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Author: Clio
Title: Dinner Party
Pairing: John Hughes: Phil "Duckie" Dale/Cameron Frye
Rating: PG
Summary: When the parents are away, the children use the good china.
Length: 300 words
Disclaimer: These characters were created by John Hughes and owned by one of the large media companies in a complicated arrangement to which I am not a signatory. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Notes: Back in January I wrote some Hugheslash, Duckie from Pretty in Pink and Cameron from Ferris Bueller, for Yuletide's New Year's Resolutions: Sensoria. Here is a triple drabble about them.



One night in August Cameron's parents were both away, as usual, and Duckie thought it would be nice to have a little dinner party and invite their friends over. Ridiculous and domestic, sure, but Cameron's mother had some sweet dishware. Neither of them could really cook, of course, but Duckie didn't want the whole thing to look like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Then Cameron had an idea that was simultaneously brilliant and subversive, which he said was true of all great ideas.

So that's how they came to be in fancy clothes, candles on the table, six places of china set out that Saturday night. Ferris and Sloane arrived first, Andie and Blane just behind them. Cameron took Blane and Andie on a tour of the house, while Duckie mixed martinis for all in the living room. Then they adjourned to the dining room.

Once their guests sat down, Duckie and Cameron lifted the covers on the silver serving dishes to reveal a pile of Big Macs; a bowl of french fries; an assortment of Taco Bell burritos; several pieces of Kentucky Fried Chicken; mashed potatoes and gravy; and cole slaw. On the sideboard were decanters filled with Pepsi, 7-Up, and orange drink.

There was silence, and then Ferris stood up and applauded, shouting, "Bravo! Bravo!" Sloane stood and cheered, too, and then Andie and Blane, and Duckie could only point to Cameron, who blushed and grinned and said, "No, no, that's too much" in his best fake-adult voice. After they'd served everyone the beverage of their choice in the finest crystal wine glasses, Cameron made a toast, to the friends at the table, and as they clinked glasses Duckie looked up at Cameron, at the head of the table, and couldn't imagine life being better than this.


Date: 2007-11-05 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillijulianne.livejournal.com
so every since you put these two together i've just loved the whole idea. somehow i can see their odd little frequencies meshing perfectly.

Cameron's parents were both away, as usual aww.

and of course they'd want to use all the fancy dishes but have to do some tapdancing around the cooking issue. and "No, no, that's too much" is perfect.





Date: 2007-11-26 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlh.livejournal.com
somehow i can see their odd little frequencies meshing perfectly.

that's totally the thing, isn't it? couldn't have said it better.

<3 Thanks lady!

Date: 2007-11-05 04:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.livejournal.com
OMG, what an awesome teen dinner party. Of course they'd have martinis before the fast food. Duckie brings the sweet dinnerware idea and Cameron brings the brilliant and subversive. I love it when you write about these guys.

Date: 2007-11-26 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlh.livejournal.com
I gave my first dinner party when I was 17, for my BFF's sweet 16, and while I did cook the rest was like that party, with all the nice dishes and the pretending to be adults and all of that. And Cameron is totally brilliant and subversive!

Thank you!

Date: 2007-11-06 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bhanesidhe.livejournal.com
Heheh god, I can perfectly envision Duckie babbling and shimmying behind the bar in the way that he does. Ferris would add the dramatic pause before the "Bravo!". I imagine Andie, red-pink-faced, ecstatic, considering she's Andie and therefore a bit slow on the uptake but appreciative nonetheless. And Cameron, Oh Cameron, in his best grown up voice. <3

[Hence the icon, not because of sentiment, but because of his "best fake-adult voice". Blane was being wooden again, so I ignored him, fly on the wall that I am XD]

Date: 2007-11-26 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlh.livejournal.com
Blane is so very boring, seriously.

Aren't Duckie and Cameron just like, the perfect hosts? <3

Thanks sweetie!
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