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Aug. 9th, 2010 12:25 am
latino_menace: (Chill)
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It's felt awkward, to him. And he's kept his distance seeing as she was obviously upset and didn't want to talk about it anymore. He's confused, because he thought he was offering her what she wanted, and a bit put out that she dismissed the idea out of hand. Or so it seemed to him.

So he'd gone for a swim and read a book and almost took the boat out but, in the end, didn't. And now it's evening and he has another book, which he's skimming through on the sofa in the lounge. Another warm evening, no sound out there but the waves and breeze. This place is getting too quiet for him.

Date: 2010-08-08 11:37 pm (UTC)
justcallmefee: (drifting)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
They were supposed to go out for a walk around to the southern end of the island, trying to find the cove with the white sand beach. But his question this morning broadsided her. She ended up disappearing into the shower for a good long cry, and came back out in running gear. He was swimming, so she went for a run on the sand.

She hated running in sand. It was a struggle every step of the way. The metaphor didn't escape her. She was drenched and exhausted when she came back, but she laughed when she stooped to give him a kiss, pausing long enough to wipe the drop of sweat off his cheek.

"Let me get cleaned up and I'll make us some dinner."

She doesn't wait for an answer, just goes and returns a few minutes later, wearing a floor length halter dress, her hair pinned up off the back of her neck. She makes him a drink and brings it to him.

Date: 2010-08-08 11:43 pm (UTC)
justcallmefee: (Default)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
She settles next to him, and after a moment, puts a hand on his arm.

"Caro..."

Date: 2010-08-08 11:49 pm (UTC)
justcallmefee: (looking down)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
Her shoulders fall.

(How could he possibly think she'd just say yes? Without even talking about it? How could he think that -- she'd just -- )

She gets up and moves back into the kitchen without answering his question.

Date: 2010-08-08 11:58 pm (UTC)
justcallmefee: (explaining)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
She pours herself a large glass of wine and starts rummaging for something to fix for dinner.

This isn't how it's supposed to be between them.

She's tearing herself up inside for not laughing it off in the first place. (But the way he held her. "Mother of my child.")

Fiona's never been good at letting it be.

"Come keep me company while I cook?"

Date: 2010-08-09 12:11 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (working)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
She doesn't answer for a long time, moving around in the kitchen, throwing together a salad for her and a grilled sandwich for him.

She drinks the glass of wine and pours herself another.

His wounded pride is really the least of her worries right now.

(Not 'marry me', not 'I love you', just 'have my baby'.)

Date: 2010-08-09 12:19 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (just a girl)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
If he thinks about it, she didn't say no. She said it was impossible, she said it was insane, she pointed out all the ways it could go wrong. But she never said no.

She brings him his sandwich, setting it beside his drink before sitting beside him with her salad perched on her chest.

She tucks her legs under her when she sits, which lets her bare feet rest against his thigh.

Date: 2010-08-09 12:27 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (tough chick)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
She finishes her salad, and sets the bowl aside.

And then she turns and very careful to slide his bookmark in between the pages he's reading, takes the book away from him, setting it aside as well.

"Don't shut me out."

Date: 2010-08-09 12:31 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (pensive)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
"Something. Anything. Tell me I'm wearing too many clothes. Call me 'yours' again. Ask me why this scares me so much. Just don't shut me out."

Date: 2010-08-09 12:36 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (two and two)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
She looks at him, willing him to meet her gaze, needing their connection right now.

Maybe he doesn't love her, but he feels something for her, else they wouldn't be here, having this conversation.

"I never said no."

Date: 2010-08-09 12:47 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (confused)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
She meets that dark gaze, her head falling gently to one side, a soft smile on her lips.

"Where to start?" There's a bit of a breathless laugh on her voice. "First, how would it change -- what we have now? And I'm serious, I want to know how you think you and I will be when we have a child to take care of. I'm not even sure -- I mean --"

She shakes her head, one hand covering her mouth, hiding a pained smile.

Date: 2010-08-09 12:53 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (asking a question)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
She looks at him, eyes wide.

"Because it won't just be you and me. There's a whole other person in the equation. One that I'd like to think we both loved more than life itself."

The words tumble out of her mouth in a breathy explanation. She can't even believe he hasn't thought this out.

Date: 2010-08-09 01:11 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (smile - soft)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
Imagine how he'd feel to find that's how she'd describe what she feels for him.

She keeps looking at him, wide-eyed. She's never had to think about it before, but she's starting to see where loving someone (where being loved) has its distinct advantages. It would make all this so much less terrifying.

"Am I just greedy to want you all to myself? Just for a little while longer? Does that make me a bad person?"

Date: 2010-08-09 01:29 am (UTC)
justcallmefee: (just a girl)
From: [personal profile] justcallmefee
"Oh Ramon..."

Her voice trails off and she looks away.

It was something she wanted a life time ago, before a random bullet took Claire away and changed her life forever. It was something she dreamt about, something that happened to other people

(Since when has what I wanted ever mattered to you, you selfish prick?)

He's already told her she can't have what she wants.

"I'm still reeling from the possibility that there might still be an 'us' ten years from now. If you get bored and trade me in on a younger model, well... Then I'll just have to deal with it. But if there's a child involved?"

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