Nikel blinked coming back to the present with a small smile on her face she shut the water and stepped out of the shower. After drying some of the water off of her body she wrapped the towel around herself and headed out towards her closet. She opened the doors seeing both her clothes and his stuffed inside so that there was almost literally no room left in there. She pulled out a pair of his favorite jeans on her, his Honolulu 88 Tees wife beater and his green and yellow flannel shirt putting them on and trying up the side of the flannel shirt so it fit.
She brought the sleeve of his shirt up to her nose inhaling his scent deeply with a smile on her face. She reached up on the shelf to grab the box with her green converse in them only to cause most of the boxes on top to fall on her. Jumping back she watched the stacks of his hats fall along with the boxes into a big mess on the floor. Sighing she went over and started restacking them until she came across the Neon Blue fedora with a bright yellow band and orange, yellow and red feathers on the side. She always thought it was the ugliest hat in the world but kept it to herself for the longest of time.
She could tell that Bruno regretted buying that hat as soon as they got back from Carnival in Brazil and realized that none of the suits he owned would match it. He new he’d have to buy a royal blue suit in order to wear it and even then it would have to only be on special occasions. Even though he wanted her honest opinion, he knew that she wouldn’t tell him just how much she hated it and insisted on teasing her for an entire week until she finally cracked. Nikel giggled remembering the day that she finally gave in.
He had begun to wear the hat in opportune placed just to try and get a reaction from her. He would wear it in the house while cooking, when he went to the bathroom, as they were watching a movie on the couch, she even believed that he would wear it in the shower. Even after all that she still hadn’t said anything about her distaste for the hat. She had seemed to convince her self that he was trying to make the hat work and was trying to make himself actually like the hat so she decided to keep her opinions to herself. It wasn’t until one night when he was about to make love to her, with the hat on, did she finally say something.
Halfway into the movie they were watching Bruno completely lost interest and leaned over to Nikel and began to kiss her on her neck, sucking and nibbling at the flesh. As things began to get more heated Nikel stood up and began walking towards the bedroom with Bruno in tow. He laid her out on the bed crawling over her settling in between her legs before kissing her all over. As he moved down to her neck she opened her eyes seeing that damn hat on top his head.
“Uh-uh.” She said pushing him off of her.
“What?” he asked looking at her.
“Take the hat off.” She said plainly.
“I thought you liked the hat?” he asked with a smirk.
“Take the hat off.” She repeated more slowly.
“Why? What’s wrong?” he tried going for her neck again but only succeeding in getting a face full of hand pushing him away.
“I’m not going to tell you again, Bruno. Either the hat comes off or the entire head does.” She teasingly threatened. Bruno sat back on his heels resting his hands on her thighs.
“So what you’re saying is, you don’t like the hat? Am I correct?” He asked. Nikel just made a face and didn’t answer unsure of what he would say or do if she said no. “Damnit Nikel! Just say you hate the hat!” He was starting to get a little angry.
“Hate is such a strong word.” She said. Groaning he got up and stood at the foot of the bed and crossed his arms over his chest. He began pacing back and forth as Nikel sat up and slid to the edge of the bed.
“Why are you getting so upset?” Bruno ran his fingers through his hair pulling at the roots.
“Just say you hate the hat Nikel! It’s not that difficult. Just tell me how you really feel about the hat. Either you hate it or you love it.”
“Bruno? What’s going on?” he stopped pacing and kneeled in front of her.
“I need you…I need you to be honest with me. I need you to speak what’s on your mind. I need you to tell me when something I’m doing isn’t right or when you don’t like what I’m doing.” He rested his head in her lap and she began to run her fingers through his hair. “I need you to honestly tell me that you love me no matter what happens, no matter what I say to you, no matter what I do even if you don’t like it. I just need you to honestly that you love me.” She felt something wet touch her leg and instantly knew that he had started crying. She slid down to the floor and hugged him tightly to her chest causing him to wrap his arms around her waist and pulled her up on his lap.
“Bruno.” She whispered.
“I love you so much Nikel.”
“I love you too, Bruno. I love you more than you can possibly imagine. There’s nothing in this life or the next that will ever keep me from loving you.” She took a deep breath looking at the ceiling as if her next words were going to be the hardest thing she has ever said. “And I absolutely hate the hat. It is the ugliest fucking thing that I have ever seen. I seriously don’t know who, not what, who, possessed you and made you buy that thing but whoever it was needs to me resurrected and shot.” Bruno chuckled and lifted his head to hers and she kissed him softly. “And I will always love you. Yes I will always love you, my darling you.” She said straddling his lap. Bruno laughed out realizing where those words came from and hugged her body closer to his. When he loosened his hold she continued on with her spoken serenade. “There’s nothing you could say to tear me away from my guy. There’s nothing you could do ‘cause I’m stuck like glue, to my guy.” she pressed her face against his to signify being stuck to him. “Okay, if you haven’t realized by now, I love you.” She said with a giggle pecking his lips again.
“I know baby, I love you too.” He said pressing his lips to hers before poking at her sides tickling her causing her to squirm and jump away from his fingers. Not breaking the kiss she began to poke at his sides as well engaging in a tickle fight that lasted until Bruno fell backwards and smacked his head against the bedpost. “Fuck!” he groaned out clutching his head.
”Oh baby, are you okay?” she asked while giggling unable to hold her laughter in.
“No, I’m not okay.” He answered starting to laugh as well.
“Aw, pobrecito. Turn over let me see.” She instructed getting up so he could turn over then straddling him again. She ran her fingers through his hair parting it in random places pretending to examine his scalp. “Well Your Brains aren’t falling out but you will have a really big bump on your head.” She lied to him with a smile on her face as she felt a very small lump on the back of his head.
“So they’re not falling out?” he asked in a baby voice.
“No your brains are still tucked safely away.” She also said in a baby voice leaning down on his back moving her face close to his.
“Okay.” He puckered his lips beckoning a kiss from her. “It’s still hurts though. Kiss it and make it feel better.” He whined pointing to his head. She laughed out and kissed the back of his head where she felt the small lump.
“Better?” she asked and he nodded. “Ya big baby.” She finished with a smile smacking him on the back.