Ok, I hope I'm not too late to put this up. It's 3:30am now. I've got to sleep soon, before my mum nags at me. Argh!

This last special chapter is full of crack, with a sweet (?) ending. I don't really celebrate Christmas... I do get together with friends, but that's about it (although I love Christmas), so if I get anything wrong, please forgive me. (Especially the mistletoe etiquette. I only know that you're supposed to kiss.)

And, there's no time to edit it. Sorry!

DISCLAIMER: Gravitation does not belong to me. And, the lyrics of the last song comes from 'The Christmas Song' by The Platters.

Christmas Special

"Mmm… Shuichi… You smell nice…"

"Ah… Unn…"


"Ah! Stop… We shouldn't be doing this on Christmas Eve…"

He chuckled. "You silly, this is how couples spend Christmas… in each other's arms. Besides, won't you make my wish come true?"


"…all I want for Christmas is you…" He smiled as he saw the blush creeping onto Shuichi's lovely face.

"Don't say that…"

"Why not?"

"Don't say that… unless you really mean it."

"I do."


"You're so beautiful…" He leaned down and began kissing Shuichi gently. All of a sudden, he craved to hear those three words badly. "Shuichi, do you love me?"

"I… I do… I love you… Akiha..."

He gazed down at Shuichi, his heart bursting with love.

"Akiha… Akiha!"


"Akiha! Stop! What are you doing? Akiha!"


"Ouch--" Akiha sat up on the floor, massaging the back of his head at the same time. "What's going on?"

"God… You were hugging and smooching me back there. What were you dreaming off?" Jun asked in a disgusted tone. "Anyway, it's time to get up. We can't be late for the party, so please get yourself ready soon!"

"Oh yeah…" Akiha mumbled, disappointed that he was so cruelly flung out of his sweet little dream. "Shuichi…"

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"Yuki! Come help me decorate the tree!"

Yuki grunted and continued staring at the TV. "This isn't our house, and that isn't our Christmas tree. So stop meddling with it."

"Yuki!" Shuichi whined and pouted. When that failed to work its magic on Yuki, he chose to glare at Yuki next. "Right. And whose fault is it that we didn't manage to get a tree?"


"It's your fault! I can't believe you actually locked yourself up in the study room, working day and night. You refused to go get a tree with me!"

"You could have done it yourself."

"But it's Christmas! It's a time for loving and sharing! I wanted to get a tree with you, decorate it with you, and-"

"It's just a tree, idiot. Stop getting so hung up on it."

"But… but I love decorating it. It's so fun! Last year, Akiha came back with a really tall and big one, and he even bought all the ornaments… those shiny, pretty balls, the strings of lights, candy canes… he left it up to me to decorate the tree, eventually, we had to do it together since the tree was so big. And he-"

"Fine, fine. I got it! I'll help you, so just shut the hell up."

Yuki cursed inwardly as he handed Shuichi a candy cane. It's been 5 months, 8 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes, and 6 seconds since they had made up after one long year of being apart. And still, STILL, he was bothered by the fact that Shuichi was so close to that renowned photographer. Too close, in fact.

He remembered how Shuichi had anxiously started on a spring cleaning project when he first moved back into the apartment. Shuichi had asked very nicely, if he was allowed to get rid off all the pests he found. He agreed, of course. Who in their right mind would want pests lying around their houses anyway? But little did he expect, Shuichi's definition of pests included half of all the items in the house – things belonging to Atsushi and any one of Yuki's other lovers (including their telephone numbers), things like mugs and plates and utensils, things like the sofa and the bed… basically, anything that Yuki's ex-lovers might have "dirtied".

His whole apartment was transformed because of that spring cleaning project. Strangely though, he did not mind it much. Instead, the only thing that irritated him was the fact that Shuichi kept close contact with the one man called Sakurai Akiha.

Itpissed him off.

"Yuki, you've got a scary look on your face. Smile! You've got to smile cheerfully since it's Christmas Eve. Now, hand me the star."

Yuki did as he was told. "Be careful. Don't fall. At least, don't fall on me."

"Yuki!" Shuichi cried out indignantly as he stood on a chair, struggling to fix the star in place. "A little more… just a little more… Wahhhhh!"


The next second, Shuichi found himself lying on top on the tree, which was lying on top of Yuki, who was lying on the floor.

"Ahh! Yuki! Are you ok?" Shuichi scrambled to get off the tree, and Yuki pushed the tree off himself. "I'm so sorry!"

"Ouch… Stupid brat! And look what you've done. The tree is ruined."

Shuichi started brushing sticks of green needles off Yuki's shirt. "I'm more worried about you. Are you ok? Who cares about the tree?"

"Shindou-san, what have you done to my tree?"

It took Shuichi a few moments to register that voice. And when he did, he screamed out loud in horror. "Ahhhhhhh! Se-se-seguchi-san!"

Tohma continued staring at the toppled tree.

"I-I'm sorry! I'll get it fixed soon! I promise!"

This time, Tohma turned to Shuichi and smiled. "It's okay, Shindou-san. Just remember to fix it soon."

Shuichi gulped in terror and crawled behind Yuki. "Y-yes."

Tohma continued smiling, and Yuki frowned. "Stop smiling. You're scaring him. And Shuichi… now you see… it isn't that great for everyone to be smiling cheerfully on Christmas Eve."

Shuichi nodded his head slowly.

"Hmm? Would you prefer if I not smile?" With that, Tohma hid his trademark smile immediately. Piercing emerald eyes, cruel lips, and the aura of an arrogant, icy queen.

Yuki turned pale and felt Shuichi gripped his sleeve. "I… I think it's better for you to smile."

"I'll grant any wish of yours, Eiri-san." Tohma quipped, smiling a little too happily. "Shindou-san… please remember to fix the tree."

Shuichi could only relax after Tohma was out of sight. "He's scary… even on Christmas Eve. Yuki, help me get the tree up."

"Yeah, yeah. Damn it. Why do I have to help you anyway?"

"Aw, Yuki… please?" He leaned forward and starting nibbling on Yuki's lower lip. "By the way, stop cursing on Christmas Eve… Nn…"

Half an hour later, Shuichi stared at the glittering tree as he stood on the chair. "It's beautiful, isn't it?"

At that moment, the buzzer rang.

"Shuichi!" A shrill cry rang out seconds later. "Shuichi, my honey!"

Shuichi swiveled around. His eyes widened at what he saw. "Oh shit."


He groaned as his back landed on something hard, stiff, and prickly – the Christmas tree, with Akiha on top of him. "Oh no no no…"

"I missed you so much, my darling."

"Akiha…" He shook with rage. "Look what you've done to my tree! I spent so much time on it! My precious tree!"

"I assume that you're referring to my tree, Shindou-san. I really hope you get it fixed soon."

Shuichi stiffened as he recognized Tohma's serene voice. "Oh shit."

"I thought you said to stop cursing on Christmas Eve."

"Oh shut up, you mean bastard." He stuck out a tongue at Yuki before shifting his attention back to the warm body wrapped around his. "AND STOP RUBBING AGAINST ME, YOU PERVERT!"

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Another thirty minutes later, the tree was finally up, standing tall and bright. Tohma had banned everyone from going near the Christmas tree, and had delivered an extra smile towards Shuichi when he announced that.

Disappointed with not being able to play around with the Christmas tree anymore, Shuichi started searching for some other stuff to do. And, God bless him, he actually found something much more interesting.

For the next half hour, he took pleasure in walking through the kitchen door whenever Yuki happened to be doing the same thing. Furthermore, he made sure that they were together under the doorway at some point in time. Each time it happened, he giggled and grabbed onto Yuki's arm, waiting.

Yuki rolled his eyes, but obliged. However, after the fourth time, he was beginning to get annoyed. "If it's a kiss you want, why don't you just say it? I'd rather not kiss at the kitchen doorway."

"But it's more fun this way! Kissing under the mistletoe is a Christmas tradition… And the correct mistletoe etiquette is for a man to pluck a berry when he kisses a woman under the mistletoe. So when the last berry is gone, there should be no more kissing…"

"I didn't know you were a 'woman'." Yuki smirked before crushing his lips down upon Shuichi's, giving him a much more passionate kiss than the previous ones.

When they finally broke apart, Shuichi was out of breath. It was then that he sensed somebody watching them. He turned and froze. "Haruko?"

Haruko stood still, watching them, blushing slightly.

"Er… Haruko… I… We…" Shuichi muttered uncomfortably.

"Can you guys do that again?"

Shuichi's head shot up. "Huh?"

"That was so hot. Kyaaa! I'm so lucky! Come on, do that again!"

Yuki and Shuichi stared at Haruko's bright, glimmering eyes. Shit… not another crazy fangirl…

"Quit getting in my way, or I'll tear down the mistletoe." Mika said, as she pushed past the couple, carrying a cake.

Shuichi finally gave up on the mistletoe, and chose to sing Christmas carols with Ryuichi. After that, Ryuichi suggested a game of musical chairs, and so everybody was forced to play the game by K… and his gun.

Feeling thirsty after yelling at K throughout the whole game, Shuichi decided to get a can of cold drink from the refrigerator. He frowned when he spotted Akiha standing right at the kitchen doorway, smiling nonchalantly. A warning bell set off inside him, and fortunately, before he took the fatal step, he stopped in his tracks.

"What are you doing?"


"Liar. You're planning on something, right?" Shuichi glared at Akiha before tilting his head up. "Mistletoes only work between a man and a woman."

"Nonsense, Shuichi. The magic of mistletoes shouldn't be limited to such gender boundaries. Any two people who are caught under them should kiss, no matter what their genders are."

"Shuichi, you said you needed a drink?" Tsuyoshi appeared suddenly. He held out a can of drink towards Shuichi. "Here."

Shuichi stared at him, wide-eyed. He glanced at the drink, then at Tsuyoshi, then at Akiha, and finally up at the mistletoe. "Akiha, you were saying…?"


Shuichi shot them an evil grin. "Come on, show me a kiss."

And a kiss was what he was shown.

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Shuichi stared out of the window as he sat, curled up beside Yuki.

"Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

"What are you doing?" Yuki asked, looking up from his book.

"Oh… I just thought that maybe it would snow soon if I kept on singing that song. Why isn't it snowing this year?"

"It's not as if you've never seen snow before."

"But I love snow…"

"Hn." He pulled Shuichi closer and continued reading his book, silently acknowledging the true meaning behind Shuichi's words. "It'll snow soon."

"Guys… dinner time!"

"Come on, let's go before Mika starts yelling at us." Yuki shut his book and threw it aside, pulling Shuichi along with him.

Dinner was a happy affair as everyone dug into the feast enthusiastically.

"Mika-san, thank you so much for such a wonderful meal. You're a great cook!"

"Ah… Don't mention it, Sakurai-san. I should be the one thanking you for gracing our party with your presence. And you even bought all of us presents."

Akiha waved his hand. "Oh, it's nothing."

"Hey… I was just wondering. How come Shuichi gets eleven presents from you?" Tatsuha asked curiously.

"Eleven? No, no… there's a total of twelve presents! The twelve days of Christmas… it's more romantic this way."


"Yeah." Akiha nodded. "But I gave him the twelfth present months ago, before returning America… And I'm sure both Yuki-san and Shuichi appreciated it a lot since it's-"

"Shut up!" Shuichi shrieked and stuffed Akiha's mouth with food to prevent him from speaking any further.


"But Sakurai-san, I'm surprised that you came back for Christmas. Shindou-san told us that you'll be extremely busy."

"Hmm? Well, nothing's more important then my dear Shuichi. Besides, I wanted to try spending Christmas with Shuichi once." Akiha winked at Shuichi, grinning from ear to ear.

"Huh?" Hiro frowned. "Didn't you guys spend Christmas together in America last year? Shuichi mentioned helping out with the decorations for the party…"

Shuichi tightened his grip on his fork. A wave of sadness flashed past his eyes. It disappeared quickly, but not before Yuki caught it.

"Speaking of that, isn't Christmas in America fun? The parties… there're always so many people there that I have to shoot some to get us in." K laughed. "Don't you agree, Shuichi?"

"…Yeah… I guess so…" Shuichi muttered softly and continued twirling his spaghetti round his fork.


Luckily, Akiha came to his rescue. "He fell sick before the party and wasn't able to attend it. That's why I said that I wanted to try spending Christmas with him once. This is our first Christmas Eve together."

"Oh… Bad luck, Shuichi." Tatsuha mouthed, before bursting out into laughter. "I guess you're fated to be part of Bad Luck no matter what!"

Everyone laughed except Yuki, and Shuichi forced himself to smile.

After everyone was finished with dinner, Shuichi was helping Mika and Ayaka to clear the table when he bumped into Akiha under the mistletoe.

"Hey, wait up, wait up!" Akiha stopped Shuichi as the boy tried ignoring him. "You can't get away with it this time. I wasn't even standing here deliberately, waiting for you."

However, as Akiha bent down and was about to deliver the kiss, Shuichi held up his hand to intercept it. He smirked and tilted his head up. "I don't see any more berries there. So, no more kissing."

"You're so mean, honey." Akiha sighed in disappointment before kissing Shuichi on the forehead.

"Akiha! You cheated!"

"Hahahaha!" He ruffled Shuichi's hair and whispered. "Promise me that you'll stop thinking so much and concentrate on having fun. Here, I'll take the dishes. Now, go accompany Yuki-san before he kills me with that glare of his."

"Akiha… Thank you."

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Soon after that, the hall was filled with soothing Christmas music. Akiha and Jun started dancing, and soon, the others followed their lead.

"Yuki, Yuki! Let's dance!"


"But, Yuki…!"

Yuki gazed into Shuichi's sparkling violet eyes. "I know a better place to dance. Come with me."

Minutes later…

"But Yuki… this is… a bedroom."

"Yeah, I know that."

They fell onto the bed and Yuki started kissing Shuichi deeply. However, all of a sudden, he stopped what he was doing, causing Shuichi to whimper in protest.

"Shuichi, did you really fall sick last Christmas?"

Shuichi stared back at Yuki, stunned. "Huh?"

"What did you do last Christmas?" Yuki pressed on, searching Shuichi's eyes for an answer. "Tell me the truth."

The boy shifted uncomfortably under his weight. "…Nothing…"

"Shuichi. I want to know." Yuki's voice left no room for protest.

"I… I… I booked a hotel room and stayed there all night."


"…And it was snowing… It was cold, yet pretty."


"It reminded me of you."

Yuki stared at Shuichi, who was biting his lips to stop them from quivering.

"You stayed there all alone? Did you do anything else?"

"I started smoking…" Shuichi whispered. "…because I could taste you in them."

Yuki felt a sharp pain in his heart. He thought about what he was doing last Christmas. He had spent the night in bed with a woman he did not even remember, when Shuichi was all alone in a foreign country thinking of him. This added to the pain he felt.

"Shuichi… you're not alone now…" As if to prove his words, Yuki continued the kiss from before, before proceeding further on.

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"Yuki! Yuki! Wake up!"

It was nearly dawn when Yuki next opened his eyes. "Shuichi?"

"Yuki, it's snowing! Come on, get up!" Shuichi tugged on Yuki's arm, and then ran out of the room."

"Hey, wait…" He got up and proceeded downstairs. As he descended to the foot of the stairs, he noticed bodies slumped everywhere. It appeared that everybody had partied too much and got so drunk that they couldn't even make it to their rooms. Tohma and Mika were missing though. The door was left opened.

"Shuichi?" He stepped out into the front yard. There Shuichi was, standing with his arms raised up towards the sky.

"Yuki! Look! It's snowing!" Shuichi laughed, twirling round and round in circles. "It's snowing! It's snowing!"

"Stupid brat…" But Yuki couldn't help but smile too. He walked towards Shuichi. "Stop spinning. You're making me dizzy."

Shuichi stopped moving but continued laughing in pure happiness. He could vaguely hear a Christmas song playing somewhere.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose

"Yuki, would you grant me a wish?"

Yuki frowned. "I hope you're not thinking of a snowman or a snowball fight…"

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos


"Well, if it's not anything silly, I guess it's ok…"

"Dance with me?"

"…What? Are you mad?"

Shuichi ignored Yuki's protest. Instead, he wrapped his arms around Yuki's neck and started swaying.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright


"Hmm?" Shuichi looked up at Yuki innocently.

Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

"Fine, have it your way…" Yuki sighed and held Shuichi close by the waist, swaying slowly as well.

Shuichi smiled.

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is going to spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
From kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

"Aren't you cold?" Yuki asked, pulling Shuichi closer, as they continued dancing in the snow.

"No… As long as you're here with me, I won't feel cold."


Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is going to spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
From kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you

Merry Christmas

"Merry Christmas, Yuki."

Merry Christmas

Peering down at the red-nosed Shuichi, Yuki bit back a smile.

"Although I could care less about Christmas…" He lost his last bit of self-control and managed a true smile when Shuichi pouted. "Merry Christmas, Shuichi."

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you

xXx xXx The End xXx xXx

There's really no time for me to look through this chapter…

I didn't want to go too OOC with Yuki though. I'm still not sure if he'll ever express his feelings loud and clear. Looking forward to it in the manga series 2. :)

Anyway, this is really the last chapter. I won't be adding anymore chapters. But I hope to be able to start on a new story soon. If I do, please try to read it! Hahaha!

Well then, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!