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14 July 2008 @ 01:09 am
(arashi) the bare necessities; jun/nino  
Rating: PG
Genre: la la la
Notes: AU I guess, not that I can be bothered really calling it that. It's just stupid is all. And it doesn't really go anywhere or finish, oh yeah I'm so good at these ones 8)

Jun can remember back to when he was younger, back to when he still believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy and a whole number of other things. He remembers his first love as well – he told her she was pretty, she told him he was scary and that mummy said not to talk to scary people. He remembers that feeling, that sinking feeling in his stomach and the swirling in his head. (But when he thinks back, he realises that there’s a possibility he was just hungry).

(Nevertheless) he doesn’t do it again after that; doesn’t confess to anyone, doesn’t even compliment anyone. Instead he covers it up with harsh words that keep people away, even, and maybe most importantly (potential) friends. And he hates himself for it, but he still doesn’t do anything to help it.

---

It’s worst on birthdays, Jun decides at twenty years old, when all he wants to do is throw a party and celebrate, but he can’t. He doesn’t know anyone like that, doesn’t have friends that would care enough. He thinks about maybe calling up some of his high school classmates but he doesn’t even have their phone numbers. Dragging his feet, he makes his way to the bus stop and gets off near the cinemas, randomly selects a movie and sits down to watch it.

He likes romance movies, really. He likes the long, dramatic road the girl most often has to take to get the guy (of her dreams), as sappy as they can be, though he’s yet to understand why. He stretches out and then decides (since the cinema is mostly empty, save for a few couples here and there) to put his feet up on the chair in front. When a person peers around from the seat and tells him to move, Jun nearly jumps out of his seat. Since when was a person there? The other blinks a few times at him, and then takes it upon himself to shuffle down to the aisle and then back up Jun’s row to sit next to him.

“What are you doing?” Jun snaps, mainly out of habit, but also because he’s still shocked at the appearance of the other.

“You were alone,” he says as he brushes away a stray piece of hair hanging in front of his eye.

Jun’s eyes widen in slight disbelief before he asks angrily, “Who said I wanted you here?” completely forgetting about the movie and turning to face the other properly, taking in his slightly dishevelled appearance complete with a messy, mop-like hairdo. (Well, it’s short and possibly not mop-like at all, but Jun finds it more amusing to think of it as a mop anyway. It’s still fluffy).

“You could call me Nino if you wanted to, you know,” he tells him and then grins. “This movie sucks.”

---

Everything’s different after he meets Nino. And maybe it’s because Jun’s words don’t work on him like they do others (or maybe because Nino just has a way about him). Nino either ignores his insults completely or smirks and argues back. And Jun thinks that despite everything, they must have done something right because when Jun turns twenty-one, Nino is there pulling party poppers directly in his ears (not that Jun hears properly for a week after it, but that’s not even the point) and hogging all the cake, just because he can.

And later when Nino slips into his lap and kisses Jun sloppily on the mouth after (just a few) drinks, Jun thinks they’ve definitely done something right because somehow it doesn’t feel wrong (and honestly speaking, the thought of being like this with a guy has never even crossed his mind). Nino laughs lightly, resting their foreheads together as he slips his hands under Jun’s shirt, warm fingers lingering on his chest for just a moment before slipping the shirt off completely.

“I—” Jun begins, but is cut off when Nino takes his lips again.

“I know,” Nino says between kisses, “Better when we’re not drunk right?” He nips at Jun’s lip just a little. “I won’t.”

---

When Nino asks him if he’d do life over again if given the chance, it doesn’t even take Jun a second to think about it. He tells him of course he would so he could fix up his childhood (not that he mentions detail), and Nino doesn’t even blink an eye at the thought of them not meeting, so Jun gives the question back. Nino shrugs, “Yeah probably,” and grins, “so maybe I wouldn’t have to deal with you.”

Jun rolls his eyes and announces he’s going to bed (it’s late, he’s tired, sleep is good) and that Nino should probably leave about now.

“If you give me a key I’ll leave,” Nino says, whistling.

“What, so you can—” he starts, but gives up. “Whatever. Goodnight,” he calls as he walks off, yawning.

(He knows Nino will still be there in the morning asleep on the couch as always, but he’s used to it by now anyway.)
 
 
 
❝freaky freaky fresh❞: 嵐 ↔ jun/nino/ohno »bonding over timefluttering on July 13th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
I love this pairing, so much cat fight potential! ♥ ♥ ♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 13th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
And by golly I would have added in the cat fights if I wasn't so damn tired. *rolls around in bed*
Zheinpathos: arashi - busted!zheinpathos on July 13th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yay for the snark pairing!

<3333333
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 13th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks for reading!
it's like talking to soup: pic#76282841waxrose on July 13th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Ajjfkas;jdk oh god. You really do write the best Jun/Nino! Even through the snark, there's an undeniable sweetness underneath. ♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 13th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
asdiflasidhf thankyou ;_;♥
midorihaven: matsumiya -My Junmidorihaven on July 13th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
^-^ aww...heheh.

You write a lot of Matsumiya~~ I'm so happy <3
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 13th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thankyou :) :)
stsatsumatsu on July 13th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
i really really love this!

thank you!
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 13th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Eeee, glad you like it :D
Mitan/Litany: not happylitany_sh on July 13th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)


they're like a pair of domesticated tigers. ^____________^ kinda

socute, love your writing, as always. <3
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 13th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Ehehe, thankyou ♥
SundaeCone: defsundaecone on July 14th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Snark wins. ^^;
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 14th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading :3
ex_mrsattert963 on July 14th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
ah, this was short and sweet! It's a nice view on the jun/nino relationship :>
honeypuffed =applepluspie on July 14th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you liked it :)
Circe: MatsuJun's happy smilestill_ciircee on August 13th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I love how this is an AU but it's still so very much Jun and Nino who bicker and poke and pinch and still love each other. I love how Jun is so lonely because he hates being hurt. I love how Nino is probably lonely too and that's why he sits with Jun. And, okay, drunken kissing is cute. ♥ The mood of this piece is really beautiful.
Nezuko: butterflynezuko2109 on June 11th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
You should write more Matsumiya *.* You nailed them perfectly and made me crying for more :(
sparrowhoneypuffed on June 12th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
i even had to read this again because i'd forgotten it ahaha.
i haven't written them in so long :| who knows if i can anymore. i kind of, don't like the pairing so much these days, um. but thankyou so much in any case :)! ♥♥