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"Make your choice, Ryan."

Ryan felt Rylie scrutinized his expression as he faced her, irritation simmered silently beneath her blue-grey irises. Her usually kind voice had wearied into exasperation, as she repeated her question. "Well, which is it?"

"Right," he spoke thoughtlessly.

"Your right or my right?" Rylie asked, irked. She lifted her arms and shook the shirts, one in each of her hand.

"Mine." Ryan answered. There wasn't an erroneous reply to that question; it was made clear that he would return to their apartment that day with a few new clothes he hadn't asked for. Whether the buttons were made of clay or rubies, or if the shirt's color was green or more of a turquoise, he definitely couldn't be bothered.

"Really?" It was apparent that Rylie was more attentive. Her attention had diverted, annoyance transformed into a slight, but genuine, wonder. "You don't mind the flowered dots at the cuffs and hem of the shirt?"

Ryan hadn't noticed. He just wasn't too keen on selecting a black and orange shirt. "Sure. Pick the other."

"No, no, don't change your mind just because. I felt you might have missed the details, and that's why I said it."

Ryan nodded.

"But," Rylie continued. "There's something I can wear that'll make us match if you pick left." She ended her sentence on a singsong note.

"Pick the other then."

"Are you sure?"

Ryan thought of the shirts in his closet: how they were simple and basic and didn't carry a bigger meaning that just being a shirt. That changed after Rylie was tired of patching up his clothes.

"You have to get new shirts, sweetie." She plopped onto the couch and sat next to him, as they were about to catch a movie. As she nimble on the popcorn, she noticed Ryan lifted an eyebrow in question. She then added: "You do realize that you always tear them during missions. Even your jacket is not going to be durable forever."

Ryan had nodded out of courtesy, out of acknowledgment, out of being a good partner. He had no idea they would end up browsing through shop after shop the very next day, and even after three long, crowded, busy hours - they were still not done.

"I'm fine with the second shirt." Ryan replied her question. Rylie still looked unsatisfied, so she placed both garments against Ryan's chest.

"I don't know..." She sighed deeply. "Which looks better, Ryan?"

Ryan was bemused that someone like Rylie, who made life-or-death decisions on a daily basis, couldn't pick out which shirt he would wear less.

"Left is good."

"But you picked the other one first."

Ryan racked his brain for a response. "I like to match with you."

"Really?" A smile broke out on Rylie's lips and Ryan felt relieved. She was sold. He watched as she hurried to include the selected shirt on top of a stack of shirts she'd chosen earlier. Ryan silently thanked Nicky in his head:

"Women." The blonde-haired man shed away his goofball attitude for a split second. "Sure, take out seven outfits and make us choose. But you can't say 'none of those' or 'take all' - they're going to think you're ridiculous. The key is to select the least formidable, and if they all are, just pick a freaking number."

He took a dramatic pause and waved one finger in front Ryan's face. "And - if you have enough wit - have a reason. It must be one that pleases her - something like 'yes, that incredible shade of blue would pop out my eyes and your hair'. Personal, but charming too."


Who knew Nicky could be relied on?

"Come along, sweetie." Rylie's warm voice put a brake on his train of thoughts.

Ryan dutifully hoisted their bags and heed after Rylie. He was slightly surprised to see that they were heading to the cashier's. Rylie must have caught his expression because she gave a hearty laugh.

"What?" Ryan inquired, as they placed their items on the counter.

Rylie grinned. "It's the first time today that your eyes don't look so tense. You poor thing. I promise you that this is annual event."

Ryan had nodded his head then in relief, in recognition and in joy. But he wondered gravely if the promise had wavered, when he rolled in the hospital ward three weeks later, and the first thing Rylie said to him was:

"Oh no, you ruined the orange-black shirt!"
Written on the trip to visit Kai on Indonesia, inspired by true events when a shopping trip turn to a 12-hour leg cramp.

Posting now, but SO sleepy. Kai made me wait till 2a.m. so that she can finished her drawing. Zzzzzzzzzz.
#Title may be changed later :sleepy:

Enjoy, friends.



Ryan & Rylie (c) WATCHERS
WATCHERS (c) *kai-isolated & ~nixcoo
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jelli-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
awww so cute > U <
fluff <3
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SoulEater123 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
*stalks forever* <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Writer
A new one is coming! :la:
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SoulEater123 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
asdfghjk!!! yes!!! *stalks*
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Froidel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Er. Mah. Gerd. RYRY!!!!! :iconlawooplz: It's about time too! xP

I'll make sure to grammar harpoon this...later. :iconherpderpplz:
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
Hahah. I hope you enjoy doing that. :D

And glad you like the Ryry. :la:
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Froidel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I demand moar.
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Tsurtsurel12 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
You've been missed Nix :love:

Oh, and men: what wouldn't they do for women? :XD:
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
Thanks sweetie! Im waiting for ppl to get tired of me, really, haha :D
Then maybe i'll do something productive with my life.

And hey, that's a man's job - to please their women. At least I like to believe. Let me ponder on that as I make my man a sandwich XD
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Tsurtsurel12 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Oh, the eternal woman-in-the-kitchen sexist joke *sigh*

Here's a tip: when a guy tells me to make them a sandwich, I respond with: "The day you make me feel like my detachable showerhead does I'll make you a sandwich." Works every single time. :XD:
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Writer
Hahahahaha. With my man, I think he'll just look confused and reply...

"You can make yourself one too."

Oh good, that gives me an idea for another story. Hahah!
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0Hachiko Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww soooooooooooo cute
kai is right you should really write more
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
Thank youuu! I do hope more is coming hehehe.
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annaoi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even though it's a simple story, the delivery of it is awesome! I like the funny line at the end xD.

I had the same experience when I was with my Mom. She kept asking me the same questions :D. I know I'm girl but I don't usually care too much for clothes. lol.
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
I have to admit - I love the delivery of this story too! It truly was inspired from the delights and woes of traveling with best friends, so I wonder if I'll ever find my way back into that zone again.

And high-five for not caring about clothes! If they fit me right, and don't make me look unflattering - I don't care much about the minor details (Now I care that its machine-wash-friendly, I'm too lazy for dry-cleaning or own wash, haha) :D
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annaoi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The key has always been inspiration and I know it's hard to get it these days. A friend told me to do something new everyday so my inspiration reception will always be up. I don't know if it works as I haven't tried it yet, but maybe it could work for you :).

Haha! yes :XD: I am truly not alone with the uncaring attitude towards clothing details. :D
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Writer
That is pretty solid advice. Doing something new everyday... makes you really look forward to life, doesn't it? :D
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annaoi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup :) It's always been believed that routine kills our creativity. And it's not really too late for us. :)
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xfoxflamex Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know the pain of long shopping, My aunt makes us go shopping for eight hours just to find curtains and it turns into a 'lets redecorate the frontroom!' and goes on for another four hours.
I only ever go cause she promises food...
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
O.m.g. I really detest long shopping. I'm one of those who make a list before going out, then get in the zone when I arrive, pick out what i want, and off to the cashier's. Unless I'm with frivolous friends, I really won't even buy cheap candy if it's not on my list.

Anyway, yes to free food! Get them while you can... *advice from a broke working adult* XD
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ShOrtSh4dow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
My life could use some fluff right now, so I thank you.

And OH NICKY. Great advice there. Saved Ryan's butt. xD This is soooooo adorable~
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
Heeeeee glad you loved it. I'm glad you like Nicky's part too, that was just me needing to give my adorable man some loving. :love:
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ShOrtSh4dow Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Haha~ He does need some of that loving~

Can't wait for your next installment! xD
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MeganEliMoon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Digital Artist
lolz I love this ... I am rarely able to read stuff on da all the way through but you definatly have a nice flow with the story ^_^
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
Haha yeah, I really like my stories full of drama and sort of gritty. It's hard to catch on, but I like to explore into the world of romantic fluff sometimes. And thanks for the comment, always love to hear what the readers are really thinking XD
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kai-choo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just can't help myself from reading it again and again. I dunno why i love it so much, could be because you rarely write domestic ryry fic rofl!

i looooveeeee the casual conversation between the two and how somehow she could a bit understand him without him having to talk :iconheplz:
and the ending i looooooooooooooooveeeeeee :iconeeeeeplz:

SO
WRITE
MOAR

ROFL
/trollface
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
The ending is pretty epic. I seriously need to take a class on making endings, hahahaha. I think I thought of that ending because I wondered if Tim wouldn't like the clothes that she ended up with anyway... ufufufufufufufuu~
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kai-choo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahah ikr! omg i would kill myself if tat happens
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Terrara-antaria Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Poor Ryan, no one deserves torture like that!! :D
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Writer
Hahah, it's not torture - it's new clothes! At least that's how Rylie sees it :D
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