Bet On It
Have a ficlet in celebration of the birthday of @scarlet99 !
One of the nastiest fights that Viktor Nikiforov and Yuuri Katsuki have ever had involved two Ebay accounts, and one limited edition Viktor Nikiforov merch.
“Listen,” goldskatehair1129 insists over the message boards, “this is something the man I love wants for his birthday. I have no dignity, and I will outbid you.”
“I’ve been trying to finish this collection for 10 years,” comes back the furious reply from katskatevic, “then I’ll be done collecting forever. I also have no dignity.”
Several heated messages (one being particularly inflammatory) and ridiculously high bids later, a new message arrives from katskatevic.
“Look,” he says, “I can get your man an autograph. A whole letter. Whatever you want. Just let me have this.”
“I WILL SIGN NOTHING FOR YOU,” goldskatehair1129 messages back instantly.
They both pause. Yuuri pushes his desk chair back. “Vitya?” He calls into the living room. “Are… are you on Ebay?”
There’s a pregnant pause. “Maybe,” he returns in a calm drawl. Yuuri waits. “I didn’t mean what I said about your mother,” Viktor finishes, infinitely meeker. “Happy early birthday?”
Neither of them is particularly angry. They have makeup sex anyway.
The next day, Yurio wears a brand new tiger print jacket.
“How can I afford it? Hah!” He scoffs, “some idiot paid me a thousand dollars for some old skating merch I had lying around.”
Technically, Viktor won the Ebay bid. The couple quietly agrees that the true winner was Yurio.