This quote popped up on Reddit again and every time I see it I think I want to write something based on it, and when I think about being ready I always think Juri x Shin virginity fic >_< What better excuse to finally write it...
“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” - Hugh Laurie
“Juri.” Shintaro says, his voice quiet but strong, determined. “I want to do this.”
“Are you sure you're ready?” Juri asks, just to be sure, because as much as he wants this – fuck how he wants this – he doesn't want Shintaro to regret it.
“No.” Shintaro says seriously. “But what is ready? What if nobody is actually ever ready for anything? What if there's no such thing as ready? What if there's just now.”
“Shin...” Juri says as soothingly as he can manage, it doesn't make sense but wherever Shintaro has gotten this idea from, it's really struck something with him.
“I'm scared.” Shintaro admits. “I'm scared that I won't be good at it, I'm scared that whoever I'm with won't enjoy it, I'm scared that I won't enjoy it...” his voice is almost pleading. “I'm scared that it will hurt, but waiting...a year, five years, ten years...it's not going to give me any answers, I want to know now and I trust you. Juri...you're my best friend, you would never hurt me...you would never make fun of me and you would never push me to do it again if it just wasn't right for me...I don't know what ready is, but I trust you.”