Title: Painful Days and Stormy Nights Chapter 20: Shocking suggestions
Pairing: RyoJin, Ohno/Aiba, KimuShingo, Takki/Sakamoto, Sakumiya, Nagase/Koichi and one-sided Miyake/Sakamoto, PiKame or TegoPi? Jun/Uchi?
Genre: AU, family, friendship, romance, angst, drama
Disclaimer: I don't own them or anything else JE-related. But the story is mine of course^^
Summary: Shingo and Hina are desperate because of Miyake... Feeling totally helpless they decide to ask Sakamoto for help. Meanwhile Sakamoto and Takki deepen their relationship. While Yamapi can't help but wonder about Ryo... feeling worried like never before. And then there is Uchi, deciding to dash forward...
“Where the heck is he!?” Shingo mumbled, feeling unbelievably uncomfortable and concerned.
“Maybe he is… at home?” Hina suggested weakly.
“We already looked at his apartment…” Shingo sighed, angling for his mobile phone again. He dialled Miyake’s number, listening at the beeping… but no answer. “He isn’t answering his phone…”
“I’ll call Yoko again.” Hina suggested immediately.
“What did he say before?”
“That he is trying to find him, of course…” Hina sighed, he looked at his friend in concern. “You know him longer… what is he up to?”
“Nothing good.” Shingo mumbled sheepishly. “He had always been like that. With the head through the wall…”
“And what do we do now?” Hina asked, biting his lips nervously.
“Okay…” Shingo took a deep breath. “Let’s reconsider. What happened yesterday?”
“He met Sakamoto-san…” Hina started.
“…and got dumped.” Shingo sighed. “Then he called me.”
“And…” the other paused for a moment. “…he cried and yelled and hung up on you.”
“Yeah…” Shingo mumbled. “Great.”
“We’ll go back to the starting point.” Shingo decided.
“You mean we’ll go and visit Sakamoto-san?”
“Exactly!” Shingo nodded his head. “Maybe he can help us.”
“Well…why not?” Hina sighed, grabbing his jacket and hurrying outside, followed by Hina.
“WOW!” Tegoshi laughed happily. “Did you see how famous we were!?”
“Yeah…” Yamapi sighed. “We were there too… remember?”
Ueda grinned. “I never imagined it to be that great.”
“I never imagined it that people would book me…” Maru blinked. “But they did.”
“Of course they did!” Ryo smiled a bit. He leaned back in his chair, sighing tiredly.
“Are you okay?” Yamapi asked, feeling concerned immediately. “You were just sick…”
“I’m okay.” Ryo mumbled. “Just a bit tired. I’ll go outside for a moment. Fresh air.” With that he got up, walking outside a bit. He rubbed over his stomach a bit, something inside him was feeling so tight.
Yamapi frowned when Ryo had left, looking a bit concerned. “I’ll go and look after him.” he told the others before he got up, searching for Ryo. He walked through the school garden, looking around, frowning when he couldn’t find Ryo. Yamapi bit his lips, wondering why he was feeling so agitated here… why so concerned, but something about the expression on Ryo’s face was so strange. He rushed back into the school, running through the corridors to look into the restrooms and empty classrooms. When he finally reached the rooftop he nearly dropped down the stairs again. His eyes widened as he saw Ryo, rubbing over his head in calm desperation, standing way too near at the fence of the roof.
Yamapi cleared his throat, not sure what he was seeing here. “Hey…Ryo-chan?”
Ryo flinched a bit, but smiled then. “Ah, Yamapi. Everything alright?”
Yamapi snorted at that. “Really… I should be the one asking. Are you feeling better?”
Ryo smiled a bit, the fresh air had calmed his mind down a bit. “Sure. We can go back to the others.”
Yamapi nodded his head, following the other. When they reached the corridor he heard Nagase’s voice behind him. “Yamashita-kun?”
Yamapi blinked for a moment, then he smiled politely. “Yes?”
Nagase smiled warmly at his student. “I have to talk to you about the basketball match next week.
Pi nodded his head, then he turned towards Ryo. “I’ll come soon.” He watched how the other left, still eyeing Ryo suspiciously, deciding that he would look after him… just to be sure that nothing bad was going to happen.
Hina bowed deeply when he rang at Sakamoto’s door and stood in front of the older one now. “Sorry…” he mumbled, feeling slightly embarrassed. He looked at Shingo. Not that Hina was shy, but he was a bit unsure about the situation… Just that normally Shingo would be totally sure and straight-forward, but not so today…
Shingo smiled weakly. “We are searching for Miyake-kun.” he explained bluntly. “Since he…well… confessed to you yesterday… he disappeared.”
Sakamoto blinked at them in utter shock. “What?”
“Well…he called us after your talk.” Hina stuttered. “And was all teary and desperate and… we are afraid that he might be up to something not too good now…”
“You think he might do any harm to himself?” Sakamoto breathed out, panic rushing through his veins. He stepped to the side a bit. “Come in. We’ll talk about where to search for him immediately.”
“By the way…” Shingo looked at Sakamoto apologetically. “Sorry for the troubles he has been giving you. He told me he kissed you…”
“What!?” Takki’s voice came from inside the apartment, sounding pretty worked up. Sakamoto closed his eyes at that, he had told Takki about his talk with Miyake… but this little detail he had left out, not wanting to make Takki annoyed and jealous and bothered. When the boys had settled down in his living room, he slipped into his kitchen, checking on Takki. The latter glared at him and Sakamoto couldn’t help a smile appearing on his lips.
“You do look cute, when you are jealous. You know that?” he chuckled.
Takki’s glare grew, but when Sakamoto put his arms around his waist, pulling him closer and placing a soft kiss on his forehead, he sighed a bit. “You could have told me.”
“Could I?” Sakamoto mused. “It’s not really an option at the moment you know.”
“Why?” Takki blinked.
“Because there is so much going through your head right now.” Sakamoto explained, stroking over Takki’s back, brushing through his hair. “I didn’t want you to look so worried and bothered all the time.”
Takki smiled lightly. “When everything with Ryo is settled, I’ll be my normal self again.”
“Really?” Sakamoto mock-mused, sounding a bit teasingly. “What’s your real self then?”
Takki smirked cheekily. “I’ll show you later.”
The older one chuckled. “Alright. I’ll wait patiently. Talking about…What are you planning to do with Ryo?”
“I’m not sure… he is so strange recently… something is totally off, I know that. I just don’t know what it is.” Takki explained.
“I told you before and I’ll tell you again: Talk to him.” Sakamoto suggested.
The younger one wavered. “But I don’t know how. I have to find a hint about his problem first.”
Sakamoto sighed. “Alright. At least you are trying to get down to it…”
Takki nodded a bit, smiling apologetically. “Sorry for giving you so much troubles.”
“It’s okay, I guess.” Sakamoto kissed him softly. “What are your plans for today?”
“I’ll meet Subaru, Nino and Takuya… and we discuss the topic.” Takki explained to him. “And later…I’ll be working.”
Sakamoto grinned at that. “What a surprise. I’ll be working too.”
“Really?” Takki mock-mused. “Where?”
“In a Host Club.”
“Oh.” Takki blinked. “Me too.”
“Really?” Sakamoto grinned. “You are a Host? That explains a lot!” He pulled a smiling Takki nearer and kissed him, before he let go again, grabbing some glasses and something to drink.
“And I’ll try to understand what’s going on with these boys…” Sakamoto sighed, frowning slightly when he remembered why the boys were here. “Really…” he smiled teasingly towards Takki. “You young guys just make troubles.”
Jun blinked in surprise when he found a shadow passing the open kitchen door… again. He turned around, sighing. “Uchi? Is that you?”
Uchi flinched a bit, peeking into the kitchen. “Oh sorry…” he mumbled, forcing a cheerful grin to his lips. “I didn’t even realise you were in the kitchen.
“You passed the kitchen around ten times” the older one snorted. “Is there anything lying on your mind?”
“No.” Uchi lied, sitting down on one of the kitchen chairs. “I was just dozing off…”
“Oh…alright” Jun smiled a bit, grabbing two cups, pouring coffee into them and placing them in front of Uchi and himself. “Here.” With that he sat down next to him.
“Ne…Jun?” Uchi asked carefully.
“What?” Jun took a sip of his coffee, smiling a bit.
“Are you still angry with me?” Uchi asked carefully.
“Eh?” the older one blinked. “Why? Because of what?”
“Because of Kame’s and mine Undercover-Host-Club-Spy action?” Uchi suggested.
Jun chuckled lightly. “Really… Uchi, it happened, I yelled, you cried, we got over it.”
“Right…” Uchi mused, looking at the other nervously, biting on his lips.
“What?” Jun laughed. “What is it? Just spit it out already! I’m not angry…”
“I’m glad.” Uchi smiled. “I kinda feared you would hate me now…”
“Yeah…totally…” Jun grumbled. “You guys are totally bothersome, but then…without you it’s also boring…”
Uchi smiled a bit at that. “Is that a compliment or are you scolding me here?”
“I guess both of it.” Jun smirked.
“Eh?” Uchi pouted, voice sounding a bit whiny. “You are scolding me?”
Jun laughed at that, poking the younger one’s cheek, making the other one blush a bit. Uchi grumbled a bit, but couldn’t help but enjoy the time he spent with Jun here.
Little did the two of them know that Kame was leaning against the door, blinking into the kitchen. He had planned to get some soda, but stopped when Uchi and Jun had started their talk. Somehow Kame didn’t want to burst into it and interrupt them…with whatever they were doing right now.
“Okay…” Sakamoto looked around. “He is not in his apartment…”
Shingo rubbed over his head desperately. “We need to find him.”
“You really think he would do something stupid?” Sakamoto wanted to do. “Hurt himself?”
Hina shrugged helplessly. “He is…well… he always really gets into things… and then he looses track.” he explained silently.
Shingo nodded his head. “He is one of the loveliest and nicest guys ever. He is helpful and loyal and sweet and fun. We really love him dearly. But he is also determined… when he gets into something, he totally looses sight of everything else… He forgets everything, even his logic… and his friends… the whole world.”
“Holy cow…” Sakamoto breathed out. “I tried to be so nice to him… but I’m in love with someone else.”
“It’s not your fault.” Shingo blurt out forcefully. “You didn’t do anything wrong.”
“Thanks.” Sakamoto smiled a bit, then he got earnest again. “Okay, are there any places he associates with something important?”
Hina blinked. “Well, we searched at all the places he likes…” He paused when he heard his phone ringing. “That’s Yoko.” he breathed out in relief. “Hey Yoko!” he blinked a bit when he heard the other talking, then he turned around. “Yoko says we should search at all places Ken associates with Sakamoto-san… and we should also check on hotels in these areas…”
“Alright.” Shingo called out, glad that they finally had a hint of where to search. “Let’s do that!”
“Hey…” Jin smiled when Ryo dropped by at his room in the Host Club. “How is my favourite sweety?” he joked.
Ryo smiled at that, allowing Jin to hug him a bit and rub his back soothingly. “I’m just feeling a bit tired.”
Jin rested his chin on Ryo’s head, stroking through his hair. He knitted his eyebrows in concern. “You are feeling often tired recently…” he mused. “Are you alright?”
“Why are you lying on the ground Ryo? Everything alright?”
Ryo looked up at the man, eyes widened in shock, still afraid. The feeling of the man’s hands on his throat was still there. His lips shivered slightly..
The man knitted his eyebrows. “Why are you looking at me like that?”
Ryo shook his head to get these images out of his head, he tried to concentrate on Jin’s warmth around him, trying to dive into it. Jin blinked when he felt the younger one snuggling against him. He wrapped his arms tighter around Ryo, trying to comfort him with whatever was off.
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