Title: Arashi and the Magic Lantern: Chapter 10 (of 12): I wish for a solution?
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...?
“What do you mean?” Jun’s eyes grew wide in shock. “Aiba-chan disappeared?”
Sho stared at the others in disbelief. “Since when?”
Nino sighed deeply, his eyes twitching in concern. “Since yesterday. I couldn’t reach him and when we went to his apartment, he wasn’t there.”
“Yes.” Ohno agreed. “Back then I told Kazu to be patient. Maybe Aiba just went out?”
“But he didn’t return?” Sho asked in shock.
Nino rubbed his temples. “Do you think…” he bit his lips nervously. “…that something happened to him?”
Jun blinked in shock, before a sudden idea hit him. “Wait…”
“What?” Ohno looked at the younger one hopefully. “What do you know?”
Jun grabbed Sho’s arm. “Do you remember what Ghost told us yesterday morning?”
Sho nodded his head, his eyes growing wide in surprise. “Yes. Of course… He said that there is still one station left for him…”
Nino winced a bit. “Oh my god…” he sighed. “Ghost is solving problems, right? He says that he is fulfilling wishes, but in the end he did something different. Approaching us through our wishes to help us with all our deepest problems, right?”
“Yes.” Ohno agreed warily.
“So…Aiba-chan has a problem too.” Sho finished Nino’s thought.
“He has a problem…” Nino mumbled. “And I didn’t realise it…”
“It’s not your fault.” Ohno told him, stroking over his shoulder reassuringly. “We were all to pre-occupied with other things. And Aiba is not the type who talks about his problems like that.”
“Yes.” Jun sighed a bit. “We should watch out for him from now on.”
Ohno took a deep breath as he saw the other’s helplessness and concern. “Okay…that’s it with the guilty trip now.” he told them firmly. The others blinked at him, not used to such a fierce Ohno, but Ohno just nodded his head firmly. “We’ll go and find him!” he told them.
“Ghost is with him. So he can’t be in danger.” Sho agreed.
“Alright. Maybe he is somewhere in Tokyo?” Jun suggested. “Let’s search him. It will be easier if we go separate way. Everyone of us searches through one part of Tokyo.”
Nino nodded his head. Though it sounded like searching for the needle in the haystack. Tokyo was huge after all, but at least they had something to do. Half an hour later all of them were on their way, searching through the part they had promised to look for Arashi’s sweetest boy.
Jun sighed a bit, scanning the area. He had visited nearly every hotel here to see if Aiba had checked in somewhere – just to be sure. Now he was looking at the parks, wondering what they had missed that Aiba was leaving them like that, leaving them without any sign. He sighed a bit. Even the key Aiba was normally hiding somewhere in front of his apartment was gone, his phone didn’t give any answer, it wasn’t even ringing. As if Aiba wasn’t there…
Jun rubbed over his head, slapping his cheek lightly to stop himself from thinking such strange stuff. He shifted his gaze up a bit, his eyes scanning the skyscrapers around him. He was just about to look back into the park when his eyes suddenly grew wide in shock. He shifted his gaze back to the last skyscraper, the one where a huge Arashi poster was dangling down over almost the whole building. Jun closed his eyes, rubbing over them before he opened them again. But as he stared at the poster, the image was still the same.
His hands shivered like madly when he angled for his phone typing a message to his friends. He took a deep breath, trying to stop his fingers from shaking. It was the same message to everyone. Guys…tell me that I’m going insane!!!! Please check an Arashi poster, photo or fangood or whatever around you. IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!! And tell me that what I saw was just an accident or a coincidence.
One minute later Jun got an answer from Sho. The latter had received Jun’s message, thinking that he had found Aiba first, but soon he was frowning at his friend’s weird words. He scanned through his phone’s documents. Any photo of Arashi, Jun had said. So also a photo he had taken last week on the ship would do it. Here it was. He smiled as he opened it, remembering the fun incidents and moments there and how they found Ghost. Then his smile froze on his lips, he dropped his phone in shock, staring into the darkness for a moment, before he grabbed his phone again, trembling fingers writing back to Jun. Checked PERSONAL photos I made with my phone last week. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED!???????
Nino blinked at the message in surprise. He had just met Ohno again, coincidentally this time. The parts of Tokyo they were scanning through were next to each other. “Did you get the same message?”
Ohno looked at the message in utter confusion, then he took Nino’s hand for a short moment. “Let’s go and look for an Arashi photo.” With that he rushed away, Nino running after him. Panting like heavily Ohno stopped in front of a store with Arashi photos and CDs. He stared at the items in disbelief. Slowly understanding what Jun had meant with his weird message.
“Kazu…” he pressed out.
Nino almost bumped into his friend, he was still having problems with his hips a bit and couldn’t run that fast. He blinked when Ohno grabbed his shoulders and turned him towards the shop window. Nino’s eyes grew wide in shock, he covered his mouth with his hand to stop himself from screaming like madly now. He took some sharp breaths, before turning around to look at Ohno, his lips shivering in shock. “Oh my god…” he breathed out. “Did you see…That’s…”
“I know.” Ohno mumbled silently, his eyes still looking at the photos.
Nino’s fingers clenched Ohno’s arm, his voice almost too low to hear it. “Where is Aiba on these photos?”
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