Joe awoke slowly, drowsily staring at the ceiling. He narrowed his eyes and gave a large intake of air. He went to turn, nearly forgetting that you lay next to him. He smiled when saw your face, barely visible but still as lovely as ever.
He scooted closer and wrapped an arm around you. Pull up close, he buried his nose into your neck and placed sweet kisses. He tried his best not to make too much movement to wake you, but he wanted to express his love lightly.
You did groan as if you were waking and it make Joe pause, but you were simply turning over. Joe took this as an opportunity to spoon you and he did just this. He pressed up against you, burying his face into your hair.
"I love you, sweetheart." He mumbled against you.
"I love you too." You said half awake, startling him. But then he smiled and cuddled you closer than ever.