Word count: 216
Prompt: Gundam 00, Neil!Lockon/Tieria: fond memories - i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) [springkink]
"It's still early, the morning light at their island base still pale and relatively cool as they sit at the end of a long pier together."
It's still early, the morning light at their island base still pale and relatively cool as they sit at the end of a long pier together. Tieria is snuggled comfortably between Lockon's legs, his bare feet dangling idly in the ocean as he leans his back against the sniper's chest, an open book in his delicate hands.
Lockon's breath tickles Tieria's skin as the sniper bends down to press butterfly kisses into the junction between his neck and shoulder before whispering softly, "I love you."
Tieria blinks, momentarily surprised, before turning around in Lockon's hold, a small smile curving his mouth as he leans up to press his lips almost shyly against the Irishman's.
Tieria can feel Lockon's smile against his lips as the sniper leans down to answer the kiss, soft and tender as their tongues dance around each other, and Tieria can't quite stop the content sigh that escapes his mouth as Lockon's arms wrap protectively around him.
When their mouths part, Tieria is still smiling shyly, a rosy blush on his cheeks as he whispers against the sniper's lips, "Lockon?"
"Mm?" Lockon hums, mimicking Tieria's earlier distracted reply.
"I love you, too."
Tieria blinks in the darkness of the cockpit, startled by his own voice. All around him are blinking warning lights, the constant bleeping ringing dully in his ears as he struggles to stay conscious despite the sharp, burning pain in his body.
"Lockon...", he whispers, tears gathering unbidden at the corners of his eyes. "Lockon... Now I can finally go where you are."