“I’m just–a little bit of rest would be nice,” Jiang Cheng finally admits, and he leans even more heavily against Lan Xichen. He’s just glad that he’s too sick to get as flustered around Lan Xichen as he usually does whenever the other is even slightly close to him.
“A little bit of rest it is then,” Lan Xichen easily agrees and slings his arm around Jiang Cheng’s waist. “You’re burning up.”
“It’ll pass,” Jiang Cheng mutters, though now that he knows he doesn’t have to pretend to be alright anymore, he feels worse with every passing second.
“Under the right care,” Lan Xichen says and carefully walks Jiang Cheng towards his quarters.
Jiang Cheng gets sick. Luckily Lan Xichen is more than happy to care for him. This is soft and warm and lovely.