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25 April 2007 @ 08:12 pm
A Hairy Issue (30 Kisses: Hayate/Himeno)  
Title: A Hairy Issue
Author: Candyland
Pairing: Awayuki Himeno/Hayate
Fandom: Pretear
Theme: #5—“ano sa…” (“hey, you know…”)
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of Kaori Naruse. I claim none, I merely borrow them and take them to yummy shoes sales and put them through the horror of finding the perfect strappy sandal.
Summary: Hayate, don’t you think it’s time…?

She had that Look going again.

It was the Look Himeno always wore when she was thinking about something, possibly of importance or relevance…or, more likely, something of such sheer randomness as to make even the most intelligent person go “Bwuh?”

And this time, the Look was fixated on him.

Hayate was relatively accustomed to Himeno’s little oddities, though. It was one of those things one just learned to accept for the person one loved. So he went about his work, knowing full well that she would say something, sooner or later. Until then, he had a job to do.

For a short while, he did just that, feeling her eyes on his back. Then…

“Ano sa…” Ah, it seemed she was finally going to voice her thoughts. Hearing her clear her throat, he turned to give her his full attention.

“Hayate, there’s something I wanted to ask you,” she said somberly, the picture of seriousness.

Somehow, that unnerved him. But ever the cool guy, he played it down. “What’s that?”

“Well, I’ve been thinking…” she began , and Hayate managed to bite his tongue and not make a comment about how dangerous Thinking Himeno truly was. “I’ve been thinking about you, I should say, and, well…Hayate, don’t you think it’s time?”

Well, that stopped him cold in his tracks. Time? Time for what…?

A blush claimed his face as numerous images danced through his mind, many of them unprintable, and all of them involving him and Himeno. Alone. At night. Hugging. Kissing. More than kissing…

…was she actually suggesting…?

Hayate was right on the verge of spontaneous combustion; his face looked like it had been dunked in a vat of red dye. But Himeno was going on, so he tried to focus in and tell himself that he’d misheard or misunderstood her. That had to be it.

“Well, I was just thinking that it’s getting long—“

A puff of steam came off the top of Hayate’s head—or maybe that wasn’t it.

“—so I was wondering if you’re ever going to cut your hair?”

Two minutes later…

“Hayate? Why are you beating your head against a tree?”

“To loosen the bark so the tree will go faster.”

Thud. Thud. Thud.

PS. I have absolutely no idea. No. Clue. At. All! But with this, we’ve reached the two-thirds mark of Hayate and Himeno’s 30 Kisses. Twenty down, ten to go! *does a happy dance of evil* The last line is a direct homage to the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” I was listening to it while I typed. Much love, everyone. Ciao!