I recently got the COVID and was in ✨~ pure agony~✨. A few of my family members, were getting healthy and over having covid themselves. My foster brother and I were stuck in our rooms, and I had to take care of myself. This brought up a lot of childhood stuff so,,,,, This is just me wanting someone to love me enough to take care of me when I really shouldn’t be caring for myself.
“Noooo, I’ll just get you sick!”
Sunshine's body slumps heavily against the bedroom door to keep it’s boyfriend out, Ben on the other side trying to push his way in. “C’mon, that’s the whole reason I'm here. Just let me in.” Truthfully, he could have overpowered them and got the door open so it wouldn’t over exert itself- but there was a chance he could hurt them in the process. He takes a step back to cool down. They had always been incredibly stubborn and insistent on taking care of itself. A lot like their older brother.
There’s a sigh from Ben’s side of the door, and they hear footsteps walking away from the door. Unfortunately enough for Ben, Sunshine knew their boyfriend well enough to not back away from the door. He’s probably betting on them backing away and to their bed. It was a few minutes of quiet, causing them to drift off for a good while- until there was a knock on the door. The sudden loud noise sent a pang of pain through their head, causing them to groan. “Sorry! I uh- made you soup with the packets that you have by the stove.” It knows it won’t be very good, that Ben could barely microwave food without something going wrong, but it hadn’t eaten yet that day. It gives itself a minute before scooting back and opening the door just a crack.
A single hand sticks out near the floor and does a grabby hand motion. The bowl is placed on the floor by the crack, suddenly both of Its hands shoot out and slide the bowl inside with them. It was followed by a gurgly coo of “Souuuuup.” The door shuts suddenly as Ben stuffs down a laugh. They slide away from the door, closer to their bed before they take a few sips. He definitely added a little too much water to the soup powder and didn’t add egg, but other than that, it was perfectly fine. “Fine, you may come in, but you have to stay away.” It then goes back to it’s food as their boyfriend pokes his head in.
Slowly he steps into the dark bedroom, the light blocking curtains closed tightly. His Significant Other had their back facing the door while they ate, a halloween themed peanuts blanket draped over their shoulders. Their hair hadn’t been brushed yet, fluffy, poking out on the sides, and tangled in the back.
They flood the blanket over their face as he tries to take the bowl from them. “Don’t get too close!” The bowl is placed in their dresser, beside the various rocks, figures, jewelry, and… that damn clown doll. Ben stares at it for a second before shivering and turning away. They still have the blanket over their face, like a kid who doesn’t want to get up early on thanksgiving morning to go to their aunts. He smiles a bit, coming up behind it and wrapping his arms around their waist before lifting them off the ground.
A little squeal leaves them, not expecting to be picked up. Their sickly self being placed gently on their messy, stuffed animal covered bed. Ben had never actually picked them up before, it itself honestly didn’t think it was possible. Slightly muscular skinny guy being able to pick up his chubbier s/o? Yeah no- until now of course. They immediately turn towards the wall and curl up into a fetal position, letting out a groan of “Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…” Never actually caring about his S/o’s warnings, he crawls in beside them before pilling them in close. There’s a soft huff, followed by “I can’t wait until the universe’s only savior gets sick before an all-life ending situation, and it’s all my fault.”
Ben lest out a gentle laugh, pressing his face into the blanket covered back of their head. “Just try not to stress yourself out over that, okay?” There isn’t an answer, only a strained, wheezing cough a moment later followed by a warranted groan. His lips press flat, that didn’t sound good- like, at all.
“Maybe you need me more than the universe does right now.”