|Life Is a Rose, Beware of the Thorns
Author: CutePiglet PM
Yami Yamanashi, famous actor, and his best friend, Yugi Mutou, author of the world's bestseller, never got the chance to spend some time together. But when it's announced that there will be a movie based on Yugi's novel, Yami grabs his chance and takes Yugi with him to shoot the movie. However, Yami never expected that his female co-star could mess up so many things so easily. YxYYRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Yami Yūgi & Yūgi M. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,354 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 10-26-12 - Published: 07-08-12 - id: 8298621
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Author's note: Hello and welcome to a new story! This idea has been haunting me for a while and I had to give it a shot. I hope I'll be able to fight writer's block with this, because DAYUM writer's block is a bitch. At least I'll have time for the next couple of weeks to actually write, because school's finally over.
So, anyway, hope you like this new story of mine.
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Friendship
Pairing(s): Yami no Yugi x Yugi Mutou (Puzzleshipping), hinted Yami no Yugi x Anzu Mazaki (Revolutionshipping), hinted Yugi Mutou x Anzu Mazaki (Peachshipping), Anzu Mazaki and Ryuuji Otogi (Persevereshipping) and Katsuya Jounouchi x Mai Kujaku (Polarshipping). Damn, that's a lot of pairings. xD
Summary: Yami Yamanashi, famous actor, and his best friend, Yugi Mutou, author of the world's bestseller, never got the chance to spend some time together. But when it's announced that there will be a movie based on Yugi's novel, Yami grabs his chance and takes Yugi with him to shoot the movie. However, Yami never expected that his female co-star could mess up so many things so easily. YxYY
Sadly enough, I'm not Kazuki Takahashi, so I don't own YGO. Aw, sad~.
Having a writer as a best friend did have its advantages, but it also had its disadvantages. Especially when you are a world famous actor. For example, you barely have time for each other, and when you get home, it'll never go further than, "Hi, I had a great day, but now I've got to get those damn lines in my head," or "My character finally confessed his love to the love of his life, but now I'll have throw in a plot twist to make sure the readers won't get bored."
They say that opposites attract, and not like that, but in a best friend way. Living in a normal apartment was the best idea he had ever come up with; no one knew they lived here or would try looking for them here, obviously you would expect a famous actor to live in a huge villa somewhere near the beach.
Living the life as the famous Yami Yamanashi was not as pretty as he thought it would be. And having the Yugi Mutou as your best friend was not the best idea. They grew up together in a little town called Domino, their parents lived right next to each other, so avoiding each other everyday would be Mission Impossible. Yugi was born in Domino and Yami moved there when he had just turned six, they met the first day, and they had been inseparable ever since. They'd see each other everyday and never got tired of the same old stories they had to tell each other.
When Yugi mentioned something about becoming a writer and that he had all these great ideas in his head, Yami could not be happier for him. His best friend already knew what he wanted to become, and he, himself, had no idea whatsoever. On the other hand, he was only eleven years old at the time, Yugi was ten, but everyone is different.
One day, there were rumors going around, everyone was talking about the most famous director coming over to Domino to shoot a couple of scenes for his upcoming movie. Yugi and Yami were sitting on the porch, playing a game of Truth or Dare. Yami was fourteen years old and Yugi, being a year younger than him, was thirteen. They did not know anything about the famous Riku Iwate, probably because he had only directed romance movies and neither of them was really into romance.
"Okay, Yami, truth or dare?" Yugi had asked him with a sweet, innocent smile. It could only mean one thing, dear little Yugi was up to something. Yami had always loved challenges, he would never back off, so he leaned closer to him with a playful smirk.
"Dare." Yugi's large, purple eyes moved over to the tall director and pointed a slender finger in his direction. He had a dangerous grin on his face, showing his snow-white teeth to the world and his eyes sparkled with mischief.
"I dare you to walk over to that director and say that you want to become an actor." For a moment, Yami felt the color draining from his face, making way for a small red flush on his nose. Yugi knew he hated walking up to random people, especially if they were grown adults and looked really arrogant, like that director. "Or are you too scared?" Yami gave him a look and pushed himself off the ground, dusting off his white pants.
"It's nothing. I'll be back in a minute." He mentally cursed his shyness that was somewhere deep down inside his heart. The shyness only showed up when it came to these things, the walls that he built around his heart fell apart just by looking at the guy. Yami's red eyes were larger than usual and his walk was a little funnier than he could remember. Riku Iwate turned around when Yami came closer, a gentle smile appearing on his face.
"Hey, kid." He bent his knees a little so he could look Yami in the eye, Yami saw himself in those brown eyes that were giving him a friendly look. "Is there something I can do for you?" Yami cleared his throat and raised his finger, as if he was going to point out something.
"My name is Yami Yamanashi, I'm fourteen years old and I want to become an actor," he said in one breath. For a moment, the brown eyes looked confused, then the man stood straight and threw his head back, laughing quite loudly. Oh, he was going to get Yugi back for this. The director laughed for a good few seconds before he ran out of breath and wiped away a small tear that had escaped from his eye.
"Kid, I really like you. Do you even know who you're talking to?" At this point, Yami's face grew blank like the back of one his posters in his room. He had no idea who this director was, but apparently Yugi knew, now all of it made sense. Yami's blank expression disappeared to make way for a mock glare. "My name is Riku Iwate, famous director that broke his own record six times, by directing a couple of number ones."
"Then how come I haven't heard of you?" Yami raised an eyebrow, Iwate was already glowing with pride just by saying all those things about himself. He was staring dreamily into distance with a wide smile on his lips. He turned back to Yami, placing a big hand on his shoulder, for a moment, Yami buckled under the weight, that was one strong grip.
"I guess you haven't had a girlfriend, yet. I only direct romance movies and I bet you're not ready for all that mushy stuff." Yami slowly backed away, not liking where this was going. "But let me tell you something. No one's ever walked up to me like you have, saying that they want to become an actor. You've got guts and I like that. Have you ever appeared in a movie before?
"You bet he has!" a new voice said. Both of them turned around to see Yugi standing there with the same mischievous grin on his face like he had a couple of minutes ago. "He's one of the best actors out there!" Yami's eyes widened even more, he had no idea how to act, let alone in front of, apparently, the most famous director in the world. If this was Yugi's way of playing some kind of sick joke, then he was doing a pretty good job.
"Well, we'll see how great he is. Give me your number and I'll let you know when I'll be shooting my next movie. It'll probably be very soon, because I'm almost done with this one and I've already received a lot of letters for my next movie," Iwate said, reaching for his back pocket and getting out a small notebook with a blue pen attached to it. He bit off the top of the pen and let the tip hove over the blank piece of paper, looking at Yami with a grin.
If it had not been for that dare of Yugi, Yami would not be standing here, now twenty years old, leaning against the back of the front door, staring at nothing in particular with two letters in his hand that he had picked up from the ground. Turned out that Yami was really good at acting, Iwate, or just Riku, as Yami called him these days, had said that he was a natural. He soon found out that Yami had never done anything in the world of acting, but that it would not be a problem.
For the past six years, Yami had been the main character in four movies and managed to reach the top of the huge mountain and place a flag there with his name on it for everyone to see.
"Yami?" Yanked out of his thoughts, Yami turned his head to the right, seeing Yugi's head poking out from his room, his reading glasses were balancing on the bridge of his nose and he was smiling at him with that typical Yugi smile of his.
"Hey, Aibou," Yami waved with the letters, walking towards him. He dropped the letters onto the kitchen table and leaned against the doorframe with his shoulder. Yugi's desk was always a mess, it did not matter how many times he organized it, the next day it would just be as bad as the day before. Scattered notes lay everywhere, along with empty cups and different kinds of pens. Yeah, this was the desk of a writer, Yami thought with a small smile on his lips. "So, how many words today?"
"About 2,000," Yugi said, after he had placed two fingers on his mouse pad so he could scroll. "It's almost finished. You should be able to read it in a couple of months, if it gets published that is." Yami leaned on Yugi's shoulders with his elbows, placing his head on top of his best friend's, causing Yugi to close the laptop as quickly as he could.
"Aw, come on, I know you don't want me to read it, so I won't. Don't you trust me?" Yugi turned around so Yami had to remove his arms from his shoulders and gave him a look.
"Do you really want me to answer that? Do I need to tell you what happened when we were-"
"Okay, point taken," Yami said, raising his hands in defense. "Really, though, you can trust me on this one. You've got to have a little more confidence than that. You don't think I will laugh at your writing, do you?" Yugi's eyes slowly drifted off to the ground, a small hint of pink appearing on his pale cheeks. Yami took a seat on the chair next to him, the cushions on the chair let out a soft sigh as he did and he placed a hand on Yugi's arm. "I've never laughed at you before. I know you're one of the best out there. You're a great story teller, which obviously means that you're a good writer, too."
"I guess I'll never understand why you won't let me read it until it's published, though I understand that you'll want to change a few things when you read it one more time, but—"
Yugi grew silent, he looked at the ground, his hand hovered in the air and his glasses were dangerously close to falling off his nose. Yami reached for his glasses and carefully pushed them up again before they got the chance to fall. Instead of thanking him, Yugi got up and picked up those two letters Yami had lain down.
"You left your cellphone here today and someone called, saying that it was really important that you would call them back," Yugi muttered softly. Yami felt a huge knot in his stomach, Yugi sounded pretty upset and that could only mean one thing. Yugi was absently opening the envelopes with a butter knife he had grabbed and pretended that those letters were more important than anything else at the moment. "I left it on the couch, right there." He waved the butter knife towards the brown couch in the corner and continued to focus on the letters.
Yami picked up his blue cellphone and flipped it open, seeing that he had three missed phone calls from Riku. Sucking in his lower lip, he dug his teeth into it and looked back at Yugi, who held out a letter to him. It all fitted together like a puzzle.
"This one's for you. The other one's for me."
"Want to read it at the same time?" Yami said with a nervous, but hopeful smile. Yugi was not amused, though quickly nodded after he had handed him the letter. They looked at each other and Yami gave him a nod and started reading the letter. His eyes softened more with each word and he clutched the letter in his hand, until… His eyes almost popped out of his head and his head shot up like a racket, just like Yugi's, whose eyes were as wide as his.
"-They're gonna shoot a movie."
"With me in it."
"Directed by Riku."
Both letters fell to the ground and both boys stared at each other with the same look on their face. Yugi was in complete shock and so was Yami. He thought that it was gonna be another big movie, but not a movie based on Yugi's first novel!
"I just thought I wasn't gonna see you for a whole year again. I never expected this." Yugi was the first one to break the silence, he did not look happy nor sad. Yami walked over to him and held his shoulders, giving him a reassuring squeeze to calm him down.
"Aibou, this is the greatest thing that can happen to a writer. This is great news!" However, Yugi still wasn't satisfied, he took a step back and shook his head.
"No, it's not. I don't want a movie based on my novel," he said vaguely. Yami tipped his head to one side, most of the time, he understood most of Yugi's thoughts, but now he felt like he was standing in the middle of nowhere. He was completely lost.
"Why not?" Yugi turned around, so his back was facing Yami, folding his slim arms over his chest and looking at the wall, clearly indicating that he did not want to talk about it. But Yami wanted to know what was going on, he hated to see Yugi this way. "Don't make me tickle it out of you." Yugi froze on the spot, slowly turning his head over his shoulder with a deadly glare in his eyes. A normal person would have flinched, but Yami knew Yugi way too well that he would not hurt him.
"Yami, I'm serious about this." Yami let himself fall on the couch, running a hand through his wild hair.
"So am I, Aibou. Just tell me what's going on and I'll leave you alone. I hate seeing you like this, especially when I don't know what the hell is going on. Any other writer would've been jumping up and down, not facing the wall, sulking about it." Yugi rolled his eyes and picked up the letter from the ground. "I know it's a story about love and such, and we both know I'm not a huge fan of romance movies, but this is a great opportunity and I will not let it slip through my fingers that easily. Unless you have a very good reason."
"Oh, so you don't have a problem with the fact that you have to have sex with a girl you don't even know in front of at least five cameras?" Yami almost choked and had to catch himself so he would not end up on the floor.
"What?" Slowly, Yugi's small lips curled into a sadistic smile and he burst out laughing. "I don't remember that part!" Yugi sat next to him and stopped laughing, patting his arm.
"Don't worry, I'm fooling around. I guess I just have to get used to the idea, I mean, being there on the set, seeing you act like my hero." Yami turned to him with a small frown.
"Your hero?" Yugi gave him a quick wink and leaned into him.
"Words of an author. You'd never understand," he said playfully.
"Does that mean you'll sign the contract?" Yami was more than happy to see that they'd passed the other stage, where Yugi was still angry. Of course, he had every right to refuse, but by agreeing, they could finally spend some time with each other. The only reason that Yugi was so upset was because he thought he would not be able to see Yami for a whole year and that he'd be lucky enough to receive a phone call once per week.
And, honestly, Yami could not wait to spend more time with his best friend. He wrapped an arm around Yugi and drew him closer. Yugi looked up at him, blinking a couple of times and Yami could not help but chuckle at the sight.
"You have Riku's number on speed dial, right?"
Author's note: There we go, that was the first chapter. It practically wrote itself, so I hope it's still okay.
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