Prompt: What's the relationship between Fujimaki and Masaomi like? I feel like they're both highly intelligent, dangerous and good at reading people, so I'd be really interested in the dynamic between them! (I absolutely love your writing so much, and MasaYou is totally my OTP now :D)
“Masa-chan, I told you, you can’t just go in there and act like you usually do—”
“—I’m not sure I like your implication there, Youji, I usually behave just fine around people.”
“He’s not people, he’s a four-star general, OK? And if you want to adopt Seijuurou, you’re going to have to get him to like you.”
“I still have no idea what you’re talking about, people love me,” Masaomi says. “You’re making a big deal out of nothing. Do you know what a general is?”
“Probably better than you know what a general is.”
“A general is a politician,” Masaomi replies. “You don’t get to be a general without being able to play the political game. And no one knows that game better than me. Generals get where they are because they know how the world works—you schmooze, you make connections, you know the right people—”
“Yes, please, do continue explaining how military ranks work to me, Masa-chan, I’ve always been astoundingly ignorant about the subject—”
“Clearly, or you wouldn’t still be just a sergeant,” Masaomi says.
“You know what? Don’t listen to me. You go in there and you do your thing, Masa-chan,” Youji says. It is decidedly tempting to just let Masaomi hang himself with this conversation, but against all odds Seijuurou actually seems to want to live with this guy, and Youji does feel obligated to try and make sure the kids end up where they want to be.
“Youji, don’t tell me you’re actually afraid of this man,” Masaomi says incredulously.
“He’s a general,” Youji says.
“Ugh, you used to be cool,” Masaomi says.
It would be very hard to explain just what it is exactly about General Fujimaki that makes Youji nervous. Youji really isn’t the kind of person who would typically be intimidated by authority, but Fujimaki wasn’t the typical authority figures that Youji had rebelled against in his past. He’s not sure he could explain it properly, but he does feel like it would be a mistake for Masaomi to underestimate the general. He opens his mouth to try and explain that, at least for Seijuurou’s sake, but then the door to Fujimaki’s office opens up.
“Oh, Kasamatsu-kun, Akashi-kun, it is nice to see you both.” Fujimaki smiles kindly at both of them.
Masaomi blinks in silence for a second—it has probably been a very long time since anyone used the “kun” ending when addressing him, and then smiles. “General Fujimaki, it is truly an honor to meet with you. Could I please have a moment of your time?”
“Certainly, Akashi-kun, I’d be happy to speak with you.”
The two step into Fujimaki’s office and close the door. Youji thinks that’s the politest he’s ever heard Masaomi be—he’s never heard Masaomi use respectful keigo, he didn’t even know Masaomi knew how.
So. All things considered, Masaomi must have gotten the picture.
When Masaomi comes back out again, Youji is waiting at the door. “Well?” he asks urgently.
“I want that man to be my father,” Masaomi replies.
“Masaomi,” Youji says.
“I’m serious. Do you think he’d agree to enter my family? He’d make a badass General Akashi.”
“I’m not sure you can just randomly pick your own family members like that.”
“Why not? I’m choosing a son, I can keep going with this. Ooh, I really like that idea, I could pick out an entirely new family line. Do you want to be my brother or my cynical uncle? I think General Fujimaki should also be your father, you’ve always needed a new family.”
“I’m leaving you now,” Youji says, walking away.
“Youji, don’t walk away, I have ideas for further Akashi family members, this is brilliant. We could rule the world!”
A/N: Thank you for the question, anon-friend! I was initially thinking that they probably hadn’t met yet, until I realized that all things considered they probably did when Masaomi was adopting Akashi. I know I didn’t actually show those two together, but I decided I’d have more fun with it this way. =D I also think those two would make a frightening combination. Thanks again!