Will it be easy? No; Worth it? Absolutely
Just when he thought he had finally figured his feelings out for better or for worse, Percy did what he always did and almost dispelled Leon's anxieties with a fresh point of view of his own. For someone who didn't have a lot of confidence in their words, he had a way with them.
"No, that's...! That's not—I..." Leon was quick to try and deny the things Percy was saying, but couldn't. He couldn't say anything at all, actually. He could only listen as Percy continued to sift through all of Leon's worries, their fingers intertwined as they sat there on the cabin patio.
Even now, when Leon wanted him to be angry with him, call him out of his name, or even agree with the things he confessed, it was like it was out of the question. Percy had already made up his mind about how he felt about him, and that much was certain when three words slipped from his mouth.
"...What?" Leon suddenly lifted his head to face Percy, a look of surprise in his pink eyes. All he said was 'I love you', but it made his heart pound harder than usual. It was both firm and soft as the words rolled off his tongue, and it felt as if his sobs had paused for just this moment. It seemed like such a silly thing to say, really. Looking back at it, their romantic confessions of 'liking' each other were understatements. Everything they did and felt for each other was nothing short of pure love and devotion, so he shouldn't have felt so light and fuzzy when he said it out loud—but Leon felt it anyway. For a moment, he had completely forgotten about his troubles, and all he could see was Percy. All he could feel was how hard his heart beat for him, and how it became harder to breathe when he stared at him.
At first, Leon was at a loss for words, staring at Percy like a deer in headlights. However, after a couple of passing moments, Leon turned his head away, burying his eyes in his other forearm as he tried to smudge the tears away.
"...Y'know there's no take-backs, alright? You can't take that one back," Leon squeezed Percy's fingers as he tried to stifle his tears and hide his small smile, glancing back at his lover just in time to look him in the eyes, "...You too. I love you, too. A tonne. Mmgh!"
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