“Honey, I heard…” Carlos swallows as he catches sight of the look on Cecil’s face. He does not like this look, it makes Cecil look thirty years older. It makes it look like Cecil is about to curl over and die. “Come here.”
Carlos’ arms are opened, and Cecil falls into them with such heaviness that the scientist stumbles, then supports himself. “You’re not useless.” Carlos whispers into his boyfriends ear. “You are so important.”
He’s not sure what to say past those words, having never been good at comfort or even understanding others emotions. Emotions were difficult. Emotions were not strictly logical.
But he has his arms, and his body, which Cecil presses into needfully. Carlos hugs tighter and lets Cecil share his warmth. His shoulder becomes warm and damp as Cecil starts to empty out his grief.
The sobs are silent, deep and brief. There is a sigh, long and shaking from Cecil’s hidden face, and his hands twist into the folds of Carlos’ labcoat. There they stay. Two people, holding, sharing love, without words and without the need for distracting eye contact and formalities.
carlos’ phone lockscreen is a picture of cecil that he took one morning; cecil was distracted and not looking at the camera, and carlos thought that he was just so cute with his messy hair and sleepy face, so he discreetly snapped a photo.
Okay, but I’m looking forward to the first time Cecil sees “Carlos Palmer” on something and he looks over at his husband (!!!!!!). In response to that look, Carlos just grins and shrugs at him, as if to say, “Yeah, well honey, what’d you expect when we got married?”
HOLY HELL I JUST HEARD CECIL AND CARLOS GOT MARRIED! I haven’t listened to wtnv in a long time not because of disinterest but because I have trouble listening to podcasts without something to watch so I end up spacing out and missing the whole episode but that makes me really happy!!!
2016 has been saved by the gays. Victor and Yuri, Tracer and Emily, Rose and Kanaya, Alex and Maggie, now Cecil and Carlos?! It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas!