Disclaimers: Slam Dunk characters are Inoue's propriety, not mine ! Demo, Hana's brothers are MY propriety... What will I do with them ? *wonders, not noticing the three guys trying to escape discreetly...*

A new chapter ! Reichan, this chapter is dedicated to you ! I hope it will please you... ^^

Hidden Reality

Chapter 03

Mitsui growled, frowning darkly. He hated that ! He hated that feeling, when he knew something was on but couldn't exactly say what... It made him furious. Especially when he knew Tetsuo knew something about it but deliberately chose to say nothing !

His eyes darkened even more as he let a deep growl escape his throat, looking at the guy at the other end of the room.

Tetsuo was actually busy laughing his eyes out, joking with Nori and the gang. He has a can of bier in his hand and take a gulp, almost choking as Nori said something. He shake his head, unable to speak as Nori give a slap on his back to help him to get his breath back, clearly amused of his predicament.

What.

What does he knew that he doesn't wanted to say ? What does he share with the redhead -The Redhead ! - that he chose to keep to himself...

WHAT ?

"Soon... " He murmured. "Soon, I wanna know... Soon I wanna know myself, I swear it ! And then... Then I wanna be the one to laugh... Oh yes... I wanna laugh... Just wait... Just wait a little, Tetsuo ! " He said between his teeth, growing soundly as his eyes tightened in a fine line...

But he had to be careful. How could he learn about this fucking 'secret', this stupid joke the two now share... How ? He had to be careful if he didn't want them to notice... Well, to notice his 'interest", or it would not be easy to... 'Take a revenge' of them...

His face break in a large grin as he though of it. Oh yes... A little revenge... Or a not so little...

Hmm, 'revenge' was not really the word to use 'cause after all, they did nothing to him and... NO ! It was the good word. He could use it. He knew Tetsuo, he was sure this one deliberately hide things from him. Which mean it was an... Open challenge for him. Anyway, he would have fun, that was the most important. And Tetsuo was a good loser...

Would he act alone ? Hmm... He was not the only one who has been... 'surprise' in the team. Not the only one curious to know what was on...

So, who could he ask for help ?

Hmm... Ayako surely had noticed something, after all she was... The one she was, but... He didn't think she would agree to ALL his ideas... She was surely curious, but... Nothing more. She was not one to act secretly, if she wanted to know, she would not hesitate to ASK openly to the redhead ! So, not Ayako, he could never have a chance to 'take revenge' in a funny way if he ask her... Beside, he didn't wanted her to say he acted like a child ! He has his pride !

Kogure ? Sure, he said himself that it was really a surprise to see how the two went well, now, but... He was just happy of it ! No, no, forget Kogure... It was not a good idea... For him, they just became friends and it was a good thing, he had surely not notice that there was something else and he couldn't imagine him... Well, imagine him taking fun of Sakuragi, Kogure never do it, he was always... The good Kogure, the serious, gentle, mature Kogure, one actually even Sakuragi respected despite his antics and the 'Megane-kun' he used to use to speak to him... The good brother of the team, etc...

But it gave him an idea...

If he couldn't ask anybody use to 'not' take fun of the lousy redhead... He knew he just HAD to ask to the one who loved to take fun of him ! Yeah, that was easy... Stupid of him to not have think of him sooner...

The first ones he thought about was the Sakuragi Gundam... Noma, Takamiya and Ookutsu... Hrr... no, not these ones, EVEN Sakuragi could not NOT notice them, they were not the best persons to act secretly... in fact, they were even totally unable to be discreet ! So, no. Not them...

Of course, there was still the fourth member of the gang, the only with a brain... There was still Youhei. This one surely knew a lot of things about the redhead, damn he even probably know about his secret ! Could he ask him ? Hmm... The problem was that he didn't know if, in that matter, the guy would help him... Or stop him ! It would not be an easy task, not with Tetsuo, not if he didn't want Tetsuo to discover anything... This one had a sharp mind ! And it would be impossible if the guy chose to be on 'the other side'. So... Not yet. Perhaps, when he would know what's going... He would ask him, but not now, not when he knew nothing... He could always wait for this one...

Who else...

OF COURSE ! RYOTA ! How could he have not think of him... He was the most obvious option ! The one who, with him, was the most use of teasing Sakuragi, bugging him endlessly, they even had fun on TEAMING against the redhead to ridicule him... He was so much more funny this way...

Not that the redhead really need them to look totally ridiculous, He was good enough to make a fool of himself, acting so absurdly... Even without their help.

Ryota who would probably take revenge for, first, not saying him 'cause Sakuragi was his friend and he was a little vexed to have him keeping things from him (the redhead becoming secret, that was a news ! ) and, secondly, 'cause Ayako has hit him twice on the head when she saw him staring at Tetsuo and Sakuragi instead of playing. Of course, he was on the court... He had to play... But as his 'lovely Ayako-chan' -snickers- has been angry at him 'cause of the two...

Mitsui grins evilly. So, there was Ryota...

Somebody else ? Hmm... Perhaps... Well, he was not sure, the boy was a mystery, but... Rukawa had looked... Surprise, too. Or he has lift an eyebrow looking at the two, which mean the same with him.

Of cuz, the fox-eyed boy was... The one he as, one not bothering about anything except basket-ball, but... He was so often annoyed by Sakuragi... Hell, the only times he reacted about something else than basketball, it was always related to Sakuragi ! He would probably be interested, too... And not only a little... He was almost sure the raven-hair boy would agree to help... To have fun of the redhead...

After all, even the 'king of ice' couldn't resist Sakuragi... So this one should be proud ! Ridiculised, sure he would be... But proud, too !

He smirked. In fact, he didn't think that the redhead had notice it... The impact he had on the guy... And he would probably be too furious to care about it... But it was not important, neh ? HE knew. And he would use it...

"Mitsui. Yoh ! Mitsui ! "

Mitsui blinked. What ?...

"Ow, guy ! You okay ? I try to speak to you since... More than ten minutes, now ! "

"Uh ? Oh, sorry, man... What dyou say ? "

"I was just asking you what you though about, frowning like you did then smirking like if you had just found something... "

"That's it ! "

"What ? "

"Well, that's just what I done... "

"Uh ? "

"I think I take a big fish... " Mitsui grins. "... and I wanna have a lot of fun soon... "

" ? "

Looking Tetsuo, Mitsui smirked. Yeess... He would have fun... He began to laugh, fixing his friend. He would not say no to that challenge...

Kendrick smiled. This guy... It was one of Hana-chan teammates, wasn't he ? What was his name, yet... Hm... Misha, Mityu...

"Mitsui ! "

Yes, Mitsui ! He raise his glass, silently thanking the blond friend of the guy.

The scar-faced guy... Mitsui... Turned his head, to look at the one who called him. So ! Here he was... Mitsui, the one... What said Hana ? Oh, yes... Mister '5 times in toilets before every match'... And she usually add 'minimum' ...

Kendrick laughed softly. Hana-chan teammates would probably not like to know ALL she revealed about them... He grinned, his eyes shinning. Really not...

So the guy was a regular, here ? 'Cause he seem to know a lot of people... Hmm... Interesting... But he had to learn a little bit more about him, first.

End of Chapter 03

So! I finally write it ! Reichan, say me what you think of it ! Angel, this time it's your Mitsui who is the star ! I think about you ! ^^

Hmm... There's no romance actually in this fic... Really, not at all ! I'm surprised myself... I though there would be something at this time of the fic ! But no... Seems I really need time to 'install' the story... Will there be something yaoi in the future ? How will the story turn ? Ahahah ! I'm not sure myself... *grins*

Mitsui_ *shivers* Why do I think that it's not really a good thing ?

Tetsuo_ 'Cause it is ?

Youhei_ *mutters* My instinct say me to run away...

Ryota_ *nods* As fast as possible...

Mitsui_Do I really have to appear in this fic ?

Kogure_Can't I be allowed to be out ?

Zeynel_ ^^

Youhei_Yes, Zeynel, couldn't you forget about me, for once ?

Rukawa_ *same message in his eyes*

Zeynel_ ^^

The Guys_ *shivers*

Dun worry, I dun wanna let the guys escape so easily... Which means I wanna continue this fic ! *big smile* You can trust me for it ! OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOH ! *evil laugh*

_ZEYNEL_