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The nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say

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“You are distracted.” Said Mako as her bo staff came into contact with his shoulder for the third time in their kwoon session.

“Sorry, it’s just…” Raleigh rubbed his shoulder.

“You are thinking about Chuck again.”

“What? Erm, well…”

“I do not need to drift with you to read you sometimes. The pair of you have been… insufferable lately.”

Raleigh winced. Were they that bad? Mako raised an eyebrow. Okay, they were that bad.

“Yours is not the most conventional relationship.”

Admittedly beating the shit out of each other was not the greatest start to any kind of relationship.

“Communication isn’t the best.” Raleigh admitted.

This was what happened when his boyfriend was emotionally constipated. Not that he was much better; five years was a long time to shut people out. It wasn’t as if they were in a bad place. Yes, the sex was amazing. Mind-blowing, even. Intense was definitely an accurate word to describe Chuck. But more often than not he was just so difficult to talk to. Raleigh just wanted to shake him sometimes. So what if he just wanted to curl up with Chuck or go out on dates? That’s what other couples did, right? Then why the fuck couldn’t he just come out and say it? With Mako he didn’t need words. Perks of the drift he mused.

“Maybe you two should actually talk about it.” Mako said as she headed for the showers. “Then maybe we can actually spar in a fair fight.”

It wasn’t long before he found himself in the kwoon with Mako again. So he hadn’t actually had a serious conversation with Chuck yet; they were both busy. And contrary to popular belief he was not spending an excessive amount of time training.

His mind had wandered and he left himself vulnerable again but rather than move in for the kill, Mako took a wide step back. Raleigh didn’t get a chance to question her as his line of sight was rapidly shifted sideways and he was slammed full force into the mat.

Raleigh groaned and shoved at the familiar weight on top of him but the thick pair of arms wrapped around his waist would not allow him any movement.

“Why?” he rasped.

Chuck laughed in response and released him. He untangled himself from Raleigh and looked down at him with a smug grin plastered on his face.

“Mori mentioned you were feeling unloved.”

Raleigh directed a murderous look in her direction. Mako failed to hide the smile behind her hand. Well, Raleigh thought, she no longer had to worry about his participation in their sparring sessions now.

“Later, Raleigh, We can hold hands and cuddle later.” Chuck smirked at him and sauntered off. Raleigh closed his eyes. Oh, he was going to be insufferable about this.