Disclaimer- I don't own any characters. They belong to Ryo Takamisaki and Capcom.

"Rockman, are you okay? You look uneasy."

Netto, now seventeen, stood in the bathroom doorway watching his friend fidget nervously by the sink. The navi looked at himself in the mirror. He didn't look like himself which probably annoyed him the most about this evening. His normally spiky hair was parted in the middle and combed straight down. He was wearing a black tuxedo with a small white flower tucked into the breast pocket. He thought it looked awful.


Rockman's fingers painfully clinched the porcelain sink as another wave of nausea swept over him, forcing him to lean over the sink and dry heave. Netto soothingly rubbed his back to try and comfort him.

"Do you want to go through with this? I can call Roll and tell her you're not feeling too well."

Rockman was silent and straightened himself. After a moment, he spoke up.

"She just doesn't feel like the right one."

"You've said that about every girl you've dated."

Rockman sighed and turned to his netop.

"Maybe I'm not meant to find someone to love. Think about this. How many dates have I been on that ended in failure? I think I'm up to about twelve with tonight being thirteen. It'll just end the same."

Netto smiled sympathetically and embraced Rockman.

"You're not the only failure," he whispered, "I've dated both girls and boys. Meiru dumped me for the prom king, Enzan unexpectedly fell in love with Blues, and Laika ran away to war. All of that was so hard on me that I've permanently given up. We can be failures together."


Rockman put his head on Netto's shoulder and began to silently cry. They stayed connected until Rockman's tears had stopped. The two walked downstairs and waited for Roll to arrive.

"Do you want anything to eat before going?"

"I don't want to vomit during this date, so I'll hold off."

Netto laughed and started for the living room when the doorbell rang. He answered it to find Roll looking ecstatic.

"Roll-chan." Rockman came over to greet her. "You look…beautiful." He didn't sound very convincing.

"Arigato, Rock. Are you ready to go?"

"Yeah." He turned to Netto, his eyes almost pleading for Netto to intervene and stop the date. "Netto, I'll see you later."

"Have fun you two."

Netto shut the door as Roll and Rockman got into a limousine that Yaito had supplied. He sat on the couch and picked up a bowl of cereal he had made. Netto looked at the small alphabet shaped pieces floating around when he noticed, oddly enough, that the word L-O-V-E was spelled out before him. Though still being quite thickheaded, Netto thought nothing of it and ate the word.

How did I do with this? This will be my first yaoi story, so constructive criticism will be welcomed. If I did anything poorly, please let me know so that I can fix that in the future.

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