Homecoming: Nino & Noriko Side.
Noriko had managed to snap herself out of her shocked state and moved over to the sofa with Usagi and Hanako. They just sat in silence for a while watching TV, it was after the 4th time the advert for Goon nappy’s came on TV that Noriko broke the silence she had created. “How the hell do I tell my idol boyfriend, that I’m pregnant with his child?” she asked the other 2 girls sitting next to her.
Hanako spoke first “Well, With Nino, it’s probably best to just come out and say it. I’ve noticed he doesn’t like people to go around things when explaining something to him.” Noriko looked at Usagi for her opinion, and the woman just nodded in acceptance of Hanako’s way “Hanako-chan’s right Nori-chan, Nino’s not one who likes to beat around the bush, and he would probably get more worried if you did. Its best just to tell him as soon as you next see him.” She said gripping one of Noriko’s hands, whilst Hanako did the same to the other.
Noriko looked at both of them in thanks, she knew Nino wouldn’t break up with her over something like this, he wasn’t that heartless. But she still had that little bit of fear, but the support of her friends made her feel immensely better about the whole situation. The girls decided to try and get Noriko’s mind off of things for a while and suggested they bake a cake. Noriko laughed at the suggestion but nodded. Baking a cake sounded like fun.
A while later, after the cake had been made, and the girls each had a piece, Noriko wanted some custard with hers, Usagi wanted Cream and Hanako wanted some Ice cream, so they took a little detour to the convenient store across the road. As she was browsing the sweets section, her phone started to ring, she looked at the name that appeared across the screen, and her eyes widened. She rushed over to Usagi who was with Hanako in the ice cream section, and handed her phone over to her. Usagi looked confused but then saw the caller ID and nodded, answering the phone.
“Moshi Moshi, Nori-chan’s phone.” “Eh? Kuro-chan? Where’s Riko-chan?” came the confused voice of Nino down the phone making Usagi stifle her giggle. “Ne Nori-chan’s asleep at the moment, you want me to go and wake her?” she lied looking at Noriko who was grinning slightly, knowing that Nino wouldn’t want to wake her. “Ah… Iie, Just tell her I called ne? Ah before I go, Kuro-chan, is Noriko feeling better?” Usagi had to pause before answering, not wanting to tell him the truth but also not wanting to lie to him again either. “Eh…. Well she’s feeling a bit better I suppose, but still not all right, don’t worry Nino-kun~ well look after her until you come back.” She could almost feel the worried look she knew he was giving down the phone “Ah Hai Hai, Arigatou Kuro-chan.” “No problem Nino-kun~ you better be taking care of Satoshi too!” Nino let out a chuckle over the phone “Hai Hai~ the old man’s half asleep in my lap at the moment.” Usagi pouted slightly and Nino must have known she was as he chuckled again down the phone. The two said their goodbyes and Usagi gave Noriko back her phone.
“Arigatou Usa-chan.” Noriko said. Usagi nodded “Noriko, when the time actually comes, please promise me that you will tell him and not bail out?” Noriko nodded “I Promise Usagi-chan.” Usagi smiled at her friend and then tugged her over to the checkout where Hanako was waiting for them with the basket full of snacks and toppings for their cake.
The next day the girls had all booked the day off and decided to go out and do a bit of shopping. After buying a few new items of clothing, and ordering a set of draws for Noriko (she had wanted them for holding her fabric is what she said at the time) they walked to a coffee shop. Just as they were about to go in, Hanako noticed a baby clothing shop next to the coffee shop. Hanako suggested they go in and take a look; Noriko rolled her eyes but nodded, knowing she wasn’t going to buy anything until she told Nino.
They walked around the shop bathed in white overly cutesy stuff; in all honesty Noriko couldn’t stand it. Why did people deem it necessary to give everything to children in one of three colours, if it was a boy then it had to be blue, if it was a girl it had to be pink, if they didn’t know it had to be cream. Noriko swore she was just going to make all of her child’s clothes.
Usagi could see Noriko cringing and laughed knowing what was going through her head. Hanako pouted, she knew Noriko just as much as Usagi and knew what was going through her head. “Noriko-chaaan! Promise me if I buy you something for the baby you will accept it?” she asked, pout still on her face; Noriko looked over at Hanako with a smile “of course Hana-chan, as long as it’s not some plain colour or something that make the child look like some sort of marshmallow.” Noriko said with a cringe at the image. Usagi couldn’t help but laugh, and Hanako joined in the laughter.
They decided to leave the store, just for Noriko’s sake and go and get that coffee (well Juice for Noriko) next door. They sat down, drank and had a chat when Hanako realised something “Nori-chan… where’s Coco-chan?” just realising she hadn’t seen the dog since the boys had started their tour. Noriko looked surprised “Eh? Ma-kun didn’t tell you? Every time one of the boy’s tours starts he takes Coco-chan down to his family and she stays there until the tours finished. He does it anytime he knows he’s going to be away for a long period of time, if he knows it’s going to be a couple of days or something I usually look after her or if I can’t he asks one of his other friends.” Hanako nodded, slightly amazed that Aiba could be so organised when it came to Coco-chan.
The morning flowed along, with a few interruptions here and there from Usagi’s fan’s wanting an autograph, which she had to turn down as her company was like JE in that sense. She was only allowed to give out autographs at fan meetings and specialised events. Other than that they had a fun day out together.
They decided to have a special dinner that evening and go for dinner at Aiba’s parent’s restaurant over in Chiba. Noriko didn’t drive, however, Usagi and Hanako did. Noriko knew Aiba’s parents as they came down to visit Aiba every now and then, and Aiba brought her up to his family house occasionally. She decided she better make a reservation as she knows how fast the restaurant gets booked up.
Watching Usagi and Hanako lay out all their new outfits, Noriko smiled and took out her phone, dialling the number on the fridge for the Aiba Family home. The phone rang for a few seconds before a female voice picked up “Moshi Moshi, Aiba Residence.” “Ah Haruka-san, Its Noriko.” “Noriko-chan! How lovely it is to hear from you, Daijoubu Desu ka?” Noriko debated whether to tell her about her situation, but thought against it in the end; she honestly didn’t want anyone else to now until she told Nino.
“Hai Daijoubu desu! Are you okay?” A light chuckle similar to Aiba’s airy laugh flowed down the phone “Hai, I’m wonderful. Now what can I do for you my dear?” Noriko smiled, Haruka was just as optimistic and happy as her son, and never failed to make her smile “I was just wondering, are there any free tables at Keikarou left? The girls are trying to keep my occupied whilst Ma-kun and the boys are on tour and we thought it might be nice to have a special dinner this evening.” Another airy chuckle filter through the phone “Of course my dear, There always a table available for you and your friends. If you like you can stay round the house instead of having to drive home in the evening?” Haruka offered the girl. Noriko’s eyes widened “Eh Hontou? We don’t want to intrude or anything…” Noriko could imagine the smile on the woman’s face as she shook her head whilst talking to her “Iie, you wouldn’t be intruding, It would be nice to have girls in the house for once” The Elder woman responded.
Noriko giggled and nodded even though the woman couldn’t see her “Okay Haruka-san we’ll stay.” Noriko said with a smiled, ignoring the curious looks that Hanako & Usagi were giving her. “Yatta! Okay then, I better go now to make sure the rooms are ready, I’ll see you later Noriko-chan.” “Ja Ne Haruka-san.” Noriko said hanging up the phone then turning to face her friends. “Okay, Haruka-san said there’s a table free for us, and ask if we could stay round her house as she didn’t really want us to drive home in the dark.” The other 2 girls looked surprised at that but nodded, Though Hanako had a heavy blush on her face, which made Noriko and Usagi grin “Oh yeah this is your first time meeting the in laws ne Hanako?” Noriko said with a giggle at the glare Hanako gave her.
Usagi giggled and then rolled her eyes at the two, “Anyways if were staying then we better go get ready and pack a bag to bring down with us.” She said dragging the two girls into Noriko’s bedroom where there futons were laid out. The girls packed a bag, getting interrupted halfway through from a picture message from Ohno that showed a phone charm with a fish’s tail with angel wings at the top of it with a message underneath reading ‘do you think Usagi would like this?’ Noriko giggled and showed the picture to the girls which made Hanako ‘awww’ and Usagi blush and nod. Noriko replied with a picture message of a blushing but smiling Usagi back to Ohno with the comment of ‘Hai, I’m sure she’ll love it hehe’. Ohno messaged her back with a smiling picture of Nino eating his bento, which made Noriko laugh.
Once they were finished they put the bag full of their things into Usagi’s car and set out to drive to Keikarou and the Aiba family house. Noriko had fallen asleep in the car so she was surprised when she woke up and they were already there. “Eh…? Were here already…” she muttered to herself getting out of the car. Usagi had parked the car outside the house, which was behind the restaurant itself, (Noriko had told her earlier) so the trio, walked up to the door and rung the bell.
A tall lady who looked quite young, and a lot like Aiba, greeted them at the door. “Noriko-chan! I’m so happy you decided to stay! Ooo and these must be your friends, Usagi-chan and Hanako-chan am I right?” The 3 girls giggled at nodded, the lady was so much like her son. Usagi smiled and pointed at herself then at Hanako “I’m Kuroshino Usagi, Hajimemashite, and that over there is Hitsugaya Hanako.” She said with a small bow, Hanako following with a small ‘Hajimemashite’ of her own, which made Haruka smiled to herself. “Ah so you’re Hanako, My son talks so much about you! I must get out the baby photos later!” she said making Hanako blush and the other girls giggle.
Haruka let everyone in the house and showed them to their rooms. The Aiba household was big enough that everyone had their own rooms, As Both Aiba and his younger brother had moved out of the house, both of their rooms, whilst would always be there rooms, were used as guest bedrooms. Hanako had Aiba’s room, Usagi was in Yusuke’s and Noriko was in the spare. Haruka told them they were booked into dinner for 7:00, so they had about an hour to spare. Both Hanako and Aiba’s father, Akio were in the restaurant working, Hanako had waited in the house for them to arrive and then went over to the restaurant.
They all decided to hang out in Aiba’s room, where Hanako was staying for the evening, and chat until it was time to go down for dinner. As soon as it was time, they walked down into the restaurant and queued up for a bit until Hanako greeted them, “Ah girls~ there you are, looking as lovely as you were earlier.” She said with a smile at the trio. The girls smiled back and thanked the elder woman. “Okay your table is this way and I shall be your waitress this evening.” Hanako announced, in a sort of teenage girl voice making the girls giggle again.
She led the girls to their table and took their order, she told them she would bring it as soon as possible and even though she would love to stay and chat, she wouldn’t be able to hold a full conversation until the restaurant closed this evening. The girls laughed and nodded, understating her reasoning and let the woman get back on with her job.
He seemed to be a kind man, however quite strict, one of those, I make the rules and you’ll live by them kind of men.
The girls didn’t mind however, as the man became more and more relaxed around them as the evening went on. Sometime during the evening, when the previously mentioned baby pictures came out, Usagi left to answer a call, and Noriko managed to snap a photo of Hanako with Haruka and Akio looking through the pictures with a smile on her face. She grinned whilst doing so and sent the picture straight to Aiba, with the note ‘looks like your folks and Hana-chii are getting along well with your baby pictures~’ she didn’t expect a reply till tomorrow, as he was on stage at the moment, but she giggled as she could just imagine the response.
The next day came and they went back home. Hanako and Usagi had to leave that evening as they had work the next day, but luckily, the boys arrived back that night for their 2 week break until there last tour dates in Sapporo.
Nino had texted her telling her he would have been round this evening, but he was just too tired to even move, so he would be coming round tomorrow afternoon and spending the day round . Noriko was so nervous about tomorrow that her hands were shaking as she texted back her reply.
As soon as she sent the message Aiba walked through the door, partially glaring at her. “NORIKO-CHAN!!!!” Noriko turned to look at the man who had just half shouted her name across the room. Noticing his expression, she giggled knowing exactly what he was going to say. Aiba was never one to be able to hold a glare, so inevitably it turned into a pout, making Noriko giggle that much more. “Mouuuuuu~ Noriko-chan! Why did you let them show her those pictures…? No Wait! Why were you there in the first place???” Aiba looked so confused and adorable that Noriko couldn’t help but take pity on the man. “We wanted to have a special meal out, so I called up Haruka-san to see if there was a table available at Keikarou, there was and she offered for us to stay round that evening instead of driving all the way home at night.” She explained.
Aiba sighed and accepted the explanation, although the pout never left his face and he muttered all the way to his bedroom about ‘how am I going to face Hanako-chan now?’ which made Noriko giggle once again. Noriko remembering the text message from Nino, felt the nervous feeling coming back, she knew she would have to tell him tomorrow. She didn’t want to wait until the tour was finished, she didn’t think she could wait that long. She would more than likely never tell him if she didn’t tomorrow.
The next day came around pretty quickly, luckily for her, Aiba had said he needed to pop round Sho’s for a while to pick something up and probably wouldn’t be back until the evening. That calmed her a little; at least she would be able to tell Nino without telling Aiba too.
She had gone out that morning to buy some fresh food to make lunch and dinner for her and Nino, (and probably some for Aiba too when he came home just so he didn’t complain) and buy the time she came back, Nino was already standing outside the door. She had barely seen him since the tour started and her heart sped up just looking at his relaxed form standing outside the apartment. She walked up beside him and poked him in the side, which made him jump and turn around to stare at her with wide eyes.
Noriko giggled at the look “Your early Kazu-kun.” She said with a smile whilst opening the door to let them both into the apartment. Once they were in and the door was shut, Nino enveloped her in a hug from behind nuzzling the top of her head. Noriko sighed softly with a smile, broke out of his arms to place the shopping bags on the floor and turn around to give him a proper hug, to which he returned. “Missed you Riko-chan…” Noriko looked up at the older man and leaned up slightly to kiss him softly on the lips. “Missed you too Kazu-kun…” she mumbled through the kiss.
The broke away and after taking off their shoes, they entered the apartment fully. “Kazu-kun, do you want a drink?” Nino shook his head, declining the offer; Noriko shrugged and made a cup of tea for herself instead. Once she was finished she sat down on the sofa next to her boyfriend and snuggled up to him as he place and arm around her shoulders. “Ne, Riko-chan… are you feeling better now?” He questioned the younger girl.
Noriko became tense as soon as the words left Nino’s mouth, and Nino felt it. “Noriko…What wrong?” he asked seriously, knowing from the tenseness that something big was bothering his girlfriend. Noriko knew that this was her chance to tell him, but in all honestly she felt like she was about to throw up from nervousness. She turned to look at Nino who had a worried look in his eyes “Daijoubu desu ka?” he asked again. Noriko took a deep breath in and looked Nino straight in the eyes.
“I…I…I’m… Pregnant Kazunari.” She stuttered out. Nino knew not to ask whether she was joking or not, she would never joke about something like this. He knew he was the father, there was no way Noriko would cheat on him, but that didn’t make him any less panicky about the situation, if anything it only encouraged the panic.
Noriko’s eyes widened when she saw Nino start to hyperventilate, remembering a TV show she watched ages ago, she jumped up out of the seat looking for any kind of paper bag she might have lying around. Once she found one she rushed back over to Nino and handed it to him instructing him to try and take deep breaths. If you were an outside looking in, not knowing why Nino was in such a state, the picture of him breathing into a paper bag and Noriko instructing him on what to do could have been quite humorous.
Once he started to calm down Noriko looked as if she was going to cry. Nino just placed the paper bag down on the side and brought the girl into a hug with a small sigh. “Noriko, don’t worry I’m not mad or anything, I’m just surprised. We’ll get through this together ne?” hearing his words of comfort, Noriko finally broke down and started crying into Nino’s chest.
Nino just sighed softly again, murmuring words of comfort in her ear and rubbing circles on her back to calm her down. Once she had calmed down she sat down next to him on the sofa and they started to discuss how things were going to work out. “What about your work Kazu? If they find out…” Noriko started looking down at the floor with a sad look on her face. “Riko-chan, it will be fine, Manager-san already knows about us dating, so does Johnny-san… I can’t say that they won’t be angry, but I really doubt I’ll lose my job over this. If a member of Arashi suddenly is kicked out of the group, the amount of backlash that would have on the company would be unbelievable…” Nino explained to his worried girlfriend.
Noriko looked calmer at the news that Nino wouldn’t lose his job because of the baby, but they still had a lot more things to talk about. They talked things over for about an hour until Noriko’s belly interrupted them and made Nino laugh. The pair walked over to the kitchen and Nino sat at the bar and watched while Noriko made some lunch/dinner. “So Riko-chan, I know that the girls know, but how are we gonna tell the guys….especially Jun about the Baby?” As he was talking, he didn’t notice the front door open and Aiba walking in freezing at the words.
End Chapter 1
WHAAAA HOOOO HOMECOMING HAS STARTED!!!!!
Alright, the next chapter won’t be chapter 2 to this it will be Chapter 1 to Sho’s story, and then Chapter 3 will be Chapter 2 to Nino and Noriko’s story. That’s how this fics going to go, and occasionally there might be interruptions from side story’s from the other pairings too… which is why I get the feeling this fic is going to be kinda loooong xD but I get the feeling that you guys don’t mind that ne? :D
Well I hoped you enjoyed the first chapter to Noriko and Nino’s Story.
Sho’s will be up soon! :D