“I love you so much, pa.” You said with a loving smile as you stepped over to your old man and hugged him, “you’re so sweet to have done that for Antonio.”
“What did I do, love?” He warbled with a small slur as he gave you a one armed hug back.
“Umm, you just gave him $200 and told him to take the night off and go home to his family,” you said with a chuckle.
“I did?!” He asked with surprise, swaying a little, “remind me about that in the morning, love, otherwise I’ll wake up thinking I’d spent it on hookers.” He added with an old man cackle.
“Kuroo, please take him.” You deadpanned at the volleyball captain who was standing off to the side, listening in with amusement with one hand on his hip and a smirk on his face.
“Sure.” Kuroo replied as he put his hand out for pa, “let’s go get some boysenberry swirl.” He said to your pa as he pointed up to the ice cream sign.
“Well I’ll be a son of a gun!” Pa slurred with awe in his voice as he craned his head back to look up at the sign. “I just felt like ice cream.”
Kuroo chuckled softly and you smiled and shook your head.
“You’re loosing it, pa.” You said with a laugh.
“Sweetheart, I lost it ages ago.” Pa called back over his shoulder, “BUT I could care less, to be honest, now let’s get this boysenberry swirl!”
“I’ll join you.” Kuroo said as he made as if to help pa but you noticed he had slipped his hand into your pa’s pocket and found the old man’s phone then pulled it out and handed it back to to you without looking.
You quickly took the phone and turned away, pressing the home button on the old Nokia.
The screen lit up and up came a very blurry picture of Ms Marple’s boobs and you grimaced.
“Trust him to have her tits as his home screen.”
You clicked into contacts and scrolled down to her number, there weren’t many people in his list and it tugged at your heart strings as you found hers quickly and blocked it.
“I’m sorry pa, I know you don’t have many people in your phone but she’s a bad egg and needs to go.” You thought as you then clicked into missed calls- deleted her 7 missed calls, then went into messages and deleted all of her irate messages for him to come back and pay for the dinner. “Stupid bitch.” You thought angrily, scowling at his phone before turning the screen off and turning around to head for the shop.
Kuroo and Pa were already seated just inside the ice cream parlour, happily licking their ice cream cones by the window and you made eye contact with Kuroo through the glass as you walked towards the door.
“Hey.” He said with a smirk as you entered the shop and walked over, slowly sticking his tongue out and dragging it up the side of the ice cream as his half lidded eyes remained focused on you.
“Can you not do that?” You deadpanned at him, watching as he repeated the same action as before then smirked at you.
“What?” He replied innocently, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“You’re such an ass.” You replied, poking your tongue out and scrunching your nose, trying to cover up how flustered his ‘ice cream lick’ had made you.
“Get something, honey-bun!” Pa warbled excitedly from his seat across from Kuroo, “the ice cream here is delicious.”
“Ok.” You said as you stepped closer to Kuroo and handed him pa’s phone discretely. “All done.” You added in a low voice before turning for the counter to place your order.
5 minutes later and you were face deep in your favourite ice cream flavor, sitting next to Kuroo and listening to pa tell random stories.
“Ahhh, those were the days.” Your still drunk pa said with a wistful, far off look in his eye, “but he’s long gone now. All my friends are dead.”
You grimaced at his pointedness and remembered back to his phone with minimal contacts.
“You have us, pa.” You said softly with a smile and he returned your smile.
“And I’m blessed to have you both here.” He said lovingly, “that includes you too, tit, you’re a good man.”
“Well thanks pa.” Kuroo replied with a smile, “pleasure to be a part of the family.” He added as he nudged you under the table then slid his leg closer to yours so you were touching.
You glanced at him then looked away with a shy smile as he gave you a cute side glance.
“This player is gonna be the death of me.” You thought with a hidden smirk as you continued to lick your ice cream.
One more taxi ride home after ice creams and you found yourselves on your front doorstep; a still quite drunk and tired pa on your hands as you got through the front door and headed for his room- you propping him up on one side and Kuroo on the other.
“What time does the morgue close?” Pa asked loudly with a drunk laugh.
“Pa, you’re in your room, this isn’t the morgue.” You grunted as you took his full weight and tried to lay him down.
“Just let me die in peace.” Pa said, “but take my shoes off first.”
“You sure you’re ok to sleep in these clothes?” You asked.
“I’m fine, I’ll try and change when I’m a little more sober.” He said with a chuckle, “you two get on into bed.”
“Same bed?” Kuroo asked cheekily and you quickly slid a foot out and kicked him.
“No, dummy, go home.” You said with a smirk, “you need to rest after your game today it’s been a huge day.”
“Very adventurous, but also fun.” Kuroo replied as he helped the last little bit with pa before taking your hand and leading you from pa’s room.
“Hey, thanks for today-.”
Your words were cut short as Kuroo’s lips pressed against yours, your eyes closing quickly as he pulled back then came in for a deeper kiss; your mouths parting and meeting again as a deeper kiss took the place of the more innocent one.
“What was that for?” You asked breathlessly as you pulled back after a few seconds and opened your eyes to look at him.
“The last time I got to kiss you was at the stadium and then I’ve been forced to look at you all night and not be able to touch you. A man can only be so strong for so long.” He said with a smirk. “You might think I’m just joking but I really like you. I’m serious about us.”