"Morning, lover boy." Kevin turned at the sound of his boyfriend's voice and was promptly tugged into Josh's room.
"Josh!" He stumbled into the room, almost tumbling over his own feet.
"Relax." Josh laughed, slamming the door behind them. "David's doing extra training with Miss Frost for the next few hours, so I have the room to myself. Besides, I wanted to ask you something."
"Yes?" Kevin sighed, pushing away his hair that had spilled onto his face when Josh had pulled him through the doorway.
"What are you doing on Saturday night?" Josh bit his lip to suppress an excitable smirk.
"Locking myself in my room and wallowing in self-pity whilst attempting to avoid tacky, love drunk mutants." Kevin mumbled, rolling his eyes.
"Kevin Ford," Josh began, stepping closer and ignoring Kevin's words. "Will you be my date for the dance this weekend?"
"Josh..." Kevin was breathing deeply, lost for words.
"Okay, seriously, I'm gonna need an answer." Josh shifted awkwardly on the spot.
"'Lix, I love you." Kevin smiled warmly, before taking Josh in his arms and kissing him. "I never thought anyone would ask me to a dance."
"Well, I am." Josh smirked. "So, is that a 'yes'?"
"It's a maybe." Kevin's smiled slipped a little. "They still don't know about us. Isn't this a bad way to tell them?"
"Nori knows." Josh shrugged and Kevin's eyes widened.
"Since when?" He pulled back slightly.
"Yesterday," Josh took Kevin's hand a gave it a gentle squeeze. "She figured it out and confronted me about it. We agreed no more lies. So, I didn't deny it."
"What did she-" "She thought it was great. She's glad we're happy." His smile grew. "She was really cool about it."
"So, you're not ashamed to be seen with me? You really want me to be your date?" Kevin blushed more than ever at the thought that someone could want him.
"More than anything." Josh whispered, wrapping his arms around Kevin's waist, and pulled him closer. "And no. I'm not ashamed. How could I be?"
"Because, well, I'm hardly boyfriend material." Kevin closed his eyes and dropped his forehead to touch Josh's.
"I don't care. So, I'll ask you again," Josh smile grew as he also closed his eyes. "Wither - my perfect, amazing boyfriend - will you go to the dance with me?"
Kevin's lips broke into a huge grin.