Title: Red CarnationAuthor: la_armada ← lunarstar77
Pairing [Fandom]: Okumura Rin/ Moriyama Shiemi [Blue Exorcist]
Challenge: #39, Ache
Note: A red carnation means my heart aches for you.
Sometimes it hurts to think about Rin.
Shiemi doesn’t know why but it does; it hurts a lot. Her chest feels like it’s being crushed, tightening painfully. Her lungs feel as if someone is trying to squeeze all the air out of them. And her heart thumps fast and loud, as if it is trying to get out of her.
She worries that she might be dying. So she decides to tell her mother.
“Kaa-san, I think I’m dying...”
Her mother looks startled before she calmly replies, “And why do you think that?”
And when she explains what thinking about Rin does, her mother laughs. She flushes indignantly.
Why would her mother laugh about her dying? This is a serious matter!
“Silly girl, I can assure you that you're not dying.”
“I am dying—Kaa-san, stop laughing!”
“Look, saying that you’re dying is an exaggeration. I mean, thinking about Rin isn’t all bad, is it?”
She thinks about it, frowning, and realizes that her mother is right. Thinking about Rin isn’t all bad. The physical ailments aside, he does make her feel...well, he doesn’t make her feel like she’s dying.
“Hm, you’re right, Kaa-san...but what can I do to get rid of the aching?”
“Tell him how you feel.”
Shiemi shrieks. She can’t! Rin will think she is strange! She’s pretty sure friends aren’t supposed to feel this way about each other. She shakes her head and fans her hot cheeks, trying to cool down.
“There must be another way, Kaa-san.”
“There isn’t. Now, shoo! I’m busy and I don’t have time to help you with your love life.”
“It’s not love! Don’t say that,” Shiemi whines, blushing fiercely.
Her mother shoos her away again and Shiemi huffs before leaving. Her mother might be right but it doesn’t mean Shiemi is going to tell Rin about how he makes her feel. That would just be embarrassing.
For now, she’ll live with having her heart ache when she thinks of Rin.