Just something cute and short for Ignis and Raine. I just love the idea of them being silly with one another. Enjoy!
Raine yawned into her cup of Ebony as she leaned against the kitchen counter. The family had just moved into a house close to the Citadel after the rebuild of New Insomnia, and unpacking an entire home while managing two young children was no easy feat.
The weekend had finally arrived and Raine decided to let the children sleep in, opting to have a quiet moment to herself to bask in the warmth of the sun that she missed so much. As light poured in from the kitchen window, she heard footsteps shuffling down the staircase. They were too heavy to belong to either one of her kids, and she smiled at her husband as he padded into the room.
Early mornings with Ignis were her favourite. She loved seeing him dishevelled, with his hair sticking up at odd angles, his protective glasses abandoned as he didn’t need to leave the house. He still sported his night clothes, a tight fitting sleeveless shirt and pinstriped pyjama pants that hung a little low on his hips. He yawned as she took his hand and placed a warm mug of coffee in his grasp, rising to kiss him on the cheek.
“Mmm, good morning, my love,” Ignis pressed a kiss to her forehead before taking a sip of much-needed Ebony. “You’re up early. I awoke to an empty bed.”
“Sorry…it’s just…” Raine trailed off, looking out the window into the quiet suburb tucked away in the outskirts of the busy downtown. “I missed this, you know?”
Ignis couldn’t see, but he understood what she meant. After the light returned to Eos, life had become almost…normal. It definitely was something that they both needed to adjust to, but it was a welcome change from the chaos that had previously plagued their lives.
Ignis leaned against the counter beside Raine, and she rested her head on his shoulder. Her eyes slipped closed, allowing herself a moment to relax. They rested for a moment in the perfect quiet together, basking in the steady beating of their hearts as one.
Then, Raine spoke up.
Ignis raised an eyebrow. “I beg your pardon?”
She elbowed him playfully. “Indulge me. Knock knock.”
He smirked, but finally said, “Who’s there?”
“Little old lady.”
“Little old lady, who?”
Raine grinned wide. “I didn’t know you could yodel.”
Ignis groaned loudly, setting down his coffee to run a hand over his face. “Darling, you’re fortunate that you’re my soulmate, because that was terrible.”
“Okay, then,” Raine pouted in jest. “Here’s another. Knock knock.”
“A broken pencil.”
“A broken pencil, who?”
“Never mind,” Raine replied flippantly. “It’s pointless.”
It took a second for the pun to register in Ignis’ mind, but when he did, he started to laugh. Perhaps it was because he was still so tired, or because of Raine’s delivery, but he actually doubled over, much to Raine’s delight. She started to laugh along with him, which made him laugh even harder. And then, as he took a deep inhale…
Raine stopped dead in her tracks, a dramatic gasp cutting through the silence.
“Babe,” she said cautiously, slowly placing her coffee down on the counter. “What was that?”
“Pardon me,” Ignis cleared his throat, his cheeks turning red. “I didn’t mean to do something so undignified, my apologies—”
Raine threw her arms around Ignis’ middle, resting her chin on his chest so she had to crane her head up to look at him. “Do it again.”
“What?” Ignis asked incredulously, though he was still smiling. “Darling, no—”
“Not even for your sweet baby Snugglebunnykins?” Raine cooed in a silly voice, rising on her toes to press noisy kisses all over his neck. She kept bugging him, reaching up to cup his face, planting butterfly kisses everywhere, across his cheeks, on his nose, on his lips until he burst out laughing.
Raine lowered her hands to his sides again and tickled him just slightly, enough that he squirmed in her hold, until finally, completely by accident, he snorted again.
Raine’s smile was huge as her fingers stopped prodding his sides, instead just rubbing her palms up and down his ribs and back as she kissed him fully on the lips.
“You’re my favourite,” she beamed, nuzzling his nose.
Ignis’ cheeks were still heated, his chin tucked down from embarrassment. “I don’t understand why you’d enjoy something so inelegant and unbecoming, but I’m glad at least that it made you happy.”
Raine pressed a kiss to Ignis’ chest, and then to his jawline. “Hey.”
He quirked an eyebrow. “Yes?”
Ignis sighed, though his face showed no hint of annoyance whatsoever. “Again?”
“This one’s good, I promise.”
Ignis chuckled. “Alright. Who’s there?”
“Olive you,” Raine held him tighter. “Do you love me too?”
Ignis dipped down to kiss her, so slowly and so tenderly that she thought her knees would give out. When he finally pulled away, he smiled against her lips.
“More and more every single day.”