Prompt: Gundam starts speaking normally one day for whatever reason, and everybody else freaks out.
A/N I have been waiting for this prompt. Mostly because I always wanted to write a oneshot of this but never got to it. Then I wrote it and forgot to post it oops.
Gundam Tanaka True Form - ft the rest of sdr2 kids
They never thought they’d see the day that hell froze over until Gundam Tanaka greeted them today–
“Good morning, everyone.”
And it wasn’t just about the way he greeted them either. It was more than that. There was something extremely off about him. For once, he looked… tame. His hair wasn’t stylized like it usually was, he didn’t have his tattoo makeup on, he wasn’t wearing his red contact lens, and he didn’t even have his flashy overcoat on. They were only able to identify him as Tanaka because his scarf was there along with his hamsters.
It was surreal to see him as he was right now. He was almost unrecognizable. He looked so plain and ordinary, and not at all the weirdo he always dramatically portrayed himself to be. He wasn’t talking in his dark booming voice but instead he was actually speaking at a normal volume. He was like a role model of an average high school boy.
He was just so normal that… it was so abnormal.
“Who the fuck are you and what have you done to Gundam?” Kuzuryuu immediately threatened.
“I haven’t done anything to him. I am Gundam.” He calmly replied uncharacteristically.
“Lies. Our classmate does not behave in such manner. Reveal yourself immediately.” Pekoyama held her sword as an obvious threat.
“If I weren’t Gundam then why do you think his hamsters are with me?” He countered at her.
“He does have a point. Those creatures are more intelligent than they seem. And I doubt they’d follow an impersonator.” Twogami commented from his seat.
“That’s just what I said.”
“So what’s up with you this morning?” Koizumi bluntly asked straight to the heart of the matter.
“There’s nothing up so to speak.” He replied.
“Did you hear that? He said it without his delusional crap. It’s official. He’s finally lost it!” Saoinji sneered at him.
“Please, don’t make a big deal out of this.” He pleaded, not quite liking how his classmates were reacting to this.
“How could we NOT?? You’re TOTALLY OOC!! That’s N-O-T O-K! Ibuki demands to know the tragic backstory!” Ibuki hounded on him.
“There’s nothing to talk about.” He quickly dismissed her.
“D-Did something… happen to you?” Mikan asked him tentatively.
“It’s nothing. I just didn’t feel like it today, that’s all.” He sighed tiredly.
“Feel? FEEL?? Should I help you FEEL BETTER?” Teruteru excitedly leaned towards him.
“I’d rather pass on that offer.” He grimaced as he placed some distance between them.
“You don’t look as energetic as you usually are. Should I give IT to you then?” Nidai offered.
“No, it’s okay. I’ll be fine without it.” He turned down the offer.
“Then let’s punch some life into you!” Akane yelled enthusiastically.
“You’ll just punch me into a coma!” He took a step back in fear.
“Still, it is a bit worrying. Why are you acting this way?” Sonia asked him with an expression full of concern.
“I don’t know why everyone’s so bothered. I’m just acting normal.” Gundam pointed out.
“Exactly! Usually you’re all abnormal! What the hell’s wrong with you, man?!” Souda yelled at him.
“I can’t believe I’m being scolded for acting normal.” He said while looking so offended.
“Whatever you’re going through, know that we’ll always be here for you.” Nanami gently placed her hand over his shoulder to show her support.
“Thank you but I’m completely fine?”
“I’m sure you’ll overcome this with your promising hope shining brighter than ever!” Komaeda cheered on.
“Like I said, there’s nothing to overcome.”
“Stay strong, Gundam.” Hinata sympathetically patted him on his other shoulder.
“You’re all overreacting!” Gundam yelled in frustration.
Today had been one of the most grueling of trials for Gundam.
The next day, hell had unfrozen and Gundam Tanaka returned to his Forbidden Form. And no one ever talked about yesterday.