Title: HiGH SD ソフトクリーム (HiGH SPEED SOFT CREAM)
Length: Drabble (600+ words)
Summary: Tao just can't stop dropping his ice cream, and Lu Han is the one that has to pay.
A/N: Inspired by the day Exo went to get ice cream at Baskin Robbins (and zitaos). First, the name comes from Aira Mitsuki’s HiGH SD スニーカー (HiGH Speed Sneaker). Seeing as Tao is always dropping his ice cream in this fic, the HiGH SD is supposed to mean his ice cream is leaving at a high speed, as in dropping constantly. Does that even make sense (Only Tiara understands tbh)? Soft Cream is short for soft serve ice cream in Japan, btw. I based their ice cream flavors off of this and this. Shout out to pockylover24 for being my beta-reader.
Every time Tao wanted to go to Baskin Robbins, Lu Han always had to carry at least 50 extra dollars (and sometimes even more than that) in his wallet. It's just that Tao had a major sweet tooth and he was extremely clumsy. Extremely clumsy.
"You have such a sweet tooth," Lu Han said as Tao ordered yet another cup of chocolate chip soft cream.
"I can't help it!" Tao eagerly grabbed the cup and spoon from the cashier. A hearty smile appeared on his face as he led Lu Han back to one of the vacant tables near the register. He was already digging in before Lu Han even had the chance to get comfortable in his seat.
"My wallet is crying, you know," Lu Han began, pulling out a few bills from the wallet to place on the table, "all because of your sweet tooth."
"I'm sorry, ge." the younger man spoke with a mouth full of soft cream. Tao quickly swallowed the remainder of the sugary treat, then proceeded to flash that cheerful smile to his ge once again. He took the bills that were laying on the table and headed back to the counter for what seemed like the millionth time.
This time he ordered a chocolate soft cream loaded with roasted almonds. Tao decided that he should buy something for Lu Han too, so he whipped out the extra change he carried in his pocket to buy him a cup of mint chocolate chip. "Three scoops for the cup, please." he said to the cashier. "And can you put a lot of chocolate chips in it?" The employee nodded and snatched the bills from his hand.
After the brief wait, he returned to the table and presented Lu Han with his cup. "I bought this for you." Tao placed the cup and spoon on the table for him.
"What happened to your ice cream?"
"What do you mea-" Tao looked down at his cone. The only thing left was a corner of chocolate with an almond sticking out of it. He looked back in the direction of the register and saw a lump of chocolate filled with almonds in the middle of the floor. Before Tao could utter a single word, Lu Han was already cracking up in his seat and pointing at the scoop on the floor.
"You dropped it again!" The older exclaimed, trying to hold in his laughter. "This is the third time today, you know."
Tao didn't even want to look at his ge. He was embarrassed because he was such a clumsy idiot, especially when he was hyper. The first time, he bumped into another customer and wasted his fudge brownie cone all over the woman's clothes. The second time, he tripped over his own feet and splattered the peppermint cup all over the place. Now, his chocolate almond scoop was sitting on the floor. He sat in the chair across from Lu Han, hanging his head in embarrassment. "It's okay, you can have mine instead." Lu Han pushed his cup to Tao, but the younger shook his head. The older shrugged, continuing to enjoy the tasty treat in silence.
"I'm surprised they haven't kicked me out yet," Tao suddenly announced to break the silence. Lu Han shrugged, licking the tip of his spoon.
"Hey, Zitao?" Tao looked him in the eye. Lu Han held the cup of mint chocolate chip in front of Tao's face. The next thing Tao knew is that his nose was completely covered with the cold substance. He looked at Lu Han who had a devilish smirk across his face.
"That's what you get for wasting my money."
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- [AIRA SERIES] HiGH SD ソフトクリーム (HiGH SPEED SOFT CREAM)