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PoT Fic: In Your Shoes (InuKai)
Some weeks, it's just easier to write fic than think of something interesting to say.

In Your Shoes
Prince of Tennis, InuKai, PG, 360 words.
Written in a leisurely 50 minutes for the temps_mort Feet, Socks, Shoes challenge.

In Your Shoes

"Why don't you wear socks, Kaidoh?" Inui says one day at practice. He already has all the facts on Kaidoh; lately he's been trying find out the reasons.

"My shoes fit better," Kaidoh says and Inui thinks the question amuses him, though Inui has asked him stranger things. "With socks, they slide around on my feet."

Inui nods and for the rest of the afternoon, he watches Kaidoh's feet as they move across the courts: starting, stopping, running, twisting. Can he feel the court better without an extra layer of material in the way? Are his arches getting enough support like this? Does it make his calves look bigger to have his ankles bare?

Later, in the park, Inui looks again. He takes Kaidoh's ankles in his hands and his fingers wrap all the way around. "Your shoes will rub against your toenails," he says.

"They don't," Kaidoh says and a breeze blows a leaf down into his lap. He brushes it away.

"You'll get blisters."

"I have calluses." Kaidoh is watching Inui like a cat watches another cat, still and attentive from his heavy-lidded eyes.

"Let me see," Inui says and he unlaces Kaidoh's shoe. Kaidoh leans forward and unties the other one and they pull them off together.

Inui has Kaidoh's foot in his hand and he traces the tanline, curving below the ankle like a thin, pale slipper. He touches the calluses on the sole, the heel, the toes. And, oh god, he smells the smell.

There must be quite the look on Inui's face, because it makes Kaidoh laugh, a low, rumbling chuckle, and that doesn't happen very often.

"Yes," Inui says, "that's another reason you should wear socks."

"My mother won't let me keep my tennis shoes inside the house," Kaidoh says. Then he kisses Inui and that doesn't happen very often either. Inui still has Kaidoh's foot in his hand, but it slips from his grasp as Kaidoh pulls him down to lie on the grass.

Inui puts his arms around Kaidoh and opens his mouth under the kiss. They are stretched out together, Kaidoh's leg across Inui's, and Inui wishes now his own feet were bare.

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Oh, that was so cute. And telling, so much like them. I love this pairing, and I love your writing so... don´t ever stop.

Thank you. I do love these boys. And your icon is priceless!

And, oh god, he smells the smell.

[cackles like a madwoman]

Inui: It's not *that* funny.

Oh, yes, yes it is. [howls]

Hee! Thanks. :) It seemed like a good, boyish moment for them.


Though, yes, the smell. LOL.

I'm glad I wasn't there for the unveiling. *g* Glad you enjoyed! And your puppets are socute. :)

and you know what was most amusing to me... the minute it was mentioned about Kaidoh not wearing socks... my mind shouted out in horror: "oh gods! his feet/shoes must stink!"
{grins} this was really cute.

Thank you. :) Can't ignore the stinky feet. But the ankles are so pretty.

Ooooh, cute!!!
"why Kaidoh doesn't wear socks" is an eternal PoT question, just like "what does Inui look like without glasses" or "what kind of psychopath is hiding behind Fuji's smile". lol

Thanks for posting.

I'm trying to create a PoT recs list, but I'm afraid people would think you're paying me or something, because so far it mostly contains your fics... @__@;

Thanks! I'm a little ... obsessed with Kaidoh's ankles so this challenge gave me a semi-legitimate chance to indulge myself. *g*

I'm trying to create a PoT recs list, but I'm afraid people would think you're paying me or something, because so far it mostly contains your fics


I love the first two lines. It seems to be rare that anything inspires Inui to find out the why behind things so that it's Kaidoh who does made me all sappy. And the smell. *giggles* Very nicely done.

(Sorry if you get this more than once, for some reason livejournal is eating my comments today.)

Thank you! That's just what I was trying to accomplish. I enjoy writing short pieces like this for the challenge of slipping in those bits of characterization. That and I can get away with something this mushy that just wouldn't stand up in a longer piece. (I'm just pathetic when it comes to these two!) *g*

that's so adorable!! XD

I'm glad to hear it. :)

I have a foot fetish. I also have smelly feet. These two things you did not need to know! Anyway, I loved the fic! ^__^

Hee! I've put significant feet moments into two stories in two days. Maybe I have a fetish too. :) Glad you enjoyed!

That was so cute~~~

I love small little ficlets like this that just have one little main scene and all the characterization required. ^^ (It's the kind of style I do too. Nothing too long, for fear it might get redundant.) So cute.

I don't blame Kaidou's mom. ^^;;;

Thank you. :) I enjoy writing short pieces like this from time to time -- just a swallow of something sweet that might be sickening if it went on for too long. *g*

Lovely, cute fic. It's funny to see Inui off-guard and IC.

Btw, I saw a post you made a few days ago in a PoT comm about watching eps. Is a raw an unsubbed, Japanese ep? If so, where can I find them? Thanks!

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. :) I do love these boys so.

Yes, a raw is unsubbed. I don't watch the raws myself, but I think just about everyone else does. The place for raws of all kinds is here:

Dunno how far back you'll be able to fine PoT raws, though, since the subs are so far behind the raws. You might also be able to get them on IRC, but I'm not sure where to tell you to look.

Thanks for the link. :)

Argh. The subs are eating up my bandwidth so I'm having trouble d/l'ing raws. *kicks bittorrent* go faster!

Oh god. XD! I swear, there is nothing I love better than Kaidoh's stinky, smelly feet. I swear, Inui would probably be the kind of freak to actually like the way Kaidoh stank. ;D Boys and their smells, I swear. The sweatier and stinkier, the better.

Inui is such a freak. And Kaidoh is a freak for loving him. I LOVE THEM.

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