When it Rains it Pours
Chapter Nine - The Calm
by Ishida Takeru
Yeah baby. Yeah! How big is this sucker now. Ohohoho... Oro. o.ox Erm,
well... this is a rather out of control fic. I don't think it even has a
direction... wait it does... it only took me 9 chapters to figure out what was
going to happen. I've got mad skillz. ^__^x
Okay, here goes the 9th chapter of my fic. And this is where it starts
getting well... cruel.
Natsuko pushed open the front door. Four AM was late for a parent
to be getting home at. And with the sudden downpour that had started the
weather had continued its odd trends. It was as if it was going through a
plethora of mood swings. She was glad that one of Takeru's friends had
decided to come over. It was actually the first time she had met the young
man. She had certainly heard of him. Not only from her son, but from
various news reports too. He seemed like a well mannered individual.
Speaking of her son and his friend, they were both asleep on the couch. The
raven haired boy was leaned up against the corner of the couch with a mess of
blonde hair pressed up against his chest. A partly nude mess of blonde hair
against him even. The sight was a bit odd at first. But, they did look
content in their awkward sleeping arrangement.
Ken's eyes drifted open to the invading light. "Takaishi-san?" It
took a few moments for the situation to register to him. Takeru, half naked,
clung to him like a koala. "Anou."
"Mmm. Ken-chan. Lower." Takeru moaned in his sleep.
Ken blinked a few times blushing a deep crimson. "Anou." He mumbled.
He began to shake Takeru gently trying to get him to wake up.
"He won't wake up, he could sleep through World War Three." Natsuko
commented. "You'll explain all this in the morning." With that the young
mother headed off to her room.
Takeru yawned as he finally woke up. Tired eyes glanced around from
where his head rested, on the bed. On the bed? He could have sworn he fell
asleep on the couch up against Ken. He certainly remembered leaning up
against Ken while they were watching television. Speaking of Ken, where the
hell was he now. "Oi..."
"Oi what?" Ken asked as he stepped back in holding a small coffee
cup. He tilted his head to look down at Takeru.
"How did I end up back here?" The blonde boy asked making an
exaggerated gesture of the room.
"Your mother came home. I figured it would be better to move you
here." Ken shrugged a bit.
Takeru thought about it for a moment, realizing how they had been
sitting earlier that night. "She... walked in?"
Ken shook his head to the unfinished question. "She just said we
needed to have a talk."
Takeru buried his head in the pillow. He had wanted to tell his
mother about his 'choice' in relationships himself. Not for her to walk in on
something that was a bit... awkward. Well, now he would definitely have to
tell her. Well, that was going to be two off his list to break the news to.
"Well... at least she didn't throw you out or anything."
Ken nodded a bit as he stared off into space. This whole situation
was funny to him. Not funny in that it was some kind of comedy. Funny in
how ironic the situation really was. Who would have ever thought that he
would end up with Takeru. Certainly not him, even though he had found the
blonde haired bearer of Hope attractive ever since the first time he saw him.
That was back when he was the Kaiser. Another thing that was ironic, Takeru
had hated the Kaiser with all his heart, and here he was now giving his heart
to the one that was the person he hated. Why was he suddenly thinking about
that after all these years? Truthfully, the Kaiser was still a part of him
and it'll probably always will be.
"It's raining again." Ken didn't even hear Takeru's comment, he
simply continued staring off into space.
Takeru turned his head looking towards Ken. "Oi, something wrong?"
There was still no response from his boyfriend. Boyfriend? Were they really
together? They had been seeing each other a lot. But, that's about it.
Through all the times they went to dinner or the movies they hadn't done much
in the category of affection. Takeru figured Ken just wasn't into that sort
of thing. He never thought that Ken could not feel the same way for him, it
was just not possible in his mind. Ken, was still staring off into space.
"Are you okay Ken?"
Ken looked up suddenly. "Gomen, I'm just not feeling very well. I
think I should head home..."
Takeru nodded a bit, before smiling. "I'll walk you there."
"Anou. You don't have to do that..."
Takeru shrugged a bit. "I know I don't have to do it. But, I want
to." He glanced back out the window. The rain was mere dewdrops compared to
the earlier downpours. "It's not raining very hard now, if we leave now we
won't get drenched."
The two walked down the street through the light rain. It seemed to
be the calm before the storm. In reality, it was simply the eye of it. Ken
sighed again, why was his mind suddenly on things that happened in the past.
Takeru stopped at the light before it changed signaling them to
cross. He started across making it half way before he noticed Ken was not
with him. He looked back to see Ken standing on the other sidewalk lost in
thought. "Oi, Ken-san!" he yelled.
Ken looked up blinking a bit. "Sorry, I'm coming."
Takeru nodded and started to cross the second half of the street.
Ken continued to stare at his feet he really needed to do some
thinking when he got home. He looked up as he felt a drop of cool water fall
upon his head. His eyes widened as a deafening screech broke through the
air. His eyes widened at the scene in front of him. He couldn't move lying
a little in front of him was...
...the crumpled body of Takeru.
There be angst in the future.