Try - Erik Lehnsherr One Shot
Erik let out a loud sigh, flopping down on the couch beside you. You cuddled into his side, resting your head on his shoulder while Erik wrapped his arm around your shoulders.
“He’s good, Charles, he really gets it out of you.” He said thoughtfully, tracing lines on your arm softly. It tickled but was also relaxing.
“It’s exhausting though.” You murmured.
“Yes. That’s true.” He nodded.
“I’m definitely exhausted.” Erik said, lying back on the couch flat and pulling you gently with him.
You laughed slightly, resting your head on his chest. His heartbeat was steady and soothing which, accompanied by his finger tracing on your arm and the peaceful afternoon silence lulled you into a state of relaxation.
“Are you alright?” Erik whispered, checking, like always, that you were okay.
“I’m fine Erik.” you said, breathing slowly, “How are you?” You tilted your head back to look at him.
“Better now.” He said, pressing his lips to your forehead, gently, not pulling away too fast. You smiled, lifting your arm to touch his cheek gently.
“I love you.” You whispered.
“I love you too, (Y/n). I don’t know what I would do if I lost you.”
“Then don’t lose me.”
He smiled, tracing on your arm thoughtfully.
“What if I can’t help it?”
“Well, with both of us trying desperately not to lose the other, we should be fine.”
Erik’s heart rate quickened under your head and you squeezed his hand gently.
“Sometimes just trying isn’t enough, (Y/n).” He murmured, not making eye contact with you.
Glancing back down at you, your head rested comfortably on his chest, his arms around you, your hand on his cheek, he smiled.
“I will do everything in my power not to lose you, I promise.” He said.
You propped yourself up on one elbow, turning around to kiss him gently. Your lips lingered against his before pulling away. Erik leaned up towards you, not wanting to part.