Izumi got home with a bunch of horror movies.
"Mom? Ran's coming over for a sleepover!" He yelled.
"Oh, that's fine honey!" She yelled back. 'She adores him.' Izumi giggled for himself. He put the movies on the table and made a futon ready for Ran. 'Everything's ready. What's missing is Ran. He'll probably be here soon.'
At the convenience store Ran had bought chips, soda, candy, energy drinks and lots of other stuff. When he got home he had cut himself. He now had three more scars. He couldn't help it...he missed his father so dearly. As Ran washed blood of his arm he noticed what the time was.
"I have to get going!" He grabbed his phone and texted Izumi. He put on a black t-shirt and a green hoodie.
As he was walking it started to pour down. He was running as fast as he could. when he got to Izumi's house he was soaking wet. He rang the door bell.
'Ran's here!' Izumi ran to the door and opened.
"Wah! Poor Ran, you're wet to the bones! Come in!" Izumi took his hand and led him to his room. "Here, change into this, it's the largest sweater I own." He said.
"No i'm fine.." He pulled his sleeves down. He had that as a habbit. Drops dripped down on the blanket on your floor.
"I'll dry soon.."
"Don't be stupid, you'll catch a cold!" Izumi said and ripped Ran's hoodie of. Just as Ran covered his arm Izumi saw the scars.
"WHY THE HELL DID YOU DO THAT?! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM YOUR'S, YOU CAN TELL ME ALL YOUR PROBLEMS, YA' KNOW?!" Izumi yelled. He panted heavily.
"I..i just.." Ran couldn't hold his tears back anymore. He started crying.
"I..miss him..so much.." Tears ran down his cheeks and fell peacefully down on the floor. He hid his face in his hands.
"Im..sorry i didn't tell you...I felt like.. I couldn’t, 'cause you wouldn't understand.." Ran began shivering.
"I was in pain so...I started cutting..be-because it somehow eased my pain..I just want him back..I want my father.." Ran cried like a little child. He loved his father very much and every saturday they used to watch football together. After he passed away Ran hated football. He had also been that guy who never cried infront others.
Izumi felt his eyes getting hot. It was a long time since he had seen Ran cry. Izumi streched his arms out and pulled Ran in for a hug. He held him thight until Ran didn't cry anymore.
"It's okay, I'm glad you told me Ran..." He pulled him out of the hug.
"But your t-shirt is still wet, and now I'm wet too. Go change and then we're gonna do whatever you'd like." Izumi smiled his gentle smile. He took his t-shirt off and put another one on.
"O-okay but can we stay like this for a while?" He sniffed as he changed his shirt.
"I wanna keep hugging you for a while.." He looked at Izumi with teary red eyes. This was the part of Ran only Izumi knew. His hands were shaking and his voice cracked.
"Mhmm.." Izumi smiled and continued to hug him. He held him close and embraced him, just like with the ice cream, like Ran was the most precious thing in the world.
Ran grabbed Izumi's shirt on the back with trembling hands. He burried his face in your shoulder. He felt so weak and stupid. 'He must think im weak now...tch what do i care? I need him..i cant fool myself anymore..i need him more than ever!' Ran sniffed for the last time and mumbled into your shirt.
"Shall we go watch a movie now?" He smiled in your shirt. Izumi giggled.
"That'd be a great idea." He took your hand and held it while he put a movie on. And he held it while the movie was playing too. He didn't let go of it until the movie was ended.
Ran blushed as Izumi held his hand. Izumi cared for him and that made Ran happy. He didn't hide his scars anymore.
"How about we go to my place tomorrow?" Ran smiled at you. He was happy. The two guys had eaten all the snacks and were now a bit hyper of all the energy drinks.
"I would love to see your house!" Izumi said happily. He jumped up and down.
"What are we going to do now?" He asked you.
"I dont know..what do you wanna do?" He said jumping up and down but deeply inside Ran's head he thought something else. 'We could kiss and hold hands, cuddle and other lovey dovey stuff'
"Shall we just lay down? I think mom has gone to bed and we probably shouldn't make too much noice." Izumi said and giggled. He jumped lively on his bed. He patted on the futon on the floor asking you to lay down.
"Kaay" he laid down on his futon. "It smells like Izumi..." He whispered for himself. He couldn't stop smiling 'Izumi held my hand twice today and he even hugged and comforted me! He would be the best lover ever!'
"Your smirk is creepy, Ran" Izumi said and laughed. 'Ran is cute when he is in a whole other world' Izumi giggled and got a little hot in his cheeks.