When Nicole entered the living room of the Earp homestead Waverly was playing a game, a controller was in her hands and her fingers worked fast on the buttons. Now Nicole knew where her girlfriend’s skilled fingers came from. She walked up to her.
“Hey” Waverly said smiling and paused the game the moment she noticed her girlfriend’s presence.
“Can you teach me how to play? This looks fun” Nicole said and pointed at the screen.
“Sure. Let me just set it to an easier level.” Waverly pressed a few buttons. When she was done she explained everything to Nicole and handed her the controller.
“Combat simulator competitors please prepare for you match on the lower level” said the voice from the screen.
“okay but who do I pick? I mean everyone has different abilities right?” Nicole said toying with the controller in her hands.
“You’re already pretty good and you haven’t played a second yet.” Waverly smiled at her girlfriend.
Nicole started playing and Waverly watched the screen with more and more disbelief written on her face as she saw the points on the counter rise higher and higher and the voice from the game announcing one kill streak after another.
“I’m Commander Shepard and this is my favourite game in the galaxy!” Nicole said as the victory music played in the background.
“You fucking shit ticket. You could have told me you know how to play.” Waverly said and threw a pillow into Nicole’s face.
“But you always have this wonderful look on your face when you explain something you’re excited about.” Nicole said and wrapped her arms around Waverly who was now pouting and had her arms crossed in front of her chest. Nicole could tell that Waverly wasn’t seriously angry at her. She was so close she could see that it took Waverly a lot of strength to keep pouting and fighting against the big smile that was actually on her face.
“You’re lucky you’re cute” Waverly said and smiled wide before pressing her lips on Nicole’s. “I love you” she said as she broke the kiss and rested her forehead on the one of her girlfriend. “It would be an awfully empty galaxy without you” she said softly and kissed Nicole again.
They sat like this for a while until Waverly decided they could continue playing and take turns. They played until the battery of the controller died. Nicole then suggested with a smirk to go and test their “reach and flexibility” a bit more.