A simple embrace can say so much...
Prompt: Passions Run
He didn't mean to look back. But he couldn't quite keep himself from stealing one last glance.
He didn't mean to turn and run to her. But he couldn't quite keep his feet from going where his heart wanted to be.
He certainly didn't mean to throw his arms around her, to pull her close and cling to her so desperately. But he couldn't leave without telling her. And he couldn't trust himself to speak.
And so he told her with his body pressed against hers and his face buried in her hair. He told her with his heart pounding wildly in his chest and his eyes stinging with tears he refused to shed.
"I love you, Esther," he told her with everything but words.
"I love you."
A/N: This is as close to romantic fluff as I am ever likely to get, and I blame it entirely on my Human Plot Bunny, Ed, who planted the Esther/Ion bunny in my head.