Chilly Prompt! Angus's first Candlenights with his new dads (Taako and Krav) and his new Aunt and Uncle!
“This is his first candlelight’s I want him to remember it.” Taako exclaimed to his lover who walked in after having a slew of crow familiars gift wrap the presents for later. When finished Kravitz walked in to Taako holding up a suit made of holiday LED lights and sequins. “What, its ten times better than the-the fuckin’ Lil Einstein get up he wears all the time.”
Kravitz didn’t have the heart to poke holes in Taako’s loose gesture of care. He was worried, in the classic Taako fashion of internalizing all his worries, that Angus’s Candlenights with them would fall short. It wasn’t long before everyone soon realized Angus was actually very much an orphan. All it took was realizing this child basically started living on the moon base and survived a near earth ending war with no parents to pick him up afterwards.
Since then Angus had been living hopscotched style with nearly everyone, even Merle at one point though that proved to be a bit of a shit show. This year was going to be his first with the ‘serious’ item, Taakitz. Angus had spent a candlenights with Lup and Barry. Back then, they mailed out holiday cards with all of them wearing matching denim overalls and flannels.
Taako took so much offense he had been planning Angus’s holiday with them since last holiday. “I mean, he’s a child, love.” Kravitz smiled smoothly walking around the idea that even for him, prince of Darkness and lover of blacks and velvets, the light up glitter suit was much.
“Oh next you’re going to tell me that having wyvern pâté on butter soaked brioche isn’t for children either?” Taako frowned, “if I knew we were playing it ‘cool’ I would have slapped some butter on poptarts and called it day.”
“Babe that’s what we had for dinner for the last four days.”
“Uh-uh its called conservation. I feed you crap so you appreciate when I do this.”
And it worked everytime though the trash flavor profile of cold butter on poptarts was actually pretty nice. Better than Taako’s hot sauce toast which was exactly what anyone would think it to be. “I know you want him to have fun.”
“Fuck fun, I want him to remember who has the good-good shit.”
“—but he might want to do less extravagant things.” Kravitz had been spending some time in the real world and realized children really liked toys and simplicity. It baffled him why they’d ever just want toys and cookies but he wouldn’t question the living. It was much to complicated. “We should tone it down.” He leaned back on the leather couch and drank from a gold and bejeweled gauntlet. “Fatherly “cool” figures like Merle.” He sipped.
His elven lover arched his brow. “Yes…because I think we’re so capable of channeling our inner Merle. Let’s just wear Tropical beach shirts and jorts, sandles and socks while drinking lemonade from one of those magic defying cup holder hats.”
“Dear goddess if I wasn’t already dead I would have died right now…maybe you’re right…maybe we can’t “chill””
“Yea, so now what the fuck do we do. We-We clearly don’t have dad genes in us.”
“Its not too late to let Barry and Lup host him for another year…”
As the melodrama stewed their front door was graced with light knocks. Both men froze in their tracks. “Maybe its not him, maybe it’s the Istus Witness Services again with pamphlets?”
“Good evening sirs! Its me, Angus, here to spend a grand ol’ time with you both this Candlenights weekend!”
The lovers shared panicked looks with each other. “I’ll hide the suit and burn the food” Taako muttered in a whispered tone. “You-You take down the gold and ruby decorations and get some paper.”
“PAPER?” Kravitz whispered and exclaim. “But this year was such a ruby trend…”
“G-Good golly sirs, it sure is cold, if this isn’t a goof can you um—let me in now?”
“Paper it is.” Kravtiz shot up from sofa and left the cup on the table as Taako ran to the kitchen with a clamor.
A few moments passed and the door opened to a frosty Angus McDonald clutching his scarf to his neck. “Oh Ango~ you’re here.”
“Y-Yes.” Angus looked up at Taako with a chilled sniffle and fogged round glasses. “I-I’ve been here for some time.” He shuffled in as Taako gently took his coat from him. Angus looked around and noticed Kravitz and Taako didn’t have any decorations up other than a few sheets of paper that read “happy Candlenights” in speedy scrawl. He scrunched up his face and took a whiff of the air. The gorment food still hung thick. “Oh boy I can’t wait to eat what you-“ he ran to the kitchen and found…
Kravitz had served plops of cookie dough on a platter. “made?”
“Ah, Angus welcome I hope you’re hungry. I hear raw cookie dough is all the rage with kids.”
“But—aren’t you not supposed to eat raw cookie dough?”
“Well I mean…not many have died from eating raw dough.” Kravitz smiled though Angus’s face seemed less amused. He shrank back a little then turned around and noticed Taako was standing there. “We’d give you gifts but we figured you’d rather play outside in the snow for a while, make snow people and snow fairies.”
“Uh…sure, may I use the little wizard’s room first?” He smiled before running off.
“I think we’re doing great so far.” Taako smiled, “Where did you hide all the decorations?”
“In the pantry on the right.”
“That’s where I hid all the food.”
“I’m sure it will hold, it’s a magic pantry.”
“Uh, sirs what door is the bathroom door? Is it the one on the right?”
“ANGUS WAIT—“ Both Taako and Kravitz turned before there was a bright light.
The decorations flooded out and returned to their original place, until their home was decked out head to toe in gold and ruby garlands and light. Gold leaf holly and an all gold pine tree with ruby gems as ornaments. The gourmet 15 course meal floated out on their closed platters back on the 10 foot long red cloth table. Even Kravtiz’s glass of wine returned to his hand and Taako’s hold hat. “Oh fuck.” Taako sighed as Kravitz took a worried sip.
“Um…sirs?” Angus waddled out wearing the light up sequin three piece suit Taako had bought him. He looked up at both men and beamed. “Oh sirs! I was worried you didn’t want to celebrate with me. When I saw you didn’t put any effort…” He clapped his hands together. “I’ve been looking forward to a fancy holiday all year! And no itchy jeans either.”
Kravitz smiled a bit, relief didn’t even begin to cover the ease he felt as they were able to share their true colors with their boy.
Taako knelt down and held his arms out. “That’s my boy, my beautiful, magic, tasteful boy~”
(short and sweet with only a mention of blup or else it would have been 70 pages long LOL)