"And another thing. You can say whatever you want, I'm not doing that." Lilith folded her arms and tossed her head aside, letting the vivacity send her cinnamon shaded cirrus cloud of a ponytail fluffing around. With a sly turn back, one corner of her eye reached back and took Santos by the heart, leaving him clinging to her last words. "You said you could wait, anyway. Now you're just making me think that's all you want from me." She whipped her head round again, and the ponytail shimmered in confirmation.

"Lily, please! I never said now. I said sometime in the future, sometime when you're willing. Sometime when I get enough points." Santos hung his head low and curled his fist, fingernails close to splitting his palm open. Veins rose on his arm, pumping lust and anger like blood. His voice broke a little, and he dropped to his knees with no heart, no soul. "But it's hard. I can't keep this up forever. I try to be a good boy, be a knight in armor; sometimes I can forget about it all and just keep up love like the clouds in the sky. But sometimes, it burns." He rose slowly to face her, with the look of a man without honor on his face. "Sometimes it burns, and I can't help it. Sometimes I can't help thinking things, thinking about fantasies that could actually happen. Fantasies that make me feel just a little closer to you. I can't help that I'm physical, I can't help that these are things I want you and I to share!" He dropped again, shaking his head with resignation.

"Want us to share? Sandy, you're a hopeless romantic." Lilith shook her head and took him by the chin, raising him until they were level. The look of serenity in her eyes shot down the defeat in his, and the fires stopped burning. "Look. We can share a lot of things, but that isn't really something to rush into. That's like taking way too many steps at a time. Sometimes, you need to go slow." One warm embrace later, he spoke.

"Then what do I do? I can't stop thinking, and I feel like a bomb about to go off. I can't figure out where to go."
"Look. I don't want to go blazing into this like kids. Sometimes time can make things even better."
"But I feel like time's running out."
"Then we'll turn the hourglass over."
"I can't wait that long. I just can't. I feel like I might die here."
"Sandy, please. You don't think I haven't thought about it, too? Sometimes I do."
"Then why are we waiting?"
"Because I want to know that you love me. Because I want to feel like this is something I can share with someone who loves me."
"And I do love you!"
"Then, prove it. Prove you love me."

"Wait for me."

The End

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