Henry x Jasper Requested by Anon
Henry didn’t mean for it to be like this. He had expected this adventure to end like all their other adventures did. They were supposed to beat the bad guys, get what they were looking for and make it home in time for dinner.
Instead everything had gone terribly wrong. They had lost Maggie in the fight. Henry wasn’t sure if she had gotten away to go get help or if she was being held hostage by those men, who ever they were.
"Henry." Jasper croaked out, he’d taken the majority of the beating and Henry could only assume that Jasper was going to blame Henry for everything. He couldn’t argue with that it had been all Henry’s fault. Jasper and Maggie wanted a relaxing vacation in the tropics and Henry couldn’t leave some old island tale alone.
"Henry." Jasper repeated.
"Yeah Jasper?" Henry asked moving in closer to him. They were sitting side-by-side in a small inflatable raft that Henry had been carrying in his backpack.
"Do you think Maggie is okay?" Jasper asked, he was holding his arm and his left eye had swelled shut.
"Yeah. I’m sure she got away and found help." Henry said, "She’s always thinking ahead of everyone else."
Jasper shivered. They were both sitting in cold seawater that had come into the boat with them. It wasn’t much, but it was just enough to keep them damp and uncomfortable.
"What if she didn’t? What if no one comes? What if we die out here?" Jasper asked, his voice getting more frantic.
"It’s going to be okay," Henry said, he touched Jasper’s hand and looked at him. "I promise. We are going to be okay."
“All the things I’ve never done in my life.” Jasper groaned. Henry didn’t know if it was because of the pain or not.
“Oh come on Jasper,” Henry said. “You’ve done plenty of things in your life. You’ve solved mysteries and fought criminals and traveled the world.”
“Yeah, I’ve done all that. Big deal,” Jasper said. “I’ve never skipped class or gone fishing with my dad or even had my first kiss. And now I am going to die without having done—“
Henry didn’t know why he did it. He wasn’t even thinking about it, but now he was leaning over pressed against Jasper. Their lips pressed against each other. Henry didn’t mind it he enjoyed it actually. Jasper tasted exactly how Henry imagined he would, and in that moment he knew they were going to be okay.