Could you do like the Panthom Thieves S/O being their childhood friend (how they met, and how their feelings develop)? Thanks i love your blog, you're amazing!!
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SPOILERS AHEAD. There is also mention of abuse. Please read at your own discretion.
Akira was the same way as a child as he is now; quiet, reckless, and very courageous.
Unfortunately, he didn’t have many friends. His quiet and analytical demeanor appeared as ‘weird’ to the other kids; as a result, he became a loner.
One day during recess, he witnessed a student being bullied by three others.
Akira interfered immediately; he knew he wasn’t a match for them but he couldn’t just watch, either.
Two of the bullies took their aggression out on him instead, while the other was holding the victim back; they struggled and begged the thugs to leave Akira alone.
Once they left, Akira was on the ground, and the victim helped him stand on his feet. “Thank you for standing up for me. I’m sorry that I wasn’t strong enough to do anything for you… um…”
“Akira,” he spoke gently.
“Akira,” they repeated. He thought his name sounded nice coming from them. “My name is S/O. Can we be friends?”
He smiled and nodded. “Sounds good to me.”
From then on, the two were inseparable. They did almost everything together: skateboarding, sharing lunches, and attending festivities.
Their feelings even blossomed together; by the time they reached their first year of high school, they were already in love and dating.
Akira fell for S/O’s warmth and boldness, and S/O with Akira’s quiet determination and independence.
He ended the relationship the day of his arrest; he didn’t want them to receive backlash from dating a criminal, and he didn’t want them to become a target. S/O put up a fight, but Akira proceeded to block their number and delete any trace of them.
The only trace of them that remained was the impact they left on his heart.
They encountered each other in Tokyo during a holiday, and after a bit of fighting, Akira kissed S/O and whispered, “I missed you so much.”
Their relationship continued where it had left off, and they fell in love all over again.
Ryuji and S/O met in elementary school by being assigned as partners for a project, and they butted heads throughout the ordeal; he’d get enraged by their smarty-pants, know-it-all attitude, and S/O got irritated with his laziness and ignorance.
They often wrestled and stuck their tongues out at each other, and they scoffed whenever adults said that the two were like a married couple.
One day after school, S/O bought some ramen in celebration of not seeing Ryuji all day, but then they came across an isolated alleyway that echoed with sobs.
Curious, S/O checked it out and discovered Ryuji balled up with his face in his legs, and his shoulders were heaving.
The awkwardness was unsettling as S/O asked, “What’s the matter with you?”
Ryuji glanced up to reveal a face covered in bruises. His surprised expression had turned into one of annoyance. “Dammit, it just had to be you. Just leave me alone.”
S/O’s initial shock upon seeing his battered face had morphed into frustration. “Don’t be stupid, you need help!”
“What’re you gonna do?! Dad’s gonna keep hurting me no matter what! Go away!”
S/O was silent as they planted themself right next to Ryuji. They extended their ramen to him. “Eat it.”
He nearly flung it out their hands as he yelled, “I toldja to go a-!”
Ryuji was interrupted by the ramen that was shoved in his mouth. “It’ll make you feel better, now shut up and eat,” S/O demanded.
He begrudgingly did as he was told, and S/O never left his side until it was evening. Ryuji was embarrassed when he thanked them the following day, and from then on they became close friends.
They’d have weekly ramen hangouts, and it hastily grew to be Ryuji’s favorite food.
He asked S/O out in high school pre-Phantom Thieves, when he realized just how much he hated the thought of them dating anyone else. To his surprise, S/O accepted.
Ann and S/O had known each other since birth; their parents were close friends and they worked together in the American fashion industry.
The kids clicked instantly; since Ann’s parents were always traveling, she’d be dropped off at S/O’s house and they’d bond over the sweets Ann’s parents had left her.
The two were always hugging and playing games together, with a carton of cookies always within their proximity.
Unfortunately, Ann’s parents’ work forced the family to move overseas, so the two friends had to be separated when they were only in middle school.
Ann quickly became self-conscious of how different she looked from everyone else in Japan, and she constantly called S/O for consolation.
“Ann, you’re more than your looks. It’s their loss for missing out on such an incredible person because they can’t see past the physical. Take pride in your beautiful heart.”
“Y-yeah… thanks, S/O. You really are my best friend.”
The two called each other nearly every day; they’d talk about their day, joke around, and discuss all the things they were going to do when they met again.
Ann became a famous supermodel during college, and it eventually led her back to America.
The first thing she did was visit S/O. Except seeing them this time felt… different. Ann would blush and find herself at a loss for what to say.
S/O asked Ann to be their girlfriend that day, and it was then she realized that what she felt before was romantic.
Ann accepted rather aggressively, causing S/O to laugh and abruptly kiss her.
They had been waiting to do that for a very long time.
S/O had been accepted as Madarame’s pupil in their first year of middle school, after they won first place in an art contest.
Their parents had a nasty divorce and they didn’t want anything to do with S/O, so Madarame accepted custody over them.
They were already acquainted with Yusuke, but they weren’t close until he heard them weeping in bed one night. He didn’t know what to do other than trudge over to S/O and awkwardly lay in bed with them.
“Th-there, there,” he said, patting their shoulder.
S/O turned to face him and implored, “What are you doing?”
“I-I thought this would comfort you. S-sorry.” He began to leave the bed when S/O halted him by gripping his arm.
“Please don’t go.”
Yusuke stared at them for a moment and complied. “Y-yes.” S/O snuggled up next to him, and his heart skipped a beat.
The two were good friends after that, and they always went to school together. S/O usually stayed after to hang out with their friends while Yusuke simply went home, eager to paint.
One day, S/O brought their friends inside the shack because they needed to retrieve some of their belongings. While they were gone, their friends glanced at Yusuke and loudly whispered, “I can’t believe S/O lives with that freak. It must be so tough.”
Little did they know that S/O was standing in the doorway, seething at their every word. “He’s a better person than any of you. Get out,” they demanded.
Yusuke and S/O were best friends now. They’d always paint together and go for walks, returning with their favorite ice cream in hand.
Right before starting high school, S/O decided to move out because they couldn’t tolerate Madarame’s plagiarism any longer. They extended their offer to Yusuke but he refused, stating that he owes Madarame his life.
They got into a fight; S/O wanted to protect Yusuke from the art theft, but he defended Madarame and told S/O that he couldn’t wait until they left.
“Good-bye, Yusuke,” S/O said softly on moving day. He didn’t even glance at them, but he dropped his face in his hands the second he heard the front door shut.
The two often passed by each other in school, and Yusuke gave S/O the cold shoulder the first and only time they tried to approach him.
A year passed, and on the evening of Madarame’s confession, he saw S/O standing outside the desolate shack. He took a deep breath and approached them. They gazed at each other for a while, seemingly conversing with their eyes.
Yusuke spoke first, his voice heavy with guilt. “I…”
S/O nodded. “I know… I’ve missed you.”
He didn’t know why, but his heart fluttered upon hearing those words. “Yes… I’ve missed you, too.” Silence rang in their ears. “…Would you like to come inside?”
They spent the rest of the night chatting, with S/O stopping Yusuke every time he attempted to apologize.
S/O teased him by addressing how they noticed that he stared at them in school, and he spitefully silenced them with a kiss.
They were already a couple when dawn arrived.
Makoto met S/O in elementary school. Some student bumped into her and all of her pencils/pens fell out of the open pocket in her bag.
“I must have forgotten to close it…” she muttered as she bent down to recover her fallen supplies.
S/O was just passing by and decided to assist Makoto. They saw her place the utensils in the bag’s pocket and they asked, “You don’t have a pencil case?”
Makoto sighed and peered up at them. “I haven’t gotten around to getting a new one yet.”
S/O nodded. “Here, take mine. I have some others at home I can use.” They pulled out the Buchimaru-kun pencil case that Makoto had been eyeing for a while.
She gasped. “A-are you sure I can have this?”
S/O smiled. “Just take it.”
From that day forward, they were joined at the hip. They studied together and had slumber parties at Makoto’s house. Her father and Sae were pleased that she had found a good friend, and he’d occasionally cook dinner for everyone when he wasn’t on duty.
Their crushes began in middle school when S/O made chocolates for Makoto on Valentine’s Day. Both of their faces were red during the entire exchange.
However, they never established a romantic relationship.
After the death of Makoto’s father at the end of middle school, she wholly dedicated herself to her studies, thus distancing the friendship.
Makoto felt guilty for feeling so exuberant and comforted around S/O when her father had only just died, so she pushed them away.
They reconnected when Makoto had started investigating the Phantom Thieves. She was following Akira in Shibuya when she crashed into S/O.
“I’m so sorry!” Makoto helped them stand and froze when she realized who it was. “S/O…”
They smiled warmly. “Hey.” Their faces flushed.
Makoto completely forgot about her investigation in that moment. “S-so, would you like to join me for a cup of coffee at the diner?”
S/O nervously nodded. “S-sounds good.”
They became close once more, and they didn’t start dating until the Thieves had defeated Kaneshiro.
S/O noticed Futaba sitting alone during lunch in elementary school. They also noticed the video game logo on her shirt, so they approached her and complimented her on it.
“You like it too?!” Futaba’s excitement made S/O giggle.
“Yeah, I do! Can I sit with you?”
She nodded. “Mm-hm!”
The two introduced themselves and energetically discussed video games together.
After that encounter, S/O accompanied Futaba during lunch ever since.
Futaba would often invite S/O to her house, and her mom would go crazy since their appetites were so colossal that they could eat an entire fridge full of food and still be famished.
S/O was always fascinated by Futaba’s broad range of knowledge, and Futaba admired S/O’s sense of adventure.
They’d often play in the rain together and stomp in puddles, and their crushes eventually came to fruition.
But after Futaba’s mother died from the car accident, she was forced to move away because custody of her was pawned off to a distant relative.
She never even got to say good-bye to S/O.
Futaba gathered her courage and reached out to them one day after destroying Medjed. She arranged plans with them to meet up at Leblanc.
When they saw each other, Futaba nearly suffocated from S/O’s constrictive hugging.
All of her nervousness had vanished.
Well, most of it.
The two spent the entire day exploring the city, rekindling old feelings as they did so. Their fun was cut short when S/O had to drive back home.
It was a gradual process, but they finally started dating that summer, and their feelings gave birth to love by the end of the season.
Haru was raised to be kind and polite, so when she saw S/O struggling to carry their books, she offered to help. This occurred near the end of elementary school.
S/O crushed on Haru upon seeing her, and they nearly dropped their books as a result.
The two became fast friends, but S/O’s crush remained unrequited until Haru’s third year of high school, after her father died and after her refusal of the arranged marriage.
During their friendship, they loved to create arts and crafts. They’d playfully attach stickers to each other and doodle on their arms.
Things continued like that throughout middle school, except their new hobbies were sewing and gardening.
Okumura considered S/O as a second child, up until high school. He changed as his business expanded, and when freshman year came around he forbade Haru from seeing S/O, since he was beginning the process of searching for a fiance.
That didn’t stop either of them though; they continued to text each other, and meet up in secret after school.
However, Haru became reclusive when Okumura introduced her to her vile fiance.
It pained her to ignore her only friend, but she felt like she needed to comply to her father’s wishes to protect S/O, and meeting up would have become difficult with her fiance keeping such a… close eye on her.
Shortly after Okumura’s death, Haru texted S/O to come over to her house, and of course, they did. They comforted her, and that’s when Haru confessed her feelings.
S/O was elated, but they refused, explaining that they felt Haru was too emotional and that she needed time to recover.
During a particularly freezing Saturday night in December, Haru once again confessed her feelings to S/O while drinking tea on the couch.
After S/O reconfirmed that she was certain of this, Haru set her tea down and boldly kissed S/O.
Haru flushed and apologized for her brashness, but S/O simply pecked her on the cheek and cuddled with her. The couple fell asleep in each other’s arms.