Title: Arashi and the Magic Lantern: Chapter 7(of 12): I wish for the incredible?
Pairing: Ohmiya and Sakumoto (they are both main-pairings^^), Aiba
Genre: romance, bit angst, friendship, AU-ish (it's a magic lantern after all)
Disclaimer: I don't own them or anything else JE-related, but the story is mine of course^^
Summary: Due to unknown circumstances Aiba suddenly finds a magic lantern. What will be revealed when he opens it? A mysterious creature tells them that it will stay with them...until they won't need it anymore. Where does this ghost come from? What's its meaning and its purpose?
Suddenly the boys find themselves in the middle of unbelievable occurrences... What will happen when they have to face, not only their biggest desires, but also their deepest problems, the personal ones but also those they have with each other...?
“Wow…” Aiba giggled a bit when Nino threw his arms around his waist, hugging him out of the blue. “You are in a good mood Nino-chan!”
Nino grinned a bit, feeling really awake and relieved for the first time since months. “That’s because things are going quite well, Aiba-chan.”
“Are they?” Aiba smiled happily at that, glad that Nino was feeling good. But before he could ask anything else, Ohno padded into the room.
He yawned a bit. “Mornin’”
“Really…” Jun smirked a bit. “Mornin’?”
“Well…” Ohno shrugged, smiling. “I didn’t sleep much last night…”
Jun frowned at that as Ohno seemed to be quite content though he just complained about not sleeping well. But when his glance fell on Nino, recognizing his content smile, Jun just grinned. But…well…if they wanted to have their little secret, why bumping into it?
He sighed a bit. Talking about secrets… His gaze shifted towards Sho. Jun started to worry slightly if he had said to much last night, because Sho was all absent-minded and worried since then. Or was there something else off?
“Hey Sho…” Jun touched Sho’s shoulder slightly, making the older one smile a bit. “You are so absent-minded.”
“I know.” Sho sighed. “And so are you.”
Jun tilted his head a bit, looking at Sho warily. “But are we absent-minded because of the same thing?”
Sho blinked at that. For a moment he was wondering how to answer that question… but gladly Ohno walked up to them, stretching a bit. “So guys… everything alright?”
“Sure.” Jun forced a smile to his lips while Sho nodded his head.
Nino smiled at them while he followed Ohno, pulling Aiba with him. “You know guys, we should relax once in a while.”
“Totally agree.” Ohno stretched.
“Relaxing is good.” Ghost agreed.
Nino chuckled a bit, feeling content with everything. He stretched. “Relaxing sounds gorgeous.” he smiled. “I wished we would be on a beautiful deserted south sea island now….”
“NO!” Jun yelled, eyes widened at Nino’s little suggestion... voiced as a wish.
But unfortunately Jun’s ‘no’ came too slow. He looked around in confusion… dozens of palm trees around him suddenly, a beach full of white sand… and a really grumpy Sho, standing in the seawater, his trousers completely wet.
“Sorry guys…” Nino sighed. “I wasn’t thinking properly… and I couldn’t see Ghost, so I didn’t know he was there…”
“It’s okay.” Ohno reassured him. “But please… get me down from this palm tree first!”
“We could wish him down.” Aiba suggested, glad that it was not him who had created that mess.
“Yes…” Sho sighed. “Or we could tell Ghost to bring us back immediately…”
“Or…” Nino rubbed over his head, looking at his friends warily. “We could stay here for a few hours and have a nice time. It’s beautiful after all.”
“Yes!” Aiba beamed, happy to be able to spend some time with his friends.
Jun smiled warily, first helping Sho out of the water and then helping the others to get Ohno down from the tree. “So…you really want to stay?” Sho asked in amusement though he wasn't really in holiday mood right now.
“Yes!” Aiba beamed. “We could do something fun…” He blinked for a moment when he realised that Ohno and Nino had already disappeared.
“Sorry Aiba-chan…” Sho smiled apologetically. “I’m not really in the mood…” He looked at Jun insistently, trying to gesture him that he wanted to talk to him secretly. Then he rubbed over his head a bit, walking along the beach.
Jun smiled a bit, patting Aiba’s shoulder. “Sorry… but… you know…” he shrugged helplessly. “I guess there is something I have to do… I'll be back as fast as possible! Then we can search for these two lovey-dovey guys” With that he showed Aiba another friendly glance, feeling a bit guilty for leaving the other alone, before he chased after Sho
Aiba sighed a bit, bending down to pick up a shell. Now here they were on a beautiful island all together and… all of them were gone.
“Hey Sho!” Jun grabbed Sho’s arm, panting heavily. “Since when are you walking that fast…?
“OH!” Sho blinked in surprise, then he chuckled a bit. He wrapped his arms around Jun's waist, looking at him lovingly. “Sorry, I didn’t see you. I was totally caught in my thoughts.”
Jun sighed, nuzzling Sho's hair with his nose. “Listen Sho… is it about…”
“Hey.” Ghost interrupted him, smiling brightly. “You two look troubled.”
“What a brilliant guess...” Sho grumbled.
Ghost smiled. “I can help you…”
Jun blinked, frowning a bit when he saw that Sho wasn't really surprised at Ghost's words. So they had been worrying about the same thing...just that their worries went into different directions. “Help? With what?” he tried to make sure.
“Don’t you wish for a child?”
“Yes…” Jun mumbled, staring at Ghost in disbelief, his eyes growing wide again, then he looked at Sho through questioning eyes. But the latter just shrugged helplessly. He still didn't know how Ghost wanted to help them.
“What do you mean with that?” Sho asked, feeling a bit suspicious again. “I thought you can’t grant such wishes.”
“That’s true, I can’t….” Ghost smiled warmly. “But there are some grey areas… and if you wish for it I can make you two fathers… It's bound to some conditions though.”
“What?” Jun whispered in disbelief.
Jun almost jumped when he heard the demanding voice of a little girl. He looked around a bit, inspecting the area closely. He knew this place here...definitely. But there was no time to inspect it closer since he could hear the girl's voice again. Then he smiled when he saw the little girl running through the living room. Sho stared at the scene in disbelief, feeling absolutely stunned. He looked at Jun warily, not sure how to react. But to his surprise Jun reacted immediately. He knelt down a bit, opening his arms so that the girl could jump right into them.
“You are late.” she pouted, looking at Jun and Sho reproachfully.
“Sorry...” Sho paused here. What was her name? Then he smiled. “...dear.” He looked around a bit, trying to find signs for the little girl's name... and for some other things.
“Ken-chan is also waiting.” she complained.
“Ah, it's okay.” Jun smiled a bit, trying to shove aside his surprise about the new name. Ken-chan...? “Now we are here. Let's eat something now, okay?”
The little girl jumped down from Jun again, grabbing his hand and pulling him to the kitchen. Sho smiled a bit, looking around to check out the living room. For the first time he was able to inspect the area closely and his eyes widened immediately in surprise. Of course he knew this house! He had been here several times already. It was his after all. But everything changed... the furniture, the games lying around... like it was in apartments or houses of families with kids. He blinked when he found a photo on the living room's table. He took it into his hands, smiling both in disbelief and tenderness. He was on the photo...with Jun. And the little girl, holding their hands. And in front of them a baby buggy with a little baby in it.
And names, above everyone. Sho, Jun, Eri, Ken.
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