Finally got to this one! Sorry for the wait, love!
**Gender specific pronouns uwu**
It would be a blatant lie if Sugawara told himself he wasn’t nervous. He had always been one to try to convince himself that maybe he was stronger than he looked, but everyone, no matter what size they were, or amount of courage they had in their body, was nervous at one point about something.
The last volleyball games of his high school career, yeah, that’s something to be a bit nervous about.
Everyone had their own methods of coping with stress and anxiety, and to Suga, Asahi’s whole “think of something scarier” idea didn’t seam legit to him, and felt like more of a pain than anything else. With Hinata hurrying off to the bathroom because of his stomach, Tanaka and Nishinoya causing a ruckus in the middle of the hall, and Poor Sawamura trying to calm them all, Sugawara knew that he wouldn’t be at ease of mind until the game had actually started.
‘Koushi~’ A soft voice called to him in his head, and he stops, leaning his back against the wall and closing his eyes. All at once, the world around him seemed to grow quiet as he focused on his thoughts. The calming sound of her voice, the warm smile and words of reassurance she would give. The mature attitude she gave and the immature ways she had fun with him, everything rushed to him like the wave meeting the shore, and for a moment, he felt his heart rate slow down.
Placing a hand over his chest, his fingers clutch at the fabric of his jersey, the number two wrinkling underneath his grip.
It had been a while since he last saw her, but he didn’t spend a second without her. The day she had told him that she was studying abroad for a while because of her field of education, he could feel his heart crack a bit. He was genuinely happy for her, wanting her to get out and explore the world, be one with the country she was to study at, to remember him, and to come back for him, no matter how selfish his wishes were.
‘Koushi, it’s only for a couple of years, I promise I’ll come back to be with you again, and who knows? Maybe when I return, we can both study abroad and enjoy each other’s company.’
‘You’re right, ___… I’m so sorry,” he chuckles, shaking his head as he continued to walk her to the gates of the plane she was to board. ‘I must sound like some love sick high school student craving attention huh?’ He was so young, and though he had his new volleyball team to look forward to, what was he going to do without his first love?
‘No.’ Came her straightforward reply. His eyes lit up, and he gazed towards her, his eyes filling with tears. Her image was blurry and the more the tears built up, the further away she seemed to be from him.
“All students boarding flight 256 to Europe please be prepared to leave immediately”
‘You sound like the boy I fell in love with.’
His lips quivered, and the tears soon fell from his eyes. The last words he heard her speak,
‘Wait for me, Koushi.’
And so he did.
But because of the distance, and because she was already attending school, the need for her grew more urgent, and he almost couldn’t handle the first week without her. Gosh, he felt pathetic, seeing himself so sad without her, though he knew it was going to happen. But picking himself off the ground, he knew that her parting was not a ‘goodbye’.
The years passed and he grew, he became more mature, more responsible. She kept in touch, and he appreciated every moment. The new first years came during his third year of high school, and the friends he made helped fill that small space in his heart that was left alone. He was happy, and even happier that her love for him never failed.
So when the voice grew louder, calling towards him, he didn’t expect to come face to face with the woman that helped him grow.
“Sugawara-san!” Hinata called out, and the silver haired setter opened his eyes, wiping the small beads of tears from the corners of them and giving a small smile to his team mate, hoping he wasn’t able to see them. “What’s up Hinata? Gotta use the bathroom again?” He chuckles, noticing the excitement and concern on his tiny face.
“No no! There’s a pretty woman calling you! I think she’s here to see you! She looks so cool.”
Suga’s eyes widen, and he looks up, turning in the direction where Hinata was pointing.
Sure enough, she was there. Tears streaming down her cheeks, a hand clasped over her mouth, the shock of seeing how much he had grown, evident on her features. He stood there in silence, the once small beads of tears turning into full on droplets, and he sniffs, taking a few slow steps before moving faster, watching as she headed towards him at the same speed, calling out the same name he loved hearing her speak.
Sometimes, dreams really do, come true. And Suga would be more than happy to wait for them.