A/n: Hey guys, yeah wow, I know this isn't VOA but please forgive me, this was just in my head yesterday due to a conversation with my beta, and I had to write it down. It's the first one-shot I've posted here, so let me know what you think, k?
Much luv ;D
"I love you," I murmured into his chest.
Then the thought fully processed and I stiffened in his arms.
"What?" I took a step back, trying to break away, but he just shifted and put his hands on my hips.
"Nothing!" I squeaked, and tried to back away again. His hands tightened reflexively, trying to keep me close.
"No, what?" I opened and cloes my mouth, trying to say the answer that wouldn't come. I kept trying to tell myself that he didn't need to hear it, it hadn't been that long. Three months wasn't enough time for me to be telling him that I was in love with him, no matter how much that feeling wanted to burst out of me and scream it to the world.
Still, I couldn't bring myself to say those three small words again.
He eyed me with a curious blue gaze, and I felt myself caving, just a little bit.
I bit my lip, inching away from him. If I could just get out of arm's reach, I could just get out of the whole situation.
Unfortunately, he knew me too well, and took the two backward steps with me, which made me run into the wall.
The cold cement bricks against my back brought me back to reality and straight into his searching blue eyes.
"What'd you say?" He asked, and I was slightly annoyed with that curiosity of his. I was probably wearing off on him in that sense. I opened and closed my mouth again, then kept it closed and shook my head, looking down at his chest.
Suddenly he pulled me against him, wrapping his arms all the way around me and kissing me all in one fluid motion. I was always amazed a little at just how well I fit against him.
Just as suddenly, he pulled away and frowned slightly. I frowned back, wanting to take that expression right off of his face. He looked better smiling.
"Did you just tell me you love me?" He asked.
"No, I told your chest that I love you," I said, trying to crack a joke. His frown vanished, but a smile didn't replace it.
I swallowed nervously, searching his almost blank expression for some sign that he was either going to run in the opposite direction or just do something other than stare at the wall on the other side of my head. It was almost as though he couldn't see me standing there anymore.
It was kind of creepy actually. I couldn't hold back a shiver that raced down my spine, and the small twitch seemed to wake him from whatever trance he'd been in.
He locked gazes with me and smiled down at me. He leaned in closer, as though he were going to kiss me, and then paused, eyes still holding mine.
"I love you too," he murmured, and kissed me again.