9 Akise Aru's expressions
It was just some basic profiling, Akise had explained to him. And it seemed harmless enough.
“Strawberry shortcake is good.” the brunet smiled.
“Do you often dream at night?”
“Mm… I suppose I do. But I never remember any of them.”
“What’s your best subject?”
“Eh? I’m not so sure about that…” he chuckled.
“Alright, Yukiteru-kun.” the boy detective smiled. “I’m going to ask you a series of short questions now, and all you have to do is answer with yes or no.”
Returning the smile, the brunet gave a nod. It was unusual, being profiled, but more than anything he treasured the time he was able to spend with friends - the first friends he’d ever made.
“Do you sleep with a night light?”
“Do you believe in spirits?”
“Do you avoid watching television?”
“Have you been to a convenience store in the last month?”
“Do you prefer standing on the sidelines to fighting in the front lines?
“Would you go to a movie with me on Thursday?”
Laughing to himself, Akise flipped the page.
“Ah, my mistake. How’d that question get in there?”
But the question had been anything but a mistake. He simply didn’t have the guts to go through with it. After all, even his own composed demeanor was at risk when his heart was pecking like a hummingbird in his chest. Somehow, Amano Yukiteru always had that effect on him.
Somehow… those blue eyes made it so difficult to say what he wanted to say.