Theme: #25, “fence”
Summary: Inui wants to know everything about Kaidoh.
Note: Um...I don’t know. This is sort of sappy or fluffy or something. Be warned.
It was as though there was a fence around the real Kaidoh Kaoru. Inui mused this to himself, thinking about the analogy. It was a good comparison; appropriate and certainly accurate. One knew that a fence was there, could see it and the boards that went into its making, but one could not see to the other side.
This fence was created of glares and hisses and a lightning quick temper. It was built of petty arguments with Momoshiro and troublesome fights with rival players. It was made of a quiet nature that some would call “sullen.” This fence did not allow many people to catch even a glimpse of what was on the other side.
Inui was one of the few people who had been allowed such a glimpse.
He’d seen that the quick temper concealed what was merely a fiercely competitive spirit and a strong sense of honor. Behind the hisses and the glares was a boy who enjoyed reading classic English literature and deeply respected his elders. The seemingly sullen nature masked a love of cats and other small animals that would appear entirely out of character to anyone who did not know enough of Kaidoh’s true disposition.
But Inui was not content with these mere glimpses. Inui wanted to know everything that was contained within this fence Kaidoh hid himself behind. He wanted to know not just because he was a data collector, but because he felt that he would go insane otherwise. Inui desperately needed to see all there was to Kaidoh Kaoru.
When he leaned down to kiss Kaidoh, he wasn’t sure what would happen, or if it would be what he wanted to happen. The sweet, awkward, unfamiliar feeling of lips against lips was almost enough by itself. If I die now, I would be 97% satisfied, Inui thought fleetingly.
Then inevitably, he had to pull back, no matter how reluctant he was to do so. Kaidoh’s eyes flickered open and stared straight into Inui’s. “Inui-senpai,” he whispered, looking, perhaps, startled, but not shocked. Not horrified or disgusted, as Inui had half-feared.
“Kaidoh-” he began to say, but then it was Inui’s turn to be surprised. Kaidoh’s hands rested hesitantly on his shoulders and pulled him back down, and they were kissing again, just a little less awkwardly than before.
Inui could not help but smile into the kiss, his own arms going around Kaidoh and pulling him gently closer. He had the feeling that he was one step closer to finding out what all was hidden behind Kaidoh’s fence.