Once in a while, though, Lee allows himself the luxury of contemplation. When not distracted by her actual, dominating presence, he lets himself consider the possibility of a future. With her.
She would laugh at him, and for the most part, he laughs at himself, because the future stretches ahead of them, open and endless.
Teen, canon divergent. This is how I naively hoped their relationship might play out after the mini. *g*