Request: reddie but eddie is asexual not aromantic so he still dates richie but he doesnt want to have sex with him. Anything involving that lol
// mentions of underage sex / I don’t support Richie wanting to do shit but I wrote as kids my age do. //
Richie makes a lot of innuendos and sex jokes. It’s just something he does, no matter what. No one’s ever thought much of it, not Eddie, and certainly not him. Especially since whenever the awkward boner does happen, he laughs and waits for it to go away.
He’s never made a move on Eddie. Whether it’s because he wants to take things slowly, or he just knows that it won’t be something Eddie’s much interested in it, Richie just hasn’t suggested anything. Yet.
On Eddie’s sixteenth birthday, he sneaks into Eddie’s window that night as he so often does. In his backpack, he has some gifts- flowers, a teddy bear, a mixtape of songs that make him think of Eddie- and a box of stolen condoms.
For an hour or so, they listen to the music and kiss and cuddle and joke about stupid shit, much in the way they always do. Then Richie sits up and looks down at his hands.
“Don’t call me that. What?”
Richie almost says nevermind, he’s never done anything either. “I was wondering if you wanted to try having sex? We could take it really slow and I just-”
“I don’t- I don’t really wanna, Rich.”
“Don’t think I’ll ever be.”
Eddie half-expects Richie to leave, or look upset, or something. Instead, RIchie just nods and reaches for Eddie’s hands. “If you ever are, cool. If not, just as cool. I love you, Eds, sex or not.”
“Love you too. Hey, since you’re off the table, I’m gonna head to your mom’s room-”
Eddie playfully smacks Richie’s shoulder, but there’s no malice.