The voice is piercing, so close to Ushijima Wakatoshi’s ear that he jumps a bit and nearly falls off the swing he’s seated on.
When he turns to try and find the source, he’s met with something so close to his face, he can’t tell for sure what it is until he tilts his head back a bit.
Once his eyes have focused, he finds a fair-skinned hand, delicately holding a bright red ladybug in its palm.
For a moment, he’s nervous; he’s seen other kids visit this same park, catching the harmless bugs only to almost immediately crush them in their hands for fun.
Ushijima has never understood this, he’s always been fascinated by and interested in bugs.
That nervousness quickly fades away when he moves his gaze up, finally resting on the stranger’s face. His eyes are wide, excited, focused intently on the small creature in the palm of his hand.
Ushijima drops his stare to the stranger’s hand again, watching the way he slowly moves it as the small bug crawls across his skin.
He’s almost in a trance, until the kid speaks again, followed with a soft giggle.
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