"Man, when did the sun come back to town?" You groaned as the bright sun shined in your face, boiling your eyeballs. This winter had been particularly cold, and by cold I mean it was like the sun was destroyed. You had been chilled to the bone every time you left the house, so you've been staying inside for the past week or two. Your brothers were supposedly immune to the cold, so they spent every waking moment playing hockey or hanging out with their friends. Your younger brother had told you that he built the world's biggest snowman. Of course, at the ripe age of 9, he was still a little light in the head.
You were heading over to your best friend's house. He lived next door, but with all the snow, it took you fifteen minutes just to find the handle on the doorknob.
When you toggled the nob, you found that it was either frozen or locked. He wasn't the type to sleep in, he barely slept at all! You knocked furiously on the door, feeling the temperature drop once more.
"Alright, I'm coming!" You heard someone call. You heard the sound of feet coming towards the door and grinned. You couldn't wait to see-
"Karkat!" You pounced on said boy and cuddled into his soft sweatered chest. Did I mention that your best friend just happens to be your boyfriend? No? Oh well!
"Hey sweetheart," He gave you a quick kiss, "What are you doing here?"
"Justin's out of town for a few days and with Tyler gone to grandma's I have no one at home," You rubbed your hands together, "So, I thought it would be a perfect time to have some quality time with each other!"
Karkat chuckled at your excitement, "And you're absolutely right. Unfortunately, I can't."
Your face fell, "Why not?"
Karkat rubbed the back of his neck, "Well, Sollux invited me to play hockey with him and the guys, and I said yes."
You raised an eyebrow, "Karkat, you hate sports and so does Sollux."
Karkat mumbled a few curse words and sighed, "Yeah, well, that doesn't really fucking matter, does it?"
"Yes, stupid, it does." You placed your hands on your hips and looked at him, "Tell me the truth, Karkat."
Karkat shuffled his feet around and avoided your gaze, "I can't..."
You began to grow impatient. You didn't like people keeping secrets from you, and your boyfriend keeping a secret from you certainly didn't fly, "Karkat, I swear to God if you don't tell me why we can't spend time with-"
"You know I love you, right?" Karkat said, cutting you off.
"I can't tell you why because I love you," He kissed you gently, "Now, go home and get some rest, okay? We can spend some time together tomorrow, just... Not today." He opened the door and gently shoved you out, "I love you, (Name)!" He called before slamming the door.
You growled and pulled your hat down over your head, and sat down in the middle of Karkat's driveway. Needless to say you looked ridiculous, but you didn't care. You'd probably stay there for hours, but Kankri came back home from the grocery store and needed you to get out of the way. Not to mention the snow soaked through all your clothes and you felt like a human popsicle.
As you got up and headed back to your house, your mind on fire with questions: Goddammit, Karkat, why do you have to be so difficult sometimes? Oh God, what of he's cheating on me!? No, not after Terezi and Gamzee... I wonder what he has to do that's more important than his girlfriend... Hmmmmm... If I put my dog's tongue on a poll, will it freeze there? Can candy attract unicorns from another dimension if I sprinkle it with fairy dust and rainbows? Can bunnies shit jelly beans if you feed them enough sugar?
Okay, I didn't say they were logical questions...
Man, what the fuck have you been smoking? Unicorns? Candy-shitting bunnies? Freezing a dog's tongue to a poll? What the fuck goes through your mind?
And so, for the next 24 hours, you spent two of them sitting in the bubble bath until you were colder than what you were outside, five sitting around on the floor like you were mentally disabled, three singing every song you knew at the top of your lungs and getting every pitch completely off tune, and twelve sleeping on the bathroom floor with a damp towel as blanket. That's when Karkat came in looking for you and thought you died because you looked terrible and pale. You also had a bar of wet soap in your mouth when he found you.
Karkat grabbed the bar of soap from your mouth and screamed at the top of his lungs, "WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!?"
You blinked, "Huh? What are you-?"
"I CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE THIS!"
"Whoa, Karkat, calm down-"
"I FUCKING WILL NOT FUCKING CALM DOWN, (NAME)!" He yelled, nearly breaking his vocal cords. You had never seen him so... Actually, you couldn't even tell what was going through his mind. The look on his face was a mix of confusion, anger, worry, and utter stupidity. He rambled on for the nest two hours, and you couldn't understand a single word of it. So, while he was having some sort of mental break down, you had a quick shower (though he didn't notice), got dressed, ate some breakfast, walked your dog, came back, brushed your hair, brushed your teeth, dragged Karkat to the living room, shoved him on to the couch so hard it fell backwards, and kissed your extremely weird boyfriend until he stopped... What ever the fuck he was doing...
When he finally kissed back, you pulled away, "I've never seen you rage so much, sweetie..."
Karkat ran a hand through his messy black hair, "Yeah, how long was I out?"
"About two, maybe three hours."
"Fuck, that's a new record."
"Definitely one for the books."
"So, mind explaining why I found you asleep in your bathroom? Not mention the fifteen toilet paper rolls in your kitchen sink?"
You placed an arm around his shoulder, petting his head, "Oh, Karkat. Didn't you know? When you date me, you get the complete package! That means you have to put up with my weirdness as well!" You kissed his cheek and grabbed your coat, hat, gloves, and scarf. Karkat smiled a little, but was beyond confused, "Wait, what?"
You sighed lightly and gave Karkat his coat, which brought him back to reality. He suddenly remembered about his 'secret project'. "(Name), babe, hold on! We're going somewhere else!"
You raised an eyebrow, "Uh, okay?"
Karkat laced your fingers with his and led you to his car, which was already nice and toasty. You drove for what felt like an hour until the car jolted to a stop. You snapped out of an awesome daydream when Karkat yelled, "Fucking hell! Shit, shit, shit!" He ran out of the car and flung the hood up, getting a face full of smoke. You were going to go and help him, but something caught your eye. A small, pretty, pale red box lying near the brake pad.
"What's that?" You asked yourself, leaning down to examine it. You picked the tiny box up slowly and carefully. You pinched yourself when you saw what was inside...
"Karkat! Karkat!" you swung the car door open and jumped on Karkat. He fell backwards and landed in the snow, a little flurry gently floating down. Karkat picked you up by your waist and set you on his lap, facing him with eager eyes. Karkat quirked an eyebrow at your giddiness, but before he could ask, you pulled the little box out of your pocket, "Is this your secret?"
Karkat's face flushed completely red and he stared at you, lips pursed together tightly, "... Shit."
You smiled, opening the box and looking at the most beautiful ring you had ever seen. Kanaya must've picked it out with him, you thought.
"I have a secret too, Karkat..."
"W-what is it?" Karkat stuttered, still in shock.
You kissed him with as much passion as you could muster, his red eyes immediately closing as you said that magical sentence.
"My answer is yes."