After giving a successful charity concert in London, STARISH were heading to a place located in England where they would spend their Christmas Eve and some more days to rest from their tour. The site had a large amount of small houses, all belonging to Shining Agency.
Haruka wasn't with them though, she was spending this holiday with her grandmother in Japan. She encouraged the group to stay a few more days in London because they deserved a rest from their long world tour.
When they reached the main house proceeded to the reception, asking for their keys. The receptionist gave them three keys, which meant they would stay in pairs. The pairs hadn't changed since their high-school days, it was always that way. Why would they change roommates if they were so used to each other? Still inside the lobby they were deciding in which house they would celebrate the special occasion.
-Natsuki's and Syo's then!
-Do you have to be always so loud, Otoya? We're in the middle of the lobby, you know? – Tokiya facepalmed – We're not in Saotome anymore.
-Come to think of it… It's been three years since we debuted. – Otoya observed.
-Feels like it was yesterday! – Natsuki smiled widely.
-It's always good to remember these things, but I'm exhausted…Let's go to our houses and unpack our stuff. I wanna rest a little before night comes. – The tanned blond closed his eyes and sighed.
Ren truly seemed exhausted, the world tour made them all feel like their batteries were running low, needing a fast recharge.
-Say you want to rest so you can escape in the middle of the night and have fun with one of your "lambs".
-Oh, c'mon Hijirikawa. Ya know there's only one Lil' Lamb in my life. – He said as he tickled Masato's chin.
-Hmph! – He turned his head. – You know I don't like that name.
-Whataya want me to call ya, then? – He arched an eyebrow. – …Masayan, like in the old times?
-Alright, my Lil' Lamb. – He teased again.
-Call me that again and I'll…
-You'll what? Harm me with those precious and dangerous lips of yours?
-I can bite you. – He growled.
-Mmmm…sounds sexy. Wanna do it? Here, right here? – His finger pointed to his neck.
Masato punched his arm and left, pulling his luggage.
-c'mon, Lil' Lamb, yanno ya can't resist me. – Ren followed his lover.
-I'll take my leave as well.
-Wait Tokiya! Lemme go with ya! – Otoya followed him in a fast pace. -Let's go to our room~
-Let's, I have lots of things to unpack. – The smaller blond said as he pulled his luggage.
-Wanna do somethin' cute before unpacking? – Natsuki's hot breath met with the smaller boy's neck, making him shiver from head to toes.
-That's not cute! – He shouted as his steps surpassed the taller male's.
All of them rested for a bit in their addressed houses. Natsuki and Syo, after doing the "cute" thing Natsuki had suggested to his boyfriend and unpacking, started to prepare their living room for the night that was yet to come. Masato practiced his calligraphy as Ren slept for a while, a red mark showing on his tanned neck. Otoya played on his guitar while Tokiya composed a song, both in their room.
Night arrived. In the bluenet's and red-head's house, the sounds of a pen writing on a music sheet and some melodious chords still echoed in the division.
-I think it's time for us to go. – Tokiya stood up after laying his pen on the sheet.
Otoya was trying to learn a difficult part of a song he made. He was so focused that the bluenet's words didn't reach his ears.
-Maybe like this…No, doesn't sound good. Like this…? - His fingers positioned again on the guitar's neck.
Tokiya moved closer to call the other again, he stretched his hand to touch Otoya's shoulder.
-Sounds awesome! To- - He suddenly looked up.
Their noses almost touched. Their faces were really close to each other. Two pairs of eyes were locked. Tokiya seemed slightly surprised, as for the red-head, he had his eyes wide open and his mouth almost closed. Breathe in… breathe out… in… out… Their eyes still entwined. Until…
-S-sorry. – Tokiya moved away. – I just wanted to tell you that it's time to go to Natsuki's. I warned you earlier but you didn't hear at first.
-It's alright, it was my fault, haha…– Two bronzed cheeks displayed a pink flush as one hand grabbed the guitar's neck, placing it near the TV, some meters ahead of the sofa from where he was seated,
Tokiya looked to the boy, already next to the room's door.
-I'll go ahead, okay? – His fingers gripped the handle.
-Sure, I'll meet you in their room.
The door closed. Slowly, walking to the table on the left side of the television, the red-head lay hold of the music sheet. His eyes darted from left to right several times until he reached the end of it.
-It's really good… - He laid it again on the white table.
Moving away, Otoya started walking back and front in the space in-between the sofa and the TV.
-He was so close to me…those eyes and lips...Wonder why I had this weird urge to kiss him. I mean, why do I find his lips so…so…appealing? I can't possibly like him can I? Well…the way I feel 'bout him is different from how I felt towards Nanami.
Caressing his chin, his feet stroke increasingly faster.
-Tokiya, what I feel for him is…hum…I wanna be close to him and feel his arms around me, I feel even more energetic and happy when I'm near him…wanna see him smile more and…Oh man… guess I love him. – His feet started to move frantically. – Maybe I confused my feelings for Nanami. Oh crap! What should I do? Does he feel how I feel or…Argh! If I continue walking like this, I'll burn a hole in the floor. Shit, I'm gonna be late!
The confused red-head left the small yellow house and walked through the path that led to his destination, Natsuki's and Syo's. When he arrived there, knocked on the door.
Inside the house the rest of the boys were chatting about the ups and downs of the concerts and correcting some flaws.
-I'll open it. – Tokiya sat up from the huge white couch in which he, Ren, and Masato were seated.
-Thanks! – Syo said as he came from the bedroom, sitting on the floor, near Natsuki.
The room was organized so they could have some space for all the guys. The couch was in the middle, a big table with some inviting food and drinks on its right side, near a small closed window. Close to each other, some chairs were placed on the left side of the sofa, in front of the it fire burned some logs.
The door creaked, a foot entered.
-Sorry for the wait. – Otoya rubbed his hair.
-What took you so long?
-Aaaaa…I… distracted myself with somethin'. – His feet moved again, wanting to get inside the house hurriedly.
-Na-ah~ Don't move. Yanno where ya are? – Natsuki asked with a glow in his eyes.
The boys looked to each other, confused.
-Look up! – Natsuki ordered while he sat up, pointing to the object.
The boys blushed as they noticed what was precisely above them. A sprig of Mistletoe.
-Oh, c'mon, Natsuki. – The smaller blond argued from the place where he was seated.
-You have to kiss the one in front of you if you are under a sprig of Mistletoe. – He had his index up and his eyes shut, a smile showing on his face.
-Do we really have to do this? – Otoya asked, a faint blush on his cheeks.
-Only you would have these sorts of ideas, Natsuki… - Tokiya laid his index and thumb on his forehead, closing his eyes.
-Ya have to do it! It's a Christmas tradition~
-It can be just a peck. – Syo added.
-A small one, 'kay? – Otoya said as he looked to Tokiya.
Looking at each other, the boys moved closer until Otoya stopped half-way.
-It's just a silly tradition, we don't ha-
He didn't finish what he was saying, Tokiya tied his lips with the red-head in a peck. His body was paralysed with shock and surprise. When the blue-head parted, Otoya's lips followed his, kissing him again, the red-head's eyes closed. This time it was a deeper one, Otoya's smooth lips moved slowly, tasting the one who was being kissed. To the red-head's surprise, the bluenet started to move his as well, shutting his eyes on the way. Their movements matched perfectly as though they had done it before, though they never had.
-Yanno it could be a peck…on the cheek, right…? – Syo asked after the two teens parted their lips.
-It could? – Otoya blushed some more, looking to the blue-head.
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