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 slighty. 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 jou okay Feliciano? Jou didn't sound that bad vhen I left this-" Ludwig was cut off when Feliciano started to cough.
"I-I feel 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 vas an accident. Gilbert is going to get some fever reducer on his vay home, but ve 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, ihr empfang," Ludwig said. Suddenly Gilbert walked in and whistled. Feliciano pulled away and looked at him.
"So are jou two finally dating?" he asked with a grin on his face. Ludwig and Feliciano blushed at that.
"N-No ve 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.
"Jou're really pale. Are jou okay?"
"Si. I just fell asleep outside," Feliciano said, smiling nervously. Gilbert laughed.
"Jou're just too cute! I can see vhy Ludwig likes jou!"
"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 jou tell him jou love him also?"
"Then vhy are-"
"That's none of jour 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 vrong, Feli?"
"I don't know what this is."
Ludwig facepalmed. He handed Feliciano his bottle of water.
"It's a pill. Put it in jour mouth and then drink some water so jou can svallow 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 jou love him then jou two should date. Don't send him mixed messages," Gilbert said and Ludwig sighed.
"I can't. I'm still vorried about his mental stability. I have to vait to make sure I don't make it vorse."
"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.