Today was not You's day.
First, he was abruptly awoken by Magellan, who quacked loudly and slapped his face, demanding food. After letting the penguin out of the room, You tried to return to sleep, but the second he had settled and closed his eyes, his alarm jolted him back into reality. When he finally left the dorm for work, he stepped into a deep puddle with his new shoes and accidentally tore a hole in his brand new shirt when it caught onto a lady's bag. And once he was just about wrapping up work for the day, Kurotsuki called him and alerted him of some emergency recording that had to be done pronto, ruining his peaceful afternoon. Finally, to top it all off, it began to rain on his way home, and he had no umbrella to take shelter beneath.
Needless to say, by the time he returned to the dorm for the evening, he was not in the best mood.
"Welcome home, You," Yoru greeted as the redhead stopped in the doorway. "You look like a soaked rat."
"Just give me a towel," he snapped. "Geez, my hair's ruined now…"
"Okay, okay," Yoru chuckled and scampered off to retrieve the towels.
Sheesh. You sighed and combed his fingers through his hair. I should have checked the fortune-telling this morning…
"Here you are, as requested!" Yoru draped a towel atop You's hair and began to rub. "I'm going to start dinner soon, so take a shower in the meanwhile, okay?"
"Yeah, yeah." You bowed his head so Yoru could finish drying his hair. "Who else is back?"
"Just us for Procella. Kai-san and Shun-san have some late-night filming, and Ikkun and Rui are recording Tsukiradi right now."
"What about Gravi?"
"I saw Koi and Aoi in the common room."
Yoru lifted the towel. "Alright, that should be good. Make sure you wipe your shoes so you don't track mud inside."
A soft hum filled You's ears when he stepped into the Gravi common room. Koi was lounging on the sofa, eyes glued to the television.
No response. You reached over the couch and patted Koi's shoulder, causing the younger to jump.
"Have you seen Aoi-chan?"
"Wha..? Aoi-san..?" Koi lifted his head. "Oh, it's You." He turned back towards the TV. "I think he's in his room."
"Thanks." You went down the hallway and stopped at the first door. Two knocks later, it swung open.
"Oh, good evening, You." Aoi gazed upward and gave the redhead a wide, stellar smile.
"Aoi-chan…" Without further warning, You threw his arms around the shorter.
"Y-You?!" Aoi yelped as he stumbled backwards, his knees buckling under the weight of You's body. "Don't do that so suddenly! I'm gonna fall…ACK!" His scream was followed by a thud.
"Aoi-chan is warm," You murmured.
"You, I'm being squished…" Aoi wheezed.
You whined softly in protest, but sat up, pulling Aoi up in the process. But before the blonde could say anything, he was lifted off the ground and slowly being carried into the room.
"W-wait, You! The door..!"
The door slammed shut with a single backwards kick. Shortly afterwards, Aoi was deposited on the bed, tumbling onto the mattress with You on top.
"Hey, this is a super short notice for—" Aoi blinked when You buried his face in his chest. "Oh."
Aoi patted the back of You's head. "Bad day?" He chuckled when You nodded. "I see. Alright, snuggles it is."
"Hmm?" Aoi began brushing his fingers through You's hair.
You closed his eyes. "I'm tired."
Aoi's laugh was light and airy, like wind chimes in a gentle spring breeze. "Good work today, You-kun. Let's get some rest, shall we?"
"Hmm…" You's breathing had already steadied, indicating that he had fallen asleep. Aoi chuckled at the sight.
"You're cute at the oddest of times, aren't you?" He closed his eyes and snuggled into You's embrace. "Good night, You."
It wasn't long until Aoi slipped into the world of dreams as well.