As the sun shone through the window of the diligently constructed cabin, Arthur yawned widely. Rolling over to face away from the window his gaze came to rest on his husband, Morgan, sleeping soundly next to him. Morgan’s mouth was open just a bit, his cheek slack and his curly chestnut hair was disheveled. Arthur’s slow smile split face in half, revealing all his teeth.
Morgan was a soft spoken man with soul of stone. Kind, giving, empathetic and stoic were just a few of the ways Arthur liked to describe his favorite person. His hazel eyes always alight with love or mischief, often times both, were the most calming thing in the world to Arthur.
Morgan shifted in his sleep, a soft grumble escaping his lips as his nose wrinkled and twitched just slightly. Goodness how Arthur adored that nose! How could something be so perfectly symmetrical and angular and yet have the soft edges that Morgan’s nose did? What crafting deity constructed this man to be so perfectly unassuming and yet so frustratingly handsome? No matter, the biggest question was: How did Arthur get so lucky?
They had met whilst Arthur was shopping for herbs. Morgan had a shop on one end of town that doubled as a smithy as well. Feeling this shop would be a worthwhile stop, Arthur dropped by. Their conversation was short, but full of wit and innuendo. Morgan’s expertise with his own silver tongue surprised Arthur, and being a pirate that was quite something for Arthur to admit.
Lost in his ruminations Arthur didn’t notice Morgan’s eyes open slowly.
“Whatchu lookin’ at?” Morgan asked sleepily, his voice full of playful teasing.
“Just the most important thing in my life, dear” Arthur responded back full of sincerity. He reached out to ruffle Morgan’s hair. Morgan smiled lazily back at his husband.
“I love you to the moon” Morgan said, beginning their personal banter.
“I love you to the stars” Arthur replied, finishing the phrase and smiling at his husband. No matter the issues in the world, Morgan was the world to Arthur and he would spend the rest of his life being worthy of Morgan’s affections.