Pairing: Ryoda, Maruda friendship
Summary: Sometimes, the cruel and harsh society, can drive a person crazy.
A/N: Written for hibinoasami and natsuki_suzu after the inspirational story on GMH. Sorry if this isn't what you wanted. I tried my best ♥
When Nakamaru found Ueda lying on the floor, pale and covered with his own blood, he didn’t know what else to do but panic. He quickly rushed to the older man’s side, trying to find any sign of life.
“M-maru, pl-please don’t t-tell Ryo,” Ueda tried to croak out, growing more tired with every passing second.
“B-but,” Nakamaru tried to reason, tears slowly rolling down his cheeks, “you could die and I don’t want you to. You’re my best friend, Ueda. You’re precious to me.”
“I- I think I’m b-better of d-dead. Th-this wor-ld, th-this s-society we l-live in, t-hey will n-never accept m-me the way I a-am.”
“Yes, they will! I accepted you. Ryo accepted you. The whole band accepted you. Isn’t that enough? Isn’t our love strong enough to keep you alive?” Nakamaru cried out.
“I-” Ueda tried to speak, but he felt that he was slipping slowly, and slowly, into the darkness. The last thing he heard was the frightened cries of Nakamaru and him talking to Ryo before everything blacked out completely.
He woke up to the soft murmurs of people talking and the beeping sound of the machine that stood beside his bed. It took him a while to realize that he was actually in a hospital. He saw Ryo approach him, and he felt guilty for what he had done.
He thought Ryo was going to scream at him for being so selfish, but instead, the younger man took his hand and started to plant soft kisses on the scars that had formed on his wrist and the bruises that coloured his complexion. Tears streamed down Ueda’s face as he felt even more remorseful.
“I’m sorry,” he whispered softly, “I’m so, so, sorry.”
“Shh, it’s alright, but don’t try it ever again. Hime, promise me you won’t try to kill yourself again just because of what people think of you – of us. It doesn’t matter what they think about us, the most important thing is trust, confidence and love. With all these, we can make through anywhere and we will crush those who try to get in our way.”
Ueda looked deeply into Ryo’s eyes. It was rare to see him so worried, so caring but he knew that what he said was true. He completely lost faith in their relationship and it drove him to doing this to himself, just because he couldn’t stand anymore abuse society had to give him. A few more drops of tears left his eyes before he slowly pulled Ryo in for a tender kiss.
When they pulled away, all he could see in Ryo’s eyes were determination. “This time, you’ll be safe because I’ll be sure to be there to protect you.”
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