England x Reader
Looking at the time, Arthur sighed tapping his foot on the ground becoming impatient, he watched the people walking past your apartment, hoping that you would be one of the few to come running up the cement stairs to escape from the cold weather. Looking towards the stairs he catches a lucky glance of your familiar (h_c) his angry expression fades away to one of worry when he see's how red your cheeks are and how your struggling to catch your breath.
Walking towards your door (well, more like running) rummaging through your pocket you opened the door. Your fingers felt as if they were on pins, and needles when the warm air hit them upon entering your nice warm apartment. You walked towards the couch, throwing your things on the floor you fell face forward. Curling up into a tiny ball on the couch you tried to ignore the shaking from your cold, and shivering body.
You could hear Arthur, walking towards his bed room. A small smile graced your weary features, but quickly faded away because it took too much work to smile. You were an hour late getting home, leaving Arthur to stand outside in the cold. Ah, you should have really asked to have an extra key made so he wouldn't have to wait outside.
Since it's winter and all, the two of you both need to attend work to pay for the apartment and food that you would need to stay happy and healthy. The thought of losing your apartment made you shiver in fear, fear not for yourself but for Arthur. After all your not very sure if he has a home to go back to, unlike yourself. He never says one word about himself, he always ask about how you are and your family.
The sound of foot steps approaching you, the sound dragging you out of your light slumber. Warm arms wrapped around you, holding you close, the familiar smell of tea invading your senses.
"Bloody stupid girl. Working harder than you need to..." the familiar sound of a door being opened lead you to believe that Arthur was putting you to bed, you couldn't help but smile once your heat hit the pillow, Arthur pulling the covers over your body chasing away the chills (the blanket in truth being a poor substitute for Arthur's warm arms), allowing warmth to blossom through out your body. Quickly warming you to the core. "Y-you should rely on me more often you stupid git! I'm your boyfriend aren't I?"
Arthur choked out, biting his lip when his words registered in his mind, his face started to burn as he said. "I-I'll come back after supper is done and wake you up! S-so you'd better get some sleep before I come back!!" reaching out with your hand, you grabbed Arthur's wrist, smiling you mumbled.
"Make sure the food taste good...I wasn't able to bring home any leftovers....and I'm too tired to coo-" Arthur cut you off, "Ah, shut it, you've done enough already! Now go to sleep!"
A small smile graced your weary feature's you mumbled. "Thank's Arthur...love you."
Upon hearing those words Arthur felt as if his heart was being squeezed, placing his lips against your forehead, he let go of your hand after placing a small kiss on your knuckles smiling he walked away, the soft sound of your door closing announced that Arthur had left the room.
Yes, you love Arthur, and he loves you as well. He's your boyfriend but only when he's here with you, alone in your apartment away from the eyes of others, he shows you what he's really like. Loving, loyal, protective, and caring. But...once the two of you leave this apartment then you are just merely two people, two strangers who live together.
And that thought alone makes you not only feel sad....but lonely.