Kuro’s long lashes fluttered some when she heard him speaking into her hair, something in her chest tightening. Almost dreading what he would say next, until his arms tightened around her. She complied to his moving her over so she’d faced him, some of her hair spilling over her neck as she blinked up at him.
Wait. Did he mean what she thought he meant..? She was about to open up her mouth when he covered her eyes, lips meeting hers in a brief yet gentle kiss. It warmed her somehow, on the insides, toes curling at the flutter of wings in his stomach.
"Is it working yet?"
Now she felt her eyes widening some, a faint blush dusting at her cheeks. So he had liked her..? For how long and-oh crap. How had she not known? She ducked her face into the pillow, feeling it warm. “How.. Do I respond to that? I mean.. I feel strange.. Happy yes, but.. Worried maybe and.. Guilty?” She felt her face warming more, heart stuttering. “Oh I don’t know.. Now I’m confused..” She pouted turning to peek at him. “You do realize I’m a terribly selfish right? And since you said you’d stay.. I’ll probably cling on you simply because I like to be spoiled.. ”
Though she’d spoil him in turn if he allowed her. “I guess this will be a starting point for us both.”
He thought it was way too cute when she hid her face behind one of the fluffy pillows they were resting against. He listened to her rambling to the pillow, perhaps asking it advice. He resisted the urge to chuckle. “You really never noticed? I guess teachers become oblivious to the admiration of their students or something.” Now he did laugh, seeing her move the pillow to peek up at him. She had more to say, and he covered his mouth a little to stifle his laughing.
"Selfish, huh… Well I can’t say I didn’t notice. You do kind of move at your own pace." He tapped his chin a few times in thought. "Sensei clinging to me…" He pictured her clinging to his arm, breasts pressed wonderfully against him, and choked on air. "Ah… I might die if that were to happen." He was glad he wasn’t prone to nosebleeds or he might be in trouble.
A starting point. He nodded slowly. “Yeah, I guess you’re right.” He worked up his nerve, hoping he wasn’t blushing too much, and grabbed her hand. “Just to be totally clear… we’re dating now, r-right?” He really hoped she said yes, but before she could answer he felt more rambling coming up… “B-because I’ve kind of thought you were hot for a long time now. But I never really imagined dating you, I guess. Not that I don’t want to! Um… Shit, I’m just going to shut up.” He took the pillow she was still holding and covered his own face. “Please don’t laugh at me,” he murmured into the pillow.
She watched as he checked out his own injuries, a part of her tempted to swat his hand away from making it worse, but she refrained herself from doing so. She smirked with wry amusement, clear in her voice and glistening eyes. “Mhm, you think?”
She watched as he traced out his newest mark she’d given him before. A sign of possession and his light blush adorable. This looked like it’s be a new step from them both, considering she hadn’t planned on.. Well. Any of this. Hm. Still, she caught his comment and curious gaze. Before she could say anything however, he had her roll to her side. She bet question marks were floating about her head before she felt his arms around her waist. Oh. So he liked cuddling? Go figure considering his tsun behavior sometimes, though, this would make him more of a tsundere she’d suppose.
She rested her hand over his own, a thoughtful look crossing at her features. “Ne.. Sano. Are you alright with this? I mean.. with being with me. I am older then you.. And I mean.. I’m sure there’s other girls who like you.. So..” She wasn’t sure really on what to think. She’d never had to deal with an age gap beyond five years but.. This was new and while she was open minded, she wouldn’t cut off any chances he’d want instead. It bummed her to be thinking like this but.. She was a teacher and he was a student and there wasn’t really anything special about her in this. A part of her was glad that he couldn’t see her face as she closed her eyes. Hadn’t he said there was a girl he liked or something…? “…. Why be with a widow.. When you can have a girl by your age..?”
This perplexed her and yet inside.. It worried her enough that she nibbled on her bottom lip, one of her bad habits next to fiddling with her hair.
Sano stiffened when he heard her speak… they were thinking the same thing? Well, sort of. He didn’t like the uncertainty in her voice right then. It made him feel like an ass now, for not speaking up first. It also made him feel a bit weird because he’d liked her for a while… well… he’d fantasized about having sex with her for a while… but this was totally new to her. She had probably never really considered him as a man. He tried really hard not to be bummed about that only a few minutes after losing his virginity to the woman he’d lusted after for months. He ran her words through his mind, trying to figure out how best to reply.
"I did say there was only one girl I wanted to attract…" he mumbled against the back of her head. "I meant it." He tightened his hold on her, working up his nerve, before rolling her over again to face him. This time it was him looking down at her. "So… don’t say that kind of thing, okay?" He covered her eyes so she wouldn’t notice how his face flamed, and leaned down to kiss her. He took a deep breath before lifting his hand away and trying to give her a decent smile.
"Is it working yet?"