A/N: I don't own them? I don't know what to say in MDA author notes any more!

Pair: Amanda & Simon {for realsies?}

Set: 2.17, Second Bite. When Simon is trying to convince Amanda that he can talk Joan Barty around. If you understand that reference you have my undying respect.

Words: A perfect 100.

Touch

He leaves his hand on her arm too long, because last night some other man got to touch her in ways that Simon only allows himself to imagine.

He leaves his hand on her arm too long because he missed eating with her last night.

He leaves his hand on her arm too long because he wants to feel like he has some claim to her, and he has no right to, and he knows this.

He leaves his hand on her arm too long because he craves closeness with her, intimacy, and this is the most he can manage.