Word count: 395
Notes: Written as a birthday present for ihmesusi with the prompt "bunny". High School AU.
"“Are you sure about this, Neil?” Tieria ask, the tight frown pulling at the corner of his mouth speaking volumes of just how unsure about the situation he is."
“Are you sure about this, Neil?” Tieria asks, the tight frown pulling at the corner of his mouth speaking volumes of just how unsure about the situation he is.
Neil has to bite the inside of his cheek to keep his grin from splitting his face as he observes Tieria from the corner of his eye. The purple-haired boy’s posture radiates discomfort, as if the miniscule, leather-brown pet rabbit sitting at their feet could attack him at any moment.
“Relax”, he smiles, patting Tieria on the shoulder. “I’m told this is a very docile breed.”
Tieria looks unconvinced. “I still don’t understand why you volunteered to do this.”
Neil shrugs. “It doesn’t like being left alone for long.” He chuckles at the incredulous ‘are you kidding me?’ –look Tieria shoots at him, then bends down to whisper against the sensitive skin behind the shorter student’s ear, “Besides, I thought it would be nice for you to meet one. Bunny-chan~”
The instant, indignant shove Tieria gives him to push him away brings forth an amused laugh from Neil as he heads, unfazed, to the kitchen to see if there is anything edible in the fridge.
When he returns a few minutes later, an affectionate smile curves his lips as he finds Tieria sitting on the floor with the rabbit, trying to socialize with the animal while obviously ready to pull away immediately in case it tries to nibble at him.
Shaking his head at Tieria’s rigid posture, Neil moves carefully closer. “Here”, he says, handing Tieria the carrot he found in the fridge. “Try this.”
Tieria gives him a look. “I don’t think bribery works on animals, Neil.”
The older student chuckles. “Why not? It works on you, bunny-chan.”
The way Tieria manages to both glare and blush at the same time is infinitely amusing. “I beg to differ!” he grumbles, but offers the vegetable to the rabbit anyway.
A few hours and several rounds of Trivial Pursuit later, Tieria is comfortable enough to allow the rabbit to climb onto his lap, holding it gently as Neil holds him.
“See?”, Neil smiles, inclining his head to brush his lips against Tieria’s cheek. “Not so bad.”
The answering smile on Tieria’s lips is somewhere between long-suffering and fond as he tilts his head enough to counter Neil’s searching lips in a tender kiss. “Not so bad.”