With this chapter I'm kicking the rating up to M just to be safe. There's no explicit sex acts, but there is a lack of clothing.

Vice groaned as the alarm clock next to the bed woke him up with its incessant beeping. Uttering a curse, he reached over and flicked off the device that indicated it was currently five am.

Frowning, Vice recalled that it was his day off and he had no need to wake up so early, but the same couldn't be said for his bed mate. His gaze shifted to the other person only to find her still sleeping peacefully, completely unperturbed by the alarm she had set for herself.

Annoyance was quickly replaced by mirth as he studied her sleeping form. Most of her body was covered by the sheet which was tightly tucked under her arm, but he still had a nice view of a little cleavage, fine collarbones, and a cute face crowned with a carrot top.

Unfortunately he couldn't leave her be too long, for Vice was well aware she would inflict plenty of pain if he let her be late for work. Even if that wasn't the case, she had worked hard to get where she was and he didn't want her record marred by tardiness. He reached over and placed a hand on her bare shoulder.

"Hey, Teana." He said, shaking her gently. "It's morning."

"Mnrmph." She mumbled something incoherent but did nothing more.

"You're going to be late for work." Vice tried once more, shaking her a bit harder this time.

She mumbled something again, but this time she turned so that her back was exposed to the man.

"Hey now…" Vice huffed before deciding to change his approach. Putting his hand to the small of her back, he gingerly walked his fingers up to her neck. "Wakey wakey."

He could feel her shiver slightly under his touch and he saw goosebumps appear on her skin, but the girl still didn't show signs of consciousness.

Deciding to go with a more direct approach, Vice leaned over her and gently nibbled on her ear. "Enforcer Lanster, it's time to deploy." He whispered in a husky voice.

"I'm launching…" She muttered as she raised her top side arm into the air before letting it fall. The action caused Vice to be brushed aside lightly as the momentum had Teana now on her back, still asleep.

Vice had been warned there would be days like this, but he didn't think it would be this bad. Normally she would only spend the night when she had the next day free, so today was the first time he had to deal with this.

But he was not worried, for he had been taught a secret technique for use in this exact situation. Seeing the way they gently rose and fell with her breathing was all the invitation his hand needed.

Teana let out a soft moan as her eyes slowly fluttered open. Lids half open, she only registered the blurry face of the figure beside her before her vision followed what appeared to be an arm that ended with a hand that was squeezing her chest.

Vice watched in amusement as the girl let out a surprised little yelp before rolling away and off the edge of the bed, taking the sheets with her as she fell to the floor.

"I see you're awake." He said simply.

"V-Vice?" She stuttered, her mind finally clear and remembering where she was. "W-What are you… That's sexual harassment, you know?!"

"That's not what you said last night." He gave a sly smirk. Vice never failed to find the way Teana would always get snappy when caught off guard absolutely adorable.

"I… uh…" Teana flushed and made sure to cover herself with the sheets in an attempt to regain some dignity. "You… Don't do stuff like that while I'm sleeping!"

"But that's just it. I had no choice since you just wouldn't wake up." He shrugged. "If you don't hurry up, you're going to be late."

"Oh!" Teana glanced at the clock and then back to Vice. "I guess I slept through the alarm… Thanks."

"No problem." He smiled and she smiled back but remained seated on the floor, looking at him. "What is it?" Vice chuckled, holding up his hand and flexing his fingers. "Would you rather skip work and we resume?"

The view Teana had allowed her to see that he was certainly up to making good on that offer, but she pried her eyes away and got up.

"You know I can't do that…" She grumbled before heading to the bedroom door.

"Then I'm going back to sleep." He declared, flopping down on his side and closing his eyes. Moments later he faintly heard the sound of the shower and about twenty minutes after that he cracked open one eye to see Teana standing over him in full Enforcer dress.

"I'll see you later." She said, bending down and lightly pressing her lips against his.

"Have a nice day." He said back. While in the process of righting herself, Teana moved her mouth over to his ear.

"… I'll try to get back earlier tonight." She whispered. "We can pick up from where we left off then."

"I'll count the hours." He grinned as she departed with a smile.

Later that day, it occurred to Vice he owed some one a call. When he placed it, it was quickly answered by a blue haired cyborg.

"Hey Vice, what's up?" She greeted.

"I just wanted to thank you for that trick you taught me." He gave her a thumb up. "Worked like a charm!"

Subaru gave a knowing grin and returned the hand gesture. "It never fails."

Yay! This fic is an even dozen now!

Teana's continually been shown having trouble getting up in the morning, so I wanted to play with that. Of course using Subaru's sure fire method was a must :D