Red Puzzle

Story by: Yuki

Author's words: Contains BL and does not follow the original animation.


A dark figure had been lying right in front of his bar and as the sun rose, the redhead opened his eyes which shone with a beautiful shade of amber. Izumo stared at him and sighed…

"Come on in."

The lone wolf was unwilling at first but after 5 minutes of being unable to move with his injuries and stuck in the cold, he forced himself to move inside the bar.

"I'll get the first aid kit, sit at the sofa or something. Ah, careful not to get any blood on the ground; I don't have time to clean up before opening hours."

"Tch!"

The redhead cursed as he struggled to sit on the sofa while leaving Izumo to get the first aid kit. He didn't have a choice because he was freezing outside and it seemed pretty much ridiculous to him that anyone would actually try to help him.

It was an ancient old bar with a hint of England style. Not too elegant nor classy but it had a warm feeling to it, one that did not disgust him.

"Hey you, what's your name?"

Izumo came down with the first aid kit and began to disinfect his wounds while questioning him. All the redhead did was respond to him with a face of annoyance and glared at him with absolutely no intention to tell answer.

"It's not like I want to know that badly so don't give me that face. Just that calling people "you" all the time is pretty rude so I was asking… Well, so how did you get all these injuries?"

The redhead glared at him again, unwilling to answer Izumo's questions.

"I guess you had a fight with some of the hooligans out there but look, take care of yourself and stop wasting your life out there."

"Shut up."

This time he responded but with a definite tone of anger. He never liked to be questioned or nagged at and Izumo was stepping on his landmine the whole time.

"I'm telling you…"

He felt the bandages tighten.

"STOP FIGHTING IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S BAR! DO YOU KNOW HOW BADLY THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT MY BUSINESS?! I SPECIALLY IMPORTED THIS BAR FROM A PUB IN ENGLAND AND THE CLEANING IS ALREADY TOUGH AS HELL, DAMN YOU!"

Izumo exploded with so much anger that a dark aura was enveloping him from behind. His eyes shone with much aggressiveness as compared to the look he had before. Izumo was one who hardly loses his temper but he wasn't one to hold back after his landmine had been stepped as well.

"…"

In response to Izumo's reaction, the redhead let out a chuckle.

Standing up and preparing to leave as he opened the door, he spoke, surprisingly.

"Suoh Mikoto."

"Eh?"

"That's my name."

Izumo felt his heart skip a beat after seeing Mikoto's smile.

That was the day they had first met.


Yuki: Heyaaaa~ This is going to be my first series for K as I'm intending to write a long term one from the start to a designated ending I'm planning. Therefore, this fanfic will not follow majority of the plot from the manga or anime because most of the plots are inspired from images or ideas I have.

I'm so sorry if any of the characters turn out OOC because I don't have a clear grasp of the character concepts and Mikoto x Izumo is one of the pairings I have the most difficulty writing about due to the lack of emphasis between their relationship. I will try my best to fill the plots with my own imagination and depict a different ending though following the storyline of the anime itself to give the story itself a clearer overview.

Despite writing a oneshot fanfic(Red Flower) for Mikoto and Izumo already, I wanted to emphasize more on their relationship I suppose as it was a very light fanfic, in my opinion, which focused alot more on comfort rather than showing their relationship.

Thank you all for the reviews and favourites as per usual~ I owe big thanks to you all; knowing that you guys like my work is a really really sweet thing to me, thank you all so much.

I'll be updating from time to time so I'll see you next time~