The American’s heart was pounding and if everyone actually listened then they would probably hear how fast the complex organ in his chest was beating. The promising smile that the older sent him constricted his breathing. It was too much for him.
In other words, Ash works at Toys R Us and Eiji gets shot by a Nerf gun.
Eiji knew that he was staring. He knew that it was only a matter of time before he got caught, but for some reason, he couldn’t stop. He was mesmerized. The boy’s beauty was like no other, pale skin and rosy cheeks. And oh, his eyes were a rich color of jade.
“That was the fourth time we’ve made eye contact. I’m pretty sure you owe me your name by now,” said the blonde. Eiji squeaked, finally noticing that the other had made its way to sit beside him on the train. He was even prettier up close. It was a miracle that he managed to say something without sounding so strained.
Alternatively: Eiji meets Ash on the subway and he forms a penchant for those jade irises.