((Honestly if I were to lose 50 pounds in a month I’d probably be hospitalized 2/5 of the way in and be in a coma for the rest.))
Yo! Sorry ‘bout the long absence; I was sick and getting overwhelmed by schoolwork. I’m still busy, but I’ll be doing my best.
Tsuna chuckled at the others surprise and produced a small carton out of his pocket and held it up. ” Sorry if you don’t like smoke, I’ll stay away from you while I smoke” he said replacing the box back in his pocket while he listened to the other.
" yes that will do. I’ll pay, consider it as a thank you for reminding me of the good old days" he said " I usually end up spending a lot of money so don’t worry about buying anything expensive. I’m pretty sure I can afford anything on the menu"
One corner of Hibari’s mouth twitched upward momentarily. “Alright, if you want to pay that badly, I won’t stop you,” he mused, beginning to walk. “This way.”
He took a mere moment to collect his thoughts before speaking again, as an experienced speaker would. “You’re certainly different from the you I know: even the way you stand is strong. You really grew up to be interesting, huh. As for me, I’d like to thank you for letting me know that my interest in you isn’t misplaced. Also, I appreciate it, you smoking away from me.”
Tsuna blinked a little bit shocked at the others words before a gentle smile fell on his lips. ” Nonsense, I’ll pay I have more money…. perhaps a coffee shop? Or just a simple dinner. Anywhere there is a smoking area really” he said rubbing the back of his head.
"… Oh. You smoke." Though it didn’t appear on his face or in his voice, the teen was certainly surprised. He supposed he’d never thought about it, really, but if asked he probably would have assumed that the small animal would avoid smoking because of the smell. Actually, the mutt probably smoked often enough that he’d have gotten used to the smell. "Okay then."
He thought for a moment or two. After all, as a minor, he didn’t often think about smoking areas and such. “I think the café that opened last month has a smoking area. It’s a few blocks from here, but if that’s okay then the food isn’t bad. And I’d imagine that you’d be wary of spending, but am I wrong?”
Tsuna chuckled and waved his hand slightly at the others thoughts. ” Nope, You’re the one that took over. You certainly kicked them into shape though, I don’t think anyone in the underworld dares actually step a fingernail out of place anymore” he said ” yes I argued about the Jet with you…. or rather, Gokudera argued with you about wasting vongola money while I just went and did the paperwork top actually pay for the damn thing”
"He always tries to argue with me," the teen replied, half to himself. "I think it sounds like you deserve a day outside. You’ve certainly been here for more than five minutes, so I’m expecting that this isn’t the little cow-child’s doing. If you want to go somewhere, I’ll pay." He was totally serious about this, of course, and it was only polite to offer.
Tsuna grinned at his own little achievement, he had made Hibari…. kind of laugh in his non-noisy way. ” Surprisingly enough you’re the worst one for dodging paperwork. You say you already have enough having to lead the CEDEF as well as your own HQ’s paperwork, your own subordinates paperwork and the like… I didn’t believe you until you moved into the end wing of the house. We all though you had gone a bit money crazy bringing in a big jet just for yourself and then the luggage was empty and I think I fainted.”
Hibari felt a small bit of pity for the boss. The others, he knew, were rowdy enough, and he could not deny the accusation that he was not one so easily contained. “Your time certainly sounds amusing,” he repeated. “Though, admittedly, I would not want to be in your shoes. I’d always thought that long-haired small animal would take over for your father, though, so both of those organizations at once does sound like a lot of work. I don’t agree with dodging the paperwork, but it does sound reasoned.” The paused for a moment, organizing his thoughts. “I imagine you argued with me over that plane thing.”
The two watched at Kyouya stood up to leave the kitchen, both men could sense a negative vibe radiating from the teen which naturally sparked concern in both of them. Fon propped his arm on the table and rested his head on a curled fist. He shouldn’t have left for so long, he should have also had his brother spend time with other children his age when the martial artist was taking care of him.
It’s apparent that the atmosphere is rousing with tension between the two brothers with Kogami caught in the middle of it all. He breathes out a quiet sigh, looking at Fon and then switching focus to Kyouya’s leaving form.
"He’ll come around. Just give him some time to get adjusted," the enforcer assured the martial artist with a quiet nod from the long-haired male as a response. The spicy taste had left long ago but Shinya gratefully took the cup of water and guzzled down its contents, returning to his meal soon after.
Broken from his thoughts, Fon looked to Kyouya with a dazed expression and handed him a napkin, then falling into an unsettling silence unlike his normally cheerful exterior. Perhaps like his brother, the martial artist has lost his touch with interacting with others during his long—very long—absence, it wouldn’t be surprising if that were to be the case.
… It really is a bit too much for me, the teen thought, disappointed with himself. I should be able to do anything on my own, but now I can’t do anything if I’m not alone.
"I’m going to sit outside," he said, standing up a bit too abruptly. Taking the tray from earlier, he piled up his plates, chopsticks, and cup, moving only a meter or two to the sliding doors opening into the yard, entirely ignoring any move the others made. "It’s a bit stuffy when there are three people."
With ease, as he did all things laborious, Kyouya slid the doors open with one hand. He didn’t move far at all, simply sitting on the ledge jutting off the side of the house with his legs hanging, watching the breeze rustle the trees. Naoto came to join him, lying down and pressing her body against his leg where it was warm.
"… Sorry…" he said quietly, almost to himself. "I’m supposed to be hosting, but I’m not very sensitive to others."
Tsuna allowed the other top boast a tiny bit in his own way a smile sitting on his face. He did that a lot, smile, usually at nothing too.
He blinked at the others question and raised an eyebrow ” let me ask you Hibari… does the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening? Do birds fly and fish swim?” he asked slightly sarcastically ” they’re just as destructive as they are now….. well… a little more subdued as I know have them do their own damage paperwork, you not excluded”
That was so amusing. So much so that Hibari actually made a pfft sound and smiled. “Some things don’t change much, I suppose,” he agreed. “And I think that’s fine, taking responsibility for my own actions. I’m not sure what your ‘me’ thinks, though.”
" not in the slightest" he replied shaking his head as he remembered his cloud guardians antics. " the amount of times I’ve had to go to another Mafia boss and apologise/threaten them at the same time is just…. terrible, but I guess you get your Job done so I can’t complain."
Hibari could not help but smirk at the compliment (?). “I don’t do half-finished jobs, of course,” he said with a tone of pride.
"I’m curious: do the others in your group still cause a lot of collateral damage in the future? I know they do that now."