Best Wishes, Warmest Regards, Fondest Consideration
Fandoms: Schitt's Creek
04 Oct 2020
“I want Stevie to stay,” Patrick said, lying next to David in the dark.
“She’s in her room, honey,” David said, words muffled against his pillow. He reached blindly for Patrick’s hand. This wasn’t the time to start this conversation, but Patrick wouldn’t be able to sleep otherwise.
“No, David, I want her here, with us,” Patrick said. He ran his thumb over David’s rings. “She still has feelings for you. And I know you love her.”
“I love you, Patrick,” David said and it filled Patrick’s heart to hear him say it so easily.
“I know you do,” Patrick assured him, “We’re okay, David.”
“But Stevie’s not,” David said, tone colored with understanding.
“And we love her.”
“We do,” Patrick said, feeling the smooth metal of David’s rings until he fell asleep.
Stevie shut her eyes against his shoulder. It had been weird, sleeping without him there.
She pulled away, “what are you cooking?”
“Oh,” Patrick said, “I have some chicken and vegetables on the grill.”
“Shouldn’t you be keeping an eye on those,” David suggested, glanced toward the backyard.
Patrick laughed, passing Stevie her bag, “there’s plenty if you want to join us?”
David, Patrick, and Stevie reconnect after a long week of travel for the newest motel acquisition.