@clarz: “don’t leave me, you’re too warm.”
The line’s ringing before Niall thinks twice about it. It doesn’t even register until Bressie answers with a curious, “’ullo?”, and Niall has to look at the screen of his phone to figure out what’s going on.
Bressie’s contact picture is staring back at him – the one Niall took while they were in bed nearly six months ago, Bressie all sleep-soft around his eyes, cuddled up in Niall’s blanket – the one Niall desperately needs to change.
Anyway… Right, he called Bressie. ‘Course he did.
“Niall?” Bressie asks, when Niall doesn’t say anything right away.
“Hi, hey, Bressie,” Niall says, wincing at the way his voice gets all polite. That superficial voice he uses when he’s dealing with his boss. This is off to a great start, isn’t it.
“You rang?” Bressie prompts. Niall’s cheeks get warm. Right.