Title: What's Mine Is Yours
Author: M snowym
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Pairing(?): Inui x Kaidoh x Karupin x Ryoma (in no certain order)
Word Count: 722
Note: I had to write this because love squares are cool, and I like how twisted their love is ^_^.
“Inui-senpai.” Eyebrows arched.
“Echizen.” Glasses habitually pushed up.
The world seemingly stood still as the two boys stood on the threshold of the Echizen home.
The wind picked back up, breaking the silence with the skittering of leaves across the ground, and trees rustling in the breeze. This only served as a reminder that they couldn’t just stand there all day. There was business to be attended to. Sunlight shone through the clouds once again, creating an almost ominous glint on opaque lenses.
“Was there something you needed senpai?”
“Ah, yes. May I come in?”
With a nod, Ryoma stepped aside, allowing the other teen entry. Inui felt a slight chill at the ’ssssssss-- click’ of the door sliding shut. He brushed it off, though. This was just one of his kouhai’s he was visiting. There was no reason he should be worried.
“Anything to drink?” They stopped in a small sitting room, and Echizen gestured for Inui to sit down.
“No, actually, I needed to talk,” Inui explained, taking a seat.
“Well... its not with you. Its kind of private... Is Karupin in at the moment?”
The younger boy looked like he might say something, his eyebrow arching up so high it could no longer be seen beneath the bill of his cap, but at that moment a light jingling noise sounded from the entrance of the room. Both looked over, spotting a rope of puffy fur quickly flicking out of view behind the couch.
Karupin sauntered around the other side of the couch, and stopped only to nuzzle against Inui’s leg for a moment. Almost in a dismissive manner, he sent a slit-eyed gaze at Ryoma, his ears twitched slightly.
Ryoma excused himself, and the last Inui saw of the smaller boy that day was his fingers on the edge of the door, before they quickly retracted as another ’sssss-- click’ occurred, signaling they were alone in the vicinity.
“Thank you for your time, I’m glad you agreed to a meeting today. I think you know why I need to talk with you.”
Adjusting his glasses, Inui forged onward with the difficult topic, not willing to give up in the face of furry indifference.
“Kaidoh and I have been dating for the last few months, but lately his attentions have been waning in my presence. Do you know why this may be?”
Karupin continued to purr. One might attribute this action to Karupin being a cat, but Inui knew better than to underestimate an opponent.
“Well, I think you do, even if you feign innocence. Please, stay away from Kaidoh. You’re a Felis domesticas, he’s a Homo sapien. It would never work out between you. ”
Inui gasped as the fluff ball, turned rival in love, hopped up on his lap.
“Karupin, what are you--” Inui bit out, but was cut off as a head was buried into his chest, rubbing, seeking warmth. Worrying his lip between his teeth, Inui picked up Karupin and placed him on the couch beside him, making sure to put some distance between them. This was highly unexpected.
The cat was beyond reasoning, but surely there was some way to get through to him. Perhaps some catnip was in order.
“I’ll return at a later date. I won’t give up.”
A little worried at what had just transpired, Inui let himself out of the Echizen household. The door slid shut with one last click for the night.
Karupin wandered through the house, making his way back to his owner’s room for the night. As always, the door to the bedroom was cracked, just in case. He nudged it open with his nose a bit, and came in, heading straight for the computer.
Ryoma was sitting on the bed, but immediately perked up at Karupin’s return. He watched anxiously as Karupin clattered around on his keyboard for a moment, and got up to sit at the desk when slit-eyes were turned upon him.
Ryoma nodded knowingly, before taking out the unnecessary letters. Their code was flawless, and he could not help the look that swept over his face at the message that was imparted unto him tonight.
they will be ours soon
Ryoma smiled. Karupin purred.
Soon they would have what was rightfully theirs.