Gently, you reached a hand out to his fringe and pulled it back slightly just so you could see his eye and he flinched a little and side glanced at you.
“It’s ok, I’m not going to pull it right open I just wanted to see your face. And I wanted to thank you for being my friend,” you said, a really gentle and genuine smile pulling at your lips until your eyes crinkled a little.
He felt the moment and so just stayed half looking at you until you let his fringe go.
You could only look at him for so long before the butterflies in your tummy turned your arm to jelly and made it hard for you to hold your arm up so you had to drop it down again.
Kenma, on the other end, felt a little giddy by your comment and it left him a little speechless if he was being honest.
It was only once you had let his fringe go that he was able to block you out and reply normally again.
“You’re nice to be around,” he said softly and your heart nearly exploded.
You sat there smiling down at your toes, all of your fears put sleeping alone, long forgotten, now that Kenma had said something really nice to you. Happily, you just sat there in the silence for a while.
The hours slowly ticked on and you started to yawn heavily so decided to eat something to stay awake a little more before going to sleep.
“Want some food? I have food,” you said, getting up to retrieve the bag of snack items that were sitting on the kitchen bench.
“What did you get?” he asked, as you rummaged through the plastic bag of goods.
“Uh… like… everything? You name it and I probably bought it,” you said, picking out a packet of something for yourself while you waited for his reply.
When you didn’t hear back from him in a timely manner, you turned to look at him and instead of finding him on his PSP he was looking at you but was obviously still thinking, but the weird thing was, he was sitting with his knees out and soles of his feet pressed together but he was wiggling his toes back and forth against the other foot and it distracted you.
“What are you doing?” you asked with a chuckle as you pointed to his feet.
“Huh?” he asked, looking down and immediately stopping, “I don’t know.”
“Wait. That’s hard to do, right? I’m not good that with timing, let me see if I can do it.”
You quickly walked over with your food packet and sat down beside him then pulled your feet up on the lounge too and copied his position, with soles of feet pressed together.
At first, you just couldn’t quite get the hang of how to wiggle them like he had done but with a little tutoring from him you finally did it and you screeched with joy and ripped your food packet open.
“Let’s celebrate my wiggly toes. Here.” You picked a morsel out of the packet and held it up to his face.
He quickly pulled his head away, but then seeing that you wanted to give it to him he came back in and opened his mouth so you could put it in.
He ate it while looking you in the eye and it took you a few seconds to register that you had just fed him some food.
FROM YOUR HAND.
You made a little noise, then fell sideways away from him and he looked surprised.
“What happened?” he asked.
“Nothing,” you squeaked out, “how’s the snack?”
“Good,” he replied, “can I have another one? I need the energy for later.”
“Kenma nuuuuuuu,” you screeched again and he jumped with surprise.
“What? What is it?”
“No, I’m sorry! My mind… is… not well. I am not a well person,” you said, trying to fan your face.
“Why are you acting weird?” he asked in a really perplexed voice, “can I please have some more food?”
“Ok. Yes. Open your mouth,” you instructed while you grabbed for another snack to pop into his mouth.
And then that cycle repeated, where you got flustered about feeding him, while he remained oblivious, and it kept going until you calmed down and could feed him without batting an eye.
“I am invincible now,” you stated as you successfully fed him the 30th food item without batting an eye and he gave you an odd look but didn’t question you any further.
It was now starting to get late and Kenma figured that you were just tired and that’s why you were suddenly being more strange than usual.
“Ok, I’m tired now,” you announced, standing up.
“Oh, ok. Umm… I’m… gonna stay up,” he said, trying not to watch you as you headed for the bedroom. He didn’t want you to feel uncomfortable or anything.
Although he had picked up his PSP again and was starting the next level, he was keenly aware of your movements in the other room.
He could hear you in the en-suite, then back in the bedroom… then he heard you hopping into bed and he paused the game for a second to look up and over at the darkened doorway.
“Do I wish her a good night?” he thought.
Slowly, he put his PSP down and got up to walk over to the door.
He didn’t feel like calling out his goodnight, as he was a quiet type anyway, so he slowly crept to the door and poked his head through.
It was very dark in the room and he stood for a second to let his eyes adjust in the dark but he still couldn’t make your form out in the bed.
He was just about to step in further when someone suddenly jumped onto him from the shadows to his right and he didn’t even have a chance to react, it all happened so quickly.
“What are you doing?!” your voice suddenly assaulted his ears as you crashed down onto him, taking him to the ground.
“W-What were you doing there?” he stuttered, surprised that you hadn’t been in the bed, but hiding off to the side as if waiting for him.
“Why are you in my room?!”
“It’s not your room we’re just staying here until tomorr—.”
“It’s my room for now! Now, tell me! What were you going to do to me?!” you asked, holding one palm down onto the side of his head to keep him smooshed to the ground.