Author's Notes: Hi all! This is my first ever "Were the World Mine" fic, so I hope you enjoy it! If you happen to give this story a chance because I'm on your author alert or something and haven't seen the movie, you should really check it out! It's one of the best films I've seen in a long time.
Disclaimer: I don't own this amazing film, I just love it to death.
Timothy walked slowly through the woods, breathing deep the moist air and smiling as he soaked in the late summer sunshine. This place had always felt a haven, but even more since the play, and he would now always associate the feeling of safety here with the warmth of Jonathan's arms.
As though called by Timothy's thoughts, the boy appeared standing at the edge of the lake, Jonathan's back facing him. Timothy approached him slowly before wrapping his arms around Jonathan's shoulders. They smiled at one another and the rugby player rested his hands on the arms around his shoulders. Their breathing synchronized and for a moment they were one person as they stood staring at the sunlight reflecting like diamonds off the clear water.
"I wanted you so much, that night," Jonathan finally said into the silence. He didn't have to elaborate on what night he meant. The wind rustled the trees and Timothy thought he heard voices whispering among the crashing of the leaves.
We fairies that do run from the presence of the sun...
"I wanted you too, but it wouldn't have been right. You were under the spell," Timothy answered, wondering why they were repeating the conversation they had at Cooper's party the night everyone was set right.
"I had never felt so brave, so free and since then I've been determined never to hide myself or my feelings again." Jonathan turned in his boyfriend's arms and let his tanned and muscular arms encircle the other boy's thin waist. "But I'm afraid."
Timothy's brown eyes clouded in confusion. "Of what? Everyone's accepted us now."
"You've been comfortable with being gay for a lot longer than me," Jonathan started as he looked away. He stopped, unable to voice whatever fears had clearly been brewing within him for a while. Timothy pressed a kiss to his forehead in encouragement and Jonathan breathed deep. "What if when we go to college you find someone else?"
Timothy jerked out of the embrace. "You think I'm going to cheat on you? You really think that little of me?"
"No!" Jonathan insisted, reaching out to grab the other boy's hand but Timothy crossed his arms across his chest. "It's just...I'm still trying to figure out how live like this, be comfortable with who I am and you've been so patient with me and I know that can't be easy, especially everything I've put you through. I'm just...I'm afraid you'll find someone who is better for you, someone..." he trailed off, unsure how to explain the thoughts in his head.
Timothy took a step back, staring at his boyfriend incredulously. Jonathan had always been confident in everything he did, even under the spell, so to see him so exposed and afraid made Timothy's heart break. He wrapped the shorter boy in his arms and held him tight.
"I will never leave you," he said into Jonathan's sun-kissed hair. "No matter what." He pulled away and looked him in the eyes. "I love you. I always will."
The tension faded from Jonathan's shoulders and his lips curled into a small smile. "I love you too," he said before entwining their fingers together and bringing their lips together for a kiss that Timothy eagerly returned.
The wind blew around them and in it the whispers continued as the two boys wrapped their arms around each other.
All things shall be peace.
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