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Title: The right tool for the right job
Characters/Pairings: Ryan/Stephen  
Genre:   humour 
Rating:  Fine for all
Summary:. Is Stephen using the right knife?
Author's Note: This is a little fic for [info]fredbassett  on her birthday. I have not ever written these two before and it was a sudden thing that came to whilst I was having my break at work. I only hope its okay and that Fred....you have had a good day. Also much love to Mr FB as well! 


 “Are you seriously going to use that?”

               Ryan placed his hand on Stephen’s forearm and stopped him before he could even begin to mess things up. Stephen looked to him with a puzzled frown and then he did the same t the large blade in his hands.

   The wooden handle itself was several inches long and was quite thick in his grasp. The blade too was immense, wide and long and like all of Stephen’s knives, in perfect—immaculate—condition. There was not a single blemish or mark on the entire knife.

                Ryan couldn’t deny that it was a beautiful weapon, but he preferred a good gun over blades any day. He also thought that what Stephen was about to do, might ruin the perfection of the weapon.

                “Is there a problem with the knife?”  asked Stephen as he pushed against Ryan’s hand. Ryan saw the glint in his eye, the slight upturn at the corner of his mouth and he knew that Stephen was trying to goad him into another confrontation.

                “No.” he said, even though he had felt like saying the opposite. “Not at all. You haven’t used it yet, it’s one of your favourites and do you really…honestly…want to use it? For that? It’s a little excessive don’t you think?”

                “Didn’t you use a gun last time?”

                “I was in a bad mood.”

    “Of course you were.”

    “You are not! Besides, aren’t you always saying that you have to use the right tool for the right job?”  

                Stephen withdrew the knife and held the blade up for inspection. It was a thing of beauty and the enamoured gaze he held towards it spoke volumes. It would be a shame to use this knife and ruin such perfection, but it would be an equal shame to never use it at all.

                “This is fine. It will do the job.”  Stephen gently eased Ryan away from him with a light press of his free hand against his shoulder. “One quick, clean stroke is all it needs! You’ll see.”

                Ryan could hardly argue any further when Stephen stepped slowly forward and rose the knife in preparation. There was a moment’s pause as Stephen observed his target. He was completely still, no shaking hand or blade and he stayed like that for longer than Ryan thought was necessary.  Was it so difficult?

                “Patience.”  Stephen said, as if he had read the Captain’s mind. “The timing has to be right.”

                “Stephen…now is the right time!”      

                Ryan was ignored and still Stephen did nothing. He kept his pose with the knife, waiting for precisely the right time. As he always did.  The tension was mounting, Ryan could feel it all around him, he could see it clearly before him and he heard the deep growling rumble.



    Hart made his move and brought the blade down with a large hefty swing.

                The cake exploded.

                Fresh cream, chocolate and sponge flew apart upon impact and splattered all over Stephen.

                “Right tool for the right job. Every time! ” Stephen proudly took a long lick at the blade. “Happy birthday to me!”

                Ryan smirked, stepped forward, swiped some exploded chocolate cake from Stephen's face with his finger and sucked it off with a pleasant groan.

    Okay so he was right and Ryan hated it when he was right. 

                There was going to be a serious confrontation about this….and it was going to be so much fun.  


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flaccidduck From: flaccidduck Date: February 14th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is priceless!
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you! :)
freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: February 14th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I love it. It's wonderful!
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Ta muchly Freddie! I was quite pleased that I came up with it and wrote within an hour. I had been thinking all morning I needed to do something for FB...and this was the result!

Cheers! As always!
freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: February 15th, 2012 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, it's a great gift fic.

Cheers back!
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: February 14th, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)

:) Ta.
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: February 15th, 2012 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! That's great! :D
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Diolch! Much appreciated.
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: February 15th, 2012 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee. And Ryan used a gun on his last birthday cake? Must not have been a good number for him *G*

basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)

:) Yeah...I'm thinking I might have to write a drabble about that!

Thanks for reading!
nietie From: nietie Date: February 15th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha, you got me there!

Happy Birthday, Stephen!
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Weren't expecting the cake?! :)


Glad you liked.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: February 15th, 2012 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL, that is lovely! And I adore the idea of Ryan using a gun on a birthday cake. *g*

Thank you so much for this!
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm pleased that you liked. I was glad that I was able to come up with something for you. I might even do the incident of Ryan and the gun!

Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: February 15th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* Sweet! :-)
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nice and thanks!! :)
ebonyfeather From: ebonyfeather Date: February 15th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! This is fabulous!
basched From: basched Date: February 15th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Why thank you! :) *pst! I love your icon!*
knitekat From: knitekat Date: February 15th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. And Ryan shot his?
fififolle From: fififolle Date: February 17th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
LMAO! I can just see that :D
basched From: basched Date: February 18th, 2012 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah....I think I shall have to write about that incident! :)

Thanks for reading!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: February 18th, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
*throws bunny food*
fififolle From: fififolle Date: February 17th, 2012 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Yumyum :D
basched From: basched Date: February 18th, 2012 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Yum indeed!! :)
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