|The Naming of Names
Author: Bad Faery PM
Belle cares how he looks.Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Romance - Dr. N. Rush & Belle - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,205 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 07-02-12 - Published: 06-18-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8232422
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Rush spends more time on his appearance these days, actually taking time to shave on a regular basis. Belle likes him clean-shaven. She's never said anything, but he's noticed how much more willing she is to cuddle when he isn't bristly. It still seems like a waste of time to him, but if a stubble-free chin is what his Belle likes, that is what she will have.
She prefers his white button-down to any of his other clothes, not that she has many choices. She'll curl up against his chest when he wears that, toying with his buttons. In his brown shirt and waistcoat, he's Nick to her, but in the button-down, she calls him love. It's worth the extra effort of keeping it clean.
Their best nights are when he manages to coordinate the two- presenting himself clean-shaven in her favorite shirt. She can't get enough of him on those nights, their mouths fused together like oxygen is a meaningless afterthought.
He loves her like that, so wild and hungry for him like he always is for her. Her voice slurs with passion in those moments, 'Rush' coming out muddy and indistinct at the end, sounding more like 'Rum.'
He doesn't care what she calls him as long as she doesn't leave.