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Alois was a bit dumbfounded. Was his s/o just acting a mockery of himself? It seemed like a major coincidence that the two were both afraid of the same things. He came off a bit insulting at first, asking if his partner was serious.
A hurt look crossed his s/o’s face as they looked down and mumbled, “Of course I’m serious.”
Realizing he’d unintentionally hurt his lover, his eyes widened and he stammered out several apologies. “I just thought it was crazy that we both have the same fears. This does make our relationship a bit easier, though, doesn’t it?”
His partner was relieved he didn’t deride them at their confession, however at his last statement, they were thoroughly confused. “How so?”
“I mean, when we sleep together, neither of us will complain about a light staying on.” He paused before adding, “As for the other one, we just won’t leave each other. Ever.”
His partner smiled at him, pulling him into a tight hug. Alois was overjoyed as he fervently hugged them back. Everyone thought his fears were childish. They all thought that his fear of abandonment made him overbearing. Now he’d found someone that understood where he was coming from–that understood him.
“We can be together forever and ever,” claimed his s/o, if not for themselves, then for Alois.
“Mhm,” Alois agreed. “I love you,” he cheerfully exclaimed.
“I love you, too,” they responded, pulling away from the hug to peck his cheek.
Alois hurriedly tugged them back into him, not wanting their hug to be over yet. This time, he was gentler–holding them securely, but not crushing them. He laid his head in the crook of their neck. “I’m so glad you’re mine,” he said. And he really was. They were the best thing that had ever happened to him.