Title: Everything (2/4)
Author: Dr FooFoo
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
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Notes: I love my pairing. It's funny that no one else writes about them. People should write about them!


At ten to seven, Danny's standing in front of room 1049 and wondering if he really should be doing this. But then he remembers how Ryan's voice sounded at the seminar and he's knocking without thinking. A few moments pass and Ryan answers the door, hair wet and hanging down in his eyes. He blushes the second he sees Danny and leans against the doorframe, glancing up and down the hallway nervously.

"Hey..." Danny says, licking his lips and once again wondering if he really should be doing this. He thinks Ryan's cute when he's embarrassed, though, and smiles in what he hopes is a soft and unthreatening way. Ryan hesitates for a second, then invites him in, so Danny guesses it worked.

Ryan's hotel room is completely spotless, except for a small notebook on the bed - Danny recognises it as the notebook Ryan had at the seminar earlier today. It's only when Ryan looks down at the floor nervously that Danny remembers they don't really know each other's names. Well, Danny knows Ryan's name, because of the note, but he feels slightly moronic for not introducing himself earlier.

"I'm Danny... Messer... Danny Messer. From the New York crime lab," he says, awkwardly. He wants to slap himself for sounding like such an idiot, but he doesn't have time to because Ryan's smiling widely and moving closer. He seems nervous though, and Danny wonders if he's ever actually done this before.

"I love Brooklyn accents," Ryan says suddenly, then flushes a little. "Sorry, I've, um... I've never really done this before. It was kind of spur-of-the-moment and I just..." He trails off awkwardly and Danny smiles and reaches out to touch Ryan's arm gently.

"Hey, Ryan... Listen, it's okay..." he says, and takes a step forward. Ryan's eyes are are wide as dinner plates, but Danny thinks it's kind of cute. In fact, the whole situation is pretty adorable - cute, geeky guy goes to a mandatory seminar, sees a hot New Yorker, and awkwardly tries to hook up. Danny smirks at the thought and leans a little closer, and before he knows it, he's kissing Ryan. All tongue and lips and when Ryan kisses back, Danny swears he can feel his heart beating in his teeth.

He takes a couple steps forward, pushing Ryan back toward the bed, but Ryan pulls back and steps away from Danny, panting softly and blushing furiously. He looks so distraught and Danny almost feels bad for taking him up on his invitation in the first place, but then... that kiss was pretty hot, even if it only lasted for a couple seconds, and Danny wants to do it again very badly. He's not one to rush a potential lover, however, and licks his lips with a soft sigh, trying to decide what to do.

"I'm so sorry..." Ryan mumbles, pouting and hunching his shoulders. He's so innocent and sad, and Danny has to fight to keep from gathering him up in a tight hug. Ryan's still mumbling. "... because I messed everything up and I didn't really know what I wanted, I just thought you had nice hair and hot glasses, and-"

"Ryan..." Danny cuts him off and shoves his hands in his pockets, shifting from one foot to the other. "You wanna go get something to eat?" Not that he wants to bribe Ryan into making out with him or anything. He's just hungry, and Ryan's way too nervous right now for this to go any further. Danny figures he'll be able to get him to talk some more over dinner, and when Ryan nods shyly, that's exactly what Danny plans to do. He sighs quietly as Ryan puts on his jacket and gets his stuff together.

It's going to be a long night.