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27 October 2008 @ 11:51 pm
Flowers for Flora (PL)  
Title: Flowers for Flora
Fandom: Professor Layton
Rating: PG
Word Count: 770
Genre: Humor/Romantic fluff
Disclaimer: I don't own Professor Layton. Or his top-hat of awesome.
Teaser: Girls like flowers, and Luke is on a mission to find out why. Luckily, he has a live-in test subject. Poor Flora... Written for krazeydiamond. Especially the prologue ^_~

One day, Miles Edgeworth and Klavier Gavin met up and went to Klavier’s apartment, where they proceeded to snog each other senseless for hours and hours until neither of them could move. Then they took a nap and snogged more.

Ah, sorry. Wrong fandom.

It was one of those odd things that Luke had noticed over time, but was only now finally attempting to figure out: he had realized that many a male seeking to charm and earn favor with a lady would bring the lady flowers. And most ladies seemed to like receiving flowers.

Luke didn’t totally understand it. Didn’t flowers die relatively soon? And didn’t they attract bees, which he knew most ladies did not like? It made precious little sense, but he was determined to figure it all out. Approach it like a puzzle, work it out, experiment a bit, and find the answer. That was how the Professor had taught him, and that was how he was determined to handle it.

And he was even fortunate enough to have a ready test subject available. Flora lived in the room down the hall. A perfect specimen for this little experiment. And…well, Flora was a pretty girl. Maybe if he found the right combination…

Well, he wasn’t going to think about that right now. First things first: choose the flowers. Then he would give her different types, and see how she reacted to the different things. And so it began, with Luke keeping detailed records of his little experiment.

Rose: Excellent reaction upon reception. Subject promptly smelled the flowers and was all smiley. Subject became less smiley when she poked her finger on a thorn and started bleeding. Subject started to cry. If trying roses, remove thorns to avoid tears. Observer does not like to see girls cry. Makes him feel like an awful person.

Orchid: Subject is apparently allergic to flower. Conclusion is that orchid is a very bad idea. Observer feels bad. Subject probably feels worse.

Lily: Subject seemed very pleased upon receiving flower. Happiness was short-lived as Riddle decided that he wanted to play with the pretty object, and ended up eating it. Subject rushed to make sure cat was okay. Note to self: kill cat.

Violet: Subject saw the flower and was reminded of her mother. Subject started to cry. Observer was once again left to feel like a horrible person. Went to room and sulked.

Dahlia: Subject saw the flower and remembered that she needed to write a letter to her step-mother in St. Mystere. Subject promptly dropped flower and rushed to do so. Experiment result is uncertain for this flower.

Sunflower: Very pretty, but too large to be a good present. Did have added bonus of providing tasty seeds for snacking. Subject opted to be unladylike for a moment and beat observer in a seed-spitting contest. Observer pouted.

Venus fly-traps: No. Just…no.

Daisy: A winner! Subject seems to love this flower, and called it happy. Subject also smiled a lot and did not cry. Observer must make note to give subject daisies more often in the hopes of keeping that smile. Observer was also amused when subject chased the cat away before Riddle could eat that flower as well.

After a time, Layton (who had been quietly observing the whole affair) decided that enough was enough. “Luke, my boy,” the Professor said one day as the two were studying an artifact that had been brought to him for analysis. “What is the meaning of all the flowers? I think Flora is a bit confused, and frankly, I don’t claim to understand either.”

Luke froze for a moment; he hadn’t realized that his little game had been noticed. He swallowed hard and fidgeted in his chair. “W-well, I wanted to know why girls liked flowers so much. And Flora is a girl. So I thought she might…err…” He trailed off, realizing how silly it sounded to say it out loud.

Layton couldn’t quite keep himself from raising an eyebrow.

“…sh-she likes daisies,” Luke finished lamely.

“Professor?” Flora interrupted the awkward conversation as she stepped into the room, dressed to go out. “Is there anything you need at the market or the library?”

“Nothing, my dear. Be safe,” he said with a smile and a wave.

Luke mumbled a goodbye and glanced at her out of the corner of his eye as she turned to leave…and his eyes widened when he noticed something in her hair. Namely, a daisy, the stem tucked carefully into the ribbon that held her hair back.

…daisies, he decided, feeling his face grow very red.

Definitely daisies.

rachel; ❤: ✿ code geass █ adorable.atomais on October 28th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Piggy Ho Ho: omgpiggyhoho on October 28th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Where might I find such fandom...you know, in the beginning...*lol, j/k, I am in that fandom XD* (out of context, who'd you say it's on top? Personally I think Edgy is always at the bottom, but...it's Klavier, so...)

*shifts back on topic*

lol, though I personally prefer Layton x Flora (am a rare specie)

I'd like to add that I find Venus-fly traps to be very very interesting. :D I love them! To think! They'll probably kill the bees that were attracted by the flowers!
Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
krazeydiamond wound up sort of making me ship prosecutor-cest during an RP session where Klavier and Edgeworth wound up making out XD And as to who tops...I dunno. Probably Klavier, at least at first *laugh*

I did one Layton/Flora, although it was one-sided on Flora's part. Schoolgirl crushes for the win, yay!

Venus fly-traps have become a running joke for me. Anytime I want to do flowers and have it be amusing, in goes the fly-traps!

Thank you!
Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Mariapsycocatgirl on October 28th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Kyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! *all warm and fuzzily now* :3
Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
akiiitanntan on October 28th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
aaaawwww this is cute

'Rose: Excellent reaction upon reception. Subject promptly smelled the flowers and was all smiley. Subject became less smiley when she poked her finger on a thorn and started bleeding. Subject started to cry. If trying roses, remove thorns to avoid tears. Observer does not like to see girls cry. Makes him feel like an awful person.'

Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you very much! It was fun coming up with all of Flora's reactions and Luke's responses to said reactions XD Crazy kids~
PTPS: Layton: finger-tap <3ptps on October 28th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)






Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)

...and I think daisies are part of my mental canon for Flora now because it seems like every time I write her, they pop up somewhere XDDD

*shrugs and proceeds to bury you beneath a mountain of love!*
Nicole: MY FAVORITE PART WAS EVERYTHINGfullmetalgear18 on October 28th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Same response as PTPS xD


"Observer does not like to see girls cry. Makes him feel like an awful person." sdfjhldfkhg awww you just make Luke adorkable in every way. xDDD <3

Candyland: PL [Luke]candyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
*laugh* Thank you! Luke and Layton are both adorkable. It's part of their charm. That and the hats. They make hats look awesome ^_____^
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Candyland: AD: Tomo sleepingcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
That's okay! Sensibility is not required :D Thank you! <3
Chassy: Speechless!chassysaweirdo on October 28th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)


Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
The mental image wouldn't go away. So it went into the fic XD THANK YOUUUUU!
asai_arcionasai_arcion on October 29th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Hehe nice little story, although I have a piece of advice for Luke, trying to apply logic to females doesn't work, trying it only leads to brain-hurty :P

Anyway, yay for flower 'cperiment, although he'd probably note that reactions vary between flowers and their recievers, not that it really matters ^_^

Love that you didn't let the experiment die after the first.. too many guys do >.<

And yay for Riddle making another appearance.
Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
Speaking as a female, I say you are absolutely right! *killed* But it's a good brain-hurty, amirite? ^_~

True, but I think he wanted to find out which ones Flora liked. God help me, I still can't figure out why I ship those two, aside from the utterly shallow "They look kinda cute together." Haaaaaaaaalp...

I realized that I made Riddle up, and then he vanished XD So I'm trying to use him more.

Thank you! \o/
asai_arcionasai_arcion on December 2nd, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
well.. it's more of a not-enough-not-to-make-you-want-to-try-again type of hurty :p

nothing wrong with the cuteness factor shipping, I kinda ship it and I don't even know what Flora looks like, I've just read what you've written. Better than the they're-in-the-same-frame shipping at least. And at least you're willing to let non-shippers speak their minds. Plus it makes for cuteness stories ^_^
Oujo-samaakumugan on November 15th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
I love you. >:D I'm becoming more and more attached to this coupling. *wants to play Professor Layton now*)
Candylandcandyfics on December 2nd, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! *hugs* Layton is an awesome game :D

...I've had a few people tell me that I made them like this pairing. That's pretty much the highest compliment I can think of, so thank you times about fifty million!! :D :D :D
caya_cheesecakecaya_cheesecake on October 30th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Such a cute and funny story, I rather like it~~
I'm not good with words, but this fanfic make me want to draw a fancomic or at least a fan art about it ^_^
Can I?
Candyland: PL [Luke]candyfics on December 5th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Ack! I am fail for not replying soon ~_~

Thank you--glad you liked it! And absolutely! If you want to draw it, go right ahead. I'm flattered! Just link me when you're done so I can see it :D
caya_cheesecake: los pacoscaya_cheesecake on February 4th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
It seems that replying late is our motto XD. Sorry!

Ok! It will take me some time because real life drains much of my internet time but when I finish I will make sure to notice you! Thanks a lot!
caya_cheesecakecaya_cheesecake on February 4th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Auch, I forgot to put some "," in "...time, because real life drains much of my internet time ,but..."