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Previously on "Gallery":
Kendall looked back to Logan. "Let's go for a walk."
Logan nodded his head, and paid for the rest of their food, and then got up and followed Kendall out of the restaurant.
Kendall walked nervously beside Logan through the park that happened to be across the street from the restaurant. He fidgeted with his hands, ran his fingers threw his shaggy hair, and played with the hem of his t-shirt. Logan saw this out of the corner of his eye and wondered what was going on that had Kendall so on edge.
"Are you all right, Kendall?" Logan asked; concern lacing every word. "You seem kinda…tense."
Kendall responded with a nod of his head and an, "I'm fine," and kept looking at the ground, too nervous to look into Logan's beautiful brown eyes. He glanced up slightly though, enough to notice the bench that was just a few feet ahead of them, and he suddenly felt like his knees were going to give out.
Sitting down on the bench, still not looking Logan in the face, Kendall decided to take the leap. He drew in a deep breath, and braced himself for whatever Logan could say to him because of what he was about to tell him. "Logie," he started softly, "James isn't good for you."
"Again with this?" Logan stated, getting irritated with his best friend. "How many times do I have to explain myself to you? Or to Carlos? You guys just gotta learn to trust me."
Kendall sighed. "If all you're looking for from him is security…" Kendall paused mid-sentence. He inhaled deeply once more, and prepared to tell him everything. "Listen, I could give you that." He stopped to look into Logan's chocolate brown eyes, willing him to understand what he was telling him. "Plus, so much more."
Logan sat stunned where he sat, absorbing what Kendall had just said. A whole minute passed before any words were spoken.
"I just don't get it." Kendall shook his head in wonder. "Do you enjoy getting hurt?"
"No," came Logan's soft spoken reply. "I don't." He answered Kendall, truthfully, for the first time. He could feel the tears pricking behind his eyelids, and he was using all his might not to break in front of the green-eyed man.
Kendall, finally getting the answer he wanted out of the brunette, felt a confidence swell up in him. He turned his body, so he was totally facing Logan. Gazing into those beautiful brown eyes that were like melted milk chocolate, he lifted his hand to, lightly stroke Logan's cheek. "I could be more for you." He said as he continued his gentle caress. "We could be more."
Logan's breathing increased when he noticed Kendall moving forward and his eyes fluttering shut. "Kendall, I…" He was cut off by the feel of his friend's lips pressed against his own. He was too dazed to move at first, but after few moments, he closed his eyes and responded to the kiss. Their lips moved in perfect sync, like they were molded to fit together like two puzzle pieces. Kissing James never felt like this. This kiss, as clichéd as it may sound, set off fireworks in the background. There was no battle of tongues, but it didn't matter. Logan could feel the passion exploding from just the touch of Kendall's soft lips on his.
Kendall reluctantly pulled away from the kiss because of the need to breathe, and Logan whimpered slightly, though he would deny it later, at the loss of contact. Breathing heavily, Kendall rested his forehead against Logan's, inhaling his wonderful scent. He gazed into his beautiful brown eyes. No words even needed to be spoken. Everything that needed to be said was said through the look they gave each other.
And in the blink of an eye, everything changed. Logan hastily pulled away from Kendall and stood up, leaving him with a confused expression on his face. "I-I…uh…I have to go." He said stumbling over his words. "James will probably be wondering where I am."
"Logan…" Kendall tried, grabbing his wrist.
Logan gently pulled out of Kendall's hold. "I'll talk to you later, Kendall." He flicked his wrist in a small wave, turned, and quickly made his way back to his and James' apartment.
Kendall watched Logan's retreating form with longing in his eyes. Kendall threw his head back, letting a groan escape his lips.
He couldn't stand the thought of James even putting his filthy, cheating hands on the man that he loved. He knew he was meant to be with Logan, he just had to make Logan see it too.
Logan walked into his apartment and shut the door behind him; quietly, just in case James was still sleeping. He turned around, and almost leaped ten feet in the air when he saw James standing not even a foot away from him.
"God, you scared me!" Logan said placing a hand over his heart to slow it down. Before Logan's breathing could totally return to normal, James had him pressed against the wall, assaulting his soft lips with bruising and heated kisses.
He pulled away seconds later, breathing heavily. "Listen, I'm sorry about last night." He placed another light peck to Logan's lips. "I wasn't all there." Logan scoffed at James' words. He had had just about enough of all this garbage.
Logan harshly pushed James off of him. "How is that any different from any other night?" He asked, his voice rapidly gaining decibels. "You're never all here!"
"What's that supposed to mean?" James spat back at him.
Logan mustered up every ounce of courage he had to continue and stand up to James. "It means that you're a jackass, James!" He walked past James, further into the living room, but never ceased his yelling at the tall brunette. "You spend all your time at clubs, getting wasted and having sex with anything that breathes. I'm sick of it!"
"What are you trying to say?" James questioned the shorter boy. "Are you gonna leave me?"
Logan began to think back to what Kendall had said to him this morning. He knew in his heart that he would be better off without James. And thanks to Kendall, he was able to have the confidence to tell James what he really thought of him.
"Yea, James, I am." His voice returned to a decent level. Logan turned and walked back to their room, grabbed his duffel bag, and began shoving all his things into it. James came up behind Logan and slid his arms around his waist. He kissed the back of his neck.
"Baby, I can change." James said, trying to plead with Logan.
Logan turned and pulled away from James. "You know what, James? You can't." Logan said shaking his head. "You too worried about your Hollywood image. And that's never gonna change. I'm sorry, but it's over." Logan picked up his bag off the bed, and made his way to the front door. He stopped and turned back to face a sad-faced James. "I wish you all the happiness in the world, James." With those last words, Logan turned and walked out of James' life, forever. And that was the last the tall brunette would ever see of Logan Mitchell.
Taking a deep breath, Logan hesitantly raised his hand to knock on the door of Kendall's apartment. He took a step back and wondered if the blond would forgive him for just walking away from him like that. He remembered seeing the hurt in his eyes just before he turned around.
"I'm coming, just a second!" Logan could make out of the muffled voice coming from behind the door. A few seconds later, the door swung open, revealing his best friend. Shock and confusion marred Kendall's features as he wondered why Logan was standing in his doorway.
"Logan, what are you doing here?" He inquired of the shorter man, stepping out of the way, so Logan could come inside.
He walked into the living room, and stood in the middle of the floor fidgeting with his fingers, not talking until Kendall came up beside him and placed a hand on his shoulder. "I left James." Logan spoke so softly, Kendall almost didn't catch what he said.
Kendall immediately wrapped Logan in his arms, holding him as tight as he could without hurting him. "Oh, Logan, are you okay?"
"Yea, I am." Logan said as he buried his face in Kendall's t-shirt. "And that's all thanks to you."
Kendall pulled away slightly. "Why's that?"
"You gave me the push I needed to stand up to James, and not have to deal with his crap anymore." Logan raised his hand to gently cup Kendall's cheek. "I finally realized that I have someone that truly cares about me." He leaned a couple of inches, and Kendall could feel his breath ghosting across his lips. "I've also realized how much I care about them too."
Kendall looked at him playfully. "It's not another musician, is it?"
Logan chuckled. "Actually, he does play guitar. But that's only in his free time." Kendall closed the small gap that was between them, bringing his lips to Logan's once again. The feeling was just as intense as it had been earlier in the park. Only this time the kiss was more heated. Their lips molded together, and it was all Logan could do to remain standing. He felt Kendall graze his tongue along his lower lip, and he opened his mouth to him without hesitation.
Kendall mapped out every detail of Logan's mouth, memorizing it like he would never get the chance to again. Logan moaned into the kiss, and Kendall swallowed every delicious sound that erupted from Logan's throat.
Logan pulled away because of the need to breathe, but did not relinquish the hold he had on the blond. He instead opted to rest his forehead against Kendall's, and just stare into the beautiful green eyes that could make even the straightest man decide to hop the fence.
Kendall smiled down at Logan, and kissed the tip of his nose. "Logan, I've wanted to tell you this for quite a while now." Logan smiled in encouragement as Kendall continued. "I love you."
Logan smiled wider, if that was even possible. "I love you, too, Kendall. I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to realize that."
Kendall leaned to place a gentle, chaste kiss on Logan's lips. "Don't worry about that. All that matters is that you're here with me, now." Logan could feel the blush creeping up his neck, staining his cheeks crimson. He felt Kendall's lips kiss each side of his face before claiming his lips again in another passionate kiss.
Somewhere in the back of his mind, in a part that wasn't being occupied by Kendall, Logan wondered why he ever wasted any of his time with James, when he had someone better all along. All he was to James was a priceless piece of artwork in his gallery of life. And he couldn't believe it had taken this long for him to figure out.
A/N: Yay! He ended up with Kendall! Who's happy?
Ok, I know I made James OOC, but that's just how the story goes. That's why it's AU. :)
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