Les Mis AU: Live Coals (based off songs from Next to Normal)
She taught him to feel. He taught her to believe.
He forgets to eat and stays up for fifty-six hours straight during finals. She wordlessly makes egg sandwiches and pots upon pots of strong coffee and covers him up when he collapses on the couch after his last final. She sleeps through her alarm and is reduced to incoherent frustration at the set of physics problems in front of her. He buys a coffee pot with an automatic timer to entice her out of bed with the scent and strokes the knots out of her shoulders with a tenderness that still scares her. She isn’t used to it, but part of her hopes she never is, lest she take it for granted.