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30 July 2007 @ 08:08 pm
PoT: Too Late to Turn Around  
Because there's just too little Yamabuki love around and especially too little AkuDan.

Title: Too Late to Turn Around
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Pairings: AkuDan
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Akutsu suddenly realises that whether he likes it or not, Dan's influence is turning him into a somewhat decent member of the society. And it may not be an entirely bad thing. Future fic.

It was the third question that did it.

Well, to be honest, it wasn't the question itself. There was nothing wrong with the question; it was a fine question, exactly what you would expect in this kind of an exam. It wasn't too difficult, either; he had already written the answer and re-read it just to be sure.

Perhaps that was the actual reason, the answer. Not only had he known it, he had also answered it. If he continued like this, he would not only pass the exam, he would also get a good grade. And if he passed this exam, he would be qualified for the Yamabuki University.

This realisation more than anything was what made Akutsu Jin pause and glare at the exam paper.

He hadn't really thought of it before. Despite all the time he had spent playing hooky at middle school, he had somehow managed to pass – most probably because his teachers rather let him pass than risked having to deal with him for another year. Now, exams had never been a problem to him; despite doing stupid things he was not stupid himself, and when he actually bothered to show up in class things tended to stick to his head. This, however, did not explain the fact that not only had he continued on to high school, but he had gone through it with fairly decent grades, too. And now, he was taking his last exam.

This was not how he had envisioned his life a few years ago. He'd never really given it serious thought, but thinking back, he'd always kind of supposed he'd end up as a criminal. Others had certainly expected it, too. Now he found himself facing the possibility of having an honest job. He wouldn't become just an ordinary salaryman, no; that'd be just boring and end up killing either him or somebody else. However, Yamabuki University had a fairly good Medicine department, and he had always appreciated challenge wherever he could find it...

Your doctor is Akutsu Jin. Run for your lives.

It was all the kid's fault, he decided. He could very well remember how the brat had run to him, grinning from ear to ear and asking if he would go to Yamabuki High. He'd grunted something that could be interpreted as a 'yes', and the next thing he knew everybody – including his mother, Sengoku, and Kawamura – had been informed of his so-called plans. He'd had little choice, then, because while he could bear their nagging just fine one on one, it just became too much of a bother when they combined their efforts. Besides, the kid would have probably cried if he had refused. And from there, everything had snowballed until it finally came to this.

While thinking about this, Akutsu realised, he had answered a few more questions. Apparently the exam was even less of a bother than he had thought beforehand, considering the answers were correct as far as he could see. The only way he could fail it was doing so on purpose.

Failing on purpose would be extremely stupid. Then again, everybody knew he specialized in doing stupid things.

Dan was waiting for him just like he had expected. The kid looked at least two years younger than he really was, short and slim and bright-eyed as always. The little hands immediately grasped on his arm, a squeal asking him how it had gone.

”I tanked,” Akutsu replied briefly.

Now, what he had expected was a pout and an angry, ”Akutsu-senpai!” Instead, the stupid smile brightened even more. ”I don't believe you desu!” Dan announced.

”...Che. Do whatever you want, Taichi.” A couple of other students they passed looked curiously at them, but Akutsu ignored them. The worst conclusion they could possibly come to was that they were together, and that would be nothing new. Akutsu had already publicly declared the kid as his after some idiot tried to molest the brat. Nobody touched what was Akutsu's, not if they valued their life.

Dan Taichi was his, this was a fact Akutsu had been forced to accept. He also supposed that, on some level, deep down, he was Dan Taichi's, even if he'd never say it aloud. It probably was evident enough in the way the kid had indeed managed to force him through high school with considerably little effort, but anybody mentioning it had better prepare themselves for a painful beating.

Dan never said anything about it, although Akutsu had to admit he probably wouldn't have beat the brat anyway. Dan just smiled.

The cheerful chatter didn't stop for a single moment, but Akutsu didn't really mind. It was sort of soothing, assuring him that the kid was somewhere nearby and not getting himself gang raped at some dark alley. As long as there was an occasional ”Akutsu-senpai!”, everything was somewhat all right in the world.

Dan had stopped right in front of him and was leaning back against him now, looking up with the big brown eyes that resembled those of the puppy Akutsu had definitely not left on Dan's doorstep on his birthday. Even if the attached message ”Don't kick me out, please” had been in his handwriting. Akutsu supposed this meant he was supposed to actually listen instead of just being around, so he did his best to look like he didn't hear a word.

Somewhat good at reading him by now, Dan nodded in satisfaction, knowing he was listening. ”Hey, Akutsu-senpai,” he said with a bright smile, ”why don't we celebrate you passing all your tests tonight desu? I baked cookies yesterday desu!”

Akutsu didn't doubt he had. He could just imagine the kid, all covered in flour and whistling happily to himself while he mixed chocolate chips in the cookie batter.

”Whatever,” Akutsu grumbled. ”I already told you I failed, though.” He knew that regardless of what he said, he'd still end up at Dan's house. Dan would physically drag him there if nothing else helped, not that he actually could do it except that Akutsu usually let him, as it was a lot less trouble.

”Great desu.” Dan's grin grew a little wider and he leant closer to Akutsu, his arse pressed against the older boy's thighs. Ignoring all the on-lookers in favour of reaching his hand up to hook it behind Akutsu's neck, Dan continued in a whisper nobody else could hear, ”My parents aren't home tonight desu.”

...Well, fortunately Dan was actually not as much of a kid as he still looked like.


Of course, Akutsu didn't fail any his tests. In fact, he graduated as the third best in his class just because he could, take that from the good-for-nothing delinquent you idiotic bastards also known as teachers. This made his mother weep with joy for a change and Dan gave him that stupid little grin of his that meant he was proud and ridiculously happy for Akutsu. At least the kid never even thought of uttering the words ”Told you so.”

Instead, he told Akutsu he had baked some more cookies.
mamuchan: chibi kaidou pleasemamuchan on July 30th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Whiiiiiiiiiiiii~!! Sulonen! (^_^)

Oon sitä mieltä, et Dan on selkeesti Kaidoun lailla "the mental seme". (~_^)

Ja onneks olkoon Akutsulle!
Eleonoralumelle on July 30th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Mukava et tykkäät!

Akutsu: "I'm seme in every fucking way, damn it."
Dan: *appears from behind the corner* "Akutsu-senpai! You'll come over to my house today, right?" *smile*
Akutsu: "...Whatever." *is dragged away*

Akutsu: *glare* "What's it to you, anyway?"
mamuchan: chibi kaidou pleasemamuchan on July 31st, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
No toki! (^_^)b

Noi "extrat" on aina kivoja! (>w<) Eikä Akutsu välttämättä ois seme, ellei Dan olis provosoinu ensin. Vai? Niin, että yllättäen Akutsu onkin tossun alla. Enkä epäile lainkaan, etteikö Kaidou sais suunnilleen ketä tahansa Puma-lenkkareidensa alle, hihihi. (^w^)
Eleonoralumelle on July 31st, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
Mukava et tykkäät extroistakin... (>w<) Ja juu, Akutsu ei varmaan tykännyt aluks, mut Dan on aikaa myöten maanitellut/manipuloinut/hurmannut sen ihan täysin. Ja Akutsu jaksaa aina vaan uskotella itelleen et jos se sattuis niin haluamaan niin kyllä se vois vastaankin sanoa...
mamuchan: chibi kaidou pleasemamuchan on August 1st, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Olen hämmentynyt ehkä koko loppuelämäkseni.

Pelasin Akutsu-leaderina-pelin loppuun. SEKIN jätettiin yksin! VOI MIKSI!? Akutsun ja Danin ystävyys kyl laski useempaan kertaan, ku Dan ei tykänny Taka-sanista. (;_;)

Mut PARAS juttu oli se, et VOITTO tuli, ku Dan hakkas Sengokun 3-0. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (>w<)

Ja muuten. Pelasin ite Taka-sanilla doubles ottelun Akutsun kanssa, ni vaikka Taka-sanilla oli power ja stamina parhaimmat maholliset, ni ainakaan syöttö ei tuntunu niin hurjalta ku Amanen. Ehkä vähän outoa, mut yks asia on otettava huomioon. Amanen maila. SIINÄ piilee se ERO. (*_*) *drool*
Eleonoralumelle on August 1st, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
...Ehkä Kaidou ja Akutsu on vaan niin pelottavia? Vaikka eihän Dankaan pelkää Akutsua tippaakaan, tuo on ihan väärin! (;_;)

...Dan hakkas Sengokun? d(>w<)b Jee, nyt voin kuolla onnellisena.

Mistä pääsemmekin kysymykseen mailan mahdollisesta freudilaisesta symboliikasta.
mamuchan: chibi kaidou pleasemamuchan on August 1st, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Ehkä se on niin. Tosin Akutsun joukkue pelas Kaidoun joukkuetta vastaan, mut herra ei sit ite menny ollenkaan kentälle. Mitäs helvettiä? (>_<)

Voi kyllä. Se oli unohtumaton hetki! \(^_^)/

No, onneks mulla on Amane Momon joukkueessa, ni täytyy testata sitä, kuhan se saa treenattuaan powerit täysille. (*___*) Enkä voi sanoa muuta, ku et Amanessa on varmasti vaikutusta vain muutenki ku mailan koossa! (^O^)

Sivumaininta: Amane ja Bane tykkää KAIDOUSTA enemmän ku MOMOSTA, joka on sen joukkueen LEADER! WTF?! (>w<) *salaliitto*
Eleonoralumelle on August 2nd, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Siis kumpi ei mennyt kentälle, Akutsu vai Kaidou?

Jee! \(^_^)/

Sehän sanottiin et Bane ja Davide on yksittäin vahvempia kuin Momo ja Taka-san...

...En aattele Bronze Pair/Kaidou threesomea, en ajattele...
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 2nd, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Kaidou ei menny. En muista, pelasko Akutsu. Mahollisesti nelinpeliä.

Hmmm, hyvin mahollista. Miten mahtaa olla, ku Momo ja Taka-san veti ne harjottelusessiot ennen nationalsia? Pikkasen sääli, ettei Seigaku ja Rokkaku pelannu enää toisiaan vastaan. Se ois ollu kiva juttu. (^_^)

(O_O) Et vai... (._.;;) Kaikkien ystävyyssuhteet ehti kyllä muuttua pelin edetessä, mut jos susta tuntuu, et haluut lisätä Banen mukaan, ni siitä vaan. Threesome on tervetullutta, kunhan ei oo mitään hirmuista nöyryytystä. Ketään kohtaan.

Mut toisaalta, Bronze Pairia sais olla PALJON enemmän! (>_________<)
Eleonoralumelle on August 5th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)

Ois mielenkiintosta sinällään tietää... Ärsyttää kun aina kun peli on pelattu niin "okei, nää on siis parempia kuin noi" ja sitä pidetään ihan faktana vaikka molemmat kehittyy sen jälkeenkin...

Älä huoli, musta nöyryytys-"threesomet" on lähinnä sadistisia parificcejä.
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 5th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Eihän PoTissa kai kukaan "jää vaan olemaan", vaan kaikki rehkii, et ne ois vielä parempia. Varsinki ku Japanissa on se "rival periaate", "en voi antaa periksi", "teen parhaani" ja niin edespäin.

Rokkaku rupes vaikuttaa yheltä kaikista heikoimmista kouluista, ku ne hävis Seigakulle tosta noin vaan (no, lähes tulkoon) ja Higa pisti ne ihan polvilleen. Tulee paha mieli. (;_;)

Ootko yhtään pohtinu, mitä siinä threesomessa ois? (*______*)
Eleonoralumelle on August 7th, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)
No mietipä Yamabukia... Niitä pelättiin ja jännättiin etukäteen jo ilman Akutsuakin ja nyt ei kukaan muistakaan niitä paitsi jos Sengoku ja Dan ilmaantuu paikalle... Mua jotensakin ärsyttää miten jotain ihan alkukierroksia lukuunottamatta jokaista uutta vastustavaa pelätään et "miten me voidaan ikinä voittaa" ja sit jälkeenpäin ne unohetaan täysin... Siis oikeesti, kuka enää ees aattelis St. Rudolphia uhkana? Ja silti niitä etukäteen jännättiin tosissaan.

Ikävä sanoa etten...
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 23rd, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Totta, kaikkia on pelätty vaikka kuinka, mut lopulta käy niin ku käy. Saa nähä vaan, miten kauan enää. Mitä veikkaat? Loppuuko POT siihen, ku Seigaku voittaa? Sehän ois katastrofi, jos Tezukan ja Oishin suuri unelma olis ihan pirstaleina...

Täytyy varmaan taas joku ilta/yö ettiä lisää Bronze Pair matskua. Mistä tuli nyt sit mieleen se, et piti lukee RP:stä, mitä Banelle ja Daville oli käyny. Pitääpä avata se, muuten unohan sen kokonaan!

Kyl mulle käy myös se mielenkiintonen triangle MomoDaviKaikin. Mut tee niinku ite lystäät.
Eleonoralumelle on August 25th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Eihän se muuten voi loppua, kun ne on päähenkilöitä. Ja Ryoman pitää tietysti kans voittaa koskapa mä en vaan voi hypätä sinne sarjaan nylkeen sitä tai mitään...

Katsotaan, mitä tulee...
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 26th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Totta. *yrittää olla ajattelematta Death Noten loppua* Ja no, se ois aika yllättävää, jos lopussa ois sillee, et sä nyljet Ryomaa ja mä yritän kannustaa sen minkä kerkiän - saatan yrittää ottaa Akutsun mukaan. d(>w< )

Okei, mä odottelen - sulla on kyl paljo muutaki tekemistä.
Eleonoralumelle on August 27th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Death Notekin kuiteski loppu oikeuden ja hyvisten voittoon. Ja jos ei viimesimmästä luvusta muuta iloa oo niin ainakin se vahvistaa sen et Seigakulaiset on hyviksiä.

Akutsu varmaan vielä potkis sitä päähän ja naurais.
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 27th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
Mustavalkosta. Ja oletettavasti siks niin moni tykkää pahiksista...

Sen mä oikeestaan tahtoisin nähdä. Akutsun nauru on aivan parasta!
Eleonoralumelle on August 27th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ei sinällään -- Rikkain pahuuden mustuutta laimentaa aika lailla niitten motiivi, eli Yukimura-buchou.

Kaikkein mielipuolisin nauru koko sarjassa. XD
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 27th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Jätän kommentoimatta.

Kertakaikkiaan paras! Ehoton varsinki siinä pelissä, jos Akutsu on voittanu yhen pelin - kuten nyt vaikka 1-0 -, ni se saattaa vaan nauraa siinä kohassa (siis ennen ku toinen puoli alkaa syöttää, kumpi sit ikinä olikaan syöttäny ensiks). Se on LOISTAVAA!!
Eleonoralumelle on August 27th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
En mä sano et ne hyviksiä ois -- nehän on kiistatta julmin ja väkivaltaisin joukkue, jopa Higaakin pahempia, ja kaikki niistä on samanlaisia -- mut jotenkin niitä on vaikee syyttää siitä voitontahdostaan kun se on kaikki buchoun takia. Joka on tietysti pahin koko joukosta.

XD Uskon todella.
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 27th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Verenhimoista - mitä pahaa Seigaku on tehny... Äh, oon hiljaa.

Voi kyllä, se on mainiota!
Eleonoralumelle on August 30th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Mitä pahaa mitä tahansa muu joukkue kuin Rikkai ite on tehny, siis... Tai ehkä nekin... Sanadahan löylyttää niitä muita pienestäkin virheestä, ja vastapalvelukseks käskee hakata itteään.
mamuchan: kaidou fshuumamuchan on August 30th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Ei noin... Ei todellakaan. Mut ei kai voi mitään.
veryviciousv: rabbit bentoveryviciousv on August 1st, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Wow. Your Akutsu/Dan = LOVE! Thanks for writing :-)
Eleonoralumelle on August 1st, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed! ^_^
loki_leeloki_lee on October 4th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
D-awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... *has goofy grin on face*

...Well, fortunately Dan was actually not as much of a kid as he still looked like.

That line made it for me. Haha. Poor Akutsu... his plans of becoming a proud yakuza member ruined by Dan. XD! Would love to see one of the old tennis members get treated by 'Doctor Akutsu'. !!! That would be hilarious.
Eleonoralumelle on October 4th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
Yay. Goofy grins are good.

Dan's good at ruining unwise plans, is he not? XD And the expressions might be fun... "Wait, you are supposed to make me healthy?"