Fanfic: You’ll Need Courage
Pairing: Makishima Yuusuke/Toudou Jinpachi
Summary: "It almost sounds like you were keeping this from me on purpose, Maki-chan, and I don’t understand why you would do that. We don’t get to see each other very often, if you’re already traveling halfway to Hakone you shouldtell me so I can see you even if it isn’t something this important!"
Makishima decides to get a tattoo. Toudou decides to come along in support of him. It turns out the process is far more stressful for the observer than for the one getting inked.
Notes: Written for the yowapeda kink meme, because tattooing is a thing that is endlessly appealing to me and I couldn’t resist a premise revolving around that and centering on comfort not for the one taking the needle, but for the one watching.
"I can’t believe you almost didn’t tell me you want to get a tattoo,” Toudou says, as he reaches out to grab the door handle before Makishima can get to it.
He’s such a gentleman. The fingers of his other hand curl more tightly against Makishima’s, and he doubts Maki could have gotten his free hand up fast enough to beat him to the gesture anyway. Toudou becomes the one to follow second into the shop, hanging off Makishima’s more purposeful stride as the novelty of being in a tattoo parlor trips him up. The walls are lined with art, and he isn’t subtle about his staring around the interior.
"It didn’t seem important," Makishima says.
"Not important?" Toudou scoffs, with a dismissive little cough of disagreement. "Of course it’s important, Maki-chan, you’re changing something about your body that’s permanent. That’s a big deal, and I want to be here with you!"