so in the long run, if things hadn't made sense before, they definitely wouldn't make sense now. forgoing the fact he'd been thrown into this world to begin with, just when he'd found some kind of appreciation for his team and volleyball as a whole, there was nothing like that here. there was absolutely no reason for tsukki to apply himself to a sport again, for as much as he hated to admit it, there'd be no point if the hothead and shrimp weren't there to keep the team together and in check. it didn't really seem fair to him that he'd hear about the captain and ace from seijou being here--thank god he hadn't seen oikawa-san, he'd have to kill himself--and see bokuto-san, akaashi-san, and kuroo-san all together like nothing had ever happened. like some freak accident hadn't brought them all together. tsukki had one friend in the world and that was yamaguchi, but even then that friend wasn't here. he was, quite literally, alone. nevermind the fact that, strangely enough, both the owls and the cat wanted to include him in some way. it didn't really feel...comfortable, for him. at least not right now, not knowing that he would inevitably be a fourth wheel in whatever weird ass game they were playing. he hated that. he literally hated seeing the three of them together, and it was so very obvious that akaashi was the center of attention, not that tsukki wanted to be there. actually he only wanted attention from one of them and he was loath
to admit that ever
as the fall weather rolled in, tsukki was pleased to wear heavier clothing. to throw on scarves, which were something he liked, and sit and drink warm tea. the summer sucked, you could only take so much off before you were considered indecent and inappropriate, but in the fall and winter, you could pile clothes on. staying warm was a lot easier than getting cool. there was a small shop in terminus that was tucked away on the strip, a neat little paradise hidden away, that had a taiyaki maker and made them like he remembered in sendai. he'd gone over and gotten one, bowing politely to the couple that ran it, before heading out with warm taiyaki in his hands to go to the park. it was something he did shockingly often, as if some part of him hoped that maybe one day he'd run into someone else. someone that wasn't kuroo-san. he'd even take his manager at this point, as he missed her as well and her sweetness and charm; she resonated a lot with him, as she was anxious on the outside, he was anxious on the inside, well hidden by a layer of shit. sitting carefully on a bench, his headphones around his neck, tsukki stared out at the fountain around the way. generally, he made himself look as unapproachable as possible, but sometimes people got the wrong idea and struck up a conversation. if he kept his eyes downcast, then no one would bother him, as he looked absorbed in his own world. licking his lips, he carefully bit into the warm taiyaki and felt at least somewhat comforted by the familiar taste.
there was a sound then, off to his right, rustled in the bushes surrounding a tree nearby. blinking a few times, he narrowed his eyes, and watched as a cat peered out from the foliage. orange striped, the tabby made itself known, slinking out from the underbrush and perching very delicately on the chrome border surrounding the landscaping. tsukki watched it for a moment before he went back to ignoring it, which obviously wasn't good enough for the cat, because it then insisted on his attention. meowing first, it hopped onto the bench, kept a sensible distance from him, its tail crooked into a curious question mark. the blonde wanted to ignore it for as long as he could, but unwittingly, he'd been interested in cats for a while now; he could have cursed at the ridiculous implications of that. "what?" he asked, as if he expected some kind of answer. instead, the cat moved a little closer, its whiskers twitching as it sniffed the air for his food. looking down at his taiyaki, then back at the cat, he gave it a slightly incredulous look. however, like the sucker he was, he ripped off a small piece--bean paste and all--and set it on the bench. it was to his shock that said tabby cat ate it without even questioning it, licking its mouth afterwards. "freak," he muttered, taking a bite into his treat again. by the time he was halfway done with said taiyaki, the cat had moved into his lap like, for all the world, it belonged there.
OPEN | so gonna be honest, tsukki is a nice person but he's incredibly bitter. he'll generally act like an asshole but he's very polite to people older than him and women. but literally feel free to throw any kind of person at him, he'll just likely try and....get away from the conversation L O L