Title: Give Your Heart a Break

Pairings: Shelnard (Sheldon Cooper x Leonard Hofstadter)
Rating: K+ or Teen

Summary: Leonard thinks about his love for Sheldon, and something happens.

Disclaimer: If I owned The Big Bang Theory, it wouldn't be what we're watching today; there would be no Shamy or Lenny. For now Chuck and Bill own The Big Bang Theory.

Author's Note: I'd recommend that while reading this, listen to "Give Your Heart a Break" by Demi Lovato.

Give Your Heart a Break

Leonard's POV

I've known Sheldon for a long time; seven years to be exact. But in those seven years of knowing Sheldon, I didn't expect to fall in love with the theoretical physicist that I call my roommate. When Dr. Gablehauser first introduced us, I didn't expect him to be so... beautiful. I mean, you wouldn't expect someone with the name Sheldon to be good looking, now would you? Before I met Sheldon, I didn't believe in love. Once I saw Sheldon, I fell completely head over heels for him. I've tried getting rid of the crush by dating Penny, but it only makes it worse.

I know everything about Sheldon, and he knows nearly everything about me. The only unknown things in our friendship are my love for him, and why he doesn't believe in love. Now, finally after 7 years of liking him, I sit here alone with him watching Doctor Who. Just that thought puts a smile on my face.

"Leonard, why are you smiling?" Sheldon says looking at me like I'm a madman.

"Oh nothing Sheldon, just thinking." I say as I scoot closer to him, being careful not to invade his personal space.

"Sheldon, can I ask you something?"

"You just did." Sheldon said with his usual smirk playing at his lips.

"Ha ha Sheldon, very funny. Now then, may I ask you something serious?" I say stoically.

"Of course Leonard, what exactly do you need to know?" Sheldon says smiling at me.

"Why are you so scared of falling in love? Even a homo Novus gets lonely, don't he?" I ask hoping to get some sort of answer.

I can tell that Sheldon wasn't expecting a question like that. He moved closer to me to where we're in each others personal space. What he said next took my breath away.

"I'm not scared of falling in love, Leonard. I've already done that. I'm scared of being rejected by the one I love. I constantly watch him chase after a waitress who doesn't love him like I do. I watch him come back, broken hearted every time because of her. May I ask you something Leonard?"

I looked into his eyes. Chocolate brown met sky blue. Our faces were inches part. I could almost taste him.

"Of course Sheldon. Anything." I whispered, feeling my need for him weigh me down.

"I love you more than life itself. I want to spend every waking minute with you. Let me give your heart a break?"

That was all he said before he kissed me. He tasted so sweet, it was intoxicating. His lips on mine made me think to myself 'I guess we are like Haroun and Tanweer.'
When we broke apart, Sheldon put his forehead against mine and smiled, which caused me to smile in return.

Later, that night...

The words that held so much meaning echoed through my head as Sheldon and I lay together in my bed.
After turning out the light, he wrapped his arms around me.

"Goodnight Leonard, sleep well."

"Goodnight Sheldon, I love you."

My words didn't go unnoticed as placed a feather-light kiss on my cheek.

"And I you."

I guess listening to today's teen pop music with Penny wasn't so bad after all.