Kimi Ni Todo Ke
Side pairings: TaDaiki, YamaRyu and HikaNoo
Friends: Yabu and Keito
Genre: AU, fluff, angst, romance
Warning: Cross-gender Daiki, Yuri and Ryosuke are girls here…. So if you’re not into it…STOP HERE….
Disclaimer: These people own themselves… I’m just using their names for our pleasure and wild imaginations….
Summary: Will you see me? Will you feel my growing admiration, adoration, affection that I feel for you? Will you return the love I have been sharing you for many years now?
Their group are currently sitting in the cafeteria by the corner. They never liked the attention they are given, but that is undeniable. They are not only good looking but they have proven that they have brains and excel in their chosen fields.
Nakajima Yuto, Takaki Yuya, Morimoto Ryutaro are the guys. Chinen Yuri, Yamada Ryosuke and Arioka Daiki are the girls.
This group have been friends since middle school. They have met by being stuck together in the same class ever since. And they have been on each others’ side since then. Now they are in their 2nd year in college. Yuto, Yuri, Ryosuke and Ryutaro got accelerated in middle school that is why they are the same year with their ‘supposed to be’ senpai’s Yuya and Daiki.
They are taking business courses with different majors. But even so, they still have time for each other.
They are currently eating their lunch.
“Hey Yuya, Inoo-senpai approached me and asked if you would like to be the vocalist of the band they are establishing for the universities’ activities.” Ryosuke asked him.
“Well, I don’t know. I mean why me? And how would she know that I can sing anyways? I didn’t even do any singing while I was here.”
“Oh…” Yuto reacted. “I recommended you.”
“Why would you do that, huh?” Yuya looked at his friend with a raised eye brow.
“Well, I auditioned as their drummer.” He answered shyly.
Yuya and Ryutaro along with Ryosuke and Daiki ‘wooed’ him, while Yuri quietly looked at the blushing guy in front of her. They all knew that he has a big time crush on Inoo Kei since he first laid eyes on her on the first day of university. The most popular student in the Architectural College Department.
He has been trying his luck even though that he already heard that she has her eyes on another popular student in another department. The Music department to be exact. His name is Yaotome Hikaru.
Yuri on the other hand just kept quiet while they are all excited for Yuya’s audition. After awhile, she stood up and excused herself from hearing further the discussion she cannot bear.
There was one eye that saw her expression. And he doesn’t know why she was not happy. He excused himself as well and didn’t give any explanation to the questioning eyes of their friends. He quietly followed her and found her going to the furthest and most secluded area she found in the university’s campus.
He watched her carefully. He saw her sit and stared into nothing, but the sun’s rays made the falling tear shine.
He approached her quietly and sat beside her without saying anything until she spoke to him.
“Yutti, what are you doing here?” She asked in surprised to see her friend there. Quickly wiping her tears away.
“I followed you stupid.” He smiled a little while looking at her embarrassed face.
“You shouldn’t have. I just wanted to be alone for a while. You know me.” She laughed a small hollow laugh that he noticed, but never said anything.
“I know, but I still think that that audition will be good for Yuya. It will help develop his singing. We all know how good he is, but never likes to be in the spot light when he deserves it so much.”
“I know. And I am very happy for him.”
“Actually, you look like you wanted to stop him.”
“Do I?” she laughed her hallow laugh again and deeply sighed.
“When do you plan on confessing to him? I know you like him. You two are close and knew each other by heart.”
“Really? I look like I have thing for him? Anyways, that’s wrong. Besides, I know who he likes. He already planned his confession for her.”
“You’re not going to stop him?” He looked at her worriedly.
“Why?” She looked at him like he has two heads.
“I said I knew you like him.”
“You’re right, I do like him, but as a friend. Best friend, but I don’t love him. And the one I love already has someone he likes. And if you heard me, he likes someone else and that is not me.” A tear fell from her eyes, this time another followed until she cannot stop it anymore.
He pulled her close and calmed her down. “Chii-chan, if he doesn’t notice you then he doesn’t deserve you.”
She cried harder after hearing this. ‘Stupid… you are the one who don’t notice me.’
Yuya showed up at the audition with his friends to support him. Inoo Kei was on keyboards, Yaotome Hikaru is their bassist, and their two guitarists are Yabu Kota the lead and Okamoto Keito the rhythm, and of course, Nakajima Yuto, their drummer.
They made him sing a couple of songs that he knows and they were amazed by his voice. And we all know what that means. Everyone was happy. And Yuto saw Yuri happily congratulating him. And he was surprised to see that the happiness she is giving reached her eyes. Now he is confused why she was sad the other day.
He was really doesn’t understand women.
They made their way to their usual place, which is a burger place they have been going to since high school. They celebrated for their friend.
“Guys, thank you for this.” He said happily.
“No problem. You deserve this chance. Just don’t forget us when you get famous.” Ryutaro said with a smile.
They are sitting in a circle type of table. From left to right, Ryutaro and Ryosuke, Yuya and Daiki, Yuri and Yuto. Making sure that the one sitting on the edge are the guys.
They were half way eating their milk shakes, burgers and fries when Yuya suddenly spoke. “Guys, I want to make an announcement.” They all looked at him. “Dai-chan and I are now officially a couple since yesterday.” He intertwined their hands and showed it to their friends.
Daiki blushed and playfully hit Yuya by his shoulders with her free hand. “You shouldn’t have said that. It’s not like we got engaged or something.”
“Well you guys look like you both got engaged, and I am very happy for you two.” Yuri said and hugged Daiki while whispering… “I told you he loves you.”
Daiki smiled and nodded with a tear in her eye. When they let go of each other, Yuya saw this and panic. “Dai-chan, why are you crying?” He suddenly pulled her into a hug.
“I am just very happy. And you know my parents love you too, right?”
“That’s why I did it at your house for them to know my intensions are true. And I am very glad they accepted me for you.”
Everyone was happy and congratulated that their Bakaki is now a serious Takaki.
“Well we did notice that there are some glances that you two are giving that are not normal for simple friends. Although you weren’t able to tell this to us and just announce that you two are together, just the same, we very happy for the both of you.” Ryosuke announced.
Everyone laughed at her bluntness. She just states what’s in her mind.
While they are celebrating, Yuto has been glancing at Yuri and saw her sad eyes again. It was a longing stare she was doing at the happy couple. He cannot take it anymore and made some excuse that he needs to go home and needs Yuri’s assistance.
They all bought it and they immediately left their hang out. Yuri was so surprise, she wasn’t able to protest and react when she was pulled and held by Yuto’s strong grip. He hurriedly picked up his and her bag and didn’t let go of her hand until they reached the park near her home.
He pulled her to sit at one of the benches in the park and just exploded. “Will you stop doing that?!” Yuto shouted at her.
Yuri looked at him with wide questioning eyes.
Yuto was phasing in front of her very irritated. “Will you stop that and stop hurting yourself!”
She was surprised that he shouted at him. He barely does it so she knows that he was mad at what she did.
“I don’t understand what you are trying to say. I don’t even know why you had to drag me here when we are enjoying ourselves there.”
“We are you’re not.”
“How could you say that?! You don’t even know what I was thinking!”
He faced her. “You are looking at them like you were jealous of their relationship. You know you don’t have to. You will find the right guy for you!”
“What the hell are you saying?! I am not jealous!”
“Yes you were! I still remember our last talk. And I know that you are thinking of that guy again. Whoever the hell he is. And now you are acting like this since then. And today it got worst after learning of their relationship.”
“Well I’m sorry for being like this! Because I know I can never have what they have! I can never have his love!”
Yuto looked at her surprised. She was breathing heavily and her face was flushed with anger. Tears are already threatening to fall. “I am jealous of what they have. I love them both. And I knew they love each other. They deserve to be together. Unlike me, the guy I like and love since middle school has been setting his eyes everywhere except on me. Now he likes another girl in the university. And I can never compare to her. ‘She is the most beautiful I have ever seen.’ That is what he said. You know how painful it is to hear that from the person you’ve been in love with for half of your life?”
Yuto cannot say anything. He never knew she was keeping this type of feeling for another guy for this long. And to think she knew her since middle school but never gave a hint she was in love then. Now he is starting to get curious who could this guy be, for she never was around any other guys except for them in their group?
She sighed and turned to him with questioning expression. “Yutti… we’ve known each other since middle school, do you think that I am beautiful?”
He stared at her and didn’t know how to answer. Yuri is his friend, but he knows that he doesn’t see her pass that. Or, he doesn’t see her being beautiful for they have been friends for quite a long time. It’s kinda awkward to say that to a friend, right?
“See…you cannot even tell me I am beautiful, how do you think the guy I am in love with will fall for me if even my friend cannot see that I am beautiful?”
“You are beautiful Chinen Yuri.” They both looked at the person who said that and was pretty shocked to see their senpai.
There he stood with a dorky smile on his face. The bassist of the current band Yuto is with looking at Yuri with love.
Yuri brushed her face and bowed to him in greeting. “I’m sorry, but do I know you?”
Yaotome Hikaru smiled shyly at the lovely girl. “I don’t think so, but I am willing to let you know me, like I am willing to know you.”
“And why would I do that?” Yuri answered with concern and a raised eye brows, while Yuto just looked back and forth between the two. He is a little stunned that his senior is in their place asking for something from his friend.
“Because I would like to get to know the girl who caught my eyes since she came to college.” His smile never leaving his face. “By the way, I’m Yaotome Hikaru from the Music Department.” Bowing a little.
Yuto butt in on the conversation. “Hika-senpai, how in the world did you find us anyway?”
“I saw she was with you guys when your friend auditioned. And I saw my chance of you introducing me to her. But you guys are fast and left the music room in hurry. I saw you walking out the burger joint a while ago and followed you. I only came closer when you never answered her question.” Hikaru was ne taking his eyes off Yuri.
The mentioned girl was getting a bit uncomfortable from the stare she was getting. She pulled Yuto and hid behind her friend who automatically placed his hand on her shoulder and tightly hugged her. He knows her too well not to know why she did that action.
Hiraku cocked is head to the side wondering why she did that. Yuto understood why the other had that questioning look but never gave an answer instead… “I apologize but, I think we need to go now. Yuri is starting not to feel well.”
“Can I come along so I can know where to visit her?”
Yuri automatically shook her head which Yuto felt and declined his senior. “I’m sorry, but she is not comfortable with that. Maybe next time when she’s ready and okay?” He bowed to him and didn’t let go of the girl who was tightly clinging to him as well and went straight to her home.
Hikaru was left at the park staring at their disappearing back with determination on his face that he will get to know her.
Yuri immediately let go of Yuto when they were already in front of her home and ran inside. Yuto sighed and followed her inside to her room after greeting her parents who were in the living room.
He knocked on her door and entered, knowing she will not answer. He called her name softly and saw her sitting on her bed quietly.
He entered the room and slowly approached her when she spoke. “I hope that I will have what Yuya and Dai-chan have in the future.”
Yuto massaged his forehead a little in irritation that Yuri is acting like a kid who lost her lolly. “Yuri, the right man will come for you. Don’t hurry yourself. You are one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen. So whoever you like will like you back eventually. Maybe he is just taking his time.”
“I am just one of the beautiful faces but not the most beautiful for you.” She said with a sigh. Even though she is happy that he was able to say that she is beautiful.
“I have been longing for him for a very long time Yutti. And he never saw me past the friendship we have.” Yuri abruptly stopped herself from continuing her statement knowing she already slipped. And Yuto will question her who this guy is.
“What did you just say? You have known him for a long time and you two are friends?”
She didn’t move from her now hanged to be able to hide her blushing face.
“Forget what I said.” She stood up and was walking towards her bathroom but was stopped by a hand holding her arm not too tight and not too loose as well.
“Chinen Yuri, Why didn’t I know this? Why didn’t I notice that you like someone?”
She shivered a little for he called her by her full name, meaning he is getting mad. “Cause you were busy looking at other girls.” Yuri murmured which Yuto didn’t hear…clearly.
“What? I was busy with what?” Yuto asked with concern.
Yuto pulled Yuri into a hug. “Chii… I want to see you happy. Recently I’ve noticed you’re always sighing and looking depressed. Even Yuya is asking me already why when he should know ‘coz he is the closest to you after all.” He caressed her head and continued speaking. “I may not be your best friend, but I do know you well enough too you know. And I will do anything to make you happy.”
Yuri pushed herself away from Yuto a little and looked him with tears in her eyes. “Why?”
“Because..” pulling her back into their hug. “…I hate seeing you this lonely. It breaks my heart.”
It had already been a month since that talk. And Yuto and Yuya have started to get busy with practicing with their band for the school affair is getting near. And the others understand these. And because Dai-chan and Yuya are together, she is always there waiting for him.
Yuto was on his way home from practice when he saw a familiar figure a little far from him going the same direction. But what surprised him was she stopped and another familiar figure approached her. He saw them talk and walked together.
He was surprised at this, and doesn’t know how to react.
The following day, their group were meeting at their usual lunch table when Hikaru approached them.
“Hey, can I join you guys?” He looked at Yuri expectantly.
Yuya noticed the look his senpai was giving his friend and answered for them. “S-sure. Ahm… let me just grab a chair for you.”
“No need. I’ll get one.” He took off to get a chair.
Yuya nudged Yuri. “So what is he doing here?”
She was looking down and answered. “He asked me yesterday if he can join us and I said yes. No big deal right?”
“Yuri, I know you don’t open up this easy to anyone.” Ryutaro commented. “And I don’t think he is the right guy for you. I know the stupid guy that you like. Want me to talk to him?”
Ryosuke hit him in the head. “Are you out of your mind? Just shut up and watch what will happen to them.”
Yuto was the first to react. “What do you mean? You all know who she likes?”
Everyone stayed quiet, while Yuri bowed her head to hide her blushing face. She never knew she was this obvious.
Yuto wanted to asked more but Hikaru already arrived with a chair. He abruptly stood up and left the cafeteria.
After practice, Yuto as has been taking Kei home since the incident in the cafeteria happened. Hikaru was always joining them at their table when he has the same lunch schedule as his kohais to get to know Yuri more. Yuto on the other hand has started inviting Kei to their lunch table as well. And their friends as getting confused at what is going on.
This situation has been happening for a month now. And Yuya is getting sick seeing the things that is unfolding right before his eyes. And the fact that Yuri is just entertaining herself due to another situation that has been happening as well.
He talked to her to join him and Dai-chan in going home. And the other already knows why his beloved boyfriend asked Yuri with them. She is also sad seeing her like this. Like she is forcing herself in the situation she is in now to save her heart.
The three went to a pizza parlor. They avoided their burger hang out to make sure that they will not be spotted by their other friends and hear their conversation.
Their real talk didn’t start after their pizza and drinks arrived.
After finishing his first pizza… “Okay…so what is the real deal Yuri? This is not like you. Do you really think that it will really hurt less if you become friendly with Hika? I know he is a good guy and everything but doing this is really not so like you. And I hate to say this but you will be having your heart broken into more pieces if you don’t stop what you are doing.” Yuya irritably said to her.
Dai-chan held his hand to calm him down. “Come on sweetie… don’t add more pressure on her anymore.”
“No I can’t… you know how she is. She easily gets hurt and never says anything. Like when Yuto said he is the drummer of the band and blushed at the mention of Kei. How she was pulled away by Yuto after announcing our relationship.” He took a deep breath while Yuri looked at him with surprise. “Yuto is also noticing your hurt expressions but he is just stupid not to think that it is because of him.”
Yuri is hanged her head in shame. Yuya can still read her like an open book. Well there is a reason for that, but that will be for another day.
“Sweetie… Yuri is a big girl already. Besides, this is part of being in love. Before we got together I cried numerous times too when you have been talking about other girls.”
“I did that on purpose because I wanted to know if you like me back those times. You know that I never had any girlfriends before you nor will I have them after you because I want you to be my first and last remember?”
Dai-chan blushed due to his words. Yuri just smiled at them. She is very happy that her two friends are together like this. And she knew how much the two love each other. As for her, she is nowhere near that point.
“Chii, do you think that Yuto is the right guy for you? I mean, I know how you feel for him, but he seems not to be like that to you. I can’t tell you who to love but don’t hurt yourself more by forcing your heart to like someone else.” Daiki said.
“I don’t know how you guys knew about my feelings for Yuto, but I wanted you guys to know that I am not forcing myself. I would like to have new friends. And Hika-kun is being nice to me. Besides, he already asked me about courting me.”
“And what was your answer?” Yuya retaliated with raised brows.
“I wasn’t able to for he knows that I like someone else.”
“He does, but still hanged around you?” Daiki said surprised.
“Yup… and he is very good to me. He also said he would like to start taking me home. But I said that is not possible for your guys have band practice practically every day.”
“Really?” Yuya smiled.
“Sweetie…I don’t like when you smile like that.”
“Bakaki..” Yuri groaned.
Yuto started to notice that Yuri has been watching their practice with Daiki for a week now. And it’s just today that he noticed that after their practice that Hikaru took her bag and walked her home. And the bad part of what he saw is that Yuya and Daiki were happily walking like they have all been friends with Hikaru for a long time.
His thinking was interrupted when Kei held his shoulders and smiled at him. He looked at the direction he was looking and the smile was wiped out of her face immediately. Her heart is broken yet again of the nth time this week seeing Hikaru with the petit girl.
“Let’s go Yuto-kun.”
He nodded at her and walked the opposite direction.
Weekend came and it was time to meet at their hang out place.
They were all talking animatedly when Hikaru and Kei walked thru the door and smiled at the group.
Yuto did invite Kei but got kinda pissed off seeing Hikaru there as well.
Everyone said their ‘hi’. Ryutaro and Ryosuke looked at the new people with amazement. They just shook their heads.
After the two newly arrived guest settle on some chairs, Hikaru automatically placed his hand over Yuri’s shoulder. Yuto seeing this and the discomfort that was etch on her face. He took Hikaru’s hand and removed it from her.
Hikaru, along with Kei and the rest of their friends were surprised at his reaction. “Chii-chan doesn’t like other people touching her like that.”
“And you are the only one who can do that?” Hikaru asked laced with sarcasm.
“So what if I’m the only one?!” Shouted at his face. He stood up and grabbed Yuri by the hand and started to pull her out of the place.
Hikaru held his arms. “Where do you think you’re taking her?”
He shoved his hands and answered angrily. “Far from you!”
Yuri bowed to them and just followed Yuto.
Everyone was smiling secretly at what unfolded and Hikaru was the only one who was pissed.
“Yuto!” He abruptly stopped after so many times that Yuri has been calling him in the past 15 minutes of walking.
He looked at her and felt a little guilty that Yuri was kinda angry at him at the moment. He let go of her, turned around, and took deep breath. He was very upset at the moment and cannot think why he was seeing a hand over Yuri’s shoulder that is not his or their other friends, but mostly his.
“Yuto?” Yuri called him gently.
He turned around and looked at her again. “I’m sorry Chii… I don’t know what came over me.”
Yuri smile at him and shook her head. “No worries. I know that it was out of instinct for you. I mean, you have never seen me with another guy.”
“Your right, but I feel that that should never happen ever again.” He said looking down.
“Yutti… I know you look at me like a sister and that’s okay. You have Kei-senpai as well. And it’s time for me to move on.”
“What do you mean move on?” He said interrupting Yuri with shocked eyes.
“Like I said before…” A tear fell from her eyes. “…the one I love is already in love with someone else that is not me. And I cannot do anything but move on.”
“Yuri…” he held her shoulders.
“Please don’t do this.”
Yuto pulled her into a hug. “I don’t know why I feel like this. But please… please…. Just let me be the one by your side until you get over whoever that guy is.”
She hugged him back after hearing his words. “Okay.” Knowing deep inside her she will have the hardest time to forget HIM.
Yuto calmed down after that and kept on hugging her. He is very confused at his actions feelings at the moment.
Yuto took Yuri home while holding her hand and only let go after they reached the front of her home.
Yuri smiled at him and was trying to get her hand back but he didn’t let go still. She looked at him curiously and he just smiled.
“We haven’t eaten dinner yet.”
“Ah… you’re right. I can cook you dinner since nobody is home to cook for us.”
“Eh…” Yuto said while feeling shy all of a sudden.
Yuri laughed at him and pulled him in. “Oh come on…it’s like you have never been here without them before.”
Since that day, something changed, and Yuto until now, cannot figure out what. It has already been a month and they have been hanging out together again. And Yuto becomes hyper alert when Hikaru was around, specially that Yuri still has been accompanying Daiki while they practice. And the elder one is still trying to make his move on the younger one, but Yuto is not allowing it.
While all of these things are happening, Hikaru has become irritable to their drummer. And it has been affecting their practice little by little and everyone is not happy with it.
Kei suddenly pulled Hikaru to one of the deserted rooms in the hall way after practice. She cannot take it anymore that everyone is being subjected to the irritation that he is feeling for Yuri that is always being guarded by Yuto.
“Okay Yaotome Hikaru! You better clean your act! Nakajima-kun has been nothing but doing the right things for this band. And you are acting like you are much younger than him at the moment. And I assure you I know the cause.”
“Tsk…mind your own business Kei. This has nothing to do with you. You should be angry for that drummer boy is not paying you anymore attention.” Irritatingly said.
“For your information, I am very happy that he has stopped liking me and taking good care of his friend. He knew from the start that I don’t like him that way. And he was very understandable. And I am very glad that Yuri is returning everything he is showing to her.”
“Because you are so stupid Yaotome!” She started crying. “You are the one I like. You are the one who stole my heart since the first time we met, but you never even looked at me.” She took a deep breath, trying to stop the tears. “You have always been saying how good of a friend I am to you, but even so I was always there. I am never ready to do this band thing, but I did because it will give time to spend with you. But still I failed at making you notice me.” Her tears never stopped. She looked into his shocked eyes and turned around and left.
Out of nowhere…. “That was one hell of a drama there.”
He stood not too far from him. “Hika… you are my best friend, but she is still my cousin. And seeing her like this and for the first time, it makes me not happy right now.”
Hikaru didn’t say anything and just stood there shocked at just what occurred.
“I know that the confession is not something you were expecting from her. But I am hoping you will be honest with her.” With that he turned around and walked the path of his cousin to see how she is doing.