Title: The Present
Author: Kyoko Godaikun
Disclaimer: I don't own Domoto Koichi or Domoto Tsuyoshi. They own each other.
Warning: This story contains Yaoi. Do not read if you are offended by Male/male love
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Time: New Years 1996
Domoto Koichi hated having a birthday on New Years day. His birthday was simply another very busy working day. The night before his birthday, the Kinki Kids took part in a countdown concert. The day of his birthday the Kinki Kids had numerous television appearances. The only person to wish him happy birthday had been his partner Tsuyoshi.†† He was never told happy birthday by anyone else. No one in the dorms ever remembered his birthday.† Almost everyone else was more concerned about going home for the holiday.
Koichi was allowe
Koichi wasn't sure when his room mates habits began to
bother him. It had been near the Bon festival when Koichi realized he liked
Tsuyoshi more then just a friend.† He had
never told his partner his feelings.† He
knew if he did, nothing would change between them.† They might have some fun together, an
Koichi tossed his bag against the wall. It landed with a
*Calm, I must calm down.* He told himself. *I don't own Tsuyoshi. We're only friends.*
Then Koichi saw a wrapped package on his desk.† He picked it up. The small tag read "Happy Birthday Koichi from Tsuyoshi." All the anger towards Tsuyoshi drained from his body.† His best friend had remembered. He set the package down. He would wait to open it until his friend woke up.
When he returne
"Thanks for remembering." Koichi smiled.
"We're partners." Tsuyoshi's smile grew wider.† 'You haven't opened your present."
"I was waiting for you to wake up."
That response seeme
Koichi did as he was told. Tsuyoshi picked up the package and handed it to him.† Then he sat down on the bed beside him.
Koichi opened it up. Inside he found a camera that he had been really wanting.† 'Tsuyoshi, you shouldn't have."
Tsuyoshi's smile faded. "You don't like it."
"It's very expensive. How could you afford it?" Koichi asked suspiciously.
"I knew you wanted it, so I saved up for it." Tsuyoshi shrugged.†
"I love it." Koichi kissed Tsuyoshi very gently. His friend sighed and kissed him back. Koichi pulled away from him. "I shouldn't have done that."
"There's nothing wrong with a birthday kiss." Tsuyoshi reached out, touching Koichi's face. Then he kissed him. The kiss was gentle, loving. Koichi put his hand on the back of Tsuyoshi's head. The kiss increased in intensity as Koichi opened his mouth and Tsuyoshi's tongue darted in. A thrill went through the older teen as his tongue battled his friends.
†Koichi pulled away
from Tsuyoshi. "I'm sorry, I crosse
"It's okay Ko-chan." Tsuyoshi trie
"This is wrong." Koichi put the package on the nightstand. "I can't be your boyfriend."
"Why can't you?" Tsuyoshi asked confused. "I want to be your boyfriend."
"That doesn't matter." He could feel his face redden.† "I can't be with you knowing that I'll find you with someone else!"
"Who says I'll be with anyone else?" Tsuyoshi told him. "I won't cheat on you."
ďIt will happen! You know it will! Every day you sleep with another guy!" Koichi couldn't keep the pain out of his voice.† "I come home from visiting my family and find Mabo in your bed."
"If it bothered you, why didn't you tell me?"
"Because I know the only change that would happen
would be you slept in their bed instead of yours." Koichi trie
"You love me?" Tsuyoshi gasped.
†Koichi got to his feet. He went to his desk and put the gift on it. "As much as I appreciate your present, I canít take it."
"If I stopped sleeping around, would it change your opinion of me?" Tsuyoshi said quickly.
"Giving your love is a part of you." He could
feel a tear trickle down his cheek. Annoyed, he wiped it away.† "I wonder why I ha
† "If I knew it bothered you, I would have stopped a long time ago." Tsuyoshi said softly. "I wouldn't intentionally hurt you."
"There is a pain in my heart caused by the abuse I suffered.† Sleeping with someone makes the pain go away." Tsuyoshi told him. "But the pain always returns, so I have to do it again."
"You don't have to sleep around. It's just an excuse." Koichi insisted.
"If I stopped dating others, would you reconsider your feelings for me?" Tsuyoshi asked.
"If I went with you I would be just another name of on your list of boyfriends." Koichi told him. "What does it matter how I feel for you?"
"It matters because I feel the same way." Tsuyoshi told him. "I love you."
Koichi couldn't believe his ears. "You show that love by sleeping with half the dorm?"
"I could change." Tsuyoshi told him. "I could stop dating others."
"I can't take your word on it." Koichi told him. "I know you too well. You'll have to prove it to me."
"Give me time to prove it."
"How much time do you want?" Koichi asked skeptically.
"What about six weeks?" Tsuyoshi suggested. "If I can't prove it, I'll never mention my feelings again."
"You mean until the middle of February?" Koichi asked unbelieving. "Can you really go that long without sleeping with anyone?"
"I won't betray your trust." Tsuyoshi vowed.
"If you can go until Valentines Day, I'll believe you." Koichi decided.
The weeks passed quickly. No longer did Koichi wake up
and find someone else in Tsuyoshi's bed. His friend didn't stay out all night.
In fact, Tsuyoshi spent most of his time with Koichi.† They spent evenings doing homework, or
playing video games.† His friend hadn't
brought up the deadline that Koichi had given him. They ha
Valentines Day finally arrived. Koichi had been given a
huge amount of chocolate from girls at school.†
He hadn't turned down any because he didn't want to hurt his fellow
student's feelings. So he stacke
"How much chocolate did you get?" Koichi asked Tsuyoshi.
Tsuyoshi took a small package out of his book bag. He placed it on the desk beside his friends pile. "That's it."
For a moment Koichi felt sorry for Tsuyoshi. "I can't' believe you received only one gift."
"There's a girl in our class who doesn't understand what "I am gay." means."
Tsuyoshi shrugged. "Most of them knew anyway."
"You have more guts then I do."
"I have something for you." Tsuyoshi finally told him. He put down his book bag, then he took something out of his drawer, then he handed it to him. "Think of this as only in friendship. I don't deserve anything else."
†"You broke the agreement." Koichi guessed.
His friend looked up to him. "There's no tie to this gift. I simply want you to have it because you're my friend and you'll enjoy using it."
Koichi put the camera up to his eyes. He looked at Tsuyoshi through the view finder. "When I get some film, can I take some photos of you?"
"Of course you can." Tsuyoshi smiled at him.
Koichi went to his dresser an
"Thank you." Tsuyoshi opened it, his fingers glided over the materials inside. "You gave me art supplies. How did you know I wanted some?"
"I noticed a few weeks ago you looking at them in a
catalog. You told me they where too expensive." Koichi trie
"Thank you Ko-chan, it's the best present I've ever had."" Tsuyoshi stood up, hugging Koichi.† Tsuyoshi kissed him gently.† Then he pulled away from his friend, there was regret in his eyes.† "I'm sorry. I know you'll never feel that way towards me. I've done too much to hurt you."
"You changed Tsu-chan." Koichi reached up,
touching his friend's cheek. He was surprise
"I'll never betray you." Tsuyoshi vowed.
"I know." Koichi kissed his friend.
They stood for several minutes kissing. Then Tsuyoshi pulled away from him. "We have to be careful. The rules say we can't be involved."
"What do the rules matter?" Koichi pointed out. "You broke them with the others."
"The other men I dated were different. I can live my life without them." Tsuyoshi paused. "I can't live my life without you."
"Why are you suddenly worried about rules?" Koichi asked. "You hate the Manager's rules as much as I do."
"Mori is being fired from Smap. He got caught breaking the rules with Nakai." Tsuyoshi told him.
"I thought he was quitting because he wante
"That's just the cover story." He went to his
dresser, he took out a tabloid. He handed it to Koichi. On the front cover was
a picture of Mori and Nakai.† It rea
"I don't believe this. I thought Nakai would be more careful." Koichi groaned.†
"Mori is sacrificing himself for Nakai. If he
hadn't, both would have been fired." Tsuyoshi told him. "I'm afrai
"We'll be careful." Koichi promised. "I can't loose you."
"I don't want to loose you either." Tsuyoshi
kissed him again. "I've changed Ko-chan. I'm not like I use
"Forgive me for doubting you?"
"There's nothing to forgive." Tsuyoshi told him. "I'll prove to you that you're the only one."
Koichi put his arms around his friend. For the time being
the promise would be enough. He had Tsuyoshi, an