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"Here, take this." Yuto gave Chinen a bouquet of beautiful flowers.
Although Chinen was use to receiving flowers from staff members and fangirls, it was unusually to receive some by band members. He gladly accepted the bouquet with a bright smile.
Yuto took the bouquet away for a moment, placing it on the chair right next to him. He wrapped his arms around Chinen's small frame. "I will love you until every last one of those flowers die, Chinen."
It felt like cold air hit Chinen when he heard those words. Too shock to react, he allowed Yuto to release him and casually walk away.
"But... you said you would love me no matter what." Chinen could feel tears forming.
Chinen looked helplessly at the bouquet of flowers he placed in a pale blue vase. The vase was filled with water and ice. Chinen heard from a classmate that flowers live longer when placed in a vase with water and ice. A sigh escaped Chinen's rosy pink lips, hopefully they don't die oh too soon.
The 7 member returned from his little outing with Daiki. Setting his house keys onto the key hanger, he walked into the living room, where the bouquet was in. Inspecting one of life's beauties, he discovered that a rosy red Carnation died. Slender fingers took a hold of the plant.
With a open window in sight, he threw the Carnation out the window as if it was a dart. He could see the flower falling into the lake next to his home. Time seemed to have slowed down as Chinen watch the flower fall into the lake.
Chinen couldn't stay home for a week. Concert rehearsals and constant travelling was really working him to his limits. The grueling week finally ended, Chinen was overjoyed when he went home. A familiar aroma caught his senses that always made him feel calm.
A sad frown replaced Chinen's bright smile he had on before at the sight of the precious flowers. About half died.
Chinen's mom looked at her son as he walk out the door with a handful of dead sunflowers that once were as yellow as the sun in their golden days with confusion. She saw her son pull of a petal, one at a time. When Chinen's hands were full of petals he would open up his hand and allow the wind to blow them to a new side of the world.
Days flew by like nobody's business. Everyday, Chinen threw out a flower or two in some sort of manner. The vase that once was filled with flowers that had as much colors as the rainbow only had one flower left. A white rose. A white rose was quite rare to obtain, no less see.
A white rose to Chinen represented innocence, a close bond that one can only have with the one they love the most and also farewell. Even though a month flew by, it never died. One day, Chinen brought it to work. There wasn't a particular reason he brought it along with him. But his instincts just made him bring it along.
None of the members questioned why he brought it, they just thought it was cute and complimented about what a beautiful flower it was. Except Yuto.
Every chance he had, he would check up on the flower. Chinen took a seat on the little chair in the corner. Since the flower was in the corner too.
"I'm glad this hasn't died yet..." Chinen was very happy that it was still living. Nothing about his relationship with Yuto changed. Everything was the same old, same old. Wonderful moments with his tall boyfriend and all. Yuto never seemed to have avoid him or anything. He was still as loving as ever.
"It can't die." A voice spoke out.
"Eh...?" Chinen turned around to face his smiling lover.
"Look closely, it's not real."
Chinen turned his attention to the flower, closely examining it. It indeed was a false flower. But the realism of it was quite professionally crafted by skilled and steady hands of a hard working person.
"The only reason I said those words were to see if you really loved me. I could tell you were trying to keep those plants alive with the best you could've done. But, no matter what, I'll love you even if the world ends the next day. I'll embrace you until the end comes." Yuto stated, sincerity in his voice.
The corners of Chinen's lip's went upwards, a smile that could rival the sun's brightness was present. He rose from his seat and turned around to face Yuto. Slowly, he took his time with his steps, he walked over to Yuto and embraced him tightly, burying his face in Yuto's chest.
Yuto lovingly hugged Chinen back. You could feel how strong their bond was, practically unbreakable. A little distance was giving between them when they released each other. Eyes met, a stare was between them, before they closed it with a tender kiss that poured all their emotions for each other.