[ a louisentine oneshot ]
Summary: During a game of war, Louis reveals the reason he was sent to Ericson.
Warnings: The reason isn’t a good one…
“Okay, I gotta know.”
“What’s your deal with cantaloupe?”
“You mean, what’s my deal with the most despicable thing grown on this earth?”
“It can’t be that bad.”
“When was the last time you had one? I guarantee that if you had one right now, you’d take a bite and say, ‘wow, this is worse than eating walker guts!’”
“Oh, geez.” Clem rolled her eyes. “So dramatic.”
“Perfectly dramatic enough!” Louis argued.
Clem shook her head, a small grin tugging at her lips. She had to admit it: she was having fun. When Louis suggested a card game to the group, like he usually does, it seemed that no one was interested. After everything that went down with Lily and the raiders and the big rescue, they were still in recovery mode.
Most went along with their new nightly routines or back to their rooms, leaving Louis with his stack of cards and a discouraged frown.
That was when she realized that it had been weeks since they had actually spent any time together. Sure, they went hunting and they ate together, and he was practically spending every night in her and AJ’s room, but as far as alone time goes that didn’t have to do with planning or their everyday survival…
Hell, that had to be when they shared their first kiss at the piano.
So, Clementine was determined. She sent AJ off with Tenn to finish coloring before it was their turn for watch duty, and then she approached Louis with a smile. She suggested they go play a private game, one on one.
Needless to say, he was thrilled.
He practically pulled her arm out of its socket while dragging her into his room.