Ashleigh Anpilova


Ducky wonders if Jethro knows just how much he is loved.

An established relationship story.

Written: July 2009. Word count: 300.



I would go anywhere to get to you, so why is it that all you have to do is smile to get to me?


As I sit enjoying a pre-supper sherry, waiting for Jethro to finish showering, I wonder, as I do from time to time, if Jethro is aware of just how much I love him. Of just how important he is to me. Of just how far I would go for him. Of just what something as simple as his smile can do to me.


I find myself hoping he is aware, whilst at the same time hoping he isn't. I want him to know, because everyone should know how loved they are. And yet maybe it is better he doesn't know, in case it lowers his opinion of me.


After all, I gave up traveling around the world, I gave up hope of returning to my home country, I brought Mother all the way to the States when it became clear she could no longer live alone. And I did all that because of Jethro; because I wanted to be with him. And if for any reason he has to leave the States, then I would go with him. I would go anywhere and do anything for him. Oh, dear, that does make me sound rather weak and somewhat of a besotted fool, does it not? However, it is the truth.


And it is equally true that he can move me, he can touch me, he can brighten my entire day simply by smiling at me. He has a smile he reserves only for me; it always touches his eyes, it softens his face and tells me what I mean to him.


"Penny for them, Duck." I start slightly, as Jethro kisses my lips and his still damp hair brushes my cheek.


Should I tell him? Why not? "I was thinking about how much I love you."


He smiles; 'my' smile.  



You Can Always Make Me Smile is the companion piece to this story.


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