Author's Note: Since it was my dream, I was in it. I really don't want to be in the story, so my part will be played by Tohma…Thanks for reading! And since it was a dream, there were no people on top of Tokyo Tower.
The Truth Comes Out
Shuichi put a hand to his cheek, already able to feel the swelling. It was going to be a nasty one. Yuki hadn't held back at all with his punch. But the hit didn't really hurt. What hurt was that Yuki had hit him at all. It had been a very long time since he had done it.
"I still don't believe you," Shuichi whispered, cringing as it hurt to talk. Yuki narrowed his eyes and pulled back his fist. Shuichi was ready for it this time so when it came, he went with it. What he didn't expect was for Yuki to keep on hitting him.
Punch after punch was thrown and before long, Shuichi couldn't move at all. He could just lie on the ground. He really didn't understand what had happened. Maybe Yuki had been telling the truth the entire time. Maybe he really didn't want to be with Shuichi anymore.
"Eiri!" a sharp, familiar voice hissed, cutting through the silence. Yuki stopped hitting the other man to turn and face his elder. Tohma stood there, horrified at the sight in front of him. What the hell was Eiri doing? Why was he beating up Shindo-san?
"What do you want? Can't you see I'm busy?" Yuki growled, crossing his arms across his chest.
"What on earth are you doing?" Tohma asked, gesturing toward Shuichi. Yuki raised an eyebrow.
"What does it look like I'm doing? I'm teaching the brat a lesson," Yuki replied, kicking Shuichi for good measure.
"And what lesson would that be?" Tohma wanted to know, eyes glinting with malice. He wasn't really sure when he had become so protective of the boy. All he knew was that no one was going to hurt him. Not even Eiri.
"I told him I found somebody new. He didn't believe me. So, I'm beating the belief into him," Yuki said and Tohma stared at him. Found somebody new? As if. Anyone could see that Yuki was head over heels in love with Shuichi.
"Really? Tell me then. Who is it?" Tohma asked and he thought he saw Yuki flinch.
It was Tohma's turn to raise an eyebrow. He even laughed. The thought that Ryu would have anything to do with Eiri was ridiculous. Ryu's love for Shuichi was painfully obvious. And so was his hatred for the novelist. There was simply no way that they were together.
"It's true," Yuki said, a bit more forcefully then needed.
"Oh. Then you wouldn't want me to do this, right?" Tohma asked, taking Kumagoro out of his jacket pocket. Yuki stared at the pink bunny, not really sure why Tohma was dangling it over the edge of the building.
"What is that?" Yuki asked, not realizing his mistake.
"If you and Ryu were truly an item, then you would know how special Kumagoro is to him. He's his best friend and if anything were to happen to him, Ryu would just die. From this height, there is no way that Kumagoro would survive a fall," Tohma said, smiling evilly at Yuki.
"Oh, now I remember! Why do you have Kumagoro?" Yuki asked, actually sounding nervous.
"Ryu needed me to babysit Kumagoro while he took care of something. Now, either admit you are lying or Kumagoro flies," Tohma said, pretending to drop the stuffed rabbit. Yuki lurched forward and grabbed Kumagoro, taking him away from Tohma.
"How could you sacrifice Kumagoro? Ryu would be devastated and I don't want to see him sad," Yuki said through gritted teeth. He wanted to throw up. The words that he was saying were physically making him ill.
Tohma glared at him. "Fine. If you want to continue this charade, I have no choice but to call Ryu." He took out his cell phone and hit the button that would speed dial Ryu. If Tohma looked really closely, he could almost make out the beads of sweat on Yuki's brow.
"Hey, Tohma. What's up?" Ryuichi asked when he answered the phone. Tohma's eyebrow went up again. He wasn't being his usual childish self. Something serious must have happened.
"Are you and Eiri dating?" Tohma asked into the phone. He had to take the phone away from his ear since Ryuichi started laughing loudly.
"Of course not. Where in the hell did you come up with an idea like that?" Ryuichi asked, completely puzzled.
"From Eiri. He has told both me and Shuichi that you two are together. He even beat Shuichi when he didn't believe him. Do you know why he said you two were dating?" Tohma asked and was rewarded with silence. Ryuichi had hung up on him. But that was okay. He would be there any minute.
"Ryuichi has denied the two of seeing each other. Now what do you have to say for yourself?" Tohma asked, going over to check on Shuichi. He was unconscious. Tohma sighed. It had been so long since Shuichi had gotten into any trouble.
"Please, Tohma. Shuichi's in danger. A man keeps calling telling me to leave him and today he said he was going to kill Shuichi if I didn't. I didn't know what else to do," Yuki whispered and Tohma's gaze finally softened.
"Oh, Eiri. Why didn't you tell anyone? We could have gotten K to protect Shuichi. You know nobody gets through him. He would never-" Tohma never got to finish that sentence as he was interrupted by a very loud, "Eiri Yuki!"
Ryuichi landed a few feet away from them, having been dropped off by a helicopter. His breathing was ragged and he looked absolutely livid.
"How dare you hurt Shuichi! What the hell is your problem? When I told you I was going to kill him, I wasn't being serious. I just wanted you to leave!" Ryuichi yelled, much to the surprise of everyone present.
"You were the one calling?" Yuki asked, hands balling into fists. Tohma just watched, while simultaneously trying to wake up Shuichi.
"Duh. Who else is in love with Shuichi?" Ryuichi asked, stalking towards Yuki. He was pissed. No one hurt his Shuichi. No one.
"Even if I did leave, Shuichi would have found me. He would not have run into your arms. You might as well just give up because I'm not leaving him. And he sure as hell isn't leaving me," Yuki said, getting into Ryuichi's face.
Before any punches were thrown, Shuichi woke up. He took one look at everything going on and knew, without a doubt, what had happened. He was a bit surprised that Sakuma-san was the caller. He was even more surprised that it was Tohma who was helping him up. But the thing that surprised him the most was that there were tears in Yuki's eyes.
"Oh, Yuki!" Shuichi cried, flinging himself into his lover's arms. Ryuichi watched with a bitterness that could never be matched. Tohma patted him on the shoulder before grabbing his hand and pulling him away.
"Shuichi, I'm so sorry. Can you forgive me?" Yuki asked, sobbing into Shuichi's shoulder. Shuichi hurt everywhere, but he was glad. Because it showed him how much Yuki cared for him.
"I will. On one condition," Shuichi said, pulling back enough to look Yuki in the eyes.
"Anything," Yuki whispered.
"Just say three little words and I'll forgive you."
Yuki thought for a moment, wondering what three words Shuichi wanted to hear, and then it hit him. "I love you." And he meant every word.