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Fic: Social Engineering

Title: Social Engineering
Characters: Lavi, ensemble
Word Count: 326
Rating: G for silly
Summary: Lavi is so so great with people.
Notes: From cornerofmadness's prompt "Lavi, doing something incredible dumb because he thinks it'll be fun", and enemytosleep's request, "Can this incredibly dumb thing involve snow and Kanda (or Dark Allen)?"



" We should have a snowball fight!" Lenalee was, of course, up for the idea. Lavi knew she'd been the right person to approach. Lenalee would persuade Allen - had Lavi suggested it directly to him, he likely would have been unfairly suspicious. Allen's involvement and a few goading words would in turn work on Yuu's competitive spirit, and he would come grouchily along for the ride. Krory would then join in because everyone else was doing it, and Miranda would join in because she was delighted to be asked.

Komui, thankfully, was elsewhere. That could have gone wrong fast.

Marie, Lavi speculated two hours later, had proved to have pretty sharp aim with a snowball, considering the guy was blind and everything. Allen had been sportsmanlike for the first two minutes, and afterwards predictably brutal. At one point he had sat on Lavi and stuffed a snowball straight down the back of his sweater. Which had been fun, in a weird way. Kanda had treated the snowball fight as if he was going to war, packing a series of snowballs tightly with his bare hands, then lobbing them like cannonballs at the opposition. Lavi had been glad they were on the same team. There'd been a point when it looked like Kanda and Allen were going to wrestle, which would have been fun too, except Lenalee had broken them apart with a few stern words and a reproving look from her big almond eyes. It was pretty funny how that girl could sometimes turn even Yuu - if not to mush, at least to civility. All in all, his teammates had been a pretty entertaining bunch. That sentence also worked if you put a comma after pretty.

Well, Lavi was clearly on a roll today. He should make the most of it. "Guys, we should all head to the underground hot springs!" Lenalee's eyes narrowed at him. Dammit. He should have asked Krory first.

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enemytosleep
Dec. 4th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
I enjoy Lavi so, so much. Hee at brutal Allen, and he and Kanda waging war with snowballs. Lenalee, why would you ever stop such a beautiful thing? I am sad with lavi that they turned down the hot springs offer. In my head, Kanda just showed up without a word when Lavi was down there moping.
bob_fish
Dec. 4th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Lenalee is worried they will wrestle in the snow and get soaked! Lavi is hoping they will wrestle in the snow and get soaked. This could have been part of what he was aiming for with the whole snowball fight plan.

I like the idea of Lavi pouting down there alone with a towel on his forehead. And then Kanda shows up. Cue chibi buttsex?
enemytosleep
Dec. 4th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Yes, I do believe that was some of Lavi's motivation. It would have been mine, anyway. Except I'd have tried to devise a way for me to not be cold and wet. That is no fun. I'll make tea and cocoa and wait for everyone in the hot spring?

Lavi may regret the onsen plan after chibi buttsex on the rocks. XD His back will be all sore.
bob_fish
Dec. 4th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
You are so nice, making tea and cocoa for everyone like that! Lavi will risk being cold and wet if he gets that way by wrestling with someone pretty in the snow.

His back won't be the only thing that's sore. I'm not sure Kanda is the most considerate of buttsex partners.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 4th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
hahaha oh Lavi, you are such a brat. this is very cute. I can see Lavi as the most sexually adventurous of the crowd so i'm sure he was disappointed
bob_fish
Dec. 4th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
In my head, Lavi will take whatever he can get, and was at least hoping for as much eye candy as possible. He is lucky no one else can see the fun that is happening in his fantasy brain theatre.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 4th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
yes I can see Lavi in that light. Many of the D. Gray-man crew strike me was a bit asexual or reserved at any rate. Lavi isn't one of them.
bob_fish
Dec. 4th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
Kanda seemed pretty repressed until recent events, and Lenalee is very sweet and young. But no, Lavi is not so repressed. I love him for flirting with basically everyone.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 4th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen recent events. Now that I no longer read FMA online I think I'll pick up with DGM there and catch up over the holidays

Lenalee is sweet and young and I like her with Allen (which is where I'm assuming canon might go), you know unlike 95% of the rest of fandom.

Lavi definitely does flirt with everyone and you know he's probably writing down notes on who likes what and how good they are being a bookman and all. oh great another wild bunny escapes
bob_fish
Dec. 4th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Without spoiling, we find out a lot more about Kanda's past and his emotional life. Yes, apparently he has one. It's all very interesting and pretty mad.

Well, I do enjoy Allen/Lenalee. She's very sweet but it's annoying how her character is treated - she'll have these moments of incredible badassery, and she's theoretically very powerful, but then the plot will have her spend ages and ages depowered/comatose/weeping in a glass cube. It's annoying to have the leading lady so passive when she's potentially so much more interesting.

I like the Soul Eater girls. It's nice how Maka's the centre of the plot so far and Soul is sort of her sidekick.

I'm sure he's filing all the information away in that big brain of his. I like this idea.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 4th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
yeah i figured that out from all the spoilery squeeing on the groups

no argument about Lenalee that is my feelings exactly

Yes, Maka is definitely the main character and she's pretty bad ass. Wish she wasn't fighting in a micro skirt (which becauses very creepy later in the manga)

Indeed Lavi would be
bob_fish
Dec. 4th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Better catch up before you get spoilered for the whole thing. There's more revealed about Allen's past too in a separate plot. I will shut up about it now.

Maka's outfit is all very practical apart from the inevitable knicker flash. Yikes to the creepy? I should check out the manga.

BTW, I have met Spirit, so I guess I'm fine to beta! I loved when Blair was working in the hostess bar and endlessly put him down, then she did a little evil cat look and you realise she's doing it purely to mess with him. I kind of love Blair, even though naked witch cat-girls aren't normally my thing.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 4th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
yeah i know

yes, Soul definitely knows what color panties Maka wears daily. I'm surprised Spirit doesn't faint every time he sees his daughter high kicking in front of Soul (because surely he has to assume they're doing it, though I did read that Maka/Soul might be only 13...)

Yes Blair loves to give Spirit shit.

I keep telling ELD I'm going to do a Soul Eater/FMA crossover one day (Ed would love the academy's gothiness and he and Soul are a lot alike). Al would be ALL OVER Blair. a girl who can be a cat. Al would never leave her bedroom
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