Chapter 8 The Next Morning:
Ryo awoke the next morning, and during his shower, he decided against telling the four about his dream. Seeing more that it was just his subconscious doing its own thing.
When he got downstairs, he spotted Takanori on the couch by the window reading a book.
He stared at her profile, suddenly placing himself back into his dream.
Ryo was back on the bed with Takanori naked underneath him. Their lips were locked in a French kiss while their bodies scrapped against each other.
“Oh Ryo,” she had moaned into his mouth as the kiss intensified.
“Huh?” Ryo turned to the voice back in the real world and both Cye and Rowen were standing to the right of him.
“Is everything alright, Ryo?” Cye asked, now seeing him out of his reverie.
“Yeah, everything’s fine. Sorry.” He walked passed them into the kitchen.
Rowen and Cye watch him go with confusion on their faces.
“Like we’re gonna fall for that,” Rowen whispered to Cye.
“Well, it seems obvious what it’s about.” Cye glanced over at Takanori who seemed so into her book that she hadn’t noticed Ryo had stared at her. “He has a crush on her and he’s shy.”
“Maybe we can help him ask her out,” Rowen suggested.
“I think that’ll be a great idea. He might appreciate the help.”
‘I can’t believe I just went back into my dream while awake!
‘That dream has really impacted me.’
His arms out stretched while his hands were atop the kitchen island. His head fell between his arms as his eyes closed tightly. He sighed through his nose.
“Hey, what’s going on Ryo?” Kento asked walking into the kitchen.
Ryo didn’t know how to answer that, but he didn’t need to worry about it since his other three friends joined them.
“Oh, he just has a crush on Takanori,” Rowen began. “And is afraid on asking her out.”
“Seriously?” Kento asked with a raised eyebrow. “Since when are you scared of anything?”
Ryo answered this time. “I never really dated before.”
“By time you learn, buddy,” Kento said wrapping his arm around Ryo’s shoulders.
“Just curious,” Cye wondered. “What were you daydreaming about while staring at Takanori?”
“Uh…You don’t wanna know.”
“Ooo. Kinky.” Kento winked.
It wasn’t shocking for any of them to imagine a crush in a certain manner. It was usually the best they could do since, at the time, they were just too busy really date anyone.
“What do you think about a romantic dinner between the two of you,” Cye asked? “It could help you get closer to asking her out.”
“That sounds like a good idea,” Ryo agreed.
“I’ll make you two the dinner.”
Ryo smiled. “I hope she’ll say yes.”
“Of course she will,” Sage answered.