Chapter Two: Step One, Go For It
Kida has got to be only messing around, right? His best friend had to know that there was no way Mikado can do any flirting at all. For some reason, girls scared him. They had weird emotional problems, one second they can be overjoyed and then the next super sad. Mikado had no idea how to deal with those kinds of situations. Besides girls were always clingy, always moving closer which made him even more nervous then he already was.
The walk to Kida's house somehow had gotten really awkward. Mikado was occupied with the thoughts of what Kida would be teaching him, he wasn't really looking forward to it; he didn't want to flirt with girls. In fact it kind of scared him that Kida would be teaching him. The only thing that Mikado was excited for was being with Kida.
His blue eyes sometimes caught a glimpse of Kida, who seemed to be in deep thought. The male was biting down on his lower lip, giving his head a few shakes. Mikado would have asked what Kida was thinking about, but then they had arrived at Kida's house before he could speak up.
He stood behind Kida as the male searched his jean pockets for his key, which he found and started to attempt to open the door. Of course as usual Kida had forgotten to put on the light porch so it was too dark to see where the key hole was. The blond cursed under his breath as he started to get annoyed with trying to figure out where the lock was.
Mikado reached into his own jean pocket, pulling out his cell phone. The idea of using his cell phone light came into his head as he watched Kida struggle with the lock. Opening his phone; a tiny light shinned in the dark, small enough to be able to see a few inches ahead of them. Mikado leaned his head over the males shoulder, placing his cell phone out just enough for Kida to unlock the door.
Kida's face lit up with a smile being able to unlock the door. Click. The door opened, Kida quickly spun his head around to face Mikado. "Th-" The male paused in his words, as their faces were only inches away from each other. Their foreheads barley brushing against each other as they both froze up; staring each other down.
It seemed like it could have been hours since their faces were in the same position, just looking at each other but Kida was the first one to move away. The male had dropped the key in his hand, taking a good amount of steps away. "W-what the hell?" Kida's breath seemed to have quickened. It looked like Mikado had caught him off guard.
Mikado's blue eyes blinked a couple of times before a dark red came across his cheeks, not that Kida would notice it anyway…since it was way to dark to see anything. He wasn't even thinking about how close they have been when he leaned over Kida's shoulder. "S-sorry!" His voice was high pitched, which seemed to calm the blond down as he laughed lightly seeing how Mikado was so flustered. Mikado wasn't very sure why his heart was thumping so loud, it felt like it was just about to burst.
Standing awkwardly close to the door, Kida picked the key up from the ground. Finally speaking up to say they should go inside. It seemed like the topic of what just happened would never be spoken about. Which Mikda definitely didn't mind at all. Dropping their bags off in the hallways the both of them headed into the kitchen first; grabbing snacks and drinks before heading up into Kida's room.
Walking up the stairs Kida could still feel his heart beating rather fast, from his encounter with Mikado just seconds ago. He couldn't get it out of his mind. Those soft looking lips…how tempting they looked to just devour them there that second. But he held himself back. He couldn't kiss his best friend. That would just be wrong. Mikado liked Anri. And as for him he liked to flirt with girls. That was that. There wasn't any relationship between him and Mikado.
Placing the snacks and drinks on the small table the two friends sat comfortably on the carpet, with their bodies leaning against Kida's bed. The only sound that could be heard at the moment was the munching of the chips as they stared at the blank tv screen for a couple of seconds.
"Let's play a video game." Mikado spoke up suddenly, hoping that his friend would want to do that.
"Mikado, I already told you tonight is going to be the start of my lesson~" He placed one of his hands on his chest, talking in a dramatic voice. "Because I know how to get a girl. It's very simple."
Mikado let out a small laugh, knowing that Kida's flirting skills weren't always that great but decided to keep that to himself.
Kida cleared his throat as he inched away from the bed side, so that he was sitting in front of Mikado. "The first lesson that I'll teach you is when you see someone you truly like then you have to go for it no matter what. You can't be huddled in the corner and not at least try and attempt to snatch the person's heart away. Even if she has a boyfriend you have to still go for it."
"K-Kida-kun!" Mikado's blue eyes widened. "You c-can't steal a girl away if she has a boyfriend!"
Kida lightly shrugged his shoulders, grabbing a chip from the bag. "See? You're not being aggressive enough. Your shyness isn't going to get you what you want."
"But I-I don't want anyone!"
"What about Anri? I see the way you get nervous around her."
"S-she's just a girl that we are both friends with!" Mikado cheeks were slowly getting red, he was definitely finding this conversation awkward, but that didn't stop Kida.
"Well she's more than just a friend in your mind."
"Kida-kun, c-can we not talk about this? I don't like Anri that way."
Kida dramatically sighed, falling onto the ground softly as he stared up at the ceiling. "Fine we can drop the talk about Anri..but I'm being serious when you see someone you like you can't sit around and do nothing..you have to use all your might to take that person to your side."
"I-I get it, how about we play a video game now?" Mikado wanted this conversation to go somewhere else. When Kida agreed, he was happy that they were able to play some video games like old times.
He wasn't that great at playing some of the games, but it was always fun to be able to laugh along with his friend when the game spazed out or one of them did a stupid move. The video game kept them well entertained for a good two hours as they had to go on missions and such. But when they were both starting to feel sleeping they shut the game off.
Moving the small table out of the way, they placed Mikado's blankets and pillow on the ground. Letting out a yawn Mikado stretched his arms out before realizing that Kida sat across from him again. Oh no, no more lessons. He could feel his heart race again, looking at his friend.
"Mikado, have you ever kissed someone before?"
"I-I told you this before! N-no I haven't!" Mikado's cheeks went bright red, glancing away from the male. He hated these kinds of questions.
"How do you know if you're a good kisser? You need practice." Kida had that teasing smirk on his face which made Mikado swallow hard, getting more nervous making sure his eyes were now completely adverted from his friends.
"T-there is no need to practice, since I won't be kissing anyone!"
Kida's smirk still lingered on his lips; Mikado could feel the male move closer to him which made his heart feel like it was going to burst. He shut his eyes closed, wanting his friend to move away so his heart would be able to slow down.
Moving closer to his friend, he found himself waiting anxiously for the male to turn back toward him. He wanted to see his friends face. When Mikado didn't move Kida took that up for him to do it himself. "But it's good to practice...just in case." He could feel himself craving for the males lips..wanting to taste it. His hand took hold of the males chin softly, pulling it face forward.
He guessed that his soft breathing on his friends face made Mikado's blue hues open wide in shock. A low chuckle escaped Kida's lips. Adorable. His face leaned closer to his friends so their foreheads were touching. Kida's own breathing picked up softly, feeling his friend stiffen up under his touch. "I'll teach you." Kida nearly whispered, inching closer now.
One more move would make their lips touch; Mikado shut his eyes tight again. Almost as if he gave in and was going to let his friend kiss him. How venerable. Kida's brown eyes were looking at the males face, which then he suddenly came to realize of what he was doing. Only one inch away from his friends lip. He was going to kiss his best friend. If he would let that happen…would Mikado avoid him then? He couldn't risk that at all, not matter how much he wanted to kiss his best friend, he just couldn't bring himself to do it.
Gently giving the male a push, he let Mikado fall onto the blankets under him as he stood up. "I was only messing with you…so don't get the wrong idea." He spoke in his unusual no tone voice as he jumped into his own bed, pulling his sheets over him. He now knew for a fact..that he was in love with his best friend.
Everything about Mikado seems to draw him in. The way he got nervous in awkward conversations..and how easy it was to get his face to turn bright red. Mikado had always been there for Kida whether it was just them hanging out or him cheering up the blond up. After all the years he spent with his friend he had found himself falling in love with him. Maybe that was why he wanted his best friend to move to Ikebukuro…so they could be close to each other again.
He also knew there was no way he could ever tell his friend that he loved him.