HC modern au Angbang VI
They are both hair obsessed, but in different ways.
Long hair is a lifestyle and a life choice. Melkor thinks, in fact, that it's the easy way to keep it in order without spending too much effort and time. On contrary, Mairon thinks long hair suits him more than short, giving him a neat aspect and adding peculiarity to his personality.
Mairon is blessed by nature with copper red hair. He share the colour with his Mom, but she always says that 'yours is far more gorgeous'. Used to be called 'ginger' since he was a child, he grew up almost hating his distinctive colour. When he was seventeen, he dyed it blonde. After some weeks of satisfaction for the change, he ended up not recognising his hair anymore: he went with shaving it completely, and let it grow anew. Since then, he has taken care of his hair almost obsessively, and unwilling to change his fabulous colour anymore.
Melkor's hair is a long, silky, wild, black cascade, in Mairon's words 'the blackest black I've ever seen'.
Rarely tied up or down in a ponytail, he keeps his hair most of the time loose: shiny, full and thick, it's a pleasure to admire (and he knows it too well). During summer, often the long sides are tied at the back of the head in a loose bun, thing that gives it movement and a less grave expression.
Mairon's hair style reflects his mood, and sometimes also the occasion. Ponytails of every sort, buns, braids, half tied, completely loose, headbands, invisible hair pins... There's almost no limit for him. With his hair he can do everything and be everything, and all suits him perfectly.
Melkor has the bad habit since childhood of curling it on his finger. That's way Melkor's long and straight mane tends to curl in loose locks in the the front. Mairon finds it sincerely annoying, but Melkor is not bad intended while doing it: he is just restless and unable to stay quiet. He has learnt to govern it a bit, though, but sometimes it's simply automatic.
They both don't like it, when people feels free to touch deliberately their hair, but for Melkor the situation is just a little more simple : being tall and massive, no one really dares to approach him that closer.
Melkor loves Mairon's hair in a way he never thought possible. He spends long, interminable moments before his partner wakes up just watching it, observing how it shines in a thousand of red reflections when the morning light hits his locks. Softly he runs his fingers through his hair, trying to not wake him up abruptly. He thinks Mairon doesn't feel it... But he does. Matter of fact, Melkor is the only authorised human being to touch his mane.
Indeed, Mairon adores Melkor's hair too. He is the reason why Melkor's hair looks so luscious and is so healthy. He takes care of their hair with special and seasonal products.
Sometimes, when they shower together, they give each other a massage with a mutual hair washing, a fantastic way to reconnect and pamper each other. With the warm water running over their hair and body, they hug and kiss. Or simply they sit on the shower floor in each others arms letting the warm water continue to run.