Summary: Ryan and Josh talk.
Warning: AU, Eric and Ryan as kids. I've also taken a few liberties with their age.
Pairings: Ryan/Eric, pre-slash
Disclaimer: I am saddened that I don't own either Ryan or Eric. I do own the pasts that I made up about them though. Um, that's about it, not making any money :(
A/N: Yay! I'm back! Don't know for how long, but I've had the urge to write this, yay!
Ryan - 17
Eric - 19
“Alright, next question,” Josh leaned against the pillows propped up on the wall, pretending to read through his anatomy textbook. “What’s one of you favorite times with Eric?”
Ryan sighed as he looked up at the ceiling, hands behind his head as he lounged on his own bed. “What do you mean? We were inseparable for almost ten years.” After hearing about how Ryan was never able to make to Eric’s graduation party Josh had been asking all sorts of questions about the Cuban.
“Exactly, you have to have some kind of favorite moment, a memory if you will.” Josh glanced up at the younger boy who would be a senior with him when the year started in three days. “I know you haven’t been pining over this man for all these years and not have a memory of him that you cherish.”
“Hey,” Ryan lifted his head slightly. “I haven’t been pining over him for years.”
“That’s right, you only discovered that you were pining over him less than a year ago,” Josh rolled his eyes. “Now, spill.”
Ryan grunted then shrugged slightly. “I don’t know, I guess it was maybe when I was seven. I had been living in Miami for about a year.” A small smile started to form across Ryan’s lips. “I still hadn’t made a lot of friends so I had no one to invite over for a party for my birthday, it as just going to be a family party.”
Josh raised an eyebrow as Ryan told his story, not quite seeing where Eric was in the tale. “My little brother had better luck making friends then I ever did, and probably still do. Well, right before dinner the doorbell rang and I ran to answer the door.” Ryan glanced over at his roommate. “Eric was standing there with his mother, a big present in his arms.”
“What was it?” Josh asked curiously.
“I honestly don’t remember,” Ryan shrugged. “It was my first birthday in a new place, a new home, and I had a party with my friend. I can honestly say that was the best birthday I’ve had so far, and it was all thanks to Eric.”
“Because he came over?” Josh raised his other eyebrow this time.
“Because he showed me that I had a friend.” Ryan smiled and closed his eyes.