Cross-post from my archive.
Fandom/Arc: Kuroko no Basuke, Singing in the Dead of Night
Characters/Pairings: Aida Riko, Aomine Daiki, Hyuuga Junpei, Imayoshi Shouichi, Kagami Taiga, Kasamatsu Yukio, Kise Ryouta, Kuroko Tetsuya, Momoi Satsuki
Summary: Kuroko gets a chance to play the way he wants to, again, with Aomine against Kaijou. When he has to play without his partners against Touou, though, he finds himself hitting a wall.
Meta: Drama, Action, Angst, I-3
( This Moment to Arise - Stumbles )
"All right," Hyuuga-san called, waving them to gather close. "We've played Kaijou once, but don't let that make you overconfident. I doubt they were going all out, not in a practice match, and Kasamatsu knows what we can do, now. Stay sharp." He nodded as everyone chorused agreement, and then reached up to wrap a hand around the back of Aomine's neck. "Except for you," he added. "You need to calm down." He shook Aomine a little, holding his rather startled gaze. "Kaijou isn't running away, and you don't need to hunt them down for pity's sake. Breathe."
Tetsuya was actually the one who followed that order, breathing out as one thread of tension uncoiled down his back. He had been right, so right, to bring Aomine to Seirin.