So here's some C2 fic for my girl, anyothergirl415 - mostly because it is all her fault that I have the image of Christian in the blue scrubs floating around in my head. I can't remember why it is her fault, I just know that it is.
I wrote this back around Christmas when I saw that movie of Chad's, "Christmas Cupid". It's kind of a fix-it-rip-off fic, because I thought the chick in the movie was a terrible person and decided that Chad deserved better - let's say, a cowboy-nurse named Christian, Also, he needed Jared as his best friend, so I fixed that too. My first C2, ya'll!!!
CW RPS - Summary: Chad can’t believe his ex-girlfriend is that awful of a person. Jared can’t believe Chad hasn’t tried dudes yet. Warning: Jared in peach bunny scrubs. Spoilers: Kind of for "ABC Family's Christmas Cupid". PG and 777 words.
Title: Cowboys & Cupids at County
Author: The Artful Dodger / dodger_sister
Fandom: CW RPS
Category: AU, Humor, Romance
Characters/Pairing: Chad/Christian, Jared and mention of J2
Warnings: I’m going to vaguely reference the ABC family Movie of Awful, “Christmas Cupid”. Also, Jared in peach bunny scrubs.
Spoilers: For the movie “Christmas Cupid”.
Summary: Chad can’t believe his ex-girlfriend is that awful of a person. Jared can’t believe Chad hasn’t tried dudes yet.
Word Count: 777 words
Date Written: 12/15/2010
Disclaimer: If I need to disclaim it, “Christmas Cupid” is ABC Family’s and some other people. Chad will be mine someday. /evil plan laugh/ These people belong to their mothers and they don’t work in hospitals, so this ain’t real. I wrote this, but make no money off it. Boo.
Feedback: Bring it. dodger_sister / TheArtofDodger@comcast.net
Author's Notes: That movie, “Christmas Cupid” pissed me off. I mean, seriously, were we suppose to want them to get together in the end? Because that dude, Chad’s character, deserved so much better than that crazy self-centered whack-a-do chick. I was affronted. I enjoy how bad ABC Family movies are usually, but this time I was just angry at the stupidity of that man having to spend forever with that woman. Though I applaud the genius of putting Chad in the blue scrubs. He was the only good thing about the whole movie and I wanted to scratch his head. So, I figured I would write a little RPS lovin, fix it up right and give Chad a proper lover, thank you very much. Except, it’s not that character, because who cares, I’m just making it be Chad. My First C2, ya’ll!!
Dedication: To anyothergirl415, because I have been promising you some C2, and though this is very far from the plot I was working on for you as my first C2, it still totally counts, right? All your fault anyway that I keep seeing Christian in scrubs in my head. I just can’t remember right now why it is your fault, but it is. So…thank you, have fic.
“I don’t know, dude, it was just crazy,” Chad said and swung his legs back and forth from where he was perched on the counter in Jared’s x-ray room. “She’s a nut job, like a completely different person than I thought she was.”
Jared spun his chair, pushing with the heels of his feet, using the wheeled stool like a carnival ride. It was an utterly ridiculous image, what with Jared being 6’4” and wearing peach scrubs with bunnies on them. “Did she really accept a marriage proposal from some blowhard while she was on a date with you?” he asked for the fourth time.
“Yep,” Chad answered. “Who does that?”
“Crazy people,” Jared assured him.
“I can’t believe I ever loved her. What was I thinking?”
Jared shrugged. “She was your ex-college-girlfriend. You should have seen some of the losers I dated in college, man. It was shocking.”
“Were they chicks?” Chad asked and grinned at his friend. “I would have liked to have known you when you went for boobies.”
“I haven’t gone for boobies since I was like twelve,” Jared said and then, for good measure, pushed Chad.
The blue scrubs Chad was wearing versus the countertop made it a pretty easy feat for Jared to slide Chad all the way to the floor.
“Dude,” Chad said and glared up at the x-ray tech.
“I told you,” Jared said, reaching down to pull Chad up off the floor, “you should try men for a while. It’s worked out well for me.”
“Yeah, that’s ‘cause your boyfriend is pretty enough to actually be a girl.”
“Hmm, I can’t decide if I am offended or pleased with that remark,” Jared said and then scrunched up his face like he was thinking really hard about something. “So, hmmm, thank you. And also…” and then Jared grabbed Chad and put him in a headlock, Chad’s face pressed up into Jared’s armpit.
“Dude! Come on!” Chad hollered, voice muffled against Jared’s side.
“Just because my boy is prettier than your psycho ex-girlfriend,” Jared went on conversationally.
“Dude!” Chad hollered again and kicked out at his friend’s leg. “Let go, Jay.”
“Okay,” Jared said and shrugged, right before releasing his grip on Chad and dropping him unceremoniously on the floor.
“Um, excuse me?” a voice said and Chad looked up to see a pair of cowboy boots attached to a pair of blue scrubs attached to a rather decent looking, long-haired man.
“S’up?” Chad asked from where he was sprawled on the floor.
“I have a patient here for an X-ray,” the man said and looked uncertainly from Chad to Jared and back to Chad again.
Chad squinted at the man and titled his head to the side. “You the new doc from the fifth floor?” he asked.
“Naw, I’m the new nurse from the ER,” the man drawled and there was definitely some southern-boy in that accent. “Just started like five hours ago.”
“You’re wearing doctor scrubs, man,” Jared told him with an-almost-scold in his voice.
“Yeah, well, I look good in blue. Also, the peach ones all have fluffy animals on them. I like to shoot fluffy animals.”
Jared looked horribly affronted, whether over the man slamming his clothing or because he was insinuating that he wanted to shoot bunnies, Chad couldn’t tell.
“I like you,” Chad told him and grinned stupidly at the man.
“Okay,” the man said and then stood there awkwardly, staring down at Chad who was stilled sprawled along the floor.
“Oh, I’m Chad,” he said at last and held out his hand.
“Christian,” the nurse offered and reached out to pull Chad to his feet.
“This loser is Jared,” Chad told him and gestured at his friend.
“Nice to meet you. Excuse me just one second,” Jared told Christian and then promptly reached over and nailed Chad in the arm.
“So, should I go get my patient then?” Christian asked.
Jared let out a defeated sigh. “If you must. I suppose we should actually get back to work or something.”
“Life is a hardship, brother,” Christian said, then turned and strode out of the room.
Chad was watching Christian go, when Jared punched him in the arm again.
“Did you totally notice that he has long pretty hair like a girl?” Jared asked and Chad didn’t have to be looking to know his friend was smirking.
“I hate you,” Chad told him and then slapped Jared’s back, before heading off to the emergency room, where he most certainly wasn’t hoping to see Nurse Christian again later.
Even if the dude totally had awesome hair.