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01 December 2013 @ 04:43 am
Fic: ‘Tis the Season: Outrageous.  
Title: ‘Tis the Season: Outrageous.
Fandom: Sleepy Hollow (TV)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Season 1, after Thanksgiving (after Sanctuary).
Summary: Decorations are seen.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

I couldn't stay away from this one!


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Washington Irving, Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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He pauses, looks at the window. “This looks particularly festive.” He turns, to face her and slightly frowns. “Did we not just have Thanksgiving?”

Abbie sighs softly, foreseeing another (possible) rant. “It's Christmas decorations, Crane. Some stores start decorating early.”

“Why?” He stops before the window. “What could be gained by starting to decorate so early? Does this not confuse the populace as to when Christmas is?”

Malls, she decides, are out. She tugs his arm; people are beginning to stare at the strange man standing by the window. And, indirectly, at her. “No,” she replies calmly. “People know when Christmas is.”

“You didn't answer my first question.”

“Your first question?”

“What can be gained by decorating so early?”

“Sales,” she says simply.

“Sales?”

“It's where stores sell the items they're selling at reduced prices to their customers.”

His eyes widen slightly. “They use a holiday filled with good cheer, for family to sell items at reduced prices?”

“Welcome to the festive season,” she says.

“Is this what Christmas has come to?”

She stops, turns to face him, hand on his chest to ensure he stops too. “Crane, this is how the holiday season is celebrated now. You spend the day with your family but the weeks running to it are filled with that sort of festive cheer.

“It's what is done now. You may,” she sees his mouth about to open, “yell about it all you want but this is how it's done now. Understand?”

His mouth closes; no words for he's too filled with … “Outrageous,” he mutters and she smiles as they walk on. “Outrageous.”
 
 
 
Armchair DMarmchairdm on December 1st, 2013 07:35 am (UTC)
... another Crane rant? Surely not!

Perfectly captured, as always.
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 1st, 2013 07:51 am (UTC)
Well, I can't blame him!

And thank you; I had lots of fun writing it!