Soldier X Reader
I had disobeyed the captain again. He was angry with me, but not so much as when I nearly burned down the fort, which was a misfortune altogether. Though that did little to comfort me when he put me on laundry duty, the worst next to bathroom cleaning. It was boring, standing around and washing every article of clothing possible. And it wasn’t like the boxers or underwear bothered me.
It was the socks.
They were dingy, holey as can be, and they rank from all the running around. Ewwwww, just thinking about them made me sick, because they went through them so quickly in just a week. That’s why I had to perfume the room when I came down, cause you could smell it all just in the hallway.
“Gross.” I mumbled, throwing a load into one of the six washers we had, making sure to fit the right amount to get them cleaned as possible. “Men are so dirty, how can their clothing withstand it all? You would think it would be better to have them run around naked…..hehe!”
I clicked the on button, watching water trickle down into the sweat infused mixture as I poured a good amount of softener inside that smelt like lavender. With that going, I moved to the table with stacks and piles of separated clothing. Each t-shirt, pants, and undergarment was in the process of being filed away to its rightful owner, snatching up a shirt and folding it neatly.
“There you go. Another three hundred and forty-nine to go. Yippee.”
Shifting through the unfolded part, I found two socks that were mine, purple and sparkly, which had been missing for quite some time. Probably since Christmas. I had been searching for those devils…finally glad to have them back.
“And just what were you two doing? Absconding into the nether, to elope away with your love…” I snatched one up, putting it on my hand.
“Oh Juliet, where amount this mountain of cloth have you taken refuge?”
“Over here my love.” I slipped on the other, moving it up the mini hill of pants. “We have escaped the Valley of Laundry. Now we can be together forever!”
“Oh Romeo!!” I motioned the puppets together for the kiss-
One turn was all it took to find Soldier in the room, watching me with crossed arms and a tapping foot. He didn’t look too pleased. I guess he doesn’t like theater.
“Oh….hi Sol.” I quickly straightened up. “I was just waiting for the next load to finish, since I’m done with this one….”
I was slightly worried he would move me to the bathrooms, or just go off, so I scooted closer to him and made Juliet smooch his cheek sweetly. “My love has arrived!”
“……Please don’t take my socks away….”
“Hand them over _______.”
“No please Sol!” I tugged on his shirt, begging him to let me keep my sparkly sock buddies.
“Give them to me now.” Pouting severely, I tugged them off my hands and gave then to him. He gripped them tightly as he turned heel and left me dying slowly inside.
And that is the sad tale of Romeo and Juliet~
-Later That Night-
I sighed as I flopped down on my bed, feet sore from standing for so long. There was so much clothing!!!! Anyway, I hadn’t seen Soldier since he left, so I hoped dearly he wasn’t burning them out in the back. Looking over at my window, I watched the stars twinkling away in the dark-
A socked hand appeared. And it was sparkly. Sitting up, I heard it speaking.
“ ‘My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.’ ”
I moved my legs over the side and scooted over to the window, lifting up the glass and leaning on the sill coyly. “Oh how romantic. I didn’t know you knew the story so well.” Soldier popped up on the other side, leaning opposite of me and laughing with glittering pale green eyes.
“It’s a classic. What’s not to like?”
“Mercutio dies. He was my man.” I let out a giggle. “At least you didn’t come here with Dracula or some other classic. I like romance a little more….. ‘Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.’ ”
“Now that’s just cheesy~”
“Your cheesy mister! With your sparkle socks and your quotations. Now get in here.” As he crawled in, I grabbed him in my arms and pecked his cheek a few times, watching him turn redder and redder. Like a sweet rose…
“ ‘We burn nightlight’ ….”