I found love where it wasn’t supposed to be
Right in front of me

Talk some sense to me

I’ll use you as a warning sign
That if you talk enough sense then you’ll lose your mind
And I’ll use you as a focal point
So I don’t lose sight of what I want

And I’ve moved further than I thought I could
But I missed you more than I thought I would

And I’ll use you as a makeshift gauge
Of how much to give and how much to take

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2

The Senpai That Noticed You Is… Suzuki!

How He Fell: Your expertise with horses was something you never expected to come in handy one day. Throughout Ikemen, you were known for your archery, which scored you a spot in the club, and for your horse riding. This is what led Suzuki to ask you about how to approach a horse, asking lots of very unique and detailed questions. With a raise of an eyebrow, you asked what on earth he needed all the advice for. In a quiet voice, he confessed that his company was asking him to do a photoshoot where he needed to be riding a horse. It was going to be one of the focal points of the shoot, and after you both got over a slight laugh about it, you ask if Suzuki wants you to come along. Throughout the entire shoot, you and him are talking and laughing, and you even get a photo where it’s one of both of you after the event. However, Suzuki had so much fun, and he asks you if he can join you on your next outing. Due to this closeness, the two of you begin to talk a lot more, and Suzuki is surprised as you become more comfortable around him and start to be more sarcastic, but he loves that you trust him so much and are so patient with him. 

The Confession: Suzuki ends up getting help from the staff at the ranch and fields about the best place to go for his confession. With a declaration that he is going to lead the way this time, you make a quip about how he better not make you guys lose your way before following him through the trees. By now, you and Suzuki have gotten a lot better at leading the horses, and go to destress from school activities or your work lives. He had made the day out to be a picnic, asking you to bring some of your baked treats and just have a good time together. When you got to the field, surrounded by dogwood trees, your eyes widened at the sight. Tying the horses to the area indicated and settling down on a blanket, you both had a fun conversation, just happy to be far away from society for a little while. After trading sandwiches and drinks, Suzuki ended up standing and leading you away from the blanket a bit, smiling the entire time. You raised an eyebrow at him, but he only said, “You know, after spending all this time with you… I really have come to care about you, and think I’ve fallen in love. Do you think you could be with me? I would love to spend my days with you.” 

Life Together: Suzuki is happy that both of you bonding allowed you to see him for who he is as a person. You got to see far more of his casual side than his idol side, and he is happy that it turned out that way. He loves spending time with you whenever he can, despite the fact he has to keep your relationship a secret for his reputation. Sometimes, you have a peaceful time together, just cuddling close and taking the quiet time to rest, or you rant and complain, which you both need. Suzuki also asks if you want help with your stutter, offering to assist you with singing and speech lessons that he still takes to this day. He doesn’t mind that you prefer your intimate moments to be in private spaces, because it leaves him out of the spotlight and public eye, and it allows you to watch anime together where he points out the openings that he has sung. Throughout all this, your horse riding never stop, moving on to more ranches and locations just to see the world for yourselves, and Suzuki sometimes muses on owning two in the future for the two of you, even when you tell him it’s a lot of work. He only smiles and knows how happy you would be either way, and since your happiness is so important to him, he would learn to do anything for it.