Another scene from the “holding hands” ‘verse, which is definitely going to be a full fic now. I said this in an untagged post but I’ll say it again here: thanks so much to everyone who has been reading! If it weren’t for the encouraging notes, I probably would have let this go just at the idea of them holding hands. :D
So I still want to finish that one scene where they’re on the way to Makoto’s and then I’m going to start posting proper chapters on AO3. In the meantime, here’s another scene that popped into my head this evening:
Sousuke has figured out that Makoto doesn’t plan to stay in Iwatobi after graduation, and he’s also figured out that Makoto hasn’t told Haru or Rin. He can’t help wondering if anyone knows.
"My parents know I’m thinking about it," Makoto says when he asks. That’s the line Makoto is sticking to: that he’s just thinking about it. Sousuke is pretty sure he’s made a decision, though, even if he can’t admit it yet.
Instead of pressing that point, Sousuke says, “You’re pretty close with them, huh?” When Makoto nods, Sousuke says, “It must be nice to be able to tell them things.”
Makoto turns to him a little sharply and Sousuke thinks he might have hit a nerve, but there’s nothing defensive in the expression flashing across his face; if anything, it looks like concern. It’s gone before Sousuke can question it and Makoto is smiling as he says, “They even know things I don’t tell them. Like I’m pretty sure they’ve known for a while now that I prefer guys.”