Updated! -huggles everyone- Thank you all so much for the reviews and e-mails and stuff! Mn, this chappie is kinda short I guess... and there's more GP angst -pouts ang glares Fuji- It's all your fault! And I don't think people are liking the angsty too much, I got much less reviews this time.
Stop that, it's annoying!
... ... ... ...Whatever. Anyway, we'll get rid of most the angstiness after this chapter. The next one's gonna be pure crack but it might take some time for me to get that done coz my uni entrance exams are in a month and I really need to study for those -shudders- Well, enjoy!
And btw, the name of this chapter is from the Golden Pair's song from the 3rd musical. In English the ending goes something like "You and I are the Golden Pair. Together we dream the same dreams, and then open our eyes..." GP is B so /B canon!
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Chapter 4: Together we dream the same dreams
"Go away sis", Eiji whined when he heard a knock from his door. He was lying on his bed, flat on his stomack, pressing a pillow against the back of his head. He was tired and confused and really didn't feel like talking right now.Hadn't he already told her he'd just go lay down for a while?
"Eiji?" The redhead almost fell down from his bed, surprised by Oishi's voice at the door.
"Oishi? What are you doing here?" Eiji asked, pulling himself into a sleeping position at the edge of the bed.
"I came to see if you're okay. May I come in?"
"If I'm okay?" Eiji asked after Oishi had sat down on the chair next to the small table. "Why wouldn't I be?"
"Well, you acted kinda odd in the practice and then you left so quickly too... We were supposed to go for ice cream after school, remember?"
Eiji's eyes opened in horror. He hadn't rememberred that! How could he not have remembered? Nya, maybe he really was going out of his mind!
"Anyway", Oishi continued. So Eiji had forgotten it after all – maybe he really wasn't feeling well. "Fuji though you might be getting sick so he suggested that I'd come to check on you."
All Eiji's alarms went on as he heard Fuji's name mentioned. The tensai was surely up to something but at least it seemed like he hadn't told Oishi yet... "Nya, I'm fine. Why would you think I was sick?"
"Well, your face was pretty flushed during the preactice so Fuji thought that maybe you have fever."
Eiji imagined how stupid he must have looked, playing poorly, face all red, and laughed at the thought. "Nya, I'm not sick. That wasn't it..."
"You sure?" Oishi asked. He came to sit next to Eiji and the bed and put his hand on Eiji's forehead just to make it sure. "Then what is it?"
Eiji was pretty damn sure his face was starting to turn red again. He opened his mouth but it soon snapped back shut again. He had no idea what he could possibly say. Oishi was about to continue but then his phone rang. Eiji sighed – saved by the bell.
...Or maybe not.
"Fuji?" Eiji's eyes shot to stare a hole in the cell phone in Oishi's hand. "Yes, Eiji is here with me... Why? Oh, you needed to tell something?"
"Nya, Fuji!" Eiji shouted and snatched the phone from Oishi, making them both lose their balance in the process. "You promised you wouldn't tell! You promised you wouldn't!"
"Ah, it's you Eiji", Fuji's voice was just like always, not the slightest affected by Eiji's sudden outburst. "Good, I actually need to say something to you first. You see, Oishi's got a crush on you. Or actually it's more than just that because..."
Oishi's loud "what?" cut off the rest of Fuji's speak and he snatched the phone back from the puzzled looking redhead. "Why did you say that? How did you know?" Oishi demanded an answer from the tensai.
"How did you kno..." Eiji blinked couple times, digesting what Oishi had just said. Not "where did you get that crazy idea?" or "what are you talking about? ...but "how did you know?" Then... it was true? Eiji's wide eyes moved to stare into Oishi's equally wide ones. Though his eyes were wide of horror because of what he just had said in front of Eiji.
"I'm now speaking to Oishi, right?" Fuji's voice came from the phone again. Without waiting a confirmation he continued. "Gomen, I had to do that because Eiji wouldn't believe it otherwise. But since it wouldn't be fair, I can now tell you that Eiji feels the same for you. So now you both know. Try to figure it out together ne? Bye." -click-
Both Eiji and Oishi stared at the phone in disbelieve for a looong while. Then their eyes met at the same time. Blinking couple times, they both blushed and jumped quickly up after noticing their current position. (When Eiji had lunged at the phone and knocked them both down he had fallen on top of Oishi into a very compromising position.)
There was another long, silent moment which, surprisingly, Oishi was the one to break. "Is it true... Eiji?" he asked carefully.
Eiji cound't think of anything to say so he just shut his eyes tightly and nodded – he waited Oishi to say something but heard nothing. When the silence just stretched Eiji opened one eye and peeked at Oishi's direction.
Oishi was smiling.
Eiji turned his face away. Every time Oishi smiled it made him smile too and Eiji kinda felt he should be angry right now. Angry at Fuji for telling Oishi and angry at Oishi for not telling Eiji.
"Eiji, why didn't you say anything before?"
"Nya, didn't know..." Eiji shifted his eyes accusingly towards Oishi. "You didn't tell."
Oishi moved to sit closer to Eiji. "Yeah, I know... and I'm sorry about that but I didn't know how you'd react. I didn't want you to freak out on me and never play doubles with me again... to never be my friend again. And don't say you wouldn't have freaked because you would have. I mean, if some other guy just confesses his love to you out of the blue it..."
"Nya, it's okay... it's okay coz it's Oishi..." Eiji said quietly and and felt his cheeks heating up alarmingly, even more so when he felt Oishi to take his hand into his own. Still, even embarrassed, Eiji felt himself smile a bit.
"So, what do you want to do now?" Oishi asked him.
"...Maybe... you... Would you kiss me?"
That one made Oishi blush too. He had actually meant what they would do about this now but... Well, it did answer the guestion, kinda. "You sure?"
Eiji just nodded and still avoided Oishi's eyes.
"Okay but Eiji", he said smile in his voice, "you need to look at me first." Oishi put his hand under Eiji's shin and lifted his head a little. Then he himself leaned closer, slowly, until their lips were toutching.
For Eiji it felt... kinda strange. So okay, it was his first kiss so he didn't know what to expect. But when he opened his eyes – when he had closed them he had no idea – and saw Oishi kissing him, he relaxed and leaned into the kiss more.
"Eiji! Mom asks if Oishi-kun will be staying for dinner!" came a voice and Eiji's sister opened the door. Eiji and Oishi had about a split second time to jump away from each other.
"Don't you know how to knock!" Eiji yelled her furious.
She didn't bother answering to that. "Oishi-kun, okaasan asks if you'd like to stay for dinner?"
Oishi glanced over at Eiji before answering. "If that is not too much trouble..."
"Hoi, he is!" Eiji said and pushed his sister out of the room. "And learn how to knock!"
Oishi felt his cheecks heat up a little at Eiji's sister's next words. "Well it's not like you have a girlfriend or anything in there so it's not like I'm interrupting something private..."
Eiji stuck his tongue – not caring that his sister could no longer see it since he had already shut the door. He eyed the door, thinking about something. "Nya, I need to get a lock on that", he said and put his chair there so that it was keeping the door closed. Oishi couldn't help but laugh.
Eiji grinned and jumped next to him on the bed. "Hoi! Where were we?"
He was definitely not feeling uncomfortable about it anymore.
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"Game, set and match. Ibu Kamio pair wins 6-4", Ann announced after Kamio had scored the last point with his Sonic Bullet.
"Good job screwing up the game, Momo-senpai", Ryoma said annoyed. Not that his senpai probably even heard it – he was too concentrated into yelling at the redhaired rhythm freak.
"Hmm, Momoshiro's game wasn't like usual", Shinji started his mumbling. "He used more power than necessary so his shots weren't accurate. Why would he do that? Is he not taking a match against us seriously? Annoying... Why would he do that? You lost because he wasn't taking it seriously. That should teach him not to take it easy on us again. Why does..."
Kamio clapped his hand on Shinji's mouth as on a reflex to shut him up, without turning away from his argument with Momoshiro.
"But it's true, you know", Ann said to Ryoma who was sipping his Ponta, "Momoshiro-kun wasn't playing as well as he usually does."
"Well there will be a time in all of our life when we start to lose our touch..."Ryoma said, waving his hand dismissively.
"I haven't started to lose it!" Momoshiro protested, tugging Ryoma's cap lower, making the other boy almost spill his drink. "It's not my fault I can't get that image out of my head. I've been mentally damaged for life!" Momoshiro added dramatically in the end.
"What image?" Ann asked interested.
"Just something Echizen and I saw at the locker room this morning..." Momoshiro started telling, completely ignoring Ryoma's voiceless gestures to shut the hell up about the subject. "Tezuka buchou and Fuji-senpai kissing in the locker room..."
Kamio, who had been drinking from his water bottle at the moment almost choked to death. "Yourteam'scaptainandtensaiWHAT!"
"Yeah, well actually they were already way past kissing so if we had come in some five minutes later we..." Ryoma had jumped on Momoshiro's back and clapped both of his hands on Momoshiro's big mouth. "Do you have a death wish! The buchou is gonna have your head for that!"
"Echizen, let the man speak!" Everybody turned to the direction of the voice. Out off the bushes stepped furious looking Mizuki and after him Yuuta, who looked like someone had just hit him to head with a sledge hammer. "What is this nonsense about my destined rival Fuji-kun and that captain having sex in your tennis club's locker room?"
Ryoma was about to correct that those two didn't have sex in the locker room and even if they did it wasn't any of their business but Momoshiro's big mouth was again faster than his.
"It's not nonsense", the second year regular said. "We saw it ourselves! And Eiji-senpai and Oishi-senpai saw Fuji-senpai at buchou's house – naked!
Kamio was about to choke again.
Ryoma poked Momoshiro painfully between his ribs, making the older boy wince. "Just remember, when the buchou hears about this, I had nothing to do with it. That way yours is the only dead body that will be found dumped at the river later this week."
"Ah, c'mon Echizen. It's not like he's gonna punish us for doing something like that."
"...Momo-senpai, this is Tezuka buchou we're talking about."
"... ... ...Oh shit!"
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That's it cor this chapter! Next time... Chapter 5: French Kissing. I'm gonna have so much fun with that one -lol-
And I have one question for you readers... How much do you like/despise the idea of fujicest? Let's have a vote! No worries, I'm still gonna keep it as TezuFuji but I just want your opinion as how far should I go with Yuuta's behaviour when he confronts his aniki -getting all kinds of ideas- That's gonna happen in chapter 6 so you have time to vote until I post chapter 5. After that I'm gonna start writing chapter 6 so I'm not gonna change anything at that point -smile-