"Thank you for your purchase, sir." The smiling cashier handed Tsuna his bag.
"Thank you." He took the bag and walked out of the small store with Lambo by his side, distracted by the ice cream cone Tsuna bought him. "I still don't know what Biscotti is," he grumbled, looking at the bag of small sweets that he had gotten for Reborn, none of which were Biscotti.
Lambo looked up at the boy as he licked his ice cream. "Hey, Tsuna? Why'd Haru run away before? Does she hate you now, Tsuna?"
The small cow laughed and patted Tsuna on the leg. "Heh, Tsuna, you wish you could be as popular as me, don't you?"
"Heheee. Tsuna's a loser! Tsuna's a loser!" he sang while he rand down the sidewalk.
Tsuna pushed the door open to his house and sighed. The day was really long. All he wanted to do was go to sleep. He didn't want to think about anything right now expecially—
He flinced and jumped back at a the mention of her name. "W-wha?"
Reborn stood in the middle of the hallway. He sat at a small kotatsu with a hot cup of tea and a kimono on. "Haru. She came over here today and wanted to see you. Did you do something, Tsuna?"
He moaned. "I... I didn't!" He pushed through the door, past Reborn, and ran all the way upstairs until he landed on his bed with a loud plop. "I didn't do anything."
"You know she was crying?"
Reborn's upside down head was the first thing that Tsuna seen when he snapped his eyes open, causing him to fail and fall off his bed. "Gyaaa! R-Reborn! Don't scare me like that!" he screamed. Then he stopped in the realization of what Reborn had just said to him. "She was... crying?"
Guilt followed him at that sentence. He knew that he must of hurt the girl, because he himself was hurt as well, but he would never have thought that she would be crying. He knew what he did was wrong, but he couldn't do anything for her at this point. She should just forget about a no good person like him, anyways.
"What are you going to do?"
Tsuna looked up at the baby that was dangling from the ceiling. "Reborn." He turned his head away. "There's nothing I can do. She's better off finding somebody else. I can't... give her anything except uncertainty."
Reborn looked down on Tsuna. He didn't get it, did he? "Haru is stronger than you think she is, Tsuna. If you like her, then go, no-good Tsuna."
He looked up at Reborn at shock. He didn't understand what he was saying, he didn't understand it at all, but his body still got up and began to run. It was how he said it that made him want to see the girl. He didn't care about uncertainties any more or what he could give her, he just wanted to see the girl he liked.
He ran and he ran. He didn't know where he was going, but he searched everywhere for her, until that is, he finally seen her. Once his eyes seen her, his body collapsed. He pushed his hands down on his knees, trying to catch his breath. "Just a little father," he chocked out. She was so close, but he couldn't reach her like his.
Tsuna took on large breath. With all he had in him he yelled, "Haru!" as loud as he could. Just that one word caused his throat to sting. He flinched and placed his hand on his stinging throat.
The girl turned her head. "Tsuna-san?" Her face was red, eyes red from the tears falling from her face. Her eyes widened. "Tsuna-san!" she yelled once she seen the boy. She jumped up off the small bench she was sitting on and ran over to the boy, quickly wiping her tears off before she reached him. "Tsuna-san, are you okay?"
He opened on eye. "H-Haru." His voice barely came out, his breathing still extremely heavy. He coughed.
"Tsuna-san, come get some water!" she shrieked. Haru lifted him up and put her arm around him, helping him to the nearby water fountain.
Once finished they both sat down on the bench. "Thank you, Haru," he sighed in relief.
Haru said nothing. She clutched her skirt tightly with her hands and looked down to the ground, the words of what the boy just said still ringing in her ears. She was so happy she seen him that she forgot.
"Haru, listen I—"
"Hahi!" she screamed, jumping up from the bench. "It's fine Tsuna-san! It's really fine." She waved her hands back and forth in front of herself. She didn't want to hear anymore of what he might say. She didn't want to have her heart broken anymore then it already was. "Sorry, Tsuna-san. I'm sorry. I'm sorry!" Tears began to fill in her eyes once again and began to fall onto her face. She tried to wipe them away, but they wouldn't stop.
Her heart hurt. It ached. It trembled in fear of what he might say. The message was clear: "Please don't hurt me."
"Haru!" he screamed.
She stopped crying and looked up at him.
"Haru, please just listen to me," he begged. "I'm sorry that I hurt you before. I was scared, Haru. I was scared that you would get hurt. I can't give you anything but uncertainty! What I do is dangerous, I just... didn't want you to be hurt. I actually... I really... I like you!" he screamed, closing his eyes, his face burning red.
Haru was in shock as she stood there. "T-Tsuna-san?" Her mouth dropped open. Then she smiled. "Haru too! Haru also likes Tsuna-san!" She ran over to the boy and jumped on him. "Haru really likes you, Tsuna-san!"