“Oh babe,” you said sadly, wrapping your arms around her and stopping your walking while she cried into her hands.
“I should have told him I still loved him, but if I had, he wouldn’t have let me go. He would have fought to keep us together and it just wouldn’t have worked,” she sobbed.
“That’s rough,” you said, stroking the back of her head awkwardly.
Despite being on the side of the road, you just stood with her and let her cry until she was ready to keep moving.
Once she had calmed down a little, you kept going.
“How did he take it?” you asked.
“Well, like I said, he was smiling and very reassuring but I could tell he wasn’t happy.”
You nodded. “Yeah, it’s very much him to keep smiling for the other person’s sake.”
Tamaki slowly approached Mirio at his locker and noticed immediately that the usually bubbly blond’s shoulders were hanging a little lower than usual and he had his head down as he took stuff out of his locker.
“Togata?” Tamaki asked softly.
His small voice went unheard and he observed Mirio a little more before speaking again.
“Mirio? Are you ok?”
Mirio looked up at him quickly, his face forcing into a smile.
“I’m always fine,” he replied with a happiness that didn’t radiate any further than the projection of his words from his lips.
Tamaki just looked at him. The pair both knew something wasn’t right.
Mirio pulled his bag out of the locker and then they both turned to leave for home.
“Uh… well… B/F broke up with me,” Mirio said softly as the walked to the gates, opting to offer the information first, “I wasn’t expecting it. I thought we were ok… she said she has to move overseas with her family and I would have said that long distance would have been fine but then she added that she felt like we were growing apart and we weren’t who we were a few months ago…”
Tamaki stayed silent and just nodded sadly as the pair continued down the road.
“Ah, guess it’s not for me, right?” Mirio said with a dejected chuckle, tears pooling at the corners of his eyes.
Poor Tamaki started to tear up as well.
“I told her I still care deeply about her and respect her decision, as well as the decision of her moving with her family. And she told me that she still cared for me too and she never meant to hurt me… I do believe her… she wasn’t thinking ill thoughts… “
A tear slipped down Tamaki’s cheek as his lips quivered, heart broken for his friend.
Mirio fell silent and the pair walked along a bit more.
A soft sniff from Mirio finally broke the stillness and he hurriedly wiped his face before Tamaki could see the tears.
“Had I known it was going to be such a short time that we had together I would have enjoyed it more,” Mirio said softly, wiping another tear.
Back at B/F’s house, she was feeling a little better after crying it out on the way home.
“You want snacks? I just got more yesterday.”
“Nah I’m good for now,” you said, “I won’t stay long, I know sometimes you just need some alone time.”
“I’m fine now. I’ll cry myself to sleep later but until then it’s G,” B/F replied with indifferent dismissiveness and you didn’t know whether to laugh or ask if she was really truly ok.
You decided not to say anything, but instead just hummed a little and scratched the back of your head.
“Oh. Headsets. That’s why you’re here,” she finally said.
“Yep,” you replied sheepishly.
“So how’s the mission been so far?”
“Well, we haven’t really been able to uncover much in our current avatars but we’re planning to go into the thick of it with the new player suits.”
“Is your username gonna be the backyardians?” she asked with a smirk, “don’t worry, you’ll be fine.”
She pulled two headsets out of her bottom drawer and handed them to you.
“Sweet,” you said taking them, “have you already reset your headset?”
“Yeah,” she sighed, “had to let my pets go. It’s just been tear after tear for me.”
“I’m sorry,” you said softly, “you had a heap of fun moments with them.”
“Yeah,” she sighed.
“Well if it helps, I’ll avenge the players who lost it all and slay in the name of sexyschoolgirl69.”
“Amen,” she replied without missing a beat.
You chatted for a little longer before leaving to head home. You were excited about diving in as a new character with Tamaki but it would be bitter sweet knowing you were using your best friend’s headset that had been wiped of any traces of her.
Once at home you rang Tamaki to make sure that he was ok.
“Hey,” you greeted him, “how are you? Is Mirio ok?”
He knew what you were talking about immediately and his voice quivered as he spoke.
“Please,” he whispered, “please don’t leave me… if there’s ever anything I’ve done wrong please give me the chance to fix it. I don’t want to go through the hurt that Mirio is going through right now,”
Your heart broke and before you knew it you were out the door, on the street, running down the road to his house to give him a reassuring hug.
“I’m coming over right now,” you panted into your phone as your ran, “I’ll never leave you.”
You made it to his place in record time and he met you on the doorstep, engulfing you in his arms the second he saw you.
Charged up by the pain you had seen on your besties face you burst into tears, upset for the two of them but also fearing the same fate could happen to you and Tamaki.
“Let’s always be together,” you whispered in a broken voice as you hugged him, “I love you.”
“I love you too,” he whispered back, hiding his face into the crook on your neck.
Your embrace remained for a long time and once you both felt comfortable enough to break apart, you did, and went to his room to chat about how each of the break up party were doing.
“She still loves him but she can’t stand a long distance relationship. And I can understand that,” you said to him, lying beside him on the bed.
“He is still very much in love with her too,” Tamaki replied, intertwining his fingers with yours, “I think it was the surprise of her suddenly breaking up with him that got him. He told me he wasn’t expecting it…”