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A life-changing phonecall

By ScarletAS

Romance

A Phonecall

It was late in the evening and Kuroko was sprawled on his bed, reading a book. To be completely honest, it wasn't the best book he'd ever read, but he didn't have much else to do that evening. He felt better reading a mediocre novel than just staring out into space. It also helped him forget the history assignment he had that was due in three days time. After a while, Kuroko gave up and made his way down the stairs. It had been of couple hours since he'd eaten anything and even he had started to get a little hungry. He reached his kitchen counter, trying to decide what he wanted to eat. He settled for tea and some left over brownies from the ones Kagami had brought to school that day. He'd taken a few extra (Kagami had been freaking out, it was entertaining.) 

Kuroko took out his kettle, setting it on the counter and reaching randomly for the tea leaves he kept nearby. He finally grabbed the container, knocking  something over in the process. He bent down to pick it up, slightly surprised at it. It was a framed picture he normally kept in the living room: Takao had taken it during his birthday party some weeks ago. Kuroko stared at it for a while. He hadn't really planned on it, but the photo made him recall the many things that had happened during his first year of high school. In the picture were, well, them: everyone he called his closest friends. 
There was Kagami

while looking back on everything that happened with them. The Generation of Miracles. 

Back in middle school, the six of them had started out as friends. They used to talk eat, and have together. But then all that changed, with a certain person suffering from a drastic personality change. At first, he had completely given up on them ever returning to normal after he witnessed the incident with Ogiwara. He felt depressed and even quit the basketball team right after, while at the same time trying to keep as much distance as possible between himself and the five prodigies.

Especially him.

For some time, he grieved the old days when they all enjoyed eachother's company. However, one day, he realized that this was wrong. He wanted them to be together again. To watch Aomine bicker with Kise. To hear Murasakibara ask him for snacks. He even missed seeing Midorima with his, yet again, ridiculous lucky item.

He missed his rare smiles the most.

From that day onward, he made a decision. He vowed to himself that he would return them to how they were before, to make them remember their love for basketball. And if the only way was to make them taste defeat for the first time, then so be it. He told himself he was doing this for everyone, ignoring the part of him that screamed that there was something else behind his determination.

It was on his last year of middle school when he decided to enter Seirin high. Being a recently opened school, it did not have a great record of victories and whatnot. But they had potential, as they had shown it the previous year by making it to the final league. Those were the reasons Kuroko chose his current school. He would show to the Generation of Miracles that their arrogant behavior was not right by taking a new school to the top, above them.

He had made the right decision. His encounter with Kagami had proven him that. In a way, he had kind of hit the jackpot. He had found someone who could bring out his abilities. Yes, the other players in his team were good, but without Kagami, it would have been considerably harder for him to beat his former teammates.

His abilities as a "shadow" depended on his "light". He had found his "light" and a close friend in Kagami, a player capable of beating even the infamous Generation of Miracles. If it weren't for him, he also couldn't have mastered his Vanishing Drive or his Phantom Shot. He was extremely grateful to his friend for allowing him even if unconsciously to reach his goal: returning his Teiko teammates to their former selves.

He poured water in a kettle and lightly rested his hand on the counter. As he waited, he let his thoughts roam. 

He thought about different things, like how the weather was nice these past few days or about how much he'd have to study for his biology exam next week. Also about how nice it was that he had finally returned and that his smile hadn't changed and that he didn't seem to abhor the idea of renewing lost bonds-

His eyes widened and he almost choked when he realized who he was thinking about. There went his mind again, processing thoughts he could well do without. It had been like this for quite a long time now. Normally, he would be able to control himself, but lately it was just like his brain was split in two, both parts contradicting each other. There was no way in the world he could miss him that much. Right?

He was startled out of his internal battle once he heard the kettle emit a really loud noise. The water was ready. He poured himself a cup and reached for the box of tea leaves he had brought out earlier. He hadn't tried some yet, but they were said to have a calming effect on the mind, so he figured now would be a perfect time to taste it.As much as he loved vanilla milkshakes, even he had to admit that it was not an appropriate time to drink one. He didn't want to get sick, after all. They had an early basketball practice the next morning and if he missed, Riko would have his head.

He finished his drink and was starting to return to his room when he heard his phone ring. Going over to pick it up, he didn't bother checking the caller's ID and was startled when he heard the rich, velvet like voice at the other end of the line. It was the person he least expected would ever pay attention to him in anything that wasn't official business, yet he invaded Kuroko's mind.

-Good evening, Tetsuya.

AN: Okay, so this is my first fanfic ever. I've already posted it on another site so it's possible you've already seen it. And I know this chapter is really short, but the next ones will be longer, promise. I will try writing a minimum of 4000 words, so please stick with the story if you like it. And I apologize for the crappy summary and the use of too many "him", but it was too build the tension! (even if the tags give it all away) Oh, and if you leave a review, you're a god in my eyes.

Hope you enjoyed the fist chapter!

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, ScarletAS
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