Pinkshuchan: LALIHO! Hiya my name is Pinkshuchan but you can call me Shu. This story here is a story I wrote last year, but I never put it on. I felt that this was a good time since Christmas is coming soon so here it is. I know it isn't original because I've seen two versions of this and there may be more but at the time, I wanted to give it a try. This is my version of A Christmas Carol with the Gravitation characters and I hope you like it. But before we get to the story, I just want to say that I don't own Gravitation or A Christmas Carol. Gravitation belongs to Maki Murakami and A Christmas Carol belongs to Charles Dickens. Also, I don't own any of the songs used in this story. Now, without further adieu, here is the first chapter of A Gravitation Christmas Carol. Enjoy!
Start of Christmas Eve
It was Christmas Eve and everyone in Tokyo was excited for the glorious time of the year; that was except for a certain cold hearted romance novelist who didn't give a damn about anything, especially not Christmas. 23 year old Eiri Yuki was in his study working on another novel to help increase his popularity (well that and he didn't want to deal with his editor about not getting his work done) and kept working no matter what distractions were to befall him. From outside he heard carollers singing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' outside. He went over to the window where he could hear them, yelled at them to shut up, and then close the window. But the real distraction came when he heard the door into the apartment open and the calls of a certain pink haired pop star.
"YUKI, I'M HOME!" yelled cute 19 year old singer Shuichi Shindo as he came in.
He rushed into the study and jumped onto his lover, knocking them both to the floor. He was already snuggling his head into Yuki's chest. Yuki's golden eyes were already flaring at the young boy.
"Get off, you damn brat!" said the angry novelist as he tried to push the boy away "I have to work on this new book and I don't want to be interrupted by idiots!"
"But Yuki" whined Shuichi "You don't have to work on another book until after New Year's. Your editor told you that you didn't have to work on another book until after New Year's remember? I should know, I was there!"
"Well, maybe I want to get this done before New Year's!" said Yuki.
"Yuki, this is Christmas, the time of joy and laughter; not the time of anger and yelling at your lover because of work!"
Yuki looked at the younger man strangely. "You have work too, don't you?"
"Not for Christmas!" Shuichi got off Yuki and stood up. "K and Mr. Sakano gave the band the time off until after New Year's."
Yuki didn't respond to that! He just went back onto his chair and continued to type on his laptop. He could feel Shuichi's violet eyes looking at him ready for seduction. Shuichi walked over to Yuki and got close to him without touching him. Yuki was not going to give in to the pink haired idiot's silent pleas. But Shuichi was not going to make this easy for him.
"Don't you have something else you could be doing?" Yuki said, breaking the silence.
"Nope!" said Shuichi. But… um…"
Oh no! When Shuichi's like that, it means he's gonna ask something. Yuki was ready to deny Shuichi's question whatever it was. They're always stupid anyways.
"Well… I was wondering if you would… you know… come with me to… my parents?"
"No" was all Yuki needed to say to that. If he wasn't even going to spend time with his own family, why would he want to go see Shuichi's? And he knew Shuichi was going to start whining about it in 3… 2… 1…
"YUKI! WHY NOT? THIS IS CHRISTMAS! DON'T YOU WANNA SPEND IT WITH ME AND MY FAMILY?" whined Shuichi, tears coming out of his big wide violet eyes like faucets.
"I don't celebrate Christmas." muttered Yuki.
"Do you celebrate Hanukkah?" Shuichi asked with excitement. Yuki just stared at him. So cute yet so stupid! He was starting to wonder how he could even stand someone like him.
"Shuichi, we're Japanese! We don't celebrate Hanukkah here!" said Yuki, starting to get a little pissed.
"Did you always go to New York all the time to celebrate it?"
"I DO NOT CELEBRATE HANUKKAH!" Yuki suddenly blurted out stopping him from typing. Shuichi had (for once) given Yuki an understanding look.
"So, what holiday do you celebrate then?" Shuichi asked.
"Nothing. I don't celebrate Christmas or any other holiday! It's just a joke!" Yuki said, returning to typing his novel. Shuichi wouldn't believe it.
"But Yuki, you must've celebrated something!"
"MERRY CHRISTMAS!" yelled Yuki's younger brother, Tatsuha Uesugi coming into Yuki's study.
Yuki glared at him "Tatsuha, what are you doing here?" he said, clenching his teeth. He then looked at Shuichi. "Did you leave the door unlocked again, you damn brat?"
Shuichi was sitting on the floor, fiddling with his fingers, trying not to give any eye contact on Yuki. Yuki sighed before he said "Get out Tatsuha!"
"Sorry bro. Can't do that!" said Tatsuha "Sis asked (well, more like demanded) me to get you to come spend some time with the family tomorrow for Christmas."
Shuichi was confused. "Yuki? I thought you said you've never celebrated Christmas?"
"Yeah he does, Shuichi! He just doesn't have the Christmas spirit after what happened six years ago" said Tatsuha, putting his arm around him "And by the way, I love that sweater you're wearing!"
"You do? It's my special Nittle Grasper Christmas sweater! I've had it since Christmas 3 years ago!" squealed Shuichi.
Yuki was angry! He did not want to deal with his brother and lover squealing like the Nittle Grasper fangirls they were. "Tell Mika that there is no way in hell I'm going back to Kyoto for Christmas ever!"
Tatsuha got out of his fangirl state. "Are you sure bro? Cause every year until 6 years ago, Christmas was your favourite holiday!"
"Like you said 'was' meaning I don't anymore!" Yuki said, continuing his typing. Tatsuha looked at the brother he idolized for a while until he finally said "Well, if you change your mind, let me know." He looked at Shuichi. "See ya later, Shuichi!" He then left.
"Yuki, how come you didn't want to spend Christmas with your family?" Shuichi finally asked after a long awkward silence "I mean even if it's not my family, you should still spend Christmas with your own!"
I told you I don't celebrate it!" Yuki said in his monotone voice, not taking his eyes off the computer screen.
"Tatsuha said you loved Christmas until 6 years ago! The Kitazawa incident?"
"So that's it!" Shuichi understood "The Kitazawa incident happened during Christmas, didn't it?"
"I said SHUT UP!" Yuki yelled, getting out of his seat and trapping Shuichi between him and the wall "This has nothing to do with you! Don't you have a family to go spend that stupid holiday with?"
"I will leave as soon as I pack up!" said Shuichi so calmly, but inside he felt like he was gonna cry. Yuki went back to his seat, opened a drawer, and pulled out a pack of cigarettes with his lighter.
"Yuki, why do you always smoke?" said Shuichi.
"It calms me down." said Yuki "Mostly from you!" he added.
"But Yuki, smoking is bad for you. You'd get lung cancer from it and die!"
"Yuki! I don't want you to die from smoking! If you die from smoking, I'd die!" Shuichi started crying.
Yuki smirked! "It'd be a good thing too! It would decrease the idiot population!" he joked.
"Yuki? Why are you always so mean to me?" Shuichi cried.
"It's what I do!"
Shuichi didn't want to spend time like this anymore so he went to their room, packed his stuff, got his coat and mitts on and was ready to leave. He went to the door of Yuki's study before leaving.
"Are you sure you don't want to come?" His only response is the typing on the laptop. Of course that meant a no! Shuichi pulled out his cell phone and called Hiro, his best friend, to come pick him up and take him to his parents. Hiro told him to meet him at their favorite spot at the park. Shuichi knew the park well. It was where he and Yuki first met.
He was on his way there until he noticed how commercial Christmas was become. It wasn't even the Christmas Shuichi had believed in; a Christmas filled with joy, laughter, and most of all, love. There was a tune he knew that explained how he felt. He softly started to sing it as he walked to the park.
Where are you Christmas?
Why can't I find you?
Why have you gone away?
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me?
Why can't I hear music playing?
My world is changing
Does that mean Christmas changes too?
As Shuichi walked to the spot he was supposed to meet Hiro, he saw the kids playing at the playground. Some of them were talking about the stuff they really wanted to get for Christmas. To Shuichi, nothing like that really mattered to him. All he wanted was a Christmas to spend with everyone he loved. His friends, his family, and more importantly, Yuki.
Where are you Christmas?
Do you remember the one you used to know?
I'm not the same one
See what the time's done?
Is that why you have let me go?
Christmas is here everywhere
Christmas is here if you care
If there is love in your heart and your mind
It will feel like Christmas all the time!
I feel you Christmas
I know I've found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love
Where are you Christmas?
Fill your heart with love!
By the time he finished the song, he was already at the spot he was supposed to meet Hiro. Hiro was already there. He handed Shuichi a helmet and they drove on Hiro's motorcycle to Shuichi's parents' house.
Pinkshuchan: Awww. Poor Shuichi. All he wanted was a Christmas with Yuki but Yuki is being too much of a scrooge to care. Well, we'll see about that. I've already finished the story but I want to hear your thoughts about it so far before I post the next chapter up. The song used this chapter was Where Are You Christmas sung by Faith Hill. Read and Review everyone!