(Prompt from https://atsuzaki-playground.neocities.org/ but it was barely followed, here it is on Ao3) TW: Swearing
Person A wrapping a blanket around Person B when they are sitting on the couch and watching a show.
Link was not a person to get sick. After years of living off the wild and foragin, their immune system was tough, and their stubbornness was tougher. While Robbie wasn’t a particularly convincing man, this time Link was feeling too weak to argue.
They had finally sat down on Robbie’s couch and turned off their brain.
Something was playing on the Enhanced Slate Robbie and Purah had installed in their apartment, but Link was too out of it to pay attention. It was an adventure show? Maybe? Link starred at the ES, they saw the colours and forms but no people, they heard the sounds but no voices. Goddess, maybe they were bad.
Robbie came into the room and stood in front of Link. The only reason they could make out it was Robbie was due to his hair still being up.
Link clearly signed something, but it was too sloppy and filled with tiredness for Robbie to decipher.
“Hey babe. Hylia, you look out of it. I’ve got you a quilt, are you cold?” Link’s brain couldn’t comprehend the words being said but enjoyed the thick southern drawl that came with their boyfriend’s voice. They we’re hoping he’d talk more.
“Link. You with me Hylian?” They found Robbie’s voice comforting. Link felt like they were about to fall asleep.
“Maybe if they listened to me in the first place, we wouldn’t be in this fucking situation.” Robbie muttered under his breath as he positioned Link on top of his quilt.
“Don’t slag of your partner while their unconscious, asshole” The voice of a presence came from the kitchen. Robbie rolled his eyes.
“Could you come and help? Link is a buff knight and I ain’t particularly strong.”
“Awwh, don’t undersell yourself.” Sarcasm dripped through Purah’s voice. She came over and laid the quilt flat against their sofa for Robbie to put Link down on. He put them on their side (something his dad taught him to do if he was scared someone may be sick) and grabbed a pillow to lie their head on. The sides on the blanket wrapped around Link and tucked together at their chest. They looked adorable, being wrapped up like this. Though their ghost white face made Robbie more concerned them smitten.
After getting a glass of water (just in case), Robbie sat next to Link’s head. He noticed how uncomfortable they looked straight away. He had laid their head down in such a way that the pillow looked like a mountain for their neck to climb. Even though the researcher realised this as soon as he sat, he left them as they were.
Although the problem soon arose again
“Seriously?” Purah walked into the living room, taken aback at how Robbie had laid down his partner.
“What, they’re fine!” Robbie got on the defensive all to quick for her to believe it.
Purah was a smart woman, not particularly keen sensed but smart. And when it came to Robbie, she was the smartest in all of Hyrule. Everything about his body language screamed awkward. His feet laid flat on the ground with his legs together. His arms, which usually took up half of the sofa’s headrest, balled up near his chest. Purah knew exactly why Robbie hadn’t made his partner more comfortable.
“Are you seriously too nervous to put their head on your lap?”
Robbie was taken aback by the guess, “How the hell did you know?”
A look of smugness is all he got in return, but it was enough.
Neither of them said a word as the guardian expert looked down to his knight.
“You’re a pussy.”
Robbie looked to her, “and you’re a bitch, what about it?”
The woman sighed, “Firstly – She put up her middle finger – secondly, why are you so nervous? What do you think’s gonna happen?”
Robbie thought on it. He had an answer, a clear and concise one. It was just putting it into words that was the problem.
“I… Purah I really don’t wanna fuck things up with Link. At all. It’s why I’m so careful around them. I don’t wanna do anything wrong.
“You’re different, y’know? You’re my best friend and you ain’t getting rid of me. If I piss you off, you forgive me. If you piss me off, I forgive you. It’s how we work.
“Link doesn’t need to forgive me. They don’t need to just accept my idiocy like you. If they don’t like me or something I do, they’ll leave. And I really don’t want them to leave.”
Purah smiled sympathetically to her partner in crime, “You’re selfish.”
Purah laughed. She truly was blessed with the dumbest man in Hyrule.
“You’re gonna hate me for saying this, so ‘sorry’ in advance. If Link doesn’t like you for you? Fuck them.”
Robbie looked at her, his eyes seething with disapproval.
“But do you know what?”
“They do. You’re just too dense to realise because you’re so wrapped up in not being yourself. Case in point ‘selfish’.” Purah ended her statement accusingly pointing towards Robbie.
“How do you know they do?”
“Because you do shit like supress your accent to try and sound smarter, which is dumb in of itself you’re a fucking genius, but I know for a fact Link loves you’re accent. They’ve told me. And I know for a fact they love when you tell them about guardians. They’ve told me. And I know for a fact they love your wildly inappropriate jokes. They’ve told me.”
“Have they?” Robbie didn’t believe her; she’s lied to keep him happy before. He looked down to Link, their neck was still crocked.
“Baby, what do you think me and Link talk about when we go to Gerudo Town? Cause it’s not the latest political statement the Queen’s made. It can be about my job, sure. And Link’s latest battles. But a lot of the time, it’s you. You are our common ground. We both love you more than most things in Hyrule, talking about you is what we enjoy.”
Robbie was touched. He was sure his heart grew ten times bigger with love. “How much of that talking is berating me?”
“85%, but that’s not the point. We love you. And you gotta get stronger for Link, put away your fears. Because I can assure you to Hylia above, you, the true authentic hopeless-romantic dumbass you, is all that Link needs from you.
“Now take that pillow from under their head, for goddess’ sake.”
Link woke up a couple hours later, their neck feeling sore. They drew it to illness, however they felt less dead now, which was nice. What was nicer though was the hands that played with their hair. Soft touches massaged their scalp. They wanted to move to see the face of the ever-so handsome barer of these hands, but they didn’t want him to stop, It was a tough choice. However, the barer was the master at noticing the little things. Link’s breathing had changed.
“You awake?” Robbie’s voice was gentle, as not to wake the knight up if he was wrong.
“Barely.” The scientist smiled at the voice, which was hoarser than normal due to grogginess.
Robbie moved his hands from Link’s head, which caused Link to make a sickly groan.
“Carry on.” It was a request that made Robbie’s heart jolt. He was so scared of doing stuff like this in case it made Link panic. He was scared that he may never be forgiven. But he was being asked to. He couldn’t say no, not so something like this.
But to double check, “You sure?”
Link rolled their head ever so slightly so Robbie could see their questioning eyes. They nodded before turning back to their head back to the ES.
Okay. This was okay. He brought his hands back to Link’s head and continues playing with their golden hair.
This was Robbie being him. The hopelessly in-love fool that he was. He’d give the world to Link and Purah if they let him. And he was truly starting to believe that Link would.
[So, I was doing some digging for an ask game to reblog when I happened across these sleep asks. I couldn't find the source post for the life of me, so I guess I'll leave this here and hope no one gets mad. Without further ado, everyone's favorite ship: Robbie Donovan and Penny Haywood!]
Who is a night owl: Robbie has not slept since 1977, someone please send help as soon as possible. Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating, but he's a total insomniac. This might be projecting, to be honest. If I suffer one of the boys has to suffer.
Who is a morning person: I can see Penny as an early riser. She tries to drag Robbie out of bed but, through the power of slurred nonsense and puppy dog eyes, he sometimes convinces her to stay in bed. She'll claim it's only for five minutes, but she can never quite stick to her word.
Are they cuddlers: Abso-fucking-lutely! Penny ends up just searching him out, arms wrapping around him with very little warning, and once she's got him she'll never let go.
Who is the big spoon and who is the little spoon: Look, it's no secret that Robbie's the little spoon. Penny absolutely uses it as an opportunity to get back at him for all that "will you look at me, I'm taller than you" bullshit. Now, Robbie doesn't love this but it's not like he's gonna complain. After all, he's getting some top of the line cuddles.
What is their favourite sleeping position: As close as humanly possible. Since Robbie's under sensitive to touch he really needs to know that she's there. Being able to touch her and say for an absolute truth "Penny hasn't left" gives him that little bit of relief that he needs to make it through the day.
Who steals all the blankets: Definitely Penny, not a shadow of a doubt. Robbie doesn't mind though, for whatever reason he sleeps better when he's cold.
What they wear to bed: For Robbie I'm compelled to say some auld t-shirt that he nicked off of Rónán and pajama shorts. He can't sleep when he's warm, so he tries to keep cool. With Penny I'm really not sure. Perhaps a nightgown? Maybe she'll steal Robbie's shirts if she feels like messing with him.
Who likes seeing the other wearing their t-shirt: Robbie. Seeing Penny in his clothing is so confusing to him since he doesn't understand why she'd take his stuff, but it's such a fecking turn on, he'll let it slide.
Who falls asleep mid-conversation: Honestly, it's happened to both of them. Usually Robbie just rants for so long that Penny physically can not will herself to stay awake, but there have been times where Robbie's dozed off in the middle of Penny recounting some story. When asked about it the next morning he muttered something about how her voice is like a lullaby of sorts.
Who wakes up in the middle of the night with nightmares: Both of them, but Robbie more often. He'll suddenly bolt upright and blurt something like "Jacob, don't go" or "No, not Rowan". Thankfully Penny knows just how calm him back down.
Who accidentally punched the other in their sleep: Penny did it once and didn't stop apologizing for the whole day.
Who can’t keep their hands to themself: They can both get a little bit... Handsy in private, but Penny is definitely the worst offender. I won't go into too much detail since, y'know, there's some minors on here, but when she's half-asleep Penny looses any nerves she may had once had.
"let go of me!" you shouted as the two girls had pulled you back, pushing your face down the toilet, they left after they pulled the tab; causing all the water and food they had previously thrown in to splash all over your face.
This was your last straw but you knew you couldn't do anything so you got up, rinsed your face in the sink, fixed your hair, and walked out bumping into someone
"Sorry I wasn't looking, oh hey Eli?.. nice do"
"you've got to start sticking up for yourself (y/n), oh and its "hawk" now," he nodded his head up telling the girl he's had his eye on for the past four years
"ok well, "hawk" you know I don't really like violence" you added finger quotes around his name while getting up
"I have an idea but I don't think you'll like it"
"well shoot" you raised a brow at him
"cobra-kai? yeah I don't think so" you started to walk but stopped by him grabbing your hand
"c'mon (y/n) I'm tired of you getting pushed around.. hell I"ll even teach you"
"if it's by johnny I won't do it, but Eli hawk maybe ill consider it" you walked off as the bell for dismissal rang.
and soon enough you heard footsteps and thought Eli was right behind, trying to talk about karate again.
"I'm not talking about this again"
"talk about what?" it wasn't him and that wasn't his voice
"think you got up faster again this time, what do you think ness?"
"I say we flush the toilet twice this time" you backed up but before you could run your arms were being pulled and your backpack was on the floor, you weren't phased but a few seconds later their hands were off you and pushed you down
"heyyy hawk" they were now putting on the pretty girl act that got them anything they wanted, he pushed passed them and offered you a hand
"(y/n) you cant let the wind keep pushing you around like that" he said while pulling you up. You heard the two girls scoffed as he laughed it off, you softly giggling
“come on, we’ll have lunch then start the training”