hoped.

As most of the male members of the ‘clan’ sat in the living room, watching telly, drinking and yelling at the kids to behave, the women were in the kitchen preparing the dinner, which wouldn’t be ready until the evening because of the two massive turkeys and ridiculous amounts of vegetables and varieties of potatoes that needed doing. Becker’s eldest sister Josie was yelling her at her two teens to lay the tables, whilst his nan and mum were trying to instruct the others on exactly how things should be done.  The noise of their voices was deafening.

“Mum?”  Becker had to raise his voice and repeat himself several times before the din of the kitchen died down to low levels. “Mum… can you set another place at the table, tonight?”

“Why?”

“I’ve… I’ve invited a friend along. I hope that’s okay.”

There was a startled clanging of pots and utensils and seven sets of wide surprised eyes focused upon him. The silence was instant after that and it dragged on for longer than Becker liked before his mum found the voice to speak.

“Who are you inviting?”  Although only his mum asked the question, Becker could somehow hear in his head all of them chorusing at the same time.

“Someone from work.”

“Is this… is this a special someone from work, Hilary?” asked Nan, reaching for the brandy on the side and pouring a hefty dose into a tumbler. She handed it to Becker and then poured one for herself, ignoring the brief disapproving looks from her daughters and grandchildren.

“Er, yes.”

There were smiles. The grins on all of their faces were as if this was the best piece of news and gossip ever. His sister Carrie ran off into the living room and soon the whole kitchen was packed with those curious about this impending new visitor. His dad was nudging him in the ribs whilst his two brothers whacked him on the back in appreciation.

“Well done, little brother! It’s about time!”

“Is she hot?"

“Well… er…. she’s… beautiful, yeah.” Becker choked a little as he received some hugs and more whacks on his back, but then he looked at the clock. It was almost 1pm, they’ll find out soon enough.

“You’re really involved with someone?”  His mum piqued up, tears swelling up in her eyes. “Really?”

“Yes, really.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes, I’m sure!”

“You’re not making this up, are you? You’re not doing this just to make us all happy are you?”

“Jesus, Mum! No! We’re very much… well there’s definitely something going on. We’ve known each other for over two years and we’re moving forward, it’s new so we’re seeing how things progress.”

“How come you’ve never told us about this woman, Hills?” asked one of his brothers. “Hmm? What’s she like?”

Becker went to open his mouth to reply when the doorbell went.

He had never felt such tension in this household as it was now. If it was possible his mum’s smile beamed like a 1,000 watt bulb and she clapped her hands as one of the children yelled that they would answer it. Like a swarm all the rest of the family rushed to see who would be at the door.

Becker’s view was blocked so he couldn’t see his sister’s daughter take several attempts to pull open the door.

“Hello.” Georgia’s sweet voice might have sounded innocent to some people, but this six year old was not to be trifled with. Becker’s shins had taken the brunt of her tantrums plenty of times before. “Can I help you?”

“Hi. Yeah. Is this the Becker residence?”

What?!  Becker felt the cold dread of panic rise up in his chest before it gagged horribly in his throat at the sound of that voice. He saw all his family looking at him and they were just as surprised as he was. The teens were trying hard not to snigger.

“Yes this is the Becker residence. I’m Georgia. Are you Uncle Hilary’s friend?”

“Yeah, yeah I am. Is he in?”

Georgia mumbled something and then at the top of her voice, screamed as only a child could scream.

“UNCLE HILARY! THERE’S A MAN HERE TO SEE YOU!”

His family parted like the red sea and Becker could finally see who was at the front door. Sure enough, there was his friend, Matt Anderson standing outside, looking extremely bewildered and unsure, holding a bottle of wine in his hand.  

“Er… hi. Did I come at a bad time?”

Oh god. This is was not how it was supposed to go.

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He wasn’t sure what to do.


Matt sat in the Becker’s living room, being stared at by seven men and ten children, whilst from the kitchen the raised voices of the women and Becker’s clear distress could be easily heard.

“Why didn’t you tell us you were gay, sweetheart?”

“Mum! I didn’t tell you I was gay, because I’m not gay!”

“There is a man sitting in our lounge, love. You invited a man.”

“He has a name, Nan. His name is Matt.”

“Hilary, it’s all right, you’ve got nothing to worry or be ashamed about! He’s gorgeous and oh my God… he’s Irish! His accent is so sexy!”

“Haley! He’s my best mate! We’re not sleeping together!”

“Oh you should!”

“What? Haley, what the hell is wrong with you? I’m not sleeping--!”

“Your sister is right, Hilary… there’s nothing to be ashamed about being attracted to another man, or if you want to sleep with him, your friend is very dishy!”

“MUM!”

This was beyond awkward and it had been only half an hour since he had arrived.

Matt really wished he hadn’t come along.

It wasn’t that he disliked these people, it was just that he didn’t know them and he definitely felt like he was being judged. They were still staring, trying to get a sense of him without asking questions or talking to him and such silent treatment was greatly unnerving. He fidgeted a little on the footstool he was sitting on and tried to smile. The smile ended up being a very uncomfortable grimace, which in itself was weird because he was usually the epitome of cool in situations like this.

Carnivorous dinosaurs on the run? Pah! Trapped in prehistoric earth with volcanoes erupting around him? What was there to worry about?  Future Predators inches away from tearing off his face? No problem!

This?  

As he sat by the Christmas tree, still clutching at the bottle of wine, six young children, from the age of three to nine, were sitting by his feet starring up at him as if he was some kind of alien. Their wide unblinking eyes were creepy and off-putting and one child was chewing on their thumb, drool seeping down their hand. It was gross.

It was clear that the kids had all been told to keep quiet, to not say a word or ask anything of ‘Uncle Hilary’s friend’ and it was paining them. Children were always so curious and they wanted to know everything, they wanted to ask him questions but couldn’t and their restraint was just as painful to watch.

The other four ‘children’ in the room were teenagers. Three boys and one girl, fourteen to seventeen years old, and they were trying not to laugh and so were two of Becker’s cousins. Teens tended to love it when family arguments (that didn’t involve them) occurred. The four were joined by another two girls and then they all began to whisper, glare and laugh, enjoying this tension and their Uncle’s discomfort.

Thankfully Becker’s granddad passed Matt a shot of whisky and patted him gently on the back before pouring one for himself.

“There you go, lad. This will help.”

The two of them downed the shots quickly.

“Thanks.” Matt handed back the glass.

The whisky helped to relieve some of the anxiety within Matt, but not all.  Matt again saw all the eyes staring at him and so he checked his mobile, hoping and wishing that at any second now, the ARC would call him and he could escape on a mission.

The Beckers were an extremely large family. There were so many people crammed into this house, but despite what Becker was going through, it was clear to Matt that they were a very loving family

Matt had never had that. For most of his life, Matt was made to believe that emotions and sentiment got you killed and that survival was everything. Survival was paramount, not your family.  Family were distractions.  

Being around these people and the children—not to mention the shockingly creepy, bright decorations and lights strewn about the place— did freak him out but at the same time they made him extremely envious of what Becker had.  This was supposed to be the norm, everyone in this time had families so he was the odd one out here.

Attachments and relationships were not his area of expertise.      

“Stop being silly, son!” Becker’s mum’s raised voice broke everyone’s concentration. They turned away from Matt and looked towards the kitchen. “It’s okay that you’re homosexual!”

Matt rubbed wearily at his face

This was more than awkward.

Becker’s granddad handed him another shot of whisky. Matt thanked the old man and drained the glass as quickly as possible. The burn of the whisky was good for a second or two, the woody taste deliciously scorched his tongue, but it did nothing to alleviate the guilt he was feeling. Becker had not been expecting him to turn up and because Matt had, he was getting a new and very different kind of grief, one that he didn’t deserve, surely

The commotion in the kitchen died down a little and the conversation became much more difficult to make out, which was probably for the best. Matt really didn’t want to hear what Becker and his mum were discussing.

The minutes wore on and as a result the children were getting edgy bored and frustrated and so was Matt, so one of the teens put the television back on for them and thankfully the cartoons gained their attention. It also distracted Matt and soon he was gawping in wonder at the telly just like the children were.

He didn’t have a television at his place, he wasn’t that worried about it. Sure he had been to the cinema and watched some programmes round at Connor and Abby’s place, but now as he sank off the stool and onto the floor next to the kids, Matt was amazed and entranced at these cartoon ninja rabbits. It was utterly bizarre. He had never seen anything like this before and now, just like the children, he was in absolute awe. His mouth even hung open a little

Becker’s situation and his plights were utterly forgotten, the rabbits were much more interesting, until his friend’s voice yelled for all to hear.  

“Fine! If that’s what it will take!”

Everything happened so quickly.

Matt turned away from the television as Becker stormed into the lounge. The children scrambled out of the way as Becker approached Matt and snatched the bottle of wine from his hand. Then, without warning, Matt was pulled to his feet and he felt his friend’s hands cup his face. Becker’s mouth pressed upon his.

He heard the gasps from all in the room

Matt’s body tensed. His hands didn’t know what to do for a moment but ended up clinging to Becker’s hips as Becker kissed him forcefully and hard. Becker’s tongue pushed opened Matt’s lips and plunged into his mouth to toy harshly with Matt’s own. Becker’s grip was dominant and forceful as was his tongue, it was an angry kiss, but as soon as one of Becker’s hands slipped down to grasp the back of Matt’s neck, the tips of his fingers lightly brushing at Matt’s hair line, Matt’s body shook and his legs involuntarily wobbled. He almost collapsed under the sheer intensity of it all and when a pleasurable warmth grew in his groin, the kiss became more enjoyable. Matt gripped harder at Becker’s sides and went to respond, to gain some control over the kiss but Becker ended it too quickly by pulling away sharply, his teeth biting hard on Matt’s bottom lip as he did so

Matt couldn’t breathe. His eyes were stinging with shock as he looked at Becker, seeing the red angry flush on his face and the heaving pants of his chest as he tried to breathe as well.  Matt felt his whole head spin and he touched at his swollen wet lips, not entirely believing that Becker had just kissed him and that he had liked it.

Matt blinked.  Becker backed away from him in a daze and shock of his own and then he turned to look around at his family. For a brief few seconds, Becker himself was stunned at what he had just done, he was lost, turning in a circle a couple of times in an almost intoxicated inebriation. No one in the entire room could say a thing and that lack of response snapped Becker out of his stupor His face was red, flustered with anger

“There! Are we all happy now?” Becker yelled. He still got no response, except startled murmurs from the younger kids who clearly didn’t understand what was going on. He seemed to calm a little for their sake but shot daggered glares at everyone else. “You all think I’m gay! Fine! Think that! It might shut you up!"

Matt blinked again, several times in fact, and when he was able to focus, Becker wasn’t in the room and he was the centre of attention once again.  He wouldn’t have minded if they all started to ask him questions, if they said something, but the silence and the starring caused him to say the first thing that entered his head.

“Wow. He really knows how to kiss.”


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Becker wasn’t entirely sure what he had done.

Well… he was. He had just stuck his tongue down his best friend’s throat and snogged him in front of his entire family. He wasn’t sure how he was going to fix this. What was he going to say to Matt?

Becker’s mind was in a chaotic twirl and he could feel his heart thumping in his chest like it was battling to break out.  Becker had quite simply snapped and behaved like one of his nieces or nephews having a tantrum instead of keeping a level head. He had lost all composure and stormed up the stairs to shut himself away in one of the spare rooms

How childish was that?

How was it that his parents and everyone he was related to could reduce him to this?  He was the Head of Security for the ARC for crying out loud! He had been in the army and been in far worse situations than this! He also didn’t take shit from anyone so why did he take it from them?

He had made an utter fool of himself and Becker realised that he had also left Matt downstairs alone with the vultures.  Becker paced back and forth a few times, itching to punch the wall or punch anything for his stupidity, but eventually he turned to head back down the stairs to save Matt.

He was stopped in his tracks when Matt found him first, poking his head around the door with that sheepish smile before cautiously walking in.

“Hey ya.” Matt closed the door behind him and dug his hands deep into the pockets of his jeans. “How you doing?”

Not well, that much was obvious.

“That was some kiss you gave me there, mate. Unexpected but it was very good.”

“Huh?"

“You do remember kissing me, don’t you? What you just did a few minutes ago?”

“I’m sorry.”

“For that scorcher of a snog? You don’t need to be!”

“Matt, don’t joke. Not now.”

“Sure. Sorry.”

A part of Becker was desperately trying to forget that he’d done it, but another part of him couldn’t stop thinking about that kiss. He still had the taste of whisky and Matt in his mouth, and a part of his face felt a little raw and tingly from where it had been scraped by the short bristles of Matt’s goatee.  The kiss was supposed to have shocked everyone which it did but it shocked him and possibly Matt more.

“Look, I didn’t think.” Becker said. “They weren’t listening to what I was saying and kept on and on! They were treating me just like one of the kids! I snapped.  I don’t tend to think or be rational when they’re like that. They drive me mad. I love them but they do drive me…fucking mad!”

Matt didn’t say anything, he just bobbed his head in understanding.

“Kissing you was a bit desperate and damn, this feels awkward.”

Again Matt said nothing and but waved his hand in a dismissive gesture, as if to say Becker wasn’t to worry about it.

But Becker did worry about it

He couldn’t calm down, he couldn’t find the control he usually had when dealing with the anomalies and the creatures and he continued to pace the room, pulling at his hair and kicking at the furniture as he passed them. After what seemed like an hour had passed, Matt stood in Becker’s path and stopped his mad pacing.  

“What are you doing here, Matt?” Becker blurted out the question rather suddenly. “I had invited Jess; she was supposed to be my date!”

Matt was the calm and collected one. Most of the time he had a level head and held a perfect poker face, void of emotions, and now he sighed as if everything was all hunky dory, but there was something in his stance and in his eyes that belied that

“Yeah, about that.” Matt scratched the back of his neck and smiled nervously. Thankful that Becker had finally stopped his dizzying pacing, he moved out of Becker’s way and leant wearily against the wall. “She can’t make it.”

Becker slumped down onto the bed and groaned, covering his face in his hands. He yelled into his palms which muffled most of it, before he forced a false smile back at Matt.

“That much is obvious.” Becker asked. “So what happened?”  

“Beta team are not back from their mission yet. The herd of Ornithomimus are causing them some grief and, well, Jess had to stay to help them out, co-ordinate things as only she can. She felt bad about abandoning you and said I was the ‘perfect choice to send in her stead.’” Matt was always able to reassure people, even if he wasn’t himself. That explanation for Jess’ absence was certainly reassuring and very Jess, she wouldn’t abandon Beta team if she could help.

“That’s fine.” Becker nodded approvingly. “Beta team need her more right now. Though I’m puzzled as to how she managed to get you to come along. You… you don’t tend to join in on festive holidays.&rdquo

“I couldn’t escape from her.” Matt shrugged. “And apparently spending Christmas on my own wasn’t in the spirit of things. I tried to say I don’t like Christmas and I didn’t want to impose on you and your family, well, she didn’t like that answer, so she forced me to take her place. She wagged her finger at me. A lot.”

“You don’t like Christmas?”

You kissed your best friend and that’s what you’re focusing on?

Matt shook his head and thankfully continued the conversation away from the kiss.

“How can I? I grew up in a time where there was no such thing.  You live through what I’ve lived through and you know there isn’t any All Mighty to save you or help you. The creatures weren’t going to stop killing you just because some holy guy was supposedly born on that day. We didn’t celebrate birthdays and we certainly didn’t give presents because there was nothing to give! Surviving was all that mattered. Surviving the day and the next and the one after that, that’s all it was. When I came here and I experienced my ‘first’ Christmas, I dunno… it felt beyond mental.  It was weird and creepy. Still is.”

Becker was finding it really hard to disagree with that last comment. Weird and creepy.

Every year he failed to feel the spirit of Christmas like he did when he was a child. When you were young it was so exciting and magical. You believed in everything then and it was something you always looked forward to. Christmas felt more like an obligation for him now, a duty and a painful and costly one at that.  He never looked forward to it.

But the thought of Matt not even experiencing that didn’t feel right. It wasn’t right that he didn’t even celebrate his birthday. Matt never had the childhood he would have if he was born in this time.

“So you really don’t like Christmas? You hate it that much?”  

Matt shrugged his shoulders and a sly and slightly grossed out smile spread across his face.  Becker could sense that Matt was going to rant about exactly why. It seemed that he needed to.

Sure enough, his friend inhaled deeply, sank down onto the bed next to Becker and began to talk, as if his life depended on it.

“First off, I’ve tried, Becker. I’ve tried to feel what so many others feel about it. Jess loves this holiday and she’s so hyper over it! So is Connor! But I can’t be comfortable around it! The concept is… insane to me!  I mean, forget about the religious side of this holiday, which I believe was actually pagan not Christian to begin with! But why does everyone believe in a mystical figure that was invented by a soft drink company in the first place? Why do grown men dress up as this guy and have children sit on their laps? Why is there the need to cut down so many trees and decorate them and then leave them to die? And what about this strange obsession with this stuff you call Christmas pudding, which you pour brandy over and set it alight?” Matt shuddered. “You don’t do that to brandy, Becker. You drink it! Also there’s this pressure of media advertising saying you have to buy this and get that! Spend! Spend! Spend! Everyone conforms to this crazy idea that you have to spend all your money on stuff, spoil kids rotten and if you don’t you’re some kind of miserable bastard and a humbug!  Oh, you don’t have money to get these gifts? Don’t worry get it all on credit and get yerselves in serious debt! That’s really sensible! I don’t understand how it’s supposed to be the time of being good to your fellow man, because Christmas, to me is all so hypocritical and commercial! I don’t like it!  Also the carol singers? They really fucking freak me out.”

Becker was stunned. That was some rant and he had never seen Matt so on edge before.  He didn’t know what to say

“You might not want to stick around when my Aunt Phillipa starts singing then.”

Matt laughed.

“Very funny.”

“So you really detest Christmas that much?”

“Becker, I can’t stand it.”

“So you’ve never had a proper family Christmas? At all?”

Matt shook his head

“Never wanted one.”

Becker felt ridiculous, he was being an utter twit thinking his family were such a burden. Matt was a man who had grown up in a post-apocalyptic world, in a time where all of this Christmas stuff didn’t exist and survival was a daily struggle. No wonder he felt the way he did, but Matt being Matt, he never said anything about it. All the years Becker had known him, Matt never once accepted invitations to Christmas or any of the other holidays. He shied away from his birthdays and kept to a lifestyle he was more comfortable with.  It was only at the ARC that Matt was ever content, when he was with his mates, working

But even at the ARC, when Jess, Emily and Connor and some of the other staff members had decorated the workplace with tinsel, assorted decorations and singing Santas, Becker could only imagine how restrained Matt had been with it all. Matt’s lack of enthusiasm and eerie quietness during those times had been a bit odd then, but now it all made sense.  It also made last year’s incident with the carol singers on one of the missions, totally understandable.  Becker patted his friend’s back, hoping to ease him down a bit.

Sure enough, it did.  Matt’s smile broadened and he became more relaxed.

“I know I’m not Jess, or anyone who really loves Christmas.” Matt said “But it’s just how I feel. I know that my being here is not quite according to plan so if you want I could have a word with your folks. I can set things right and get them to ease off on ya. ”

Becker shook his head.  “You don’t need to do that."

“Yeah… yeah I do.”

Becker had originally invited Jess along and the two of them agreed to pretend to be ‘together’ for his family. The idea was childish sure, but it was the only way Becker thought of getting through Christmas without having a serious breakdown.  When Matt had turned up instead, when he kissed his friend, he thought everything had gone to pot. Now Becker was glad that Matt had come along. It put his petty problems into perspective.

Becker rose from the bed and took in some deep huge breaths. He ran his hands through his hair to smooth it out and headed for the door. He paused with his hand just about to grab the handle.  

“I’m going to go down there and face them.” Becker stated. “I’m not going to get angry or become pissed off. I’m going to be calm and sensible and reasonable.  Yeah?”

Matt smiled.  

“Well… I’m here for you, mate.”

“No. You don’t have to stay. If Christmas makes you uncomfortable, you really don’t have to be here.”

“Despite what I think about this time’s festive holidays, I’m sticking with you, Becker and we can tell your family the truth, together.”

Becker frowned. “All of it?”

Matt playfully clipped his friend around the back of his head.

“Well obviously not the part about me being from the future.”

“And you hating Christmas.”

“And me hating Christmas… sure. Just the part about us working together and being good friends is fine… and as long as there’s no carol singing.”

“Sure! I promise, no carol singing and definitely no more kissing either.”

“Good."

When the door opened and the many voices of the people downstairs blared back into existence, the two of them stood on the landing, feeling anything but confident.

Matt placed his hand on Becker’s shoulder again.

“Whatever happens, we’ll get through this.”

TBC

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freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: December 20th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a fabulous first half groovy girl. Can't wait for more.
basched From: basched Date: December 20th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you groovy Aussie lass! I shall be posting the second half up soon. :)
darkhorse_99 From: darkhorse_99 Date: December 20th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww! Becker just can't catch a break! UNCLE THERE'S A MAN FOR YOU!!! *giggles madly*
basched From: basched Date: December 20th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

lol! I'm pleased you enjoyed reading it. Thank you.
missyvortexdv From: missyvortexdv Date: December 20th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Amusing first half, poor Matt (though he has plenty of good points why it's a bit of a mad social convention)
basched From: basched Date: December 20th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks! Yeah, Christmas be very mad. :)

Cheers for reading though. Glad you liked it.
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: December 20th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Eek! Poor Becker. His family, lovely though they might be, are totally over-whelming. And Matt. Talk about awkward. Look forward to seeing what happens next...
basched From: basched Date: December 20th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hope you like the second part too! Thank you very much!

Yeah...his family are a little intense! ;)
reggietate From: reggietate Date: December 20th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is delightful :-)
basched From: basched Date: December 20th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :)
knitekat From: knitekat Date: December 20th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. Poor Becker. Love the appearance of Matt - “UNCLE HILARY! THERE’S A MAN HERE TO SEE YOU!”
basched From: basched Date: December 20th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah...I'm always so mean to them both!

Kids are so subtle too, aren't they? ;) lol

Cheers muchly and always for your lovely comments!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: December 21st, 2012 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Poor Becker!

“UNCLE HILARY! THERE’S A MAN HERE TO SEE YOU!”
*dies laughing*

Wonderful stuff! I read it on my phone last night *g*
basched From: basched Date: December 21st, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! I think that line from the little girl is proving to be popular! :)

Thank you Fifi! I'm pleased that you enjoyed it!
nietie From: nietie Date: December 21st, 2012 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the family's reaction and I love where this is going *g*

“Hilary, it’s all right, you’ve got nothing to worry or be ashamed about! He’s gorgeous and oh my God… he’s Irish! His accent is so sexy!” I couldn't agree more :D
basched From: basched Date: December 21st, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hope you liked the second part as well.

*hi-five* Glad you agree! Cheers!
celeste9 From: celeste9 Date: December 21st, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is awesome! I adore all the family awkwardness and poor embarrassed Becker, I laughed so many times.
basched From: basched Date: December 21st, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yay! I'm pleased that it made you laff! Thank you so much! :)
ebonyfeather From: ebonyfeather Date: December 21st, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is fabulous! Thank you so much!

Poor Becker, at the mercy of his nosey family.

*hurries off to read part 2*
basched From: basched Date: December 21st, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ebs,

I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed this first half. I hope the second one will be just as good for you.

Happy Christmas lass. Much love! *bsh*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: December 23rd, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Becker's mother is an absolute hoot!!

Poor boy, no wonder he was worried. *g*
basched From: basched Date: December 23rd, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! I'm glad you think so, Fred! Pleased that you liked it too! Cheers!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 29th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is great! Poor Becker, no wonder he snapped, bless him. *scuttles off to part 2*

Also, I appear to have accidentally (and entirely unintentionally) given my secret santa fic exactly the same title as yours. Um... great minds think alike?
basched From: basched Date: December 30th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Lol! I did catch the title of your Secret Santa fic! Great minds think greatly alike! XD

Thanks for reading this fic and I'm chuffed that you enjoyed it.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: December 31st, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*g* I think I can guess where this is going!
basched From: basched Date: January 2nd, 2013 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Why thank you! :) I hope you enjoy the second part! :)
eriah211 From: eriah211 Date: January 4th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, poor Becker! Great first part *runs to read part 2*
basched From: basched Date: January 4th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks Eriah! I hope you like the second part! :)
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