Anime: Kuroko no Basuke
Pairing: Aomine Daiki x reader
A/N: FINALLY!! After soo long, here’s ANOTHER chapter!! AHH. I hate to say it, but this story is coming to an end… I think there’ll be a few more chapters? Can’t guarantee.. But I’m grateful everyone has been patient with me!! You can also find it on my AO3!! Enjoy!
The day you met Aomine Daiki, was on a clear blue sky.
You were practicing dribbling on a nearby court, moving the ball between your legs in a quick motion. It was one of your weaker moves, but you were at least good at shooting. It wouldn’t be enough to win the next game though.. You frown, halting your movements and stare up at the hoop, as if studying it. How many times have you faced up against opponents taller than you? Surely there has to be a way to outsmart them and be able to reach the hoop?
The ball began hitting the cement once more, and you narrowed your eyes, making fake movements before spinning on your feet. Taking a jump back, you shot the ball into the hoop, watching as it effortlessly sinks in.. Wiping the sweat from your eyebrow, you sigh, staring at the ground… Is there a way to get better? How can you be the assistant captain if you can’t lead your team with the captain?
“OI! Move off the court! It’s not meant for girls!”
The voice cut you out of your reverie, and you glare, turning your attention to the group of boys… Great… You’re going to be harassed once again from playing a ‘boys’ sport. You made your way to your ball, only to stumble when one of them grabs it, spinning it on his finger as he sneers at you.
“You think a girl can play against a group of boys and win?” he laughs, not bothering to look at you. It was clear to you he was the leader… His arrogance was evident.
“Girls can play any sport boys can!” you glower, eyes narrowing. “Besides, this is a PUBLIC court… Anyone can play on it!”
He sneers, stopping the spinning of the ball. He looks at it, casting a glance at you. He then starts to tease you with the ball, watching as you jump up and down, trying to reach it… Curse your height!
“How can you play when you’re not even tall enough to reach the hoop??” He laughs, and then proceeds to throw your ball off the court… You gasp, turning to chase it, only to trip on his foot, and you almost hit the pavement. Hard…
Instead, you wind up in someone’s arms..
“OI! Pick on someone your own size!”
You blink, gasping lightly as you inhale the young boy’s scent, finding yourself blushing… He smells good… You look up at him, mouth parting as his beautiful navy blue hues meet yours, and you’re suddenly tongue-tied… H…He’s so….
“Tch… Whatcha gonna do about it, shorty?” the older male sneers, not liking his bullying was being interrupted…
Aomine’s snaps out of his fascination of you, turning to look at them, glaring. He puts you behind him, grabbing the ball from the other teen and laughs, spinning the ball on his finger…
“I’m gonna fight you! Four on one! If you can beat me, I’ll leave with her and we won’t be on the court again!” He replies smugly, bouncing the ball on the ground… “But… If I win…” He then charges at them, bouncing the ball between their legs, and throws the ball into the hoop with one hand.
“… You’ll apologize to her and never step foot on this court again.”
You watch the game, mesmerized by the young boy’s plays… He was laughing, grinning with mischief as he made each shot, dodging each of their moves effortlessly… It was hard to believe he was your age…. He plays like a natural.. As if he breathes basketball…
At the end of the match, you’re unable to tear your eyes away, feeling slightly flustered at the scene before you… No words could begin to describe what took place, and you feel rooted to the ground… Everything about this… Is surreal, and she finds herself feeling just a little envious… Not because of his skill persay… But because he looks like he’s enjoying himself… And she finds herself wishing, he never stops smiling.
The thought makes her blush deeply, and she crouches down, burying her face in her knees.
“Oi! You okay?”
His voice brings her out of her turmoil, and she looks up at him, his gaze curious and a slight hint of worry. You immediately stand up, nodding your head as you dust off your shorts.
“A…Ahh!! I’… I’m okay!!” She looks around, noticing the males are gone… “W…What happened?”
He clicks his tongue, a soft frown on his lips, “I kicked their butts..” He replies, tossing the gross ball away. He didn’t want to touch anything belonging to them.. He then runs towards the edge of the court, grabbing your long forgotten ball. He brings it back to you, holding it out towards you.
As if shocked, you take the ball from his hands, gasping at the small twinge of electricity… You hear it from his lips too, before looking up at him , swallowing the lump in your throat..
“T….Thank you…” you whisper, a tiny smile on your lips. He rubs the back of his head, unable to meet your eyes, a small blush dusting his cheeks…
“Those guys had it coming…:” he whispers, “Anyone can play basketball… and I was tired of them picking on you…”
You find yourself staring up at him, a tiny giggle leaving your lips.
“Y…You’re a really good player… er…”
Your eyes widen at his stutter, but he says his name with clear conviction, and you’re once again, amazed at his stature… And you feel… safe with him… Something you’ve only experienced with your father… Speaking of…
“AH! It’s getting late!! I have to get back home!” you gasp, bowing at him. You meet his gaze, grinning at him brightly,
“Thank you Daiki!! I appreciate what you did for me!”
You then begin running off the court, only to stop at his voice.
“Oi!! I didn’t catch your name!!”
You whirl around, eyes wide at his words, and you smile bigger, waving a hand.
You almost trip in your haste, but you had to get home! Otherwise your dad would start to worry… and he wouldn’t let you out to play on the courts again! As you ran away, Aomine couldn’t take his eyes off your form.. You were cute, and he had caught you training a little… He could tell you were a good player, and he hopes to see you again on these courts…
“Be safe, _____-chan….” he whispers, before he makes his trek back home.
~ Two years later ~
It’d been a couple years since you ran into Daiki on the street court… And you couldn’t stop thinking about him… His enthusiasm for the sport your father played somehow renewed your interest, allowing you to bond with your father… It’d been rocky since you were forced to live with your mother, and during that time, you couldn’t return to the courts, unable to meet with Daiki again… You wanted to play with him, get to know him as a person… Everything about him, it screamed at you.. Somehow you found yourself going to Teiko… Per your mother’s request.
And that’s where you now stood, in front of the gates, staring up at them with wide eyes… A prestigious school… The aura around it was powerful, and you found yourself sweating.. You were feeling anxious, having everyone’s attention on you… Since you’d grown up, some of your assets… had well… stood out…
“Hey.. She’s cute!! We should go talk to her!”
“I’m going to make her my girlfriend!”
“Let’s get her to join our club!”
You started to feel your palms clam up, and you swallow the lump in your throat. All you want is to make it to homeroom, and relax. The first day is always the hardest, and you didn’t want to fall behind… It was when you were heading inside you saw a flash of navy blue hair.. And it made you pause… You watch, eyes wide as the boy you met a couple years ago walks by, accompanied by a beautiful pinkette, and they seem very close… You wanted to shout his name, to confirm it was truly him, but something held you back.. Before you got caught, you ran up the stairs towards your class, unaware of those hues looking in your direction.