Author: Oujo ha Rippa PM
Whoever makes it onto Fuuta's 'love list' means they are destined to become a couple, but when Tsuna Sawada gets paired with his teacher Giotto, he's determined to do everything he can to prove the list wrong. G27. One-sided K27. Hints of 0027.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Giotto/Ieyasu S./Vongola I/Vongola Primo & Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,056 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 04-01-11 - Published: 08-27-10 - id: 6276126
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Well howdy there partners! Ready for some good old fashioned lovey dovey romance story that involves none other than the infamous couple of G27? Now a lot of you may be wondering:
'Oujo-san! Why did you change your name! What do we call you now!' well, I changed it because of my obsession with the pairings Creek and Style. If you know what those pairings are, good for you, if you don't, look them up.
You may also be wonders: 'Creek-san! You have too many stories going on! Why are you starting a new one!' go and see chapter seven of How the Other Half Lives for further details on how my updating works. It takes too long to explain it over and over.
So, here I present you 'The List', no it wasn't number one on the top of the poll but after a great debate, Matters of the Heart will be started after How the Other Half Lives because it's a much longer story than this one will be and although we like long plot filled stories, you don't want to stress out your favourite author now do you?
Oh hai dere T rating. Are you going to be moving up to M? M stands for MAYBE.
Summary – Whoever makes it onto Fuuta's 'love list' means they are destined to become a couple, but when Tsuna Sawada gets paired with his new teacher Giotto, he's determined to do everything he can to prove the list wrong. G27 BABY!
Chapter 01: Everything in Tens
The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves –Richard Bach
There were ten perfectly good reasons why this list should not have been created and Tsuna Sawada was going to list them all, even if this meant wasting a perfectly good amount of paper on pointless arguments to how Fuuta's love list was entirely and utterly wrong.
For starters, Fuuta had paired Tsuna himself on this list with another guy which was most definitely not true and NEVER would be true. I mean sure, the fourteen year old looked a little on the feminine side and all and he had never had a girlfriend since he had literally convinced himself he was in love with Kyoko Sasagawa, also known as the most beautiful girl in Namimori Middle.
Scratch that, using the word convinced and in love in the same sentence was not going to look very…well, convincing.
The point was Tsuna was straight. He was not gay, he had never even looked at another boy in such a way before and there was no way on earth he would even consider seeing an older male in such an intimate way. Especially an older male that happened to be his new homeroom and Maths teacher; he was not going to let Giotto Vongola's amazing good looks get to him. No. He was stronger than that, hell he didn't even need to be strong to fight off those good looks! He wasn't gay anyway.
He was not gay
Reason number two was that not only was his apparent 'other half' was older than him and his teacher; he was also twenty years old for crying out loud! Not only would his teacher get taken to court and would never be able to work with children again, there was a big six year age gap between them! That was just wrong, so utterly wrong.
Moving onto the next reason, there was no possible way in hell, heaven or earth that his male teacher would even consider seeing such a no good male student who gets slandered almost every single day by his fellow classmates as a potential lover. Emphasis on the word male is needed since it heightens the fact once more they're both GUYS. Why did Tsuna even need to put emphasis on the word male anyway! It's completely obvious that two guys together was just painstakingly wrong.
Reason four is that these lists waste paper, paper that comes from trees that provide their country and the rest of the world with oxygen so they can breathe and actually live. Using all that paper on those ridiculous lists Fuuta made was a waste of perfectly good oxygen! I mean really, being alive is a lot more important than these 'amazing' lists that are apparently blessed with the gift of making sure the couples on the list do get together.
Another reason was that Fuuta was Tsuna's friend and if anyone on the list were to break up or die, people would assume that Fuuta's lists were actually hit lists and a lot of angry people would be out to get Fuuta, and Tsuna didn't want that for his friend. Even if that same friend thought it was hilarious that he happened to put Tsuna and their new teacher together on this list when he went into his 'trance mode'. Very funny Fuuta, I think not.
It was also a waste of ink and pencil led, Fuuta was really going to regret this one day when he runs out of pen ink or pencil led in the middle of doing his homework and he ends up getting a detention for that.
Did he forget to mention that their teacher was most likely the straightest man ever? Despite his metrosexual look about him and the fact he took more care of himself than the other teachers in the school, everything about him screamed that he was straight and most definitely a ladies man. In no way or aspect could Giotto Vongola be gay.
Plus how many of the couples on the list have actually gotten together? I mean really, for one there was Gokudera and Yamamoto! How messed up was that! No way were they together or in a relationship! Tsuna had known both of the boys for years and there was no way they would get together and be in a relationship! And, they were both guys.
Tsuna hardly even knew his new teacher! That alone was another reason itself! The most Giotto Vongola had ever said to him was 'I hope it's not my lesson that's boring you so much it's sending you to sleep, Sawada'. And that was weeks ago! Weeks! It's not like he was counting the days to when his teacher would speak to him again but come on! They hadn't even had a proper one on one convosation before!
Again, Fuuta would regret this if this list became openly known throughout the school and people would start demanding Fuuta to write a various amount of couples down on the list and his nights would be spent writing down various couples on this stupid list instead of doing homework and spending the rest of his middle school days in detention.
There. Ten reasons, he did it.
Tsuna Sawada's List on why Fuuta's Love List Should Not Exist
1. I'm not gay, I like Kyoko Sasagawa!
2. Vongola-sensei is six years older than me! He'll be taken to court and lose his job if anything did happen between us!
3. We're not compatible, plus, we're both GUYS!
4. It's a waste of paper and oxygen, I'm an idiot and I can still figure that out!
5. If anyone on this list broke up or died people would be out to get you Fuuta.
6. You'll run out of ink and led soon Fuuta, and you won't be able to do your homework.
7. Vongola-sensei is straight, meaning he does not like BOYS! Especially boys YOUNGER than him!
8. How many people on this list are a couple anyway!
9. I've never even spoken to Vongola-sensei before! Apart from that one time when I apologized for falling asleep!
10. You'll regret this when this goes public Fuuta, you won't be able to do your homework.
I'm guessing you're probably lost to what this is all about, right? Well, it started out innocently enough when Tsuna Sawada was twelve years old; his friend Fuuta had started to claim he had 'psychic love powers' that could predict future couples that were destined for each other. Of course, being the kind natured boy Tsuna was, he didn't try to tell Fuuta first hand that he was indeed insanely crazy and off his rocker. No one had the power to predict who was destined for each other and who wasn't. But people began to take this seriously, some even breaking up with their current girlfriend or boyfriend and actually getting together with the person they were apparently destined to be with.
Of course, by the time things got way, way out of hand, it was too late for Tsuna to sit down and talk to Fuuta seriously about this and try and explain to him that was he was doing was irrational and wrong; but with no self-confidence at his side and a friendship he cared for, Tsuna wasn't able to do it and still wasn't.
But now that Fuuta had put Tsuna's name down on his infamous list, the brunette wasn't having any more of this list nonsense. If this got out to anyone it would be all over the school within a matter of minutes and he would feel so damned guilty for costing his new teacher his job! A job he probably worked his ass off to get! No, Tsuna could not simply allow this to happen.
Despite the fact that half of the reasons he had put down on his list were ones that were easily debunked with simple and obvious facts and reasons, Tsuna was one hundred-percent certain that his own list of reasons to why Fuuta's list should not exist was fool proof; there was not a single doubt in his mind that anything he had put down on his list sounded stupid or was obviously wrong.
However he did not take into account the fact that the only real reason why Kyoko Sasagawa was nice to him in the first place was the fact she thought he was gay along with the rest of the schools population, plus the fact he had never even dated a girl before and had liked the same girl for most of his entire life kind of gave people the impression that the teenage boy was just…well, in the closet and was in complete denial about not liking guys.
And then reason number two, he was thinking about the consequence before the action, really giving others the impression that, well…putting it simply, any decent straight bloke would not put down the consequences of what would happen for number two. They would instead put how wrong and disgusting the thought of being with an older man would be and wouldn't even have to think about the consequences as the problem that would cause them would be frightening enough.
Therefore, at some point since Tsuna had first seen his new teacher, he had fantasised about being in a relationship with him and had thought out all the possible outcomes to where that relationship would lead.
Reason three as the same debunk as above, apart from the fact that Tsuna, to put down that they weren't 'compatible' as he put it, meant that the brunette had thought about the chemistry between them: what went well and what didn't. Again, a straight guy wouldn't think about the compatibility between himself and the man in question, most likely they would talk about how they are more compatible with girls.
The next reason shows just how blatantly obvious Tsuna was running out of ideas for his list since it was totally obvious he was in a state of denial in which he would not come out of and either had to pay one of the smart, older students to give him good reasons why wasting paper was bad, or, he finally figured out how to turn on a computer, open internet explorer and search for reasons why wasting paper was bad on Google since we all know well and truly there was no possible way Tsuna could've thought these things out on his own.
Again, same as reason number four or he unintentionally used guilt trip to try and make out by putting this reason down he was the innocent one in this trying to look out for his friend, which was half true. The only part that wasn't true was the looking out for friend part; it was blatantly obvious Tsuna was more concerned about himself and his denial when putting such an unintentional reason down.
That would have to be the smartest thing Tsuna had ever done if that was what happened.
Once again, same as reasons one and three, not mentioning that here he was being a total hypocrite by actual showing care towards some form of homework. Tsuna didn't care about homework, that's why half of his life was spent in detention repenting those nights he fell asleep at boring maths problems he never understood and practicing how to speak properly in English when his teacher called on him to read out a bit of text. Nice try Tsuna, but it's not going to work.
The fact for reason number seven on Tsuna's list is that no one actually does know or not if indeed Giotto Vongola was straight or not; sure he was a charmer and the ladies wooed over him like no tomorrow, but that didn't mean he had to like girls. For all Tsuna and everyone else could know, their teacher could be bisexual, or even gay, therefore making this point invalid.
Then there was reason eight, which wasn't even a reason but a question. The fact of the matter was, everyone who had ended up on this list had become a couple and still were a couple. Sure many of them may not be as publically affectionate as some of the others, but if you asked any couple that had ended up on Fuuta's list if they were still together and happy, all of them would say yes, and they couldn't be happier.
Reason nine was not good for Tsuna's anti-list case either, since the boy remembered the exact date and time of when his teacher first ever spoke to him, what the weather was like, what Giotto Vongola had actually said word to word and was boxers he had on that day. Maybe if he knew what coloured socks he had on instead reason nine may have been a little more forgivable, but the fact he remembered what boxers he was wearing was just too much of a suggestive innuendo to pass up as a mere coincidence and therefore is linked with reason one and two's debunk.
And last but by no means least, reason number ten was all in all just too vague to pass up as a reason. And again with the homework; maybe if Tsuna actually did some homework, just a little bit, the homework excuses would be, like the above reason, forgivable. However, his homework record shows little to no admittance of any homework for this year so far.
Therefore, all in all, none of Tsuna's reasons were fool proof and would not stand a chance against the facts and the blatant reasons that could be backed up by numerous of people, making Tsuna's chance against trying to get Fuuta to stop making this list an utter fail.
Of course, anyone who had read Tsuna's list wasn't exactly…well, enough of a mean spirit to break the poor boys hopes and dreams of actually succeeding at one thing in his life, and therefore doing the second meanest thing they could've done instead: lead him onto believing he had a shot of winning with such farfetched ideas.
And that leads us to today, it was around about the end of April, just coming into the beginning of May, where the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom, sprawling a pink mix of silken feather like petals over the streets of Namimori, showering it with Spring love that passed them by only once every year.
It was a warm day, not blistering hot like it would be in about two months from now, but not bone chilling cold either like it was a couple of months ago, although it was slightly more over on the cold side of things today as the air was still damp with the wet, cold moist from yesterday's drizzle and the morning dew was still hanging in the air. Despite the fact the atmosphere was filled with a dank frenzy, the sun blazed out from underneath the fluffy white clouds and beaming down onto the small town with its ultraviolet rays in the light blue sky. You could just about see the sky through the empty areas between patches of clouds, and that was where the sun would peak out.
Morning was still upon the students in Namimori Middle and it was a Thursday morning. Thursdays weren't such bad days, when it's Thursday, at least you then know it was nearing the end of the week, whereas when it was Monday, you didn't want to get out of bed to start the week, and Tuesday was even worse because you're still tired and weary from Monday. By Wednesday, you at least feel some sort of accomplishment of making it through half of the week without going insane, and then by the time it was Friday, all concentration was long gone from your body and was replaced by uncontrollable hyperactivity that no matter what you did, it would not go away since freedom was only six hours away.
So, all in all, Thursdays weren't all that bad. In fact, Thursdays were a good day. Second best to Saturday's maybe.
However, when you're Tsuna Sawada, no school day can bring any good fortune, especially Maths classes that are present first thing on a Thursday morning for a double period. Meaning a whole two hours and a half with Giotto Vongola, which meant a lot of whispering and giggling aimed in his direction that mostly came from girls.
For the whole of homeroom and now the first ten minutes of his History lesson, he had spent his time not doing work like the rest of the class, but instead perfecting the reasons he had listed on his list so he could finally present them to Fuuta at break time, which was an hour and fifty minutes away from now. Plenty of time to give good back up reasons to why his reasoning was completely not retarded.
"And the answer is, Sawada-san?" Tsuna heard a sleek, monotonous voice call from the front of the classroom. Within an instant, his head jerked up from looking down at his desk at the paper to meet the azure blue eyes of his one and only Maths teacher, Giotto Vongola.
It didn't surprise nor faze Tsuna when he heard various giggles coming from various different girls who were silently discussing the situation Giotto had put Tsuna in.
"C-could you repeat the question Vongola-sensei?" Tsuna managed to get out after about two full minutes of staring right at his blonde teacher with his mouth hung agape, catching flies so to say, with no mental thoughts processing through his feeble mind other that 'what if he thinks I'm stupid now!'.
Because that doesn't obviously turn more things against you Tsuna, don't worry, every single boy worries that their male teacher may think they look stupid and get all flustered about it. Not.
"The answer was ninety-four Sawada-san, next time, I would appreciate it if you paid attention to my class. Stay behind after class," the blonde teacher said to him in the same monotonous voice that seemed to erupt a loud chorus of 'Oooooh~!'s. There went his chance to reason with Fuuta, although he still had lunchtime to put forth his pathetic reasons.
Maybe this was Gods way of punishing him for the lack of homework he seemed to have contributed in this lifetime and how he practically had nothing he could do with his sorry ass life other than work behind a counter at a convenience store and end up messing up that job and having to live off benefits from the government and his mother for the rest of his sorry life. Yeah, his life was going nowhere.
On the other hand the rest of the lesson had passed by fairly quickly and for half of it, Tsuna even tried to pay attention; which, of course, failed miserably but hey, what could you do, at least the pour soul tried to understand what was going on in the lesson but his teacher had lost him when he started to bring in something about a pie fag and a theory into all this with symbols and letters that made no sense to Tsuna whatsoever, therefore causing him to switch off his brain from the Maths and back onto a more dire matter at hand: his dignity.
When the bell had finally rung indicating to the students it was their break time for twenty minutes, Tsuna received a lot of snide comments from fellow students in his class who passed him by on their way out of the class, such as 'have fun making out with your lover faggot' or something or explicit like 'make sure you don't get any of that stuff on my desk Sawada!'.
Yeah, it wasn't good.
"Sawada-san," Giotto finally said when all the other students had left, closing the door shut once the last person was gone, walking slowly back over to his desk and leaning back against it, folding his arms after pushing his glass up on his nose, crossing the front of his legs while narrowing those intimidating glazier blue eyes onto Tsuna's own chocolate brown ones, "I don't know what it is with you, or if you act like this with any of the other teachers; I may be new to this kind of job, but I won't put up with this kind of behaviour in my classroom. You are here to learn, not to do homework for other classes inside my lesson…"
Tsuna cut him off, "I-It's not homework Vongola-sensei," he blurted out, his face flushing.
"Sawada-san, I wasn't finished," Giotto replied sternly, rubbing his forehead and sighing heavily before continuing with his speech, "I should give you a detention right now Sawada-san, but from what I can already gather, you probably spend most of your after school life in detention and plus, I know you don't mean wrong, if you paid attention a little more and did your homework on time, you'd be a pretty decent kid," he said slowly, his gaze almost softening on the brunette.
"I-I understand Vongola-sensei," Tsuna managed to blurt out. Pull yourself together Tsuna! This is only your teacher! There's no need to get so worked up and flustered!
"However I can't let you off without a punishment Sawada-san, I can't have you thinking I'm some pushover teacher who won't think twice about putting you in detention if you do this again," Giotto started to say, extending out one of his hands while pushing his glasses up again with the other, "I'll need to confiscate that piece of paper of yours."
Tsuna felt a lump form in his throat and his mouth becoming dry; he couldn't let Vongola-sensei of all people see this list! He'd probably look like some kind of lunatic or he'd have a lot of explaining to do, so much that he'd never be able to come to school again without dying in a pool of red hot embarrassment every time he saw his teacher! No way, he couldn't give him the piece of paper.
"But I need it sensei!" Tsuna protested anxiously, almost trembling in fear, feeling slightly nauseous and faint. This was it, his doom, his death, his fate. This was where he was going to die and what an embarrassing death it would be. No pun intended.
"Sawada-san, do you WANT a detention?" Giotto asked.
"N-no but I-!" Tsuna tried to protest.
"Then give me the piece of paper."
"Now Sawada, don't make me repeat myself."
Sighing in defeat, Tsuna shakily rose out of his chair, his feet heavy on the wooden ground beneath him as his slender hands reached out to grab the piece of worn parchment off his old, wooden desk, clutching it tightly in his hands. He took in a long, deep breath before letting it out again in a shaky sigh, trying to calm the overwhelming nerves taunting his emotions at this very moment.
One step at a time, that's all it was, just one little baby step at a time. Right foot then left foot, one in front of the other in a simple, comprehensive order that he and everyone else had followed ever since they had taken those first little steps away from the couch and towards their mom or dad without the support of an object there to hold them up; however Tsuna knew his posture would've been a whole lot better right now if he had a couch to hold onto while walking towards his teacher.
He was queasy and sick, ready to throw up at any moment from his oversensitive nervous system. Every step felt like a hundred, causing the feeling of dread and trepidation to join his anxiety in the battle of emotions. He couldn't hand this over, he just couldn't.
"Sawada-san I don't have all day," Giotto said impatiently, snapping Tsuna out of his trance of despair and sending him wheeling back to the reality of it all, and the reality was that he was literally only a couple of steps away from his blonde teacher. A bit closer than arms distance, but not too close that it was crossing into the uncomfortable zone.
"R-right," Tsuna barely managed to whisper, slowly extending his hand and handing his list to the blonde teacher, looking down at the floor to hide his face the best he could. Now all he had to do was wait for the shame and the guilt to join his current feelings as he slowly waited for his utter demise.
But minutes passed and there was nothing but silence. Complete and utter silence, quiet enough to hear a pin drop and echo throughout the entire room the two were in right now at this moment.
"…Sawada-san what is this?" Giotto finally said after what seemed like a century of silence, now looking at the brunette and holding the piece of paper out to almost taunt Tsuna more with the fact that yes he read something that was completely and majorly embarrassing and was composed and written by Tsuna himself and this was only going to add to Tsuna's certain death.
"…I-I can explain Vongola-sensei! It's not…I-It's not mine!" well that was a stupid thing to say.
"Sawada-san, it has your name at the top," the blonde retorted.
If some godly force wanted to strike Tsuna down at that very moment, he was more than happy to welcome the blow.
"It…I was just–!" Tsuna tried to say.
"'Reason seven: Vongola-sensei is straight meaning he does not like boys', Sawada-san, what makes you think you know what my sexual preferences are?" Giotto interrupted, almost coldly at the brunette before him, raising an eyebrow at the other.
"N-no! I-It wasn't like that Vongola-sensei! Y-you see F-Fuuta-san has this list and–!" Tsuna tried to say once again, however with no avail.
"And what sort of list is this?" the blonde teacher asked.
"…A-a love list o-of couples F-Fuuta-san thinks will end up together…" Tsuna replied quietly, his face literally beaming strawberry red, his gaze averting to the floor.
"And this list has to do with it because…?" Giotto pressed.
Taking a deep breath, Tsuna slowly looked back up at his new teacher before replying.
"B-because he put y-you down on the list with me."
And there is your lengthy chapter my fellow readers! Eight pages long with and without the authors note. I hope you enjoyed it~ not a lot of speech in this chapter but you should all be used to how I introduce my opening chapters by now.
I shall be looking forward to your reviews~