For my snippet this Sunday, I chose a continuation of my Rainbow Snippet of yesterday from The Ancient–Bruce and Jeffrey have finally found each other again, and they’re not letting go–
“I remember the snowball fights we used to have, then going inside to get warm under that fur quilt.” He leaned over and whispered in Jeffrey’s ear. “God, I loved that fur quilt, and what was under it.”
Jeffrey nodded, smiling, then stopped and looked at Bruce’s overnight bag. His eyes got bright, crinkling up at the edges. “Are–are you staying the night, love? Can I be that lucky?”
“I am, if that’s all right.” He smiled.
Jeffrey gave him an exasperated look.
“Is it any wonder that I love you so much?” He took Bruce’s hand and looked in his eyes, seeing the bright, happy look. “Yes, I said it, Bruce. I never said it enough, and I intend to say it now every chance I get.” He looked at Bruce closer, searching his face.
“I love you. I’m in love with you, I’ve been in love with you from the moment you walked out of that bookstore, and I’ll be in love with you when we’re eighty years old and feeding pigeons from a park bench.”
Bruce cradled his face in his hands again. “Just don’t wear your belt under your armpits and you’ve got a deal.”