Blue walked through the door quietly, not wanting to wake anyone up at 4 in the morning.
Why can’t I ever sleep? He wondered as he headed upstairs towards his room. It’s insane. He reached his room and noticed that light was seeping under the door across from his. “Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me, Vio,” he muttered under his breath. “You fell asleep while reading again?” He opened the door, hoping to get in and out without waking anyone up.
To his surprise, Vio was actually wide awake and was reading (surprise, surprise). He apparently had yet to notice Blue. Blue was about to shut the door and head to his room without disturbing the purple hero, but that was before he caught sight of the the cover of Vio’s book.
“The Love Interest?” Blue read off of the cover.
Vio jumped when he heard Blue’s voice. When he saw who it was, his face turned tomato red. He quickly hid his book behind his back, as if that would make any difference. “B-blue!” he whisper-shouted. “What are you doing? Why are you even awake?”
Blue knew he probably shouldn’t, but he stepped into the room anyway and shut the door, ignoring the annoyed and embarrassed look on Vio’s face. “I thought you’d fallen asleep while reading again. I was coming in to turn the light off. And I couldn’t sleep so I went for a walk. I just got back.” He smirked. “Now enough about me - are you seriously up at four in the morning reading a romance novel?”
The blush returned in full force to Vio’s face. “N-no…”
Blue glared. “Vio, I may not be as smart as you are, but that doesn’t mean I’m an idiot.” Vio sighed. “Fine...yes.”
Blue couldn’t help it - he laughed. When he caught sight of Vio’s slightly miserable expression though, he tried to stop. “Sorry,” he muttered when he finally got it under control.
Vio looked up in surprise, seeing as Blue rarely apologized for anything. “It’s fine…” he said quietly.
“Okay, okay…” Vio muttered. “Sorry…” he added sarcastically.
Blue was clearly fighting the urge to smash something.
“Um...are you okay, or…?”
“I’m fine. Just the lack of sleep getting to me.”
Vio set the book aside and stood up, walking closer to Blue. “You don’t sound fine. Are you sure you’re okay?”
“Yes. I should be getting to bed now though.” Blue turned at took a few steps towards the door, then tripped and stumbled. Vio’s hand snapped out almost of his own accord, grabbed Blue’s hand and pulled him back upright before he smashed his head into the door. “Fuck, that was close.” Vio gasped. Then he continued, “Yeah, you’re not okay. You need to at least sit down.” He walked Blue over to the bed. “Now sit.”
“Now tell me, how long have you been unable to sleep like this?” Vio asked.
“I don’t know, about...three months?” Blue said.
Vio blinked. “Wow, no wonder you just nearly cracked your head open. That’s not healthy.”
Blue glared. “Do you think I don’t know that? It’s not like I can help having insomnia!”
Vio tried and failed to hide his surprise that Blue knew that word. Blue picked up on this almost immediately and only got even more riled up. “You’re surprised that I have ‘such an extensive vocabulary’, is that right? Just because you’re the ‘smart Link’ doesn’t mean the rest of us have to be dumb! Din, when will you learn that we’re not morons?!” After that, he seemed to run out of steam, probably due to sheer tiredness.
“I don’t,” Vio said quietly. “Think that, I mean.”
“Prove it.” Before the thought that just flew into Vio’s head had even fully registered, he sat down next to Blue, pulled the other hero’s face closer to his, and kissed him.
It wasn’t a long kiss. But it was plenty long enough to get the point across.
When Vio pulled back, his face was flushed, but he was smiling. “Is that enough proof for you?”
Blue’s face was bright red, but he was smiling too when he said, “Yeah.”
There were a few moments of silence before Blue said rather reluctantly, “I guess I’d better head to bed then?”
“No.” Vio’s voice was stern. “You are not leaving this room. Not tonight.”
Blue rolled his eyes, smiling. “Fine. If you say so...lover boy.”
Vio turned red and glared. “Don’t call me that!”
“Why not, lover boy?”
“Not a good reason, lover boy.”
Vio threw his hands in the air in exasperation. “Fine! Fine then!”
“You know you love it.”
“That’s what you’d like to think!”
“Because it’s true!”
“You know what? Fuck it.” Vio kissed Blue again, for longer this time.
“You need to sleep.”
“So do you.”
“Yeah, but you need it more.”
“Fine…” Vio got up and turned out the lights.
Then he turned and laid down, tugging Blue down next to him a minute later. After a few minutes, Blue tentatively wrapped his arms around the violet hero. Vio smiled in the dark and followed suit.
“Good night, Blue.”
“‘Night, lover boy.”
That night, Blue got a full night of sleep for the first time in months. And when he woke up, there was a sleepy Vio lying next to him.
“Good morning, lover boy,” Blue whispered, planting a soft kiss on Vio’s lips.
Vio’s eyes blinked open. “Hello.”
Blue smiled. “It’s time to get up.”
Vio groaned. “Ugh, why?”
“Because if we don’t, Green or Red or Shadow will come to wake us up and will find us in the same bed, leading to all sorts of awkward questions that I would like to avoid.”
Vio sighed. “You make a good point,” he admitted. “Can we just stay for a few more minutes?” Blue nodded. They lay there in silence for a minute or so before Vio said, “I love you, you know.”
Blue gave Vio a quick kiss before answering, “I know…”
Minutes later, Blue ran down the stairs laughing, being chased by an angry Vio, much to the other three Links’ amusement. When Vio finally caught Blue somewhere outside, he pulled the blue hero into a kiss. “I regret nothing,” Blue told him.
“I thought you might say that,” Vio answered, and kissed him one more time, before being startled out of his wits by a new voice coming from closer to the house.
“Cute.” Vio turned, dreading what he was going to see. It was Shadow, and he had a very worrying, very mischievous look on his face.
Blue voiced both of their thoughts. “Shit.”
Shadow ran towards the house. Vio and Blue glanced at each other, then chased after him. Alas, Shadow was too fast, and Vio and Blue stopped halfway there, aware that there was no hope.
After a few seconds, Vio asked Blue, “Does this mean we can go back to bed now?” Blue laughed. Then he pulled Vio into an embrace and whispered, “I love you.”
Vio reached up and planted a kiss on his cheek. “I know.”