“Eijirou wait.” You wailed. “You have a girlfriend! You can’t be so close to me.”
“Wait Y/N, what does this even have to do with OOF!” In your struggle you managed to pull him over and you both crashed to the floor with him pinning you under his body.
Your heart was leaping in your chest and you continued to wriggle.
“Icky, wait, please wait, calm down, it’s ok.” His soothing voice slowing your movements. “Can…Can I talk to you about something?”
“Do I have a choice?!” You yelped. Still pinned under him with your body slightly twisted. “It’s not like I can go anywhere!”
He chuckled softly. “Well maybe this is a good thing then?” He smirked. That set you off again.
“Wait wait wait!! Sorry! I’m kidding! Calm down.” He said again and you slowed your movements.
“What did you want to talk about?” You asked suspiciously, eyeing him from the corner of your eye.
“I wanted to talk about Suki.” He said softly.
You rolled your eyes. “Yeah sure.” You said stiffly.
“Icky, I get the feeling you don’t like her? Do you not like her?”
His direct question caught you off guard. Of course you didn’t like her but how were you suppose to answer that question?!
“Umm I dunno.” You replied nonchalantly. “Why?”
“Well it just that you’re my best friend and I want you to like her because your opinion matters to me.” He said, slowly lifting himself off you and helping you sit up. “Icky, you’re special to me and I don’t want anything, not even a girlfriend, to come between us.” He added, finally cutting the last piece of fabric and setting your hand free.
“If I’m so special then why did you ignore me the other night?” You were referring to the night he was talking to Suki and not you.
He looked hurt. “Icks I’m so so sorry I made you feel like that. I’m truly sorry! I won’t let it happen again.” He leaned in and hugged you
Tears welled up in your eyes and you hugged him back, the fingertips of your unfabriced hand digging into his soft back. “Thank you.” You whispered.
It was at that point your mum walked in. The two of you still sitting on the kitchen floor in a tight embrace. Eijirou still topless. Your mum nearly dropped her groceries. “Umm, hi kids?” She said nervously.
The two of you looked over at her at the same time. Eyes wide in shock like a deer in the headlights.
“Oh! Hi Mrs L/N!” Eijirou said happily, almost uncharacteristically happy for the current awkward situation. You burst out laughing.
“Sorry mum! This isn’t what it looks like.” You giggled, Eijirou helping you to your feet.
You explained what had happened and showed her the shirt still stuck to your hand. Your mum chuckled and went to get the dissolvent while you and Eijirou went to look for a shirt for him from your room.
“I think I have an oversized shirt in here somewhere?” You muttered, reefing through your drawer.
“What about this one?” Eijirou called out, holding up a pink crop top with a picture of strawberry with sunnies on it.
You fell apart laughing and encouraged him to put it on. He did and it fit! The two of you burst out laughing again and kept looking for clothes. As he was looking through your closet he pulled out a soft pink dress and held it up.
“Hey Icky, this dress is beautiful!”
You looked over. “Oh that! I haven’t worn it in ages! I do love the colour though.”
“Would you put it on for me?” He asked with a cute head tilt and smile.
You blushed. “Uh. Why?”
“Oh I just thought you would look cute in it.” He said, rubbing the back of his head and blushing slightly.
Your face flushed. “Oh….Well …Maybe I could wear it sometime then… But not now.” You giggled.
He was about to say something when your mum interrupted again. “Y/N, I have the dissolvent read-EIJIROU! WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?!”
Eijirou looked down and realized he was still in your pink crop top. “OH!” He exclaimed.
Your mum burst out laughing and you followed suit.
Your mum helped you remove the fabric from your fingers and Sharky found an oversized T-shirt of yours to wear.
“Oh Y/N, while I have you, there’s a work banquet this Saturday night and I would love you to come with me.” Your mum pleaded, “Please? I don’t want to go in my own.”
“I’ll go with you and Icky, Mrs L/N!” Eijirou chimed in, walking into the room in your oversized shirt.
You spun around and looked at him. “Really? You’d go with us?”
“Of course!” He replied excitedly. “Then you can wear that pretty dress!”
You blushed and stifled a giggle. “Oh… sure.” You said, trying to hide a big grin.
Banquet night arrived and Eijirou has planned to meet you and your mum there. You made your way inside with your mum and adjusted your dress nervously. It was indeed a pretty dress and it complimented your body very nicely. You were a bundle of nerves waiting for your best friend to show up. Suddenly you heard a voice call your nickname and you looked across the room to where Eijirou was.
He was in a suit. He looked amazing and your jaw hit the floor. Had he always looked that good? He smiled his big toothy smile and started making his way towards you.
“Y/N you look amazing!” He said in awe taking a step back to check you out.
You giggled and covered your mouth to hide your happy smile. “You look amazing too! Look at you!” You gestured to all of him, taking your hand away from your mouth. “So… manly!”
He beamed. “Really?!” He exclaimed excitedly.
He took another step towards towards you and engulfed you in a big hug. You hugged him back happily.
The night continued and you caught him staring at you every time you tried to sneak a side peak at him.
Towards the end of the night they opened the dance floor and he tapped you on the shoulder.
“Can… can we dance together?” He asked bashfully.