You Know What I'm In the Mood For


Parker and Hardison smiled to themselves as their train car coasted to a stop.

Parker was on a slight high after that particular job and her grin stretched even further as she stepped down off the train. Before her feet hit the ground, she turned towards Hardison, still grinning like an idiot.

"You know what I'm in the mood for?" she asked, and watched in amusement as his face lit up, obviously expecting something interesting.

"Pretzels."

And with that, she jumped down and slid into the passenger's seat of Sophie's car, the entire time thinking about the fact that she knew Eliot had pretzels back at his place, just because he knew that she liked them.


"Parker! What the hell-?" yelled Eliot as he walked into his apartment.

Instead of it being empty, as he was used to, there was the team's blonde thief sitting on the island in his kitchen, an open bag of pretzels in one hand, her other hand buried deep in the bag. She was chewing and it was obvious that she had been eating for a while as the bag had been brand new and she was now practically done with the bag.

She looked up at his exclamation, but instead of a look of surprise or shock, she simply said,

"You're out of pretzels."

With that, she hopped off the counter, leaving the now empty bag on it and began to rummage through his pantry.

"Don't you have any good cereal? All you've got is whole grain oats and branches…"

Eliot sighed, realizing that she was probably still on her endorphin high after the job, and then a small grin escaped his lips as he heard her describe his usual food. He placed the compress he'd been pressing to his arm, down, and walked over to her, putting a hand on either side of her hips.

"It's not branches, it's called Kashi. And it's good for you," he added.

She simply stood up, closed the pantry doors and turned in his grip so that she could face him.

She wrapped her hands around the back of his neck and gave him a look, her nose crinkled in that particular way that he adored.

"It's not real food, Eliot."

He shrugged his shoulders in defeat and gave her a wry smile. "Fine. I promise I'll go shopping and get more pretzels…along with some Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch…and some chocolate."

He knew that last part would get her, and he knew that he was right the instant he saw her face light up.

Quickly changing the subject, he gently caressed his thumbs against her hips.

"So…you still wired, darlin'?"

Parker grinned, shifting slightly under his sure touch and soon her own fingers were running through the back of his hair, causing pleasant tingles to run down his spine. They shared a knowing look, and then the both of them quirked their eyebrows in the same way.

"Yeah…sure am."

He leaned in and gently pressed his lips to her neck, carefully pulling her hips tighter against his and he heard her moan.

She then asked him, "You know what I'm in the mood for, Eliot?"

He nodded against her skin and then lifted his face back up so that he could stare her straight in the eye as he waited for her to say it herself.

She gave him her famous crazy yet devious grin.

"You."

He just grinned in response and quickly lifted her onto his hips, ignoring her slight squeal of surprise, and then walked over to his bedroom with a determined stride, carrying her light weight easily against his body, without the least bit discomfort.

He laid her down on the bed in front of him and then leaned over her resting his weight on his forearms.

Eliot then gave her a look and they shared a smile.

"I always know what you're in the mood for, darlin'…"

Soon, there weren't any more words to be said.


THE END

A.N. - I've been watching those YouTube videos of all of Parker's scenes in Leverage, and I heard that line in Season 3, Episode 15 - "The Big Bang Job"...and I couldn't resist! Hope you enjoy it!