The moment Yukio Okumura opened his eyes he knew it was going to be a long day.
His brother, normally sound asleep at this time (and impossible to wake up), was in the process of pulling his school shirt over his head.
Yukio placed his glasses over his eyes just in time to see Rin’s disgruntled face pop out the shirt collar. Not a good sign.
“Morning!” Yukio smiled in hopes that pretending cheer would brighten his brother’s mood. He received a grunt in reply. Not good, not good.
“How unusual to see you up so early,” maybe praising productivity would help. “I’m happy to see you’re becoming more dedicated to school.”
“Couldn’t sleep,” Rin relented. He rubbed his forehead irritably, tail swishing with agitation.
Yukio wanted to lecture him into tucking the tail away, but such lectures never went over well with his brother. Especially when he was already in a rotten mood. Instead, he opted for concern.
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