Shuuji/Akira, G. 500 words. Shuuji could've been a little more grateful, honestly.
(Akira's motivation for doing well may be a little sketchy, but whatever gets the job done.)
door on the left
Bando/Nobuta, kind of, G. 208 words. The choices we make, and where they take us.
(Bando would've surprised no one if she'd made the easier choice.)