Second Chances


"'I... I like you too sempai. But you're leaving... you're going far away," he paused."I - I just don't think... I just don't think I'd be able to handle the distance," he said.

"There's nothing to worry about," I tried to keep calm but my voice... my voice betrayed me. I didn't want to sound so desperate, didn't want to sound like I was begging him to love me no matter what. What kind of upperclassman would I be? " I'm not going out of the country."

"But there's going to be transportation costs and phone costs and I'll just be a distraction to sempai's studies," he replied.

"You are not a distraction!" I nearly growled. He sounded so desperate NOT to be in a relationship with me. "Have I ever let our training get in the way of my studies?"

His shoulders stiffened. 'Crap, must calm down,' I thought to myself. He nodded his head.

"I don't want to bother sempai or his family."

"You're not a bother! You'll ne-"

"Sempai... I just don't think it's the right time... for something. I'm not ready. I don't feel ready to handle a relationship with you. I like you... I just..." he trailed off.

I felt like my world was crashing but as I looked at him I saw that he was struggling too. It dawned on me then. I was pushing this immense pressure on him that may tamper our friendship forever.

"If... if you..." he spoke again, so quietly that I nearly didn't hear him. "In... in a few more years... maybe."

My eyes widened at the realization of what he said. "I'll wait for you. I'll wait for you no matter what."

He blinked at me, startled by my answer. He opened his mouth to say something and I was on edge wanting to hear his words when -

" Sadaharu!" my mom called.

"Kaoru, I- What were you going to say?" I was frantic.

"Sadaharu! Come! Let's take a picture with your teacher!"

"Go to your family, sempai," he turned to leave but thankfully stopped . I wasn't quite ready to let him go just yet. "Congratulations on graduating from senior high."

FInally, with a slight smile, he turned to leave once again. His figure began to crack and shatter before my eyes. Every movement surrounding me stopped and the world quickly turned black, engulfing me into the darkness to the point that I... just... couldn't... breathe...

A/N: Well, hello guys. I feel like it's been a long time since I've posted something on this site. I was too caught up on K-pop fanfics and, I guess, I have a writer's block in that area of fics now. So, it's still summer where I live right now and I've gotten back into reading manga and watching anime. So I figured, why not write a fanfic. Anyways, this is my first Inui x Kaidoh fic in a while and this is probably all I've really written so far. It's set at the same time as my fic 'Waiting' so if you haven't read that and its prequel, check it out. You'll see cameos of the characters from that fic because I thought it would be interesting if I added this fic into that mini-somewhat post high school universe that I created there. I'm still not sure where I'll stir this plot to. Hopefully, I'll be able to upload a chapter by the end of every week, maybe every two weeks? If I start to lag, that's because I'll be busy going into my first year of university! Woo, I'm excited. So please be patient with me, alright? Alright, please review~ Thanks guys~