Please Don’t Say You Love Me – A Benedict x Reader One-shot
“So, you mean to tell me that you’ve been dating for nearly a year, and neither one of you have said ‘I love you?’” Benedict blushed a bit; fiddling with his napkin as Amanda quietly asked the question. She didn’t want the question to be overheard by you in the kitchen. You and Benedict had invited Amanda and Martin over for dinner, and you had gone in to the kitchen to put some finishing touches on the meal.
“No, Amanda,” Benedict cleared his throat a bit, “we haven’t. I figured I would wait for (Y/N) to say it first.”
“Well there’s your problem, Ben,” Martin spoke up, chuckling a bit, “She’s probably waiting for you to say it first.” Benedict sighed a bit, rubbing a hand over his face.
“Oh, you don’t know anything, Martin,” Amanda laughed a bit, shaking her head. She turned to Benedict, patting his hand, “But it might not hurt to say it first, if it’s really how you feel. I would assume it would be how you feel, though, since you live together now..” Amanda trailed off as your voice emerged from the kitchen. Benedict nodded in Amanda’s direction, standing up to smile at you as you entered the room.
“Alright, here we are…” You smiled, meeting Benedict’s eyes as you carried in the pan of lasagna in one hand and a bowl of garlic bread in the other.
Benedict dropped a kiss on your cheek, smiling as he took the pan from you, “It looks lovely, (Y/N).”
“It really does!” Martin chuckled, sitting up in his chair a bit. Amanda nodded in agreement, smiling at you as you took your seat.
“Well, let’s dig in then,” Benedict murmured, beginning to pass out the lasagna.
I think it’s time to stop with the bullshit that Sophie “dresses badly” because she wants to “shame Benedict”, she “doesn’t give a shit about herself and her husband” or because she “wants attention”, especially because this fandom spent years saying that Benedict “dressing badly” means that “he’s a cutie the man can’t dress himself the poor thing somebody help him.”
I mean there were a goddamn blog called what are you wearing benedict? made by his fans to make fun of his outfits, because Benedict Cumberbatch dressing badly is funny instead of insulting