I crawled into the single bed fully-clothed, grateful, at least, that the sheets looked and smelled clean. I hadn't realised how tired I was until just now, and didn't even bother taking my shoes off.
"I missed sleeping in a bed." I heard Alex say.
I nodded sleepily. "Mmm, me too..." I was struggling to keep my eyes open.
"I guess I'll see you in the evening." He smiled, as I pulled the duvet up to my ears and murmured "g'night". Moments before I fell into a deep sleep, I felt him kiss me lightly on the cheek.
I suppose I slept for a while, because when I woke, the light was coming through the window from a different angle. It wasn't night yet, though, and a gap in the curtain allowed a stream of sunlight to fall directly onto Alex's bed, inches away from his sleeping face. I pulled my shoes off quickly.
Climbing out of bed, I padded lightly to the window and pulled the fabric tight, making sure he couldn't be hurt. He stirred, and I tried to get back to my bed as quietly as possibly.
Well, it was a false hope, wasn't it? I stubbed my toe, and swore loudly before I could stop myself. Maybe it was a mistake to take my shoes off.
I flopped down on my bed, massaging my toe. "Did you sleep okay?"
"Where are we?" He looked panicked and confused as he looked around the room. It was adorable. "Oh yeah." He visibly relaxed, and shifted under the covers. "Yeah, you I did. Comfy." Alex smiled. "Did you?"
"Yeah, it was good." I winced. "My toe hurts."
"You seem to have a bad habit of getting hurt, don't you?" Do I?
"Well..." I thought it through. "Yeah, I suppose I do."
He smiled at me, "I would hug you, but the duvet seems to have eaten me." It did look like it. I could only see his face, and the rest of him was just a shapeless form underneath the poofy quilt.
I grinned at him cheekily, a plan forming. "That's okay." I pounced onto Alex's bed, suddenly, "I'll hug you instead."
"Steady tiger." He laughed, and I squeezed him tight, giggling and growling like a tiger. My smile grew wider as he disentangled his arms from the covers and wound them around me instead.