I'm on the roof watching the sunset when Touka comes up. I pay her no attention. “Oh, hey, Rose, I didn't know you’d be up here.” Touka says. A guy comes up behind her and starts kissing down her neck. I gasp. The guy looks at me and pulls away from Touka. My crimson eyes narrow.
“You are just using Kaneki, aren't you? You don't care about him. You don't love him. You just want the satisfaction of having him wrapped around your finger.” I say, realization dawning. She opens her mouth and closes it again. Then her eyes narrow.
“What about you? You don't want him either.” She snarls.
“Yes I do. I'm just scared. I don't want to screw our relationship up. And that's what'll happen if I attempt to make more happen.” I snap. She looks at me in shock.
“But you never replied to Kaneki when he asked.” Touka sounds confused. I sigh and wrap my arms around myself.
“Because how do you tell the person who saved you that you’re in love with them when you know they don't feel the same and that even if they did you’re too screwed up to make it work?” I say. She falls heavily into a chair.
“If I had known I would never have attempted to get him. And I wouldn't have came up onto the roof with someone else the day after getting together with Kaneki.” The purple haired girl looks at me sadly. I glare at her.
“So you are not only, up here with someone else, but you’re also cheating on Kaneki? Are you really that pathetic? God. I should go tell Kaneki.” I make a move to get up.Touka’s eyes widen. I stop as another thought takes hold.“But he’d never believe me. Not right after he accused me of being jealous. He'd assume I was lying. So I can't. Just… please stop. If he’s with you, it's because he wants you. He wants to be with you. Don't hurt him this way.” I stand up and go inside. Kaneki’s standing right inside and the look on his face shows that he heard every word that was said and saw everything. “Kaneki, say something.” I mutter. He smiles faintly.
“Me and her aren't together. It was a ruse to get you upset. And it worked. Her going up there with another guy was planned but you weren't supposed to be there. I was supposed to walk up, find them, get pissed, break things off, and then go find you. But it worked out better than I'd hoped. I'm sorry I lied to you. I just didn't know another way. Can you forgive me?” Kaneki reaches out and slides his fingers through mine. I step closer to him.
“You lied to me. Kaneki, you lied to me and you expect me to just…. accept it?” I say softly, feigning anger. So he really does like me… wow...
“No. I just-” He stutters. I smile and he goes quiet.
“Kaneki, it's alright. You were forgiven the moment you spoke my name again. It's been hell listening to the silence between us.” I murmur. He releases my hand, tangles his fingers into my hair, and pulls my lips to his. I freeze. After a second I kiss him back. My arms wrap around his neck and my body automatically presses closer to him. My whole body tingles with the feel of his lips on mine. When he pulls away, I'm gasping softly and fisting his shirt in my hands. “Kaneki…” He brushes his thumb across my bottom lip. I softly catch it in my teeth.
“Are you sure you want this?” He murmurs. I release his finger and pull his face back down to mine.
“Completely sure.” I press our lips together. He presses me into the wall and fits himself against me. I make a small noise of pleasure in the back of my throat. He lightly nibbles my bottom lip. I open my mouth to him and our tongues battle each other. He wins the fight for dominance and explores every inch of my mouth. He presses his forehead against mine in an effort to pull away. I gasp quietly. “Don't let this be a joke. Please don't let this be some kind of twisted joke,Kaneki.” I plead. He pulls me against him.
“It's not, My Rose. It's not.” I run a hand through his pure white hair. He closes his eyes and leans into my touch. I smile and pull back.
“I have to work. My shift is in ten minutes and I'm not dressed yet.” I murmur. He nods and presses a soft kiss to my lips.
“Alright. Want to go somewhere after?” He asks.
“Where?” I ask, pulling my scarlet hair back into a ponytail. Kaneki turns me around and takes my hair down.”Kaneki, my hair can't be down!” I protest. He chuckles.
“I'm braiding it. And I don't know yet. But if you say yes I will figure it out.” He promises. I laugh.
“Alright. I’ll go with you.” I say with a grin.
“The movies.” Kaneki offers. I raise an eyebrow, pouring him a cup of coffee. He takes it and sets it on the counter in front of him.
“What would we see?” He sighs and plays with a lock of my hair. The red contrasts with his pale skin beautifully.
“Good point.” He walks away, still thinking about where to go. I smile after him and leave his coffee there.
“What about to dinner?” He offers, taking a sip of the now ice-cold coffee.
“We can't eat human food without getting sick.” I remind him. He sighs and walks off again.
“What about to a library?” He asks, handing me the cup of disgustingly old coffee.
“Babe?” I say, pausing from wiping the counter. He looks at me.
“Yeah?” He says.
“Think about where you just said.” I say. He turns red. “May I offer an idea?”I say with a chuckle. He nods and traces his fingers over my cheek.
“Yeah. Go ahead.”
“There's a concert tonight. Why not go see it. It's free admission and there's little shops and booths and games.” I murmur, leaning into his hand as he tangles his fingers in my hair.
“What would we do until the concert starts?”
“That's your decision,love.” I say with a smirk. He smiles and leans over the counter to kiss me. I smile and kiss him back chastely. He grins as he pulls away.
“How about we walk the the pier and watch the sunset?”
“That'd be amazing.”
“After we could kiss for a bit until it's time to go to the concert.” He says, he sounds a little uncertain.
“I would love that.i also have a half hour break set up for… right now if you’d like to kiss for a while right now as well?”
“I would love that.” He’s grinning. I hop over the counter and let him lead me to our room so that our half hour is well spent.