title: learn Chinese
fandom: Sky High
disclaimer: Sky High and associated characters and settings are not my property. This story was written for entertainment, not for profit.
notes: 'wo ai ni' is Chinese for 'I love you'. also, i think this'll be the last ficlet for this fandom that i post for a while. i hope you all enjoyed the run :)
Will flipped off the TV set, tossed the remote on the bed, and sighed. "I can't understand this at all."
"I thought you spoke Spanish," Warren said, flopping down on the double bed beside Will, book in hand. He was already dressed in his suit, though the jacket hung over the chair by the desk in the hotel room. It was the same suit he always wore: his father's, and a small 'fuck you' to the superheroes who'd testified for his continued stay in solitary.
"Yeah, but this is French," Will said, noticing the suit but not commenting. He knew Warren was still mad about the judge's decision, but wasn't going to mention it again. Warren'd accidentally torched in the middle of a restaurant, and it took some fast talking to explain the sudden burn mark on their table. It was just good they'd been at a private table, or they really would've been toast.
"I thought French and Spanish were pretty close."
"They are, but I'm not fluent in either."
Warren raised an eyebrow. "You took Spanish all through college."
"Because it's good for superheroes to be at least bilingual."
"You took it four years and you're still not fluent." It wasn't a question.
Warren opened his book and muttered something in Chinese. Will's eyes went wide. "I can't believe you just called me that!"
"Well, anyone who could take four years of a language and—wait, you understood that?"
Warren closed the book and put it on the night table. Then he pounced. Will grunted as Warren's full weight landed somewhere just south of his ribs. He whispered something in Will's ear and Will's eyes fluttered shut. Warren smirked. "I see what your problem is."
"Hm? Wait, what do you mean problem?"
Warren smirked wider in the face of Will's glare. "All you need to learn a language is the proper motivation. After this conference is over, what say we go to China for a while?"
"China?" Will sputtered, "but I don't know any Chinese."
"Wo ai ni."
Will blinked. His lips wiggled. And then he smiled. "Really?"
Warren nodded again.
Will let out a startled burst of laughter. "So…China," he said breathlessly. "I could do that."