zuko heard sokka exhale as they buried their head further into his chest. his partner hair was out of its usual ponytail and turning into quite the bed head style, but he thought it made them look cuter.
admiring them, zuko took the hand he was resting behind his head, and brush sokkas hair out of their face. sokka let out a tired groan. zuko was used to that noise since sokka had a habit of waking up like that.
after a moment they opened their eyes, locking their gaze with their boyfriend. “enjoying the view?” they asked teasingly, voice hoarse, moving their arms to prop themself up on zukos chest, still dreamily looking him in the eyes. zuko blushed, wondering how sokka always managed to make him smile.
“i am actually,” he finally responded, taking sokkas chin in one hand and pulling them close for a short kiss. “and thinking,,, about us.” his addition caused sokka to raise their eyebrow, before resting their head in the crook of zukos neck, in between leaving kiss marks there, they ask “pray tell, young fire lord.”
if there was one thing zuko learned from his time being with sokka, is that they were especially physically affectionate in the mornings. not that he was complaining. waking up to your partner covering your chest in kisses wasn’t an unwelcome wake up call. but the first few times he woke up to it, he was too flustered for words. now he could somewhat talk through it, only stuttering over a few works.
“i just thought that maybe, since we’ve been together for a while, and i really enjoy your company that you know, we could um-“ in practice, asking this question was a lot harder than zuko thought. but sokka, knowing him well enough to cut him off in the middle of his ramblings spoke up, oh zuko, would you just spit it out?” they had ceased leaving hickeys on his neck and was now looking into his eyes.
zuko briefly got lost in their eyes before clearing his throat. sokkas gaze had a way of giving him butterflies and simultaneously giving him peace of mind enough to ask without tripping over his words.
“would you wanna move in with me?” zuko asked suddenly. “move in with you?” sokka asked shocked. whatever they were expecting it wasn’t that.
“o-only if you want to, of course!” zuko quickly sputtered out. god i must look so needy. he thought. “it’s just we spend most days together anyways and i thought it just might be easier if we-“
sokka cut him off, by pressing a chaste kiss to his lips and started running their fingers through his hair. “you’re cute when you’re flustered, you know that dork?”
zuko turned pink. “is that a yes?” he asked causing sokka to roll their eyes. “what do you think?” and they both smiled.
they say in silence for a moment, just holding each other, and treasuring the moment. of course soon enough, sokka broke the silence saying “ i guess this means they’re gonna find out about us huh?”
“like they don’t already know,” was the only reply they received.