Summary: King is relieved to have his forest and all of his friends back, but he immediately realizes that not everyone is so forgiving of his sins, even if it wasn’t his fault.
The Fairy King
King sat down at the foot of a tree in the Fairy King’s Forest and covered his face with his pillow. He had been so relieved when he had discovered his home was still in existence along with his fairy friends. He was so happy, so relieved that after all the things he had lost, something was still remaining. That he hadn’t lost everything and he was so grateful to Ban for everything he had done. But his happiness had been short-lived. All of his friends hated him now. He was no longer the Fairy King. He was just an ordinary fairy with no friends or family to return to. He was alone. He had truly lost everything. Hot tears streamed down his face and his body shook as he curled into a ball. He wished he would never be found and he wished that time would go back. He wished he could reverse time so that he could have remembered his kingdom, so that he could have saved Elaine, so that he wouldn’t have had to erase Diane’s memories, so that he could have spent his time helping Ban instead of trying to hurt him. He wished that he could exchange his life for their happiness. He wished for it so deeply and the ex-fairy king cried his heart out. And with each droplet that fell on the forest floor, flowers bloomed.
Summary: Akashi has the perfect anniversary plan for Akafuri day!
The sky was clear, there was a slight breeze and Furihata was in high spirits after finishing practice. He walked home, took a shower, and got changed. He threw himself onto his bed and picked up his phone. He frowned. He had 3 unread text messages.
Kuroko Tetsuya 3:27 PM :
Where are you Furihata-kun?
Kagami Taiga 3:28 PM :
Furi you need to get back here right now!
Aida Riko 3:30 PM
IF YOU DON’T GET HERE RIGHT NOW I AM TRIPLING YOUR TRAINING MENU FOR THE NEXT MONTH!
Summary: Set after the Grand Magic Games. Sting deals with being guild master and helping out his comrades while Rogue is there to lend a hand.
There’s Always Truth in Jest
The Grand Magic Games had come and gone and Sting Eucliffe had suddenly found himself as the new guild master of Sabertooth. The workload was difficult but seeing his nakama look so much happier than before was a great feeling. There were many things that Sting had grown to love about their new and improved guild but in his honest opinion, the best thing was being able to see his usually cold and stoic partner smile. It was so rare and so slight that Sting had to do a double take to make sure he had seen correctly. And the first time he had heard Rogue laugh, he was sure his heart stopped beating for a moment.
Summary: The day that Sting met Rogue was one he would never forget.
It Just Felt Right
Sting had been walking around town looking for a new vest for his exceed, Lector when he noticed a boy around his age crouched in an alleyway holding something pink in his arms. Sting being curious decided to follow the boy. He watched in awe as the young boy went from house to house knocking on doors and seeming to ask something before being turned away. Each time the boy was turned away Sting noticed the boy’s shoulders slump. After the 10th house, Sting decided he felt so bad for the boy that he just had to help him out.
The blonde approached the young boy in a friendly manner. His arms stretched out behind his head and a grin on his face.
“Do you need help? What’s your name? My name is Sting Eucliffe by the way.”
The other boy looked up at the blonde from behind his bangs. Sting noticed the boy’s crimson eyes were close to being in tears and he looked scared. Sting quickly tried to assess the situation and tried to comfort the mysterious boy by placing a hand on his shoulder. The raven-haired boy seemed to relax at the touch and he spoke softly.
“My name is Rogue, Rogue Cheney. I think my friend is about to pass out from hunger so I’ve been asking for food for her but nobody believes me and I don’t know what to do!”
Sting wipes away the few tears that had escaped down Rogue’s face and smiles.
“I believe you. I’ll help you. Come on, follow me!”
Sting grabs Rogue’s empty hand and pulls him toward the small cottage house he lived in with Lector.
When they arrived, Lector ran out to greet Sting only to discover he had company. He would have asked questions but stopped when he recognized the distress on his companions face.
“Hey Lector, can you find some food and bring it to the table for our new friends?”
Lector noticed the happiness in Sting’s voice and immediately went to go find snacks. He knew it had meant a lot to Sting to finally have made a friend and Lector would do his best to help Sting keep his new friend.
Sting pulled out a chair for Rogue to sit on and handed him a fluffy pillow to lay his pink bundle of a friend down.
“Are you okay? Do you need anything else?”
Sting took the seat next to Rogue and leaned closer to the raven-haired boy to check on him.
Rogue blushed at the sudden closeness. He had never had someone show him so much kindness before and gave Rogue a funny feeling in his stomach and caused his heartbeat to pick up speed.
Before Rogue could answer, Lector returned with some snacks and put them on the table. Sting grinned and gave Lector a high five in appreciation.
Rogue immediately stood up, grabbed a cookie, and gently shook the small pink bundle.
“Frosch have some food.”
Sting and Lector eyed the pink bundle coming to the conclusion that it was also an exceed.
Frosch devoured the cookie and a few more snacks before she stood up and gave Rogue a hug and drifting off to sleep in his arms.
Sting saw Rogue smile and thought his heart was going to explode. He had never seen anyone smile so gently before. He found himself being drawn in even more to the mysterious boy.
Lector was the first to speak.
“U-Umm… Frosch-kun can sleep on my bed if you want.”
Rogue bit his lip and gave Sting a worried look. He didn’t want to impose but Sting just smiled and took Frosch up in his arms and carried him to what Rogue assumed to be the bedroom.
Rogue fidgeted in his seat as he waited patiently for Sting to return. When the blonde finally appeared he was holding a box in his hand.
“You haven’t eaten yet either have you?”
Rogue looked away to avoid eye contact. Sting’s brilliant blue eyes unnerved him. They seemed to be able to see every thought the raven-haired boy had. He shook his head slowly in response.
Sting sat down next to Rogue again and opened the box. Rogue’s eyes lit up as he realized what it was. It was a box of Pocky, something Rogue hadn’t eaten since he was very young. Sting held out a Pocky stick to Rogue and he took it. He nibbled on the end of the Pocky trying to savor the taste as well as the selfless and generous way in which it had been given to him. It seemed that the more Rogue spent time with Sting, the more he felt attracted to him as if by nature.
Sting watched as Rogue ate the Pocky stick and suddenly had a funny idea.
“Hey Rogue, do you want to play a game?”
Rogue’s crimson eyes looked up and he tilted his head in question.
Sting lifted up a Pocky to Rogue’s lips.
“It’s called the Pocky Game. Two people bite the ends of the Pocky and the first one to break it loses.”
Rogue blushes at the idea of being so close to the blonde. The thought of kissing him crosses his mind and he blushes harder. He barely registers when Sting hands him the Pocky. He slowly moved the Pocky stick to his lips and held it there. His heart was racing a mile a minute and he squeezed his eyes shut in anticipation.
Sting just blinked in surprise at the adorable face that Rogue was making and without another thought tugged the Pocky out of Rogue’s mouth and leaned in to kiss him.
Rogue’s eyes fluttered open for a second as he felt the Pocky leave his mouth before closing once more at the feeling of Sting’s lips on his.
The kiss was quick and as soon as it was over Rogue had flushed and hid his face in his hands.
“W-What was that?”
Sting laughed and tugged Rogue’s hands away from his face.
Rogue stared down at the floor until Sting tilted his chin upward to look at him. Rogue’s lower lip trembled and his breath hitched.
“Why… we just met…”
Sting pressed another kiss to Rogue’s lips before his bright blue orbs met Rogue’s crimson ones.
“It just felt right.”
And for some reason, Sting’s words were enough for Rogue and the two had stayed together from that point on.
Kimiko-chan: I actually kinda rushed this a bit so I hope it’s still okay ^_^ I wrote it because I was inspired by that super adorable vine video and it’s Exceed day for Stingue week <3
Summary: It’s Rin’s birthday and Nitori has the perfect plan for it to be a success, but will it turn out the way he expects?
I don’t love him. I don’t love him. I don’t love him. Nitori chanted the mantra to himself over and over in his head hoping to convince himself enough to make it true. Everyday he did this so that he would be able to act normal in front of him. By him, he meant Rin because there was no way in heck (Nitori doesn’t cuss) that Rin loved him in return. Rin was too perfect to ever have the curse of loving a boy like Nitori. Nitori’s mind strayed a bit before returning to the topic at hand, Rin’s birthday. Nitori had no idea what to get him, or what they were going to do. Since Rin told Nitori that he didn’t want a big party, Nitori thought it would be safe if it was just the two of them for the day, the only problem was that Nitori couldn’t decide what Rin would want to do more. He had many choices, the aquarium, a park picnic, the amusement park, the beach, or maybe the new water park that just opened up down the street. He also couldn’t think of a present which was very problematic considering Rin’s birthday was today and he would have to come up with something in the next 8 hours before Rin woke up. Nitori stayed up and planned schedule after schedule before he finally came up with the perfect one. It was 3:00 AM and Nitori figured he could take a little nap before deciding on Rin’s actual present.
~ 6 hours later ~
“Oi, Nitori wake up!”
“Hm? Senpai? What time is-!!!!”
Nitori got up frantically. The sun was already up and the clock said 9:30 AM. Nitori jumped up out of bed and frantically started to get ready for the schedule he made last night.
Rin watched in amusement as Nitori ran around their dorm panicking in what Rin considered a very cute way.
“I’m so sorry senpai! I told you to wake up at 9 and I woke up even later than that, I’m so sorry!”
“Don’t worry about it.”
Nitori smiled with gratitude before grabbing Rin’s hand and dragging him along with him outside.
“Okay, first we’re going to have breakfast in the park.”
Nitori picked up the picnic basket he had prepared the night before and walked Rin to the park. When they arrived, Nitori set everything out. Rin’s favorite tea, tons of sweet looking baked goods, and Rin’s absolute favorite food in the world, bacon. Rin loved the fact that Nitori cared enough to do all of this for him. It really made him want to kiss Nitori all over his cute face, but he restrained because this was innocent Nitori and that would be wrong, so instead he thanked him and ate as much as he could.
Nitori was happy that Rin ate his cooking, he could definetly get used to cooking for him when they’re older. No no no stop! Nitori caught himself before he started thinking even more. I don’t love him, I don’t!
“You’ve been spacing out a lot lately, are you okay?”
“Y-Yeah I-I’m fine! Just fine!”
They sat together contently for a little while longer before Nitori smiled mischieviously at Rin.
“Now we’re on to the next part!”
“What? There’s more??”
Nitori smiled happily and nodded before grabbing Rin’s hand again and pulling him towards the aquarium. Nitori had figured that it wouldn’t be good to swim after eating so the beach and the water park were out. The amusement park would have been good except for the fact that Rin would have to go on the rollercoasters by himself because Nitori is deathly afraid of them.
When they got there Nitori bought both of their tickets before asking Rin what he wanted to see first. Of course the first thing he wanted to see were the sharks. Nitori secretly thought that Rin was very much like the sharks he loved so much, strong yet beautiful. While Nitori was lost in thought Rin was busy watching these little fish swimming around the sharks.
“Oi Nitori, what kind of fish is that?”
“Oh umm, it says here that it’s called a Pilot Fish.”
Rin walked over to where Nitori was standing and read the short paragraph.
The pilot fish’s color is between dark blue and blackish-silver, with the belly being lighter in color. The pilot fish’s relationship with sharks is a mutualist one; the pilot fish gains protection from predators, while the shark gains freedom from parasites. It was often said by sailors that sharks and pilot fish share something like a “close companionship”.
After reading the post Rin started to laugh hysterically. Nitori is just like these Pilot fish. Nitori gave Rin a confused look which only made Rin laugh harder. Honestly, Nitori was just too cute for his own good, he was Rin’s personal Pilot fish.
When they had made it through half of the aquarium, they took a break to eat lunch. And again for what seemed like the millionth time that day Nitori was chanting his mantra again in his head.
“Are you having a good time senpai?”
“I am, this is the best birthday I’ve ever had.”
Nitori smiled, Rin was best boyfriend ever… wait, did he just think boyfriend? He meant best friend! Nitori’s face heated up at the thought and for what seemed like the millionth time that day Rin thought that Nitori was unbearably cute.
When they finally left the aquarium it was dark out and the two were hungry again. Luckily, Nitori had planned ahead and made reservations at Rin’s favorite resturaunt.
Rin was impressed with how much thought Nitori had put into the whole day just for him. Rin felt like the luckiest man alive.
Meanwhile Nitori had finally realized what he had forgotten to do the night before, the most important thing. He had forgotten about the present. Nitori mentally kicked himself for being so stupid.What was he going to do now?
The food arrived and the two ate and talked happily. Rin was beginning to wish that the day wouldn’t end. But eventually and unfortunately for the both of them, they began heading back to their dorm.
When they reached their dorm Nitori had finally come up with an idea for a present.
“Um… senpai, I know that I’m an idiot and I’m really really sorry about this, but I forgot to get your present and so to make up for it, you can order me to do 3 things for you and I won’t ask questions and I won’t complain. Please don’t be mad at me.”
Nitori bowed his head and looked at the floor, his eyes beginning to fill with tears. This wasn’t supposed to happen, it was supposed to be the perfect day.
“Okay then, my first request would be that you stop feeling bad about it.”
Nitori snapped his head up.
“Ah-ah, you said that you wouldn’t complain or ask questions!”
Nitori quickly silenced himself but stared at Rin with adoration. Of course he would use his request to make Nitori feel better,
Rin thought some more about his last two wishes when a funny thought crossed his mind. Just maybe…
“Nitori, my second request is that you kiss me.”
Nitori’s eyes widened in surprise.
“A-are you sure that’s what you want?”
Rin chuckled at that.
Rin pulled Nitori to him and kissed him softly. Rin caressed his cheeks and wove his fingers in his hair trying to get closer. He wanted to express everything he felt through that kiss. He didn’t expect Nitori to kiss back, but he did and Rin was pleased. When he pulled away they were both breathless.
“S-so… what is y-your last request sen-pai?”
“Tell me how you feel about me.”
Nitori felt his body go numb and then shiver as Rin arms wrapped around his body.
“I love you Ai, do you love me?”
Nitori gasped as Rin brushed his neck with his lips.
“Yes.” Nitori gasped again as Rin’s lips trailed down his neck and back up to his lips.
“I love you senpai!”
Rin grinned widely and squeezed Nitori tightly kissing him until he was completely out of breath. This was defintely by far the best birthday Rin had ever had.
I was really happy to receive your letter! It’s been a week since the last one, I was beginning to worry you would stop sending me letters. You always say embarrassing things. I’m just ordinary, you’re the amazing one Sei-san! You’re smart, caring, and considerate. If anything, I wish I could be a little more like you. I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since we started sending letters to each other. I always smile after reading your letters. I can tell that you’re a very warm person just by the way you write every word with a lot of thought and precision. Speaking of warmth, the weather is starting to get warmer, it makes me want to go to the beach. Oh! We should go to the beach and then we can meet. I would be really happy if I could meet my long time pen pal, please say you’ll come. I’ll be waiting at Kujukuri Beach next sunday. I’ll wait for the whole day if I have to because I really want to see you. I hope you’re not troubled by my request.