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Onceuponabingo fic 
11th-Feb-2013 09:38 am
Us with Nichelle Nichols at Fedcon
Title: Cuddle Wars
Prompt: Silence
Wordcount: 1039
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Red/Snow/Charming
Rating: PG to be safe (there’s swearing and mention of sex)
Warnings: I guess this could be construed as dubcon since one of the ‘participants’ is asleep the whole time, but I don’t think anything happens that could be classified as non consensual. It’s all in good fun. :D
Summary: I got the inspiration for this from the kink meme prompt: ‘Charming/Snow/Red: David keeps waking up and rolling over to spoon his wife, only to find Ruby has beaten him to it. They engage in a silent cuddle war.’ My mind went places as soon as I read that (isn’t ‘cuddle war’ the cutest expression EVER?? :D) and I had to write something for it. So here you are. Basically, it’s just cracky fun. Or funny crack. :D

Cuddle Wars

David woke up shivering. All the time he had been alone in Storybrooke with Snow gone had taken it’s toll and he found that now sleeping was only easy when he was holding his wife close, making sure she was really back.

That they were really together, finally. That nobody could ever get in their way again.

So, like many times before, he immediately stretched out his hand and shifted his body to find Snow, to hold her. Only to find that somebody had gotten in their way. Or at least in his way. Again.

His eyes having adjusted to the dim light (none of them liked the darkness, so they always left a night light on), James knew looking into the eyes of his competitor that she would not back down easily. She held Snow (his WIFE goddammit!) in her arms, both lying on their sides, Snow obviously fast asleep and Red lazily lying there, pressed against his wife’s back, with her arm around his wife’s waist. HIS NAKED WIFE!

James had to restrain himself not to growl at the sight. He couldn’t help furrowing his brow though and it earned him a smug look from his rival.

Most of the times he didn’t mind Red sharing a bed with him and Snow at all – which man would mind sharing his bed with two drop dead gorgeous women?? But sometimes he did get little pangs of jealousy and his egoistical side wanted his wife all to himself. Like right now.

Only Red was obviously not in the mood for him being all possessive. And by the look she was giving him now, teasingly sliding her hand over Snow’s waist, soft enough for her not to wake up, but noticeable enough for him to feel the pangs of jealousy even more (and something else down his loins he wanted to ignore right now, since, dammit, this was not about sex! Nope!), she was not about to budge even an inch.

Well, this game could be played by two. He shot her a defying look and carefully slid closer to his wife’s form.

They both knew they had to be quiet. Snow was a heavy sleeper but some things even she tended to notice. And she wasn’t shy about telling them what she thought of their overzealous ‘childish’ behaviour either. So, needless to say, neither of them wanted Snow to wake up right now.

Fortunately he knew his wife’s body good enough to elicit responses even while she was asleep.

Unfortunately Red did too. So when he shifted and carefully, slowly, brought one of his legs close to Snow’s, attempting to slide it between her legs, to be able to hold her close, Red responded by doing the same, only a little faster, legs now entangled with Snow’s, holding her even closer to herself.

And again with the smug look. Great! But James wasn’t about to give up that easily. He was now very close to Snow, having to hold his legs at an awkward angle, but able to bring his head in closer, brushing a soft kiss to her lips. When Snow sighed in her sleep and leaned closer into the kiss, unconsciously bringing her arm up to his neck, he triumphed.

But his victory lasted only a few seconds. Red obviously didn’t intend on making this easy for him. She took advantage of her slightly taller stature and gently moved her legs forward, causing Snow to do the same and effectively pushing him even further back.

Now the angle he was lying in became seriously uncomfortable, with Snow’s arm still around his neck. So he retreated, carefully sliding out below her arm, getting into a more comfortable position. Which was sadly still away from his wife.

He thought about just leaving it and trying to sleep without holding Snow, but after another look into Red’s face, where he clearly could read the triumphant glee in having beaten him, he decided to make the only move that was left to him, even though he knew it was bold and dangerous and could very well wake Snow up.

But he hadn’t fought for so long to be with her just to be beaten now by a smug werewolf.

So he slid closer again, this time stretching his arms out with purpose, fast enough for Red not to have time to react in any way other than glaring at him, but still being careful, not wanting to make this any more risky than necessary.

As soon as his arms touched Snows waist, slipped under it to support her, he started gently tugging her towards him. Red continued to glare but couldn’t do anything more than letting go of Snow if she didn’t want to risk having to hold on tighter, which would mean highly increasing the risk of her waking up.

She already seemed to be wakening a little bit, reacting to the gentle touch, leaning into it. There was an awkward moment when Snow stretched out, shifting positions and both Red and James leaned away from her, momentarily united in their fear that they’ve gone to far and would now be subjected to one of Snow’s infamous ‘teacher speeches’ about disturbing her precious sleep.

Both of them let out a sigh of relief when Snow did not wake up completely but just stretched out, arms above her head, and continued to sleep.

After a few moments still kind of united in their worry, they looked at each other and both proceeded to attach themselves to Snow, slowly, gently, both relishing in the content sigh she let out in her sleep when they were firmly holding her from both sides.

Another moment passed and James started to drift back to sleep, content now that he held his wife in his arms, when he felt a touch on his arm. When he looked up he found that Red smiled at him, questioningly, almost shyly, stretching out her hand as if she were making a peace offering.

He didn’t hesitate for one second, taking her hand and holding it, reassuring her that they would be okay.

And with that thought, with his two girls firmly in his arms, he finally fell asleep happily and content.
12th-Feb-2013 06:53 am (UTC)
Eeeeeee thank you so much for this! It's adorable.
12th-Feb-2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
Heeeee, thanks, I'm so glad you liked it. :D The prompt was amazing and it was a lot of fun to write! So thank you for providing me with the idea. :D
12th-Feb-2013 03:07 pm (UTC)

Their poly relationship is so canon to me. :D
12th-Feb-2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
Heee, yay! :D

Of course it's canon. That's not even a question for me. :D
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