You glanced up from your current activity of shuffling all your homework around in your binder. You had just gotten settled down into homeroom, and were just trying to get organized for the day.
"Yeah, Kiku?" you replied, turning around in your chair to greet your Japanese friend behind you. You grinned at him. He seemed to be shuffling something around under his desk also.
"Can you come here for a second?" he asked softly. You scooted out of your seat and went to kneel next to his desk. He opened a smaller binder of his own, and the two of you leaned over it.
"Rook, this is my Pikachu correction."
The binder was totally full of Pokemon cards! There were holographics, Japanese ones, old and rare ones, special editions, Pikachu, Pichu, and Raichu galore...
Your [e/c] eyes sparkled as you flipped through the binder. "Kiku, this is an amazing collection! I'm so jealous!" you exclaimed. He smiled.
"Yes, I thought you would rike to see it," he said.
Enthralled, you continued flipping through pages of cards. Kiku watched you, his faint smile gradually growing.
"Would you rike me to give you one?"
Your head snapped up in surprise.
"Really?!" you gasped. "You'd give me a card from your collection? Oh, I couldn't possibly just-"
"No, prease. I insist." He gently pulled the binder out of your hands and thoughtfully glanced over the cards. His dull brown eyes lit up momentarily, and he slipped a card out of its cover.
"Is this arright?" he asked, handing it to you. You bit your lip to keep from gasping dramatically. Was it all right?! HECK YEAH! This was the very same old, ultra-rare Pikachu card that came exclusively in a deluxe package of Pokemon the Movie 2000! You had been trying to get your hands on it for years.
"Kiku, I freaking love you right now!" you squealed. He blushed and glanced away, stuttering awkwardly.
"W-w-werr, I knew that it was one you had been rooking for, and I happen to have severar, so-"
"Ooohmigosh, hi Kiku! Whatcha doin'~?"
One of the girls from your class came prancing over, sitting right on the edge of Kiku's desk. "No way, are those Pokeyman cards?"
You resisted the urge to facepalm at the gross mispronunciation, and rolled your eyes.
"Aww, they're all soooooo totally adorable!" she gushed. "Can I have one? Pretty please?"
Scooting away from the girl as subtly as possible, Kiku wordlessly picked out a random duplicate card and handed it to her. She giggled and squeezed it to her chest.
"Thank you sooooo much! It's so cute! Sayonara, Kiku-san!" she bubbled, disappearing as quickly as she had materialized before. The two of you sweatdropped.
"...Sorry about that," you muttered.
Kiku shook his head embarrassedly. "It's not your faurt. Anyway..." He slipped out one more card. "This is for you, arso."
"But why?" you asked, accepting it hesitantly. Looking at it, you quietly squeaked in delight- it was an adorable Pichu card that you had been missing from your own collection! Pichu was one of your all-time favorite Pokemon!!
He smiled at you, tilting his head slightly. "Because you're special, ______-chan."