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Eureka seveN: Five Ways Renton Thurston Made Eureka Smile

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Dec. 26th, 2006 | 11:30 pm
posted by: aikochan in withextrahappy

Title: Five Ways Renton Thurston Made Eureka Smile
Fandom: Eureka seveN
Characters: Renton, Eureka
Word Count: 595
Rating: G
Summary: You'll recognize him because he'll be the first one to make her smile.

When they saw skyfish, his face lit up with some childlike delight. Their gleaming wings drew brightness into his eyes, and their patterns of flight tugged the corners of his mouth out into a grin. Skyfish made him happy. And it got right down into some part of her heart and tickled her until she had to smile as well.

Sometimes she felt a little bad for him as he dragged himself around the ship, fulfilling whatever drudgework the crew members has assigned him to. Yet he always did what they said. Slowly she began to turn his actions over in her mind until she started to appreciate them. No matter what menial labor he was sent to do, he did it; and if he complained (she was fairly certain he probably did), the sighs never reached her own ears. Finally, as she watched him hauling groceries to the kitchen and saw his eyes light up and his cheek flush when he caught sight of her and grinned in greeting, a thought blossomed in the back of her mind. She thought, he puts up with this treatment so he can stay here. With me.

She grabbed the thought quickly and hid it away in the quieter, slumbering parts of her mind before she allowed herself to believe in it too much; but she was not quick enough to stop the thought from bringing her a smile.

His voice reached her around the corner. "Hey, hey, it's all right." So she slowed down and peered carefully into the other corridor.

He was kneeling by Maeter, who sniffled and whimpered to suppress her tears while he examined her knee. "It's just a little scraped up," he said. "Do you want me to make it better like your mama does?" Maeter nodded wordlessly; he kissed her skinned knee and grinned at her. "See? All better."

From where she watched them around the corner, she pressed a hand over her heart. He had noticed something like that. She felt her face brighten.

The room was quiet and dim. She sat on the edge of the bed, twisting her hands together; he knelt on the floor in front of her, watching her face as she avoided looking into his eyes. Finally he gently slid his hand between hers, interrupting their restless clenching. Half-startled, she looked up at last; but now he was watching their hands instead of gazing at her.

He held her hand in one of his, while with the other he traced her palm with his fingertips. In his countenance was an unshakable serenity which brought a gasp of tears to her eyes. After a long silent moment, he tilted his head and smiled slightly; he flattened his hand against hers, palm to palm and fingertips to fingertips.

"We're the same," he said, looking up at her again. "You and I are exactly the same." And although she squeezed shut her eyes against the welling tears, she smiled in return as she brought her other hand to close around his and leaned forward to press her forehead gently to his.

"Is it good?" she asked. "I don't want to make everyone eat it if the taste is bad."

"It's good." He put down the spoon and bumped his shoulder against hers playfully. "Everything you do is good, Eureka." And because he turned to get the ladle and start filling bowls, he didn't see how she was beaming at him with bright eyes.

Characters aren't mine; I'm just borrowing them.

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from: suzanami
date: Dec. 27th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)

each of these is magic. really, all five are my favorite. ;^; the last one grows on me more and more and more, as i can 100% see that happening in the series (at least, that might be why). renton is such a babydoll! <3

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from: detectivegirl
date: Mar. 10th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)

I love, number three. I love it. I love all of them.

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from: frogbowl
date: Mar. 24th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)

wow... three and four just melted me. You can say this fics are 5 reasons that made me smile, or rather beam when it came to three and four <3.

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