Title : Cause You are Cute (Even) Without Glasses
Pairing : Jun x Ohno (Juntoshi)
Length : one-shot
Rating : PG
Genre : fluff,
Warning : based on some Arashi ni Shiyagare episode ; already Beta-ed by Maki Tachibana-sama (hountou ni arigatou gozaimashu~)
Summary : Ohno work as Jun's subordinate but everdays he always have to face angry Jun. (i'm suck with summary, gomen)
NOTE! from my beloved beta-reader, Maki-san (Some Japanese terms used that you might not know.)
- “kachou” means “boss” or “section chief” but can also literally mean “supervisor”. In this fanfic the “section chief” term will be used. This will be used by Ohno Satoshi who is addressing Matsumoto Jun, the chief in their section.
- “buchou” means “a head of a department” or “general manager”. It will be used by Matsumoto Jun addressing Sakurai Sho, their department head.
- “bento” is a Japanese-styled wooden lunch box that is a multi compartment and is elaborately decorated.
Please enjoy the story~ ^ - ^/
Ohno wiped away the tears that were on the corner of his eyes before it fell. He raised his head to prevent tears from falling. Once he felt he could stop the tears, he sighed and looked at his face on the large mirror in the men's room.
“Ah~ I shouldn’t cry. Such a crybaby” he said to himself as he washed his face. He heard someone coming.
“Eh? Ohno-kun!” Aiba said with his cheerful voice. Ohno felt a soft pat on his shoulder. He turned around and gave Aiba a smile.
“Eh? Are you crying? What happened?” he asked, looking at Ohno’s face.
“It’s... it’s nothing.”
"Eh~ there is something. Your nose is red, your face looks red too, and your eyes look a little teary. You totally looked like you cried!” Ohno shakes his head.
“Of course not. Why should I be crying?” he smiled again. “Besides, I just washed my face, of course it’ll be red.” Aiba pouted. “There’s no such thing.” Aiba sighed as he observed Ohno’s face once again.
“Look, we are partners here, co-workers even if we are in a different division. We are friends since high school. If there is something—I mean anything—that's disturbing your mind and days, if you want to talk to someone, I’ll be the first in your list, okay?” Ohno nodded.
“You can talk to me about anything, any moments, anytime, day and night. I’ll hear you and will give you solutions if I can” Ohno nodded again.
“And I have to go back to work now, Aiba-kun” Ohno cut him.
“Ah! That’s right. We can talk later, after work. It’s not good making Matsumoto- kachou wait or he will get angry. He looks evil when he's angry” Aiba shivered as he talked about the evil Matsumoto.
“Well... he is.”
“I’m really surprised you can work with him until this day. You must be strong, nee ... Ganbatte Ohno-kun” Aiba said as he smiled.
“Haii. Ganbarimasu !” and he walked away from the toilet. He closed the door behind him and sighed.
If you know how much I want to protest to him. I just can’t...
“How many times do I have to tell you, don’t use that ugly glasses again!! Are you even listening to me, huh?!” The next day, the room—is once again—full of Matsumoto’s shouting and complaints. Everyone outside the room can hear him. Few of them peek into the room. In front of Matsumoto there is Ohno who busy bowing deeply to apologize.
“I-I’m really sorry, Matsumoto kachou *. I’m really sorry...”
“What’s your excuses today, huh?” Matsumoto threw himself on his chair, looking at Ohno. Ohno could almost see fire on Matsumoto’s angry eyes.
“I... I’m still not used with contact lens. Actually I can’t use them. I don’t understand how to put them.” Ohno tried his best not to cry in front of Matsumoto. He kept looking on the floor, avoiding Matsumoto’s eyes. He can hear Matsumoto click his tongue in annoyance.
“Are you an idiot?! You can’t even use contact lens?!”
“It’s just too scary to use, Matsumoto-san..” Ohno gave his best to make his boss understand. After a few minutes, Matsumoto Jun kept throwing his tantrums at Ohno. Angry at everything and throwing all his complaints from simple to the simplest thing. Ohno can only keep his eyes close whenever Matsumoto - or let’s call him Jun, for short, and only just a few people who can keep calling him like that—raises his voice. It’s like a thunderbolt in a beautiful evening. Ohno tried, really tried to keep his eyes not teary or from even crying.
But he failed.
When one of single tear ran fast from his eyes to his cheek and fell to the floor. It’s like a miracle. Suddenly Jun stopped.
“I’m really sorry, Matsumoto kachou ... I’m really sorry...” Ohno kept on repeating that. He raised his head slowly to look at Jun with tears on the corner of his eyes.
“I-I’ll do my best. Please don’t fire me. I’ll fix this, everything... I… I will also learn how to wear contact lens. I... I’m really sorry Matsumoto kachou ,” once again Ohno bowed deeply. Jun sighed at him and look at another way.
Honestly… he did not really mean to make this man cry.
“Go away from my room. Do what I said and...” he looked at Ohno again, he can see that the man is looking at him with eyes full of confusion. “...and don’t forget about your promise. I don’t care if I have to fire you next time. Remember that!”
Ohno was still looking at him with a confused face, teary eyes, wet cheeks & nose. But that somehow made Jun’s heart jump a little.
“What are you waiting for?! Go away from my eyes! NOW!!”
After he heard Jun screaming he went back to reality. “Ah! Gomennasai. Hountou nii. Excuse me...” and he ran away from the door.
“AND DON’T FORGET TO CLOSE THE DOOR!! YOU IDIOT!!” Jun’s screaming made Ohno go back to
close the door.
“I’m sorry. Really... I’m so sorry,” he said as he closed the door and ran back to his chair.
“I heard about that,” Aiba tried to start the conversation because Ohno didn’t talk. Even a single ‘hello’ to him since they met for lunch.
“Heard about what?” Ohno asked him as he ate a spoon full of food into his mouth. Chewing them happily.
“About Matsumoto-san who-”
“Ah~ Umaiiii ! This food really has a great taste,” Ohno said with happy face. Aiba sighed.
“Look, Ohno-kun. I-”
“You have to try this food too, Masaki.”
“I don’t wanna talk about it.”
“I don’t want to talk about my job when I’m with my food for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even my snack time,” Ohno said again as he took another spoon to eat.
“Okay...” and once again they ate their lunch in silence.
“Where did you get the news?” suddenly Ohno’s question made Aiba click his tongue.
“You said you didn’t want to hear anything about job when you’re with your food.”
“I was just asking where did you get the news?”
“Gossips can spread like a dandelion seed blown by the wind” Aiba said as he drank his water.
“Ah... souka .”
“I think I can help you about-”
“No, thank you.”
“I’ll call you if I need any help. Now, excuse me. I have to back to my work before lunch time finished. You know I’m still not good with directions, I can get lost in my own office. And you know what it will be next, right?”
Aiba nodded. “Your Matsumoto-san will really, really get angry.”
“Yes. And... he is not my Matsumoto-san. Jyaa nee , Aiba-kun” he left the canteen while Aiba continued to stare at Ohno.
Ah... I hope he can do his best, Aiba told himself.
Someone was knocking on his door when he was having his lunch. Actually, it’s disturbing him.
“Yes! Come in!”
The person stepped inside the room with a bright smile.
“Konnichiwa ~ Jun-chan~” he said in a teasing tone.
“Ah. Buchou *… What brings you here? ” Jun asked as he stopped eating and stood up and bowed deeply.
“Tsk! Don’t be so formal. Just call me Sho, like always!” he walked to a chair in front of Jun’s table.
“Sit down, sit down! And continue eating, nee?”
“What is it, Sho-kun?” Jun sat down and continued eating.
“Ah~ I see. You must be in an ‘angry-mode’, right?” Sho answered with a question. Jun sighed in frustration. He placed his chopstick down and looked straight to Sho.
“What is it, Sho-kun? If you don’t answer me, I promise I’ll-”
“What? What will you do?” Sho cut him, asking him like he was threatening back his bestfriend. Jun—once again—sighed in defeat.
“I heard about...” Sho said as he take one of Jun’s meat in his bento * with his fingers.
“About what?” Jun only can look at Sho.
“About you. Angry. In the beautiful morning. Throwing your petty tantrums to someone who’s actually... hmmm... how should I describe him? Cute?”
“Well, he can’t do his job properly. That’s why I get angry.”
“Nope...” Sho licked his finger which was covered with sauce. “You actually like him...” he continued as he licked another finger.
“Wh-what?! Like? Him? How could you make such a ridiculous conclusion like that?!”
“Hmmm... I just know it. Believe me, you... actually, deep in your heart... you like—no!—maybe love him,” Sho said as he take another meat in Jun’s bento .
Jun snorted, “Impossible.”
“Why are you always just concern about one employee when you have ten? You always get angry at him, only… him,” Sho said again before he ate the meat.
“Actually, I also get angry at the others, too” Jun ward Sho’s words.
“Ah, aah~? Nope. I know how many times you get angry to your ten employees, Jun-kun,” Sho licked his fingers again.
“Ouh? Really? Did you count? And for God’s sake if you don’t stop licking your fingers, I promise I’ll bite those fingers” Sho can sense from Jun’s voice that he seems challenged and frustrated.
“You just can’t resist seeing me so sexy while I lick my fingers...” he said as he took out his little notebook and started to search for something. His face lit up when he finally found it.
“Here, let me read it for you. At 9th April, you got angry at Ohno-san because he is late one minute. At 10th in same month, you also got angry at him because he was wearing weird clothes-”
“That’s obvious, he was late the other day and he wore weird clothes. We are working in an entertainment world, Sho-kun. Entertainment world! We can’t work with… with lame fashion!” Jun tried to avoid Sho to continue. But it Sho wouldn’t stop reading his list.
“...and today you threw your petty tantrums at him and made him cry. You really are crazy.” Sho closed his notebook with a triumphant look on his face. But Jun remembered something.
Yes...That was true. He made Ohno cry today. He can even remember how the first tears touched the floor. It made him stop at once.
“I just can’t understand.” Sho shrugged “If you keep him only for throwing your tantrums like that, I’ll just get him to be my personal assistant. I can see a really great potential in him Jun. It’s okay. I’ll receive him with open hands,” Sho kept on making Jun feel guilty.
“Well, I guess I have to go back to my office now. Bye-bye Jun-kun. Don’t forget to think about my offer, nee ?” he stood up and walked away. But before Sho could open the door someone opened it from outside and accidentally hits Sho’s face until he fell flat on the floor.
“OUCH!!” he groaned as he held his nose.
“SHO!!” Jun ran towards him and looked at his face. “Are you okay?”
“I-I’m okay... I’m fine,” he said as he kept his palms on his face, especially his nose.
“Oh, my! I’m so sorry, Buchou-san . I didn’t know you were-”
“HOII! You have to be careful when you open the door! It’s Sakurai-san you hit! Our manager! Did you ever think that he could fire you so easily?!” Jun yelled at the person who opened the door. He realized it was Ohno, again.
“I’m really sorry Matsumoto-san, I-”
“It’s okay. It was just an accident. You don’t have to yell. It’ll only make my head spin.” Sho successfully stopped him from scolding Ohno.
“I’m really sorry about this, Sho-kun” Jun helped Sho to stand up.
“It’s okay, really. I have my first aid kit in my office...” he paused and looked at Ohno. “Maybe I can borrow your employee to help me, now...” he said again as he looked at Ohno who was trembling in fear of getting fired.
“Ah! Ohno-san! You have to help Sakurai-san for what you did!” Jun’s yelling made him only nod.
“Once again I’m really sorry...” Ohno said as he took another tissue to pat on Sho’s bleeding nose.
“It’s okay. See... it’s not bleeding now. Thank you for your help”
“Say, I have great offer for you!” Sho suddenly changed their topic.
“I would like you to be my personal assistant, would you?”
“You can do some of your work in your house. I need someone who’s always here, with me.” Sho looked into the latter’s eyes who’s also looking back at him with a confused face.
“Look... I know you have a good things, you have a talent as a good employee. I know you can do something good for our company with your ideas. And with you beside me, you can help me and share your ideas for a better future of our company. You don’t have to hear Jun—Ah... I’m sorry—Matsumoto-san’s angry voice everyday. You can increase your ability. You deserve it...” Sho said as he took Ohno’s hands and squeezed them.
“I... I... I...”
“You deserve it, Satoshi...” he said as he look at Ohno’s name tag. Sho leaned closer to Ohno’s ear.
“You can do better here... with me,” he said again with a deep and dark voice. And that voice is like a magic spell.
“Sho-kun, is Ohno still with-” Jun opened Sho’s office door without knocking, looking for Ohno. But what he saw made him stop. He can see Sho leaning so close—so close—to Ohno.
“Matsumoto... san...” Ohno said as he turned to look at him.
“Ah, Jun-kun. I’m sorry. I’m already finish with-” Sho said as he sat up straight.
“I’m sorry for disturbing. Excuse me, Buchou ” and Jun stepped outside and close the door. As the door closed, he walked fast back to his office. He didn’t know why he was acting strangely when he saw them. His heart was somehow beating so fast. It’s like he ran in a marathon.
And was he hurt when he saw those two?
The another day, Jun keep his mouth shut. Only got angry when he reached his limit. Everytime his eyes caught Ohno, he avoids him.
“Konnichiwa , Matsumoto-san. I want to give this documents from-”
“Can you please tell Mayumi-san to take the documents here?” Jun cut him. Ohno seems like he wants to say something but he kept it.
“I understand, Matsumoto kachou. Excuse me” and he close the door.
Why can’t I face him like always I do?
And Jun really avoided Ohno for two months . He didn’t throw his tantrum at Ohno like always. He seems to be more silent more than being angry now. He only does that now if he can’t control his emotions.
Actually, it makes Ohno’s days feel more comfortable. He can do his job better than usual. Now he can understand about what they call happiness and peace in their job.
But that’s only the first month. When Matsumoto was still avoiding him, he thought “ Did he do something to make Matsumoto kachou avoid him? Was he sooooooo mad at him?”
“Nope. I think he’s not angry at you” Sho said as he listened to Ohno’s story.
“Really? But why is he avoiding me? It’s like he doesn’t want to talk to me... Ah, maybe he doesn’t even wanna to see me, too” Ohno said while thinking again.
“Maybe he’s just tired being angry at you?”
Is it really about that? I guess I did some BIG mistake on his eyes.
“Yees! Come in!” Jun said.
“I’m sorry for disturbing, Matsumoto-san...” Ohno opened the door. He can hear Matsumoto click his tongue with an annoyed face.
“What?” he asked without looking at Ohno.
“Is it okay if I come in?”
“Didn’t you hear me say ‘Come in’? Or should I say it again?” Jun seems more pissed off now.
“Ah... I’m sorry,” Ohno closed the door behind him and walked in front of Matsumoto’s table and stand there.
“What is it? Is it so important that it really made you come here?” Jun still didn’t look at Ohno, it made Ohno more and more afraid if he really did something wrong to his boss.
“I just... I just want to ask if I had did something wrong, Matsumoto-san? If I did , please tell me...”
“No. You didn’t. Now can you please leave?” Jun answered it quickly.
“But Matsumoto-san, you seemed to avoid me until now. And I’m afraid I-”
“You didn’t do anything. Please, leave.” Jun cut him and turned his chair around to another direction, so he didn’t have to face Ohno.
“Why don’t you look at me now? Even with all of this changes? Why you don’t look at me?” Ohno asked him again and again. Jun clicked his tongue as he turned his chair around fastly. Ready for yelling at this man as he stood up from his chair.
“Why you—” suddenly he stopped. Yes ... he stopped. Because what he saw was not the usual Ohno. The usual Ohno who was always wearing thick glasses. Made him look like an idiot in front of Jun’s eyes. The usual Ohno who always go everywhere with a sloping bag and tapes. The usual Ohno always wears weird clothes.
But not this Ohno. He wasn’t the Ohno who standing in front of him now. Who Jun always yells at.
No. It wasn’t him...
This Ohno didn’t use his usual thick glasses. Didn’t wear weird clothes, nor his weird bag too. This Ohno looks so fresh without his glasses. His chubby cheeks look so cute to squeeze and pinch. His clothes suits him so much, a stylish denim long sleeves, with an open first button with jeans and a gold necklace. He was even wearing a trendy watch.
No... this Ohno just like he always want to see. But not with his teary eyes like this.
“Is it because you doesn’t like my changes, Matsumoto-san?” Ohno asking again, make Jun back to himself.
“No... it’s not.”
“Then what?!?!” Ohno force him again. Jun gulped. Ohno’s angry face not look so scary with his teary eyes, but too cute now.
Jun face palms himself, hiding his face.
“Eh? What happend, Mastumoto-san? Are you hurt?” Ohno walking towards Jun, afraid if his boss have ache.
“Why you are so cute even without glassess?” Jun said between his palms.
“Eh? Cute? Even... without glassess?” Ohno repeat, seems confused now.
“You are really idiot! Don’t you understand I really like you?” Jun finally can face him now. Ohno can see Jun’s cheeks blushing in red. Really red just like a fresh tomato. And now, maybe he also blushing because of Jun’s words.
“I really like you since the first time you join my division. But I dissapointed when I see you in weird clothes.”
“That’s why I always asking you to changes your style! Ouh, God!” once again Jun facepalms. “You are really slow!”
“Ah... I’m sorry, Matsumoto-san. I’m slow” Ohno said as he bow for apologize. But... after a few seconds...
“EEH?! WHAT?! So all this time? Actually you like me?!” Ohno seems just realized it.
“Yes, I am. I really like you. But all these time you are to slow to understand it! Goddamnit! You are to slow Ohno-kun!”
“What so funny?” Jun asking.
“You calling me “Ohno-kun”, Matsumoto-san.”
“I like it. I like when you call my name like that.”
“I like it... your voice when calling me” Jun staring at him dumbfounded. That smile, Ohno’s smile. It’s different, it’s warm.
“I’m sorry, but I know you with Sho-kun, right?” Jun give a pouty lips, shruking in a cute way in Ohno’s eyes.
“Who said that, Matsumoto-san?”
“I saw you with him... kissing with him...” Jun looking straight to his eyes. “There is no way I could steal my best friend’s boyfriend.”
“Wh-what? We are not kissing!” Ohno seems blushing in red, jump in surprised because Jun’s statement.
“Of course, you are! You guys so close. I can remember how you blushing with a blank eyes like that! How could you-”
“NOOOO!!!” suddenly Ohno screaming, make Jun stop.
“There is no such things. He asking me for transfering into his division. I just blank like that because amazed by his voice. I can’t describe it, but his voice somehow really… hypnotist me. Only that. And there is nothing can make me transfering from your division. Never,” Ohno said as he stay away from Jun who staring blankly to him
“What...?” Ohno asking while Jun keep staring at him.
“Why you didn’t want transfering from my division?”
“Because... eerr...” Ohno seems confused how suppose he answer that question. “...because I still like to work in this division. Yes! That the reason,” Ohno nodded.
“You like me too, don’t you?” Jun asking to him.
“Eh? Wh-why? You are my boss. There is no such things like that. And-and... we are man... so-so...” Ohno answering him awkwardly. He do best for stay away from Jun. He quickly give a deep bowing.
“I-I’m sorry, Matsumoto-san. I-I’ll back to my work...” Ohno make excusess and as fast as he can to run quickly to the door. But Jun’s hand move more fast than Ohno’s feet.
“Don’t you dare to go from me!” Jun threat him.
“Don’t you dare to stay away from me! Again!!” Jun screaming as he take Ohno back to him.
“I’m so sor—“
Suddenly he can feel something soft on his lips. Maybe Jun pull him to strong until he can feel his waist hurt, but his lips... his lips is the most that he feel. so soft, warm and gentle. Ohno in Jun’s arms can relaxing as he feel that, until he can close his eyes. Enjoying that kiss.
“Don’t you ever, dare to go away from me...” Jun said after he pull himself from that kiss, but not really stay away so Ohno still can feel his breath there.
Ohno gasped, but nodded after that.
“So, you really llike me don’t you?” Jun asking him again, still being stubborn is his habit. Ohno nodded again, blushing.
“Since first time you help me with my work...” he said in tiny voice.
“Even after all my screaming, yelling-”
“Shouting and all of your tantrums. Yes... I still like you...” Ohno continue Jun’s words still with his shy voice.
“You...” he cupped Ohno’s cheeks and kissing him again. This time full of passionate and Ohno seems okay with that. Even he return the kiss with his way. And how they giggling after that kiss, make them feel how awkward and happy in same time.
“You always cute even with that glassess, too” Jun said again.
Note from author :
let me put the picture that inspired me to write this fic
Haiii~ Yumi desu~
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