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Title: The Twelve Days of Christmas, Devil Wears Prada-style
Pairing: Andy/Miranda
Rating: pretty much G
Author's Note: Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] kali_blue[livejournal.com profile] mxrolkr's request for a DWP 12 Days of Christmas here in the Christmas Cracker Fic-a-thon. I'm so sorry! I just realized I'd given credit to the wrong person for the prompt.
I generally don't write, but thought I had some ideas that could work.  I hope this suits.
Thanks: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jazwriter for tossing ideas around with me in chat, letting me know when she thought I'd taken a wrong turn, and making suggestions that inspired my thought processes. (Heck, I should probably have offered her co-author status.) Thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] damelola for her feedback, when I was uncertain whether to post. I've gone and changed things after listening to other feedback, and my gut. Any mistakes are mine, because I specifically decided against some suggestions.
Disclaimer:  The movie, The Devil Wears Prada, belongs to 20th Century Fox and L. Weisberger. It was unreadable as a book, so all props for producing a film inspiring so many fanworks truly belong to: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, David Frankel and Aline Brosh-McKenna. This homage is a non-profit fanwork, and should fall under the fair use doctrine.
Dedication: I dedicate this to [livejournal.com profile] chilly_flame for her Small Favors stories, which were the first DWP fics I read, and to the wonderful writers who have offered me the honor of beta-ing for them. 

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Devil Wears Prada-style


On the first day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
A phone tossed in Paris

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Six Wicked tickets
        (they took Lily & Doug, too)
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Seven Orchids blooming
Six Wicked tickets
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the eighth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Eight 'Page Six' sightings
Seven Orchids blooming
Six Wicked tickets
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Nine dinners at Pastis
Eight Page Six sightings
Seven Orchids blooming
Six Wicked tickets
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Ten Hermes scarves
Nine dinners at Pastis
Eight Page Six sightings
Seven Orchids blooming
Six Wicked tickets
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Eleven paparazzi
Ten Hermes scarves
Nine dinners at Pastis
Eight Page Six sightings
Seven ochids blooming
Six Wicked tickets
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris

On the twelveth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Twelve Christian Lous
Eleven paparazzi
Ten Hermes scarves
Nine dinners at Pastis
Eight Page Six sightings
Seven Orchids blooming
Six Wicked tickets
Five Cartier rings
Four Dior dresses
Three Prada bags
Two searing lattes
and a phone tossed in Paris


 

Date: 2011-12-26 03:21 am (UTC)
dhamphir: (dhamphir angelic devil heart)
From: [personal profile] dhamphir
YAY, you wrote it!! And posted it even!! *lol*

Nicely done, sgr, nicely done.

D.

Date: 2011-12-26 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Hi, D!

Merry Christmas to you! Hope you've had a good one.

Yeah, I had meant to post it sooner, but the past few days have been *really* busy, and I was still going back and forth on a couple of the days. Finally got approval from friends and family, when my 'puter blue-screened on me mid-post. *augh*

Thanks for your encouragement! Without the group, I'd likely never have posted.
--sgr

Date: 2011-12-26 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damelola.livejournal.com
Yay! You posted it. I think this is it in its best form. I will know be changing the words to this when I sing <3

Date: 2011-12-26 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Lola! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Many "Thanks!" for the encouragement!

Hope your holidays are going well, and I'm looking forward to your upcoming stories.

Cheers!
--sgr

Date: 2011-12-26 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jazwriter.livejournal.com
Woot! I have fun bouncing the ideas around with you, sgr. I am so glad you decided to share this with the community. Have a wonderful week!

~Jazzy

Date: 2011-12-26 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Thank you again, Jazzy. If it weren't for you, I'd likely still be blocked, and hating on my inability to finish.

Hope you're having a great Holiday season!

Date: 2011-12-26 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perks123.livejournal.com
Very cute...and Merry Christmas to you!

Date: 2011-12-26 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Thanks! and Happy Holidays!

Date: 2011-12-26 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jah728.livejournal.com
Very cute and funny.
Thanks for the read.

Date: 2011-12-26 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Happy Holidays!

Date: 2011-12-27 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryoshu.livejournal.com
Totally cute sgr! I could hear the song playing in my head. Thanks for sharing this! Hope your holidays are going well.

Date: 2011-12-29 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Thanks!

Yeah, trying to make sure that I stayed close to the rhythm of the original was part of the hangup I ran into. Poor Jazzy, having to sing it to herself!

Holidays are doing okay, we finished inventory in only 2 days! I hope your holidays are going well, also.



Date: 2011-12-27 05:49 pm (UTC)
ext_118625: (Default)
From: [identity profile] afro-dyte.livejournal.com
I'm surprised 12 New Emilys did not make that list.

Date: 2011-12-29 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Oooo! Good one!

Thanks for commenting, and a belated Happy Chanukah to you!

Happy New Year, too!
Edited Date: 2011-12-29 05:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-27 06:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bargara-b.livejournal.com
I loved this! Very clever! So very happy to see you post. Hope you're well let's catch up soon!

Date: 2011-12-29 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shesgottaread.livejournal.com
Thanks!

Hope you and yours are doing well. Perhaps we can chat this weekend?

Happy New Year!
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