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Tezuka woke up in the middle of the night. He never woke up at night, but he understood when he felt he had to pee. Lazily he got out of bed and went to the lavatories in the middle of the hall way. There was a single light, but other than the that it was completely dark. Without his glasses Tezuka could see even less. He almost jumped when a person appeared in the light, stepping out of the shadows. Fuji's grinning face could be pretty scary in the dark.
'What are you doing here?' Tezuka hissed.
'I had to pee,' answered the Seer. 'But I knew you were coming, so I waited a little. Even though I'm much older now than when I first got here, I still don't like the darkness much. Knowing that you were up gave me courage to go here.'
'At least you're not sleeping in front of my room anymore,' the older boy said dryly.
Fuji laughed softly. 'You were the coolest and strongest person I knew back then. Of course I would go to you! I think I still would. You're sixteen, but you look like a full grown man. You're so tall and broad!'
'You will grow more too.'
'I won't,' replied Fuji.
'You don't kn… oh, I see. I'm sorry.' Tezuka didn't really know what to say.
'Don't worry,' said Fuji with a smile. 'I guess it suits me, ne? I look rather feminine, so it would be strange if I had a big manly body like yours.'
'That might be indeed,' answered Tezuka. 'But you do have the brains of an adult. That's more important, especially in your case, where you work for the King at a young age.'
'Yeah, I probably have seen a lot of things I shouldn't have seen at this age, or that nobody should ever see, at any age. Maybe that makes me older than other people that are fourteen as well. But you don't really act your age either, Tezuka! Everyone thinks you're about twenty years old, but that is still four years from now!'
'I guess we're both more mature then. But if you don't mind, I would like to use the lavatory now.'
Fuji stepped aside and let Tezuka in. A minute later he came back again and noticed Fuji had been waiting for him.
'Why are you still here?' he asked.
'Will you walk me back to my room? It's so dark in the hall way, my eyes are used to the light by now.'Tezuka raised an eyebrow, but when Fuji showed him his puppy eyes he didn't resist. 'Alright,' he said. 'But hurry now, or it will be morning already.'