Title: Big Brother Hal Explains it All (formerly titled 'Lessons') - Chapter 1
Characters/Pairings: Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Razer/Aya
Summary: Hal Jordan tries to answer a seemingly innocent question from Aya. Just a bit of Razer/Aya fluff.
Spoiler Warning: This takes place after the season one finale "Homecoming". I don't think there are any real spoilers but here's a warning just in case.
"Kissing?" Hal repeated, surprised at Aya's question.
"Pressing one's lips against a person or object accompanied by slight suction," Aya replied.
Well, when she put it that way, kissing didn't sound nearly as enjoyable. He only hoped that definition didn't pop into his head next time he kissed Carol. That would just be plain distracting.
"Am I using the incorrect term?" Aya continued. "There are many different words for the action on your planet but my research indicated..."
"No, no," Hal interrupted. "That's the correct term. I'm just..." He looked over at Kilowog, who suddenly found something on his station extremely interesting. Razer wasn't on the bridge, though Hal figured the Red Lantern wouldn't have been much help if he was.
What are you doing, Hal Jordon, he thought. You're a Green Lantern. You're supposed to be fearless. Surely you can't be afraid of an innocent question from an AI that's discovering her humanity...or alienity...or whatever.
Hal slapped his leg, steeling his nerves. "What do you want to know?"
"From my research I have learned that 'kissing' is a manner of expressing affection amongst many cultures."
"Ah, yes," Hal said. This wasn't exactly the type of conversation he'd ever though he'd have with Aya, but it better she learn it from him than on the streets. He got up and walked over to Aya. "But there are different types of kissing. For instance, for friends or family there's a light kiss on the forehead or cheek."
He leaned over to give her a quick peck on the cheek. Hal had long thought of Aya as a kid sister so there was no awkwardness to the action. He brushed his lips lightly against her and felt a spark of energy. It was light and not unpleasant – it felt similar to the energy he felt when using the ring.
"And when you're in love with somebody," Hal continued straightening up, "You kiss on the lips." Though, that's something you don't have to worry about, he added to himself.
Aya nodded. "I understand."
Aya rose to her feet and tilted her head up. Hal smiled when he realized what she wanted and leaned over. He felt another slight surge of energy against his cheek as she lightly kissed him. She then walked over to Kilowog (who had been paying attention the entire time, Hal was willing to bet) and kissed him on the cheek as well. Kilowog chuckled and lightly patted Aya on her shoulder.
At that point the bridge doors slid open admitting Razer.
"Razer," Aya said, walking over to him.
Hal moved over to stand next to Kilowog. "This should be good," he muttered. Kilowog gave him an amused grin. Hal could already see the shocked expression on Razer's face in his mind's eye.
"Yes, A-" Razer was cut off as Aya kissed him and Hal was right about the shocked expression. Hal was also sure he and Kilowog had matching expressions as Aya had planted a kiss right on Razer's mouth.
Hal realized he probably should say something (Aya was his kid sister, after all), but all he could manage was a slight croaking sound. Very undignified. Kilowog found his voice first and managed to say what Hal was thinking.
"WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?"
Okay, I admit it – I find Razer/Aya adorable and I can't wait to see how their relationship develops in season 2.
My first non-Thor fic and it's Green Lantern. I was completely surprised by how much I enjoyed this series (especially considering how much I didn't enjoy the movie).