OH man, I'm so sorry I didn't reply to this earlier! Things were getting posted right during finals so I had tabbed it open and read it off-line and then was a complete jerkface and didn't remember to say all the flaily things that popped into my head when I was reading.
Thank you so much for writing this.
There was Elena, opening the blinds, but adjusting them so that the sunlight didn’t shine in his eyes.
I loved that little detail, how subtly it showed her thoughtfulness. There's just the right amount of loyalty and caring and UST to make me a very happy fangirl. Thank you again, it's everything I wanted for this pairing!