Kaminari’s prone to getting his heart broken. It’s just a thing that happens, and he’s used to it, and he’s okay. He’s seen his mother bounce back from heartbreak countless times, and he gets it, it’s just a thing that happens.
Curled up on his couch with a three day old shirt and frizzy hair is fine, and he figures he’ll get over it. He just needs to figure out how to find the will first, and that takes time, and everyone has their slumps.
But you seem to disagree, and by the fourth day, you’re knocking down his door to get in.
“Denki,” you huff. “Have you showered at all? You look disgusting.” False. He looked utterly beautiful. Kaminari, even with his dark circles and birds nest hair, even despite his puffed up cheeks and red rimmed eyes, even sporting a stained shirt and mismatched socks with holes, is the most handsome boy you’ve ever seen.
And if it weren’t for the fact that your best friend was currently fighting wobbly lips and teary eyes, you would have had half a mind to knock on his ex’s door and show them exactly what they’re missing.
But Kaminari comes first. He always does.
“Yeah,” he grumbles. “Like four days ago.” The last part is spoken inaudibly, but you still catch it.
“That’s not normal.”
“Nothing in this society is normal,” he shrugs. With a sigh, you sit down next to him on his messy couch, shoving off candy wrappers and empty water bottles with a roll of your eyes.
He shrugs, hunched over his legs as he stares at the floor, mumbling a quiet “nothing.”
“I got dumped.” And it’s a simple statement, but it holds a lot of weight to Kaminari. Perhaps if he got to do some of the dumping, Kaminari wouldn’t be as phased by his lack of luck in the love department. He’d shake it off and try again.
But something tells him he’s the problem if it’s always him that’s getting dumped. And he figures he’s just meant to end up like his mother—except he doesn’t think he’ll even make it to the marriage stage to become a middle aged and divorced single parent.
“I’m sorry.” It’s all you can offer. “You’re not the problem, you know, you just haven’t found—”
“It’s just a thing that happens, y/n. I just get dumped. It’s cool.”
He says it so smoothly, it’s almost rehearsed—like he tells himself that in the mirror. With a sigh, you inch closer, pulling him into a hug, and he doesn’t fight it.
“Well, not everyone finds my jokes funny, it’s okay.” Rubbing his arm, you let his head slump onto your shoulder.
“I do. I find them funny.”
“And not everyone’s gonna have the energy to deal with my personality. It makes sense though, I can’t blame them.”
“I have the energy.”
“I’m just a lot to put up with sometimes. I get it.” And he fights the tremble of his lips as he feels the tears cascade down his cheeks.
“Hey,” you whisper, nudging him gently. “I don’t put up with you. Wanna know why?”
“Cuz I’m too tiring?”
“No silly,” you huff, turning to grab his face gently and wipe the tears. He stares at you with wide eyes when you cup his cheeks and cradle them in your palms. It’s delicate, nothing he’s ever felt before. “Because I don’t ever feel like I have to put up with you. I’m always at my best around you.”
And a few more tears slip from the corner of his eyes, but he can’t say they’re sad, and it’s okay anyway because you catch them with your thumb.
“How’s that even make sense?” Kaminari doesn’t understand how you could enjoy him and his loud mouth and random thoughts and mindless babbles and spontaneous ideas. But he doesn’t fight it either when you finally think fuck it, and press your forehead to his.
“I don’t know,” you shrug, a giddy smile on your face. “It’s just a thing that happens when I’m with you.”
Kaminari thinks he’ll give love one more shot—after all, there’s no guarantee things will turn out the same this time. And he thinks this might very well be the best thing that happens.
I was inspired by a series of posts about these two from one of my mutuals - so shoutout to @artsy-dreamer !! I hadn't thought about this brotp much until I saw your reblogs and your headcanons post on my dash and then realized wow.. that's a cool brotp! I think they're really cute! Thanks for bringing attention to their wholesome friendship!!
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