Auxilium [Kaneki x Ghoul!Reader]
I love you.
Words so simple, so easy to say, words with such gravitas and power beyond human comprehension; words carelessly thrown about with little thought as to the meaning of each simple syllable; words so cherished, they carry themselves through time, guising themselves in every language to deliver that same power to these simple, terrestrial beings.
Kaneki Ken knew the significance of this seemingly simple sentence; so much so, just the thought of whispering it left his knees to tremble and his heart to race.
You visited the Anteiku, the same time every day: 4:00 PM, on the dot, books in hand, the same cup of coffee every day, and every time, you slaved away until the heavens closed the curtains for the sun to open the stage for the nocturnal celestial beings.
He wondered if it made him voyeuristic, but he enjoyed watching you from behind the counter; the way the warm glow of the lights cast a glow along your cheeks, in your locks, the way your lashes feathered across your