I walked to school with Mikio. We were kind of quiet, thinking about what might happen at the dance after school. I know I had all the bad thoughts out of my head, though I didn't know about Mikio.
"So, are you nervous at all about the dance?" I asked him.
He shrugged, "I'm just… you know, afraid that people will make fun of me."
I was confused, "Why would people make fun of you?"
"Oh, um…" He blushed, "Well, m-my suit is pink… so, what if people make fun of me for it?"
"Well, it doesn't matter. As long as you and Lapis are happy together, that's all that matters."
He nodded, "Yeah, I guess you're right."
I smiled at him. We finally arrived at school, so I waved goodbye and walked on inside.
I took my seat next to Kaito at lunch. Every couple was at the table; Momo and Nigaito, Akaito and Haku, Kiku and Taito, and of course Kaito and me. All of them were chatting about the dance. However, I still felt a little odd about my brother being nervous. I looked for him in the lunchroom, expecting him to be sitting with Lapis, but instead he was sitting with Luki. They were alone at the table. I just thought it was odd, but I guess it didn't matter. He was my brother after all.
"Hey Kaito," I poked the ice cream lover in the side, "Have you talked to Mikio lately?"
He nodded, "Yeah, why?"
"Well, this morning I asked if he was nervous about the dance, and he said he was afraid people would make fun of him. When I asked why, he got all embarrassed and stuttered, but said it was only because his suit was pink and people would think he looked stupid. Do you know the real reason why he'd be nervous?"
Kaito looked at me oddly, "Don't you know who he's going with?"
"Yeah," I nodded, "He told me he was going with Lapis-Chan."
He shook his head, "Well, I'm sorry but your brother lied to you. He's going with Luki.
My eyes bulged, "So, you're telling me he's…?" Kaito nodded.
I was surprised. Mikio never seemed like the type of guy to be gay. Of course, I could care less since he is my brother and I'd love him either way. I just wondered why he would lie to me, unless he really is embarrassed. Again, it didn't matter though.
I decided I'd just ask him about it later, and continued to eat my lunch.
School went pretty fast. It was already time to leave.
Kaito caught me before I walked outside, "The dance starts at 8 p.m., so I'll pick you up around 7:30? Taito's driving the hummer to pick up all the girls."
I smiled, "That's cool. I got everything ready last night, so I'll definitely be ready."
He kissed my cheek, "Well, I'll see you then."
I watched him walk off, fan girl squealing inside my head.