floweranza: (arashi ohmiya sk.)
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Title: from the beginning
Pairing: Ohno+Nino
Summary: They're debuting and Ohno, at age 18, has no idea what's going on anymore.
A/N: A small thing for [livejournal.com profile] aeslis who is super nice (and laughs with me at my ridic plot ideas lolol), and wanted a snuggly, rainy Ohmiya. I couldn't help but making them debut!age and, uh... oops? This might not be completely right? I'm sorry!

The hallway of the hotel in Hawaii has a large floor-to-ceiling window at one end with a polished steel bar in front of it. Rain slides down the outside of it in sheets. Ohno stands there, gazing out.

Ohno is full of doubts. To be honest, he's also kind of angry. The anger lies curled inside the empty pit of his stomach; it knows it can't do anything except move under his skin, prickling incessantly.

Why hadn't he taken the chance to quit before this happened? But he knows he can't blame dancing for making him love it so much that he had stayed.

Just the same as art, he loves the freedom of dancing. The company has never given him real freedom and now they're (four popular boys and him) debuting. Rationally he knows that he can't escape. His limbs that only want to dance are stiff, tied up by the lights of camera flashes in Hawaii.

He's also scared. Ohno can't help but remember that first year in Kyoto: just fifty guests in a hall meant for a thousand. And even before that, all the way from the start, not being acknowledged for his efforts. If anything it was some recognition that motivated him to keep dancing through Kyoto. What can he do now, trapped in a debut where no one knows who he is?

It's not only that.

Ohno knows of groups that smile pretty for the cameras while sniping at each other backstage, unable to stand their bandmates' presence. He has enough trouble smiling for the camera all by himself. He can't imagine spending years and years with these four boys (that's what a Johnny's debuted group means) who have, at least, gotten to know each other better while in Tokyo.

His hands clench around the bar and he lowers his forehead to rest on top of them, long bangs falling to blanket his face. Ohno's 18 and he has no idea what he's doing. But if there's anything that he knows about life, it's that sleeping can make problems go away for a while.

They might be a newly debuted group but they still have to share rooms. The room is dim and for a brief moment of relief he thinks he's all alone. Then he sees the small figure sitting crosslegged on one of the beds, curled around and focused intensely on a Gameboy. Ninomiya swings his head up as Ohno's entrance makes the door creak.

"Sorry," Ohno mutters. The rain slipping down the windows makes shadow patterns across Ninomiya's thin face before the other boy shrugs, turning back to his game. Ohno flops on the other bed and buries his face in the pillow.

Twenty minutes later he still can't sleep. It's not that Ninomiya's loud; rather, the quiet mumble of the rain on the windows and the problems within him aren't willing to let him go. Ohno sits up with a quiet sigh, hugging the pillow to his chest.

He's staring out the window at the blurry, rain-soaked view of the coast, wishing for a camera or a sketchpad or an empty room where he could dance, unfurling, when the bed dips beside him and Ninomiya's suddenly warm sitting against his side.

"I died," Ninomiya scowls, waving his Gameboy. "It sucked."

"Sorry," Ohno says again, bemused. He doesn't know Ninomiya well aside from a few meetings throughout the years; he only knows the other boy has made a good impact with acting. He's also noticed (if only in a search for someone kind of like himself) a shyness beneath Ninomiya's blatantness and occasional nervous tension. "...play again?"

"I guess that's a good idea," Ninomiya responds. Ohno's not really used to anyone leaning on him like this, much less a boy, but Ninomiya's quiet and only pressing buttons and it honestly feels kind of nice. It's kind of chilly in the room. Without thinking too much, Ohno drapes a blanket around both their shoulders.

"You're a lot more comfortable than Sho-kun," Ninomiya mutters suddenly. "He's got shoulders like a rock."

"Um, thank you."

"Ohno-kun," the other boy shifts beside him, one skinny knee against Ohno's thigh under the blanket, "did you know that Sho-kun and I wanted to quit? We tried."

"No," Ohno replies. "...really?" He hadn't. He had thought that the other four were genuinely happy about this; their smiles had looked real enough to him. It only emphasized how much he doesn't know them beyond being work acquaintances.

Ninomiya nods, chin sharp against Ohno's shoulder. "Yeah. But they got us fast, didn't they? One day I have enough saved up to quit and try something else and the next thing I know I'm in Hawaii." His smile is an interesting quirk of the lips, abashed but secretive.

Ohno agrees. It really was that fast, almost happening without him realizing it. It's painful.

"You know, it might not be that bad," Ninomiya says, speculatively. "With us five. Jun-kun is funny, isn't he? Aiba can be kind of dense but he's a really good friend. And you know Sho-kun already and he's interesting. "

Ah. It hits Ohno abruptly that Ninomiya's been trying to comfort him this entire time. The realization of that easy kindness is immense. He lowers his head and dares to lean towards Ninomiya, leaning on the other boy too; Ohno doesn't have good posture anyway. The other boy understands him.

Ohno's not really sure what to say. He's never been good with words. "... Thanks, Ninomiya-kun."

"Just Nino," Ninomiya shrugs the 'thank you' aside. Then he gestures the Gameboy like a trophy. "I don't really want to do it either, but we should work hard. Hey, do you play?"

"Nino," Ohno repeats. Then he blinks at the non-sequitur. "Not really."

In response Nino grins widely, shifting until the game is right under Ohno's nose. "Okay, okay, then just watch me beat stuff up. I'm really good at it."

The storm rages outside as Ohno spends the night awake with Nino under the blanket, shoulder-to-shoulder. He laughs softly at Nino's wide-eyed stares at the screen and occasional fits of swearing. He's still 18 and his life is still going towards some mysterious place that he can't even begin to imagine. It's still frustrating. But he's discovered Nino and if he can discover the other three, too, it feels like he'll be able to start from the beginning.

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Date: 2009-04-28 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mitsuchan.livejournal.com
jdshlhagsh THIS IS FREAKING ADORABLE, HOLY SHIT. ALSO, I SHOULD BE ASLEEP NOW, BUT I HAD TO FLAIL AT THIS FIRST. O_O Oh, I love it. I love it a LOT. ♥

... I wish there was something more constructive to say. XD But seriously, I think you did a great job capturing the uneasiness and awkwardness and "holy crap, we just got tricked into debuting" feeling of early arashi ;o; and the comfort! I love it so *starry eyes*

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
O_O Don't be as bad at sleeping as I am!! hahah

Yeah, I watched their little debut interview and almost all of them look like they were hit by 2x4s and dropped on that boat without a clue. Johnny is sneaky. And I love comfort! :D

Thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 09:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aeslis
Oh my god, you wrote it. I am so happy. Sho-kun has shoulders like a rock ;o; of course, and for some reason mini-Nino saying, "I died, it sucked," makes me smile like nobody's business. :D

This was such a troubled time for them, and it's really sweet to see them lean on each other (literally). XD

ilu. ;o; Thank you! ♥

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
I'm glad you like it! ;o; It's not really Ohmiya yet, but it'd get there eventually (I'm totally sure). Yaaaay, it's a good thing the snuggling worked. Image

iluuuilu. Thanks for reading and giving good ideas!! ImageImage

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Date: 2009-04-28 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zukkoke-iero.livejournal.com
swwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttt~~~~
soooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeeee~~~~~~~~~

awh, ohmiya~~~
so much cutecutecutecutecutecutecutecute~~~~
loveitloveitloveitloveitloveit...

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Haha, thanks for reading! ImageImage

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Date: 2009-04-28 09:36 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fluttering.livejournal.com
This was so cute, oh man. *___* I love debut-Arashi! So awkward and unsure, eeeeee.

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
So awkward and unsure and with awkward hairstyles (but Jun got worse??). ImageImageImage XD

Thanks for reading!! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fluttering.livejournal.com
Well, to be fair, it's all Sho's fault for making chibi!Jun crush on him. But that's a while different story, right Image

You should write more. ;D Image ImageImageImageImage

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
When people say stuff like that the plotbunnies in my head MULTIPLY. Image

iyaaaaaaaaaa ImageImage

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fluttering.livejournal.com
This is a positive this, yoImage Image

:)))) Image

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Date: 2009-04-29 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Something... will show up eventually.

[fidgets] Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 09:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whoompah.livejournal.com
aww srsly so cute! ♥
asdfghj Nino is such a sweetie <3

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Nino can definitely be nice. Image

Thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haruchaan.livejournal.com
Snuggly, rainy Ohmiya is <3. That was really good. I'm hoping for more. :D

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Ahaha, more debut!time stuff?

Thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-29 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haruchaan.livejournal.com
Of course. I love imagining Ohmiya with Nino still 15 years old and Ohno 18 years old. When they still look so innocent and nervous. And those times when Ohno's hair was still long.

Lol. Sorry I rambled on instead. xD But I'm definitely hoping to read more. :D

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Date: 2009-04-28 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misherru.livejournal.com
Ah...this was fantastic...! Truly, thank you, I almost started crying.. (I'm at work...wah~~)

Ohno and Nino just sitting there in that room, listening to the rain...The picture I got in my mind from this was so adorable and ..frail, in a way.

And! There's absolutely too few arashi!debut fics out there, so I was really happy to stumble upon this one :D

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Oh no, don't cry at work! hahah Image It seemed frail to me too! They're just sitting there and waiting for their future to be thrust upon on them dramadramadrama.

Oh! Can you recommend some other debut!fics to me then? I haven't seen that many, either.

Thank you for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 11:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dthnhi.livejournal.com
ajisdjmasdk that was so sweet and lovely.

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruisetsuna.livejournal.com
Guh, that was so sweet, I loved it ;3; a-and this

But he's discovered Nino and if he can discover the other three, too, it feels like he'll be able to start from the beginning.

asksnkclndslkfl awwww, just ♥♥♥!

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
WHEN WILL I EVER WRITE SOMETHING NOT CUTE? hahhaa oh god

I know, I aww'd over that too. ;n;n;n; Thanks for reading!! ImageImage

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Date: 2009-04-28 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rinalin.livejournal.com
Oh, man... this is just so wonderful. Ohno really is just that complex, even if on the surface he's so sweetly blank.

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Yeah, it really surprised me to hear how he had all these problems throughout his time in the agency. Every time I watch SCP I'm like, 'Ohno is such a good guuuy... ;n; [sobsobsniffle]' SO WEAK, LOL.

Thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 02:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ltgmars.livejournal.com
Aw, this was wonderful. Thanks for sharing... it made me all warm and fuzzy. :3

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Date: 2009-04-28 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Aw, and thank you for reading! ImageImage

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Date: 2009-04-28 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayhemagenta.livejournal.com
KSnjdkajklsjkljflkajd.

Your fluff is suffocating me. Needs new term. Fluffocation? XD

I really enjoyed this. I generally enjoy fics that pick into the boys' brains and feelings at the time of their debut, since most of them weren't exactly willing to be in Arashi. This made me super happy, and just dlfailfj! CHIBI OHMIYA FLUFF. BEFORE THEY BECAME A JOHNNY COPYRIGHT OR WHATEVER.

Love. Pure. Simple. For you. Mine. <3333333333333333

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Date: 2009-04-28 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
ksjfsjhf I love your long comments! hahah Please don't die due to fluff, though!

Yeah, me too! I find that interesting. I don't know that many fics like that, though - could you recommend some to me? :D Chibi!fluff is cute, isn't it?

Yaaay, thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zazasukie.livejournal.com
Really sweet and cute! I enjoyed it a lot! ^____^

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Date: 2009-04-28 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hontowa.livejournal.com
This is such a nice, warm piece about their early years. I really like how they're just getting to know each other, but you can already feel the natural fit :)

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Date: 2009-04-28 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you. :) It was a really luck fit how the whole group came together, but Ohno and Nino seem to have some type of (cracktastic) understanding. It's fun to write about them getting there. :D

Thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-28 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
ImageImageImage [my hearts are giving out by now!]

Ahaha, thanks for reading~!

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Date: 2009-04-29 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] panthera-mort.livejournal.com
Very sweet!
I hope there's a... some sort of continuation...?
:D

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Date: 2009-04-29 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
To this one? Well, the next 10 years for them is a continuation. ;) But, maybe. [mysterious]

Thank you for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-29 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] waxrose.livejournal.com
♥ So cute! :3 Tiny Ohmiya is really adorable.

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Date: 2009-04-30 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
A heart! :3

Thanks for reading! Image

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Date: 2009-04-30 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ferfa.livejournal.com
Awwww, so adorable! ♥
I really love Ohno in this and you broke my heart a little with "(four popular boys and him)" (and Kyoto references! :D), oh Ohno :(

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Date: 2009-04-30 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] floweranza.livejournal.com
Ohno broke my heart toooo. ;n;

Thank you for reading! Image

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