You Don’t Have to Hide
Joe never really noticed these things when they hadn’t lived together. He would only seen Y/N after she had finished work or on the weekends where they had dedicated time to spend together.
He had never really thought about it, her wearing makeup, because it made sense, she got ready in the morning for work and thats what she would look like when he saw her later that night. Or on the weekend, they would usually have plans to get out into London so of course she got ready for the day.
But it wasn’t until they moved in together a few months ago that Joe began noticing things that Y/N did. That thing being that she always wore makeup. And although it wasn’t always her everyday or going out look, she always had to put a bit of concealer and mascara on even if they were just running to the shops late at night.
Joe understood that she wanted to look nice but she would do it when they were suppose to have a nice chilled day at home. After she’d finish breakfast, or sometimes even before she even ate, she would put on her makeup. That part didn’t really make sense to Joe.
Joe had told her on many occasions, particularly in the mornings, that she was beautiful and that he loved her so he didn’t quite understood why she felt the need to wear makeup when it was just the two of them.
Joe rolled over in bed to find the spot next to him empty. He sat himself up and rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, the unmistakable smell of bacon hitting his nose. He rolled out of bed, picking up his boxers from the floor and pulling them on before heading downstairs.
“Good morning” Joe smiled when he saw Y/N standing over the stove wearing his t-shirt from the night before.
“Morning love” she smiled back.
Her face was bare, like it usually was in the morning. This was really the only time he was able to see her like this and he loved it. She was gorgeous to him in every way and he wished she saw that too.
Joe made his way into the kitchen and wrapped his arms around Y/N’s waist, placing kisses on her neck and shoulder. She leaned back in his embrace, letting out a content sigh as she continued to stir their eggs.
The two sat together ate while they discussed their plans for the day. There were no meetings or events that needed to be planned so the couple decided to have a relaxing day at home after they popped into London for a few things.
“Hey Y/N?” Joe asked as she made her way to the sink where she dropped her and Joe’s dishes.
“Are you wearing makeup today?” Joe asked cautiously, watching as her actions stopped.
“Ah yeah. Why do you ask?” She said turning to face him, her back leaning against the counter top.
“I dunno I just don’t think you need to, we aren’t doing anything today. I just feel like it would be a waste.”
“We’re going into London Joe.”
“So…” She paused, searching for the words to help her finish her sentence. When she realized she couldn’t, she hung her head low, avoiding eye contact with Joe.
“Love,” Joe said walking over to her, taking her in his arms. “you know you’re beautiful right?” She nodded her head into Joe shoulder.
“You are. You’re the most beautiful girl I’ve ever met and you’re especially beautiful without makeup.”
“Its just…” Y/N pulled away and tried to make sense of her reasoning but she was lost for words because she knew he was right.
“Its just what love? A pain to have to put on makeup before you even think about going out, or even staying in? You don’t have to hide from me, or anyone because I love you and I hope you don’t wear makeup to get other people’s attention.”
“No Joe I don’t.” She said with a small laugh. “Its just that I want to look good, for you or for your fans who we see in the streets.”
“Y/N you always look good to me. Right now, wearing my t-shirt and your pants with nothing on your face, I think you look so beautiful. And I know the subscribers we occasionally see think so too. And if they don’t, who cares? Honestly, because I don’t and you shouldn’t either.” Joe said pulling her back into him, wrapping his arms tightly around her.
She let herself relax into Joe, bringing her own arms up to embrace him. The couple pulls back after a while and Joe leans in for a kiss before pulling away again.
“So can we have a care free day and go out into London just like this?”
“No not like this” Y/N said letting her arms fall from Joe.
“Joe, we aren’t wearing clothes and you kind of stink. We can go out after we shower and change” She said making her way towards the stairs.
“Are you coming or what?” A smirk etches across Joe’s lips at her words as he takes the stairs two at a time.