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This post was last modified: 04-16-2018, 10:21 PM by Evan Morgan Posted | 04-15-2018, 03:09 PM

Oliver... If he tried hard enough, Evan swore he could still somehow feel the other man on top of him. Their night together, at his place, had been quite memorable. And the guy had been quite a gentleman too, even making him breakfast before calling him a cab so they could part ways.

But there had been enough liking there that they had exchanged numbers. And had gone out once or twice already, as friends, to grab a bite or watch a movie. They got along well enough, and Evan was perhaps beginning to hope he'd found a friend.

So today, the first day of the Cherry Blossom Festival, he'd invited Oliver to meet him to watch the fireworks. He was sitting down on the grass, staring at the rapidly disappearing sun as it set, waiting for the show to start and for his friend to arrive.

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This post was last modified: 04-16-2018, 04:00 PM by Oliver Burke Posted | 04-16-2018, 05:03 AM


He'd brought his backpack, though instead of his requisite work things (his laptop, a book of phone numbers, and a few other essentials), there was a bottle of wine and a couple of wine glasses, carefully wrapped up in a couple of soft kitchen towels to keep them from breaking.

He hadn't been expecting to be invited to the Fireworks. He'd considered going on his own--like he had with the kites--but the call from Evan had been a pleasant surprise. What Oliver thought would be a one-night stand--albeit an extremely memorable one--had turned into a tentative friendship. For Oliver, at least, it was a reprieve from the loneliness his life had become.

He still wasn't sure if that was pathetic or not.

The smile he gave Evan when he approached was a genuine one. "Hey." Oliver took a seat beside his friend in the grass, unpacking the backpack in front of him. There were other people here, cuddled up on blankets and children running wild while they waited for the show to begin with their parents. There was...excitement. And happiness. And joy. And it was infectious.

And Oliver tended to exude the emotions of the people around him, soaking them up like a sponge. "Thanks for the invite. This is..pretty great."


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Posted | 04-16-2018, 10:20 PM

Oliver walked up to him, his smile lighting the whole place as though it was made from fireworks. Fuck, what a ridiculous comparison for his brain to come up with. And yet... Oliver, so far, was the closest friend he'd had in months. So many had disappeared from his life... Ikeda, Sage, Sam, Read...

Perhaps he was getting his hopes up way too early. Or maybe he was just desperate for some sort of normal interaction with another human. Having the threat of Elijah Ashcroft looming over him... well, Evan had definitely seen better days. But he smiled back at Oliver with the same intensity, truly glad to see him.

"Of course! It wouldn't be the same without you, really. Thanks for coming." he replied, inching slightly closer to Oliver so that their shoulders were touching. He was about to ask what was in his backpack when the first firework lit up the sky, thundering before turning into a shower of green sparks. Evan raised his head upwards to look at it, smiling at the spectacle.

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Posted | 04-19-2018, 03:03 PM


The backpack was opened and Oliver removed the two glasses and the bottle of Moscato. "I hear it goes well with cherries, and there are plenty around." Oliver explained, looking up when the first fireworks exploded above them. It was far from the first show like this he'd seen, but every show was different. Even when it wasn't.

Warmth and fondness were comfortable things, and being closer to Evan than anyone else he could feel it much more clearly. It was why he was much better one-on-one than he was in a group, and why the best dates he'd ever planned were things where it was just himself and the other person.

Not that he'd planned a date. He was just better with 'person' rather than 'people'.

"Did you want to talk about it?" Oliver didn't say what 'it' was, but he'd read something a little off. Turning off his empathy and telepathy was impossible, but he didn't often say anything about what he was feeling or reading off of other people. It was Oliver's odd 'ethics' when it came to those things. People should have privacy. Especially people he cared about.

But for whatever reason, he felt the need to ask. "Or we could just enjoy the fireworks and the wine.


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Posted | 04-21-2018, 02:00 PM

Blue eyes tore themselves, rather reluctantly, from the fireworks illuminating the sky as Oliver spoke.. Evan laughed at the bottle of wine and the glasses that Oliver was holding. It seemed almost... romantic. His heart did a somersault - was it romantic? Or was it something friends did? He had no idea. Watching fireworks while drinking wine... He was probably over thinking this.

There was silence for a moment, as they enjoyed each other company. Or rather, Evan tried to enjoy Oliver's company while the intruding thought that he would have to meet Ashcroft here the following day kept intruding on his mind. No, he would much rather go back to wondering whether Oliver had meant something more with the wine.

And then... "Do you wanna talk about it?" The question made his eyes widen, his mouth open in slight shock. His heart began beating too fast scared. Was he that obvious that something was wrong? Nobody was supposed to know, nobody. Else... else... Evan had thought he had it under control, that it was impossible for anyone to realize... "I'm sorry, it's nothing. Just... work stress. But thank you." He hoped it was enough to sound plausible, to divert his attention.

But then came the offer, to enjoy the fireworks and wine. Evan seized upon it, a shaky smile on his lips. A smile that didn't quite efface the fear in his eyes. He raised his glass of wine in Oliver's direction. "To friendship. Cheers!" He drank the wine hurriedly, hoping it would help him calm down.

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Posted | 04-22-2018, 09:01 PM


It wasn't 'work' that was bothering Evan, but he'd made it clear that he didn't want to talk about it. "I'm sorry, I can't help it sometimes. I just..." Oliver tapped the side of his head, then went back to pouring then both glasses. "I can't turn it off. Feel free to tell me if I'm being intrusive. I do try to keep things to myself for the most part,"

But sometimes he couldn't. Or it just seized him, and he needed to say something.

He handed Evan the glass, and didn't say anything else about it. Instead, he went about watching the fireworks. Mostly because when he mentioned it the surge of fear that came from his friend was downright disturbing.

Evan would tell him in his own time, if ever. And that was just fine with him.


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