Disclaimer: I don't own Pet Shop of Horrors and I make no money from
this or any fanfic I write.
Pairing: Leon + D
Category: General
Rating: PG
Warnings: Shonen Ai
Title: Third Time's the Charm
Author: yellowhorde
Status: Finished
Notes: This was written for the LiveJournal community, 600 seconds.
Challenge: 'Third time's the charm'

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM

Twice before Leon had tried to tell D how he felt and twice he had backed out at the last minute, too afraid to go through with it.

It wasn't so much that he was ashamed of how he felt about the other man, as he was concerned about the reactions he expected to receive from his family. They were a rather traditional, straight-laced group and although he didn't think they would disown him completely if they
found out he was, well… homosexual, he knew that more than a few of them wouldn't have anything to do with him for a long time, if ever. And for the longest time he didn't think he could take that sort of rejection.

After many long nights of soul searching, Leon finally decided that he didn't really care what his family thought of his alternative lifestyle. With D he was happy and at peace for the first time in a very long time. And that would just have to be enough. If given enough time he was fairly (almost) certain that the others would come around and accept his decision. And if they didn't… well, there was always Chris. His younger brother understood a lot more about his relationship with D and he was quite an open-minded kid.

Leon sighed and sipped his coffee nervously as he slouched at his desk waiting for the workday to be over. He glanced at the clock for the umpteenth billion time and swore that time was going backwards.

"Today's the day," he promised himself. "I can do this. It is important that I tell him how I feel."

"I just hope he feels the same way."

THE END