God I really need to know how the conversation about moving in together went. Who brought it up first? How? Did Eskild jokingly say, "if Even is going to be basically living here, he should pay rent too so at least one of you is on time." And then they were just like, huh, you right. They're too much.
hehehe, i love this 💝
eskild would totally tease them like that, these darlings he actually cares about so much. but when isak tells him he’s moving out, eskild grows serious, and he puts his hand on isak’s shoulder, and tells him “you know i was kidding about even paying rent, right? he knows he’s always welcome here, right?” and isak leans his head to the side, a little smile on his face. and he seems happy, genuinely happy, and he tells eskild “he knows, he knows. but we’re just…ready for this? it’s something we both really want” and eskild sighs, and there’s this understanding look in his eyes as he nods
and the next morning, isak and eskild find themselves alone in the kitchen, and eskild is about to make some tea when he tells isak “you guys let me know if you need any help with moving out, okay? i’m not working a lot this week so i have a lot of free time” and isak smiles at him, tells him “thank you, eskild.” and there’s a short moment of silence and then isak’s brows furrow a little before he starts saying “thank you, really. for…everything?” he looks up and his eyes meet eskild’s and he continues “i’ll always remember that night at the…gay club. when you came to see me and you brought me here because i didn’t want to go home. you didn’t have to do that, but you did and it helped me and”. he takes a deep breath, and eskild remains silent, lets him say what he wants and needs to say. “you were there for me a lot and i know i wasn’t always the best roommate and i know i said some things that hurt you at some point, but i’m so fucking thankful? i don’t know where i’d be right now if it weren’t for you”
there’s so much sincerity in his tone, and eskild is speechless for a while. but then he’s quickly wrapping his arms around isak, and squeezing him, and he tells him “why are you talking to me like this is the last time you’re seeing me? i’m not going anywhere, kid. i’ll still be here, and you better come and see me, you and even, diner here at least once a month, okay? at least” and isak lets out a sigh as he hugs eskild back, replies “i’m just really thankful for everything, and i know i haven’t said thank you enough and i know sometimes i’m just bad with, like, words, but i just wanted you to know” and so eskild lets go of him, his hands still on isak’s shoulders, so he could look at him, this boy he had seen grow, this boy he is so incredibly proud of, and a smile spreads across his face as he says “i know, isak, i know”