The first thing Eduard noticed when he woke up was that there were warm legs wrapped around his body and someone's fingers were in his hair. He next noticed the breath against his face. After he finally opened his eyes he was met with the pale face of Gunnar, who was sound asleep. Eduard sighed and took the hand out of his hair, as well as getting the legs off of him. When Eduard was about to stand he stopped himself. He did a double take on what he thought he saw just to make sure he was seeing what he was seeing. And he was. Blood stained the carpet from under Gunnar's body.

"Shit," Eduard muttered.

He had taken the virginity of a boy he had never met before last night. He immediately felt ashamed.

"Gunnar," Eduard called.

He shook Gunnar's shoulder. It didn't take long for Gunnar to begin to return to reality from his dream world. His eyes landed on Eduard. He didn't smile. He did however, try to sit up, which caused an unimaginable amount of pain.

"You okay?" Eduard asked.

"Absolutely fine," Gunnar said, no really sounding too happy.

"Lay back down," Eduard demanded.

"No," Gunnar replied.

He ignored the pain and sat up. He looked down at the floor below him and saw the blood. He seemed pretty apathetic towards it, like he didn't care that he lost his virginity to a stranger. Instead he held tightly onto the couch and tried to stand up. But, as soon as he was on his own two feet, he stumbled. Eduard was quick to catch him.

"Are you okay?" He asked.

"Just shut up and take me into the shower," Gunnar muttered.

Eduard obeyed. He slid an arm under Gunnar's legs and swept the man, literally, off of his feet. Gunnar said nothing and just buried his face into the crook of Eduard's neck.

Eduard washed himself in another bathroom as Gunnar occupied the one he usually used. He felt slightly sick as he cleaned off the blood. He decided that he would buy new carpet for the living room and just burn the current one. He felt horrible for doing that. What was he even thinking?

Eduard left the bathroom and got dressed. He then looked outside and saw that the sun was just rising. Might as well make breakfast. So, he did. He made some for himself and Gunnar. He sat at the table and waited patiently for Gunner to come out of the bathroom. He didn't have to wait long. Gunner walked into the room, or, limped.

"Everything okay?" Eduard asked.

"Peachy," Gunnar muttered.

He winced as he sat down. Eduard pushed Gunnar's food to him. Gunnar took it graciously. Eduard watched as Gunnar ate.

"Hey, Gunnar," Eduard said.

Gunnar looked at him.

"What is it?" He asked.

"Why were you out in the storm last night?" Eduard asked.

"Do you want a lie or the truth?" Gunnar counter asked.

"The truth would be nice," Eduard replied.

"I was running away from home," Gunnar replied.

"Ran away?" Eduard asked.

"Long story," Gunnar simply replied.

The two stayed in silence for a good amount of time. Gunnar finished his breakfast and was about to stand up. Eduard instead took the plate and put it in the sink, immediately starting to wash the dishes. It was a few minutes later when Eduard's curiosity got the best of him.

"What are you going to do now?" He asked.

"I don't know. I'm not going back to his house again," Gunnar replied.

"Who?" Eduard asked.

"My father, Soren," Gunnar replied.

Eduard finished up the dishes and turned to Gunnar, drying his hands on the towel hanging on the oven. He felt a little bad for Gunnar. He looked sad when he mentioned his father.

"What's so bad about him?" Eduard asked.

"He likes to feel he has control over just about everything. Me, my brothers and my step father. I couldn't take it anymore. So, I picked a night when Soren was out with Vegard and ran away. I left Berwald and Tino behind but I promised them I'd be back to get them. Maybe I'll save Vegard too. Who knows," Gunnar replied.

"That bad, huh?" Eduard asked.

Gunnar just nodded. Eduard played with a cup for a seconds then put it back and sat down next to Gunnar at the table. Gunnar looked at him.

"Hey, I have an idea. Why don't you stay here and bring your family here. I mean, I don't know your father and I'm sure he doesn't know me. This place is perfect for you guys," Eduard said.

Gunnar's eyes widened.

"Are you serious?" He asked.

Eduard nodded. Gunnar was speechless so he used his own way of communication and kissed Eduard full on the mouth, tongue and all. Eduard blinked in surprise but, after a few seconds began to kiss back. They were so into the kiss that neither had any idea that Gunnar was sat on the table and Eduard sitting on the chair in front of him between his knees. They pulled away and then noticed their situation. Both blushed.

"Sorry, about last night," Eduard muttered, deciding to look down.

He didn't catch Gunnar's smile.

"That's fine. I was a little out of it because I was sick. Can I have a refresher?" He asked.

Eduard blinked in surprise and looked back up at Gunnar. He blushed deeply at the look he got from Gunnar's gaze. He blinked once. Twice. Gulped.

"Repeat?" He asked.


I know I haven't updated this in forever and a lot of you most likely forgot about this story. But, yeah. The day after. This time it's the calm before AND after the storm. Oh, in case you didn't know,