3 short drabbles featuring Kojiyuu, WMatsui, and Saeyaka
10 (Breathe again), 53 (Keeping a secret), 68 (Hero)
10. Breathe again
Haruna opened her eyes slowly, giggling softly when she saw Yuko’s face still upturned, lips parted, chest still. She lightly flicked Yuko’s forehead but pressed her lips against the spot. ”Breathe, silly,” she murmured with a smile.
53. Keeping a secret
Jurina was the worst at keeping secrets. Rena could tell from a mile away: the way her eyes glinted and her mouth quirked in what was supposed to be an innocent smile but instead became a barely contained “I know something that you don’t” sort of smirk was more than enough evidence to convict Jurina of secret-keeping.
But lately it seemed like there was a new secret Jurina was keeping, one that no one else seemed to notice but Rena, especially when the conversation turned to dating. It was strange, the touch of pink that seemed to momentarily still Jurina’s face. It wasn’t innocence - there was a sort of guilt that came from wanting to know that lowered her eyes and softened her voice.
It wasn’t until Rena felt Jurina cast that look upon her that Rena realized the secret Jurina was keeping.
A firm tug uncurled Sayaka from the corner she had hidden herself in, pulling her from a darkness she desperately wanted to drown in. She whimpered feebly, but gentle hands insisted, reached inside the spaces she didn’t know hadn’t yet been broken, and held her tight against a warmth she had nearly forgotten.
“Found you,” came Sae’s low tone, and Sayaka couldn’t help but cry in sheer relief. Because more than the solid weight of that voice and those words, and even the castle-safe strength of the arms wrapped around her, what reassured Sayaka most was the steady rhythm of the heart under her ear, and its silent promise of ‘I always will.’