It took several weeks, but finally, Raph was able to bring Luca out of his depressed state fully, leaving him smiling and singing again. He did quit his job at the club and actually stopped taking classes, in exchange to be with Raph any time they could. He helped around the shop more and got into some hobbies.
He seemed to change a little. Just enough for Raph to know. It was a good change, but one that occurred from heartache. But it still made Luca seemed brighter, and even softer in nature. Luca took up his old desires from his high school years, drawing and designing motorcycles. That had been his first choice in a career before his stepmother interfered, but now the passion returned.
He often got his inspiration at the park, sitting on the bench as he sketched out his designs. And that's where Raph found him during his lunch break, sketching and drawing marvelous bike designs that even competed well with Raph's artistic skills.
Luca seemed to be in deep thought that day, cause he didn't notice Raph until he planted a gentle kiss upon his cheek.
``Oh, lunch time already?'' Luca asked in surprise, noticing the small meal that Raph brought along to share.
``Yep. What you drawing today?'' Raph inquired as he leans over Luca. To his surprise, it was a home, the floor plans on the side and the design the main picture. Luca was in the middle of drawing a tree with a swing on it. The singer quickly covered up the drawing, completely embarrassed that Raph is looking at it.
``N-nothing! Don't look!!''
``Babe, is this your dream house?'' Raph asked gently, lightly pushing the book open once more to look at it.
Luca just hung his head and nodded slowly, his entire face growing red. Now that Raph had a chance to get a good look at it, it was a country home with three stories. A very spacious storage area for the basement, perfect for keeping decorations and canned goods in case of an emergency. The main floor held a small sitting area for company to visit, which then lead to a large kitchen, perfect for cooking meals for a large family. Next led to a den that was cozy, but provided lots of options for entertainment for adults and children alike, a small bathroom to the side for company to use. The second floor held four bedrooms, one a decent size for the adults to have with a large bathroom, designed to have a Jacuzzi bathtub and stand up shower. The other three bedroom were smaller, but big enough for children to live in till they grew old and left easily. A separate bathroom was between two of the bedroom that held a bathtub/shower combinations for the children to use. The reason Raph knew it was for children was because on the porch of the house was Raph and Luca, snuggling on the porch swing as they watch four toddlers play on the swing that Luca was drawing.
Raph gently sat next to his mate and held his cheeks to make him look at him. They hadn't spoken a word about children since Raph pulled him out of his funk, knowing it was still a sensitive topic.
``Do you want to try again? On purpose?'' Raph asked softly, studying his lovers reaction.
Luca avoided his eyes for a moment, choosing his words carefully. ``I want to leave this place, which holds so many terrible memories, build a home and a shop with you, and try again there.....'' Luca whispers softly, finally looking up at Raph, a deep blush on his cheeks as his eyes mist slowly.
Raph studied him for a minute longer before carefully kissing him, pulling his flush against his own chest, keeping him close as they kiss. When they break apart, Raph has a tender smile on his lips and soft gaze in his eyes.