Theme: #30. kiss

Disclaimers on part 1.

Rating: PG-13. Just making out is shown. If you want the NC-17 version, find the master list at http:// lilly-scribbles . livejournal . com

Their first date after the breakup and reunion was everything that their official first date wasn't. Inui worked very hard to make it that way.

First, they had dinner at a place that had an established menu, and therefore neither of them could challenge or experiment. Dinner, Inui thought, had been wonderful, even if they had been getting a few strange stares when they started feeding each other dessert.

They had decided to see a movie again, and Shinji, letting his wicked streak free, had deliberately chosen a show that neither of them had any interest whatsoever in seeing. When Inui questioned Shinji's decision, Shinji grinned and said, "Well, this way we don't have to worry about missing something good, now do we?"

It was amazing how quickly Inui wanted to attend that particular movie after that.

Neither of them saw a bit of the movie. They spent the entire show curled up in the back corner of the theater entangled in each other, all roving hands and lips. Inui later decided that Shinji just had to have some weird effect on time, because he swore that only seconds had passed between their first kiss there and the credits rolling.

But the house lights were coming up, and Shinji reluctantly pulled away from Inui, trying to smooth his hair and clothes into some sort of order fit to be seen in public. Inui, watching him, was suddenly filled anew with heat and desire. "Shinji?"

"Mmmmm…yes, Sadaharu?" Shinji looked up at Inui, his eyes still wide and glazed, and Inui's resolve both shattered and hardened at once.

"Come home with me?"

Shinji's eyes and voice were steady as he replied, "Yes, Sadaharu."

Inui blinked, not having expecting it to be this simple. "You know that no one's home at my place, right?"

"You mentioned that fact earlier."

"And…you know that once I get you up there, I'm going to start kissing you again."

"I'd be disappointed if you didn't."

"And we'd eventually end up in my bedroom."

"I've seen it. It's a very nice room, Sadaharu. Spending time in there isn't a chore."

Inui swallowed. "And…in my bed…."

"Sadaharu." Shinji laid a hand on Inui's arm. "I'm not stupid or naive. I know what will happen if I go there with you tonight. I know what will happen if I go into your room with you, and into your bed." He took a deep breath. "And I want it."

"You…you do?" Inui's eyes widened. "You're ready? But…I thought it scared you, and…."

"It still does, a little. But it always will unless I…just do it. And there's no one else I want to be with more than you. No one else that I trust more than you." Shinji smiled. "I want to, and I want you. If you want me still, that is. I mean, I can understand if you don't. I really don't know how it's done, or if I'll be any good, and I don't want to disappoint you—"

Inui stood and hauled Shinji up out of his seat, cutting off the forming ramble. "It's not like I'm an expert, you know. As long as it's us, it'll be good. You could never disappoint me."

Shinji grinned and pressed himself against Inui, rubbing their bodies together. "Then what are we waiting for, Sadaharu?"

"What, indeed?" Returning the grin, Inui pulled Shinji out of the theater and towards his home.

Shinji was fine on the walk back to Inui's. He was fine in the elevator and fine as they went through the apartment. However, once they were in Inui's room with the door closed behind them, his nerves came creeping back.

Inui noticed the change on Shinji's expression. "Shinji…you know I won't think any less of you if you don't want to."

"I do want to! I just…I don't know what to do now." Shinji looked very embarrassed as he admitted that.

Inui smiled. "I really don't, either. I think we just do what feels right to us, and go from there. Like…kissing you right now would feel very right to me."

"To me, too," Shinji admitted with a smile.

"Well, then." Inui pulled Shinji into his arms and began to very thoroughly kiss him.

It was Shinji who pulled Inui down onto the bed, much to Inui's surprise, though he wasn't complaining about the development whatsoever. He moved so that he was lying on his back with Shinji draped over him, so Inui could run his hands up Shinji's shirt and over his bare back….

After, it took Inui a minute before he roused himself long enough to toss the condom in the trash by his bed, before rolling onto his side and pulling Shinji into his arms and nuzzling him. "Well? How are you feeling?"

"Very relaxed." Shinji stretched, then winced a little. "And sore. But happy. Ecstatic, even." He smiled up at Inui. "I don't regret a thing."

"Good. Because I enjoyed this too much to feel bad about it." Inui smiled back at Shinji. "You really are amazing, you know."

"I am?" Shinji shook his head. "No, Sadaharu, that's you. And I love you so much for it."

"Not as much as I love you." Inui leaned in and captured Shinji's lips in a long, slow kiss. "And I don't care what happens. I'm not letting you go again. Well, go far," he amended. "I want you always to end up right back here, though."

"That sounds perfect to me." Shinji snuggled closer to Inui. They lay there for a few minutes in silence, until Shinji spoke up again. "So, Sadaharu…what happens next?"

"Why, Shinji, don't you know?" Inui grinned and kissed Shinji again. "We live happily ever after, of course."

--The End--

And…that's it! The end of this trip with Inui, Shinji, and the drama with it. I would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has reviewed this.

So. I hope that you enjoyed it all as much as I enjoyed writing it. Will I be doing anything more with them? I do not know just yet, but if I do, I'll post it :)