We're at a point writing now where Chloe and Gabriel are at the proverbial crossroads. A health crisis has brought them together, and he's been a rock of support for her, getting her through what she's having trouble facing.
Drawing them closer, we've been exploring the intimacy and connections between them, and Chloe is at a low point, fearing for her mother, and it's then that she turns to Gabriel, asking him for more, wanting him in her bed.
And Gabriel does the right thing. As much as he wants that, to act on the attraction and feelings he has, he knows it's a matter of timing. He knows they'd both regret it in the morning.
Still, here we have the couple sharing a bed for the first time (at least that's where we left off; I have a passage to add today). And for both of them, it's the next step forward in their relationship.
Of course, we're going to have to get them into bed without the encumberance of clothing sooner or later. The sexual tension is right there, and they both need some relief....