It was getting late, and the don had heard nothing from Kiyoshi. However, right as he was thinking of the boy, there was a firm knock at he door. Well speak of the devil. Getting up, he worked over and opened the door, revealing the large library to the other male. “Finished?” He asked, seeing how exhausted the other looked. “Do you want something to eat before you leave?” He removed his glasses and the tie from his hair. “And it’s getting dark, so let me drive you home, no if ands or buts, you’re still injured, I’m not having you walk back in the dark.” Walking out from his study, and locking the door behind him, he pat the male carefully on the shoulder, “come on.”
He blinked at Dino. “I’m not that hungry. I can get something from the convenience shop later.” He mentally sigh at the fact that Dino insisted on sending him back to his dorm before he reluctantly nodded. “…If it’s alright to trouble you to send me back…”
He followed Dino back downstairs when he remembered something. “Ah. You’ve mentioned that the doctor gave meds…?”
"Thank you," he chuckled, "at least agree to something, and Kiyoshi, please remember, it’s never a trouble to do anything for you, you’re the guest here, and we respect that, if you want to rest between cleaning and watch tv or take a snack or drink from the kitchen, then don’t hesitate, I could care less, as long as you’re comfortable here, that’s what I’m achieving for, everyone’s friendly here, no one bites, if you want a ride home then I’ll be glad to do so, if you want me to pick you up had take you here instead of walking then I’ll be glad to do so." Hopefully that got through the thick skull of the teenager’s head.
Once they were downstairs, the don nodded and handed the boy his medication, “here, two times a day, don’t forget.” He then asked, “do you have everything ready to go?”
He shrugged. “I just don’t like imposing on people. Besides, we’re technically considered to still be strangers even though you’ve just saved my ass that day.” He blandly pointed out before he accepted the pills.
"Yes. I have my phone and wallet with me." Kiyoshi replied as he followed the older man out of the place to where a car waits.
"Yeah but just because we’re strangers to each other doesn’t mean I won’t help as a human being, there’s a difference, and when someone says they’ll do something for you, then you’re not imposing, which is again, two different things, don’t get them mixed up, because one day, that can mean the difference between your life and death."
Walking with the male out and towards his red Italian sports car, Dino climbed in and waited for the male while starting the engine.
"I know. I am just not comfortable seeing you trying to be so nice to me and all. It’s a weird feeling."
Kiyoshi blinked at the sight of the car. Uh. UH?! “…You know that my house is not that far from here right? You could have just ask someone to send me back…” What the hell’s wrong with the other guy anyway?! Who sends another person back in the sports car is beyond the teen. Completely beyond the teen. He really wants to tell Dino that he could just walk back after all but he was kind of worried what would happen if he said no…
He was beginning to wonder what was taking Kiyoshi so long. Sighing as he turned off the ignition, Dino stepped out and closed the car door. With a brow risen, he chuckled, “then would you prefer to walk? Anything you’d like, I thought you’d prefer to drive regardless of the distance because you’re injured quite badly, it’s better for your health,” he then laughed, “and I have more cats, but they’re also sports cars of different shapes and sizes, so if you wanna choose which color you like best then be my guest.”
He stared. “…I know you did say that you’ll drive me back, but driving me back with that car of yours is going to get a lot of unnecessary issues for me to deal with.” Like his parents going crazy for one. Because of his injury he was allowed to stay back home instead of at a dorm. But if his parents were to see that the guy who saved him was some rich dude… He internally shuddered from the possibilities of scenarios that would occur.
"It’s fine. I’m going to walk back now. Good night Dino." And the teen turned to leave.
"Unnecessary issues?" He perked up, "like what?" Dino didn’t quite understand. All he was doing was offering a ride home. "Don’t be stubborn, just let me take you home." Though as Kiyoshi decided to take his leave, the don sighed once more, "ok, just please be careful, you said your house isn’t far from here, so no detours or anything of the matter…" His voice was stern as he spoke, eyes unwavering. "I don’t want to hear a case of kidnapping right as I’m about to go to bed, and I sure as hell don’t want to hear it was you who got kidnapped…" Waving at the younger male, he finished, "be careful."
Like showing up at my parents’ doorstep in a fancy car driven by a foreigner, Kiyoshi bit back the sarcastic remark and chose to shove his hands into his pockets as he left the mansion. He didn’t want to tell Dino that he’ll be fine; Just in case he jinxed himself.
The next day, Kiyoshi showed up in front of Dino’s house again. He had thought about it through the night, and figured that he could work full-time for this week and only drop by in the weekends when he has classes. His parents had bugged him to be polite and “Don’t be rude to the person who saved you, okay?”, like as though Kiyoshi had manners issue. Tch.
"Hey. I’m back." At least he’s more relax around the older male.
Dino sighed and watched the male leave. He hoped this wouldn’t be awkward between them. Because if so, then Dino would’ve just said he honestly didn’t need to have Kiyoshi’s assistance, he didn’t want to cause himself anymore stress fretting over this.
The next day arrived very quickly, and so did Kiyoshi. Even though the younger male was here paying off his hospital bill, Dino still felt the need to pay him for his services. “Hey,” he chuckled, allowing the male inside. You could tell Dino hadn’t really obtained any sleep last night, the dark circles and bags proved it. The blonde had stayed up all night working. “You can start whenever you’d like,” he smiled, “do you want something to eat or drink? Oh, and I’m sorry but I have to do this or it’ll bother me, you’ll get a pay at the end of every week, even if you don’t want it then give it to your parents, a family member, anyone who needs it, charity even, I just feel bad when I don’t pay someone for their services.” Sighing, he finished, “if you need me then I’ll be in my room this time.”
Kiyoshi’s eyes widened as he frantically shook his head. “W-What?! It’s fine! Really! You don’t have to pay me or anything! You’ve already paid for my medical bills.” He quickly raked his mind for an alternative solution before an idea hit him. “Instead of paying me… Can I use your kitchen instead? You can think of me using the kitchen as an incentive thing.”
He wasn’t sure what he was actually talking, but Dino surely could understand that in exchange of house cleaning, Kiyoshi could have free access to the kitchen like eating or cooking. He hastily added. “I’ll eat my meals here.”
Before he could go to his room to rest, Kiyoshi had suggested that. Sighing, he nodded, “ok, you can use the kitchen here, I’d prefer you take money, but I see that you don’t like that.” Ruffling the male’s hair, he finished, “start whenever you’d like and finished whenever you’d like, take breaks and cook whatever you want, like I said, I’ll be upstairs in my room.” Turning, the don slowly made his way up the stairs and proceeded towards his room.
Walking inside, he changed into sweats and hopped into bed. The blonde loved sleeping shirtless with baggy sweats, and with the coolness of his bed, it felt nice. Dino had fallen asleep in seconds.