I Don’t Seem Obvious, Do I?

100 words :: Sky Captain :: Joe/Dex :: 11/12/04
Dex finds Joe’s presence more than a little distracting.

“Good boy,” Joe says, clapping him on the back.

Flushing, Dex stares down at the plans spread out on the table. Please don’t let him notice. The words are a constant buzz running through the back of his head.

“-up in the air?”

Dex blinks. “Sorry, Cap, what was that? I was just-”

“Deep in thought,” Joe finishes, leaning closer. “Still not satisfied with ’em?”

Dex’s chest tightens painfully, and he holds his breath. Please. Please just go away. He manages a nod.

Joe gives his shoulder a squeeze, hand burning through Dex’s shirt. “I’ll leave you to it, then.”