A/N: Quick epilogue to wrap things up :-)
After watching the Oculus explode, the team was ready to fall over from exhaustion. Rip told everyone to get some rest, however they wanted. Martin went straight to bed, Mick went straight for the booze. Ray and Jax decided to watch a movie, while Rip went to converse with Gideon. Sara and Leonard naturally gravitated to her room.
She sat on the bed and he leaned against it, very much as they did when they played their last game of cards. The tension was awkward.
"This shouldn't be so difficult," she sighed as she leaned her head back against the wall.
He tossed the deck onto the bed. "We have our best conversations when the cards are out. Let's try that. You deal."
She smiled, knowing he'd have the answer. She dealt the cards and they were quiet for a bit before he spoke.
"So, what shall we talk about?"
Sara shrugged. "Not like much is going on in our lives."
He smirked at her. "Well, there are two avenues we can take. The fact that I told you I wanted a future with you, or the fact that you kissed me. Decisions, decisions."
"Seeing as how you started it, let's talk about that future comment," she said, tossing a card down.
"Fine." He paused, looking for the words. "I've never been one for relationships. Never had the time or the desire, frankly. Money has always been my love. Money and the thrill of the chase. I love the game and I'm very good at it. But since we got on this boat, I've been seeing things a little differently. You, my dear assassin, are probably the first woman that has been able to keep up with me, intellectually, physically, whatever. And that includes my sister, but if you ever tell her, I'll deny it. Still, though. I love the challenge of you, Sara. And I want to explore that more. You know what I am and I know that you won't try to change me. I respect that. And I respect you."
Sara couldn't help but smile. Never would she have suspected those words coming from him, but he was sincere and she was touched.
"Now," he began, looking at her with those eyes. "Shall we talk about that kiss?"
Sara cocked her head, considering her next move. The card game was long over.
"You know, I've always been better with actions than with words." And with that, she grabbed his arm again and kissed him soundly.
Both of them tried to heat up the kiss, but their angle just wasn't right and both pulled away at the same time.
She smirked at him. "So, that's two kisses now that you have not stolen. I have to say, I'm less than impressed with your thieving, Snart."
Leonard's eyes widened. Yes, she definitely kept up with him.
"Well, Lance, if I do it when you're expecting it, then I'm a rotten thief. Which I'm decidedly not."
"Oh, that's your excuse?"
Leonard's eyes widened, but Sara continued. "Tell you what, Captain. You can steal our next kiss, but…"
She leaped from the bed.
"You have to catch me!"
And with that, Sara ran out of the room.
Leonard couldn't help but chuckle and figured this would be fun. He had a few ideas where he'd find her and decided to take his time. Might as well make her squirm a bit while she hid and waited.
He hunted around the ship, slowly. She might be a League trained assassin, but he was a world-class thief. He couldn't stalk her as well, but his cunning mind could figure her out.
Finally he made his way to the cargo bay where they would play cards. He found her standing behind some crates, obviously expecting him to enter through the other door as she wasn't looking behind her. The events of the day were taking their toll as she was almost asleep standing there, lacking focus on what was behind her.
He ducked back through the door and removed his boots, then creeped as quietly as he could behind her.
Leonard quickly grabbed her shoulders and pressed her to the wall, kissing her as passionately as he could with her shock.
It took everything she had to fight her instincts and not flip him over, but she eventually melted into the kiss.
He couldn't help but smirk as she returned his kiss and he boldly began to let his hands wander a bit. She gasped and he took the opportunity to move his lips to her neck.
"So," he asked between kisses to her pulse. "Did I steal this one?"
Sara wanted to have a snappy comeback, something to rival his snark, but she came up empty, instead nodding rapidly.
He backed up a bit, putting his hands on the wall beside each of her shoulders, gazing into her eyes with his heated look. "Now what, assassin?" he whispered.
"Now… now we go back to my quarters. I told you I'm better with actions than with words, and I intend to show you how."
"And that future?"
"My future is yours, Leonard."
He nodded. "So, what did you want to show me?"
She smirked and grabbed his jacket and began to pull him along. "Follow me."
"Gladly, Canary. Gladly."
End note: Gold stars to those who know the paraphrased Snart quote from a Flash episode (1x16, I think)