Careless Whisper Chp. 27Careless Whisper Chp. 274 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
*First off I was listening to this song on repeat while writing this chapter: Color Blind by: The Counting Crows
Strify rubbed his eyes and stifled a yawn before he spoke. Hello dream Kiro , Strify mumbled sleepily. Kiro just stood there starring at him, his phone still ringing. Could you answer that phone please?
He thinks this is a dream , Kiro whispered opening his phone then slamming it shut. Uh, Strify ,
Shhh , Strify muttered You cant be here anymore. Im trying to forget.
But, I am here! Kiro answered grabbling a stray Pokémon plushie from the floor and tossing it in Strifys direction.
After taking a Pikachu to the head Strify was now truly awake
Careless Whisper Chp. 17Careless Whisper Chp. 174 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This plan will never work in a million years. Kiro stated as he followed Shin through the isles of the local grocery store.
Dont be so pessimistic, Shin answered thumbing through a shelf full of different types of pasta. This plan isnt perfect, but it will provide you with a way in. Its up to you to come up with the rest.
How is me cooking a romantic dinner a way in?
Everyone knows the only way to a mans heart is through his stomach.
What? That doesnt make any sense. Youre quoting again.
It doesnt matter if it makes any sense. If you havent noticed this entire situation lacks sense. Shin answered tossing about five different types of pasta boxes into the cart.
You have no i
Careless Whisper Chp. 1Careless Whisper Chp. 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was all too much. No matter how hard Kiro tried to ignore what was happening in front of him, he could not. It wasnt like he could openly say anything. He didnt have the right or the authority to complain. His bed was made and now he had to lie in it.
What did he expect of this precarious situation he had gotten himself into? Interband relationships were messy, especially when they were kept hidden. To reveal the mess he was in to the other members of the band could prove their undoing. Kiro owed it to his livelihood and his friendships to keep his mouth shut.
Yet, standing upon that smoky stage tonight watching them interact like a pair of pre-teen lovers made things deep within him ache. The crowd assumed their closeness to be part of the act, but Kiro knew better. Every kiss made in the sake if fan-service had meaning. It wasnt entertainmen
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For some reason the tour bus felt more crowded than usual as the band sped towards the last show of their US tour. After tonight theyd have a whole month off before starting to record songs for the new album. Kiro hoped to avoid his conversation with Strify for at least one more night. It could wait until they got home, couldnt it?
So, Yu began taking a seat across from Kiro at the buss breakfast booth. I just talked to Strify.
What? Kiro cried franticly looking up from the magazine hed been reading.
Yeah, I explained everything to him about whats been happing between the past few months and he seems to understand. Now thats its over anyway he didnt see the need to make a big fuss. So, theres nothing to worry about. Yu explained turning Kiros magazine around so he could look at it.
Careless Whisper Chp. 25Careless Whisper Chp. 254 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I dont understand it, Shin began as they all piled into his apartment. Why didnt Strify show up at the train station?
Yeah, Yu continued I thought for sure thats where he was going when he disappeared like that.
Well, Kiro added. Maybe he got lost or something? At least he showed up at the first station to stop me. That still proves something, even if he was late.
Uh , Yu stammered as everyone took a seat in the living room. Shin?
I think you should tell him what really happened.
Shin gave Yu an irritated glance then turned towards Kiro. Well , Strify didnt actually show up to stop you from leaving.
What do you mean? Romeo said ,
Hey, dont d
Careless Whisper Chp. 22Careless Whisper Chp. 224 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This cant be happening. Strify thought bolting towards the door as fast as his injuries would allow. He may be angry at Kiro, but in no way did he wish anything bad to befall him. Sure, hed made some stupid choices. Hed totally disregarded the thoughts and feelings of the people around him, but .?
Had Kiros actions really been completely selfish? Yes ,No ? No, theyd been for Yu and his sake as well. As Strify tried desperately to make his way across town he started to imagine what it had been like in Kiros shoes. According to Kiro, he had been with you for weeks before he and Strify had even began to flirt with each other. Maybe it had started out as polite interest, but ,
That was it! Kiro had realized his feelings for Strify while he was still with Yu and he had tried to avoid fallout on either side by extended the rel
Careless Whisper Chp. 21Careless Whisper Chp. 214 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Shit , Yu exclaimed breaking the silence that had filled the room. That was not how things were supposed to go.
Well, you didnt help the situation with your harsh accusations! Shin yelled back. We were supposed to work as background noise for Kiro and Strifys issues not add to the problem!
Im sorry! I couldnt just sit there and let him call me a stupid mistake!
You didnt have to make things worse either!
Shut up! Strify yelled causing Shin and Yu to stare at him. Dont you see what that little midgets actions have done to us? Stop yelling at each other and do something productive!
Youre one to talk! Yu spat back. Weve been trying to get you to do something about this for weeks. But all you could do was sit in y
Careless Whisper Chp. 18Careless Whisper Chp. 184 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Get out , Strify stated firmly anger radiating from his icy blue eyes.
Kiro took a deep breath and rounded the counter into the living room. I know youre probably hungry , Kiro began. Just sit down and relax and then we can talk over dinner. Please, just give me a chance to explain things.
Strify made a small pained expression before dropping down onto the sofa. Fine , explain all you want. It doesnt mean Ill be listening.
Well.., Kiro continued turning back towards the kitchen. The pastas done and the bread should be ready soon. He didnt really know what to say next. At least Strify wasnt running away. Maybe if he got him drunk hed listen to him? No, that wouldnt work. Strify was probably on pain killers. He wanted make him easier to talk to, not kill him.
Careless Whisper Chp. 20Careless Whisper Chp. 204 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Im so out of here, Strify scoffed turning to retreat down the hallway.
Not this time, Strify Shin ordered blocking his path. Running away and sulking like a child isnt going to fix things.
Get out of my way Shin! Strify demanded taking a step forwards.
Why did you let me in and point me down the hall if you knew this is what Id find? Strify questioned stepping another inch closer to where Shin stood.
And what exactly did you find?
Them together, like before!
Not like before! Shin stated loudly. Strify use your head and stop letting your bruised ego get in the way!
What is that supposed to mean?
Nothing happened in there. If I hadnt of had t
Careless Whisper Chp. 26Careless Whisper Chp. 264 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
If I never met you, I wouldn't like you. If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you. If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you, but I did, I do and I will. Strifys voice sounded into Kiros ear causing him to bolt upright in the bed. Look what you did. You have me sounding like Shin ., Strify chuckled nervously. I know youre halfway home by now and this call is coming way too late but , Beep!
End of message. To keep this message new press , Kiro quickly pushed the #7 key and kept listening. Next unheard message ,
Wow, they really dont give you much time to talk on these things. Anyway, I just want you to know that I understand why you left and if you feel like this is the best option for you I understand. But, Kiro I , Beep!!
For Christs Sake, Kiro exclaimed punc
Careless Whisper Chp. 28Careless Whisper Chp. 284 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kiro awoke the next morning within Strifys comforting embrace. Even though his bladder told him otherwise, he felt as if he could lie there all day. Last nights events were a jumbled blur. Had he and Strify really made-up? Were things going to shift back to the way they had been? No, that was impossible now. They could no longer hide behind the guise of friendship.
Finally surrendering to natures irritating call, Kiro climbed out from under Strifys arms and shuffled down the hall to the bathroom. Hed let Strify sleep while he poked around the kitchen for a decent breakfast. Before he had left there hadnt been a scrap of food in the house. Hopefully Strifyd sucked it up and went shopping. Judging by the contents of the refrigerator he hadnt.
What have your guys been eating for the past three weeks?
We ordered o
Careless Whisper Chp. 2Careless Whisper Chp. 25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
When the sun rose that morning Kiro still had no answer for Strify. When he had gotten dressed and packed to leave, still no answer. Even when he passed Strify in the hall on the way to the elevator he still had no answer. There was nothing he could say that wouldnt betray him. Keeping secrets was a dangerous business.
Kiro was happy to find the elevator to the lobby vacant. He needed some more time to think and a quiet elevator ride was just the ticket. He should have known it wouldnt be that simple when a black nailed hand snaked its way between the closing doors making them cheerily bounce open again.
Oh, good, Yu stated dragging his luggage through the elevators doors. We need to talk.
About what? Kiro sighed trying to act like nothing was bothering him.
We dont have an
Careless Whisper Chp. 24Careless Whisper Chp. 244 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Where do you think youre going? Romeo questioned stepping in Kiros path. I get this frantic phone call from Yu to drive all the way out here and I dont even know why Im stopping you.
Good, keep it that way. Kiro answered side stepping around him.
No, I may not understand whats going on right now, but Im under strict orders to stop you.
Its for everyones own good that I leave. Now, move out of the way Romeo.
I cant do that. Romeo answered moving back into Kiros path. Youre either supposed to come back with me or wait until the others get here. Which will it be?
None of the above, Kiro stated pushing Romeo out of the way and heading towards the other train. I have to leave.
Careless Whisper Chp. 13Careless Whisper Chp. 134 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I dont understand. Kiro practically yelled as he and Shin entered through the automatic doors of the local hospital. What happened to Strify?
I dont know. Shin answered punching numbers on his phone. Yu said he got a call from the hospital. They said Strify had had an accident. Then he called us and headed here.
They didnt say what happened to him, if he was ok?
No. Now, be quite I have to call Yu and see where we need to be going. Shin continued stepping into the elevator and putting his phone to his ear.
As Shin began speaking franticly into his phone Kiro stared blankly at his reflection in the elevators metallic walls. The bruise around his right eye was turning a sickening shade of purple. There wasnt a bit of make-up left upon his face and his cloths were full of wrinkles a
Careless Whisper Chp. 12Careless Whisper Chp. 124 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Time can never mend the careless whispers of a good friend. To the heart and mind, ignorance is kind. Theres no comfort in the truth. Pain is all youll find.
What the hell happened to you? Shin exclaimed ushering Kiro and his duffle bag into his apartment. Their little bass player had definitely seen better days. His clothes were disheveled, hair was everywhere, and most importantly there was nasty looking bruise forming around his right eye.
Well, Strify kicked me out and Yu punched. Thats about it. Kiro groaned flopping face first into Shins coach cushions. I feel like Ive been hit by a car!
Wait back up, Shin began taking a seat in a near by armchair. Strify kicked you out and Yu did what?
Strify and I got into an argument about , well you know what about and he practically to
Careless Whisper Chp. 4Careless Whisper Chp. 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kiro had managed to chase Yu off a little after 9pm with some lame excuse about a 3d glasses induced headache. His eyes were in fact a bit sore from their red and blue tented make-out session earlier, but they were beginning to feel better.
His conversation with Yu was still plaguing his thoughts as he straightened the sheets. He was trying to make everything as normal seeming as possible for Strifys arrival. Kiro still had no idea what kind of surprise he had in store for him. Knowing Strify it could be anything.
For instance, on their one month anniversary hed bought him a pair of boxer shorts with tiny dancing Gizmos on them. Strify had said they reminded him of Kiro. That was one thing his and Strifys situation had that his and Yus didnt; emotion. It wasnt that there wasnt any emotional attachment between him and Yu; it was just that Strify seemed to be
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The words slipped out softly as Kiro inched his face closer to Strifys. Just as their lips were about to meet Strify broke from Kiros gentle grasp and stood.
Im going to bed, Strify answered picking his shirt up off the floor. You should probably go. Dont worry about the mess; Ill have Yu clean it up in the morning. He finished before retrieving his crutches and disappearing down the hallway.
Kiro sat in the dim candle lit living room for several moments. What had just happened? The night had started out rough, but towards the end ? Kiro didnt know what to expect anymore. There wasnt anything else he could do. Hed practically thrown himself at Strifys feet and what good had it done?
Youre back early.., Shin commented as Kiro drug himself into his apartm
Careless Whisper Chp. 23Careless Whisper Chp. 234 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kiro was headed home. He knew deep within his heart that this was not the right thing to do, but his head told him other wise. With him gone Strify could move on with his life and the band could be peaceful again. It didnt matter that he didnt really have a plan for what to do next.
Surely he could find some kind of job to occupy the rest of his life. Maybe hed join a different band? Hed probably end up breaking them apart too. The worst part was trying to explain to his mother why he suddenly decided to move back home. This wasnt the type of situation one usually has to explain to their mother.
Kiro pressed his forehead against the glass of the rains window and sighed. This felt wrong, leaving. Shin and Yu had begged him not to do this, but they werent the ones who could have stopped him. If only Strify would have come after him, then he would have
Careless Whisper Chp. 15Careless Whisper Chp. 154 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kiros eyes flew open to reveal a panic stricken Romeo starring down at him. The heartbreaking downpour had been replaced by a blinding florescent light and the mournful sobs had faded into a hypnotizing rhythm of heart monitor.
Its about time, Romeo sighed stepping out of Kiros view so that he was now starring at a white tiled ceiling. Youve been out for over an hour.
What , Kiro whispered trying to sit up. What happened?
I have no idea. There was all this panic in the hallway because the guy down the hall went into cardiac arrest. Romeo explained. We all came running out of the waiting room to see what was up and found you passed out cold in the hallway.
Wait, Kiro croaked finally managing to right himself in the hospital bed hed been placed in. What about
Careless Whisper Chp. 14Careless Whisper Chp. 144 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
We could have been so good together. We could have lived this dance forever, but now whose gonna dance with me?
Please Stay ,
Cold rain poured from the sky as Kiro stood motionless in front of the open earth before him. This wasnt how things were supposed to have gone. He never meant for it to end this way. One stupid mistake and his best friend was dead.
Im never gonna dance again. This guilty fears got no rhythm ,
It was his fault. He knew it now. Strify wouldnt have gone for that walk if they hadnt of fought. He wouldnt have been on at that intersection. He would still be alive. Was it worth it, Kiros fun time? No, nothing was worth this.
Though its easy to pretend I know youre not a fool ,
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Strify never spoke to Kiro or Yu for the rest of the night. By the time Kiro emerged from the VIP room Strify seemed to be functioning normally behind the DJ stand. His commonplace behavior wasnt surprising to Kiro. No matter what was going on inside he never let it affect his performance. The fans came first and foremost within his mind and it wouldnt do to ruin their party with his inner turmoil.
The only people Strify acknowledged were Romeo and Shin. Hed lean casually upon Shins shoulder and whisper secrets loudly to Romeo. Every time Strify went out of his way to ignore him Kiros heart cracked a little more. Yu on the other hand would just roll his eyes sarcastically and wink at Kiro. He had no idea how bad things really were. To Yu Strifys little discovery was nothing more than an extra person privy on his and Kiros now non existent relationship. How could he ever imagine the rea
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The rest of the afternoon ran smoothly. They finished their fan lunch, filmed a few shots for the next CBTV episode and had the sound check. The whole affair managed to go down without a single flirtatious remark or glance Kiros directions. He didnt know whether to take this as a blessing or a bad sign.
About 20 minutes before they had to hit the stage the band always took a moment for themselves. Theyd separate into different parts of the back stage area and try and collect their thoughts. Strify would pace the room doing vocal warm-ups while simultaneously trying to remember the lyrics to their newest song.
Yu liked to lie on his back in the middle of the floor, knees slightly bent and just stare at nothing. Shin personally preferred corners. He would wedge himself into one and spend his time drumming nonstop on the wall. Romeo hadnt perfected his presho
Careless Whisper Chp. 5Careless Whisper Chp. 54 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The sweltering July heat poured in through the 4th floor window of Kiros hotel room casting the bed in an intense light. It was only 9am and already the tiny room almost mirrored the outside in temperature. Leave it to Kiro to get the room with the broken AC. He turned his back to the window and took in the sight of the sleeping form next to him.
Strify lay flat of his stomach with his head turned towards Kiro. His lips were slightly parted causing drool to seep onto his pillowcase. Kiro had to admit he wasnt the prettiest of sleepers. This was something else he and Strify had that he and Yu did not. Yu never stayed the entire night. Hed always scuttle off to his own room after the fun was over.
Strify on the other hand liked to lie in bed and talk about whatever popped into his head until they both drifted off to sleep. Little beads of sweat w
Careless Whisper Chp. 16Careless Whisper Chp. 164 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Youre bathroom is way too yellow , Kiro groaned shuffling into Shins livening room and plopping down on the sofa. I mean a SpongeBob toilet seat , I think its time to admit you have a problem.
Ill admit I have a problem when you move back into your apartment and talk to Strify and Yu again. Shin laughed from behind to counter that separated the kitchen from the living room. I made coffee and Im toasting a bagel. You want one?
Yeah , Kiro sighed sinking back into the soft coach cushions and taking in the soothing aroma of fresh brewed coffee. How can you be so cheery in the morning?
Because its 11am half the days already gone.
Oh, it seems a lot earlier.
Thats because you were up half the night. What