Title: Off Stage

Author: Angel Alayah

Author's Notes: It's been a long time since I've written and I think my skills have grown rusty… I just want to test it out if I can still write… This is a Yaoi story… so readers beware…

(I don't own "Haru Wo Daiteita" whatsoever…)

"Off Stage"

Chapter 1: Angry Lover

Please leave a message before the beep…

Beep!

"Hello? This is Katou… Iwaki… I'm sorry but I can't make it for dinner… Um… I have some important rehearsals to attend to… Ah… Bye…"

Beep!

Later… 3:00 a.m. in the morning…

Clink!

The door unlocked…

Squeak…

The door opened but no one seemed to be awoken by the little noise…

The room was dark…

Thud!

A foot hit a chair…

"Ouch! Dammit!"

Click!

The lights turned on…

Katou was surprised, his eyes widened as he looked straight at his lover's angry face. Iwaki sat down on the couch, his arms folded in front of his chest, his eyebrow raised in anguish. Katou closed the door behind him and took a step forward.

"Iwaki-san, I-" before he could explain himself, Iwaki cut him off by raising his hand. Katou just stood silent and stared at him; Iwaki stood up and turned his back on him.

"That's enough… I don't want to listen to you anymore… I'm tired… And I've got work tomorrow…" Iwaki's voice was soft and his gestures tiresome, Katou wanted to go to him and hold him. But it was impossible, Iwaki wanted nothing from him. Katou took another step forward then Iwaki said something.

"Katou… you're sleeping on the couch tonight… I need the bed to myself…" that was the last thing he said to Katou, then he walked away to go to sleep. Iwaki was comfortable in the bed alone while Katou felt lonely sleeping on the couch. It was a very cruel punishment indeed but it was for Katou's own good. He can't always have his way, Iwaki needs to discipline him, so that Katou could have a bright future in his career and take care of him. But it seems that Katou was making him restless by his childish behavior, Iwaki was tired of waiting for him late at night and he was tired of tagging along as his lover, worse he hated the lies written on magazines that Katou has another lover. Iwaki is a very strong man, but he can't be able to stay that strong for long.

8:43 a.m. in the morning…

Fsshhh…

Katou's eyes open slowly; he could smell the fire and the smell of frying pancakes…

Tink…

The fresh cooked pancakes were placed on an expensive china plate…

"Uh…" Katou stretched out his long slender arms and yawned; he sat up and took in the good smell of freshly cooked pancakes.

"Good morning…" he said, he rubbed his eyes and looked at the table. The pancakes were making out a delicious steaming smell, the syrup and butter was near it. There were two places set already; Katou smiled at this and guessed that he was forgiven. Katou stood up and stretched his whole body, his belly exposed when his shirt was lifted a bit by the stretching of his body.

"Oh… Good Morning Katou…" a soft female voice greeted him, Katou stood frozen, his eyes widened as he saw the beautiful woman before him. His eyes went to the soft brown hazel eyes and long lashes, she had perfect eyebrows and her cheeks were rosy red just like her lips, her shiny brown hair was at the length of her soft shoulders and the tips were curled. Then he looked down she had well rounded breasts that could fill a hand, her body was slim and slender, she had pearl-white skin. She was perfect; she had this ethereal light around her that showed her beauty. But something was not right; she was in a short silk dress, the tip reached 3 inches above her slender legs. The main problem and question was… What is she doing here?

"Good morning Elie…" Iwaki came out from the bathroom, his hair was wet and he was wearing a bath robe.

"Good Morning my darling Iwaki…" Elie walked to Iwaki and wrapped her arms around his neck; she gave him a little kiss on the cheek. Katou gasped and felt utterly hurt or was it mad?

"Iwaki… Who is this, what is she doing here and where did she come from?" Katou wanted to hear the truth; he was already trying to have some self-control from kicking out the woman when she threw herself at his beloved Iwaki.

"Oh… So I guess you're awake…" Iwaki's voice was cold yet surprised.

"C'mon… Just answer me now…" Katou demanded impatiently.

"Well… this is Elie… She's from the studio, I saw her there and I befriended her… She was actually trying to get a job so I'm going to help her look for one… And… Since it rained last night and she had no transportation, I took her in and she spent the night with me by eating dinner with me and sleeping with me in you're stead…" when Iwaki finished Elie let him go, and everything was again silent. Katou raised an eyebrow when he thought of the part of 'sleeping with me…' but Iwaki noticed what he was thinking of and proceeded to sit on his chair.

"Breakfast is fresh and ready…" Elie said warmly, she served Iwaki and sat beside him when she was done.

"Elie… you made this? Thank you… that's so nice of you…" Iwaki looked to his side and gave Elie a grateful smile, he was so handsome, Elie sighed at the wonderful sight. Katou was mad, he wanted to pull Iwaki off the chair and grab him by the shoulders, he was already sorry for what he had done but then Iwaki had to do this to make him suffer more.

"Katou? Do you wanna' join us?" Elie looked back at asked him, she gave him a sweet smile. Katou shook his head and walked away to the bathroom silently.

"Iwaki-san… Katou seems very mad…" Elie asked concerned, Iwaki just smiled at Elie and simply said.

"I punished him because he has been a very bad boy…" That was all he said and started to eat his breakfast with the beautiful woman.

Later… At the studios…

"Katou… Are you alright? I see that you're having a very bad mood today…" the make-up artist asked.

"Huh? Oh… Iwaki and I had this little misunderstanding last night…" Katou frowned as he remembered what happened when he came home late last night.

"Katou… Isn't that Iwaki? And look… he's with Ms. Kakushita…" she pointed out, Katou looked and felt a little flame enlighten inside his heart.

"Ms. Kakushita?" Katou asked.

"Well… she's the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kakushita, they are Kakushita Corporation…" she sighed when Iwaki smiled; Katou grunted he didn't like it; Iwaki never smiled that much whenever he was with him.

"Katou… where are you going?" the make-up artist was startled when Katou suddenly stood up. Katou didn't answer her; he just went out and followed Iwaki and that 'Ms. Kakushita'.

The Auditioning…

"Okay, Ms. Elie I want you to slap Iwaki-san… You have to act like an anguish lover because he just insulted and cheated you… but in the end you have to kiss him… FIERCELY! Okay… Action!" the director raised his hand for signal to start. Elie took a deep breath and faced Iwaki in a swift and bold movement.

"Aki! How dare you!" she screamed at Iwaki, her eyes fierce and betrayed.

Slap!

"Uhmp…" Iwaki's face took the impact of the slap and turned sideway. After a few seconds, he rubbed his face and faced her. Suddenly he grabbed her and Elie kissed him fiercely.

"Uhm…" the kiss was long and fierce. Katou's eyes widened at the scene, his heart started to beat hard his ears could hear it, his hands clenched into tight fists. He wanted to kill that woman, he didn't like her. No matter what he would never like her, he will get Iwaki back and no one will have him except for Katou. No one...

To be continued…