wahhh! If I ever said that during the summer I'd be able to bang out the next few chapters no problem, please disregard it. The summer is sooo hot, it melts my brain! I know this chapter is short, don't hurt me! Anyway, in this chapter, the guys get the apartment ready for Yuki's arrival, and Tohma and Yuki have a little talk about things. Enjoy!

Title: No Party for Tatsuha!

Rating: T for language, alcohol and (slight) drug use

Summary: Shuichi is throwing Yuki a surprise party for his birthday, Yay! But is it really such a good idea to invite Tatsuha?

Disclaimer: I do not own Gravitation, Murikami-sensi owns it, but I wish I owned Yuki…

Me: Tohma-kun, let me wear your hat!

Tohma: Back off, bitch, no one touches the hat but me!

Me: awww:pouts: but it's so pimp!

Tohma: I know:swoons:

Chapter Three: Cake Baking and Second Thoughts

As the car pulled into NG's parking lot, Tatsuha opened the door, jumped out and ran towards the front entrance. K ran out after him and they both got onto the elevator.

"Oh come on, it wasn't that bad!" mused K.

" 'Wasn't that bad'? Are you nuts! You were driving on the wrong side of the road for pretty much the whole time, you hit five traffic signs, and you bowled over at least seven people!"



"Only six, the old lady doesn't count because she probably would have been dead soon anyway." K said matter-of-factly, and then began to laugh like a manic.

"You have very sick reasoning…" Tatsuha mumbled under his breath, sweatdropping.

The elevator doors opened and K led the way to where Bad Luck was recording. Tatsuha was lagging behind, still exhausted by the car ride over. Once they got to the recording room, however, he seemed to magically recover. He ran inside and scanned the room for Shuichi.

"Hey, Tatsuha! How was the ride over?" Hiro chuckled.

Tatsuha glared at him, "Where's Shuichi?"

"Oh yeah, he left to go find Sakuma-san so we could be all ready to go once you got hereand once Seguchi calls… speaking of the devil, hey Shu! You might wanna run!" Shuichi walked into the room with Ryuichi and gave Hiro a confused look as Tatsuha ran at him, knocked him over, and jumped on top of him.


Meanwhile, across town…

Tohma and Yuki were at a coffee shop drinking (what else?) coffee and discussing what had occurred earlier that day.

"So you think that Shindou-san forgot about your birthday." Tohma concluded after hearing the story.

"Brilliant deduction…"

Choosing to ignore this comment, Tohma continued, "Well Eiri, I have to say that this is quite an improvement."

"Excuse me?"

"Think about it, if anyone else had forgotten about your birthday, you wouldn't have cared less, or at least act like you didn't. I mean, you haven't celebrated you birthday in years! The last time I came over to take you out to celebrate, you had forgotten it was even your birthday!" Tohma paused to take a sip of his coffee, "I'm sure you expected Shindou to remember not just because he loves you, but because deep down, you love him too, and it hurts when someone we love forgets something important like this."

"…That doesn't change the fact that he forgot…"

"No, I suppose it doesn't…" Tohma sighed and went on, "Now, I'm not trying to make excuses for him or anything, but Shindou has had a lot of pressure on him from work, and besides, how many times have you forgotten about something that was important to him?"

Yuki glared at Tohma and then turned his head to look out the window.

"That's what I thought," Tohma said with a smile.

"Hey, Seguchi?"

"Yes Eiri?"

"Quit being such a prick."

Tatsuha got off of Shuichi a few minutes later, partly because Sakuma-san had started crying and partly because K had a gun to his head. Shuichi's cell phone began to ring, and he left the room to answer it. He came back in a few minutes later with a smile on his face.

"Hey guys, that was Seguchi, he got Yuki out of the apartment, so we can head over now!"

Tatsuha glared at Shuichi, "There's no way in hell that I'm getting into a car again with that maniac!"

Two arguments and a bullet hole later, the guys had agreed that K would drive over with Shuichi, Ryuichi and Suguru in his car and Hiro and Tatsuha would go on Hiro's bike… much to both their displeasure.

Once they got to the apartment, K pulled Suguru aside to have him help put up surveillance cameras, something that was necessary to keep an eye out for party crashers, as K put it. Not wanting to be shot, Suguru didn't argue.

In the apartment, Shuichi decided to put Hiro and Ryuichi in charge of putting up decorations, and he and Tatsuha would bake the cake. Tatsuha began to protest, wanting to be the one working with Ryuichi, but thought better of it, knowing that there would be plenty of oppertunities later to have some 'alone time' with his obession.

"So, Tatsuha, do you know how to bake a cake?" Shuichi asked while tying an apron around his waist.

"Nope, I have no clue."

"Oh, well how hard can it be? All we need is like eggs and flour and stuff like that." Shuichi began to rummage through the cabinates, pulling out vairous things, including a bag of flour, a large mixing bowl, a bag of sugar, and a measuring cup. Moving over to the fridge, he took out the one egg and a jug of water. He placed everything on the table, and the looked exspectantly over at Tatsuha.

"Umm.. right, how hard could it be?" Shuichi repeated, and both he and Tatsuha began to pour the ingredients into the mixing bowl. After putting everything into the bowl and mixing it together, the 'cake batter' looked like lumpy, gray goop.

"Yeah, so now what, Tatshua?"

"Umm.." Tatsuha paused for a second, looking thoughtful, "I guess we put it into the oven."

"Ok," Shuichi picked up the bowl and placed it into the oven, "What tempature?"

"I dunno, 450 outta do it."

After setting the oven, Shuichi suggested that he and Tatshua go and help Ryuichi and Hiro with the decorations. They walked into the living room to find Hiro sitting on the couch, watching TV, and Ryuichi scribbling all over the walls with his crayons.

"I honestlytried to stop him, Shu, but he just wouldn't listen." Hiro stated from the couch, not looking away from the TV.

Shuichi sighed, went over to Ryuichi and began trying to explain that when he said to decorate the room, he didn't mean to color it in. Tatsuha went and sat down on the opposite end of the couch.

"So, how did the cake baking go?" Hiro inquired, still not looking away from the TV.

"Okay, I guess. Neither Shu or myself really knows anything about baking, but I guess we did okay."

This got Hiro's attention. "You mean to tell me thatI let two culinary incompetent people bake a cake alone?"

"Hey, what do you mean by that guy?"

"I mean, I already knew that Shuichi is a lost cause, but I thought that if you were in there, it might not come out so..." Hiro's voice trailed off as he got up to head into the kitchen.

"HOLY SHIT, IT"S GONNA BLOW!" Hiro bolted from the kitchen and ran out of theapartment. Tatsuha and Shuichi looked at each other, and luckily for them, they had enough common sence between the two of them to follow, dragging Ryuichi behind them.

Okay, so it took me absolutly forever to get this chapter just the way I wanted it, so please be kind and review! It will help motavate me to stop being so lazy! Until next time!