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Nino the fish au

Remember the au where Ohno caught a fish and named it Nino? Well, I wrote a little more in that universe just because I felt the need to write something.

Ohno is a little bit lonely out on his island all by himself. He's not sure how the little yellow fish is going to help but he's sure it will. He's also sure that Sho and Jun think he's a little bit crazy for keeping it. Aiba might think he's crazy, too, but at least with Aiba it would have more to do with the fish riding shotgun rather than the fish in general.

Ohno loves his bandmates so much more than he can ever really say.

"I really love those guys," he says to the tiny fish as they leave the airport behind.

The fish stares at him through the plastic of the bag and opens his mouth a few times like he's saying 'me too'.

Ohno's first stop after the airport is a pet store; his fish needs a proper home. A bell lets out a merry jingle when Satoshi opens the door and it makes the puppies in the back start to bark.

"Hey," comes a very absent welcome from the guy behind the counter. The guy is busy with a handheld game, his eyes focused intently on the screen. He's totally not paying attention to Ohno so Ohno feels free to stare a little.

Hullo, thinks Ohno, you're lovely.

The guy snaps the game off and looks at him. "Do you know how distracting it is to be stared at like that?" the guy asks.

"I have a fish," Ohno says and holds up the bag.

The guy stands up and leans forward over the counter to look into the bag at the fish. "Yellow clown goby," he announces.

"Ninomiya," Ohno says, reading the nametag pinned to the guy's chest. Ninomiya is a nice name, he decides. "Nino."

"What?" says the guy.

"That's his name," Ohno says watching Nino watch Nino through the plastic and the water. "Ninomiya."

Nino, the person, stares at him. "You named your fish Ninomiya."

"I named him after you. The two of you are very alike." He is somehow certain of this.

"Right," says person-Ninomiya. There's a smile flirting with the corner of his mouth and Ohno sort of desperately wants to kiss him. Which is odd—Ohno's not normally the type to want something like that off of somebody like Ninomiya.

"He needs a home," Ohno says a little mindlessly "now that he's living with me."

Person-Nino looks at him then goes around the counter. He walks down aisle two and is back a moment later with a plastic fishbowl. "Problem solved."

Ohno looks at fish-Nino. Fish-Nino mouths at him. "He likes simple," Ohno says, "but he's not a cheap date or anything," he tells the person.

Ninomiya smiles at him suddenly and fully. "I know a guy who makes hand blown glass and does his own etching. His name is Toma. Ikuta Toma." And he produces a business card from out of nowhere. "Give him a call and use the plastic one for now. Just for now," he says, directing his words to the bag of sea-water and fish.

When Ohno takes the card their fingers brush and it makes his heart thump hard in his chest.

ETA: More here.


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Nov. 13th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
...now I'm picturing Nino and puppies. I can't decide if I love you or hate you. XD
Nov. 13th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
But I love you!
The sound of the door always makes the dogs excitable and they'll yip for hours for attention if nobody comes to play with them.

That's Nino's excuse for crawling in with them, at any rate.

"So that guy was interesting," he tells the shiba-inu that is the first puppy into his lap. "I think he wanted to hit on me."

A kai-inu butts his head up under his arm and woofs softly.

"Well of course I'd have let him," Nino says, ruffling the puppy's ears. "He was pretty cute." A little chin barks and puts his paws up on Nino's knee and Nino shifts to stroke its muzzle. "He didn't think I was a cheap date," he confides in a little whisper, "that was nice."

Nino IS a cheap date when he wants to be but it's nice to think of somebody looking at him and thinking he's worth more than he is. Especially somebody interesting and hot like the guy with the fish.

The guy whose name he didn't get. "Fuck," Nino tells the puppies.
Nov. 14th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
Re: But I love you!

ilu. ♥
Nov. 13th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
i love you a lot right now
Nov. 13th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
What you really need to write about is Arashi feeling up Sho in his pretty Chinese dress.

Nov. 13th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
I should download that episode. I just haven't been watching much lately.

Sho's hips swayed rhythmically beneath the black silk of his dress and Jun swallowed hard. It was audible to his own ears and almost certainly to Sho's because there was an extra swing in his stride after that.

Nino zoomed past Jun and slapped a hand over Sho's ass. "You snooze, you lose," he called out happily over Sho's shriek.

"I was getting to it!" Jun shouted back at him.

"Getting to this?" Aiba asked darting past on his other side and laying his hand next to Nino's. "Ow, ow, Sho-chan stop hitting me with your fan!"

Ohno drifted by and somehow managed to avoid Nino's helplessly laughing form, Aiba's flailing, and Sho's fan to settle his hand comfortable over the silk-covered curve of Sho's butt. "Soft," he said.

"The hell with this," Jun muttered to himself and he ducked under the cover of the arm Ohno lifted for him.

It WAS soft.

"Rape!" Sho screeched. "Help! Fire! SOMEBODY HELP ME."

Edited at 2009-11-13 07:26 pm (UTC)
Nov. 13th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
You KNOW you want to write about Chiquita Banana!
Nov. 13th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Well, aren't you lucky. The episode hasn't actually aired yet. It's for next week. >D Also: Sho totally pulls the Chinese dress off better than Nino does. And the wig too. XD Though somehow, I don't think Nino is annoyed by that at all. >D
Nov. 13th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
How wrong is it that I have an Ohno with Cat icon and no Ohno with fish?
My love for you: it sparkles and has a distinct rainbow tinge to it&hearts

And Nino in a pet shop with other small cute things with sharp teeth and unpredictable dispositions. I love you a lot&hearts

And Ohno not thinking Nino is a cheap date #^_^#

I hope you continue to feel the need to write something. I really do&hearts

I saw this and felt like it was my karmic reward for finally submitting a stupid article I finished two months ago >_<;;;

. . .

Okay, I'm not really that self-centered. What I really mean to say is that this was lovely to run into and it made me happy ^_^
Nov. 13th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: How wrong is it that I have an Ohno with Cat icon and no Ohno with fish?
I am running late for work but please know that I would be honored to have given you your karmic reward. \0/ I love you lots, too.

Tomorrow I will write just for you.
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
That may be the most awesome icon in the history of icons \o/
My cup&hearts It runneth over with rainbows&hearts


I should do some work, then ^_^ Or I could post . . .


Or I could post. This is more appealing ^_^

Thank you! *glees* You just totally put me in the mood to post . . . but on what? Hmmmm . . .

Well, I can't really offer you fic in return as I did it a total of once and . . . erm . . . yeah. But, if you ever have a hankering for a particular picspam, I would love to make you one&ehearts


Nov. 13th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
aww, that was adorable.
Nov. 13th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I... I love you. Wholly and completely. When fandom writers have that big multi-person marriage I'll be sure to always remember your birthday and secretly give you better presents than all the other wifies.

Also: Good to know fish breed. This will be coming in handy to me.

And the secret of where fish-Nino's name came from is stellar. While I would never question Ohno's random tendencies, we've seen in the past that his capacity for naming things strays into the realm of bizarre rather quickly. Nino was an oddly normal name for his fish. Now we know why...

I rather adore this universe. ♥
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Awwww. I have to say, I love Nino PLAYING WITH THE PUPPIES. This AU is just too cute. :)
Nov. 15th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, that was completely precious. I was a complete failboat who, when reading the first part, utterly failed to miss the fact that it was an AU until nearly the end.

Nino+puppies and talking to puppies about Oh-chan reaches new heights of adorable I had hitherto believed to be unreachable. I am really loving this au! Thanks for sharing!!!
Mar. 31st, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
It's a short AU but~♥♥♥♥♥ (:

"He likes simple," Ohno says, "but he's not a cheap date or anything," he tells the person.
I love this line, and can't agree more. The image of blushing-cheeks fish-Nino is going to stay in my mind for a while~ ^^
Oct. 21st, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
you will always stay on top because you're amazing like that. THIS.. ohgod.
Nov. 15th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
YELLOW CLOWN GOBY. Oh gosh, when you described Nino (the goby) as blushing I dismissed that as poetic license at first. LITTLE DID I KNOW. How did you decide on the species? It's so perfectly Nino; genius casting! I-if casting is the right word to use with fish

EEEEE Ohmiya lovelust-at-first-sight! With a full chorus of puppies and other animals in the background *wholeheartedly applauds*

TOMA! He has a one-line mention in this fic and already I like him. =P
Jun. 2nd, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
Hello again! I actually knew I wanted a yellow fish so I just google imaged for yellow saltwater fish. And I saw the goby and THERE WAS NINO. PS. Casting is the perfect word. YES. THIS.

I wondered if I should even have the lust but then I figured 'this is a one-off! It doesn't matter!'. So yes. Total interest. Too bad Nino didn't get his name. They probalby could have boned without all the tension. Of course, that would have screwed them up later..

I should send them back to the petshop. Nino needs to sit with more puppies. And I should bring back Toma. I love him. But mostly: Thank you for the comment, for the delicious pun, and for liking these people (and pets). It made me happy then and it makes me happy now.
Jun. 5th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
=D I love those moments when things fall in place and voila, there be Arashi! (Like how I was reading the book that inspired the DreamWorks film "How to Train Your Dragon" and THERE WAS NINO. /off-topic)

THISmakes me want to draw a 4-koma for it. XDDD

Yes, yes and yes: DO WANT. Please sir, may I have some more? *puppy eyes you*
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