I do not own Kuroko no Basket, only the OC
Boys basketball coach Riko watched the boys practice with a frown. The Winter Cup preliminaries about to start and that stupid Kagami Taiga was tripping over his own feet, not catching ANY of Kuroko's passes, heck he wasn't even jumping high enough to dunk the ball, which was easy for him to do yesterday! The coach blew the whistle loudly, determined to find out what the hell was wrong with her Power Forward. The boys gathered around her, confusion on their faces
"I can't take this anymore," Riko announced. "Kagami-kun, what the hell is wrong with you right now? We can't afford for you to be so distracted before the game!" The small, brown-haired girl glared at the red-head, who fidgeted and scratched his cheek nervously.
"Sorry, coach," He mumbled "I'm just . . . nervous." He looked away from her, a sure sign he was lying. Riko crossed her arms over her chest and huffed.
"I will not be lied to, mister! You will tell us, right now!" She demanded. Kagami glanced down at his coach, then over at his captain, who was looking just as annoyed as Riko.
"It's really nothing you need to be concerned about, coach." He said defiantly.
"Kagami-kun should treat the coach more respectfully." Kuroko's quiet voice piped from beside the ace. Kagami shot a glare down at his friend, who simply stared back up at him expressionlessly. The red-head opened his mouth to yell at him, but Kiyoshi spoke up first.
"Now, now, there's no need to argue with each other," He said, smiling gently, "Kagami, just tell us what's wrong, it'll make you feel better."
"Nothing's wrong, Kiyoshi. Everything is fine." Kagami said, still hiding his trouble. The room erupted in a small amount of chaos. Riko started yelling, then Hyuga started yelling, Kagami yelled back, Kiyoshi was trying to make peace with everyone and the others just stood back and watched.
Finally, Kiyoshi managed to calm his friends down. He stood between Kagami and Riko and Hyuga, keeping the coach and captain away from his precious kouhai.
"Now that we're all settled, Kagami, we understand that this is clearly a kind of personal issue, whatever it is, but we might be able to help you out, so just tell us what's wrong, okay?" Kiyoshi said, frowning at Kagami, who huffed and crossed his arms, looking away from the Center. Riko let out an exasperated sigh and threw her hands up in the air. Kiyoshi's eyes never left the red-head ace, silently begging him to please just let it out already. Kagami's shoulders dropped in defeat and turned to look at his coach and team.
"Things in my family have been really tense as of late," He admitted, his voice almost a whisper
"What happened?" Riko asked, frowning at his sudden change in mood.
-Because Flashbacks Are Great-
"Hang on, slow down. What happened?" Kagami was on Skype with his family back in America, or more precisely, his father. He had gotten the random text at two in the morning by the man, but instead of ignoring the request, he decided to entertain his father-and God was he glad he did.
"Sky and your mother haven't been getting along since the accident, there's been a lot of yelling which I hate to say is why I'm glad to travel so much. Sky's been kicked out of the house." His father explained; a frown on his usually bright features. Kagami frowned and let out a long sigh.
"I can't help that mom went batshit crazy, but why doesn't Sky just stay with Alex? Surely she'll be happy to take her," Kagami said.
"Alex is busy coaching. Besides, Sky wants to see you; it's been a really long time since the two of you were together. I'll pay for her ticket and everything; I'll even send you some extra money to help you along. Please, Taiga. Do this, not for me, but for her." His father begged. Kagami let out a long sigh and rubbed his face.
"Alright, alright." He said with a defeated sigh, "I'll clean out the spare room for her."
"Thank you, Taiga," His father grinned at him, "You don't know how much this is going to mean to her, she'll be so happy to see you!"
"No, dad, she'll be happy to be away from mom," That had been the end of the conversation. His father had thanked him one more time then ended the call. Kagami went back to bed, only to wake up the next morning jumpy and nervous.
Riko stared at her ace with a frown.
"So you're freaking out because your sister, which none of us even knew you had, is coming to live with you here in Japan?" She asked. Kagami sighed and shook his head.
"Well, that's not all of it, I'm really nervous about the next few months of her living here." He said
There was a long silence. It was so quiet in the gym, you could hear a pin drop. Kagami's teammates all stared at him, wide eyed, mouths agape.