Author: Aeon Cole
Fandom: Proof of Life
Challenge: 50 Ficlets // table
Prompt: #2 Motion
Word Count: 350
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The sun flickered between the leaves of the old oak tree that served as one of the supports for a hammock throwing an interesting pattern of light and shadow across Dino’s chest as he lay there. The swinging motion of the hammock slowed as a light breeze blew ruffling his red hair. A small smile settled onto his face on this peacefully quiet summer day.
He and Terry were between jobs and had decided to take advantage of the down time for some relaxation. And Dino decided he was going to enjoy every moment of it since he knew that, before long, they would be back out on another K and R being shot at by who knows whom. He raised his foot and lazily pushed against the tree setting the hammock swinging again. The side to side motion was slowly lulling him to sleep.
Terry stood back a few feet away watching his lover. He could count on one hand the number of times he’d seen Dino lying so still when he wasn’t either sleeping or unconscious. That thought caused him to chuckle alerting the redhead to his presence. Dino craned his head to the side and back just a bit opening one eye.
“You just gonna stand there gawking?” he asked.
Terry smirked. “Just admiring the view, mate,” he commented.
Dino blew out a laugh. “Sap,” he said. “Come on and join me.”
He scooted over to allow Terry to lie down next to him but this caused the hammock to tip to one side coming dangerously close to spilling him out onto the ground.
“You better hurry before I end up on my ass in the dirt,” Dino said.
Terry wandered over slowly. “Well, we wouldn’t want that to happen,” he said as he climbed in next to his lover.
Dino rolled to his side allowing Terry to spoon in behind him. Terry wrapped his arms around the redhead and heard Dino sigh contentedly. He kissed the back of his head.
“Happy?” Terry asked
“Mmm,” Dino hummed as he pushed off the tree once again setting the hammock in motion.