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Prince of Tennis: Tezuka Kunimitsu/Fuji Syusuke, Seven Cardinal Virtues: Justice

Title: In Amor Veritas Part 6: Patientia
Author: Reddwarfer
Rating: PG
Fandom/Pairing: TeniPuri: Tezuka/Fuji
Theme: Seven Cardinal Virtues: Justice
Word Count: 266
Disclaimer: The owners of PoT own PoT.

Fuji has the bloodied grip tape from Kawamura's racket carefully rolled up and hidden in a box in his closet. He keeps it close to remind him that he can't always let his anger get the better of him.

There is a picture of Tezuka underneath his pillow, two actually: One he looks at when his heart is already beating so fast he won't notice if it goes faster. The other he looks at when he needs to remind himself that he should be more like his Captain.

Tezuka never feels what he feels; Fuji is sure of it. He would never be so weak to let rage grip him, causing him to destroy another in a game. But, Fuji thinks, if one should let the punishment fit the crime, shouldn't the battlefield remain the same?

Tennis is not for revenge, nor for hurting people. Tezuka has painstakingly taught him this. He never wants to see the disappointment on Tezuka's features when they talk again.

Instead, Fuji focuses on just getting better, for anyone and every game. This is what Tezuka wants. He wants Fuji to weigh each match equally, giving each his full attention and determination. Fuji so badly wants to give his Captain what he wants.

Yet, he finds himself failing, and the draw to seek out Atobe overwhelming. He just wants to beat him, beat him so thoroughly that Atobe never picks up a racket again.

He will have his match, eventually, and he will have his win, and, if Tezuka forgives him for his weakness, he will still have his Captain too.

Tags: kunimitsu tezuka/shuusuke fuji, prince of tennis, seven virtues: justice
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