Kaito woke up in his bed, the curtains already opened, birds happily chirps right outside his window, aromatic coffee is waiting for him, and it was such a promising day. He feels that it’s a day that anything can happen, a positive feeling came over him, he felt that he can finally finish that song he’s been writing for a weeks. But the only problem is, he’s bedridden.
“Good Morning Kaito-san, how are you feeling?” a white haired soft spoken boy said as he drink a cup of coffee.
“Good Morning to you too, Piko-kun. As to how I’m feeling well I’m fine, a bit sore but I’m fine” Kaito answered weakly but still managed to smile.
Piko looked at him confused he thought how can he be alright in his condition? He got bruises and he’s covered in bandages. “What happened to you anyway?” he finally asked.
“It’s a long story” Kaito said as he struggles to sit up but Piko assisted him.
“I just finished recording yesterday, so I’m free for the whole day.” Piko explained while fluffing a pillow for Kaito to lean on.
“Well then…” Kaito scratching his bandage-covered head but suddenly paused.
“What’s wrong Kaito-san? Do you need to lie down?”
“No, but tell me something”
“What is it?”
“Am I missing a tooth?” Kaito flashed his teeth
“Oh…” Kaito sighed then started his story.
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It started when I saw Miku looking sad as she ended a phone call. She explained that Megumi was supposed to go shopping with her but Megumi suddenly had recording to do. So I thought it would be a great to spend time with Miku, since lately she’s been working so much and I rarely see her.
We went from store to store, trying different outfits and she even helped find new clothes. In every shop she always buys something and as a gentleman I carried the shopping bags for her. I think I was carrying about 50 bags when we decided to go home but suddenly her fans spotted her.
“I think we should go, Miku-chan” I suggested.
“No, that would be rude and beside I would like to meet my fans. And you’re here too, it would be such a treat for them as well.” She answered
So there I stood beside Miku, she was happily smiling as her fans rushing to us. They were talking pictures of us at first, then I was pushed aside by some of her fans, some even asked me to take a picture of them with Miku and someone even accidentally stepped on my foot. But Miku handled her fans so well and her fans left happy with pictures and autographs.
When we got home, I thought I could relax and spend more time with her but she got a call from her manager and left in a hurry. I think she was going to sign a contract to endorse a car or something. After that I just thought of indulging myself with some ice cream, but we don’t have some on the fridge. So I decided to get some in the nearest convenience store and on the way, I met Gakupo.
“Hey, Kaito!” he casually greeted me, “Got anything to do today?” standing honorably as any samurai would.
“None, but I was going-”
“I need your help” he suddenly said with a serious tone in his voice.
“What is it, Gakupo-san?”
“I need to get to the other side.” He pointed at the wall. It looks really tall and even for a samurai such as him he can’t go over without assistance.
“What’s in there?” I asked as he positions me facing the wall.
“A challenge from my father” he simply answered.
“Father? I don’t think you have mention your-” I turn around to face him, only to be stepped on my head and use me as leverage. The impact through me off balance and I felt the pavement on my face.
“Kaito-san!” I heard him call me, “thank you and I shall see you later.”
I spun around and lay on the pavement just in time for me to see him jump down to the other side of the wall. I wanted to get up after that but I felt a bit sore and somehow laying there looking at the beautiful clear blue sky is comforting. The wind felt wonderful as well, I thought of just laying there on the road a bit longer but someone interrupted me…
“Kaito-niichan, what are you doing?” a yellow short haired girl said her face blocking my view of the sky.
“Do you have to ask that, Rin? He’s probably making a fool of himself again” her twin brother said.
“Don’t be so mean, Len.”
I sat up, they both looked like they were in a hurry but they still listened as I explained what happened.
“So you’re not doing anything today.” Rin said and I simply nodded.
“Good!” Len said as he dumped clothes on my lap. “Put these on.”
“What’s this for?” I asked
“We need your assistance, Kaito-niichan. Please hurry and put them on.” Rin said sweetly as they both smiled.
How could I resist, those cute kids, so without any more questions I dressed up. The problem with those clothes on is I can’t see anything. They led me somewhere and from where we are I can hear a faint sound of a crowd of people. But I kept my cool until…
“Kaito-niichan, as much as possible, please do not move.” Len instructed me
“Why, where are we?” I asked
“We’re on stage for a dance competition” I heard Rin’s answer
“Dance competition? I don’t know you’re routine and I can’t see anything!”
“You don’t have to do anything; all you need to do is stand as still as you can!” Len answered this time as he positioned my arms outwards.
“And for the next act!” I heard the host said, it turns out we were already on stage behind the curtains. “Rin and Len’s new sing and dance act, the Kung-fu Kick!!”
Upon hearing the title of their dance act, I knew I’m gonna be in trouble. I’m guessing at the time I’m dressed up as a dummy. They were kicking at me in sync with the music and as instructed I didn’t move and stay still as I can. But I have to say, the new song is quite catchy, it went perfectly well with the twin’s voices.
The next thing I knew, I’m in a clinic. The nurse said Rin and Len asked her to look out for me as soon as they come back. Whatever they’re last move was, it knocked me out, I just hope I didn’t mess up their routine.
I do feel tried from what has happened so far that day. So I started to relax, the window is right beside my bed and outside is, a baseball field. There was a match going but the crowd was far away so it wasn’t that noisy, I don’t know why but there’s something relaxing to the crowd cheering softly. It was a warm afternoon too and I was starting to feel sleepy as the cicadas sing. Then my phone rang…
“Luka-chan? What is it?”
“Do you know where Gakupo is? I can’t seem to contact him.”
“I met him this morning. He got some kind of challenge from his father.”
“Oh! That’s why…” Luka’s voice trailed off
“Well, Gakupo-san promised he’ll accompany to the river today. I wanted to catch some fish.”
She sounded disappointed so I decided to accompany her. So I went to the river with her, she’s really good at fishing, we had fun! She caught so much fish too and filled several large pails. We carried them back to the house.
“This is the last pail Luka-chan!” I called out but Luka is nowhere. I went at the backyard, thinking she probably started cooking. She said she’s going to prepare our dinner for everyone, but she wasn’t there.
Suddenly, I heard the door shut loudly in the kitchen and went back, I heard things were being violently moved around. In there I found Meiko rummaging through the cabinets, while mumbling “It’s not fair!... Those men… They just don’t want to… Arg!”
“Meiko-san, what are you looking for?” I asked
She quickly spun around, with that annoyed look on her face. For a second she looked at me and said “You’ll do!” and her expression changed to something mischievous. She dragged me outside the house.
“Where are you taking me, Meiko-san?!”
“You’ll see, just come on, hurry up!” Meiko answered and continued to drag me until we entered a pub.
“Hey boys! I found myself a drinking partner!!” Meiko called out to a couple of guys sitting at the bar.
“Him? All that guy eats is ice cream, he won’t last!” one of the guys said.
“This will be easy!” the other guy high-fived his friend.
“Meiko-san,” I whispered “they are right, I don’t drink remember?”
“You don’t need to drink a lot! I know I can beat these two with just me alone!” Meiko laughed.
The drinking contest started, I didn’t plan to drink much but every time I finish a bottle, Meiko would force a bottle in my mouth. I don’t remember how many bottles I had but I was getting dizzy. But I tried to stay strong for Meiko.
Before I knew it, the two guys have passed out. Meiko and I won, everyone in the pub was cheering and applauding. And the next thing I know, I woke up here.
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“That’s a lot, Kaito-san.” Piko started “How are you able to endure this? I mean I know this is not the first time this happened. And your fans… come to think of it, you don’t have a lot of decent songs out there.”
“Yes, I really hate it. They always do this to me! And not only that the fans keeps making me do things, I don’t want to, singing silly parodies of sexy songs, pairing me with other male vocaloids and always making me UKE!” Kaito said angry and almost teary eyed.
Piko stayed silent, not knowing what the right thing to say, he figured that Kaito would feel better if he vent out his anger. For a moment they were silent, suddenly Miku entered the room.
“Kaito-niichan!” Miku said almost crying.
“Miku-chan, what’s the wrong?” Kaito said worriedly.
“I heard you were hurt so I came here as soon as I can! Are you alright oniichan?”
“Yeah I’m fine, don’t worry!” he winced at the pain as he slaps his own legs, but still managed to smile.
“What a relief, I was so worried.” Miku handed him a gift, “Here, I brought you something”. Kaito opened it excitedly, it was a brand new blue scarf similar to what he usually wear. “I saw you looking at that when we were at the store yesterday, so I bought it for you.” Miku smiled.
“Thank you, Miku-chan!” Kaito wrapped it around his neck.
“Kaito-nichan!!” Len and Rin jumped in his bed as soon as they entered. Both ignoring the fact they are hurting Kaito, anyway he didn’t show any signs that he’s hurt.
“Where did you run off to yesterday?” Rin asked. “Yeah, we wanted to celebrate with you!” Len followed.
“Celebrate?” Miku asked.
“We joined a dance competition yesterday and we won!” Rin answered.
“It was awesome! Kaito-niisan fell dramatically in sync with our routine!” Len excitedly narrated. “But then we found out that he just passed out.”
“But no matter! It was still awesome, if we used an actual dummy, the outcome wouldn’t be perfect!” Rin gave Kaito a hug, making Kaito wince but he tried to not show any signs.
“As a reward we thought of giving you some ice cream!” Len jumped out of the bed and pulled out a pint of Kaito’s favorite ice cream from a brown paper bag they brought with them.
Kaito happily congratulated the twins, thanked them for the ice cream and started eating.
“I told you he’s okay!” Meiko said as soon as he saw Kaito.
Luka stood beside her still looking nervous. “Well, it’s probably because he doesn’t remember what happened to him.”
“What did happen last night, I can’t remember anything after the drinking contest?” Kaito asked as he continued to eat.
“You don’t wanna know” Luka recalled the events after that. She followed Kaito and Meiko to the pub and after they were announced winners, Meiko accidentally hit Kaito in the head with a beer bottle. They both carried Kaito home but since Meiko was drunk, it was a wobbly trip. And on a stairway they accidentally dropped Kaito where he earned most of his cuts and bruises.
“How drunk were you that you don’t remember anything?” Miku curiously asked
“He only had two bottles…” Meiko disgustedly answered
“Two?!” Rin said surprised
“Even I can drink two bottles and-” But even before Len could finish his sentence Rin covered his mouth.
“LEN!!” Miku, Luka and Kaito said in unison and started to scold him.
As soon as the argument was over, Gakupo and Megumi entered. “Kaito-san, how are you feeling?” Megumi started.
“I’m fine, Megumi-chan” he smiled and eat another spoonful of ice cream
“I really have to thank you for yesterday” Gakupo said, “My father was pleased with me and complimented me upon clearing my challenge. He also congratulated me with the songs I have recorded so far. He is so happy with my performance that he decided to record a couple of songs himself!”
“Wow!” “No way!” “Sugoi!” “Awesome!” they said excitedly at Gakupo’s announcement.
“That’s great! I can’t wait to hear Gackt-sama’s versions of your songs!” Kaito said.
“All thanks to you! If you didn’t help me, I wouldn’t be able to finish my challenge yesterday. You are a true friend, Kaito-san” Gakupo said bowing to Kaito
Piko stood by the window watching everyone gather around Kaito. ‘I was wondering how you were able to endure all this,’ he thought ‘although you clearly get hurt by them and sometimes your fans, you still manage to smile in the end. You wanted to make everyone happy!’
“Piko-kun?” Kaito said as soon as he caught him staring at him.
“Kaito-sempai…” Piko started with a serious look on his face, the rest we’re bewildered why he called him ‘sempai’. “Please teach me your ways!” he bowed at Kaito.
“What?!” “You don’t want to be like him!” “No way!” “You’re kidding, right?” “Pick someone else as your sempai!” They all said as if Kaito isn’t in the same room, all the while Kaito was shocked but happy at this proposal.
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originally posted on deviantArt + description
seriously no Vocaloid category? well, there's a vocaloid game so I put it there... *sigh* seriously? vocaloid? category?