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aj_crawley ([personal profile] aj_crawley) wrote2008-05-04 11:49 pm

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[From here.]

As always (although the layout of the upper floors of Milliways doesn't seem to make much sense to anyone accustomed only to the usual three dimensions), they find their room without too much difficulty.

Funny, that.

The door snicks shut behind Crowley, and in the silence that falls, he makes a note to devise at least a dozen interesting afflictions for Aziraphael's blessed manicurist.

He perches on the end of the bed, leaving the room's single armchair for the angel.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-04 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
He makes a hesitant move toward the chair, then turns and very deliberately sits next to Crowley and puts his tea (with saucer, of course) between his feet. When he sits up again, his eyes are still a little nervous.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-04 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Aziraphael waits until he notices the flush in Crowley's face, then takes a sort of pity on him.

"I don't - don't really know what I'm doing, you know. With the palm thing. So it's not as though you have to explain anything."

One hand clenches at the other, relaxes, then they switch positions. Finally he rests one on each thigh.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-04 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh," he says, then more heavily, "Oh." He bends to pick up the teacup and takes a hasty gulp.

"Yes, good idea," he adds, looking relieved. He could say again that it doesn't really matter, but clearly it mattered enough for Crowley to bring him up here.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-04 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"I am devoted to--" he begins in a tone of outrage, then breaks off abruptly.

"My list of indulgences is very short and doesn't endanger those around me," he concludes sulkily.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-04 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Aziraphael considers, then huffs a sigh.

"All right, yes. An analogy."

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
And it's so ridiculously easy to misunderstand.

"You're not that devoted to denying yourself lust?" he repeats, already resigned, then hesitates.

"No, wait, that's backward..."

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
"...You are devoted to denying yourself lust," he says triumphantly, before he follows that to its logical conclusion and his face falls again. It would be comical under other circumstances.

"Wait, why would you be devoted to denying yourself at all? You don't do that sort of thing."

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
"You're not... particularly... lustful?" he guesses, watching Crowley's face carefully for contradictions. They'll need to resort to charades or Pictionary in another minute or two.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
"I see," he says, eyes wide.

"Well, it. I may have coloured what I saw in the lines with my own experience, a bit. But I really don't think the lines have changed. Perhaps you only had the potential all those years."

Guilt. Terrible guilt. He tries a weak smile.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Aziraphael's eyes are on Crowley's hand as well. He starts to brush off the comment, thinks better of it, and shakes his head.

"If it was only potential before, you know. I'm really not supposed to incite lust in anyone. But it's not as though I can actually regret it."

Nervous laughter, and he's suddenly very, very glad that they're not having this conversation in the main bar.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
Aziraphael is Not Amused.

"Thank you, my dear," he says, dry as dust. "I can always count on you to keep my vanity in check."

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
"For which of my many indulgences is this?" he asks, only half-serious.

He catches himself picking at non-existent cuticles again and forces his hands down.

[identity profile] a-fell.livejournal.com 2008-05-05 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
Of all the things he'd expected, this was probably near the end of the list. If it made it onto the list at all.

"Well, then," he says, swallowing. "You must have a very good idea why I was rambling on about your hand when I know only the tiniest bit about palmistry."

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