It would be easy to give some flippant answer, but instead he thought about it. "In some ways, Sirius and I are very much alike. We know what we want and we go after it. The main difference is that I don't have his insecurities. I know who I am and my place in the world. It allows me to be sure of my choices. I can't say that it was love at first sight, but once I told you that I wanted to be with you, I knew that you were my choice. I knew that day you came for breakfast. The waiting has been so you would finally believe that I'm not playing a game."
He nodded. "I don't think any of us had particularly happy futures in front of us. I guess the difference is that I'm arrogant enough to believe that I will have the future I want. I understand that even now, there are no certainties, but I'll fight to have what I want, just like I fought to ensure that we had an antidote."
Regulus chuckled. "I was planning a wedding before I got here to an unknown woman, got a job I didn't particularly like over one I did simply because of what would be best for my future. I don't need to follow a blueprint written for commoners. I don't need to do the dating and whatever else the world tells us we must have to fall in love. I already know and I do want to get to the end faster, because the end is just the beginning of our life together."
He stayed where he was, foreheads touching. "I hope you understand that I'm saying that 'one day' should be soon, right? Or do you want me to spell it out?"