Lucy picked out a random DVD and slotted it into the machine, pressing play. She smiled tenderly at Ash as she saw him standing by the window. She went to stand behind him and curled her arms around his waist, burying her face in his back.
Ash froze slightly then relaxed. He sucked in a breath and finally let the tears control his body. He started to shake with each sob he let out. He could feel Lucy on his back, but honestly he really didn't care. It's about time he lets himself just cry.
Lucy didn't tell him to stop crying, because she knew that wouldn't help. She just stood there, holding him and waiting until his sobs started to subside. Her heart ached to hear him cry. To her, it was the worst sound in the world.
Ash's tears finally settled down and he twisted himself so that he was now holding Lucy to his chest. "Let's go watch the movie." He whispered on top of her head as he kissed it.
Lucy smiled and took his hand, leading him over to her bed. She switched off the lights and sat down, the glow of the television casting a little light around the room.
He didn't know when the movie ended, nor what time it was, but he woke up in the middle of the night with Lucy in his arms. The last thing he remembered was watching the movie and crying once again. He figured he fell asleep with tear stained cheeks. He glanced down at Lucy and she looked so peaceful. He wanted to stay up and just watch her but his body had other ideas.
Lucy's eyelids fluttered open. She was a light sleeper, and Ash waking up had woken her too. "Hey," she murmured sleepily, shuffling closer to him. "What time is it?"
"I don't know," he replied as he shifted slighthly on the bed. "It's probably early morning according to the grayish sky." He yawned before he blinked his eyes several times.
"You look gorgeous when you've just woken up," Lucy commented, smiling up at him. She lifted a hand to smooth his ruffled hair.
Ash smiled and leaned into her hand. "Thank you and you look quite beautiful yourself." He looked at her and leaned in to place a kiss on her lips.
Lucy kissed him back, giving up on neatening his hair and instead threading her fingers through it.
He pulled back after a while and looked down at his hands, sadness still in his eyes. "What are we doing today?" he asks quietly.
"Making you feel happy again," Lucy smiled, stroking his cheek. "What do you fancy doing? I'll do anything other than go to a farm. Can't stand farm animals."
He frowned a little, nothing would make him feel better. He'd be like this for a few days. He's been like this since his dad left, but who is he to thwart Lucy's plan? He smiled a sad smile. "Let's go for a walk," he said but didn't move.
"Okay, let me go get changed then," Lucy agreed. "Do we need to stop by your place on the way and get you some clean clothes?"
"Yeah, I should get changed. Meet me at my place when you're done." He crawled out the bed and placed a kiss on her head before walking out her room. He slowly made his way to his room to get dressed.
Lucy got changed slowly, trying to give Ash a little time and space to himself. When she was ready she walked round to his room, not bothering to knock on the door as she walked in.
Ash heard his door open, but didn't move. He sat in the closet curled up with a picture of his mother and some of her belongings. He was dressed, he was, but suddenly he didn't feel like going out anymore. He picked up the picture and held it close to him and he didn't even jump or move when he heard the closet door open.
"Hey," Lucy said softly, squeezing in beside him and shutting the door again. "I thought I might discover you here." In the dark, her hand found his and she squeezed it, letting him know that she was there for him.
Ash started to pull away but stopped and sighed. "I'm sorry, I just needed a moment," he appologized. He hate her seeing him weak but she was the only one to actually see him break.