Love at Sea – Part 31
About: Kevin and Scotty
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just messing with the characters if B&S
Summary: Two men fall in love on a boat in 1912.
14th April 1912
Kevin pulled Scotty by his arm; grabbing him back into bed.
“I don’t want you to go” Kevin whispered into Scotty’s ear the need to kiss Scotty was still present but he really just didn’t want Scotty to go.
“And I don’t you to leave you” Scotty said gently “but I have to”
“Really” Kevin said with puppy dog eyes; looking at Scotty innocently.
Scotty nearly fell for the look but he held his ground “Yes, I need to resign and I need to do that today; especially if I want to get the job in New York” he said confidently knowing the Kevin would let him go so that they would plan their future together.
“Then go” Kevin said smiling “and then come back as soon as you can” he lent back on to the bed.
“Will do” Scotty said about to leave the room when he quickly went back to Kevin kissed him as passionately as he could “wait here for me at our place at 11 o’clock” and he waited for Kevin to nod before he left for work.
John watched as Scotty came into the kitchen; he had never seen Scotty so happy. He looked like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders. Whatever had happened yesterday had gotten Scotty back to his normal self.
Scotty smiled at John when he saw him watching him and then walked directly to John.
“So, what happed?” John said; he was happy for Scotty.
“Let’s just say I am going to be taking the job in New York” Scotty said smiling.
John connected the dots and realized that meant something happened with Kevin. He waited for Scotty to elaborate; the last time Kevin was mentioned was with the words engaged and woman in the same sentence.
“Everything is back to the agreement we had before the engagement” Scotty said realizing that John is going to end some type of explanation. Scotty could see the doubt in John’s face so he made it clear with one determined look and then said “Really” John nodded slowly “so, back to work then”.
John kept a close eye on Scotty throughout the day; his behaviour didn’t fault, he was, productive.
Cleaning up was the duty of the night staff so both John and Scotty got to leave the kitchen early; John watched as Scotty gave him a quick smile and then practically ran out of the kitchen; there was no doubt in John’s mind where Scotty was going.
Was the name in both John’s and Scotty’s head.
Emily had spent the night in Justin’s room; she didn’t think that Kevin would mind. Nothing had even really happened between the two of them. They both thought it was too soon for an intimate relationship; though they both wanted one.
Justin had just held Emily tightly in his arms as they slept into the night. As morning came Emily had decided that she needed to talk to Kevin; if she was honest with herself it was more to do with curiosity than obligation.
She arrived to an empty room; obviously no one had slept here. She smiled with the thought; left a note for Kevin and then went to find Justin.
Kevin didn’t know what to do with himself for the rest of the day; his siblings were with their significant other. He knew that he was welcome to accompany them but he knew them well and them him. They would know that he was distracted, sad and also happy; he could not risk that, he had to gather himself properly.
He figured he’d freshen himself up with a bath and new clothes would help; so into his room he went. One look at the room and he knew that Emily had spent the night elsewhere; most likely Justin’s. He walked towards the bathing room when he noticed a note on the table.
I will be staying at Justin’s room; only proper for you to have the room now that it is vacant. You are welcome to use it as you please.
He smiled; Emily really was such a sweet girl, though originally she seemed ditsy she really was one of the best person he knew. He is certain that if he was in the same situation with a different woman he would be obligated to marry her. Emily had made both of them see the truth and most importantly accept it.
He would be bringing Scotty here tonight. And with that last thought he went to clean himself.
Scotty was walking as fast as he could without drawing any attention to himself; he wanted to get to the side of the ship where Kevin would be waiting. For a second the word hope came into his mind but he dismissed it quickly. He knew Kevin would be there this time.
There he was Scotty thought; even with his back to Scotty he knew it was Kevin. Something about the way he was holding himself proved it to Scotty.
Kevin was staring into the ocean; with one look at his watch he knew Scotty would be by his side soon so he turned around to wait for him and then smiled.
Scotty’s walk slowed down; now that he was facing Kevin everything could slow down. There was no rush in his body anymore; they had all the time in the world.
They both said smiling at each other; which caused them to smile even further.
Scotty reached Kevin’s side moments later. It was then that he realized how wrapped up Kevin was in clothes; he had a scarf and hat on. He hadn’t noticed it when he was running to meet with Kevin but it was a colder day than he expected.
“Bit cold isn’t it” Scotty said noticing that his skin was even reacting to the coldness.
“Yes” Kevin said wanting to wrap himself around Scotty to warn him up “it sudden came out of nowhere” the he smiled even larger at Scotty “we can get nice and warm at my place if you care to join me” Kevin asked knowing the answer would be yes.
“But what would we do to get warm” Scotty said deciding to play along with Kevin.
“Well” Kevin said acting as if he had to think hard about it “they do say that bodily contact is the best...”
It was at this point that they both felt a jolt of movement from the ship; it was turning left sharply. They both grabbed hold of the rail that was beside them.
Then they felt a number of jolts.
Then Scotty gasped his breath as he looked out into the ocean. Kevin quickly turned around and had the same surprise.
As they stood there an iceberg went pass their view.
End of Part 31