° Rough On The Edges (2/5) °

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"I am merely just your partner for this request..."

(Gray's P.o.v.)

Why am I getting so worked up because of this guy?! Get a grip Fullbuster...

"You are not in any position to do... Well... Anything." You spoke to me as if I was below you, like I was the newcomer, and it ticked me off. "You little punk!" I gripped your shirt tightly enough to stretch and tear the fabric. You shook your head ,"Forgive me for my informality... But if you could let me down... That would be wonderful." It was as if you were trying to size me up or see just how much you could get away with, with me.

I clicked my tongue clearly irritated, but regardless of my feelings I let you go. "Just don't get in my way..." I muttered realizing it was useless making things worse than they already were. As I walked away I heard you slide to the floor and a stifled sniffle.

I... I didn't mean to be cruel...
Am I really that horrible?
This guy doesn't deserve me being so terrible...
I'm such a piece of shit...

(Your P.o.v.)

Did that really happen?

You shivered at the reoccurring moment of Gray merely millimeters away from your face, as you slowly slid down to the floor. You could smell a hint of Tea Tree oil amongst your person still, it was a sweet refreshing smell and it had you in this daze, your mind utterly shaken with the image of him so close you could almost touch his lips with your own shaky ones, but you could not be so oblivious to your past.

Though you dare not allow your memories to consume your present and future, you were still so vulnerable because of the way you were pressed against him, body to body. Flashes of the past began to haunt you as you tried to desperately quiet your whimpers of what appeared to be self-loath.

"Don't worry I'll save you."

"No! N-No! Save them I'm not worth saving..."

"Shut up and take my hand!"

"N-No!"

"Take my fucking hand now!!!"

You quietly regretted your hesitation in that moment. Maybe if you did not wait for such a long time maybe, just maybe, they would still be here laughing and smiling next to you. Biting your lip you shook your head and collected yourself, wiping away the tears that escaped and sniffled away anything else. Not knowing the unsuspecting man was still watching from afar, feeling absolutely shitty.

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Later on in the evening you and Gray had arrived simultaneously at the exit. It was quiet between the two of you and you could not even process a real thought, merely smiling that same fake smile you wore in situations that made you uncomfortable, which was quite often. Gray on the other hand wore a scowl the whole time you stood together awaiting your client.

Does he not remember me?
Am I the one responsible?
I must be making things awkward...

You contemplated your thoughts for a moment and decided on the right thing by apologizing to Gray for your stotic awkward introductions earlier, but before you could even utter a word your client came through the door with a bang.

"Ahh! Fullbuster! (L/n)! How ya been?" An elderly man with white hair, no taller than 5", wearing a freshly pressed suit, and the accent of an English man. It took you a few moments to realize who the elderly man was, but recognized him nonetheless.

"Old man Aishi! Y-you're the client we are escorting?" You stuttered with an eyebrow raised unable to control the surprise and shock in your voice. Aishi gave you an irritated look as he spoke ,"Yes boys I am much to old and frail to be making these journeys alone." You and Gray looked at each for a brief moment and laughed.

For the first time today you both smiled and meant the good feelings that sprouted from it. "Hey you two! Don't go on laughing this is a serious thing!" The old man scolded you both and you fell silent, as silent as you could be from small fits of uncontrollable laughter. "Okay old man what is exactly going on... You use to be apart of this guild until only recently... What gives?" Gray asked studying the elderly man intensely. With a paper fan Aishi smacked Gray roughly ontop of his head. He growled quietly clearly upset at the man, but he remained quiet as he listened.

"If you would shut up a moment I could explain things better... But shall we head out? We are on limited time..." He suddenly grew serious and the two of you nodded following the elder man outside. As soon as you saw Aishi step into the vehicle you turned on your heels to speak to Gray.

Only for you to slam into his brood chest and fall on your back. A soft, warm, and tingling sensation ascended your thin lips. His body laid heavily on your's so much so you could feel the heat off him and your eyes immediately locked onto his. It felt like an eternity had passed before your lips parted from one another.

You could feel your heart beat fast and your face becoming more heated by the moments that passed slowly on by. Still laying on the ground you awkwardly apologized for the current and past incidents, but Gray did not move nor did he look you in your eyes again.

"Umm... Gray..." You tried to pry at his attention ,"Y-you are still on me..." Seeing you so flushed and vulnerable Gray blushed and stood to his feet, bringing you up along with him muttering an apologie as well. "No... It was my fault for stopping so abruptly." You smiled a genuine smile towards him as you went towards the passenger door.

(Gray's P.o.v.)

Your face was so vulenerable...
So innocent...

I had this uncontrollable urge to just take you as you were right there and then if not for the time and place. The way your lower lip quievered made me absolutely weak.

How the hell did we end up like this? So awkward like we were tip toeing on thin ice...

I am so sorry...
I won't be able to control these strange urges much longer (Y/n)...
Forgive such flip of a coin games... I can't even control my own feeling anymore.

"Shotgun!" I barely heard your sweet voice as the engine to the magic car roared alive and then slowly trudge off. Realizing I was being left behind I sighed as I began jogging to catch up. When I jumped into the car you smiled at me.

Now that is a smile...
Ugh... What am I even thinking nowadays...

Am I going insane?
No... Just as long as I don't answer back to my questions... Wait... I just answered my own question...

"Do not worry we all are a little insane at some point..." You smiled as you watched me have my internal battle with such an amused grin upon your smooth porcelain like skin.

"Tch... Shut up..."

No... Please keep speaking...
I love the sound of your voice...
It's okay I'm already insane...

"Make me."

Ugh... (Y/n) you really shouldn't say stuff like that... You really shouldn't...




Till next time! 🌹

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