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[The End and the Beginning]

Who knew that having a hard life would come to this? I have experienced things that no one could ever imagine, but that was until I met HIM. The one who showed me the light and guided me through darkness until I saw broad daylight. The one who got over the looming walls and noticed me on the other side. The one who pulled me out of the abyss and took me for who I am. He's my hero, my saviour, my idol, my best friend, and of course, my adoptive brother. His name...

...Is Hinata Shoyo.

*

It was a normal day in the town that we lived in and today, I was doing some cycling with my brother, Hinata Shoyo. Well, he isn't really my brother per se, he's my adoptive brother. You see, back when we were little kids, I had quite a difficult childhood. As hard it is to admit but, I've been through a lot of hardships from being abused by drunk parents to being bullied constantly in school. I was never noticed by anyone, it was like I was a shadow, but the only time I'm noticed is when they want me to be their next victim. None of them were boys either, it was always the girls. Maybe I was different back then, who knows? That was until I met Hinata-nii. He was the only friend I ever had and he never left my side, not even once. He always stood up for me like an idiot, he even smiled like an idiot that it lit up a part of my world. I may be exaggerating here, but he was like my guardian angel, and he still is now. When he saw the darkest pits of my life, he was shocked, you could say. Not long after, I woke up one morning to find everything gone along with my parents. I was abandoned. When that happened, Hinata and his family took me in as their own along with signing papers to say that they have rights to be my guardians. And that's how I became Hinata [Name].

Back to the story at hand, I was cycling with Hinata-nii like I usually do since we both do a lot of things together that we are practically siblings. "Alright." Suddenly, my orange crazy-haired 'brother' pulled up by the Yukigaoka Electric store where it had TVs just outside displaying the Volleyball game which instantly made me pull up as well to see what caught his interest. Though, I could tell that Volleyball interested him which I can relate to since we both want to do Volleyball tournaments, nationals, and so on. We watched in amazement when we saw 'Little Giant' scoring which made us feel astonished along with admiration towards the player. "Score. The 'little giant' lives up to his name. That's five points in a row. Here we are at the National High School Volleyball Championship spring season, where Karasuno High School's little giant has been springing up and down among players 190 centimeters tall." The announcer announced which piqued my interest that I even thought that Hinata-nii would think the same. "Karasuno, is that the school in our neighbouring town?" One of the two guys asked the other while the other responded with, "Pretty impressive." Suddenly, I heard someone stop their bike beside me only to see one of our friends, Izumi. "Sho-chan, [Name]-chan, hurry. They'll take the court." I nodded in response, but turned my attention to Hinata-nii to see his eyes glimmer with admiration while mumbling subconsciously, "Karasuno..." This made me smile softly since I already notice where he wants to go after Middle School, and to be honest, I agree with his choice.

After approximately three years and three months later, we were already in a tournament! Hinata-nii and I were so excited that we raced to find our court along with jumping over some of the steps down the stairs. "Sho-chan, [Name]-chan, wait up." Cried out Izumi until me and Hinata-nii made it to our destination. We gaped in awe at the sight of the massive room;like we were outsiders that didn't know anything. "It's huge." We gawked like little children going to an amusement park. Out of nowhere, Hinata-nii sniffed the air and then fisted his chest as well as gripping the strap of his bag exclaiming, "The smell of Air Salonpas!" "Sho-chan, you're too nervous." I chuckled at my 'brother's' behaviour with amusement and bright smile on my face to see how happy he was. "They'll think you're a country hick." Koji said bluntly. "B-But we've never been in a real tournament before. Three years later and we're finally here." "It's sure been a struggle to get here." He said bluntly once again while I placed a hand on Hinata-nii's shoulder which gained his attention. "Are you ready for our first tournament, Hinata-nii?" I questioned softly to him with a smirk to prove that I was excited to participate in the game with him. All we ever wanted to do is accomplish out goal together as a team. He grinned back as an affirmative and almost tackled me into a hug out of excitement which I gladly returned. "Izumi, Koji, thanks for being here for moral support." Hinata-nii said as he gazed at them over his shoulder while I nodded in agreement with appreciation which they both blushed lightly in response. "Stop it." Koji spluttered out in embarrassment while Izumi rubbed the back of his neck shyly, "Our tournament's already finished, so..." Hinata-nii also went over to the younger males and exclaimed, "First-year students, you too, thanks! It's a miracle the three of you are here." One of them responded, "Oh, yes! We're total amateurs, but..." The Koji decided to break it up, so the first-year students didn't feel awkward. "Don't cry, Shoyo." "I'm not crying." Hinata-nii retorted.

"You're super tearful." Izumi pointed out sheepishly with a smile. "U-Um, Hinata-senpai, we should get started."
"Come on, Captain. Get on the ball."
"That's right. You dragged us here. We don't even know the rules."

"I know that. We made it all the way to the tournament, we have to win." Hinata spoke out with a detemined smile on his face. "Hinata-nii, you think we can win with our last-minute team pick?" I questioned as I looked over the lay out on the board with my arms crossed over my chest. "Of course, [Name]-nee." He answered as he hung an arm across my shoulders around my neck which I hummed in thought as I adjusted my bandana around my neck. It was an orange coloured bandana with black and white linings making various of patterns on it. Hinata-nii bought it me before I became part of the family, he said that is was to reassure me that he's always there for me, so I've worn it everyday since I consider it as a 'lucky bandana' because the colours remind me of Hinata-nii and especially the vollyball uniform in Karasuno. "What's our opponent Kitagawa Daiichi like?" Koji asked curiously. "I don't know. But we're going to do it." He vowed silently with the look of determination crossing his features. Suddenly, Koji and Izumi looked behind Hinata-nii and became terrified only to see taller males coming though which Hinata noticed and flinched. "Whoops, sorry! Come on." Hinata-nii apologised as one of them gave him a cold glare which made me glare murderously towards him as warning which he shrugged off, so I pulled Hinata-nii close to me protectively by his arm to move out of the way as we watched them walk past. As they were walking past, one caught my eye. At first, it looked like a red velvet cloak with trimmed white and black fur floating by me, but as I turned to look at the figure with my steady [Eye Colour] eyes, all I saw was the back of a black-haired male which made me even more curious, so I turned to look at Hinata-nii only to see him stare at the male. So I wasn't the only one who saw it. The cheers of the audience snapped us out of our trance as we went to investigate only to see the crowd of Kitagawa Daiichi Junior High School chanting, "Kita-Ichi!"

As the chanting continued, I tuned my hearing to the other's comments about the said team which are quite negative until one piqued my interest.
"The 'king' is among them."
"Who's that?"
"Don't you know? It's Kageyama Tobio. They call him the 'King of the Court'. He's an amazing setter."

As I gazed at my friends and 'brother', I noticed that they were quite intimidated, however, I was unfazed since I was used to these kind of people in the past. "We're playing against these guys? What's this 'king' stuff?" Koji constanly asked in a panicking state. "Don't worry about it! Who cares how lanky they are?! I'll shoot past them." Hinata-nii practically boasted without a second thought. "That's right, Sho-chan's jump is amazing. Including [Name]-chan's!" That's right, Hinata-nii and I are the types that spike just like 'Little Giant'. "We're counting on you guys!" Koji and the others exclaimed happily as if they were depending on us when suddenly, Hinata-nii's determined expression dropped into a glum and sour look as if he was in some sort of pain which I was right when I saw him lean over a bit while holding his stomach. "But first... the bathroom..." He groaned weakly which I went with him to make sure he was okay in case he was sick.

*

As I was walking Hinata-nii to the stalls, the sounds of people and water pouring from the water fountain caught my attention, but I shrugged it off before turning to Hinata-nii sounding like a gentle mother, "Hinata-nii, why don't you just go to the bathroom while I'll get you one of the water bottles in my bag, 'kay?" He nodded in appreciation before proceeding while I left to get my bag from Izumi to get what I needed. As I was heading back to where I left Hinata, I saw the 'Kita-Ichi' team running past me screaming, "S-Sorry!" This did make me puzzled, but as I got a bit further, I stopped. In my field of vision, I saw the 'king' and Hinata-nii. It was most likely they got cocky that it annoyed my 'brother' and the 'king' decided to put his foot down before it all goes loose. So what I did before they could see me, I hid around the corner and eavesdropped until I thought it was the right time to step in.

"I was going to tell them a thing or two myself, too." Hinata-nii said after the moment of silence before hearing him gasp which made me think that Kageyama scared him somehow.
"You're not even physically ready. Don't talk big. That's why they look down on you." I heard Kageyama say bluntly which me clench my fists tightly that my nails dug into the palm of my hand as I clicked my tongue quietly in annoyance.
"What did you say?" I heard Hinata-nii growl in anger at the ravenette's comment.
"What are you doing here, anyway? Making memories?" Kageyama taunted in a monotonic voice which started to annoy me to no end.
"I came here to win. Nothing else." Hinata-nii responded deteminedly.
"You make it sound so easy."
"Sure, I'm not tall. But... I can jump." Hinata-nii's comment made me smile proudly even if it wasn't intimidating, it was something to be proud of in my opinion when it comes to being a spiker.
"You can't assume we'll lose, as long as we don't give up-"
"'Don't give up'. That's not as easy as it sounds."
"The seven of us... the seven of us can finally play volleyball on the court. The first game, second game... We'll win and keep winning. We're going to give it our all!" There was a moment of silence which made me tense up a bit.
"The first game, the second game, the playoffs, the nationals... I'm going to win them all."

At that moment, I could sense rivalry along our journey.

After the moment of silence, I watched as Kageyama walk past me and his glare went towards me which I gladly returned as my blood boiled in anger, but I knew that it wasn't the best time to lose my temper. Once he left, I jogged up to Hinata-nii with the water bottle in hand. "Hinata-nii." "[Name]-nee." "Are you alright now?" I asked worriedly as I passed him the water bottled which he gladly took as he nodded in response. "We need to get back, let's go." I grabbed his hand as we ran back to the court.

*

Once we got back, we started practicing and I noticed Hinata-nii was glaring at Kageyama as he was training as a setter. "What's a 'setter'?" I suddenly heard Koji ask which I gladly took the oppertunity to answer for poor Izumi. "That's the offensive position that tosses the ball." I answered bluntly as I kept an eye on both Hinata-nii and Kageyama to make sure hell doesn't break lose.

After the training, I sat at the side lines as the seventh member since I've manage to master all positions (but my favourite is spiking), so if any of them end up getting injured, I'll be their replacement. I guess this way, I could practise at being a stratagist from analysing the game from afar. When I looked at my team, I could tell they were scared for the risk of getting hurt during the game, but only Hinata-nii had the different reaction. He was excited from what I know. "Let's play!"

"Our opponents sure are short." I heard one of the members comment on the 'Kita-Ichi' team. "Koji. Your back number." "Show your back number, Koji." I called out to him with Hinata-nii before the whistle blew to signal that the game has started. 'Kita-Ichi' surfed which Koji missed and apologised for the mistake which Hinata-nii smiled and clapped. "Don't worry about it." I smiled at the fact at how Hinata-nii can be so forgiving that he's reassuring the team that they shouldn't feel bad about missing or anything. It did bring back memories back to the time when Hinata-nii and I wanted to do a Volleyball club.

*

"What?"
"Me and Hinata-nii are the only club members?"

"Yeah." A teacher answered as he sat down and opened up his laptop. "The club members got less and less every year. Plus, boy's volleyball isn't a club activity." This made me feel quite insulted at the fact he called me a boy, then again, I did have quite short hair and wore male clothing back then. "It's just a fan club." "Oh..." We murmured simultaniously. "What do you want to do? Change to another club? Or do you want to join the girl's team?" I could imagine how embarrassing it would've been if Hinata-nii was the only boy doing volleyball, especially with his own 'sister', and I was right when I saw him blush. "Well, no... I'll be a one-man team then with [Name]-nee." He exclaimed determinedly as he swung his arm around my shoulders as if he was gesturing towards me. "Is that right?" The teacher mumbled in response. "We're going to be the little giants." He exclaimed once again. "You're going to be the what?"

*

As I watched Hinata-nii throw the ball at the wall, I could tell he felt kind of lonely, so I helped. We decided to play a little game of catch, but we practiced our spikes that we felt the stinging sensation on our palms from the force we used. However, it seemed like overtime that my spikes we a lot more powerful that once I accidently nearly hit someone with it when we were practicing and almost gave them a concusion. Apparently, it was that strong that when I did it to the wall, there was a little crack on it. Hinata-nii was jealous at one point, but I made a point to him that we both have different aspects at which we're good at, like his is; speed, jumping, and stamina, meanwhile, mine was; stamina, strength, and speed. It was always us two as each other's trainers, but I guess, that's what makes us a good team.

*

"Hey Hinata. I heard you're on the girls' volleyball team."
"Are you serious?"

Two lads laughed snidely as Hinata-nii almost choked on his drink form the carton which he responded with a light blush of embarrassment after recovering. "N-No, I'm not."

"Who're you after?"
"There's a foxy third-year senpai."

This made him tense up and pout with the little blush of dusty pink lingering on his cheeks. "There is a foxy senpai, but..."

"I knew it."

"You got it wrong. I'm on the boys' volleyball team." Hinata-nii exclaimed as I sighed a few seats away out of sympathy while I was avoiding being noticed by girls that I knew were talking crap about me. I didn't care what people said even if they thought about me and Hinata-nii doing Volleyball was stupid, I still wouldn't give a care in the world because they can be damned for all I cared.

*

"You can't even enter a tournament. What drives you two to practise?"
"We'll enter a tournament. Eventually." Hinata-nii exclaimed at Koji. "I'll get a team together though I'm striking out for now. But we will, you'll see." Hinata-nii said to the dark-haired male with the volleyball bouncing in his palms. "How about you, Koji?" I asked curiously as I sat down next to him as we relaxed on the cliff that had a beautiful view of the football field. "How many times must I turn you guys down?"

*

"Hey, Izumi, would you like to help us train?" I asked with a smile as Hinata-nii held the ball waiting for the male's answer. "Sorry, I have after school classes today." He said as he ran off to his destination.

*

"Be careful next time! Are you alright, Hinata-nii?" I asked with concern when he groaned in pain from having a ball to the face when I left to get us some water, but he immediately sat up with a grin and said. "Toss for us then."

*

"Haven't you guys had enough? My arms hurt." Izumi asked as he complained, but we insisted on continuing which he whined about, but said that it would be out last one which we nodded at. As he threw it up, Hinata-nii and I both jumped high as we're about to the ball at the same moment.

*

After the flashbacks, I saw the similar moment as the last one that I was almost at the edge of my seat as I watched Hinata-nii about to spike! Unfortunately, we failed because the other team blocked it and landed on the floor on our side. It broke my heart slightly when I saw the devastated expression on Hinata-nii's face, but the team reassured him that they'll toss for him again which he nodded and hopefully got his momentum back. As I looked at our opponents, I can tell that Kageyama was interested in Hinata-nii's spike skills.

Sadly, so far the Kitagawa Daiichi was winning while we're losing. Hinata-nii almost got to spike, but it was blocked once again which made me wish that I could help since the force of my spike would shove their hands back and score. As the team was reassuring Hinata-nii like the good friends they are, I looked over at the opponents to see Kageyama lose his cool against his teammates. I can't blame him, it was like he was playing all by himself while the others were half-ass-ing it. As they surfed it went right over our team and Hinata-nii chased after it and tried to save it, but he ended up slipping and hitting the wall in an upside down position. "Hinata-nii!" I cried out and dashed to his side and scanned his body injuries and embraced him to show how worried I was. After they questioned about his actions, as dark look crossed his face which sent shivers sliding down the team's spine apart from mine, and said, "We haven't lost yet." The response made me smirk and help him up to his feet to get them prepared for the game once again. And we scored! Well, this resulted to Kageyama losing his temper once again because one of his teammates was being lazy and didn't put any effort into the game. Then Izumi misdirected the ball by accident that it went on the other side of the court that our opponents tried to block it by moving to the other side, but Hinata-nii beat them to it, but ended up flying to the end of the court (which must've hurt a lot). I winced at the thought, but only to see he was completely fine. And... the ball was out! Hinata-nii then returned to the team with his bangs covering his eyes like there was something off which made me feel my stomach twist and my heart sink into the pits of my stomach.

Suddenly, out of nowhere Kageyama yelled at Hinata-nii, "What have you been doing for three years?" This made my blood boil like an adrenaline which encourages the urge to sprint to the 'king' and make my fist come into contact with his face at full force. The atmosphere was becoming so overwhelming that it was quite difficult to breathe at a steady pace, but I had to be strong for Hinata-nii just like he did for me.

*

After the game, while everyone got changed, I managed to find Kageyama on the way outside who was waiting for his team. At that moment, my body stopped just behind him with our backs facing each other and I didn't know who was contolling my body anymore. "Who gives you the right to know what Hinata-nii has been doing for three years? At least he's not self-centered like you, Kageyama-san." I spoke in a monotone voice that there was no emotion evident in my voice nor on my face. "What did you say?" He growled which proved I hit a nerve. "You heard me. Volleyball is about teamwork, you're not going to get anywhere with that kind of attitude of being a pushover. Sure, I can understand about how you're team have been half-ass-ing, but what about yourself? You want the job all to yourself that the spotlight is on you. Well, it doesn't work that way." Only silence met my ears, but I could still feel his presence behind me. "Like you would know?" He scoffed, but he became surprised when I spoke to calmly and unfazed by his attempt at intimidating me. "Oh, trust me, I know." That was my final answer before continuing my destination to get a drink for us all and messaging 'Mom' to let her know that we're fine.

Once I left the buildng carrying more bottle of water to replace our previous ones, I saw Hinata-nii and Kageyama once again, but this time, I stood near the steps where Hinata-nii was and watched. "If you're the king that rules the court, I'll have to defeat you, and I'll be the last one standing!" Hinata-nii sobbed which once again made my chest ache whenever I see him get so upset, I guess that proves you care a lot about them. "The last ones standing are the victors. Only the strongest. If you want to be the last one standing, become strong." And cue, the glaring contest. I was right about the rivalry, hit the nail right on the head. Hinata-nii adverted his gaze to me when Kageyama left and we both nodded like we read each other's minds before thanking Izumi and Koji for their help.

*

From then on, we jogged every early morning, no matter what weather it was. We even joined the girls' vollyeball team (as weird as it sounds) and we've been giving help to improve our skills. As something to do while Hinata-nii, Natsu-nee, and 'Mom' were asleep at night, I taught myself martial arts by sneaking out to a warehouse and making my own gym with punching bags etc. This was to improve my strength for volleyball to make my opponents fear me when it comes towards them. Also, it was for self-defence because I didn't want Hinata-nii always sticking up for me since he's done a lot for me, so since we're going to High School soon, I'll return the favour. And this is the only secret I'm hiding from my family to protect them, even if they see my abs accidentally, I'll find an excuse. Hopefully.

After being told that they had a boys vollyball team in Karasuno, I was devastated because Hinata-nii was going there and he's joining, but we made a promise that we would do it together. So one day, my 'brother' told 'Mom' about it and they came to the conclusion of crossdressing me, which is so sad yet a great advantage for accomplishing our goal. So, before starting Karasuno, we all went shopping for our uniforms and Hinata-nii helped me find some male clothing that would suit me along with getting a hair cut to be short, but crazy like most boy's hairstyles nowadays.

Hinata-nii and I have been completely excited that we sprinted past all of the other first-year students to the gym for Volleyball, and I could tell that Hinata-nii was so excited to beat the 'king' someday until...
"W-WHY ARE YOU HERE?!"

Yes, unfortunately, it was the 'King of the Court' himself, Kageyama Tobio. And we made him lose his focus that the ball fell on his head and he uttered an, "Ow." After that, I tried to prevent myself from giggling and keep my disguise up.

Well, this could be interesting, having rivals on your team... Let's see how this turns out!
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michiiheiwajima Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Will You Be Updating Soon I Love This A lot
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Of course! ^^
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Yay I Can't Wait \(o´▽`o)/
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Oh. This is interesting! I cant wait for more!
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Thank you! ^^
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awesome i cant wait for the next one and is this a reader x various 
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Yeah, it's a Various X Reader, and thank you! ^w^
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awesome i cant wait for more!!
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wouldn't be shoyonee instead of hinatanee
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I can be any, really, but it's more common with 'nii' while 'nee' is quite common for sister. ^^ Also, most people call him Hinata, so I went with it, it really doesn't matter what you want to call him, if you want, you can change 'Hinata-nii' to whichever you prefer. :)
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No i meant wouldn't she use his first name since they live togetheir and consider themselves brother and sister
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Well, to be honest, I intended for it to be a habit for her since she was quite formal when they met and always called him 'Hinata' as a habit, but when it comes to serious moments, she would say 'Shoyo' instead. Sorry if it agitates you or anything ^^' If you really want, I can go over and change it.
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No it's fine I was just wondering
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WOOOO! A new Haikyuu story~ This was very good and i love the relationship between Hinata and Reader-chan. It's very heart warming. :D Can't wait for the next chappie~
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Oh my gosh, thank you! Hug I love your work as well! ^^ You do a very good job with your stories!
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>/////< Thank you~ Natsuki Shinomiya (Super hug) [V1]  
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