Title: Benefits
Completed: May 2006
Summary: a response to the LJ community tammy_drabbles prompt "love, not actually"


"I have border patrol – I have to leave early in the morning."

"Early in the morning? That means you can stay for the night."

"I shouldn't."

"But you want to."

"I want to."

"But you're afraid this is turning into a relationship?"

"No, Dom. I'm afraid you think it is."

"Why would I think that?"

"Most people who spend every night together are in a relationship."

"We're not most people, Kel."

"No, we're definitely not."

"Will you stay over tonight then?"

"You knew I would before you asked."

"But it's not a relationship – we don't take each other for granted."