~Kyaaa!~~ I'm baaack! Yay, I'm alive! I was pretty sick for a long time/ I have been sick since I was a little kid, but most doctors told my mother I was faking. Then one day I was so sick I passed out, and then when I woke up I couldn't eat anything for like two weeks without barfing. STICK THAT IN YOUR JUICEBOX AND SUCK IT, DOCTOR ^^^^^! Anyways, many people were all sad that "Let Me be The One" ended and asked for a sequel. So here it is! Sorry if the beginning starts out slow! (Phrases like this are Ishikaru 'reading between the lines')

Onodera Ritsu was in a pinch. A pinch? More like a strait-jacket with these two playing tug-of-war! He thought frantically. He was standing in the hallway of his apartment complex, well, his, Takano's, and now… Ishikaru's, which he had just found out about when said man handed him a key.


Ritsu had been on his way home from the market. He still doesn't need to go back to work for another… almost a week. He had to go to the market to pick up some things his mother wanted for the family gathering that she was hosing on Thursday. It was Tuesday. He didn't understand why he had to go today; wouldn't it make sense to pick it up right before the gathering? Try telling that to Onodera-mama. He was almost to his apartment when,

"Oh Riiiii-chaaaan!" Son of a….

"Ishikaru-kun? What are you doing here?" He smiled at Ritsu, well to anyone else it looked like a devious smirk, but Ritsu didn't notice.

"Hold out you hand, please!" He said in a singsong voice. Ritsu raised an eyebrow suspiciously.


"Oh, I have a little present for you~! You know, to make up for my little prank…" Ritsu sighed knowing he didn't really have a choice. He sat down his groceries and held out his hand.

"Ah-ah-ah, you gotta close your eyes!" Ishikaru chided. Ritsu grudgingly obeyed.

THWINK! He stared at the object in his hand in disbelief.

"What…what is this?"

"It's a key, duh!"

"Baka! I know what it is, I meant why are you giving it to me?" He internally groaned when Ishikaru's smirk widened into a full blown grin.

"Well, since you're my editor now, I thought I'd give you a key to my apartment. Which, by the way, is on the other side of yours." He grinned and continued. "So now you can come over to work…..or play~!"

"Play? What do you mean 'play'?"

"Yes, enlighten me, just what do you mean by 'play'? Said a dangerous-sounding voice from behind Ritsu.

"T-Takano-san….I. um, " But Takano's dark brown orbs didn't leave Ishikaru's form. Ishikaru stared back. Neither one would blink. The atmosphere seemed to drop fifteen degrees. Nobody said anything. They were deadlocked.

-End of Flashback-

Ishikaru and Takano's deadlock only lasted about three and a half minutes, then he turned to Ritsu and said,

"Um, Ri-chan, you should put those groceries away." Ritsu's head snapped up. Oh shit, I forgot! I hope nothing is spoiled! He hurried to get his keys. Ishikaru bent down to grab a bag, but a glare from Takano said 'If you even try to go in there with him, I will kill you'. He was going to do it anyways, but then he noticed something. Ritsu was pale. Not that 'I'm embarrassed' or 'I'm scared' pale either. He looked sick. Now he was concerned.

"Ritsu, are you alright?" Takano bristled. Hearing him say 'Ritsu' was almost worse than 'Ri-chan'. But he shoved that anger aside and also turned to face his co-worker/lover.

"I—I'm fine. Why do you ask?"

"Onodera…" (Don't give me any bullshit) Takano said in a warning tone. He was about to say something, but Ishikaru cut him off.

"Well, I'm going home now. I'm so happy now that we exchanged keys. By Ri-chan." He left them, Ritsu with his mouth dropped in shock with his door half open, and Takano with his face contorted in rage. Oh how I love to tease them!

Ritsu couldn't believe he had forgotten that his landlady gave Ishikaru a key! He could feel a dark aura forming behind him. Oh shit. He picked up a few bags and heard Takano do the same. Once everything was in the kitchen, Ritsu waited for Takano to leave. He didn't. He didn't even say anything. Now Ritsu was starting to get nervous.


"How could you give that bastard a key?" He all but snarled. Ritsu got a little bit pised.

"I didn't! And how is it any of your business if I had?" Uh oh. Wrong thing to say. Takano whirled around to face him.

"How is it any of my business? I already told you! You're mine, and I refuse to let you go. And besides, you confessed to me too!" I did? Holy shit, I did….my head…I don't fell so…

"….I didn't give him my key. The landlady did. And I didn't want to accept his key, but it's common for an editor to accept his author's key…."Why should I even explain? It's none…none… He started to feel dizzy.

"If he can have your key, then why can't I?" Damn, he sounded like a five-year-old! Ritsu wasn't in the mood for this. He was really starting to feel sick. So he did something that surprised them both. He began to rummage through his bag.

"Fine." He said, handing Takano his spare key. Takano took it and put is in his back pocket, then he reached forward and pulled Ritsu close. He loved the feel of Ritsu—his Ritsu in his arms. Then he kissed his forehead. Takano froze. His forehead was way too warm, hot even.


"…." No response. He felt Ritsu's body go limp in his arms.


Hey, It's me! Nice cliffy eh? I need to tell you something! I'm going on vacation for a week starting Tuesday, and my lake house has no internet, so I can't update. I will probly do one more chapter before I leave.

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