Title: Brotherly Confusion: Chapter 4 (of 6): Double Pain
Pairing: KameRyo, side-pairing: Pin
Genre: romance, angst, friendship, family
Disclaimer: I don't own them or anything else JE-related, but the story is mine of course^^
Summary: They had always been together, even after the death of their parents. For Kame it's just normal that his twin is the most important person on earth. But then his brother falls for the same guy he likes... For the sake of his shy and insecure brother, Kame decides to give up on his own feelings. Just...how far can he push this secret?
Requested by: are_in. She requested such an interesting plot that I decided to make a Mini-Series out of it. I hope you'll enjoy it!!
“Brothers?” Koki still stared at Yuki in utter surprise. They had just sat down in a little bar to eat something and Koki was still pre-occupied with swallowing down this news. “I just don’t get it… why didn’t Kame ever say anything? Or Jin? I suppose he knew it…”
“He did.” Yuki smiled apologetically. “Sorry. It’s my fault.”
“How is it your fault?” Koki asked curiously.
Yuki smiled a bit. “Well…I’m quite shy, but it’s much better now than it was before. Some years ago I was almost afraid of people and totally unsure. I had a bad relationship, you know… With a guy who was beating me up. So… I begged Kazu not to tell you about me. I was afraid you would like to meet me then…and well…“
Koki blinked for a moment. “I understand, I guess. So Kame…”
“…just wanted to protect me.” Yuki’s eyes beamed with affection. “Like always. He still thinks I’m the frightened and terrified boy from back then.”
Koki laughed a bit. “Sounds like Kame.” He smiled a bit. “But we would have understood, really.”
Yuki lowered his head a bit. “Sorry.” he mumbled sheepishly. “And please don’t be angry with my brother. I’m always asking a lot from Kazu and he gives me everything.” He looked at Koki through big eyes. “Do you hate me now?”
Koki blushed a bit at the other’s big and beautiful eyes, wondering how anyone could treat such a sweet guy in a bad way. “Of course not.” he stuttered. “And don’t worry, I’ll explain everything to the others… and they will understand.” Just slightly he wondered how the heck he should do that, but with Yuki sitting in front of him, staring at him through Kame’s eyes, but also through his own sweet eyes, he just had to promise it. “So no one will go against your brother.” Then he looked at Yuki thoroughly. “And now? Is it okay for you to meet us?”
“Well…” Yuki stuttered. “Maybe not all of you at once.”
Koki smiled warmly. “That’s not necessary, don’t worry. But we could start with Taguchi, how about that?”
Yuki’s heart made a light jump when Koki said we. He was so unbelievably nice. “That’s the dorky and fun one, right? The one with the strange jokes?”
Koki laughed at that. “Exactly.” He smiled. “And then Maru. He is a bit shy himself. A calm one. I don’t know anyone who is afraid of him. And after him Tatsuya.” Koki rubbed over his head. “He is also a good guy. A bit absent-minded sometimes, but nice.”
“Sounds good for me.” Yuki smiled in agreement.
Koki blushed a bit under Yuki’s warm and soft eyes. It was so strange… he looked like Kame, but then his expressions and his eyes were totally different. “Want to order something now? I’ll invite you…”
Yuki giggled a bit. “Okay. Thanks.”
Pi woke up in surprise when he felt Ryo’s elbow in his face. He looked around sleepily, slowly remembering that he had stayed at Ryo’s place overnight, because it was already so late and he had drunk a bit too much…
He rubbed over his head. Talking about. There was a blackout…definitely. He shook Ryo’s shoulder a bit. “Ryo?”
Pi shook the other more roughly this time. “Ryo-chan?”
“Are you awake?” Pi asked almost innocently, grinning about Ryo’s grumpy glance and his annoyed expression.
“Fuck off, Pi!” the Osakan hissed angrily, throwing a pillow towards Pi.
Pi laughed a bit, but immediately shrunk back when he felt something hammering against his head. Hangover. Great.
“Ryo?” Pi asked when he came back from the bathroom. “Did I do anything strange yesterday. I can’t remember.”
Ryo grinned a bit, already preparing some breakfast for them. “Can’t remember?”
“Yeah.” Pi sighed. “It’s like a black hole.”
“Nope.” Ryo shrugged, eyeing the huge amount of garbage lying around grumpily. Looked like a lot of work… “You just wrote Jin a message before you went to bed. The one where you confessed.”
Pi looked at the other in utter surprise, first thinking that he was just joking. “C’mon Ryo… be serious.”
“I am serious.” Ryo looked at Pi, directly into his eyes and the other immediately knew… that he wasn’t lying.
“I did…” he took a deep breath. “WHAT!???”
“And this here…” Yoko almost jumped up and down like a little boy. “…is the limited edition of the new Kirby game.”
“Ah…” Ryo made, yawning secretly, before he added an: “unbelievable!”
“Isn’t it?” Yoko chirped, glad about Ryo’s attention, not realizing at all that the other was just admiring him too much to admit that he was bored.
Ryo’s gaze shifted around a bit, his eyes suddenly growing wide when he saw the frame of a very special person leaning against a wall at the other side of the room
Ryo coughed a bit. “Hey…Kimi-kun?”
“I’ll head to the toilet, okay?” Ryo lied. “Sorry. Are you okay on your own… just for a while?”
Yoko almost snorted at that. “Of course!” he grumbled. “I’m not a little boy anymore… Really Dokkun, you act like you are the Senpai here.” But to his surprise he didn’t even get an answer to his teasing. Ryo had already turned around and rushed through the room now. Yoko blinked, but shrugged his confusion off.
Ryo swallowed down his embarrassment and his awkwardness. “Kazuya-kun?”
Kame almost jumped at that. He had just arrived together with Yuki and was waiting for his brother here. Well…of course he knew that Ryo was somewhere around but he hadn’t expected him to find him so easily.
“Ryo-kun?” he stuttered.
They both stayed quiet for a moment, both of them remembering Ryo’s birthday and the moment they shared together. But it was just a moment, no kiss, nothing really intimate. Though secretly Kame thought that this kind of moment they had shared with each other was even more intimate than a random kiss. He looked up into Ryo’s eyes, immediately getting caught in their intensity again. Why did he have so deep eyes? Why? It would make things much easier if he was boring… It would be so easy to let him be with Yuki then… Kame gasped a bit, oh dear… Yuki!
“Let’s…” Ryo looked down at the floor sheepishly. “How about we talk outside? In the garden?”
Kame blinked for a moment. “They have a garden here?”
“Yes.” Ryo smiled slightly. “Yoko showed it to me during his game-tour. It’s a little park…”
Kame bit his lips a bit, but then he nodded his head. “Okay.” he said, following Ryo into the quiet outside area of the convention.
“They really have a park…” Kame mumbled in surprise.
Ryo blinked at that. “What? You thought I would trick you?” he almost sounded offended at that.
Kame looked down to the ground nervously, he wondered what to do to make the situation between them less tensed. He looked up at Ryo, inspecting the other’s small and slender figure and his dark eyes. “You didn’t call…” he suddenly heard himself saying, eyes widening in shock as he realised what he just said.
Ryo blinked for a moment, not sure what Kame meant first, but then he knitted his eyebrows, almost feeling annoyed. “But…” he shook his head. “You didn’t call either.”
Kame sighed. “You are right.” he admitted.
“Never mind.” Ryo mumbled. “As I didn’t call either…” He paused a bit. “Talking about… Is there a reason to call?”
Kame bit his lips at that, turning his gaze away from Ryo and staring into another direction. YES he wanted to scream, but he couldn’t. What about Yuki? He just couldn’t tell Ryo that he wanted him to call him or be with him… in whatever way. So he looked down to the ground, shaking his head a bit.
“Okay…” Ryo said with a steady voice, but Kame was sure that he sounded hurt. He looked up a bit, sawing how Ryo bit his lips nervously, eyes looking almost teary. Kame stared at the other. Did he… Did he really feel dumped? He blinked. Did that mean that Ryo wanted them to have something…going on between them?
“See you then.” Ryo said, before turning around to leave this awkward and embarrassing situation.
Before Kame even realised what he was doing here, he had already grabbed Ryo’s shirt, stopping him from leaving. “Don’t leave.”
Ryo stared at the other in surprise, not sure what to make about this. Kame smiled at Ryo’s surprised and confused, and a bit grumpy, expression, thinking that he looked so cute right now. His hand moved on its own, stroking over Ryo’s cheek softly, his fingertips wandering over the other’s lips. Without looking at it he could feel how Ryo was smiling suddenly, a hand stroking over his shoulders and neck, before resting on his back to pull him closer. Kame’s hand went back to Ryo’s cheek, tightening its pressure and pulling the other closer like that.
He could feel Ryo’s breath on his cheek, tickling his ear lightly until the other’s lips moved away from his cheek and down to his lips, kissing him softly.
Kame closed his eyes, enjoying this first soft kiss between them. When he opened his eyes again, he almost jumped. Right in front of him he could see him… the one guy that looked exactly like him, watching them in utter shock…
Pi’s heart was beating like crazy when he knocked at Jin’s door. He wondered what he should do now, how he should face Jin, how tell him why he confessed to him like that. He flinched when the door opened and Jin peeked into the corridor.
“Hi.” Pi stuttered. “Can I come in…”
“Sure…” Jin stepped a bit aside to let Pi into his apartment, inspecting Pi’s frame carefully. When he had received Pi’s strange message, he was totally taken aback, not sure what to make out of that. And now Pi was here to… To what? Tell him that it was just an accident? A joke? A bet?
“It’s…” Pi started. “Sorry.” he mumbled. “I know I wrote you such a strange message. I was drunk…” He looked away from Jin, afraid that his eyes might give away his real feelings for his friend.
“So it was a joke after all?” Jin asked, feeling how his stomach twisted a bit. He grew so attached to Yamapi that the thought of Pi dumping him hurt him. It wasn’t exactly a crazy and overwhelming love that drew him to his friend… not like it had been with Kame. But people were different and also love that developed between people could differ. The feelings he had for Pi weren’t lesser than the ones he had for Kame once, just different. They only had to grow a bit. Maybe it was a too simple and naïve way to think about his feelings, but Jin didn’t care much about that.
“No…” Pi stuttered, wondering a bit about Jin’s hurt expression. “Not a joke. I was just drunk.”
Jin sighed. “I see.”
Pi flinched when Jin turned around a bit, signalising him that their talk was over now and that he could leave. He hated it that Jin felt hurt or angry with him. Out of a sudden impulse he grabbed Jin’s arm, holding him back from leaving. “Don’t.” he mumbled. “Don’t make me leave.”
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