Idiots, that is love
A/N: Hey guys, this is one of my very first attempts at writing fanfiction so… I’m sorry? Anyway, this idea wouldn’t leave me alone so I needed to write it, and here it is!
It had been
a week. A week of Taiga ignoring his messages, his calls, a week of Taiga
avoiding him all together.
Daiki sighed and looked up from his phone.
hall of Touou was currently filled with basketball players, practicing under
the surveillance of their captain, Sakurai Ryo, who had become so much more
confident since their first year.
Daiki knew he was supposed to be practicing too, but… what a drag, really. It’s not like he needed to practice so much anyway.
promised Sakurai he would attend most of their practice, but as long as he was
present Sakurai let him do whatever he pleased. Which most often consisted of
him reading the newest Mai-chan magazine or taking a nap, or watching from the
sidelines as the others went through a brutal training.
Sometimes he would join them, sometimes he would only do the exercises he liked.
Taiga’, he thought as he once more dialed the redhead’s number but the man
didn’t pick up.
One week ago they had had their first real fight. A huge fight, with both of them screaming at each other, throwing whatever they could get their hands on, ending with Daiki storming out and slamming the front door shut.
He did realize he had been more than a little immature about the whole thing, but to his comfort Taiga hadn’t been much better off. Daiki sighed again as he thought of the reason they had been fighting for in the first place.
Taiga was moving back to America.
invited Daiki over one night to tell him that he had gotten a good offer from a
university in New York, and he was going to accept it. He would move to New
York at the end of the summer.
Taiga had asked Daiki to come with him.
being the emotionally constipated little shit he was, had not reacted well to
And, Taiga being the hotheaded idiot he was, had taken the bait and so a fight ensued. Neither of them thought to sit down and talk it through, the thought never even crossed Daiki’s mind until he was halfway home already and calmed down enough to think straight.
he proclaimed to himself, standing up, “Ryo, I’m leaving”
Sakurai turned around with a frown on his face. He looked stern, likely about to tell Daiki to stay until the practice was over. Daiki would’ve never thought the guy could be such a good captain.
He had been a little angry at not being chosen as the captain, to tell the truth, but then he realized it would’ve required him to attend practice every time and he was suddenly glad he was not chosen. He also saw how much other stuff Taiga (who was now the captain of Seirin) had to do, and he realized he would’ve made a terrible captain for the Touou team.
“Aomine-kun”, Sakurai started, but Daiki cut
him off, “Sorry, I’ve got something really important to do today”
Maybe it was something in his voice, or the air of urgency he carried, but Sakurai just nodded without protesting further, “Fine”
“Thanks”, Daiki said and headed off to the locker room.
in Seirin Taiga was overseeing the practice of his own team.
The first and second years were doing drills, while the third years had a half-court practice match amongst themselves. Coach Riko had continued training them whenever she could, but more often than not she sent Taiga instructions via e-mail and Taiga made sure everyone was doing what they were told.
however, the red haired power-forward was just absent mindedly staring at his
He felt bad for ignoring Daiki’s calls and messages like that, but he was still a little offended at how the other teen had reacted to the news of him moving away.
it was a shock for the tan male, but he could’ve been a bit more mature about
it. Though, he hadn’t been any more mature himself. He also felt embarrassed by
some of the things he had said to Daiki, and he knew he should apologize the
next time they met.
Taiga didn’t know when that would be though. He hadn’t meant to avoid Daiki for this long, and now he was a little scared to see the other, to tell the truth.
scared of what would happen to them. If Daiki didn’t want to go to America,
which was understandable, Taiga didn’t think they could hold a long-distance
relationship for longer than a few years at most.
Taiga loved Daiki. He knew that, but it wouldn’t be enough if there was half a world between them.
Suddenly his eyes caught familiar blue ones in the doorway of the gym, and he had to take a moment to ensure he wasn’t hallucinating. As he looked around and saw others turning to look at Daiki too, he decided that no, he was not hallucinating.
walked over to the slightly taller male, feeling nervous.
“What’re you doing here?”, he asked.
“Came to see you”, Daiki answered, “I need to talk to you about something”
“It couldn’t have waited until the end of practice?”, Taiga asked, but Daiki shook his head a little and Taiga was starting to feel worried.
were taking a break, drinking from their bottles or talking with each other,
but in reality they were all staring at the two of them intently.
Because, holy shit their captain was talking to the ace of Touou, Aomine Daiki. They were supposed to be sworn rivals or whatever, and now they were talking – civilly – to each other in Seirin’s gym hall.
didn’t think calling first might be a good idea?”, the redhead asked then,
raising an eyebrow.
“Well yeah, I did call at least twenty times”, Daiki said, “But it would help a great deal if you actually, you know, answered the phone”
Taiga cringed, looking a little embarrassed, “Sorry”
others were openly staring at them, the first and second years completely
stupefied while the third years were chuckling to themselves.
“Anyway, I came to ask when exactly will you be leaving? To America, I mean”, Daiki asked and Taiga felt panic creep up on him. So this was it? Daiki was not going with him.
next thing Daiki said made his heart stop.
“I need to know so I can buy a plane ticket”
shit”, he breathed out, watching Daiki with wide eyes as the man broke into a
Taiga’s heart started thumping against his chest wildly, and he felt slightly dizzy with relief and joy and a few unrecognizable feelings swelling up in him.
“Are you saying-? Oh fuck, Daiki”, Taiga pulled his boyfriend into a crushing hug because he didn’t know what else to do.
laughed and hugged the other man back.
“Yeah, yeah, I’m moving to America with you”, he said. There was an eerie silence in the gym hall, Taiga’s other teammates watching the interaction with eyes wide as plates and mouths hanging open.
Tetsuya was smiling, watching his two best friends fondly.
one problem though”, Daiki said then. Taiga raised his head to look at the man
questionably, but did not let go of him. His eyes were teary, and Daiki almost
leaned down to kiss the small drops off of the corner of Taiga’s eyes, but then
he remembered where they were.
“I can’t speak English to save my life”, the tan male continued with a smile.
out a choked laugh.
“I’ll teach you, idiot”, he said in English, making Daiki cock his head to his side.
“I have no idea what you just said, but sounds like a plan”, he answered. A few of the third years along with Taiga laughed.
I’ll teach you”, Taiga translated the sentence for his boyfriend, “You idiot”
Daiki huffed, “Oi, who’s the idiot here?”
didn’t answer, he just buried his face into Daiki’s neck and refused to let go
of the man.
Daiki in turn looked over Taiga’s shoulder at Tetsuya and said, “I guess I’ll just… take him home?”
The pale teen nodded his approval, “I do not think Kagami-kun can focus on practice anymore today”
handed Taiga’s bag to Daiki, who led the man still clinging to him out of the
Just before he left, he heard a second year player say to someone, “Now that, my friend, is game”
It was Tetsuya’s voice than answered, “Idiots. That is love”
would’ve been embarrassed if it hadn’t been so annoyingly, completely true.
He was one hundred percent in love with Kagami Taiga.
That’s it :) I hope you enjoyed!