Can you do the 'it killed me to see you with him' maybe a Joseph/Carter fic if that's ok? Idk, sorry for bothering you 🙈
Anon 2: You had an Carter/Joe ask a while ago about them breaking up bc they mature adults and need time apart then they try to do a movie as a friend and end up getting kicked out bc they began to make out. Would you write a fic about that?
It’s not a bother at all!
I just, think maybe we should expand our options. Don’t get me wrong, I love you, but I don’t want to take away the rest of your options just because we’ve been together so long. I don’t want you to feel obligated because you’ve been with me since the beginning. Of course we can still be friends, and if you still want to be with me, I’ll be right here.
Ugh, sometimes Carter was so considerate it made him sick. What was he thinking, letting Joseph off into the big, wide world as a sort-of bachelor? Carter had had a perfectly good man and he’d let him go because he thought he was being selfish. (He was being selfish. That was why he had let Joseph go.) Now he was stuck going on a movie date with him as “just friends” when Carter was still completely in love with him. He let out a frustrated sigh. He was a mature adult. He could do this.
“This is fun,” Joseph commented, shuffling the tickets into his pocket. “Going to the movies. It’s been a while since we’ve done anything together.” Because you haven’t talked to me in a while. Carter bit his tongue, nodding with a smile on his face. Just because he hadn’t found anyone to be with him like Joseph had didn’t mean that Joseph was miserable as well. He was just going to have to suck it up and enjoy what little time he got to spend with his old boyfriend while it lasted.
“Carter,” Joseph whispered, leaning over the cushy arm rest. Carter hadn’t noticed his name called at first until Joseph repeated it again. He looked over at him questioningly, one eye brow raised. “I was really wrong about needing space. I thought Ashton would be a decent replacement for you, but I was so wrong. There’s no one that could ever come close to you.” After they had “broken up”, Joseph had started dating another guy named Ashton, and that was about all that Carter knew about the guy. Carter only felt his eyebrow raise higher at the statement. “I was an idiot for leaving the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Joseph reached out and touched Carter’s jaw gently, trapping Carter’s eyes. He felt like a deer in headlights, caught in Joseph’s unrelenting soft gaze. (Oh, how he missed those blue eyes.) “It killed me to see you with him,” Carter mumbled, closing the distance between them. He didn’t know why Joseph chose to confess in the middle of the movie, but better late than never. He was just happy his love wasn’t actually one sided and that Joseph would chose him, even when given other options.
He didn’t know how long they kisses. Seconds? Perhaps a minute, but they pulled away when Carter felt something peg the back of his head. He glanced back, surprised to find both of hi fathers sitting just two rows behind them.
“Down in front,” Nico hissed, throwing another piece of popcorn at Carter’s head.
“What the hell are you guys doing here?” Carter hissed, embarrassment flooding his cheeks.
“It’s a public movie theater,” Nico deadpanned. “And for your information, your father and I love this movie. Now quite getting tongue tied. They’ll be plenty of time for that after the movie.”