Title: My Favorite Gift

Author: Amethyst Hunter

Word count: 100

Warnings/Spoilers: None

Rating: G

Disclaimer: I'd love to pwn Akabane (especially Akabane) and Ban, but…I don't. Weep for me, o ye masses.

Notes: Done for Akabane's birthday (11-23).

Summary: Ban unknowingly gives Akabane the best birthday surprise ever.

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Ban had always believed that birthdays were just another marker, proof you'd survived one more year of torments from those who hunted you. Still, Ginji's influence had softened him enough that with chagrin he realized he'd forgotten this one, and he stood with fists jammed into his pockets and cigarette clenched between his teeth.

"Happy birthday, Jackal." Ban paused, adding, "Sorry I didn't get you anything. I forgot."

Akabane nuzzled him, winding his arms around his lover. "You didn't forget. I already have the best present."

"Oh yeah? What's that?" a puzzled Ban asked.

Akabane smiled and kissed him. "You."