All characters are properties of Anzai Nobuyuki sensei. I don't claim any of
This is a… err… market testing I guess. I just want to see what people
say about this pairing and see whether I should continue thinking along these
lines. So if you want to see this pairing again, leave comments ne *smiles*
woke up at seven. Showered, brushed his teeth, ate breakfast, packed his book
bag; right on time, seven forty, just in time to get to his eight o'clock
only unusual thing he did this morning was to look at the picture he so
carefully placed in the middle of his diary. The picture was taken after the Ura
Buto Satsujin -- the Hokage team picture.
I will see you. Very soon." He smiled as he placed a finger on the picture.
He carefully put the picture back into his diary and placed it into the depth of
his drawer. He had to get going now, or he would be late for his first day of
still don't understand how you manage to do that." Recca laughed heartily
over the phone. "I mean, you are not as dumb as Domon, but how did you
manage to get into Tokyo University?"
what you are saying, Recca." Koganei snorted. "Mikagami and Fuuko got
in too, don't they?"
Recca mocked a displeased tone but nonetheless gave way to his laughter,
"Well, there was no surprise that Mikagami went in. Fuuko… she suddenly
became a model student in the last year of high school. Plus she is in every
single sports team there." Koganei could just imagine Recca with his usual
smirk on his face.
am a genius. That's all to it." Koganei said in a matter-of-fact manner.
"Recca-niichan, is everything okay at home?"
course it is. Kaa-chan is kind of worried about you though. Oh… hime needs
some help in the kitchen. I will call some other time okay? Bye!"
shook his head as he put down the receiver. The first day of school was fine, as
usual a group of girls started asking him for his phone number and he had made a
few friends with his cheerful manner. Only one thing was bothering him -- he has
not seen that person yet.
person he came to Tokyo University for.
Koganei, you are not the lovesick puppy type so quit thinking like one!" He
said out loud in front of the mirror. "I am Koganei Kaoru, the one and only
Kougan Anki master, winner of the Ura Buto Satsujin, the star student in high
school with a fan club of my own." He flashed his fanged grin at himself.
"Gee, I am getting more and more like Joker now…" He frowned upon
seeing himself in the mirror.
finished the assignment he was given today in class. Too easy. He could not
believe this was college level work, but then why should he complain? He was
sure someone in class was struggling with it at that very moment.
bad thing about easy homework was that it gave him too much time to think on his
own. He was not the silent type and did not enjoy sitting down doing nothing to
the least bit. He has read all the manga he bought with him to school n times
and he was not about to do it again. The fact that there was nothing good on the
television didn't help either.
flipped through his phone book. Maybe he should call that someone, maybe not. He
hesitantly picked up the phone and pressed the numbers.
A low baritone came through the phone.
What's up? Heard you got into Tokyo University." Mikagami had a hint of
surprised in his voice, yet it was as usual uncaring. "How's school?"
Just wondering what you are up to and see if we can meet up sometime."
want to go out to dinner tonight?" Mikagami sounded like he was flipping
through his organizer. "I am kind of busy later in the week."
Koganei said enthusiastically. "Time? Place?"
do you live? I will come pick you up around… let's see… how about seven
thirty?" Mikagami asked in a slightly warmer tone.
live on campus; the apartment building near the school gate. You know where
Meet me downstairs at seven thirty then." With that Mikagami hung up.
checked his watch again. Seven thirty-one; Mikagami was late. He tapped his
fingers impatiently on the security desk and pondered whether he should call
Mikagami's cell phone or not.
sleek blue BMW M3 stopped in front of the building and Mikagami motioned him to
get into the car.
Mikagami." Koganei settled himself into the car. Mikagami never ceased to
amaze him with his new gadgets. From the first time they met he was intrigued by
Mikagami's ensui, then there were the Armani suits in UBS, and now a brand new
BMW. Do lawyers really make that much money?
everything?" Mikagami asked
casually while concentrating on the road.
bad. It's just school." Koganei shrugged. Being as agreeable as he is, it
was not hard to adapt to the new environment. "You?"
might get promoted." A faint smile came up on Mikagami's face.
you just get the job since the beginning of summer? Get promoted already?"
Koganei looked at his senior. "Never mind. You are *the* Mikagami. Who else
could have finished law school in four years?" He chuckled softly.
Mikagami eyed him dangerously, but there was a glint of laughter in his usually
where are we going?" Koganei looked out the window and realized they were
driving towards the outskirt of Tokyo.
is a French restaurant around here." Mikagami turned his head slightly to
acknowledge the young boy's question.
restaurant? Is there any dress code?" Koganei examined his T-shirt and
baggy jeans. "I am not too sure if jeans and sneakers are allowed in those
kind of restaurants."
have to let you in." Mikagami, once again, has a faint smile on his lips.
He saw Koganei's questioning stare and the smile widened. "I own it."
His faint smile has changed into a proud beam on his face.
Koganei leaned back onto the chair. He was trained not to be surprised by
Mikagami anymore; after all, the ensui wielder was multi-talented and he had
used his talents way too well.
made the twist and turns in the rural roads and stopped in front of a seemingly
expensive restaurant. Koganei was told to go in and get the table first.
pushed open the door and walked into the beautifully decorated restaurant. If he
has seen any place as glamorous as this, it would have to be Mori Kouran's
castle. He edged towards the hostess and told her Mikagami's name.
Mikagami-san, eight o'clock. This way please." The hostess smiled politely
and turned to lead Koganei to a table for four. Is anyone else coming?
Koganei took the window seat and ordered a coke. Why didn't he tell me
someone else is coming? His thought irritated him as he sipped his drink.
the time the silver haired man came in Koganei has already finished his drink.
Mikagami looked at him with a smirk, "Want to get some wine?" Before
Koganei could mutter a word about him being underage, Mikagami already had
someone brought over a bottle of Petrus 92.
didn't tell me there is someone else coming?" Koganei sipped the wine and
cringed at the bitter taste.
girlfriend." Mikagami sipped his drink with a smirk. "Thought you would like
to meet her."
cocked his head to one side. Of course he would have a girlfriend. He
sipped the drink again, surprised that it wasn't as bitter as before, and his
mischievous grin crept up. "Tell me something about this girlfriend of yours.
How come you never mention her in our gatherings?"
is my total opposite." Mikagami said casually, noticing Koganei's confused
look. "Well, let's just say she is loud, active, uncivilized…"
are you calling uncivilized?" A voice rang behind Mikagami as Koganei looked
up to see a beautiful girl with striking purple hair.
Koganei nearly fell from his seat.
late." Mikagami stood up and pulled the chair for Fuuko. "What took you so
Fuuko sat down with a sigh. "So who were you calling uncivilized again?" She
narrowed her eyes at Mikagami.
you…" Koganei looked at his two friends back and forth. "You two are going
out?" He nearly pointed a finger at them.
you call being dragged to all his dinner parties and forced to be introduced as
his girlfriend going out, then yes." Fuuko sipped her wine. "How are you,
Koganei could recover from his shock and offered an answer, Mikagami already
retorted to Fuuko's ACCUSATION. "Hn. Who kissed me in front of all my
was drunk. Who took me back to his apartment and not mine?"
was drunk too. Who demanded a pair of my apartment keys afterwards?"
and Mikagami glared at each other with knives and daggers. Koganei stared at the
duo dumbstruck. So they are going out. He let out a sigh under his
at his dorm room, Koganei once again took out his diary. He put the Hokage
picture against his lamp as he stared at it silently. Is it too late? He
asked himself. He let his finger traced over the picture until it landed on the
person he thought so much about.
flicked through the pages of his diary. There was not one day he did not put
down a small note about that person. He smiled bitterly at the diary. So
there is a significant other already. Should have guessed. He closed his
diary and turned back to the picture.
Koganei mouthed silently to the picture. Over the years he has realized his
feelings, and the more he thought about it the deeper he was drawn to that
person. It has become an obsession. An obsession he wanted to forget, to throw
away, to treasure only at the depths of his heart.
stared at the cheerful smile on the photo and smiled himself. I love you,
Fuuko. If only you can be mine.