Mason slept in Gabriel's arms peacefully, no dreams or nightmares coming. Gabriel always put her at ease it seemed. She was only able to sleep for a few hours because Toff came looking for her. "Mas- oh for the love of goddess. What in Haeven's name are you doing?!" he turned away as he screeched waking Mason up with a start. "Wha? huh?" she looked around disoriented.
Gabriel jerked awake with a soft yelp and he sighed, relaxing slightly when he realized what was going one. "You know, there's this thing on earth, it's call knocking." He muttered, pulling the blanket up to cover his and Mason's nudity as he sat up."What do you need, Toff?"
"You know I really could care less what you have on earth." Toff snapped looking at Mason. His eyes were angry but looking deeper there was jealousy and pain. "We need you to help plan. Now. And no that doesn't mean your boyfriend." he muttered at the end before leaving the room, not wanting to see them interact with each other.
Gabriel sighed. "You still don't see the jealousy do you?" He mumbled, getting up and getting dressed. "Mason, what am I supposed to do if I can't come with you?"
Mason ignored Gabriel as she got dressed in her uniform again. She didn't see Toff liking her because they'd been best friends for so long and she didn't see him that way. "Just... Stay here? I shouldn't be long."
Gabriel pouted. "Mason please listen to me!" He walked to her and wrapped his arms around her waist. "Even if Toff doesn't like you, you still do need to talk to him about us. It's not good for your friendship for him to be like this about us."
Mason sighed looking into Gabriel's eyes. "He just... Isn't fond of humans okay? It's a long story." she kissed Gabriel sweetly before pulling away to finish getting dressed.
Gabriel groaned. "This is more than that! He. is. jealous. I swear. I'd put my life on it."
Mason was silent while she zipped up her uniform and smoothed it out as best she could. "Why are you pushing this?" she turned to look at him, the insecure nature clear in her eyes. "Would you rather I was with him?" she whispered.
"No..." Nathan sighed. "Mason, I just...I don't like him being like this and you acting oblivious to it. I feel threatened, okay? I don't want some guy, old friend of yours or not, looking at me like he wants to kill me for being with the girl he wants."
Mason's expression sobered a bit and she closed the short distance between them, cupping his face in her soft hands. "Gabriel... Toff is my best friend but that's just it... He's my friend. You... I love you. You're the only I want; the only one I've ever wanted. Okay?"
"I know how you see him, but I don't like how he sees you." Gabriel mumbled, closing his eyes. "I just want you to talk to him and find out once and for all whether or not he likes you that way. I don't think ignoring it is a good idea."
"Gabriel..." Mason whispered with a sigh. She gave him a light kiss. "I'll... I'll talk to him alright? Please stop worrying so much. I'm only yours no matter who looks at me." Mason still didn't believe Toff liked her but if Gabriel wanted her to confront him then she would.
Gabriel relaxed some, kissing her cheek. "I guess I'll stay here and try not to go crazy while you're gone."
Mason gave Gabriel a kiss on the lips. "Don't worry about me. I'll be back before you know it." she told him. She gave his hand a squeeze and then left the room, too quiet and graceful to be heard.
Gabriel sighed as he watched her go. He sat on the edge of the bed and looked around, wondering what in Haeven he was supposed to do.
Mason didn't come back for a few hours. The door that she'd closed opened a little but it wasn't her. It was a short fall faery dressed in the same uniform she had been in. "Hello. Do you need anything? Food? Water?" she asked politely.
Gabriel jumped a little and sighed. "A bit of food and water would be nice, if it's not too much trouble."
"Mason informed me to take care of you so no it isn't any trouble." the girl said before leaving again. She returned a few minutes late with a tall crystal glass of ice water and a matching crystal bowl of plain green leave; salad for Gabriel. "Here you are."
Gabriel eyed it and sighed. "I'm gonna have to get used to the food here..." He mumbled. Then he looked up at the girl. "Thank you, I appreciate it."