Yes, I know it's been a very, very long time, and I apologize! I was sick for a long time with something really bad, and the doctor never really figured it out.

I am a little foggy on where I was going with this, so please bear with me.

Love you all!

Ritsu woke up still in Masamune's arms. He smiled and nuzzled a bit closer. Masamune opened his eyes as well and kissed the top of Ritsu's head. "We have to go into work soon." Masamune murmured.

"I know," Ritsu sighed. But they continued to lay there for a bit. "I wonder how Arika and the others are…" He said thoughtfully.


Ari spent the rest of the time staring at her phone. This time, she knew the sick feeling in her stomach wasn't from her illness. It was because she knew she should feel bad. Finally, after what seemed like hours, she sighed and closed her eyes. She picked up the phone and opened them so she could scroll through her contacts and find a certain number she had been avoiding. Kano.

It barely rang once before he picked up.

"Ari?" he said, relief evident in his voice. Which made it hurt even worse.

"Hi…" she mumbled. Once he heard her speak, he immediately started in on interrogating her.

"Why have you been ignoring me? What did I do?"

"You didn't do anything," She paused. If she said 'it's not you, it's me,' that would seriously be the only way to make it any cornier. "I just needed a little time."

"Time? For what?" He didn't sound angry anymore. Just tired.

"I just… it's hard," she took a deep breath. "And I shouldn't have said yes in the first place—"

"Stop," he growled. "Stop that. You always think things through on your own. But it's stupid. If anyone is at fault, it's me. You agreed to date me, and you know I'm sick. If I want to date you, I don't care if you're sick. I would go through it with you if you let me!" he insisted.

"Kano, you don't know what you're saying," she breathed

"I do, actually." Kano argued. "And I mean it."

"But why?"

"I think you know why."

"I-I don't…"

"I love you."

"…" She was speechless. "I don't know what to say," she said dumbly. She wanted to say it back, but the phone call was supposed to end things, not bind them together more!

"Then don't say anything," he murmured back. "I can wait. But please don't just say goodbye," he pled. She bit her lip. How could she say no when all she wanted to do was say 'I love you?'

"Okay," she whispered.


Actually getting out of bed proved harder than it should have. The first time, Masamune pulled Ritsu back down for a good morning kiss, and then Ritsu somehow ended up right back where he started; in Masamune's arms.

"Takano-san," he grumbled, using Masamune's work title. "We need to get up."

"I know that. But I'm comfortable right here," he chuckled and kissed Ritsu's shoulder.

"Oh no! None of that, Takano-san!" he squirmed in Masamune's grip, only making the older male chuckle. "Come on!" he huffed. "We need to get up!" he repeated.

"What if I don't want to?"

"Then let me go. You can be penalized if you want!"

"I'm not worried about losing my job," he said smugly. Ritsu smacked his arm.

"Well, then be worried that I won't let you sleep in the same bed as me if you make me late!"

Masamune finally got up

Yeah, I am alive. And I swear this time I won't wait months to update

Sorry guys, and I know it's kind of a filler

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