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[Yama fic] Rental Lover (Chapter 12)

Title: Rental Lover
Pairing: Yama (Ohno x Sho)
Rating: PG
Genre: AU, fluff, romance, drama
Summary: Jun spent a lot of time with Sho, and Ohno was not thrilled.

Chapter 12

After Jun told Ohno about his attractions for Sho, Jun spent as much time with Sho as he possibly could, mainly outside the Ohno villa to avoid Ohno’s parents. He went to the university campus to see him after class. He waited for Sho until he got off work and went for drinks. At first Sho resisted and tried to avoid him, but gradually he saw Jun’s friendliness and cheerfulness and started to befriend with him.

"Sho-kun, I got two concert tickets for tonight. Interested in coming with me?" Jun showed up outside the classroom of Sho's last class for the day. "You don't have to work tonight, right?"

"How do you -- never mind -- " Sho was wondering how Jun knew his schedule so well at first, but Jun had given him so many surprises, pleasant ones mostly, thank goodness, that he was not surprised at anything Jun came up with already. "I don't have to work, but I have a paper due Friday, so -- "

"Come on, there's still three days to work on it. I haven't seen you doing anything fun since I know you." Jun cut him off, trying to persuade the older man. "A little refreshment will do you good."

Sho did indeed feel a little exhausted himself. Between school and work, and occasional dinners with Ohno's parents, he really didn't have much time to truly relax. Indulging himself with a night off should not be too unreasonable.

Before Sho could respond, his phone rang. He looked at the phone and hesitated for a moment before answering it, but he walked a few steps away clearly not wanting Jun to hear the conversation.

“I’ll meet you tomorrow morning. Don’t come to the villa please.” That’s all Jun could hear Sho said before he hung up the phone.

“Is everything OK?” Jun asked, puzzling about the phone call which seemed to make Sho a little upset.

"Yes, everything is fine.” Sho paused for a moment before continuing. “I guess you're right. OK, I'll go, but I still need to go to the library to do some research first."

“Great! I’ll pick you up at the library at 6 p.m. We can go eat something first.” Jun was delighted.

“Only if you let me treat you. I can’t afford anything fancy though. Do you like ramen?”

“Ramen is great. I actually missed it a lot. There is no good ramen place in London.”

Sho brought Jun to the same ramen place he took Ohno before. He told Jun about the volunteering with Ohno and how they ate there afterwards.

"Wow! You got Satoshi-kun to do volunteering?" Jun was amazed. "How did you do that?"

"Well, he owed me a favor then. But he seemed to enjoy doing it and went back a few times on his own." Sho skipped most parts of the incidents.

"I never dreamt he would do something like this. He never think of anything other than what to do for fun. He doesn't even know what he wants to do after he graduates."

"He's not that spoiled. May be he just needs a little motivation. He was very good with the kids, I think he'll make a great teacher."

"Of course you're praising him, you're his lover." Jun teased Sho, knowing very well that it's not the case, although Sho had no idea Jun knew the truth.

Sho blushed on Jun's remark, which Jun noticed. "Let's eat and get going. Otherwise we'll be late."

When Sho returned to the villa that night, it was already passed midnight. Ohno’s mother had asked Nishimura to give Sho a set of spare keys to the villa and the card key for the front gate. Despite her husband’s skepticism, she had truly treated Sho as part of the family.

Sho entered the house and walked pass the living room, surprised to find that Ohno’s mother was there reading some magazine.

“Sho, welcome home.” Sho’s mother greeted Sho with a warm voice.

“Mrs. Ohno, I didn’t know you’re still awake. Sorry to disturb you.” Sho responded politely. “I shall head back to the room now. Good night.” He continued to walk towards the bedroom.

“Sho” Ohno’s mother called him back. “If you don’t mind, can I talk with you for a few minutes?”

“Sure.” Sho changed his course and walked towards the sofa across from the loveseat that Ohno’s mother was sitting.

Ohno’s mother poured a cut of tea from the porcelain teapot on the table in front of her and handed it to Sho. “I hope you won’t have a hard time falling asleep from drinking tea in this hour.” She smiled.

“Not at all. Caffeine doesn’t have any effect on me.” Sho said when he took the tea. “I don’t know if it’s a good thing or bad thing though.”

“Oh? How so?” Ohno’s mother was curious.

“I can’t stay awake when I needed to study for exams or writing papers, even if I drink several cups of coffee or tea. Sometimes the warm liquid even made me more sleepy.” Sho was a little embarrassed.

“Is that so – ” Ohno’s mother laughed.

Sho really missed this kind of casual talk with Ohno’s mother. It made him feel so at home. But lately he hadn’t had the chance or the mood to do so.

After a while, Ohno’s mother came sat down next to Sho, placed her hand on Sho’s knee and said to him with a concerning voice. “Sho, you seem a little preoccupied lately. Is something bothering you? You know you can talk to me about anything.”

The gesture was like injecting a warm current into Sho’s body. He felt his eyes tearing up, but he tried to suppress his emotions.

“I am fine. Mrs. Ohno, really. May be just a little exhausted. My research projects have not been going as smoothly as I had hoped. Thanks for your concern.” Sho wanted so much to talk to her, to tell her his stress and frustration, but he couldn’t. So he just found himself a lame excuse.

“I see. In that case I won’t keep you from getting your rest. If you want to talk I’m always here.” Ohno’s mother gave Sho a hug. She was not convinced, but didn’t push either.

Sho stood up and heading to the bedroom. “Good night, Mrs. Ohno.”

“Sho – ”

Sho turned his head to look at Ohno’s mother.

“My son may not be the most attentive guy in the world, and has the slightest idea on how to take care of someone. But I know he is a caring and affectionate person, and he sure cares a lot about you, even though he may not have expressed it sensibly.”

Sho felt a blush came on his face. He didn’t know how to respond, so he just nodded gently and continue his way to the bedroom, still trying to understand the meaning of the last remark Ohno’s mother made.

Ohno was playing video games when Sho walked into their bedroom. Upon seeing Sho walking in, Ohno immediately stopped playing and looked towards Sho.

“Studying hard, huh?” Ohno greeted the younger man. Lately he didn’t have much interactions with the man and he missed it.

“Oh, I was not in the library.” Sho replied. He put down his backpack and went to get his change of clothes, getting ready to take a shower after a long day.

“I see. You didn’t have work tonight, so I thought – ” Ohno wanted to know how Sho spent his night off if he’s not studying, but he didn’t want to show it.

“I went to a concert with Jun-kun. It was quite a show.” Sho said as he entered the bathroom and closed the door.

Jun-kun? Since when did you two become so close?

For a few minutes Ohno just stood there only with this thought in his head. He knew Jun was making his move on Sho, but hearing it directly from Sho that he’s spending time with his cousin still made him uneasy. Does Sho like Jun too?

When Sho finished his shower, Ohno was still standing in the same position.

“Why are you still standing there, Satoshi?” Sho said while drying his hair with a towel.

“Um, I was wondering if we could go – out – sometimes too?” Ohno blurted. He could feel his face burning up after saying it and regret immediately.

“We – going out?” Sho was taken aback. The way that Ohno said it sounded like proposing a date.

“I mean, we haven’t gone out together for a while, papa and mama may, you know, get suspicious.” Ohno tried to cover up his intention and ease up the awkwardness.

“Umm, you’re probably right. But I have two papers due and two exams coming up. I don’t think I’ll have free time any time soon. I will try to have dinner at home as much as possible so at least your parents will see me around.” Sho turned down the invitation, which made Ohno’s heart sank.

But you went out with Jun –

Even though Sho might not have turned him down out of rejection, it wasn’t how Ohno was feeling. He had never been turned down of a date proposal to any of his girlfriends before, but this first one to a guy resulted in dejection and it hit him hard, especially when it came from Sho.

“Of course. I’m sorry for even suggesting.” He avoided eye contact with Sho and immediately went for his bed. If there’s a hole there, he would bury himself in it.



The next couple of days had been awkward, especially for Ohno. He couldn’t bring himself to a decent conversation with Sho after overhearing him talking to his mother about Jun.


“Satoshi-kun, you’re home already?” Jun said while entering the Ohno villa front door with Sho this day and saw Ohno doing some sketches in the living room. “Working hard?”

Ohno was surprised to see the two walking in together, and it was certainly not his favorite sight. “What are you two doing here?”

“Mrs Ohno invited Jun-kun to dinner tonight. Since we were both in the library, we just came back together.” Sho replied with a smile.

Throughout dinner Ohno was awfully quiet. On the contrary, Jun was highly involved in conversations with Ohno’s parents. They were clearly very fond of this nephew and that made Ohno felt like an outsider. Even Sho who’s usually the quiet one spoke up a lot which made him even more uneasy.

After dinner Ohno went out to the garden to get some fresh air. He sat at a chair and was lost in deep thoughts.

“Want some company?” A familiar voice interrupted Ohno’s thoughts.

Ohno turned his head and saw that it was Jun. “Sure – ” Ohno replied out of courtesy even though he didn’t really want to be with Jun at the moment.

Jun said down at a chair next to Ohno’s but didn’t speak for a while. The two cousins usually talked non-stop when they’re together but tonight they seemed a little tense around each other.

“I’m going back to London tomorrow.” Jun was the one who broke the silent.

“That soon? You were here only a week.” Ohno didn’t expect his cousin to be leaving so soon.

“I’m just here for my spring break, remember? But I have told Sho-kun that I will be back in the summer.” Jun said while paying attention to Ohno’s reaction.

“Is that so – ” Ohno didn’t seem too thrilled with what he heard.

“You’re jealous, aren’t you?” Jun said in a soft tone.

“Jealous? What are you talking about? Don’t be ridiculous.” Ohno denied immediately, but avoid looking into Jun’s eyes. “I don’t like guys.”

“But you like Sho – ” Jun smiled. “I’m gay and I know how guys look at guys. You can fool yourself but you can’t fool me. The way you get all defensive already proved me right.”

Ohno remained silent. He knew he had grown to care about Sho, from being with him day to day to hearing about his unfortunate upbringing. He admired how strong and determined Sho was despite lacking family care and support. He was inspired a lot by the man. But he couldn’t figure out what kind of feeling that was. Now that Jun had mentioned it, he admitted that seeing Sho with Jun was not exactly thrilling.

“Sho is a great person. Don’t let him slipped away.” Jun said earnestly. “You’re regret it if you do.”

“But – I thought you like him, and you’re making a move on him.” Ohno was confused.

“I do, but only because you said you have no feelings for him which is obviously not true. I won’t steal other people’s love, especially not from my cousin.”

“I’m not – I mean, I – ”

“You can deny all you want, but your feelings won’t go away just because you don’t want to admit it.” Jun sighed. “I had my share of struggle before I came out, but being able to be with someone you love is much more worthy. And Sho is definitely worth it.” Jun smirked. “However, if you still haven’t won his heart by summer when I come back, I shall not be so courteous.” Jun then went back inside the house.

Ohno stared as Jun walked towards the house, his mind replaying what Jun had said. Do I really have this kind of feelings for Sho? Ohno couldn’t help wondering himself.

To Be Continued....

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A/N: Sorry it took so long for the update. Thanks for being patient and your continuing support. All of your comments are much appreciated. I hope you have read all of the wonderful fics in the Yama fic contest. They are all so enjoyable to read XD


( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
ahaha... jun gave ohno a chance! he'll better make use of it well
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Yes Ohno! You do have that feeling for Sho! Just admit it already! XD . But how will Sho react to it though. Oh the tension! Thanks for the update!
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Finally Ohno's almost come to the realization! He better get to it or else Jun will take Sho away =o!

Thank you for the update! Looking forward to the next one :D
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Jun has such an awesome guy :)
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Jun is soooo cooool I just wondering will they be able to keep up the boy friend act till summer come
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
love this chapter! XD
finally Ohno is questioning his feeling for Sho~ Yay~ XDD

Will wait for the next update! :D
Feb. 6th, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
Oh my!!!
Jun is being generous here.. Ohno should grab the chance..
I can't wait for the next chapter...
Feb. 6th, 2012 08:05 am (UTC)
thank you so much for helping oh-chan
Feb. 6th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
I'm sort of relieved that Jun's leaving, haha. I was getting worked up hearing how well he was getting along with Sho, and especially Ohno's reaction to them. Ohno come to your senses! DX

Thanks for the update! :D
Feb. 6th, 2012 09:02 am (UTC)
Rental Lover ch.12 (SS)
baka ohno >.<
when will you notice your feeling for sho?
you like him deshou??
you get me unpatient >.<
will wait for another chap..
thanks for update ^^
Feb. 6th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Jun being such a gentleman xD

And i'm glad ohno finally realized that he likes sho xD

cant wait for more
Feb. 6th, 2012 09:51 am (UTC)
Wow hope that Ohno will find his true feeling for Sho soon.
Thank you very much for fiction
Feb. 6th, 2012 10:40 am (UTC)
omg!! Jun knows! I'm glad he wont be making anymore moves though.
thanks for the update! I can't wait for Ohno to realize he really likes Sho
Feb. 6th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
waaaaa thanks that Jun understand the situation
i don't want him stealing Sho
thanks for this ^^
Feb. 6th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
Haha, somehow, I feel that it's such a pity that MatsuJun's gonna go back to London, LOL..
And I'm really glad that Ohno is beginning to realise his feelings for Sakurai.
Thanks for the update, looking forward to more!:DD
Feb. 6th, 2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
OMG an update!! finally Ohno felt that feeling inside him ><
Feb. 6th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
I think Sho feeling something to Ohno, too. <3

thank Jun for give the chance and notice Ohno to know his own feel to Sho

and I wonder what happen in next chapter because someone call to Sho.
May be that call is his father?

I will waiting for next update ^ ^
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
Jun is smart, giving him time but warning him not to take too long. ^_^ I wonder if Ohno will take the hint.
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
i love jun in this fic^^ (xd that´s rare *lol*) ohno should hurry and figure out his feelings before sho willor need to go away (because of his father or Ohno´s father) ..
Feb. 6th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hi, it's my first time commenting here :))
I've read this fic since the previous chapter but (and so sorry for) haven't left any comment m(_ _)m
I'm very interest in this fic, and it's very my first time reading any yama fic as main pairing, but I love the plot and how the story flow, their characterization, and for most the yama interaction here <3
I really looking forward how Ohno will come to realization that he actually has feelings for Sho now that Jun told him
Thank you so much for sharing! (^ ^)
Feb. 7th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
i like very much. now go forth and write the next chapter. >D

the sakumoto was surprising, but the juntoshi interaction also made up for the confusion >D
Feb. 10th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC)
I was with Ohno in this chapter; I wasn't liking all of the time that Jun and Sho was spending together, haha.

Looking forward to what's going to happen next. Thanks for sharing :)
Feb. 12th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
This chapter made me so happy! Jun is awesome for helping Ohno to see his feelings. I hope that Sho reciprocates!!!

I'm looking forward to future chapters and seeing how it all turns out!!!
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