Atsushi was soaked to the bone by the time they made it back to the apartment - Akutagawa had smoothly used Rashomon as an umbrella and, when Atsushi had complained, angled the sluicing water to drench him just before they made it into the building's lobby.
(more) He was not pleased, although Akutagawa seemed amused at himself.
"Just for that you're getting in the bath with me," Atsushi said, already pulling his drenched shirt off over his head before Akutagawa had even closed the door behind them.
As the door clicked closed, a tremendous thunderclap echoed above the building, and all the lights flickered, went out for a few seconds, and then came back on, dim. Atsushi stood there with the wet shirt still on his arms and said, "mother /fucker./"
"Vulgarity is unnecessary, we didn't actually lose power," Akutagawa said, and the lights flickered warningly again.
"Stop talking about it," Atsushi hissed. He edged down the hallway like he expected something to spring out at him.
"I thought you weren't affected by horror movies," Akutagawa trailed him languidly, taking the opportunity to stare at Atsushi's back. When he stopped abruptly, Akutagawa looked up, to realize Atsushi was staring up at the dark, high ceiling in the main room. "What, were-tiger, scared of some shadows-?"
The flash of lightning that split the sky illuminated a vague, human-shaped mass on the ceiling; followed immediately by an ear-splitting crack of thunder that made them both jump. Akutagawa was already in motion but Atsushi flung himself backward, smack into Akutagawa and they both tumbled over backwards. He managed to catch Atsushi in his arms and cushioned him as they both hit the floor, but sent Rashomon in a defensive stab toward the ceiling.
Chuuya yelped as he hit the floor hard. "What the FUCK!?"(less)