Disclaimer: I don't own Prince of tennis or the song, which is sang by the best boy band in any generation. 'How did I fall in love with you' by BSB

Pairings: Pillar, Golden, Emerald, Taka/Fuji, OC/Momo

Summary: Being in love was never easy, but being in love with someone who didn't return those feelings was heart-wrenching.

He had no idea how it happened. No idea when his admiration for the older teen turned into something so different. Stronger. His heart clenched painfully whenever he saw the older male and his stomach churned, his breathing became harsh and he had the unbearable urge to just cry, and he had no idea why or how this had happen.

Golden eyes scanned the courts before turning away. He couldn't bring himself to do or say anything. Not to him. Whirling on his heels, the baby of the Seigaku regular team walked away, unaware of the eyes watching him with concern.

"Something is wrong with him! We should really follow him and get him to talk to us about whatever is bothering him." Oishi stated, pacing in front of the group, who immediately nodded their heads and took off after their first year, well, most of them did. Fuji, Tezuka, Kaidoh and Inui were slower but just as anxious to see what is wrong with their baby, though Inui had a guess.

The group stopped at the music room when they saw Ryoma entered the room and they crept closer to the door and peered into the room, to see Ryoma talking with the music teacher, Takigawa Yushio. They watched as the man gave a nod of his head and gestured towards the piano. Ryoma bowed his head and walked towards the said instrument.

They gaped a bit, surprised, they didn't know Ryoma could play any musical instrument. Soft music began to drift to their ears and they stared at there freshman in shock when a soft feminine voice came pouring out of his mouth to combine with the lovely melody, nearly brought the more emotional members of the group to tears.

Remember when, we never needed each other
The best of friends like
Brother and Brother
We understood, we'd never be,

Eiji clunged to the vice captain, and Oishi wrapped his arms around his partner, in tennis and in life. Fuji laid his head against Taka's chest while Inui placed a hand on Kaidoh shoulder. Momo bit his bottom lip and Tezuka watched the younger boy in silent inquiry.

Those days are gone, and I want you so much
The night is long and I need your touch
Don't know what to say
I never meant to feel this way
Don't want to be
Alone tonight

The Seigaku team shared a look, if they were listening to the lyrics right, then their baby was in love with someone, and with his outward personality, he probably didn't know what to do about his feelings. "Poor ochibi-chan."

What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time
What did I say, what did you do?
How did I fall in love with you?


Yushio closed his eyes and leaned back in his seat. The emotions that thickened the first years voice amazed and moved him. And as a music instructor, it was this kind of real feelings that he wanted his students to bring out while singing. He could taste the pain Ryoma was in due to the one-sided love he was trapped in.

I hear your voice
And I start to tremble
Brings back the child that, I resemble

Tezuka felt his heart give a painful tug and he released an inaudible gasped as he stared at the beautiful boy who was practically baring his soul in that room. It hurt him to know the younger boy was in so much pain. And he had to wonder just who the boy was in love with. Just who had hurt him so badly.

I cannot pretend, that we can still be friends
Don't want to be,
Alone tonight

"I didn't even noticed that our baby was all grown up and falling into a unrequited love and getting his first broken heart in the process." The redhead closed his eyes, lips quivering in sadness, "Who could he love that wouldn't return his feelings? Every one loves ochibi-chan, don't they?" He didn't think anyone could resist the younger boys charismatic presence, even when the boy was arrogant or bratty, he was still cute.

Oishi held the younger male, he couldn't answer for there was none to give and it didn't help that his maternal instinct he gained were screaming at him to rush into the room and hold the small prodigy, to protect him from the evils of the world, and never let him go. He reigned in that urge though.

What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time
What did I say, what did you do?
How did I fall in love with you?

Inui glanced at Tezuka briefly before glancing towards the redhead, "That's not it Eiji, you have to remember who your talking about as well. Ryoma is not one to speak up about his feelings, so the person he could be in love with might not even know they are hurting him."

Oh I want to say this right
And it has to be tonight
Just need you to know, oh yeah

"That's right, knowing him, he'd observe the person and come to his own conclusion, and they're usually right, though." Momo rubbed his arms, "I mean he knew how I felt about Yashiro despite the way I prattled about Tachibana's imouto, and he only had to see Shiro once for him to know the feeling was mutual."

Fuji nodded his head, "Unless the person he's in love with are giving off mix signals and Ryo-chan can't pinpoint exactly how the other feels and came to the conclusion that the feeling was one-sided on his part." he replied, leaning his head against his lover's chest. Taka smiled softly at the brunet and wrapped his arms around the smaller males waist.

I don't want to live this life
I don't want to say goodbye
With you I wanna spend
The rest of my life

As the last word was sang, Ryoma poured everything he had into it and it nearly brought his teammates to their knees. Eiji buried his face within Oishi's shoulder, who in turn gripped his lover. Fuji held onto Taka's arm, while he wrapped an arm around the smaller males waist. Inui tightened his hold over Kaidoh, who hissed softly, lying his head against his partners chest. Momo wished his boyfriend was there while Tezuka continued to stare at the youngest regular, his expression was has hard to read as ever, disappointing two people who was watching him.

What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time

What did I say, what did you do?
How did I fall in love with you?

"Who could have captured ochibi's heart, nya? It'll have to be someone that played tennis wouldn't it? And he has to be good enough to keep him fascinated long enough to make ochibi-chan fall in love." the redhead stated, wiping the tears from his eyes.

What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard, so fast, this time
Everything's changed, we never knew

Inui glanced at Tezuka, "As data concluded, there is only one person that Ryoma has always been awed by, and throughout the years it has never waned, not even once." at that all eyes turned towards there captain, who blinked in confusion, "Tezuka, your the one who holds our baby boys heart, and it's you who can either make him happy or break his heart entirely, here and now."

How did I fall,
in love,
with you?

Eyes closed tightly, as tears gently fall from his eyes to land on his hands, that were still resting upon the piano keys. He was startled when a pair of arms wrapped around him and he turned only to be meant with hazel ones. "Buchou..." he replied.

"Ryoma..." Tezuka ran his fingers down the boys tear stained face, "You shouldn't shed such unnecessary tears." the captain leaned his face down, "You have nothing to feel sorrow for, your feelings are very much returned." with those words Tezuka closed the remaining distance and claimed what belonged solely to him.

From beside the door, the rest of the Seigaku team smiled and cheered them on, Eiji and Momo being more vocal in their happiness.