Nights like these were the best, you had decided. Sitting on the top of the grassy hill, your dear friend close by your side with the orange-pink light drifting across the sky was simply amazing. Lying down beside him as the sky darkened and the stars came out was absolutely perfect. Watching the way the tiny, shiny lights sparkled in his eyes as if they resided there instead of the heavens, was positively wonderful.
“The, uh, stars are bright tonight.” He mumbled, watching the skies. His back pressed against the grass as he fiddled with the edge of the wheelchair to his right. Sprawling out to the best of his abilities, he raised his left arm and pointed upwards.
Flopping down beside him, you ran your hands through the knots in the grass, occasionally tearing some of it up. Smiling, you nodded.
“Definitely.” You agreed verbally, stretching your arms out in front of you as if you could somehow grab the little orbs of light out of the sky. Tavros shuffled beside you, his right hand searching for your left. Lowering your hands, you gently prodded his and entwined your fingers.
“Geez, Tav. You’re blushing so brightly I think you might just burn my eyes. It’s like you’re the sun and I’m the moon and you’re lighting up one half of me because that’s how far the light travels!”
It was quiet for a few moments as you both reflected on what had just been said. A snort beside you cast your attention towards the shy boy. He had his right hand over his mouth, cheeks flushed and shoulders shaking. It occurred to you he was trying not to laugh.
“Well, hey! It’s not like I’m lying or anything, blushy boy!” You pouted. In response, he squeezed your hand tighter. When you rolled your head to the left to face him, you found his gaze on your face, a smile dancing across his lips.
“No, it’s uh, you just, you’re really funny.” He mumbled, never once breaking eye contact. Grinning, you winked at him.
“It’s one of my charms, honey.”
He snorted again and rolled his eyes, before turning his flushed face away. You could have sworn he mumbled something along the lines of ‘you, uh, don’t know just how right you are’ but you brushed it off. The stars twinkled brighter as the sun disappeared behind the horizon.
A cold chill had begun to settle in and you moved closer to Tavros, throwing an apologetic yet cheeky grin at him.
“Come on, Tavvy. Let’s cuddle under the stars, please?”
He seemed unsure and stuttered incoherent words. Eventually he bit his lip and sighed. Barely raising his gaze away from the grass, he nodded. Almost immediately you had wormed your way into his arms, nuzzling contentedly into his shoulder.
He leaned down and kissed your forehead with shaky lips. You smiled at him encouragingly before burying into him further.
Yeah, nights like these were the best, you decided. As the heat surrounded your body and your soft whispers lingered around Tavros’, you smiled. Yeah, you were pretty content with this. You wished it would never end.