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    Kaoru Sakurayashiki hasn't played violin since high school, but at twenty-six he decides to join a community orchestra on a whim. It's there he meets the annoying yet friendly cellist, Kojiro Nanjo.

    Or:

    The matchablossom community orchestra AU nobody asked for

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    13/15
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    Young, impulsive, and with no ideas about the future, Kaoru and Kojiro decide to take a gap year traveling through America. Kojiro comes up with a brilliant plan to fund his best friend’s champagne tastes--getting married for Kaoru's sweet, sweet inheritance money. And he’s very sure it won’t end in flames.

    Then again, he does have a reputation of being a “stupid gorilla” when it comes to important things.

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    11/?
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    39
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    5
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    713
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    Kaoru has been in the industry since he was a child. Now in his 20s, he feels like he’s only a product for consumption and not a person anymore. He wouldn’t mind if his star burned out and he faded away.
    Which is probably why he’s less concerned about his increasingly invasive stalker.
    Kojiro is a guy of many talents. He even used to be a drummer in a band! A band with a future. I mean, they did go on to contract and charts but… And after his mother dies and his step-father takes off, Kojiro gives up his dream and stays home to take care of his younger brother. It’s not terrible. They have each other and he makes a decent living teaching cooking classes and running his dojo. They’re not rich and yeah, okay, maybe he’s still trying to pay off the debts Reki’s father left them with and the medical bills from their mother but… Kojiro is fine, he doesn’t even think about the coulda beens and the what ifs anymore.
    Mostly.
    Until he gets a call and an offer that he can’t refuse.
    Seven million yen to fill in as the drummer/bodyguard for some band’s tour.
    It’s enough to get them out of debt and secure Reki’s future, besides, It’s just for the summer. It’s not like it’s gonna change anything.

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    14/?
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    80
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    14
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    Homesickness is a hell of a drug.

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    Kojiro gets a surprise while studying abroad.

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    Kojiro opened a leather-covered notebook and inside was a stencil of the design he was going to do. He smiled to himself. “You wouldn’t believe it but I’ve been thinking about this design for months. I was hoping you’d say yes someday and then I’ll have it done on me too.”

    Kaoru raised his eyebrows. “Matching tattoos, huh?”

    Kojiro’s eyes sparkled. “Best friends do that, don’t they?”

     

    Or alternatively, Kaoru finally breaks out of his abusive relationship with Adam and not wanting to be alone, he goes to find Kojiro at his tattoo parlour.

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    “Science is meant to explain everything, Kojiro,” Kaoru droned on, watching the rain touch the ground, even under the streetlights, it appeared as if the rain completely vanished on the dark roads. Kaoru wondered if the rain was actually landing at all.

    “But it holds nothing on the greatest power invented by life on this planet.” Kojiro responded quietly. Kaoru faced Kojiro, for the first time, with nothing else to refute. Drained of all meaningless facts and opinions.

    “Choice.” Kojiro smiled.

    Studying the science of mechanics, Kaoru thinks he can figure out any program and its function. But when it comes to the concept of love, it is the one thing he fails to compute. So, he theorizes from the very beginning.

    (or, Kaoru and Kojiro fall in love, spend some time apart, and realize they've never stopped waiting for each other.)

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    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    58
    Kudos:
    65
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    1239
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    As they walk around the curve of the shimmering, black lake—walk toward the curved beams of the golden shrine and Kojiro, standing there, patiently waiting for him—Kaoru thinks: he has been ready for this longer than he could possibly have known. He has loved and longed and wished for this person, his entire life.

    It had just taken him longer than anticipated to realize it.

    *

    Kaoru lets Kojiro get away once. Luckily, that’s not the end of their story.
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    25/30
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    Karou tells his parents he's moving to Hawaii.

    [This is a flashback to What a Life This Is, about a week before they moved away from Japan]

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    The man was tall, probably taller than Kaoru (which was saying something, as he wasn't exactly short), and even in the dim light of the room, Kaoru could tell he was attractive. His hair was messy and dark - maybe green, the lights made it hard to tell - and his shirt was at least a size too small for him, the muscles of his biceps threatening to tear the sleeves of the button-up (which could hardly be called that thanks to how many buttons were actually up) at any moment. Underneath one of the sleeves, he could see the bottom edge of a tattoo peeking out, and-

    The sound of several drinks being set down jolted Kaoru from his staring and he huffed, turning away from the man as he grabbed the drink, thanking the bartender as he pulled it closer.

    “Aren't you going to thank me?”

    Kaoru bristled, turning to face the man once more. “Last time I checked, I didn't ask you to buy me a drink. That was your own doing. I shouldn't be required to inflate your ego just because you decided to shoot your shot-”

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    10
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    Kojiro is the owner and head chef of Sia La Luce, but he also has employees working with him. When he starts his shift devastated because of a fight with Kaoru, he knows he can count on his assistant manager and friend to help him get back on his feet. A short one shot, used to introduce my oc, Claire.

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    Kaoru thought he knew what love was when he was dating Ainosuke, but that couldn't have been further from the truth.

    Set directly after episode 9, Kaoru didn't win his race against Adam, all he ended up with were bruises, cuts, and a one way trip to the hospital. Kaoru just wanted to just forget the whole night along with Adam, however Kojiro was not going to let history repeat itself again.

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    After the tournament, Ainosuke is invited to Langa's victory party, presenting him an opportunity to reforge connections he'd thought lost while finding a way forward.

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    6/?
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    249
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    When Kaoru gets dumped by Adam, Kojiro is ready. He’s there whether Kaoru needs a shoulder to cry on or an extra helping of carbonara. He’s not prepared for Kaoru gaining eighty pounds in the months since the breakup, or for how uncontrollably horny he gets about it.

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    Chapters:
    2/2
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    All Kaoru knew right then was that he was tired, Adam was gone, and Kojiro never left.

    And for now, maybe that’s all he needed to know.

    For now, all he needed was Kojiro by his side.

    ----

    a matchablossom songfic based on "we'll never have sex" by leith ross

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    2/5
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    15
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    4
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    153
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    Time is against him, and every second the path made of glass is destroyed under the wheels of his skateboard. In his hands he secures the pieces of a broken heart, without turning back where the void threatens to devour him.

    He can't give up, not when everyone has joined forces to save him.


    “IT’S USELESS!”

    His voice resonates similar to a wounded animal, threatening to stop him and feeling the edge of his claws grazing his skin.
     

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    Chapters:
    6/40
    Comments:
    14
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    20
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    3
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    402
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    Kojiro and Kaoru have been fighting a lot lately. Kojiro storms out. Kaoru goes for a swim. One of them ends up in the hospital.

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    Alternate Universe for "stay with me is gone". This time Kaoru doesn't die, and instead he has to confront where his relationship with Kojiro is going next.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    99
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    18
    Hits:
    1046
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    He had dark green hair, soft and curly spilling down his shoulders and a joint hanging between his fingers. Piercing ruby eyes scanned over Kaoru's form, leaning back on the empty staircase of the house. He had a leather jacket tied around his waist, just a plain white tank top on, and a gold chain necklace. His black jeans were coupled with heavy-looking combat boots. Silver rings shone on his fingers and a bracelet hugged his right wrist. Black ink wrapped around his bulky arms and disappeared in the collar of his shirt with a hint of more tattoos peeking from his tank top; a tiger’s mane that resembled the sun’s flare. Kaoru wondered where it ended. He was the kind of handsome you’d see in magazines showcasing the next Don Juan of the generation, in his own cryptic way of showing it, something about his energy oozing pure sex and man was it effective.

    Shit. Kaoru was staring.

    In which Kaoru meets a hot stranger in the middle of trying to escape his own birthday party. He dances with them, gets their number, goes home with them, and maybe even makes out with them. All in one night, but not in that same order.
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    101
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    22
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    1377
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    If somebody had ever told Kaoru that one day he would open the front door to see his teenage self standing drenched in the rain staring doe-eyed back at him, he would have thought they were tripping hard on whatever new substance was being sold around at S these days. Now that this seemingly impossible scenario was happening though, Kaoru had only his own sanity to question.

    A night of passion ensues, and Kaoru finally learns what it means to love himself - both literally and metaphorically.

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    1/1
    Comments:
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    Kudos:
    33
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    2
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    494
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    It was well-known among S-goers that Cherry Blossom had a horde of fans that followed him around and fawned over his looks. And truthfully, no one ever even tried to dispute them. It was clear to anyone with eyes that he was beautiful; even his friends.

    OR: Five times someone had an unrequited crush on Kaoru, one time it was temporarily reciprocated, and one time it was a forever love.

    (pretty pink man makes everyones brain go brrrrr)

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    15
    Kudos:
    253
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    45
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    1470
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    “I didn’t realize you still smoked…” Kaoru speaks, and he sounds angry.

    “Yeah well, I rarely do, only when I’m extremely stressed.” Kojiro says.

    (or: Kaoru discovers Kojiro still smokes, he's not happy about it.)

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    117
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    806

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