Title : Black Saint
Arc 3 - Thunderbird
Chapitre 12 - Before The Ride
Author : zeon_avalanthe
Rating : PG-13 (For languanges in some chapters)
Genre : AU ; Angst
Pairing : YamaJima ; NakaChii ; OkaYama ; more will come as the story evolves..
Disclaimer : Everyone knows that I don't own any of those boys, sadly..
Summary for Arc 3 : Threads are severed, trusts are wavered.. Through all the cold storms and the raging inferno, wrapped inside the unending cries of pain, a tiny part of his heart still waiting for that love he longed..
Author's Note : Yes. I know that I haven't improved in writing a proper summary yet.. Eventhough I've wrote for quite long now.. >,<
Well, this arc's title and plot are based on T.M.Revolution's song, Thunderbird, which immediately melted my heart the first time I heard it (It was the Music Fair version where they sang it along with Tegomassu by the way).. Hope you'll like this arc too~ XD
Author's Note 2 : Happy New Year everyone~ I can't believe it's 2014 already.. Time surely flies~ >,<
Anyway, I hope you'd enjoy the story~ XD
~~~Arc 3 - Chapitre 12 - Before The Ride~~~
Ryosuke remembered getting all worked up yesterday until he finally fell asleep with Yuto by his side. He would never voiced it out, but he felt safe when Yuto told him that he will stay with him while he sleeps. And it had led him into a peaceful sleep. He dreamt, but he couldn't remember what the dream was about. All he knew, that it was a pleasant dream because he felt refreshed the moment he woke up in the morning.
Ryosuke rose from his position and sat on his bed, all the while stretching his muscles and rubbing the sleepiness off from his eyes. He took a deep breath and took his surroundings into view. His eyes then fell on the figure by the couch. Currently looking back at him with an unnerving smile. He looked back blankly and neither said a word.
"Good morning, Yama-chan. Did you have a good sleep ?"
And as if brought back from his reverie, Ryosuke immediately looked away, trying his best yet failing to hide the blush on his face.
"Hn." He replied curtly as he climbed down the bed, still avoiding Yuto's gaze.
"Your brother lent me his clothes since none of yours fit mine, and your butler gave me a permission to use your bathroom a while back. So I'll just wait for you to get ready, and then we'll go down for breakfast."
Ryosuke threw a glare at him and gruntled on his little journey to the bathroom. The household had treated Yuto like he's a part of the family already and it's annoying. Not that he hated it though.
Ryosuke used a small amount of time in the bathroom, and as he walked out, he frowned when he realized that there isn't any new set of clothes prepared for him. He was ready to call for his butler when Yuto's head popped out from the doorway.
"I forgot to tell you. Kota-san informed me that he will be out for a while today and will be returning home by the evening. He said that he was sorry for not being able to prepare your daily needs as per today. He also asked me to help you choose your wardrobe, so, if you're done, let us pick the outfit for you, okay ?"
Yuto gave a wink before retreating, leaving him dumbfounded.
His father left early in the morning, and Ryosuke felt beyond relief for not having to spend the breakfast like yesterday's night. He was not in the mood of arguing so early in the morning. The breakfast was spent peacefully. No one made too many conversations, but at the very least, the aura was lighter than the previous meal.
Not too long after breakfast, Yuto excused himself as he told the household that he has something to attend to. Ryosuke's mother offered to lent the driver to took him to wherever he ought to be going, but Yuto declined politely. Ryosuke was about to voiced out that he will do it, but Yuto managed to cut him off before he does so.
"I will be fine by myself. And anyway, this is quite a private errand, so-"
"I understand then." Yamada Karin sighed. "Come visit us again, alright ? You know that you are always welcome here."
"I will keep that in mind, Ma'am." Yuto gave the lady a bow before taking his leave.
Ryosuke insisted to see Yuto off, at least until the outside gate, so he tailed off behind him.
"You don't have to send me off this far, you know." Yuto reasoned.
"But I want to." Ryosuke gave him a curt reply, and Yuto could only sighed in defeat.
"See you later then." Yuto waved at him before disappearing behind the gate of Yamada's residence.
Ryosuke stood there for a good five minutes before walking back inside the mansion. Might as well do some reading while he's at it.
Keito turned around and found himself staring at the concerned Luna.
"Again ?" He asked, half in worry, half in frustation.
Nodding her head slowly, the fourth-seater walked to where he is and pulling a piece of paper from the folder on her hands.
"Another un-ranked officers had been attacked again. Just like the previous case, the assaulter asked them a bunch of non-sense questions before leaving them beaten. Fortunately, their lives are not in danger as no fatal injuries had been made." The woman reported. "What do you think ? Do you have any idea as to what this is all about ?"
"I'm not sure." Keito shook his head. "But we've got information that this issue is also happening to our neighborhood organizations."
"You mean whoever this guy is, they're not only targeting us ?"
"More or less." Keito nodded in affirmation. "But there's one thing which is bothering me though. About the questions. While it sounded non-sense, I can't helped but be reminded of something, or someone at that."
"You think so too ?"
Both occupants of the room was taken aback at the new voice resounding inside the room and quickly turned their head to the newcomer currently standing by the doorway.
"You are, if I remember correctly, Joker from Southern Gate, right ?" Keito spoke out.
"Yepp !" The man grinned, and Lune couldn't helped but cringed at the wound on the man's face.
"Do you have any business with us ?" Keito asked.
"Not in particular." The man shrugged. "Our Captain was just too nervous about the recent attacking incident and told me to asked around about it. And when I passed by, I kinda overheard your conversation and 'bang' ! I felt like we have the same feeling about it."
"Oh, really ?" Keito raised an eyebrow, unconvinced by the other man's words.
"Yeah." Joker shrugged. "Anyway, returning to the main issue here, I do agree with you. This kinda reminded me of someone. Remember the bad guy from the previous case ? The one who employed Okamoto Kenichi and his people ?"
Keito's face hardened at the mention of his father, but nodded nevertheless. There's no way he would ever forget anything related to that incident.
"Well he's the one I'm reminded to. Yamada Akihiko." Joker blurted out.
His eyes met Keito's, and for a strange reason, Keito felt like he was being drilled by the stare. Gulping down all nervousness in his system, Keito turned to face Luna instead.
"Anyway, don't let this be heard by Taichou. He's still recovering and we don't want to add more stress to worsen his condition." He decided.
"I give up." Joker flailed his hands up in the air. "Well, let's just see how long that resolution hold." He gave him a wink before disappearing behind the door.
"Ryosuke, where are you going ?"
The called boy turned and found his mother walking to where he is.
"Mother." He greeted her. "I'm going out for a bit." He told his mother.
"Where ?" Asked her mother again.
"Just some place. There is this cafe and it'd been long since I visited it and I feel like coming back there again." He said.
"Yeah." Ryosuke shrugged. "It's a nice day so I think I'll take a walk while at it."
"Why don't you take someone with you ?" His mother offered. "Like Kato. I believe he wouldn't mind."
"Why should I ? It's not like I'm going to be lost." Ryosuke reasoned.
"But I'm worried ! What if something happen to you while you're out and no one knows ?" His mother tried again.
"I can protect myself, Mother. And what's the worst could have happened anyway ?" He sighed, not wanting to argue with his mother.
"Don't worry, Mother, I will come with Ryosuke if you don't mind."
Both pair of eyes turned their attention to where Yuya is standing not too far from them.
"Really ?" Their mother placed a hand on her chest.
"Yes. Do not worry about us." Yuya tried to assure the lady of the house.
"It's a relief then." She sighed. "Well, take care you two."
And just like that, the two brothers walked out from their house and into the crowd, both saying nothing to each other for a while.
"It's okay, you can just go wherever you want to go."
Yuya turned to his brother's direction, face laced with confusion.
"What are you talking about ?"
Ryosuke sighed. "You were just finding some reason to get out, right ? That's why you said you'll accompany me. But it's okay, you don't have to and can go to wherever you wanted to go."
The older Yamada chuckled.
"It's nothing like that. I really was intended to come with you." He told the shorter boy. "Unless, you don't want me to ?"
Ryosuke shook his head.
"No, it's fine. Do what you want."
Yuya smiled and nodded as the two of them returned to their silence. The older boy was just enjoying the scenery, without even knowing where his brother will lead him. So he was slightly surprised when Ryosuke announced that they have arrived at their destination already.
Shockingly, the place they were going to is actually a real cafe. He thought Ryosuke was just making excuses and kinda expecting a whole different scene, but then decided that it doesn't matter as he followed Ryosuke inside the said cafe.
"Good afternoon. Junichi-san ?"
Ryosuke looked around the small shop only to found no one.
"It's weird. The shop is open but where is Junichi-san ?" He asked himself.
"To the bathroom, maybe ?" Yuya suggested and received a shrug from Ryosuke.
"Who kno-" Ryosuke paused. "I think I heard something. Yuya, wait here. I'll go check upstairs for a bit."
Without waiting for an answer, Ryosuke quickly yet stealthily dashed to the stairs and made his way up. Once there, he listened carefully to find the source of the noise. As he walked further, the voices became clearer and clearer.
"I bet he did every possible way there is just to eliminate his foes." Came one rather familiar voice.
"But that far- exagerrating don't you agree ?" Another voice perked up.
"A man blinded by greed will do everything just to get what he/she wants." This time a woman spoke.
"But it was too far !" The previous man commented. "To attack unrelated people randomly from the many organizations, he sure is finding himself some enemies."
"I heard that currently, Black Saint is receiving the most blow. I think he found out somehow, the relation Black Saint has with his own." Another woman said.
"He is desperate. That much I know." Another man voiced out.
"What do you think, Rai ?" The first man asked someone.
"I think," Ryosuke widened his eyes, the man who he suggested was Rai sounded unmistakably like someone he very knows. "That he's getting dangerous. We will have to do something to stop him from doing more reckless things like this."
"So you're basically saying that we will have to stop this man because anymore than this, then your precious lover-boy will be in danger, eh ?" A rather calm yet cheery voice commented.
"I-it's not like that !" Rai denied.
"Whether it is like that or not, I agree that something must be done to prevent more damage from occuring. The question is, how ?" The woman from before sighed. "Any further than this, then Yamada Haruhiko will not only destroy his brother like he intended to, he will also bury himself in his own grave."
At the mention of the name of his father, Ryosuke gasped. He barely made a sound but it seems that someone from inside the room could hear him.
"Someone's out there."
Not wanting to be found out, Ryosuke made a dash to the stairs, where he stumbled into a surprised Junichi.
"Yamada-kun, what are you-"
But he paid the man no heed as he continue trudging downstairs and outside of the shop.
"Ryosuke, the Junichi-san you mentioned just returned from the convenience store, did you see him ?"
Ryosuke ignored Yuya's questions as he kept on walking -half-running- outside. He noticed Yuya following him not too far behind with a worried look on his face. He must have seen his face tensing and wondering what was wrong. But Ryosuke was not in the mood to talk about it. He just heard something and could not really comprehend the situation at hand. All he knew is that the people from his organization is being attacked and the one who did that was none other than his very own father. He just-
A hand placed itself on his right arm, preventing him from going any further.
"Let me go !" Ryosuke tried to break away from the grip.
"No, I won't let go until you calm down." His capturer told him sternly.
Seeing the stare being thrown his way, Ryosuke knew that he has no way to escape this situation. So he sighed, and slumped down. He saw from the corner of his eyes how his capturer softened before releasing his hand slowly, as if testing of whether he will try to run away again or not.
"Good." The man spoke. "Now why don't we return to Jun-san's place and talked over tea ?"
"I think, that's a good idea."
Only when Yuya spoke that Ryosuke remembered his presence. He turned to face Yuya and saw him making a small smile. He then returned his gaze to his capturer and found him looking back at him with a hopeful look.
"Fine." He sighed. "As you wish, Yuto."
~~~End of Arc 3 - Chapitre 12 - Before The Ride~~~
There are lots of happenings back in 2013, and more things to go in 2014..
First thing first, I need to make a liitle commentary about JUMP's latest single..
It was awesome to say the least.. The PV, as well as the coupling songs, are not something JUMP would usually do, but they were great nonetheless~
In a way, JUMP showed us their different side and in a way, it brought us thinking that there are more surprises JUMP still has for us~
Splendid ! >,<
Anyway, I can't wait for Kindaichi and then JUMP's next single now.. Dokidoki !
Comments are always appreciated everyone~ >,<