Author: M snowym
Warnings: grammatical terms!
Word Count: 240
#24 - Blush for 30_cracks
Note: This was written on a whim, when I was pondering upon exclamation points while stuck in the coffee shop. They amuse me so, and should be used just about never in writing, so I thought it could use some love. So this one's devoted to the exclamation point! *snuggles the exclamatory mark!* !!!!!!! ...!!!one!!!1cat!!11
In Kaidoh’s life, most everything ended in a period. He wasn’t one who got overly worked up, so exclamation points weren’t a necessity (except when talking with Momoshiro, where most of his encounters with the other could be summed up with ‘That baka!’ or Arrghhh!’). He was confident enough in his daily activities that ellipsis hadn’t been required in years. And don’t even get started on question marks. Kaidoh Kaoru did not need help.
Kaidoh had managed to keep his cool throughout most of the utter insanity that had been thrown at him since he’d started attending Seishun Gakuen-- haunted classrooms, rigged bowling tournaments, and bouts of amnesia-- just to name a few, but this was the most unlikely situation he’d been in yet. But even though he was a period-purist, nothing could help Kaidoh from the punctual sin he was about to fall into. Silence inducing-questioning-startlement described it quite well.
“I like you Kaidoh,” Inui said, from where he was currently pinning Kaidoh to a row of lockers in an empty clubroom.
“...?!” Kaidoh said, from where Inui currently had him pinned to a row of lockers in an empty clubroom.
Maybe with help from his senpai, Kaidoh would be able to learn that there are other acceptable forms of punctuation. Inui gave him his first lesson, as he punctuated his declaration with a kiss.
Kaidoh chose that moment to abandon the sacred period for a blush instead.
And just so no one thinks I'm making up words, ellipsis are those three little dots (...) people put when they trail off or take a word out of a quote. I do indeed make up words, but I didn't make that one up, promise ^^;.