How it happened, you were still unsure, but all Shitenhoji regulars were having a massive sleepover, and has the team manager and unanimously-elected “BFF of everyone” it somehow became your job to host the event.
Now, attending a school that’s more comedically inclined than academic led you to feel some apprehension to having a house full of performers—and that’s a nice way to put it. But in the end it really didn’t turn out to be that bad. As one could imagine, most of the chaos came from Koharu and Yuji and their ever on-going comedic routine. But aside from them, the most eventful thing to occur all night was Kintaro’s constant whining for food, and even that was eventually appeased after a large, homemade meal and some subtle threats from Shiraishi. Movies were watched, and games were played, and everyone just generally had a good, relaxing time. But when the boys finally began to settle down for the night around ten, Kintaro tiredly clung to your arm as you attempted to ascend the stairs to your room.
“No, stay down here with us, Sis! It’s not a sleepover if you go away for the night!”
You looked down at his sparkling puppy eyes (were those tears brimming?) for a long moment while you considered. “Kin-chan, I’m not so sure the rest of the guys would feel comfortable sleeping with a girl in the room.” His bottom lip quivered at he statement and he helplessly whipped his head back to the others for support. Zaizen, who had been taking a whole slideshow worth of pictures on his phone, paused just to assure you that no one gave a flying fuck if you slept in the same room with them.
“You can take the couch,” Shiraishi added with one of his usual gentle smiles. “We’d love to have you, [Name], as long as you don’t mind us. It would certainly make the sleepover more official, don’t you think?”
You were honestly a little surprised that Shiraishi wasn’t getting onto Kintaro about being so forward and pushing you to do something you were hesitant about, but there seemed to be a knowing glance passing between the other regulars. And besides, between Kintaro’s begging eyes and the nonchalant kindness of the others, how could you refuse? You ran upstairs just long enough to change into your pajamas and grab your pillow, and when you came down Shiraishi had already relocated from the couch to the floor and was settling into his sleeping roll. Kintaro was set up next to the couch (you had to jump to get onto the couch without stepping on any of his sprawled-out limbs) and the rest of the boys all slept in a row in the middle of the living space. Everyone said their goodnights, and just before Chitose flicked the light off Kintaro shot you a grin from the floor. He didn’t actually look very tired at all, but he obediently closed his eyes.
It was probably an hour later when, being a light sleeper, you were awoken by the shuffling of someone’s sleeping roll. When you turned onto your side to check, you were greeted to Kintaro’s shadowed face leaning against the couch cushion and staring at you. You almost screamed. Almost.
“Kin-chan,” you whispered, groggy, eyes dark at half-mast. “What are you doing?”
“I can’t sleep, sis,” he replied in a loud whisper—you had never heard a loud whisper before, but Kintaro managed it. “So I’m watching you.”
“That’s creepy, Kin-chan. Go to sleep.” His nose was almost touching yours, but you couldn’t be bothered to mind all that much. You lifted a hand to his forehead and weakly tried to push him to lie down, but with all the white noise of late slumber still buzzing through your veins you couldn’t so much as budge him. Instead, you hand slipped, running lazily back through his tangled hair before falling limp against the nape of his neck. “Go to sleeeep.” Your eyes began to droop again. So close to sweet slumber once more.
If you had been more awake, you might have noticed the dusting of blush gathering on his cheeks when your fingertips ghosted along the curves of his scalp. It felt good, and it was relaxing, to have your skin on his skin. But you were falling asleep again. “Sis, I need to ask you something,” he spoke in a hushed hurry. He needed the syllables in your ears before the darkness took you in for the night, because knowing himself, he’d probably forget the question come morning.
The only reply you gave was another shift of your fingers, running gently through all the little hairs at the nape of his neck, and your thumb sliding up his jaw to his earlobe. That made him shiver, and if he wasn’t red before he certainly was now. He still didn’t understand why he was feeling that way, so feverish, but it was clear you were too tired to answer him. Kintaro flopped back to his bed roll with a frustrated huff.
To be honest, he couldn’t sleep because of you. He was buzzing with the elation that he was in your house, and that he got to spend the whole night with you. You had cooked for him, and played games with him. The others were there, too of course, but what was important was your presence. It made him happy to see you and he was so unsure as to why. He’d have to try extra hard to remember to ask in the morning….
Just as his eyes fluttered closed, defeated, you shifted one more time. Your hand, left hanging over the edge off the couch, found his on the floor and your fingers weaved in with his to lock your palms together. “Goodnight, Kin-chan,” your voice hummed.
It was like a lullaby, and almost instantly he was falling asleep himself, this time happy to be holding your hand in his own.
Okay, so I haven’t touched these oneshots in forever, and even when I was originally working on them, I wasn’t too knowledgeable about the Shitenhoji boys. But Kin-chan is one of my absolute FAVORITES. (I hope I didn’t make him OOC???) Anyways, if everyone likes, I still have unfinished Eiji, Fuji, Atobe, and Yukimura oneshots that I’ll also finish and submit.
Wow! Kin-chan is cute! I love your writing. I’m already looking forward to your other one-shots. Thank you so much for your submission. <33 (I hope you don’t mind me adding more tags, I haven’t had the chance to add more tags to the submit page so I’ll do it myself until I work on the submit box again)