Sho looked around his surrounding, and nodded. More like approving to himself that the area was clear…
Clear from paparazzi.
Clear from delusional fans. Not that he didn’t appreciate their concern towards Aiba. It’s just better for Aiba to have undisturbed rest.
Walking slowly besides him was Nino. Almost half of his face hidden by his slightly oversized cap. He was walking slowly. Fatigue was clearly shown on his face. He was tired. All of them were, with Aiba being hospitalized again. But he’s mending quickly. He got to admit that he kinda missed having Aiba random moments while recording. And that’s why all of them were here. To pick him home.
A snort besides him made him stop the thinking spree he was having that moment.
He looked at Nino and found him smiling slightly.
Sho looked at him questioningly.
Nino only mouthed the word silently. But Sho knew he was saying “Riida”
Sho turned and chuckled.
The said man was walking freely without any concern of being recognized. Maybe that’s because his protruding jaw was already in place.
Yeah, right. Like that’s going to work, thought Sho to himself.
“Is Aiba’chan well enough to be dismissed from the hospital?” asked Nino.
A sudden burst of high-pitched laughter came out from nowhere.
Riida laughed softly. Protruding jaw forgotten.
“I guess that answers your question, Nino”
“Has Jun-kun arrived yet?? He said he’s going to join us this evening…” asked Riida, eyes wondering around, looking for the missing member.
“IDIOT!! AH MOU!!!”
Aiba’s laughter was heard again. This time it was slightly more hysterical than the first one.
“Get it off me before the others get here, idiot!!” replied an irritated voice that Sho knew belonged to Jun.
Nino suddenly got that gleeful look on his face which Sho didn’t like. Nope. Sho didn’t like it at all.
“Do you think we should wait for a while here before coming in?” asked Riida; a confused look on his face.
“Are you kidding me??” Nino took out his phone. The camera at the ready. He had that mad look on his face again, thought Sho worriedly.
“There’s nothing better than right now,” replied Nino as he opened the door.
The view that came to his vision was something really unexpected. Nino began clicking like mad, laughing away uncontrollably. Along with Riida.
All Sho could do was gaped. Like a dying fish.
After all, a sight of flustered looking Jun complete with a fake pregnant belly was something you would never thought to see. Not in this lifetime anyway.
Yup. Definitely not in this lifetime.
Sho took out his phone and clicked.
Jun had learnt and seen many weird things in his life. That’s what you get when you’re bandmates with four other quirky men.
He learnt that a person can indeed went for day-dreaming marathons that could go for many hours straight. It’s also possible to utter not more than ten words per day. Even when you’re involved in a live recording.
Jun also discovered that if he didn’t know Nino like he actually did, it’s actually quite difficult to tell Nino’s exact age just by looking at his pictures. Damn that brat.
Sho taught him not to judge a person solely based on their outer appearance. Sho was the perfect example for that. He always had that calm, cool, manly look that he carried with pride. Never mind the constant fails in many other areas. Only the members knew of his so-called best-kept secret. Sho would never admit that he had “co-splaying as a maid” fetish. And no…Jun did not notice how pretty Sho looked as a maid. Nor did he had that cosplaying maid-Sho stored in his phone for his own perv..err…private viewing…Nope…Not at all.
Aiba…Aiba is the epitome of weirdness. Jun learnt not to lose sleep over thinking on how Aiba’s brain actually function.
But this… this was just too bizarre to ignore.
He blinked and rubbed his eyes many times to make sure that his eyes were not deceiving him.
“Masaki…what the hell is that???????????”
The said man looked up from looking at that “thing” and smiled when he saw Jun.
“What thing??” he asked innocently… too innocently for Jun’s taste.
“THAT thing!! That rounded looking thing that’s currently attached to your tummy!” uttered Jun, his tone getting higher with each word.
Aiba giggled, which only made Jun panic more.
“It’s my baby bulge. Nice, huh?” he answered with a wide grin plastered on his excited face.
“Your what??? Dude, I only saw you yesterday. And that tummy of yours is...was...as flat as your ass. Argh!! Don’t lift up your shirt. You’re going to give me nightmares!!”
Aiba laughed again. Irked Jun is always fun. He couldn’t help himself.
“Hey, you wanna touch it?? Come on… touch it!!”
He grabbed Jun’s head and put it on his “bulging” tummy. Jun snatched back his hand as if it was on fire.
“Holy crap!! That felt real!! I’m calling the doctor!!”
Aiba rolled out laughing on his bed.
Just as Jun was about to wrenched open the door, the door was suddenly opened from outside. The other guy was as shocked as Jun. Flicker of recognition appeared on his eyes after a while. But just as he was about to greet Jun, something caught his interest.
Oh shit! That idiot!!
The other guy burst out laughing at what he saw.
It’s too late. Jun couldn’t shield Aiba on time.
“Masa-kun, why are you wearing that prosthetic tummy?” he asked.
p/s: Can you imagine, Aiba with a pregnant tummy??? oh gosh...after 10 months of no writing, that's the image I have in my head..hahaha