Down the Rabbit Hole
It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
In which Furihata agrees to go on a trip to Kyoto and signs himself up for a lifetime of more and more worries.
- Part 1 of Down the Rabbit Hole
Where Furihata is, love stays.
So, when he informs Kuroko of his noble intentions to garner the affections of Furihata Kouki and inquired if the brunet was allergic to anything, Kuroko only scoffs quietly in a very Kuroko manner and replies in a very Kuroko manner as well.
“If anything, Akashi-kun,” he uses that tone reserved for poking fun at the Generation of Miracles (Akashi in particular) at times like these, “I’m sure Furihata-kun would be allergic to you.”
- Part 2 of Down the Rabbit Hole
In which Furihata comes to terms with himself, his relationship and the world, and meets someone unexpected along the way.
“He was always too soft,” the man grunts, fists clenched and knuckles dangerously white, “always took after his mother. Too soft.”
Furihata thinks of red eyes with determination and resilience ablaze, hands that have shaken and sealed over a thousand deals that always brought the conglomerate prosperity and fortune, and shoulders that have always withstood the test of time and borne every burden stacked upon them with admirable resolve and pigheaded stubbornness.
“No sir,” he says, smiling fondly at the comparison drawn up in his mind, papa Akashi and little bocchan Akashi and his expensive baby clothes. What a family they must have been in the past when the glass never cracked and everything was picture perfect.
“He takes after you. Too much, sometimes.”
- Part 3 of Down the Rabbit Hole