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Ishida Uryu (
2016-07-05 01:23 am (UTC)
[Two and two put together equals...]
[His eyes go a little wide, and suddenly his cheeks feel remarkably warm.]
I – Yes, actually, I just – he hadn't said it would be someone I knew –
[For someone who's always tried to present himself as composed, it turns out he's quite easy to fluster.]
[After it really sinks in, though, the warmth in his cheeks and ears doesn't go away, he does manage a small, shy smile.]
It's a relief, though, that it is,
[he says with sincerity. More than that, he's relieved that it's her. The difference in their ages doesn't immediately strike him as a hurdle, and it feels like a great weigh lifted off his shoulders. If it was someone he hadn't known agreeing to this, there was a chance he might not be able to fulfill Sokken's wish. But Tricia already knew him, and she agreed to this, and so it feels like a great weight has been lifted from his shoulders.]
[And, of course, there's the small matter that she was his first crush. A schoolboy crush, puppy love, but all the same.]
[... Something does occur to him, however.]
... I'm sorry to have kept you waiting for so long.
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