Here it is, silvanelf's puppy dog eyes convinced me that I needed to write this, so…



"Josef? What are you doing here?" Mick asked, standing in his doorway, a little confused.

"Uh…movie night?" Josef responded.

Mick stepped back in surprise and Josef grinned, entering the apartment.

"But Beth's not here…" Mick started to protest.

"Oh…where is she?" Josef asked, sitting in his usual chair.

"She had to work this evening. Why don't we just wait till next week?"

"Where's the fun in that? Besides Beth would want us to carry on without her," Josef tried to argue.

Mick contemplated for a moment. "But what would we watch?"

Josef smiled wide. "I brought one over, just in case this happened."

"You brought a movie?" Mick was amazed. He didn't know Josef owned anything. In fact he couldn't remember ever seeing a DVD player connected to any of Josef's many TVs.

"Well, I guess we should continue the tradition…" Mick made his way to the living room and sat on the couch. It felt empty without Beth there, but Mick tried to ignore the feeling.

Josef went to the DVD player and popped in a disk that he retrieved somewhere from his suit jacket. Then he did something Mick didn't expect. Instead of going back to his chair, Josef sat next to Mick on the couch.

Mick looked over at Josef, questionably. Josef smiled back at him and looked to the TV screen.

Mick heard the music before he saw the title…Brokeback Mountain

Mick's eyes widened and he looked over at Josef. Josef smiled back devilishly. "Is there a problem, Mick?" he asked innocently (as innocently as a 400 year old vampire could be).

Mick gulped and looked away from Josef's smoldering eyes, back to the screen. Out of the corner of his eye he saw Josef scoot closer to him on the couch and Mick quickly scooted the other way.

Josef grinned wider and scooted closer. Mick automatically moved further down the couch.

"What are you doing, Josef?" Mick asked as Josef came closer, yet again.

"Watching a movie with my friend…Why? What do you mean?"

"You know perfectly-"

Mick was cut off by Josef's quick movement and he barely had time to react before Josef was practically sitting in his lap. Mick tumbled off the end of the couch, falling over the armrest in his hurry to get away from Josef.

Laughter filled the room as Josef peaked over the end of the couch at Mick, a decidedly smug expression on his face. Suddenly, Mick realized that it wasn't Josef laughing. He looked around the room to find Beth standing in the kitchen watching the whole scene.

"That was perfect Josef," Beth said walking to Mick's side. She gave him a small high-five and Mick looked between the two.

"You…planned this?" Mick asked.

"Of course," Josef replied. "Beth gave me the idea, but I have to say you reacted better than either of us imagined."

Mick glared at them only causing Beth and Josef to laugh harder.

Josef stopped laughing and offered Mick a hand up. "I told you I'd get you back."