Thursday, February 15, 2018

a new home

a new home




Oh, it was snowing, again. Joon's muscles ached from all of Natalie's boxes. He hardly had anything, compared to her wardrobe.

And there was the bed. It was naked at the moment, but he seriously felt he could curl up on it and take a long winter's nap.

She was busy in the kitchen unpacking all the things her grandmother thought would make an apartment a home.

"What if we get sick?" He asked as he leaned against the doorway of the galley kitchen. He yawned. Thankfully, the place was warm enough, but it was going on 2 a.m. in the morning and they did have classes and work.

"Don't say things like that." She was happy and content getting everything organized.

"Where's the sheets? I can make up the bed." It was the least he could do.

Suddenly, she looked at him, as if that was a very bad question.

"Nat, we gotta sleep." He winced, had she not thought that far. The place was a one bedroom. "Am I suppose to sleep on the couch?"

"No..no, of course not." She told him she didn't know where the sheets were.

Of course, there was not a pillow in sight. He was ready to sleep on a bag of potato chips, if he had too.

He looked around in the livingroom and found a box that said livingroom stuff. Although, they didn't even have furniture. There in  tall box was the bedding with fresh pillows at the bottom.

"Best Valentines day present ever." He smiled as he reached to take out the fluffy pillows.

She went back to the kitchen stuff and he made up the bed.

Naturally, it was all so girly, but he didn't care. He wanted to flop on the bed and close his eyes.

He still couldn't imagine Natalie and her grandmother doing all this right under his nose. She'd even been responsible for getting the power on.

Of course, Ivy's parents told him, if it didn't work out, he could always come back to his room at their house. He'd only moved with his laptop, a small bookshelf of his books and his clothes.

Joon was too tired to worry about romance. His limbs were ready to collapse.

Finally, Natalie arrived with pajamas and a toothbrush for him.

"How could I forget about these." She grinned, told him to wash up. After all, she already showered and changed into flannel pajamas.

He hated to tell her he didn't wear all that much to bed, but he did as he was told.  When he came back minty fresh from the mouth wash and the winter body wash, she was waiting for him.

"Which side do you, sleep on?" She wanted to know. of course, she was on the side that was most comfortable to him.

"Oh, I dunno." He told her he was too tired to think about it. So they got under the covers. He turned to the side he usually did, but he was facing her.

She smiled as she drew his face in. She kissed him. He kissed her back. They rested in each other's arms for moment.

"I actually like the side you're sleeping on." Natalie said.

Joon smiled. They switched. He was certain they would cling to each other all night, but as it was they rested comfortably, even if they weren't facing each other.

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