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Calm Before The Test

"Is right now too early to have a breakdown? Asking for a friend,” Felix said. His head was on the library table and he didn't even look up as he heard Nino approach. Midterms were kicking his ass, as well as the asses of everyone in class.

"It's Monday," Nino said, dropping his bag on the table and slumping against it, using it as a very uncomfortable pillow.

"So, too early?"

"No, I was going to say that anyone who hasn't had one yet has me impressed."

"I saw Rose crying before homeroom even started," Felix said. He slid his travel mug of coffee over to Nino.

"Are you... offering me some of your coffee?" Nino didn't touch the cup, in case his interpretation was wrong.

"You look as tired as I feel," Felix still hadn't even looked at him, so that was an interesting claim.

"...Is it poisoned?"

"Yes. There's a lethal dose of caffeine in there. I've spent years building up an immunity."

Nino took the cup, still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Felix simply adjusted his arms under his head and closed his eyes. Nino took a sip.

"That's disgusting," he said, putting the over-sugared coffee back on the table. "You probably aren't actually tired, you're probably falling into a sugar coma."

"That's a distinct possibility," Felix mumbled, half asleep in the sunlight from the window behind him.

"I had you down as a black coffee, dark, bitter roast guy," Nino said, picking the cup up for another sip.

"I give off that aura, yes," Felix said. His words were starting to slur.

"Are you seriously falling asleep?"


Nino looked at the boy in front of him. Felix was curled over the table, his breathing starting to even out. His face was relaxed and the sunlight made his hair glow. His tie was loosened and it looked like his shirt was mis-buttoned. There was a coffee stain on his right sleeve and one sock was dark blue, the other dark green. The great Felix Agreste was a little bit of a mess in that moment, and he had never looked cuter.

The thought took Nino by surprise so he decided to focus on midterms again.

"Want me to wake you up in a half hour so you have time to get some cramming in before the test?"


Nino finished Felix's coffee.