Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Jul 5, 2017 21:50:46 GMT -6
What in the hell had he done to deserve such loyalty, such love, such devotion? He couldn't even begin to fathom such a thing, though he did return the feeling. He knew that Peter deserved the world and he was doing his best to deliver, but he wasn't good enough. He did stupid things like this. He made Peter cry and scream. But he was also selfish and unwilling to let it go.
"You're too good for me," he mumbled against the bed, clasping onto the hand that took his.
Peter shook his head and kissed Leo's head. "I'm not good enough for you," he said softly. "You're definitely too good for me." There were times when he couldn't handle himself alone, which was just more proof that Leo was the best. He never felt like he was doing enough for Leo, but he would never stop trying. As long as Leo still loved him, Peter would never stop trying. "Why is your mouth over there? I'm over here."
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Jul 18, 2017 2:52:41 GMT -6
Leo could have been difficult and kept his face in the bed, but instead he turned his head enough to look at Peter. "Because I'm an idiot," he offered as a poor excuse. He had a feeling he knew why the other boy was asking though. They had had their fight and things were getting back to normal again. Honestly, Leo was kind of relieved that they'd had the fight, because couples that never fought about anything important had issues.
Peter adjusted himself so that he could keep at least one arm around Leo while bringing their faces much closer together. "A cute idiot," he said softly. "I think that's what people say. 'Cute.' My mother used to call me handsome." He always felt a little sad mentioning her, but he was dealing with it much better now. "I think I've heard people say things like 'hot' and 'sexy,' but I don't really know what any of them mean."
He kept a straight face, because he really didn't know what any of them meant. "I'm trying to learn," he added. Normal couples used words like that, right? So he wanted to learn.
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Jul 29, 2017 21:37:33 GMT -6
At the word cute, Leo felt his cheeks heating up. He should have been used to things by now, but he couldn't stop his reaction. It had been long enough that he shouldn't still react that way. There was also the familiar tug as Peter talked about his mother. It hurt him to see the other boy hurting, even still, and being powerless to fix it. But he was glad Peter could do it now. "Please never call me sexy or hot. That's weird," he said with a small chuckle.
He shifted on the bed so the two of them were even closer together. "You're pretty cute too, you know? And handsome."
Peter grinned. "Okay, I won't." Maybe he would have to ask someone else what those words meant. At least he could still say "cute." "You're handsome too! You always dress nicely." He knew that word. He'd heard it before. "Do you really think I'm handsome? I don't dress as nicely as you or anything. You're obviously more handsome than me."
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Sept 7, 2017 23:21:33 GMT -6
Leo very nearly rolled his eyes. "You don't have to dress nicely to be handsome," he said very matter-of-factly. "Though you did look very handsome the rare times you have done." Plus it wasn't like Leo dressed that way because he thought he looked nicer for it. It was just because that was how he'd been raised to dress. Doing more casual looks was weird for him, uncomfortable.
Peter felt his cheeks warm slightly. "You think so?" He had never really thought about those things--being handsome, or really looking nice. He wore clothes mostly because he had to, but he always wore whatever was comfortable. "Thanks. But you're still more handsome." He grinned some more.
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Nov 11, 2017 0:22:08 GMT -6
"No, no, you're definitely more handsome than me, because there's more than looks that go into it. You're kind and compassionate and just... you're good." It stunned him sometimes, just how good Peter was as a person. It was a level that he knew he'd never get to himself, and he would fight anyone that tried to change it.
Peter moved his head slowly. "Well, I try to be good--I try really, really hard--but you're good too. You wouldn't be my best friend if you weren't. It wouldn't be possible." He smiled warmly, hoping Leo would understand. "You complete me."
Post by LEONARD GRANT HOLMES on Mar 14, 2018 0:15:58 GMT -6
"I'm good because you're my best friend," Leo corrected gently. A couple of years ago he might have agreed that he was implicitly good, but ever since the bite... Ever since life had thrown harder and darker things at him, he found being good more and more difficult. It was only Peter that kept him making the effort, because he wanted to be good enough for him, for someone that good radiated off of. "You completed me first."