Save us for a rainy day
Hey, guess who wrote some Keenler after that totally first date birthday dinner?
Fandom: The Blacklist
Pairing: Elizabeth Keen/Donald Ressler
This is an extended version of the birthday dinner scene aka the stuff fanfics are made of.
They mesh the paper cups together but Ressler stops before taking a sip and salutes her. “Happy birthday, Liz.” His face is open and honest, the smile on it genuine and she finds herself smiling back and nodding before raising the cup to her lips.
As soon as the wine hits her tongue, she knows she has made a terrible mistake – it is sour and more vinegar than wine, and she watches Ressler bemusedly as he finds that out but forces his face to remain neutral.
“How do you like the wine?”
He coughs a moment and takes another sip. “It is definitely special.”
She laughs at his attempts to try and make this better and decides against making him drink any more of it. “It’s terrible, isn’t it?”
He smiles back and puts the cup down, the relief on his face evident. “It might be the most vile thing I have ever had, Liz. What is it?”
He picks the bottle up and inspects it, finding the label on which she knows is written Sam & Liz, 1992 in a child’s handwriting. His eyes soften and she knows that she doesn’t really need to explain anything more but finds herself wanting to.