Tickletober Day 1: Teasing
Ft. Howl x Sophie
A/N: hello! It's October 1st and I am so not ready! But I hope you enjoy the upcoming drabbles/fics/whatever I come up with~
Sophie felt excitement bubbling in her chest as she watched her beloved wizard cover his face with his hands. She could see how red his cheeks were and that his smile almost split his face in two. His stomach and shoulders were quivering with suppressed laughter and if Sophie had looked back, she would have seen that he was curling his toes, his feet poking from under the blanket.
"Are you laughing, Howl?" She asked, a big grin on her face as she placed her hands against the wizard's waist, earning a loud shriek from him.
"S-Sohohophie!" He giggled, grabbing one of Sophie's wrists with his hand as the other covered his eyes.
Sophie chuckled, "What's gotten you so worked up? I'm not doing anything, am I? I was just telling you that I really want to tickle you right now."
Howl whined in response, his grip firm but gentle around Sophie's wrists, not pushing, not pulling, just holding.
"I was just remembering how happy your laugh sounds when I tickle you," she continued, her fingers twitching slightly against Howl's waist just to make him squeak. "You're such a ticklish person, Howl, is that even possible to be that sensitive?" Howl shook his head, shrieking again when Sophie moved her hands to his ribcage.
Again, she didn't do anything, just pressed her fingers against his body, taunting him. Howl arched his back and Sophie knew he was having a hard time keeping himself together.
"I know how much you love it when I tickle you, Howl."
"I dohohon't!" He squeaked, finally uncovering his face to look at her. Sophie felt her cheeks heating up seeing his beaming eyes.
"You do! You love it when I tickle you until you're breathless," she said, slowly moving her hands up, making Howl squirm and bite his tongue to stop his giggles. "You love it when I get your tummy. I know the sides of your stomach are so ticklish, Howl. You can't stand when I press my fingers there, right?"
"You also love it when I squeeze your waist! You get so squirmy and your laughter gets all high-pitched."
"No! That's not-!"
"And your ribs. You try to act like you hate it, but you love it when I count them out loud and tickle them all so slowly."
"Sophie, I'm seheherious, I'm not-
"Ah, I almost forgot how much you love it when I kiss your neck! You giggle like a kid and always let out that funny snorty laugh of yours!"
"Plehease, Sophie!" Howl laughed and Sophie felt butterflies inside her stomach. How could Howl act this cute when she teased him? It was impossible for her to stop.
"Please what, Howl? Ah, I know, you want me to talk about how you love it when I tickle you under your arms huh?" Howl shrieked, pressing his arms tightly to his sides. "Oh yes, you like to do that so my fingers get stuck down there, right? Just wiggling and digging and making you laugh your pretty head o-
"OhmygoodnessSophie! Just tihickle me already!"
Sophie gasped, "why, of course! If that's what you want!"
That sweet hysterical laughter was always the best reward after her hard work teasing Howl out of his mind.
Love this. Love be F/m tickle and teasing. Wish I had a Sophie in my life.