Hc: siren!danny being kind of iffy at first about sleeping inside a house and especially weirded out by sleeping without a light on, bc when he was in the sea, even then there was moonlight filtering in and in the darker parts he could usually find bioluminescent plankton or other tiny creatures that may not have even been discovered yet. And of course his glowing body/(fins?Scales?)
God this is so sweet. For awhile, he needs to sleep w a lamp on bc the darkness is so uncomfortable for him, hes not used to it. And maybe one day the lightbulbs blow out bc of course Arin forgot to replace them. But hes got this small little nightlight somewhere in the closet that he gives to Danny.
“Its not the BEST solution but its something yanno?”
And that little light does the job better than any lamp hes ever had. It confuses Arin at first, bc the more light there is the better…right? Dan doesnt sleep on the bed anymore, hes always on the floor directly below the light. Sometimes hes lying against the wall, sometimes hes hanging off the bed upside down. But no matter what, hes always got this little night light in his peripheral.
Dan tells him weeks later how much the surface world differs from the world below.
“Its not anything crazy you know? just.. the creatures here are different. Everything seems so… muted and dull compared to the ones in the ocean.”
“Sometimes, i sleep on the roof. But like, only on clear nights! Because the stars are really bright and so close to me. I feel like i could reach out and just grab them, Arin. Its not the same thing, but its the best ive got right now.”