Ran blinked his multi-colored eyes open in confusion when he heard a soft vibrating sound come from the other side of the room. He was about to sit up and investigate, when he heard the light "tap, tap, tap" of fingers hitting a keyboard. He then assumed Hisoka had received a late-night text message. He rolled his eyes in frustration and pulled the blankets over his head, letting his eyes closed again. He heard another vibration, followed by that same tapping sound. Once again, he attempted to sleep once more, when there was another vibration.
He grew frustrated and pulled the blankets down slightly, subtly rolling over so as not to alarm his roommate and peered at his through narrowed eyes. His raven-haired companion looked disheveled in the soft glow of his cell phone, and the luminescent light turned his skin a ghostly white color, revealing small bags under his eyes, and blood-shot sclera. He honestly appeared to be a mess, in the raven's opinion. Not to mention his messy locks, this stated that he hadn't been sleeping well, considering the fact that he had probably been tossing and turning in his bed.
He watched with little interest as Hisoka typed reply after reply, growing more frustrated with each word. Finally, he appeared to have enough for, he snapped his cell phone shut and threw it against a wall. Ran flinched slightly, squeezing his eyes shut at the sound. Could he be any damn louder? Ran suppressed a frustrated groan and cautiously opened his eyes once more. When looked at Hisoka, who was now currently crying. The sight made his heart sink, and a small frown etched its way into his features.
He normally wasn't sentimental about anyone, but, considering the fact that he could in fact relate to Hisoka in more ways than one, is what made him an exception to said rule. The fact that they were both tortured by a family member was what made them alike. Hisoka was abused by his mother, then when she dies, his father started to do so. Ran was experimented on by his psychotic scientist parents, almost costing his life in several occasions. He could understand Hisoka more than anyone else, and that's why he as preposterous as it may sound felt like he should
Protect Hisoka, and make sure nothing bad happens to him.
Ran watched intently as the raven-haired boy continued to sob, burying his face in his hands. This was a side of him Ran could honestly admit that he had never sees before and didn't like seeing one bit. As strange as it may sound, Ran was in fact fascinated by Hisoka. He wanted to know everything about his fellow 3rd-year. He was fascinated with Hisokas life, constantly wanting to find out more, enjoying the stories he's told, giving him useful advice, trying to make him feel like he belongs
Ran snapped out of his thoughts when he heard Hisoka's phone vibrate once more. Ran let out an inaudible sigh and silently moved out of bed, stretching a little before making his way over to the phone that was resting on the floor, buzzing away, waiting to be answered. The long-haired raven picked up said phone an opened it, quickly reading the text that had been sent. He glanced at Hisoka, whom appeared to be lost in thought. He was actually quite pissed off by what the text had said; 'Fuck me? Bitch, you know I'd love that. Now get your scrawny ass over here before I tell someone!'
Ran then skimmed through the rest of Hisoka's texts, growing more and more furious by the second. That's when he felt a pair of eyes on him. Right now, he could honestly care less if he was caught snooping. He felt the rage building within him, and it took all his strength to keep from lashing out. He looked up at Hisoka, his face set ablaze by the light reflecting off of his phone. He was trying to think rationally right now, so he would wind up doing something stupid and yell at the fragile boy right now. That was the last thing he wanted to do.
"What is this?" He already knew what it was. He wasn't stupid. Obviously, Kyou wanted some action, and Hisoka didn't want to obey his commands. The fact the Kyou was telling him to have sex with him wasn't what had gotten him mad, however. It was the fact that Kyou had fucked Hisoka once or perhaps several times before that really threw him over the edge. That, and the fact that the brunettes father had literally raped Hisoka.
Ran could admit that he wasn't sure why he was feeling angry in the first place. Perhaps it was the fact that he had grown to think of Hisoka as more of a friend than a roommate that made him upset. Or perhaps he was dare he say it? - jealous that Kyou and his father had gotten to Hisoka before he himself. No
Ran thought, reassuring himself, It's definitely the former of the two
Right? Either way, Ran was feeling quite possessive over his fellow peer, and wasn't going to take Hisoka's short-lived silence as an answer.
When the raven still hadn't replied, Ran sighed and narrowed his eyes, before closing the phone and making his way over to his roommates bed. He could still smell the saltiness of Hisoka's tears. Ran sat down next to Hisoka and wrapped his arm around his shoulder, pulling him close. He was never good at trying to comfort people, for he didn't do it often. But he found himself compelled to help Hisoka in his time of need. He was an exception to that unlawful rule --- the only exception.
He let out a rather long sigh when Hisoka looked up at him curiously, obviously uncomfortable, but not making a move to run. Ran looked at him and raised an eyebrow. "What?" He asked innocently. "Don't worry; I'm not going to eat you." Hisoka blinked up at him, seeming to relax a little.
" He heard the short-haired boy mutter, before pushing himself a little closer to Ran's heated body, shivering a little.
Ran couldn't help but smirk some, lying down on Hisoka's bed, bringing the boy down with him. He pulled the blankets up to their chins. "It'll be okay, Hisoka
" He murmured lacily in the boy's ear. "I'll keep them from hurting you. And that's a promise." He ran a quick hand through Hisoka's silky locks. "Now try and get some sleep." But Hisoka had already beat him to it, for he was snoring softly, long before Ran finished his sentence.
"Sleep tight, Hisoka