Everyone Loves a Wedding
Trope-Tastic: Tadashi + 2. Fake dating/married turns into real dating.
“We’re best friends, right?” Tadashi asked you, swiveling around in his desk chair to face you.
“Of course we are!” You said, looking up from one of his old comic books.
“So that means we do huge favors for one another if they need them, right?” He asked, giving you one of his sweetest smiles.
You put down the book and got off his bed. “What are you up to, Hamada?”
“Nothing bad!” He reassured.
“Uh huh, sure. Out with it, then. What’s going on?” You pressed, both curious and a little scared.
“Well…my second cousin Hana is getting married, and Cass, Hiro and I were invited.” Tadashi explained.
“Okay…?” You said, still unsure of what that had to do with you.
“I was, um, I was hoping you’d come with me as my plus one and…pretend to be my girlfriend.” He asked, sheepishly.
“Last year at the family reunion, Great Aunt Martha and Cousin Agatha were trying to set me up their friends’ and neighbors’ granddaughters and stuff. I want to avoid that as best I can. Plus, I want you to meet my family.” He explained with an apologetic smile.
“Isn’t this a little extreme? Can’t you just say you don’t want to be set up with anyone?” You asked.
“You haven’t met Great Aunt Martha. It’s impossible. It’ll be really fun, I promise. Food, dancing, a weekend away, you love all that. Please?” He pleaded, grabbing your hands and giving you his best puppy stare.
Keeping your best poker face, you considered the offer for a moment. He made a great point about you loving weddings, but…would you be able to stand it? Keeping your feelings for Tadashi hidden had become hard enough since the day you realized you loved him. You weren’t entirely confident you could make it the weekend without getting caught up in the whole thing and ending up hurt.