Lets get the formalities out-of-the-way. Then we can get to the good… well, maybe good?

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He nodded in agreement with his boyfriend.

“Well, what do we do then?”, he asked trying to break the awkward silence that seemed to descend upon them from nowhere.

He took a deep breath and held it. He had to try something to break this overwhelming feeling of discomfort within him. It was the fear of what seems could be a new situation that was causing this feeling within him.

He slowly exhaled.

“Well,” the boy started, “How about we watch a movie? We don’t have go anywhere. We can stay right here…”

He looks at his boyfriend who in turn is looking back at him.

He shrugs and looks at the boy.

“It’s certainly something we could easily do.”, he says.

The boyfriend nods.

“Wh-what movie d-do you w-want to watch?”, he asks.

“I’m cool with whatever anyone else wants. I don’t have anything that I have a particular desire to see.”, he responds.

“W-well, wh-what about s-something A-American?”, the boyfriend asks.

“Sounds good to me.”, he responds, “How about you choose it.”

As he says that last sentence he’s looking directly at the boy.

“Sure, makes sense. It is a place where I would be familiar with the movies.”, the boy said.

The boy stands up and goes into the kitchen.

“But first, something to drink.”, the boy states.

The boys wander in to the kitchen. He stares in that direction for a moment before shaking his head.

He looks back at his boyfriend, a concerned look on his face.

“Are you sure you’re OK?”, he asks, taking his boyfriend’s hand in his.

“W-with…”, he asks in return.

“With what’s going on. With your boyfriend asking me out…”, he says, tightening his grip a little.

“W-well… I…”, he starts.

Just then the boy comes out of the kitchen holding a bottle of saké and three glasses. He sets it down at his boyfriend’s feet. He then plops down right next to his boyfriend. He picks up the bottle and pours two glasses, he sets them down in front of him and his boyfriend. His boyfriend takes the bottle to pour a glass for the boy.

(To be continued)