Pairing: Ryoda (Nishikido Ryo x Ueda Tatsuya)
Other characters: everyone in NewS
Genre:not quite sure, fluff maybe?
Rating: G, totally safe
Disclaimer: own nothing but the plot, if even that.
A/N:loosely inspired by the song These Words by Natasha Bedingfield.
Ryo was sitting in NewS dressing room strumming on his guitar, and occasionally scribbling something down on a paper on the table in front of him.
"No, that does not sound right at all" He muttered to himself and scratched out what he had written before he crumpled it into a ball and threw it the direction of the dustbin, missing it by mere inches. He got out a new piece of paper and scribbled something down, before he strummed on his guitar. The melody was soft and slow but the frown on Ryo's face could tell anyone that he didn't like it. He stopped playing and ripped the piece of paper, letting the small pieces fall down to the floor. He heaved a big sighed, placed the guitar next to him and fell back against the chair. Why was it so hard? It had never been this hard to write a song before. He needed inspiration and that was now, he looked around the room and noticed a magazines lying on the couch. He walked over to it and started looking through it, if he had luck there would be some picture of him in there. He smiled when he came across an ad for KAT-TUN's latest album. He took the magazine with him back to his chair and placed the magazine on the table. He grabbed his pen and crossed out the other members, making sure they would not disturb his search for inspiration. He looked at the picture and started strumming his guitar, never letting his gaze leave the photo of the man he loved. The inspiration was slowly getting back to him, and he scribbled something down again, a soft melody was slowly forming.
Suddenly he was disturbed by the door opening and his band members returning back from lunch. Ryo was fast to close the magazine in front of him and hiding it under his papers, there was no need for them to see it.
"Yo, what's up Ryo? Writing a new song?" Yamapi asked sitting down on a chair next to Ryo.
"Yeah sort of." Ryo answered, putting down his guitar. "So how was your lunch?"
"It was great, Kame and Jin treated me for sushi" Yamapi answered rubbing his stomach. "You should have come with us."
"Anyone's seen my magazine?" Massuda asked breaking Ryo's and Yamapi's conversation. "It was on the couch when we left for lunch."
"Are you sure?" Shige asked looking up from his school books.
"Of course I'm sure" Massuda answered, turning to Ryo. "Have you seen my magazine? You've been here the whole lunch break, right?"
"Oh, is it this?" Ryo answered slowly pulling out the magazine from under his papers.
"Yes, yes that's it!" Massuda said snatching the magazine away from Ryo. "I had no idea you liked reading this kind of things…"
"Well, I just looked it through" Ryo said turning his face away and looked down on his papers, and the things written on it. Massuda walked over to the couch and sat down next to Tegoshi and they started to look through it together. Ryo grabbed a hold of his guitar again and started playing the melody.
"That melody is nice" Yamapi commented as he listens to the song. "Have you written any lyrics to it yet?"
"No, not yet…" Ryo answered and continued playing, just to be interrupted a minute later by Tegoshi.
"Hey, why is everyone in KAT-TUN except from Ueda-kun crossed out in this picture?"
"Huh?" Everyone in the room, except from Ryo, said confused and walked over to look at the magazine.
"Is this your doing Ryo?" Massuda asked suspicious.
"N-no" Ryo spurted out but blushed slightly. "Why would I do that?"
"Because you like Tat-chan?" Yamapi said rising his eyebrows and smirked.
"How did you know about that?" Ryo asked shocked as a crimson color started to spread across his face. "I do not like Ueda"
"You like Ueda?" Tegoshi, Massuda, Shige and Koyama asked in chorus, surprised looks on their faces.
"You didn't know? How could you not have noticed it?" Yamapi asked them. "I thought everyone knew it."
"It's not that obvious" Ryo muttered not daring to look at any of his friends. "And it's nothing serious anyways, it's just a crush and it'll be gone soon."
"Just a crush? You've been into him for years" Yamapi snorted, trying his best not to laugh.
"Years? How can we have missed that?" Koyama asked the rest of his members in disbelief.
"It has not been going on for years!" Ryo protested, not wanting to discuss this any further he grabbed his guitar and papers and got up from his chair.
"You can't leave now, we have a photo shoot in 15 minutes" Yamapi said as Ryo made his way out from the room.
"I don't care." Ryo shouted back, "I don't feel like spending the rest of my day with a bunch of bakas"
"Hey come back here!" Yamapi rushed out from the room following Ryo down the hallway. "I'm your leader and I'm ordering you to come back here right now"
"You have no right to order me around" Ryo said fastening his pace.
"Yes I have. I'm your leader and -" Yamapi caught up with Ryo placing a hand on his friends shoulder. "And I'm sorry alright. I didn't mean to make you this upset, and I seriously thought everyone knew about your crush on Tat-chan. I mean you have been into him since forever right?"
"I have not" Ryo protested, glaring at his friend. "If I have then how come I just realized I love him? It can't have taken me years to do that right?"
"Aww, you love him. " Yampi squealed. "Is that what you are trying to say with that new song you're writing? I bet he'll be happy when he hears it; you are going to sing it for him right? I mean you have to, you can't write a song about someone and not singing it to said person."
"I have no plans whatsoever to let Ueda know about my feelings, and most definitely not by singing a love so- " Ryo answered but stopped himself when he noticed someone standing not too far away from them, by the vending machine, and that person was none other than Ueda Tatsuya. Had he heard their discussion? For how long had he been there? Why hadn't he noticed him? Yamapi followed Ryo's gaze and smiled when he noticed Ueda with his back to them.
"D-d-do you think he heard us?" Ryo whispered to his friend, his cheeks starting to burn and at that moment he had no bigger wish than for the world to just swallow him, or for aliens to abduct him and take him to a planet far, far away.
"He probably did." Yamapi whispered back. "I mean we were talking pretty loud, and he's like 10 meters away. He must be deaf not to have heard anything…"
"I am so dead" Ryo mumbled, just as Ueda turned around and faced them.
"Hi Yamapi, Nishikido" Ueda smiled, and walked over to them.
"Hi Tat-chan" Yamapi smiled and nudged Ryo in the ribs, making him give Ueda a simple nod as a greeting.
"Nishikido, I heard you're working on a new song." Ueda continued and smiled at Ryo. "If you need any help with it. I'm more than glad to help you out. I'm free tonight so what do you say about me coming over to your place around 7?"
Ryo stared at the man in front of him in shock but answered with a small nod, too shocked to even open his mouth.
"Good, that's a date then." Ueda smiled and then turned to Yamapi. "Nice seeing you Yamapi, I have to go now."
"Yeah, uh, see ya." Yamapi smiled a bit surprised over what Ueda had just done but waved at him as he walked away.
"I guess he heard us" Yamapi said turning his face towards the still shell-shocked Ryo as soon as Ueda was out of sight. Ryo just nodded as Yamapi started to lead him back to their dressing room.