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Rey wakes up in the early hours of the morning, she's always been an early riser. She rolls over searching for the warm body that she thought would be next to her. Instead she found cold sheets. She frowned, one eye peaking open, "Ben?" She got no answer.

Slowly she sat up, pulling the sheet over her naked chest. She looked around the room, finding no sign of her boyfriend. Quickly she put on some clothes, which was honestly just a pair of panties and one of Ben's big shirts. When she walked out of the bedroom and walked into the living room she found Ben sitting on the couch, his head in his hands, groaning painfully, dressed only in his dark pajama bottoms.

"Ben?" She walked slowly. He startled at the sound of her voice. She frowned, he could usually sense her presence where ever she was. They could always sense each other.

"Morning my love." He smiled, but his smile was forced and pained.

Rey walked over to him slowly, "Are you ok? Is it... are you in pain again?"

Ben sighed and nodded, "I didn't want to wake you up. I'm sorry Rey."

"Oh Ben..." Rey whispered and hugged his head close to her chest. The pain flare-ups used to happen more often after the war ended. Ben would toss and turn in bed, waking up groaning in pain, sometimes he would get them while they were training, or on missions. He would collapse, clutching his body, saying how everything hurts. Rey suspected it was from the rough training regiments he endured from Snoke. Lately the flare-ups got further and further apart. She kissed his forehead, "What do you need?"

"Some towels maybe? Hot ones? I already used some cold ones but they didn't help much. It just... it just fucking hurts!" Ben lowered his head in his hands again, Rey slowly running her fingers trough his hair to soothe him. After a few minutes of silence he lifted his head up, "I'm sorry. I... I didn't mean to yell, its just... I'm tired of it all. But thank you Rey, for helping me get trough this." He smiled up at her again, but this time it wasn't forced. He was just happy she was there with him.

"Hot towels coming right up. You just try to relax love?" Rey kissed him gently on the lips, fingers tracing over his scar. Ben hummed into the kiss as Rey pulled away. Rey went to the bathroom to get the towels and Ben couldn't be more grateful to have someone like her in his life.