“The name’s Kuroo,” he introduced, a wicked grin tracing his lips. “Pleasure's mine.”
Kei said nothing. Kuroo continued.
“You seem like a smart guy, Tsukishima-kun. I’ll give you three guesses as to why I’m here.”
Kei only needed one.
“Akiteru’s gotten into some trouble, hasn’t he?”
Of all the people Kei expected to show up at his door on a Friday night, a member of the fucking yakuza surely wasn't one.
“You get what I’m saying? No one’s coming to retrieve me until morning.”
Tetsurou swallowed hard. Somewhere in his right mind, he was hurt by the implications. It was selfish, in a way, to have Kei give himself up for one night before leaving forever, allowing Tetsurou just a taste of happiness before ripping it from his grasp. He didn’t know which would be more painful: to indulge now and make the goodbye all the more excruciating, or maintain their boundaries and pretend like nothing had happened. He’d be suffering in both scenarios.
“There’s no going back after this,” Tetsurou warned, voice rasping with want. “Not for me.”
“Yeah, I know,” Kei said softly. “Me neither.”
Kuroo Tetsurou is a royal knight and personal attendant to the impertinent Prince Tsukishima Kei. To anyone else, Kei's standoffish nature and brazen attitude would serve as a detractor for the job. But for Tetsurou, it's the best position he's ever held, for he harbors deeply stowed feelings for the prince.
At first, he was content leaving his emotions by the wayside. But when Kei is suddenly engaged to a new suitor, all their unspoken feelings come to a head during their last night together.
Tsukishima was already sitting up, grabbing his glasses from the nightstand and putting them on. Kuroo didn’t think he had been listening, until he said, “…would you?”
“Huh?” Kuroo asked.
Long distance is hard when your boyfriend is an idiot.
“Why did you call me, then?”
“Hah?” Kuroo squinted his eyes, looking at Tsukishima as if he were the dumbest person alive. “Cause I wanted to hear your voice, of course. Keep talking.”
Kuroo falls asleep over FaceTime and Tsukishima’s feelings overwhelm him.
17 Dec 2019
Koyanagi’s wishes she was softer (or Koyanagi has a little too much to drink).