Summary: First day at Riverdale High brings some unexpecting surprises for Sweet Pea.
The serpent drawn on my forearm screams at me as I poke at it gently. It’ll be easy to hide, a long sleeve, or a jean jacket. I rarely wear my Serpent leather one, usually stealing Sweets when he pretends to not notice. I might need to borrow some of his long sleeves that he has stashed up for winter.
“I need a few of your shirts,” I announce finally letting my arm go.
Sweet Pea’s head shoots up from the place on the couch he was occupying, “What?”
I roll my eyes, “I need to hide this-“ I hold my arm up in the air, his eyes dance over the tattoo, “And you have dozens of long sleeves.”
Sweets sits up, fixing me with a glare, “Baby, you have long sleeves.”
I narrow my eyes, feet taking me slowly to the couch, “Yes, but-“ I lean down, our eyes meeting, his hair fanning my face, “They don’t smell like you.”
His eyes soften instantly, every ounce of refusal leaving him, “Hmm,” He muses, large hands grasping my hips lightly, tugging my even more forward, “I guess I can let that slide.”
A smirk plays on my lips, noticing his own tattoo peeking at me, “What about this?” I ask, fingertips whispering over the skin. Sweets shudders, eyes half closing, “How are we going to hide this?”
His eyes shoot open, “What?!”
I nod, “Mhm, I offer a suggestion?”
Sweets questioningly tug me even closer to him, “What’s that?”
“A neck scarf,” I whisper.
Sweet pauses, studying me taking a minute to let the words sink in. It takes a minute, but he shakes his head desperately, softness was gone from his touch as tugs me onto his lap, “No.”
“No?” I tease, Sweets shakes his head more looking like a small child. I laugh, “Please?”
“No!” He objects once more, mouth shutting at the way my face falls, “Okay-“ I perk up right away, he realizes what he says, “No! I mean-“ He closes his eyes, taking in a breath, “You can tie a handkerchief on me.”
I shoot forward, lips meeting his lovingly, softness and the familiar scent of motor oil meeting me, “I love you!”
Sweets chuckles, place two more kisses on my lips, “I love you too.”