Kon'nichiwa minna~san. I really like love team YushiinxNobara, but I want to make stories for TsuchiyaxMochida and TomoxHaibuki so I'll write a two-in-one story about them, sorry if you think that it's short though.

TomoxHaibuki: Love is sweeter the second time around

Oosaka look around the gym. Being a captain was a bit hard but success always make it worthwhile. Her volleyball team went to the Spring Tournament last year with the boy's volleyball team of Beniiro High. And they are going to start practicing soon, after the new school year's festival.

She went to her classroom, everyone are busy and they need her help immediately. After preparing their plan and stuff for the festival, everyone went home already.

But Tomo went straight to the gym and saw that the other girls just came in too. Like her, they helped with the preparation of the festival and went there to practice a little.

"Tomo-chan!" Mochida waved at her.

"So, how is it?" she asked when she reached her.

"So far so good," she answered. Mochida is the vice captain while she is the captain after the previous captain and now manager, Suzushiro-san, quit volleyball.

"Nobara and Kanako tried to beat each other by jumping so high, you would think they're using trampoline," she said and to see the truth, Tomo looked at the two she mentioned and saw that they jumped real high. Even the other girls gasped.

Rena shook her head, "Kanako-san is really amazing, but Nobara-san is more awesome."

"Well, Kanako was in High Jump in middle school, so it seems easy for her, but Nobara..." she didn't finished her sentence, for they knew what she was talking about.

"They are both amazing," Goto said.

They finished their practiced, and when they were all walking to the entrance gate, the guys emerged from the other side of the school. They came from the gym, the new gym...where the boys' volleyball team that the principal is proud of, is practicing. The truth is, she thought that that's too unfair for the girls, but they couldn't do anything about it. They just need to show to that principal that they are great too.

Then she saw him. Keisuke Haibuki. Her first boyfriend and last. She sighed. The truth is, they broke up because he told her that he hadn't forgotten his first love, his hero. And do you know who is it? It's Nobara-chan. But Nobara is sweet, friendly and real strong, though she has weekness too. But they don't use her weaknesses as a reason to quit volleyball, not like her.

"Hey!" Yushiin, the boys' captain said.

"Hey too!" Nobara said.

When the boys stop where they're at, Tomo looked at Haibuki and she met his gazed. She blushed, turning her face away. She doesn't really understand herself. She let him slip away before now she want him back. She sighed again.

"Oosaka-san, you sigh before too," Goto said. "Is there any problem?"

"H-huh?" she looked at them. "Uhmm, no, no. I'm alright."

Haibuki went beside her. "What are you doing here?"

"Walking with you?" he answered.

"But you were walking with the guys, right?" she asked.

"You walk in the opposite direction of the dorm, so I want to walk you first before going home."

"I'll walk with her," Mochida said. "We walk in the same direction."

"R-really?" he flushed. "Well, go on. Take care."

"What's that?" Mochida asked her when they were by themselves.

"Nothing," but she turned red again.

"You look like an octopus," she teased.

She blushed more, "I-i'm not."

"Heh," she chuckled, then look at her and laughed more.

She smack her head. "What the heck are you laughing at?"

"It's..cause.." laughed. "...you still like him huh?"

"Ehh?" she shouted. "N-no way"

"Then why are you blushing?" she grinned.

"Hmmp," she murmured.

The next day, Haibuki found Tomo sitting below a tree near the girls' gym. She's sleeping peacefully. Her eyes close and her lips parted a bit inviting him of kissing her.

No way. He thought. Even though she was his girlfriend. He never thought of kissing her just because she looks so tempting. But why now? It started a week ago.

One week ago..

"Tomo.. Tomo.." Haibuki ran to chase her. But she didn't stop. The weirdest thing is, she run too.

"Hey! Wait!" he said again. When he make it to her, he grasped her arms and turned her toward him.

"Hey! What are you doing?" she asked.

"What are YOU doing?" he repeated. "Why did you run when I tried to talk to you" God. He's still panting.

"I didn't run!" she denied. "I am jogging."

"You call that jogging? It looks like you are in marathon." he said, frustrated.

"So?" she asked, lifting a brow.

"So? So?" he glared at her. "You've been avoiding me."

"Since when?" she asked again.

"Don't play dumb."

"I'm not playing dumb. Besides, what do you want from me?" she said.

He's shocked, even though she began walking again, he still stood there like a stone. Tomo always listen to him. When he needed her, she's always there, but now, why did she snapped at him? What did he do wrong?

Present..

She felt him sit down beside her. The truth is, she's already conscious when she felt him walking to where she's at. She always knew when he's going to come to her.

He sat in silence. Tomo doesn't know what to do. If she continue her fake sleep, then she need to stay there until he go or maybe he's going to wake her up if he's going. And she didn't want to face him yet. She's been trying to avoid him and now..

"I don't know.." she hear him say. "I don't know the reason you avoid me."

Did he knew that she's awake already?

"If there's a problem between us, please tell me so that I knew what to do."

She felt him touch her face, she stiffened. He put down his hands then look to the sky. "You're always beside me, listening to me. But when you avoid me, it seems as if something is pinching my heart."

Huh? What did he say?

"I know that I hurt you..." You knew then why are you still here.? "But I don't know the reason." What?

"But even if it's like that, I still want to say sorry." Then he fell silent. She opened her eyes to see his profile.

Looking at his back, Tomo go back to the days where they were happy together. And even if she knew that he like Nobara, she still love him.

"I love you." she whispered.

"Huh?" he looked at her. "What did you say?"

"N-nothing," she said quietly.

He's blushing though when she look at him. "Did you.. ahm.. did you hear something? Did I wake you?"

"No," she said, smiling at him. "I woke up by myself." She stood and stretched.

"You're going already?" he asked, disappointment laced in his voice.

"Hmm," she murmured. He reached for her hand. She gasped, withdrew her hands.

"Ah, s-sorry," he stammered.

"No, it's okay," she assured. "W-what is it?"

"Huh? Ahh, stay here with me more," he said, embarrassed.

"Okay," she said, sitting again.

They sat there together in long silence. It seems forever until Haibuki said, "Is it because of Nobara?"

"N-nobara?" she asked.

"Yes. Are you avoiding me because of her?" he look at her, waiting for her answer.

"Well, yes," she acknowledge.

"Don't worry," he smiled. "I already admitted to myself that she's in love with Yushiin."

"It's not that," she said.

"Then what?" he asked.

"It's not because you like her that's why.. that's why..." she couldn't continue.

"What?" he insisted.

"It's because you always thought of her as a hero?" she shouted. She wiped her face with her hands.

"What are you talking about?" he said, confused.

"You know, Nobara. You think that you like her because she was your hero when you were in elementary before!" she said, irritated.

"You don't know what you were talking about!" he shouted too, then he glared. "How dare you accused me of liking her because I thought she's some kind of my hero or something?"

"Then what about you?" she returned. "Isn't that what you really feel?"

"I love her.. I love her okay?" he said, then turned his back to her and walk away.

She stared at his walking back. Then she felt her tears flow from her eyes. This is hard.

Practice already resumed and the festival was a success. Now, Tomo and the others were all practicing for the next summer competition.

"We are going to practice somewhere," Coach Shima said.

"Where to?" Mochida asked.

"In Karuizawa," she said.

"Ehh?" they exclaimed.

"K-karuizawa?"

"We are going with the boys, of course. But that doesn't mean that we will practice with them," she explained.

"Then what?" Rena asked.

"I've got a friend there and he's got a property in front of a beach," she said.

"Beach volleyball?" Nobara asked.

"Yes," she smiled. "beach volleyball."

They squealed, excited to play volleyball in the beach.

Day of the trip, Saturday, no school. Everyone who were going ride the bus. With Haibuki, of course and the others. Her heart race every time she saw him but he's ignoring her. Well, whatever.

Nobara and Kanako sit together, while Rena and Goto did. Mochida sat with her.

"Can I sing?" she asked loudly. Everyone laughed, even the coaches.

"Okay," they said.

She started singing 'Chinito by Yeng Constantino'. Tomo and the others were laughing with her tone-deaf voice but they enjoyed it.

"Tomo said, she'll sing too," Mochida said after her talent part.

"What?" she said, shocked. "I didn't say anything!"

"Oosaka! Oosaka! Tomo! Tomo!" they cheered.

"Uhmm, I'll try," she said.

She thought of singing something good but will not strain her throat and voice but..

"Come on, we're waiting!" they complained.

"Wait, I'm thinking," she said.

"Why don't you sing a love song?" Rena suggested.

"No way?" she said.

"And dedicate it to someone," Nobara urged.

She frowned at her. "Then what about 'Alaala by Yeng Constantino?"

"What's that?"

"It's like this:

"Alaala"

Alaala, Alaala, Alaala
Araw-araw ay naghihintay sa'yo
Dala-dala ang pangarap na hindi nabuo
Bawat alaala mo'y nagbabalik
Hindi pa rin malimot
Ang mga sandali

Nagbabakasakali na
Muli kang magbalik
Sana nama'y iyong marinig
At kung sakaling
Lubusang nawala
Huwag naman sana

Nasaan ka na ba?
Kanina pa ako nag-iisa
Nasaan ka na ba?
Samahan mo naman ako
Sinta

Alaala, Alaala, Alaala

Takbo ng oras ay kay bagal antayin
Darating kaya?
Tanong ng aking isip
Nakatulala sa isang tabi
Hindi maisip kung ano ang gagawin

Nagbabakasakali na
Hindi pa huli
Sana nama'y iyong marinig
At kung sakaling
Lubusang nawala
Huwag naman sana

Nasaan ka na ba?
Kanina pa ako nag-iisa
Nasaan ka na ba?
Samahan mo naman ako

Sayang naman kung mawalay pa
Tuluyan na bang mawawala?
Asahan mong maghihintay
Pa rin...

Nasaan ka na ba?
Kanina pa ako nag-iisa
Nasaan ka na ba?
Samahan mo naman ako

Nasaan ka na ba?
Kanina pa ako nag-iisa
Nasaan ka na ba?
Samahan mo naman ako
Sinta

"Like that!" she smiled. They were still clapping.

"That's so amazing. Who's that for?" they all asked.

"You sing it with full of feelings!"

"Gosh, you totally hit it, Oosaka-san"

"Thank you! Thank you!"

But the only person she wants to sing it for and praise her didn't even say anything. She sighed.

When they arrived at the venue, they all went to their hotel where they reserved for the week they stay there.

She saw Haibuki walked to her.

"Can we talk?" he asked.

"O-okay," she answered.

"I'm sorry," he started. "I didn't mean to snapped at you."

"I.. I am sorry too," she said. "I shouldn't say that."

He smiled. "Come on."

"Yeah.

Minna-san, this chapter is too long huh? I'm sorry, I was trying to finished it in one writing but I couldn't, so please wait for the next chapter for these.

Wait for the o ther Crimson Hero's fanfic's next chapter and omake too!