Chapter(s): 1/1 (drabble)
Disclaimer: Real people, real circumstances, fake stories.
Summary: You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they're not always the same thing.
Comments: 105 words; prompt; for gazeroundrobin; introspective. You may read this as a stand alone or in the same setting as The Games We Play.
Ruki continued to stare lifelessly at the roses that lay beside him, reflecting about how it should be Aoi there instead of the seemingly expensive yet useless bouquet of red flowers. He reached out to take one, putting it under his nose in hopes of taking the older man’s scent, but there was only the faint smell of fresh, bitter sweetness. It would’ve been a great anniversary gift had the giver been present too, kissing him, holding him, loving him. But that wasn’t the case.
It didn’t take him long to realize that he’s been the only one in love for quite some time now.