You had been reassured by Yoshimura that Kaneki was safe. But you didn't really believe that. You couldn't.
For as long as you had known Kaneki, he always preferred to be alone somewhere reading books. Since the moment Hide introduced you to him, Kaneki seemed... lonely. Sad. Distant.
His demeanor caused both you and Hide to worry about Kaneki on a daily basis. You both wanted the best for your friend, to be there for him whenever he may be in need.
Doubting what you were initially told, you asked Touka how your friend seemed that night. Rather, you continuously bombarded her with questions until she got so annoyed with you that she finally agreed to open up about that night just to shut you up.
But whatever the reason, Touka confirmed your suspicions. According to her, Kaneki did seem different s
After weeks of working at Anteiku – and watching you silently from afar – Kaneki had noticed something about you. Well, he had noticed it even before being turned into a half-ghoul but that didn't matter.
A weird habit.
You would do everything three times; when noting down the orders from customers, you would tap the tip of the pen on your notepad three times. Every time when Kaneki had done something good, you would pat his back or shoulder exact the same amount of times.
Tousle his hair: three times. Nod your head: Three times.
Kiss his li– Wait that was just fantasy.
Kaneki often dreamt about it; his first kiss being finally taken by you in your strong arms under the moonlight, so passionate that he would melt right away and would never be able to tear himself away from you but of course he wasn't expecting it to happen.
The dark haired male watched silently from behind the counter how you interacted with the costumers.
His grey eyes were
W–Why… is this happening to me…?!
I hear their voice.
They’re mocking me.
Stop it…! Not again…!
I don’t want this!
… It hurts.
… it… hurts…
Joyous laughter echoed through the large room, the people were seated in their comfortable seats and cabins that were protected by thick glass and were placed around a single round room that was laying in the middle. Dressed in the finest dresses and suits, they were having a nice time just sitting there and chatting with each other while drinking champagne.
In one of those cabins was sitting Kaneki Ken, his back straight and the hands placed folded on his lap.
His aunt and cousin were laughing.
He didn’t care.
They acted so immature and improper but when the black haired male looked around, everyone did.
He may was not able to hear them through the glass but their body language said it all.
Touka frowned and continued cleaning cups and saucers as she rambled about the two boys to Irimi, who just smiled and shifted her gaze towards them. Kaneki and [M/N] were standing at one of the tables, facing each other as they talked about God knows what. They had cups of steaming coffee in their hands, smiling and taking small sips of the hot beverage as the other talked. Kaneki was scratching his chin nervously as [M/N] broke out in a quiet snicker, obviously humored by something the dark-haired male said.
“What? Kaneki and [M/N]?” Irimi cooed, her eyes gentle as she observed the pair, “They sure enjoy each other’s company, don’t they?”
Touka stifled an annoyed sigh and picked up a miniature plate, washing it with the cloth in her hand, “Obviously. But Kaneki barely talks to anyone but him. He’s
It was a decision he made that he regretted more than anything.
A decision made that had turned his whole life upside down.
A decision made only to cover up who he really was.
And now look at him; a mess.
A half-ghoul they say. He himself knew it.
He could've outrun this fate; but he didn't.
Only because he had tried to hide his own sexuality from his best friend.
Because he had been afraid he would leave him.
And now because of that one decision, going out with Rize to cover himself up instead of asking the male out that he had his eyes one had turned him into... this.
He remembered that he would often stare at that one male from afar.
No, Kaneki always stared at that one male from afar.
He saw him a lot around the campus and as well at the cafe Anteiku that he had newly discovered and fallen in love with the coffee there in an instant.
Well, not really newly discovered, he just once had the urge to see where the male would alw