Title: Stars in Heaven (Chapter 8)
Pairing: YamaChii, TaDaiki, OkaJima
Genre: Romance, Friendship, Angst
Summary: The perfect moonlight that once shinned brightly disappeared from their eyes. Although it never showed again, their hearts still longs for their special moonlight that has captured their hearts. Will the bright stars that were present and watching over them under that beautiful moonlight reunite the ones that are meant to be together? Or will it fade away just like their perfect moonlight?
Yamada ponders as he stood before the apartment complex hesitant to make his next move. While he wants more than anything to rush up those flights of stairs and look for the correct apartment on the second floor and find his love, he is somewhat cautious now. No, he is not afraid to face Chinen. And no he still believes in what he’s feeling about the situation. But he is apprehensive. The chubby cheeks boy knows that if he discovers the chibi to be in the state him and his friend have a hunch in, then he might lose it. He wants to believe that his moonlight has not been hiding what he fears is happening.
“Ano… Are you looking for someone nii-san?”
A call plus a tap on the shoulder made Yamada turns to the source of the voice. The taller boy looks as he finds an adorable boy standing next to him with a bright smile on his face. While the little guy is cute and resembles his chibi, the brown hair boy has to admit that his Chinen is much cuter. Before Yamada can reply, the young boy spoke again but with more excitement this time.
“AHHH… Moshikashite anta wa Yamada Ryosuke!?” the cute boy yelled.
“Ehhh… How did you know?” Yamada questioned back surprised, “And anata wa dare?”
“Ah gomenasai for my rudeness Ryo nii-chan,” the little guy apologized, “Boku wa Chinen Yukito desu… Chinen Yuri ga otouto desu.”
“Souka…” the chubby cheeks boys nodded hearing the answer but became puzzled again, “Joto how do you know me anyways?”
“Nii-chan talks about you a lot ne,” Yuki replied with a bright smile, “He always has a smile on his face again… Just like when he first met you Ryo nii-chan… Arigatou ne… So did you come here to see nii-chan?”
“Ahhh hai…” although the taller one is happy to hear those words though the other parts bothered him, “I was worried that he didn’t show up at school today and had a black eye yesterday…”
“Ryo-nii yasashii na…” the smaller one praised, “Yokatta nii-chan has you again… Demo it’s not as bad as usual... although still not anything good either I guess… He just doesn’t want people to notice regardless…”
“What do you mean Yuki-kun?” the brown hair guy is unsure what to make of that statement.
“Well nii-chan didn’t get beat up as badly this time…” Yukito explained, “I guess tousan drank way too much and passed out early and let off…”
Yamada stare at the younger one stun on the spot as he tries to process what Yuki just stated. The chubby cheeks boy cringes his eyebrows with confusion in his eyes not exactly knowing what to make of the situation or if he heard the shorter one correctly. Sure he has expected something like this, but never did the ichigo lover suspected Chinen’s own father as the source of the physical abuses. As he contemplates on his own emotions which are riding up now full of concern and worried over the chibi and his brother, an unexpected intrusion broke his train of thought.
“Okaeri Yuki…” a familiar voice called out, “You are early today…”
Chinen greeted his younger brother as he walked down the stairs from his apartment complex. Although still has his beautiful smile, the chibi looked awful as Yamada examines his moonlight. The squirrel’s right arm is bandage up and harness around his neck for support while the spot where his black eye once was is covered with gauze along with a huge cut on his lips. And who knows what other bruises and cuts are hidden underneath his clothes. Unaware of the older one’s presence, the black hair boy approached his brother only to flinch back realizing the other person before him.
“Yu… Yuri…” Yamada stuttered a little as he stares at the younger one.
“Ryosuke…” Chinen murmured not knowing what to say or do as silence took over.
“HOW COULD YOU’VE BEEN HIDING THIS!!” the chubby cheeks boy yelled abruptly ending the stillness, “AND TO KNOW IT COMES FROM YOUR…”
“How did you…” the chibi is shocked again as he hears those words quickly turning toward his brother fearing that what he wanted to hide the most has in fact been exposed, “Yuki did you…”
“Ehh shiranai no Ryo nii-chan…”
The youngest one looked at the oldest with horror in his eyes. He knew that his brother has been hiding this matter with his life but he never thought that even Yamada is in the dark about it too. And worse he just revealed it. The chubby cheeks boy gave the smallest an apologetic look but Yukito simply smile and shook his head. Although he realized that he has disclose something he was not supposed to, Yuki is glad he did since he knows that Yamada will be able to protect his older brother from now on and maybe stop this whole thing. On the other hand, Chinen is still trying to figure how to repair what just happened though he knows that he can’t hide it anymore.
“Yuki please go up first…” Chinen order his brother as the youngest got the notion.
“Hai…” Yukito bowed to the chubby cheeks boy as he departs, “It’s nice to finally meet you Ryo nii-chan…”
“Kochira koso Yuki-kun,” Yamada smiled back, “Let’s get to know each other better ne…”
Yukito smiled brightly as he walked up the stairs towards their apartment on the second floor leaving the older boys alone to discuss the obvious problem at hand. As Yuki disappeared through the doors, Yamada focuses his eyes intently at his lover again who is trying his best to avoid the taller one’s brown orbs.
“Yuri…” Yamada called out in a soft tone as he pulled the younger into his embrace without hurting his bruises carefully, “So this is what you’ve been hiding from me the whole time…”
“I…” Chinen wanted to argue and make up an excuse but feeling the warmth of the older guy, he realized he cannot lie anymore, “Gomenasai…”
“Why Yuri…” the chubby cheeks boy questioned hurt by the state his lover is in, “Why do you allow yourself to let your father do this…”
“Can we not talk about this Ryosuke…” the chibi begged not wanting to talk about the situation, “Onegai…”
“No Yuri…” the older argued, “Unless you can promise this will never happen again… I need to know…”
“I…” the squirrel didn’t know how to fight back.
“I won’t allow him to hurt you anymore…” the taller proclaims, “Even if he’s your tousan Yuri… I can’t and I won’t… And what about Yuki…”
“Ryosuke… please…” the shorter one tries to think of something, “Boku wa hontou da daijoubu desu… And Yuki will never get hurt… I can promise that…”
“And you…” the brown hair guy retorted back, “Can you promise me the same thing with yourself…”
Chinen couldn’t say anything as he felt the arms around him tighten. He knows no matter what the reason; it doesn’t justify the fact that their father is beating him. But at the same time, the chibi isn’t willing to leave or report their father either. There are many things that happened before Yamada and he reunited. And things are more complicated then the domestic violence that seems to be taking place. Besides the black hair boy is not willing to break apart what is left of their family as he has promised someone to keep that as much as he can.
“Yuri…” Yamada called again seeing the latter zoning out as the chibi snapped back into reality, “Daijoubu ga…”
“Ah… un…” Chinen nodded with a small smile, “Shinpai nai ze…”
“I wish you really are…” the older murmured then planted a kiss on the younger’s forehead.
“Ne…” the chibi voiced as he laid his head on the latter one’s chest again, “I should go back in…”
“Ehh… Iyada…” the ichigo prince disagreed as he tightens the hug again, “You can’t Yuri… I won’t let you… What if your tou…”
“Shinpai nai ze…” the squirrel cut off his lover as he promised, “He won’t hurt me when I’m in this state… Yakusoku…”
“Hontou…” the taller one is uneasy about the whole thing not able to trust the smaller one’s words completely.
“Hai… Tousan knows too he’s just…” the black hair boy was about to reason but then quickly changed topic, “Boku wa daijoubu desu… Believe me…”
“Yuri… I…” the chubby cheeks boy hesitated not feeling right about the situation at all.
“Believe me…” the shorter one promised again, “I’ll be okay… I promise…”
Yamada wanted to argue more but the younger leaned in and pecked him on the lips affectively silencing him as he pulled the chibi even closer to deepen the kiss. After a briefly moment, Chinen slowly draws away then smiled at his ichigo prince making the older one felt slightly at ease. Although still not willing to let go, the chubby cheeks boy finally loosen his arms around the younger’s small waist with a pair of concern eyes lingering on his lover.
“I have to go Ryosuke…” Chinen smiled at his boyfriend’s stubbornness to not release him, “I got to make dinner for Yuki…”
“We can go out for dinner…” Yamada suggested wanting to keep his lover safe longer.
“With me looking like this…” the chibi questioned back.
“No…” the older pouted knowing it’s not possible to begin with.
“I’ll be okay…” the squirrel assures, “Tousan don’t get home til later… Now you should get going too… I’m sure your family is waiting for you…”
“Mouu… Fine…” the taller grunted unsatisfied, “I’ll see you tomorrow then…”
“Ehh…” the black hair boy is somewhat confused, “I can’t go to school yet Ryosuke… Not with the state I’m in…”
“Shiteru yo…” the ichigo prince acknowledged, “But I want to see you… I’ll miss you too much… And I need to know that the one I love is unharmed…”
Chinen felt touched by the older one’s words as he hugged him again before finally pulling apart. The brown hair boy planted one last kiss on his koibito’s forehead before reluctantly released his hold and send the chibi up the stairs towards his apartment. As the squirrel waved goodbye at his door and walked in to his home leaving the chubby cheeks guy alone, Yamada closed his eyes for a moment as he absorbed everything that he has witness not long ago. Upon opening his eyes again, the ichigo prince vowed that he will protect his Yuri. He vowed that despite the difficult situation they are in, he will protect his chibi. He will protect him no matter what happens.
Dun dun dunnnnnn
So the culprit is revealed
Poor Chii ne ><
Suffering like that
Demo daijoubu yo
His Ichigo Prince is going to protect him XDDD
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