Hello! (♥ó㉨ò)ﾉ♡ I'd like to request one! 'Leave your lover by Sam Smith' with Tendou or 'I'm not the only one by Sam Smith' with Bokuto. I couldn't pick one so I'd love to let you decide! Thank you! ❤
Thank you for requesting and I really hope I did justice for your song and character choice!
Leave Your Lover By Sam Smith – Tendou
Sighing heavily, Tendou watches from across the room as you make your way to the bar, eager to gather more libations. The past few months have been tough on him, having to leave everything he’s known for the great big bad world. Even though it was his decision to stop after high school, he misses volleyball. He misses his friends a lot more than he thought he would for telling himself he prefers to be a loner.
That’s all bullshit and he knows it.
He ended up coming to this school just because you’re here. Because he’s been in love with you all through high school and a part of him always hoped you’d “wake up” and see what was right in front of you.
Don’t have direction, I’m just rolling down this road
Waiting for you to bring me in from out the cold
But it wasn’t too long after you’d both settled into your new routines that you added an unexpected element to yours; a boyfriend. And that’s when the insomnia started for him.
You’ll never know the endless nights, the rhyming of the rain
Or how it feels to fall behind and watch you call his name
Tendou should have left then or at least pulled away a bit to give himself room to get used to this, but he’s a masochist, choosing to stay close to the girl he loves while she wastes her time on someone who doesn’t deserve her. And he knows the guy doesn’t because most of the conversations you and he have about the boyfriend consist of you either complaining about problems or excusing them away.
And lately his thoughts have been consumed with asking you to come to your senses and see this guy just isn’t worthy of you.
Leave your lover, leave him for me
“Things are getting better,” you comment sitting down.
He hums in acknowledgment of your words, though he’s only half listening at this point, taking a long swig of his beer.
“I think after this semester we’ll be more settled. It’s challenging with our schedules, you know? Like, he has practice so much and family obligations. It’s just hard but we’ll get through it.”
Tendou doesn’t know if you’re trying to convince him or yourself at this point. And he really shouldn’t be annoyed with you; as your self-proclaimed best friend he should be a supportive, listening ear but he’s reaching the end of his tether and it’s about to snap.
Another beer lands before him, Tendou sending a look of thanks to the waitress who winks at him. He barely catches it, but you see it and grin.
“Just think, Satori-kun, someday we’ll be sitting here or somewhere similar toasting to one another because we finally found true love,” you say, giggling slightly under the influence of the large pint you’ve already consumed as you raise your hand for another.
We sit in bars and raise our drinks to growing old
Oh, I’m in love with you and you will never know
He chuckles mirthlessly. Tendou doesn’t know if he’s being over dramatic, but he really feels in the depth of his heart that he will never find a more perfect girl for him than you, so even the thought of anyone else sets his teeth on edge. But he won’t tell you that, you don’t need that burden.
But if I can’t have you I’ll walk this life alone
Spare you the rising storms and let the rivers flow
The sound of your cell phone ringing pierces through the hubbub of the bar. When your eyes light up, he knows it’s him.
“Hi sweetie,” you coo into the phone, sending a bright smile to Tendou that makes his stomach flip. But the next moment, he’s frowning, watching your face begin to fall as you listen to whatever your “perfect prince” is saying.
“But we had it planned for months!” you protest, tone bordering on whining. A few tears prickle the edges of your eyes, your grip on the phone tightening. “I understand that but can’t he make an exception?” More tears, some sliding down your cheeks and Tendou feels his own fist clench in anger; what the hell is saying to make you cry?
“Fine, yeah, whatever,” you say breathlessly, snapping your phone down and shoving it in your purse.
There’s silence between you and Tendou, your eyes cast down to the table.
“Sorry, Satori-kun, he-“
“Leave him,” Tendou says firmly and your head shoots up, eyes wide.
He takes your hand, stemming your speech and repeats slowly, “Leave him,” his eyes filled with the truth of his affections.
Pack up and leave everything
Don’t you see what I can bring
You shake your head a little, unclear what he means. “Satori-kun, I appreciate your concern but-“
He interrupts again, “This has nothing to do with concern and everything to do with the fact that I’m in love with you!”
Can’t keep this beating heart at bay
He feels you jump at his words. “I never told you before because I was too damn scared, but I’m telling you now and I know I’m better for you that he is. So please,” he stands, walking slowly around the table to stand before you on your stool, hand cupping the side of your face. “Let me show you what it means to be someone’s everything.”
Set my midnight sorrow free
I will give you all of me
Just leave your lover, leave him for me
Tendou sees you swallow, your body quivering a bit as you look up at him. The slightest lift of your head sends his coursing down to plant his lips against yours, his arm wrapping around your waist. You sigh into the kiss, body releasing its tension as he holds you upright.
When you part, he can see you’re still crying but the light shining in the center of your irises gives him hope that they are tears of joy.
You confirm his suspicions when you whisper, “Finally.”