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Title: Companion
Chapter: Oneshot
Rating: PG
Pairing: KenxHyde
Genre/Warning: Fluff, AU
Disclaimer: I don't own them, but the story is mine.
Summary: “When I said I wanted a companion to spend time with me, I didn’t mean buying a slave as a birthday present for me,” Ken sighs in frustration.
Comment: This is for the 30 day challenge from Tumblr. This is the story for Day 8.

“Tetsu, this isn’t what I meant.”

“What?” Tetsu turns to look at him as though he rejected a 100 million yen per annum offer for something that he enjoys and can do.

“When I said I wanted a companion to spend time with me, I didn’t mean buying a slave as a birthday present for me,” Ken sighs in frustration. Even a decade after the controversial law was enacted, Ken is still not used to the fact that it is acceptable to purchase and keep a slave. And yet, here he is 10 years later, and his best friend Tetsu brought him one despite protests and resistance.

“Relax, if you don’t want him, I can keep him or… I can just return him for a refund…” Upon hearing that Ken quickly stops Tetsu on his tracks. He may be against the law but it doesn’t mean that he’s going to let a person go back to a place where the slave suffers.

“I’ll accept my present!” he exclaims, sighing again before continues on, “Just… don’t call him a slave. If he’s going to be my companion from now on, everyone should know that rather than the other.”

“Fine by me,” Tetsu shrugs. “He’s going to arrive in a couple of days after your birthday, so be prepared.”

That was easier said than done.

The information that Tetsu gave him was as easy as playing a 16x16 Rubik’s cube behind your back. So the very least that Ken managed to do is clean up the guest room that he has used as storage, pack up his pantry with food, prepare some extra clothes etc. By the time it was all done, Ken was so exhausted that he had almost forgotten that his ‘companion’ is going to arrive in less than 3 hours.

Ken guesses that being exhausted is a good thing, for it didn’t give him time to think about the sla—companion of his that Tetsu has chosen for him and what he looks like, what he likes, what Ken can do for him. So that didn’t give him much expectation, just mostly surprise when he arrived on a taxi with a small suitcase, his eyes stuck to looking at his own shoes.

“Err… I’m Ken,” Ken holds out his hand to shake the person who is going to be his companion under his contract (and probably life) and already has a few heart strings pulled.

“Hyde,” the person, now called Hyde, receives his hand with a firm shake, looking up at him for a few seconds before pulling off and looking away again.

“So,” Ken claps his hands together, “you’re going to be my companion, not a slave.”

“Whatever floats your boat,” Hyde shrugs, which Ken realises that Hyde thought it just meant something else instead of what he intended.

“No, no you don’t understand!” Ken flails his arms around. “It means that you’re not under any orders. You can do and say whatever you want, and I don’t care unless it does disturb me.

“Look,” Ken sighs loudly, pinching the bridge of his nose. “I just want someone to be by my side. Who can listen to me, talk to me, and spend time doing… whatever,” he says that with a wave of his hand. “That’s all I can ask for now. If there’s anything else, we can discuss about it later.”

Hyde now looks at him, at bit confused and not sure what to say. Ken takes that it’s time to go inside his house.

“I’ll… take your suitcase into the guest room.” With that, Ken hurriedly picks up the luggage and goes inside. Hyde follows suit. He can’t help but smile though, for all the time he has never thought that he will end up with someone like Ken. Maybe his life will have a change, a start over. He can start this by being Ken’s companion, someone who can be by his side instead of following behind him.

A/N: I had a hard time thinking this one up. I literally pulled this out of my brain less than 24 hours ago. So I'm just as confused. ouo;

Enjoy and comment~


Oct. 29th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
One interesting present thanks to a controversial law ;3

And thank you for reading and commenting~