-Never mind that anyone might pass by and catch them, never mind that someone might see, Beat never wanted to move from this spot, right here, with the sidewalk grinding into his knees, the sound of cars passing somewhere nearby. He nipped slightly at Kariya’s upper lip, teeth teasing briefly at it. He was running out of air, needed to resurface, because the heavy inhalations from his nose weren’t coming quick enough to support how quickly his heart was racing, practically running a marathon to keep up with the wash of sensations after much too long of a self-imposed deprivation.-
[The rest of the world didn’t matter anymore, all that mattered as the other man in his arms, but Kariya was quickly running out of air as well. He was left panting to try and catch his breath, still clinging to Beat as if he was life himself.]
I love you, Beat. I’m sorry I never said it before.
[He could barely hear his own words over his heart going about a mile a minute. His tears had begun to dry, though his eyes were still a little misty.]