Title: Different Points of View
Series: Yuugiou
Rating: G
Chapters: One-Shot
Summary: [Otogi x Ryou] Sometimes, Otogi's imagination was rather lacking; fortunately, Ryou had enough imagination for both of them. [for 10_whores; theme set three, #02 - look to the sky]
Warnings: Lack of beta, fluff.
Disclaimer: Usagi no own.

Despite being the creator of Dungeon Dice Monsters, there were times when Otogi's imagination wasn't all that great - especially when his surroundings were a lot more interesting than what he was trying to focus on.

"What do you see, Otogi-kun?"

The cool grass brushed against his neck as he lifted his head to peer at his companion; Ryou was looking up at the sky, a contemplative expression on his face.

A warm breeze blew through the air, pushing the clouds away and distorting them into numerous shapes. Some were more obvious than others, some you had to really squint and tilt your head at to see what kind of shape they made. Otogi had to do this for almost all of them; cloud-gazing had never been his strong suit, and he had always been focused on more important matters. But on a lazy summer day when there was nothing important to do, this is what he found himself doing.

Admittedly, he was only here because Ryou had asked him to be, but now he just felt like falling asleep, as it was rather warm outside. Ryou's head resting atop his belly didn't help much.

His fingers twirled around a strand of white hair as he looked back up at the clouds. "I see clouds," he said, as if it were the most obvious thing in the world. Which it was.

Ryou sensed the sarcasm in Otogi's voice, and he reached up to lightly smack the boy's side. "Oh, you know what I mean. The clouds... what kind of shapes do you think they're making?"

Otogi chuckled a little and smirked. "I don't know, I can't tell. They're changing too quickly."

"... You should really use your imagination for something other than work, Otogi-kun." Ryou sighed, his head nestling against the soft fabric of Otogi's shirt. "That one," he pointed up at a cloud, "looks sort of like Yuugi-kun, don't you think?"

The other boy squinted and tilted his head, just like he'd been doing every time Ryou pointed out a different shape. "Not really. You're at a different angle than me." Of course, the cloud did look like Yuugi's hair, but Otogi wouldn't admit that - he wanted to see Ryou's reaction.

It was, as always, laughable. Ryou pouted, turning his head to look at him. "You're no fun."

"Hey, I didn't say I couldn't see any shapes in it," Otogi replied as he tried not to laugh too much, as Ryou's 'pillow' wouldn't be much of a pillow anymore. "It just doesn't look like Yuugi-kun to me. It looks more like a squid."

This time, it was Ryou who squinted and tilted his head. "Oh... right, I see it now."

They were silent for a while after that, just enjoying the afternoon and each other's company. Otogi spoke up eventually, pointing up at another cloud. "What does that one look like to you?"

Ryou chewed on his thumbnail, eyes scanning said cloud. "I don't know... it kind of just looks like a blob to me."

Otogi smirked again, lowering his hand to rest in Ryou's hair. "Really, now?" He took a white tendril between his fingers, brushing it against the side of Ryou's face.

He giggled, shrinking away from the soft strands. "That tickles, Otogi-kun..." But then, it hit him - at that moment, he knew what the cloud resembled.

It was his hair.