(I had a marine bio class)
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Universe Optional
Summary: Kakyoin can't sleep.
Word Count: 250
“Why marine life?” Kakyoin whispers, staring at the ceiling.
There’s a grumble from the next bed. “Go to sleep, Noriaki.”
He holds his breath for a second. Despite how predictable Jotaro seems, he’s actually master of the unexpected. “I can’t,” he confesses, and for one awful second stretched to infinity, the silence is accusing. Then…
“Did you know there’s a species of crab that will have a heart attack if you chase it too long?”
Instantly Kakyoin sits up, eyes wide. “You’re making that up.”
“Nope.” One of Jotaro’s huge hands comes to rest on the cap placed above his face. The rest of him doesn’t move. Then, again: “Did you know that most tidal pools are somewhat unique in their species composition, even ones only a meter apart?”
The only interest Kakyoin usually has for this sort of thing is as an amateur artist, but he turns on his stomach, fluffing his pillow, facing his friend. “Wow,” he breathes.
He can hear Jotaro’s grin—and it’s actually a grin and not a smirk, for once—in the deep voice. “Did you know that octopi can learn puzzle solutions by watching another octopus complete the puzzle?”
“That’s really cool,” he says, eyes sparkling, and then a thought occurs to him. “You know, if you talk about all your marine knowledge tomorrow, it’ll annoy Polnareff.”
“Challenge accepted, jerk.” Now it’s an affectionate smile. Jotaro puts his hand back to his side. “Get some sleep.”
"Good night, Jotaro," Kakyoin whispers, already relaxing.