as long as i’m here ║ rei
; vigilante au
“What do you mean you’re going out again? Mom trusted you to keep an eye on me and now you’re leaving yet again?”
“I’m really sorry, Rei. It’s extremely important that I go.”
“Much more important than me?”
“I apologize, I do need to leave.”
It went back when Rei was first enrolled to Wellston Private Highschool, I was his mentor. Chosen by his mother and Headmaster Vaughn, the reason was extremely obvious why they had picked me over anyone else. I was always unbelievably close with Rei despite our age gap and had been friends with him (and his family) for a huge amount of time and they’d figure if it was better that he was comfortable with his tutor. That and I was one of the academically excellent students and also a part of the roster; one of the royals. A Jack, specifically if you prefer.
I was a third year, all the while, he was a freshman. I would help him be well accustomed to the school’s rules and places. I would visit him in his dorms to ask about how he’s doing. Kuyo would be often annoyed that I was there ninety-nine percent of the time. Not that I cared about that, all I cared about how Rei was doing with school and how optimistic he always was. I found it always so endearing. He cared so much for others just like me, my reason that I decided that I wanted to become a vigilante; I wanted to be an aid to society. When ‘UnOrdinary’ was published, it influenced lots of high-tiers to do the same. It created a larger group of superheroes. Sadly, all my vigilante work came to a halt once I had graduated when my family learned of my doings, to say that they were unpleasantly frustrated was an understatement. They called me stupid and mocked me, that I was wasting my 'godly’ powers on 'unworthy lowly humans’. My parents were very austere on the fact I was to be their perfect little daughter, since I was an only child.
“You impolitic wastrel of a daughter, how much foolishness do you intend to create?!” A direct statement from my mother herself, that didn’t stop my works though.
When Rei had found out, he wasn’t that approving of my decision, knowing that with that activity I was putting my self in danger. He cared about other people but he didn’t want me to sacrifice my health. And, he was right but I didn’t confess to that as I was very stubborn and refuse to be told so.
“(Y/n)! You’re all beaten up and covered in wounds and bruises!” He yelled frantically as I calmly sat on his bed since the wounds didn’t rather bother me, my costume still wrapped around my taller figure, but now shredded and bloodied to the point that part of your body that shouldn’t be on display was seen through the ripped clothing.
I pulled down my light [ favorite colo(u)r ] cotton mask to my neck and chuckled, “I guess, I have to get this outfit fixed like last time but more major adjustments,” I joked, eyeing my current ragged wear. He aggressively slammed both his hands on the table out of infuriation, which took me by suprise. He never seemed to express emotions of anger which made me worried yet also quite shocked at his sudden outburst.
“How are you still like this after almost dying?!” He shouted, abruptly turning face to face with me.
“Look, Rei. I’ve been doing this for almost a year. I can handle this-”
“NO. Why can’t you understand the risks you’re all taking?!” I sighed, faintly rolling my [ eye colo(u)r ] eyes.
“I can’t understand why you’re doing this. I thought you wanted to help others. Why won’t you be a more supportive friend?” I grumbled, my eyes narrowing down slightly at the carpeted bedroom floor.
He let out a quiet annoyed groan from his lips and held his right hand up to his face, pinching the bridge of his nose, “I am trying to be supportive… I’m just scared to lose you. You did almost died today…”
I smiled gently and took two of his small hands before placing it at my chest near my beating heart, “'almost’, but, I’m still here anyways. Heart pumping and talking to you. You do trust me, right?”
He looks at me, my words seemed to have made no assurance to him, “I do trust you, honest. I’m just afraid of what would happen if you do die…”
I drop his hands. “Come here. Sit down beside me,” I pat down to the unoccupied space to my right, motioning for him to be seated. He does as he was told while I give him an another smile. He seemed to be acting severely anxious than before.
“Look, if it makes you feel any better, let’s go out. We barely been able to go out since you and I are usually always swamped with work. My treat,” I grinned innocently, awaiting for his response, “what do you say?”
He proceeds to hug me and place his head on the crook of my neck as he kneels in his bed. I didn’t hug back, not that I didn’t want to. Rei’s arms hugged my side, which clamped my arms to sides making me unable to even lift my arm.
“That would be great. Thanks, (N/n),” he unwraps himself from the embrace, not without leaving a hasty peck on my cheek. A not-so-noticable furious crimson color effectively blooming at my features. I placed the tip of my fingers at where he had planted the small kiss at, lightly scratching it.
“You should really stop doing that,” I mumbled shyly, rubbing my cheek carefully.
“That’s no problem, I love you anyways. What’s wrong with showing it?” he chuckles as I blatantly stare at him.
“Rei. I’m sixteen; nearly turning seventeen and you’re only fifteen. Don’t you think it’s a bit odd?” I try explaining to him, him obviously not catching on on what I’m pointing out. He was so oblivious that it hurts.
He shrugs his shoulders, clearly still not understanding, “What’s so wrong with showing affection to someone I love?”
God dammit Rei, stop confessing your love to me. It feels weird, I thought, feeling my frustration blooming alongside the blush that kept growing prominently on my facial feature.
“Nevermind,” I huffed, lowering then shaking my head. A chuckle infiltrating my breath, “get dressed, I’m going back to my dorm to get changed. Better be ready when I come back, we’re heading out.”
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