CRAAAACK!!! BOOM! BOOM!
"AAAH!" Marie cried as she darted under a table and covered her head. She coughed and sniffled in fear.
"Wh-why does my partner have to be gone now…I'm all alo—Ah!" she screamed again as another loud cracking sound came from outside. Marie whimpered.
Then there were several knocks at the door.
My partner…he's home! I don't have to be alone!
Marie rushed to the door expecting to see her meister but was in shock as she saw someone completely different.
"St-Stein? What are you doing out in the rain?" she asked, stepping aside to let him in, which he immediately accepted.
"I got caught in it. Your house was closest. Hope you don't mind." Stein said.
"No of course I don't. Ah! You're soaking wet! Hold on I'll get you a towel." Marie said rushing off.
She brought back a bright pink towel with strawberries on it. Not exactly a guy's towel but Stein didn't really care.
"Thank you." He said.
"Oh um…my partner! H-he has some clothes that you can borrow. They might be a bit too big for you, but it's better than being in sopping wet clothes. You'll catch a cold that way!" Marie said grabbing his arm and pulling him along down the hall.
Stein didn't bother to object; it would be pointless. Marie was going to insist upon it, and would do so until the day she died, so he simply went along.
"Here…just take a look in his drawers in pick out something; anything. I'll go in the kitchen and make us some tea." Marie said smiling and closing the door.
In the kitchen Marie was working diligently, with a smile. She loved being in the kitchen. Suddenly her face flushed at a thought.
I-I'm home alone with Stein….oh wow…
"Hey." Came Stein's smooth voice from the doorway.
"Oh hey, do you want some tea? I have it re—" Marie paused and blushed deeply at the sight before her.
Stein was standing there in a very lose pair of jeans. The baggy waistline exposed part of his hip bones and rode rather low on his body. He was shirtless…..oh wow…his smooth pale skin, was still slightly slick from the rain, making his toned chest gleam a bit in the light.
"He didn't have any shirts." Stein said simply.
"O-oh…ummm th-that's fine!" Marie stammered, whipping around to continue working on the tea.
I'm home alone with Stein….who's half naked!
"U-uh….here's your tea…" Marie said holding out the cup and looking downward.
"Thank you." He said simply, taking the cup. He raised an eyebrow, when he noticed Marie was still staring at the floor.
"If it makes you that uncomfortable, I can go elsewhere." Stein said, understanding why she was so embarrassed.
"Ah! N-no, i-it's ok!" she blurted.
"Ok." Was all he said before taking a seat in her living room.
Marie awkwardly took a seat next to him on the sofa.
Just relax Marie. Just relax…and don't stare at him! If you do he'll think you're a creeper! Yes…I'll just stay calm and—
"AAAH!!!" Marie screamed, covering her head.
Stein's head whipped over to look at Marie, whimpering and sniffling.
"Marie?" he questioned.
Marie yelped and a few tears rolled down her face.
"I-I…" she tried to explain but another bolt lightning came, and the resounding thunder made her cry out again.
Then the lights went out.
Great! Now it's dark and scary! A-and…oh gee….I'm home alone with a half-naked Stein…in the dark.
"You're afraid of thunder and lightning." Stein concluded.
"J-just the thunder." Marie choked.
It was just a bit, but there was still light from the moon flooding in from outside, making the house just BARELY light enough to see.
"Do you have any candles?" Stein asked.
"Mmm hmm…" Marie said nodding.
After lighting some candles, they sat back down on the couch.
"I-I'm sorry, for acting so—"
Another crash of thunder.
This time Marie jumped up in surprise but quickly lost her balance and fell onto the couch…on top of Stein.
"Ah…I-I'm s-so….sorry!" Marie babbled, noticing her body pressed up against his firmly.
She pushed herself up, and in the process pressed her hands firmly against the smooth skin of his chest. God her hormones were starting to take control.
"Sorry…." She said again, looking away from him.
Stein noticed a blanket lying next to him. He sighed, grabbed it, and wrapped it around Marie. Marie gasped in surprise. Stein wrapped an arm around her shoulders and pulled her close. Marie had always been there when he needed anything…he supposed it was no big deal to do something for her.
"I-I…" was all she could get out.
"Just relax." Was all Stein said, rubbing her shoulder through the blanket.
"O…k…" she said closing her eyes.
More thunder clapped outside, but this time Marie didn't notice. Stein felt so warm and gentle…she didn't know that he could be like this.
Then Marie drifted off to sleep. Stein noticed the change in her breathing, and could feel her muscles relax.
"She's asleep…" Stein whispered.
He sighed and laid down on the couch, allowing Marie's head to rest against his chest. Stein…really the only guy who wouldn't instantly get a boner from having the lovely Marie Mjolnir lying next to him. Many boys at school thought she was gorgeous and would kill for a chance to get her alone like this and bed her.
Stein just wasn't one to focus on those kind of things though, and Marie was his friend so frankly he didn't see any problem with it. Besides, he was tired, so why not?
Stein sighed once more and allowed his eyes to close, as he quickly drifted off to sleep.
Marie was the one person he could stand to touch him…because she was the only one…who would never hurt him…he could trust her.