A/N from Kickcows: Word of warning, this chapter contains a lot of feels. You've been warned.


Thexi gave Tseng's hand another squeeze. Speaking quietly so that only he could hear, she said, "Are you ready to do this, Tseng? Because if you're not, now is the time to say so."

"I- I'm fine.." Tseng said softly, stepping into the room, "Let's just... hear what they have to say..."

She gave a nod of her head as she stepped into the room with him. She looked over at the bed and saw that her redheaded lover was still snoring. She looked at Rufus, keeping her hand wrapped tightly in Tseng's. "Would you mind waking him up, sir? I don't think we can have this conversation without him."

The blond looked down at Reno and placed his hand on his shoulder. Giving him a gentle shake, he spoke in a hushed voice, hoping that his voice wasn't shaking. "Reno...Reno, time to wake up..."

Reno let out a soft grunt, rolling to lay on his back. He yawned and rubbed his eyes before sitting up, "What's goin' on, yo..?"

"You could say a lot is going on," Thexi spoke quietly from the door. She watched her lover, a part of her unsure how to feel.

Reno's eyes went wide, staring at Thexi and Tseng, "Oh, fuck..."

"Right." Rufus ran a hand through his hair nervously. "So...I don't see any point in lying about this, because it's kinda impossible to do so."

Tseng stepped forward, "Sir... was I not good enough? You should have told me..." He felt like, in the back of his mind, he had to make Rufus feel as guilty as he could. The blond deserved it.

"What? No, Tseng. Of course not! Look, I...I never wanted you to find out like this. This is awful, and I wish that this hadn't happened, but now that it's out, there's nothing we can do. This isn't anything personal." Rufus pleaded with the older man, hoping to make him understand.

"Nothing personal?" Thexi said, staring at him. "Are you insane, sir? You're sleeping with someone who isn't the man you supposedly love. How is that not personal?"

"Sir... You could have told me. You could have said that you wanted something more."

Rufus began to blink back tears. "That isn't what this is about, Tseng!"

"Oh, let's just all cut the bullshit." Thexi said, shaking her head. "Look, Rufus. If you really want to know, we've known for awhile now that this has been going on. We heard the two of you last night, after we got back from our walk."

"You... You heard us?" Reno spoke softly.

Thexi met his eyes and gave a small nod of her head. "Reno, come on. Did you really think I was that dumb to not notice the bandage on your neck? And never mind the other mark that Rufus left on your body."

"I never thought you were stupid, Thexi... I... I don't know what I was thinkin'..."

Rufus looked at her. "If you both knew, why didn't you say something?"

"We thought you would say something, Sir." Tseng spoke up, "We thought you would come clean... We didn't know... I didn't know... that you would just... keep us in the dark..."

Thexi looked at Reno. "I thought you said you loved me, Reno. How can you love a person, then go behind their back and do something like this?"

"I do love ye!" Reno said, "Thexi, I do love ye... I... I don't know why I did this... I..."

Rufus shook his head, and reached down for his boxers, slipping them on underneath the covers. "I think we all need to have our own conversations. Because nothing is going to get resolved if we all just stay in here and accuse each other."

"I.. I agree." The redhead gave a slight nod, moving to pull his boxers on.

Thexi looked up at Tseng. She slipped into Wutaiian, no longer caring if they heard her or not. "Are you going to be okay?"

Tseng looked at her and smiled weakly, speaking in his native language as well, "I.. I think so.. will you be okay?"

"I think so." She gave him a small smile. "If you need me, you send me a text. We both knew this was coming. But it's okay. We can do this." She gave his hand another reassuring squeeze.

Tseng gave a slight nod, "We can... and I'm going to make him feel so fucking guilty for doing this. He deserves everything he gets."

"Just remember who he is, Tseng. Because he's acting like a brat right now, he still is your boss. Don't lose your cool over this. I know, it sucks. It really does. But what's done is done." Thexi kissed his cheek gently.

"I know... I won't go crazy. But he deserves to feel all the hurt that I do. He deserves to be in pain. For once, the fact that he's president... it can't make him feel any better. You know? He can't hurt me anymore. I can get an apartment away from him. I'll be happy with you by my side, Thexi."

She gave him a weak smile. "You're right. He can't hurt you anymore."

Rufus cleared his throat as he stood up from the bed. "I'm going to go to our room, Tseng. You come and speak to me whenever you're ready." He looked at Reno, his heart still pounding in his chest at the predicament they were in.

Tseng snorted, keeping to Wutaiian, "Our room. Sure." He quickly left the room, walking to the room that he and Rufus had shared in the past.

Rufus walked down the hall and headed into their room, keeping the door open. Tseng walked into the room and sighed softly, taking a seat on the bed. Rufus stayed standing, not wanting to make his lover any more upset than he already was. "Did you really hear us last night?" Rufus asked, speaking quietly, his tone completely impassive.

"Yes. I heard you." Tseng narrowed his eyes, "Why would you do this, Sir?"

"Because of that!" Rufus said, no longer able to remain calm. "What you just called me, Tseng!"

"Because I call you 'sir'? What the fuck, Rufus? You could have told me more firmly to stop calling you that." He kept himself calm, "You should understand how fucking hard it is for me. I've called you 'sir' all my life. It's hard to stop something you've done all your life! Have you tried to get Reno to stop smoking? I fucking doubt it."

The blond closed his eyes and took a moment, before exploding with rage. "That's just it, Tseng. Why should I have to tell you what to call me? I figured the moment our partnership changed from being platonic, to one of being romantic, that you would change. That you would finally see me as a fucking man, and not someone that you think has to be pleased all the fucking time!"

"Romantic? We were rarely romantic. You fucked me in the office, Rufus. That's the romantic contact we had at work. Now, I understand if you didn't want people to know you were sleeping with an old Wutaiian man, but you could have at least treated me better. Do you know how I felt? I was a fuck toy to your father and to you as well. You brought me out maybe once a year on a 'date'. But nothing more."

Rufus burst into tears. "I don't care about your race, Tseng! And how the fuck can you say that? How can you say that the only contact we had was in the office? That's not fucking true!"

"It was the only 'romantic' contact in the office. I know we had meetings and shit, Rufus. We were together outside as well, I know. In your manor. I know that."

Trying to talk through his sobs, Rufus' body shook with anger. "If you were so fucking unhappy, Tseng, why didn't you try and get out of our relationship? What sort of sick fuck are you to want to stay chained to someone who obviously makes you fucking miserable? Is it because you were afraid I would fucking kill you if you asked for an out? What sort of asshole do you think I am?!"

Eyes full of fear, Tseng tried his best not to cry, "I thought I was making you happy, Rufus. I thought you were happy with me. I didn't like being treated how I was... but I liked that I could make you happy.. but I guess I was not making you happy. Since you slept with Reno..."

"Make up your fucking mind, Tseng. Was I the asshole, or was I the person that gave you a sense of false hope? Because what I thought we had was real. I thought it was. Until I experienced something else. I'm sorry, okay? I didn't plan for this shit to happen with Reno. I didn't mean to make you this upset. I didn't mean for it to go as far as it did. Let's face it, you and I...we don't belong together like this. We don't. You seem to still have this master/servant attitude towards me, you staying with me because you thought that we were both happy. And maybe we were, at one point." Rufus looked down at the ground. "Let's face it. You and I haven't been "happy" in quite some time."

Tseng let out a broken sob and moved his hands to cover his face, "I'm sorry it's how I thought, Rufus. It's how I was raised. It's how I was taught. You're better than me. You get what you want. You're Rufus ShinRa. I am to protect you no matter what. What good am I if I can't even make you happy? What good am I? Will you kill me now? Replace me with Reno? I can tell you're in love, Rufus. I can tell."

Hoping that he wasn't going to push the older man further over the edge, Rufus grabbed his hands and pulled them away from his face. "Tseng, I would never even think about killing you. Don't you get it? I can't live without you. You've been with me for so long. I would be lost without you. I...I'm sorry that I could never get you to see me in a way that wasn't what you were used to. I'm sorry that I need more than that. I'm so sorry." Rufus cried, falling to his knees. "You have no idea how awful I feel right now, Tseng. I can't lose you!"

"R- Rufus..." Tseng looked at him fall, watched as he kneeled on the floor. "Maybe... I wasn't meant to be loved by you.. by the ShinRa family... I was meant to be a servant. I'm sorry that I wasn't good enough. That I wasn't able to give you what you needed. I do love you... but... it's more like family now. I did love you intimately. But... it's changed now... You love Reno."

The blond hugged himself, wrapping his arms around his body. "I'm sorry, Tseng. I'm sorry that I just love you. I'm sorry that I'm not in love with you. I thought I was too, but you're right. This...this isn't right. You and I...there's too much history. I never wanted you to think I was like my father." He sniffled, tears falling from his closed eyes. "I never wanted to be like my father."

Tseng moved to sit on the floor and hugged Rufus to his chest, "I'm so very sorry... Please don't be angry with me... don't be upset... you aren't like him... please.. trust me... you're nicer than he was..."

"I'm sorry that this happened, Tseng...I'm sorry that it happened like this...I never wanted you to see that. I'm so sorry..." He clung to the older man, not caring how pathetic he sounded. "Please...don't say you're going to leave me. I need you by my side, Tseng. You've always been by my side. I can't replace you, not like that"

"I'm not going anywhere, Rufus... I will always be here... I'm your head Turk, aren't I?" He gave a tiny chuckle, "I just really wish... you'd have told me."

Rufus wiped his eyes. "I wanted to, Tseng. But I just didn't know how. Reno wasn't sure how to say it, either. I'm so sorry..."

Gently, Tseng pet the blond's hair, "Sir... Rufus... can you be honest with me..? Were you happy with me..?"

"I was," Rufus nodded his head. He looked up into his chocolate eyes. "It's just...it's different with him. I think it's because he and I don't have that history that you and I share. He just sees me as Rufus ShinRa. You? You see me as so much more than that. And I can't fault you for that. I can't. I should never have asked you to be my lover. I thought it could work. But..."

"But what..? Tell me, Rufus... I want to know."

He hid his eyes from the older man. "But, in the end, I think I want to be with someone that can see me as an equal, rather than someone in a place of power. And for that, I'm sorry."

"I... I understand, Rufus." Tseng pulled away from him, "I... I wish I could have done better in the time we had."

Fresh tears began to fall from Rufus' eyes. "Stop, Tseng. Please...I can't stand to hear you keep saying these things over and over. This isn't about you. It has nothing to do with you. It's all me. It's all my issues. You were perfect. You are perfect."

"No.. far from that, Rufus. I'm not perfect. I'm just a person, just human. We all are. No one here is perfect... but some people are better than others. You and Reno are better than I am. We have ranks, Rufus. I don't have any right to say anything but 'I'm sorry'."

"You're never going to call me 'sir' again, are you?" Rufus wiped his eyes once more.

"I don't know. I honestly don't." He shook his head, "I need a bit of time to think this over. I am still your subordinate, Rufus."

"I...I understand. If you want to leave tonight, I won't hold it against you. I won't do anything bad to you. I would never dream of it." Rufus spoke quietly.

"I won't leave... I have to take care of you still. I doubt that Reno can."

Sighing, Rufus shook his head. "I wish you wouldn't act that way towards him, Tseng. He is where he is because of you. For you to negate him in that manner is extremely unbecoming. I know he hurt you. I'm sorry. I don't want this to become an issue, though. We're all adults, right?"

"He's betrayed me, Rufus. He has to earn my trust back." Tseng sighed, "We are all adults, yes. But I hold things like this in high regard."

"Then, if that's how you feel, I should be the one that has to earn your trust back. Not him." Rufus said.

"To be honest, you both do..."

The blond gave a small nod of his head. "Agreed."

Sighing softly, Tseng ran a hand through his hair, "What's going to happen now..? Things are going to be different... Should I move out of your manor in Midgar so Reno can live with you..? I'm sure I can find an apartment close by..."

"Can we just get through tomorrow, and then we can talk about that? I don't know about you, but I'm pretty emotionally exhausted right now. I can't think about that sort of thing at the moment." Rufus said, standing up from the floor. He walked over to his bed and sat on the edge. "I guess you won't be staying in here with me tonight, right?" Rufus sighed sadly. "Gaia, I fucked everything up so bad, didn't I...Thexi must hate me..."

"I won't sleep here tonight, no. I'll find somewhere else to sleep." He sighed softly, hugging his knees to his chest. "I can't say how she feels about you... you'd have to ask her..."

Rufus shook his head. "I'll leave her alone." He looked over at Tseng. "I know I keep saying this, but I really am sorry. I never wanted it to happen this way, Tseng."

"I never wanted it to happen at all..." Tseng said softly, blinking back tears.


"How could this happen, Reno?" Thexi looked at the redhead, standing by the door, having not moved since Tseng had followed Rufus out.

"I... I'm so sorry, Thexi.." The redhead Turk looked at her, "I'm so so sorry..."

She stared at him. "Is that all you really have to say?"

He held his head in his hands and spoke quietly, "I... I don't know what to say. I fucked up. I did something so bad. I hurt you so fucking bad... I'm so sorry..."

"Will you just tell me one thing, Reno?"


Thexi kept her eyes on his, hoping she'd get the truth. "Were you seeing him before you met me?"

"No! No, Thexi, I wasn't!"

"So...I made you want to be in a gay relationship? Is that it? What did I do wrong?" She bit her lip, not wanting to break down.

"No, Thexi..." Reno moved closer to her, "You didn't... Rufus... he.. he came on to me first. I'm being honest here. He sent me messages, thinkin' that I was Tseng... and he didn't know. Then he came onto me when he was drunk, yo. I'm tellin you th'truth."

She clasped her hands together behind her back. "So...you couldn't just tell him that you were in a committed relationship? He thought you were Tseng. What in Gaia's name changed?!"

"Thexi, I know! An' he apologized fer that, but he... Thexi, I don't know why I did what I did... but we did it... Thexi, I love you. I did and I do... but... but I love Rufus too... I don't know what to do... He loves Tseng.. or... or he did love Tseng.."

"Reno, if you love a person, you don't go behind their back and do things with other people. You can't be in love with someone and do that." Thexi shook her head. "If you love him, then that's fine. Maybe you're supposed to be with him. Maybe you and I..."

"Weren't meant to be..?"

Maybe you and I were meant to be the reason that I found Tseng again. "Something like that." Thexi nodded, not ready to give up her own small secret. "Maybe we were more of just a fling, or something fun."

"I'm so sorry, Thexi... I am... I hurt you so fuckin' bad... I'm very sorry..."

She went and sat down on the bed next to him. "Reno, it's okay. Why didn't you just tell us? Like I said, we knew last night. Hell, we heard you in the limo today." She gave him a weak smile. "You two are like teenagers with each other. You couldn't keep your hands to yourself for a short drive?"

Reno let out a little sniffle, wiping his eyes, "I was scared... I didn't know what to do... I'm so sorry... I'm so fucking sorry..."

"You were scared? That's why you sucked him off in the back of the car?" Thexi shook her head. "No, Reno. That can't be true."

"No! I was scared, that's why I didn't tell you... How can I tell the woman I love that I've been fuckin' a guy..? For all I know, you hate homos...and to know you were dating one... I didn't want to chance that!"

She placed a hand over his. "Reno, why would I hate homos? That's absurd. I'm glad to hear that you love me, because I love you too. But I don't think we're in love with each other, do you? I mean, if we were, then why would you be so easily swayed into doing things with Rufus? Unless you like the thrill of almost being caught? Is that it?"

"I- I- I... I don't know, Thexi!"

Letting go of his hand, she stood up. "That's okay, Reno. You're allowed to be confused. Right now, I think we just need to take some time. I...I'm going to go and stay in another room tonight. You can do whatever you want, with whoever you want, except for me. Right now, at this moment, I think that you and I...we're done."

Reno watched her stand up, tears dripping down his cheeks, "I'm so sorry... I'm so sorry I hurt you... You deserve better... I- I agree... we... we're done..."

Hearing him echo her words made the nurses' heart hurt. "It's okay, Reno. We'll figure this out. I really do care for you a lot." She walked over to the door. "I appreciate you understanding. Maybe, after I clear my head, maybe we can talk a little more. But, for right now, I need to be alone."

"I- I... I understand..."

"I'm sorry, Reno..." She opened the door and escaped the room, shutting the door behind her.

The moment she left, Reno broke down, sobbing hard as he let his emotions get the better of him. She heard him sobbing, and quickly raced down the hall, wanting to get far away from the sound she knew she had made happen. She walked to the front door and opened it, a small whiff of the dinner she had cooked for everyone assaulting her nostrils as she walked outside. Crying silent tears, she walked towards the shore, hoping that the sound of the ocean waves would soothe the ache that was burning deep inside of her body.

As her feet touched the sand, she took off her shoes and let the softness coat her toes. She looked out and saw a lone figure sitting near the water's edge. Having a good idea who it was from the shape, and the telltale long hair, she let her feet guide her towards him. She spoke softly as she approached him, not wanting to startle him, in case he was in a trance. "Tseng? What are you doing out here?"

Turning his head toward the voice, Tseng spoke quietly, "Oh... Hi, Tenshi. I just needed a little fresh air..."

"Me too. Do you mind if I sit with you? Or would you rather be alone right now?" She kept her distance, allowing enough space between the two of them, should he not want her company.

He patted the sand beside him, "Join me, Thexi. I don't mind."

She took the few steps and sat down beside him on the sand, setting her shoes behind her. "How did your talk with Rufus go?" She looked out at the ocean, searching for his hand blindly.

Tseng gripped her hand when she found it and he gently rubbed her skin with his thumb. "As well as it could have been... What about yours with Reno?"

As soon as she felt his hand on hers, relief flooded through her body. "About the same."

"At least... It's done with..."

"Is it?" She turned and looked at him, keeping her hand in his grasp. "Did you and Rufus officially say it was done?"

The Turk gave a small nod, "We did. Did you and Reno..?"

"We did. And you know what? I kind of had a moment of clarity as it was happening." She looked back out towards the ocean.

"What do you mean?"

Speaking softly, Thexi kept her eyes on the ocean, afraid to look at the man sitting next to her. "I think that I met him, so you and I could find each other again."

Tseng felt a small smile curve his lips, "I think you might be right..."

"I mean, if I hadn't met him at Seventh Heaven, then who knows when I would have run into you? It's not as if Midgar isn't that large of a city, nor is the sector you and I live in. But after a few months of living there, and I still hadn't run into you?" Thexi said, turning to look at him. "Does that make any sense, Tseng?"

He shook his head, "Not really. I think the fates set this up... I'm glad it happened... even though we ended up heartbroken by Reno and Rufus... we still have each other." He smiled softly, meeting her eyes.

"Is...is it wrong that I don't want to be alone tonight? I told Reno I wanted to be alone, but I really meant that I didn't want to be with him." She looked down at their hands. She fell naturally into Wutaiian, as she looked back up at him. "I would rather spend the night with you, Tseng."

"Well, I'm certainly not spending my night with Rufus... you're welcome to stay with me, Tenshi." He let out a weak chuckle, replying in Wutaiian, "My guess is Rufus will go to Reno tonight anyway."

Blushing, Thexi turned her head back towards the ocean. She spoke quietly, "But do you want me to stay with you, Tseng? Because if you would rather be alone, I understand. We both need time to heal. More you, than me, as Reno and I were not together for as long as you've been with Rufus. So, I understand if you'd rather just keep to yourself." She bit her lower lip.

"No, I want you with me, Thexi... Wait.. I need you with me." He lifted his hand from the sand, wiping it on his pants quickly and gently ran his fingers through Thexi's hair, "I need to be with you.. because you make me strong... You make me feel like I can get over this."

Voicing the silent fear in her heart, she leaned into his touch. "But...you want me to be with you, yes? I'm not just someone you're latching on to because I'm here, right? You want me to be there because it's me, right?"

"I want you with me every second of every day. I love you, Thexi." He kissed her cheek gently, "You're the love of my life, my Tenshi."

She turned her face and kissed him softly, not caring if anyone could see them or not. Tseng cupped her cheek, tilting his head slightly to deepen their kiss. Thexi moaned into the kiss, moving herself to sit on Tseng's lap, wrapping her arms around his neck, bringing her chest to rest against his own. Letting out a soft groan of pleasure, Tseng pushed his chest forward against his lover's. She rolled her hips forward, moaning softly into the kiss as she felt him against her center.

The Wutaiian broke off the kiss and whispered, "Thexi..."

"We should go back to the mansion," Thexi moaned softly. "I...I don't think I want to get sand everywhere on my body..."

"I- I agree..." The Turk groaned.

She slipped off of his lap and stood up, brushing the sand off of her knees. "Come on, then. Let's go?" She held her hand out towards him.

He got up from the sand with her help and kissed her cheek. "Let's find a nice room..."

"Preferably as far away from the wing we were in before..." She grabbed her shoes off the sand and held them in her other hand.

"I know just the place." He took her hand in his and began to walk to the manor.

Feeling utterly hopeless and dejected, knowing that it probably wasn't in his best interest to be standing where he was, but couldn't stop himself, Rufus raised his hand and knocked softly on the door of the room he had fled from only an hour or so ago.

Sniffling, Reno wiped his nose on the nearest object - which happened to be a pillow - and spoke loud enough to be heard on the other side of the door, "I- I thought you wanted ta be 'lone, Thexi..?"

The blond placed a hand on the doorknob and twisted it gently. "It's not Thexi," Rufus said, poking his head into the room. "If you'd rather I leave you alone, that's fine. I just wanted to check on you and see if you were alright." He stayed behind the door, watching the redhead.

"N- No, c'mon in, Ruf'..." Reno sat up and held out his arms, "C- Can you come over here, yo..?"

Rufus entered the room and closed the door behind him. He made his way over to the bed and walked into Reno's open arms. He held him in a hug, sniffling softly. "I made a mess of everything, didn't I?"

Reno clung to the blond, hiding his face against Rufus' neck he sniffled again, "'s my fault, yo... Shoulda told Thexi... Shoulda... now... now everythin's fucked..."

"Shh...Everything isn't fucked up, and it's not your fault. It's mine. I should have been more careful and not fallen asleep. Don't blame yourself, Reno." The blond held the redhead close.

"'s all my fault... 'cause... 'cause Tseng an' Thexi're mad... an'... an' you need Tseng! 'c- 'cause... 'cause he makes you all happy, yo! He does stuff fer you... an'... I can't!"

Rufus pulled back and looked at him. "Why do you say you can't make me happy?"

"I can't d- do the stuff Tseng does... I ain't good enough, yo!"

The blond shook his head. "Reno, this isn't about that. You allow me to be myself. You give to me what he never could allow himself to do. You make me happy because of that. I know that what just happened was awful, but I'm almost relieved. He and I...our history is too vast. And that's okay."

The redhead sniffled softly and rubbed his eyes, "I... I don't gotta share ya no more.. right?"

"You don't have to share me." Rufus gave him a soft smile. "Do I have to still share you? Or...or is Thexi still wanting to work things out?"

He shook his head, "Thexi don't want me no more, yo... I made 'er 'urt real bad, yo..."

"That is my fault," Rufus rested his head against Reno's shoulder. "I'll do what I can to repair that, Reno. It isn't fair what I did. What we did. This isn't your fault."

"But it is, yo. 'cause... 'cause I wanted you too... I want you... all o' you... I'm happy, babe. I'm happy I don't gotta share you..." He sighed, "But... I feel so bad tha' I 'urt 'er..."

The President gave a small nod of his head. "I do too. But what's done is done. And we can't really go backwards, can we? So, we just have to move forward. What does that mean?" He ran a hand through his hair. "I'm not sure. I just...I know that I like what you and I have. What you make me feel. And I don't want that to go away..."

The Turk moved closer to the blond and wrapped his arms around the other man, "I'm really 'appy that I c'n give ya more than Tseng could..."

"You can, Reno..." Rufus pulled back and looked into his aquamarine eyes. "And I think I'm falling in love with you because of that."

"You love me too, yo? Like.. Like for real?" The redhead felt his cheeks heat up, "I- I... Shiva, that makes me so fuckin' happy."

The blond gave a small nod of his head. "That...that doesn't bother you..?"

"N- No! It makes me feel so happy! Makes me feel all warm'n'fuzzy inside, yo!" He hugged the other man close and smiled against his neck, "Fuck, I'm so happy right now."

Rufus hugged him back tightly. "Does...does that mean you don't want me to go...? That you want for me to stay...?"

"I wantcha to stay ferever, babe. Stay with me, yo."

Blushing, Rufus lifted his head. "Do you meant that, Reno?"

"I mean it, yo."

"So...I can stay here with you, tonight...? Even after everything that's happened?" Rufus looked into the Turk's eyes.

"Of course you can... I doubt Thexi's comin' back here tonight."

Looking down, Rufus sighed softly. "I'm really sorry, Reno..."

"Don't be sorry, babe..." Reno kissed the blond's cheek gently, "I getta spend my night wit' you... I ain't sorry."

A small smile appeared on his face. "Then...maybe we should make ourselves a little bit more comfortable...?"

"How do you s'pose we do that, yo?" The Turk grinned.

Letting go of the redhead, Rufus casually laid down on the bed. "Oh, I don't know..."

Crawling over him,Reno supported himself on his hands and knees, slipping the tips of his fingers under the band of Rufus' boxers, tugging at the fabric gently, "Yer wearin' too much."

"Then maybe you should help me out?" A smirk was plastered on Rufus' face. "I mean, that is...if you want to..."

"Oh, I definitely want to..."

"Then, come here."