There’s this legend back when they were still in high school.
third year students (couples to be more specific) who want to stay together even after graduation and the years to come, just have to meet under the shade of the huge tree near the gym. When no one’s looking, hang a piece of paper with your names on it and finish it off with a kiss.
Kageyama remembers shuddering at the thought of something so… so romantic, and remembers Hinata staring blankly at Tanaka who told them about it. He remembers how their third year rolled around and how Hinata kept stealing glances at the rumored tree after volleyball practice. He remembers how he kept telling himself that no he is not looking at the tree because he’s curious nope it’s just because Hinata kept looking. He remembers getting hit by a volleyball on the head that time.
But now, ten years later, Kageyama thinks that everything—the bruises he got from falling down after Hinata jumped on him with the reason, “I think it’s better if we hang it on the higher branches!”, the cut on his bottom lip after Hinata panicked and basically smashed their lips together because he heard someone coming, and the teasing from their teammates when they recognized the messy scrawl of ‘Kageyama + Hinata’—is all worth it, as he enters the apartment they’re sharing and finds Hinata wearing one of his smaller shirts while he cooks.