It's the summer of '94.
Sakusa Kiyoomi spends his days immersed in colors, brush in hand, a canvas before him.
Miya Atsumu is film negatives accelerating at shutter speed.
Their paths cross one summer when Atsumu's internship leads him to Tokyo where he becomes a temporary border at Kiyoomi's house.
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A 90s AU featuring painter Kiyoomi and photographer Atsumu and how love is conceived within the numbered days of their summer.
11 Jun 2021
"Well doesn't that suck?," Atsumu comments. "Like you can't eat bread and cookies and--"
"That's absolutely inaccurate," Kiyoomi cuts him off. "I can eat baked goods. They just have to be gluten-free. Which is precisely why I mainly frequent that bakery two streets down from your café. Unlike your place, they have gluten-free food items."
The stir of a challenge begins to roil in some part of Atsumu. "I bet ours still taste better."
And for the first time, Kiyoomi breaks out of his cold and unfeeling facade when he scoffs. "I highly doubt that."
In which Miya Atsumu, baking enthusiast, wants to prove to one Sakusa Kiyoomi just how well he can whip up a gluten-free confection.
02 Jun 2021
Atsumu develops a crush.
But this will not be a love story
Instead, it will be a horror story.
A tale of burgeoning affections told in the style of horror movie tropes all of which center around the main plot of Miya Atsumu and his developing crush on Sakusa Kiyoomi.
“And to answer your other question, I think you’re just waiting around for someone to actually see you.”
The stirred indignation in Atsumu has him calling out after Kiyoomi and he says, “And what’s that supposed to mean?”
All Atsumu sees in his line of sight is Kiyoomi’s stiff backside. “I already told you, Miya. Everything I say is exactly what I said.”
An exploration of Miya Atsumu's intimate self-discovery through the unlikely companionship he will come to forge between him and Sakusa Kiyoomi
“I’m so happy my boyfriend chose me,” Atsumu drawls, gauze-stuffed mouth muddling his speech. “I’m working really hard so he doesn’t regret it. I hope he’s not regretting it so far. I don’t. I’m having the time of my life.”
'I don’t regret it', Sakusa thinks to himself. 'Not once. Not ever.'
Atsumu and Sakusa have finally moved in together and while they have planned to go on a Valentine's Day date, it ends up with Atsumu getting his wisdom teeth removed instead.
(bonus chapters show snippets of their life living together)
- Part 8 of commit to memory