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Felix Gaeta ([personal profile] mr_gaeta) wrote2014-01-25 11:12 pm

[Milliways, upstairs]

[After this.]

At this stage, walking with a prosthesis isn't much easier than walking without one. That doesn't matter. He has a prosthesis again.

So even though hauling a bag of groceries upstairs took a good twenty minutes, and even though Gaeta had to rest for another twenty once he made it to room 372, he moves with an unaccustomed buoyancy once he gets back on his feet. (Feet. Plural. Gods, if he's dreaming this is the best one he's had in a while.) Soon, he's hard at work on the evening's meal.

Whatever it is smells delicious as it wafts down the upstairs hallway.
faithful_lt: (not sure about this)

[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-26 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
It's been a long, rough day -- they all are now -- but despite it all, he can feel the dull weariness begin to lift as he walks down the hall toward Felix's room.

Felix has been cooking again, he can tell, and it smells amazing.

Hoshi taps at the door with his knuckles before trying to see if it's unlocked.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-26 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
His mouth drops open.




"... oh my gods, Felix, your leg--"
faithful_lt: (small pleased smile)

[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-26 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
"It looks -- you look --"

Words fail him and he shakes his head, his own smile appearing in answer.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-26 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
He does, closing the door behind him. Gogo lets out a hopeful 'plock,' looking up at them both. No marshmallows? Are you sure?

"Nowhere close to exhausted," Hoshi promises. "How does it feel?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-26 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, baby, that's wonderful news."

He moves forward, and leans in to kiss him.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-27 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
"Hi."

He runs his fingers through the dark curls of Felix's hair, then lets go and crouches to pet Gogo.

"Yes, yes, hello to you too."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-27 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
"Nothing yet."

He keeps his gaze focused down, at the dodo.

"I'm hoping to have the chance to speak with the admiral tomorrow, maybe the next day, depending."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-27 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
He covers Felix's hand with his and smiles up at him.

"Definitely. I could smell your cooking all the way down the hall - whatever you're making, I can already tell it's going to be wonderful."

Hoshi gets to his feet, but keeps his hand linked with Felix's.

"Is there anything I can do to help?"
faithful_lt: (sideways slightly pensive)

[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-27 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
"Stirring I should be able to handle."

He takes stock of the way Felix is moving as they make their way to the kitchen. Gogo, meanwhile, heads for the bed and clambers up to settle in a bundle of blankets that he's clearly viewing as a nest.

"Looks like you're already getting used to it," he observes. "Think we should get Sameth some kind of thanks-gift?"
Edited 2014-01-27 04:39 (UTC)
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-01-27 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm sure he'd like that," Hoshi assures him. He closes his eyes and sniffs the air, and a blissful smile brightens his face.

"In fact, I'd be willing to bet on it."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-02 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
"Got it."

Hoshi makes a deliberate show of inserting the spoon and carefully giving the contents a stir.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-02 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
The sound of Felix's laughter is balm to his heart.

"Think I could make a career of this someday? Assistant cook?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-02 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
Hoshi puts his free arm around Felix in turn, and leans in to kiss him.
faithful_lt: (sideways slightly pensive)

[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-08 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh! Of course. Chair or couch?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-08 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
"In that case, I've a better idea."

Hoshi takes the couple of steps needed, snags the back of the nearest chair, and drags it over. He shoots Felix a quick grin.

"How's that?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-08 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Does it hurt?"

He remembers to give the pot on the stove a quick stir, but his attention's clearly not on the food.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-08 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh."

That doesn't sound bad at all; in fact, that sounds more hopeful than either of them have really heard in a while.

"So after a little while, once you get more used to it..."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-08 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Hoshi's answering smile is filled with delight.

"Baby, I'm so happy for you."
faithful_lt: (sideways slightly pensive)

[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-09 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Maybe it's enough that you are," he suggests. "The start of better things?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-02-09 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Hoshi leans over and kisses him.

"So say we all."