Let’s pretend that airplanes in the night sky are shooting stars.
Maybe it was because he wasn’t here; maybe it was because you missed him. Maybe, just maybe, it was both.
“Argh, who am I kidding? I miss him because he’s not here,” you groan, setting your pencil and notebook aside as you drop your head into your hands. “How many months has it been now? Two? Three…?”
“Agh! Nagi, don’t scare me like that!” you whirl around to glare at the chuckling blonde.
“Good to see you too, [Name],” he greets, pulling out the chair beside you and plopping down comfortably into it. “Are you waiting for the stars again?”
“Hm? Yeah, I suppose,” you muse, turning your gaze upwards. “It’s become such a habit, I don’t notice half the time.”
“Oh yeah? Well then, this must be a habit of mine too,” he grins, holding out an ice cream bar. You give him a genuine smile, accepting his gracious, consistent offer.
“Don’t mention it!” Nagito just smiles, licking at his own cone. The silent atmosphere is comfortable, but your thoughts start to wander again.
Kota, what are you doing right now?
When are you coming home?
“Hey [Name]…you better eat your ice cream before it melts all over you!” Nagito warns, breaking you from your thoughts.
“Hehe, you’re right!” you laugh, lapping up the creamy substance that had spilt over the edge. “You always save me just in time, Nagi!”
“Do I?” he cocks his head and grins again, this time with his eyes shut. “I guess Kota owes me one then!”
You just smile, before looking down at your lyrics again. Nagito notices, and tilts your chin up with a finger.
“Hey…chin up. Ko will be home before you know it.” The mention of Kota makes your heart lurch. “Look. That just might be his plane now.”
You follow his finger and see a plane soaring overhead. Stars start to litter the clear sky, and your eyes widen slightly.
“…Just like shooting stars…”
“Hm? What was that?” Nagito tilts his head in your direction, a curious look etched on his face.
“Oh! I was just thinking out loud again. It’s nothing,” you try to play it off, but Nagito isn’t falling for it this time. He turns to face you completely, and you can’t bring yourself to break away from his earnest gaze.
“No, I want to hear what you just said. Tell me.”
“I was just thinking,” you start, tracing the lines of your notebook, “that airplanes are like shooting stars.”
“Sorry, I know it’s a weird comparison, but-”
You look up at a beaming Nagito.
“It’s really, really good. I like it,” he leans back on his chair, stretching his hands towards the vanishing plane. “Pretending that airplanes are shooting stars is a good idea. Besides, on a night where there aren’t any shooting stars and we need to make a wish, why don’t we use airplanes instead? It’s brilliant.”
“Y-you really think so…?”
“I know so!” he smiles, looking past you. “I mean, wishes can come true, and it looks like it doesn’t matter if you’re wishing upon a shooting star or an airplane.”
“What do you-”
You do as you’re told and your mouth drops.
“Kota!” You’re in his arms before you even realize you’ve stood up from your chair, and he lets out a low ‘oof’ when he falls on his back on a bed of grass.
“Hey! Get off, you’re crushing m-mph!” The sudden kiss you plant on his lips and the feeling of your shaking hands gripping onto his shirt leave him speechless for once. You break off the kiss sooner than you would have liked, but only for the sake of burying your face in his chest.
“I missed you,” your voice is muffled by his shirt, but he hears every word.
“Jeez, what’s gotten into you? It’s only been a couple of months…”
“Ko!” a voice cuts across the lawn and you see a [somewhat] furious Nagito marching towards the both of you.
“What?” Kota narrows his eyes at the other male as the two of you stand up.
“Is that all you have to say to her after leaving her for four months?” he scolds, crossing his arms. “Do you have any idea how lonely and sad [Name] was without y-”
“N-no!” you blush, getting between them, half not wanting them to argue during a reunion, and the other half not wanting Kota to know about your sulking in his absence. “You shouldn’t fight! Not after four months of not seeing one another!”
Kota glares at Nagito, but doesn’t badger him further. Instead, he glances meaningfully at you. “Whatever. I’m tired. I’m going up to my room now.”
“Wa-” The door shuts before you can finish a word.
Nagito expels a long sigh, watching Kota’s retreating figure.
“That Ko…always putting himself before others.” He shakes his head. “You’re a real trooper for sticking with him as long as you have.” The smile appearing on Nagito’s face contradicts every word spilling out of his mouth, “I just wish he’d show you a little more affection, yeah?”
You chuckle, shaking your head. “You know Kota too well, Nagito.”
“Ten years,” he brags proudly, “Even if he could be a little nicer to me.” He slides the door open, stepping inside and gesturing for you to follow. “I’m going to call it the night too. I hope you and Ko work things out.”
“Just don’t get too dirty tonight!”
“Nagi!” he laughs, dodging the shoe you throw at him before darting upstairs.
“I mean it!!” his voice echoes, making your face redder. You pull your lower lip out in a pout but the grin on your face says otherwise. As you close the blinds, you catch a glimpse of another airplane flying overhead and your smile widens.
“Let me make one more wish tonight…”
Because I could really use a wish right now.