November 20th, 2006

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Yami no Matsuei: Tsuzuki/Hisoka, tastes: bitter

Title: Too Few Cooks
Series Title: Soul Food
Author: Rana Eros
Theme: Bitter
Rating: Bad cooking, and not much else.
Previous Parts: 1 | 2
Author's Notes: All betaed by elizacakeEliza, who helped me brainstorm the themes (again).

Hisoka won't eat Tsuzuki's cooking. Tsuzuki understands; Hisoka prefers simple food, and Tsuzuki likes to experiment. It'd be nice if Hisoka would at least taste-test on occasion, but Tsuzuki picks his battles.

So he sits at Hisoka's table, obediently staying out of the kitchen. Hisoka's cooking for him, even promised him dessert, but he had to promise not to help.

Which is why he stays seated when he smells something burning, only calling out, "Hisoka?"

There's swearing and banging; Hisoka slams out of the kitchen. "Get your coat. We're going out."

Tsuzuki looks at Hisoka's dark face, gets his coat.

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DBSK: Jaejoong/Yunho, senses: touch

Title: Never Felt So
Series Title: Take Me I'm Yours
Author: Rana Eros
Theme: Touch
Rating: Only hugging, alas.
Previous Parts: 1 | 2
Author's Notes: Betaed by the inestimable elizacakeEliza, who also helped me brainstorm a titling scheme. All titles taken from the Afghan Whigs song "66."

Fan service, management calls it, and Yunho lets them think so, just so he can keep touching Jaejoong. Jaejoong plays along well, but something in his eyes tells Yunho he's uncertain about the whole venture.

Yunho decides he'd better make himself clear.

"Jaejoongah," he says, wrapping his arms around Jaejoong from behind, "do you mind this?"

"Of course not," Jaejoong says, though he stiffened when Yunho embraced him, and he's still tense. It makes it harder to ask the next part, but Yunho does.

"Even when there are no cameras?"

Now Jaejoong relaxes, his hands grasping Yunho's. "No."

"That's good."

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Yami no Matsuei: Terazuma/Hisoka, Asian elements: earth

Title: Placing the Footing
Series Title: Zen and the Art of Connection
Author: Rana Eros
Theme: Earth
Rating: Third verse, same as the first.
Previous Parts: 1 | 2
Author's Notes: Betaed by elizacakeEliza, and I can't be sure it's kyudo that Terazuma practices, but my impression is that it is. Titles taken from the English translations for kyudo terminology.

Kurosaki's back in the office before he's on the range again, but Terazuma waits. He's not one for social niceties, but he doesn't want Kurosaki's partner gawping at him when he gives Kurosaki the book. He'd have to punch the guy, which would kind of ruin the gesture.

Even so, he's not exactly graceful about it, thrusting the book at Kurosaki when he's returned to bow practice.

"Welcome back."

"Oh." Kurosaki blinks. "Thank you."

Kurosaki looks as awkward as Terazuma feels, which is oddly reassuring. He decides to re-establish routine.

"You need practice."

Kurosaki almost smiles. "It's why I'm here."