"No." Michaels tiny voice complained as he crossed his arms glaring daggers at Gabriel. His hands were covered in soot and his hair once groomed was unruly sticking up in odd places, a few leaves even seen.
"Your dirty you need to get clean." Gabriel tried to explain getting another quick shake of the head from the other. Sighing he wished Luciel was here right now with him being much more capable when it came to looking after the younger ones. Yet this time it was up to Gabriel. "I'll give you a cookie?"
"Don't wanna cookie." Michael replied back grinning as he pulled out a leaf. Attempting to walk away Gabriel tried to stop him. "I'm serious Michael you need to have a bath."
"Baths are for sissies!"
"No they are not!"
Face palming Gabriel let out an angry huff as he glared at him. "Well what did you do before? You can't have me believe that you didn't have a bath."
"No bath!" He yelled back angrily before turning and running off. Knowing he wouldn't get far Gabriel just huffed before deciding to check on Raphael who unlike Michael, had gone willingly and happily to the bathing room. Walking into the steamy room he spotted Raphael as the smaller body dipped down under the water and swimming away. Gabriel watched curiously wondering what he was doing.
Usually when he had a bath it was simply to get clean yet Raphael seemed to be having.... Fun? Also bubbles usually caused by soap seemed to be everywhere. He had never seen so many and he started to feel anxious. "What are you doing?" He asked harsher than he meant too.
Raphael splashed to the surface before grinning and tilting his head. Grabbing a handful of bubbles he grinned before blowing them out of his head before falling backwards with a loud splash. Gabriel let out a gasp as a splash of water landed on his robe. Huffing he tried to right his emotions. "You have to use the bubbles to get clean not to play." He said this time being well away from the bath. Raphael was still under the water however and with a sigh Gabriel went to walkout only to bump into Michael.
"Ahh! What are you doing?" Gabriel cried before taking a deep breath.
Michael however was staring into the bath his head tilted much like Raphael did. "Bored." He admitted. "Luciel always chases me." He said this time glaring at Gabriel. This was short lived however when he decided to walk into the bathroom dirt trailing behind him. He bit his lip as he looked at the water but the bubbles intrigued him. It looked fun and Raphael seemed to be enjoying it. He however could not understand. Truthfully Michael hated water of all kinds. It made him feel uncomfortable and out of his element.
Gabriel watched him wondering if he would hop in and also hoping at least that he would remove his dirty robes first. That thought was interrupted when with a loud splash Raphael sent a wave at Michael before breaking out in laughter at the others face. "Hey!" Michael cried stepping back as he shivered pulling at his robe and glaring at the water. Raphael just replied back by sticking out his tongue.
Michael looked taken aback before shaking his head he started to remove his robe. "Fine you want to go!" He said grinning before taking a deep breath and jumping in. Tripping slightly he stumbled back and would have fallen further in but Raphael caught him. "Heh." Michael said blushing in embarrassment. Pulling away from Raphael he stood there awkwardly for a minute. His eyes seemed to widen and as they watched they could see his chest rise and fall quicker than usual. Closing his eyes as if to ground himself he didn't move until Raphael hesitantly touched his elbow.
Flinching he looked over before looking down. "Gabriel.... Can you leave?" He asked suddenly looking up at the older angel. Gabriel was gonna fight but with the pointed look Raphael gave him he decided to give them space.
Once alone Michael let out a breath he hadn't realized he was holding as he bit his lip. "Scared?" Raphael asked his hand resting on Michaels shoulder.
"No!" Michael replied back immediately before looking down. "Just don't like water. It makes me uncomfortable." Raphael tilted his head at that looking thoughtful as he looked down at the water. Suddenly getting an idea he started to swim away from Michael heading towards the edge.
"Hey where are you going?" Michael asked shifting through the water to reach the other. Raphael was quick though and meeting him halfway he held out his hands which had some kind of bottle in it. Curious Michael read the words which only succeeded to make him more confused. "Uh..."
Letting out a sigh Raphael took it back before opening it grinning as he started to dump a small amount into the water. Immediately bubbles started to form foaming outwards as the room started to smell more like raspberries. Letting out a gasp Michael was soon completely covered. Shaking his head he started to clear them listening to the sound of his brothers soft laughter. "Bubbles! So that's how you got the bubbles in the water." He said grinning.
Stepping out though he laughed when he saw Raphael with what appeared to be a bubble beard. Grinning he decided to reach back into the bubbles shaping it before remerging with two horns on his head. Tilting his head up he tried to make himself more menacing by hunching his shoulders, "Fear me." He whispered getting a laugh from Raphael as the other suddenly splashed him. Yelping Michael jumped back wiping away the water before sighing. "Ahh come on that's so Luciel." He complained.
Raphael shook his head before suddenly looking thoughtful. Before Michael could react he was suddenly tackled falling backwards into the water with a splutter. Trying to shake the other off he didn't have to try hard as Raphael just helped lift him back up. "What was that for?" He complained now completely wet and slightly cold.
"Doing impression of you." Raphael said causing Michael to start before he rolled his eyes. The air was cold on his body so sitting down he let the water wash over him still glaring at Raphael.
"And they think you are innocent." He mumbled.
Raphael shrugged at that before swimming over to Michael sitting down next to him before leaning closer. Resting his head on the others shoulder he let out a soft hum as he swished his hand in the water occasionally rubbing away a piece of dirt from Michael. Michael watched him for a minute just enjoying the feel before he remembered something that was bothering him. "Why can't Gabriel and Luciel hear you?" He asked. It took him awhile to realize that the two actually couldn't hear Raphael and that it really was only him.
Raphael stilled at that before sighing nuzzling into Michael before tilting his head over to the side. Just at that moment the door opened as Gabriel walked back in. "You guys getting out yet? It's been over an hour." Gabriel said before breaking off as he looked at them. Michael blinked in surprise not believing the others words. Raphael however just nodded as he started to crawl away. Sighing Michael followed realizing that he was now clean.
Raphael had cleaned him while they sat there. What a dirty trick. He thought although it was mostly thought with amusement as he landed next to him accepting the clean robes Raphael handed to him. Unable to stifle a yawn he decided for once that he was just gonna go to bed. He usually didn't like baths but this one wasn't too bad.
Never again though.