By – Hime no Ichigo

Genre: General
Rating: G
Characters: USAMI Natsuki
Story Type: Drabble
Summary: Amidst the chaos suddenly intruding into his life, Natsuki juggles and adjusts.

Disclaimer: Tsuritama is the intellectual property of Aniplex and the staff.

Notes: This is from Toki's prompt: "circus".

Enoshima has always been quiet and peaceful, if not almost dull and boring and routine-like. Wake up, cook breakfast for Sakura and himself, go to school, stop by the store, fish for several hours, go home to make supper, do his homework, go to bed. If it isn't for Haru's untimely intrusion into their monotonous lives, Natsuki would be able to do pretty much everything with his eyes closed.

His life is slowly turned around in all sorts of angles, flipped and twisted and going in different directions he has never imagined before. What used to be a hushed household suddenly turns boisterous, his sister's laughter echoing and mingling with his own chuckles, as his newfound friends settle comfortably into his personal space.

Haru's unpredictability and Yuki's self-searching period turn out to be more than he can handle at once, and it's all he can do to juggle their contrasting personalities without breaking a few brain cells in the process. Haru, especially, is someone he has never encountered before, and sometimes he feels like a beast tamer, or simply being the one to ground them to earth and sanity.

You look happier, onii-chan, Sakura has once observed, smiling from the bottom of her heart as she thanks him for making breakfast.

With a swing of his fishing rod, Natsuki finds himself agreeing.

- Owari -

Authoress' Notes: An attempt at Natsuki's POV, but it wasn't very successful. ;