What about #25 for Seven/MC from the drabble prompts? Just if you want to! ^^
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Set in 707′s route, so mild spoilers for day 6 and 7. Also this drabble turned into a one-shot…hehe.
Seven’s phone vibrated against the table for the fourth time that night. His eyes drifted towards the lit screen, and he found his fingers hovering over it. He saw your name on the screen, and he hesitated. Should he pick it up? Should he let it drop like the other three calls he received since he logged into the chatroom last?
He chewed on his bottom lip. You were probably worried. He didn’t understand why. He’d said some weird things in the chat before, granted his last few messages dripped with sentimentality. Even so, he tried to brush it under the rug, and everyone else bought it. But you weren’t everyone else.
He exhaled sharply before picking up the phone and accepting the call. Only, his brain shut off when he finally pressed it to his ear.
“Seven?” your voice carried through the speaker. Instinctively, he turned toward the CCTV feed. You always sat in the hall when you called him. Even though you couldn’t see him, you always let him see you.
“O-oh, hi,” he forced. He waved at the screen, forgetting you couldn’t see. “Um, you called before.”
“Yeah,” you replied, tugging at a strand of your hair. “I didn’t mean to bother you. I was just worried.”
“You’re not bothering me,” he said with a sigh. He pushed his voice a little higher to sound lighter than the weight sinking in his chest. “If this is about what I said in the chatroom earlier…about being stuck in the agency and all that, don’t worry about it. I was running low on caffeine, and I guess my mind just went to dark places. Everything’s fine though.”
He shut his mouth before he rambled too much. He cleared his throat, waiting for your answer. You let out a soft hum. “Seven, are you happy?”
The answer had been clear to him for years. Happy? He had never once in his life been happy, not truly. There was always his nagging conscience, guilting him for even trying when he knew he didn’t deserve it. But lately…