Re: Dinner: Athelstan and Ragnar
"I do not need to be close to my gods. They are around. I have met some of them here. It is nothing. I want you to have that. It was so important to you," and he loved Athelstan, he couldn't imagine him without his God. Without that faith that had made him glow. Made him so precious to Ragnar. And so he was going to do it. He was going to find somewhere, and they would go. Not a Catholic church, okay, there were tons of other denominations they could try. Ragnar would look into it.
He lifted his hand from Athelstan's leg, cupping his cheek instead, looking deeply into his eyes. "I will be happy if I am with you. If you tell me you love me, if you wish to be with me, then I can live with that. What more can I want? My needs I can satisfy on my own. I am not the same man I used to be. I am willing to sacrifice something so small for something as big as-" as Athelstan. The man he loved. If he wanted to be with him. Just for Ragnar to be able to call him his.
He smiled. "I have made a chocolate pudding for dessert. It needs to cook, but it is only a few minutes. I will put it in the oven when you are ready."