~No One’s POV~
Momoki’s eyes slowly opened as she adjusted to the bright lights. She glances over to see Honey-senpai still fast asleep with his Usa-chan tucked under his arm. Her face scrunched in bewilderment as she noticed she wasn’t on the floor anymore, but on a comfortable bed. She glanced on the floor to see Takashi-senpai on the floor. ‘Did he put me on his bed while I was sleeping?’ she thought to herself. She slowly got up and went to check on the Kimura twins. While she passed the Hitachiin brothers’ room, she heard whispering.
“You ready?” Hikaru asked.
“I don’t think this is a good idea Hikaru…” Kaoru muttered.
“What?” he asked.
“Nothing. Nothing… let’s go.” Kaoru assured. Their footsteps neared the door so Momoki made a run for it down the hall. Being the subtle person she was (sarcasm), she snuck a peek behind her and saw no one. They must’ve already got to where they had to. When she turned around she bumped into Tamaki. ‘Woops.’ she thought to herself.
“Sorry,” she apologized.
“It’s ok. It was only an accident. I should be the one apologizing to such a beautiful young girl like you…” he stated.
“Um… are you always like this?” she questioned.
“Flirting with every girl you meet?”
“Well…” Momoki laughed and patted his head.
“Nice try, but I’m not like every girl you meet.”
“Wow, you really are related to Kyoya."
“Yea and don’t you forget it.” she replied walking away from him and toward the kitchen. She pulled out some cereal and made herself some breakfast.
“Good idea Katsu-chan. Now she can have all the room in the tub to swim in!” Natsumi beamed while dumping Cho-chan into the tub. She happily splashed around and swam in the water. While they were watching Cho-chan run around, Katsumi heard a knock on the door. Natsumi watched as Katsumi opened the door only to have Hikaru walk in. “Hiya!” Natsumi greeted from the bathroom.
“Hi. Um… I came here to ask- Are you wearing Haruhi’s clothes?” he stopped himself while looking at our clothes.
“Yea she let us borrow some because we… had none.” Katsumi said embarrassed.
“Oh okay. Anyways, Kaoru and I were wondering if you girls can meet us on the beach a little while later?” he offered.
“Sure.” Natsumi blurted out earning a look from her sister.
“Okay see you then.” he said while walking out of the room. Katsumi looked at the floor and shook her head.
“Why did you agree so fast? Do you like Kaoru or something?” she questioned teasingly.
“I do NOT like Kaoru…” Natsumi defended.
“You DO like Kaoru… you only get defensive like that when you have a crush on someone.” Katsumi gasped.
“No… no no no! I do NOT like him.” she kept repeating. Our conversation was interrupted by a small scream. We rushed into the kitchen to see what was going on.
“What happened?” Katsumi questioned.
“Tamaki-senpai tried to wake up Kyoya-senpai so we could all continue today’s activities.” Momoki explained. ‘Speaking of activities…’ the Kimura twins thought. Both girls walked out onto the beach where Kaoru sat by the cliff. When he saw them he stood up and greeted them
“Where’s Hikaru?” Katsumi asked.
“He slept in for a little while… didn’t get much sleep tonight. Can I talk to Natsumi in private for a little bit?” he asked.
“Um… sure.” Natsumi agreed.
“Be careful.” Katsumi whispered so low that only Natsumi could hear. She nodded and put her attention on Kaoru.
“You wanted to talk to me?” she continued.
“Yeah. I heard that you had a crush on Hikaru.” he accused.
“What? Who told you that?” she asked.
“It doesn’t matter who told me, but I was wondering if you can do me a favor?”
“What is it?”
“Can you maybe like me instead? Hikaru likes some else anyways and I think you are just so beautiful.”
“Really? Well in that case… Did you hear Kaoru? She’d rather date you!” he called over to the side of the building.
“Wait! So you’re really Hikaru!” Natsumi squeaked.
“Yeah and let me say that you are a really bad person.” Hikaru sneered.
“Saying that you’ll take either of us means that you’d rather take none of us.” Kaoru explained. Tears started to gather in Natsumi’s eyes.
“Katsumi!” she cried for help. Within seconds, Katsumi was by her side with anger fuelled in her eyes.
“I heard what happened? Nat are you okay?” she asked her teary eyed sister. She nodded slowly and hugged Katsumi. Natsumi gasped when she noticed Katsumi’s temperature going up the angrier she got. “What is wrong with you two? When you asked her you didn’t even let her explain. She said okay but she was going to say more than that. She only said yes to Kaoru because she liked Kaoru and only Kaoru. She knew something was off about him. Natsumi doesn’t like Hikaru.” Katsumi paused and blushed a little. “I do, but if you are going to go and pull something like that I don’t know if I do anymore.” She grabbed Natsumi’s arm and stormed off to the beach house, leaving the twins with their thoughts. When they reached their room, she let out an annoyed sigh and sat on her bed. “I can’t believe I just told them I liked Hikaru.”
“I can’t believe that Kaoru knows I like him.” Natsumi whined in despair. There was a knock on the door. Katsumi braced herself just incase it was the twins, but it was only Momoki.
“Are you girls okay? I saw the whole situation unravel from my window.” She asked cautiously just incase they were still on their war path.
“Yeah we’re fine.” Natsumi whispered. Momoki pulled them both in a hug and continued.
“Okay well, today’s activity is fruit picking on the island’s forest.” she cheered.
happily. Natsumi’s face started beaming, but she got sad almost instantaneously.
“But what about cho-chan?” she asked.
“She can come with us in her little cup. I’ll put her in my bag.” she said.
“Okay, but be careful with her.” Katsumi instructed.
“Don’t worry.” she laughed grabbing the cup and carefully scooping her up. “Now let’s go meet with the others.” Both twins nodded and followed Momoki out to the backyard. When they caught up to the group Honey’s face lit up.
“Momo-chan!” he yelled while jumping into her arms. She swung him around a bit and put him back on the floor. Natsumi’s eyes met Hikaru’s and she looked away quickly. She is so mad she doesn’t want to even look at them. The whole group walked deep into the forest where there was fruit on each tree and put their baskets on the floor. The fruit was high up in the trees.
“Don’t tell me…” Hikaru started.
“That we have to climb the trees…” Kaoru continued.
“To get the fruit.” they finished in unison.
“Yep.” Tamaki boasted. We all groaned in irritation and Hikaru threw a rock at the tree. Next thing he knew a mango hit him on the head. Momo-chan bursted out laughing and the twins soon followed. Momo-chan mimicked what Hikaru did and a bunch of fruit fell. She gave us a mischievous look and picked up a pile of rocks.
“It’s better than climbing.” she joked while throwing a bunch of rocks at the trees. She put the fruit in the basket and looked at the rest of us. “What are you waiting for?” she walked over to us.
“You know what would make this more interesting?” Hikaru asked.
“What?” Tamaki sighed.
“We can turn this into a game?” Kaoru offered.
“What kind of game?” Momo-chan asked.
“Well, it’s really quite simple…” Kaoru began.
“All you have to do is get as much fruit as you can by 3 o’clock this afternoon and who ever gets the most wins.” Hikaru finished.
“Think you’re up to it?” they asked in unison.
“What do you get if you win?” Momo-chan questioned.
“Um… we’ll leave that as a surprise.” They said together giving an evil grin.
“I don’t know about this.” Natsumi whispered to Katsumi.
“It’s just a game what could go wrong?” Katsumi assured.
“So is everyone in?” Kaoru asked.
“Yes.” Everyone said.
I can’t believe I’ve been such a jerk. Now Katsumi doesn’t even like me. What the hell am i going to do now. I know! But I need Kaoru’s help.
“Kaoru!!” I called. I saw him running towards me.
“Hikaru!!! Are you ok?” he asked nervously while still running towards me.
“Yeah, I’m fine.” He finally was next to me.
“Then why did you… hold on… need to catch… my breath. Okay. I’m good. So why were you calling me?” he asked while finally being able to breathe.
“I have an idea on how to get the girls to like us again.” I explain excitedly.
“What is it?”
“Okay, so, you know how today’s activity is the fruit thing in the forest?”
“Well, lets ask everyone if they want to play a game where you have to collect as much fruit as possible.” He gave me a confused look.
“How is that going to get them to like us?” he asked.
“We will split everyone into groups. You with Katsumi and me with Natsumi.”
“But I thought you liked Katsumi.” Kaoru asked.
“I do. This is where a favor from you is put in.” I said hoping he will do what i ask.
“What is it?” he questioned annoyed.
“I need you to apologize to Katsumi. But I want it to be like I’m saying sorry so i need you to pretend to be me for the rest of the day.”
“Come on!! Please!!” I begged.
“Ugh! Fiiine!” He agreed. Yes!
This jungle is really beautiful. The twins said something about a game. Hopefully, they will let us have partners. Just in case they decided to pull anything funny, I am pretending to be my sister and Natsumi is pretending to be me.
“Can we have partners?” I asked.
“Yup, but twins aren’t allowed to be paired with their other sibling. So Katsumi go with Hikaru and Natsumi you come with me. Tamaki-senpai goes with Momoki. Kyoya-senpai with Haruhi. Honey-senpai goes with Mori-senpai.” Kaoru said pulling Natsumi’s arm. Time for the plan.
“Actually, I am Natsumi.” I laughed. His face went pink and he grabbed my arm. I looked at him and something seemed different. I couldn’t tell what it was though.
***During the Contest***
It’s so quiet. Katsumi is obviously not going to say anything. Weird though. Usually she is not this shy. I should say something. ‘So nice weather we are having right?’ No no. Ugh what’s wrong with me. Ok just say something,anything!
“So you having fun?” Ugh!! I’m a total idiot. of course she is not having fun!
“Um..to be honest...not really. We haven’t found any fruit yet.” She wasn’t looking at me. What’s going on. She must be really mad at Hikaru, but still I don’t think she would act like this. Usually, she would tell him off by now.
“Watch out for that--” CRASH! She tripped right over that rock.
“Are you ok Katsumi?”
“Yeah I’m fine Hikaru.”
“Here, let me help you-”
“No I said I’m fine. I can do it myself.” she said shyly. She got up and dusted herself off. I need to do what Hikaru told me to do and say sorry to her. I’ll do it now.
“Katsumi?” She didn’t respond as if she didn’t hear me. “Katsumi?”
“Oh yeah. Hey whats up.”
“Hika-I mean… I need to say sorry.” Phew! I almost blew my cover there. I hope she didn’t notice.
“For the way Kaoru and I acted.” I apologized. I was staring into her eyes. They looked so gentle and sweet. How is this Katsumi? Wait a minute. It can’t be. The shyness? Katsumi is never shy?! I finally noticed what I was doing. I was leaning in!
“Stop!” she warned. “Hikaru, I can’t kiss you,” she began looking down at the ground. “I like Kaoru not you. Sorry.”
“Its okay Natsumi I’m-”
“What? How did you figure out it was me?”
“I can tell. I should probably tell you that you can kiss me.”
“What?” she gave me a confused look.
“I’m Kaoru.” Her eyes widened slowly and her face became pink. She tried to say something, but she couldn’t find her voice. Wow. I probably shouldn’t of said that.
“I-I just have one question.”she stated while looking at the floor.
“What is it?” I questioned.
“Do you really like me?” I looked at her and gently grabbed her chin. She was looking straight into my eyes.
“More than your will ever know.” I began to lean in when she stopped me.
“Wait. If it’s you and me here, then that means…”
“Hikaru and Katsumi are together.” I finished her sentence. This is really bad! We began calling out for them. We finally found them on a beach. Natsumi and I looked at each other. What a shock! They found out and, surprise surprise, they are already fighting.
I can’t believe this!
“Hikaru?” I asked angrily.
“Wait! your Katsumi?” he asked.
“Yeah! Why did you switch places with your brother?”
“Why did you switch places with your sister?” He is seriously getting on my nerves.
“I asked you first!!” I responded. I ignored the heat rising to my brain and hands.
“Guys stop fighting!! Katsumi calm down!!” I heard my sister call out. I felt a heat wave pulse through my arms and my eyes were getting red. I can’t control it now. Natsumi ran over to me and forcefully hovered her hands over my eyes. A cooling sensation went through my head and my eyes went back to their sea blue color. She looked at me and whispered, "Are you okay?"
"Yea, just a headache." I lied. Hikaru and Kaoru walked over to us.
"What just happened?" Kaoru asked.
"When she gets too stressed she gets horrific headaches." Natsumi lied. They nodded and Natsumi was taken by surprise when Honey-senpai jumped on her back.
"Natsu-chan! Look how much fruit we got!" He cheered.
"We won! Woohoo!" Momoki cheered while snatching the basket from Tamaki.
"Lets go inside and wait for the chefs to make our dinner." Kyoya instructed. We all walked in after Kyoya, but before I got through the door Kaoru stopped me.
"I'm still waiting for that kiss." He joked. I kissed him on the cheek and giggled.
"There you go."