Spot taking Race on a cute date in the winter looking at
all the Christmas lights, and when Race points out it’s more romantic than they
usually get he just argues that it’s cheap, but at the same time he takes hold
of Race’s hand because he’s learnt that some times it’s okay to show a feeling
Race buying cheap tickets to West End shows and trying to
convince Spot to go with him because ‘come on, Spot, it had ‘murder’ in the
title, how can that not be good?!’ (Spot goes. Spot always goes)
Tipsy walks home across Waterloo bridge at night, when Spot
will occasionally stop and pull Race into a hug, burying his face against his
neck and just standing there, soaking up the life he never through he’d get to
Grumbling at all the tourists walking slowly, but at least
once a month they do something horrifically touristy like go on the London Eye
or visit a museum and pretend to hate it
Spot begrudgingly attempting to ice skate at Somerset House.
Race is incredibly good at it because his mum took him as a child; Spot’s
parents didn’t take him anywhere they went – they didn’t go places fit for
children. Race knows that Spot’s thinking about it every second they’re on the
ice and he skates close beside him instead of doing circuits of the rink.
Afterwards he concedes that they don’t have to do it again, and Spot is more
grateful than he’ll ever say
New Year. They don’t watch the television to tell them when
the countdown starts. Instead they open a bottle of wine and sit together
curled up on the sofa, tasting the wine off each other’s lips until they hear
the fireworks in the distance that tell them another year has passed and they
still have each other
Sometimes Race will wake up to an empty bed and panic, but
Spot always comes home and admits he just needed to haunt the streets alone for
a while. Eventually he starts leaving notes when he has to get out for an hour
or two – worrying Race was never his intention
Tigerlily Taylor attends the opening party of Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason on November 14, 2017 in London, England. London’s favourite festive destination opens at Somerset House on Wednesday 15th November and runs until Sunday 14th January 2018.
Danny and Alex spend their first winter together. Ice skating at Somerset House. Curled up together while watching movies under a pile of blankets. Having hot chocolate in front of the fire. Walking through the snowy streets, hand in hand.