u got it babe~
‘It’s raining,“ you mumble dejectedly.
Akashi nods, joining you by the window. Both of you had planned to go out today; after all, it is your birthday.
“Sorry, _______. I didn’t look at the news to check the weather.” A guilty expression crosses his face.
Sure, you’re really disappointed, but it’s not like he could’ve foreseen this. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky yesterday.
“Akashi, it’s not your fault- besides, there’s plenty to do here.” They could go outside, but no umbrella could protect them from the torrential downpour. On top of that, thunder and lighting constantly boom outside. It’s making you nervous; the power can go out any second.
“Can you go check the weather report before we lose power?” You ask. It was only a matter of time before you jinxed it.
He stalks off towards the living room and turns on the TV.
You chew at your bottom lip out of habit. You like the rain; but when it’s thundering… that’s different. Akashi didn’t pick up on it yet, though you’re sure he will. He’s very observant when it comes to you.
You jump when you hear loud static from the TV seconds before the power goes out. Akashi curses, and the cold from outside starts to slowly creep in.
“A-Akashi?” You ask, putting your hands out in front of you to maneuver around in the darkness. “I’m here, I’m here,” he replies, placing his hands on your shoulders.
“Perfect timing,” you say under your breath. “Did you get to see anything?”
“Don’t worry about it, _______. It must’ve been a slow news day, because everything on it was about the weather. It’ll be raining for the rest of the day.”
You groan, wondering if you can jinx it again. “Hopefully the lights will kick in soon…” You pause for a second. Nothing. Akashi guides you to the couch.
“I’ll look for some candles, alright? Where’s the lighter?” he asks. By the sound of it, he’s making his way to the kitchen.
“Should be in one of those drawers,” you answer. “And I have some scented candles in the bedroom somewhere. Akashi, how the hell do you adjust to the dark so quickly?”
“Oh, I don’t. I just know my way around this place.” You hear drawers slamming, and eventually hear a small grunt of approval. “Found it.”
He turns on the lighter to help light his way to the bedroom.
You really wish he would hurry. The thunder is getting more persistent, and the darkness is really freaking you out.
You hear a loud sound, followed by the lightning lighting up the room for a split second. You see someone’s silhouette and jump back with a shriek.
‘I’m here, _______. Are you alright? Wha-“
You cut him off. "You scared the shit out of me!”
“What did I do?”
“You- you just- ugh, you were standing at the wrong place at the worst time. I didn’t even hear you coming.”
“He lights a candle and sets it on the coffee table in front of you. A faint light fills the room, and it puts you at ease.
He apologizes quietly. "Sorry.”
“It wasn’t your fault, Akashi. I just… really don’t like thunderstorms.”
“I figured,” he sighs, sitting down next to you. “Why didn’t you tell me that before?”
“It never really came to mind.” It was then that you noticed he brought a blanket with him, and that it’s starting to get cold in here.
Without even asking, he throws the blanket over both of you, and you pull your knees up to your chest. Still cold.
“Can you scoot a bit closer, please?”
Akashi didn’t seem to mind this request. Your shoulders brush together, and you get butterflies in your stomach. Even after three years of dating, he still has the same effect on you.
“Closer,” you whisper. He wraps his arms around your waist and holds you against his chest. You can feel his heartbeat.
“Sorry about your birthday,” he mumbles, getting comfortable next to you.
“Stop apologizing, you dolt. You can’t control the weather.”
“I wish I could. I’d make this day as pretty as you are.”
Smooth, Akashi. Smooth.
You laugh with a goofy smile on your face. The candle’s scent starts to kick in. “This isn’t so bad, you know.”
“But it’s cold and dark in here.”
“At least I’m in a cold, dark room with you.”
Now it’s his turn to smile. You laugh with him.
When it comes down to it, you wouldn’t trade Akashi with anybody else.