Post by Okazaki Tomoya on Jul 5, 2013 18:42:39 GMT -6
"But you don't have funny hair and you're really nice~!"
Well, she was hopefully right on one count, but if she considered him "really nice" he couldn't imagine who she would consider "really mean". Perhaps she was oblivious to his words and merely paid attention to his actions? There first meeting had been him feeding her after all. An image of an over-excitable puppy came to his mind. Bounding with energy, loved by all, incredibly loyal, and completely clueless. He had always been more of a cat person himself, but her energy and openness to him was surprisingly refreshing. While ordinarily he lazed around and seemed to feel perpetually tired, her energy made him feel lively again.
"I definitely, definitely don't regret spending time with nice, no-funny-hair, not-delinquent Okazaki-sempai!"
"Okay true, I'm not the kind of delinquent with funny hair"
Ordinarily he would question her sources, but the delinquent visitors they had recieved from a neighboring school had unfortunately fit the bill perfectly. Tomoyo could only arrive at the scene so fast.
"But I sleep in class, show up whenever I want or even skip entirely, never do my homework, and pull pranks. That's what most people consider a delinquent. Ask anyone."
He wasn't quite sure why he was staying on a topic he was wholly uncomfortable with. It wasn't one he was particularly proud of or enjoyed talking about. It wasn't a title he had willingly chosen and it certainly wasn't a lifestyle that was the least bit fulfilling. Even the mention of the word "delinquent" annoyed him, as it so often seemed to be when he walked by gossiping freshmen and juniors.
"Ehhhh?! Where did it gooooo~?!"
Even the way she looked at her empty bowl reminded him of a puppy. Perhaps...that was why. Perhaps he wanted her to truly understand what she was getting into so that...she didn't one day stumble onto the answer herself and run away. Strangers who never gave him a chance were easy enough to ignore. But friends, even acquaintances who cut off ties due to something that had always been true...that was too painful to bear. He wouldn't go through that again if he could help it. Never again.