A/N: does anybody know the anime "Stop! Hibari-kun!"? It's totally hilarious. XD surprisingly, it has a lot of similarities with KHR, which keeps me LOL-ing all the way. It's an 80's anime and is kinda like mariaholic.

And now that my little rant is over,

HAPPY BITHDAY YAMAMOTO TAKESHI!

OKAY. XD it's officially April 24 (in my side of the world, that is) and we need to give yamamocchan some loooove...

Shout outs:

KusajishiFuktaicho-san – Wait, are you chinese? O_O Math sucks, I know. We're all pestered by that thing. *grumbles at math books* anyway, thanks for the review! Still working on the chappie for you but I've been hit with that cursed writer's block once again. TT_TT sorry. It may take a while.

Minji-chan – if the dark side has cookies(and mashmallows~), then take me! XD thanks for the review!

SakuraHaruno9-sanwow, your family has a resto? Cool. I've always wanted something like that…*dreams* anyway, thanks for the review!

x3iLoveAnime.-san –I'm glad that I've described them well enough for you to make mental picture of it…and… I love your avatar. *squee* sorry 'bout that. I'm just another hibird fan girl. XD

Heartless Lotus-san – i want tuna as my son too… ^A^ heehee. and thanks a lot for the review!

XienRue-sanno need to thank me. it's me that should thank you. ^^ and the series 'bout the primo gen might take a while since I'm only half-way through with the arcobaleno version. I hope you can wait it out though.

Sayaemogirl-san – XD heehee. I love me some mother-son fluff. Thanks for the review!

anime-lyric-san - *drools* chocolate-mint… *grabs some* and thanks for the review! XD

Shinnifura-chan – I really meant to make it as a fluffy fic but I suppose I always end up adding some drama… TT_TT sorry. And thanks for the review! ^^

_-san – O_O well, even though you called me a bastard I suppose that's alright. XD and thanks! I'm very glad you find these one shots 'beautiful.'

RealityBitez-san – If I ever become a mom I'd want Tsuna as my son. *giggles* haha, anyway, here's your request. Hope you enjoy it!

The Neo Productions-san – glad to have provided you with the answer. ^^ and yup, that's true. For Tsuna to be named after something that binds is very fitting since he's a boss and all. XD

DocRose-san – I'll get to those characters soon, so I hope you don't mind the wait. I'm glad you loved it though. ^^ and it's okay; you don't have to say sorry. Actually, you're the very first one to criticize this series and that made me very happy. I enjoy angst/drama very much and I will try to improve it. I'm pretty surprised that my humor fics are better, though. I've always thought that I suck at writing them. XD oh and thanks for including them in your community!

Reidluver-san - ^^ that's true. WE NEED TO GIVE MAMAN MOAR LOVE! she's the reason tuna's here. XD thanks for the review!

Applestoapples-san – I was like this when I saw Reborn shouting: O_O. I couldn't believe it. And wow, your theory is pretty good. Hmm. This week's chapter wasn't… exciting as I hoped. It ended too quickly. But it's good to see our resident (pineapple) fruit guardian in action.

10th Squad 3rd Seat-san – happy that you liked the 14th chappie. XD I enjoyed writing that. And thanks for the review!

Azureian-san – don't worry about filling my inbox; since last month, I haven't been receiving notifications. So it's okay. XD and thank you too.

Nightmaric-san – Since Maman likes romance, I figured Tsuna would do things like that since he doesn't (i think) spend much time with her. Like father, like son. XD and yup, true. ^^ Amano-sama makes us very happy because of that.

Orcux-san – No need to thank me; it's me who should thank you guys. ^^

NinaT3hKHRFan-san – aww. Once again, I'm very very very happy that I have done what I can to make random people tear up at some point. *is shot* no, really, thanks. ^^ reviews like this makes me really glad!

tessa18-san – wow, for someone to call me awesome is… kind of ego stroking. I am guilty. XD oh and it appears that your e-mail didn't appear in your review. I assume you didn't put any spaces in. And sadly, I don't have any facebook account. Yes. I'm probably the only one who doesn't have one, but I'm just too lazy for social net-working sites. If you don't mind, can you mention your e-mail once more? Include some spaces (e.g : myadress at yahoo . com) so that it'll show up later on. Thanks!

Dozo~

XXX

Ten years in the future, Tsuna would always regret stealing that normal life away from his friend.

Ten years in the future, Tsuna would always say sorry to his rain guardian, because he was always the source of his grief.

Ten years in the future, Tsuna would always think that Takeshi deserved a better friend.

Ten years in the future, Tsuna would always regret that he was the reason Yamamoto became a killer. He was the reason that smile of his was tarnished with blood; the reason why Yamamoto was now holding a sword and not a bat.

Ten years in the future, Tsuna wished that he shouldn't have met Yamamoto Takeshi.

But of course, Tsuna doesn't know that yet. His hyper intuition isn't powerful enough to tell him that these things will happen.

XXX

"Happy birthday, Yamamoto!"

With eyes wide, Takeshi almost dropped the filed reports he was clutching under his arm.

Yamamoto hated surprises. It was irrational at the very least. But when he sees his famiglia's warm smile directed at him like a spotlight, he wouldn't dare to waste it over his preferences.

Like almost all of the celebrations made by the Vongola, everything was extravagant. The food was exceptional; the company even special. Jokes and stories about random things flowed like wine in these occasions. If you happen to pass by, you won't even suspect that these people kill for a living. It was a happy gathering of these tightly-knitted people; everybody dropped their problems and concerns for a while and became normal individuals who laughed at absurd gags and enjoyed each other's company.

Yamamoto loved that. Reborn once told him that bond separates Sicilian Mafia from the rest of the other organized crimes, and, seemingly peculiar as it may appear to be, it was true.

He swings that bat unforgivingly (just like how he swings that blade) as always, leaving his opponents in awe.

"Come on, Yamamoto," Tsuna complained as he scratched his head. "Can't you at least let us win this time?"

Takeshi wasn't exactly sure how they suddenly began to play baseball, but he was enjoying himself too much that he had lost track of his thoughts. "No can do, Tsuna," he smiled, "Cheating is prohibited."

"Screw this," Gokudera cursed, dropping the ball on the ground as he reached for a cigarette. "Why do we even try to beat you if we already know we'll lose?"

Yamamoto just laughed, making his best friend sigh.

"But we'll never know if we don't try!" Tsuna lightened up suddenly, like a bulb that has been lighted. Ryohei threw his fists in the air and asked a re-match, but through boxing, this time. Gokudera lashed out at the sun guardian, earning a few laughs from everyone.

Just like this, Takeshi thought to himself, I want everything to freeze and stay like this. Takeshi loved these little moments that he almost wants to put it in a painting and hang it on a wall. It's a masterpiece.

"Everyone!" Tsuyoshi calls out, with Nana beside him, "Dinner's ready!"

A cheers and comments floated in the air, warming the atmosphere as they walked back to the mansion. Only faint tints of oranges can be seen in the horizon, signalling that the sun has gone to sleep for this day. Tsuna walked to the ball that Gokudera dropped and picked it up, admiring the stitches on its dirty white skin.

Perhaps, Yamamoto thought, that he was just like that ball, thrown into different situations. He was batted by different instances that made him take multiple paths. And he too, dropped just like that ball; mudded and worn out.

But Tsuna always picked him up.

"Let's go," Decimo said in his calm baritone voice as he waited for his friend to move along with him.

Yamamoto knew Tsuna always regretted the fact that he dragged him out of his normal life. But he never regretted that. He never held a grudge once.

Yamamoto would never get tired of telling Tsuna that there is nothing to be sorry about. He never considered him to be the source of his grief. Conversely, he'll never get tired of thanking him for all the things he's done for him.

Yamamoto always thought that he never deserved a friend like Tsuna. He was too kind for him.

Yamamoto would always choose his sword over his bat, if it's for his friends. He'll happily embrace hell if it would save his loved ones.

Ten years ago, Takeshi Yamamoto should have been dead. But he met the wimpy Tsunayoshi Sawada; the boy who snapped him back to reality and brought him to what he is now. He wished that someday, if ever he was reincarnated, he'd still cross paths with the brown haired boy with that ridiculous flame on his head.

"Okay." Takeshi grinned and began to strike up a conversation with his best friend as they strode side by side.

But of course, Tsuna doesn't know that. He's too much of a humble worry wart to notice.

~fin~

A/N: This one's a bit short, coz I think a chapter for Yamamoto needn't be as long as the others. His relationship with 27 is kinda clear so… yeah. There you go. And I think my notes are even longer than the actual chapter. O_O

Anywho, please do drop a review!

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Lulu