He’s a jerk, but a talented jerk.

— Bob (to Kim)

FanFic Update | Simple Gifts Chapter 31: Cake

This is a continuation of the flashbacks from the previous chapter, and all I can say is there is no Casey/Luke in it, despite the chapter title (as enjoyable as those are to read!).

Chapter 31: Cake

In case you want to back up a few chapters, you can start at:

Chapter 29: Love Two, Cynicism Zip

Chapter 30: You Sure?

If you want the complete Cliff Notes for the story to date, spoilers for Chapters 1-30 contained below:

[spoiler]The entire story’s action so far has taken place in December 2010 (starting with Christmas day) and January 2011. However, there is extensive use of flashbacks to both canon, made-up scenes both pre- and post-Reid, as well as hybrids. It goes off canon roughly in early August. The story begins at Christmas time when Reid gives Luke a trip to a four-week writer’s retreat in Iowa.

Yes, the boys have made love – of COURSE. I think I know when their first time was, but that flashback has not been played out yet. Yes, they have said “I love you” (chapter 12 Tuesday at Al’s). The boys progressed slowly (per canon) through the summer, dated/had a serious relationship in the autumn, and moved in together in November. When Noah called a few days ago, Luke more or less told him to go stuff it. Reid, who knew only that Noah called, overreacted.

Noah left for USC film school in July; there was a Mona Cross arc; Reid is NOT Chief of Staff – Chris is (I definitely know why, but this has not been revealed yet), and Chris’s heart is (and always has been and will be) just fine, thank you very much. Barbara and Henry are together, and Chris and Katie are engaged (Reid is to be "maid" of honor). Luke and Reid have been working together on the surgical wing project (not just neuro).

As of Chapter 31, Luke has now been away for nearly three weeks, with the recent passing of January 19, 2011. This occasion did not go unnoticed (Chapter 28-30) and the present – I won’t say what or from whom, in case you haven’t read it – causes both of them to think a bit more about their future together.


Or, start from the beginning….

Simple Gifts: A Luke and Reid Fanfiction

Train? What train. Following their first Christmas together, Luke and Reid embark on journeys of self-discovery. Can two simple gifts lead to a happily ever after?



Extended author’s notes will be posted when this mini-arc plays out. As always, thanks for reading. Feedback appreciated.

3 Responses to “FanFic Update | Simple Gifts Chapter 31: Cake”

  1. Inny says:

    I just recently discovered your Simple Gifts story and I liked it very much. I really enjoy your style of writing. And because I did not know it excists I had the pleasure of reading a a book and did not have to wait for a next chapter. I really enjoy your style of writing. Are you going to continue this story ?
    Can’t wait

    • lovelure says:

      Hi Inny! Thanks so much for commenting! Yes – definitely will be updating, though life has been painfully busy. I have a chapter 7/8 of the way done – just one scene left to write, so I’m definitely planning on continuing. This certainly starts my new year off in a great way! 😀 😀 😀 😀

  2. Karen says:

    I enjoyed this chapter.
    Reid, Luke , Ethan and Natalie waiting for the “wedding” – I wish this is what we could have had on the show – hilarious!

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