Dave blinked sleepily and looked around the bedroom. The sun wasn’t even all the way up yet and there was only a dim light illuminating the room. He debated whether trying to get back to sleep would be worth it when he realized something, no someone was latched onto him rather tightly. He looked down and tried not to make a sound.
He couldn’t help smiling softly when he saw the troll clinging to him. He checked his face gently, carefully moving it and touching his cheeks lightly to be sure it wasn’t because of a nightmare. No, it looked like Karkat simply wished to use him as a pillow. If fear had driven him close he’d usually have tear streaks or his brow would be scrunched up. No he seemed very content and relaxed other than the vice like death grip on the blond’s waist.
Dave ran his hand gently over the troll’s back and paused to rub circles in spots he felt tension. A backrub would probably do him some good and a happy Karkat was something that made both their lives better and easier. Not to mention Dave liked all the little sounds he’d try so hard to hide. The variety of sounds made him wonder if he’d ever hear every noise the troll was capable of. He gently pulled Karkat closer to press light kisses in his hair right between his horns.
Karkat didn’t even stir other then letting out a little sigh. At times like this when he was at his quietist and his guard was down Dave knew he really had something special with the troll. He remembered a time when Karkat refused to sleep unless he’d locked himself away. He didn’t trust anyone else to keep him safe. And yet here he was now using him as a pillow and sleeping contently. He even looked younger somehow without the tension usually present in his face. So vulnerable and yet now so very trusting. Karkat would never verbalize it but Dave knew. His willingness to share a bed and no longer still at his slightest movement in it wasn’t nothing.
Dave didn’t dare to anything more than gently touch him in places he knew soothed the troll and just watch his face for the little signs he was feeling safe and enjoying the gentle petting and caresses. He watched as his affection eased Karkat into a deeper content sleep and his face fully relaxed. He pressed on more kiss to the troll’s head before resting his chin on it gently and looped his arms around him to keep him close. He smiled as Karkat’s hold on him tightened and they simply held each other. Karkat’s face was buried into him now and Dave let out a content sigh of his own before reaching over to shut off the alarm and closing his eyes. Today could wait.
Kit wrote this for me a few days ago and i’ve just been hoarding it all to myself since then /cries at my screen.
BUT NOW IM SHARING IT WITH YOU GUYS. SHARING THIS PRECIOUS DAVEKATS.