Thomas Barrow, Jimmy Kent
Title: That Way
The first time Jimmy thought about Thomas that way was when they shook hands good-bye. Or at least it was the first time he would admit it to himself. But his sidelong glance as he rode away on the wagon was the only sign of that, a sign he knew Thomas couldn't understand.
The next time Jimmy thought of Thomas that way was when he opened the door to his flat on Wickhampton Road to the strangely familiar, slightly drunken voice to his new neighbour. Or at least it was the next time he had the nerve to do something about it. They both stood there dumbfounded until Thomas reached out his hand and Jimmy took it, pulling him into an unexpected hug.
After that, Jimmy never had to stop thinking of Thomas that way.
This fits in after Wickhampton Road