Title: With Nino
Summary: What better way to spend a day at the beach than this?
A/N: GOMEN NASAI! m(-_-)m I finished this one a long time ago but was too lazy to post. I feel bad that Ikimasho has been in a semi-hiatus. But not to worry, we'd be updating soon. Starting with this one.
Part 5: Hammock
Even at 26 years old, Nino still loved siestas. And if his schedule permitted it, he’d have siestas every day. But since he’s often busy and there are no “Mago Mago Arashi” siesta opportunities anymore, it has become rare for him to have them.
So when they went out to the beach one summer, instead of playing with his games or practicing magic, or reading mangas, or talking to his girlfriend, there he was…on a hammock, sleeping…while his girlfriend lay opposite him and busied herself with a magazine and an mp3 player.
He had fallen asleep only minutes after they had gotten on the hammock. The fruit shake they ordered were all drank by the girl and it caused her to visit the ladies’ room three times. During the three times that she stood up to go to the bathroom and came back, Nino did not wake up—not even once.
She would very much like to talk to him and poke fun at him and laugh with him, but she did not dare wake him up from his deep slumber. Just watching him sleep was entertaining. She would glance at him once in a while and the way that his lips are pouted when he sleeps would make her smile.
When he suddenly twitches in his sleep, she would only laugh quietly and gently pat his hand. When her favorite song played, she took his hand in hers while she read, and she did not let go of it until the song ended.
By the time she reached the last page of her magazine, Nino woke up.
“Ah, how long was I sleeping?”
She just shrugged and closed her magazine. Nino squinted his eyes at the sun and stretched his arms.
“Ne, come here.” He said as he tugged on her leg. “Come here, come here…”
“You just woke up and you’re already being demanding.”
“Come here, come here…”
She rolled her eyes and let down her legs so she could switch to the other side of the hammock. Nino let her snuggle next to him so his arm was around her and her head rested on it.
“This is nice, ne? Going to the beach…”
“You were sleeping half the time, Nino.”
“Yeah, but I was sleeping next to you, weren’t I?”
“You were snoring too.”
He smirked and looked at the view of the beach.
“I bet you just stared at me the entire time I was sleeping…”
“Oh yeah… It’s such fun to stare at you when your mouth’s wide open. I was waiting for a fly to come in and choke you but nothing came. I was already considering shooting a piece of pineapple in your mouth.”
“My mouth was open?”
She smiled again.
He lightly hit her forehead. She chuckled and nudged him with her elbow.
He rested his head on hers and closed his eyes.
“Oi! Don’t you dare sleep on me again, Kazunari! If your mouth opens, I swear I’ll really choke you with a pineapple.”
“Will you really?”
She didn't answer, but Nino was sure she heard her smile. He did not open his eyes and just stayed as he was. With a sigh, the girl took out her music player again, put it on shuffle, and gave Nino one of the earphones.
“Mata ne.” She said before grabbing one of Nino’s mangas.
go mood: bored