Definitely Not A Boring Afternoon
- Name: Aiden (violet_doll)
- Contact: email@example.com
- Recipient's name: Livia
- Requested character: Melanie (Crackshot)
-Summary : Flirting, innuendos and Roy and Melanie's new favourite past
time, teasing Connor!
Connor and Roy were sitting in the kitchen drinking cold lemonade from a
pitcher which, had been left for them in the fridge by Mia before she'd left
for Titan's Tower that morning. The week previous Mia had experienced a
'domestic urge' as she called it, and spent the week in the kitchen with
every cookbook she could lay her hands on . Now the cupboards, fridge and
freezer were full with Mia's concoctions which mostly looked edible,
admittedly the garbage was just as full, but that wasn't something the
boy's were going to bring up either fact.
Roy and Lian had come to Star City for a visit at the start of summer
vacation. Lian loved the attention she was receiving, especially from her
dotting 'grandfather'. Ollie had been monopolising Lian, making up for
lost time, like today he had taken her to the zoo and for ice cream after,
leaving Roy at a loose end. Roy and Connor had ended up spending a lot of
time together during the two weeks they had already spent in the current
Queen household. They had just returned from a run, the hot Californian sun
having caused both of them to sweat profusely, making their t-shirts cling
to them as they gulped down the lemonade.
Roy was pouring out another glass for them both when the doorbell rang.
"I'll get it."
Connor said as he got up from the table and walked out of the kitchen. Roy
leaned back in his chair and waited for Connor to return. When he did he had
a slightly worried look on his face. It was probably justified considering
he had never been entirely comfortable with attractive women up close and
personal and the hot blonde at his side might as well have been sharing his
"Roy, this is Crackshot."
"How many times do I have to tell you, to those I'm close to Connor, it's
She purred as she put her arm around Connor's shoulders.
"I didn't realise we were that close Melanie."
Connor slipped out from under her hold making his way around the kitchen,
putting the table between himself and her. Melanie rolled her eyes at him
before sticking her hand out towards him Roy. Leaning over to do so, she
ended up showing off quite a eyeful which, Roy wasn't too much of a gentlemen
to ignore, and by the way she grinned at him when he met her eyes, she
"It's a pleasure to meet you Roy."
She said still grinning.
"Oh the pleasure's all mine I'm sure."
Roy said grinning back as he shook her hand . Holding on a tad longer then
was totally necessary. Connor groaned internally wondering what he had let
himself in for by inviting Melanie into the same house as Roy and what he
had done to deserve this. He doubted he would leave this encounter with any
Melanie let go of Roy's hand and turned towards Connor, leaning her hip
against the table and resting her hand on the other hip. She winked at
Connor as she said in a accusatory tone .
"So are you shacking up with Roy Boy here? Is that why you're all sweaty? Did
I interrupt something? I hope this hasn't been another wasted trip like
Roy raised his eyebrow at this and mouthed 'bowhunk?' at Connor behind
Melanie's back with a smirk. Connor glared slightly at Roy before turning to
face Melanie square on across the edge of the table.
"No. I'm not gay. Why doesn't anyone believe me. I like women. Just because
I don't fling myself at everything with breasts, that doesn't mean I'm gay
"Sure, then why did you turn me down when you, me and Ringboy saved the
world, or when I was staying in San Fran. "
Turning to Roy she explained,
"I mean I was walking around naked. How could he not take that bait unless
he was gay?"
Connor just sighed in defeat. Gesturing at one of the kitchen chairs he said
"I'm going to wash up, I'm still all sweaty from the run Roy and I had just
got back from when you turned up, not from any other event your mind
invented. Sit down and have a glass of lemonade, I shouldn't be long, then
you can tell us why you're here."
"Oh there's no need to wash on my account. I like my men hot and sweaty.
Admittedly I prefer putting them in that state, but you'll do."
Connor gave another long suffering sigh before turning and walking out the
kitchen door, calling over his shoulder as he went.
"Just behave you two, please."
He could hear the indignant call of "Hey, why did I get included in that!"
from Roy mingled with Melanie's "Can't guarantee anything!" which, mixed
with their laughter, accompanied Connor up the stairs.
In the kitchen they sat staring at each other until Roy broke the silence.
"So you're the Melanie from Connor's little adventure in Desolation with
"Yep that's me... How many Melanies with a fondness for guns does he know
then, that you have to clarify?"
Roy just shrugged his shoulders.
"I was sent to kill him, but he was just too cute. Couldn't let all that go
to waste now could I? So I kissed him instead."
"So Connor was interested then?"
"Yeah, but then we got interrupted by some assholes who were trying to kill
us. Then in the air duct when I tried to pick up where we had left off, he
started spewing some bull about inheriting a women attracting gene from his
father and him being the love'em and leave'em type, bull like that. I was
quite distraught actually."
"That was his reason for turning you down?"
"Yep. Well that and the fact that we were surrounded by near certain death,
but that makes it much more exciting, doesn't it! He also said how he wanted
to be the hero his father was, but not the man."
Roy shook his head. Getting up and heading over to the counter where a batch
of Mia's cookies were on a plate (probably the most edible of every thing
she'd cooked). With the plate in hand he said.
"That's maybe a little harsh, Ollie's not a bad man. He's just made some bad
choices, followed the brain in his pants, rather then the one in his head,
but then who hasn't?"
Roy looked a little haunted but his comment as he place the plate on the
table after offering her a cookie and sitting back down, and Melanie not a
completely insensitive and upfront jerk as Connor seemed to believed and
didn't push it. She knew when something didn't involve her, nor did it need
to. Leaning back in her chair so she was only balancing the chair on the
rear legs and her foot on the table edge.
"So how do you know Connor then? I've ruled out boyfriend, admittedly to
some disappointment, I wouldn't have minded watching, or joining in either."
"Well I promise that if anything like that ever develops I'll drop you a
line so can come watch. It may take some time to wear Connor down about you
joining in though but I'll see what I can do."
Roy was totally deadpan when he said this, the twinkle in his eyes however
betrayed his amusement. Melanie, pointing her finger at him said mock
"You better do, because if I found out you didn't I would have to hunt you
down and then I would be faced with the same dilemma I faced with Connor,
whether to kill you or kiss you"
She lent over with one arm on the table and the other propped under her
chin. Roy mirrored her posture as he replied.
"Well I hope it wouldn't be to hard a decision to make."
Leaning back into his chair and raising his feet to prop on the table and
went back to the original track of conversation before the thoughts of
threesomes had distracted them.
"You asked how I knew Connor?"
Melanie nodded her head.
"Well I was Ollie, Connor's dad's, ward way back when."
"Yeah sidekick as well. Really what was with Speedy? Couldn't you think of a
"Hey! Don't diss the name. I was young, and anyway Ollie gave it to me."
Melanie gave a very unladylike snort as if to say, whatever you say, before
"So you and Connor are kinda brothers then?"
"In some ways, I suppose so, yeah."
"Well that adds a whole new incestuous angle to our threesome plans."
Roy laughed at that and Melanie grinned in response. Roy realised that most
of his future conversations with Melanie would probably end up going down
this path. This was what happened when two natural born flirts were put
together. Connor wasn't going to survive the afternoon.
"So you are just up on a family visit then?"
Melanie asked and Roy nodded his head.
"Yeah, my daughter Lian wanted to see everybody here for her summer
vacation, and what she wants she seems to get "
Roy said with an affectionate eye roll. Melanie looked a little surprised.
"A daughter? Really? How old is she?"
"She's nearly 5. You looked a little surprised."
"Yeah well I wasn't expecting it. So you have a girlfriend, wife or are you
divorced or something."
She said as she nibbled on a cookie she had just liberated from the plate.
"No, nothing that easy. My relationship with Lian's mother isn't exactly
what you'd call normal."
Roy said the last with some strain visible. Melanie marked it as another
potential subject to avoid.
"From the sound of it I don't think I want to know! So will I get to meet
Lian or Ollie anytime soon? I assume this is his house? I better do if I
want to stay the night."
"Yeah. Ollie took Lian out to the zoo, so they should be back by this
evening, But I'm sure we'll find something to occupy us this afternoon until
they come back."
"Well I'm voting for our threesome plan but if you can think of anything
While she was saying this, Connor's presence in the hallway became apparent
to them both. They both turned their heads to the door way as Connor came in
all freshly scrubbed, his hair still wet from the shower.
"So what have you guys been talking about?"
Connor asked slightly worried. Melanie turned to grin at Roy, and then
turned back to face Connor innocence plastered all over her face.
"Oh there was nothing to worry about Connor."
Roy tried to sound reassuring, but the dirty smile which currently inhabited
his face made Connor worry more. Roy swung his feet off the table, which
earned him a pointed look from Connor, and heaved himself out of this chair
and walked towards the door.
"I think I'll go have a shower now."
With that he patted Connor on the shoulder and walked past him into the hall
and started to whistle a jaunty tune.
Melanie got out of her chair, where she still sat watching the interaction,
and slinked over to Connor, putting her arms around his waist.
"There was nothing to worry about. Really. We were just talking about your
dad and how when I meet him I'm going to have to hit him, for you not sleeping
with me which I have decided to blame entirely on him, and then I suppose
I'll see if he's up for a tumble in the sack, which from the sound of it he
probably will be."
Melanie said the last with a contemplative tilt of her head. Connor's head
turned towards her so face her so fast, she was surprised he didn't get
"Hmmm, I think I'll go wash up now as well. I'll see if Roy wants to share,
that'll save water, you're all for those sort of things aren't you Bowhunk?"
With that she kissed his cheek and pinched his arse, before sliding past him
into the hall way whistling the same tune as Roy had, leaving a shocked and
slightly horrified Connor in her wake.
Connor made his way to one of the recently vacated kitchen chairs,
collapsing into it and calling on every single type of training he knew to
block the mental images which had sprung up with Melanie's comments. He
thought he had succeeded when he heard a rather girlish shriek which came
from the bathroom upstairs, where Melanie had obviously just surprised Roy
in the shower.
He shook his head with a smile and thought with grudging acceptance,
'At least the afternoon won't be boring. I doubt I'll survive, but it won't
He started to reached for a cookie from the plate on the table, when the
bathroom door slammed open upstairs and he heard Melanie shout down to him.
"Hey Connor! Remind me to tell you about our threesome plan when Roy and I
are finished up here"
With the sound of Melanie's laugher wafting down the stairs, Connor let his
head drop to the table.
'Definitely not a boring afternoon '