If only Jiro knew how tired she was…it was different from being sleepy and all, even waking up made her feel more anxious…so to hear him say he was gonna take some time off, she perked up, her grip tightening around him. 'Oh thank you, thank you…' she repeated over and over in her head, feeling this sudden relief wash over her…no more of those voices for a while.
"…T-Thank you…" She managed to say, her voice cracking…probably from not talking much during the last few weeks. She looked up at him, no doubt he could see how her eyes look so drained, this wasn’t like her…where was his usual Gen who was so bubbly and lively? Gen wanted to know where that side of her went, she desperately need to get back to her old self. She reached up to cup his cheeks, staring at him a bit before her expression sadden a bit. She felt a wave of sudden guilt, Jiro…he looked just as stressed as her, was she doing this to him? That wasn’t fair…not to him, he didn’t deserve to be this frustrated with her problems…
"…Jiro…? Am I…a nuisance to you?" She knew she shouldn’t ask him that, but she couldn’t help it…she moved in with him, hoping that paranoid feeling would go away from her home but instead, it gotten worse. And it seemed that Jiro could sense it too. What a inconvenience she was, she thought. She let go, rubbing her eyes as a few tired breathes let out, gosh she felt like she was gonna break down any moment now. "I-I’m sorry, I just…" She could tell him, about the voices, but would he believe her? She knew how suspicious Jiro was about anything supernatural…she never been so conflicted to tell someone how she was feeling… "…you know …that feeling when…you can’t take it anymore so you just…end it all…" She glanced up at him for a second time, probably on the verge of tears…
"Is it bad that I feel like that sometimes…? I-I hate that I would even think that…but…" She stopped, she probably made the situation worse with her rambling and sniffled, her breathing becoming much more shallow.
Jiro closed his eyes and held Gen close, listening to her heart beat and feeling it against him. He opened his eyes a little when she started to chatter and started heading into a negative tone about her being a bother…and not wanting to be…around anymore. Jiro tensed a little bit and pulled back from Gen, instantly his hands cupped her face and he held it firmly so that she couldn’t look away not even a second, but he was completely gentle at the same time.
" …Genevive…." he said in a serious tone, looking at her with such a serious look…as if she was one of the guys that he worked with. He looked almost hurt by her words and it wasn’t until a second later her eyes softened a little. " …Dont…Dont ever ask me that again…do you hear me? I don’t ever want to hear such nonsense come out of your mouth like that…understand?" his voice was stern but..it honestly did sound a little hurt. He closed his eyes a little and leaned into her some, resting his forehead on hers and sighed. " …There has been a lot of stressful things happening for both you and myself…while I can handle it a lot better than you can…that doesnt mean that you are a nisance my love…"
Jiro’s lips curled up into a tiny smile and sighed a little bit. ” I know…I know you’re struggling Gen…I can see it…youre tired…worn out…you want it all to just stop…but it wont…not right now at least….” his hans slipped from her face to her neck and then her shoulders, all the way to her hands and holding them tightly and tenderly. ” …itll be alright Gen…I promise you…itll be alright…because I’m here…and Im here to take care of you…and to make sure that you are alright….” he lifted her hands and kissed them for a moment, letting his lips linger.
" ….Gen…I need you to let me know when you..feel like its too much to bare alright? Please…I know you dont like sharing such things but…Im asking you…please talk to me…even if you think it will uspet me…dont worry about me…think about yourself. What good am I if you can’t talk to me…." he started to drift off in his own words and shook his head and looked her right in her eyes once again.
" …I love you…alright? I need you to always remember that…I love you…so much and I’m here….Im here for you…"
Jiro smiled a little bit before looking around his office and chuckling a little. ” …you know…its getting a little too boring around here…and since we both seem to have taken off work for a little bit..why don’t we go somewhere else…? A little vacation.” he smiled and held her close. ” …what do you say?”