Chapter I

"IIIIIZZZAAAAYAAAA-KUUUNNNN, you bastard! I'll kill you and jump on your grave!"

"Catch me if you can shitty Shizu-chan~!"

Everything had changed since then. Ikebukuro was peaceful. Why? Because Shizuo Heiwajima was in love with Izaya Orihara. (And vice-versa.)

Izaya was snuggled up in Shizuo's lap. They had decided to watch a movie but they really weren't paying any attention to it. The light from the screen shone on the two of them and the rest of the dark room, displaying different colors with every flash.

They were staring at each other's eyes, Shizuo's deep mocha eyes looking deep into Izaya's scarlet ones. Shizuo's arms were around Izaya's waist and his hands were on top of the blonde's.

Izaya closed his eyes, pressing his ear against Shizuo's chest and listening to the steady heartbeat that washed comfort over him. 'Thump, thump, thump.' It played at a steady pace almost like a song.

"Shizu-chan…?" he said quietly.


"Can I ask you something?" he asked, breaking the comfortable position and sitting next to the ex-bartender.


"Alright…Do you like me?"


Izaya sucked in some air and continued.

"Would you be sad if I left you?"


"Do you want me to stay with you now?"


"Would you cry if I died?"


Izaya was crushed. It was suffocating. He lifted his hands and started to cry in his hands, tears dripping over and staining his shirt.

"Baka" Shizuo whispered. "What made you think I liked you?"

He reached out and pulled the raven's hands away and hugged him, comforting the trembling man.

"Izaya. I don't like you. I love you. I wouldn't be sad if you left me. I would be devastated and probably go into depression." A giggle. "I don't want you to stay with me now. I want you to stay with me forever. For the rest of my life I want to be with you and in other lives and as long as the universe's forces can keep us together. Even then I will find my way to you. And I wouldn't cry if you died. I would die with you."

The raven looked up, flashing his beautiful smile, eyes glistening once more.

"I love you more than anything in the world, Izaya…Stay with me?"

He snuggled with his monster once more. "Always…"