A concept: slav wrapping himself around shiro's neck like a scarf.
they do this regularly, with shiro curled up on the couch and slav atop the cushions, his head resting on shiro’s shoulders and shiro leaning back against slav’s torso.
slav will play with shiro’s hair while shiro talks about his day, and slav will ramble on about realities and statistics and they both listen attentively, totally engrossed in each other and caring so much about what they have to say.
it’s normal at this point, and no one really pays it much mind when they find the two of them still awake, still talking well into the night, their hands moving animatedly as they talk about their interests and pasts and their futures (because yes, slav determines one night, they will have a future).
and slav will watch shiro from the corner of his eyes as shiro talks, and when they switch to slav’s infodumps it’s shiro who turns his head to nuzzle further into the bytor’s side, settling in for the long run. it’s nice to have that kind of support, they think.