TITLE: Our new love-nest.
Genre: fluff, romance
Pairing: Ohmiya, slight Sakuraiba
Discalimer: I don’t own Arashi, I just have fun imaging things about them xD
Summary: Sequel of ‘First thing in the morning’. When they start to live together, things are not as they imagined to be.
a/n: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Sleeping Beauty of Arashi ~(^O^~)
It was already more than five months since Ohno moved to Nino’s apartment. At first it was comfortable to live together like newlyweds, waking up together, having at least a meal a day together, coming home with a tired “Tadaima” and being greeted with a cheerful “Okaeri”. It was like every normal couple at first but either of them were too much used to live alone with their hobbies and habits and soon that situation became unbearable. When Ohno was watching his favorite TV program about fishing, Nino wanted to play some videogames on his PlayStation. When Nino was playing his guitar, Ohno asked him to keep silent because he wanted to take a nap. While Nino was concentrated on one of his online games, Ohno was playing with one of his remote-controlled cars that got entangled in the console's wires resulting in a whole mission failed for the gamer. One day while Ohno was working on a new painting, Nino decided to practice with his trump cards and made them fly all over his boyfriend’s canvas. After a lively quarrel, they came to the conclusion that the apartment was too small for the both of them and Ohno called his manager and asked to book a room in some hotel.
"I'll see what I can do." The manager replied and Ohno ended the call without even give an answer.
"Are you sure of what you're doing?" Nino asked coldly. He was sitting on the couch with a serious look on his face. He was angry and tired of all that situation. He loved so much his boyfriend but why couldn't they live happily together? Why couldn't Satoshi give up to some of his hobbies or being more lenient? Well, not that he himself helped in any way to lighten the situation.
"We need some time to think, Kazu. I'm tired of our fights."
"Leave." Nino said in a whisper and his voice sounded like he was going to cry soon.
"I will." Ohno replied and looked sadly at his boyfriend.
"I mean now. Go away NOW!" Nino shouted angrily. "If you are really giving up on us, I don't want to see you anymore!" And with that said he ran in the bathroom and closed himself in. A bitter breath left Ohno's mouth and he took some of his clothes and stuff before going to Jun’s house.
Fortunately the youngest member of Arashi was at home and opened the door with a stunned expression.
"What are you doing here, Riida?"
"I need to clear my mind a bit. Don't worry, I won't stay long. My manager is looking for an hotel." Ohno replied leaving his bag on the floor near the entrance and literally throwing himself on the couch in the living room.
"I was making some orange juice, would you like some?" Jun asked after closing the door.
The younger looked at his leader who had a thoughtful and nervous expression contrary to his always sleepy face, and he was concerned. When he came back with a couple of glasses full of juice and gave one to Ohno, Jun sat on the couch next to him and stated:
"Something happened, am I right?"
Satoshi took a long sip of his juice and then with a fake smile asked back:
"Did you change something? I don't come here since your birthday. Did you change the door knob?"
"Aiba-chan already provided for it." Jun smirked remembering how Aiba showed up at his place one week later with a knob's catalogue and Sho suggested to choose the more flashy. He shook his head, it wasn't time to think about trivial stuff. "Don't try to change subject. Why are you looking for an hotel?"
Ohno stayed silent and stared at the juice in the glass.
"I think we are both too much selfish." He murmured after a while taking another sip.
"I'm not selfish." Jun remarked raising an eyebrow. He wasn't understanding at all his leader.
"I'm talking about Nino and me." The older man stated with a sigh. "Maybe it wasn't a good idea to live together."
"I'm sure you don't think so. Take your time and then call Nino."
"He doesn't want to see me anymore."
Jun couldn't see Ohno Satoshi so depressed. He put an hand on Ohno's shoulder and with a sympathetic tone, he asked why the leader thought like that.
"He said it. Before I left, he shouted at me: 'If you're giving up on us, I don't want to see you anymore!'" Satoshi perfectly imitated his boyfriend and made Jun laugh.
"Sorry, Riida. But you're so much alike." He apologized and tried to suppress his laughter. "But tell me, did you give up?"
"Of course not!" Ohno shouted like it was the most unbelievable thing in the whole world. How could he give up on his relationship with Nino? That brat was the best boyfriend he could wish for. Well, if just he didn't ruin his painting...
"Plus in two days is your birthday. It's not pleasant to fight with your boyfriend on a special day, is it?"
Like a sudden thunder, Satoshi's mind cleared. He needed to apologize and talk with Nino right away because he couldn't bear to live without his little brat.
"Jun, you're great!" He said and hugged his younger band mate who blushed a little embarrassed before slapping his leader's back. Ohno got up immediately and dashed out of the apartment leaving behind a confused Jun who still didn't know what was going on in Satoshi's mind.
Nino was sitting on his couch, talking with Aiba on the phone. His eyes were wet from crying but his voice wasn't shaking at all. He didn't want to show that he cried.
"So what do you want to do now?" Aiba asked from the other side of the phone.
"I don't know." Nino sighed. He couldn't think of any solution right now.
"Maybe you just need more space, don't you think?"
"Are you suggesting to live alone and just meet for some dinner or when we are horny?"
Aiba chuckled and his funny laughter spread in Nino's ear and made him feel a little better.
"I mean that you can still live together but with more space. Don't you understand? I thought you were smart! Maybe you can have a room for your hobbies. How about remodeling your apartment?"
"Remodeling? It's a dump!" Nino exclaimed pissed before hearing another voice in the phone.
"I need to go now or the manager will get angry. Ask for Sho-chan's help. He must have finished to work."
"Hai, hai ~ ja ne~."
When Nino ended the call, he looked around his apartment but no idea came up so he tried to call Sakurai. Maybe he could help.
"Ne Sho-kun. Are you free?"
"I just had my last interview for the day. What's up? Want to go for a drink?" The rapper said with a strange inviting tone.
"What's with that tone?" Nino asked curious.
"Betsunii~ It's just that i don't want to go home yet and Masaki is still working."
"Ah, so I'm a substitute of Aiba-chan!" Nino exclaimed faking jealousy. They laughed and then Nino asked for his help. "Your boyfriend just gave me a suggestion but then said to ask for your help."
"Ok, now I'm worried. What did Masaki think this time?"
"Come to my place and you will know." Nino said with his bratty tone, knowing that the rapper couldn't win against the curiosity.
"Ok, I'll be there in ten minutes. Wait for me with something good to drink." And the call ended.
When Ohno came back home, he found Sakurai and Nino chatting in front of an hot cup of tea but when he greeted them, they immediately stopped their talks and Sakurai hurried to leave.
"I'm sorry, Satoshi-kun. I need to go home now. Masaki already called twice." He lied and Ohno found it suspicious but couldn't ask anything because Sakurai immediately turned back to Nino to say: "I'll call you later. Ja ne~." And he left.
When the Ohmiya couple was left alone, Ohno sat at the kitchen's table and stared at Nino who silently put the cups in the sink and cleaned the table.
"Kazu..." Ohno whispered trying to capture Nino's attention.
"Mm?" He just mumbled without looking at his lover.
Hearing those words, the younger gazed surprised at Satoshi and saw sincerity and sadness in his eyes. Nino smiled and stopping what he was doing, he hugged his boyfriend and caressed his soft hair.
"I love you." He murmured in Ohno's ear and then he closed his eyes and rested his head on Ohno's shoulder.
"I love you too." Satoshi replied with his cheeks slightly red and a sheepish smile on his lips.
He didn't ask about Sho's visit neither he said anything when that night Sakurai called and Nino went to talk in another room coming back some minutes later with a satisfied smirk. He found it suspicious but if Nino didn't said anything yet and he dared to ask, they would surely start to fight again and Ohno didn't want it.
The next day Arashi were pretty busy with some photo-shoot and some solo activity. They met early in the morning but when the photo-shoot ended, it was already noon so Ohno proposed to eat something together but the other four declined and apologized, saying that they were busy with work or had to do some errands.
Left alone in the green room, he just laid down on the couch and took a short nap until his manager woke him up and said to be ready for the next shoot for a TV show.
When finally his work ended, he called Nino to ask if he wanted to have dinner out that night.
"Ah! Sato-nyan, gomen. I'm quite busy right now. I won't finish until midnight, I think." Nino apologized from the other side of the phone.
"It's okay. I'll wait for you at home." Ohno said cheerful but his expression was annoyed.
He went home alone and ate a frugal dinner in front of the TV, exactly where Nino found him asleep when he came back around midnight. The younger smiled looking at his cute boyfriend and gently woke him up suggesting for a better place to sleep, their bed.
That morning when Ohno woke up, he found his cute boyfriend cuddled next to him with an arm on his stomach and a leg entangled with Ohno's. The older lovingly smiled before looking at the clock and realizing he was late. He gently pushed Nino away and got up. His manager was going to pick him up in thirty minutes. He showered and dressed himself. While he was having breakfast with some milk and bread, his phone rang. It was his manager telling him that he was already waiting outside so Satoshi took the bread half-eaten with him and rushed out of the apartment. They were almost at the studio where his recording was going to have place, when Ohno's phone rang.
"Kazu? Did you already wake up?" He asked surprised since he knew the younger didn't have any work in the morning.
"Kind of. You left without waking me up so I couldn't give you a kiss." Nino replied with his bratty tone. "I guess you were late as always."
They laughed and then Nino just murmured: "Satoshi ... O-tanjoubi omedeto."
It was like a sudden revelation that left Ohno speechless because he totally forgot about his own birthday although Jun reminded him just two days ago.
"Ne~ Sato-nyan? Are you still there?" Nino asked worried.
"H-Hai! Arigatou Kazu. How about having dinner tonight to celebrate?" He asked hopeful and a little excited.
"Ok, but I will choose the place." Nino responded with a teasing tone and then greeted his boyfriend.
Ohno spent the whole day wondering what Nino will do because he knew better than anyone how bratty and naughty his lover could get.
He finished his work at around six o'clock and immediately called Nino.
"Satoshi, did you already finish?" Nino immediately asked and Ohno could feel surprise in his tone.
"Yeah, aren't you ready yet?"
"Ah, daijoubu. I'll wait for you at home." And the brat ended the call without further explanations.
He was so lost in his excited thoughts about that dinner and then after, that didn't even realize he arrived home until his manager announced it.
"Otsukare ~." He said to his manager who replied:
"Otsukaresama deshita. I'll come to pick you tomorrow in the afternoon. You have the morning free."
"Really?" Ohno asked surprised and happy.
"Yes, a little present for your birthday. Omedetou, Ohno-san."
"Arigatou." Ohno responded a little embarrassed and then greeted his manager and left. Nino was already waiting for him at the main entrance of the building and ran towards him as soon as he saw his boyfriend.
"Where?" Ohno asked curious.
"It's a surprise. Just come with me and don't ask." Nino said taking Satoshi's hand in his and leading him to his car.
"Wait. Since I'm home, let me change."
"You're perfect like this." Nino stated giving him a bright smile. "And for where we're going, you don't need fancy clothes. I bet you can show there in your underwear, the owner will surely give you the best table." He joked while starting the car and driving towards their destination. Ohno looked at the streets. They passed through Roppongi and then the car turned in a quiet road with some cool and some more common houses.
"Here we are." Nino declared and parked in front of a little white house with a neat garden and a porch.
"Are you sure?" Ohno asked confused. "It doesn't look like a restaurant."
"Who said we were going to a restaurant?" Nino asked back teasing. "These are your keys."
"Keys? For what?" Ohno's mind was blank, he couldn't understand anything anymore.
"For your new house." Nino replied like it was the most obvious thing. "Sho-kun helped me to look for it. It's your birthday present. Take a look ."
Nino invited him inside the house but Ohno's eyes widened and he cried out:
"Don't you want to leave together anymore? I-I don't want to give up on us!"
"Me too." Nino stated nonchalantly. "'Us' is the most precious thing I have and I don't want to ruin it for a petty issue of personal spaces. I was going to ask you if you wished to live together in this new house but ..."
Nino couldn't finish his sentence because the older grabbed one of his arms and hugged him tightly. They stayed like that for a while and it seemed that Satoshi didn't want to part from him any time soon.
"Arigato." He whispered. "Hontoni arigato."
Nino smiled and cuddled in that warm hug upon hearing a sniff from his boyfriend.
"Ah! Naite ka?" He asked teasing.
"Naite nai!" Ohno immediately replied and he gently pushed away Nino before drying his tears with his sleeves.
"Naite da!" Nino laughed poking at his boyfriend's cute and red cheeks. "Do you plan to stay outside for the whole night?"
"Iie! We are going inside. How is it?" The older asked more and more curious like a 5 years old child who's going to open his Christmas' presents.
"There's a whole room with a big window that I reserved for your paintings and drawings. You can use it as your own studio."
"Really? Sugoi!" Ohno exclaimed excited trying to open the door.
"And the third room at the right is for my consoles and games. So take away your annoying cars from there."
"Hai!" Ohno said laughing and kissing Nino's cheek.
They finally entered and Ohno went to check the whole house, jumping in and out of the rooms, while Nino tried to follow him smiling at his cute boyfriend who just turned 32 years old but behaved like a child in an amusement park. When they reached the bedroom, Satoshi sat on the big bed and jumped with his butt. Nino quickly reached for him and pushed the older on the bed, staring intensely in his brown eyes.
"I love you." He murmured serious.
Ohno smiled embarrassed, his cheeks turned red again. "I love you too."
Nino smiled and gently pecked Satoshi's lips and then he got up and went away.
"Where are you going?" Ohno asked disappointed.
"In the kitchen." Nino just said going away. Ohno immediately followed him and when he entered in the kitchen, a loud scream accompanied him.
"OMEDETO!" The other four members of Arashi were there in front of him with funny hats and a big fish-like cake on the table.
Ohno stayed still on the door, his mouth fell open from the surprise and he felt like crying because once again he realized how dear his friends were for him.
"Ah! Yappari! Naite da!" Nino exclaimed in a teasing tone and the other three laughed in front of a pissed Satoshi.
- THE END (...maybe) -
a/n: if you want to know what happened to Jun's door knob, go here xD
If you like this fanfic, PUT YOUR HANDS UP!! AND PARTY FOR RIIDA'S B-DAY ;D