Disclaimer: The characters belong to the BBC, I think. At any rate, they aren't mine.

I know it's short, but good things come in small packages(?)

"Tom?" Leonardo looked up at his friend. He needed to ask her something, something that had bothering him all day.

"Yeah?" Lisa smiled, setting her mug on the table between them, and wrapping her cloak tighter around herself.

"There's something I need to ask you."

"Ask away."

"Y'see, I was talking to Mac earlier… well, not really talking, more… listening, and…" He paused.

Lisa's heartbeat sped up. He couldn't know, could he? Mac wouldn't have told him… Would he? She cleared her throat. "And?"

"And… He said you liked me."

"What?! You… you must have misheard, or… misheard! I… I…" Lisa let out a frustrated noise, and stood up, walking away from the table, her back to Leo. "Nothing can come of it." She reached up a hand and wiped away a tear.

"Tom, please…"

"Don't call me that!" Her voice broke. "That is exactly why we can't be together! Because you will always see me as just Tomaso."

Leo ran a hand through his hair, and walked over to her, grabbing her arm gently. "Lisa, then. Look at me. Please. I'm sorry."

She turned so that she was facing him, a few tears rolling down her cheeks.

"Don't cry," He whispered tracing his fingers up and down her arm soothingly, "I didn't mean to upset you."

"I know, I know. I'm just being silly."

"So… is it true?"

Lisa sighed. "Yes. It- oh."

Leo leaned down, hesitated for a moment, then pressed his lips to hers. The kiss lasted a few moments before he broke away, blushing lightly. He smiled at her, trailing his hand down her arm to hold hers.

"I like you too."

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