Momo: Do you know who that is, nii-chan?
Seijuurou: No idea.
Rin: Kisumi! You’re late.
Kisumi: Sorry. *Chuckles nervously while rubbing the back of his neck* Hehe. Happy Birthday, Sousuke! Whoa, you’re 18 now! How’s your shoulder? Are you feeling better? Did y-
Sousuke: Yes, I’m fine. Thanks.
Rin: Hnn…*fusses* Kisu…mi..
Makoto: Um, so! Where were we? *smiles, trying to change the topic* Me and Haru got you joint gift.
Makoto: Oh, okay then. *smiles warmly*
Momo: *sways a hazel birthday bag in front of Sousuke’s face* Here! Happy Birthday again, Yamazaki-senpai!
Sousuke: *halts the swaying bag by grasping Momo’s wrist* I can’t see it this way. Calm down.
Momo: Oops. *laughs* Sorry.
Sousuke: *takes the bag out of his hand and peeks in* Thank you. *pulls out a dark blue hoodie* I needed one.
Seijuurou: Nice choice, Momotarou. *pats his back* Oi, Sousuke, the weird guy is right, since you’re 18, you are officially a man now. I’m sure my present would come in handy. *roars with laugher *
Rei: *rubs his chin thoughtfully* Hmm, “18 years”, “something that would come in handy”. I think I know what it might be. It’s a —
Nagisa: Rei-chan! Don’t spoil it!
Rei: Nagisa-kun! You’ve interrupted my beautiful thought. I wasn’t fin—
Gou: I wonder what could be beautiful about “18 years” and “come in handy”.
Seijuurou: Here’s the present, Sousuke. Oi, guys stop guessing and Gou-kun, you’ll see. *winks at her and hands Sousuke a rectangular-shaped box*
Haruka: … Makoto
Sousuke: Thanks. *unpack the cellophane and glances at the letters on the box with confusion: “Shaving kit..”Nice one, ex-captain.
Rin: Why are you staring at it for so long? *takes a look at the logo… gives a wtf look…. starts chuckling but hides it quickly*
Sousuke: … *arches a brow at Rin*
Nitori: What’s wrong, senpai?
Momo: *tackles to see too* S-shaving kit?!
Rei: *patriotically rises an index finger* That was my first guess!
Seijuurou: *puts fisted hands on hips proudly* What are you so surprised about? As if don’t use the same thing too.
Gou: I certainly don’t use it as you do!
Kisumi: *wraps his arm around Sousuke’s injured shoulder* Come on, don’t play shy.
Sousuke: *frowns the moment when Kisumi’s arm touches his shoulder* Remove. Your. Hand. From. My. Shoulder.
Kisumi: Sorry, sorry *removes arm* Here’s my present, so don’t frown. *hands a black square-shaped box with red “b” depicted on it”
Rin: *widens eyes* Those…
Kisumi: Yep! Wireless edition. *smiles proudly*
Rin: This is fucking awesome! Sousuke, hurry and open it!
Sousuke: *turns the box to see the “b” logo and his heart skips a beat* Beats by Dr. Dre! *quickly opens the box and smiles genuinely* Arigatou gozaimasu!
Gou: Boys, stop fangirling!
Rin: Who’s fangirling?! *an irritated expression appears on his face*
Makoto: Oh, Kisumi too... Can we—
Gou: *says without hearing Makoto* Don’t you notice that there are others who have been waiting for their turn!? How could you…
Makoto: *whispers to Haru while Gou’s talking* See, Gou got us on the queue.
Gou: … be so selfish! In that instance it’s my turn now!
Haruka: Not really.
Gou: Happy Birthday, Sousuke-kun! I hope you like it! *hands a small birthday bag and smiles cutely*
Sousuke: Thank you. *smiles and takes the bag* Oh, it’s a perfume. Is it Rin who helped you to choose it? *smirks at her, then at Rin*
Gou: *blushes* Um, no. I chose it alone.
Rin: I didn’t help. This time… *says with serious tone, then chuckles*
Haruka: *grasps Makoto’s lower arm* Makoto! *in thoughts: Let’s get this done already*
Makoto: It’s our turn now, so we’ll get it done. *smiles mischievously when “reading” Haru’s mind* Sousukeee! As I said earlier, me and Haru got you joint present. *hands on a black and white tiny polka dotted birthday bag* Haruu!
Haruka: *comes with a cake, approximately 20 cm diameter* Happy Birthday! *states it with a soft tone and a neutral face as if he secretly enjoys being at a birthday party*
Sousuke: Umm, thank you. *retorts with a confused smile and takes the bag humbly*
Rin: Wow, Haru, I am impressed. *sneers*
Makoto: The gift is a pendant, which you can share with a special friend. Oh, and Haru made the cake.
Sousuke: …. *stares at the bag without needing to open it because got the idea and smiles gently*
Rin: I hope there’s no mackerel in the cake.
Haruka: No one forces you to eat it.
Makoto: Don’t worry. I was there when he made it. There’s liqueur in it, though…
Two hours later at the disco.
To be continued…