How is Takao reaction when he confessed to his crush, but his crush immediatelly give an answer like, "How about we stay friend-zone?" or "Can I friend-zoned you?" make it angst or funny it's depends on you :^)
“Whoa, don’t tell me you’re trying to escape the friend zone.”
Your statement was followed by boisterous laughter from you, your hands folded over your stomach as you tried to sooth the aches that would surely come from laughing too hard. Only hearing yourself for the most part, you failed to realize that Takao wasn’t laughing along with you for once.
Takao felt like his heart had just shattered into a million pieces, a sudden ache in his chest practically doubling him over. Breathing seemed to get harder as he tried to take in the oxygen needed to satiate his lungs. He had just poured out his emotions to you, confessing in a way that practically dripped his soul for you to take.
And you were laughing.
When you glanced up, finally taking notice that Takao did not have his usual smile on his face, your expression faltered. “Hey. You’re not serious, are you?” There was a certain quiver of worry in your voice.
“Are you kidding me?” Takao’s voice started of slow, quiet. Then, like a switch had been flipped, his usual joking self came back to life. “Of course I was! You honestly think I would want to fall for someone like you? Haha, we’re like, best friends.” The words stung as he said them. “But what do you think? I could definitely get some girl to swoon for me, right?”
You snorted, patting a hand over Takao’s shoulder. “With that sob story of a confession? No way.” You laughed again.
Takao laughed with you, finding that it was easier than he had anticipated to fake the enthusiasm he would have given you under any other circumstance. As the two of you continued on with a more usual topic to discuss, he couldn’t help but reserve himself to a little part of the back of his mind. He’d just confessed to you in what had to be the most blatant display of affection, but it didn’t matter.
Because you’d never like him the same way.