Pairing: Nishikido Ryo/Tadayoshi Ohkura
Summary: Two unlikely companions find themselves becoming friends due to the one thing they have in common - loneliness. As scandals and deceit unravel quicker than either one can catch his breath, a single act of kindness, a single offer of help, leads to something greater than either one could have ever imagined. But what will happen when their next obstacle that presents itself, following the unthinkable, is even more impossible to overcome?
(“I do… Because I… I want to protect you,” Ohkura whispered.)