If There’s No Objection
Prompt-verse: Belle & Gold are rival attorneys with benefits. When one attorney wins a case against the other then the loser must give pleasure to the winner.
Posted for @rumbelleorderinthecourt prompt: Rumbelle have sex in any legal/courtroom situation.
Archie frowned as the rest of court began shuffling out. “Gold. French. I’d like to see you both in my chambers.”
Belle looked up from the paperwork she’d been stacking into a briefcase. “Sir?”
Gold crossed his arms, leaning back in his seat with a sour expression. “The case was dismissed, I hardly think…”
Archie shook his head. “This isn’t about the case. I’d… I’d just like a quick chat with you both. If you don’t mind.”
Belle’s gaze slid sideways to Gold, who was studying the judge with a casual arrogance. Her hands clenched so hard, her nails dug into her palms. The older man - her professional rival and sometimes lover - had been pushing every damn button all day. What should have been a pretty open and shut hearing had dragged out into a complex web of ridiculous proportion. She had stacks of casework sitting on her desk back at the office that were still untouched. Now, thanks to Gold’s maneuvering, she’d be stuck taking care of that well into the wee hours of the night.
On top of that, the case ended up with a dismissal due to a technical error. So, neither of them had won and there was no reason to celebrate in their usual manner. Not that she felt very celebratory at the moment. She was just as likely to claw Gold’s eyes out as she was to rake her nails down his back.