You gazed out your kitchen window. The snow fell heavier by each glance. You had planned on going out of town to see your old friend, but the snow trapped you inside. It was awful. To take your mind off of things, you decided baking cookies were in order. However, your supplies were a little on the shorter side of life, and you really wanted to be with your friend since it been months since you last each other.
A deep sigh escaped your lips.
You loved the snow, and wish you could be like your classmates playing in the snow. Wait. You took a double shot outside the window.
Yup. It was true. Your classmates were indeed playing in the snow. How envious you felt suddenly that these fourteen old boys could have a snow ball fight, while the rest of the world was in chaos. Okay, maybe not so much chaotic. The point was, they were all outside having fun, and you were inside moping how the snow ruined your plans.
Ding~~~ The oven sang to you. Your cookies were done. Carefully, you took them out of the oven, and placed the batch on the cooling rack. Your envious state looked back at the boys playing in the snow. Your small crush was there too. Ah, how the snow glittered off of his eyes.
Then it clicked. The boys were outside. You just pulled out warm cookies. Hot cocoa would be perfect for them. Plus, a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Yet, he didn’t even know you existed. He was so caught up with his friends that he never ever noticed you. He wasn’t anyone special, but he was special to you. You just wanted to see his face smile one more time.
Time to suck it up. You know what you had to do. You boiled some milk, and poured the hot cocoa mix into mugs. Once the milk was done, you poured into the mugs and began stirring. Next, you got yourself a serving plate. You got dressed like an Eskimo, and were ready to hit the outdoors. The snow might have ruined the plans you wanted, but you had found your silver lining.
“Hey guys, do you want any hot cocoa and cookies? I just got done making some, and thought you guys could use the warm up.” You forced yourself to call out to them.
“Thank you!” Yamamoto was the first one to reach for one of your cookies.
“Eh? Why are you here?” Gokudera slowly followed suit; taking a mug for himself without any kind jester at all.
“Cookies? Thanks! THEY’RE EXTREME TASTING!” Ryohei shouted.
“Hai, hai Sempai.” You winced at his loud voice.
“BWHAHA LAMBO-SAN LOVES COOKIES AND HOT COCOA!!!” The little boy dressed like a cow, scooped to steal a bunch of cookies.
“Hey, don’t be selfish, you stupid cow!” Gokudera yelled at the boy.
“WAI! LAMBO-SAN BURNED HIS TOUNGE!!!”
“Lambo, are you alright?” Tsuna ran up to him, as he was gnawing on Gokudera’s arm. Yamamoto was laughing, and Ryohei was enjoying his cookies and hot cocoa too much to even notice the commotion.
Sawada Tsunayoshi. The boy of your dreams. His kind heart and gentle smile is what made you fall for him in the first place. You two had been in the same grade since second, but this is the first time you saw him outside of school. You tried talking to him as much as possible since fifth grade, but all the kids used to call him “No Good Tsuna”, and he was always in the crowd of people somehow. And you were always watching him from the distance.
“-Chan?” You perked up to see Tsuna standing right next to you.
“Y-y-yes?” You stuttered to try to catch yourself back into the world.
“Are you feeling alright? I was trying to talk to you, but you weren’t responding.” The gentle boy had a look of worry.
“Ah, sorry. I zoned out. I was just thinking how nice this is. I was suppose to go see my friend but got snowed in. I hate being alone, so I made cookies to keep my mind off it. Next thing I know, I see you all playing in the snow.” You smiled.
“Sorry your plans got ruined, but I’m glad we got to see each other outside from school once.” Tsuna’s smile brightens up the whole town. “Thank you for the cookies and hot chocolate. We were getting cold out here. They’re really amazing! Once we’re done warming up, do you want to play with us?”
“Me? You want to play with me?” You blinked. This is the boy you tried so hard to mutter out a hello to.
“Yeah! We always see each other in school, but you never talk. It was nice hearing the sound of your voice.”
In love. The end. You were in love. He had noticed you all along this entire time. You wanted to toss the serving platter to the side, and give him a great big hug.
“Eh?” You jumped back three feet.
“Are you sure you’re feeling alright?” Tsuna placed his hand over your forehead. “I don’t feel a fever. Maybe we should go inside for a bit.”
“Whatever 10th agrees to I’m okay!” Gokudera slipped a cookie in his mouth.
“Tsuna’s right. We don’t want you to get sick out here.” Yamamoto nodded.
“Especially since you made us these fine cookies of EXTREME!”
“Lambo-San is getting cold too.” The boy sniffed.
“Yeah.” You nodded coming back to reality one more time. “My home is right there. You’re all more than welcome to come inside.”
You led the gang to your home. You held the door open for them, as Ryohei collected your serving plate from you, and all the mugs from everyone else. He and Yamamoto headed into your kitchen to wash everything. Gokudera had his hands full with Lambo. The boy kept trying to snoop around your home, while the mafia right hand man had to pick him up, and yell at him every single time.
“Are you sure you’re feeling alright? We can leave and come over when you’re feeling better.” Tsuna looked at you. It was just the two of you by your front door. You’d give anything for a mistletoe right now.
“I’m alright.” You tried to reassure him. Then it clicked to you. Tsuna knew your name. “Hey, wait a minute! Sawada-San, you know my name?” You blurred out without thinking about it.
“Yeah. We’ve been in the same class since second grade. How could I not know it?”
“But, but, but we never talk!” You stammered.
“Ha, ha. I know. It’s hard. Every time I want to say something to you, I get mobbed by my friends. But I’m glad it snowed out. It’s nice hearing your voice for a change.”
He had the voice of an angel. He will always be your silver lining.
“I should have tried harder.” You mumbled.
“Eh?” Tsuna blinked at you.
“I should have tried harder talking to you!!” You shouted. A large smile grew across his face. His eyes all lit up. It was perfect. He was an angel. Your angel.
“I’m glad you didn’t hate me. I really, really, really like you. I’m glad the snow buried you in.” Tsuna smiled at you.
You could feel your face turning red. “M-me too. I’m glad. I’m so happy to be with you here right now.”
“10th!!!!” Gokudera yelled from the living room.
“BWHAHA LAMBO-SAN WILL TAKE THAT!”
“WATCH IT YOU STUPID COW!”
“PAY ATTENTION WHAT YOU’RE DOING OCTOPUS HEAD!”
“LOOK WHERE YOU’RE GOING TURF TOP!”
“HEY THE PLATES!” Yamamoto was the last cried before a loud crash happened.
“Eh?! I’m so sorry!” Tsuna freaked out.
“Don’t worry about it.” You tried to calm him down.
“But- but- but your dishes!”
“I have a way to make up for it.”
“Alright. I’ll do anything!” Tsuna got a determined look on his face. A soft giggle escaped your throat at how cute and adorable he was. He really was an angel. A cute, adorable angel just for you. You slowly leaned in, and kissed him on the cheek. “Merry Christmas, Sawada-San.” You whispered before going into the kitchen to help everyone clean up the mess that was made.
Tsuna stood there at the doorway blushing. You kissed him. But how did you know he had a small crush on you too?