They seat together on the sofa, enjoying each other's presence. Peace and quiet are such rare treats nowadays in Kaneki's life, with his constant hunger and desire for human flesh.
It is only around Hide that he feels complete, at peace.
They have been dating for over a year now, and when they are together, it feels like nothing has changed.
Hide munches on a few chips while Kaneki sips at his coffee idly, watching tv with his best friend, with his boyfriend and his confidant.
Hide has always been there for him, ever since they were little boys, and now he means so much more to him that the goofy young man could ever imagine.
"You are staring again" Hide's teasing tone interrupts Kaneki's thoughts, and he smiles sheepishly in return, chuckling timidly.
"Well, yes. Yes, I was. You are just too cute"
"Cute enough to eat me up?" Hide joked, clearly not taking even such a serious matter seriously. This makes Kaneki feel like less of a monster. He is grateful.
He loves Hide so much.
"Don't be an idiot" He chuckles back, and shakes his head. "No, I would never eat you. I couldn't bear to live without you, Hide"
"I know, I'm just that awesome" Hide retorts playfully, and before Kaneki can reply, he moves closer on the sofa and kisses him deeply, wrapping his long arms around Ken's slender frame.
Hide can't think of a better way to spend a lazy afternoon than just like this, in Kaneki's arm.
Well... perhaps one other way.
"Hey, let's go to the bedroom" He winks sensually, and grabs Kaneki's hand, kissing him as they came their way to their bed.