Awww I love Reo! He is the essence of beauty lol. Thanks for the wonderful Ask!
Sneakers squeaked and the distinct
sound of dribbling echoed along the gym rafters. Your laugh was
muffled by your hands and you looked at Reo in glee. His smile was
mischievous and he nudged you with his elbow, pointing at Nebuya
again. You leaned into Reo and couldn’t help but giggle again.
“Reo! He doesn’t say ‘muscle’ that
much…” You tried to hold another laugh back but were past the
point of pretending it wasn’t true.
“I beg to differ. Have you heard all
the moves he named? Every single one contains the word muscle. It is
rather entertaining. Though no one can fault him, he really does have
quite the physique.” His grin widened at your slight blush.
“I suppose he does. Eh, Reo-chan. Who
do you think is the best boyfriend material? You spend a lot of time
around them. What do you think?” You pull your legs up onto the
sideline bench, crossing them in front of you.
“Depends what you are looking for
____-chan. What does your little heart desire hmmm?” He smirked
over at you, water bottle paused mid sip. For the past year you two
had bonded, having a close friendship that meant the world to you. It
seemed you two were usually joined at the hip, especially with you
being the Rakuzan’s manager. You shared classes, sports and even time
outside of school hanging out. He knew you more than you knew
yourself at times.
“I don’t know Reo-chan, they are all
sort of pretty aren’t they.” Your laugh was mirthful and you bit
your lip at watching the rest of the boys run the court.
“Let us start with Nebuya. Chiseled
muscle and a confidence that can put many to shame. He has quite the
appetite but that assures plentiful outings for dates. Though he can
be a bit hard headed and quick tempered.” His hand tucked under his
chin and his head tilted in thought.
“Hmm he definitely has a short temper
at times. Especially with Hayama.” You motioned toward the blonde
ball of energy that was rambling a mile a minute to some first year.
“Oh I know.” He sighed in
annoyance, remembering all too well how noisy the pair could be. He
could almost feel the phantom migraine that threatened to spur at
just the thought. “They are always squabbling over something.
Though Hayama has his own pros. Energetic, positive and
attentive. However he is a bit thick at times. He might forget
important events and such.”
“Too true! He barely remembers to be
on time to games. Imagine some poor girl waiting for hours at a
restaurant!” You both chuckled at the clueless look Hayama would
probably sport at forgetting a date.
“And then there is our rather
intriguing Captain.” He side glanced you with another smirk, voice
dropping a bit.
“Ah, yes…Akashi-sama…” You were
a bit quieter, trying not to stare at the Captain too much since he
was much more aware of his surroundings than the other teammates.
“Intelligence, class, talent, and
good looks. Does seem to be the perfect package does it not?” Reo
rested a hand on his cheek, eyeing all the different team members.
“You are forgetting something
important Reo-chan. He is a complete control freak! I mean the sheer
“Who is arrogant?” A calm voice cut
you short and your eyes widened slightly, recognizing the voice of
the red head you were just discussing.
“That first year who was trying to
buddy up with Hayama. A bit arrogant thinking he can weasel his way
in, right Sei-chan?” One thing you currently adored was Reo’s quick
wit and fantastic ability to lie. Akashi seemed to believe him and
looked over to the first year in question. Part of you felt bad for
any repercussion the boy would face, but it sure beat the wrath you
would have felt from the Captain. Akashi walked away toward the boy
and you looked over at Reo, finally breathing in the air that seemed
to have evacuated from your lungs in Akashi’s presence.
“Can we add intimidating to the
list?” You whispered, nerves still on fire.
“Only if you don’t know how to handle
him.” He spoke with confidence but even Reo quieted down after
almost getting caught.
“YOU WANNA SAY THAT AGAIN?”
Nebuya’s voice boomed from other side of the gym and you both looked
over curiously. The first year boy was cowering away from an angry
Nebuya while Hayama seemed to try and defend the poor boy. Akashi
looked impassive, merely watching the events unfold.
“We left them alone for a few
minutes, what the hell happened?” You grunted, running your hands
through your hair in frustration.
“I suppose I did put that poor boy in
this situation, I better go simmer the flames.” Reo patted your
head before sauntering over, intervening between Nebuya and Hayama.
You laughed at the sight, wondering how you got surrounded by such
different personalities. Leaning back to grab a water bottle you felt
your hand bump something and gasped at seeing Mayuzumi behind you,
novel in hand.
“C-Chihiro-kun. How long have you
“The whole time.”