I tried that trick today where you chew gum while chopping onions so you don’t cry and it worked! Then my mom came home and I said, “Hey Mah I’m chopping onions and I’m not crying, know why?” And without even looking up from the mail she was opening, she said: “because you’re dead on the inside.”
"Vic!" Kellin exclaimed, eyes nearly popping out of his head when he opened the door to his shared apartment. "What on Earth?!"
"Merry Christmas!" his boyfriend explained. "I couldn’t wait to start decorating, but you weren’t home yet, and so voila!"
Kellin shook his head, laughter in his eyes as he looked at the ridiculous figure standing in front of him, covered head to toe in a mess of garlands and Christmas baubles. Vic had a massive grin on his face as he took a few wobbly, awkward steps closer, taking a bit of garland between his hands and roping it around Kellin’s neck, pulling him closer.
"I’m glad I get to spend the holidays with you," he whispered warmly.
"You too, even though you’re an idiot. Merry Christmas, Vic," said Kellin. Vic smiled, pulling him closer and pressing his warm lips on Kellin’s cold lips, the boy still cool to the touch from being out in the chilly weather.