Three Words You Should Never Say (Drunk AU! with beloved-anikii)
Hahari had worked hard to be with Kakashi. After all, age differences aside, he had been her former boss at a publisher before she left to pursue a job at a design company. And while they had not technically broken any rules at work, there were often many instances where Hahari would blush when he walked by, and many cases where they went to lunch together.
They didn’t become official until she had left the job for a few weeks. And even then the rumors war scandalous at best.
But she had enjoyed it and endured the whispers as they moved in together, sharing a living space and the same naughty taste in books. And while he took his time going to work, she got up early enough to make a quick breakfast and pack him lunch before going to work herself. ANd he was there when she came home, with a sweet snack he picked up on the way home at the ready…and perhaps a bit of alcohol if the mood was right.
Lately though…she felt less like a girlfriend and more like a little sister.
And at her odd question, he looked up, his facial mask still on as always. “Hm? I didn’t quite catch that.”
Hahari frowned. It was his usual way to delay things he didn’t like. “I said are we okay? We haven’t really gone out and done anything, or talked or just…at all. And it’s your week off right?”
"Mmm," he said noncommittally. "I just…like the quiet is all. More time to read right?"
"I know but-" She let out a long-suffering sigh. "I don’t think you’re wanting to be with me as much."
"Do you want go do something now?" He said, still reading his book. And that was a little frustrating. She was trying to talk to him! "Kakashi please put the book away-"
"I can do two things at once."
"But I would just like you to focus-"
"It’s fine. Just keep talking."
"Would you stop-"
He actually did look up when she yelled, her face red and slightly teary. “If all you want to do is read your books then fine! I’m going to Shani’s until your…break! Is over!”
And with an angry turn she grabbed her coat and purse, slipping on her shoes before slamming the door behind her.
But when she reached the fork that split between the shopping district and the red light district, she turned a different way.
Before Shani…she had somewhere else to be.