Title: Smile and Nod
Author: kawaii-kirei "KK"
Rating: K or PG
Pairing: RayMariah

Disclaimer: BeyBlade and all of it's characters does not and never will belong to me.

Author's Notes: It's been a long time since I actually wrote a RayMariah fic, it feels like... centuries ago. It's weird actually, I haven't seen a ReiMao fic in for a long, long time, but when I first entered the BB fandom, it was ReiMao galore. XD So... I kinda missed it. X3 This is just a drabble, but hopefully you guys will enjoy this!

Smile and Nod

With Ray and Mariah, everything was always done with permission. Neither knew why, but none of them were complaining. It was just that they thought that they were already close enough that asking for permission wasn't really needed anymore.

- Can I be friends with you? -

It was like when Mariah would sit on a bench, looking out in the sunset, and Ray would just suddenly appear and smile at her, "Can I sit here?" And Mariah would smile back and nod. And then, when an ice cream truck would pass by, Ray would ask, "Can I buy you ice cream?" And again, she would smile and nod. Then, when they have already eaten their ice cream and the sun had down long ago, Ray would ask her, "Can I walk you home?" And so she would smile and nod.

- Can I hug you? -

There were simpler requests really. Like when Mariah would get Ray's bandana and ask, "Can I borrow this?" And Ray would smile and nod. Or when Mariah would so casually sit behind him and ask, "Can I fix your hair?" And again, she received a smile and a nod. And there were times when the requests were so obvious, but none of them really paid it any mind. It was like when Ray would peek in Mariah's room and ask, "Could you eat dinner with me?" It was friendly, but both knew what it meant, although it went unsaid. And so, Mariah would smile and nod.

- Can I hold your hand? -

Finally, there came a time when Ray had to leave for Japan, and Mariah followed him to the airport, with the rest of the White Tigers. Then, Ray would look at her sad face and smile, and watch how she weakly smiles back. Then, ever so slowly, he would raise her chin up and look into her eyes.

"Can I kiss you?"

- Can I love you? -

- owari -