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Allen finally realizes a few things.
Warning: Yaoi, drabble. Don't like? Then don't read.
Notes: Bah, I don't really like how this one turned out.
Theme: #3 'jolt!'
From the Blue
Realization did not hit him like a bolt of lightning. It did not come out of the blue one day and blindside him. It didn't pounce on him unawares or ambush him from the shadows. It just felt like it had.
Allen had been helping Shion run a common maintenance test on KOS-MOS when all the little bit's of realization had decided to gang up on him and jolt him out of his nice little world of ignorance.
And what a nice world it had been, he would've mourned it's passing if he wasn't too shocked to believe it. "Chief?"
"Yes Allen?" Shion asked distractedly as she watched the data flash across the screen.
"I think Junior has been stalking me."
"That's nice," Shion blinked. "What?"
"I don't know why but it seems like he's been showing up everywhere I go lately," Allen nervously scratched the back of his head.
"Well, the Durandal isn't very big. You're bound to keep running into people, and Junior does seem to make it a point to keep up with what's going on around his ship," Shion smiled as she went back to the data. "Besides why would Junior stalk you?"
Allen chose to ignore the possible insult and took it as the reassurance the Chief undoubtedly meant it as. Still.... "Yeah, I get how that'll happen on the Durandal, but what about at the Foundation? And Miltia?"
"Oh, Allen," Shion sighed as she shut down the program leaning down to kiss KOS-MOS' head in a silent 'good-night.' "I'm sure it's nothing, you're just being a little paranoid."
"I think I have a right to be more than a little paranoid," Allen saved the raw data and a copy to be sent off to headquarters. Shion didn't seem to be listening though as she walked towards the exit. "Besides you don't know-"
"Hey," Junior grinned up at the surprised Vector engineers. "You two done yet?"
"Junior," Shion said in surprise, and for a minute Allen swore he could see belief in her eyes. "Is something wrong?"
The redhead waved his hand dismissively, "Of course not. I just wanted to see if either of you wanted to go eat at the Foundation with the rest of us."
"No," Shion automatically declined the invitation, any belief she might have harbored long gone. "I have to process this data and get several reports sent to HQ. I've let myself fall too far behind on it. Why don't you go with the group, Allen? I don't need your help with this."
"Chief I-" Allen tried to think of something else he had to do. Nothing came to mind quick enough.
"Yeah, Allen," Junior slapped the engineer's back. "I think Hammer said something about schooling you at some game."
Shion smiled and walked away, "Have fun with everyone."
Allen watched the Chief leave the Elsa's hanger without even giving him a backwards glance. Steeling himself he turned and asked, "Hammer is going too?"
"I never said that," Junior left his hand on Allen's back, using it to guide the blond out of the hanger. "He just mentioned it to me once."
"Oh," Allen stammered as he continued to try to think of a chore or task he needed to do. It was never too late to run. "Um, where are we meeting the others?"
"We'd be meeting them at Sector 8," Junior's grin was as bright and innocent as any twelve year old's, but something about it threw the whole image off. Maybe it was the obvious leer in his eyes, or the fact that his hand was sliding lower... "If they were actually going that is."
"Uh," Allen snapped his head forward and seeing the elevator felt a bit of relief. As casually as he could possibly manage, he walked ahead to open the doors. Or he sprinted to get out of touching range, which was the same thing. Really.