It was the end to an abnormally warm day at work. You and your co-worker were the only ones left to clean up. He tried to make small talk but you were lost in your own world. You were so conflicted on what to think of him.
You had had a crush on Feliciano for quite some time but he was such a player! Whenever he saw a pretty girl he would go all googly-eyed, you were just waiting for him to start drooling. You always reacted the same, rolling your eyes and walking away annoyed, but he never seemed to notice it bugged you.
“Hey, (Your Name), are you listening?” Feliciano interrupted your thoughts, waving his hand in front of your face.
“Uh. What was that?”
“I said, ‘Do you want to go out on a date with me? We could go get pasta or something.’”
“Sorry, I’m busy.” You answer, rushing into the walk-in in freezer, attempting to prove your point.
“Another time maybe?” He followed you.
“No.” The door closed and the cold set in, making a perfect setting for such an awkward situation.
“But, (Your Name), why not?” He wasn’t used to being rejected.
“Because I don’t date players.” You tried to walk past him to the door but he blocked your way.
“Who said I was a player?”
“I did.” You knew this was for the best of your heart but it made you sad to know you were rejecting your crush.
“Oh come on. Give me a chance.”
“Why? Open the door, it’s cold.”
“Because. Because I lo-” He was stopped midsentence. At first you didn’t understand why but when he turned to face you and you saw the handle of the door in his hand. Not attached to the door. You were locked in!
“What did you do?!”
“I-it wasn’t me I swear! It just came off in my hand!” He proceeded to slam against the door several time but it wouldn’t budge.
“No use.” You smacked on the door and called out for help, for anyone! You proceed to do this until the cold got to you.
You fell to the floor in defeat. Letting out a sigh and turning to see Feliciano searching for something. “What are you looking for?”
“Something I can burn. You know, to keep us warm.”
“But a fire would take up the oxygen too fast and the smoke has no way of escaping so we would suffocate.” You crossed your arms and gave yourself a look of satisfaction.
“Oh god! You’re right! We are going to die!” His eyes shone with honest tears.
“Feliciano! Calm. The. Fuck. Down. I’m sure that somebody knows that we are here.”
You looked at Feliciano as he was searching. He was shivering. Now that you think about it, you are too. You saw a small reflection of yourself on one of the many metal trays full of random food and saw that your lips were blue. You were still sitting on the icy ground and you now hugged your knees, trying to keep the warmth in your core.
You were going to die in here. You started to tear up, full of self-pity. As they over flowed they froze, leaving your lashes frosted. Feliciano turned to see you in such a pitiful state. Under any other circumstances, you would have never let him see this side of you.
“Hey. Hey, don’t cry,” he said gently, walking towards you. He sat down next to you and pulled you into a hug and you didn’t resist. He was warm. You sat like this for a little while and then he whispers into your ear, “Do you still want to know why I want to date you?”
“Does it matter anymore” You said. By this time you had given up.
“It does to me. If I’m going to die here I at least want you to know this.”
“Fine, then tell me.” You mumbled into his shirt.
“(Your Name), Ti amo,” he whispered, barely audible.
“There you go again. Speaking Italian. You know I don’t know it so why do you do it?” You laughed a little at your own little joke.
“Translation, ‘I love you’, my sweet (Your Name),” he whispered once again. You stood stiff with shock.
“B-but, the other girls,” you stammered out, worried that he was just playing you.
“You are the only girl for me. I had tried to forget you before, because you never show interest, but all I could ever do was compare them to you. You are my beauty. You are my angel. You are my world, (Your Name).” There was a moment of silence where you both sat in each other’s arms. Your heart beat faster and you began to blush.
“I love you too, Feliciano. I have for quite some time.” He lifted your chin so you could see each other’s faces. Your lips were only a hair’s breath away from touching. Feliciano closed the distance and embraced you into a passionate kiss. He hugged you closer into him, your lips never parting.
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You awoke sometime later to Lovino opening the freezer door. The light shining in made you squint your eyes and you were soon blushing once you realize the scene he had walked into. You were curled in Feliciano’s lap, resting your head on his chest. He was still asleep but that soon changed when Lovino smacked his head and said, “So, it took near death to finally tell her, you dumbass?”
Feliciano only answered but holding you closer and blushing a bit. He stood up, carrying you out of the freezer bridal style. You were shocked but soon settled into his arms and closed your eyes once more.
He carried you out the door, nudging it open with his foot and set you in his car. He hurriedly walked back in, grabbing both of your things, thanking Lovino for the help, and jotting down a quick note to the boss about the broken door. He made his way back out to the car and began to drive off, ignoring your protests.
He pulled into your driveway sometime later and turned off the car. You both sat in silence until you broke it by saying, “Sooo, about that date. Is the invitation still open?”
“Of course bella!” He said with a smile pulling you into a hug. “Tomorrow?”
“Okay.” You smiled, “See you then.”
Once you closed the door to your room, you finally let out an excited squeal and jumped onto your bed, drifting off to sleep with a smile on your face.