***May contain spoilers if you have do not keep up to date with the manga or have not watched season 2***
Note: The story starts while Shinya and Guren are still in the middle of high school. Meaning Yuu and the Shinoa squad are not together yet.
Shinya saw her every day, (y/n) that is, sitting at her assigned seat right in front of his. He only knew her name because of the attendance every morning. But still he kept his eyes on her.
Like when there was ever an independent study period, he would see her scowl and scratch at her head in frustration before muttering because of the problem she couldn’t comprehend.
Really, he always saw her studying or reading on her own. Sometimes she would lay her head over her arms and doze off at her desk. He took those opportunities to gaze at her facial features and try to remember them. He noticed the soft breaths she took whenever she was napping.
Oh, he remembered now. She was also a very fast runner. Light on her feet, (y/n) was always ahead of the horde of students jogging in their small cliques.
To put it simply, Shinya Hīragī was completely infatuated with this quiet and hot headed girl. He found his observations rather funny and her obstinate personality rather adorable. Not to mention the dangerous glint in her (e/c) eyes whenever she was challenged, or the perfect way her (h/c) hair seemed to flow even when there was no wind; those were all just bonuses that came with her cute personality.
Well, to Shinya at least.
“Hey, Shinya. If you’re going to keep on staring at her then you might as well go up and talk to her,” Guren spoke to the smiling silver-haired teenager.
“Aww but she might not like me if I talk to her.”
“You think stalking her is going to make her like you any more?”
Chuckling at Guren’s words, Shinya gave him a wave of his hand. “Fine, fine. Maybe someday.”
He paused to process the rest of his words. “Besides, she’s sleeping right now. And nobody likes to be woken up.”
Lunch eventually came to an end and (y/n) had woken up just in time before the teacher walked in. The rest of the afternoon was filled with boring equations and—well Shinya and (y/n) weren’t exactly sure because one was too busy thinking of the other, and one was too busy thinking of what to eat when they returned home.
The last period of the day was another independent study time.
He peeked over at your desk and saw that you didn’t have any work to do and that you were reading again.
Something hit the back of his head and when he looked around, he spotted Guren getting ready to throw another pencil at him.
“Hi, um, excuse me, (y/n).”
‘Crap that was a horrible way to start!’
“Yes? How may I help you?” she tore her gaze away from the printed pages to look boredly at the tall male.
All of a sudden he became all nervous and fidgety, and became even more nervous when he realized that because he never became nervous.
“Can you, um, can you by any chance help me with this math work?” he nervously chuckled and held out his notebook to her.
She raised an eyebrow at his behavior, but grabbed the notebook and flipped the papers to the most recent date.
“This one?” (y/n) said while pointing to the neatly written numbers strewed across the paper.
Shinya simply nodded, afraid that his voice might shake. He heard snickering from behind him and resisted the urge to turn around and go choke Guren.
She sighed before placing the notebook on her desk and turned away from him and towards the window.
“Now why would Shinya Hīragī, top student in the grade, and second in the whole school only to his brother Kureto, be asking me, (y/n), for help with his work?”
“You know who I am?”
“Doesn’t everyone know who you are when you’re a Hīragī?”
He chuckled at her words. She was right after all.
“Okay fine, you saw through me,” he put his hands up in mock surrender. “Maybeee math help isn’t exactly what I was looking for. Maybe, well, I wanted to be friends with you?” he held out his hand to her with a sheepish laugh.
(y/n) kept on looking from his hand to his face, and again and again, to try and see if there were any other intentions; there were none whatsoever.
“I like you. You’re honest,” she smiled at him. And right then and there Shinya was sure his heart had stopped.
This entire time while watching her, Shinya had never seen a smile from her. Not even once in the whole two years.
“Sure. Let’s be friends then,” she finally took his hand. At the feel of her smaller hand in his, he fought down a blush and just barely kept in in control.
The bell for the end of the day rang and Shinya returned to his seat to pack up for the day.
“Oh yeah,” he tapped at her shoulder and she turned around. “I actually do really need help with math right now though.”
“Oh my god,” she laughed out. “Okay, fine. Do you want to walk to my place or yours?”
“Actually, do you mind if we go to another friend’s house? It’s a bit closer.”
“Is it Guren? Er, um, sure…”
“Great! We’ll meet at the main gates then!”
She nodded and turned forward to put away her single book.
Shinya already headed out to his shoe locker, where he found Guren laughing, probably at him.
“I never thought I’d see you get so… what was the word? Oh yeah. Flustered.”
“Please shut up,” the blush Shinya had been fighting back for so long finally settled on his face.
“I never thought you could be so obsessed with someone, let alone a girl.”
Shinya sighed and moved slowly to change shoes while Guren kept on teasing him and poking at him for his crush.
“Oh my god can we just go…” Shinya mumbled. “Oh yeah. I may have invited us all over to your place to study.”
“What?! You can’t just—! UGH.”
“Ahahaha~ You know you love meee~!” Shinya ran ahead so he wouldn’t be hit by his friend.
He spotted (y/n) standing by their rendezvous point and jogged further to join her.
“Hey,” he looked down at her.
“Shinya, oh my god, I can’t believe you,” Guren followed behind the male.
“Awwww come on! Don’t be mad! I always do that anyways!”
Spotting the raven-haired male, (y/n) made an effort to move out of his vision and stood behind Shinya.
“Eh?” Shinya saw her glaring at Guren.
“Ohh… Don’t worry, (y/n). Guren might seem iffy at first but he’s really just a huge softie.”
“WHO THE HELL ARE YOU CALLING IFFY???”
Shinya ignored the yelling of the rough voice and continued talking.
“And besides,” he ruffled her hair, “I’ll protect you, (y/n).”
At Shinya’s words, her furrowed eyebrows dissipated and that smile that stopped his heart came back.
It had only been two weeks since he first walked up her, but the three of them were already an inseparable bunch.
Your were laying stomach down on your bed, eating pocky and reading a book.
He was leaning against the bed and studying your math notes.
Guren wasn’t there though. He seemed pretty spent and walked to his own house to get a nice nap and some quiet.
“Did you know I really like you?”
She paused her chewing and slowly turned to the boy, who seemed like he didn’t notice what he just said.
“I’m sorry. Did I hear that correctly? Mind repeating that?”
“Did you know I really like—!!!”
Back in control, Shinya finally realized what he was saying.
“Nope, never mind you can ignore what I said!”
“No, no, no! Say it again! I need to hear it again!”
“Nope! No you don’t, (y/n)!” Shinya rushed to pack up his things and attempt to escape the situation as fast as possible.
“Oh no you don’t!” (y/n) wrapped her arms around his waist in a crushing hold. “What. Did. You. Say?”
“I—I—I— uh, I may have said that I really like you…”
By now, Shinya was sweating profusely as he was struggling to escape (y/n)’s hold.
“Agh!” Shinya choked out when the tight hug became infinitely more suffocating.
“Well I uhh… I really…” (y/n) trailed off into quieter mumbles.
“Can you— agh! C-can you speak— louder?” Shinya coughed out.
“Well I really like you too!!!”
The death grip around his waist loosened and he fell to the floor, wheezing.
She crouched down the on floor and played with his bangs, ruffling his soft, silver hair.
He loved the feeling of her hands running through his hair, feeling it tug slightly against his scalp.
“Yeah. I like you too,” she said with more confidence this time.
She hummed as indication that she was paying attention.
“I can see your panties.”
The hand that was still running through his hair flicked his forehead and withdrew from his body.
She smiled down at him with that beautiful smile of hers and a darling rose blush on her cheeks.
He finally sat up and he couldn’t look at her. He was busy smiling like the happiest idiot in the world.
“Go out with me?”
He thought his smile couldn’t get any wider and he was wrong. If his smile got any bigger now his face was sure to split in two.
He leaned closer to her, until her eyes were shining right in front of his. He could feel her soft breathing on him and she could probably also feel his.
“I’m going to kiss you,” he breathed out.
As always, she was one with only few words. She responded by closing the gap between them. There was little movement, but they could feel each other smiling. It was simply just feeling the warmth of their lips together.
“I don’t like you. I love you.”
“I love you too.”
Word in school spread like wildfire. The moment someone spotted her holding hands with Shinya on the way to school the next morning, there were people running around gossiping about “the nobody girl dating Shinya Hīragī.”
Shinya caught those words being spoken while they were turning the corner of the hallway together. Only briefly did he let go of (y/n)’s hand to grab the male by his uniform collar and slam him against the wall.
“I’ll set this straight with you, and with everyone else. (Y/n) (L/n) is NOT a ‘Nobody’ girl,” he snarled in a low menacing tone. “She is my beloved girlfriend, and never have I loved anyone more. So don’t you DARE say that about her.”
Upon letting go of the poor guy’s collar, the male collapsed onto the floor. The black aura around Shinya dissipated immediately once he was back at (y/n)’s side, smiling like an idiot. He intertwined their hands together the way it was before and walked to their classroom. They both took their seats, waiting for the class to start and finally move along with the day.
Several weeks had already passed. Right now, they were at Guren’s place just lazing around.
“Can you two please not?”
“What?” (y/n) looked up from her book, sitting in between Shinya’s legs with his arms wrapped around her and head buried in the crook of her neck.
“Can you please not be so gross and romantic in my own room?”
“Guren is just being stingy because he has no love life,” Shinya yawned out.
She put down her book and turned to face him so that she could ruffle his hair. He pushed his head into her palms, asking for more petting. Eventually he lifted his head and leaned forward for kisses, which (y/n) gladly gave.
“Oh my god please stop,” Guren made gagging noises at the sight of the two kissing.
Shinya finally pulled back and the both of them chuckled at Guren’s over exaggerated reaction.
“Mmm, I love you, Shinya,” (y/n) nuzzled against his warm neck.
“I love you too, (y/n),” he responded with kisses to the forehead.
“Ew, stop it guys.”
“Aww, it’s okay Guren. Even if your love life is always a failure, you can still be Shinya’s best man,” she snickered.
“Please just leave,” the black-haired male sighed out in frustration at the teasing couple.
“If you say so~” Shinya sang out and grabbed up all of their things before pulling (y/n) up by her hand and running out together.
Neither of them were ready to go their separate ways yet, so they decided to make their way to (y/n)’s apartment complex. The whole entire way was filled with laughing and making fun of Guren. When it finally quieted down, they were still holding hands and walking down the street in a comfortable silence.
Arriving at her apartment complex, they both collapsed onto the sofa from the long day.
“Hey, (y/n)? There’s something I’ve wanted to talk about for a while. Something that’s a pretty big issue.”
“Well, go ahead,” she faced him with that serious spark in her eyes.
“Well, I’m already engaged. An arranged marriage though.”
She nodded slowly, encouraging him to continue speaking.
“I was adopted into the Hīragī family because I’m supposed to marry Mahiru Hīragī. But she’s in love with someone else, and well, so am I.”
He took a deep breath to fully process his own words.
“My family isn’t going to accept you, (y/n).”
“So… they’re going to try and separate us, correct?”
He nodded in response, looking down at his lap in despair.
“Well, I guess this is the only good having dead parents will bring you,” (y/n) sighed and shut her eyes.
“Can we just… sleep? And deal with that when that time comes?”
“No arguments there.”
The next week, (y/n) didn’t come to school one morning.
“Do you know where she is? Is she still at home? I hope she’s okay…” Shinya rambled on and on about her to Guren.
“I’m sure she’s fine. We can visit her once school is over.”
Yet, Shinya couldn’t help but think something terrible had happened to her, or that something terrible would happen.
Fifteen minutes later, he found out he was right.
The city sirens went off and the intercom buzzed in.
“Attention, Attention. Do not panic. Vampires have broken in through the West Gate. Please calmly make your way to the nearest evacuation shelter. Once again, do not panic.”
The teacher didn’t even dismiss the class, nor did the school begin the overly drilled evacuation procedure before Shinya ran out of the room with one person on his mind.
‘(y/n)! She lives right near the West Gate!!!’
“YOU IDIOT, WAIT! YOU’RE GOING TO GET YOURSELF KILLED!” Guren ran after his friend.
“I’D RATHER DIE WITH (Y/N) THAN LET HER DIE ALONE!” Shinya screamed back.
(y/n) heard the announcement from inside her apartment. But she couldn’t do anything. She had an intense fever and barely had the strength to even take a step out of her bed. Several minutes already passed since she heard the vampires entering the city. Now, she was only praying that they wouldn’t find her in—
“Ahh~ I thought I smelled a filthy human,” a voice followed the crash of her apartment door. “Everyone ran and abandoned you here? How selfish of them,” the vampire smiled down at her mockingly.
“Shhh… Shi-shinya is…” she tried to wheeze out.
“Hmm? ‘Shinya’? A lover?” the vampire mused. If she wasn’t so bed-ridden, she would at least attempt to rip out the bloodsucker’s long silver hair. Even if she might end up getting her hand ripped off.
“I guess he left you behind too, huh?”
The glare you gave the vampire was weak and did nothing to intimidate him.
“Shi…nya w-wouldn’t— he won’t leave me,” (y/n) coughed out between gasps and breaths.
“Well where is he now? Hm—”
“(Y/N)! (Y/N) ARE YOU HERE!? TELL ME YOU’RE OKA—!!!”
Adrenaline rushed through her body at the sight of Shinya, and she sat up immediately to yell at him.
“You stupid, idiot boyfriend! I’m—” she coughed before continuing, “—I’m fine! Just please leave before you—”
“Hmm… So you’re Shinya?” the vampire strutted up to (y/n)’s boyfriend and seeming to do an up-down scan of him. “I see. Ferid Bathory, Seventh Progenitor at your service. Well, see you later! I’ll be taking (y/n) back with me!”
The— now that (y/n) looked at him, way too overdressed— vampire sent Shinya flying out the door and they heard him crash into the ledge opposite her apartment.
“Holy crap!” she heard another voice yell soon after the collision. “Are you alright, Shinya???”
Turning to look just out the door, she saw Guren rush into the entryway and tend to Shinya. But it wasn’t long before he spotted the tall vampire grinning down at him.
“ARE YOU BOTH IDIOTS?!? Why would you come to me? Didn’t you hear the announcements!?!?”
“Ahh. More people keep on coming. I don’t want to fight though…” Ferid whined. “It takes up so much energy… I guess I’ll be leaving with (y/n) now then.”
He turned from the two males fallen at the front door and easily picked (y/n) up by her waist.
“You bastard…” Guren growled out. He rushed forward and swung his arm back to try and at least get a chance to smack the vampire once, but even while facing the other way Ferid was able to detect the movement with no problem and stopped his fist with a free hand.
“Ah come on. Why must you keep on struggling. You know that you’re just going to lose anyways,” the vampire threw Guren back easily, making him land on top of Shinya.
“Guren! Shinya!” (y/n) gasped out, trying to wriggle her way out of the vampire’s tightening grip.
“Now, now, (y/n). We must go now. Once you come with me, you’ll have a much better life.”
“Like hell I will! Put me down!” she still gave a few attempts to struggle. But they were all futile efforts, as Ferid simply walked out and disappeared down the road with (y/n) in tow.
“Fuck!” Shinya leaned against (y/n)’s living room wall. “I couldn’t do anything… I couldn’t do anything for her at all… If I was with her before, if I came here instead of going to school, I could have saved her… I couldn’t fucking do anything, Guren,” he choked out during the aftermath of the attack.
They hadn’t gotten very far since they saw (y/n) being plucked from right out of their lives. The two of them moved into the slightly more safe area of her apartment to wait for the invasion to pass.
Shinya had spent hours despairing, hours saying that he could have helped her if only he was worried about her and cared about her more like he properly should have that morning. Guren couldn’t even say anything. He had nothing to say. Sure, he could spout out the overused “it’s going to be okay” bullshit, but both of them knew that, it’s not going to be okay.
“(y/n)… Please… Where are you?… I need you to be with me…”
“I love you…”