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Dec. 28th, 2009 | 04:57 pm

Chapter Two – Rest for the Wicked

Who knew
That you'd be up in here looking like you do
You're making staying over here, impossible
Baby, I say your aura is incredible

Don't Stop the Music – Rihanna

That's gorgeous,” I said, adjusting my camera angle to get a better view of Aoi, “You're very photogenic.

He inhaled, making the cigarette tip glow brightly, then blew the smoke in my direction. I smirked and the camera shutter snapped and light flashed wildly.

“Thanks,” he said, inclining his head. After a moment he raised his hand and I lowered my Canon. He strode away from my white backdrop and collapsed into a seat.

“Be careful,” Reita said to me, sliding in front of the white sheet and posing as expertly as a mannequin. “Aoi-san is quite susceptible to flattery.”

I laughed and continued to take pictures of them, “Oh yeah?

Later, at about eleven thirty that night I had finally finished photographing the band that was known as GazettE. I found them to be interesting, and hospitable.

I told the band goodbye, all of them shaking my hand while I tried to bow. Needless to say it resulted in a polite muffled laughter from everyone.

After they had all left I began packing up my things. The band had seemed nice, but Aoi, he seemed to hold some kind of magnetic charm. He was filled with infectious laughter and a gentle smile. Then I shook my head, he didn't seem the type who found nerdy photographers interesting.

“Excuse me miss,” a voice said softly. I jumped, dropping my camera case where it clattered on the floor noisily.
I turned swiftly to see Aoi standing apologetically in the doorway. He rushed to help me pick up the case for my camera and smiled up apologetically at me.

“This is the second time I've made you drop your things, I'm sorry.”

I laughed nervously, “Its alright...I...I was just thinking about you.” Then, I mentally cursed. That...was stupid. Really fucking stupid.

Instead he smiled, surprising me, “Good things I hope, um, I forgot my keys in here.” He pointed to the table where his keys were laying.

I bowed, trying to seem polite. I wanted to make a good impression on him, I wanted him to at least think I was nice enough to be around for the next month.

I continued packing my things as I heard him milling around pointlessly behind me.

Um, can I help you?” I asked

He scratched awkwardly at his nose. “No, uh...can I walk you out?”

I smiled brightly, trying to will myself not to jump up and down at his words, “Yes, yes, please.”

After I finally finished packing my stuff Aoi and I walked out of the photography studio. The air outside was chilly but nice, and it was much less crowded than it had been earlier that morning.

The lights outside were beautiful, painting the sidewalk in green and pink lights and I resisted the urge to whip out my Canon and take a picture.

I watched Aoi out of the corner of my eye, as he lit a cigarette. “Are you taking the subway?” he asked.

I nodded, and he smiled, “Well, uh, be careful okay? And we have practice tomorrow...if you'd like to take pictures.”

He rubbed at the back of his neck, then smiled again, shyly, I thought. We said goodbye and I bowed, causing a tiny snigger to slip out from his lips.

What?” I said, studying his amused look.

“You bow like a man Ivory-san.”

I was completely flustered, “L-like...a man?

He giggled mildly, then bowed to me with his arms stiffly at his sides. “You bow like that. That's how men bow.”

Then, very gently he took my arms and positioned them neatly in front of my legs, closing my fingers. I inhaled sharply when he touched my skin and he glanced up at me strangely, drawing away as quickly as he possibly could.
“There we go.” he said after a moment, “That looks much better.”

Then without a word, he bowed to me and I returned the gesture. He raised his hand in goodbye and turned away from me.

It was about midnight when I finally arrived in my tiny studio apartment, but instead of going to bed I pulled out my camera cords and began to upload photos from the shoot to my Macbook.

The photos uploaded after a few moments and I shifted through them to the pictures of Aoi.

After a while of artistic judgement I decided that Aoi looked best under the black and white filters. I loved how they could make even the most poor ragged creature look like an emperor.

Not that Aoi was poor, or ragged under any circumstances.

As a matter of fact, he would look wonderful in any state under the watchful eye of my camera lens.

Under an artistic perspective Aoi was gorgeous enough to be in any type of light with his soft feminine features and dark eyes.

Then I shook my head. I couldn't think this way. It would never be plausible to imagine him as something more then my model.

I admired my other photography of him and let out a sigh, he was indeed gorgeous.

But, not for the first time, and I was sure not for the last I tore my eyes away from Aoi's pictures.

I then began to focus on my work, editing and smoothing out frames and when I finally looked up at the clock which read two thirty in the morning.

I had only slept five hours the night before. But, as everyone knew, there was no rest for the wicked.

After saving my work, I put my laptop to sleep and began to get ready for bed.

A/N: Please comment :) Also, note that anything that Ivory says that is in italics is being spoken in Japanese.

Comments {5}


From: venus_doom74
Date: Dec. 28th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)

I am pretty anxious to know what that deep dark secret beholds, I got a bit intrigued when you said in that last part "no rest for the wicked"

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From: ivyfallsdown
Date: Dec. 31st, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)

Heehee you'll see :) I hope you won't be disappointed!

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From: fffriction1984
Date: Dec. 30th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)

yaaaah, still like it! i like your writing and you should definitely keep up writing. ^^

though i admit i am laughing at all that namesdropping in this chapter... XD

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From: ivyfallsdown
Date: Dec. 31st, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)

Yay! I'm glad you like it so far :)

Sorry about the name dropping, I honestly don't do that intentionally XD I just kinda mention names so people don't get confused with things.

Thanks so much :)

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From: delikizzz
Date: Jun. 20th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)

I like this story. As I always find yaoi on the net it's interesting to read non-yaoi pairings (which I prefer better anyways :) )
update soon!

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