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16 February 2009 @ 02:28 pm
Boys with Flowers - Jun/Sho [Oneshot]  
Title: Boys with Flowers
Pairing: Sho/Jun, slight Sho/Arashi
Rating: G
Summary: Jun finally decides to hire a gardener.
Notes: Un-beta'd. AU. You know the drill.

Jun's garden wasn't enormous. It probably wouldn't even be classed as big by many. But it was, however, at a size where keeping it in order was a hassle. Which was a serious problem as far as he was concerned because Jun always expected nothing but perfection from every aspect of his life.

And, well, his garden was special. It was his own little hideaway, the one place he could truly relax. There was nothing he enjoyed more than looking out onto the grand expanse of greenery; seeing the rainbow of colours pop up over the summer and sunbathing right in the middle of the soft grass with a cool drink next to him. It was a much needed calm in the whirlwind that was his life.

Having no metaphorical green finger himself, or any real want to get dirty and sweaty, he relied on his friends to take care of it for him. Which, in hindsight, was a much better idea in theory than in practice.

Aiba was an obvious choice, the man had a genuine love for nature and, above all else, he was willing. Ecstatically so. Unfortunately, Aiba took Jun asking for his help as consent to carry out increasingly weird experiments on whatever happened to be growing in the vegetable patch at the time.

Jun had seen enough abnormally large, phallic shaped parsnips to last him a life time thank you very much.

Ohno soon took over. The older man had a flare for pretty much anything he put his heart into and Jun's garden was a new conquest that really piqued his interest. Jun thought it was in safe hands, but between completely re-landscaping Jun's garden every other week and falling asleep in the sun if Jun didn't come to check on him every few hours, it became more aggravating than anything else. Even now, he still doesn't understand what the surreal sculptures Ohno made and put around Jun's pond are actually meant to be. But it's not like he wanted to make Ohno cry or anything, so he just left them there. Even though they did freak him out a little bit.

Nino refused unless he was promised a substantial pay. Jun gladly, and with a smile firmly in place, told him to go die.

Enough was enough, he should have anticipated the incompetency of his friends to begin with. It was time to call in a professional.

After desperately searching the internet, newspapers and various business directories each day after work for a whole month, he finally came across an advert that caught his attention. It was moderately sized and had a tasteful red script. His faith in the human race was fully restored when he called the number and had the pleasure of talking to a young, intelligent and friendly man who was eager to take care of Jun's garden. For a reasonable price at that.

That was a week ago and Jun couldn't thank his lucky stars enough that he called that number.

The four men stood in a line gazing out of Jun's kitchen window, each raising their coffee cups up to their lips automatically, completely transfixed by the man outside. The gardener had discarded his shirt awhile ago, much to their pleasure, and was focused on digging a large hole to plant a sapling tree. His muscles rippled with each thrust of the spade into the tough earth and the was sweat pouring down his torso and flying off the tips of his hair as he swung his head about.

His captive audience moaned appreciatively as he swiped the back of his hand across his forehead, leaving a smudge of dirt just above his right eyebrow.

“Where did you find him Jun-chan?” Aiba said in awe, settling his cup down on the counter so he could push himself nearer to the window. He stood on his tip toes and stretched across the marble surface, desperate for a closer look.

“Yellow pages,” Jun responded distractedly. His hip was pressed awkwardly into the handle of his oven door, but the dull ache couldn't make him tear his eyes away from the wonderful performance in front of them.

“Wow,” Aiba hummed with a nod. “Do you think they deliver?”

Ohno laughed lightly into his cup as Jun whacked Aiba across the head, pointedly ignoring the other man's rather pronounced pout as he did so.

“You know, he looks pretty hot. You should take him some water,” Nino piped up. He opened Jun's fridge and shoved a bottle of water at the other man. “And by that I mean pour it over him.”

Jun rolled his eyes, barely protesting as Nino grinned widely and shooed him out the door. The poor guy probably could do with a drink, he reasoned to himself.

He pushed his French doors open and had to immediately shield his eyes from the assault of bright sunlight. It was a ridiculously hot day and Jun could already feel his hair turning frizzy from the humidity. He couldn't imagine having to work out outside in such heat.

“Matsumoto-sama,” the gardener greeted with a wide smile as Jun ambled up to him, maneuvering himself around the piles of compost as he went.

“I thought you could do with a drink,” Jun said as he held out the chilled bottle, ignoring the faint yell of cop out! from Nino behind him back in the house.

The gardener raised an eyebrow, a question clearly on the tip of his tongue, but laid down his spade and gratefully took the offered bottle.

“And it's Jun, please, Sakurai-san,” Jun added, watching intently as the other man brought the bottle to his mouth, tilted his head back and let the water slip down his throat. His Adam's apple bobbed with each greedy gulp he took, seemingly not bothered by the stray drops that escaped and spilled down his chin.

He pulled the bottle away from his glistening lips with a satisfied noise, the plastic denting slightly in his grip. “And I've told you that just Sho is fine,” he chuckled fondly at his younger employer.

Jun huffed in amusement and held his hands up. "Ok, ok."

“Oh hey, I wanted to show you something actually,” Sho said suddenly. He scrubbed his palms on his jeans and grabbed Jun's delicate hand with his own larger, rougher one. Jun didn't have much time to react before he was being tugged gently along to the back of his garden where two beautiful willow trees drooped down low.

He quickly glanced back and could just about make out his three friends waving at him through the window.

Jun allowed his fingers to briefly curl around the other man's, not-so-secretly enjoying the feel of it clasped almost protectively in Sho's, before they finally reached the shade and he reluctantly let his hand drop away.

“First of all, I noticed your tulip bulbs were having trouble sprouting over by the fence. I didn't think there was enough space for them, so I dug them all up and planted them over here instead. There's a lot more space and the soil is in a much better condition,” Sho explained. He crouched down and brushed away some of the soil with a feather light touch to expose dozens of tiny little green shoots sprouting up from the earth.

“Ta da,” he said, grinning up from his position at Jun. “You'll have tulips of all colours blossoming in no time. Or I'll eat my rake.”

Jun assumed he'd be forgiven by whatever divine force there may be for being much more interested in the shadows dancing across Sho's shoulder blades than the small weedy looking plants that the other man seemed to proud of.

"Wonderful," he managed to force out. It was weak, even to his own ears.

“And here," Sho continued, pushing himself back up to point at a stunning rose bush just a few yards away. Jun couldn't help the small gasp of surprise that escaped his lips and he turned Sho with large eyes.

“The last time I checked on it, it was dying,” Jun said in fascination, ghosting a fingertip around the plush petals that were now so full of life.

“It had a nasty case of aphids. Pretty difficult to get rid of, but it was worth it,” Sho responded proudly.</p>

Jun was very close to being speechless.

"Thank you," he said sincerely. "This is more than I could have ever asked for. Hell, hoped for. Especially after what those three idiots have put me through." He gestured rudely over his shoulder and pulled a face.

"It's my pleasure," Sho shared warmly.

They stood staring at each other, the soft buzzing of bees filling the silence that had fallen over them like a blanket. After a few moments, Sho leaned down to bury his nose in a bright red rose. Slipping a pair of pliers out of his belt, he snipped it at the stem and held out the rose to Jun; the skin stretched across his exposed collar bone turning a blotchy red as he turned his head to the side in embarrassment and waited for Jun to except the gift.

Jun felt his cheeks darken in colour as he tentatively took the offered flower.

“Mind the thorns,” Sho said softly, dragging the side of forefinger against Jun's knuckles as he pulled away. He stuffed his hands into his already loose jeans, unintentionally pushing them further down his hips.

Jun bit his bottom lip at the sight and brought the rose under his nose to distract himself. He let his eyes slip closed and inhaled deeply, filling his nostrils with the sweet smell. It reminded him of his mother's perfume, he thought happily.

He jumped in surprise when a small cough interrupted his thoughts. He cracked open his eyes to see Sho scratching at the back of his head and shifting uneasily on his feet.

“I should probably carry on with the planting,” he mumbled and met Jun's eyes with a shy smile.

Jun blinked. "Oh, yes, of course," he agreed, stumbling slightly over his words.

Sho bowed and made his way back over to the partially dug hole, Jun trailing behind him until they parted ways.

Leaving Sho to his work, and with an open invitation to come in for some food or a drink whenever he wanted, Jun wandered back into his kitchen. But before he could even open his mouth, he found himself crowded up against the doors.

“What happened, we couldn't see,” Aiba asked in excitement, clutching tightly at Jun's arm.

Aiba squeaked in protest as Nino elbowed him out the way. “Did he ravish you amongst the flowers? Hard and dirty?” He questioned with a wicked grin, leaning in closer to Jun with each word.

“I wasn't gone that long,” Jun growled and pushed him back

“Yeah, I know,” Nino replied with a smirk. Jun glared at the shorter man and turned his attention back to Aiba and Ohno. The jokes about his performance speed were really beginning to get old.

“He gave me a rose,” Jun stated simply. He held up the flower to show his friends, a small smile quirking his lips up at the corners. Aiba squealed loudly and gripped Jun's arm again, jostling him about as he bounced up and down.

“So romantic,” Ohno sighed as he stared forlornly at Nino, his eyes glazing over.

Nino waved his hand around in the air dismissively. “Boring,” he sung and turned his attention back to outside. “Hey, Jun?"

"What?" Jun snapped, the warm feeling of contentment that had overcome him when talking to Sho now dissipating into annoyance.

"I think he's put your tree in upside down," Nino pointed out with a snort.

They all rushed to the window, pushing and pulling at each other so they could see.

Jun sniffed. “Nobody is perfect.”

Current Mood: thirsty
直美 // even in the tiniest today there is hope: Yuudaidino_face on February 16th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
'adlgj'osfgjsfhg that is SO. CUTE. omg. I don't even know Arashi but because you mentioned it on Plurk I was like "Must read!" and. Did. And I'm so glad I did because this was adorable. X3 *flails about*
Do you permit it?: Higashiyamasilentchord on February 16th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Ahhh I'm so happy that you read it even though you don't know Arashi XDDD ♥ ♥ ♥ Thanks so much sweetness! ilu~~~
(no subject) - dino_face on February 16th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nontoxic.: 翔潤 ❖ subtletyquartered on February 16th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Nino refused unless he was promised a substantial pay. Jun gladly told him to go die.

as much as i love sho/jun, i love your nino. he is snarky and is such a bastard. ♥ sjbsd but oh yes! gardener!sho please *___*
Do you permit it?: Mabo and Taichisilentchord on February 16th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
lol. I can't help it. I always make Nino a little bastard. But hey, as long as you like my bastard Nino, then all is good ;D ♥
salwaphoenixsalwaphoenix on February 16th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
havent read. limited time.

but i'm requesting for a fic again.

i want TeruHisa from GLAY. ANYTHING.

i'll check back once i'm into the civilize world again.

Do you permit it?: seeksilentchord on February 16th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
I know absolutely nothing about the guys in GLAY XD
(no subject) - salwaphoenix on February 17th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - silentchord on February 17th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
captain bee fart: arashi // neener WHARRGARBLchelshock on February 16th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
this was extremely cute. the bit where they're all watching sho plant gave me a vision of a line of housewives watching the poolboy go to work. comedy gold.

i definitely wouldn't complain if i saw more of this 'verse. XD
Do you permit it?: Subarusilentchord on February 16th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
haha that was exactly my intention! XDD Man, I'm so glad that's what you imagined 8D

Thank you for reading. If inspiration strikes, maybe I'll write some more. But for now, it's very much just a oneshot ;D
l3aibual3aibua on February 16th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
YAY! my Arashi OTP ♥
I can't flail enough for the gardener Sho(and now the image is stuck in my head XD)...
The scene where he gave Jun the rose is sooooo cute~
Your fic never fails to make me laugh(out really loud)...

*wants a sequel* :D

btw, '...sunburnt, it became more aggravating then anything else. ' shouldn't it be than?
Do you permit it?silentchord on February 16th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Ah! Good eyes. You're completely right. Thanks for pointing that out 8D
mizudmizud on February 16th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
OMG, will there be more??
This AU world looks great
Thanx very much for sharing ^^
Do you permit it?: Inoharasilentchord on February 16th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
At the moment, I'm thinking probably not ^^; But who knows, I enjoyed writing it after all.

Thanks for reading! ♥
zazasukiezazasukie on February 16th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Really well written and with a funny end ^___^b
I enjoyed it a lot! I would love to read more about this AU *____*
Do you permit it?: Jani Deppsilentchord on February 16th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :D
junbaitjunbait on February 16th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
*is DYING* that was PERFECT!
Do you permit it?: Hina x Ohkurasilentchord on February 16th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
XDD Thank you! ♥
Rinny: Sho bluerinalin on February 16th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)

I... totally, totally adore this. Sho is... so Sho like. And Nino SUCH A BRAT. And I love Jun in this. He's still Jun...but squishy.

Forgive me for wanting more of this 'verse?
Do you permit it?: Mabo and Taichisilentchord on February 16th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
XD Well, Sho had to fail somewhere otherwise it just wouldn't be Sho haha~

Ahh, I had so much fun writing it, I may return to it at some point 8D
bunny_d_katebunny_d_kate on February 16th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Aaaawww~ who wouldn't want a hot gardener like that? x3~
And I loved the ending XDDDDDD
Of course the bakaness had to be expressed at some point!

thanks for sharing! <3
Do you permit it?: Makiosilentchord on February 16th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
lol exactly. The rest of Arashi are just acting how we all would ;D

Thank you for reading, I'm glad you liked it <3
don't forget about me!ayumwu on February 16th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)

YOU. I knew having any kind of relationship with you was going to be amazing. ♥♥!!!

Seriously, the four of them drooling over a sexy Sakurai? YES PLEASE. And Nino, ROFL, DID YOU THINK THAT YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO HEAR THEM IF SHO RAVISHED JUN. XDD

But Sho makes a hot gardener.
Do you permit it?: Subarusilentchord on February 17th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
LOL. Are you saying you're just with me for my fic? You sure know how to break a girls heart.

XDD ilu ♥

Sho makes a hot anything. Fact.
stsatsumatsu on February 16th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
XD you know it reminds me at this one coca cola advertisment where all the women starred at this guy [drinking cola) during their break of work. XD

this was so CUTE!
Do you permit it?: Leader~silentchord on February 17th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Haha, I remember that advert! XD It is a bit like that isn't it? XDD

Thank you so much for reading <33
Liann: Money first!jliann on February 16th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)

Sosweet! Sho's fail will never stop being funny.

And Ohno making scultures out of bushes makes me giggle.
Do you permit it?: Sakamotosilentchord on February 17th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
You're right there ;D

Thank you for reading 8D
natsu: ARASHI // i will ship them till i die.happiegurlie on February 16th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Your Nino is amazing.

But I think gardener!Sho is the star of this fic. *___* GAAAHHH. I love your description of his muslces and sweat and body and hair and dirt and .. sweat. XD
Do you permit it?: Jani Deppsilentchord on February 17th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
haha, thank you ♥

lol XD Well, I had a pretty clear...image of what he'd look like I have to admit XD
laruku05: Arashi group huglaruku05 on February 17th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
XDDD I loved this fic <333 Aiba and his love fore phallic objects is clearly legendary lol Having the four guys watching Sho garden like lonely housewives was hilarious...and having Sho fail at the end is just win XD
Do you permit it?: Yoko cute~silentchord on February 17th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Having the four guys watching Sho garden like lonely housewives was hilarious.

I kept cracking up myself every time I imagined it XD

Thank you for reading <3
bright 引き籠もり: ❝ aoi ❞  ✫ 【 a smile for today 】statr on February 17th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
YOU WIN, as always.
this is so cute! :D I'm in the middle of doing some tough scripwriting work and reading this is definitely making me happy. :)
Do you permit it?: Inoharasilentchord on February 17th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! *huggles* I'm so glad it made you happy ♥
tinahyenatinahyena on February 17th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
this was sooo cute!! i love this verse.
Do you permit it?: Maru x Hinasilentchord on February 17th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much 8D
Flemball: Maaya-tanblutigertod on February 17th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC)
I was really loving this, and then the last part...it made this memory-worthy.♥

Have I expressed to you before that I love you bunches for writing AU Matsurai?

On that note, if you ever need a beta...-raises hand-

My affection earns you pre-LM.C Maya (okay, this may not mean much to you, but in the JRock world this is hard to come by)!
Do you permit it?: seeksilentchord on February 17th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hahah thank you XD

Oh wow, thanks very much for the offer. I may have to take you up on that sometime ♥

Wa~hey, pre-LM.C Maya 8D

I have a...happy Seek for you?
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(no subject) - silentchord on February 18th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
salwaphoenixsalwaphoenix on February 17th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
read it. love it XD

“Hey, I think he's put your tree in upside down.”
Sho was thinking of Jun TOO MUCH XD

Do you permit it?: Yoko pinksilentchord on February 17th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you ♥

Eeeh, who knows ;D
trivialaffairtrivialaffair on February 18th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
alkdalsdkf Boys with flowers. You are so awesome.

I love that all of Arashi is gay and staring at Sho and it's no secret because Sho is hot stuff. And. Phallic Parsnips. What more can I say?
Do you permit it?: Inoharasilentchord on February 18th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
XDDD Thank you for reading, but you are so much more awesome than myself sweetness~ ♥ ♥ ♥
(no subject) - trivialaffair on February 19th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
batrisya_85batrisya_85 on June 9th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
and i am giggling like a girl going to date for the first time!! i want that gardener, yes! <3 great job!! hehe
Do you permit it?silentchord on June 9th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was sooo fun to write X3 ♥
darkeyes2darkeyes2 on July 4th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
omg that was the best lol!! sho!!! lol the ending funny nino!
Do you permit it?silentchord on July 5th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
Lol thank you XD I'm glad you enjoyed it <3
Fatemaarashi_sugoi on July 4th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
AMAZING <3 SO MUCH FLUFF <3 LOL XD The ending <3 ITS SO CUTE <3 AND I LOVE GARDENER SHO <3 xD LOL XD And love the part where the four of them were watching Sho XD LOL XD That and the ending part totally reminded me of they way girls gossip XD
Do you permit it?silentchord on July 5th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
It ended up being way more fluffy than I ever intended XDDD omg, even though I'm sure he'd fail immensely, Sho and manual labour (with his shirt off and sweating of course) is suuuch a lovely image 8D haha~ I'm so glad you liked the fic! ♥
nattoranattora on July 12th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
That was cute=))))