Series: Daiya No Ace/Ace of Diamond
Setting: Semi-canon AU
Type: One-shot Series
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Synopsis: In which Eijun and Raichi are cousins, and Raichi is very easily bribed.
Sanada looks up from the magazine he’s reading, frowning a bit as he looks at Kazuya.
“That pitcher from Inashiro. The southpaw.”
He waves his hand dismissively. “No, not Mei. The other one.”
“Sawamura?” Raichi speaks up from next to him, mouth half-full of his lunch.
“Yeah, him,” Kazuya says. “The loud one. We played against him last week.”
Sanada raises an eyebrow. “What about him?”
“He’s interesting.” Kazuya’s smirking now, shrugging as he leans back in his seat. “He asked me to catch a few of his pitches after the game before we left. His form is weird, and his energy is sort of crazy.”
“You caught for someone else?” Sanada asks, placing his hand over his heart in dramatic gesture. “Miyuki, I’m hurt.”
“Like I said, he’s interesting.” Kazuya shrugs a second time. “His pitches were hard to hit when we played them. I wanted to see what it was like from behind the plate.”
Sanada hums, “That’s true. He was different, that’s for sure.”
Raichi swallows the last of his lunch, digging through his bag for a banana. “Eijun’s always been like that, though. Playing catch was always hard when we were little.”