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Introduction to G=AGE (J-pop group)

Anyone who's a fan of Johnny's Jr. may have already heard of G=AGE seeing as so many of the members are actually ex-Jrs. That was how I initially heard of them and was probably the only reason I was interested in them at first. Now though, I think the group seems pretty promising in a lot of ways and I've even preordered all three limited editions of their debut single. For anyone else who might be interested I scraped this post together just from things I've found around the internet and what I could understand from their website, Twitter etc. It might not all be completely accurate so if I find anything else out I'll probably come back and edit this post later. Anyway, onto the introductions~!

G=AGE is a 5-member boyband that will make its debut in June 2016 with the single "Age of Future". The group is a collaboration project between the groups, G-EYE and NEW→BOYS and contains members from both groups. G=AGE aims to be a futuristic and stylish dance, vocal, and fashion unit. According to their profile, the members are all androids sent from the future to save the human race from collapse.


from G-EYE:

TASY (real name: Tajima Shogo)

Birthday: 1998/10/13

Birth place: Tokyo, Japan

Height: 176cm

Weight: 56kg

Blood type: A

Speciality: Dance

Other: Prior to joining the group he was a Johnny's Jr. He played baseball since third grade since his grandfather is the coach of a junior high school baseball team. He also has a younger sister. He wants G=AGE to eventually expand overseas.

TASY's blog

VASA (real name: Vasayegh Hikaru)

Birthday: 2000/03/30

Birth place: Saitama, Japan

Height: 178cm

Weight: 57kg

Blood type: A

Speciality: Basketball, drums

Other: He is Iranian on his father's side and Japanese on his mother's. He has a younger brother named Vasayegh Wataru who is currently a Johnny's Jr. and a younger sister, Vasayegh Nagisa who is a model. Prior to joining the group he was a child actor and model and later became a member of Johnny's Jr.

Note: G-EYE was said to have 2 other members named HAU (age 18) and ASAHI (age 16) but their profiles are currently removed from the website. Four more members were also set to be announced, thus a total of eight members though these members are not reported to be part of G=AGE as well.

from NEW→BOYS:

FUMITO (real name: Tamamoto Fumito)

Birthday: 1999/09/22

Birth place: Kanagawa, Japan

Height: 168cm

Weight: 49kg

Blood type: O

Speciality: Soccer

Other: Like TASY and VASA, he was a member of Johnny's Jr. He acted in several dramas while he was in Johnny's such as Onii-chan Gacha and Saito-san 2. He belonged to a soccer club in school and has played soccer since kindergarten.

MAHIRO (real name: Morita Mahiro)

Birthday: 2001/10/04

Birth place: Tokyo, Japan

Height: 166cm

Weight: 46kg

Blood type: A

Speciality: Dance

Other: He was active as a member of Chibiko AAA from 2007 to 2009 and appeared in JUNON magazine and several AAA PVs during this time. He also entered Avex's contest in 2012 and gained a good result. He later joined Johnny's Jr.

ROI (real name: Kazama Roi)

Birthday: 2001/12/01

Height: 167cm

Weight: 48kg

There isn't much information on ROI online, probably because he's the only member who wasn't originally in Johnny's. All I can say is I'm pretty sure he's half-foreign. I'll probably update this later if I find anything else.

Note: There is another unit under the agency called G-BOY'S but they are not currently announced to be part of G=AGE. The members of G-BOY'S are YU-TO (2002/03/05), TAKUMI (1998/07/21), KAI (1999/09/24), SHO (2000/10/29), HIROYUKI (1998/07/14), and TAKANORI (1999/05/13).


So I tried my hand at translating a Japanese song into English for the first time. I discovered M!LK a few days ago and fell in love with them and since I found myself actually being able to understand most of this song by myself (probably cuz the lyrics are really simple and I'm a noob) and there wasn't a translation anywhere already, I thought my sucky translation would be better than nothing lol and it would be good practice. My Japanese isn't great so please forgive any mistakes and feel free to make any corrections.

I can’t drink coffee

(I Can’t Drink)

No matter what, I can’t drink it

Today is this guy’s first date

If I don’t show you a cool place

In the course of our date

The stylish cafe has also been checked off the list

Coffee has always been no good

Today I’ll absolutely drink it

I want to show you a cool place

A dependable boy? It’s not a dream

One for her

One latte

I’ll take an Americano

Ah, of course, it’s no use. I can’t drink something so bitter

Ah, of course, there’s no way I can say, “orange juice”

Even if I sneakily put milk in I can’t drink it

I don’t understand how anyone could find this delicious

I can’t drink coffee

(I Can’t Drink)

No matter what, I can’t drink it

(I Can’t Drink)

I can’t keep a poker face

(I Can’t Drink)

My story doesn’t last

(I Can’t Drink)

I can’t drink coffee

Today while my family are traveling

I’m alone in the house

This chance is pretty rare

I call her Ring! Ring! Ring!

No way! She also has a Day off

She immediately arrives at my house

By any chance, could this be our first kiss?!

My heart beats in anticipation

What do you want to drink?

“One coffee!”

Why do I keep doing things I’ll regret?!

Ah, of course, it’s no use. I can’t drink something so bitter

Ah, of course, there’s no way I can say, “I only want to drink Cola”

Even if you put sugar in before giving it to me I can’t drink it

Well, in this situation there’ll be no kiss or hechima*

I can’t drink coffee

(I Can’t Drink)

No matter what, I can’t drink it

(I Can’t Drink)

I can’t keep a poker face

(I Can’t Drink)

My story doesn’t last

(I Can’t Drink)

I can’t drink coffee

When I drink coffee I’ll become an adult before I know it

Can someone like me be your hero?!

But for the time being I can’t drink something so bitter

There’s probably no way I can say “espresso” in my lifetime

What if I also don’t really like coffee cake

Those dandy adults, I want to give up already

I can’t drink coffee

(I Can’t Drink)

No matter what, I can’t drink it

(I Can’t Drink)

I can’t keep a poker face

(I Can’t Drink)

My story doesn’t last

(I Can’t Drink)

I can’t drink coffee

*I really don't get this line at all so the translation probably isn't completely accurate.

[Fanfiction] The Little German Prince

Title:  The Little German Prince
Series:  ​Just Best Friends
Author:   xxotakuchiceexx  SOUrah
Fandom:  JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing:  MariSou
Genre:  Fluff, angst
Rating:  G
A/N:  So I said that this series was going to have three parts and the third part was going to be Christmas-themed but then I got lazy around Christmas changed my mind. Also I got this idea so I honestly have no idea how many parts it'll have anymore... Plus it now has a name, yay~ I also have an idea for a Sexy Zone AU that I may write on the side *evil laugh* Anyway, long AN. Please enjoy.


Previous part

“Sou-chan, are you asleep?”

Sou sat up and yawned. He was spending the weekend at Marius' house and although he would have been more than happy to sleep next to him like they had in the hotel room he had chosen to sleep at the foot of the bed. That had been a mistake. Every time Marius turned over he would kick him, jolting him awake whenever he came close to slumber.

“I can't sleep.” Marius said bashfully.

Sou rubbed his eyes then crawled across the bed to where Marius was sat. He climbed under the blanket and lay down, Marius doing the same so that they were facing one another.

“I'll tell you a bedtime story.”

“Nothing scary, okay?” 

Sou considered telling him about a zombie movie he'd watched last week just so he'd have an excuse to cuddle him again but decided against it.

“Nothing scary,” He swore. “This is the story of The Little German Prince.”

* * *

“Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom there lived a little German prince.” Sou began.

“If he's German then why does he live in a faraway kingdom?” Marius interrupted.

“He was handsome and kind and loved by all his people,” Sou went on, ignoring him. “All the girls in the village wanted to marry him-”

“I thought he lived in a kingdom, not a village.”

“But one day,” Sou said loudly, hinting at Marius to be quiet. “the little prince went out for a walk-”

“He went out for a walk without his royal guards?”

“Well, maybe his royal guards were sick that day. Now, shh. This is my story.” Sou snapped.

“Sorry,” Marius giggled.

“Anyway, the little prince went out for a walk and there he met a little servant boy,” Sou continued. “He and the little servant boy instantly became friends and they sneaked out everyday to play together. Then eventually they fell in love.”

Sou smiled. Marius was now looking at him with wide eyes and seemed to be hung on his every word.

“When the little prince's father found out he was outraged. He locked the little prince up in his bedroom at the very top of the palace and never let him leave. He then arranged for him to be married to a princess from another kingdom.”

Marius gasped aloud and Sou paused for a moment just to take in how cute his expression was.

“The little servant boy was miserable without the prince so he waited until nighttime and he climbed up to the top of the royal palace to the prince's bedroom. Overjoyed, the little prince let him inside and then a bunch of zombies showed up and ate them.”

Marius glared.

“That was a joke,” Sou laughed. “The little servant boy and the little German prince ran away together and got married and they lived happily ever after. The end.”

Marius seemed to like this conclusion better.

“That was a nice story, Sou-chan.” He smiled. “But I'm still not really sleepy.”

“Shall we sleep together again then?” Sou suggested.

“That was your plan all along, wasn't it?”

Sou pulled Marius closer to him without saying a word. He began to run his fingers through the younger boy's hair which seemed to be the answer to Marius' sleep problems. He fell asleep in less than a minute.

“Goodnight, Mari-chan.” Sou whispered, although he knew Marius was already dead to the world. 

For a while Sou just carried on combing his fingers through Marius' hair. He uttered things to him that he would never have been able to say to the German boy if he had been awake. He watched him sleep with a sad smile lingering on his face. Marius really was a little German prince. Just like the story. Except Sou didn't think their story would have a happy ending. He and Marius weren't going to share a magical kiss and then be together forever. He didn't want to “just give him time” like Shori said. Even if he did it wouldn't make any difference. He and Marius were just friends and that was all they'd ever be. Best friends, as Marius had said so many times.

[Fanfiction] Frohe Weihnachten

Title: Frohe Weihnachten
Author: SOUrah  xxotakuchiceexx
Fandom: JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing: Shorius
Genre: Fluff
Rating: G
A/N: This is a birthday gift for  candletoes~ I say this a lot but thankyou for commenting on all my fics and just being great. Also thankyou to my personal German translator for telling me how to say "Merry Christmas" in German, haha. On a totally unrelated note this was kind of inspired by when Jinguji said in one of the Sexy Boyz magazine articles that his ideal Christmas date would be to decorate a tree until it becomes weird-looking. I just thought that was cute ^w^


On that morning, still in his pyjamas and only half awake, Shori opened the door to a very bubbly-looking Marius. He looked like an Eskimo in his large duffel coat, pink knitted scarf and matching gloves. He had a pair of reindeer antlers a top his head and was carrying a bag that was bigger than he was. Although Shori was still tired he couldn't help cracking a smile at the sight.

“Merry Christmas!” Marius announced.

“It's not Christmas yet,” Shori chuckled. “And what's with the outfit?”

“My mom caught me leaving the house this morning and didn't want me to get sick,” Marius admitted bashfully. “She knitted the scarf and gloves for me. And the antlers are cute, don't you think?”

Shori considered teasing his friend but decided against it. Instead he just smiled and waved him inside, pointing him in the direction of the living room then running upstairs to change his clothes. When he returned to the living room Marius was sitting on the couch and looking through his ginormous bag.

“What's in the bag?”

Marius jumped. He realized it was only Shori and relaxed. Shori laughed and went over to join him on the couch. The German boy then reached into his bag of mystery and pulled out a fluffy red and white Santa hat. He fitted it onto Shori's head and smiled.

“Is this for me?” Shori asked, looking amused.

“You don't have to wear it if you don't want to though...” Marius mumbled in response.

“No, it's okay,” Shori said, suddenly mumbling now too. “If you want me to wear it then I will.”

Marius giggled nervously then continued to search through his Santa Sack. This time he pulled out a clumsily wrapped present with a envelope taped to it. The envelope had “Shori” written on the front and had several little doodles on it.

“This is your real present,” When Shori reached for it eagerly Marius hid it behind his back. “As you said, it's not Christmas yet so you can't open it until tomorrow.”

“Fine,” Shori pouted. Marius then cautiously handed the present to him and he placed it under the small Christmas tree in the corner of the room with all the others.

“Anyway, I have plenty of other presents to deliver today so I'll be going now.” Marius declared, jumping up off the couch enthusiastically.

“Erm, actually, Mari, I don't think you can leave just yet,” Shori pointed to the window. “The snow is really coming down out there.”

Marius turned to look at where Shori was pointing to. When he'd arrived it hadn't been snowing at all but now in the few minutes he'd been there the snow was several inches deep on the ground and it was still falling at an unbelievable rate.

“No!” Marius cried, rushing over to the window as if that was somehow going to make it all go away. “I'll never get my presents delivered in time now!”

Shori couldn't help smirking a little. Although he felt sympathy for Marius, the reindeer antlers he had on his head made it kind of hard to take him seriously. 

“Don't worry, Mari,” He said. “Let's watch the weather forecast and see what they say. I'm sure the snow will stop soon.”

When they turned on the TV though, the weather lady didn't agree with him. She informed them that the snow was probably going to last for a while and that it wouldn't be safe to leave the house for a few days. Then the TV screen went completely black and Marius began to cry. Not really knowing what to do, Shori awkwardly put an arm around him and softly told him not to cry.

“But Christmas is tomorrow! What if I'm not able to make it home to spend time with my family?” Marius wailed.

Still clueless as to how to respond, Shori gave the brown-haired boy a half-hug. Marius wasn't satisfied with this so he pulled him into a proper embrace. They stayed like this for while until Marius calmed down. Well, more or less. He stopped crying but instead started waving his arms about like he was trying to fly.

“Calm down,” Shori laughed, grabbing his hands to stop him from flapping them. “We haven't finished decorating our tree yet. Why don't you help me?”

With those few words Marius seemed to forget about everything. He jumped three feet in the air then skipped over to the half-decorated Christmas tree. 

* * *

After decorating their “Sexy Tree” as they called it, Shori and Marius were back on the couch. Marius was fast asleep on Shori's lap and Shori was picking bits of tinsel out of the little prince's hair, his reindeer antlers now lost in all the mess. Both boys had gone a tad overboard with adding the decorations so in the end they'd taken some of the tinsel off and flicked it at each other. They'd called Marius' parents sometime before to let them know that he was safe and would be spending the night at Shori's. Shori's parents had also called to tell him that they were staying at a hotel as they weren't able to make it home due to the snow.

After their tinsel fight they'd played Hide and Seek, messed up Shori's bedroom and raided the kitchen for sweets and cake. Then they'd just sat on the couch and talked until Marius climbed into Shori's lap uninvited and fell fast asleep. Shori had tried to fall asleep too but for some reason he couldn't (although he had been tired earlier) so he'd just resorted to playing with the younger boy's hair.

Shori turned around to look at the clock on the wall above him. It was 12am and he still couldn't sleep. Hoping that Marius was a heavy sleeper, he gently moved the boy off his lap and got up. He groaned a little but he must've been having a nice dream because he just let out a small giggle and continued sleeping. Shori smiled.

Shori was going to go into the other room to play on his computer but discovered that the power was still out when he tried to turn the light on. At the corner of his eye he spotted his and Marius' unusual Christmas tree with all the tempting presents underneath. Realizing that it was 12am, therefore technically Christmas, he approached the tree and his eyes fell on Marius' present. He sat crossed-legged on the floor, facing the tree and grabbed the present without a second thought. He unwrapped it as gently as he could, as not to wake Marius.

Inside was a box. The teen opened the box to reveal a bracelet that could only be described a pink. Chuckling, he read the card.

To Shori-kun,

Buying presents for you is hard! I hope you like it though. I have a matching one. It's not too girly, is it?

Frohe Weihnachten (That means Merry Christmas in German!)


Biting his lip to keep himself from smiling too widely, Shori slipped the bracelet onto his wrist. Then, suddenly feeling tired again he went to join Marius on the couch. Lying down beside him, he put his arms around his friend and soon was dead to the world. Shori didn't notice at that the time, but for a second Marius awoke. He giggled cutely and whispered, “Merry Christmas, Shori-kun.” before letting sleep overcome him once more.

[Fanfiction] Happy Birthday Monkey Face

Title: Happy Birthday Monkey Face
Author: SOUrah xxotakuchiceexx
Fandom: JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing: MariSou
Rating: G
Genre: Fluff
Disclaimer: No money is being made.
A/N: Oh wow, another MariSou fic. Well, it was Sou's birthday yesterday and I really wanted to write something for his birthday, him being my bias in SZ so this was born. Also, if you're in the mood for some more MariSou candletoes as written the most adorable MariSou fic for me and asdfghjkl I love it sooo much.

Sexy Zone40

Did anybody remember?

Sou asked himself this as he arrived home from the supermarket. There had been no cards from his school friends, no presents from his Johnny's friends, no cake from his parents. Not even his best friend, Marius had wished him a happy birthday. He'd just said hi and asked him if they could go over a particular dance step he was finding difficult together. Just like any other normal day.

Sou didn't want everybody to make a big fuss over him, he would've been just fine with a card or two. It just hurt that not a single person remembered. His parents had even made him go food shopping after work.

He attempted to remove his keys from his pocket with the heavy grocery bags still in both hands but ended up dropping everything and crying out in frustration. Could this birthday get any worse? He picked up his keys and fumbled with them until he finally managed to unlock the door. He scooped the two plastic bags off the ground, hoping that nothing had been broken then made his way into the house.

“I'm ho-”

He stopped short when he saw that his entire front room was covered in party decorations. His parents plus all his friends from Johnny's and school were sat around the table in the centre of the room that had a bright blue birthday cake on top of it. There was also a pile of gifts in all sizes in the corner of the room. Sou beamed. Everything he could possibly want. Except-

Sou knew there was something missing but he didn't have time to think about it as all his friends began to pester him to open their present first, his mom suggested they cut the cake before unwrapping presents, his dad wanted to know what music to put on. Sou laughed, getting into the party mood and banishing whatever it was from his mind. He strode over to the table, deciding he would cut the cake first.

It was a personalized cake in his favourite colour, blue and it had his name written across it. He turned to all his friends and family, still beaming and said,

“Who's idea was this?”

“Marius'.” His mom told him.

It was then that he realized what was missing. He looked around the room to confirm. Yes, his best friend, Marius was absent from his surprise party.

“Where is he?” Sou asked.

Kento was about to explain that Marius had rushed off after rehearsal, not really saying anything but then, as if on queue, the front door opened and Marius trudged in, looking like a zombie.

“Mari?” Sou exclaimed. He rushed over to the younger boy and gave him a hug, slightly fearful that if he didn't give him something to lean on he would topple over.

“Happy birthday, Sou-chan.” Marius whispered.

Okay, Sou thought. Marius' sleepy voice is adorable.

Sou squeezed Marius for a little longer then pulled away from the embrace, hands still on his shoulders just in case.

“Where were you?” Sou interrogated.


Sou chuckled inwardly but tried his best to look serious. “That doesn't explain anything.”

“Right, sorry.” Marius yawned. “I was shopping for your present.”

“But why are you so tired?”

“I stayed up all night trying to think of a present for you and I haven't had a change to rest since then.” Marius yawned again.

“Oh, Mari,” Sou half-laughed. “You didn't have to do that. If you couldn't find a present for me then that's okay – this party is more than enough.”

Fuma and Shori were whistling on the other side of the room. Sou had almost forgotten they were there. He stuck a tongue out at them then turned back to Marius.

“Do you want to take a nap in my room?”

“No, it's your birthday and I want to spend it with you!” Marius said, trying to look more awake. “Anyway, I got you this. But don't open it until after the party, okay?” The German boy reached into  the bag he was carrying and handed Sou a pink envelope. Fuma and Shori started whistling again, Kento joining them this time. Sou and Marius both ignored them.

“It's nothing special, okay? So don't laugh when you open it.” Marius mumbled, not meeting Sou's gaze.

“I won't laugh,” Sou vowed. “I know whatever it is I'll love it because it's from you.”

Marius blushed and the three oldest (although they weren't acting like it) members of Sexy Zone's jeering got louder. Sou was about to take revenge on them (as best he could being younger and smaller than all of them) but then his mom announced it was high time they cut the cake so he changed tactics eagerly. The other members of Sexy Zone as well as everyone else joined him at the table and they all broke into a chorus of Happy Birthday that featured Kento repeatedly poking Sou beneath his nose and a hilarious impromptu rap by Fuma.

* * *

Sou laughed to himself, recalling the day's events as he entered his bedroom after brushing his teeth. He'd been so upset at the thought of no-one having remembered his birthday but when he'd come home to discover the party he'd been that much happier.

As he sat down on his bed, Sou's thoughts drifted to Marius. His best friend had left later than everyone else but even though it had just been the two of them he still hadn't let Sou open the envelope.

That's right, the envelope! Everyone was gone now so he could open it. He couldn't wait to see what was so important that only his eyes could see it.

Sou got up, grabbed the pink envelope up off the dresser where he had left it and opened it carefully. Inside was a card. He pulled the card out but something else fell out and sank to the floor. It was a piece of paper. He picked it up but studied the card first.

It was blue - his favourite colour, just like the cake but that wasn't the most striking thing about it. It also had a picture of a cartoon monkey on it. Sou smiled and opened the card.

To Sou-chan,

Happy birthday, Monkey Face!!! Sorry I couldn't get you something better.

Love Mari

Sou couldn't help smiling and he even felt the pace of his heart beat quicken a little. Marius was just so cute. Even the tsundere Fuma had often said so.

For a moment he got distracted, thinking about how he was going to tease Marius about the card the next day but then he remembered the neatly-folded piece of paper in his other hand. He put the card with all his others on his dressing table (but slightly in front to show how special it was) then gently unfolded the paper.

To Sou-chan,
This is what I really wanted to write in that card:

I saw a lot of things that you might like but I didn't think that any of them were good enough for my Sou-chan and in the end I ran out of time. I wanted to get you the best gift ever as a thank you for always looking out for me. No, that's not what I really want to say. This is even hard to say in written form! What I mean is I really like you. Like, really. Like, you know. You know what I mean, don't you? Oh, I suppose you don't. I mean my heart beats really fast when you're around and I get really excited when I know I'm going to see you. Being with you makes me really happy and I always want to be close to you. Do you understand what I mean now? I hope so! Sorry if this is long! Happy birthday, Monkey Face!!!

Love Mari

Sou's heart was now hammering against his chest and he wasn't sure what to do. He feels the same way! He screamed mentally. Marius feels the same way about me as I do about him!

Sou was full of so many emotions – excitement, fear, happiness, confusion. He snatched his phone up from where it was charging and was about to give Marius a call when he caught a glimpse of what time it was on the phone's screen and remembered how tired Marius had been earlier. Instead, Sou decided to shoot him a quick text.

Just read your note. Let's talk tomorrow. Love you.

He hesitated for a long while before hitting 'send'. How would Marius react to the last part? After a few minutes had pasted he ended up sending the message with his eyes closed. He got an instant reply.

Okay, see you then. Love you too.

Sou smirked as he sent another text back.

Were you waiting up for me?

The reply.

Yes. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to sleep now. Goodnight, Monkey Face.

After responding with another 'goodnight' Sou shut his phone off, still smirking. Then he carefully placed Marius' letter down on the dresser next to the monkey card. After that, forever smiling, he climbed into bed and fell asleep almost as soon as his head hit the pillow, sweet dreams of Marius playing in his mind all night.

[Fanfiction] What I Like About You

Title: What I Like About You
Author: S.L. Gibbs  xxotakuchiceexx
Fandom: JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing: MariSou
Rating: G
Genre: Fluff-ish
Disclaimer: No money is being made.
A/N: Again, not part of the MariSou series. I was going to try writing some other pairings but then I got this idea last night while having a conversation with another Sexy Zone fan. oh wow i've posted five fics now do i get a prize


“What are you writing, Mari-chan?”

Marius jumped. He'd been so engrossed in what he was writing that he hadn't noticed Sou enter the changing room. Sou was trying to peer over his shoulder at the piece of paper he was scribbling on but Marius, trying to look casual hid it from view with one of his arms.

“Nothing.” Marius replied, smiling up at the older boy awkwardly.

“Okay,” Sou said, looking at him suspiciously. “Anyway, you're needed for shooting now.”

Marius nodded and jumped up off the couch. He dithered for a little while before scrunching up the piece of paper and tossing it into the bin in the corner of the room. After flashing Sou another clumsy smile he skipped out of the changing room, accidentally whacking his arm against the door in the process. Sou tried not to laugh too loudly as he heard another loud bang outside in the hallway – Marius must have injured himself again.

When there were no more loud noises (that sounded really painful), Sou was sure Marius had gone. He waited for a few more seconds just in case then stealthy approached the bin and began to search for the paper that Marius had thrown in there not too long ago. Luckily there wasn't much else in there so it was pretty easy to find. 

When Sou removed the paper from the bin and opened it out he hesitated for a second. He could tell that his German friend hadn't wanted him to know what was inscribed on the paper and he almost felt as if by reading it he would be invading the younger boy's privacy but Sou was the type of person who didn't like to have things kept from him. Plus just before Marius had covered the note with his arm he'd been able to see his name written in untidy handwriting more than once.

Sou swallowed his guilt and began reading. It was a little hard to read at first due to the creases in the paper and Marius' Japanese writing not being perfect but he could just about make it out. He imagined the words in Marius' cute German-Japanese accent.

* * *

What I Like About Matsushima Sou

What I like about Sou-chan is his smile. Sou-chan has cute crooked teeth and it always makes me happy when he smiles at me.

What I like about Sou-chan is his face. People often say that Sou-chan has a strange face and that he resembles a monkey but I think he's cute!

What I like about Sou-chan is his eyes. Sou-chan has large eyes and they're really cute. I'm using the word 'cute' a lot, aren't I?

What I like about Sou-chan is his body. I don't mean that in a perverted way, honest! I just like the way he looks.

What I like about Sou-chan is his personality. Sou-chan is silly and makes me laugh but he can be serious and he helps me when I need it. He treats me like his little brother but not like a baby. He's always kind to everyone and is fun to be around.

What I like about Sou-chan is everything! I hope Sou-chan will always be mine.

* * *

Sou read over the script again over and over, his smile growing each time. He was even blushing a little. After the fifth time of reading it, he was about to crunch the paper up again and put it back into the bin so Marius wasn't to suspect anything, but then he spotted the plastic pen that his admirer had left on the chair and got an idea. He picked it up, turned the paper over and began to jot something down onto the back. Then, leaving the paper neatly on the chair with the pen on top of it, Sou left the room with a cheeky little smirk on his face.

* * *

When the shooting was done for the day, Marius returned to the changing room to collect his belongings. He swung his bag over his shoulder and was about to leave when he spotted something on the chair. It was that piece of paper that he had practically written a love declaration for Sou on. His stomach dropped. He was sure he'd thrown it in the bin so that means Sou must have read it! He snatched the piece of paper up and was about to tear it to shreds when he saw that something else was written on it now.

What I Like About Yo Marius

What I like about Mari-chan is his cute quirks. He sometimes says silly things and he touches his cheeks when he's embarrassed.

What I like about Mari-chan is his sense of humour. He always laughs at my jokes even when we both know they're not very funny.

What I like about Mari-chan is that he's always smiling even when things don't go exactly to plan.

What I like about Mari-chan is that he'll always put up with me. Even if I do something to make him angry he will always forgive me in the end.

What I like about Mari-chan is how shy he gets sometimes. If you like me just tell me, okay? 

What I like about Mari-chan is everything! I'll always be yours if you'll always be mine.


Marius couldn't keep himself from smiling as he subconsciously reached up to touch his cheeks with both hands. He stopped half way, releasing that this was what Sou had mentioned in his letter. Then giggling to himself, he gently folded up the piece of paper and put it into his pocket. Neither him nor Sou had expected that this battered piece of paper was going to change things between the two of them forever.

[Fanfiction] The Reason

Title: The Reason
Author: S.L. Gibbs  xxotakuchiceexx
Fandom: JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing: Shorius
Rating: G
Genre: Not really sure. A bit of fluff.
Disclaimer: I'm not making any money, yo.
A/N: Continuation of The One For Me. Writing another fanfiction just two days after posting the last one? I'm not too crazy about this one but yeah. Again for the lovely candletoes~ Also when I was writing this, when Sou says "Are you angry?" I kept typing it as "Are you hungry?" Maybe Shori is hungry for Marius.
A/N 2: About my MariSou series, I've decided that it'll have a total of three parts. The last part will be posted around Christmas time but I'll be writing fics for other pairings in the mean time.


A date. Is that what this was? Marius had referred to it as a date several times as he talked enthusiastically with Shori as the two of them rode on the train together. Saying Marius seemed excited was an understatement, he was babbling on about all the things they could do that day, grinning hugely and making big hand gestures. He sometimes threw in the odd German word without realizing. There was a group of elderly ladies sitting opposite them who kept glancing at him and smiling, gossiping about how cute he was.

Shori smiled back at them politely then continued to listen to Marius' hyper chattering, making sounds of interest where appropriate. Shori was excited too but also a tad nervous – he'd never been on a “date” before and he really wanted Marius to have as much fun as possible seen as he'd just been dumped by Sou the day before yesterday and he still wasn't completely over it.

Shori looked up as the train slowed to a stop. The name of the station was announced over the intercom. Shori signalled at Marius to follow him before getting up and exiting the train, Marius bobbing about restlessly behind him.

As they were leaving the train station, Shori felt a warm hand suddenly grip his own. He paused and looked down. Marius' fingers were now intertwined with his. He looked back up at Marius and smiled shyly. Marius giggled and squeezed his hand gently.

“We're holding everyone up.” He laughed as he pulled Shori's arm, nearly making him fall then half-dragged him out of the train station.

Although when they left the station they ended up stopping again because right in front of them stood someone neither of them had expected nor wanted to see. Marius was the first to speak.


Sou smiled lopsidedly. “Hi.”

At first Shori wasn't sure what to do. He was angry at Sou for breaking up with Marius (and without giving him a proper reason) but at the same time he felt sorry for him because at the moment he didn't look quite like his usual self. Shori decided that Sou was still his friend even if he'd hurt Marius so he put on a fake smile and greeted the younger boy half-heartedly.

Having known Shori the longest out of anyone in Sexy Zone, Sou wasn't having it. He folded his arms. “You're angry at me, aren't you?”

Shori nodded.

“Are you angry too, Marius?”

Marius shook his head and clung to Shori which made both Sou and Shori laugh.

“You're like a girl.” Shori said jokingly.

Marius stuck his tongue out which made the three of them laugh a little more but when the laughter died down things were even more awkward than they were in the first place.

“I'm sorry,” Sou said after a long silence. “I didn't mean to hurt Marius, really.”

“Well, why did you break up with him then?” Shori challenged.

There was another long silence and Shori didn't expect Sou to answer but then he flashed a half-smile that showed off his cute crooked teeth as he said in a soft voice,

“Because of you.”

Shori and Marius both looked at Sou with confused expressions, waiting for the dark-haired boy to elaborate.

“I knew that you liked Marius. Marius liked you too but he didn't realize it. So I broke up with him because I thought he'd be happier with you. I didn't think he'd be this upset.” Sou blurted out all in one breathe. “I-I still like you, Mari-chan but I know you'd be happier with Shori.”

Marius looked at Sou with one of his unreadable expressions, then at Shori, then back to Sou. He then released Shori from his grasp and approached Sou. He wrapped his arms around the smaller boy and for a second Shori's heart stopped, afraid that Marius had chosen Sou over him but then he whispered something in Sou's ear then skipped back over to Shori. Marius took Shori's hand back in his and beamed up at him.

“Are we still going on our date?”

Sou laughed at the relieved look on Shori's face before wishing them good luck on their “date” then hurrying off to catch his train. 

After waving goodbye to Sou, Shori somehow ended up studying Marius' face – his innocent smile, big brown eyes, cute pointy teeth. Then, he wasn't really sure why he did it but using Marius' hand that was still locked with his, he pulled the German boy closer to him then gave him a little kiss on one of his soft cheeks. Marius' grin got bigger, if that were even possible.

Shori had to remember to thank Sou later.

[Fanfiction] The One For Me

Title: The One For Me
Author: S.L. Gibbs xxotakuchiceexx
Fandom: JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing: Shorius
Rating: G
Genre: Fluff
Disclaimer: I own Marius I don't own Sexy Zone
A/N: Not the next part of my MariSou...series...thing (maybe I should give it a name?) I wrote this for my lovely self-proclaimed fangirl, candletoes Thanks for all your nice comments *cries* And thanks everyone else who reads/comments too~

Sequel - The Reason


When Shori entered Marius' room he could instantly tell that something was not right. The younger boy tried to smile but Shori liked to think he could read Marius pretty well, he could see the sadness in his eyes and also a few rogue tears that he had missed.

His friend had called him up earlier, asking him if it was okay for him to come over. Shori had rushed straight over, having been able to tell that something was amiss just from the sound of Marius' voice. He had stood nervously outside of the front door for a while until Marius' mom had let him in, telling him that Marius hadn't come out of his room all day and she was really worried. So now here he was, watching the youngest member of Sexy Zone, not really sure what to do.

“What happened?” Shori asked awkwardly, closing the door behind him and taking a seat next to Marius on the bed.

“Sou-kun,” Marius sniffled.

Having come prepared, Shori reached into his pocket and handed Marius an unopened packet of tissues. Marius smiled gratefully.

“What about Sou?”

“He broke up with me.”

Shori raised his eyebrows in surprise. Marius and Sou hadn't been “officially” a couple but it was obvious to anyone that they were more than friends. They were always giggling amongst themselves and Sou would often show a lot of affection towards Marius even at the most inappropriate of times. Shori couldn't think of any reason why Sou could possibly have wanted to “end it” with Marius.

“Did he say why?” Shori questioned.

Marius shook his head. “What's wrong with me? Why doesn't Sou-kun like me anymore?”

“There's nothing wrong with you,” Shori said. “Maybe Sou just wasn't the one for you.”

The moment the words left his mouth Shori was mentally kicking himself for how cheesy they sounded but cheesy or not, they seemed to cheer Marius up a little. He smiled as he rested his head on the teen's shoulder and whispered,

“How will I know who the one for me is?”

The question, and the fact that the object of his affections was currently leaning on him made Shori feel rather uncomfortable. He was silent for a while until he finally answered.

“I don't know about this kind of thing so don't laugh at me, okay? But maybe if someone is right for you then you'll just know. Maybe not straight away but you just know that they make you happy.”

Marius lifted his head off of Shori's shoulder and looked at him seriously for a moment without saying anything. Then slowly his cute smile returned and he jumped Shori, meaning to give him a hug but the two somehow ended up in a messy pile on the floor.

“Sorry, are you okay?” Marius asked through giggles.

“I'm fine,” Shori replied, laughing too.

Neither of them knew how long they stayed there - chatting about things that only made sense to them, giggling about nothing in particular, hitting and tickling each other playfully. They were still on the floor now, both of them on the edge of sleep when Shori could've sworn he heard Marius' sleepy voice next to him say something like, “Shori-kun is the one for me.” followed by some cute giggling and finally light snoring. Shori's last thoughts before he let sleep take over were something along the lines of maybe Sou did have a good reason for breaking up with Marius and maybe he and Marius could do something tomorrow.

[Fanfiction] I Dare You

Title: I Dare You
Author: SOUrah xxotakuchiceexx
Fandom: JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing: MariSou, slight FumaKen
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Fluff? Angst?
Disclaimer: Guess I still don't own Sexy Zone :c
A/N: So, since people liked my first one I decided to write more, yay~ I got this idea like almost straight after I posted the last one.

Next part / Previous part


Sou threw a pillow at Marius' head. "I'm bored."

Marius giggled and threw it back. "Me too."

The two boys were currently sat cross-legged on either side of Marius' bed in the middle of their messy hotel room. They had a free day today and there was nothing for them to do.

Fuma and Kento were in their room with the door locked. They had said not to disturb them as they were "busy". Every so often Marius and Sou would hear a strange noise coming from their room, followed by giggling and then Kento saying something like, "Shh, Fuma. Marius and Sou will hear us." Shori had wondered off on his own a while ago.

"I wonder what Fuma-kun and Kento-kun are doing," Marius said, pressing his ear against the wall to hear better.

"Nevermind that," Sou said quickly, going slightly red in the face. "Let's play a game."

"What game?"

"Truth or Dare."

"No way!"

"Don't you trust me, Mari? I promise I'll go easy on you." Sou winked. "I'll go first. I pick dare."

"Alright," The German boy paused for a moment. Then suddenly an evil-looking grin appeared on his face. "I dare you to run around this floor of the hotel in only your underwear."

Sou raised his eyebrows in surprise. Marius just kept smirking at him. He mumbled something and glared at Marius as he stripped down to his underwear then slipped out the door. Marius watched him, covering his mouth with his hand to keep himself from laughing too loudly.

Sou started to run around their floor of the hotel. He had almost done a full circle when all of a sudden a maid strolled out of one of the other rooms and looked at him strangely.

"Are you lost, sir?"

"No," Sou replied, attempting to shuffle away from her.

"Are you sure? I can escort you back to your room."

"No, I'm fine, thankyou. Just out for a walk."

Sou could hear Marius snorting with laughter around the corner.

The maid was still staring at him suspiciously. She opened her mouth to say something but before she could Sou ran the last few lengths to his and Marius' room. He grabbed his friend by the arm and ruffled his hair.

"I'll get you back for that."

Marius was laughing so hard he could hardly breathe. "'She probably thought you were crazy!"

Sou hit Marius gently as they both returned to their hotel room. Marius planted himself on the bed while Sou re-dressed.

"Your turn," He said. "Truth or dare?"

"Truth," Marius answered, fearful of whatever dare Sou might give him as revenge.

Sou thought for a moment. "Who do you like best in Sexy Zone?"

"You," Marius responded without hesitation.

A cute little smile formed on Sou's face but it was gone as soon as it arrived. "Really? You even like me better than Shori-kun and Kento-kun?"

"Of course," Marius smiled. "You're my best friend."

Sou bit his lip. That was one of his habits. Marius thought it was the cutest thing ever but if he told him that Sou would probably laugh at him and beat him mercilessly with a pillow.

"So, it's your turn, right?" He said instead. "Truth or dare?"

"Truth," The dark-haired boy decided.

Marius didn't have to think for long. "What are you afraid of?"

Sou looked as if he hadn't been expecting such a question but he answered truthfully anyway. "Rejection, I suppose. If I like someone I can't tell them because I'm afraid they won't like me back."

"You're cute, Sou-kun." The younger boy blurted out.

"What are you saying?" Sou laughed as he reached for the pillow Marius had thrown at him earlier. Before Marius knew what was happening Sou had him pinned down on the bed and was attacking him with the pillow.

"I just said you were cute," Marius said threw tears of laughter. "Please stop hitting me!"

When Sou finally stopped they were both breathless. Sou still had Marius pinned down on the bed (despite being smaller than him) and their faces were so close their noses were touching.

"You're the cute one, Mari." Sou breathed.

"I know but you're cute too." Marius whispered.

"What do you mean you know?" Sou chuckled. "Anyway, we're still playing, right? It's your go and last time you picked truth so now you have to pick dare."

"I don't remember that being a rule."

"I know but I'm older so do what I say."

Marius pouted but complied. "Fine, dare."

"I dare you to kiss me."

Marius panicked and tried to escape but Sou was still holding him down firmly.

"You have to do it, Mari." Sou said, smirking.

Marius struggled for a while longer but eventually gave in. He wrapped his arms around Sou's neck and pulled him closer. When their lips were just about to touch the door flew open and Shori stepped in. Sou quickly climbed off of Marius.

Shori raised an eyebrow at Sou but decided not to say anything. "Fuma and Kento are ordering pizza and they want to know what you want."

"Yay, pizza! I'm hungry!" Marius exclaimed, waving his arms about like a 5-year-old. He jumped off the bed and skipped out of the door.

Sou sighed.

"You okay?" Shori asked him.

"Huh? Oh, yeah."

"Don't rush him, okay? He's still young. He likes you, he just doesn't realize it yet."

Sou nodded and smiled sadly. "Let's go then."

[Fanfiction] Scaredy-Cat

Title: Scaredy-Cat
Author: SOUrah xxotakuchiceexx
Fandom: JE; Sexy Zone
Pairing: MariSou, slight FumaKen
Rating: G
Genre: Fluff
Disclaimer: I don't own Sexy Zone although I wish I did.
A/N Welp ;A; I was persuaded to post this. I'm not normally so shy about my fanfictions, I guess just because it's Sexy Zone so...sorry if it's terrible xD It's one of the many MariSou one shots I wrote at like 2am when I was bored on holiday, haha.

Next part


Marius curled up into a ball, hid behind Shori, cuddled up to Sou, covered his eyes – none of which was working for him. He'd pleaded with Sou and Shori to rent a different movie – any movie – but both boys had convinced him that it wouldn't even be scary, it was just a silly movie after all. Then they had proceeded to joke around, saying they would protect him if any supernatural beings attacked. He had laughed and went along with it in the end but he hadn't told them how easily frightened he was. He also hadn't told them that he was afraid of the dark.

Marius was practically in Shori's lap when the movie finally came to an end, looking as if he was on the verge of tears. Shori pushed him away gently then strode over to the other side of the room.

“Let's go to sleep now,” He said, flicking the light switch off. “Goodnight.”

Marius heard Sou mumble “goodnight” back then shuffle into his own bed but Marius stayed completely still, scared that if he moved even an itch something would come out from under the bed and grab him. He wished he was at home right now so he could crawl into his parents' bed like a 5-year-old and they could scare away all the monsters.

Marius hadn't told his friends about his fear of the dark because he didn't want them to think he was a big baby. When he was at home he slept with a night light and a gang of teddy bears that served to protect him from any threats. Sou and Shori would probably laugh at him if they ever found out about this.

The German boy half-laughed himself when he thought of his teddy bears but it came out sounding more like he was crying. He curled up into a ball and closed his eyes tight, trying to block the scenes from the movie from his mind, silently wishing that morning would come soon.

* * *

Sou was awoken from his slumber by Marius sniffling and grumbling something to himself in German. He smiled at the younger boy's cuteness then stood up on his bed and jumped, meaning to land gracefully on Marius' bed but he missed and fell comically to the floor, making Marius almost jump out of his skin.

“Relax, it's only me,” Sou whispered, picking himself up off the floor and then sitting down next to Marius.

“You scared me,” Marius whispered back as he fiddled with his fingers.

“What's wrong?” Sou asked, getting straight to the point.

“Huh? Nothing's wrong.”

Sou raised an eyebrow at him, meaning to look serious but it made Marius laugh a little.

“You'll think I'm a big baby,” He murmured, still fidgeting.

“No, I won't. We're best friends, right? You can tell me.”

Marius sighed. “Alright, I guess that movie scared me a little. Also I'm kinda afraid of the dark.”

Sou bit his lip, trying to hide a smirk.

“See! I told you you'd think I was a baby!” Marius moaned.

“Shh, you'll wake Shori.” Sou said. He then took Marius' hand in his own. “I don't think you're a baby, I was actually just thinking about how cute you are,” Marius started to play with his hair which Sou thought was hilarious. “Are you a girl?”

Marius stopped messing with his hair and pouted, snatching his hand back from Sou's grasp.

“Anyway, I'm sorry,” Sou continued. “Shori and I shouldn't have made you watch that movie. But you should've told us you were afraid of the dark, Mari.”

“I know, I just didn't want you to think I was a scaredy-cat.” Marius admitted.

“You're so cute,” Sou chuckled, ruffling Marius' soft, brown hair. “Let's sleep together. I bet you wouldn't be scared then. I can protect you.”

Marius' cheeks went pink. He was about to protest but Sou was grinning at him in such a way that he ended up just giggling and saying, “Fine”.

Sou grabbed him and pulled him under the covers of the single bed. The two boys fell asleep almost instantly, both smiling and holding each other tight.

* * *

“I just woke up this morning and they were like this.”

“How cute! Take a picture!”

“Nakajima, you pervert.”

“I am no pervert! I just said it was cute. How come we don't cuddle like that?”

“Because you're a pervert.”

“Shh, guys! You'll wake them and I haven't got a photo yet.”

“You're both perverts. Especially you, Nakajima.”

“I'm the pervert? How come I felt a certain someone climbing into my bed and touching my butt last night then, hmm?”

“You can't prove that was me. And you loved it.”

“Aww, look how cute this picture came out!”

Marius and Sou's eyes both flickered open almost at the exact moment. They looked at each other then at Fuma, Kento and Shori who were standing over them. Shori was holding a camera phone.

“Hey, delete that photo!” Sou demanded, jumping out of Marius' bed.

“Never!” Shori laughed. “I'm going to send this into one of the magazines!”

So Fuma and Kento continued to call each other pervert as Sou chased Shori around the whole hotel and Marius just stared into a space with a massive grin on his face, wishing they could watch horror movies every night if it meant being so close to his best friend, Sou.