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There were just a few things Allen had to get used to. [JuniorxAllen]
Warning: Yaoi, drabble. Don't like? Then don't read.
Notes: For the 30 Kisses theme. Yeah, the nicknames all kinda suck, but they were the best we could come up with.
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Sticks and Stones
After a while the stares became easier to deal with. He didn't think he'd ever become used to them, but Gaignun had assured him that the worst would be over soon enough.
"Right now, it's still just scandalous," Gaignun had said with a wry smile. "Many of the people still like to pretend that Junior is twelve despite the fact that he's been twelve for the past fourteen years. They'll get over it. Eventually."
He'd been right of course. The scoldings and the gigglings had started to die down. Allen was now able to walk down the streets without having to worry about being cornered by a gang of mothers with wooden spoons.
Now he just had to deal with the stares, oh, and the names.
"Have a good day, Master Allen," the waitress said with a cheerful grin as he walked out of the restaurant.
Allen smiled back hesitantly. The first few times he'd tried to correct her, but she'd only smiled and said, "Of course, Master Allen."
It's really not so bad once he got used to it, and it was a lot better than some of the other nicknames people have for him. The most humiliating of which has to be King's "Little Master's Boytoy." Which only beat out Farouk's "Catamite" by a slim margin, it would be worse if the baker hadn't then insisted on stuffing Allen with the sweetest pastries in his shop.
Compared to that Golden Boy, Goldie, and Mr. Bottle are minor embarrassments at best. Unless Junior is there to correct them about the assumption behind Mr. Bottle. Which only leads to the other set of names. Blushing Bride, Fish Face, and Fly Catcher are among his favorites. Allen refuses to acknowledge the names that come out after Junior kisses the flustered engineer. Little old ladies just weren't meant to know those types of words.
Gaignun often takes the time to assure him that it too would all pass. Things would settle down and two-thirds of those names would be forgotten. Allen looks forward to it, he really does. Except that Gaignun had then wryly admitted that the other third were the names he'd hate the most.
So when faced with Boytoy and Catamite, no matter how well meant, Allen has found that he doesn't quite mind being called Master Allen that much.