by Nix
(crimsonquills AT gmail DOT com)

Tony hadn't intended to say anything. He'd wanted sex with Steve to be like their friendship: relaxed and comfortable most of the time, passionate occasionally. If he said something, it might become nervous and tense. But after they'd lain curled up together, kissing slowly, for several minutes, Tony pulled back, looked into Steve's warm gaze and spoke without thinking: "I've never done this before."

Steve blinked, his wandering hands going still. "Been with a man?"

Tony nodded.

Steve smiled softly. "Thank you. For giving me a chance," he clarified.

Tony had to laugh. "You've given me so many, I think I could spare one."