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03 November 2007 @ 02:15 pm
ficlet: with or without you  
Title: With Or Without You
Author: Ali || crux_australis
Fandom: Johnny's Entertainment || Arashi
Characters: Aiba Masaki, Matsumoto Jun
Genre/Rating : Romance? ^^; Er.../PG-13 (for cussing and implied situations)
Summary: Aiba refuses to move in.
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Johnny & Associates or U2 and am not making any profit from this.
Note(s): We've been plagued with the idea that when one day, word gets out that Jun isn't living with his family and then after that, it's made known that Aiba is living in Tokyo, it means the two've shacked up with each other. <3 XD
Also, in this fic, Jun has already moved out of his parental home and moved into his own place.
Aaannddd...With or Without You - U2 I had this on loop...dunno why. O_o;


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Aiba jerks awake to the sound of Jun panicking and muttering, "Shit, I'm late!" while grabbing whatever clothes he could from the floor and putting them on.

"Hurh? What time is it?" Aiba asks, sitting up and rubbing at his eyes while wiping drool from the corner of his mouth. His hair is sticking up at odd ends, and Jun is distracted for a bit before he resumes his task at hand.

"Late," he answers, tugging on the first pair of jeans he finds.

"Um, Jun-chan, I think that's mi-" Aiba pipes up, one arm raised in the air.

"I'll see you later for dinner?" Jun interrupts to ask over his shoulder, already halfway out of his apartment, not really bothering to wait for a reply.

"-ne. Those jeans are mine, Jun-chan," Aiba sighs and plops back on the bed before bolting right back up when he realizes that he has an early photoshoot and interview.

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For the umpteenth time that day, Jun hitches up pants that are too long and a tad too loose. For the umpteenth time, Ohno notices, and this time, he speaks up.

"Okaachan packed me an extra belt in my bag, Matsumoto-kun, do you want to borrow it?" he offers, already opening his bag's zipper.

"No, thanks, Ohno-san," Jun replies, releasing his grip on his -Aiba's- jeans' waistline and glaring at Aiba walking slightly behind him.

Aiba just grins smugly at him while the other members look confusedly at the strange exchange between the two of them.

It is late and another concert has just ended, but all five of them decide to go out and karaoke before going home to release pent-up adrenalin left over from the two shows for the day.

The night stretches on into midmorning, and Aiba ends up sleeping over at Jun's place again. "Don't be stupid, Aiba-san. Call your mother now and tell her it's easier for you to just spend the night here because you have another early appointment tomorrow...er, later, I mean."

As Aiba burrows under Jun's comforter and immediately curls up against him, Jun thinks that it would be nice to end everyday like this.

When morning comes, he turns to Aiba with the intention of suggesting they move in together, but finds his side of the bed empty. He sighs. It can wait...for now.

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It takes him nearly a week before he corners Aiba long enough to bring his proposal up; the past few days have been so hectic on both of them that what little time they get to spend with each other is exhausted on other problems needing immediate seeings to. There is only time enough for hurried kisses exchanged in backstages and dressing rooms and quick touches in between costume changes and photoshoots, and hardly any left for Jun to bring up his idea.

He drags Aiba away from a group of hero-worshipping, bouncy juniors and into a nearby dressing room and proceeds to deliver his carefully thought-out, very practical, suggestion, after which, he pauses to await Aiba's eager consent.

"I don't think that's a good idea, Jun-chan," Aiba says instead, smiling apologetically. He shifts from foot to foot.

Jun is stunned silent before he mentally backtracks through his entire speech. He was sure his proposal is flawless. "Why not? Okay, wait. You don't have to agree right now, Aiba; you can think it over."

"I can't just move out of my parents' home and move in with you, Jun-kun," Aiba says, eyes sliding over to meet with Jun's for a moment before moving on to look anywhere other than the man in front of him.

"Well, why the hell not?" Jun asks hotly, his short fuse being stretched thin with Aiba's downright refusal to agree to move in as well as give a valid reason for his decision. "You stay over often enough, anyway. I don't get why we can't save ourselves the trouble and just move in together."

"Just...Matsujun, it's not that easy, okay?" Aiba replies, running an agitated hand through his hair.

"You're the only one making this more difficult than it should be, Aiba-kun," Jun mutters through gritted teeth.

Aiba stays quiet, chewing on his bottom lip and looking stubbornly at a point somewhere above Jun's left ear. Jun closes his eyes and tries to calm down.

"I don't know what the heck you're so afraid of, and I don't care if you say you're not coming, but I'll wait," he says, already on his way to the door. He pauses in front of Aiba and reaches forward and behind him to shove a hand into Aiba's jeans' pocket before resuming his exit.

Aiba makes sure that Jun is gone before he reaches a hand behind him to fish out the key Jun stuffed into his back pocket.. He stares at it and blinks, slowly grinning at the shiny, chunky silver keychain glinting cheekily at him; just like the one who gave it.

The keychain reeks of Matsujun; like those heavy rings he's fond of wearing...the ones that hurt when they hit you.

It's not so bad, though, he decides, the idea of coming home to a place that has Matsujun stamped all over it. Aiba thinks he won't mind having endless fights and arguments about keeping the apartment clean and picking up after oneself and repeated conversations of, "Aiba-san where the heck did you hide my shoujo manga this time?"

"I didn't hide them Jun-chan!"

"Like hell you didn't."

"Okay...fine. You can't blame me, though. Those big, watery eyes are creepy!"


Aiba chuckles and thinks he might like that. A lot.

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It's always been Jun who has taken the first step, but this time, Aiba takes a step or two forward.

When Jun comes home dead tired on his feet, he freezes at the doorway with one foot in the air as Aiba's distinctive voice, sleepy but loud and clear, calls out, "Welcome home."


END.

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Awfully short (what's new? :P). Please, someone write substantial Aiba/Jun fic before I implode. ;_______; Comments? Concrit? ♥

!! aibajun !! aibajun !! aibajun !!
 
 
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
Current Music: with or without you - u2
 
 
 
pineapplebun: jun & aibapineapplebun on November 3rd, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
I felt that Aiba drooling and wanting to stay with his family, Jun being kind of shy and being pissy about Aiba's reluctance to move in was cute and in character.
Do Aiba/Jun stories exist? Of the few stories with this pairing, I've only read Jun/Aiba. I agree that there should be more stories with these two. XD

I realized I only have one Aiba/Jun icon. I need to find more.
yalla, yalla! // .ali.: aibajun - summer lovin'crux_australis on November 3rd, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
Thanks~ :)

Yes, they do. Haha...I'm compiling a Master List of Aiba/Jun (Jun/Aiba) fics at the moment...hopefully sometime soon, I can get it finished and then I'll be posting it up at aibajun. :)

aoimidori posted some up over here, if you want some. 8Dv
Nico Coer: tinhats rule fandomnicocoer on December 15th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
M-May I suggest beckerbell's Wind Down? It is, indeed, Aiba/Jun rather than Jun/Aiba. She actually prefers Aiba/Jun herself. XD (It's definitely NC-17, though.)

:D :D :D
just once (then) 한번도。: $ jun :: schoolyard boysaoimidori on November 3rd, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
aaah. I SHOULD'VE BEEN FIRST!!!! D:

anyway. YOU. WROTE. AIBA. JUN. MOVING IN FICTION!! ♥ A little bit of my remaining sanity just flew out the window, I think.

ILU. And this is seriously the type of fic I love. Even if you didn't write I'd have loved it.

Except it was you AND GUH. MOVING. IN. I'm still waiting for the day. >_<

my mother saw me typing this and just asked who aiba is. and what he is to `matsumoto`
yalla, yalla! // .ali.: aibajun - pii-su! ^^vcrux_australis on November 3rd, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
WRITE YOURS AND POST IT RIGHT NOOOOOOW.

*flailing around* ♥

AHAHAHAHA!!! Hello, Tita. XD *waves* What did you tell her? lmao

P.S.
Quick. Write aibajun fic. Before I bust an internal organ. D:
just once (then) 한번도。aoimidori on November 3rd, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
MINE IS ALREADY WRITTEN.

...in my minda hahahaha. mine is a proposal drabble heh.

HINDI TITA! NANAY!! NANAY!! LOLWAT.

binsoup: sino si aiba?
aoimidori: si very danger! yung pumuntang pinas!
binsoup: ah. sila ni matsumoto? ano sila ni matsumoto?
aoimidori: err. ah. basta.
Becky: hee no! it was this one.sadface on November 3rd, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
I am out of practice at commenting on fic will ♥♥♥ do?

:D
an_anthologyof1an_anthologyof1 on November 3rd, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
I'll take it! XD
Beckysadface on November 3rd, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
"I didn't hide them Jun-chan!"

"Like hell you didn't."

"Okay...fine. You can't blame me, though. Those big, watery eyes are creepy!"


I keep imagining Aiba entertaining himself by moving Jun's stuff a couple of inches to the left or switching food shelves around and trying to convince him that No really, the vegetables have always been there? You must be working too hard again lets have sex a lot.
yalla, yalla! // .ali.: aibajun - pwnd by love XDcrux_australis on November 3rd, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
skfkshglksh

Sorry. Incoherency. *O*

You must be working too hard again lets have sex a lot.
Yes, please. I'd give my spleen to whoever writes fic where Aiba messes up Jun's things to get sex. Buh.
Lovers | Strangerswakeuptokyo on November 4th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
KYAA!!

finally~ a new Aibajun fic! aaahhhhh *bliss*

so much love for them. so much love. gives me more inspiration to finish my fic...
yalla, yalla! // .ali.: aibajun - summer lovin'crux_australis on November 4th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
<3 The world doesn't have nearly enough love for this pairing, sadly. :'(
laruku05: Aibalaruku05 on November 6th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
yay~ Junba love!!! hehe Aiba would live with Jun just to mess with stuff, I can just imagine Jun wearing Aiba's jeans... and Arashi being all worried about Jun's pants and how they might fall down...lol Jun's not used to his plans being foiled, but Aba's naturally awesome like that ^_^
yalla, yalla! // .ali.: aibajun - summer lovin'crux_australis on November 7th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! :Dv
reversemirror: arashireversemirror on November 8th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
I haven't reviewed this?

Oh this is just too adorable! Actually this fic convinced me to write my drabbles...just because I figured there are probably only 3 people in the world that appreciate aibajun.

This fic makes me happy that I'm not alone...(sorry if that sounded really wrong...(^_^')
yalla, yalla! // .ali.: aibajun - sand & skycrux_australis on November 8th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Ahaha. My heart swells with the recent discovery that more and more people are appreciating Aibajun...besides us. XD ♥~

Nonono, it sounds perfectly fine. Haha! I sometimes feel the same way. ^^;;
just once (then) 한번도。: $ jun :: chikubi pinching yoaoimidori on November 19th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
LOLWAT. alam mo bang yang icon na gamit mo dito (bago lang to no?!) ay gumawa ako gn similar icon na may similar crop na dapat ay kasama sa next icon post ko? D:

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an_anthologyof1an_anthologyof1 on November 20th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Er. Bago sya nung pinost ko 'tong fic na 'to. O_o So obviously ngayon ay hindi na sya bago? xD Ewan ko sayo. xD
just once (then) 한번도。aoimidori on November 20th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
WHAT DI KO NAPANSIN. boo. D:
stsatsumatsu on November 21st, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
woohooo, that was cute...
just the fact that they live together makes me giggle (stupid fangirl me..)
anyways... that jeans-thing was soooo *aww* adorable, i just try to imagine jun in those jeans....
thank you for that picture...
yalla, yalla! // .ali.crux_australis on November 21st, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
<3 Thank you~ ^^v
h_whungry_worm on December 7th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
What... what is it with Jun wearing Aiba's pants and that mere fact being highly intriguing? *___* Also, bed-head Aiba = Love. Mrr, both of these guys look awesome in a slightly dissheveled state, in my opinion.

I can't help but think that they'd really grind on each other if they lived together for a prolonged time, but on the other hand that grinding might smooth them both out a bit. Nice fic! (And yes, there's definitely not enough good Aiba/Jun fic out there. ;_;)
yalla, yalla! // .ali.: ♡ aibajun: come over to the dark side. ;crux_australis on December 7th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
I dunno, either, but I find the idea extremely HOT. *O*

Thank you~ ♥ (There isn't nearly enough Aibajun fic out there. Period. ;___;)