100 ways to say I love you - TimKon edition:
Number 71: “No reason.”
A/N: I wanted to do something different, so this story is an ABO based one. It's non-explicit and is centred around the idea of scenting, if you don't like that sort of thing then don't read. In this Kon is an alpha and Tim is an omega.
Tim grimaces when he gets a whiff of the smell coming from himself. He smells absolutely disgusting. On top of the usual smell of sweat, there’s a strong scent of something like rotten eggs surrounding him. It makes sense considering he’s spent a good two hours traipsing around in Gotham sewers following a potential lead for a current case he’s working on.
Having gotten used to the smell while in the sewers, Tim didn’t realise how bad it actually was until he got home and got a whiff of it. He’s going to need like ten showers to fully remove the smell off of him, he’s probably going to have to ditch his uniform too, there’s very little chance that just washing his suit several times will remove the stench from it.
“Tim? Is that you?” Kon’s voice sounds throughout the apartment and Tim perks up at hearing his boyfriend. In a brief moment the smell is forgotten.
“Yeah it’s me,” Tim replies, Kon must have heard him coming through the window, “I’m done for tonight now. We’re calling it a night before resuming tomorrow.”
“Did the lead not follow through?”
Starting to remove his suit off his body, Tim lets out a disbelieving laugh. “Ha! The lead ended up leading us on a goose chase all around Gotham.” He pulls a face when the smell of rotten eggs hit his nose again.
“That honestly doesn’t surprise me.”
Kon’s voice sounds closer now and Tim looks up to find his boyfriend strolling into the living room and headed for him. Tim sends him a smile and Kon returns it. As Kon gets closer a new scent gets added into the mix of Tim’s sewage smell, he gets a hint of coconut though unfortunately it’s not strong enough to overpower the egg smell.
Tim loves that coconut smell as well, it’s the primary scent of his alpha, one that makes feel safe, comfortable and warm. There’s nothing better that Tim likes than coming home after a long and tiresome patrol to that welcoming scent of his boyfriend. It also helps to settle his omega instincts when he smells it after so long. Sadly that’s not the case right now.
Kon approaches him and once he’s a couple steps away he stops short and sends Tim a disgusted look, his facial features screw up as he wrinkles his nose. “Ugh, Tim, what the hell is that smell? Jesus you stink, and not in a good way either.”
Pausing the removal of his suit, Tim sends Kon an unimpressed look. “Yes thank you Kon, I’m fully aware of that.” An unhappy growl comes from Kon at Tim’s rebuke and Tim rolls his eyes at the behaviour. He's long past the level of trying to please his alpha, he’ll be as snarky and blunt as he wants to be.
Now only dressed in his undershirt and boxers, Tim bundles up his awful smelling clothes and carries them to the laundry room to be delt with later on. Whether that’s to completely ditch his suit or attempt to clean it first remains the question.
Leaving the laundry room Tim heads for the bedroom, ignoring Kon as he goes, although when Tim gets a whiff of coconut his steps slightly falter. Its stronger now than what it was before and Tim’s omega instincts cry out with longing to be engulfed in that scent and nothing else.
Tim grits his teeth and resumes forward determinedly to the bathroom. The sooner he showers, the sooner he can be with Kon and be surrounded by nothing else but their combined scents.
He makes quick work of the shower and once he’s dry he changes into some comfortable clothes before going on a hunt for his boyfriend. Tim quickly finds Kon lounging on their bed once he enters the bedroom, at his arrival Kon looks up from his phone and instantly gets up from the bed.
Before Tim could do anything Kon was upon him, his alpha forces him to turn around and Kon wraps his arms around him so he’s hugging Tim from behind. Tim allows it to happen and leans against Kon’s chest, his own hands come and rest over Kon’s and he laces their fingers together.
Tim hums contentedly and the sound comes out almost like a purr from the bottom of his throat. Normally Tim would be embarrassed after making a sound like that but right then he couldn’t find it in himself to care as he’s enjoying being hugged by Kon too much.
Lips press lightly against his cheek and they start moving down towards his jaw and further down onto his neck. Tim lets out a breath and tilts his head back onto Kon’s shoulder to allow him more access. The kisses soon turn into light bites as they get closer to the junction between his neck and shoulder, right where his omega gland is and right where his scent is the strongest.
The biting stops and Tim feels Kon smile into his skin. “You smell much better now,” he says pointedly. Kon nuzzles against the skin there before moving back up to his jaw where he starts to nuzzle there instead.
It’s then that Tim realizes what Kon is doing. Smiling, Tim turns his head so he could press his lips against Kon’s jaw too. “What are you doing?” He asks knowingly.
“Nothing.” Kon mumbles in response.
Tim breathes in deeply and gets a strong smell of coconut and a fruity scent of mixed berries. Those are Kon’s two main scents and Tim adores them.
“Really?” Tim pulls away enough so he could look at Kon in the eyes. “Because if I didn’t know any better I would say you’re scenting me.”
Kon stays silent and the fact that he didn’t deny it straight away confirms his actions. “Maybe…” his alpha admits eventually.
The omega inside of him preens at the admission. Tim smirks playfully at him. “And why are you scenting me?”
Kon blinks, clearly trying to come up with an answer. Usually Kon only scents him when one of their cycles come around or when he’s feeling rather possessive of Tim out of jealously for whatever reason. Of course Tim knows the real reason why he’s doing it now, he just wants Kon to admit it.
“Sure…” Tim snickers, “and you couldn’t wait a couple minutes longer until we were in bed together? So this has nothing to do with me being covered in a disgusting rotten egg smell and surrounded by my alpha brothers?”
Kon once again ducks his head and presses his lips against his neck. “Nope. Not all.” Tim snorts and shakes his head but before he could comment further Kon’s head shoots back up and his boyfriend sends him a frown. “The point you’re trying to make is stupid. Of course I don’t like you being covered in other scents, sewers included, obviously I’m going to want you smelling like me when you come back.”
“That’s true I suppose.”
Kon now looks at him pointedly. “Anyway you can’t say shit! You love my scent just as much as I love yours.”
Tim feels himself blush at the call out. The annoying thing about it is how he can’t even deny it either. What was the first thing he wanted to do after getting out of the shower, it was in fact to be covered in Kon’s scent.
When Tim doesn’t say anything Kon laughs and gives him a squeeze. He presses a kiss to his cheek, muttering a “thought so” into his skin. Tim huffs and rolls his eyes but there’s a small smile on his face. In all honesty, they’re as bad as each other. Tim is just as glad to get rid of that sewage smell as Kon is.
At that point Tim untangles himself from Kon’s hold and steps towards the bed, he glances back at his alpha making a “come on” gesture with his hand. “Let’s go to bed. I’m done with today and can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow morning.”
Kon laughs and follows Tim to the bed, but not before turning the bedroom lights off. They climb underneath the covers and Tim immediately shuffles over to press himself against Kon’s side. Kon wraps an arm around his back and holds him close. They stay in that position as they unwind from the days event’s and as they slowly drift off to sleep, both of them able to relax with the comforts of each other’s scents surrounding them.