Pairing: Chuck x Reader
Word count: 657
It had been only a few weeks since you’d moved in with Chuck, both of you joining your lives together in a little house. Renting a house was different, but it made things seem so much more real. You got to wake up next to him, you ate across from him, you watched lame tv with him, and you never had to say you had to get home because you worked in the morning.
To you, it was a home. Nothing was missing at the moment, and you felt you couldn’t ask for more. Apparently, Chuck felt differently. While he knew that the two of you weren’t near marriage or children, he did want to bring a little something more to the home you shared, and a way to spread the love.
It was the first dreary day since you’d been in your new home, and took the chance to have a lazy day. After a relaxing morning of sipping hot tea and reading with Chuck, you decided a nap was just what you needed. “I’m going to nap, babe. Coming?” You held out your hand.
He gave you that heart stopping smile. “Actually, I have a few things I’d like to get done while you nap. So when you get up, I’m home and we can do something.” Chuck told you.
“Okay.” You smiled, leaning over and pecking his lips. “Come up if you change your mind.”
“I will.” He assured you, watching you head up the stairs. Once he heard the bedroom door shut, he slipped on his sneakers and grabbed his keys. He hoped that he would have things ready for when you woke up. It would just be nicer that way.
His first stop was the pet store. Chuck wanted each purchase to be just right, meaning it took him a bit to pick everything out. He wound up with cat food, a food and water dish, a litter box, the litter, a cat tower, a cute collar, and a copious amount of cat toys. He didn’t even blink at the total, as that wasn’t what was important to him.
Once he had that all in his trunk, he went to the craft store, buying a small spool of ribbon in your favorite color, wanting to fashion a bow of some type on whatever feline he adopted.
In the remainder of his trip, he bought you a bouquet of your favorite flowers, your favorite takeout for dinner, and finally, the newest addition to your family. It was the smallest one there, and the volunteer said that it would take work to get the little guy into perfect health. He had only been there about a day, so they hadn’t even had much time to help. Smiling, Chuck picked him out, and made an appointment that the shelter partnered with. This way the two of you could get him healthy, and thriving.
The smell of your favorite take out slowly woke you up, wondering what Chuck was up to. Sitting up, you stretched and yawned. You pushed back the blankets and slid out of bed, heading for the bedroom door.
When you reached downstairs, you raised an eyebrow. “Chuck?” You asked, wondering what all the bags were.
He turned, his eyes lighting up. “I got you something.” Chuck said happily. You watched him as he turned and scooped something up from behind him. As he turned, you heard the tiniest ‘meow’ ever. “This little guy needs us, and I thought that we could use a little more love around here.” He gently stroked the kitten’s head.
“He’s so tiny.” You breathed, moving closer. “What’s his name?” Your eyes went to Chuck’s.
“Whatever you want it to be.” He told you, letting you take the tiny creature.
You cradled him against your chest, tearing up and how precious he was. “We’ll figure that out later. For now, let’s just get him settled in.”