That morning Kuroo snuck out of kenmas room to go get dressed. When he was gone, Kenma woke up and decided to get dressed on his own, when Kuroo came back Kenma was dressed minus a tie and his shoes. “ Who are you and what have you done with kenma.” “ boke” kenma whispered as he rolled his eyes “speak apparition!” Kuroo said as he stepped closer, he stepped behind Kenma and leaned against the wall in the bathroom, both hands in his pockets waiting for Kenma to finish grooming himself. Kenma finished after what felt like 40 minutes then put his shoes on and was ready to walk out the door. “Wait” “what I'm ready,” Kenma said annoyingly “ no, you don't have your homework, your math textbook, and you're not wearing a tie, just as you start to think you could do this on your own.” Kuroo said with a laugh “ eh close enough” “ no, kenma wait these are life skills” Kuroo said chasing him out the door with his things trying to put them in his bag. Kenma put on his headphones and they walked to school. This was one of the days that they didn't have classes together so kenma could think about what he was going to do for Kuroo’s birthday surprise. After 4 periods of procrastination, Kenma was ready to go home. He finished up his classwork and was free, he went to the bakery and picked up the cake. It was exactly what he wanted, he just hoped that it was what Kuroo wanted, he knew Kuroo had some makeup to do after school. He texted Kuroo when he got home “ on your way back here stop at my room” and sent. Now all he had to do was wait, the wall he waited for grabbed a giant red blanket out of his closet and threw it on the floor. He then made it look stupidly comfortable by adding about 1 pillow. Kenma had so many pillows it was ridiculous he even had some in Kuroos closet because he ran out of space in his. After he was done making their pillow thing he unboxed the cake and stabbed it with two candles. He heard the door unlocked and he put the cake down. Kuroo walked in and looked so tired it was hilarious. Kenma lit the candles and turned around revealing the giant cupcake. Kuroo looked up and his face immediately got red and a huge smile stretched across his face. Kenma was still looking blank as always but on the inside, he was doing backflips struggling to keep his outer composure. “ Are you gonna blow out the candles, or am I gonna hold this thing forever?” kenma said trying not to sound relieved Kuroo laughed and blew them out he then stretched out both of his arms and gave kenma the look “no” kenma said immediately “ yes” “no, not happening I don't care what day it is” “ ohh come on please, it's my birfday” Kuroo said as he crept closer to kenma. Kenma put the cake down and was immediately hugged by Kuroo, he squeezed the anger out of him, kenma eventually gave in and sat on the floor with Kuroo and they began eating the cake. “ thanks kenma, this is the best birthday ever” “ well, there more.” kenma said reluctantly he went to the closet and dug around for a minute after a while he pulled out a bag and nonchalantly threw it at Kuroo “ here” “ what's this?” Kuroo asked stupidly as Kenma sat back down making himself comfortable in a pile of pillows. Kuroo opened it and couldn't help but smile. It was the shirt, that darn shirt that started all of this. He smiled so brightly that Kenma was almost blinded. Seeing Kuroo so happily almost caused Kenma to have some more character development but thankfully it wasn't time for that yet. Kuroo scooted closer to kenma and leaned in, kenma froze and didn't know what to think he was overwhelmed with butterflies, both of their hearts were pounding in their ears and their palms were sweaty. They both made each other so nervous, they finally got close enough and just as they were about to make contact Kuroo’s phone rings, Kuroo sighs and gets up “I'll be right back” he steps outside and of course on the other end of the phone is none other than bokuto kenma pressed his ear against the door and he heard Kuroo ranting and raving about how bokuto and just messed everything up. Kenma couldn't help but laugh, it was hilarious how someone so calm and collected could be so passionate about something. Kenma was more surprised that the thing he was most passionate about was him. He knew that Kuroo was perfect and they balanced each other out. They worked so well together it just made sense. Kenma smiled, he just smiled and for once it wasn't forced, or fake it was just a smile he sat back down and ate some more cake, and weirdly enough all he wanted was apple pie. He rolled his eyes and laid down just as Kuroo came back in, “ sorry that was bokuto, where were we?” he asked as he sat back down relatively close to kenma “ you were about to sing my praises, for doing this for you” kenma said arrogantly “ ah, right well thank you, this was more than I could have asked for but there is one thing that I wanted that I didn't get.” “ What more could you want, this is all your getting buddy, im done, overworked and out of ideas this is the-” Kuroo grabbed kenmas face and cut him off with a kiss kenma was caught by surprise and he was tingly all over, “ yep, I'm definitely in love with my best friend,” he thought to himself meanwhile Kuroo was thinking “ oh my god, best birthday ever, we're totally gonna be together forever this is just meant to be, we have that connection.” when they pulled away they both looked at each other and kenma stared “ Kuroo i-” “I know, you don't have to say it” “ but-” “ don't worry I, you to” “thanks” “ anything for my kitten” Kuroo laughed as he grabbed kenma and pulled him close, and before kenma could object Kuroo wispred “ and, I'm never letting you go so don't even try” and as much as kenma wanted to instinctively pull away he relaxed his body agent Kuroo’s feeling nothing but warmth and safety as he drifted off to sleep.