Keeping It R...
Quote Buffyfan428: Here's my ending. Thinking about this instead of the dreadful writers' version makes me feel so much better:
"Reid, I don't get why you're refusing to see my point of view," Luke said, with a trace amount of frustration.
"It's probably because I'm too distracted by how much better my idea is," Reid replied sardonically.
"Do you ever stop being conceited?" Luke asked, gazing into his lover's eyes, half irritated and half enamored.
"Do I ever have a reason not to be?" Reid responded, closing the gap between them, and taking Luke's hands in his.
"You know, I'm probably the only person on the face of this earth who can tolerate you," Luke said with a coy smile.
"I suppose you think that makes me lucky?" Reid asked. Luke pressed his lips quickly, but gently, to Reid's before gazing into his eyes again. Reid seemed to reconsider his position adding, "I guess it does help that you're hot and loaded."
"Aw, you mean you don't love me for my brains?"
"Show me proof that you have some and I'll get back to you on that," Reid replied with a grin. Luke freed his hands to hit Reid on the arm with a laugh. "Careful! You ruin these hands and you won't be able to brag to all your friends about how your fiancee is a brilliant neurologist."
Luke chuckled to himself.
"You're doing it again," Reid stated with a grin.
"What?" Luke queried, almost beaming.
"Smiling like a pre-pubescent child let loose in a candy store."
"Oh," Luke realized, softening his wide grin. "It still sounds so new."
"Really? Because you, your family and Katie have been bludgeoning me over the head with what in your warped minds are probably considered subtle hints of proposing for the past two and half years. I would have thought you'd be used to the idea by now."
"Well, you know me. I don't do subtle," Luke replied, wrapping his arms around Reid's neck and kissing him. "But, don't think you can change the subject! We're having Italian for dinner tonight!"
"But I want Chinese!" Reid replied, almost sounding like a complaining child.
"We've had Chinese twice this week already. I'm putting my foot down!" Luke declared. Reid stared hard into Luke's eyes, challenging his decision, but Luke put on his best pouty, puppy-dog expression.
"Do you honestly think that works on me?" Reid asked, his expression unchanging.
"You tell me," Luke responded, also maintaining his pout. They stayed this way for a few more seconds, before Reid relaxed into a defeated smile.
"You're lucky that I'm so in love with you," Reid said, kissing Luke firmly. "But don't think I changed my mind because of that ridiculous pouty face. I... wanted Italian after all."
Luke smiled victoriously, as Reid handed him the phone.
Buffy, that was GREAT!!!!! You brought tears to my eyes. I can do global ideas but not dialogue like you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is one I will hold onto and print out for prosperity.