Summary: YamaJima (slight); Yamada joins JE; Yuuto sucks at protecting people.
Notes: This was made shortly after I attempted writing Yamada/Shougo, a gift for maplarojcan. ♥ (un beta'ed)
“Hey there! I don’t think I’ve seen you here before, you new around here? Really? Well, lots of people can help you out whenever you need it! What’s your name, by the way? Oh, I’m Nakajima Yuuto, but you can just call me Yuuto, my name is really cool right?! Hey, hey, can we be friends too? And wow, you’re so cute!”
Yamada stares at him.
Nakajima’s grin merely gets wider. “Well? What’s your name?”
“Yamada Ryousuke,” Yamada smiles stiffly, slightly frightened at the unlimited burst of energy flowing out of the other boy.
Nakajima eyes lit up and he throws his bony arm around Yamada. “Yama-chan it is! And don’t worry about the bad guys, I’ll protect you from them!” Yamada snaps his head at him. “What?”
Someone calls Nakajima’s name. “I’ll be back soon, Yama-chan!” he says as he skips off, leaving the other with a dumbfounded expression.
“Yuuto’s really something, huh?”
Yamada jumps from a tall shadow suddenly appearing over him.
“No need to be scared!” An older boy steps out to the side and pats his head (much to Yamada’s dislike). “I’m Yabu Kouta. Congratulations for getting into Johnny’s Jimusho! How do you like it so far?”
“It’s… very weird,” he answers honestly (but in the politest way possible), and Yabu laughs.
“Don’t mind Yuuto, he’s like that to all newcomers. I bet the other people who joined with you are getting the same scary treatment from him, though he seems to like you a lot already huh?” Yamada shrugs in response.
“Oi Yabu! Stop bullying Yama-chan!” Nakajima comes running out of nowhere and jumps at Yabu, who sidesteps out of the way. All the other members turn their heads at them when Nakajima falls flat on his face.
Yamada watches with amusement as Nakajima slowly gets up and stumble around a bit. “Don’t,” he slurs, “…bully Yama-chaan, you hear thaat?” Yabu helps the boy stand up straight and smooth the creases on his shirt.
“I wasn’t bullying him, Yuuto,” Yabu reassures as Nakajima attempts to punch him in the arm. “What are you, a guardian?”
“That’s right!” Nakajima says, back in full blast. “I’ll protect Yama-chan from anything!” And then he trips over something invisible and knocks Yamada over.
As Yabu rushes over to the both of them, Yamada can’t help wonder what the hell he got himself into.