Rating: PG-13 (for language and adult situations)

Pairings: Shuichi/Yuki and Aizawa/Shuichi

Genres: Angst/Drama

Summary: AU fic. We all know what happened that night in Aizawa's apartment. What if things had happened a little differently? Shuichi's life is about to become more complicated then he could ever imagined.

Setting: This is in Aizawa's apartment, right at the point where Shuichi finds out that Aizawa knows about him and Yuki. But, events are going to be changed. I'm sorry if this seems to be a bit odd.

Disclaimer: I don't own Gravitation or any of it's characters.


Unexpected Comfort

Chapter 1

"So, that Yuki guy dumped you?" Aizawa looked at him, a cool smile on his face. Shuichi blinked, taken aback. "You're better off. He seemed like a drag anyways." Aizawa set down the beer he'd been drinking as he looked at Shuichi.

"How did you know that?" Shuichi felt scared, an unexplained knot forming in his stomach. Every instinct cried out that he should get up and run away. An ugly smirk formed on Aizawa's face.

He leaned in closer, "You just told me." Shuichi felt horror wash over him, causing him to tremble. "I can't believe you were that stupid." The other man snickered, obviously reveling in Shuichi's fear.

"Wh-what do you want?" He felt small and weak.

"Simple. Give up Bad Luck. Quit and gracefully fade out of the spot light. Don't and I tell everyone about you two. Then not only will you be finished, but so will your precious Yuki." A look of satisfaction crossed Aizawa's face.

"You can't! What makes you think you can do this? Why?" Tremors were running through his body. He had never conceived of this man as a threat and didn't know how to handle him.

"Why? Because I can. It's what you deserve." Aizawa sounded confidant, sure of his victory.

"Why are you doing this? What did I ever do to you!?" Shuichi couldn't keep the tears back anymore. He couldn't choke back the pain and the fear.

Aizawa's eyes darkened visibly at the question. "What have you ever done?" It was a whisper, barely audible. "Quit acting like you're the fucking victim here!" He yelled as grabbed Shuichi by the shoulders and slammed him against the floor. Shuichi winced at the sudden pain in his back.

"You have no idea what it's like! Do you know how hard I worked to get here! How many years! All the pain and rejection And then some no talent like you just waltzes in and steals the spot light!" Shuichi had his eyes closed, wishing he could close his ears as well. Suddenly, he felt something warm and wet hit his nose. Something salty smelling.

He opened his eyes and let out a tiny gasp. Aizawa was crying! "Aizawa…"

"The worst thing is, I know it shouldn't matter. I know that it's not that important. But, for some reason I can't get you out of my head. It's like I'm obsessed."

Shuichi felt confused by the odd turns the situation was taking and didn't know how to take it. Every time he'd encountered Aizawa, he'd seemed so collected, so aggravatingly together. This strange and complete breakdown was unexpected, and the man didn't seem so scary at the moment. He slowly raised his hand up to Aizawa's face and began to stroke his cheek. He felt the other's grip loosening up on him.

"Damn, you're winning again. It's not fair…" Aizawa said, his voice weak and broken from pent up emotion.

"I wasn't trying to win." Shuichi replied as he continued what he was doing, not sure why.

"That's what really pisses me off. You're not trying to beat ASK or me. You're not trying to make me feel this way." Shuichi blinked, once again confused by what Aizawa was saying.

"Aizawa? What do you mean by being obsessed with me? And what do you mean by me making you feel a certain way?" Aizawa's eyes went wide and he turned red. Shuichi looked even more puzzled.

"Idiot." Muttered Aizawa as he suddenly pulled off him. "I, I think I might be in…" Aizawa shook his head visibly. He was obviously thinking about something, but seemed to change his mind. "It doesn't matter." He growled to himself as he got off of Shuichi.

"But, Aizawa…" The younger man wasn't sure what to say in this situation. It was obvious that Aizawa truly resented him, but there was something more to it than just jealously.

"Don't you need to go make up with your boyfriend?" Aizawa had his back turned to him. Shuichi scrunched up into a little ball at the mention of his lover. He'd forgotten all about Yuki and it made him feel strangely guilty.

"It's not a matter of making up. He won't even tell me what I did." Shuichi whispered sadly.

"You don't know? Big surprise." Aizawa sounded bitter. "Do you have a place to stay?"

"I think I'll go to Hiro's for the night." Shuichi felt uncomfortable about the idea.

Why does he care?

"You sound scared." Said Aizawa. His voice was still a little raspy.

"It's not that. It's just that he's so overprotective. He might start a fight with Yuki."

"Maybe that's not such a bad thing. Eiri Yuki probably needs to be taken down a peg."

Shuichi flinched at Aizawa's tone. "But, I know that Yuki has a good reason for what he did!" He said defensively.

"If it's such a good reason, why didn't he tell you? Or maybe he doesn't feel you're worth an explanation?" Shuichi bristled for a moment, but couldn't come up with a good defense.

"You don't know him! He's complicated." Shuichi knew the last line sounded lame, but it was the best he could come up with.

"You're right. What do I know?" Aizawa stood up and looked at Shuichi, eyes a little red, but looking more composed. "Come on. I'll give you a ride to your friend's place." He held out his hand. Shuichi looked at it hesitantly before accepting it.

"You don't have to."

"Least I can do." Said Aizawa as he lead Shuichi out the door. Shuichi let himself be lead out, though he didn't want to be. The truth was he felt he had done something bad to Aizawa. And considering Aizawa had just attacked him, this sensation was boggling his mind.

"Do you still hate me?" Shuichi asked, afraid of what the answer would be.

"I don't know. It's complicated." Said Aizawa, leaving it at that.

"Oh." It was really all Shuichi could say at the moment.


To Be Continued…

The next chapter…

Aizawa does some thinking as he drives Shuichi to Hiro's.

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Note: For those who are reading Inspired, don't worry I'm still working on it. I had a small writers block. Expect the next chapter sometime this week. Ideally.

Things are going to change in the Gravitation universe just so you know. I hope people like this AU. The plot bunny wouldn't leave me alone.

I'm not the only one to write Aizawa/Shuichi, but I plan on being one of the few to go really far with it.

Even writing it this AU makes it a little twisted. It's what I like about the pairing.