People, 4give me bcaz I just recently started editing it so that's y all the paragraphs and words are smoshed 2gether. Still, Enjoy! ^^
*****Ouran High School Host Club members have all either graduated/advanced to senior class or they decided to stay an extra year so they can graduate together. Raku Kage is a senior too. -^_^-******************************* Random Scene****
Haruhi: Yes Kyouya-senpai?
Kyouya: Do you remember the lovely girl who paid off your debt?
Kyouya: Well she decided to cancel payment on the check she gave us so you still owe the Host club 8million yen. ^_^
☆Chapter 1: The Host Club☆
"*Pant* *pant*" you ran down the halls of Ouran. You dripped water everywhere. You ran into a random room and closed the door behind you.
"Ah, welcome--" you looked up. You suddenly could smell the scent of roses everywhere.
"--To the Host Club!" a group of men in police costumes greeted. You ran behind one of them.
"Hm? What do we have here? A frightened girl in a towel?" a man said looking behind him, pushing up his glasses.
"Th-there's a…" you started.
"A what?" he asked.
"A man…Ch-chasing me…" you looked up slightly. Your face was flushed and your eyes were full of fright and tears waiting to fall.
"What?!" A blond man yelled. You grabbed the back of the man with the glasses shirt. He smirked.
"Alright, HOST CLUB!" the blond man called.
"Yes boss!" the men who were twins said, saluting.
"We shall protect this poor girl from the evil man!!"
"Yes milord!" You smiled.
"Thank you officer!" you thanked and bowed.
"Oh Miss, we are not—"
"OPEN THIS DOOR!!!" the girlish officer was interrupted by a voice on the other side of the door.
"It's ok, everything will be fine." The littlest officer said and patted your head. You smiled at him and his large friend.
"LET HIM IN BOYS!!" the girlish officer was again interrupted but by the blond man this time.
"Yes sir!" the twins opened the door. The unknown man with a black sock over his head came running in.
"REALEASE THE NET!!" the blond man yelled.
"Aye Aye captain!" the man was interrupted. The twins pulled a random string from the ceiling and a net flew over the man. Relief washed over you.
"Thank you captain!" you said to the blond man. You had a big puppy smile on your face like this: -^w^-.
"Aw, you are very, very welcome!" The blond man said and patted your head like you were a cute puppy.
"Hey Hikaru! Kaoru! Let me out of this net!!"
"Nope" they replied to the angry man.
"Raku-chan! It's me Renge!!" The man took of the sock to reveal that it was really she.
"R-renge-chan?!" you yelled.
"Yes!! See look I have a special microphone to change my voice!" Renge-Chan removed the hidden mic from under her clothes.
"Why were you dressed like that?" you asked.
"The host club's theme for today was this whole police thing!!"
"Oh, so you guys aren't really cops?"
"Sorry, no." the girlish man said.
"*sigh* release Renge-senpai boys." The blond man said.
"D-do we have to?" you asked.
"Why not?" the twins asked.
"Well she looks kind of mad and when she's mad she likes to chase me everywhere."
"RAKU-CHAN!!!" Renge yelled.
"Ok, ok! Release her." You said.
"Ok" the twins removed the net. Renge's eyes had giant flames in them as she looked to you.
"Uh, Renge-chan, now, now!"
"Why is Renge-senpai so mad?" the little blond boy with cake asked.
"Because RAKU-CHAN got water all over my mangas!!!!! I CAN'T READ THEM ANYMORE!!! And I was just getting to the part where Justin was about to take Hanna back but little did he know that Hanna had 5 boyfriends on the side!! AND SHE WAS MARIED!!! And RAKU RUINED THEM!!!"
"Is that all?" the girlish boy asked.
"GET OVER HERE RAKU!!!!" Renge yelled, ignoring the girlish boy's question.
"NO! I'm sorry Renge-chan!! It was an accident!!" Renge chased you around the whole room.
"I SAID SORRY!!!! Op" you said as your foot slipped and you fell on the ground. You closed your eyes and waited. 1 minuet…3minuets…5 minuets… You opened one eye expecting to see the ground and possibly blood, but you saw a police uniform. You looked up and saw that girlish boy had caught you. You fell in his chest and he had caught you. Well now, after falling, you his real gender. A light bulb flashed on.
"Renge-senpai stop it! It was an accident and you can buy new mangas!" the boyish girl said. Yes, boyish girl.
"Um, may I be excused please?" you asked, standing up.
"Why, what's the matter Raku-chan?" Renge asked.
"Well I am kinda only wearing a towel…"
"Oh, princess!" the blond man said and caressed your cheek. His other hand wrapped around your waist.
"You look so beautiful princess! Why change out of your towel?"
"Well um, it can get cold and who is this princess person? It's not me."
"Tamaki-senpai, she is not buying anything here. Most likely never." Renge-chan said.
"Eh, what's this?"
"Spill Renge-senpai!" the twins said and placed a hand on each side of her shoulders. The blond man called Tamaki-senpai let you go and walked to Renge-chan.
"Well, you see, poor Raku-chan here—"
"Renge-chan, stop! I don't want strangers to know about my life!"
"Come on Renge-Chan!!!"
"They have a right to know!"
"No they do not!! I already see what will happen! And you don't even know the whole story!"
"But Raku—" you stomped out and slammed the door. The host club just stared in shock.
"Eh, what just happened?" a twin asked.
"Aw, poor Raku…" Renge-senpai said as she left on her high-powered motor thing. 'Renge-chan doesn't know the half of it.'
♥Chapter 2: Tea and Introductions and…♥
***Told in Raku's view***
"~Dum dee dum♪~" I sang as I walked down the halls of Ouran after school was over. I'm in a pretty good mood today. I finished all my homework before I went home so I'm free! -^_^-. Lookie~! A door! I turned the knob and walked in only to be greeted by the scent of roses and rose petals.
"Welcome, to the Ouran Host Club!" a group of men said. Oh no! I better go!
"Hey lookie, lookie!"
"Renge-chan's friend!" the twin boys said as they blocked the door so I couldn't escape. Damn!
"Hikaru, Kaoru! Be nice!" the boyish girl said. How did I end up here again? Oh well, at least these people are wearing the school uniform now.
"So, you are the other scholarship student, eh?" the man with the glasses said.
"What? How'd you know?" I ask.
"Well, for one, you aren't wearing the school uniform."
"Oh right well you see it's expensive and they said I can wear my old school uniform until I can pay for the uniform here. They said that I could pay for it by getting a job on campus. So, with that said, goodbye."
"Hohoho, not so fast, Raku-chan." I know that laugh. Renge-chan came upon her high-powered motor thing. How did she get that in the ground?
"Raku-chan, you can work here!" Renge said once she came up.
"Because, you need the money. And you need to pay back the Host Club!"
"Remember Raku-chan, at our little meeting with the superintendent?"
"Well Kage-san, I'm glad to have you on board at our school. I look forward to your work! It's been a pleasure." Yuzuru Suoh said holding out his hand as he stood.
"Oh no sir, the pleasure is all—" as I started to stand, I accidentally knocked a teacup to the floor. It broke in a second and tea spilled all over the beautiful carpet.
"Oh my gosh!! I'm so so SO sorry Suoh-sama! I will clean it up! I am so sorry!"
"Kage-senpai, calm yourself." Renge-chan said calmly as she sipped her tea.
"Yes, it's quite alright." Suoh-san said.
"Oh I'm so sorry. I apologize Suoh-sama." I said and bowed to him.
"No need to worry. Renge,"
"Please watch over Raku for a while. Make her feel welcome."
"Yes Suoh-san. Come, Kage-senpai. Let me give you a tour."
"No need to be so formal Kage-senpai, call me Renge-chan."
"Um, ok. Then call me Raku-chan." At least I have one friend at this school. ****************
"Yes I recall that Renge-chan. Then the next day after leaving the showers I stepped on your bag and soaked all your mangas." **Remembers Renge-chan in villain costume chasing Raku-chan** That was scary!
"No Raku-chan, the teacup."
"What about it?"
"It was the Host Clubs."
"It was just a teacup!"
"But that one teacup was worth 3 million yen."
"WHAT?! ONE TEACUP?!???!?!?!"
"Be grateful you didn't break a vase. They can be worth 8 million yen!!" the boyish girl said.
"Let me guess, you broke one?"
"Mmhm." He said. Sigh.
"RAKU-SENPAI!" The tall blond man said and pointed to me.
"Starting today, you are the Host Club's dog!"
"Starting tomorrow, Tamaki-senpai." Renge-chan said. Phew.
"Today, we shall have tea and you will learn one fact about every person in the Host Club! -^u^-" Oh jeez.
"Ok, so it's Hikaru, Kaoru, Ky—"
"WRONG!!" the twins said.
"What?" This is getting annoying.
"I'm Kaoru, HE'S Hikaru." A twin said.
"Grrrrrr… ok you know what, HERE!" I pulled out random nametags and stuck it to their shirts.
"HAPPY HIKARU, KAORU?!"
"Don't anger her Kaoru! I cannot let her hurt you!" Here we go again…
"Oh Hikaru, you need not worry!"
"But Kaoru, if anything ever happens to you…"
"Ok, PUT A SOCK IN IT!!!! HOST CLUB IS OVER AND—"
"Raku-chan be nice. They're not going to hurt you." Renge-chan said and sipped her tea. 'Hurt her?' everyone but Raku & Renge thought.
"Besides, look at the time…"
"Eh?" I looked at the clock on the wall.
"ACK! I'M LATE!!! LET'S GO RENGE-CHAN!! I'M GONING TO GET FIRED!!!!!!" I grabbed Renge's arm and ran out of the room closing the door with a big SLAM.
"Where do you think Raku-senpai took Renge-senpai, Kyouya-senpai? …Kyouya-senpai?" Haruhi asked Kyouya. Kyouya's eyes were glimmering with evil. 'Oi, I pray for your safety, Raku-senpai.' Haruhi thought.
"Renge-chan…are they really THAT evil?" I asked.
"Yes Raku-chan. Therefore, I shall protect you!"
"Oh Renge, I don't think they can really get me expelled!"
"YES THEY CAN! So I will be lookout!"
"RAKU! Get back to work!!" My boss, Chuck, said.
"Yes Captain!" I saluted to Chuck.
"Gotta go Renge!" I put my pirate hat on and went back to the window.
"Hello, welcome to Captain Chuck's Fish & Fries, May I take your order?"
"You may precede no further Tamaki-senpai!" Raku-chan said, putting her hand out.
"Renge-senpai, we just want to see Raku-senpai!" Tamaki argued.
"Raku is not here. So leave!"
"If she is not her, then why are you not allowing us to proceed to that restaurant there?" Kyouya said and pointed to the restaurant called, 'Captain Chuck's Fish & Fries'.
"There is something going on in there that even an Ootori can't see!" Renge argued.
"Hey Renge-chan!" I said from behind.
"Huh? Raku-chan?" Renge said and turned around. I wasn't in my pirate uniform anymore and was wearing my school uniform.
"Y-you is finished?"
"Yeah, it's been 3 hours! You were out here for a very long time. It's night already!"
"But we just got here…" Haruhi said.
"Renge-chan, were you standing here this whole time?" I asked.
"Of course not! I was reading the manga I had brought. It is such a sweet story Raku! You should read it after I finish!"
"Uh, no thanks Renge-chan. I'll see you guys later!"
"Raku-Chan! Why don't we go over—"
"Renge-Chan, I don't need company this late. I have a lot of homework to do and it's already 8. I'll see you tomorrow."
"Uh, ok Raku-chan."
"Goodnight everyone." I bowed.
"Goodnight" the host club said.
♪Chapter 3: Welcome to My Life♪
"Welcome to the Ouran Host Club!" the group greeted. *Snaps Fingers* "Raku-senpai~" Tamaki called. "Yes Tamaki-senpai?" I asked as I ran out from the kitchen to see him. "Please bring me and this young lady some tea and cake will you?" "Yes Tamaki-senpai." I bowed and ran back into the kitchen. Yes, I work for them now. WHY?! WHY GOD?! They order me around like a dog! Damn rich bastards! They can pay for that teacup without me! Well, at least it was not a vase. And just 9 more weeks and I shall be done! ^_^. 9 long dreadful weeks… "Raku-senpai~!" Tamaki called. "Oh, coming!" I ran out with the tray of cake and tea. "Here senpai." I put the tray down on the table. "Thank you Raku-senpai." Tamaki dismissed me and as I walked back into the kitchen, I could here him flirting with that girl. It discussed me. I feel bad for that girl. She will be gone sooner or later and never see Tamaki-senpai or any other host she chooses again. "Raku-senpai!" 2 voices said, snapping me out of my thoughts. Not them. PLEASE NOT THEM AGAIN! "RAKU-SENPAI!" "I'M COMING!" Jesus no! "Yes Hikaru-senpai, Kaoru-senpai?" I said, my face looking very nervous. "Please bring us some cookies & milk." They said. "That's all?" I asked. "Yep. I wouldn't want my dear brother Kaoru here to get sick from drinking the tea you made." "Oh Hikaru…" "I know how much the tea you make can be so SO deadly… I cannot risk Kaoru getting sick and—uh? Raku-senpai? Where have you gone?" Hikaru called. Damn I can't stand them. They are always looking for a way to get me! I shall use example. Just yesterday… **Flashback** *After Host Club* "Phew, finished!" I announced. "Not yet." Hikaru said. "What?" "Yes, you have one more task you must complete." Kaoru said. "And what is that?" I asked. "Make us commoner tea." "Is that all?" "Yes" "Well ok." I went to make the tea. "Alright here." I gave them the tea. *Cough* *hack* "KAORU!!" Hikaru yelled. "Oh my god is he choking!?!" I yelled. "YES!!! HELP HIM RAKU!!! NOW!!!" Hikaru yelled. "Well um…ok!!" I got behind him and wrapped my arms around his stomach. I did the Heimlich maneuver. *Snap* Kaoru suddenly broke into laughter. "Eh?" "Haha! We got you!" Hikaru said. He held up a camera. I let Kaoru go. "Big deal, you got a picture of me trying to save Kaoru's life. What are you going to do with that?" "Who said we got a picture of you? Maybe it was a little lower and under~" "You mean you got my under… GIVE IT!" I held out my hand. "Haha! No way." "I jumped and knocked the camera out of Hikaru's hands. It slid into the kitchen. I ran to the kitchen while hearing Hikaru & Kaoru snicker evilly behind me. The camera was in sight but as soon as I entered the kitchen… SPLAT! Out of no-where, paint balls were thrown at me. I was covered in an assortment of colors. "HAHA!! WE GOT YOU GOOD! HAHAHA!" The twins said and laughed hysterically. "Hikaru…Kaoru…" "Eh?" they wiped tears from their eyes and looked at me. My eyes were showing much sadness. I bit my lip and looked up at them. They looked probably shocked. I put my head in my hands. "Aw, don't cry Raku!" "Yeah! What happened to that tough Raku that threw nametags on us huh?" "Hm? What's going on in here?" Kyouya said walking into the messy kitchen. Kyouya looked evil. "Oh shit." "Busted" Kaoru & Hikaru whispered. "Hikaru, Kaoru, WHAT HAPPENED?" he said, anger growing slowly. "Kyouya-senpai wait!" I stood up and in front of the twins with both my hands out as if to protect them. They just looked at you confused. "Kyouya…I made the mess." I said, my face going emotionless. "What? Raku you don't—" "Well then Miss Kage, I shall be adding this to your debt." Kyouya pushed up his glasses and left. "Raku…" Hikaru started. I looked at them. It was about 5 min of staring at each other. My face grew devil-like. "I WILL get you back." They shivered and hid behind a table quickly. I walked out of the kitchen, hoping to clean up. **End Flashback** That's right… I never got them back yet…Hmm… "RAKU-SENPAI!!!!!!!!!!" the twins yelled. Oh right! Cookies & milk! "Coming!" I quickly brought their food and walked away to serve the other hosts.
"Yes! Finished!" I said as I sat on a chair next to Kyouya. He apparently isn't finished; He was typing on his computer. He didn't even acknowledge my presence. I whistled a tune♪. I was feeling bored. I wasn't about to go home. I finished all homework assignments and it isn't like anyone will be there… "Raku-senpai" Kyouya said. "Huh? Yes Kyouya-senpai?" I asked, excited that he may give me something to do. "Must you whistle by me?" "Oh, I'm sorry. I will do it no more!" I bowed in my chair. Man he's evil! You don't see it but I could FEEL the evil in his voice. What's he planning…? Hmmm…. Hey lookie! I just noticed a handle under my chair!! ^_^ Let's play with it! ^^ I pushed the handle down and my chair went slowly down. COOL!! I pushed it up and it went up. COOL AGAIN!!! "Kyouya-senpai, look!!" "Hm?" He looked to me. My chair went up & down and spun around. FUN. "It moves Kyouya!!! -^u^-" I said like a innocent child. "You act as though you have never sat on a chair like that." He smirked. Yeah sure, go ahead and put me down Kyouya!! >< "Um, well I uh, well I just…*Sigh* never mind Kyouya." He went back to his computer work without another glance. I spun on my chair for a little longer. "Raku-senpai?" "Oh, yes Kyouya-senpai?" I asked. "Could you refill my tea please?" he asked and handed me his teacup. What am I? His SLAVE?! I'm off duty!! I changed my mind I don’t wanna do a chore for him!! "Uh, sure. HARUHI!!!!!!!!!!" "Yes Raku-senpai?" he yelled from across the room. "Could you—" "Go back to what you were doing Haruhi." Kyouya said. "Um, ok." Haruhi said and went back to her conversation with the twins. "I asked YOU to do it Raku-senpai." "Your point?" "Why don't you be courteous enough to do it yourself? That is, if you can." He evilly smirked. Did he just INSULT me? Me: *Growls Angrily* I push the handle on the chair up and down repeatedly to release my anger. "Look Mr. SHADOW KING, I—Whoa!" the chair suddenly fell on the ground and broke into pieces. I dropped his teacup to which cracked into millions of pieces as I fell. "Ouchie!" I said looking at my finger. Blood! I no like blood! >< A small piece of glass cut my finger. I bit my lower lip. "What happened?!" Tamaki-senpai yelled from across the room. "Nothing to worry about! Everything's fine!" I yelled. Kyouya put his laptop down and bent down to me. "Kyouya-senpai, I'm ok!" I said. "Hm…" he picked up a piece of glass. I stared blankly. He grabbed his calculator and did calculations. "Raku-senpai." "Um, yes?" "You now owe the host club 7 million yen ^_^" O_O "W-what?! WHY!? I though teacups were only 3 million yen!" "Well the chair cost more then 1 million yen… wait, I think I did some things wrong. Let me check." Phew! I knew it was a lower #. I mean why must everything be at least a million dollars?! "Raku, you owe the host club 8 million yen ^_^" O________o twitch. Damn. Rich….bastards….. I fell on the glass. "Raku-senpai!" Kyouya yelled as he helped me back up. Now there were shards of glass in my back! "Oh…" I moaned. "Raku-senpai?" Kyouya said. I looked up at him innocently, as if I suddenly became a child looking to mommy. "I got a booboo *sniffle*" I lifted my finger to him. He smirked and pulled out the glass carefully. "It hurts…" I said childishly. Kyouya kissed it. "All better?" he asked. "Mm-Hm. Kaa-sama?" "Yes?" "Goodnight." I fell back again and fainted. Kyouya caught me before further damaging my back with more pieces of glass. 'What a strange girl…' Kyouya thought.
"Mmmm…" "Raku-chan?! RAKU-CHAN?!" "Renge-senpai shh!!" "Just leave her!" "Yeah if she dies good ridins!" "Hikaru, Kaoru! I cannot believe you guys!! How dare you say that!" "Aw Haruhi…" "Lookie! She's waking up! Isn't that great Takashi-kun?" "Hn" "Maybe I shall sing a song to help her awaken!" "Oi, Tamaki-senpai…" "Oh RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKUUUUUUUUUUUUUU~~~♪" "Shut up Tamaki-senpai…My ears…burned…" I said in a low voice. I slowly opened my eyes. I saw the whole Host Club there minus Kyouya in pajamas and Tamaki hiding in a corner because of my comment. "Raku-chan!!! Your AWAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Renge yelled. "Yes Renge-chan. I can sleep too! Wanna see?" I pulled the covers over my head. "She doesn't know where she is Kaoru." "Let's show her Hikaru!" The twin devils ripped the covers off of me. Cold wind ran up my spine making me shiver. I glared at them. They hid behind Morinozuka Takashi. I got up and looked around. "Eh? The Host Club?" "Yep. You spent the night here." "WHAT?!" I yelled at Hikaru. He smirked and poked your stomach. I looked down and my face became all flustered. "WHY AM I NOT WEARING CLOTHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????" I SCREAMED. "You are Raku! That beautiful bra & underwear!" Tamaki said caressing your cheek, suddenly back from his corner. I pushed him off and grabbed the blanket to cover myself. "Hikaru, Kaoru! You guys are so mean!" "Don't ruin our fun Haruhi!" "Who…" I said. "Eh?" "Who what?" the twins asked. "What? You want to know what? WHO WAS THE PERSON WHO UNDRESSED ME IN THE HOST CLUB?????????? HUH HIKARU?!!?!?!?!? KAORU!?!?!?!?!? WAS IT YOU GUYS!?!??!?!!?!?!??!" "Eh, n-now Raku," "Be calm." "CALM?!?!?!?! YOU WANT ME TO BE CALM?!?!!??!?!?!!" "Help us Mori-senpai." The twins hid behind Takashi. "Step aside Morinozuka-senpai!" I yelled. He stared blankly at me. "FINE! If you will not step aside, I shall go through you!!" I ran to him with my arms flying in circles angrily. Takashi placed his hand on my head to stop me from proceeding. "MORI-SENPAI!!! Please move!!! THEY UNDRESSED ME SO THEY SHALL DIE!!!!!!!!" "They didn't undress you." Takashi said. I stopped. "Eh? Then who did?" "Kyouya" Twitch. I should've known. "Yeah, Kyouya was very on it to undress you!" "Yep! You should've seen how quickly he took off your shirt & pants!" The twins snickered. I knew that they were lying but I… *Door opens* "Good morning everyone. Aw, Raku-senpai! You are awake! ^_^." I turned to him. "Kyouya…" I said with venom in my words. He sweat-dropped. 'This isn't good.' Kyouya thought. I walked slowly to him, my head looking down while the twins behind me were snapping pictures of my backside. I ignored it. I stopped at his feet, the blanket wrapped around me. My evil purple aura grew around me. "Kyouya…" I looked up and saw Kyouya shudder inwardly to himself. "Did you undress me?" He smirked. "Yes I did." Target practice time! "But before you start attacking—" "Which I will."—Just think who put those band-aids on your back." "Eh? Band…aids?" He pulled my finger up to my face. A band-aid was wrapped around it. "Dear mommy here put that on for you!" Kyouya said pointing to himself. "Mommy?" Oh right… I blushed. Kyouya smirked. "Hey Raku-senpai," "You acted like his child!" The twins said matter-of-factly. I covered my face. "Well I can uh…" "Raku-chan here," "Renge-chan, shush!" I said and put my finger to my lips. "When Raku-chan is under a lot of stress very suddenly, her mind seems to react in her child form. Therefore, she becomes the way she was when she was a child." Renge nodded proudly. "But I'm rarely under huge amounts of stress! And I did not choose to be this way! Hmph!" "So…you just naturally took to Kyouya as a mother figure?" Hikaru asked. "*Blush, blush, blush* Shut up you! *Grabs random newspaper and whacks Hikaru*" "OW!!! Kaoru, she hurt me!" Hikaru said and ran to his younger brother. "Jesus man! Let's go Haruhi-senpai! *Grabs Haruhi's pj's*" I start to walk off with Haruhi. "Hey! Where are you taking my daughter?!" Tamaki yelled. "Shut up Tamaki. You woke me up at what, 3 in the morning? And I don't wake up until 6. So back off if you know what's good for you." Tamaki hid in his corner.
I took Haruhi and I to a changing room. "Did you bring clothes, Haruhi-senpai?" I ask as I look for a spare uniform lying around. "No, but why am I in here with you?" "Eh? So you can change your clothes Haruhi. Why else?" "But I'm a—" "You're not a boy Haruhi-senpai. I mean just look at your pjs! They got cute bunnies on um!" I pointed to her pajamas. "And plus, Tamaki-senpai called you his daughter. How do you explain that?" "Um, well—" "And PLUS, when you caught me that day I came to the Host Club. Remember Haruhi? When Renge-chan chased me because I got her mangas wet, I slipped and fell and felt something that no straight guy can have. Unless you're…" "No, no! I'm a girl! You caught me!" "So hurry up!" I barked, making her jump. "I want to get back to sleep but I'm NOT going to lye on a bed with only my undergarments on." Haruhi chuckled nervously as I tried on a spare uniform I found.
"Alright, I'm dressed, you Haruhi?" "Yes" "Ok good. Now let's get out of here! I'm starving!" "I thought you were tired." "Now I'm hungry! But no worries, I'll make us something." I grabbed Haruhi's arm and walked out of the dressing room. "Eh? What will you make?" "Well I—" "—AW!!!! KAWAII HARUHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Tamaki yelled as he + the twins surrounded Haruhi. She was wearing the girl's uniform. I sighed and walked next to Kyouya. I wasn't angry with him anymore. Forgive and forget. Might as well, this guy controls my debt. "Hey, Kyouya," "Hm? What is it Raku-senpai?" he asked. "Where's Renge?" "She went home. She said she had to get ready for school." "Wha? But it's like…3:30!" "Yes but Renge left her costume there." "Cost…oh…her 'cosplay'." I sighed and my stomach growled uncontrollably. I cover it quickly and let out a nervous chuckle. "Eh, Raku-senpai," "That was some roar." The twins said and placed their hands on your shoulders. "Yes I know. But no worries! I shall make us all some breakfast!" I said confidently. "That is..." I looked up at Kyouya. "If Kyouya-sama will allow me to use the kitchen…?" I gave a big face and cute fake tears. Kyouya smirked. "Well if it's fine with Tamaki—" "Tamaki-sama!!! May I, may I??" I bounced up and down at him with a pleading face. "Aw…you're kawaii too!!! >w< Ok Raku-senpai!" "Arigato Otosan!!" Haruhi sweat-dropped. "Oh yes Raku-chan!! Now we are all one big happy family!! Right Haruhi?" Tamaki did a puppy face to Haruhi with a big smile and suddenly he had a tail that wagged back and forth happily. Yay!! Food, here I come!! I ran into the kitchen to prepare a very nice breakfast for everyone! ^_^
Kyouya watched as Tamaki pester Haruhi and as Hunny slept on the couch with Mori watching over him. The twins were pestering Haruhi as much as Tamaki was. Kyouya decided to see what Raku was cooking in the kitchen. He could use some nourishments before classes started. He opened the kitchen door and walked in. Raku, who was unbeknownst to his entrance, started singing a soft song. Kyouya had to listen very well to here what she was singing. To him it sounded like she was singing this song:
<b>Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place?
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you
Do you ever wanna run away?
Do you lock yourself in your room?
With the radio on turned up so loud
That no one hears you screaming
No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels alright
You don't know what it's like to be like me</b>
Kyouya decided not to stop her, and listened to the whole song.
<b>To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked
When you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
When no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life</b>
As the song progressed, Raku got louder, but not enough for the others to hear.
<b>Do you wanna be somebody else?
Are you sick of feeling so left out?
Are you desperate to find something more
Before your life is over
Are you stuck inside a world you hate?
Are you sick of everyone around?
With the big fake smiles and stupid lies
But deep inside you're bleeding
No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels alright
You don't know what it's like to be like me
To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked
When you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
When no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life</b>
Kyouya just noticed Raku smiling.
<b>No one ever lies straight to your face
And no one ever stabbed you in the back
You might think I'm happy
But I'm not gonna be ok
Everybody always gave you what you wanted
You never had to work it was always there
You don't know what it's like
What it's like</b>
Raku turned around to get some chocolate chips. She sang a bit softer.
<b>To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark</b>
**New Background Music**
<b>To be kicked
When you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
When no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked
When you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
When no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like</b>
<b>Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life </b>
Chapter 4: The *Awkward* Moments
"K-Kyouya-senpai! Y-you just walked in right?" Raku said as she walked to the chocolate chips. Kyouya didn't answer but looked at her intently. Raku blushed. She turned back to the stove to continue cooking and avoid further embarrassment. Kyouya advanced forward until he was next to her. "What is it that you're cooking, Raku-senpai?" Kyouya asked, changing the subject. "Oh! I'm glad you asked, Kyouya-senpai! ^_^-" Raku said, holding up her greasy spatula. Kyouya raised a brow. "Super…" Raku used her spatula as if it was her microphone. "Special Awesome Double Double Choco-Chip Pancakes!!!! With a cherry♥" Raku winked and went back to cooking. Kyouya hovered over her, to watch this "Super Special Awesome Double Double Choco-Chip Pancakes w/ cherry." In making. "And exactly what is that?" Kyouya asked. "It is the best pancakes EVER!!!" =^w^= Kyouya stared at her for a minuet before chuckling. "Hey, what's so funny?" Raku asked, pouting slightly. "I think I'll be the judge of that." Kyouya said. "Oh really?" Raku asked sarcastically. "Mmhm" "Then here, take a bite. This is a fresh batch I just made." Raku took a fork and cut a small piece of a pancake off and fed it to Kyouya. "Say 'aw'!" Raku said as she put the fork to Kyouya's mouth. Kyouya smiled slightly. There was no way her pancakes would be the best pancakes he ever tasted. He's rich! He can buy great-tasting pancakes if he wanted. Just looking at her enthusiasm about her pancakes couldn't help but make him smile. And besides it looked like a regular pancake to Kyouya. Kyouya opened his mouth and allowed Raku to feed him the pancake. Kyouya immediately felt the heat rise to his cheeks. Not because of the awkward moment they had both gotten themselves into, but because this pancake was the best thing he had ever tasted. And he has expensive tastes! Raku took out the fork and washed it. Kyouya chewed slowly to savor the luscious tastes in his mouth. He could taste chocolates of all kinds that were melted into one savory flavor, most likely because Raku raided the chocolate closet he observed. He tasted a banana and strawberry mixture in the pancake as well. He tasted the cherry flavor as he swallowed. Usually, mixing some of these without caution could cause you to make a horrible mistake and the flavors would be all ruined. But in this recipe it was perfect. Not too much of anything and not to little. There was also some other thing in the mix that Kyouya could not identify that pulled the whole thing together. "Well? Kyouya-senpai? Is it good? Is it??" Raku asked kawaii-like. She looked hopeful. Kyouya swallowed hard, to make it look as though her pancake had just sickened him. He stuck out his tongue like a dog panting for air. Kyouya was just teasing her but she did not realize it. "Kyouya, is it really bad?" Raku asked sadly. Kyouya froze. A sudden wave of guilt had come over him. He didn't think she would react like that. He kind of thought she would get all mad and kick him out so she can finish. She sighed and went back to her pancakes. Kyouya mentally slapped himself and regained his composure. He walked over next to her and grabbed a fork and knife. Raku watched him as he sat down near the plate of freshly made pancakes she had just made. He took one and placed it on a plate. He cut it slowly and placed it in his mouth. The heat grew in his cheeks once more. Raku smiled slowly. "Kyouya! You do like it! ^_^" Kyouya looked to her. She had stains all over her uniform that she was borrowing. He made a mental note to add it to her debt later, but he soon forgot it. Her face had some white chocolate on it. Her hair even had some chocolate chips in it. She was smiling brightly at him. Her big ruby red eyes looking right at him. The heat in his cheeks grew again, but not because of the fantastic pancakes, but for a reason unknown to Kyouya. Kyouya smiled a host smile. "It is really good Raku-senpai." "Really good?! Alright! ^^ I'm almost finished with my last batch! Then we can join the others!" Raku went back to her pancakes. 5 minuets later… "HEY!!!! We're hungry!" "Yea! Want us to starve to death???" Hikaru and Kaoru yelled. They came in. "Hey! Don't come in here! I'm almost done! Just need to put it on the plate!" Raku yelled. "Hey how come Kyouya-senpai gets to eat and not us?!!" The twins pouted and pointed to Kyouya. Kyouya looked up at them with the fork in his mouth. He looked clueless as to what was going on. He had already eaten half his pancake. "Well you see um—" "Hey guys! Food's in here!" Hikaru yelled. "Oh! I'm starving!" Tamaki said through the door. Everyone came in at once and sat him or herself at the small round table that Kyouya sat at. "Um, ok." Raku quickly grabbed a bunch of plates and handed everyone but Kyouya one. Raku handed everyone a glass. She placed her last batch of pancakes in the center on the table. "Ok, there is orange juice, tea, apple juice, and milk in here." Raku said as she looked in the fridge. "Who want's what?" Everyone yelled at once. "ORANGE JUICE!" "APPLE JUICE!" "TEA!!" "Milk please…" "Hn" "Oh is there chocolate milk?" "Yes Hunny-senpai." "Okay! Chocolate milk please! One for Takashi-kun too!" "Ok. Kyouya, what would you like to drink?" "Hm? Only offering now? When I'm almost finished?" "Just answer please." "Ok, some tea will do fine." "Alright." Raku grabbed the orange juice and poured it into Hikaru's glass. Then she grabbed the apple juice and poured it into Kaoru's glass. Then she grabbed the white milk and poured it into Haruhi's glass and her own glass. Then she grabbed the tea and poured it into Kyouya and Tamaki's glasses. Finally, she grabbed the chocolate milk and poured it into Hunny and Mori's glasses. Raku started to wash the pan she had used. "Eh? You are not eating Raku-senpai?" asked Hikaru. "I will. I just want to clean up first. I just need to wash this pan and wipe up the counter." Raku finished in about a minuet and wiped up the counters quickly. "There, see, all done!" Raku took a seat between Kyouya and Hunny. She reached for a pancake. "Aw, you guys took all the pancakes!" Raku whined. "And drank all my milk too!" "Sorry Raku-chan…" Hunny said. "It's ok Hunny-senpai." Raku patted him on the head. "Here Raku-senpai, you can have my milk." Haruhi said and passed you the milk from across the table. "Are you sure Haruhi?" "Yes, I'm finished. You make great pancakes Raku-senpai! They melted in my mouth!" Haruhi licked her fingers as she washed her plate. "I'm glad you liked it Haruhi." Raku smiled.
"Eh, I thought it was OK." "Me too." The twins said shrugging. "If it was really just ok then why did you lick your plates clean?" Kyouya asked. The twins glared at him. Raku smiled brightly. "You guys liked it too?" She asked. They both blushed. "I said it was ok didn't I?" Hikaru said matter-of-factly. "And I said me too didn't I?" Kaoru mimicked. Raku smiled but her stomach growled again. "Here." Kyouya took whatever of a pancake he had left and put it on your plate. "Kyouya…" Raku said. "Yes?" He asked. "Do you want me to feed you again Kyouya?" Kyouya's whole face turned red instantly. Hikaru and Kaoru started laughing hysterically and pounding the table. Haruhi was even holding her mouth to prevent her from laughing. "Raku-chan fed Kyo-chan?" Hunny asked. Mori nodded. "N-no Raku!" Kyouya looked away, embarrassed. "Kyouya…" Tamaki whispered in awe. "WHAT Tamaki?!" Kyouya yelled. "Y…you…and Raku…what else is mommy hiding from daddy Kyouya?!" Tamaki yelled in tears. Raku just chuckled and ate the pancake that Kyouya had given her. Hikaru and Kaoru started teasing Kyouya. Raku smiled. 'Man, I've been smiling a lot lately!' Raku thought.
The school bell rang. 'School's finished!' Raku thought. She ran to the Host Club. "Hello~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!" Raku greeted everyone. Raku quickly got into her work uniform that Tamaki had given her this morning. It was a simple maid uniform. He did not want it to be too skimpy. After all, he did not want his costumers to think he is a pervert. Raku walked out of the dressing room she had entered to change. A shadow loomed over her. Actually, two did. Raku looked up. "Oh, hello Hikaru-senpai, Kaoru-senpai." Raku bowed politely. "Would you like something?" "Hm…" they both said as they examined Raku. "Not good enough." Hikaru said. "What?" "Not cute enough. Too…" "Sloppy." Hikaru finished for Kaoru. "Sloppy?" Raku questioned. "What color is needed, Hikaru?" Kaoru asked. "Hm…Maybe red? And a more approving uniform." "B-but I—" "Well, I guess tomorrow we'll have to get some maid uniforms. Maybe even one for Haruhi…" Hikaru said with an evil grin. "But Hikaru, mom's out of town. We won’t be able to get any maid uniforms from her or the staff." "You may be right Kaoru…So then, RAKU!" Hikaru pointed to Raku who jumped as he yelled her name. "You shall not show your face or any part of your body to ANY costumers! What would they say if they saw you? You don't look kawaii enough!" "B-but Tamaki-sen—" "This is a direct order from TWO hosts! You shall NOT disobey!" Raku twitched as Kaoru yelled at her. "Now Raku, go to the kitchen and we shall send someone to get the food you've prepared." 'Oh Jesus…' Raku thought. "NOW GO!" both twins yelled. Raku ran to the kitchen, scared of them, obviously.
"Eh, where's Raku-senpai? I want to see her in her uniform!" Tamaki asked Hikaru and Kaoru. Their Host Club was now open and not once had Tamaki or any host see Raku in her uniform. "We told her to stay in the kitchen." "Yeah, her uniform was not kawaii enough." "HIKARU, KAORU!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU?!? I picked out that uniform myself!!!" Tamaki yelled. "You lost your taste!" The twins said and pointed. Tamaki went to his corner. "That must be why Haruhi is not hosting; she's been delivering food from the kitchen." Kyouya stated. "RAKU-CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" a certain voice screamed from the top of her lungs. Everyone looked towards the kitchen where the voice was echoing.
Man Renge, put a sock in it. I saw Renge come into the kitchen with her high-powered motor, almost breaking the ceiling. "Renge-chan what?!" I screamed at her. "Don't scream at me! Do you know what day it is??" "Wednesday!" "Of what month?" "August! It's August 18…" "Clicking now is it?" Renge said. "OH MY GOD RENGE THANK YOU I FORGOT GOTTA GO BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I said really fast and ran out of the kitchen. "HEY WHAT DO YOU THINK YOURE DOING?!" Hikaru yelled. I ignored him and bowed at Kyouya's feet. "Kyouya-sama," 'She wants something…' Kyouya thought. "If I may, please allow me to be excused from Host Club today." I said, still bowing with my head down. Kyouya raised an eyebrow. The girls that he was hosting gave me curious looks. "And why would you like to be excused?" He asked. "I…I can't say. I'm sorry Kyouya-sama!" I looked up at him with teary eyes. "Please?" I begged and kissed his shoes. Kyouya felt a very, VERY faint blush on his cheeks. It was VERY, VERY faint, but it was there. "Let her go Kyouya-kun!" "Yes! Whatever it is she must do MUST be important!" "It is Kyouya-sama! Please!!" The girls Kyouya was hosting and I begged. "Ok, but only because it is the wish of these lovely princesses." "Kyouya-kun…" the girls blushed. I smiled wide and happily. "Thank you, THANK YOU Kyouya-sama!" I shacked his hands rapidly in mine. "I must be going now!" I ran out the Host door. "Eh? Raku is going somewhere?" Haruhi asked. "Yes Haruhi…But the only question is…WHERE?" Tamaki asked. "Put a sock in it Tamaki-senpai and leave her alone!" Haruhi said. Tamaki hid in his corner once again. Kyouya smirked, thinking something evil. -_-" Sigh.
"…Alright I'm here! My name's Raku Kage and I will be the person training you! Please address me as Raku-chan because everyone in here is my friend! Got it?" "Yes Raku-chan!" a group of people saluted.
"Raku has been leaving Host Club every Wednesday this month!" Tamaki said. It was after Host Club on Wednesday and it was nearing the month of September. "Yeah, and she's been begging Kyouya to let her leave." Hikaru said. "Kyouya, do you know what's happening?" Kaoru asked him. Kyouya—who was typing on his laptop again—said, "Sadly no. She refuses to tell me." "Just use your computer." Hikaru said. Why not? Kyouya could have easily found out but Raku had already pleaded him not to. He did not feel like making Raku unhappy. See? He isn't a stalker! -^_^- "I—" "Is Raku gone again?" Haruhi asked coming from the kitchen. Kyouya was saved from answering the question. "Hey, you know what, next Wednesday there will be no Host Club!" Tamaki announced. "Why?" Kaoru asked. "So we can follow Raku and see where she is going!" "Ah, great idea lord!" "Ok, everyone up for it?" Kaoru asked. "Will there be cake?" Hunny asked. "Yes" "Ok, Takashi-kun and I will go!" "Alright Kyouya! Come, PLEASE!" Tamaki pleaded with sad eyes. "Alright." That didn't take long. "Haruhi?" "No! Raku is a new student! You should be more courteous to her and stop—" "Then it's settled! We're going!" "YAY!" Tamaki announced and the twins yelled. 'Damn rich bastards…' Haruhi thought.
"I'm HEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRREEEE!!!!!!!!" Raku yelled as she entered the Host Club. "Eh? It's empty?" Raku said as she walked into Host Club. "Tamaki-senpai, Kaoru-senpai, Mori-senpai, Haruhi-senpai!!!!! HELLLOOOO!!!!!!!!! ANYONE!!!" No one replied. "HIKARU-SENPAI, KYOUYA-SENPAI, HUNNY-SENPAI!!!!!!!!!" "HE—" For a second, Raku heard Hunny's voice saying something and then being muffled but…nah. "Oh well, I guess I can leave early today." Raku said and left the Host Club. Soon as the doors closed, Tamaki peaked from the kitchen, to make sure it was all clear. "Ok, let's go!" Tamaki led the group out of Host Club. Mori was holding a tied-up Haruhi with tape over her mouth and Hunny was riding on his back while covering his mouth so he would not say anything again. 'Damn rich bastards…' Haruhi thought.
"I can't wait to hear what they have prepared! It has to be great!" I said out loud. "Well I guess they won't be there for a while anyway since I always come a little late. Hehe…Won't they be surprised when they are the ones coming late this time! *Evil Smirk*" *Whisper, whisper* "Hm?" I turned around. I could have sworn that someone had just said something but…no one was there. Ok, I'm scared. They better not do it again like last time. I continue walking. I heard footsteps this time. I turned around again. Nothing. I could feel myself sweat. "Um, hello? I-is anyone there?" I asked, extremely nervous. No response. I took a deep breath and continued walking forward, slightly faster. There was suddenly somewhat loud arguing coming from behind me. I stopped and listened. "Don't scare her! She'll get away!" a voice said. It sounded familiar but I was too scared to think of anyone it sounded like. "What does it matter?? If she runs, we'll chase her!!" another voice yelled. That's it. There's a monster and it wants to eat me, OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!! I just RAN as fast as I could to my destination. PLEASE GOD, LET SOMEONE BE THERE BESIDES A MONTER!!!!!!!!!!
****** With Hosts *****
"TAMAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!" the twins yelled. "What?!" "We should chase her!!" "But the poor thing is really scared!" "SO?!?!?" the twins and Tamaki started arguing again. Kyouya just sighed and pushed up his glasses. Haruhi, who had very sneakily loosen her ropes, had jumped out of Mori-senpai's arms and ran in Raku's direction. "HARUHI!!!!!!!!!!!!" Tamaki yelled and chased after her. The twins went on the chase too and Mori, Hunny, and Kyouya decided to walk when Kyouya heard a familiar voice start to sing and he walked in his own direction alone.
****** With Raku *****
I slammed the door shut behind me. "Phew, that was close…" "What was close?" "GAH!" "EEEK!" "Ah! Chiharu-chan! Don't scare me like that!" I scolded the long, pink haired girl in front of me. "Sorry Raku-chan! So...why are you early?" The pink-haired, red-eyed (Chiharu) girl asked. "Well I…Wait, why are YOU early? Don't you and the others usually show up about an hour before Host Club is finished?" I asked. "Yeah, but we're all so excited! So excited that we all just had to come early today!" Chiharu chirped. "Wait…we?" "Yep! Everyone came! Even the boys!" I looked past Chiharu to see everyone else sitting on couches around a round table. They were all looking at me…well…not the dark-blue haired, red-eyed boy, Kiyoshi. He had his eyes closed and was resting his head on one hand while the other was just tapping the table, impatiently. "So, Raku-chan!" I turned my attention back to Chiharu. "Yes?" "Are you gonna sing that song? The one you first sang when you started this class?? Are ya? Are ya?" "Uh, Chiharu-chan, don't you think that song is, well, a little sad? Won't it put you down?" "No, no! It is special because it is the first song you learned and had sung for us! So come, come!" Chiharu dragged me to the table. Chiharu left me standing while she took a seat. "Sing, sing!" Chiharu said. "B-but—" "Come on Raku-chan! Sing it!" "Yeah sing it!" Tsukiko, the long black-haired, blue eyed girl and her sister, Yasuko, the short orange-haired, red-eyed girl said. "Well, if you guys really want me to then I guess I have to." Aw man…Ok, BREATHE! I took a deep breath and started to sing.
"*Whispers* Kyouya, what are you doing?" Tamaki asked. "Shhhh…Someone's singing." Kyouya replied. Kyouya had his ear to the door that read, "Music Class 1C". The gang had found Kyouya after once again capturing Haruhi. Mori-senpai had a tight hold on her this time. The whole gang put their ear to the door to listen except Haruhi who was still being held tightly. After listening for a while, Kyouya decided it was enough and he grabbed the doorknob and turned it. "K-kyouya! Wait!" Tamaki whispered. Kyouya did not listen until he heard a scream from in the room. He barged in as well as the whole Host Club. "IT’S THE MONSTERS THAT HAVE COME TO EAT ME!!!!!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Raku screamed while running in circles. Kyouya looked at her with amusement, yet slight confusion when he looked at the people sitting down. "My, my," the boy with blue hair and blue eyes said. "This is the little monster who is chasing our poor Raku? Tsk, Tsk. I never expect it to be Kyouya Oo—" "Kyouya!?" Raku suddenly stopped running and looked at Kyouya. "YOU are the person stalking me?! The evil monster Hikaru and Kaoru keep telling me about?!" Kyouya looked to Hikaru and Kaoru with an eyebrow raised. "Kaoru, Hikaru, is that why you sneak off a little after Raku leaves on Wednesdays?" Kyouya asked. Hikaru & Kaoru started sweating. "HIKARU! KAORU! YOU GUYS ARE THE MONSTERS!?!?!?" Raku screamed. "*cough* Raku-Chan, aren't you going to introduce us to your friends?" Chiyoko, the girl with long blond hair and hazel eyes said. "Oh! Um, yes of course!"
After introductions, everyone sat for tea for a while. Everyone in Host Club asking about Raku's singing class. Kyouya was astounded by the story, yet not so much at the same time. He looked at Raku intently while she explained her story to everyone. He just noticed this, but she was always smiling, even when she sang such a sad song. She couldn't help it. Kyouya wanted to know why. But poor Kyouya didn't know he would have to gain her full trust to know poor Raku's story. It had never been spoken aloud before and Raku never spoke of it. Never.
Raku: Hey why am I so scared of monsters?
Hikaru: Cause you’re a baby.
Raku: WHAT?! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Kaa-san!!!!
Kyouya: Hikaru, stop it!
Hikaru: What? Your not Raku's mother!
Raku: *sticks tongue at Hikaru from behind Kyouya*
Kyouya: *smirks & glasses twinkle*
Raku: Next Time on Whispers in the Dark: My Lucky Day!
Hikaru: Hey, the next one is a flashback isn't it! And we're not in it!
~Chapter 5: My Lucky Day ~
*Pant, pant* "All finished!" I said as I finished sweeping my apartment. I put away the broom and put on my shoes and hopped outside. "Raku! My, my; you sure have some spring in your step! Where are you off to on this fine day?" Abe-san greeted me as she walked out of her apartment. Abe-san is such a wonderful woman for allowing me to stay in an empty room and allowing me to pay whenever I can. I can't thank her enough. "Oh! Ohayo Abe-san! I think that today's the day that I find a decent job!" I replied as I shut the door and put my keys in my pocket. "Raku, you should really consider going back to school for your senior year. I mean—" "Abe-san, it's much too late for that. Besides, I have rent to pay! And I am living alone you know now that Uncle is gone." "Oh Raku, you never change. Well, you best be off. Oh wait, before I forget, here." Abe-san stuck a Japanese charm on my forehead. She chanted something and took it off. "Now you will be granted with good luck today. Use it wisely Raku." I chuckled. Abe-san is always putting charms on me. This is the first for luck. As I recall, the others were for good health, good fortune, sudden inspiration, and one for love. Well, now that I think about it, I did have good health for that day, and I found 100yen after being placed w/ the good fortune charm, I was inspired to help someone which was Abe-san and it was just housework, and I did fall in love with that poor puppy that was in the rain that one time…hmmm… Oh well. Who knows? Maybe this charm will work well today. "Arigato Abe-san. Bye!" "Bye Raku!" I ran out of the building, happy and hopeful thinking that today is my lucky day!
So much for luck…. BOOM BAM POW…. scary…DAMN YOU LIGHTNING!!!! Am I afraid of everything? BOOM! "EEK!" I screamed. It was pouring rain and thundering heavily. I'm so sad… I was soaked from the rain and it was freezing. I don't own a jacket and I'm wearing a skirt. I'm walking down the street now when…SPLASH! A passing car just ran over some water that splashed on me. I wish Kyo-kun were here. When I was a child, he always knew what to say to lift my spirit. Sigh. Oof. What's this? A paper flew in my face. I grabbed it and read what it said. "Looking for VERY young *smudged word* teacher—Hey, I'm young—Will pay *smudged words*--Yay! Money—Auditions at this date *random date*--That's today--at the following address *random address*" Yes! My big break! I better hurry if I am going to make it to this audition in time! I started to run to the address written. I could barley read it, but I made do. I finally arrived at a huge, and I mean HUGE mansion. It had a banner over it but the words were smudged from the rain. I could make out the word 'Audition' but the other was too smudged to read. The gates were open, so I walked in. The door was also open, allowing me to walk right in. "Um, excuse me? Is this where the auditions are being held?" I asked the man who looked like the butler. He told me yes and to take a seat on the couch. I thanked him and did so. He led me over to the couch and I just noticed over 1000 people waiting around. "Your name?" The butler asked. "Raku. Kage Raku." "Kage? I don't see your name on the list, are you a last minuet entry?" "Yes." "Alright, please take a seat and…try not to get anything wet." I just realized that I was soaking wet while everyone else was dry as day. They didn't pay attention to me much as I sat down; some were scoffing me, while others were laughing at me. I could tell they were all rich. They all looked so young. After a while of waiting and watching people go up and down a huge set of stairs, a man walked down from the huge set of stairs with a microphone and gathered everyone's attention. "Excuse me everyone, thank you for coming but I think we found who we need. We appreciate you all taking time out of your day but auditions are closed. Goodbye and have a great day." What?! NO!!! After everyone left, I was standing in the middle of the room. "Miss, it's time to leave." "Um, sir, I know you don't know me, and I don't know you, and I don't even know what we are auditioning for, but I know that I really need the money. So may I try?" "You look very young, are you not a student already?" he asked. "No, there aren't many decent schools I can go to, and I have no one to support me. Which is why I REALLY need this. Please sir? May I audition?" "Why are you wet?" "Well I don't own a jacket and what I'm wearing is really all I have. Sir, may I please audition?" I begged. He raised an eyebrow. After a long silence, I sighed. "I sorry to have wasted you time sir." "Sing." He said, his arms crossed over his chest. "Sing?" I questioned. "Yes. Sing me a song." "Why? And also, I only know one song. And it is not a happy one." "That is no matter. Sing." He repeated. "Well, alright…" I took a deep breath and started singing 'Welcome to my life' by Simple Plan. I found myself closing my eyes and smiling during the song. I shouldn't have, it was not a song to smile for. After I finished, the man told me, "Very good." I smiled brightly. I was hoping "Very good" meant 'Your hired'. He made me write down my name and address. I don't own a phone so he gave me one. It was a simple black cell phone. He must've been very rich to just give me a cell phone. These things aren't free. After finishing the forms, I bowed and exited. He said that he would call and tell me later if I would be hired.
…A Few Weeks Later…
"You're hired!" Suoh-san (I later found out his name) told me over the phone. "THANK YOU SIR!!!!!" I yelled happily. "You have a full scholarship to Ouran now." My face went blank. "S-scholarship?" I asked. "Why yes, did you not read the flyer? We will pay for your full scholarship to Ouran if you will be a teacher after school." "T-teacher?" "Yes, you will teach a singing class. Of course during school hours you will attend regular classes like a normal student." At this point, I dropped the phone. "S-school? I got an s-scholarship? T-to O-o-o-o-ooooooooooooooooooouuuurrrrrraaaaaaaaaannnn???" "Kage-san?" Suoh-san asked from the phone. "I-I-I is g-going t-t-to s-school? L-like a normal kid? W-w-w-w-wow….I-I-I-I…." "Kage-san?" Suoh-san asked again. Peeking through my door, without me noticing, Abe-san was smiling.
Raku: And now I'm here today! J
Kyouya: What a pathetic story.
Raku: What?! Why?!
Kyouya: Well it was just corny. And there's no way an old lady can grant wishes.
Raku: Abe-san doesn't grant wishes! She helps people!
Raku: No, you don't believe me!
Kyouya: I do--
Raku: Don't sigh at me!!
Tamaki: Next time on WITD: ~Haunting Memories~
Kyouya: Save me someone.
DONT hit kids. Seriously, we have guns now.
Chapter 6: Haunting Memories
After I told everyone about how I got to Ouran, I sent Kyouya and the others away so I could teach my class. Tamaki promised me every Wednesday off because he was so touched by my story. Kyouya wasn't. But me saying that story got Tamaki thinking. And me too…HOW AM I GONNA GET HIKARU AND KAORU BACK?! I have to devise some kind of evil plot…Oh! Hello!! There's an evil shadow king in Host Club! Maybe he can give me advice or plot the whole thing for me! ^_^ *Thunder strikes* "ACK!" It was raining outside today, and very heavily. And I'm not a fan of loud noises. But I had this shaking feeling that something bad was going to happen today. I couldn't get that feeling out of my head! "RAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKUUUUUUUUUUUUU~~" Tamaki sung, snapping me out of my thoughts. "C-coming!" It's been a few days after I explained everything and it seems like nothing has really changed. Host club was almost over. I was curious as to what Tamaki-senpai wanted. I ran over to him. "Yes Tamaki-senpai?" I asked, politely. "Raku-chan, could you please tell Kyouya to take his last customer for the day? There's enough time so tell him for me alright?" Tamaki explained. What? He's calling me Raku-chan now? Wait, no, got to talk with Kyouya. "You can count on me!" I saluted and he pushed me to where Kyouya was. He was sitting at his desk like always, doing something on his laptop. I stepped next to him. Kyouya didn't look to me, nor did he say anything. "Kyouya~~~~~~" I singed like Tamaki would. "Yes?" he simply asked, his eyes still glued to his laptop. "Tamaki says to take your last customer for the day~~" I still sung. He sighed, almost sadly. He closed his laptop and looked up at me. He smiled a host smile and said "Fine." Somehow, it did not seem like a 'happy' smile. I pointed to the table the young lady sat at. Well, young ladies to be exact. There was one girl with long blond hair and beautiful brown eyes and her uniform was very tight at the top. Her name was Rin Yunokawa. The two other girls were twins. They had long green hair and blue eyes. Their names were Saika and Saki Kawamura. They were obviously Rin's lackeys. Kyouya sat down and joined them. I watched for a bit at a distance. Rin was extremely close to Kyouya and she twirled his hair while the twin girls giggled at them. Kyouya flirted with Rin a lot, which only made her smirk. I bit my lip down hard as I watched. I don't know why, but this disgusted me. Wait, they don't have any tea…I better get some. Of course they would want tea. I'll get them tea! I ran into the kitchen and grabbed the cart full of treats. They'll want treats too right? There was some tea leftover so I put it on the cart and ran outside. When I got outside, I acted casual and walked over to Kyouya's table with the treats. "Treats anyone?" I asked with a fake smile. Kyouya smiled one of those host smiles again and asked the girls if they would like anything. Rin looked pissed off and right before she said a word, Tamaki yelled for Kyouya. "Raku, do you mind keeping these girls busy while I take care of something?" Kyouya asked. "Um, no, not at all. I'll do it." Kyouya smiled and walked away. "Well um, girls, would you like anything?" I asked as politely as I could. "Why are you here?" Rin asked. "Because Kyouya—" "Don't you dare call him by his first name! You have no right you slut!" "What? B-but I just—" "Why don't you just go? Kyouya's never going to like you anyway." "Like me? But—" "I saw how you ran here to give us *treats*." I blushed. "I—" "You're the poor girl that no one likes right? And you hope that you will have a wonderful life with Kyouya don't you?" What is she saying?! I'm just giving you treats. Damn it, I'm starting to shake. I took a step back. I can't handle this kind of confrontation. And plus, she just started screaming at me, as if I was the devil! "Hey, I—" "Go die in a ditch somewhere." I bit my lip really hard. I felt my eyes watering and my heart aching. No one has ever said those kinds of things since I was little. "Look Yunokawa, I just wanted—" "—To go away? Then go! We can wait by ourselves." I was about to leave when I thought, no! I'm going to stand up for myself this time! And not get hurt! I looked at her with a finger pointing at her. "I—" I stopped when she took a breath and became silent. I sighed happily and wiped away any tears forming in my eyes. Then, she said something that made my heart freeze. "Filthy dog." I froze. My eyes went wide and my pupils shrunk. Only one other person called me that and after he did, he did something terrible to me. The lackeys snickered evilly and Rin smirked. "Hit a nerve, didn't I?" I felt tears streaming down my face. "Somehow, you just got filthier. Leave." I put my head down in shame. I hate that I am affected by this so. Suddenly, I heard the girls scream and water was splashed. Tamaki's voice came in and some other voices but I couldn't understand what they were saying. No one has called me that in 10 years. 10 years….I don't understand! I…! I…! "Raku, are you alright?" Kyouya asked, putting his hand on my shoulder. My eyes went extremely wide and I ran from Kyouya and the others. They called out to me, but I ran and ran. I ran out of Host Club and out of school. I just ran away, terrified.
"They called her filthy dog, didn't they?" Renge asked as she walked into the scene. "I think so…" Tamaki said. Renge sighed heavily. "Why is that so painful? They said other things too." Haruhi said. "I can't tell you. Raku thinks I don't know, but I have my sources. She tells me that she was disciplined a lot when she was young and that her guardian was a very nice man…But…I know the truth." "Tell us!" Hikaru said. "I can't. I can't betray Raku that way. She'll tell you when she trusts you enough. Don't bring this up tomorrow." The host club sighed and said "alright". "And Kyouya," Renge said, getting Kyouya's attention. "I've erased everything about Raku's past in the school records. I've told Suoh-san and your father to not allow you to do a background check on her. So don't even try." Renge warned with a glare. Sadly, that made Kyouya more suspicious.
"You're a filthy dog Raku!" WHACK! I held my head with both my hands and pushed hard. "Get out of my head!" I whispered. *Thunder strikes* "Go die in a ditch somewhere!" Another whack. "Leave me alone!" "You're the filthiest dog I've ever seen. I don't think you deserve to live!" "STOP IIIIIIITTTTT!!!!!!!" I screamed. The lightning started to roar. I looked up at the raining sky. I was sitting in a corner outside of the Ouran High School Building. It was a little edge in the building that I easily fit in. I kept shaking and snuggled even more into my little corner. It was a long silence, and I was all alone. I started to remember what happened…
Kyouya walked along the halls in Ouran. The Host Club, including Renge, said they would do a search and find Raku. Kyouya was very curious. He wanted to know why Raku would act like that. She just ran away after they called her a "Filthy Dog". A lot of people are called filthy dogs. Even dogs are called filthy dogs! But why... Kyouya sighed sadly and checked his phone. There was no word on where Raku was. He heard the lightning strike. He was slightly worried about Haruhi and her fear of lightning but Tamaki was with her so she'll be fine. Then he thought he heard a scream from outside Ouran. There's no way…Raku wouldn't go outside on a day like this would she? But Kyouya's suspicions were confirmed when he heard a piercing scream that yelled, "STOP IIIIIIITTTTTT!!!!!!!!!" Before Kyouya could think, he ran outside.
…. POW! A slap right in my face that sent me flying came from my dear uncle. I had a bruise on my face and I tasted blood in my mouth. I looked up at uncle. "Please Uncle! Stop!" POW! He kicked my hip and sent me rolling on the ground. "Raku, you filthy dog." WHACK! He kicked my knee and I let out a yelp. "I'm sorry uncle, I won't do it again! I promise!" "Don't talk to me!" "But uncle—" "SHUT UP YOU FILTHY DOG!" WHAPACK!!!! "LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!!!"
"Raku!" I looked up in a flash, my face completely red and my eyes still leaking tears. My voice was very shaky when I spoke. "K-k-k-k-Kyouya?" I asked, still in my same position. "Raku, what's wrong?" he asked, his voice sounding very worried. "I-I-I'm terribly sorry for running away! I was very rude and I started it! Don't blame those girls! And I—" "Stop lying, I saw the whole thing." "Y-you did?" "Yes." "I'm sorry for acting like that I didn't mean to make Rin mad at me and I—" Kyouya grabbed one of my wrists. I froze. Was he going to hit me? Punish me for my wrong doings? Or even call me a filthy dog…To my surprise, Kyouya pulled me to his chest and held me tightly. "It's okay." He said calmly. My eyes went wide, but I did not dare move. "If you don't want to tell me why you feel so sad, then it is okay. And no one is going to hurt you Raku. Just know that." "K-Kyouya…" I whispered. Kyouya sighed and pulled me away so he could look at my face. "And if it makes you feel better, I will take off some money of your debt." He had a straight face on. I just looked up for a minuet but then I smiled at him. I buried my face in his chest and grabbed his shirt. He held me tight again and stroked my hair for comfort. "Arigato gozaimasu Kyouya-senpai." I whispered to him loud enough for him to here. Kyouya smiled. The rest of the Host Club smiled as they watched from a small distance.
Raku: Thank you so much Kyouya! I feel a lot better now!
Kyouya: *blushes slightly* You're welcome. *Straightens tie*
Tamaki: You need a vacation Raku!
Raku: Who me? No, no. I'm fine!
Tamaki: No, I insist! Our treat!
Raku: Well if you insist! ^_^
Kyouya: And where will we be going?
Tamaki: Hot Springs of course!
Raku: B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but I-I-I-I-I-I
Kyouya: *Smirks* Something wrong with that?
Raku: W-w-well I um I um I um I um….
Tamaki: YAY! Next Time on WITD: Tricked
Raku: I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I um c-c-c-can't ummmmmmmmmmmm…..
DONT hit kids. Seriously, we have guns now.
YES CHAPTER 7 @ LAST!!!! From where the girls where the kimonos, is where I started recently. The other part I started like a month or so ago. Ive improved i think. This definetly DID NOT go how I wanted but daijobu!!(sp?) did i spell or use that word right? Ya well, enjoy!!
Chapter 7: Hot Springs
"Raku-chan!" Tamaki called. "Um, yes?" I asked. Please serve tea to Kyouya's table would you?" He asked. "O-ok." I made a quick trip to the kitchen and came back with a tray of tea. I went to Kyouya's table and noticed there were four average girls there. When I arrived, they smiled at me happily. I sighed, happily. I did not want another episode like before. *Quickly remembers filthy dog comment from Rin* I bit my lip slightly but Kyouya snapped me out of my thoughts. "May we have that tea Raku?" I looked over to Kyouya and quickly blushed and remembered when I was crying right in front of him and in the rain too!! I put the tea on the table and did not make eye contact with Kyouya. Kyouya noticed this and put on a confused look. "Raku?" I finished and bowed to them all. "HAVE A NICE DAY EVERYONE." I said blankly. They all just looked at me confused. I ran into the kitchen. "R-Raku-chan?" Tamaki asked as he entered the kitchen. I was running back and forth holding my head with both hands at times or making big arm gestures as I ran. "R-raku-chan?" "What's wrong with me?! What am I, EIGHT?!"
"Raku, you're not eight…I think"
"AND WHAT IS WITH THE BLUSHING?! What is this!? I mean the guy just helped me!!"
"And why did I say have a nice day? What is that? HAVE A NICE DAY. I'm a freaking robot for goodness sake! What, do I have like a broken wire or something?!"
"AND WHAT IS WITH THE SUDDEN HEARTBEAT?! IT BEATS SO DAMN FAST, I THINK IT'S GOING TO EXPLODE!!"
"AND OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT IS THIS FEELING?! I DON'T "FEEL"!! UNCLE SAYS FEELINGS DON'T MATTER!!! And why should I feel something?! I mean, I don't even know his last name! Heck, I don't know anyone's last name except Renge's! I'm so stupid! Stupid, stupid, stupid! Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid—"
"WHAT?!?!" I yelled at Tamaki.
"Oh, I'm sorry Tamaki-senpai! I should not have been so rude." I bowed. "*Sigh* That's ok. Is something wrong Raku?"
"Nope! Not at all, NOTHING! I'm fine, everything's peachy! Yup sure is! Peachy, yes! Nothing's wrong, how are you, are you fine? Is everything fine or are you being eaten up slowly by your stupid evil heart who is an evil baka and does not want to slow down even for a second if you go near someone maybe your mom, dad, sister, friend, girlfriend, those girls your hosts or--"
"Yes sir!" I saluted and panted for air. Tamaki sighed again. "You need a break Raku." I sighed. "Gomennasai Tamaki-senpai." I sulked in a corner. Tamaki sweat-dropped.
"You need a vacation…Now that I think about it…we all could use a vacation…hmmmmmmmmmm….."
*After Host Club* *still sulking*
"What's with her?" Hikaru and Kaoru asked. "I'm glad you asked!" Tamaki said. "We wish we didn't" the twins said. "We need a vacation!" "We?" the twins asked. "And a three day weekend is coming up!" "We?" Haruhi joined in. "So all of us will be going to…….the Hot Springs!"
"ABSOLUTLEY NOT!" I yelled and stood up. "I am not going with all of you flirtatious and perverted boys to a HOT SPRING! THAT IS FINAL!" Kyouya smirked and pushed up his glasses and moved next to me. "Why is that Raku? Feel you will give into temptation?" Kyouya cupped my cheek. I blushed and grabbed a tray and whacked his hand away and then covered my face with the tray. "Leave me alone." I said and sulked again. "Ok, we'll go to the amusement park then. ^_~" Tamaki said. "O-ok." I said slowly. "Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww but hot springs are fun!!" Hunney-senpai said. "Right, Takahashi?" *Takahashi nods* "Somehow, I do not believe we are going to an amusement park." Haruhi said. The twins and Tamaki had evil glowing eyes on their faces.
"Abe-san! What's wrong?! And why did you call me in sick for work today and the rest of the week?!" I asked her as she pushed me outside the building on an early Saturday morning. "Go, go! Your ride's here!" she said happily. "Ride? But I'm not going anywhere!" Then a limo drove up. "What's this???" I asked. "Have fun!" Abe-san waved goodbye and I looked at her very confused. She dashed into her home.
Suddenly, I was being grabbed and pulled into the limo, my mouth was held by someone's hand. I groaned and struggled but they were too strong and they shoved me in the limo. I had my eyes shut tightly and my hands over my head. "Don't kill me please!!!" I yelped. "Relax Raku! Sheesh, if we'd known you'd be so ungrateful, we wouldn't have let you come!" Hikaru's voice said. I opened my eyes and looked up. I saw the whole Host Club there, minus one Renge. "U-um I-I um…" "Look at what you did Hikaru! You scared poor Raku!" Hunney-senpai said. He looked at me. "You want a lollipop?" he asked. "oh, no thank you." To my surprise, it was a very large limo and there was a lot of space between my seat, and the seat across from me, which Hunney, Takahashi, Hikaru and Kaoru were sitting at. Wait, one, two, three, four. Where are Kyouya, Tamaki and Haruhi? I looked to my right and there was Kyouya, right there. Just there, looking at me. No emotion whatsoever. Just looking. Then I noticed his arm was just there, on the seat behind me. It was like he was in a trance or something. I blushed and tried to move down, but of course, Tamaki was sitting there. And when I scooted next to him, he smirked and wrapped his arm around my waist and cupped my cheek. "I-see-you~" he sung slowly. "Leave her alone Tamaki-senpai!" Haruhi said sitting at the other end of Tamaki. "Aw!! Haruhi-chan is jealous!" Tamaki's attention went to Haruhi and she began to argue while he kept saying weird things. I sat normally and looked at Kyouya. He was still studying me. And he had not moved an inch. I noticed his arm still leaning behind me. I grabbed it and gently put it on Kyouya's lap. He did not change his position. I looked at him for a while and realized I am shorter than him, by an inch at least. Then he took his arm and put it back to its original position. A vein grew in my head. I took it and put it back on his lap. A minuet passed. He put it back to his original position again. I put it back on his lap, but as I let go, he instantly put it back where it was. This process repeated for about 10 minuets. I growled at him angrily and held his arm on his lap. He just blinked at me. "Stop looking at me!!" I yelled.
"Why?" he asked.
"Because it is annoying!"
"But we're a couple right?"
"NO WE ARE NOT! WHERE DID YOU GET THAT IDEA?"
"You're holding my hand aren't you?" at this point, Kyouya smirked, as my face grew red. I let go quickly and crossed my arms. My face was red, but my expression was angry. He was about to put his arm back where it was when I said,
"Don't-you-dare…" I sensed that at first he wasn't going to listen, but he decided to keep his hands to himself. I looked around and noticed the whole Host Club looking at Kyouya and I. I growled angrily.
"WHAT?!" I yelled at them all. They all quickly looked down and went to their own little conversations. "See what you started?" Kyouya said. "Shut up!" I yelled at him.
For the next hour or so, we were all still stranded in the limo. I tried to ask where we were going, but no one gave me a straight answer. They said, "Only God knows" or "Down the path of justice" or "Wait and see". I was very exhausted. Abe-san woke me up very early to get ready to go with these people to who knows where. I had switched seats with Kyouya because Tamaki kept doing weird things to me. I looked out the window and only saw a busy freeway. We were stuck in traffic and it did not seem like we were getting anywhere anytime soon. I sighed heavily. I was very tired. I positioned my self to look at the seat across from mine. I noticed that Haruhi and Tamaki sat next to Hikaru and they were playing a game Haruhi taught them called 'telephone'. Kyouya was still next to me though and did not take part in the game. I didn't really notice though. My eyelids became heavier and harder to keep open. I started swaying left and right. Then, I was at that point where I could not keep my eyes open and they just shut and I fell on something soft to my right. And I was asleep. But of course, I did not notice that I fell on my good friend, Kyouya J.
Kyouya was watching everyone except Raku play that telephone game Haruhi taught them. Kyouya was offered to play, but he preferred not to. He actually kind have liked sitting next to Raku. He just loved messing with her. It was just so much fun and he loved to see what her reaction was. Without realizing, he smiled slightly. "Kyouya!!!" Tamaki called. "What?" Kyouya said, his face going emotionless. "Come play, come play! It is more fun with more people!!" "I'll pass." "Kyouyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!" Tamaki whined. "Leave him milord!" "Yeah! He just wants to be with his precious girlfriend!" the twins said. Kyouya glared, showing much of his shadowy side. The twins became afraid and sat next to Takahashi. "Awwwwww! Raku-chan is so cute!!!" Hunny said. "Right, Takahashi?" *Takahashi nods.* "OH!" Tamaki suddenly said and sat next to Kyouya and Raku. He patted her head. "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! She's so cute!!!!" he exclaimed. "Sshhh!" Haruhi said. "You'll wake her up!!"
"Oh Haruhi! Come sleep on father's shoulder!"
"Hey! Why does Haruhi get to sleep on YOUR shoulder?" Hikaru joined in.
"But I don't want to—"
"I'm her father!"
"No you're not!"
"Yes I am!"
"SOS" said Haruhi.
"Shut the hell up before I throw you both out onto the freeway." Raku hissed without opening her eyes. Everyone looked at her slightly afraid. Kyouya smirked. "R-raku-senpai?" Haruhi called softly. But Raku let out a sigh that said she was asleep. "She's scary!" Kaoru said. "Raku-chan reminds me of someone…" Hunny said. *everyone pictures an evil Hunny being awakened.* "Do you know, Takahashi?" Takahashi nodded a 'no', but pictured evil Hunny in his mind. Raku snuggled closer to Kyouya and everyone started watching in curiosity. "Kaa-sama…" she whispered and gave out another sigh. Kyouya gave her a quizzical look, but brushed it off. And for the rest of the ride, everyone, minus Kyouya stared to gossip about the meaningless.
"*YAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWNNN*" I stretched and sat up. I rubbed my eyes sleepily. "Nani? Where am I?" I looked around and saw a classic Japanese home. There was a table and a little bed in which I was sitting in. I also noted I was wearing a beautiful kimono. Ichi….nee…san… "EEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"W-what's wrong Raku-senpai?!" Haruhi yelled, rushing through the door. "Haruhi-chan…HARUHI-CHAN!!!!!!" I jumped on her and started crying. "N-nadesuka(what is it)?" "*Sniff* I…I've been KIDNAPPED!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAHHH!!" Haruhi sighed sadly. "You have not been kidnapped Raku-senpai." "YES I HAVE! KYOUYA AND EVERYONE ELSE KIDNAPPED ME AND STUFFED ME INTO A LIMO!" "Well then you have been kidnapped." "*Sniff* hey Haruhi," "Hm? Yes?" "Who put this baggy kimono on me? And why are you wearing one?" "Don't worry, I put it on and Tamaki-senpai said everyone had to dress like this." "Why?" "Because it's fun." Haruhi said sadly. I got up from Haruhi and walked over to my closet. "Eh? They're all kimonos!" I exclaimed while looking through my closet. "Hey, Haruhi?" "Yes?" "Where are we?" "Some private hot spring." "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!????????????????????????????????????"
"Shut up in there! Jeez you guys are so loud!" Hikaru yelled from the other side of our slide-through door. "Gomen!" Haruhi said. She was very apologetic, but I was not. I stomped out of the room. "Hey Raku, hey! What are you—" *POW BAM BOOM* *Haruhi sweat drops* I came back in the room with a tied-up Hikaru. "R-raku-senpai!!" Haruhi exclaimed. "First, I'm going to kill him, second, I shall burn him, no wait, I should burn him alive! Yes and then I shall dance on his grave! Bwahahaha!" "Raku-senpai!" "Be quiet Haruhi! I know it was his idea to bring me here! What is this, torture?! I did not want to come to the hot spring but nooooooooooooooo! That did not stop the damn host club from taking me, did it?!" "She can be very evil and crazy if she wants…" Hikaru said. "What was that?" "Nothing!" "Um, Raku, can you let Hikaru go? I want to change my clothes." Haruhi said. "But you have your own room don't you?" "Yes but my clothes are in here and I want to talk." "Damn. Lucky you, you can go." I untied him and he silently thanked Haruhi and ran outside as I chased him. I sighed sadly after he left. "Why do you hate the hot spring Raku?" "Well…if I tell you, you promise not to tell anyone else?" "Sure." "Well…I can't…"
"Kyouya!" Tamaki called. "What is it?" he asked. "It's almost night! Will you be joining everyone in the hot spring?" "Of course, it is my father's hot spring after all." Kyouya kept playing with his laptop in his room. "Why are you in my room?" "Kyouya!! It is lonely being all alone in my room! And Haruhi is in Raku's room right now!" Kyouya sighed. "So Kyouya~" Kyouya looked over at Tamaki suspiciously. "Do you plan to catch Raku-chan in the hot spring later?" "No." "WHY NOT?!" "Because it shall not get me any merits and I see no point to do so." "That's a lie Kyouya!" "Is not." "Is too!" "Is not." "Is too!" "Is not." "Is too!" "…" Tamaki sighed in relief. "Is not." Kyouya suddenly said. Tamaki anime fell on the floor. A bell suddenly rang. "Dinner's ready!!" The Host lady called. Kyouya closed his laptop and stood up. "Let's go." He said. Tamaki sighed sadly and stood up.
Kyouya and Tamaki arrived at the old-fashioned Japanese dinner on the floor. Everyone was dressed in kimonos. "Hey, Tono, where is Raku and Haruhi?" Kaoru asked Tamaki. "Hm? They're not with us. Do you know, Kyouya?" Tamaki asked. "They're probably getting dressed."
"I LOOK STUPID!"
"I look stupid!"
"I'm not walking down there…I know! Haruhi!"
"YOU FIRST!" Suddenly Haruhi was pushed from the stairs and into the dining room. "HARUHI!" Tamaki yelled and ran to her side.
"Ha-ru-hi…" his eyes were watery. The twins rushed over as well. Tamaki took in a huge breath. "I shall perform CPR!"
"WHAT?!" The twins yelled. "Who says you get to do it?"
"Well I must! To save her life!" The twins growled angrily.
"I say, I get to do it!" Hikaru yelled, pointing at himself.
"No, I must—"
"No one is to have any sort of lip-contact of any kind with me do you understand?" Haruhi spat, a little pissed.
"RAKUUUUUUUUU GET DOWN HERE NOW!" Haruhi called.
"Haruhi! You are so beautiful in your kimono!!!" The twins complemented. "Um, thank you." she replied. Tamaki gazed at Haruhi in awe. Her kimono was a light blue with purple flowers forming everywhere around her. Her sash was a dark purple that complemented her kimono nicely. She also had a bug purple flower in her hair that was attached to a scrunchie that held her hair in a nice ponytail. The boys basically drooled over her.
Lucky for me, I used this chance to sneak downstairs, unnoticed. But unfortunately, I wasn't successful.
"Raku…" a deep voice whispered, totally stunned. By now, I was sneaking toward the dinning table on the floor, I thought that no one would notice me. Damn. I looked up and saw Kyouya staring at me. Of course, my face becomes like a smoking tomato. "Um, hi." I whisper, still trying to be unnoticed by everyone else.
"RAKU-CHAAAAAAAANNNN~~" Hunney suddenly yelled and randomly tackled me. "Um, h-hi Hunny-senpai." I say, startled by the sudden randomness.
"Raku-chan, you look really pretty in your kimono~!" the boy said, with applause. Mori applauded as well.
"Um, thank you." I replied, blushing slightly. "Kyouya! What do you think?" Hunny suddenly asked. Kyouya was caught ff-guard by the question, but he regained his form almost instantly. He smiled one of his host smiles.
"I think it's very stunning." He said. I knew he was just saying that, but it somehow made my heart jump.
"That was good!" Haruhi said, yawning slightly. We had just finished our meal at the table. Haruhi and I were impressed by all the food and deeply grateful. We talked a lot during the meal: sometimes about school, who has the most guests in the host club, a little about how I came to Ouran and a little about my past. I told them that I had an abusive uncle who called me "filthy dog" so much. I did owe them an explanation for my freaking out the other day. But that was all I told them. Occasionally, I caught Tamaki and Hikaru staring at Haruhi and I caught Kyouya sneaking quick glances at me as well. I tried not to notice, even though I almost fainted every time. Damn teenage hormones.
"Raku-chan, let's go in the hot springs, eh?" Haruhi asked. "NO. BOYS." Haruhi added so the others wouldn't ask to join them.
"Not now, maybe later, I'm a little sleepy. In fact, do you mind if I hit the hay now?" I asked as politely as I could. The group just nodded and wished me goodnight.
"I think I'll be getting some shut-eye as well. Have fun in the springs." Kyouya said and walked off to his room, as did I.
"Kyo-kun?" I asked in my little four-year old voice.
"Hm? What is it?" 4-year old Kyo-kun asked.
"Um, I don't know how to say this…" I started crying.
"What's wrong?!" He demanded as he wiped away my tears. I sniffled and wiped them away myself.
"I…I'm moving!" I cried. My voice started to crack. Kyo-kun stood there in shock. It took him a while to find his words, but I was patient.
"When?" He asked. "T-today…I couldn't tell you before, I'm sorry." It took him another minuet to think of his words.
"I-it's alright. It won't be so bad. You'll get to see new things, new plants and animals, new people…" He trailed off. He turned around and faced his back toward me. I heard him sniffling.
"Kyo-kun, are you okay?" I put a hand on his shoulder. I saw him nod and quickly wipe away his tears. He turned back to face me, his face slightly stern and heartbroken.
"Well? Go. I'm sure your uncle is waiting for you." He said coldly. I was taken aback. I lifted my hand away from his shoulder and took a step backward.
"Well…goodbye then…" I choked out. He simply nodded, trying his best to not cry in front of me. His eyes weren't on me anymore; they were on the snow on the ground. I couldn't leave like this. I ran up to him.
"Kyo-kun!" His head jerked up at my cry and my lips came into contact with his, his eyes widened and his tears fell. Then a screaming man came out and kicked me out of his yard and…
"*GASP*" I jerked up in bed. My breathing was almost normal, a little fast. My face was flustered. My hand was over my heart to keep it from pounding so fast. I took a look at the clock. 2am it read. Haruhi's bed lay next to mine. I shook her.
"Haruhi." I whispered. She moaned, grouchily.
"What?" she asked.
"Sorry, I didn't mean to wake you it's just…nevermind, go back to sleep, sorry." I waved her off. She was irritated.
"What?" she repeated.
"Well, um, I was wondering if you knew if um the hot springs are still open."
"24 hours. You want me to go with you?" she mumbled.
"No, no, you're tired. I want you to rest. The water's only about 4 feet deep right? I don't think I'll die. Thanks anyway though. Oyasumi."
"Oyasumi." Her words were slurred and it was seconds before she was sleeping again. I grabbed a towel and snuck out of the room quietly. I snuck down the halls to be sure not to wake anyone. I somehow made it outside to the springs. When I walked toward the spring, it was warm and I felt very fuzzy. I sighed happily. I quickly (and quietly) undressed and tiptoed into the water. I made sure my feet had contact with the bottom of the ground at all times. I let my hair flow in the water, being too lazy to put it up in a towel. I couldn't see much; it was very foggy. I made sure to keep a good hold on the edges. I realalized that the hot spring was as big as a regular pool. I walked around in the water, feeling courageous enough to let go of the edge. As long as my feet could touch ground, I'm fine. I felt even more courageous and started dancing around in the water. I think I became drunk off of the fog.
I slipped and fell completely into the water. I instinctively panicked and started flailing around in the water. I thought that I was going to drown.
I then felt someone's strong arms grab a hold of mine and pull me out of the water. Thank you Haruhi.
"Out for a late night swim?" Dear kamisama no. NO.
"K-kyouya-sen—" He covered my mouth because I practically screamed his name. "Why are you in the girls' hot springs?" I questioned, whispering, but whispering LOUDLY.
"This is the MALE hot springs Miss Kage." Kyouya smirked and released my hands. At first, I felt a rush of panic, but I somehow controlled my body and stood on two feet in the water.
"R-really? I-I'm sorry, I'll leave."
"I didn't say you had to leave, I just STATED that this is the male hot springs since you asked. If you want to leave, the female hot springs are all the way around the hotel. Feel free to go. One more thing, the water's a tad-bit cold. Haruhi told Tamaki that she pratically froze there. She didn't tell you?" Kyouya kept smirking. It took me a minuet to comprehend what he was saying. I was becoming sleepy.
"Ok I'll stay. NO LOOKING THOUGH!" I covered my chest just then and watched him smirk yet again.
"I wouldn't mind." He said. I felt my head become heated.
"B-be quiet and go to your corner!" I commanded.
"You swam, er, danced here. This is my corner."
"Well…turn around!" Kyouya's smirk seemed to grow.
"I-I didn't mean it like that!! I'll turn to, so don't turn back around after you've turned, got it?!" I practically yelled. He sighed and shook his head, I watched him turn first. I turned soon after. I sighed and sunk my head into the water. Not entirely, just enough to leave my eyes free. I was too scared to go back to my corner. What if I almost drown again? The thought of simply going back to bed crossed my mind, but I didn't want to chance continuing my earlier dream.
I felt as though I was in a dream suddenly. I thought about Kyouya only a few feet behind me…wearing his birthday suite. A very bad thought attempted to creep into my head but I stomped on it the second I saw it coming. I attempted to walk forward, deciding to go to bed before I faint in the water and Kyouya having to carry me, ME, WITHOUT CLOTHES, back to my room. My feet were numb, and I slipped again. But my entire body felt numb and I couldn't move. I sunk into the water, almost unconscious. I had little control of my arms. I tried to flail about, but my arms made small bubbles in the water and that was all. As I sunk, my body was face up. At least I think. The fog was so thick, I couldn't tell up from down. I felt the surface beneath me, so I assumed I faced upward. I opened my mouth after about a minuet, my lungs suddenly burning for air; I sucked in water, and a lot of it. My vision was blurred, I barley saw a thing. I felt terrified; I thought I'd die here, drowning in my worst fear. I saw something human colored in the water, Kyouya's foot maybe? I hope so, because I reached for it and tried to grab it. It jerked up, so I was right. Kyouya saw me, and immediately pulled me up, but to bad for him and me, I was unconscious…or dead, I don't know.
DONT hit kids. Seriously, we have guns now.