"Hey, how's your day going?"
[ he groans and rolls over in his bed, checking the clock off to the side ]
"Well, considering it hasn't even started I'd say okay."
[ she gasps and blows out a long breath ]
"I'm sorry, I woke you up? What time is it—oh, I, uh, I just realized how early it is over there. Sorry, do you want me to let you go back to sleep?"
[ he chuckles and sits up on the end, running his eyes and glancing over to the bed in the opposite side of the room where Haz slept as he mumbled something and rolled over ]
"No, it's fine. I was going to have to get up in two hours anyway. And I miss your voice. And being able to see you. What's up, buttercup?"
[ she smiles, a light blush dusting her cheeks, and leans against the couch she sits on ]
"Nothing much, just wanted to be the first person to wish you happy birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Thomas!"
"Well, you definitely succeeded."
"Sorry, about that again. But it's your day so if you want me to hang up it's okay, I'm not offended. You should sleep."
"Thea, I don't care if you call me at two in the morning or two in the afternoon. I'm always glad to talk to you. Even if I can't pay attention because I'm trying not to fall back asleep."
"Okay. You're too sweet, Holland."
[ her face is akin a tomato as she pushed back the hair falling in her face ]
"Aw, you're blushing aren't you?"
"Uh huh, I believe you."
[ he laughs and shakes his hair out, running a hand through it gently]
"Anyway, I have a couple days of break coming up that I can come see you if you're available?"
"Of course! I'm always available when you're involved. Besides, Bex has been bugging me about how moody I am without you. This will make my day and shut her up."
[ he chuckled and shakes his head, throwing his legs over the side of the bed and padding to the bathroom ]
"Don't be sad. I'm just glad we can talk as much as we do. I'd go crazy if we couldn't. I kinda miss you."
"I definitely miss you."
[ she smiles and wraps her arm around her knees, bringing them to her chest ]
"I'll be counting the days till you get here."
[ she paused, a furtive look on her face ]
"By the way, how many days is that?"
"That's too many."
"It'll come faster than you think."
"You better be right, Holland, or I'm gonna have to find myself a new boyfriend."
"That hurts me right in the feels."
"You're such a dork."
"But I'm your dork."
[ he smirks at his reflection and laughs to himself quietly ]
"Like I said. Dork."
"Whatever, Theadora. I'm going to take a shower and get ready, but I'll text you or call you later okay?"
[ she sighs dramatically ]
"I can live with that."
"I'm beginning to think that it's not me who's a dork."
"Just shut up and take a shower already!"
"Your wish is my command. See you soon, buttercup."
June 1, 2018