"G-Gray? Where are you?" (y/n) muttered, his dainty hands tracing the other side of his bed for a source of warmth but sadly there wasn't. That was all it took for (y/n) to know that Gray wasn't beside him. A sense of fear slowly began to build in him, as he tried to fight with his inner thoughts that it was alright. He was at home, he was safe here...
Is what he would say any other day but not right now. Not in the condition he was in. (y/n) couldn't see a single thing, everything was just pitch black around him. He wasn't even sure if it was daytime or not, and that worried him.
Fortunately, it was only a temporary blindness. Whilst on a request, some rogue mage from a dark guild took his eyesight before making a quick escape from the battle. By the time Gray found him, (y/n) was on the ground, unconscious.
'Did...he go out?' (y/n) thought, frowning. He debated whether to get up and look for the ice mage or just stay in bed and wait for him. But being the stubborn fool he was, he decided to get up. Placing both of his feet on the wooden floorboards, he carefully walked towards the door. Luckily he was in his apartment so he knew where to step on and what to avoid.
After a few minutes he managed to reach the door to his room then walked out with his arms out in front of him, his hands on the wall to guide him where to go.
"Gray? Are you downstairs?" (y/n) said, his voice echoing through the halls. Taking a few more steps, his hand found the railing of the stairs. He slowly went down the step after step, knowing fully well that what he was doing was dangerous.
Halfway through the steps, (y/n) accidentally skipped a step and fell all the way down. Luckily for him, it wasn't that high up.
"O-Ouch..." (y/n) hissed in pain, clutching his leg. Without his eyesight, he didn't even know how badly injured he was. It was one of these moments that reminded him that he was vulnerable, even in his own home. The thought of it made the wall he was trying to build around this fear broke down. He was scared.
"G-Gray...where are you, idiot...?" (y/n) wrapped his arms around his self, anxiety came over him by each second. Breathing was also becoming harder for him. "Gray..."
All of a sudden, he heard a door being opened and closed along with loud footsteps.
"(y/n)...?" A voice called the latter's name. The footsteps of the intruder got quicker. "(y/n)! W-What...?"
"G-Gray? I...Is that you...?" (y/n) muttered, lifting his head up. Tears streaming down his face.
"W-Why did you get out of bed?! How...? And you're bleeding!" Gray asked, almost shouting. His brows were knitted down and a mixture of worry and anger masked his face.
"Y-You weren't...there when I woke up. I panicked. I-I'm sorry." (y/n)'s head hung low. He then heard a long sigh, and before he could even comprehend what was happening, Gray carefully lifted him up into his arms and headed upstairs to (y/n)'s room.
"When you fell asleep, I made a quick trip back to the guild to see if Lucy and Levy finished making an antidote for you." Gray said, his arms tightening around the other's small frame. "I shouldn't have left you alone...I'm sorry..."
Walking into the room, the ice mage laid (y/n) onto the bed then quickly headed to the bathroom to get the first aid kit. He then began to treating (y/n)'s injuries.
"What if the antidote won't work? W-What if I don't get my eyesight back?" (y/n) asked frantically.
Gray stopped with what he was doing and frowned.
"(y/n), you shouldn't-"
"I'm scared, Gray!" (y/n) cried out. "All I see is complete darkness! Not to mention I'm vulnerable, even in my own house! It's...I-" Before he could even finish what he was saying, he was suddenly enveloped into a tight hug.
"Who are you?"
"The (y/n) I know wouldn't say such things, he's more stronger than this." Gray ran his hand through (y/n)'s hair. "Not to mention a really stubborn idiot." He chuckled softly.
"I-I'm not an idiot! Gray, you ass-"
"Have some faith on the others, (y/n). They're doing all they can."
"And I won't rest until I beat that shitty dark mage to the ground who made you suffer like this."
"And if...by any chance that you don't get your eyesight back-which you will-just remember that no matter what, I'll be right here."
More tears began to stream down (y/n)'s face at what the raven head said. A smile slowly formed on his lips as he hugged the ice mage back.
"Gray, you really are an idiot."