a/n: does this count as a rarepair? i think yes. unbeta'd.

The sixth time she saw him that day, Yuu knew something had to be wrong.

Shinya Hiiragi. One of her regulars, incredibly beautiful, and also completely unattainable. He'd started coming in around a year ago, and she'd immediately figured out who her favorite customer was. She'd also immediately started crushing on him (he was so pretty, but he was also so nice to her), and that had only grown over time.

It was never going to happen though- Yuu was 99% sure that the girl he sometimes came in with, Mahiru, was his girlfriend. (The other 1% was still hoping that he was available, like an idiot.)

In any case, he was her very pretty favorite customer who she also very much wanted to fuck (but also take out on a date), and was also very unavailable, and also in her bakery for the sixth time that day. He hadn't bought anything, either- just came in, stared at her displays for a few minutes, and then left each time. It couldn't have been that anything was wrong with the food, either. After the third time he'd walked in and walked right back out, she had checked all of her freshly baked breads and pastries to see what was the matter, but everything was perfect- just like she'd made it that morning. She couldn't figure out what was going on.

"Okay, Shinya," Yuu said, walking out from the back. "You've been here six times today and you've just been walking in and out. Is there something you wanted, or is something wrong, or…?"

She trailed off, eyebrows raised expectantly.

He glanced at her and looked away quickly, staring at the counter again. For some reason he was turning pink, one hand coming up to brush his hair behind his ear and swallowing nervously. He took a deep breath and let it out slowly, and clenched his fists. Finally, for the first time all day, he looked her in the eye.

Yuu merely stared back expectantly.

"Okay," said Shinya. "I don't know how else to say this. Would you like to go on a date with me?"

For a second, what he said didn't register in her mind. Then, once it did, she quickly glanced around the bakery to make sure it was she he was talking to.

Nope, no one else in here, she thought. Okay, but wait…

"What about Mahiru?" she asked out loud.

"What about her?" asked Shinya, sounding confused.

"Isn't she your girlfriend?" Yuu asked. She was so sure about it.

"No! No, no way," said Shinya, now a mixture of confused, amused, and nervous. "She's...she's my sister. Yeah, my sister."

"Oh," said Yuu. "I thought…" She trailed off and didn't say anything else.

After nobody said anything for a full minute, Shinya started to turn away and walk out. Yuu practically vaulted over the counter to grab his wrist and say, "Wait! Yes, I'd love to."

He turned back to face her. "Really?" he asked, a smile growing on his face.

"Heck yeah," she said. "Do you even know how long I've wanted this?"

"Do you know how long I've wanted this?" he asked her. His face almost couldn't contain his smile. "You free tonight?"

"For you, always," Yuu said, beaming. "There's nowhere I'd rather be."

n-n-no, no, no place i'd rather be...

i swear i'm funnier when i'm not sleep deprived. anyway, hope you liked it! hmu on tumblr at purple-dragon, requests are always open!