Feliciano was sitting in the backyard with a blanket wrapped around him. He was still feeling sick and Ludwig and Gilbert had left for work. He shivered slightly. Winter was coming up. The cold air signaled that. He sighed and laid down on the porch. Without meaning to, he fell asleep.
When he woke up later, he was shivering. He sat up and coughed. He had a terrible headache and his throat was sore. He got up and walked into the house. As soon as he sat down on the couch, Ludwig walked in.
"Ciao Ludwig," Feliciano said, his voice cracking a bit. Ludwig looked at him.
"Are you okay Feliciano? You didn't sound that bad when I left this-" Ludwig was cut off when Feliciano started to cough.
"I-I fell asleep outside by accident..." Feliciano ears flattened in shame. He was afraid Ludwig was going to yell at him. But instead Ludwig petted his head gently.
"It's okay. It was an accident. Gilbert is going to get some fever reducer on his way home, but we have some cough medicine," Ludwig said as he headed into the kitchen. Feliciano followed him. Ludwig poured some cough medicine in a spoon and held it out to Feliciano. Instead of taking the spoon from Ludwig, Feliciano took the spoon in his mouth. Ludwig blushed when he saw Feliciano look up at him, nothing but pure innocence in his gaze. Feliciano pulled away and Ludwig forced himself to look away. Feliciano hugged him.
"A-Ah, you're welcome," Ludwig said. Suddenly Gilbert walked in and whistled. Feliciano pulled away and looked at him.
"So are you two finally dating?" he asked with a grin on his face. Ludwig and Feliciano blushed at that.
"N-No we are not!" Ludwig said while Feliciano just gazed at his feet. Gilbert just laughed.
"Sure, okay. I got the fever reducer," he said as he set the bag on the counter. Ludwig just nodded and grabbed a bottle of water from the refrigerator. Gilbert looked at Feliciano and frowned.
"You're really pale. Are you okay?"
"Si. I just fell asleep outside," Feliciano said, smiling nervously. Gilbert laughed.
"You're just too cute! I can see why Ludwig likes you!"
"He told me he loved me a few weeks ago," Feliciano said happily, making Ludwig choke on his water. Gilbert grinned.
"Did he now? Did you tell him you love him also?"
"Then why are-"
"That's none of your business, bruder!" Ludwig cut him off. He took the box of fever reducer from the bag and opened it. He took out one of the pills and handed it to Feliciano. He just stared at it. Gilbert frowned.
"Something wrong, Feli?"
"I don't know what this is."
Ludwig facepalmed. He handed Feliciano his bottle of water.
"It's a pill. Put it in your mouth and then drink some water so you can swallow it," Ludwig explained. Feliciano did as he was told and he coughed after swallowing the water.
"Good. Now go lay down."
Feliciano nodded and went upstairs. Ludwig and Gilbert were silent for a while. Gilbert looked at Ludwig seriously.
"Ludwig, I don't mean to pry, but if you love him then you two should date. Don't send him mixed messages," Gilbert said and Ludwig sighed.
"I can't. I'm still worried about his mental stability. I have to wait to make sure I don't make it worse."
"I see," Gilbert said before he left the kitchen.
Later, Ludwig was laying in bed awake. He wasn't used to sleeping alone anymore. He was used to a certain little neko holding on to him while he slept. He got up and went to his bedroom. When he peeked in, Feliciano looked at him. Ludwig walked over.
"What's wrong Ludwig? Couldn't sleep?"
Feliciano sat up, "I couldn't either."
Ludwig sat beside him.
"I don't like sleeping alone Ludwig," Feliciano said as he hugged him.
"I don't either."
They both laid down. Feliciano was cuddle close to Ludwig as always and he was purring loudly. Ludwig kissed his forehead. They both fell asleep.