You balled your hand into a fist, knocking it against the door to the house in front of you a couple times. The house belonged to your best friend, Kiku Honda, who had called you earlier asking if you'd like to come over today. Of course you said yes, you loved spending time with the calm Japanese man. You both had similar interests in many things, so it was fun to hang out with him, because you could actually do things that both of you enjoyed. You'll admit, you've also had a crush on him since you'd first met, and it continues to grow every time you're around him. Recently, you'd even convinced yourself that it must be love that you felt for him now, with as long as you've liked him and continue to do so. It really was a wonderful feeling to have.
You knocked on the door a few more times after he still hadn't answered, beginning to worry that something might've happened. After awhile longer you couldn't stand it anymore, and attempted to open the door. To your surprise, it opened easily, and you were able to slip inside easily. You felt a little bad and nervous about entering his home without permission, but the feelings went away quickly as you scanned the room.
You'd always liked Kikus house, it seemed to give off a calming aura inside, just like Kiku himself seemed to always give off. You looked around the room briefly, in search for him, if he was home anyways. Your scanning stopped as you spotted the couch. Kiku was on it, laying down, face-up, with Pochi curled up near his feet asleep. He appeared to be sleeping, still dressed in his work clothes too. You guessed he must've had a long day if he had passed out in the couch still dressed up like that.
You stopped to take off your shoes first, then walked over to the couch as quietly as you could manage, sitting down on your knees in front of where his head rested on the couch. He looked really cute asleep to be honest, especially right now, with his head tilted to the side a little and his lips parted slightly. You watched him for awhile, just thinking about how peaceful he seemed at that moment. Pochi woke up from his nap then, noticing you right away and letting out a bark, hopping off the couch and pattering over to you, tail wagging furiously. You took your index finger and placed it over your mouth, letting out a soft 'Shh'.
"Kikus sleeping." You whispered to the little white dog. Pochi just cocked his head to one side, his tail still wagging rapidly. You let out a small chuckle and petted his head before turning back to Kiku. He suddenly started shifting slightly, muttering something in Japanese for a second before going quiet again. You giggled in amusement at his unconscious action, then focused back onto him fully, listening to his steady breathing.
A certain story popped into your head just then. Sleeping Beauty. The story of a princess being cursed or something and falling into a deep sleep, and the prince coming and kissing her, breaking the horrible spell and freeing her from her slumber, and then the two living happily ever after and such. Of course, you'd only seen the Disney version of it, and you had heard that the real story was quite different and, honestly, it didn't sound very happy from what people told you. You liked the Disney version though, and was thinking about how this could be like that story, except that would mean Kiku would be the princess, and you would be the prince, and he wasn't under some spell, he was just exhausted and had passed out on the couch. You laughed quietly at your own odd imagination, wondering why you imagined these things in the first place.
As you watched him more, you began to wonder what it'd be like to kiss him in his sleep. Would he wake up if you did? Really it all depended on how asleep he was, and whether he was a light sleeper or deep sleeper. If he woke up, well, you weren't sure what he would do either, but you knew you'd be horribly embarrassed and might even have troubles facing him. Still, the idea wouldn't get off your mind, and the more you watched him, the more you wanted to do it. I mean, he was in just the right position really, his head tilted so that it faced you, and his lips still parted perfectly. It was as if he was unconsciously asking to be kissed right now, which you knew was not true at all.
You continued to watch him, mentally arguing with yourself on whether you should kiss him or not. You only realized you'd been leaning in ever so slightly towards him until you were just barely an inch away from his lips, able to feel his breath on your own. You stayed that way for a moment, making a final decision. You wanted to. You really, really wanted to kiss him. You closed your eyes and before you could change your mind, softly pressed your lips to his. You felt your face burning, aware that what you were doing would make him freak if he were awake, but didn't pull away just yet. You kept your lips pressed against his in a kiss for only a few seconds before breaking away. You opened your eyes back up slowly, only to make eye contact with a widened pair of chocolate brown ones.
Kiku had woke up.
You felt your entire face flush immediately, staring at him, who was now awake, wide eyed and face colored a deep scarlet red. You felt so embarrassed you could feel yourself tearing up.
"I-I-I'm s-so sorry Kiku!" You stuttered, covering your mouth with your hand. He didn't do anything, just stayed the way he was, most likely in complete and utter shock at what had just happened to him. You were so embarrassed, you couldn't stand staying. You quickly got up, bolting for the door and running out as fast as you could. Behind you you heard him call out for you, followed by a loud crash, then the door being opened hastily and him running after you in an attempt to catch up to you. You ran even faster, not wanting to face him in fear of what might happen. Turns out he was faster than you'd anticipated, easily catching up to you and grabbing your arm, stopping you abruptly. You didn't look at him, instead covered your face with your hands. He turned you around so that you faced towards him, you keeping your face firmly buried into your hands, not daring to look at him.
"I'm so, so sorry Kiku, I don't know what came over me, you just looked so cute asleep and I just-" you were interrupted by him suddenly wrapping his arms around you and pulling you into a firm hug. You let out a small gasp, surprised at the unexpected action.
"It's okay _____, you just surprised me, that's all." He assured softly, loosening slightly but not letting go.
"B-But I invaded your personal space..." You countered, massively confused.
"If it's you I don't mind." He responded. You blinked a couple of times, trying to process everything at once.
"What do you mean?" You asked quietly after a moment.
"I like you, a lot. I just haven't had the confidence to admit it."
You could feel your heart beating rapidly. Kiku liked you? You shared the same feelings?! You felt your face burning again, feeling extremely happy now, your embarrassment slowly fading away.
"I like you too, a lot! I have for awhile actually, I just didn't have the guts to confess either..." You replied, finally wrapping your arms around his waist and squeezing him. He lightly took your shoulders and pulled you off him so that he could look you in the eyes.
"Just do me a favor?" He asked softly. You looked back at him and nodded.
"Next time you want to kiss me, do it when I'm fully awake."
You chuckled and wrapped your arms around his neck, pulling him towards you and connecting your lips to his again. He pulled you closer to him, and you shared a sweet, passionate kiss together, both of you gaining your long awaited happy endings.