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New Fic: Better Safe Than Sorry

Better Safe Than Sorry
Fandom: Being Human UK
Rated: PG
Category: Gen. Humor.
Season: Any, but likely early.
Spoilers: None.
Summary: George is pretty sure Mitchell is teasing - but what if he isn’t?
Word Count: 428
Disclaimer: Being Human belongs to the wonder that is Toby Whithouse, not me.
Note: Written for the 2011 Ancient Obsessions December 21 Advent Prompt: Christmas Elves.

xxx

George stared at Mitchell, seated on the opposite end of the couch from him, with an open mouth.

“You’re kidding me,” he said.

Mitchell shook his head. “No, God as my witness, I mean it!”

“That doesn’t mean much, coming from you,” said George, rolling his eyes.

“Granted,” snorted Mitchell. “Still, I swear it! It’s true!”

“Mitchell…” warned George.

“What?” asked Mitchell, all innocence.

George gave him a look. “You’ve got to be joking.”

“Why?” asked Mitchell. “You’re real, aren’t you? I’m real! Annie’s real! Or are we just figments of your imagination?”

“If I imagined you,” grumbled George, “I’d make you less of a twat.”

“Well, there you go, then!,” said Mitchell, beaming. “I’m real! And if I’m real, and you’re real…”

George interrupted. “No, Mitchell. I’m not buying it.”

Mitchell stood and put his hands up in a gesture of surrender. “Suit yourself, mate.”

He then marched steadfastly up the stairs, leaving George alone.

After a long moment, in which George thought far harder than he’d ever admit to about what Mitchell had said, he called out to the kitchen.

“Annie?”

A laugh answered him. “Oh, no. I’m not getting in on this.”

“Oh, come on, Annie!” whined George. “You’re one of us! You’ve got to have an opinion.”

“Oh, I do, do I?” asked Annie.

“Yes,” said George.

Annie walked into the living room. “Well, in that case,” she said, setting a hot cup of tea down in front of George and pretending to think hard before saying more, “I’m going to have to side with Mitchell.”

Her voice was dead serious, and George looked shocked. “Annie! How could you? Seriously? I mean…”

George trailed off, clearly not sure how to argue his point and also stymied by Annie’s hysterical laughter.

“Oh, come on, George!” said Annie in between bouts of giggling. “He was pulling your leg! Do you honestly think there are such things as elves here in the real world?”

George made a motion indicating himself and Annie, then vaguely gestured upstairs.

Annie stopped laughing and shrugged, then took both of George’s hands in hers.

“George, look,” she said. “I know Mitchell was just teasing you, but I’ll tell you what. I’ll ask my ghost friends, and if anyone so much as hints that he’s telling the truth, I’ll let you know. Deal?”

George nodded. “Deal.”

He didn’t believe Mitchell as far as he could throw him, but he figured there was no harm in believing in elves just in case. After all, with Christmas coming up, it was better safe than sorry.

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rubyrosettared
Dec. 26th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
Ha! loved it. I do love your BH oneshots, this one is no exception, i could very well believe Mitchell doing this to poor George.

(yes, it's me from Twitter, just a different avi);)
jackwabbit
Dec. 26th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hey, you!

Thanks so much!

This is the only BH fanfic I've written in my advent series so far, and I'm rusty on BH, so I'm glad to have some "it's not awful" feedback. ;)

Also, dude! I didn't know you were on LJ! *waves*

I'm hoping to finish out my advent series soon (three more to go), and I just might do another BH one. We'll see!
rubyrosettared
Dec. 26th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hey back!

Have been on LJ for six years now *gasps* but my flist is very teeny compared to my Twitter list. I guess i'm more shy here but i've added you to my teeny flist here :) I used to use it almost daily, then i discovered social media and it's a couple of times per month if that nowadays. I lurk a lot instead.

Hope you do do another BH one, look forward to it :)
jackwabbit
Dec. 27th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
I hear ya. Twitter is like that. ;)

I still keep a presence here, but with the mass exodus to Dreamwidth lately, I'm sure missing a lot of my friends from here. But I'm a creature of habit. I'll stay until they kick me out. I like having a back up home for my fic, and frankly I like how my journal looks, so...yeah. Here I am.
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