Steve’s favorite things about Sam
The way Sam actually cares about birds and people. Like other people try to downplay how much they care and genuinely hate letting others know they care. But not Sam. He doesn’t consider it a sign of weakness and lets others comments about it roll off him.
Sam always smells nice. And not just like he’s always clean and he smells like shampoo or even those offending modern axe things that are advertised. Sam smells like coconut oil because he uses coconut oil for his hair. So basically Sam smells like good things all the time. Even after he’s done flying through smelly, smoggy streets he’ll do a turn over the ocean and smell like saltwater and coconut oil. Other times he’ll tend to their rooftop garden and come back smelling like whatever is blooming.
Sam always has great music on. Sometimes he’s playing things he thinks Steve should listen to like Marvin Gaye but sometimes the iPod dies and he’ll be humming along. His voice humming or singing low, its rich and melodious and Steve watches him as he dances around the kitchen with a nearly imperceptible melody in his throat.
At some point Steve’s list (of all the things he loves about Sam) is found during a trip to the laundry. “What’s this? A shopping list?” Sam asks ready to toss it away.
"Its my list of favorite things about you." Steve admits shyly.
Sam’s smile definitely needs to be added. Also Sam’s lips.