WHO: Codeine and Lachlan Blackwood WHAT: Just temporarily moving out (WON'T THAT BE GREAT FOR HIS WITHDRAWAL MUAHHAHHAAA) WHEN: Friday evening WHERE: Lachlan's new apartment, two floors below Codeine's WARNINGS: Drugs?
"It's only for a little while."
Lachlan moved past Ciaran, his arms full of plastic bags, stuffed full to bursting with his clothes. If they had had more warning they could have collected boxes, but considering the haste with which they were relocating Lachlan's things to an apartment three floors down, the bags would have to do. Lachlan set them on a sofa and cast Ciaran a look which was half annoyed, half desperate.
Things hadn't been going well for Lachlan lately, and now being forced to move out of his own home because Codeine's sister had decided she didn't like the cold but didn't want a house wasn't sitting all that well with him. "What if my siblings want to know why I've moved out?" Lachlan said, gesturing around at the apartment. "How the hell should I explain that?"
"I...I don't know," Ciaran responded, helplessly. "I'll try to convince her that a place of her own would be amazing- I just- I can't let her stay out there-" It was tearing him in two to move Lachlan out like this, but his siblings couldn't find Lachlan in his home. They would know Codeine had betrayed them if they saw- But poor Henbane couldn't be allowed to just wander the streets of the city as the air grew frigid around her.
"No, I know-" Lachlan groaned and he sank down into the sofa. "I know this is safer and I don't want anyone to be homeless and cold. I've been there and it's shit. I just...don't want to be away from you."
Codeine stepped over to his boyfriend and he leaned down to press a kiss to Lachlan's lips. "I don't want to be away from you either. I'll come visit all the time! You're only two floors away, and I'll sneak out whenever I can."
"I know you will. And I have the birds so at least I have someone to talk to," lachlan grinned. His parrots were already in the bedroom, calling to each other loudly. "I'll just curl up and watch Netflix and pine for you."
"As long as you send me naughty pictures while you do it, I think that'd be okay," Ciaran teased. "I love you, bub. I'm so sorry about all this, I just-"
"Shh," Lachlan covered Ciaran's mouth with his hand, which amused Ciaran to no end. "It's going to be fine," Lachlan finally sounded like he believed it too. "So more kissings and sex now. Pining later."
His mouth was still covered, so Ciaran just nodded. That sounded like a damn good plan to him.