Title: Eternally in Debt
Pairing: Ryo Nishikido×Takahisa Masuda, Takahisa Masuda×Yuya Tegoshi
Disclaimer: WHAT THE HECK IS A DISCLAIMER? Just kidding. There's a dictionary.com, did you know that?
Summary: Takahisa Masuda finds himself stuck in a very difficult relationship with Ryo Nishikido. But after lending a bit of his blood to a man (Yuya Tegoshi) he did not know to be a Vampire, Takahisa finds himself responding to a Vampire that believes that he is eternally in debt to Takahisa for his life.
WOW. It's been SO long again. But it's not my fault! My internet is STILL broken on my real comp and now I have to use this lame laptop. But I HAVE to post this. So. Here it is. Ok I'm done complaining.
[One] 'I will serve you for as long as you live.'
[Two] 'Could it be possible for a human to own such eyes?'
[Three] 'A Vampire. That looks like a Vampire bite.'
[Four] 'His lips red, his teeth sharp, his skin pale. He almost looked similar to Yuya.'
[Five] 'This seemed like some kind of Vampire infested building after all.'
[Six] 'He looked up at the King, and noticed a very startling resemblance to someone familiar.'
“Agh, we’re never going to find him! This is impossible! And we have no idea what his blood smells like!” Tomohisa was in hysterics. He afraid of getting punished if anyone found out about Takahisa.
“Ah, please calm down, Tomohisa. I’m sure he’s just hiding.” Keiichiro wanted to keep calm, but he started to feel a bit worried himself. “You told Hironori too, didn’t you?”
“I did. He should be looking right now too.”
“Good. We cannot rest until we find this human! Don’t even stop to catch your breath. Let’s go!”
“Come along this way, hurry up. Quickly, come on!” Kazunari was dragging Takahisa down the hall. His walk was so swift, Takahisa could hardly keep up.
“Ah, Kazunari. Who’s this?” A man in the same kind of tuxedo Kazunari was wearing said kindly.
“Aha! They’re butlers!” Takahisa grinned at himself for being so clever.
“Masaki…please find Jun to get this man cleaned up. He will be joining the royal family for dinner. I will be alerting Sho about the feast.” Kazunari pushed Takahisa into the one named Masaki, and closed the door behind him.
“Well, hello.” Masaki smiled. He stopped and looked closer at the still, very terrified man. “A-Are you human?”
Takahisa gulped, his voice still gone.
“Ah, never you mind. Let’s take you to the bath, shall we?”
There was so many twists and turns, Takahisa began to get dizzy. After what felt like a whole half hour, Masaki finally stopped in front of the door and opened it.
Takahisa’s eyes went wide at the sight before him. This couldn’t be a bathtub, could it? But there was a tap. An enormous one. And it didn’t look much like a swimming pool, but it sure was the size of one.
There were fountains, and statues, and everything you’d find in some kind of royal bathtub. Not that Takahisa really knew what would be in a royal bathroom, but this is what he guessed.
He didn’t notice the man that sat beside the huge pool, also in a butler tux, get up and walk towards them.
“Masaki…there is only one of him.” The man said, his long, raven hair spilling over his shoulders.
“Yes, Jun, but he is to be groomed before the dinner with the royal family. Just take him to an individual bath. Let us not waste water.”
Takahisa was dragged a little more and found himself in a more familiar bath. Still one hundred percent larger than his apartment bathtub, but it was a lot smaller than the other one. It was more like a Jacuzzi.
“Well, what are you waiting for? Off with the clothes!” Jun said quickly, just about to pull Takahisa’s shirt off himself.
He didn’t want to disobey any Vampires, so he took off his clothes slowly, no matter how uncomfortable he felt.
“Well go on. Get in!”
He looked down, shocked at how fast the enormous bathtub could fill with water.
“Now, why would they invite a human for dinner?” Masaki whispered, aware Takahisa could hear him perfectly.
“Haven’t the slightest.” Jun shrugged, frothy shampoo between his fingers, massaging it right into Takahisa’s scalp.
Masaki scrubbed him with a massive, soapy sponge type thing, hard. He really felt the dirt coming off though.
He would have almost felt pampered and relaxed if he wasn’t so petrified. All these Vampires seemed so kind. Why would he be so afraid? Yuya was very gentle, so why shouldn’t everyone else be?
Takahisa was finally becoming more tranquil when he was yanked right out of the bathtub and dried off before he even realized what was going on. He was exhausted. Did he really have to have dinner with a real King and Queen?
“We must dress him nice. Throw away those rags he came in. He’s having a meal with the royal family, after all.” He heard Jun say from inside an enormous closet.
He felt frozen stiff, as the two Vampire butlers had dragged him all over the castle in just a scarlet robe and slippers. A soft robe, but not the warmest.
They had him wait outside a huge closet in a gigantic room to match, as they picked out something for him to wear. He looked around at his surroundings and noticed this room didn’t look much like the others. Not much red, nor black. Very un-typical.
“Ah, but these are Master Yuya’s clothes. Will they fit this boy? He looks much, much larger.”
Takahisa got butterflies at the sound of Yuya’s name. He was in Yuya’s bedroom? He looked around again. It didn’t seem like anyone had been inhabiting the room for a very long time. There were no photos, nor any personal belongings. Had he moved to another room?
“What about this, Masaki?”
“This is not a fashion show! And he’s a guy. That’s a dress! Why would Yuya have this anyway?!”
“You’re right. Sorry. Ok. What about this jacket? It looks too large for Yuya, anyway. It would probably fit the boy. Grab that t-shirt and pants too. I think it’ll fit.”
Jun and Masaki appeared from the closet with a heap of black overflowing in their arms.
They practically ripped the robe right off Takahisa as they stuffed him in a black shirt, black jeans, and a long, black jacket with more buttons, symmetrically patterned, than you can count. It went down to his knees and fit quite well.
They pulled him towards a mirror and he thought he looked pretty gloomy. He wasn’t the type to wear black much. Ryo was a fan of it, but Takahisa was more into color. He also looked like he should be entering some kind of dark army. His jacket was very Stalin-esque.
“Good enough. We must hurry, we took too long! We wouldn’t want to keep the King and Queen waiting.” Masaki grabbed Takahisa’s wrist and whizzed him through a million more doors to get to a mammoth one. It must have been taller than a large house.
Masaki and Jun pushed the doors, with great effort, open and Takahisa almost gasped. It was the most dazzling dining room he had ever seen. It must have been way larger than his whole apartment building. It looked like it’s own little mansion with a dazzling sky-high ceiling, and very many tables of various shapes and sizes scattered across the floor.
It was practically empty, except for the one great table in the middle, which sat what looked like twenty or so. Takahisa was too lazy to count.
He noticed the King and Queen, as well as the other men he had seen in that room with the throne. A lot of others that looked like royalty as well. Flawless posture, expensive jewelry, ball gowns. This looked like a great party of Vampires. Though the hall seemed quite quiet and empty to be a party.
“Ah, there he is.” The one to be the King had greeted joyously, drink in hand. He turned to Jun. “Would you be able to find Tomohisa and Keiichiro for me? They seem to be a little late for dinner.”
Takahisa gulped. He totally forgot he escaped from their little capture.
“Yes, my Lord.” Jun scurried out the doors, leaving Masaki to force Takahisa into a seat, opposite of the King and Queen. Awkwardly, at the very edge of the rectangular table.
“Please, sit…may we ask for your name, now?” The Queen asked. You could tell she was Yuya’s mother. She had the same placid face.
He felt a bit more calm looking into the Queen’s face. She seemed very gentle and benevolent.
“I-I…um…my name is T-Takahisa, ma’am. Takahisa Masuda.”
“Well, nice to meet you dear.”
Takahisa nervously bowed in his seat, many pairs of eyes on him.
Footsteps loudly neared, Takahisa sinking in his seat as he saw Keiichiro, Hironori and Tomohisa enter.
“Did we not say we had something important to do?!” Tomohisa snarled, Jun ignoring him. “We can eat dinner later!”
“Ah, sir, but we have a guest tonight.” Jun bowed.
“A guest? What the hell are you talk—”
“Tomohisa…” Keiichiro said quietly, grabbing his boorish friend’s arm.
The light-haired Vampire pointed his head towards the dining table, Tomohisa following the nod. He gasped.
“What is he doing here?” He whispered to Keiichiro, who was obviously just as confused.
“Come, my children. Sit. Sit.” King Tegoshi greeted. “Meet our guest. He will be joining us for dinner, tonight.”
Tomohisa, Keiichiro and Hironori sat down by Commander Koyama, who, Takahisa noticed, did not cease to scowl.
“This is Takahisa Masuda.” The Queen introduced. “Takahisa, this is Hironori, Keiichiro and Tomohisa. Keiichiro is the son of Commander Koyama, Hironori is the Commander’s apprentice, and Tomohisa is the son of our royal relatives, the Yamashita’s.”
“N-Nice to meet you.” Takahisa pretended to play dumb. Tomohisa’s face was of pure venom.
After the awkward introduction, a blonde, spiky-haired waiter named Satoshi, with the help of Kazunari and Masaki, served the large table with a very elegant feast.
Ryo had always taken him out to pretty fancy dinners, but this was nothing like Takahisa had ever seen. They seemed to really like red meat. Which didn’t surprise him at all. It was all a bit bloodier than he fancied. Not to mention the red wine didn’t look much like the wine he always had with Ryo.
He avoided anything red, and just pretending to gnaw on a few vegetables, as to not seem rude. He was in the presence of a King and Queen after all.
“What are we going to do?” Tomohisa whispered to Keiichiro. “Yuya is going to be giving us Ryo, and we’re going to have to give Takahisa! How the hell did he get found? Why is he even at this dinner?!”
“Tomohisa, settle down.” Keiichiro murmured irritably. “We will just ask to entertain the guest, and then keep him with us until Yuya comes.”
“Well…well alright. Ok. As long as that works. I wish we could deal with this now though.”
“You are so impatient. Just calm down. Just wait until after dinner at least.”
The two young Vampires whispered amongst themselves as Takahisa wished so much for Yuya to help him out now. This was the perfect moment. Even better than when he almost killed himself trying to get shampoo.
But why wasn’t Yuya around anyway? This was his family wasn’t he? He was the Prince, so why wasn’t he here? No one even mentioned him. Would it be safe to ask? They all seemed pretty nice. Plus, it was relatively awkward, and he should at least say something as he was being fed and watered.
“K-King Tegoshi, s-sir. May I speak?” Takahisa said timidly. Everyone stopped talking, but forks and knives continued to clink. He felt his face turn red.
“Of course, son. Go on.” The King laughed at the politeness.
“Do you have any children?”
The King’s peaceful face transformed into a stony, harsh one. Everyone at the table quit eating too. Silence filled the gigantic room.
“O-Oh, I-I’m sorry sir. N-Never mind. It doesn’t matter. I was j-just a bit curious.”
“No, no. That was rude of me. Let me answer your question.” Takahisa swore he saw the King’s face show a twinge of sadness for a moment. “I have one son. He was to be the Prince of Vampires, but he had disobeyed the Vampire rules and was banished from the castle.”
“And his name…s-sir?”
“His name was Yuya. Yuya Tegoshi. Why do you ask, son?”
Takahisa felt uncomfortable butterflies fill his stomach. “Just a little curious, is all. N-No reason.”
“Well, enough of that!” The Queen said, rather shrilly. “Dinner, everyone! Finish Sho’s wonderful dinner. Kudos to the chef!”
Everyone began to shuffle around and speak again, a bit quieter than earlier, but it was much better than the silence to Takahisa.
“Yuya was banished?” He thought to himself. “No wonder he never really mentioned his family or the castle. Or anything about the Vampire world in fact.”
Dessert was being served as a very uneasy Kazunari whispered something in the King’s ear.
“Invite him in.” Takahisa heard the King say over all the other voices.
Kazunari nodded and left the dining room, only coming back in seconds later. But with someone else this time. Two people in fact.
Takahisa gasped loudly and stood up from his seat as he saw an unconscious Ryo slumped over Yuya’s shoulder.
The dining room hushed once again.
“Yuya.” The King said softly.
“Takahisa?!” Yuya almost dropped Ryo.
“Ryo!!” Takahisa shrieked.
OK. This has taken hella forever. But I finished it early, and then my internet wasn't working and then became all nuts and I'm still hella incoherent. I'm so pissed off. Anyway. I'm on the laptop and it takes so long to post. So. I'm too lazy to type anymore.
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