Jesse sighed as he slipped on Jaden's shirt. He had planned on just forgetting that flash of warmth on his hand, but it kept popping up in his mind. Long story short, Jesse didn't have the best nights sleep, but he wasn't going to waste his time sleeping or worrying. This was a rare chance to be alone with Jaden. Not that they couldn't find any privacy at school, it was just someone would find them eventually.
"Jess, you okay in there?" Came Jaden's voice through the door, causing the bluenette to snap out of his (train of thought).
"Ya." Jesse replied as he greeted his friend at the door. "Sorry for the wait."
"It's all cool." Jaden replied with his usual grin.
"How do they fit?" Jaden asked, looking is friend up and down.
"Really well actually." Jesse said, looking himself over as well. Jaden's eyes seemed glued to Jes until the taller's words brought him back to the moment. "So want's on the schedule today?"
"Hm? Oh, I was thinking I could take you around the area, show you where I grew up and stuff. I'd take you down town but they're setting up for the spring fair so there's nothing to do." Jaden explained.
"Right, you told me about that on the plane. So your parents and us will be going to that tomorrow?"
"No, Mom and Dad always volunteer to help with some of the stalls, so we'll be on our own, if that's alright."
"Ya, its fine." Jesse said nonchalantly, despite his racing heart. Alone with Jaden, late into the night, at a carnival, seems too be good to be true.
The boys wandered about almost all day long. Jesse got to learn so much about the others past. The schools he went to, where he hung out, his favorite places to eat in the area. It all played out like a walk down some else's memory lane, being able to see how they reacted to the memories, and it was a cute picture, a little Jaden running around with his deck.
"And here," Jay said as they arrived at a big concrete circle a few yards away from a playground. "is where we had the Duel Monsters club I was telling you about."
"Oh, okay. So you and some friends dueled here?"
"Whenever we could, ya."
"Jaden!?" Came the voice of a young boy. The boy, around middle school age, came running from the near by playground.
"Davy." Jaden greeted, giving the boy a high five. "How are ya buddy?"
"Good. You having fun at your cool dueling school?" The child asked with enthusiasm.
"Yep. In fact I had so much fun that I kidnapped my friend and brought him home." Jaden joked, patting Jesse's back. The group shared a chuckle.
"I'm Jesse." The tallest introduced, holding his hand out to the child. "Jesse Anderson." Instead of introducing himself as well, or shaking the outstretched hand, Davy stared in what looked like confusion but was more of a deep though. There was a long pause before the memory hit him and a brimming smile stretched across his lips.
"Jesse Anderson!? I saw you on T.V.!" The boy piratically screamed, pointing a sharp finger at the bluenette.
"Oh, you saw that?"
"Ya, your the best duelist ever!"
"Hey now, what about me?" Jaden asked, pointing a finger at his own grin.
"You didn't win a tournament." Davy pointed out with a huff.
"Doesn't mean I'm not good. I can beat this gu-"
"I deny that." Jesse shot back sharply, friendly competitivness kicking in.
"Wanna test it?"
"You bet." The teens bantered as the child got more and more excited.
"This will be so cool!"
A crowd started to gather mid duel and after, the crowd wouldn't let the boys leave without teaching a few tricks. So now the boys where separated, Jaden teaching a group of the basics in dueling while Jesse taught a smaller group of the more professional side of the sport.
"And that's about as much as I can teach, the rest is up to you guys and gals." Jesse informed, having ran through any useful info he could think of. After thanks where given, the group separated, all but the teacher and a young lady, small in stature, with light blue hair that pretty much reached the ground, though its starting point wasn't that far. Jesse hadn't noticed her as he couldn't help but focus on Jaden who was enthusiastically teaching a crowd of mostly children.
"Doesn't he look happy?" The young woman said, startling Jes slightly.
"I-I'm sorry, I didn't see you there." The taller apologized, not sure if he was more upset with himself for not noticing her, or for being caught admiring Jaden.
"Did you know," The girl said, disorientating the taller a little. "Jaden loves children. He can't wait to become a father."
"Oh, is that so?" Jesse said, despite already having Jaden tell him months ago.
"He also loves to travel." Another titbit Jes already knew. "I can totally picture him, his kids, and his husband exploring the world."
"Ya." Jesse piratically whispered, the images of Jaden and his future family travailing popping into his head, though he fitted himself in the other parental role.
"I can't wait to meet your guy's kids." The girl said with a giggle.
"W-what!?" Jesse stuttered, a tint or red quickly spreading across his checks. What was she, a mind reader?
"To bad two men can't make a child. I wonder what mixture of features the kids would get?" The girl went on, detaching from the conversation and speaking more as if she was alone.
"But, where not-"
"Maybe they would have two shades of turquoise hair." The girl burst into full blown laughter as she turned and begun to walk away from the confused teen. "Or maybe half green, half blue hair." Jesse watched as the girl walked away, not sure what to think now. His mind soon drifted to the idea of Jaden and him actually starting a family together. Of course it's impossible, mother nature unfortunately isn't on board with that idea. Despite what the text books say though, Jesse couldn't stop the corners of his lips turning up in a smile.
This hadn't been the first time Jes had pictured starting a family with the brunette and, even thou it was all his own imagination, it gave him hope that one day, he would get to see Jaden holding their baby in his arms.
"Whats with the grin?" Jaden asked, causing Jesse to jump back in surprise with a slight yelp. Was everyone trying to sneak up on him today? "Wow, sorry dude, didn't mean to freak you out." Jaden apologized, holding his hands up like he was caught by the police.
"It's alright. Ya done with your class?" Jesse said with a somewhat forced laugh to hide his awkward state.
"Yep, I'm sure I'll be seeing a few of them at the tournament tomorrow."
"Ya, at the festival right?"
"Yep, though it seems unfair to beat my students."
"Gotta learn the hard way I suppose." the boys shared a chuckle, but Jesse's curiosity snuck up on him.
"Do you know a girl, quite short and thin. She has long hair." The taller explained with added hand gestures, but stopped when he saw Jaden's expression change. The look on his face was a coaster of shock, realization, relief, and worry.
"I think I know who your talking about. Why do you ask?" Jaden asked calmly, as if all his energy had flown out of him.
"We had a little chat-"
"What about?" Jaden cut in quickly, catching Jesse by surprise. There was a pause while the bluenette thought through what to say.
"She just talked about how you work well with kids, how you want to be a father some day." Jesse explained, deciding to leave out the ideas of him and Jay starting a family. Jaden sighed and so followed silence as he gathered his thoughts. Jaden's eye's seemed to glaze over in thought before Jesse patted the shorter's shoulder.
"You okay Jay?"
"Hm? Ya, of course bro. Come on, it's almost dinner time." Jaden said with a sudden grin as he started walking in the direction of his house. Jesse was curious but it didn't feel right to ask more questions, to pry. The taller knew Jaden would tell him when he was ready, but that didn't stop Jes from worrying.
Hi... I'm sorry... *sad puppy face*
I looked at the last chapter I posted for this series and realized it was in 2012, it's almost 2015... I'm so stooped. :( But hey, better late then never?