Today you went to one of your best friends house, Matthew Williams. He was a shy Canadian, who loved pancakes, maple syrup, and polar bears. You cared for him very much, though you didn't know if he felt the same. Usually he was very quiet, especially during world conferences but with you he was like an whole different person. He talked without stuttering, he was less shy, he was like an open book. He invited you over to just hang out, you always loved coming over. Once you came over you two sat on the couch and watched hockey, he was always cheering for his team. You would sit there and cheer with him, sitting there you felt content. "Yeah!" He exclaimed cheering for the team. "Hey I'll be right back, I have to use the bathroom." You said excusing yourself. He nodded and returned to cheering on his team. The only bathroom was upstairs so you began to go up the stairs. As you came to the top of the stairs you could still his hear his muffled cheers. 'He sure can be loud sometimes.' You thought to yourself.
Once you were done you washed up and exited the bathroom. "Hey ______, come look at the score! My team won!" He shouted, you shook your head and sighed with a smile, as you took the first step you felt something below your foot. Before you could react you were falling forward, you tried grabbing for the hand rail but it was already out of reach. "Ah-" You gasped as you fell, you then hit the floor at the bottom of the stairs. "O-ow.." You said holding yourself. You heard fast footsteps and then heard a gasp from someone. Matthew. "Oh my god _______! Here let me help you up!" He said in a panic, instead of helping you up he picked you up. He carried you bridal style to the couch, you were in so much pain you were crying into his chest. "Ow..my leg.." You groaned, He sets you on the couch and tries to get you to look at him. "_______, where does it hurt?" He said scanning your body. "My leg." You said still crying. His hand takes your pant leg and pulls it up, to reveal a purple and slightly swollen leg. "This looks bad. I'm going to go get ice!" He said running into the kitchen. You looked over to the T.V and saw his team did win, you felt more pain and glanced over to your leg. It looked bad, but it felt even worse for you, Matthew cam back with a back of ice. "This might hurt a bit." He said placing it on your leg. You winced at the sudden cold temperature and weight on your leg, he gives you a worried look. "_______ I think it's broken. I should take you too a hospital right away." He said about to pick you up again. "W-wait! Don't.." You said before he lifted you. "Why not? Look ______ I know its broken. You need help!" He said giving you a weird look. You stared at him for a moment before saying anything. "F-fine..take me to the hospital." With that he picks you up and grabs his car keys. "Good thing there is a clinic down the street." He said placing you in the car.
~Short Car ride~
He helps you into the hospital, he sits you down and goes to the front counter. You sat there while he talked to the lady at the desk. 'I hate stairs..' You thought to yourself. Matthew came back and helped you up, "They want to check your leg in the room down the hall. I'll be in there with you so no worries." He said thinking you were scared. You probably were a little right? It was practically impossible to walk without Matthew, you were worried out of your mind. "Here is the room _____." He knocks on it and walks in. First thing you see is a nurse, "The doctor will be here in a couple minutes. Just sit here for awhile." She then left the room, leaving you and Matthew. "______ does you leg feel any better?" He said looking worried again. "Yeah, it hurts a lot." You said trying not to move your leg. You looked over to Matthew, who had a very worried expression. He stared at you with sad eyes, he looked like he was going to cry. "Matthew? Whats wrong? Its just a broken leg.." You said trying to cheer him up. "I know its broken, its jus-" He was interrupted by the door opening. The doctor came in, turns out it was a woman. "Hello, I heard you were injured?" She said looking at your leg, "Yeah, I fell down the stairs and I think my leg is broken." You said glumly. "Okay, is just your leg hurt?" "Yes." She took another look at your leg and then you. "I'll need you to remove your jeans, so I can get a better look." She said looking at you. She looked over to Matthew before you undressed, "Do you want him to leave while you undress?" She said to you. You thought for a minute, 'Well he has seen me in a bathing suit, so its okay if he stays I guess.' You though. "Yeah he can stay." You said beginning to take of your jeans. Matthew began to blush, he looked away and tried not to concentrate on you. Once your jeans were off the lady examined your leg. "Yeah, its broken alright. Well I'll need you to wear this brace for today. You can come back tomorrow for a cast, I'll get some crutches for you." She said smiling. "Well you can put your pants on now. I'll see you tomorrow then." She said leaving the room. Now you were fully dressed and looked at Matthew, he looked sad again. "Hey I'm dressed now, you can look at me." You said smiling, most of the pain had went away at the moment. He still had not looked up. The lady came back again and gave you crutches and some pain killers, with that you left the clinic.
~Another car trip~
Matthew had not said a word since you came back, he still looked sad. But why? You were the one that was injured. Once inside the house he helped you too the couch even though you had crutches. "Do you want some coffee _______?" He said breaking the silence. "Yes please." You said quietly. 'He is acting strange..' you thought, 'Maybe he is still worried?'. He walks back and hands you the coffee, he sits down next to you and stares. "Okay Matthew, whats wrong? You've been like this since we were at the clinic!" You said getting a bit annoyed. He pulls you into a sudden hug, you felt him crying into your shoulder. "M-Matt?" You said confused. "I don't like to see you hurt ______.." He said crying some more, "I care about you ______. Please be more careful.." He said pulling away. His face was red and streaming with tears, you gave him a worried look. "Oh Matthew don't cry, I'll be okay." You said trying to cheer him up, with your hand you wiped away his tears. "I k-know." He said looking down. Without thinking you cupped his face and kissed him, you pulled him closer and hugged him. He put his arms around your waist and kissed you even more. He pulled away a bit and whispered in your ear, "I love you _____." He said hugging you. You were shocked at the whisper, but happy that the guy you loved finally loved you back. "I love you too Matthew! I promise I won't get hurt ever again." You said still hugging him, he pulls away and blushes. You stare at him for a moment, and he stares right back. "I didn't think you loved me back." You said fiddling with your fingers. "I've loved you ever since I met you, I just have never seen you so hurt before I started to have a breakdown." He said looking at you. "Well you don't have to worry, my injury isn't permanent. But i'm getting tired, should I go home?" You said yawning, you didn't even notice it was already dark outside. "You sleep here for tonight, I'll sleep downstairs. You can have the bed." He said smiling. "Why not just sleep here on the couch with me?" You said with a blush. "O-okay." He said becoming very red. He went to grab a blanket and he lied on the couch. You lay down next to him and feel his arms around your waist, you turn you body around so that your facing him. "Goodnight Matthew." And with that he pulled you closer. Giving you a kiss before you go to sleep, "I love you ______."
"I love you too." You said falling asleep.