Thankfully, it was the weekend and you were able to avoid most people. You were also able to stay at home while lounging in your loose-fitting pyjamas, hoping that the extra space would hide your larger-than-average body. You had gained quite a few pounds from the lack of exercise since it was winter and your boyfriend had been wanting to go out to eat a lot lately. Honestly, you had no idea how you had managed to snag yourself someone like Tachibana Makoto. He’s not only captain of the swim team at your school, but he had the body of a god and an angelic personality to go along with it. You are well aware that he was sought after by many, so why you?
More often than not, you ignored these thoughts and simply appreciated that your long time friend harboured feelings for you too. You remember how happy you were the day he had confessed to you on your birthday last year.
Your fingers played with the hem of your pyjama shirt as your bedroom door opened, revealing the man of the hour. “Baby?” Makoto called out quietly. You looked up at him and your gaze softened immediately.
Your hands then clutched at your blankets, pulling them higher to cover your legs as much as you could. Your boyfriend’s attire was quite casual- he wore a red plaid shirt that clung to his athletic body along with a pair of dark jeans. You sighed quietly- you couldn’t even pull something simple like that off without revealing some love handles.
”[First Name],” he softly called out. You snapped out of your daze and looked up at him while tilting your head in confusion. “Why aren’t you ready? I warned you an hour ago that I was coming to pick you up so that we can go check that new bakery out…”
The thought of baked goods and sweets were making you sick to your stomach. You actually have quite the sweet tooth but at the moment, the thought of eating anything made you feel even more self-conscious than you did a minute ago. You crossed your arms over your stomach and shook your head, flopping back onto your mattress while turning away from him.
”I’m sorry, Makoto… I don’t think I should go…”
This sudden change from your usual cheery tone worried Makoto. He walked over to the bed and sat on it, resting his hand over your hip. You flinched at the contact and did your best to stare at the wall ahead.
”What’s wrong? Are you sick?” he asked worriedly, his thumb caressing your skin in small circular motions. You rested your hand over his and sighed, turning onto your back and looked at him.
”I’m not skinny like the other girls, Mako. Why did you pick me over them?” You were fighting your tears. You didn’t want to cry in front of him, but at this point you were sure it was going to be inevitable.
Your boyfriend was taken back by this. This was why you didn’t want to go out with him? He moved his hand to rest beside you and leaned closer to hover over your body. A blush crept onto your cheeks while you looked up at him with sad eyes.
”If I were to date someone simply based on looks, wouldn’t that make me incredibly shallow?” he murmured, placing a soft kiss on your nose. “Why would you want to date someone as superficial as that?”
You allowed your fingertips to travel lightly over his collarbone, slowly down his chest. You didn’t say anything; you knew he was right.
”Then why would I? Sure, there are thinner girls but none of them look as beautiful as you do to me.” Makoto then shifted so that he was now between your legs. Using his free hand, he allowed it to travel up your calf towards your thigh. You let out a shaky breath.
Your boyfriend smiled as he kissed your cheek. “I’m glad we were friends before we got into a relationship. It allowed me to see the real you- and that’s the true reason why I fell in love with you.”
You clutched at his t-shirt and turned your head to the side. You were too shy to keep eye contact but you didn’t want him to go, hence the grip you had on his shirt. Makoto chuckled deeply and began to place kisses down your neck, making you shiver.
”And besides, I love your curves. You’re really soft and I love that.” He let out another breathy laugh, leaving a few light kisses along your collarbone. “It makes you a much better cuddler… well, it makes you better amongst every aspect… especially in the bedroom.”
You blushed furiously and giggled, swatting at his arm. “Makoto!”
He looked up at you again and kissed you fully on the lips. You happily returned it and smiled.
”I love you, [First Name]. If ever you feel like this, I want you to tell me so that I can make you feel better.”
You nodded and hugged him tightly, kissing his temple. “I love you too, baby.”
Makoto slowly lifted himself off the bed and got up, pulling you with him gently.
”Alright, now hurry up so that we can go to the bakery before it closes. I swear, [First Name], if it’s closed by the time we get there I’ll turn towards you to get my sweet tooth fixed.”
A bright shade of red swept over you as you hid your face in your hands. You couldn’t handle his sudden come-ons. Makoto wrapped an arm around you and smiled.
”Actually, even if it is still open, I want to have you for dessert tonight anyway.”