eric suggested when they moved into their new place that they get blackout curtains for the large windows on one side of the bedroom they now shared. of course, he was quickly reminded of his sleeping habits, since he likely wouldn't wake up without the sun's attempts to blind him each morning. he groaned and turned away from it, burying his face against his boyfriend's hair. the scent of his shampoo still lingered despite being rubbed on the pillows all night.
it was the stirring of his partner that brought him fully out of his slumber. he whined with closed lips, shutting his eyes tightly in defiance. he just needed a few more minutes, but he also needed do yeon back in this bed, tangled in his limbs, giving him the warmth that his own body lacked. he sighed and rolled onto his back as he heard the soft padding of do yeon's feet against the floor. he opened his eyes and looked at the ceiling when he could no longer hear those cautious footsteps.
was it strange to miss someone already? eric sat up in bed and raked a hand through his tousled hair, each strand misplaced by sleep. he pivoted to hang his legs over the side of the bed and slide them into a black pair of slippers shaped like sneakers. he stood to his feet and walked out of the room, starting in the direction of the kitchen but detouring to the nearest bathroom to utilize the toilet and brush his teeth. he'd been told more than once he had morning breath, so he opted not to greet the love of his life before tackling that issue.
refreshed, but not fully awake, eric pulled down the pill bottle from the medicine cabinet and poured two into his hand. it was as routine as brushing his teeth was. he tossed the pills into his mouth and closed the cap, replacing the bottle in the cabinet. only then did he head for the kitchen, going right to the fridge to pluck a bottle of water from the batch inside. he took a swig to wash down the pills as he approached do yeon from behind. even without reading the demand for it on his apron, eric kissed do yeon's cheek. "good morning, sunshine. you know, we could have slept a bit longer." his gummy smile stretched across his lips as he gently nudged do yeon with his hip. "what are you making? eggs?"