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30 July 2011 @ 01:28 pm
Drabble meme, Prompt no.07  
Title: Water, zen and other ways to make your partner shut up
Author: manaika
Prompt: Sano x Shinpachi, showing off (baths)
Word count: 729 (not really a drabble anymore, huh?)
Rating: I would censore it PG-14.
Warnings: Shounen-ai, nudity, baths, foul mouth and showing off?

: The baths are the ideal place to find some peace...or not. Made for lj’s shinsenlove drabble meme, prompt 7.

Disclaimer: I do not own Hakuoki. This was written sorely for the purpose to please someone’s fantasy (not to make money). Meaning that if I did own Hakuoki, such requests probably wouldn’t be necessary. However I do own the...work?

It hit me during a rainy day when I had nothing to do and kept deciding whether I should claim the prompt or not. I kinda started writing right away (on paper) and now I finished. I hope it’s...satisfactory. I’m not sure about the result, but I had fun writing it.

Water, zen and other ways to make your partner shut up

The weather wasn’t really endearing, Harada Sanosuke decided as he rinsed his body ind the damp room, while outside it poured buckets. It was a good thing that the local bath house had roofed baths. Sinking your body into hot water, was just the right thing to do in such an abominable weather. He had finished what duties he had for today and now he could go enjoy a warm bath, maybe meditate a little. He hadn’t done that in a while and he had been feeling restless lately. Maybe a little zen would help.
He exited the dressing room and headed towards the beconing warmth...

He let a content sigh escape him as he sunk into the hotness, let his body be consumed by it, soothing his every nerve –

„What the hell are you doing here?!“

Or not.

Of course things couldn’t be perfect.

Sano cracked an eye open and set it on the intruder of his peace.
„Shinpachi.“ He said, trying his hardest not to sound strained. Not that he didn’t like his friend, it was just that ’having peace’ and ’Shinpachi’ were two things in his life that didn’t mix. He still tried, though. „After getting soaked to the bone in the rain, I decided to enjoy myself in a well deserved, hot bath.“
„Enjoy yourself, huh?“ Shinpachi smirked slyly. Oh no, Sano wasn’t taking the bait, not this time.
„Yes, have some peace and quiet.“
Shinpachi didn’t take his bait either.
And from there it went downhill.


„Betcha that mine is bigger!“

Sano sighed, resisting the urge to drown himself. How long was it? Ten minutes that he got into the bath and Shinpachi was already driving him insane.

„No. Fucking. Way.“

Why was he even responding?

„Yes way. I can prove it!“

And he stood up just to do that.

Against his better judgement, Sano found himself standing as well, discarding the towel. Better get over with it, before Shinpachi managed to make him really drown himself.
„There. See? It’s longer. By two inches, my wild guess.“ Now that this idiocy was over, he could get back to enjoying his bath and perhaps get his mind enough busy with meditation to drown the rest of Shinpachi’s banter out.

„No, mine’s bigger.“

Sano took a deep breath and forced his mind into zen.

„Your’s is longer by two inches, because you’re shorter by two inches, so everything is lower.“

Zen, Sano kept reminding himself, zen.

Shinpachi stood in front of him, their bodies brushing slightly.


„Oh, for the love of!“ To hell with zen, Sano thought as his fist took a swing at his friend’s head. He would vent it in the good, old fashion! Unfortunately Shinpachi managed to dodge and catch his wrist, a smirk on his face. Sano was ready to wipe it out with his other fist, when suddenly he lost the ground beneath his feet. Shinpachi, as it seemed, during his dodging maneuvre, didn’t notice the stray soap bar lying at the bottom of the bath and stepped right on it, which sent him flying backwards, pulling Sano with him.

For several moments there was just splashing and cursing and trying not to drown in water that was barely two feet deep, untill they were wheezing and trying to catch their breaths. Only then did they notice the exact position they have gotten themselves into.
„Well,“ Shinpachi said, his body leaning on his elbows, his face barely above the water, blue eyes sparkling up at Sano „this isn’t exactly what I was awaiting when I entered the baths.“
„Well, me neither.“ Sano in spite of himself made no move to abandon his position between Shinpachi’s legs, his body pushing the other male down with his weight.

For a while they were just staring at each other, untill finally, Sano smirked.

„Your’s might be bigger, but...“ the smirk spread into a full-blown grinn „Mine is more suited to be stuck up a firm ass.“ To emphasize his point, he gave Shinpachi’s backside a nice squeeze.
Shinpachi’s grinn rivaled Sano’s.
„You sly bastard...“ He already took a breath to start another rant, probably about how he was better at it, but Sano decided to use another old-fashioned way to shut his friend up as he leaned down and simply kissed him. It worked better than zen anyway.

Much better.

rii_no_ame: rawrrii_no_ame on July 30th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
This gave me a much-needed chuckle. And wow, you're fast! I agree that Shinpachi + having peace are definitely impossible to reconcile.

Thanks for writing the drabble!

manaika: kissable conradmanaika on July 31st, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
U'm glad. ^^ Yeah, well, I was half done with the drabble before I claimed it, so, ah, yeah... heh-heh... ^^"
At least the two of them are alway wreacking havoc so I thought, that maybe they simply can't get a peaceful moment together, even if they tried.

*gg* It was my pleasure!
[ heart's a mess ]: pinktrooperarclights on July 30th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)

At least they didn't start measuring girth or get into the long-standing flacid-vs-erect argument or they would have been there all night. xDDD

I am excited to see one of my prompts get filled, and greatly amused by your take on it! x3 Also excited to see someone else posting these I was starting to get really nervous Thank you so much!
manaika: Yozak is too sexy!manaika on July 31st, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
*face lightens up*
I'm glad you liked it!

Yeah, I can imagine that!

"It's not the size that counts, but the technique!" "You're just being a sore loser. A technique can't be good if the size isn't right!"

Ahem. I think I stop now.

(I think people just take their time...Mine wouldn't have been so early on if it hadn't been half finished by the time I claimed. ^^" )

BTW, I love your icon!
arclights on August 1st, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
/rolls on

s-so cute x333

And then, of course, they'd have to demonstrate. >.>a oh god I want to write this. THIS FANDOM IS RUINING ME WHAT THE HELL

Aaaah, I think so? I blame this on the fact that LJ has been down so all my RP time was freed up and ... lol, what then?

Haha, thank you! I kind of love stormtrooper/vader manips x333

Edited at 2011-08-01 02:09 am (UTC)
manaika: Shinpa/Sano dazzlingmanaika on August 1st, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)

But of course! ^___^ (I'm not stoping you, if that's what you want. I love your witing style *g*)

That might have to do something with it too. ^^

(I like the color. Kinda suits them. xDDDD)
[ heart's a mess ]: queen of stormtroopersarclights on August 2nd, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
/ruefully adds this to the list, because what

idk man, now that LJ is back up (mostly) I've ... still got the bug. Seriously, I haven't felt this much urge to fic since I can't even remember when. o_o

(Right? Would have made them much more entertaining as a combat entity. x3)
manaika: conzak couplingmanaika on August 2nd, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
There are days... I had that last summer. (Now I'm stuck with two challenges) Gotta be carefull with that, but it's not a bad thing. If anything it's...productive. ^^ And that's always a good thing. (Well, at least most of the time)

(Hell. YEAH.)