Title: Under Arrest
Pairing: Yamane Takehiko x Shimoda Kentaro (YabuHika)
Genre: Fluff, Crack
Summary: Yamane has been ‘freed’ from the lab – only to have his life hacked by a doctor.
A/N: This pair has been bugging me for weeks and when I saw WL episode 6, this fic was bound to be written. Enjoy lovelies!
The moment he was given the approval to leave the lab, Yamane felt the excitement rushing through his veins. It had taken all of his courage not to jump and shout because an elite analyst never does those things.
He had an image to uphold after all.
The young man settled for a wide smile on his face, his fingers fiddling through the buttons of his lab coat. He was too engrossed in mentally listing the activities he will do and even went further as to imagining himself all dressed up walking at the busy streets of Tokyo.
"I better get some coffee then check out the appliance center…it’s about time I get that washing machine too.” He happily thought, completely unaware at the looks he was getting.
“I leave my daughter to you. Thank you Yamane-kun.” Okunuki curtly bowed, dropping a pink duffel bag on his arms.
“Ah, it’s my plea-WAIT WHAT? YOUR DAUGHTER?!” Yamane raised the object entrusted to him, his eyebrows furrowing at the sudden instruction.
“Looks like someone was too eager to leave…” Honda smirked, closing his apache case. Yamane quickly turned to look at him, his cheeks burning in embarrassment.
“He really was not listening to you, Okunuki. I pity you.” Honda added, patting Okunuki's shoulder on his way out. Okunuki glared at the figure and clicked his tongue in annoyance as he turned his attention back the analyst.
“I-I’m sorry.” Yamane bit his lip, fidgeting on his spot – the bag still secured in his arms.
Okunuki sighed in defeat causing Kamiyama to swivel her chair to face them, an amused look on her face.
“Yamane-kun, the reason why you are allowed to leave is because Haruka-chan needs someone to watch over her…” She turned to Okunuki who simply gave her a nod of approval. “…and she somehow got involved in a case.”
“She is feeling lonely? A case? Sounds…quite interesting but why me?! Why won’t her father do it?!” Yamane shrieked and pointed to Okunuki.
“Watch your finger! I’m doing a favor for you already.”
“A favor? How did that become a favor? She is not my kid!”
“Don’t you want to try investigating outdoors?”
Yamane froze on his spot. He had to admit that he wanted to do that for a long time already. He was always stuck inside the lab, typing his life away. If he is lucky, he gets to make phone calls too. But that was it. He would practically do anything just to get his ass off the lab for once.
He reluctantly nodded making Okunuki and Kamiyama grin in success.
…even if he has to babysit his colleague’s daughter.
“Good luck, Yamane-kun!”
With slow and careful steps, Yamane made himself familiar with the hospital. He was instructed to investigate a doctor who had just gotten into the paediatric ward. He seemed to be the cause of Haruka’s lack of appetite and sleepless nights. Ever since the successful operation, the doctor in question would always come to check on the girl’s stats and unexpectedly, Haruka grew an intense crush on him.
Yamane sighed, pinching the bridge of his nose as he recalled the conversation at the lab.
“A crush? Haruka-chan got a crush?” Yamane looked at Okunuki in disbelief. When the only response he got was a nod and an uncharacteristic pout from the older, Yamane curled his hands into a fist. He was close to exploding.
“What kind of a case is that?!” He spat and crossed his arms.
“It is a serious one for me!” Okunuki retorted.
“Heck no! Isn’t having a crush normal?! Haruka-chan’s growing up!”
“Haruka is still young! She is not supposed to have crushes at this time!” Okunuki shook in rage and it took all of Kamiyama’s effort to calm him down.
“You both have a point, Yamane-kun but I will be taking his side for now.” Kamiyama cocked her head towards Okunuki.
“You will understand it more when you get married and have kids in the future.”
“…fine. So tell me more about this guy?” Yamane gave an exasperated sigh, moving his chair closer to them.
“Shimoda Kentaro – 23 years old, works at the hospital’s paediatric ward.” Kamiyama replied, comforting the father of the “victim.”
“Ah, so he is younger than me. Interesting….” Yamane tapped his chin in thought, his lips unconsciously forming a smile.
“It will be an interesting week, indeed.” Kamiyama grinned and shared a knowing look with Okunuki.
He finally reached his destination and to his delight, he was just in time to see the young doctor making his way out of Haruka’s room. Shimoda Kentaro had a white coat that hung perfectly on his thin frame, dark brown hair and pinkish, pouty lips.
No wonder Haruka-chan likes him. He is gorgeous. Yamane thought as he revelled himself in the presence of the other. He did not know he was staring at the doctor intently until he felt a light tap on his shoulder.
“May I help you?” Shimoda tilted his head curiously.
“A-ah S-Shimoda-sensei!” He blurted, feeling the tips of his ears go red.
“That’s me!” Shimoda grinned, pointing to his name plate. “You are…”
“Y-Yamane Takehiko.” He bowed, silently cursing himself for stuttering. Why was he getting nervous all of a sudden?
“Nice to meet you, Yamane-san. I’d love to stay for a nice chat but duty calls. I hope to see you around.” Shimoda nodded his head apologetically, gave him a quick salute and went back to doing his rounds.
Yamane was rooted on his spot with his hand clutching tightly onto Haruka’s bag. He breathed deeply, trying to calm his nerves.
I think I have the same case now.
“Isn’t he the coolest doctor? He even taught me lots of magic tricks! I can now pull out a handkerchief out of a hat!” Haruka babbled on and on as she bounced carefully on her bed. Yamane tried his best to make the girl sit still in fear that the stitches from the operation might re-open.
“You know I kind of feel bad for Dad because he is paying the bills but I would love to stay here forever!” Yamane turned to her with a sharp gaze, effectively making the girl curl up in fear.
“I’m sorry, that was way out of the line. But really, Yamane-kun! Don’t you think Shimoda-sensei is really handsome?” Haruka looked at the window with a dreamy look on her face.
She seriously got it bad. Yamane thought, finally letting go of Haruka’s origami ball. For the past hour, his head buzzed with all the “Shimoda-sensei is cool! I love Shimoda-sensei!” talk coming from Haruka. He knows he should get used to it. He has been accompanying the girl for about three days already – thank goodness there were no cases to attend to at the lab, but why is he getting irked all of a sudden?
That’s because you got it bad as well. Yamane shivered at the thought, his mind reeling back to the past conversations with the said doctor. Particularly when he got the guts to ask the other for a coffee break at a nearby cafe.
“Rest well alright? I will see you again tomorrow!”
Shimoda had just gotten out of Haruka’s room when he bumped into Yamane. The doctor’s clipboard fell off his arms, effectively scattering the files attached to it. Yamane immediately bent down to help and blindly gathered the papers when his hand brushed into something warm.
He felt his cheeks burn and carefully turned his gaze to the doctor, who surprisingly had a hint of red on his own as well.
“I-I’m sorry. I-I did not mean to…” Yamane stood up, handing the papers back and his gaze still fixed on Shimoda.
“I-It’s okay. I was not looking as well so…i-it is no one’s fault, really.” Shimoda smiled shyly, rubbing the back of his neck.
Yamane simply hummed as he noticed how tired Shimoda was and he frowned at the sight.
“Is there something wrong?” Shimoda murmured, feeling the intense stare the other was giving. The way Yamane looked at him made his stomach lurch and his knees buckle a bit but he had to compose himself or he would be busted.
“This.” Yamane took a step closer to the doctor who was rooted on his spot.
“It does not belong to such pretty face.” He whispered, carefully reaching out a finger to trace the dark circles on Shimoda’s
Yamane’s touch made him shiver in delight and Shimoda knew his face turned a darker shade of red. How could this man do this to him? He is Shimoda Kentaro for god’s sake. He is known to make girls swoon but why is he the one getting smitten now?
Shimoda chuckled softly, causing the other to retract his hand.
“Did you just hit on me, Yamane-kun?” He grinned, his eyes twinkling in amusement.
“E-eh? I-I mean you looked tired a-and it is the first time I see you t-that way.” Yamane reasoned out, his voice cracking in the middle of his explanation.
Shimoda’s grin grew wider as he nodded his head to acknowledge the fact that he was tired.
“Yeah, one patient threw a fit because she wanted me to do the operation for her but I am not a surgeon so…”
“Oh. You must be really popular with kids huh.” Yamane smiled, patting the doctor’s shoulder.
“I am and I think even with adults.” Shimoda winked, causing the other to blush heavily.
“R-really? What made you say so?”
“Well I am good in these kinds of things.” Shimoda started walking towards the nurse’s station with Yamane in tow.
“Please do explain more over a cup of coffee?” Yamane asked, fiddling his fingers. Shimoda turned to him, a sly smile on his face.
“…did you just ask me out?”
“I…think I just did.” A nervous laugh escaped Yamane’s lips as he nodded.
“Let’s go then!” Shimoda chuckled, wrapping his hand on Yamane’s arm as they made their way out of the ward.
“Yamane-kun? Yamane-kuuuuun?” Haruka’s voice snapped him out of his day dream and he instantly shook his head to get rid of the sudden butterflies in his stomach.
“What?! You don’t think so?” Haruka squeaked, bringing her hand to her mouth in shock.
“I don’t what?” Yamane asked his face reflecting confusion. Later on, his mouth formed an “O” when he remembered the question asked to him earlier.
“Oh, I did not mean it that way, Haruka-chan…” He smiled and tucked the girl in bed.
“Then what?” She mumbled, rubbing her eyes.
“Actually, I find him really handsome…” Yamane grinned, making his way to turn off the lights. Haruka had an “I told you so” face that made him laugh. As he opened the door, he gave a quick glance at the girl who was looking at him expectantly.
“And you know what Haruka-chan, I think he just managed to hack me.”
It was Friday, and the sun was just about to set, marking the end of his “baby-sitting” and “undercover” duties. Normally he should be rejoicing but Haruka and a certain doctor managed to change him in a span of 5 days. So here he is, pacing back and forth right outside Haruka’s room. He knew that once he opens the door and says goodbye to the girl, he cannot escape reality.
Releasing a sigh, he reached for the knob only to be stopped midway when a familiar hand wrapped itself on his. Yamane turned to his side to see Shimoda with a frown etched on his face. He had not seen the doctor the whole day because of the medical conference he had to attend.
“Shimoda-sensei?” Yamane asked, his gaze locked on their hands.
“I heard it is your last day here…” Shimoda mumbled, lightly tracing his fingers on the other’s knuckle.
“Sadly, yes. Wait how did you even kn-“
“Haruka-chan told me this morning when I gave her a quick visit. You were not there yet and I-I actually planned to wait for you and even wanted to spend more time with you today b-but that medical conference just ruined everything…” The doctor looked away, hiding his blushing cheeks.
“…you wanted to spend time with me?” Yamane carefully asked, his voice getting softer. The doctor just nodded in reply.
“Then, you are under arrest!” Shimoda quickly turned to face the man, his eyes wide.
“Under arrest?! Excuse me, Yamane-kun. I did not ki-“
“Hey! You ruined my line!” Yamane interjected with a pout, causing the other to relax and stifle a laugh.
“I’m sorry. Let me rephrase it then.” He cleared his throat, giving their hands a light squeeze. “So why am I under arrest?”
“You have been charged guilty for hacking my heart.” Yamane replied, moving his hand slowly to entwine their fingers.
Shimoda used their linked hands to pull the taller man closer to him, a blush painted on his face.
“I declare myself guilty as charged…” He whispered, standing on his toes. “Imprison me then, Yamane-kun…”
Yamane’s breath hitched as he used his free hand to cup Shimoda’s face.
“You will be chained to me, forever.” He leaned down, sealing their lips in a kiss as they put the case to a close.
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