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12 August 2008 @ 12:06 am
(arashi) to be young; aiba/jun  
Rating: G
Genre: Fluff
Notes: Young!Arashi fic, because I love them awkward and girly. A bit of Jun/everyone really, because he was so gay when he was little. And this is so ridiculously fluffy, oh god. Quite possibly the longest, most stupidly fluffy thing I’ve ever written actually.

It’s an accident; something that sure, isn’t life threatening, but still is definitely not meant to happen. At least in Jun’s mind anyway. He knows there’s always been something awkward about himself, something in his slightly too gangly limbs and maybe a little bit of something else, but chucking the label of “Crushing on a boy!” on top makes him flush a deep red whenever it crosses his mind again, and he really can’t remember a time when he was more embarrassed with himself. Especially when said boy is a close friend and band mate of his (that may or may not go by the name Aiba Masaki on a day-to-day basis).

It’s a lost cause, he thinks, liking Aiba. It’s stupid and silly and pointless. And not only that, but he’s sure the others have realised – or at least Nino. He feels like Nino’s eyes stare right into him and he knows; he knows exactly what Jun’s thinking. And Nino will laugh at him, that much he is certain. Damn him, damn them all.

Jun shuffles into work, only taking a quick glance at Aiba (something of a habit, he’s realised) before starting up a conversation with Ohno, trying to appear casual. But even as Ohno mumbles on about Arashi’s activities for the day (or was it the week?) he finds his eyes slowly drifting back to Aiba again. There’s something about the way Aiba is so naturally carefree that Jun is envious and his stomach twists uncomfortably.

Nino’s elbow jabs into his side and then his lips are so, so close to Jun’s ear, whispering something about Aiba that he only half catches because his heart is suddenly pounding in his head (more from embarrassment than anything else... he hopes. Oh god how he hopes). He shoves Nino away angrily as the boy laughs at him (there it is, Jun notes bitterly).

Ohno looks between the two curiously so Nino leans over and whispers into Ohno’s ear, and all Jun can do is pray that Nino doesn’t tell him anything, and then Ohno blushes and Jun doesn’t know whether to be relieved or sincerely confused when his heart skips a beat. Nino’s hand lingers at Ohno’s neck a little longer than can be classed as casual after he pulls away, smirk playing on his lips.

Casual, Jun thinks. Casual like the way Sho talks, never forced; casual like the way Sho wraps his arms around Aiba when he enters the room. Jun grimaces. What if he was to hug Aiba upon arriving; what would the others say? What would Aiba say about it?

He gathers up every scrap of courage in his body and tries it out the next day. He knows Nino is right there, he can feel the boy’s eyes burning into the back of his head, but still he does it. Walking up to Aiba, trying to stay calm, look casual, Jun, casual, running through his head over and over (and over), he slips his arms around Aiba – not too tight to be suffocating, but not too loose to be half-assed; there’s an art to this hugging thing Jun has discovered (even though maybe he hasn’t figured out the perfecting part yet) – and greets him good morning in his most cheerful, steady, casual voice possible.

Ohno splutters not-so-subtly, and Sho drops the newspaper he’s holding, coughing as he picks it up, but Aiba just grins and greets him back. Jun is hit by a wave of nausea from the nervousness as he steps back and sits down, mind suddenly racing. He can’t decide if Aiba’s indifference is a good thing or not. While he’s in the middle of racking his brain for the more reasonable answer, brows furrowed in contemplation, he sees Nino hug Aiba out of the corner of his eye and hey, that’s not fair.

The whimper that slips from Jun’s slightly parted lips is completely involuntary. He tries to cover it up with a fake coughing fit, but nothing gets past Nino (he watches as the boy’s lips curve into a grin) though Aiba seems to have fallen for it, hand coming to rest on Jun’s upper arm as he asks if Jun’s okay. He continues to cough for real now, stomach clenched and ears hot. Jun wonders if he answered now, if his voice would betray him or not. Aiba looks on at him, concern splashed across his face.

“Fine,” Jun manages to tell him after clearing his throat. “I’m fine.”

Aiba’s face lights up again. “Good. I’ll get you a drink anyway.”

Nino slips out after Aiba, smiling happily and poking the boy in the sides as they walk (Jun tries his hardest not to frown or pout or anything, really he does). Aiba laughs, swatting Nino’s hands away and Jun gnaws on his bottom lip a little. He plops himself down on the floor, back leant up against the wall.

When Sho joins him, nudging him offhandedly with his shoulder, face screwed up in thought, Jun really doesn’t mean to squeak. Sho’s head snaps around, eyes wide at first, but then his face softens up and he even chuckles a little.

“So you…” Sho begins, twisting his body slightly so that he’s facing Jun more, hand absently gripping the other’s arm.

(Sho’s hand is warm against his skin, Jun realises. It’s really distracting and he can’t seem to stop himself from staring).

“So you like A—”

“We’re back!” Aiba announces, bouncing back into the room, two bottles of drink in one hand and one in the other. (Nino has two more, obviously).

Sho glances at Jun briefly before standing up and accepting the drink Aiba has in front of his face. Jun looks up as Aiba approaches him, somewhat unsurely he notices, though he has no idea why.

Aiba opens his mouth as if to speak, but closes it again, holding out the bottle. Jun takes a deep breath and thanks him, then reaches out to take the drink. Their fingers brush and Jun can’t ignore the tingling sensation that runs through his fingers and part way up his arm. He averts his gaze and makes sure to keep it focused on the bottle as he twists open the lid.

But Aiba’s feet don’t disappear. He looks up slowly and is surprised when he is met with a red-faced Aiba. Aiba walks to Jun’s side and sits down in such a way that he manages to make himself look like he’s in fast forward. A million emotions run across Aiba’s face, but when they all slow down he’s left with a sufficient mix of confusion and embarrassment.

“Nino said…” Aiba mumbles, forehead crinkled.

Jun could swear his heart just stopped beating. He chews on his lip nervously, hoping he’s not being as obvious as he feels. (He can see Nino out of the corner of his eye, head buried in Ohno’s shoulder as his body shakes with laughter, Ohno’s fingers running idly through the boy’s hair).

“He said that you l-like me,” he stutters. “I told him I didn’t believe him but he insisted.” He turns his head to Jun, as if waiting confirmation (or refutation).

Jun takes a large gulp of his drink. He has no idea how to go about answering his friend. He’s never been in this sort of situation before with a girl, let alone a boy who is potentially, well, straight. “I guess I do,” he somehow manages to squeeze out. (Nino wolf whistles before sliding his arm around Ohno’s waist, whispering something else again).

Aiba sits in silence for a while as his face falls back into cycling through emotions again. He finally comes to the conclusion that, “I think I might like you too,” after a few minutes and then sighs in satisfaction. “Ah, I feel really good now,” he says and jumps up, leaving Jun to turn even redder.

Sho stares in disbelief, mouth hanging open a bit too much.

Nino flashes Jun a thumbs up, winking at the same time, and Jun puts on the best scowl that he can conjure up. Nino calls out something about Jun having got what he wanted anyway, but Jun is entirely too happy (embarrassed yes, but happy more so) to even care anymore, and his scowl gives way to one of those giddy smiles that he’s sure he’s seen the girls in those high school dramas use on more than one occasion.
 
 
 
Rin in Japanland: SakurAiba In Loverininjapan on August 11th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Aaaawww. This is just too cute. Agreed - gangly young Arashi is adorable. But I'm still trying to imagine Mr. "Take a soul, soul. Take a soul soul" Sakurai-kun reading a newspaper. XDDDD That would be the MOST ADORABLE image EVER!
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 11th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Aha thanks. I had to give him some prop and newspaper was the first thing I though of lololol. Glad you liked it :D
i_am_zan: Pensive Juni_am_zan on August 11th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Jun LOVES Arashi. There IS nothing , absolutely NOTHING he can do about it! Least of all deny to himself!

The love is inherent.

Thank you for sharing this, this is lovely. Sweet and adorkable!!! As only Jun can be! (at any age)
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 11th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Jun's love for Arashi is unrivalled >:D! Thanks for reading :)
Mitan/Litany: poutlitany_sh on August 11th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
to quote your Aiba,
“Ah, I feel really good now”

Thanks for writing, that was adorable!
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 11th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
:D Thankyou!
tiina: arashi - jun - !!!starsystems on August 11th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU LIKE I LOVE THAT AWKWARD LITTLE FROGFACE.
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 11th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
AND I LOVE YOU BACK.
(no subject) - starsystems on August 11th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
it's like talking to soup: pic#76282534waxrose on August 11th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEE. This was the best thing to wake up to, EVER. Awkward young Jun and ajfkflf Aiba. So sweet and fluffy and perfect. *____*
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 11th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
Awkward and young is so much fun ;_;♥♥
サマンサックス: hangengomnipresentdmat on August 11th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
AWW, THIS IS THE MOST ADORABLE LITTLE BIT OF FLUFF THAT EVER FLUFFED. ♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 11th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
EEE. THANKYOU :O ♥
deranged energy metabolism: together they fight crimeunrequitedangst on August 11th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ This was really cute! :]
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Thankyou! ♥
Yenruisetsuna on August 11th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh. It's a quarter past one in the morning here, I'm supposed to be studying for a test that would be in about less than eight hours, and yet I'm not, because your fic caught my eye and it's made of WIN DX

ADORABLE ♥♥♥ JUST. I LOVE THE GANGLY LIMBED BUCKTEETH JUN AND THE OHMIYA ON THE SIDE. :D
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Oh god I always seem to get distracted at the worst of times D:

THANKYOU ♥ AND OHMIYA JUST REFUSED TO STAY AWAY D:
kegom: Manly Shokegom on August 11th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
That was SO CUTE! *___________*

I could absolutely see little Jun doing that, being all awkward and crushing on Aiba and totally, completely, embarrassingly obvious about it, despite his attempts to hide it. (And of course Nino, that evil little ferret, would notice and interfere- and of course he would touch Ohno while enjoying the situation. XD)

And ahahaha, Sho! Sho who is still young and straight! XDD


Though enquiring minds want to know: Does this happen before or after Jun's big, obvious crush on Sho?

I sort of hope it would be before, because - imagine Jun crushing on Aiba for a while (and Aiba being totally cheerful about it and taking Jun on his first date and everything, and generally being really sweet if not quite as in-love as Jun), and everyone getting used to it ("yeah, that's Jun, staring at Aiba like a giddy little girl") - and then suddenly, Jun comes in one morning and starts getting nervous and fumbly and blushing around Sho! ...Sho would probably be all "... O__o" and slowly retreating, while Nino would probably quietly die of glee. XDD
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
YOUR COMMENT MAKES ME REALLY WANT TO WRITE MORE, LOLOLOL.

Thanks for reading :D
stsatsumatsu on August 11th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
this.is.cute~~~

the reaction of the others when jun hugged aiba were priceless!
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it |D
Lockylockability on August 11th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
CUTE.♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
HEHE.♥
don't forget about me!ayumwu on August 11th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
HOMG this is so cute. a;ldsfja;ldsfk Aibajun is seriously my favourite Arashi pairing. Next to Ohmiya, of course. XD
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Thankyou ♥! jflhgskdfjhlg same *_* ... after Ohmiya, obviously, because clearly I can't help but write them everywhere |D
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trivialaffairtrivialaffair on August 11th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
CUTE. Oh Arashi, young Arashi, is so awkward and awesome. XD

Thanks for writing this!
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
And thank you for reading :D!
スミレ: 相葉 x 潤 「ドS」desecrateregret on August 12th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
lol awww this was too cuteeee :) i love how much of a little snot nino is XD
actually, i love how you wrote all of them
LOL sho just wants in on the love, too
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
Bahh thankyou so much :D
★ taro-pandajnessap on August 12th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Oh Jess ♥

I love your chibi!Arashi so sososososososo much you have no idea. Really. ♥♥♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
And I love you sosososososo much ♥♥♥
lapsus: and I think to myself what a wonderfullapsusxlinguae on August 12th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
fslkadjskdlf awkward Jun just makes me want Aiba to crush him in a giant hug.
and Nino is such a little shit, all the whispering asdkfhsdf.

this is the most wonderful waffy thing I've read in a looong time. it might've given me cavaties :DDDD

thanks ♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it despite the cavaties |D ♥
❝freaky freaky fresh❞: 嵐 ↔ aiba/jun » :D vs :" title="❝freaky freaky fresh❞: 嵐 ↔ aiba/jun » :D vs :">" />fluttering on August 12th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
awww the fluff ♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 12th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
eehee :D ♥
Circe: Aiba/Jun is dorky lovestill_ciircee on August 13th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
*begins to crawl through your index*

*flails* Oh, damn, this is just adorable. Awkward little Jun and his whopping-huge awkward crushes on his slightly-less-little-and-awkward bandmates makes me do the fangirl 'eee!'. Seriously. Why so much love, Jun-chan?

I am going to be happy all day because OMGYES.
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 14th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
I'm just going to end up all eee! at all your comments now. You are too kind D: ♥ ♥
COOL&SEOULpanpipe on August 14th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Awww this was so cute! ♥
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 14th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
Thankyou! ♥
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honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 17th, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)
You're welcome :D!
Zheinpathos: arashi - busted!zheinpathos on August 17th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Awww! So cute! Chibi!Arashi + Awkward!Jun = LOVE

<33333333333333333333333333333333
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 17th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thankyou :D!
最上級のイマジネーション: Sakura Sakewinged_lily on August 26th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Cute. ^o^

<3 Trisha
honeypuffed =applepluspie on August 27th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, thankyou!
slashedsilver: aiba and the other leanslashedsilver on January 27th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
ADORABLE. Thank you. I love wee!Arashi to bits, and I especially love the way you got into Jun's head, and the way his insecurities featured much more prominently when he was young.
sparrowhoneypuffed on January 28th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
:o thankyou! you make it sound so much more than it really is ahah ♥
Arisaarisa_draconis on October 7th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
I FOUND JUNBA! HA!
sparrowhoneypuffed on October 7th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
i have not written this pairing in way too long! kdkd used to be kind of my favourite idk. WANT TO WRITE THEM. DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WRITE.
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