Author's Note: I had intended to delete this story to clear up my account but there really aren't enough stories for Backstage Prince on this site. Updates will be highly sporadic but I'll do my best to post these drabbles every so often.
Summary: He warned her, but sometimes it paid not to listen.
Warmth on a Rainy Day
He warned her. Akari sat huddled beneath the roof of a building teeth chattering from the cold. Goosebumps danced and scattered across her arms as her rain-soaked clothing stuck to her skin. Her short-sleeved summer blouse was cute but no protection from the cold and rain. Ryusei had taken one look at the sky and told her to take an umbrella with her. At the time, she had laughed and called him a worrywart. In her mind there was no way the lightly cloudy day would turn to rain. Now, she wished she had heeded his advice.
The rain had started ten minutes ago and showed no sign of letting up anytime soon. Akari groaned and hugged her knees closer to her body. She was probably going to end up with a cold from this. Ryusei was still practicing and she couldn't bring herself to disturb him. He had been having some difficulty with the new dance and needed to concentrate. Akari tried to call her family but so far no one was picking up. She would just have to wait it out.
"Do you need some help?"
Akari blinked and looked up. A pair of boys stood before her, each one holding an umbrella. She blushed and tucked a stray hair behind her ear. "I didn't think it was going to rain."
The first boy laughed. "Want me to walk you home?"
She hesitated. They seemed nice and friendly but Ryuusei always warned her about being too trusting. She smiled and was about to politely refused when a voice did it for her.
Akari blinked and looked at the newcomer. "Ryusei!"
The first boy looked at Ryusei. "Look," he said, moving to block Akari's view of her boyfriend, "I don't know what your problem is-"
"My problem is you're hitting on my girlfriend."
Akari blushed, her body filling with warmth. Ryusei rarely talked to people about their relationship and anytime he did she felt a flood of warm affection for him. Ryusei reached down and pulled her to her feet. "Let's go," he said, pulling her under his umbrella and away from the boys.
His umbrella was small and she remained tucked close to his side as they walked home. From this distance, she could feel the heat from his body. Rain kept hitting her outside shoulder from where it protrude from the umbrella's shelter but Akari couldn't help but feel warm on the inside. She sneaked a glance at Ryusei. He frowned looking straight ahead.
'What's wrong?" she asked.
Ryusei scowled at her. "Why didn't you call me?"
"You were practicing. I didn't want to interrupt."
"So instead you run off without an umbrella?"
Akari smiled apologetically. "I didn't think I was going to be gone very long. And it wasn't raining when I left."
He shook his head. "I don't know what was so important that it couldn't wait."
Akari smiled excitedly. She stopped to dig around her purse. With a bright grin, she pulled out a small loaf of anpan. When he saw it, Ryusei's eyes widened. "You've been working so hard lately," she explained, offering it up to him, "I wanted to get you a treat."
Immediately, Ryusei's face softened. Akari's smiled deepened. Carefully checking first to see that the road was empty, he slowly leaned down and gave her a gentle kiss. "Thanks," he whispered.
She smiled, arms circling around him to give him hug, "you're welcome."