in which darren plays a hippie

The Neighbor, Or, Another Meg Ryan Rom-Com (crisscolfer fic)

Title: The Neighbor, Or, Another Meg Ryan Rom-Com
Pairing: Chris/Darren
Length/Rating: ~5,800 / G
Summary: Darren doesn’t bake, or, that time he had to ask his previously unseen neighbor for help and a cup of sugar.


Darren doesn’t bake.

He’s got his talents, maybe more than his fair share, but baking isn’t one of them.  Flour, eggs, and sugar rarely come together for him in anything but a mess. Two months ago, he tried to make a cookie in a mug to satisfy a vicious bout of late-night munchies without leaving his apartment, and his microwave ended up coated in burnt butter and chocolate.  It doesn’t seem right that his dad is chef and he can’t even attempt lemon bars without getting lemon juice in his eyes and powdered sugar all over the floor.

He knows it’s just chemistry, but he wasn’t very good at that either.

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