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If... it was a shoujo manga scene, the girl would've most likely screamed and picked up whatever she had beside and had thrown it at the boy. Well... we know for a fact that Kyousuke and Tenma at this moment are of course... not in a shoujo manga... So, the screaming didn't come. But the throwing did.
"Matsukaze! Get a hold of yourself!" In between dodging the texbooks Tenma was throwing at him, Kyousuke managed to yell some sense into his team mate. Of course, he himself was also totally in shock, though he didn't show it. "Look, before you start nagging at me about 'peeking' at you, which I totally wasn't doing... put on your clothes for God's sake..." His face was turned as he handed the uniform over.
Tenma hestitated and looked at him with suspicion before taking the uniform. Kyousuke waited until the sound of a metal door closing signaled that Tenma had finished changing and had already packed up. He finally felt safe to turn around. Another awkward silence... "Yukiko!" The door bursted open, and Sorano Aoi came in... along with another guy... "Yukiko! You finished yet?"
"Um... guys..." Tenma started, glancing at Kyousuke.
Kyousuke narrowed his eyes at the stranger that had come in with Aoi. "Yuki?"
"O-oh..." Aoi tilted her head at Kyousuke. "So... guess the secret's out, huh?" Kyousuke shrugged as a respond.
"Can I take off my wig now?" Tenma- or shall we call her... Matsukaze Yukiko, tugged at her hair uneasily. "It's really itchy..."
"Wait until we get out the gates." The guy whom Kyousuke had never seen before jerked his thumb towards the door. Kyousuke narrowed his eyes once more. He had already gotten over the shock that Tenma was actually a girl, and that he- no, she... was actually called "Yukiko". "Yuki" for short. What bothered him the most was that, he wasn't the only guy that knows her secret...
"Oh, this is Taiyou. Amemiya Taiyou." Aoi said quickly, noticing the glare Kyousuke was casting. "He's Tenma's childhood friend." She added. Kyousuke tried not to let his scowl deepen, he wasn't prepared to let this stranger know his obvious feelings for Tenma just yet.
"It's nice to meet you." Taiyou said, politely enough. Kyousuke just grunted as a respond.
"Yes! Free at last!" Tenma cheered as he pulled off the wig. Kyousuke stared in astonishment as her long wavy brown hair tumbled down, almost reaching her waist. He noticed that she kept her hair in a ponytail. The swirls also disappeared. "You won't understand how annoying it is to wear a wig!" Tenma sighed.
No, no I won't. Kyousuke thought to himself. At least her personality is the same... "Hey, you." Kyousuke glanced to the side to see Taiyou. "You're interested in Yuki, aren't you?" Kyousuke tensed, wondering how much he should tell this guy... "It's okay, I'm not interested in her." Taiyou said with a shrug, letting his gaze sweep to the front where the two girls were walking side by side, laughing and talking about soccer. Of course... what else?
Kyousuke grunted, "Sorano."
"You like Sorano?" A faint red spreaded on Taiyou's face. "Is it that obvious?" Kyousuke shrugged, "It may seem obvious to the outsiders, but trust me, the person himself or herself will not notice until one of you make a move-" He stopped himself immediately... Damn, now I'm becoming some kind of love advisor? Taiyou ignored the abrupt pause, and to Kyousuke's relief, he didn't push any more "advice" out of him.
The rest of the walk seemed to go on forever with the girls laughing and joking around with each other. The guys just followed silently behind them. And without noticing, Kyousuke had reached the hospital and decided to make this as an excuse to leave the group. "See you tomorrow, Tsurugi!" Tenma waved.
"And please keep Yuki a secret to the others." Aoi said swiftly before vanishing into the dark alley across from the hospital.
Practice? No need any explanations, but the day was horrible for Kyousuke. Takuto threw an ice pack at him, "What's wrong with you these days? You're not focused at all. This morning, you could've stolen that ball from Tenma." Kyousuke tensed, unaware that the ice pack was making a big wet spot on his shirt.
It wasn't as easy as Takuto thought... Tenma had the ball, and Kyousuke jumped into the air to steal it. They wreathed and struggled with each other in midair, trying to elbow the other out of the way. And just at that very moment, Kyousuke's elbow hit something... lumpy... and then just at that time, his memories of last night when he found out about Tenma's true identity flowed back into him. He blushed and lost his balance as he hit the ground in a lame position.
"You listening to me?" Takuto's voice broke into Kyousuke's flashbacks. Half annoyed by this but also half grateful to change the subject, Kyousuke gave a snort. His captain sighed, "Look, I know how hard it is to be in love with a team mate." Kyousuke raised an eyebrow, hiding the curiousity that was growing inside him. "But we just have to deal with it, the team comes first."
Well... easy for you to say... whoever you like is probably a guy... No, that didn't sound right... shouldn't he be rejoicing that he wasn't gay after all? Then something else struck him... Shindou... is gay... He started edging away a little. "Tsurugi, relax, I'm not interested in younger guys." What the- that didn't sound right at all! Kyousuke thought to himself, but kept silent.
"The team is filled with guys like you anyways. Nothing to be ashamed of." Kyousuke choked the last words out of his mouth. The sudden realization that he was straight had possibly also made him develop homophobia. And just now, he just remembered that he was in a team filled with... well... yaoi pairings.
"Easy for you to say. You don't have to worry about rivals." Takuto scoffed. Kyousuke twitched uneasily, Oh really...?
Akane snapped a photo from a distant. "Since when have those two been on good terms?" Midori muttered, raising an eyebrow. Aoi put away her gym clothes and stared at the captain and the ace striker over the older managers' shoulders. Can those two possibly be... interested in each other? "And I always thought Shindou-senpai had a crush on Kirino-senpai." Aoi laughed outloud to herself. "But those two don't make a bad pairing at all! Right, Tenma?"
"Huh? I-I suppose..." Tenma, who happened to be packing up her bags barely glanced at the two figures. Why does it somehow... hurt?
"I can't believe I'm saying this, but nice talking to you, Tsurugi!" Takuto said, finally standing up and slinging his backpack over his shoulder.
Sure... you did most of the talking... Kyousuke thought absentmindly.
"Oh, and good luck with your relationship with Tenma."
Yeah yeah... wha-? Kyousuke was about to call out his Avatar and give this girly captain a piece of his mind, but at the moment, he felt so confused and tired that he couldn't even summon up enough strength to stand up and walk home. Instead, he stretched out on the soft green grass, staring up at the clouds, thinking of... nothing. Slowly, time passed. The sky blue color became dark blue. The fluffy white clouds became sharp twinkling stars. Kyousuke snored gently as he drifted into sleep.
I know I know... a likely mixed up love triangle here... which is actually more than a love triangle. Anyways, if you're reading this, you've probably read to the end :3 THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'd be even more grateful if you could take a few seconds to press the review button and type some words into the review window.
Kariya: As bossy as ever...
(coughs) I HEARD THAT. I'm gonna make you feel sooooo sorry in the next chap.
Kariya: Oh crap...