Disclaimer: I don't own Pet Shop of Horrors and I make no money from
this or any other fanfic I write.
Fandom: Pet Shop of Horrors
Pairing: Leon + D
Notes: This was inspired by the 4/21/05 - 4/28/05 challenge at the LJ community, anime100. I didn't finish in time, but better late than never, right? Challenge: Closing Lines - 'he knew no other way.'
D didn't know when his feelings for Detective Orcot changed... only that they had.
'I admire him, this human,' D thought as he poured tea. 'His strengths. His weaknesses. Everything.'
The clock chimed and Leon entered the shop unannounced. The sight of him squeezed D's heart and he knew his feelings transcended admiration. Some would call it love - he wouldn't dissuade them - but how could he express it? And would it be reciprocated?
In the end he only smiled warmly. "Ah, Detective, would you care to join me for tea?"
It seemed inadequate somehow, but he knew no other way.