Mistletoe Wars

by Lisa S.

MAIN CHARACTERS: JD, Vin, Buck Chris, Inez, and Billy

AUTHOR'S NOTES: This ficlet is in response to a challenge issued on the Mag7/Las Vegas yahoo group to write a story involving mistletoe. Thank you to Mal for reading over my draft/providing suggestions and to Lisa O. for betaing the story. Also a special thanks to Sarah for creating this wonderful AU for us to play in..

DISCLAIMER: Mag7/Las Vegas alternate universe was created by Sarah (aka Midnight Profit) and is based on the "Las Vegas" TV series. This AU is not related to the Mag7/Las Vegas RPG created by Lisa O. and Ruby. Trilogy, MGM, and the Mirisch Corporation own "The Magnificent Seven" characters. NBC Studios, NBC Universal Television, DreamWorks Television, and Gary Scott Thompson Productions own "Las Vegas." They are not mine. The only purpose of this story is for entertainment. No money is being made.


After the Montecito's Security shifts switched over, JD and Vin settled in their chairs as they began their day.

"Did you see how they decorated the main lobby?" asked JD as he logged onto the computer. "They went all out for the holidays, didn't they?"

"Yeah, they sure did," replied Vin as his gaze moved over the various security monitors to see if anything was happening. "I think they bought all the stores out of poinsettias and mistletoe."

"Oh, speaking of mistletoe," said JD excitedly. "I ran into Billy Travis in the lobby and he told me a joke . . . Wanna hear it?" Without even waiting for a response, the young computer specialist continued, "Where did the mistletoe go to become rich and famous? Holly-wood."

JD started laughing as he said, "Get it? Holly-wood. . ."

Vin shook his head and replied, "I think I need some coffee." He got up and headed to the break room with his coffee mug in hand.

"Well, I thought it was funny," muttered JD to himself.

When Vin returned a few moments later with his coffee, Buck emerged out of Chris' office with the Security Chief following.

JD glanced away from the monitors. A smile tugged at his lips, as he said teasingly, "Hey Buck, it looks like Inez got a new boyfriend."

The Hospitality Host's brow furrowed in concern and then he asked, "Who?"

JD pointed to the security monitor as Buck quickly moved to his side to see who the culprit was.

There on the screen was Inez giving Billy Travis a kiss on the cheek while they stood under some strategically placed mistletoe.

"First she's kissing JD under the mistletoe, and now Billy. Looks like you've got some competition," stated Vin before taking a sip of his coffee to hide a grin.

"Well, old timer, it looks like you can't keep up with these young'uns," commented Chris as he playfully slapped his friend on the back.

"Who are you calling 'old timer'?" asked Buck indignantly. "I tell you . . . Buck Wilmington can give these young'uns a run for their money." Deciding he would prove his point, the Hospitality Host left the Security Control Room in search of Mystique's manager. Billy Travis wasn't going to show him up . . . at least not on camera.



The Las Vegas Chronicles