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[Yama fic] Rental Lover (Chapter 17)

Title: Rental Lover
Pairing: Yama (Ohno x Sho)
Rating: PG
Genre: AU, fluff, romance, drama
Summary: Ohno found his career goal, but his overspending aroused his father's suspicions.

Chapter 17

50,000 yen in exchange for Sho’s peace of mind, even if it’s temporary, was well worth to Ohno. He seldom had any problems to solve throughout his young life, and when he did, usually he could solve them with money. Gradually the concept of money can solve problems had engraved in his mind.

Sho was happy, happier than he had been for the past years. With his growing relationship with Ohno, he felt more and more at home in the Ohno household. He had his doubts, at first, about getting too involved. He was still under the agreement with Ohno to pretend to be his lover and the arrangement was supposed to be temporary. He felt it was inappropriate for him to get into a real relationship with Ohno and they might not have a future together. But every time Ohno held his hand, kiss him, or made him laugh, his doubts melted away bits by bits.

Ohno was also getting used to having a boyfriend. He enjoyed being around Sho more and more, and with that, he didn’t go to parties or karaoke much anymore. He insisted on driving only one car to school and he would wait for Sho after classes were over and even chauffeured Sho to and from work. Nino joked that he had become Sho’s personal body guard and Ohno gladly took that as a compliment. He was grateful that Jun made him realized his feelings for Sho and more so for giving him the opportunity to persue these feelings.

Ohno: Thank you, cousin.

Jun: What for?

Ohno: For making me realize how special Sho is J

Jun: Things working out?

Ohno: Very well! Thanks to you!

Jun: I’m glad. Will be back for summer soon.

Ohno: See you soon.

More than once Ohno had asked Sho to quit his job. Not only did he want to be able to spend more time with Sho, but also wanted Sho to have more resting time. Work load in the senior year of college was incredibly heavy and he had seen Sho having many late nights studying or doing term papers after work.

However, Sho wouldn’t comply. He insisted that nothing changed even though he and Ohno were together. He would not rely on his boyfriend for financial support. Ohno asked his mother to persuade Sho, but his mother said its Sho’s pride and he should respect that. Couldn’t change Sho’s stubborn mind, Ohno could only keep Sho company when he’s staying up for school work, but most of the times he would doze off on the couch.

“Mama, looked at this cute picture.” Ohno showed his mother a picture one Sunday night while he was in the living room with his mother and Sho. On the picture was a young man sitting on the river bank fishing.

“It was really cute. Who drew it?” Ohno’s mother asked, still looking at the picture.

“A little boy, Fuku-kun, drew that for me. He’s in the class that I volunteered to teach on Sundays. I told him I like to fish and so he drew a picture of me fishing, all from his imagination.”

“That’s very sweet of him. He must like you very much.” Ohno’s mother was amazed.

“Satoshi was great with those kids, Mrs. Ohno.” Sho joined in the conversation. “He taught them a lot of drawing skills and they all love Ohno-sensei.”

“That’s all because of you, Sho.” Ohno looked at Sho gratefully. “If you hadn’t introduced me to this, I wouldn’t know how I can make use of the art skills I learned. Teaching the kids is pretty fun too.”

“That’s awesome. I’m glad you are finally doing something productive.” Mrs Ohno’s remarks made Ohno a little embarrassed, but she was actually really proud of her son.

“I am thinking of getting my teaching credentials after I graduate, so I can become a real art teacher.”

Ohno had never seriously thought about what he’d do after finished school before. He never had the need to since he didn’t have to work for a living. But ever since he started teaching the kids he found himself enjoying it more and more and decided to make a career out of it. Sho gave him a lot of encouragement on this decision, truly believing that his boyfriend would be a very good teacher.

“Do you want to get a head start on this, Satoshi?” Sho took out a piece of paper from his school bag and gave it to Ohno.

“What’s this?” Ohno took the paper and looked at it. It looked like an application of some sort.

“A former teacher of mine is the organizer of an after-school program for children. Their art teacher needs to take a medical leave of absence for two weeks and in need for a substitute soon. I think you’d be perfect for the job so I told him about you. He asked you to fill out the application and go to see him if you’re interested.” Sho explained.

“A real job? I don’t know if I’m qualified for that. It’s not the same as being a volunteerd in a community center.” Ohno hesitated. He’s not sure if he’s ready for a real teaching job.

Sho laughed. “Where is the confident arrogant Ohno that we know so well?”

“This is the first time I heard my son doubting his own abilities on something.” Ohno’s mother concurred.

“Don’t tease me, you two, and since when did you team up against me?” Ohno pouted which made the other two laughed even harder.

“Seriously, Satoshi, I’m sure you can do it. I wouldn’t have recommended you if I thought otherwise.” Sho said solemnly. “It will give you some valuable experience as a real teacher as well.”

“Sho is right. Give it a try and see if this is what you really want to do. Besides, you’re just going in for the interview. Who knows if you’ll be hired or not.”

Two weeks later.

“Sho! Sho! Look what I’ve got here!” Ohno greeted his boyfriend excitedly when he entered their bedroom after coming home from work.

The sudden jump at him took Sho off guard. “Satoshi, you scared me. What got you all agog?”

Ohno grinned and handed over a small envelope to Sho. Sho opened it and there’s a small pile of cash in it. He looked at Ohno, puzzled.

“That’s my pay for last week.” Ohno said happily. “Oh, I don’t think I’ll ever spend this money. I’ll just put it in a safe or something.” The amount of money wasn’t much, Ohno could get more from a single ATM withdrawal, but this little cash had special meaning to him.

Sho could then understand why Ohno was so excited. It was the first time in his life that he got something by really earning it, not given to him. “It’s your first ever pay from work. How do you feel right now?”

“Happy, of course. But it’s an understatement. I never knew getting reward from contributing something can feel so good. I feel so contented.” Ohno wrapped his arms around the younger man and gave a peck on his lips. “Your boyfriend is not that useless after all.”

Sho smiled, happy for Ohno. “I never thought you’re useless. You just needed some time, and a little push, to find out what you want to do in your life. You are actually pretty smart and talented. You know that?”

Ohno paused for a while, then gave Sho a smirked look. “Now that you mentioned, I do believe I’m pretty smart. If not, how can I find a boyfriend as gorgeous as you.” A deep kiss between them followed.

Ohno could say that his life had never been better. He had a boyfriend that he loved, yes, loved. He finally admitted to himself. He loved Sho and proud of it. He and his parents were getting closer. At least he was to his mother. He felt much easier talking to her, about pretty much anything. His mother was totally behind his relationship with Sho and the time that the three of them spent together was more enjoyable than ever.

And he had a goal about his future – he wanted to be an art teacher. To him this was pretty big. Especially after he got paid for the first time being the substitute teacher, he began to believe he could actually accomplish this goal.

His life was perfect, well, almost perfect, if it hadn’t been Sho’s father.

Sho was right. Giving his father money was like digging a bottomless hole. It never ended. After Ohno gave him the 50,000 yen that morning, it didn’t take long for the man to come back for more. When he came back, he was targeting Ohno directly. If Ohno refused to give him, he just said he would go to his son. Not wanting to ruin his boyfriend’s happy moments, Ohno gave in every time. He knew he had to stop the man from coming back somehow and soon, but he didn’t know how.

Not before long, Ohno found himself needing to make ATM withdrawals every few days. He didn’t care about the money, but someone else did.

“Satoshi, I need to talk to you. Come to my study room.” Ohno’s father ordered in a very commanding tone one night after dinner. Sho was still at work.

Ohno followed his father to the study room and closed the door behind him. He knew that if his father asked to speak with him in the study room, the conversation was meant to be between the two of them only. He waited for his father to speak.

“What are you up to lately?” Ohno’s father finally asked, which seemed to be just a casual question.

“As usual, school work and stuff. Oh, yeah, I worked as a substitute art teacher in an after-school program for a week and got paid for the first time. It felt so good.” Ohno told his father happily. He was still excited about his small accomplishment.

“That’s great. So you actually got compensated.” His father said, without too much excitement.

Ohno was a little disappointed on his father’s lack of emotions. He was hoping for some appreciation and praise from his old man. “Yes I did.”

Ohno’s father frowned. “But I noticed you made quite a few withdrawals from your bank account lately. What did you spend the money on?”

“I – ” Ohno didn’t know how to answer. All his excitements had gone away.

“Don’t tell me it’s for partying and stuff. Your mother told me you haven’t partied for a while, which is good. But then where did the money go? Why did you need so much money?” The tone of his father was getting sharper.

“I bought a lot of things.” That’s the only reason he could come up with. It’s not the first time Ohno lied to his father, but somehow this time was the hardest to say.

“What things? For whom? Sho? Did Sho ask you for money?” The old man was pushing hard.

“Yes, I meant, no. Sho never asked me for money. I bought new gadgets for myself and some gifts for friends. Why are you even asking? You didn’t question how I spent money before.” Ohno got all defensive. He knew it wouldn’t be pretty if he let the conversation dragged on.

“I didn’t question because you never spent so much in such a short period of time before, and that worries me. Don’t lie to me, you know I can find out the truth even if you don’t tell me.”

“I’m not lying, Papa. I might have spent too much lately, but I promised I’ll refrain myself. Don’t you want to know about my first job?” Ohno tried to change the subject.

Ohno’s father didn’t believe a word that his son said about the money spent. However, he knew he’s not going to get the truth out of his son either. There’s no point of pushing more lies out of his son. Despite his worries, he was still pleased was finally thinking about his own future. “Sure I do. Tell me all about it, son.”

After his son left the study room, Ohno’s father immediately made a phone call. He had plenty of resources to find out what he wanted to know.

To Be Continued....

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( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 17th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
omg, i'm so happy to see this up! I just refreshed the friends page on accident and suddenly *BAM* it's the fic I've been waiting for!!!! Thank you! I can't wait to see how it progresses in the next chapter
Apr. 17th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, Ohno's father. rest already!
And as for Sho's dad, get outta the fic!
And yay for Ohno and Sho getting closer!
Thanks for the update!
Apr. 17th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yay! have been waiting for an update, so happy!
Personally I think Ohno should just tell his father about Sho's dad so he can have him whacked :D Oh dear, did I say too much? :p love the yama love *throws yama sparkles*
Apr. 17th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh MG!!! Yama!! I sometimes called them Shotoshi!!

This is getting more exciting!!
I wonder how this story will go...

He's going to investigate!!
I guess, Ohno's giving too much money to Sho's father will be the hindrance to their happiness...

Make Sho's father change...
Thanks for the update... I will wait for the next chapter...
Apr. 17th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Papa Ohno is seriously worried and a pretty clever guy. I hope it works out for everyone.
Apr. 17th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
so much feelings happening right now cos ive been waiting for this !!
Ohno may have been so selfish before but his childish innocence is both endearing yet a weakness i mean he wants sho to be happy so much he hasnt thought bout the consequences of giving money to sho's father & he's finally seeing it but its too late to stop. I think ohno's dad intervening might be a good thing i just hope it doesnt tear sho & ohno apart :(

Also loving the fluffy moments & ohchan maturing more & more that hes gotten a goal in life!!! congrats ohchan!

thank you for writing this!
Apr. 18th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
blah... ohno get rid of sho's father already!
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
so many things going through my head right now.
can't wait to see what will happen with Sho after finding out >.<
happy though that Sho and Ohno have gotten closer and that Ohno admits that he actually does love Sho xDD
thanks for sharing
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:21 am (UTC)
yatta .. update :-) ahhhh now his father takes action .. i have a bad feeling about this .. :-(
Apr. 18th, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)


Apr. 18th, 2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Ah, Ohno's father is getting on top of it, then. Hopefully he can help them sort out this mess since Sho is too nice and Ohno doesn't know what else to do.

Thanks for the update!
Apr. 18th, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
Hmm... 2 more hurdles that Ohno need to cross before having eternal happiness with Sakurai - 1. Ohno's father; 2. Sakurai's father. Hope that Sakurai's father can stop his bad habits, so that it's easier for Ohno to overcome his dad.:) Looking forward to more..:))
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh! I wonder what's going to happen when Ohno's father finds out.

Thanks for sharing :)
Apr. 19th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
thanks for this chap
i hope there's nothing bad happens ><
Apr. 19th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Love how Yama being raburabu and even Sho didn't resist anymore when Ohno 'attack' him XD
Sho's father should get rid (>x<) Maybe if Ohno's father knowing the truth he could get rid of Sho's father, though I hope it won't affect Ohno and Sho (seems to be) steady relationship (>x<)
Looking forward to the next! Thanks for the update! (^ ^)
Apr. 21st, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
kfjdsf;lkjsa;l i have been thinking about this fic for weeeeeks.

updates~ <3
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