Could I request Shukita where the two run into any of the other Confidants outside of the Phantom Thieves? Who and under what circumstances is your call
(inspired by this)
akira was up late last night, and ryuji knows this because ryuji was up late last night, and he sent off enough texts to know roughly when akira went to sleep. or went to sleep for the last time, anyway, because there were a lot of long delays between messages. “gaming,” was the excuse akira gave, and hey, ryuji’s been there. he’s had no reason to not believe him.
but ten o’clock is late enough for a guy to be sleeping in (and, dude, unfair that akira is allowed to sleep in that late, because ryuji was up until dawn and his mom still made him get up at eight) and ryuji has big plans for today.
“what’s up, morgana?” he grins; morgana is lounging on the counter as sojiro makes some coffee. so much for the chief’s insistence that morgana not come into the restaurant.
“whaddya want?” comes the irritated reply. morgana’s tail flicks in annoyance but he doesn’t move. perfect – ryuji ruffles the cat’s head as he barges past, his footsteps thunderous as he runs up the stairs. behind him, he hears morgana’s startled “hey, wait-!”
“TIME TO GET UP, SLEEPYHEAD!” ryuji yells before he even sees if akira is still asleep. and the boy is, and he looks like he’s still half-asleep as he sits up. the blanket that’d been covering everything but his head slips, revealing a shirtless torso, and ryuji thinks that’s strange since akira usually has a shirt on.
“what the fuck, ryuji?” he asks, but his voice is quiet and heavy with sleep.
“early morning training, dude, remem-” ryuji starts, but it’s cut off when a second person sits up in bed. an equally shirtless second person. an equally shirtless yusuke person.
another lightbulb goes off, that something is seriously strange. why would yusuke be shirtless in akira’s-
“oh shit,” ryuji says. oh shit.
he turns around without another word, and he hears akira say something to yusuke but doesn’t process the words.
what the eff did i just witness.