Check Up
By – Hime no Ichigo

Genre: Romance
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Ren x Masato
Story Type: Drabble
Summary: A week later, Ren was still being paranoid about infections.

Disclaimer: Uta no Prince-sama is the intellectual property of Broccoli.

Notes: This is from Toki's prompt: "sequel to the drabble by the prompt 'piercing'".

Jinguji was going overboard with his mother-hen act, Masato decided as his orange-haired roommate once again tried to peek under his hair to look at his ears. "Would you please stop doing that," he said irritably, smacking his hand away.

"But I need to make sure it's not infected..."

"I'm sure if it's infected, I would be the first one to know, and I'm sure I can take care of myself if that ever happens."

"...Can't you just humour me?"

"No," Masato replied shortly, having had enough of this nonsense already. "Now leave me alone."

Ren sulked right next to him, put out by how cold his boyfriend was being. Every now and then, he made little noises and sighs, knowing that these would eventually grate on Masato's nerves, and he would refocus his attention back to him. Absent-mindedly, he fiddled with his own earring, waiting for the time to pass.

"...Can you not brood this close to me? It's depressing and my calligraphy is coming out strange."

"I wouldn't if you'd just let me put my mind at ease."

He sighed, tucking his hair back to reveal the week-old piercing. "There, are you satisfied now?"

"What about the other side?"

"You only pierced my left ear! What do you think you're—hey!" Masato yelped, feeling his face heat up all of a sudden.

Ren drew back, the tip of his tongue touching his lips in a satisfied smirk. "I need to make sure your other ear is still as...sensitive, now that I won't be able to play around with it with the piercing in place. But don't worry, I won't exploit that weakness or anything."

He paused, earning him a suspicious glare from Masato.

Then grinned, and Masato knew that he was going to be trouble and danger tonight.

- Owari -

Authoress' Notes: Because despite his playboy image, Ren is a very cautious and careful person, especially when it comes to his significant other.