Okay I'm sorry that it took so long for me to update, but I find it really hard to write this story. I don't know how to look through the eyes of a teddy bear, so I keep getting stuck.
This is the very first chapter with Misaki. I hope you all like it :)
I've been living with master for almost six months now and I've discovered that he's an extremely lazy person. He always sleeps in, he never finishes his work on time and he rarely cleans his apartment. The only time when he actually chooses to clean up is when a friend of him visits. It's a man with raven hair, brown eyes and glasses. His name is Takahiro and he and master seem to be very close. About two weeks ago, that Takahiro guy came over to ask master a favor.
~ Flashback ~
I watch as master sat down next to me, eyeing his friend with a rather strange look in his eyes. I am not sure why, but master seems extremely happy with Takahiro sitting across. He stares at him with emotions in his eyes that I can't quite lay my paw on.
"So, Usagi," Takahiro speaks in a soft voice, "I was wondering if you could do me a favor." The man is blushing a little, probably thinking of how he is supposed to ask his friend. I study him curiously. This man is very different from master, yet they are still friends. It is very confusing, but at least it makes me happy to know that master has someone who cares about him.
"Of course," master replies in a kind voice, "What do you need?"
"Well, Misaki isn't doing too well in school. He has rather poor grades and his exams are coming up soon. I was hoping that you could tutor him for a while." I mentally tilt my head. Misaki… that somehow sounds more like a girls name to me. Who in the world would give his son a girls name?
Master smiles gently. "I really wouldn't mind tutoring him, but why me?"
"Because you're so smart, Usagi! Remember how you scored full marks in high school? You're like the smartest person I've ever met!" Wow, sounds like master is a very impressive person. I wonder what he was like was he was still in school. Maybe he'll tell me some more about it someday.
I watch as master furrows his brows for a second, but then finally looks back up at his friend. "All right, I'll do it, but in return, I want you to make me pork soup." I blink in surprise. Pork soup? Why does master want food in return?
Takahiro jumps up from his seat, his eyes sparkling. "Thank you so much Usagi! I'll tell Misaki the good news." He walked over to the front door, then glanced back. "You should come over tomorrow, okay?"
"I will," master replies, that unusually happy smile still plastered on his face. Why is he in such a good mood? "Bye Takahiro," he says, waving as the raven haired man leaves. When the man is completely out of sight, he sits back next to me and I can hear him sigh heavily. His smile is suddenly gone, replaced with a look of sadness. I wonder what's wrong with him.
"He'll never find out," my owner says in a soft, quivering voice. Is he… going to cry? I've never seen master cry before, so it must mean that he's really suffering. The questions keep popping up inside my head. Then a thought hits me. Could it be that master is in love with his friend? I've never been in love, but it's not hard to imagine what it feels like to be rejected like that. A feeling of emptiness enters me. Master must be heartbroken.
If I could cry, then I swear that the tears would be falling from my eyes by now.
~ End of flashback ~
Shit, why am I such a weakling, getting all swept away like that? Just thinking about master being unhappy makes my heart ache – not that I really have one though. Well, either way, this Misaki boy that Takahiro was talking about is now with me and master, currently being tutored again. He isn't very clever, but he stills talks to master like he knows everything. Actually, I think that he's being rather rude towards my owner, but that's not entirely his fault. Besides, master isn't very nice to him either. They don't seem to get along…
"What the hell?!" Misaki yells and I look at him, "You apologized to me yesterday and you're still acting like a jerk!" He's glaring at my master with his large green eyes. For some reason, I can't help but think that he's pretty cute for a guy. He is a lot shorter than master and he has chocolate brown shoulder-length hair and those big round eyes.
Then again, his behavior isn't cute at all…
Master Usami just glares back at the boy. "It's because you keep making the same stupid mistakes over and over again," he says, his voice laced with irritation. Uh-oh, I think that they really don't like each other.
I sigh mentally. Where did it all go wrong? I think it all started when Misaki came over for the very first time. He just barged into master's bedroom and started shouting at him, saying something about him putting his brother's name in his novels… or something. It was all very confusing, but it was pretty obvious that the boy was pissed off. He kept ranting until my owner woke up. I can still remember the scary expression on his face as he got out of his bed.
What happened after that was so vague that I can't really explain it. All I know is that they argued some more and then master threw Misaki onto the bed and started touching him. For some reason it made me very uncomfortable to watch it, especially because Misaki kept protesting, and as soon as master had finished the boy dashed out of the room again.
"Argh! I can't do it!" The loud sound of Misaki's voice pulls me back to reality, "I give up! This is hopeless." The brunet lays his head on the desk and sighs. I'm surprised when master starts ruffling his hair. It looks like he's trying to encourage the boy.
"Don't give up. I'm sure you can do it if you keep trying. We've been working on this for a week now and you have already improved. This is not the time to quit, not after all that we've accomplished." For the first time, I can see master smile at Misaki. What the heck? They were fighting just a minute ago and now they're acting all buddy-buddy. Humans are weird. "I guess I was a bit too harsh again, I'm sorry," master admits.
Misaki turns his head to look at my owner and I notice the red color on his cheeks. He's… blushing, why? Is he happy because master said something nice to him for a change?
"You know, you can always ask me a question if there's something that you don't understand. I'm only trying to help you."
"T-thank you, Usagi-san," Misaki replies, stuttering a little while his face reddens some more. Maybe I was wrong about this kid; he can actually act pretty cute. I hope that he and master will grow to like each other and become friends, but they've still got a long way to go.
The two continue the tutoring session, but this time without yelling at one another. Master seems much more supportive, trying to make Misaki understand everything. They both are a lot friendlier and happier than before, which makes me smile inwardly. I always like to see master smile. He has a really nice smile that makes me feel all warm inside.
Finally, after a few hours, Misaki rises from his seat and grabs his bag. He has a contented, proud look on his face. "I'm glad things went well today," he says, smiling sweetly at my owner.
"So am I. I'll see you again tomorrow." Misaki nods and leaves the room, his footsteps echoing through the apartment as he makes his way out. Master just stands there, staring at the door frame with a thoughtful look in his eyes. Something is bothering him.
"What's wrong with me?" he asks aloud, sighing again as he walks back to the desk and takes a piece of paper in his hand, "Why am I getting all worked up over a brat like him?" He takes off his glasses and puts them on the desk, wrinkling the paper he's holding. Although he doesn't seem to understand what's going on, it's all clear to me.
Master, I think you're falling in love with Misaki.
Was this okay? I really hope so!
I think this story is going to be 12 chapters long, so there are going to be 9 more chapters after this one.
Thank you for reading and please review :)