Regret (nothingtoregret) wrote in runaway_tales,

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Guava #25; Malt Shoppe Prompt

Author: Regret
Rating: PG
Story: Arkadian
Challenge: Guava #25 - When Hell Freezes Over; lyndsay's birthday prompt: "I'll never sleep alone".
Extras: Malt, Pocky
Word Count: 100
Summary: Arkadiy remembers a phrase he wishes he'd never said.
Notes: My brain has gone MIA lately. Seriously, I couldn't even remember the phrase shore leave: I had to Google the phrase 'word for sailors on leave'... *sigh*

“You better hope no one ever damages that handsome face of yours,” Shay smiled as Arkadiy ran his hands through the lost cause of his hair.
“Then I’d have to fall back on my charming personality.”
“And then you’d be screwed.” Shay ducked as both a book and a burst of laughter flew his way. “Or, well, not.”
“Don’t worry about me,” the soldier grinned, pulling closed his jacket. “Hell’ll freeze before I spend shore leave alone.”

In his cold house, Arkadiy slumped back against his pillow with a bitter mouthful of beer and wished he’d never spoken those words.
Tags: [author] regret, [challenge] guava, [extra] malt, [extra] pocky

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