Could you do a drabble where one of your characters is feverish and wants their hair stroked?
“It’s s-s-so cold Cain,” Jesse pulled his red fleecy blanket closer in around his chest, but Cain tried to pry it gently away from him.
“It’s not Jesse,” Cain struggled to pull it away; he’d opened the big window in Jesse’s room, trying to tempt some cold air in, but Jesse still appeared to be melting. “You’re not well so you feel cold…”
“Mmmnn, no…” Jesse shook his head slightly, grimacing as he did so. “’t’s jus’ cold…” His words were slurring slightly; his pale face had bright pink dots on his cheeks, his eyes bright with fever and his fringe was sticking to his forehead.
“Hopefully the paracetamol will kick in soon and your temperature will come down a little bit,” Cain muttered. He was worried, at what point did he call for help? Jesse seemed really lethargic and his temperature only seemed to be going up. Cain brushed the hair away from Jesse’s damp forehead, and as he did so Jesse closed his eyes, giving a little moan. “Are you alright?”
“Can… do that again,” he mumbled, sounding sleepy.
“What? This?” Cain asked, brushing the sides of Jesse’s hair.
“Mmhmm… ‘t’s nice…” He gave a little squirm, nestling down into his covers. “I like it when you play with my hair…” He breathed the words so quietly that Cain struggled to hear them.
But he carried on, stroking his fingers through Jesse’s hair, and listening and Jesse’s breathing became long, and slow, and deep..,