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
Archiving: The only place that has permission to archive this story is Katrinka’s page. No one else may archive this without the express permission of the author!
Time: New Years 1996
Domoto Tsuyoshi sometimes hated being an idol. Every
holiday was spent working. He never got to spen
Tsuyoshi was allowe
Tsuyoshi wasn't sure when his room mates habits began to
bother him. It had been near the Bon festival when Tsuyoshi realized he liked
Koichi 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
He took Koichi’s birthday present out of his bag and
placed it on the desk they shared. Tsuyoshi had saved up several months for the
present. Tsuyoshi then
tossed his bag against the wall. It landed with a lou
*Calm, I must calm down.* He told himself. *I don't own Koichi. We're only friends.*
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 get back."
Tsuyoshi picked up the present. "Okay, sit down and I'll give it to you."
Koichi did as he was told. Tsuyoshi handed it to him. Then he sat down on the bed beside him.
Koichi opened it up. '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."
“I’m glad you like it.” Tsuyoshi kissed Koichi very gently. His friend sighed and kissed him back. Tsuyoshi pulled away from him. "I shouldn't have done that."
"There's nothing wrong with a birthday kiss." Koichi reached out, touching Tsuyoshi's face. Then he kissed him. The kiss was gentle, loving. Tsuyoshi put his hand on the back of Koichi's head. The kiss increased in intensity as Koichi opened his mouth and Tsuyoshi's tongue darted in. A thrill went through the younger teen as his tongue battled his friends.
away from Koichi. "I'm sorry, I crosse
"It's okay Tsu-chan."
"This is wrong." Tsuyoshi told his friend. "I can't be your boyfriend."
"Why can't you?" Koichi 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?" Koichi said. "I won't cheat on you."
“It will happen! You know it will! Every day you sleep
with another guy!" Tsuyoshi couldn't keep the pain out of his voice. "I come home from visiting
"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." Tsuyoshi trie
"You love me?" Koichi gasped.
“Please give me my present back.” Tsuyoshi decided. “I shouldn’t have given it to you.”
“I was going to ask you to take it back. It’s too expensive for me.” Koichi handed him the package.
“Thank you for understanding.” Tsuyoshi got up and put it in his dresser drawer.
"If I stopped sleeping around, would it change your opinion of me?" Koichi 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." Koichi 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." Koichi 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." Tsuyoshi insisted.
"If I stopped dating others, would you reconsider your feelings for me?" Koichi asked.
"If I went with you I would be just another name of on your list of boyfriends." Tsuyoshi told him. "What does it matter how I feel for you?"
"It matters because I feel the same way." Koichi admitted. "I love you."
Tsuyoshi couldn't believe his ears. "You show that love by sleeping with half the dorm?"
"I could change." Koichi offered. "I could stop dating others."
"I can't take your word on it." Tsuyoshi 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?" Tsuyoshi asked skeptically.
"What about six weeks?" Koichi suggested. "If I can't prove it, I'll never mention my feelings again."
"You mean until the middle of February?" Tsuyoshi asked unbelieving. "Can you really go that long without sleeping with anyone?"
"I won't betray your trust." Koichi vowed.
"If you can go until Valentines Day, I'll believe you." Tsuyoshi decided.
The weeks passed quickly. No longer did Tsuyoshi wake up
and find someone else in Koichi's bed. His friend didn't stay out all night. In
fact, Koichi spent most of his time with Tsuyoshi. They spent evenings doing homework, or
playing video games. His friend hadn't
brought up the deadline that Tsuyoshi had given him. They ha
Valentines Day finally arrived. Tsuyoshi 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?" Tsuyoshi asked Koichi.
Koichi 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 Tsuyoshi felt sorry for Koichi. "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."
Koichi shrugged. "Most of them knew anyway."
"You have more guts then I do."
"I have something for you." Koichi 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." Tsuyoshi guessed.
"I noticed a few weeks ago you looking at them in a
catalog. You told me they where too expensive." Koichi trie
“I’ll always treasure them.” Tsuyoshi went to his dresser
"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.
"Thank you Tsu-chan, it's the best present I've ever had."" Koichi stood up, hugging Tsuyoshi. Koichi 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 Ko-chan." Tsuyoshi reached up,
touching his friend's cheek. He was surprise
"I'll never betray you." Koichi vowed.
"I know." Tsuyoshi kissed his friend.
They stood for several minutes kissing. Then Koichi pulled away from him. "We have to be careful. The rules say we can't be involved."
"What do the rules matter?" Tsuyoshi asked. "You broke them with the others."
"The other men I dated were different. I can live my life without them." Koichi paused. "I can't live my life without you."
"Why are you suddenly worried about rules?" Tsuyoshi 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." Koichi 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 Tsuyoshi. 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." Tsuyoshi groaned.
"Mori is sacrificing himself for Nakai. If he
hadn't, both would have been fired." Koichi told him. "I'm afrai
"We'll be careful." Tsuyoshi promised. "I can't loose you."
"I don't want to loose you either." Koichi
kissed him again. "I've changed Tsu-chan. I'm
not like I use
"Forgive me for doubting you?"
"There's nothing to forgive." Koichi told him. "I'll prove to you that you're the only one."
Tsuyoshi put his arms around his friend. For the time
being the promise would be enough. He had Koichi, an