i just love the idea of elias hugging chise in the couch while they are reading and chise falls asleep so elias has to carry her to bed but doesnt want to put her down so he just grabs a blanket and sits on her bed with chise in his arms, all cozy and warm
((Aww, that is adorable! So adorable I have to write it!!))
((Also, I’m getting a lot of Anons in my inbox with these prompts. I’d understand if the request was, like, NSFW, but these requests are just so adorable! I wish people knew who came up with the ideas.))
“You really have a lot of old classics in your library, Elias.”
The redhead rubbed the end of her eye for a moment. She brings her hand back to grasp the back of the cover of the book held in her hands. It’s relatively small, but still fit snugly into her hands and had just the right amount of weight to it. The text could be a lot bigger but Chise Hatori wasn’t complaining. She was actually infatuated with the story past beyond the rich ink. It was one of the oldest classics out there from what she’s heard - Hamlet.
Elias was actually surprised to learn that she hasn’t read nearly half of what he had. When she browsed through his library, she became interested at the known titles and admitted that she had never read Shakespeare. Or Edgar Allen Poe. Or any other classic author, really. It made sense when he thought about it, but it still surprised the magus, nonetheless.
Most of his library consisted of either fiction or documents. Being on Earth for centuries really gave him the chance to collect any literature he found interesting. To humans now, it probably was all boring because they weren’t contemporaries. A part of him was relieved that Chise found pleasure in indulging herself in what he had. She already went through 3 other books of his and was still going.
Elias rubbed the side of Chise’s cheek with a gloved thumb. She was getting tired now and he could tell from this angle. She settled onto his lap right when she began reading and hasn’t left since. Eventually, the monster’s back started to hurt so he had to lay back on the couch. It didn’t stop the redead from laying on top of him and resume reading the book. It seemed like she wanted to be within his touch while she read the literature and he had no complaints about it, either.
“Tired?” He asked. She groaned.
“No, I’m fine. I just really want to get through this…chapter…”
She yawned at the end of the sentence. She glared at Elias afterward in case he’d say anything. The monster simply remained quiet, which gave her the chance to go back to the book. He actually found it cute that she insisted to stay up. It was flattering, really - especially since she was on top of him. He came to enjoy feeling her touch, so laying with her on the couch was more like heaven for him. He grew to like toying with her hair and feeling the ends of it.
Elias continued laying there with her and watched the sunset get darker from a nearby window. He felt Chise’s grip on the book soon loosen as it slowly lowered to her body. He watched with interest as she gently set it on top of her chest and rested the side of her head onto his skull. He tensed at this sudden contact and waited for what else would happen.
As soon as he heard her lightly snore, he relaxed. She had fallen asleep. How adorable. The monster gently gripped her shoulder and rubbed it gently. He waited a few minutes before reaching forward and carefully taking the book from her hands. He bookmarked the page for her and set it on a nearby coffee table. She stirred a bit on his chest but soon settled back on the top of his vest with a smile.
“I knew you were fatigued,” He patted her stomach softly. Her response was to nuzzle his chest further.
He’d never get tired of nights like these. “Cuddling” on the couch proved to be really enjoyable, and Elias had very minimal complaints. He could probably go a full week laying down on anything with Chise. And these warm feelings…They usually came to him whenever he and Chise were close together. And instances like this was just one of the many factors that gave him this warm sensation. He’d proudly say that he’d never grow tired of it.
Slowly but surely, Elias rose from the couch and held onto Chise’s back to ensure she wouldn’t fall. She gripped the end of his vest and simply pulled onto him tighter. He put another hand under her waist and stood. He walked through the hallway and up the stairs, grasping Chise in his hands and gently making his way through the door of her bedroom. As soon as he was sure she was still asleep, the monster leaned down and carefully placed the redhead down on her bed.
He motioned her underneath the blankets and tucked her in from shoulder to shoulder. Something about this was upsetting him, but he couldn’t place a finger on what it was. He felt something urge him to join Chise in the bed, so he carefully slipped off his shoes and set them aside. The monster carefully climbed over her small figure and settled beside her, nuzzling his skull on her shoulder. He wrapped his arms around her and motioned her back to his stomach protectively.
“I was hoping you’d do that,” She quietly admitted.
She trailed her finger on the front of his fang slightly. Elias held onto her tighter as he motioned the blankets over himself. He was rather glad he joined her. The nights sometimes went real cold when he placed her back in her bedroom rather than beside him. And if cuddling on the couch made him warm, then so should sleeping with her, too.
“I learn more about you everyday,” He slipped off his gloves. “I can probably start making assumptions on what you want, Chise.”
“Really?” She asked amusingly. She turned around to face her husband and teasingly poked him on the skull. “Then what do I want now?”
Elias pretended to think about it. “Hmm. I’d say…you really don’t want me leaving your side in the middle of the night.”
She bit her lip and looked away. “Yeah…you’re right. But I wasn’t thinking about that.”
“Oh?” He asked.
She went forward and tucked her head under his skull. Elias tensed and waited for her to say something, but she never did. She rubbed the side of her cheek on his collar instead and scooted as close to him as she could. Slowly but drearily, she started to daze off without another word. Elias placed his hand on her back and heard the soft sound of her breathing start to steady. He rubbed her back and continued to listen to the delightful noise.
Right before she fell asleep, he heard her murmur. “I want…to dream about you…”
He could say the same, really.