When Giriko said 'some place', Justin didn't think he'd meant 'some place dangerously high upon a cliff outside Death City'.
Justin gasped and wheezed as he stumbled up the cliffside, occasionally stopping for breath or for Giriko's help in dodging some of the more dangerous areas. They'd been climbing for what seemed like hours when Giriko finally came to a stop and helped Justin with the last few steps, "No stamina, that's your problem." Giriko chuckled watching Justin catch his breath. The younger boy sat on the flatest area he could find, shortly followed by Giriko who then pointed out from the edge of the ridge they were sitting on.
"Okay, now look out there and you'll see why I brought you here."
Justin turned his head to follow Giriko's line of sight and gasped in awe. The sun was just beginning to set over Death City, which looked incredibly small from where they were. But there was also the enourmous valley Death City was sitting in. The high stone cliffs were absolutely amazing and looked so tall and magestic against the pastel orange sky. The city itself stood out immensely; the glinting lights from street lamps and houses, the people who looked as small as ants, and the centre piece of it all; Shibusen. The tall red spikes stood out, beautifully illuminated in the fading sunlight. The gothic skulls and giant candles looking so much more wonderful than ever before. Justin had never seen anything so beautiful in his life. It was almost like one of those once-in-a-life-time photographs you'd see on the back of a postcard, only this was reality. And it was spectacular.
"Wow, Giriko, this is amazing! I've never seen anything so beautiful~" Justin smiled
"Eh~? What about me?" Giriko asked, putting on mocking puppy eyes and nudging Justin's shoulder.
"Haha, okay, it's the second most beautiful thing I've ever seen."
"Better~" Giriko chuckled. He sat motionless for a while before speaking again "Hey, Justin?"
"Do you like me? Y'know, as in the like like way.."
Justin smiled, "Yes Giriko. I like you a lot. Ever since I first saw you I liked you."
Giriko removed his head from Justin's shoulder and before Justin had time to complain, Giriko took the younger boy into his arms and kissed him passionately. It was so different from before; there was no hesitation from Justin and this time it wasn't just a simple kiss between two people. It was a kiss between lovers. Giriko broke the kiss slowly and stared into Justin's eyes, those beautiful blue eyes.
"Justin," Giriko began, "D-do you...want to.......go all the way?"
"E-eh? H-how? I mean, we're both guys...." Justin replied sheepishly.
"Well, you.." Giriko whispered into Justin's ear.
The younger boy blushed, "You put it WHERE!? W-won't that hurt!?"
"It will at first but it starts to feel good after a while and they say the pain's nothing compared to the pleasure you get. But if you don't wanna, it's okay..."
"Giriko...." Justin thought for a minute, unsure as to what to do. He loved Giriko but he was also scared. This was his first time and he didn't want to make Giriko upset if he did anything wrong. 'At least I can't get pregnant...' Justin thought.
"Okay Giriko," Justin said, "Let's do it.."
"Fine by me~"
Giriko removed Justin's shirt, throwing it mindlessly to the side as he moved in to attack Justin's pale skin. He made sure to be gentle with the younger boy so as not to hurt him. At the same time, Justin shuddered and moaned under his lover's touch. He felt to good and he could feel his body heating up at every point.
"Justin," Giriko whispered, "I love you.."
That night was one neither of the two would forget. The pleasure they had felt, the way the connected, it was almost too good to be true.
The next day, Justin arrived at Shibusen like usual. Granted, his hips felt a little bruised but he didn't mind that. Besides, after school he'd go to meet Giriko at their make-out spot. He'd said he had some important news. Justin was so excited he didn't see where he was going and walked straight into Spirit Albarn who was currently dragging Stein behind him. No doubt he was trying to dissect another student....again. Spirit looked over to the younger student, "Idiot! Watch where you're going!" He shouted, before dragging Stein away with him. The rest of the day went pretty well; he had managed to scrape a B+ on his Soul Studies test, he somehow survived the terror of Gym Class and no one had beaten him up for his lunch money so he'd actually been able to buy a school lunch for once instead of going home hungry.
Finally, the bell rang to signal the end of the day and Justin raced down the steps of Shibusen to meet Giriko and one monotonous climb later, Justin was eagerly waiting on the older boy. A few minutes later, Giriko appeared, holding a large blue ruck sack.
"What's the bag for Giriko? Are we going somewhere?" Justin asked excitedly.
"No but.....I am." Giriko replied, his smile wavering.
"Huh? W-what do you mean?!"
"I'm sorry Justin but my dad wants me to come back home to Loef Village. He's found a job for me or somethin' and I can't refuse apparently. I don't want to go but I have to. I'm sorry..."
Justin felt tears welling up in his eyes, "No! Please Giriko! Y-you can't leave!! You're the only reason I have to live anymore! Please, don't go.." He cried, sobbing uncontrollably.
Giriko held Justin close in a tight embrace, not wanting to have to leave the one person he cared about the most behind. But he couldn't go against his father's wishes and he had to leave today, otherwise things would only get much harder for Justin. Giriko pulled something out of his pocket and placed it lovingly into Justin's hands.
"Here, I bought these for you since I know how much you like music an' all." Giriko leaned in and kissed Justin softly one last time, "Don't you ever forget me and I promise I'll see you again," he said, wiping a stray tear rolling down Justin's cheek, "Kay?"
Justin nodded sadly and wished Giriko the best of luck as he watced the boy the loved dissapear from his sight...
Four Years Later in Loef Village:
The battle had been fierce between the large stone Golem and the four (counting Ragnorok) students of Shibusen. Giriko smirked. Easy Victory. One student was paralysed and her weapon unable to leave her side. The other pink-haired girl was still trying to fight Giriko but he was much faster and could easily cut through her black blood. However, just as he was about to finish her off, a flash of light brought an abrupt halt to his attacks.
"Oi! What gives!?" Giriko shouted angrily.
"YOU SHALL NOT HARM THESE STUDENTS!" Justin shouted, his headphones making him shout.
"Fuck you!!! I nearly-" Giriko stopped and studied the boy in front of him.
The boy was roughly 18 years old. He had familiar blond hair, cut short under a white cap and blue eyes that were so clear you could've used them as a mirror. It all seemed so familiar and then he saw it. Clutched in the boy's hands. A pair of Skull Earphones he had bought for the boy he had loved and had to leave behind four years ago.
'No friggin way...' he thought. He looked up at Justin, his eys were watery and his lips curved into a happy smile. Of course, neither Arachne nor the Shibusen students noticed this. However, Giriko did and smiled back, a silent message of recognition only those two could understand. A simple message from one to another;
"I missed you..."