Dukesaw prompt: Veronica is anxious about a big test coming up and has been non-stop studying. Heather is trying to get her to relax because she thinks Ronnie might be too stressed.
this uh?? might not be exactly what you asked for bUT DUKESAW BEING CUTE IS WHAT IM WEAK FOR SO!!!!!
“Veronica,” Heather Duke started, hoping to draw her girlfriend’s attention, but she didn’t even look up. With a groan, she stepped closer, wrapping her arms around her neck. There was still no response from Veronica, so intently focused on the book in front of her as she was, but Heather was going to be insistent. She was going to relax and enjoy the little bit of time they had together, damn it. Summer was coming up, and there was no telling how long it would be before they got to see each other after graduation. With colleges to apply to and visit, they might not even get to see each other until next summer break. It worried Heather, to know she could go a whole year without seeing her girlfriend, but all the same, she wanted her to live the life she wanted and to be happy. Still, she wanted just five minutes of her time then, five minutes together, because Veronica had been focused on their upcoming math test since it had been announced.
Heather knew why she was worrying, that her girlfriend’s worry wasn’t unwarranted, but somewhere in the back of her head, there was the start of doubt, of worry for not seeing her girlfriend for no telling how long. She simply rested her chin on top of Veronica’s, and sighed. “You need to relax,” Heather mumbled, her tone much softer now, and under her grip, she felt Veronica’s tense shoulders slump, just slightly. Time to reel her in. “Please? Just for five minutes? I want to be able to hang out with you tonight, without it being me watching the back of your head while you read. I’ve done enough of that in my life, pining after you for so long… Cuddle with me a little bit?”
For a moment, with the last little bit of her whine still ringing in the air, Veronica was still. Just as Heather Duke started to pull back, the worry gnawing at her stomach that she had messed up, Veronica sighed, shutting her book, and leaned back into her. Her head lifted, turning to look at her, and Heather pulled back enough to meet her eyes when Veronica’s head finally tilted back. They were wonderful, the same as always, the same dark pits she could stare at for hours, and Heather wanted nothing more than to kiss her right then. The only things that stopped her was Veronica’s furrowed brow, worry written on her face, and her own constant buzzing need for consent. She had to know Veronica was okay with kissing her before she did, because she didn’t want to be like the guys who didn’t care about what she wanted. She couldn’t be like them.
“I’m sorry, Heather. I haven’t meant to be neglecting you lately, I’m just… Worried about this dumb test… We can cuddle for a while, absolutely,” Veronica sighed, putting a hand over Heather’s. Heather smiled in return to the kind gesture, excitement in her eyes, and opened her mouth to ask the same thing she always did before she kissed her, but before a word left her mouth, Veronica smiled that wonderful smile of hers. “And yes, you can kiss me. I know that’s what you’re waiting for.”
Once she had her consent, she didn’t wait a moment, before pressing their lips together, kissing Veronica and reveling in the fact that they had this moment, if nothing else.