WHO: Hugh & Audrey WHEN: 11 January, morning WHERE: Hugh's Lakeside mansion. SUMMARY: Audrey came over to watch films and fell asleep on his sofa, so he wakes up to someone in his kitchen. WARNINGS: None at this point, will update if necessary.
Hugh was not a morning person by nature and close to a decade of being a theatre person had only increased that natural inclination towards the wee hours of night versus waking up early in the morning. Thus it was well after sunrise before he rolled over in his bed. Initially, he did so, and pulled the covers back up around him, to bury himself back into the pillow. It was the weekend and he didn't need to wake up. But it was during this action when two facts entered his awareness - the first was that Heart wasn't there, the second was that he'd left Audrey sleeping underneath a blanket on the sofa downstairs when she'd fallen asleep during the second of the movies they'd watched together.
There was a pause, a mental gripe of having to get up and check on the dog, and also his sort-of house-guest, and then he pushed it off, and pushed himself into a sitting position to stretch. Really the biggest concern was whether or not Heart was bothering Audrey, or needed to go out. A glance at his phone indicated the latter wasn't quite necessary yet, but soon, but left the question of the former. And equally strongly to the gripe where the dog was concerned, was a sort of concern, or worry, that Audrey might need something if she had awoken, and he should check on her.
Hugh swung feet over the edge of his bed, tossed the duet up, and pulled a dressing gown on over the deep blue flannel pj pants, and tied it at the waist. He splashed water on his face and slipped his phone in the pocket of the gown, before he exited his room and went on a search for the chocolate Labrador. He hadn't even reached the landing at the top of the stairs before he smelled coffee and… food, which unless Heart had miraculously learned to cook, suggested that Audrey was awake, but maybe had figured anything she needed out. A smile slid across his face as he skipped down the stairs, sliding around the edge of the bottom one so that he could hop over the lake-puddle which was still there. Dammit. Across the wooden floor into the giant great room, towards the kitchen, and he paused on the other side of the counter.
Heart realized he'd entered the room and came bounding towards him. He caught her nose in his hand for a morning greeting and hello, and offered Audrey a sheepish smile. "'Morning. I hope she didn't wake you up?" The dog was thoroughly unapologetic about any theoretically rude behavior.