[HnG – AkiHika] beleidigung – Getting On and Getting Off: Or How Touya Akira Got his Groove Back
Title: Getting On and Getting Off: Or How Touya Akira Got his Groove Back
Rating: R || Status: Complete
Summary: Hikaru wants to say that he realizes the truth in a flash of great insight. Or that some Eternal-Rival-Bond-Magic tells him as soon as he sees one of Touya’s games or Ochi’s games or hell maybe played out in his own kifu like some kind of subconscious messaging system.
I kinda feel bad for Ochi in this, lol, if only because he’s always second to Hikaru in Akira’s eyes. I’ve never really cared for Ochi, but this made me care and kinda like him.
When Akira turns seventeen, he realizes that something very important is changing, or perhaps not changing, for him. Shindou is moving past him to something that Akira cannot be a part of and to a place that he cannot chase after. He sees it the in way that Shindou’s eyes follow pretty girls down the street and linger if they’re wearing short skirts. Akira sees it in the occasional love bites that he studiously ignores and the games cancelled in favor of gou-kons with Fujisaki-san.
And while he knows a thousand ways to capture a stone, he is at a loss as to how to grow breasts, or make Shindou want him without them. So he decides to cut his losses and resigns before the first stone is laid, because this is a something he cannot hope to win. And, while, in go, there is no such thing as a wasted effort, there’s so much more to lose here than a few slate and shell stones.
Anyway, Touya trying to flirt with Ochi is pretty much the most awkward and best/worst thing ever, LOL. XP But Ochi totally shines in this, especially during the climax of the fic. XP