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Flaming Sun

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"I can't believe I have to wear this," Anne said, staring at herself in the mirror and wrinkling her nose in disgust. "I thought we were going as slutty vampires."

 

Jane sighed, trying not to laugh. "Anne, you look adorable. Nobody will laugh at you because I won't let them."

 

Anne pouted. "But I don't want to be adorable. I want to go to the party with the love of my life and have everyone's jaw drop when we walk in and leave with them wishing they could have us."

 

"Halloween is tomorrow, sweetheart," Jane murmured, pressing a soothing kiss to Anne's cheek and wrapping her arms around the other as best she could with the costume's extra padding. "There wasn't anything left in your size."

 

"I know," Anne sighed. "I just wish neither of us had been so busy earlier in the month, that's all."

 

"Me, too," Jane smiled, a wicked glint in her eyes. "But if you wear it for me, I'll make it up to you later."

 

"Now that's more like it," Anne agreed, licking her lips in anticipation and making a face when she tasted lipstick. "But if even one person laughs..."

 

Jane laughed, leaning down to kiss the other's lips. "They don't call you the Queen of Mean for nothing, do they."

 

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"See?" Jane's tone was a bit smug as she helped Anne out of the offending pumpkin costume. "I told you nobody would laugh."

 

"You win this time," Anne conceded. "But you still owe me for agreeing to wear it in the first place."

 

Jane smiled, lifting the smaller woman into her arms with practiced ease. "And you can have anything you want, beautiful."

 

Anne blushed, unable to look the other in the eye for a few seconds. Even though they'd been together for awhile by now, she still felt shy around Jane sometimes. It mostly came with the way she presented herself, she supposed, but being vulnerable wasn't always easy to begin with, either, especially around those she didn't know very well.

 

"Can I have you?"

 

Anne was joking and they both knew it, but Jane, always the comedian, decided to play along. "Of course, my love. Anything else?"

 

"No, just you," Anne smiled, batting her eyelashes and sliding her hands underneath her love's shirt. "...and they say I'm full-bodied..."