(Fire-fighter! Makoto x Girlfriend! Reader)
“Hello?” You asked groggily. Whoever called you first thing in the morning better have something important to say. You were dreaming of your precious Makoto and this caller woke you up. Great.
“Happy second Anniversary, (name).” That made you get up from your bed, as if someone shot you an espresso coffee. So it’s been two years. Your boyfriend isn’t the type to forget these kinds of important events, and that’s one reason why you love him.
“Good morning to you too.” You say.
“Aren’t you going to greet me as well?” he asked. You can’t see him but he’s probably smiling.
“Happy Anniversary. So where’s my ‘Good Morning’?”
“Good Morning. Did you sleep well?”
“Yes, actually.” You paused. “I miss you.” You say. You know that you do. He rarely meets with you because of his work.
“I miss you too. I’ll make it up to you, though. Let’s have dinner.”
“Really? You’re serious?” You can’t believe it. Does he really have time now?
“Yes. Let’s meet up at your favorite restaurant later. My boss let me take a half – day today. Let us celebrate our Anniversary. Is it okay with you?” he asked.
“Of course, it is! I’ll see you later. Even if it’s the end of the world, no one can go against your dinner date for tonight.
“Bye. I love you.” You blushed. Even after two years of being together, you’re still not used to him saying ‘I love you’.
“I... I love you too.” You replied. Then you heard the alarm from the other side of the line.
“Well, I have to go now. There’s an emergency going. See you.” Then he hung up. It has been like this even before. The lives of others always come first for your hero. And you, the ‘leading lady’, just come second. Not that you doubt Makoto’s feelings for you. Even in his tight schedule, he really goes out of his way just to see you or even have a date with you. But sometimes you wish that there will be a time that you will be the only one for him. That he doesn’t have to “save the world” or something. That it would only be the two of you, alone, watching the sunset by the beach...maybe with your future kids...
The alarm clock goes off, as if reminding you to go back to reality. It’s time for work. You sighed. You’re just going to have to finish work early so you can go on time for your date.
Night came. It’s finally here. You managed to convince your boss to let you off early, but there’s no time to lose. It’s already 6 pm. You hurried home, took a quick shower, then you got dressed. You wear your favorite dress that you have been saving up for special occasions like this. You pulled your (hair length) hair into a cute hairstyle that will definitely get noticed by Makoto. You put on some light make up and you’re done. It’s almost seven, so you went to the restaurant. You were already thinking up of an excuse to say why you were late, but when you got there, your boyfriend isn’t there yet, surprisingly. He isn’t the type to get late or to forget an appointment. So what you did is take a seat and you waited.
... And waited.
... And waited.
The restaurant is about to close, and he still didn’t show up. You can’t believe you have been stood up. Just then, you had a call.
“If this is about you not showing up, then you better have a good excuse.” You said, trying to suppress your anger.
“Actually, ma’am...” someone else’s voice started to say. You look at the number and it was unknown. Suddenly, you feel so nervous.
“Who is this?” you asked warily. Why won’t your heart stop beating so fast?
“I’m Rin Matsuoka, Makoto’s friend. I’m a policeman. I think... you should go to this address, quickly.”
You don’t know what’s going on, you have no idea what happened, but you know that you have to trust that policeman when he said to go to a certain address. You hailed a taxi and went to the place. This isn’t good. You’ve been having a bad feeling that something’s wrong.
You arrived, paid the taxi fare, and then quickly took off. There you stood, seeing a house all burned up, the smell of smoke still lingering from the house through your nose. A police officer came to you. “Hello ma’am. I’m the one who talked with you on the phone. – “
“What happened?” You didn’t actually want to ask it. In fact, you don’t want to hear it. You don’t want to know.
“Mr. Makoto Tachibana... died after saving a family that got trapped inside this house during the fire.” He said while staring at the burned house.
Tears fell down to your face. You already expected something bad has happened, but not as bad as THIS.
“Everything was burned down...including him...but the way his body was positioned, it seems that he was protecting something from the fire. We were able to find this underneath him.” The officer – Rin – handed out something that is inside a zip lock. It was Makoto’s cell phone. And the other one was –
“I guess it’s yours now. We won’t be taking it as evidence. Well then if you’ll excuse me...” Rin left.
Along with Ma – his cell phone, (even just his name alone causes you pain,) is a box. You took both of it from the zip lock. You opened the box and inside of it was a ring. It was an engagement ring, but not anymore. More tears came down to your face. You didn’t want to open the phone after all this, but it’s as if someone is urging you to. So you opened it and what you saw first thing is an unsent message. There it says:
I hope you got my present for you. I have wanted to give it to you, but now that I have found the right time, well... I just wish for you to be happy. If you ever read this message, please don’t cry. I love your smiling face the most. I guess it’s late, but I just want to do this right. I love you (name). Will you marry me?
I’m sorry I can’t be by your side during the wedding. Goodbye, my one and only Mrs. (name) Tachibana. Thank you for loving me as well.
Happy Anniversary, my love