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29 July 2007 @ 11:41 am
Through Their Eyes, A Transition Sidestory (Chapter One: Lovesickness) - Miyavi/Reita  
Title: Through Their Eyes: A Transition Sidestory
Author: Kagome
Chapter: 1/4
Theme: This chapter is based on theme #40 – Sickness.
Rating: PG overall
Pairing(s): Miyavi (solo, S.K.I.N.)/Reita (the GazettE) is the main pairing. Ruki/Kai (the GazettE) is hinted at, as is Aoi/Uruha (the GazettE).
Disclaimer: Standard disclaimer applies.
Summary: Reita’s bandmates aren’t blind: they can see perfectly well what’s going on between Reita and Miyavi… perhaps even better than Reita himself.
Comments: I have had this written for a while. I just haven’t bothered posting until now because I fail. :/ I had wanted to write something like this… I had wanted readers to have a look into Ruki’s, Aoi’s Uruha’s, and Kai’s minds concerning the events of Transition. Here you have it. ^______^ The chapters are all quite brief, but they were very fun to write. Most of the chapters contain dialogue from various chapters of Transition. The first chapter of this fic takes place during the seventh chapter of Transition. This chapter is in Ruki’s POV. Written for 50stories.

Chapter One: Lovesickness

When the word ‘sickness’ comes to mind, people usually think about kids staying home from school cos their stomach hurts, or adults missing work because they’ve got the flu. The words ‘I’m sick’ makes people think of sneezing, coughing, runny noses, fevers, and all that lovely stuff.

As I watch you enter the studio, I’m quite aware that you lack the symptoms of what one would usually consider a sickness. You don’t look like you feel bad, you’re not sneezing or coughing, your eyes aren’t watery, you don’t appear to have a fever, and I’m guessing that your nose isn’t running, either (though I can’t really tell because you’re wearing that cloth of yours to cover your nose, as usual). You seem well enough – you’re smiling, you’ve shown up at the studio today with your bass in tow, ready to get to work. You don’t seem tired at all – seems to me like you’re just a ball of energy. You seem perfectly healthy.

But you, my friend, are sick. Sick, sick, sick.

You talk about Miyavi constantly now. I’m not sure if you realize it; you probably don’t, because I think if any of us were to bring it to your attention, you’d try to stop talking about him so much. Kai told me the other day that you’re still insisting that you and Miyavi are nothing but friends, but I think there’s more to it than you’re letting on – more to it than even you yourself are willing to admit. I made a bet with him… I’m sure he said something about it to you the other day when you were in the pet shop. I lost the bet. I told him that there’s no way that you’re falling for Miyavi, when I knew that you were and are falling for him. I lost the bet on purpose, but he doesn’t know that, and he never will. I’ll let him gloat all he wants to – he’s rather cute when he does that.

Anyway, as I was saying: you’re happier than you used to be, Reita. You’re smiling more often, and whenever Miyavi’s around you, there’s this light in your eyes that I’ve never seen before – not in your eyes, at least, not until just recently. You’re trying to hide it… we all know you are, but you’re not very good at hiding things from us, Reita. You never have been.

I think you’re expecting Kai and me to pick on you for buying Miyavi a kitten. It’s what we do, after all – we tease you about Miyavi constantly. But to be honest, I think the gesture was nice… very considerate of you. Kai said that you told him you bought the kitten for Miyavi simply out of the goodness of your heart. Of course, I expected the denial. Kai did too. We all expected it, I think.

I don’t think you expected Kai and me to be so quiet today. You’ve been here for ten minutes and so far, neither of us has even tried to make a joke about your relationship with Miyavi. You finally wind up asking us if we’re sick, and we tell you that we aren’t, and we go through practice without even so much as a snicker. You’re still looking at us like you’re expecting something.

As we are getting ready to leave, I hear you sigh loudly. “Just what the hell is wrong with all of you today?” you ask, and though I am already on my way out the door, I turn to look at you.

I don’t make a joke, which is what I think you’re expecting. I don’t even crack a smile as I answer you. “I think we’re just noticing how things have changed between you and Miyavi-kun, Rei-kun… and how the change in your relationship has changed you in turn. Now, I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, because it’s nice to see you like this.”

I am perfectly serious, and I’m telling the truth. It is nice to see you like this.

You don’t seem to understand what I mean, because the next thing you say is, “Like what?”

I start to reply, but Kai beats me to it. “Like… happy,” Kai says, echoing my thoughts. “You’re happier than you used to be, Reita.”

I can practically see the cogs turning in your head. You know Kai’s right, but you don’t want to admit it. So, instead of saying, “Yes. You’re right, I am”, you say, “I am not--”

Before you can finish your sentence, I interrupt you. “Denying something doesn’t mean it isn’t true, Rei-kun. “Denying what you’re denying… well, that’s not good. It makes you seem cowardly, and I’m sorry to be telling you this, but it’s true.”

You stare at me, mouth agape as though you can’t believe what I’ve just said. Maybe you can’t. I can’t say I really blame you. I’m hardly ever this serious – especially when it comes to your relationship with Miyavi. But I think you’ve really got something here, and I think you should open your eyes, stop denying it, and hold onto it. Just accept the fact that you’re sick. I don’t mean that you’re hacking up your lung or that you’re mentally ill – I mean you’ve got what they call ‘lovesickness’, Reita.

I start to say just that, but I think better of it and I turn back around, exiting the room without looking behind me. I really don’t have the right to say much else to you; I’m not even sure I have the right to say what I did say. After all, I’m hiding, too. I’m not exactly denying what I feel – I just haven’t breathed a word about it to anyone. So, I guess I’m a bit of a hypocrite.

Aoi and Kai catch up with me before I make it outside, and I sling one arm around Kai’s shoulders – no particular reason, really. Today, I don’t try to tease him like I typically do (and I tease him a hell of a lot more than I tease you about Miyavi, believe me. You ought to know that already, anyway), and I think it throws him for a bit of a loop.

“What’s gotten into you today, Ru?” he asks me, and I just smile at him and shake my head.

“Absolutely nothing,” I reply, and I wonder why it is that I can say just about anything to him – anything except for what I really want to say… anything except for how I really feel. I can tease him, but I can’t tell him what I feel for him. I haven’t been able to, for quite some time now.

Yeah, I guess I’m a coward too, Rei. And the fact that you’re going through something similar with Miyavi, it just makes me notice my own cowardice even more than usual. I’ve been head over heels for Kai for longer than you’ve been for Miyavi. That’s how I recognize the symptoms of this ‘lovesickness’ so well – cos I’ve got it, too. I’m almost giddy when I’m around Kai – I feel all those stupid cliché little things that they talk about in romance novels or in romance movies. Maybe I’m better at hiding it than you are, I don’t know.

But in any case, we’re both sick. Perhaps even miserably so.

Guess this lovesickness stuff is contagious, huh?

Current Mood: tiredtired
Anarcolepticnemu on July 29th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you've been sitting on this all this time and didn't post it. Nofair, i tell you! *pelts you with cookies*

It's like reading Transition from Ruki's eyes...i love it. Especially how he insists Reita's sick. Love is a sickeness, after all XDD

So who's next? I'd love to know what was going through Aoi's mind all that time, especially cause he was so quiet about it *hint hint* XD
Kagome: Breathless - witch-licks_newworld on July 29th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
Wow! You replied fast! XD *hides from the cookie-pelting* I'm sorry for not posting this before now. I've got all four chapters written and have had them written for a while, but I kept getting sidetracked by Reita/Aoi/Miyavi and Ruki/Aoi/Uruha. >_> And seme!Uruha. And Aki/Miyavi. *sheepish*

Thank you so much. I'm glad that you like this. ^_____^ The chapters are short, but I wanted to write them anyway, because I thought it'd be cute. And yes, love is a sickness. XDXDXD

Kai's up next, then Aoi, then Uruha. Aoi doesn't say much throughout Transition until chapter nine, but what he has been thinking through all that time is summed up in chapter three. So, yes. You're most definitely going to see what's been going on in his head.
Louise: hide<3<3<3psycho_glam on July 29th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
yay O(≧∇≦)O Transition was so good, and now we get more!

Kagome: New World - milkvanilla_newworld on July 30th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Yep~! I couldn't help myself. I had to do a sidestory like this. ^_^

Thank you so much for reading. I'm glad that you like it. :)
Sallysa_ligia on July 29th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
LOVE your fics...*hugs*
Kagome: Breathless - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! *hugs back*
Sallysa_ligia on July 29th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
can't wait...
Kagome: One Night? - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
There will most definitely be more. ^_^
kaimannen: Rukikaimannen on July 29th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
That was great!!! I really liked reading it from Ruki's POV!!<3 Can't wait to read the other's POVs!!^_^

Kagome: Shh - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Chapter two will be coming soon (I've had all of the chapters written for a while, I just fail miserably at posting them before now. XD)!
sike_o_pathsike_o_path on July 29th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* I'm so glad you decided to post this! I loved transitions, and it's cool to be able to see how the story progessed through everyone else's POV. Can't wait to read the rest! o(>_<)o
Kagome: One Night? - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* Thank you. ^________^ I really wanted to write this; it just took me a while to start posting. >_>; I'm glad I wrote it, because it seemed very interesting, the idea of telling it from the others' point of view.
sike_o_pathsike_o_path on July 30th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
How about once I saw this story, I got all nostalgic and read transitions again XD I can't wait for chapter 4 too see who's point of view you are gonna write it in. It makes the story deeper I think, to tell from others' point of view and see what they thought of the events that happened *kisses* So yay you for continuing transitions like this!
libellule_3 on July 29th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
XD Oh man.
Transition is amazing :]
and now...MORE?!

thank you
Kagome: Exotic Touch - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much on both counts. XD You don't have to thank me, hon. <3
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Kagome: Shh - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
*blush* You liked Transition that much? *blushblush* Thank you so much! ^______^ These chapters will all be pretty short, but... eh. I had to do it, and it wouldn't be right if I didn't share. XD
l33t_dreamsl33t_dreams on July 30th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
This kicked so much ass. I have to go back and read Transition now!

Guess this lovesickness stuff is contagious, huh?
What an awesome line. <3
Kagome: New World - milkvanilla_newworld on July 30th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
It did? Really? XD *hugs* Thank you! I'm glad it kicked ass~! And as for Transition, that one's eleven chapters long... XD Longest thing I've ever written, I believe. *LOL*

What an awesome line. <3

I thought it would be cute and appropriate to end the chapter that way. <3
shinjimimura03 (Li)shinjimimura03 on July 30th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
i read these 2 side stories too.
i really loe them, absolutely adorable.
bless ruki, have you written them a story for themselves too? cos id love to read it.
Kagome: New World - milkvanilla_newworld on July 30th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
^_________________^ Thank you so much.

Yes, I've written sidestories for Ruki and Kai. XD Here are the links for you:

Chicken (Part one and part two) - It takes place between chapters ten and eleven of Transition.

Perfect Morning - Sequel to Chicken.

Never, Always - Sequel to Chicken and Perfect Morning.
yueyue_yue on July 30th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
yay!! transitions!!! yuuchuuu!!
great as always, what can I say?
Kagome: Breathless - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs* ^____________^ Thank you so much~! It's great to know that readers were actually looking forward to me posting more fics dealing with Transition. I figured you'd all be tired of Transition-related stuff. XD
yueyue_yue on July 31st, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs you back* haha...I was a fan of transition and was stalking it..I thought you wouldn't write on that story anymore^^
I actually don't read miyavi fics anymore, because ..dunno....don't like him being gay all the time, but I loved his character in transition, therefore looking forward to the next chapters^^ *rabu*
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Kagome: Exotic Touch - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
*cuddles and shares cookies with you* There shall be more. ^_^

Good to know that you read Transition! I suppose you wouldn't have to in order to understand this fic, but I think it fits better. XD You aren't stupid! *hugs tightly*

Thank you so much. And I don't mind the spam at all! <3
fujipuri: Rukifujipuri on July 30th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! Isn't that cuuuuuuuteee!!!!!

I feel like squishing Ruki for being so utterly cute. XD I can't believe you wrote more of Transition!!! I love the fic so much and all the side stories with it. It's too loveable ^_________________^
Kagome: Exotic Touch - witch-licks_newworld on July 30th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
^_________________^ Ruki is such a dork in these fics dealing with Transition~.

I really wanted to write a multi-chapter fic from the others' points of view, so... I did. XD The chapters aren't very long, but they go with the story well, I think. I'm glad you like this; thank you for reading. *hug* I've been getting scared and thinking that my readers have gotten tired of reading Transition-related fics. *LOL*
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Yaelyoru_no_merodii on August 10th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
I love it!

Honey! your stuff is always so good! ♥