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29 July 2007 @ 08:05 pm
 
Setting: Jade; R's home (at least to start off)
Characters: Riku black_keyblade and Roxas hairgeljunkie
Status: In progress
Rating: TBA


Over a year. It was difficult for Riku to look at it as being so long since he’d first met Roxas, feeling like such a fleeting period of time had passed since that day. Calendars however proved it had been so many months, and for that day he had wanted to do something special for his boyfriend, though it had taken him longer than he would have first thought to save up the funds necessary for it.

He wondered if it was absurd to be anxious. While aware that married couples celebrated the anniversary of their wedding, he didn’t know whether it was normal to celebrate having met someone that had become so dear to them. Perhaps it was strange that he’d wanted to do something, but the only opinion that would matter to him was Roxas’.

As was typical Riku got home first, anxious as he waited for his boyfriend to come home. He’d spent months planning, deliberating, saving… But he still had no idea what he was supposed to say. And so he ended up pacing around the house, restless as he tried to think of the best words he might string together, how he might present what may have been a uniquely absurd idea but one he’d pursued nonetheless.

No matter how he thought about it, words only seemed to be harder to find.

After nearly an hour of that he gave up and flopped on the couch, watching the ceiling while he debated with himself still more. Roxas had become the center of his life, anything and everything he’d never known he had wanted - maybe needed – his one and only love. But he couldn’t think of what he could say, nothing was good enough.

Riku only wanted to do something to show Roxas how important he was, how fortunate he felt to have met him. If they never had, he’d have never been so happy. But that had to sound stupid and he didn’t want to sound like an idiot around his boyfriend, especially. “What do I say…” He muttered.
 
 
 
Roxas: contradiction in colorhairgeljunkie on July 30th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
It had been destined to be a long day; between stocking the new variety of lubrication that had arrived, and handling the all too aroused customers of the boutique, Roxas had felt certain such a nightmare would never escape him.

Not to say he entirely minded working for Ludwig. It was his only present source of income, the only money he could fall back upon in periods where he may spoil his boyfriend - such as for his birthday, or perhaps a date. It was a dirty business... But one he would swallow nonetheless.

Riku was everything, and certainly a few ugly words here and there from disgruntled old men wouldn't do him any harm.

But it would have been a lie to say he was nothing short of relieved as he made the journey home, pulling the jacket his love had given to him closer to his figure. Hands tucked into the pockets, he thought of seeing his boyfriend, surrounded by the warmth of his person and the irresistible allure of his company. He couldn't understand how he had once been so blind to the wonderful and amazing individual he had lived with.. And he could only wish he had discovered it sooner.

As luck would have it, Roxas was knocking the snow from his shoes as Riku spoke aloud, he thoughtfully hanging up his coat after the removal of the mentioned footwear, then he bee-lining to the couch where he promptly leaned upon the supplied structure. "What do you say about what?" he inquired with a cant of his head, focus drifting to regard the lounged position of his love.

.. Though he was curious as to why he was staring at the ceiling. A point he'd perhaps investigate once he knew the mystery of why Riku was speaking to himself.
black_keyblade on July 30th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Riku was starting to feel as though it’d take him all day to think of how to bring up his thoughts, uncertain what Roxas would think of them and concerned with that alone. First and foremost came his boyfriend’s opinion and he really wanted to do something that would make him happy.

While he wasn’t sure if what he’d selected was the best he did hope it was something his boylove would like.

Surprised that his boyfriend had come home while he was in the middle of his thoughts, he snapped out of his mental debate with a start. He sat up immediately, looking at a clock and surprised that he’d spent as much time as he had simply arguing with himself. He’d failed to pay attention to the hour and that wasn’t something he was at all happy about, given he’d broken what had become an established routine, and one he had planned to continue.

Looking back to Roxas, he offered an apologetic smile, even if smiles always felt a little off to him. “Sorry… I lost track of the time.” It wasn’t any excuse for failing to greet his boyfriend at the door as he had been since coming back home, but there was little else he could offer in explanation.

“I just… was thinking about something…” Riku tried to ignore the question of what he was trying to say, still unsure how to convey it to his boylove. He’d wanted to say something that didn’t make him seem like an idiot but he couldn’t think of anything that didn’t seem stupid to him. And it wasn’t as though he had any experience to fall back on, so there was little that could help his situation.
Roxas: riku's roxannahairgeljunkie on July 30th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
Nearly tempted to investigate the ceiling himself, the blond couldn't resist his amusement as he watched Riku start with surprise. And while worried, he did wonder what had dragged his love into his thoughts so deeply that he hadn't appeared to notice his arrival home.

.. Not that coming home was a monumental importance.

Simply continuing to regard his boyfriend as delight swelled at the sight of his smile, Roxas felt his own reflected as he remained against the couch. Nonchalantly folding his arms, he adjusted himself more comfortably, allowing Riku to collect himself in what could have been a state of.. Confusion? Distress? Prior concern was beginning to mount as Roxas allowed his mind to wander.

"You didn't have to get up," he said after a beat, finding that his boyfriend must have been comfortable to have stared so vacantly into space. He knew his boylove was one to fret over details and complications, but it wasn't like him to be a space cadet. Yet he didn't want to pry.. ".. How was your day?"
black_keyblade on July 30th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
“My day was…alright. Pretty uneventful.” Aside from wracking his brain trying to come up with something, at least. Riku was sure he’d have quite a while of debate ahead of him but he hadn’t the time for it. Poor planning on his part, perhaps, having expected to know what he should say to his boyfriend without going through so much internal dispute.

Where sitting up was concerned, Riku wouldn’t have felt right without at least sitting up. He should have been at the door to greet Roxas instead, knowing when the other generally got home and having made it a point to welcome him upon his return. Up to this point he’d been quite consistent, but the fact that he hadn’t even checked the clock was less than pleasing.

Seating himself to face Roxas properly, he pressed a kiss to Roxas’ cheek. “Belated, but welcome home, Roxas.” He paused a moment, arguing with himself again but not quite ready to try saying it. Half the time he said something that his boyfriend misunderstood and he didn’t want to cause that kind of worry again.

The last thing he wanted to do was worry his love. “How was your day?”
Roxas: the lime lighthairgeljunkie on July 30th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
Work wasn't often a subject discussed at home, Roxas aware of his own secrets when it came to his occupation. And while it certainly crossed his mind to perhaps inquire what it was that his boyfriend actually did while slaving away the hours of their precious time... He didn't want to violate his love's privacy. If it wasn't meant to be shared, he could understand.

Warmed by the kiss upon his cheek, Roxas took a moment to walk around the couch before he seated himself near Riku, taking an instant to regard him lovingly. "Better late than never," he replied, equally familiar with his boyfriend's habit of waiting near the door. It was certainly a welcomed change, one the blond had grown fond of, but he wouldn't become cross because Riku had been distracted by personal matters.

Who was he to govern what his boylove thought?

".. Uneventful, too. Nothing much happened," he replied, mind however recalling the slip of a hand across his backside, and the broom handle that would have snapped all too nicely over the offensive man's head. Fortunately, Ludwig had been present to handle the blossoming conflict. "Nice to be home, though."
black_keyblade on August 1st, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
“Yeah…” It didn’t help that as moments passed Riku still wasn’t sure what he should say or do. He had to communicate it at some point but he was failing to come up with anything aside being utterly blunt and that hardly sounded worthy of an anniversary. Yet while he wanted it to be special he couldn’t think of words to match up to that expectation, mind drifting as he tried to come up with something proper to say.

Of course the more he thought about it the less he could come up with, and he only sighed in resignation. There wasn’t any way he’d come up with just the right way of conveying what he had wanted to. Hopefully the sentiment would be clear to his boyfriend at least; he wanted him to be happy more than anything else.

Even if he felt he should try harder to make that so.

“I’ve been…trying to figure out how to tell you something.” Riku admitted at last, feeling dumber as seconds passed because he wasn’t creative enough to pull off something romantic. He was just too tactless, he supposed. While he hated that fixating on it only seemed to make things worse for him, if anything came of it at all.
Roxas: no waihairgeljunkie on August 1st, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)
Roxas mind traversed down the avenue of the incident at work, presently distracted as he considered one of many times of expressing his conflicts with the customers; but it was a dangerous topic, one that traveled into territory yet explored, and certainly not an abrupt subject he wanted to bring into light now.. Later.. Maybe later.

And while his mind rolled through such details through the silence provided by his love, he found himself immediately at attention, perplexed by his boyfriend's announcement. Confused, the blond managed to compose himself as he turned his focus once more to his boylove, regarding him for a thick instant as he felt concern begin to mount.

He knew better than to jump to conclusions, aware of Riku's habit and his struggles when it came to expressing himself - an obstacle Roxas often faced. But it wasn't often he was so blatant about something escaping him...

".. What is it?" he asked, ignoring the mild increase of his impulse as he forced himself not to worry; this wasn't going to be another incident, not like the one before... Yet it wasn't often that Roxas found his boyfriend lounged upon the couch, staring vacantly into space, either. ".. Can I help?"
black_keyblade on August 2nd, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Somehow it was more embarrassing that he’d managed to bring up some concern in his boyfriend, quite used to his love showing worry on his behalf but never pleased to have caused it. He didn’t want Roxas to think that something was wrong and he didn’t want to prompt any form of stress or anxious thoughts but he probably did it more for trying not to.

“It… I just…” Riku would have loved to know how to get over his troubles with expression. He was better at it with Roxas than anyone else and he still failed miserably on many accounts. While he wished that he didn’t at least this time he’d yet to convey an entirely wrong message as he had on other occasions.

Never would he wish for Roxas to believe that he was unwanted, something that was downright impossible as far as Riku was concerned. His boyfriend meant everything to him and he never wanted to make it seem otherwise.

“…It’s been about a year since we met.” Riku started, knowing that was far from an explanation but still trying to arrange his thoughts into something coherent, something that wasn’t entirely tactless. That as always proved to be quite a challenge for him but he was determined to express it.
Roxas: the lime lighthairgeljunkie on August 2nd, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Somehow it was becoming a struggle to remain seated at Riku's side, an awkward desire to perhaps pace the length of the floor gradually creeping upon the blond. And while Roxas resisted these wild reactions, drawing a leg beneath him as he adjusted his positioning, he'd simply watch his love with a quiet intensity.

Brief surprise registered on the youth's features as he mulled the remark, his mind stretching to recall the date of a time previous when he had walked upon his boyfriend's presence. And as he considered the incident, it did seem to be nearly a year past since he had been blessed with the company of his present love.. Not that he would have accepted as much then.

He had been so fickled in the face of friends, let alone companions.

Nodding slowly as Roxas agreed, his focus remained upon Riku, simply continuing to watch him in the event he made a physical indication of what he was attempting to convey; his concern had stilled though lingered, he hardly wanting to humor the idea that his love had grown tired of him...
black_keyblade on August 3rd, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
At least Riku had gotten a start at saying what he’d struggled to say, even if he was still trying to get to the point. Roxas had acknowledged that he wasn’t somehow dead wrong about time and that was reassuring in its own way, though perhaps more difficult to come up with words as he knew he was under careful observation.

Not that he wasn’t usually but when he was trying to convey a point it was more difficult to say what he intended to say to his boyfriend. Despite the fact that he knew it wasn’t at all a negative thing, in fact he hoped that it would make Roxas happy, he still worried about what he said.

“That is… I wanted to do something… because it’s been about a year.” It probably sounded foolish but at least he was getting the words out. He wasn’t sure how strange a cruise would be, gaze dropping to his hands with the thought. He’d simply have to see what Roxas thought about it, and hope that it wasn’t entirely bizarre.

All he wanted was to do something that would make his boyfriend happy.
Roxas: get frisky tonighthairgeljunkie on August 3rd, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
The idea of an anniversary had yet to sink into Roxas' psyche, he presently lost on the idea that Riku wasn't intending something bad; the former fear of him leaving had certainly diminished the more his love explained, it however a challenge for the blond to contribute to the blanks. He certainly wasn't any better when it came to conveying some messages..

But it seemed that Riku wanted to do something.. To celebrate.

.. To celebrate. Eyebrows abruptly hiked as the thought came to him, the youth canted his head as he shifted nearer, tenderly placing a hand upon Riku's knee. ".. Like what?"

Guilt was beginning to replace his prior suspicion, Roxas now aware of his own negligence to pay mind to such details. They had known each other nearly a year, and that fact had escaped him.. He'd definitely have to make a point to make it up to his love, he decided, though figure it best to focus his attention upon Riku's efforts.
black_keyblade on August 4th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Unsure whether the silence was a bad sign or not, Riku remained silent for a time as he deliberated, weighing his options and wondering what the best way to inform his boyfriend was. It should have been simple to tell him but he found that it wasn’t, and perhaps that was because he’d never spent so much time earning the money to afford something for someone else.

Even with all that work, it hardly seemed worthy of his love.

Finally he stood up, walking into the kitchen and picking the tickets up off the table. He looked at them for a while longer before he walked back to the couch and replaced himself beside Roxas, offering them for his boyfriend’s inspection. “I’ve… never done that myself. Wasn’t sure if you had.”

While he wanted so badly to do something that’d really make the other happy he wasn’t sure if he’d really managed to accomplish that. He couldn’t quite find something better to say.
Roxashairgeljunkie on August 4th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Their conversation appeared to have adopted a silent composure, Roxas equally lost in his thoughts as he deliberated his own overwhelming need to convey his love. And while he produced nothing but desperate blanks, he would simply continue to observe the other male, attention perhaps not intended.

Curious as he watched Riku's departure, the blond remained seated upon the count, uncertain if he was supposed to follow. But his boyfriend's return was fairly quick, thin sheets held within his hand before they were being offered to him. Confused, Roxas didn't hesitate as he accepted them, eyes however remaining upon his love before he'd allow his attention to drop.

Tickets. Cruise tickets, the youth realized upon closer inspection, he turning them over in his hands before flipping them once more. He could only imagine how much they must have cost, he unable to will his tongue to ask; it was a rude gesture to inquire, and if Riku had spent his money for them...

"...Wow." It was the only thing he could manage.
black_keyblade on August 5th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
Whether the reaction was positive or not was something Riku was unsure of. The entire time that he had saved he’d debated whether he’d come up with something that his boylove would enjoy or want, constantly questioning whether he actually had a good idea or if he had thought up something Roxas would dislike.

It was something that he more than dreaded, letting his attention wander to one of the walls as he considered what his boyfriend may have thought of the selection. Perhaps he didn’t like the ocean at all or thought that cruises were some waste of time. He should have found some means to learn more about Roxas and his preferences.

Better that than disappoint him, and he worried that he’d managed to do just that.

“…Is that…okay?” Riku ventured after some moments, gaze dropping to his lap before he convinced himself to look at Roxas again. If he’d made a mistake he’d find some way to somehow fix it, whatever that would demand of him. He wanted his boyfriend to know even a little of how important he was.
Roxas: serene smilehairgeljunkie on August 5th, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)
Roxas' lack of reaction failed to cross the blond's mind as he found himself thoroughly distracted while he gazed at the tickets, already lost within the realm of his imagination; the warmth of the sun stretching across the ocean, lounging on the deck of a ship, watching the waves part as they traveled along the sea--

Snapping out of his thoughts, Roxas turned to find Riku watching him, his own focus however dropping to the tickets once more. Okay? How could something as expensive as a cruise be simply okay?

"No," he stated carefully as his brows furrowed, blue focus lifting. ".. It's better than okay. This is .. Great. It's fantastic."

Perhaps unable to contain himself any longer, Roxas was quick to wrap his arms around Riku's throat as he leaned against him, the initial shock of the gift finally departing. Smiling, he pressed a tender kiss to his boyfriend's lips, already prepared to bask in the rays of the sun and escape he dreary cold of Jade. Not that he didn't mind the invitation to generate heat.. But he'd never been sailing before.
black_keyblade on August 7th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
The words were nothing short of a relief, having expected a response to the contrary. The response to his initial show of the tickets had left him certain that he had chosen something that Roxas wouldn’t have wanted to do, that he’d made a poor selection and potentially given his boyfriend the impression that he didn’t care to consider what he might enjoy.

It was difficult trying to do something nice for his love when he wanted it to be a surprise, and he could only guess at whether it was a proper gift or not up to that point.

From what he’d seen, people appeared to really enjoy cruises, and the idea of them seemed to please others, but that didn’t mean anything if it didn’t appeal to Roxas.

The fact that his boyfriend was happy was the best thing he could have ever wished for, arms wrapping around his waist when he pressed near. “I’m glad…” He couldn’t come up with something better to say, but it was nonetheless true. If he could make Roxas happy, it was the best he’d ever wish to aspire to. His boyfriend had brought more joy to his life than he would have ever imagined before they’d met, and he wanted him to know how special he was.
Roxas: serene smilehairgeljunkie on August 7th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Transferring his person into Riku's lap, Roxas resumed admiring the tickets, imagination continuing to run wild with the idea; while he knew he and his boyfriend certainly wouldn't be alone, it'd be a nice opportunity to escape the citizens of Jade - as well as their nosy neighbor - and merely enjoy each other's company without the interference of--

Work. Spirits abruptly dampened, the blond maintained his composure, feeling the loss of his smile however. Fingering the thin slips of paper, he slowly directed his focus toward Riku, observing him for a pulse as he searched what else to say. The thought that Ludwig would allow a brief time of leave didn't seem remotely plausible... But who was to say he'd care...

"What about work?" he finally ventured, aware that his love also had a job he generally returned to on a regular basis. "Are you able for that time off.. How long will we be away?" The latter had failed to occur to him, he now curious to the length of this cruise.

Not that it'd matter. Any time away was better than none. Especially if he were with Riku.
black_keyblade on August 7th, 2007 07:08 am (UTC)
Work had been something that had occurred to Riku in the months he’d spent working toward the goal of getting an anniversary gift suitable for his love, the initial desire for a job prompted by that single factor. He’d wanted to do something to show how much Roxas was appreciated, how happy he was that they’d met and ended up together.

There hadn’t been much to be happy about in his past, but his boyfriend more than made up for a lack.

“I’d planned ahead with my employer. It’s why I haven’t had days off.” Riku was fairly sure most normal jobs did, but his didn’t. That hadn’t bothered him considering how demanding being Rufus’ bodyguard had been. That was long ago but given how long he’d retained the job it wasn’t something he was likely to forget anytime soon.

“And… I think it’s two weeks.” Having paid particular mind to detail there wasn’t much Riku did not know about their cruise, having wanted to come up with the best he could for Roxas. His arms found their way around his boyfriend’s waist, enjoying the feel of him being close again. “Would that be trouble for you?”
Roxas: riku's roxannahairgeljunkie on August 12th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
Work was definitely a hindsight concern, especially where Roxas' prior focus had once resided; his initial reasoning for the job had been to earn some additional money for Riku, though at the time... He hadn't known why.

Perhaps that was why it had been a welcome surprise come his love's birthday; the occasion was still fresh in his mind, though he couldn't help but feel poorly for having forgotten when they met.

That was clearly a very important date..

For a long beat, the blond mused for a moment, gradually distracting himself as he kissed Riku. Tenderly, he combed a hand through his hair, continuing to regard him before he allowed his arms to resume their prior position. "No.. Not at all. I'll get it off." Roxas wouldn't want to bypass an opportunity to spend two weeks with his boyfriend. Alone. On a boat.
black_keyblade on August 14th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Although wanting to ask if Roxas was sure the time he’d selected wouldn’t be an inconvenience, Riku decided to refrain. If his boyfriend had said he could, then he’d leave it at that rather than find something else to worry about. He wasn’t too fond of the fact that his concerns occasionally dominated him, but never having had someone that important to him he couldn’t really help it.

“Alright.” Riku couldn’t help the return of a smile, relieved that he hadn’t come up with something that his boyfriend wouldn’t enjoy. More than that, he seemed genuinely excited about the idea.

If Roxas was happy that was the best he could achieve.

Recalling something else that had been on his mind, he glanced aside for a few silent moments before he looked back at the other. “And there’s something I wanted to clear up too, but we probably need to pack.” It was a matter he should have sooner addressed, observing that his love worried more often than he had in the past, and he had a fair guess as to why.
Roxas: riku's roxannahairgeljunkie on August 20th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
The announcement of a separate subject brought Roxas to lift his eyebrows, he however detangling himself from Riku's person as he took to standing; the announcement of their time off would require a phone call, one that the blond didn't particularly look forward to.

With a look nearly forlorn, Roxas retreated for the nearby phone, taking it into his hand as he leaned idly against the wall. Then punching the number in, he supplied a soft sigh as the line rang, he hopeful with the idea that perhaps Ludwig wasn't in--

"Hey.. It's Roxas," he murmured, supplying his love another look at the thought of him realizing his present occupation came to mind. "I was just curious if I could have the next two weeks-... You're doing what with your pants--... Why are you..." Eyes abruptly wide, the blond appeared to balk, speechless for a long moment as he flushed.

He didn't expect Ludwig to attempt phone-sex with him.

"Look. I'm going to take the next two weeks off, please and I'll just.. Work hard when I come back." Hardly desiring to allow discussion, he merely hung up, trying to calm the flush of his cheeks and the rise of disgust in his throat. To think that his boss had been hitting on him on the day of his anniversary...
black_keyblade on August 20th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Whatever had gone on with the phone, Riku wasn’t sure he wanted to speculate. He assumed it had to be Roxas’ boss but what bits of conversation he could pick up on were certainly questionable, unless he had managed to hear wrong. It was something he couldn’t rule out as a possibility, yet he still wondered.

Given his boyfriend’s reaction something had been amiss, but he tried to think of something else instead. There were things that he needed to consider, including what needed to be packed and other arrangements. Transportation from Jade wasn’t all that much of a concern; between them it wasn’t hard to get wherever they intended to go.

Having never been on a cruise though, he wasn’t sure what all to bring.

Though loathe to talk to people when it wasn’t wholly necessary, Riku had wanted to do something that Roxas would really enjoy, and he’d wanted to make sure nothing went wrong. So he had ventured to ask what sorts of things one would normally pack for cruise trips. He felt he’d a fair handle on what would be good to have.

He’d been tempted to get everything ready, but not having known whether Roxas would like the intended gift, he had refrained from doing that. As he sat there he wondered if it would have been better to get set up after all.
Roxas: this againhairgeljunkie on August 21st, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
The idea of Ludwig's advances left an ugly taste in the blond's mouth as he supplied the phone a long look, deliberating how his boss may have handled his requested - and upon short notice - vacation. It wouldn't be a terrible bother if the older male took to a fury, but if he lost his job...

Deciding it not best to lay a damper upon his mood, he retreated to the couch to join his boyfriend, musing his placement before he planted himself in the other's lap.. And promptly pretended otherwise.

There was little reason to draw attention to this abrupt decision, after all. And having forgotten about their anniversary, it only seemed fair that he paid some respect to his love, nevermind how tempting it was to wrap his arms around Riku's throat, and kiss him with a familiar tender nature.

".. Sorry, I caught him at a bad moment," he explained, leaning his weight into his boyfriend's figure before he sighed. "... Guess he was expecting someone to call for phone sex."
black_keyblade on August 21st, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Glad as always to have Roxas near, Riku put his arms around his boyfriend. He enjoyed having him close, the simple warmth something he’d never forfeit for anything else in the world. And he’d never had something against having his boylove seated on him either.

“…Your boss?” Without much idea as to what sort of place Roxas worked at, Riku wasn’t sure how to react. While he didn’t want to question what his boyfriend did, hearing something of that nature did bring up a note of concern. He didn’t like the idea that the other was in the sort of environment where that might be normal.

At the same time, he could hardly claim it was his business, knowing that he couldn’t control that aspect of his boyfriend’s life. He didn’t want to think that anyone was trying that sort of thing with his love, however.

“Seems strange.” Riku wasn’t sure what else he should say, trying to avoid being invasive.
Roxas: a small pouthairgeljunkie on August 21st, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
The taste remained bitter, Roxas slipping into a temporary silence as he deliberated what changes may come to the boutique in his absence. And while it wasn't his place to rightly care, he simply an employee.. He didn't want Ludwig to select the opportunity to broaden his... Uniform variety.

The last thing he'd need would be to idle about the shop in something less concealing than a thigh-high skirt.

Frowning to himself, he turned back to Riku as he did allow his first temptation, arms fast around his boyfriend before he kissed his cheek. The constant contact was hardly a point he ignored, Roxas fully aware that he had become considerably more affectionate with his love and his love alone... For reasons beyond explanation, the need to feel his warmth wouldn't escape him.

"Should we get packing then? Or do we intend to wear only this?" he mused, curious to the thought of their dirty clothes.. And what lack of substitute would occur if they were to arrive empty handed. He supposed it'd mean a long visit to their personal quarters, and often.