Izumi rushed home. 'I have to make preparations right away!' He took the ingrediens and started to make Ran's favourite cake. But he couldn't make the cake. He tried so often but couldn't find out to make it. Just then his mom came in. "Are you trying to use the rest of the ingrediens?" She giggled. He blushed. "I'm trying to make a cake for Ran's birthday. It's gonna be a surprise. But the cake doesn't seem to work." He looked down at the floor. His mom laid her hand on his shoulder. "Let me help you." Izumi looked up. "Thank you mom!" Then they started making the cake again.
When the cake was done there was a moment of silence. "You know, mom... I... Ran... I..." "You love him." She finished his sentence. He blushed. "How did you know?" She giggled. "I've seen it on you since awhile ago. I know my own son, you know. But it's alright. Whatever you come across is up to you to decide." He got tears in his eyes. "Thank you mom." He hugged her.
Ran got up and went to the kitchen. "What should i do?" He grabbed his phone and texted Izumi. [When does the festival start?] He tossed his phone on the table and went upstairs to get a shower. He undressed and undid the bandage. "Izumi.." He smiled for himself. He got under the shower and turned on the water. The water ran down his muscular body and his legs and down the drain. 'It feels so nice..' He looked up and moved his hair away from his face. "I'm so happy I could die"
Izumi felt his phone vibrate. He checked it. 'It's from Ran.' He smiled. 'When does the festival start?' [The festival started early today, but the fireworks are gonna be at 8 pm. But we can go there earlier so we can buy something and walk around a little.] 'Well it's time to go now.' He took his coat on. "Mom, I'm going to Ran-chan now!" He yelled. "Okay, have fun!" She said. Izumi giggled. He stepped out of the door and run all the way to Ran.
He panted as he stood outside Ran's door. He opened the door. "I'm coming in!" He said.
As Ran stepped out of the shower and put a towel around his waist he could hear Izumi. "I'm upstairs! Wait I'll come down" Ran ran down the stairs still wet. "Welcome! Oh I'll be right back I just have to dry myself" he gave Izumi a kind smile as he walked upstairs again. "You can just wait in the kitchen or anywhere you want to!" He yelled from the bathroom.
Izumi blushed. 'Why do you have to look so amazing? And you didn't have any clothes underneath... What!? Why the hell am I thinking this!? Relax Izumi, relax!' He sat down on the sofa.
Ran was fully dressed and had dried his hair. 'Should I put on some colonge?' He looked at his colonges. He had the one from Izumi, a vanilla, a lemon and one peppermint. The bottle with Izumi's colonge was almost empty so he took the lemon one and dabbed a little bit on his neck and on the back of his ears. He didn't put on much but enough that you could smell it if you were close to him. He went downstairs again and called for Izumi. "Yo! I'm done now where are you?" He said cheerfully.
Izumi stood up. "I'm in the living room." He said. 'I'm glad I put some nicer clothes on before I came. And I hope it isn't obvious that I put some cologne on.' He tingled nervously with his fingers.
"Ah here you are" Ran smiled. He walked torwards him and grabbed his waist and kissed his cheek. "You smell good...like stawberry" he kissed his neck. "I love stawberries"
Izumi blushed. "Don't say such embarrassing things." He said. He leaned against Ran's chest. "Shall we go now?" He asked.
"Yeah let's go before it gets dark" Ran braided their fingers after he had put on a long beige coat and shoes. "So let's go Izumi-chan" he giggled as he called him chan and kissed his cheek.
Izumi blushed as Ran intertwined their hands together. He nodded. "Mh!" They walked down to the festival. There were many people on the streets at the festival. "Amazing! Let's buy candy apples!"
"Huh? Okay." Ran walked over to where they selled candy apples and bought two. "Here! it's on me" he smiled brightly as he handed Izumi one of the apples. He started nibbling on his own apple. Suddenly a man bumped into Izumi making him fall into Ran's arms. "Are you okay? Shall we go else where? It's kinda crowded here. I know a good place to watch the fireworks." he grabbed his hand.
Izumi blushed. "Okay." He said. He felt safe just by holding hands with Ran. He followed him until they reached the place.
As they reached the place Ran pulled Izumi as close to him as he could and kissed him on his lips. "I love you so much" he kissed him again on the cheek. He braided their fingers and held his waist tight. Ran's ring gave Izumi a little eletrick shock. "Oh sorry" he laughed.
Izumi blushed pure red. "What are you doing? Where still in public!" He whispered loudly. He hid his blushing face in his hand.
"Don't worry no one will see us" Ran pulled him in closer. "It's okay" he smiled. He sat down on the grass. "Come and sit here it's almost time" Ran patted the seat next to him.
Izumi sat down next to Ran. "There're no clouds on the sky tonight." Just then there was a loud noice. He looked up. 'The fireworks'! "Beautiful..!" He looked at Ran. He had beautiful long lashes. When the rackets burst, they made a shadow behind Ran. Izumi touched the shadow. He moved his hand closer to Ran. He touched his muscular back. Izumi looked up and saw Ran looking at him. "-I..!" He moved his hand.
"What is wrong Izumi?" He asked as Izumi moved his hand. There was loud booms from the firwork. Ran checked the clock on his phone. '8:05 pm... My birthday ends in four hours' Izumi's face was bright with diffrent colours as the diffrent rackets exploded. So many colours that had such a romantic light to them. "If you wanna hold my hand then do it" Ran smiled and took his hand. "I wanna hold you until this day ends" their couple rings clirred as they hit each other. "You really suit the ring" Ran said as he looked at Izumi's hand.
Izumi thightened his grip around Ran's hand. 'This is no time to show weakness, Izumi! I wanna kiss him, but It's so embarrassing' Izumi just hung his head down in shame.
"Why do you look so sad? The bright colours of the fireworks lighten up your face so beautifully it doesn't work with a sad face though" Ran tried to smile but instead leaned in closer to his face. "I really want to kiss you" Ran said before he pressed his lips against Izumi's. The kiss lasted a long time and before Ran parted their lips he gently bit Izumi's lower lip.
Izumi widened his eyes in shock of being bit on the lip. But he could never get used to the electric feeling when Ran kissed him. His heart pounded so fast. He clenched his hand around the coat where his chest was. He pulled away. 'Time to act natural.' "Well isn't it time to go home? It's pretty late, so let's go!" He took your hand and walked away from the festival.
"Yeah probably" he smiled and tightened his grib around your hand. "Where are we going?" Ran smiled. 'This has been quite a good birthday even though the only ones who rembered was my sister, mom and myself'
"Well, I think I'm just going home. I don't feel so good. Probably the apples." He giggled. They soon were at your house. "Well see ya!" He waved at you.
"Okay well see you sometimes." Ran smiled and waved as Izumi walked his way home and Ran his way. As he could no longer see Izumi he suddenly felt lonely. "Well he is my best friend so I thought he'd remember for sure" Ran started to become sad. He opened his front door and walked in and closed it again. "I just have to big of a hope for my expectations." Tears began to form in his eyes. "I can't cry... I-it's my birthday... I'm supposed to laugh and smile.." 'With friends and family...' His vision became blurred by the tears that filled his eyes and he could no longer hold it in. He just sat down besides the door and cried. "Tha-thanks for a-a good birthday I-Izumi" he cried to himself.
Izumi rushed home. "Mom can you drive over to Ran? I have to hurry over with the cake!" He yelled as he came inside. He took the cake from the fridge and jumped in the car. His mom hurried out and started the engine. 'I hope Ran is not too dissapointed.' "Hurry!"
His mom dropped him off close by Ran's house. "Thank you. See ya!" He said. His mom drove off again. 'Yush!' Izumi walked across the road to the side where Ran lived. Just as he stepped on the side walk a person on bike chrashed in to him. He lost balance and fell on the ground. "Ouch!" He looked around. "I'm sorry!" The person said. He looked up at the person. There he stood with the cake in his hands. "The cake! Thank you!" He stood up and took the cake. "Can you walk?" The person asked. "I'm fine, I have to hurry." He said. But as he took a step he felt a stinging pain in his leg. But he held the pain in. "Thank you again." He walked the rest of the way to Ran's house. He stepped inside. "Ran? Where are you?" It was dark inside. He turned the switch on. Then he saw Ran sitting next to the door. "Ran!?"