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04 February 2011 @ 12:15 am
don't like cricket, g, alex/scott preslash  
Title: Don't Like Cricket
Paring/s: Alex/Scott preslash
Genre: ...there's a genre for this?
Rating: G
Word count: 501
Warnings/Spoilers: NOT BETA'D. But - cricket!
Summary: Admittedly I just kind of wanted to write about cricket and it was convenient that Alex was an Australian and that Scott probably really wouldn't understand how bad we (that is, Australia) did at the Ashes series last/this year.


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Scott doesn’t know what the hell Alex’s problem is but when the deep scowl settles on his co-stars normally ridiculously cheerful face and refuses to leave, Scott knows that there’s something amiss. So in one of their tiny breaks between their hectic schedule he leans against a railing and elbows Alex in the ribs none too gently, staring back when that scowl turns inevitably in his direction.

“What’s your issue?” he asks, tugging at the tie around his neck, trying to loosen it up in this stupid heat.

The response he’s not expecting is for Alex’s lips to tip slightly upwards in a bitter grin, accompanied by a shake of the head. Alex’s whole stance screams Steve McGarrett and Scott can’t help the slightly uneasy feeling that settles in his stomach at the thought. But the moment passes when Alex unfolds his arms and eases onto the railing next to him, squinting out toward the sun as he does so. He makes a striking figure in the light and Scott maybe stares a moment too long before looking away when Alex’s eyes slide sideways to meet his, and Jesus is he really blushing like some kind of virgin at the idea of being caught staring? But Alex is opening his mouth to say something so he settles for he hopes is just a curious tilt of his head and not something else.

“You wouldn’t understand,” Alex says, glancing away quickly before looking back and Scott feels kind of stung. He likes the easy-going camaraderie that they’ve managed to build over such a short period – though he’s not sure what else he expected to happen given that they’re practically in each other’s pockets for ninety-five percent of the day.

“Try me,” he ventures, trying to sound casual about the whole thing. He absently rubs a hand behind his head.

“No,” Alex says more emphatically this time, “you really wouldn’t get it.”

“You can’t like explain it to me or anything?” Scott raises his hands in an almost defensive gesture and Alex responds with a vague grin that throws Scott for a loop. “Seriously, what? Are you off your meds again or something? Do I need to call someone to strap you down for another butt injection?”
Alex rolls his eyes with a slight smile on his face and Scott feels pathetic for the surge of pride that runs through him at the thought of putting it there.

“No, but you still won’t get it.”

“Try me,” Scott repeats, more curious than before.

Alex’s hand lands on his shoulder, leaning down slightly to create eye contact and Scott is suddenly aware of the space between them, or lack thereof. Alex’s face is serious, and Scott feels a frown crease his forehead at the sudden change in the situation.

“We drew against England in the first Ashes test,” Alex says seriously, before dropping his hand and walking away.

Scott stares after him for a long while, before shaking his head in disgust.

Crazy Australians.
 
 
Mood: boredbored
 
 
 
Abbie Strehlow: Coffee loveknotted_rose on February 3rd, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
This was wonderful and fun. Just lovely. Thanks so much for this!
Rosey: Awesomedesiredeffect on February 4th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to comment :D There may be more cricket shenanigans however...
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: H50 - Steve/Dannyembroiderama on February 3rd, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Hee! Like Danny, I have no earthly idea what that means, but I love their interaction here.
Rosey: D10 - :Ddesiredeffect on February 4th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Drat. I suppose if I said I have more little shorts about it planned, it will be greeted with the same puzzlement by every that doesn't play cricket? XD
stellarscience: cosmodonrobotstellarscience on February 10th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
adorable fic! brilliant.

also, may I ask where you got your icon? because it about 17 million kinds of awesome.
Rosey: Muse Ampdesiredeffect on February 10th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
I have no idea, I would've have credited it otherwise when I ganked it - but I guess if you want it you should feel free to take it too! :D

Everyone needs a Tennant smile-y face in their lives!
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Roseydesiredeffect on February 4th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Why thank you. I actually sort of liked the contrast of the surfing line. But it's actually mostly a reference to 10cc's song Dreadlock Holiday which is literally one of the worst songs of all time. :D

Thank you for commenting!
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Roseydesiredeffect on February 4th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Mission accomplished :D Yay, thank you!
americandirrtyamericandirrty on February 5th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
This is great!
Sarahxylokz on February 6th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
Okay babe, commenting is pretty much shattering my world right now, but, thanks to you and this, I can't help but see that Packed to the Rafters ad as Alex/Scott...
theeverdreamtheeverdream on February 7th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for making me smile!
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