Oh how he regretted getting you into video games. Somehow you’d taken an interest in it and now you were glued to the computer, headphones strapped in and your eyes filled with intense concentration as you clicked rapidly away at the screen. Aomine was getting bored. “Oi, ________-chan…”
“What?” you snapped, without turning around. “I’m busy. Hey, what was that?” You leaned forward as you spoke to your teammate on call. “How did you not get him? Ugh, I’ll do it myself, then!” A series of rapid clicks later the screen shone blue, and a “Victory” banner emerged; seizing his chance, Aomine came forwards, resting his chin on top of your head and his arms over your shoulders. “________-chaaaaaan…”
“Quit it, Daiki, I just need to win one more game to—”
“And I’m in a bad mood.” Aomine spun your chair around to face him, impatient. “Come on, you gotta make it all better otherwise I’ll just keep bothering you.”
At last you sighed, yanking off your headphones. “Alright, fine, you big doofus. You owe me a game, though.”
Aomine sincerely hoped you meant a basketball game.
“Hey, ________.” Kagami mumbled from the couch where he glanced at the back of your head, upside down from where he was lying on his back. “Are you hungry? I could make us some food. You’ve been reading for a really long time.
“I’m not hungry. I just want to finish this chapter.” You’d said that before, too. Kagami flipped over, sulking a little. But to be honest, you hadn’t eaten a lot since you bought those books…maybe there was a way to drag you from those pages…
Ten minutes later you couldn’t take it anymore. You tore your gaze from the book, sniffing the air hopefully. “Kagami-kun? Are you cooking?”
“Mm. Just frying some beef and vegetables.” But as you came around the kitchen counter Kagami was adding salt and pepper into the frying pan with a flourish, and God did that smell amazing. “Can I have some?”
Kagami gave you a withering look. “Maybe. What’s in it for me?”
Breaking into a smile, you lowered your book and leaned over the counter. “If the food’s good, I might start paying more attention to you~”
That brought an immediate blush to poor Kagami’s face, although he quickly blamed it on the steam from the frying pan.
Being the “older brother slash captain” figure that he was, Nijimura normally wouldn’t be against reading a good book or two. But this was a bit more than “two books”. Not only were you completely ignoring him even now late at night, you were also leaning way too close to the pages, your nose practically touching the book as you read.
“You’re too close, idiot,” he sighed for the umpteenth time, reaching out and poking your forehead to push you back. “You’ll hurt your eyes.”
You weren’t fazed. “Mm.”
The minutes ticked by and Nijimura kept poking your forehead. To his surprise he found that you actually didn’t like it when he broke your concentration from reading. After the nth time you closed your book with a snap and glared at your boyfriend. “Would you stop that?”
“Stop what?” Nijimura asked innocently.
Nijimura chuckled at the agitated expression on your face and ruffled the top of your head. “Heh, sorry. But only if you’ll stop ignoring me, mmkay?”
Takao was running out of patience. He’d already had a bad feeling when you pestered him to introduce the popular mobile game to you. Three days later he’s realized how much of a horrible idea it was.
________-chan,” Takao rubbed his head against your shoulder, desperate for attention. “You done with that game yet?”
You barely looked up, your fingers rapidly tapping across the screen. “Hm? Not yet, I’ve almost beaten my high score,” you muttered. Takao rolled his eyes. Seriously? You were forsaking precious alone time with him for a game?
“But ________-chan, you can play that later! I’m here now,” Takao hated whining, but desperate times call for desperate measures. He snaked his arms around your waist and dug his fingers into you, drawing a loud squeal from you as you jumped, almost dropping your phone.
“BAKAO!! You know I’m ticklish!” “And you know I crave attention,” Takao pouted. “It’s just a game,
________-chan, spend time with meee.”
You rolled your eyes and sighed, the beginnings of a smile at your lips. “You miss me that much, huh?”
“Yes I do,” Takao took the phone from you and placed it on the table before hugging you and kissing your nose. “And you should be, as well.”