Theme: au!grocery stores
Seventeen-year-old Heiwajima Shizuo had taken his two-year-old baby brother Heiwajima Kasuka grocery shopping. And it seemed that while Shizuo was closely examining the selection of ice cream, little Kasuka had climbed out of the cart and run off, resulting in his older brother running around the store with the cart, putting his track and field skills to use.
Also narrowly avoiding knocking displays and people over.
The happy chime immediately caught Shizuo’s attention and he stopped immediately, turning around to go down the aisle behind him. He saw Kasuka waving at him happily, a stranger’s hand on his head to keep him from bouncing. Leaving the cart and dropping to his knees to hug him, he gave a shaky sigh of relief. “Oi… you can’t run off like that!”
Standing and putting Kasuka back in the cart, Shizuo turned to the stranger. “Izaya!” Kasuka chirped and Shizuo nodded, clearing his throat; he wore a uniform, though black and red in comparison to Shizuo’s blue and white one, but he assumed that he was also a student. “Thanks. He uh… got away with me.”
Izaya nodded. “So I assume.”
“Niisan, niisan!” Kasuka pointed at Izaya, other hand on Shizuo’s sweater. “Friend!”
“Play with friend!!”
Shizuo wasn’t one to sink so low as to use his own baby brother to get the number of a cute stranger, but Kasuka seemed to be insisting. Turning back to Izaya, he cleared his throat and held his phone out. “…Mind giving me your number? So… uh… you and my brother can… play…”
Izaya gave a dry smirk and nodded, taking his phone, murmuring ‘text me your name later, all right?’
Hours later, Shizuo was staring at his phone, having finished his homework. He expected it to be a fake number; after all, it wasn’t as if a high school student would actually want to be a toddler’s playmate. But, Shizuo decided as he scrolled through his contacts to find Izaya’s name, it would be rude to not at least try.
So he went ‘hey, this is Shizuo from the grocery store’ and blinked as it sent.
So it was a real number. Doesn’t mean it was his…
A few minutes later, his phone went off and Shizuo was pleasantly surprised to see a new text:
So when does Kasuka-kun want to play?