Hey, Little Songbird

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strange is the call

Adrian held her from behind, tenderly gripping  one of her breast his lips resting on her shoulder.

"I want to buy you something," he whispered, dragging his hands across her throat gently, "Beautiful to put here. Something that shines like you."

She smiled, her lashes kissing her cheeks.

"Someone hurt you today didn't that?" She whispered, staring at his shadow on the wall.

He sighed. "Why do you say that?"

"I heard it," she explained. "I'm your voice. You sounded...like you were in pain. It hurt my chest. What happened?"

He looked away. "I...don't think I'm ready to talk about it."

"That's okay," she whispered. "I'm here when you want to. But if you ever need someone to know...that you're hurting. Or just need something and you don't know what, no matter you are, call me okay?"

He nodded. "I will."

"Do you promise?" She whispered. "Because sometimes...I see how far away you are. And how closed off you can be. I know you're not very emotional by nature. But you have to let things out sometimes."

He swallowed. "I know. I don't like it though."

"You don't have to. You just have to. Being numb is just a state of overwhelming feeling. So much that your senses can't process it. But you're feeling, Hades. Just let out a little. So that you can feel what you need to."

"And why are you so wise?" He grumbled.

"Because I raised thinking numb was good. Numb meant everything was okay. Feeling was too wild. Numb was good. And I loved that way. Observing my own life, like an outsider. And one day...I just wanted to feel."

She sighed. "Anything. I just wanted to feel again."

He hugged her tighter. "I feel you. It's the realest thing I have. You."

She let a breath. "I know. I feel the same. But there are other things. Other pain. We ignore it. But my fear of being alone, your fear of love, our broken pieces...we have to know where they are, so we don't cut ourselves, or worse the people we love."

"I'll tell you," he whispered. "One day. But not day. It's too fresh today."

"That's okay. When you're ready. But for now, let's stay like this. It's warm and safe here, isn't it."

He nodded. "Yeah. It's home."

"Isn't that crazy? We haven't even known each other for long. Not even three months. Is this normal?" She asked.

"I don't think so. But I don't want to give it up either," he replied.

He inhaled her skin deeply, filling his lungs with her. He cuddled her closer, his eyes closing gently.

They opened. Not quite yet. It was still too soon.

"Hey," she whispered. "Do you want me to sing you a song?"

"Please," He croaked.

Hmm, hmm
Wake up and smell the coffee

She shifted holding him gently.

Is your cup half full or empty?
When we talk, you say it softly
But I love it when you're awfully quiet
Hmm, hmm quiet
Hmm, hmm

She played with his hair as his eyes began to close.

You see a piece of paper
Could be a little greater
Show me what you could make her
You'll never know until you try it

She rubbed his cheek with the back of her fingers, making his tired eyes open, looking up at her with a small smile.

Hmm, hmm
And you don't have to keep it quiet
And I know it makes you nervous
But I promise you, it's worth it

She kissed his eyes.

To show 'em everything you kept inside
Don't hide, don't hide
Too shy to say, but I hope you stay
Don't hide away

He reached up, taking a curl of his between her fingertips.

Come out and play

He touched her face gently, making her turn and kiss his hand. His breath hitched.

Look up, out of your window
See snow, won't let it in though
Leave home, feel the wind blow
'Cause it's colder here inside in silence
You don't have to keep it quiet

He closed his eyes again, the sleep catching up to him, her voice frowning out the memories.

Yeah, I know it makes you nervous
But I promise you, it's worth it
To show 'em everything you kept inside

Ophelia smiled softly, as he started falling off to sleep. He was fighting it, keeping his eyes on hers. What was he so afraid of?

Don't hide, don't hide
Too shy to say but I hope you stay
Don't hide away

She pulled the covers them both, and he turned over, his face to hers. He reached for her hand under the sheets.

She grabbed it, her own eyes closing.

Come out and play

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Really proud of the last two chapters. I think that's all for tonight though! What was that? Four updates today?

Lol. Hope you all enjoy! Remember to listen to any music attached to the chapter! It helps the mood a lot!

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