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20 August 2008 @ 08:26 am
Not Your Towel - Non-JRock, Loveless, Youji/Natsuo  
Title: Not Your Towel
Author: Kagome
Prompt: Pillow
Warnings: Mild language and pure, cutesy fluff.
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Youji/Natsuo
Disclaimer: Standard disclaimer applies.
Summary: Natsuo may be plenty of things to Youji, but he refuses to be his towel.
Comments: I am apparently on a Youji/Natsuo kick a lot lately. XD Nevermind that I have yet to type up the smutty one I’ve written down in my notebook. >_>; Bring on the fluff! Prompt given to me by Santanna. It was meant to be a drabble but… uhm. Bit too long for a drabble. The title and the prompt will make sense as you read. :)

Not Your Towel

Natsuo hadn’t realized he’d dozed off until he was abruptly woken up by a noise of some sort, though in his groggy state of mind, he couldn’t identify what said noise might have been. A glance out the nearby window told him that it was raining, but he knew that it hadn’t been the rain that had woken him up. Perhaps it had been thunder—the sky did look awfully dark.

He sighed and tried to curl back up into a more comfortable position on the couch so that he could resume his nap, but something was nagging at him and wouldn’t let him drift back to sleep.

Where the hell was Youji? He’d been sitting at the other end of the couch before Natsuo had fallen asleep, and now he was nowhere in sight.

That particular puzzle was solved rather quickly, before Natsuo could even rise from the couch. Youji came into the room, soaking wet and dripping water everywhere. Obviously, Natsuo’s Sacrifice had been outside, standing in the rain. The answer to his second (and much more important) question led him to the probable answer of his first question: What had woken him up had more than likely been the opening and/or closing of the door as Youji came back inside.

“You’re dripping. Nagisa-sensei’s going to be upset,” Natsuo told Youji, who only smiled brightly at him without even a hint of worry in his lavender eyes. “You should go dry off.”

Youji didn’t heed his words at all. He crossed the room until he was standing in front of the couch, and then he sat down, curling as close as possible to Natsuo and sliding his arms around him. “In a minute.”

“You’re getting the couch wet,” Natsuo said, trying to sound exasperated and failing. He didn’t push Youji away. “And you’re getting me wet.” He made a face. “I’m not your towel.”

“You’re lots of things to me,” Youji replied, his voice soft and serious—not at all characteristic of him.

Natsuo had to smile at that—at Youji’s words and at the strange uplifting sensation in his chest that those words elicited. He didn’t have a name for it yet—for that feeling, but he figured that whatever it was, it was closely related to the fact that they were Fighter and Sacrifice; they were linked. Bonded. Destined. “I woke up and you were gone. Why did you go outside?”

“To feel the rain,” Youji answered, rubbing his cheek against Natsuo’s neck. His long, wet hair was sticking to Natsuo’s arms, but Natsuo couldn’t say that he really minded. “Now you can feel it too.”

“Yeah,” Natsuo agreed. They had a sense of touch, after all. They could tell if something was wet or dry. He could feel the wetness of the rain transfer from Youji’s body to his own. He could feel Youji, too, in his arms, and that seemed much more important (perhaps because it was more important). “You wanted to share it with me?”

Youji looked up at him. “I want to share everything with you.”

There it was again—that unnamed feeling that seemingly wanted to rob Natsuo of breath. It was twisting and turning and making his stomach flutter, and the image of a rollercoaster immediately came to mind, though Natsuo had never ridden one before. So it was a bit complicated to describe, but not complicated to feel. Difficult to explain, but maybe not so difficult to understand.

“What am I to you right now, Youji?” He suddenly asked, the words leaving him before he could even think to stop them, his stomach twisting itself into all sorts of knots as he waited for his Sacrifice’s answer.

“That’s easy,” Youji responded, grinning. “Right now, you’re my pillow~.” He cuddled closer, and his sigh was one of contentment.

The knots in Natsuo’s stomach loosened, and he laughed softly, burying his face against Youji’s still-soaking-wet hair. It didn’t have to be complicated at all, did it? It could be just as simple as this—it could be just as simple as Youji’s arms around him; it could be just as simple as the gentle pitter-patter of rain against the window; it could be just as simple as curling up together for another nap, wetness and all, and maybe Nagisa-sensei would get upset, but Natsuo was willing to risk her anger for this. They could dry off later.

Laughter bubbled up again of its own accord and he held Youji tighter. He wasn’t a towel but a pillow…?

Yeah, he was all right with being Youji’s pillow.

I love these brats. I swear. I just utterly adore them. XD This was so fun to write, and it seemed fitting for Natsuo to kinda scold Youji about cuddling up to him while he’s wet, because in volume 6 of the manga, he fusses at Youji for resting his wet foot on the top of his head. *snicker*
sahara stormsahara_storm on August 20th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Awww, this was really sweet. :)
Kagome: Kai - Silence all around me_newworld on August 21st, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you. ^_^ That's what I was going for--glad it worked~.
ルギア♛ silver.: Pikachu Luffs Youu~lugia on August 20th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
OMG SO CUTE. *A* ♥ That was so adorable... well done~
Kagome: Uruha - Looking Sexy_newworld on August 21st, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Thanks! Happy you enjoyed it~.
ezzy: zerodivine_fanaticy on August 20th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
very sweet. thank you so much for sharing. ^_^
Kagome: Reita - Gloves_newworld on August 21st, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Aww. You're welcome! Thank you for reading and leaving such a nice comment. <3
[[ the divine machine of madness ]]: midnight celebrationkurosawabride on August 20th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)

I originally started out as a Soubi x Ritsuka fangirl but I have to say that this pairing is starting to really grow on me. XDDD It's so cuuuuuuuuute~~~ *squishes them together*
Kagome: Miyavi - Raspberry_newworld on August 21st, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
*snicker* I will be honest and say that I fell for these two when they were first introduced. They're adorable together. XD Of course, I still love Soubi/Ritsuka as well, but you know. ^.^ It's not my fault that they're so friggin' cute. <3333
shoe_bugshoe_bug on August 20th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
That was so sweet. Your decriptions got the scene and emotions across really well. ♥
Kagome: Uruha - Looking Sexy_newworld on August 21st, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you--especially for noticing the effort I put into setting the scene. ^_______^ I'm so glad you liked the little ficlet. <3333
Jessicabloodyheartless on August 21st, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
This is my favorite pairing in Loveless. Seems like it should be Soubi/Ritsuka, right? Well, it's Youji/Natsuo. And I adore this fic. They're so cute together. XD
Kagome_newworld on August 21st, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
*momentarily distracted by your icon* Riku x Sora yesplz. XD

I know what you mean. I loved Youji/Natsuo from the very beginning. That's not to say that I didn't love Soubi/Ritsuka, but those two brats just... I dunno. XD I adore them.

Thank you for reading and commenting!
sadisticupid: Loveless → Sleepex_sadisticu205 on August 22nd, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)

Oh, how I love these two.
Thank you for sharing the fluff. ♥
Kagome: Death Note - Hard Working and Importantkagome_angel on September 3rd, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for reading my fluff. ^_^ And I am so sorry for the late reply. I fail. -_-;

I love these two as well. XD <3
Hollyhollybennett123 on August 22nd, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
God this pairing is so much love. Very cute, can't wait to read more of this pairing written by you so get writing please! There's never enough Youji and Natsuo in the world XD
Kagome: Death Note - L Cakekagome_angel on September 3rd, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
I do not believe there is enough Youji x Natsuo out there. Seriously. I gotta contribute. XD Will be posting porn(ish) fic soon. ^________^ *naughty*

Thank you so much for reading and commenting, and I'm so sorry for the late reply!
kpopluvr08: Bill/Tom kisskpopluvr08 on December 22nd, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
awwww that was sooo sweet ^^. I love this pairing to death. I've read your other ones for these two, but kept forgetting to comment >.<. Sorry I love all yours !! They are so awesome!
Kagome_newworld on December 26th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
*grins* It's okay! As long as you're enjoying them, I'm happy! <333

Bill and Tom~. *squees at your icon*
kpopluvr08kpopluvr08 on December 26th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
^^ Thanks I quite like it too>.