Re: Dinner: Athelstan and Ragnar
"He had grown used to it already, otherwise he would have had a new name," Ragnar said fondly as he looked at the puppy. "I will not call you Stan, either. It does not become you to have your name shortened like that."
And certainly he could call him Connor, but Athelstan suited him. And it was...it just was him. "Whatever you prefer. Connor is a beautiful name, but I cannot promise I will always remember." Should the occasion ever come where he was able to take pleasure in Athelstan, he was sure that he would want to moan the name he had always known him by.
Ragnar blinked and reached across the table, taking Athelstan's hand. "You will never be a disappointment to me, you must remember this. Whatever you can or cannot give, whatever you ask of me, I will not be disappointed. I loved you all of those years without us going to bed, do not think it will change. Please trust me-" He brought Athelstan's fingers to his lips and kissed the back of each of them.