[Kamen Rider Ex-Aid] feel helpless at times

Titel: feel helpless at times
Fandom: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Pairing: Houjou Emu / Kujou Kiriya
Words: 327
Completed: 2019/03/10

“Ugh… can’t… breathe…”

Being awakened by overwhelming love sure sounded more romantic than it actually was, and if anyone would have known then Kiriya. Crushed by the full weight of Emu’s love weight and two arms tightly wrapped around the older man’s neck, Emu clutched onto him as if his life depended on it. And maybe it did in whatever twisted dream Kiriya’s other half had found himself in.

“Attacking me in my sleep, really now…”

It was by far not the first time this had happened, however ¬the frequency of these occurrences had increased since the Mighty Novel X incident.

The first time around Kiriya made the mistake of waking Emu up. The coroner learned the hard way just how deep the cause was rooted in Emu’s subconscious when he was faced with a crying Emu, unable to stop his tears and desperately voicing apology after apology because he had no freaking idea why he was crying in the first place.

Kiriya never ever wanted to see his lover in this condition again.

The following times he didn’t bother to wake Emu up, instead, he embraced the younger man, fondly whispering words of reassurance or randomly talking about whatever nonsense he could think of until fatigue got the better of him and sleep took over.

One morning after, Kiriya casually asked Emu if he had slept well. The young doctor just nodded, nothing had been out of the ordinary, and their usual morning practice went on just like that, completely baffling Kiriya. Maybe the coroner has been in the wrong movie, maybe he was the one suffering from nightmares.

Yeah right, as if.

Irritation and frustration built up in him; his anger was directed at himself though, cursing his own helplessness.

Kiriya placed a kiss on Emu’s forehead, embracing him as if to shield him from whatever danger his lover was facing right now in his sleep.

Because that was all he could do for now.

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