“ Cigarette smoke. “
A hard cough came from Toshizo’s lips, the male’s hand covering his open mouth to keep from getting any louder. A worried look rested upon [Name]’s face, her lips set in a frown as her eyes watched the smoke disintegrate into the humid air.
“Are you alright, Toshizo-kun?” she asked, her eyes filled with worry.
“I’m fine.” came his simple reply as he dropped the cigarette to the ground, grinding it into nothing with the sole of his shoe. The male straight his school tie, before turning to look at his girlfriend who was still worried. “What’s with the look?”
[Name] finally smiled before shaking her head. “That stuff can kill you, ya know.”
“Then why do you still try to take up the habit of smoking?” she asked, leaning her back against the outside wall of their high school.
Toshizo shrugged his shoulders and looked away, watching as the janitor emptied a waste basket into one of the dumpsters before returning into the school; not taking notice of the two students that had skipped class. “It relaxes me.”
[Name] let out a sigh before pushing away from the wall and grabbed the pack of cigarettes from his pocket, placing them into her side bag. Before Toshizo could utter a word of protest she held up a finger to his lips, silencing him. “Could you at least stop? For me?”
Toshizo stayed quiet for a moment before sighing and nodded his head. [Name] grinned before wrapping her arms around him in a hug. “Thank you Toshizo-kun, you’re the best!”
The male just smiled, returning the embrace as he rested his chin on the top of her head, continuing to hold her close before he mumbled, “Anything to make you happy [Name]. But don’t get used to it.”