Rating: NC-17 (G this chapter)
Length: 545 words (this chapter)
Genre: Fluff, Romance, Smut
Summary: Sho is madly in love with Aiba, but will his struggles with his sexuality and his job as an idol prevent him from being able to be with the person he loves?
Based on a request by yuuki_73
Chapter 1, for those who haven't read it yet!
1 Year Later
It’s been said that if you’re told that you are loved too often it loses its meaning. But Sho’s heart skipped a beat every time Aiba uttered the words ‘I love you’.
It’s been said that if you tell some one that you love them too many times, you don’t mean it as much. But Sho sincerely meant it every time he said ‘I love you’ to Aiba.
So much so that one day, Sho told Aiba that he loved him by using a different phrase.
“Will you marry me?”
Sho knew – they both knew – that they had marriage in the back of their minds when they chose to move to Shibuya. Shibuya was one of the few places where same-sex partnership was legal. And one of only two Tokyo wards that allowed it.
Sho didn’t do anything fancy when he proposed. There were no fireworks, no writing in the sky, no expensive ring. He couldn’t propose in public anyway, so he just casually asked Aiba to marry him when they were lounging on the couch one afternoon. He never imagined that would be how his marriage proposal was going to go, but he didn’t exactly imagine he would be marrying Aiba Masaki either.
Aiba, baby that he was, cried while saying yes to Sho. He was so overcome with emotion that he couldn’t keep it in. Pretty soon him and Sho were grossly sobbing while holding on to each other.
Sho didn't want huge wedding, and neither did Aiba. Not that they would be able to have one anyway.
They got married in private; no guests. Neither of them really wanted all of that attention. Afterwards they had a reception at the mansion that Sho just bought for his father, where they invited their families and the other Arashi members, plus a few incredibly close friends.
The members of Arashi (well, the three who weren’t getting married) sang One Love and led a dance of Ai wo Sakebe. Afterwards, they approached Sho and Aiba and chatted with them for a bit.
“Congrats you two. I’m really happy for you. We all are. I wish you guys all the best!” Sho could’ve sworn he saw tears in Jun’s eyes, as he was a bit of a crybaby too, but he didn’t say anything.
“Never thought I’d see the day that anyone in Arashi gets married, but here we are. Congrats. Can’t say that I’m jealous though.”
Nino and his witty comments. Sho sighed and shook his head, chuckling.
“Guess you guys really are the perfect couple after all,” Ohno muttered.
“Us, perfect? No way!” Aiba laughed while holding on to Sho’s arm, and Sho joined him in his laughter.
Aiba was right. They weren’t perfect. They were far from it. Individually speaking, Aiba was an airhead who often exaggerated his dance moves, and Sho couldn’t do anything remotely athletic. As a couple, they had their days where they argued, or butted heads, even if it was a rare occurrence. They couldn’t share their relationship with the public, nor could they actually get married, or have children. Their relationship wouldn’t be accepted by some and was not accepted by most of the world.
They weren’t the perfect couple – but hey, who said they had to be?
Ahh, it's done! My first chaptered fic. I had no idea where I was going with this at first, but I'm glad I was able to wrap things up pretty nicely. I said this would be 2 hours early, but it's done, so it's eight hours early. X'D
I'm sure you guys don't mind!
But before we wrap things up, I have some people to thank!
Thank you to everyone who read or commented on this fic. There was consistently around forty readers every release! I'm truly thankful for that.
An even bigger thank you goes out to those who commented on every chapter! learashi, deelovesryo, yuuki_nyanmaru, and yukitsubute seeing your comments on every new chapter gave me the motivation to keep posting twice a week! Thank you for letting me know that you were enjoying my writing!
And of course, thanks to yuuki_73, who gave me a prompt that made me say "a one-shot isn't enough for this one". <333
I'm temporarily taking a break from writing Sho and Aiba as part of a main pairing in at least the next two fics. X'D
We've had enough of them around here lately!
See you all very soon! Thanks again! <3