“Oi Josuke! Where are you going?” Jotaro called out to the teen that was currently striding away from his home.
“To hang with _______. I’ll be back some time before dark or something.” Josuke called back nonchalantly without even tuning around. “I need a break from fighting stands every once in a while yo.”
“Ooo he’s going to see his girlfriend~!” Tomoko cooed teasingly from the door frame.
“SHUT UP MOM!” Josuke shot back, turning around angrily with a flushed face of many different shades.
She snickered and snuck back into the house while Jotaro mumbled his usual ‘yare yare daze’ with a slight chuckle. Josuke growled with his still red face and spun back around, stomping off down the street while contemplating on even coming back home for a while now.
“Lighten up Josuke! Just go have fun and don’t get yourself killed.” Jotaro called out one more time before turning away to take care of some of his own errands, still finding amusement in teasing Josuke.
The words getting caught by Josuke’s ears as he fumed off, he sighed loudly with annoyance before rounding a corner and continuing on his way towards the local park he was to meet you at, attempting to plot some sort of revenge for his mother later.
It took a few minutes, but eventually Josuke came across the park he desired. He began to scan the gentle slope of the hill the park was set on to start a search or you, but ended up not even having to do as much as that as you had spotted him first from nowhere almost, bouncing over to him excitedly while screaming his name.
“Yo Josuke! You finally made it!” You cheered, grabbing him and pulling him into one of your bone crushing death hugs. “What took ya so long?”
Josuke’s breath heaved a bit at the squeeze, him chuckling a little at your usual greeting towards him. “Sorry, there was a little hold up with my family.” He told you with a sheepish chuckle.
“Ah, of course. Families: The greatest hold up when they feel like messin’ with ya.” You nodded with a grin, releasing him. “And… Hey Josuke… Why are there trace f blush on your face? What’s the deal there~?” You noticed, staring him down curiously.
“P-pardon? O-of course not! Why the hell would I be blushing?!” He responded defensively, backing up and turning his head away as what was left of his blush quickly returned again.
“Oh you so are. What did your mom say to get you so flustered~?” You questioned, inching closer to him with curiosity. “I can see you getting redder too. Am I bothering you Josuke-kun~?”
He made sounds of embarrassed disapproval, denying all you were saying as he kept his head turned with his strong refusal to tell you anything. He was trying to think of some way to respond to your persistence. He soon no longer had to though as your laughter cut off his train of thought, making him turn to see you snickering like an idiot in front of him.
“You’re just so adorable when you’re flustered~! Ah, I love doing that to you~” You hummed, wiping fake tears away as you grinned at him.
“Why you- Rrrgh.” He growled, getting even more embarrassed for simply being embarrassed, your cute comment driving him nuts for what he wanted to reply with but had no balls to. Curse his mother for pre-flustering him.
“Aw, come on! Lighten up you dork! I’m just messin’ with ya cute self~!” You winked. “Besides, I’m sure your mom said something to do with you and me, am I right?”
He flinched in defeat, face still a space heater at this point. “Yup.” He mumbled.
“Knew it~!” You said. “I think I’ll leave the teasing to your mom for now. Besides, I wouldn’t want your brains to boil out from all the damage I’ve done~!”
“Oh I’ll do more than have my brains boil out.” He muttered under his breath, lips twitching with a strong urge he had to hold back from.
“Pardon me? What was that?” You questioned, raising a brow at him.
“Nothing! N-nothing at all!” He said evasively, regaining most of his composure as his slight attitude brought him back to his senses. “Shouldn’t we get on with our day though? Y’know. Go on with the reason you called me out here for?” He added, trying to change the subject.
“Oh yeah! Right! I guess it would be dumb to waste any more of our precious time. Let’s go!” You announced.
“Uh, go where exactly? And do what? Like what was your plan for today?” Josuke asked.
“Nothing in particular. I just wanted to spend the day with you! That’s all I really look forward to in a day anyway~” You winked, gesturing to go on a walk anywhere.
Josuke blinked a couple times before looking down at the ground. “Stop fuckin’ flustering me god dammit.” He grumbled, staring off in a random direction. “Come on, let’s go.” He said a little louder, waving for you to follow him as he began to slowly walk in the direction he was staring.
“So adorable~!” You hummed to yourself, quickly catching up to him and walking at his side as your unplanned day began.
You and Josuke marched on up and down random streets with no set destination in mind, finally breaking out a good conversation compared to the one sided one held when you first met up. The main topic was stand development for you, and it was still unchanged; you having the ability to see stands, but not having any sort of manifestation of one for yourself. It was odd, but you didn’t mind. Seeing them was cool enough for you.
The conversation from there soon became lighthearted as you slipped away from the topic of stands and into some lame goofy shit instead. Laughs were exchanged and Josuke was even making fun of himself for how flustered he got earlier, jokes flying like mad as the both of you returned to flirtatious comments, trying to get each other to blush. After a solid ten minutes of that, Josuke had successfully made you blush and he cheered loudly at that, laughing and calling it payback for earlier, leaving out the part that he totally meant that sweet comment he made though.
“Yo yo let’s go over there!” You soon interrupted, clearing your throat to regain your composure after that fluster contest and step up to a nice open area. “This street looks rad at sunset because of the way the sky is framed behind all of the buildings.”
Josuke’s vision followed yours to look at the blue and pink sky, clouds a glowing orange at their rims behind all the buildings that parted just right to see everything from a prime angle. He whistled at the sight, never actually having stopped to take it in before.
“Pretty, isn’t it?” You commented, turning to face him with a smile.
He turned his head towards you as well, returning your smile. “Yeah, it’s almost as pretty as y-!”
Josuke’s sure to be sweet sentence was cut off by a sudden whizzing sound, something going by his face and slicing his cheek, another thing piercing him a couple times in the arm and causing immediate bleeding as his eyes shrunk with shock, yours reflecting the expression.
“Josuke!” You gasped, quickly stepping closer to him and investigate his sliced cheek. You looked down at his arm and seen two large needle-like pieces of metal protruding from points on his arm, causing severe bleeding even though they haven’t even been removed.
“W-what the?!” Josuke stammered, panicking slightly at the sudden attack.
“Fu fu fu~ Too easy to attack you worthless kids~” A stranger’s voice sounded out, mocking you in your situation.
You whipped around to face forward again and see who the voice belonged to. Standing directly across from you in the little plaza was some strange man, a tall stand shadowing behind him with a threatening aura as he smirked victoriously. “And who the FUCK are YOU?!” You yelled, threat rising in your voice.
“Oh, just someone sent to execute the little shit that has been messing with all us stand user’s meddling.” He replied. “You’ll need not my name. I mean, what’s the purpose of having it when you’ll be DEAD anyway!”
Josuke growled and manifested Crazy Diamond with clear intention to fight even when injured.
“Ha! Just try me punk!” The man laughed, various sharp objects of more than just the needle variety sticking out from him and his stand threateningly. “Ya idiotic punk with the fuckwad hairdo. I can’t wait to see your blood all over this damn plaza.” He added, launching the sharp objects at him.
Normally, Josuke would have fumed into a rage as he took on a defensive position. Instead though, he stared in shock—almost fear—at you standing before him.
“Say that again buddy. I fuckin’ dare ya.” You growled deeply, right arm outstretched to the side, your fist closed and bleeding bright red around a clump of various sharp objects.
“__-_______ your hand…” Josuke stuttered quietly, voice almost lost from the new shock.
“Eeeeeeh? The fuck are you doing with my weapons in your hand you stupid girl? You enjoy having a shredded fucking hand?” The man commented, readying another set of weapons, majority to be directed at you this time.
You dropped the handful to the ground, your hand literally sliced all to hell with blood gushing out of it everywhere, yet you hadn’t flinched at all. He fired again at you and Josuke, all the ones aimed at you being dodged, but the ones aimed at Josuke you immediately leapt in front of, taking all his hits for him.
“_______!” Josuke cried out again, becoming horrified as things stuck out of your shoulder, arm, chest, and sides.
“Ooo aren’t you brave. Trying to protect your shitty boyfriend are ya, you dumb bitch?” He taunted.
“It’s one thing to fuck with me using such threats,” You began, taking steps towards him and ripping out one object from your flesh with each step. “But it’s another thing to even DARE fuck with someone I love. How DARE you. Kill him? Kill me? I dare you to even try you selfless fucking prick. Don’t you EVER insult or hurt Josuke. Don’t you EVER FUCKING ATTEMPT TO HURT THE ONES I LOVE YOU SACK OF FUCKING SHIT!” You screamed, ripping out the final hunk of metal from your body, blood gushing out at rapid rates as you took off at an impossible speed towards your enemy.
“Oho aren’t you just cute.” The man snorted, launching various barrages of sharp objects at faster speeds towards you.
You effortlessly knocked everything aside with your hands, denying them and their path straight into the ground. The man began to get a panicked expression as he tried to go faster, launching larger hunks of sharper metal at you, some set to flames or charged with electricity. You let it all hit you, clothes set aflame and electricity pulsing through you until your nails turned black at the tips. You never stopped though, and kept charging forward at an even faster and faster rate until you were upon this man, your bloodied fist raised high until you brought it down with such unexpected force, the faint outline of a large white fist alongside yours as you punched his face in and knocked him into the ground with a snap of his neck, the concrete below shattering from the impact as blood pooled around him and his surely shattered skull.
You stood there panting, holes all over your body oozing blood and your hand damn near ready to fall off from how torn it was. Josuke ran over to you just in time to catch you as you fell from lack of balance and blood loss.
“Jesus Christ _______ are you alright?! Fuck- why’d I ask that you’re bleeding to death with fucking holes in your body!” He panicked, holding your limp form close.
“Nah, I feel absolutely amazing. I saved you the work of taking care of that prick, and managed to protect you from further damage. I couldn’t be happier about what I just did.” You coughed with a weak smile. “As long as you’re okay, I am too… Man, this must be what death feels like also.” You snorted, plenty more blood pouring from your wounds as you became delirious and slightly dazed.
“Don’t fuckin’ say things like that you ass.” Josuke scolded, almost crying. “Crazy Diamond.”
Upon calling his stand, you illuminated with a brightly coloured aura and felt all the holes in your body close up, blood and pulse returning as your sliced up hand became whole once again. Finally able to hold your consciousness, you blinked a couple times dumbly before you sighed and shook your head.
“Damn. I almost forgot you could do that. Holy shit I totally thought I was going to die there.” You chuckled, looking over your newly reformed hand.
“You know I wouldn’t let that happen. God damn am I glad you’re alive.” He said with a hoarse crack in his voice, hugging you closely, but also flinching a bit from the pain in his left arm.
“Woah hey careful there. You still didn’t escape in too great a condition yourself. And you can’t heal your own wounds either. Here, let me get this for you.” You said quickly, noticing the needle-like pieces of metal still protruding from his arm. “You were smart not to remove them yet. I was a pretty good example of how that would’ve turned out.”
Cautiously, you removed the two pieces from their places, ripping parts of your already torn jacket off to tie off and prevent any severe bleeding until the wounds could be properly treated. Josuke winced a bit at the initial removal, but it came down to a dull throbbing once the holes were tied off and left him with room to move his arm with relative comfort.
“There. You should be good for the moment. You feel okay?” You asked with a little worry in your tone.
“Yeah, thank you.” Josuke nodded. “But _______... Back when you, well, exploded on that guy, did you mean all of what you said? Y’know… The love part.” He asked nervously.
“Oh, I really let that slip then did I? Rage got the best of me there…” You chuckled sheepishly.
“Yeah, that. Was that…”
“True? One hundred percent. I was so pissed that I just let my feelings take over and I blurted that. But yeah, I meant it. I am seriously so in love with you that seeing you hurt drove me mad, and all those nasty insults… Fuck I could have gutted him if I didn’t have what little self-control I did. I felt the strong urge to protect you because of that love, and I did.” You said honestly, looking at him directly with sincerity.
Josuke began to blush once again, but felt no embarrassment from it like before. “S-so you really-”
“Yes you moron I fucking love you. Why else was I flirting with you the way I was?” You chuckled as you interrupted him.
Josuke had to clear his throat before he choked, a small smile creeping onto his face as he averted his eyes, feeling a sense of relief and happiness. “And to think that I’ve been keeping myself from almost saying that all evening.”
“Ah I knew it.” You giggled. “You’re terrible at hiding things like that, but that’s just another reason for me to just love you.” You hummed, carefully embracing him in a warm hug. “I’m just glad you aren’t hurt too badly.”
Josuke returned your hug with a smile, squeezing you tightly with relief. “Would’ve been nice if I escaped without harm to my AMAZING face though~” He joked, nuzzling into your neck.
You snorted and pulled back to look at him with a dorky grin. “It’ll heal eventually you dork. Besides, I’ll be there to help you recover anyway, because I still want to protect you and your ‘amazing’ face.” You snickered.
You then leaned up and gently kissed the slowly healing cut on his cheek, making him blush from surprise. You giggled at the reaction as you mumbled something about how cute he was, redirecting your next kiss and planting it on his lips sweetly as you placed one of your hands as the base of his neck to pull him close. Though he was caught by surprise and his blush deepened greatly, he still smiled and returned the kiss to you with such unknown passion and a madly beating heart. Even when your fingers bumped the carefully styled bits of hair at the base of his neck, he never flinched or cared in the slightest, simply because it was you. Gingerly, he held you at your waist to keep you close as if he would almost lose you again to another heroic stunt, feeling ultimate bliss as a wish of his had finally come true.
Eventually, you pulled back from him slowly and looked him deeply in his swirling blue eyes with a wide smile plastered across your face. He couldn’t help but have one too and you soon ended up laughing like idiots at each other before you hugged him again.
“You’re such a dork.” He commented.
“Tch, you’re one to talk.” You snorted.
“Touchè” He chuckled. “But hey, thanks for protecting me. You did something amazing, and I think you’ve nearly found your stand.” He added, giving you a gentle squeeze.
“Anything for you. Cause you know… I love you.” You mumbled, nuzzling into his chest.
“Tch, same to you _______.” He responded, kissing the top of your head with thankfulness that you were both alive.