It’s hard to get used to at first. Actually it was easier when he was blind, to be able to hear the things he shouldn’t, at least then he had an excuse.
It unnerves him when he finally makes it back to the house. He hears Juliette’s heartbeat and its a completely foreign noise, one that raises his imaginary hackles and makes his heart beat erratically because intruder. He takes a deep breath and curls up on the couch and concentrates on listening to the tv of the old couple next door instead of her heartbeat and ignores how much it hurts.
It’s really hard to ignore his instincts when Nick leans up against him while wearing his stupid red scarf as well. It highlights the spot right behind his ear so nicely that Monroe just wants to sink his teeth into the skin there and mark him up.
Monroe manages to shove those instincts down by sheer force of will, an unhealthy amount of porn, and a lot of yoga.