Just a Question of Love - part 19

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Gay and Lesbian  |  House: Booksie Classic

Owen makes good on a promise

Two days later. In the quad. At lunch. And the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m laying on my side, on the ground looking up at Matt, who has his back rested against a tree. The light is shining through its leaves, casting a halo around his head.

“Favourite book?” I’m making good on my promise to want to know everything about him.

“Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

I’ve never heard of it; I won’t admit to it. Mmm… Favourite movie?

He takes a bite of some gross sprout concoction. Pretty in Pink. He raises a finger. And don’t you dare make fun of me. You know Molly Ringwald is the shit.

I laugh; I’m not about to admit that I don’t know who she is. Favourite song?

Depends on my mood.

Fair enough. Favourite food?

Spinach and soy cheese pizza.

That sounds disgusting.
He laughs. It’s not as gross as it sounds, I promise.

He leans down and gives me a tiny peck on the lips. My heart flutters and my knees get weak; I’m glad I’m already laying down. He doesn’t seem to notice, as he goes on eating his meat-free lunch. So far, I’ve only asked him mundane things, not wanting to ruin the happy routine we’ve fallen into. Holding hands, soft kisses, lingering glances, snuggling on the couch - before my parents get home, of course.

I’m not ready to tell them and Matt gets that. He never mentions his family much; I only know he has a brother.

Who do you live with?

He seems a little confused, then a little sad. Just me.

Where are his parents? The question is poised on my tongue. Your turn, he says. Flopping down, laying his head on my stomach. Favourite TV show?

I let him get away with not wanting to talk about him anymore - for now.

Submitted: November 27, 2008

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ugh, terrible food taste. love the story

Wed, January 21st, 2009 9:11pm


perfect couple all cuddeled up together

Tue, March 10th, 2009 3:23am


Its going on a slow(that's expected) bt wonderfully smooth start... :)

Thu, December 30th, 2010 12:03pm

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