Hasshi and his reaction to Tottsu FINALLY asking him out
Needless to say, panic.
I am also certain I am late, as I forgot to post it
Balance was not something that Hasshi was particularly good at. He know that he was often compared to a dog. Pretty and cute and loyal and faithful, but perhaps a little dumb. He preferred to think that he did things with his entire heart. But in this case, he wasn't sure if that was the best case.
He had loved (probably loved, at least loved what he knew of Tottsu) from the first time the man played at the bar.
He had invited him out many many many many many so many times that he had lost count.
But Tottsu had finally asked him out.
They were going out after work tonight. That is is Hasshi could get it together enough to finish up in the break room and actually go MEET Tottsu. At the moment he was curled up on the couch on the back room, the old ratty couch that they often crashed on during breaks, trying to be as small as possible to calm down.
He hear the door open.
And he heard footsteps.
But really, all he could think was that Tottsu was waiting for him.
Tottsu had finally asked him out.
Tottsu has asked him out in front of customers.
He was going to mess this up. Tottsu would finally see just how much Hasshi liked him, and he would panic, and he would hate him, and it would just be awful. Maybe he shouldn't go. Things weren’t BAD at they were now and then he could…
Hasshi jumped when he felt someone settle beside him on the couch, a hand gentle as it ran along his back.
“If you don't want to go, you don't have to. I can tell him that you are sick.“ Goseki`s voice was soft, and Hasshi didn't answer, taking deep slow breaths in time with the hand that was gentle and soft as is moved up and down his back.
“You were finally happy again after the play, and while Tottsu clearly missed you, your happiness is important. If you don't want to try, you don't have to. We will understand….“ He stopped speaking for a moment.
“He is nervous you know. It was between sets, during one of your breaks, right after he asked you to go out tonight, and he messed up the beginning of the song 4 times.“ Goseki shifted on the couch, but his hand did not stop its soothing motions. “Ryosuke, I know that you are scared. You have been waiting for this. And wanting this. But if you run from it now, many you will never get another chance.“
“I just want him to like me too.“ Hasshi spoke into the pillow, and he could hear Goseki laugh softly.
“Ryosuke, its impossible to not like you. And it's a first date, nerves are normal. But you don't know Shota outside of this bar, and he doesn't know you outside of the bar. Go, get to know him, and see if they match that you have of him is the real person. He will continue to do the same for you.“
“Continue?“ Hasshi shifted on the couch, looking up at Goseki, and he was not surprised to see Tsuka-chan nearby as well, with a leer on his face.
“During your show he couldn't take his eyes off of you. He has been watching you, just as much as you watch him.“ Tsuka-chan wiggled his eyebrows suggestively and Hasshi looked between his two bosses.
They both nodded.
Hasshi looked between the two, his eyes wide and his expression shocked.
Tottsu was watching him too.
Plain old puppy like Hashimoto Ryosuke.
Goseki was right, maybe nothing would come of it, but if he never tried, it would be over before it had a chance.
“I guess it's a good thing I brought my skinny jeans today, huh?“ Hasshi asked, and was relived when both of his bosses laughed, and Goseki ruffled his hair affectionately.
“Go change, I will tell him you are almost ready.“ Goseki stood and Tsuka-chan tossed one last look at Hasshi.
“Don't do anything that I wouldn't do.“
“That's awful advice, there is nothing you wouldn't do.“ Goseki chided and Tsuka-chan grinned.
“I know, that's why it's the best advice.“
Hasshi laughed as their gentle bickering continued.
He could do this. He would do this. He would impress Tottsu. Tottsu would be charmed by him. And he would show everyone that the cute puppy like Hasshi was also a super sleek and sexy tiger. He would catch his man, his prey.
Goseki stopped at the door, tossing one look back and the newly energized Hashimoto.
“Go get him, tiger.“