Disclaimer: I hold no right over the La Corda franchise, neither in whole or in part. It belongs to Ruby Party and various affiliates.

Note: This series of oneshots are unrelated, simple love stories based on each of the boys' feelings towards Kahoko based on my observations of the anime. Please enjoy at your leisure, and don't flame when your least favorite pairing comes up. I will be going in order of introduction.

Expression

Kyuubi Seitenshi

Sincere Expression

Fingers nimbly toyed and tinkered across the keys of the piano, Chopin's Valse du Petit Chien bounding playfully over the floor and walls of the small music shop, tinkling like bells and thrumming like old chimes. Tsuchiura Ryoutarou gazed across the room at the violinist perched at the old laminated counter, tuning her instrument awkwardly. Had it really been three years?

They were second years in college now, he and Hino Kahoko. Being in different departments, since piano doesn't usually play with an orchestra, they didn't get to see much of each other even though they were attending the same university. But on holidays, things changed, like now. Even if it was Christmas Eve, and their respective families were quite busy with parties and pleasantries, they would sneak away to play for a little while in the safe haven of Minami Instruments and Music. Her beloved Chopin would sing across the air, and the soft strikes of piano keys would lull them both to relaxation.

"Tsuchiura-kun, I'm ready!"

He smiled softly, her voice still as eager as the first time she'd listened to his piano, as the echo faded away from the grand piano's chords. She readied her violin and looked up at him, wheat-colored eyes sparkling with a rich, enthusiastic air.

And together, they played.

It wasn't shocking was it? The calming, solemn chords of Tristesse overflowed from piano and violin, the echoing their first duet in rising harmony. Tristesse… the song of parting, a Funeral March. But where one door closes, another opens, so it always seems. And when the door on their high school lives had closed, their college life together had opened up before them.

She was looking at him. He could feel her eyes watching him softly, surely with a gentle smile on her face. Could she see it?

His sincere expression.


AN: Well, I finished them all, and now I'm FINALLY getting them up. Internet access has been limited for me. Anywho, This is the first La Corda fic I've written at all; lemme know what you think. Though most of them are innocently sweet, you just can't accomplish an innocently sweet Yunoki when you know what he's really like. But don't worry; this series will only make it up to the T-rating on his account, I promise. XD

QUESTION: Should I do one for Kanayan and Ousaki? (don't know anything about the other guy because he's only in the manga, sorry.)

To all those who know/read me for my Naruto stories:

I sincerely regret to inform you that, unfortunately, I start school back tomorrow. I will attempt to write Naruto, but my progress is still slow to none. My deepest apologies to all those who are still waiting for updates on Clay Penance, Soul-Mirror and Misty Sunsets, and also to those who are reading my Karin fic Eien.

Well, love me, shoot me, and then review. Because as much as you hate me for starting something new, you love me for posting something to fangirl over. Ja ne!