It didn't take long for Megaman to get nervous. He sat watching Lan type at the computer, hearing a disgruntled groan come from the boy often. He was writing a five page essay on the effects of WWII; that of which he knew nothing about. It was the price for not being on time that whole week.
Megaman had no idea of how to tell Lan his feelings. If he interrupted Lan now, the essay would never be finished and his train of thought would be destroyed.
'I guess I could tell him before bed,' he thought, tracing circles on the ground with his index finger.
Megaman redirected his gaze at Lan when he heard the monotonous clicking of keyboard keys stop.
"Hey, Megaman," Lan spoke quietly and shyly, his voice just above a whisper.
"Um, I have to tell you something."
"Sure, go ahead."
It was at this point that Megaman got excited. An anxiety was building in the pit of his stomach.
"I-," Lan flinched as he was cut off by a female voice, calling from downstairs.
"Lan, dinner's ready!" It was his mom, Mrs. Hikari.
Lan stood up, saving his essay data, and walked to the door. Before turning the knob, he looked back to the PET.
"I'll tell you when I get back."
He opened the door, softly closing it behind him.
Megaman groaned. Falling backwards from his sitting position and lying on his back, he sighed deeply, closing his eyes.
"Maybe, we were never meant to be."
"Megaman? Hey, Megaman!"
"Unnn,"Megaman tiredly opened his eyes again, turning his head to see Lan, who had his head in his arms.
"Have a nice nap?" Lan smiled, looking tired himself.
"That's okay," Lan paused, thinking of how to word his next sentence. "Are you willing to hear what I was going to say earlier?"
Lan sighed deeply, a sense of dread washing over him as he truly realized the outcome it could lead to.
"I've felt something strange for a long time. At first, I didn't know what it was and it scared me. Yet, over time, it got clearer. I discovered what it was that drove me insane. This feeling was," Lan paused, afraid to continue. This loss of thought caused Megaman to mentally panic. Lan's senseless babbling was driving him to the point of insanity. He needed to hear those words his heart longed for.
"This feeling was of love. When I figured this out and who it was directed at, I feared this person would reject me and never look me in the eyes again. I got so sick over keeping it locked inside of me that I just couldn't stand it any more. So, here I am, ready to confess. Megaman, I love you."
Lan blushed, turning his head away from the navi. Megaman felt like he had been struck in the chest by an attack. A large smile grazed his lips as his feelings nearly erupted.
Lan looked over, surprised to see that his friend, now love, could speak after such a shock.
"What is it?"
"I love you too."
Lan's jaw dropped as he felt the same impact as Megaman.
"And I'm not just saying that. I really mean it. I've loved you for almost the last year and a half. Yet, I never thought you'd find out or feel the same way."
Megaman brought his hand up to the PET screen, showing his affection. Lan smiled brightly, gently putting a finger to the screen, matching Megaman's hand. The two looked at each other, a passionate connection forming between them. Neither moved or even fidgeted, not wanting to disturb the intimate comfort they now shared.
That was until the PET's alarm clock beeped, signaling that it was now 10:00 P.M. The boys jumped in surprise, but laughed it off. Lan got out of his chair and shut off the light as he climbed into bed, seeing as he was already in his pajamas. He had changed while Megaman was asleep.
Lan smiled, blowing Megaman a kiss. Megaman did the same to Lan. The young boy ducked under the covers to sleep as Megaman shut off the PET. Before going into stasis mode, Megaman realized the purpose of his dream. It's what Lan would have done if he was turned down. The crying and silence fit perfectly.
'Oh, well,' He happily thought, 'it's not happening any time soon.'
And with that, he went to sleep, a bright future shining with the morning sun, soon to come.
That's it. Thanks to all of you who reviewed. I now have confidence in my abilities to actually create a solid story.