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💕+ one of them nuzzles their head into their lover’s chest, falling asleep, as their lover kisses them gently, wrapping their arms tighter around them OR "You're so golden" for ficlet <33
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Eddie is sick. He’s sick and he won’t admit it, and it’s driving Buck a little insane.
It started with a sniffle two days ago which Eddie insisted was ‘just allergies’. They’ve been together two years now, known each other for much longer, and Buck knows Eddie doesn’t have allergies. He also knows Eddie struggles to admit when he’s not feeling good, so he had let this one slide.
Now it’s two days later and Eddie is in bed with the flu, groaning and whining and shouting for Buck whenever he leaves the room.
Buck has been keeping up a steady supply of soup, water and meds. He’d like to be able to provide cuddles too, but Eddie is insistent he keeps his distance so he doesn’t get sick too. They’ve sent Chris to stay with Pepa for the week so he doesn’t catch it either.
Buck is just finishing washing the last of the dishes from this round of soup - abuela’s recipe, of course, when he hears Eddie shout for him. He sounds sad, so Buck quickly dries his hands and follows the sound of Eddie’s voice to their room.
“Eds? Are you good?” he asks, leaning against the doorframe. He can just make out the lump that is Eddie under the sheets and can hear faint sniffling too. When Eddie doesn’t respond, he makes his way to the bed, perches himself on the edge and reaches out to touch Eddie’s back.
“Hey, Eds, can you turn over for me?” He keeps his voice gentle. Eddie does move then, turns to face him and oh, he’s crying. “Hey hey hey, what’s going on, baby?” He moves his hand to Eddie’s hair, knowing the repetitive motion is relaxing for his boyfriend.
“I just feel awful” Eddie cries, “I’m so tired, and you’ve been doing everything and I just want to get better so I can see Chris again.”
Buck gets it, he misses Chris too, and knowing Eddie feels so sick on top of that makes his heart ache. “We’ll see him soon, right? We’re gonna get you feeling better and then he can come home.” That seems to calm Eddie some, because he knows rationally that Chris will only be gone another couple of days.
“Buck, do you- do you think you could hold me for a while?” Eddie sounds so small when he asks.
“Of course, always. Scooch over.” and then Buck is climbing into bed and pulling Eddie into his chest. Eddie settles immediately, nuzzles his face against the soft material of Buck’s shirt.
Buck holds Eddie until his breathing evens out and he’s fallen asleep, soft snores the only noise in the room. He presses his face into Eddie’s hair, kisses his head, and sure, he smells sick, but he also smells like Eddie.
He knows he’s risking getting sick himself, but getting to care for Eddie, getting to see him at his most vulnerable, to be trusted with that, is everything.
When he starts coughing later, he’ll let Eddie say ‘I told you so’ and he won’t even argue.
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