If you're taking prompts what about "Please, don’t leave" with nurseydex maybe post est. relationship and they have a fight over something or the other bad like they haven't had since the time when the hated each other bad enough to make one feel like they need to leave for the night but that causes Nursey's anxiety to flare up and neither of them really sleep well without the other anymore so they try but it gets to the point where ones of them just quietly U surely asks "Please, don’t leave"
Nursey and Dex have reached a point in their relationship where everyone knows this is it. There’s even a bet going on about when they’re going to get engaged, and a further bet on who will do the proposing.
They’re about three months away from graduation, and have already made the decision to move into an apartment in Providence together. They’ve started hunting for places to live, but one huge obstacle stands in their way.
Nursey likes the more extravagant apartments. The ones that have three bedrooms and are in the middle of downtown, with gorgeous views of the city around them. Dex likes the one or two bedroom apartments that are on the outskirts of the city and a little more affordable for two guys just graduating from college. He’s got student loans, after all.
Nursey offers to pay more than half of their rent, but that just makes Dex even angrier, and the resulting things they say to each other are not very pretty.
Dex declares that he’s sleeping “literally anywhere else tonight” and storms out of the room, whole body red with anger. Which is just fine for both of them—at first.
The longer Nursey sits at his desk fuming, the more he starts to worry about what just happened. They argue all the time, but never like that. Not since their frog year when they hated each other. They argue over little, insignificant things, and their arguments are usually half-hearted and resolved within a short time frame.
But this. This seemed a lot more serious. More significant. And Dex storming out feels almost…final, in Nursey’s mind.
And now, he can’t stop thinking about how final it all seemed. How angry Dex was, and how stupid he probably was to force the subject. The difference between one bedroom and the location might have just ended their relationship.
He tries curling up in bed, thinking maybe if they both just get a good night’s sleep the argument might resolve itself. But the whole situation isn’t sitting well with him. The other side of the bed is overwhelmingly still and cold. The attic is too quiet, and Nursey’s whole body feels charged with energy that is just not letting him relax enough to fall asleep.
He heaves a sigh and rolls out of bed. If he isn’t going to sleep, he might as well at least get a slice of the leftover pie that Bitty sent this weekend.
On the way down, he notices the tv is on, and takes a peek into the living room.
Dex is cuddled up on the couch staring blankly at the tv. His eyes are rimmed red, and he’s sniffling every minute or so. He obviously can’t sleep either. It breaks Nursey’s heart because he did this. He made Dex this way.
“Baby?” he says quietly. Dex looks up. “Please, don’t leave.”
Dex sucks in a breath and sits up, turning to face Nursey.
“I’m sorry,” Nursey says in a rush. He crosses the room and sits on the table in front of Dex. “I got excited thinking about finding the perfect apartment for us to move into. I shouldn’t have pushed so hard. I just…I love you, Dexey.”
“I don’t even understand why you want three bedrooms, though. The location, I can compromise. But three bedrooms is too much when it’s really just going to be you and me,” Dex says, sounding resigned.
And hey, that’s somewhere they can start compromising on. Nursey takes a deep breath.
“I—well, I want to spend the rest of my life with you, Dex,” he admits. “And when I look at those apartments that have more bedrooms, I think about how we would have the room to start a family. I—I want a family with you.”
Dex is silent for a moment, and Nursey is so, so afraid he’s going to turn him down. But—
“Don’t you think you’re putting the cart before the horse?” he asks with a small smile. “Babe, we haven’t even graduated yet and you’re planning for our kids?”
Nursey shrugs, a little embarrassed.
“At least I know you’re going to be an amazing father.” Dex reaches out and takes Nursey’s hand. “You know, when we have children a long, long time from now.”
Nursey meets Dex’s gaze and he’s got a little twinkle of amusement in his eyes. Dex giggles a little, and leans forward to kiss Nursey.
“I love you way too much for a little argument to break us up,” he says sweetly. “But babe, we gotta take everything one step at a time. Let’s graduate and get real jobs and maybe actually get engaged and married before we start thinking about having enough room to have children.”
“So when I ask you to marry me, you’re going to say yes?” Nursey asks, returning Dex’s kiss.
“Not if I ask you first,” Dex responds with a smirk.