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  • aki had been trying to contact céleste for hours
  • but she wouldn't answer him
  • which was pretty unusual
  • he decided to visit the café after his shift to meet her
  • "she's off today, she's lots of work for school currently" explained one of her co-workers
  • so aki decided to visit her at her school
  • she was probably deep into a painting or something else
  • completelydisconnected from the rest of the world
  • that's exactly what was happening
  • he found her quickly, as she was almost always working in the same room
  • she was mixing some painting, staring fiercely at a plain canvas, probably already picturing what she was about to paint
  • he came close enough to pat her head
  • which didn't fail to start her
  • "w-why are you here?" she stuttered out of surprise
  • it was a habit of hers when she was flustered
  • and aki couldn't help but find it cute
  • all these small details that made her who she was
  • "you wouldn't answer my texts, so, i took action" he said
  • her eyes opened up big before she ran towards her bag & took her phone out
  • she gasped seeing how many messages he sent her
  • "sorry" she said softly, her cheeks turning red from embarrassment
  • it was finals week
  • & she still had lots of things to finish
  • she was the type to completely shut down under pressure
  • even if she would manage well studying, using timers & having breaks every once in a while
  • making art was different, she would lose all her healthy studying habits
  • too focused on what needed to get done
  • forgetting to eat, check her phone & pulling too many all nighters
  • the dark circles under her eyes betrayed her
  • she looked terrible : her eyes red from the fatigue, her hair all messy, her shirt covered with paint stains
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  • "i can't even think anymore" she said letting herself fall on the ground next to aki
  • "shh, it's all gonna be okay" he reassured her, stroking softly her hair
  • "what is left ? i'll help you"
  • that's how he ended up becoming her assistant, preparing paint or brushes & cutting what needed to be cut
  • they decided to have a break after some hours of hard work
  • aki went to the school vending machine to get something to drink for them
  • while céleste was planning what to do next
  • when he came back to the room, he found the girl sleeping against a canvas, still holding firmly the brush in her hand
  • aki walked on tiptoes towards her, taking carefully the brush from her hand & trying to lift her head up
  • her cheek was covered in paint from the canvas
  • he couldn't help but chuckle before trying to wipe it off
  • she woke up with a start at the contact of the tissue on her face, panicking at the idea of wasting time sleeping when she was supposed to work
  • "hey, calm down" aki told her, grabbing her wrist while she was still breathing heavily
  • her whole body was shaking, probably from the lack of sleep & nutrients
  • "i told you, it's all gonna be okay. calm down, you'll never be able to get anything done in this state. we did enough for today, let's rest & come back tomorrow, okay?"
  • she nodded before burying her head in his chest, almost tearing up
  • her whole body still shaking & her hands tightly holding onto his shirt
  • the pressure was harder & harder to bear
  • they stayed like that for a while
  • in silence, aki patting sotfly her back
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  • they came back every day for the rest of the week
  • aki would arrive in the late afternoon, coming straight from uni or the flower shop
  • he would always find a very focused céleste
  • most of the times the same thing playing in the background
  • something like rain or wind sounds
  • it would help her to remain calm & focused
  • totally immersed in what she was doing
  • she was always alone in the room, all the students already gone
  • aki was in charge of cleaning the room & bringing her whatever she would need
  • he would also help her regarding anything related to flowers & nature
  • like what colors to use or the shape of the leaves
  • to make them realistic
  • he was also in charge of looking after céleste
  • bringing her food & forcing her to have a break once in a while
  • they would work for a few hours before taking a coffee break
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  • then working for another few hours before going back home
  • on their way back they would stop by the convenience store to buy something to drink
  • & drink to their hard work
  • céleste passed her exams a few days after, part of it thanks to aki
  • after each exam she would text aki right away, reporting him everything they said about her art
  • because it wasn't HER art anymore, it was THEIRS
  • aki would always root for céleste
  • he was really supportive & never failed to remind her how she deserved recognition for what she was doing
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  • she invited him for dinner to thank him
  • she decided to cook something instead of ordering takeaway
  • spending too many hours in the kitchen, she was still managing to cook without burning anything
  • she wasn't a good cook
  • at home, she would rely almost only on instant food from the convenience store or leftovers from the café
  • even at work, nobody would ever let her bake or cook anything
  • because the first (and only) time, she ended up burning the whole dish
  • fortunately, she was a really good barista
  • she decided to cook aki's favorite dish : ramen
  • aki arrived at her house when she was still cooking
  • "sorry.. i underestimated the time it would take me to cook" she spluttered when she opened the door
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  • aki giggled, walking towards the kitchen counter
  • it was all messy, covered in food & cooking tools
  • "let's take care of this first" he said, already cleaning the space
  • he lent her a hand for the dessert, preparing some strawberry sandwiches
  • one of their favorites