Author: eratheia PM
Haru tries to worm his way through the hardened soils of Yuki's heart, but is Yuki willing? Based on Tumblr's 30 Day Prompt Challenge, each prompt will be a new chapter and is subject to change in length, genre, or character focus.Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Friendship - Yuki S. & Haru - Chapters: 20 - Words: 18,551 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11-18-12 - Published: 08-06-12 - id: 8400231
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A/N: *Sobs* finally a new chapter! I had horrible writer's block yesterday and sat in front of the computer for two hours with only four sentences. Also, this 30 day prompt challenge was supposed to be happy! But it has so much drama in it, just like Mawaru Penguindrum. Anyway, it's here! Tell me your thoughts on it, yeah? *winkywink*
"Hi Yuki! You can wake up now. I made all the mean people go away, so it's safe for you."
"Yuki, are you still in there?"
"Yuki, if you still don't feel good, you can have some of my water when you wake up. Just don't die, okay?"
"Uh… Yuki, I ate some of your hair again. I'm sorry! It just looked so yummy, but I couldn't go get food and leave you here all alone…"
I woke up in an all white room. The brightness of it stung my eyes and put me into more of a daze than I already was. Gradually, my vision cleared and I could see again. As I moved my hand, I realized there was something soft beneath me, something fluffy. A bed! I was in a bed, but that knowledge didn't solve the question of where I was. So I looked around. To my right, there was a row of beds lined up with mine, curtains drawn back, and a window that was cracked open. To my left, there was a door in front, a desk to the far side, and Haru. Wait, Haru?
"Yuki," Haru squeaked, trying not to startle me. "You're awake now. I was worried."
"Worried? What happened? And why am I in a hospital?"
"You're not in a hospital, silly. You're in the school nurse's office. You fainted because everyone was being mean to you, so I made the principal call off school. I took here so you could rest in a comfy bed. Do you feel better now?"
"Wha- wait, what did everyone do?"
Haru dug around in his jacket pocket until he found a photo. No, the photo. And it all came rushing back to me. The late night call from Natsuki, the "date", the entire school thinking Haru and I were a formal couple, the cold shivers, and the blackness. For the first time, I was furious. Why the hell would Natsuki set us up? I thought we were friends. Obviously, I had thought wrong.
"Yuki, are you okay?"
I looked up at Haru. He looked drained, almost like he could pass out any second. Then I realized that for however long I'd been asleep, Haru stayed with me the whole time. He didn't get up to leave, to eat or douse himself with water. He was talking to me while I was subconscious, hoping that I would wake up. Those voices in my head were him trying to reach me and pull me out of the state I was in. He let himself suffer just to make sure I was alright. He let himself suffer.
"Yuki, where are we going?"
Hurriedly, I left the bed and slumped Haru over my shoulder before I realized that I didn't have any shoes on. Regardless of that, I still ran. Haru was so exhausted that his voice had minimized to a barely audible whisper. I knew that water would revitalize him, and there were showers in the locker rooms that would definitely do the trick. It was only a matter of getting there, but with Haru on my back, that made the task much harder. Not only that, but my stomach was going to tear a hole in me if I didn't eat something soon. I just needed to forget the distractions and move quicker, run faster.
Come on! Move, Yuki! Move!
Finally, I reached the locker rooms. I sat Haru on the floor and immediately started the shower. As soon as the water touched him, he sighed, seeming content. Haru pulled me down to the floor and into a hug, showering me with wet kisses.
"Yuki did the same for Haru as Haru did for him. I want to thank Yuki. Let's go to the aquarium, yeah? All the pretty fishies will make you feel better!"
"Yeah, that sounds fun. We'll have to go home and change into dry clothes first, though. We need to eat, too."
"Okay! Haino haino haino, yoisho yoishona!"
At this point, Haru and I were both hungry, tired, and drenched in water. Not only that, but I had a massive headache, my legs were sore, the student body thought we were gay, and I still had a bone to pick with Natsuki. But for now, all of that was in the back of my mind. I had an epiphany, a sudden understanding of something amazing. It had been growing on me for a while, welling up inside of me, and it finally struck me. I had a great friendship with Haru, one I wouldn't trade for anything. So, if he wanted to go the aquarium, then we're going.