[Emmett had lost count of all the mornings he’d awoken tangled up with Nicole. How sometimes when she’d readjust her head, long waves of hair would smack into his face and he’d wake up choking on it. Or how he could still hear the Frozen DVD title menu music. Either that or Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Or when he’d wake up before she did and she’d still subconsciously curl into him. They were warm, secure. They were happiest in the mornings before the day began and it was nice waking up to a beautiful face. In the weeks that they’d been arguing, Emmett hadn’t been able to sleep. He was too cold. Too hot. It was too quiet. Too loud. Not enough blanket. Too much blanket. He couldn’t win, but now, feeling Nicole’s body warmth and hearing her soft, thudding pulse. He felt like he could relax.] Missed you. [Em nearly whispered, kissing her cheek.]
I missed you too. [She mumbled, trailing her fingers up and down his arm as she let her thoughts wander. She remembered the time they went on their first date and ended up having a water fight, their first kiss that made butterflies go through her entire body. Their endless movie night dates that ended in either make out sessions or sex. Their inside jokes and the times they spent just laying in each others arms.] I love you.
[Emmett stilled for a moment, a slow grin forming on his lips as Nicole cleverly re-used his words. He felt her body readjusting around him and he settled in, wrapping his arm snugly around her torso. Nicole’s head rested right below his chin and as he sighed, a few strands of hair at the top of her head quivered. Without thinking, Emmett reached out to fix them and just ended up playing with her hair.] Fuck. I knew I should’ve just risked it and picked up the phone. Does that mean we can go back to talking about Black Widow? [he teased]
[Nicole couldn’t help the grin that formed on her face when his arms wrapped around her once more. The two weeks she had gone without Emmett were hell and she’d use any excuse to be as close to him as she could get, even if it was just them play fighting. It used to scare her how in love with him she was but she learned to just accept it and let it happen and as she laid there in his arms, she knew it was the best decision she could ever make.] You’ll know next time, lesson learned. [She teased, patting his arm.] We can talk about whatever you want to talk about, love.
[Emmett smiled at how easily Nicole went along with his jokes. She just rolled with his personality because things were always shifting in their lives. Not even Em himself knew how he was going to wake up feeling the next day. On the days when there seemed to be a pressure filling his head, he could count on her to help him make it feel lighter and she didn’t even have to lift a finger. Just hold him. Or even just be by him. But, then there were days when Emmett felt in good spirits. Like he wanted to joke around and be his old self again. Nicole never brought up the events past or asked him about the voices. If he was smiling, she was too. And that’s how it had always been between them. A steady give and take. Rolling back over to face his girlfriend, Em propped himself up on his elbow, looking at down at her.] Oh hey, sorry I missed your call. I was caught up in this insane traffic.
[Nicole smirked when he rolled back over to face her, knowing she had won once again. She knew all of his soft spots just like he knew hers and neither of them would hesitate to use them against one another.] Oh wow that really sucks, I’m sorry to hear about the traffic. Unfortunately for you, the moment was here and I was all into it and now it’s gone.