Hmm but what if Sam has a bad day?
Like maybe they don’t happen often, and most of the time Sam is doing okay, and then one morning he wakes up and doesn’t particularly feel like leaving the house, or eating anything more diffuclt to make than cereal, or going for a run like he usually does. Maybe Sam wakes up and just tries to go right back to sleep, cause sometimes there’s a hole in his chest and today it’s aching.
And maybe he forgets Steve is meant to come over, and Steve lets himself in to Sam’s house and finds Sam curled under his covers.
And maybe Steve just asks “Bad day?” and Sam nods, just once. So Steve takes off his shoes and his jacket and curls into bed behind Sam, warm and solid along his back, with his arm curled around Sam’s middle.
Maybe Sam has a bad day, but Steve makes it a little better.