Turning his eyes up, startled by the enthusiastic response, Haru stared into bright, red eyes, his hand clutching the bench with a tight fist. Rin was… he knew he was only trying to put a positive spin on all of this, but he couldn’t help but feel a little put out by all of the food in his fridge; he had no idea what to really do with it all… there was so much he barely thought he could eat it all. He wasn’t much of an eater as it was; though he liked to cook.
But the offer of cooking with Rin… to learn what he liked more from experience than anything else, it was…
”I’d like that,” Haruka told him quietly, the smallest of smiles stretching his lips. “I…. I don’t even really know what to do with it,” he shrugged slightly, almost a little sheepish at the idea of having so little ideas on cooking meat or some of the vegetables in here. He wanted some mackerel… but he had already had his quota for the week. So he would have to compromise either way.
With a hand resting gently on Rin’s arm, Haru hummed. “Teach me?”
"Of course." He hummed, leaning down to peck Haruka’s lips with a reassuring smile before he turned back to the fridge.
"Let’s see…" It took only a moment of thought before he reached in to pull out a couple pieces of meat and after handing them to the raven he reached in for vegetables.
"That should be all we need. Shall we start then?" It was a rhetorical question though and already he was making his way over to the counter to place the food down and hunt out the utensils he would need, "It’s real easy, you’ll love it."
— The offer caught Rin off guard. He had deduced that the family was nice, but to let Rin stay over so soon? They probably trusted Haru and his judgement to allow it so quickly. And while he did like that atmosphere that was here, along with the family that was lovely, Rin wasn’t sure he’d like to stay over just yet. It was all still so new to him, and he had yet to grow accustomed to Haruka’s house and it’s smell.
Feeling like he would offend Makoto and his mother, Rin leaned over to Haru’s ear after the raven asked him the question. “Uhh, maybe not today. I wanna sleep in your—” He paused before smiling a small smile. “— I mean our house a bit more.” He giggled and focused back onto the TV where their new game, eager to win this time.
It didn’t surprise Haru that Rin declined and he knew that Makoto would understand as well, though given that Rin had been quiet about his answer he chose to be careful with his words.
"Gran’s making mackerel tonight." He announced seemingly out of the blue if not for the understanding look on Makoto’s face.
"I’ll tell mum we lost to fish again."
"We can play a few more games before you have to leave."
Makoto nodded at the words and as instructed he began the game, settling back down on the bed beside his friends to play.
Send me “all night long” and I’ll generate a number from 1 to 20 to see what our muses are doing up all night.
20. Cuddling for Warmth
It was probably one of the coldest nights Rin had experienced since returning back to Japan. And the same night, Rin was at Haru’s. He was currently pressed up to the said males side, trying to stay warm.
— He huffed and pouted. “Oh, you big baby.” Rin whined and unwound his arms from around the boy, setting him free. The redhead snuggled up in the blankets once again, this time sharing them properly.
"Says the one who stole all the sheets." Out of the both of them Rin was definitely the bigger child here. Luckily for him, Haruka didn’t mind and when Rin rearranged the sheets Haru followed suit, slipping beneath them and pressing himself up against Rin’s side.
"Are you still cold?"
Need to take care of that broken heart then!
I tried to be funny ft. wet paper towel aka Aoba