NOTE: Welcome to my newest FujiXEiji fic. I won't ramble on too much here. I just need to mention that I do not own these characters or the Prince of Tennis. Enjoy~!

Frozen Fingers

The winter's snow fell from the sky making a white blanket on the ground. Children yelled and screamed as they ran around in the cold substance. An older child with reddish-brown hair dodged an oncoming snowball and grabbed onto a boy that was a couple inches shorter than him.

"Sorry, mister!" a boy around nine apologized and went back to his friends.

"That was close," the shorter of the two smiled as he fixed his black rimmed glasses.

"You know, Fuji, I like how you look in glasses. They make you look smart."

"Eiji, are you saying I looked stupid without them?"

Eiji pulled his way in front of Fuji. He stared at him with his sapphire eyes. "I never said that. I know you're smart no matter what."

"Doesn't the chill of winter make you lonely?"

"Yeah, kind of."

"But you don't have to worry about being lonely as long as you're with me."

"Right…" Eiji put his hands in the pockets of his coat. Truth is…I feel the loneliest when I'm around you.

"Eh?" Momoshiro ran outside of the school. "It sure is snowing hard."

"This is terrible weather…" Kaidou hissed as he wrapped his scarf tightly around his neck. "I can't wait for the winter to be over."

"I think the snow gives things a romantic feel," Fuji walked up behind the younger boys.

"Fuji-senpai!" they both jumped.

He smiled. "I love Eiji even more in this weather."

"Do you love him less during the other seasons?" Momoshiro questioned.

Fuji didn't bother to reply. He simply laughed and walked in the direction of his house.

As Fuji left, Eiji slowly made his way out of the building with Ryoma. He sighed as he noticed Fuji leaving.

"Fuji…" Eiji looked at the ground.

"Maybe he had something important to do," Ryoma looked up at the older boy sulking. "Kikumaru-senpai, I really wish you wouldn't get like this."

"Like what?"

"Lately, you've been really gloomy. Did something happen between you and Fuji-senpai?"

"Nothing happened," Eiji reassured him. "I must be getting sick or something."


"See you later, Ochibi," the older boy quickly made his way down the road. He didn't dare to look back at the three of them.

"Do you really think he's getting sick?" Momoshiro scratched his head.

"Idiot," Kaidou crossed his arms. "He said that just to make us think that nothing is wrong."

Ryoma shook his head. "I don't have a good feeling about this…"

Eiji sat in his room. He slowly wrote in his journal.

Fuji, why do you smile at everyone the same way you smile at me? Don't I deserve a special smile? I'm starting to feel as if this relationship is going no where. No matter how many times you tell me you love me, it doesn't feel like you mean it. You should love only me. Hug only me. Give me that special smile. Trust me. Believe in me. Why don't you? Are we really together, or are we still just friends. You don't kiss me as often or hold my hand. Are you cheating on me? I thought I was the only one in your life. I'm thinking too much. I'm coming to conclusions too soon. I guess what I really want to know is why I feel so alone even though you're right next to me.

He closed the book he wrote in and frowned. Taking it in his hand, Eiji placed it to the side and wrapped himself in his blankets.

"It's cold…" Eiji mumbled as he shut his eyes. "Are you cold too?"

NOTE: That would be the end of the first chapter. It's kind of short, but that's ok. As you can tell, this is my new FujiXEiji fic, "Frozen Fingers". It's a fic that I'm hoping can become something that I can be proud of. It was originally going to be in Eiji's POV, but then I decided that it would be better not to write it that way.

If you've read any of my other FujiXEiji fics, you'll notice one difference in this one than the others. Yes, I finally got their heights right! I made Eiji the taller one and Fuji the shorter one. I deserve a cookie for that one. Haha. I put Fuji in glasses again (I did this in a FujiXRyoma fic). I like him in glasses. I haven't yet specified their ages, but they're in high school. That will be shown later on, but I just wanted you to know…just in case you were wondering.

I know, I'm mean for making Eiji have to go through these types of things. I deserve to be hit with a stick or something. First, in "The Pressure of Our Love", all those not so nice things happen to him. Then, in "Call Me Beautiful", he doesn't get to be very happy either. Will I ever have a FujiXEiji fic where I don't torture Eiji? Maybe one day…

Anyways, I probably won't update like I usually do (at least once a week). I plan on putting a lot of fics up, so it'll be hard for me to update everything on a steady schedule. I do hope you've enjoyed this chapter and will continue to enjoy this fic to the end. Now, I must go write fics for random pairings!