Part Two, Giroro's POV
"N... Nii-chan.." Damnit, I shouldve known listening to Keroro would get me into trouble. It wasn't even worth it. It was barely any fun, and Zeroro had to get hurt again.... I don't know why we stick around sometimes. I could be sleeping peacefully, but now I'm in trouble. That idiot.
Well, Garuru continued to scold us. The same old "You should've known better." routine. I love my older brother and look up to him, but sometimes I wish he'd cut me some slack. Just let me be when I got into trouble. But I guess his military training makes him act so serious and diciplined.
"Well, what do you have to say for yourselves?" I looked up at my brother. I really didn't know what to say to make this situation easier on me... Why can't Keroro just man up and tell him? I realised I was going to have to be the one to apologize. I hate doing that.. It hurts my soldier's pride. It's a miracle what happened next. I guess distractions can be good once in a while.
Pururu, rushing in, draging along a crying Zeroro. She must have noticed that we were already caught, and took the opportuinty to get help for my friend. He must've gotten sicker than I thought... he was coughing pretty bad. Stupid lakewater, must've had some kind of virus in it. There he stood, a paler blue than normal, shaking, sneezing, tears streaming down his face. Why does Keroro always target him? I could read my friends emotions clearly, and I wondered why I would have let Keroro get that opportunity. I blamed myslef mostly, but I also dumped a whole lot of the blame on the green frog who I called 'friend'.
After seeing Pururu and Zeroro, my brother spoke once more. "Pururu, take Zeroro to the med bay. Then the rest of you go back to sleep until 0500 hours. The four of you shall meet me in the detention hall after breakfast. We'll see what happens from there.
So, I went back to my room. I couldn't sleep. I was thinking about Zeroro the entire time. Morning came, and after breakfast we regrouped. Zeroro looked faint... It's a shame he has to be punished too. Keroro's enough trauma for the guy. He really should be resting up right now. He's walking slower than the rest. I decide to stay behind the others so we could talk.
"Zeroro, are you ok?"
We stopped. Before I knew it, Zeroro wrapped his arms around me. I felt something warm and wet on my shoulder... Zeroro was crying. Here he was, holding on to me, crying into my shoulder. He came to me of all people? Certianly he should feel more comfortable around Pururu... She's the kindest of us all, I can be pretty agressive. But I can't stand to see him like this. But for some reason, I felt different. It's different then when Pururu-chan or one of my other friends would cry and come to me for comfort. This feeling... it was more than just friendship.. what is going on? I shove my thoughts aside. I should pay attention to Zeroro, he needed it.
"Hey... Its ok. Zeroro, after today you can get plenty of rest ok? I'll come visit you during free hour too. We can play with the trains, that ok?" I wasn't sure what to say at this time. I stuttered through most of it.
He held me tighter.
"I, i'd like that, Giroro-kun. Thanks."
Zeroro gave me a small peck on the cheek. Wait, what? Was that a kiss? A kiss? Ok, now I was really confused. Really, really, truly confused. I was about to reply when I heard a familiar voice.
"You two better hurry up before you get in more trouble."
Pururu again? She certianly does have a thing for chiming in when people are having a moment. This time it wasn't such a lucky occurence. I felt pretty embarrased though... Here I was, being kissed by my best friend, when the girl I liked interrupted, looking like she and my other friend had been watching the whole time? This was going to be a long day....