Their Parents were starting to get suspicious, after walking in to find them watching tv one afternoon with Shinsou lying in Kami’s arms while the blond ran his fingers up and down Shin’s arm. It was a very… intimate position… for two young boys, and Kami’s mother and father had a chat to Kaminari later that night about how close he was acting towards Shinsou.
Kami denied having romantic feelings for Shin and reassured them, falsely, that Shin was straight too.
The boys were still allowed to spend time together except parents kept an eye on the boys and wouldn’t let them be alone together.
The following year the school had a camping trip and Shin and Kami were excited to be able to have a proper sleepover as ever since they had been found cuddling on the lounge they had no longer been allowed to have sleepovers.
“I can’t believe we got a tent to ourselves!” Kami whispered excitedly to Shin as they stood in line to get their 2 man tent.
Once they got the tent, they put it up and set up ‘home’ inside, chilling back and cracking open some snacks to binge on in their spare time.
“You ever kissed anyone?” Shin asked, throwing some chips in his mouth.
“Yeah! A girl in kindy… but that’s it.” Kami laughed, “you?”
“Nah.” Shin laughed. “Theres no one that I wanna kiss.”
“What about me?” Kami laughed, high on their freedom and the good vibes that were flowing currently.
Shin laughed. “Yeah, actually, I would kiss you.”
“Oh really?” Kami leered playfully. “Prove it.”
Shin looked at him. “You serious?”
“Yeah dude, c’mon.” Kami said with a sexy eyebrow wiggle.
Shin blushed. He actually had fantasized about kissing his best friend but never thought he would EVER get the chance. He swallowed thickly and put the chips aside, crawling over to Kami, who leaned in boldly.
Shin’s lips got closer to Kami’s, both boys still keeping their eyes open, not actually believing this was happening until Shin’s soft lips met Kami’s
A spark of undeniable attraction coursed through them as Kami kissed back, their lips pushed firmly up against each others
They stayed like that for a few seconds before breaking away, neither boy saying much as they went back to eating snacks.
Kami was confused. He had really… really enjoyed that kiss…
Shin was elated. He finally got to kiss his best friend. His best friend who he also had a crush on.
Kami pondered his feelings for the rest of that afternoon, being uncharacteristically quiet, which worried Shin. Had their innocent kiss ruined things between them?
That night they went to sleep quietly. Shin still really put out by Kami’s sudden lack of vocabulary.
“Hey.” Shin whispered to Kami in the dark. “You ok, dude?”
“Yeah..” Kami replied softly.
“You’ve been really quiet after we uh… kissed.” Shin whispered softly.
“Umm yeah… sorry dude I’ve just been… thinking…”
“What have you been thinking about?” Shin asked quietly.
“Umm… I… I dunno but I actually really liked that kiss…” Kami replied honestly.
Shin’s heart leapt in his throat. “Y-you did??”
“Yeah…” Kami replied softly. “Is…is that bad or weird?”
“I don’t think so, dude, I really liked it too.” Shin said reassuringly.
“Can I ask for something weird?” Kami asked softly with a laugh.
“What’s that dude?”
“Can… can we kiss again? I wanna see if it’s different this time…” Kami said, rustling in his sleeping bag to pull himself closer to Shin.
“Sure!” Shin said shuffling closer to Kami.
That night they kissed multiple times, experimenting with different things. Kami found himself really enjoying Shin’s touch and kisses, he was really confused now. What did all this mean?
“Dude am I gay??” He asked after they had experimented for a while.
“What do you mean?” Shin asked. “Because we’ve kissed?”
“No… because I’ve liked it…” Kami replied quietly.
“YOU LIKED IT?!” Shin whisper screamed.
“Shhh! Bro, keep it down,” Kami chuckled softly. “Yeah I did.”
“So does that mean you like me back?” Shin asked hopefully.
“Back???” Kami asked.
“Umm, yeah, I really really like you… like… have a crush on you, even though you’re my best friend.” Shin confessed.
“Oh…” Kami said softly. This had all been a lot to take in and now Shin’s sudden confession made things more complicated. “Umm, yeah I think so?” Kami said, his brows knitted in confusion.
“Will you be my boyfriend?” Shin asked hopefully.
“Umm, yeah, ok?” Kami replied numbly.
Sure he liked kissing Shin but he wasn’t sure of his own sexual orientation. He didn’t want to hurt his best friend so they could be boyfriends for now, right? Just while he figured things out…
Shin had leaned over again and kissed Kami after that and they made out for a while. The blond enjoying it but was still dazed and confused about what was going on.
The next 6 months were rough for poor Kami. He kept his and Shin’s supposed ‘relationship’ a secret and Shin kept it on the low also, both boys understanding that their parents wouldn’t approve of them being together.
They would kiss or cuddle in secret, stealing away at school and hiding somewhere so they could be alone for a bit.
No one every caught them until one day in their final year of primary school.
They had snuck into an empty classroom during lunchtime and quickly made their way to the back of the room, hiding behind the furtherest desk from the door.
“Do you think anyone saw us come in?” Kami whispered.
“Nah, we’re good.” Shin replied with a grin, leaning across and kissing Kami on the lips.
“EWW!” A shrill female voice yelled from the closet across from them.
Kami jumped violently and went bright red with embarrassment.
The closet door was flung open and sight of their female classmate met their eyes.
“YOU CAN’T KISS! YOU’RE BOTH BOYS AND THATS DISGUSTING!” She yelled. “I’M TELLING THE TEACHER!”
Kami’s heart leapt in his throat, panic setting in. “No! NO, NO,NO, PLEASE NO DON’T TELL ANYONE!” He screamed internally.
“Ugh, she’s so annoying.” Shin replied calmly, obviously not fazed by being caught.
“Dude everyone is gonna know now.” Kami said frantically to Shin. “We have to do something!!”
“I don’t care any more.” Shin said calmly. “I’m sick of hiding. I have you. I’m set. Not worried at all.”
“Yeah well I’m PACKING IT.”