a/n: A dare on Serebii. I had to write a Cheren/N with the theme of stars.

This is what we ended up with. I usually don't write 'em, but I thought this was kind of cute. Eh.

-RV


Childhood Limericks

Twinkle, twinkle.


"You know any constellations, Cheren?" The green-haired male shuddered under his thin v-neck sweater, hopping from one foot to another, waiting for his companion to answer his query. The brunet male adjusted his red-framed glasses, pushing them back up on the bridge of his nose using his first three right fingers, and sighed.

"I know a couple." Cheren exhaled the Kanako Town air, breath steaming in the night sky. He crouched down and set himself down, head looking up, blue eyes never leaving the celestial slideshow above. N took a seat next to him, sprawled out on the grassy ground, mimicking Cheren's position. Cheren attempted to ignore the older male's presence, but began to name off constellations he spotted in his peripheral vision.

"Leo, Scorpio, Cygnus..."

N let out another sigh, and bit his lower lip.

"Want to hear a song I heard as a kid, Cheren?"

"Perseus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia..."

N brought his knees to his chest and wrapped his arms around them.

Cheren arched an eyebrow at the request.

"Sure." He stopped naming off constellations as soon as N spoke.

N smiled slightly, and started to sing. "Twinkle, twinkle, little star, you're pathetic but so am I."

Cheren masked a chuckle with a fake cough, but soon enough, he was laughing, and N joined in, too.

"Wow, your life was really messed up." Cheren managed to choke out in between laughing intervals. N rolled his eyes and rolled over on his side, fingers twirling strands of Cheren's black hair. The glasses-wearing brunet tensed under the contact, but made himself breathe, in and out, in and out.

"It was, but it's better now." N whispered quietly, as he dropped his hands back to the floor and put his own head on Cheren's shoulder.