Both Takasugi and Gintoki were staring at each other. None of them wanted to back out.
Sakamoto laughed at the side. “You two fight like an old married couple. Ever thought about marrying?”
Both Takasugi and Gintoki turned to Sakamoto, and just looked at him. They did not reject the idea, or made fun of them. Gintoki actually looked thoughtful, while Takasugi looked like a storm. He was unable to explain it.
Sakamoto tried to break the silence with the laughter, as he scratched his back of the head. “Well…”
“Why did you get that idea?” Takasugi asked, as he came closer. He was intimidating, when he entered other people’s personal space.
“It was just a joke.” Sakamoto said, as he backed a step, putting his hands out. “I did not mean anything with that.”
“You realize it is against the law?” Katsura now said, his arms crossed.
Sakamoto looked from one to another. He did not imagine that a innocent comment like that would affect them like that.
“Actually, some aliens allow the marriage between two people with the same sex.” Kurokono said. “Some support the marriage to more people as well.”
Sakamoto now looked at Kurokono. “Thank you, but…”
“That could work.” said Gintoki, still thinking.
Now all of them looked at Gintoki, who shrugged. “Either we win and we get to make rules, or aliens win and we have to adopt their rules. It works then either way.”
Sakamoto now looked confused between them. What were they talking about?
Takasugi and Katsura, on the other hand, glared at Gintoki. Like the last sentence angered them.
Kurokono grabbed Sakamoto for the biceps and dragged his away. “Let the three lover birds deal with that revelation.” he said.
“Oh.” Sakamoto only said, and his eyes softened. That explained quite a lot.
Gintoki sighed. “Look, even I don’t know…”
“Will you marry me?” both Katsura and Takasugi said at the same time. Then they glared at each other.
“I think it is not needed.” said Gintoki, as he put his arm on each of them, bringing them closer. “But I will. If you two want it.”
Takasugi looked away, while Katsura’s eyes softened.
“It is needed.” Takasugi said, still looking away. “What do you think marriage is anyway?”
“A family.” Gintoki said. “The one you choose yourself. Isn’t it?”
“A family, right?” Takasugi said. “And you are just alright with it?”
“Why would I not be?” Gintoki asked.
“Gintoki, your love…” Katsura started, but then he stopped himself. He promised himself that he will not mentioned it anymore.
Gintoki looked a little sadder. “You guys know what I can and can’t give.” he said. “That is why I can say it. Because you know what I mean by that.”
“We should do this properly.” Katsura said. “We need to ask families for permission and so on.”
“Well, the rich brat here is the only one that still have a family beside teacher to ask.” said Gintoki, grinning.
“I was disowned.” Takasugi said in their face. “Is your brain really that leaky that you can’t remember something I already told you million times before?”
“We should still ask teacher.” said Katsura. He voice was stern, as a warning to the other two.
“It means that we won’t be able to do it during the war.” Takasugi said.
Gintoki said: “It is something to look forward to, once we all get out of it.”
“That is true.” said Katsura. “So once we all get out of this war, let’s get married. Legally or illegally.”
“Like the people rebelling against the government care about legality.” said Takasugi.
Gintoki looked at both of them. He was happy that he was able to find his place among this two.