Noah looked up as the first drop of rain hit his forehead and smiled in wry amusement as the skies opened up. The deluge that had been threatening over the LA skyline all day had finally hit.
He was soaked in a matter of seconds but it didn’t really matter. Los Angeles had been hit by a heat wave for the last three weeks and the cool rain felt good on his over-heated skin.
Spending all day in meetings with potential donors for his movies had drained what was left of his energy. His crappy little apartment had no air conditioning and sleeping had been almost impossible. Now he just wanted to get home and crash for the next eight hours or so.
He had his suit jacket slung over his arm as he walked past the deli that was three doors down from his building. As he crossed the alley in between the two buildings he was startled as a hand reached out and grabbed his arm and pulled him in the relative shelter of an overhang on the side of the shop.
“What the…?” Noah’s startled exclamation was cut off by familiar lips covering his. The kiss started gentle but quickly heated up.
When he pulled back to breath he looked down into caramel colored eyes.
“Hello Noah.” They could barely be heard over the rain hitting the pavement. The coolness of the water was causing steam to rise from the overheated ground.
“Luke, when did you get here?”
Noah watched as a stray drop of water slipped down from Luke’s temple and curved over his cheek. He found himself wanting to chase it with his tongue.
“I got to LA two days ago.”
Luke looked into Noah’s eyes, for once not trying to hide anything. Everything he was feeling was there in his gaze and Noah could feel it burning into him.
“Did you come for business?” Noah’s voice held more hope than he would’ve liked, but he couldn’t help it.
Luke’s hand came up to push the rain-soaked hair out of Noah’s eye’s before curving around his jaw.
“No, I came here for you.” Luke’s voice wasn’t much more than a whisper but Noah heard him clearly.
“And it took you two days…?” Noah leaned into the touch, eyes drifting shut in bliss for a second before opening again.
“To convince myself that no matter what I found when I knocked on your door, the trip would have been worth it, just to see you.”
Noah’s hands came up to rest at Luke’s waist. He looked down to see the wet cotton of Luke’s t-shirt clinging to every muscle of his chest. The sight made his mouth water.
“What do you mean, no matter what you found?” He couldn’t help but pull Luke closer.
“I was worried I was too late.” He broke the eye contact, letting his gaze fall in shame. “It’s been eight months.”
Luke’s hand came up to rest on Noah’s chest over his heart. He could feel how fast that heart was beating and he was hoping that was a good thing.
Noah used one hand to tilt Luke’s head up so he could look him in the eye.
“I said I’d be waiting…so I was.” He smiled as he said it, loving the way that Luke lit up from within at the words.
“Noah…I’m so sorry…” His face dimmed as he spoke but Noah cut him off.
“No, no more of that. We’ve said all “I’m sorry’s” we need to say for the past, don’t you think?”
Luke stood silently for a second before nodding.
“You look hot wet.” Luke grinned mischievously before sliding both arms around Noah’s neck, pressing them together.
Noah rolled his eyes and ducked his head for a quick kiss. “I know,” he said as he pulled back. He wound both arms tightly around Luke’s slim waist.
“You know, do you? How do you know?” Luke nuzzled his head into Noah’s neck. He smelled like coffee and cologne and rain.
“Because you’ve told me that before.” Noah finally gave in to the urge to lick one of those rain drops from Luke’s skin, chasing it with his tongue from his temple to his collar bone. “I also believe you told me that I look even better naked.”
Luke moaned and shuddered in his arms, pulling him closer. “Hmmm, I may have been wrong Mayer. I think I need another look to confirm my opinion.”
Noah chuckled, slipping one hand down to where Luke’s shirt met his jeans, one hand working it’s way under the fabric to the soft skin of Luke’s back causing him to arch against Noah.
“Well, let’s go figure it out, shall we Snyder?”
Noah leaned in, plundering Luke’s mouth in a fierce kiss. When he finally broke it breathe he looked at Luke for a second before speaking.
“You’re really here.” It was a statement not a question.
“I really am.” Luke kissed him again. “Now, let’s get inside before we drown.
Noah nodded and grabbed Luke’s hand, pulling him back into the downpour.
It had been a long wait, but definitely worth it.