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Between hockey with Matthew and American Football with Alfred, Arthur had enough violence for the week, thank you very much.
He wondered where his boys got it from.
52) DEEP IN THOUGHT
Alfred looked pensive and serious in his deep blue suit and tie. Arthur was a little worried.
53) KEEPING A SECRET
"Alfred, you know you can't keep a secret from me…"
Arthue loosens his hand, contrary to the younger man's desires. Alfred rolls his hips desperately.
"Not until you tell me what you've been hiding."
"What are you hiding?"
"Mnnnugh…M-Matt! He…he's been with Francis!"
"That's my good boy."
He'd always been shorter than Arthur; always.
But one day Arthur had left, and when he'd returned Alfred had towered over him. He wasn't even gangly or awkward like a teenager should have been. No, he'd grown into broad shoulders and a strong jaw. He was a man now, and Arthur couldn't help but regret the time lost between them.
No matter how long he'd been gone for, or when he arrived, Arthur always expected Alfred to be on the shore waiting for him. And to Alfred's credit, he always had been; until the war, that is.
56) DANGER AHEAD
"Alfred, be careful."
"I will, Arthur."
In war, sacrifices had to be made. On the homefront, there are rations and scrap drives and on the battlefield it's time and lives.
As they huddle together against the cold, Alfred glances at Arthur and wonders what else he will have to sacrifice.
58) KICK IN THE HEAD
When pressed, Alfred would admit to only learning lessons by force.
59) NO WAY
"C'mon, Arthur! It's the style!"
"There is no way in hell that that is stylish."
"Alfred, looking like you are drowning in your clothes after falling into a pile of costume jewelry is NOT stylish."
He'd gotten so used to shooting down America's crazy plans that he made himself look like an idiot when he blurted out "DENIED" after the younger nation had concluded his speech about hybrid cars alternative power sources.