here’s a post with the others
Takao Kazunari doesn’t find it easy to say the words without overdramatizing it in his head. It’s the first time in his life he was lucky to have a moment with you - alone no less.
“Takao, you have to be careful next time…”
The war gets out of hand as each minute passes by. Outwitted and forced to retreat with only five remaining in their company, it’s evident that they would come out as losers. The forest they had dashed to provided sufficient cover as you continued to tend to Takao’s injured body. Gun wounds to deep gashes on his skin were everywhere, and the loss of his right arm proved to be a bigger issue due to the lack of proper supplies. You were forced to rip off some of your clothing to use as bandages to cover his wounds.
“____-chan…” Takao breathes your name in a weak whisper with that stupid smile of his plastered on his face. You continue to work with his body but stop once his hand grips your wrist firmly, causing you to turn your apprehensive expression to his smiling face.
“Can’t you smile for me?” It was always like this, Takao refused to see you in a saddened state. You try to pull your wrist away from his hand, to which his grip only grows stronger.
You can’t through your tears.
“Hey, don’t look at me like that.” With such a weak tone, you couldn’t do anything else but cry at his horrible state. It had been month after successful month of battles and celebration due to countless amounts of victory, allowing Takao to finally grab some of your time as he confessed he was no longer satisfied with his courtship and wanted to move the relationship forward.
“Smile, smile…” You try your best as the corner of your lips lift up to a crooked grin that Takao chuckles at. You can see that from the stiffened movements of his body that even laughter was painful.
“I finally get to be alone with you, and it’s like this…” You move your gaze away from Takao and managed to pull your wrist away from his grip to continue wrapping his arm. You refuse to think of negative possibilities, but they never fail to remain within the back of your mind.
“Hey, can I have a kiss?” You stop in your movements and look at Takao with a red face. Even through this moment of hopelessness did he manage to make you feel like a fool.
“Takao, stop messing around!”
You can tell that he can’t help but want to joke with you as he continues to ask for a ‘reward’. After you finally manage to stop him from pestering you, the silence hovers and weighs down your shoulders while breaths reverberated through the darkness.
“I love you.”
You stop and look at Takao who has his eyes focused on your face.
“I love you and your hardworking attitude. I love you and your embarrassed face. I love you and your tenacity. I promised myself I’d protect you with these arms of mine, and now I only have one!” Takao’s laughing at the last statement while you sit there with your vision blurred.
“Stupid Takao, don’t tell me that like you’re going to die.” You refuse to hear this, this isn’t what you wanted.
“I love you.”
“I love you so much.”
Then all falls silent.