Pairing: Awayuki Himeno/Hayate
Theme: #2—news; letter
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: Himeno REALLY knows how to read between the lines.
It was a morning ritual they’d developed. Hayate would take up residence on a specific chair in the kitchen, Himeno would come down and sit with him while he had breakfast. Some mornings they talked, while other mornings they sat in silence and just enjoyed each other’s company.
At some point, Hayate had taken up reading the newspaper. Usually he would set it aside when Himeno came to join him, but other times, he found himself so enthralled in whatever story was slapped on the front page that he would continue reading while they talked.
This morning was one of those where he continued perusing the pages as she appeared and took her usual seat across the counter from him. She sipped quietly at her tea, smiling indulgently as he muttered to himself about various things—whatever he was reading at that moment must have been good.
She loved this time, though; they both did. Sitting alone in the relative quiet of the kitchen, they could just be together before everyone scampered off to actually begin their hectic days.
“Hey,” he said suddenly. “Question.”
“What’s up?” she asked, perking up a bit.
To her surprise, he turned the paper towards her and pointed to a picture in the middle of one of the pages in the real estate section. It was a portrait of a rather pretty house. Hayate was blushing slightly as he asked, “Do you think our house will look like that someday?”
Himeno studied the picture for a moment. She thought about it carefully.
Then she leaned over the counter and kissed Hayate on the cheek. “Yes, I’ll marry you.”
PS. And lo, it was…short. Do you want to know the best part of this whole thing? This is actually how my dad “proposed” to my mom way back in the Stone Age, kid you not. I thought it was hilarious. I could just imagine the look on Daddy’s face…yeah, I bet I’ll reuse this idea at some point. It’s just too cute not to.
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