I was rudely woken up by the sound of doors slamming.
“Kaoru!” Hikaru called out. “Calm down!” Am I going to regret getting involved? Probably. I decided to get out of bed and head to the kitchen. The twins, Natsumi, Katsumi, and Takashi-senpai were sitting down at the table. A deadly silence clouded around our heads like carbon-monoxide. I cautiously sat down between Takashi and Katsumi. I tried to break the silence by clearing my throat, but that didn’t work. It made it more awkward. Katsumi was about to take a bite of her waffle when Natsumi leaned in and bit it off her fork. She gave her an annoyed look.
“What was that for?” she questioned.
“Oh I’m sorry… it was hard to tell what was mine or not.” Natsumi sneered with a devious smile.
“I told you I was sorry…” Katsumi replied calmly.
“You know how Natsumi hates false judgement, Katsumi.” Kaoru replied sarcastically. Kyoya walked into the room and sighed. He was about to walk out when Hikaru spoke up.
“Speaking of the devil.” he mumbled.
“Good morning to you too Hikaru,” he sighed walking out of the room.
“What happened yesterday?” I asked.
“Katsumi kissed Kyoya.” Natsumi accused.
“He kissed me.” Katsumi shouted.
“At least she didn’t give you mixed signals!” Kaoru yelled.
“Wait! Kyoya kissed who?” I asked.
“Katsumi.” They all said.
“Actually she kissed him.” Natsumi corrected.
“I am not a guy stealer!”
“Guys!” I yelled. “Calm down-”
“Stay out of this!” they both yelled. I scooted my seat back and Takashi wrapped an arm around me.
“Let them cool down and then talk to them.” he insisted. I nodded and sighed. He was right. They are in no mood for reasoning. Geez. I go to the shower for ten minutes and next thing I know they want to strangle each other.
“Ok. I’ll just go back to my room.” I said sadly.
“Uh...wait. I’ll show you to room.” Takashi offered. i nodded in agreement and we began walking down the hall. My room was the farthest away from the dining room. It was so quiet while we were walking. We finally got to my room.
“You come in if you want.” I offered him. There was silence at first. He nodded. I sat on a chair and he sat on my bed.
“Can i ask you a question?” He nodded.
“Why don’t you talk much?” He looked a bit shock. His eyes widened. He looked down and the floor. But it wasn’t in disappointment or sadness.
“I only talk when it is necessary for me talk.” he answer.
“But, you talk to me less than to the others,” he looked up at me,”this is the longest you ever talk to me. Is there a reason for that?” i questioned. It looked like he was about to speak.He opened his mouth and took a small breath in but he stopped himself. He stood up.
“I’m gonna go check on-”I stopped him.
“Honey? Can you please just talk to me?” He didn’t say anything just walked away. When he got to the door he stopped, looked back at me, smiled then left. What was that all about? I lay on the bed and looked at the ceiling.
What the hell should I feel right now? Happy because i finally go the girl of my dreams, pissed at Kyoya for kissing Katsumi, or annoyed at Natsumi for being upset at Katsumi for no reason. I just want everything to go back to normal. I’m going to go talk to Katsumi. I got up from my bed and walked to her room. I knocked on the door.
“Hello? Katsumi? You in there?” I asked. No response. I opened the unlocked door slowly. I saw her on her bed crying into her pillow. I rushed over to her.
“Are you ok Katsumi?” I lifted up her face from the pillow. I could not believe the amount of tears streaming from her face.
“I can’t do this anymore Hikaru! I can’t fight with her anymore!” she yelled crying into my chest. I have to make things right! Without saying anything else i got up and ran towards Natsumi outside on the beach.
“Natsumi.” I said standing 3 feet away from her. She looked back, saw it was me, rolled her eyes and turn back around.
“What could you possibly want Hikaru?” she sneered.
“Can you just give your sister a chance? You two have been together for so long.”I suggested.
“I-I’m not mad at her… I am just upset. She knew-” she stopped herself.
“She knew what?”
“That I liked Kyoya…” she whispered.
“But I thought you like Kaoru?” I asked.
“I do… maybe not… I don’t know. It is so confusing.” she started to quietly sob. I hesitantly put my arms around her embracing her in a hug. She shifted uncomfortably before actually hugging me back. I sighed.
“Are you really that scared of me?” I asked.
“N-No.” she stuttered.
“You’re lying…” I stated.
“um… yea i am.” she admitted.
“Will you ever tell me why you are afraid of me?” I asked.
“Maybe.” she sighed. I sighed officially giving up on that and got back on topic.
“Please just-... give Katsumi another chance. It wasn’t even her fault and you two care about each other too much.” I explained.
“I’ll think about it.” she stated. I nodded and walked away. I really hope she takes my offer. Anyways, I walked back into the house and before I got down the hall I ran into the last person I wanted to see. Kyoya. I gave him a glare, but before I could get past he stopped me.
“Hikaru… what I did was a mistake. But if you don’t get over it and be nice to everybody then I will just have to make you leave the Host Club.” he threatened. My eyes widened. He wouldn’t dare. If I go then Kaoru would leave also. I simply rolled my eyes and walked back over to Katsumi’s room. She was laying on her bed watching the tv. I lay down next to her and put my arm around her waist. We sat there quietly watching the tv for awhile until she decided to talk.
“Is she still… mad at me?” she asked timidly.
“No. She was never mad at you. She just didn’t know how to deal with her angry emotions. It’s as if she was never angry before.” I explained. She nodded and looked back at the tv. There was a sudden knock on the door. It was Momoki.
“Knock knock.” she said while knocking on the door.
“Come in.” we both said. She slowly walked in and sat down by us.
“You two look so cute together. It’s about time you two started liking each other.” she laughed. There was another disturbing silence before she decided to state the reason she came here.
“I was wondering why both sets of twins are in pissy moods today.” she stated.
“It’s a long story.” Katsumi said.
“Well, I got time.” she said ready to listen.
“Fine.” i said.
“Well, yesterday you know how we all wanted to go and take our showers?” Katsumi started.
“Yea… you said you needed to go get your phone… what about it?” she questioned.
“Well, I was in the dining room and when I turned around Kyoya was there and he thought I was Natsumi. So he didn’t let me speak and kissed me. When I pushed him away, Natsumi and Hikaru were in the doorway.”Katsumi explained.
“Did it look bad?” she asked me.
“Very bad.” I answered. She sighed and a tear fell out of her eye. Momoki embraced her in a hug.
“Hikaru… if you want Natsumi to forgive Katsumi then you need to forgive Kyoya.” Momoki instructed.
“It’s easier said than done.” I told her. But she was right. I just didn’t know when. How?
“When can i? He just told me in the hall that if can’t let it go he is going to kick me out of the club.” I explained.
“Whenever you feel you should. So… do you think now you feel you should?” Momoki joked.
“I don’t know. Hey would it be ok if i talked to Katsumi for a second alone?” I asked Momoki.
“Yeah sure go ahead.”
“Thanks.” She walked out of the room. I really needed to talk to Katsumi. I had questions. Before i could speak she began talking.
“Hikaru, can i tell you something that I’ve never told anyone? Not even Natsumi.” I can’t believe she trusts me like that. Just the other day she hated my guts. I nodded.
“I’m not afraid of a lot of things that normal girls are afraid of. I’m not afraid sharks, or jelly fish, or heights, or anything like that. But i am afraid of one thing. I-I’m afraid of being alone.Now that Natsumi is just pissed at me, I don’t know what I am going to do. We have Always been there for each other. ” I looked at her. Her eyes were filling up with tears. I didn’t know what to do. I would feel the same if I ever lost Kaoru.
“You’re not alone okay? Yes your sister is mad now but she will get over it. Haven’t you two ever fought with anyone before?” She looked up at me with guilty eyes.
“To be honest, no. Never. We haven’t ever been around a lot of people. It was always just me and her. You’re the first guys we have ever experienced having a crush on. That’s why Natsumi is having trouble. We have never really known what liking someone feels like so she doesn’t know if she likes Kyoya or not.”She went back to crying. What she was saying all made sense. That explains everything. I need to go talk to Kaoru.
“I have to go.” I told her. She didn’t look upset. She probably knew where I was going. I ran to our room. He was sitting on the bed watching tv.
“Oh hey Hikaru. Can you hand me the pillow on the other bed?” I grabbed the pillow and swung it at his head.
“Listen Kaoru you need to forgive Natsumi!! She has never liked anyone before you so she doesn’t know what it feels like! Why don’t you help her instead of making her feel like crap!” i yelled at him. He was completely in shock. I couldn’t move. I was in shock myself. I was just planning on talking with him but seeing him there not caring about anything just made me so mad. I snapped out of my shock.
“Kaoru you need to forgive her.” I said calmly. “I’ll make you a deal. If you go forgive Natsumi now, I’ll go forgive Kyoya. Deal?” He looked me thinking.
“Deal.” he agreed. He got up out of bed and changed. When he was done we walked into the hallway. He went to the left and I went to the right. I finally came up to Kyoya’s door. I waited a little while before knocking. Ok this is it. I knocked on the door waiting for a response.
“Come in.” I heard him say. He was at his desk typing his computer. He was able to see me out of the corner of his eye.
“Hikaru. I didn’t expect to see you here.” he said calmly still typing.
“I-I uh need to talk to you Kyoya.” I said stepping closer. He closed his laptop and turned around to face me.
“About what?” I didn’t know what to say. I thought about it for a while.
“Look, you may not be able to say it but i know you’re sorry about what happened. And i want to let you know I forgive you.You just didn’t know.” He didn’t say anything so i just began walking out of the room. I stopped when i got to the door.
“And you know Kyoya. There’s no shame in saying sorry. It feels good when you do. Trust me.” And with that i just left. I was a measly 5 feet away from his door when i heard him.
“Hikaru. Uh can you come here?” he ask. I walked back over to his room.
“I am sorry. For everything,” he began, “ But not everyone is going to forgive me like you did. I know what i did was wrong. It wasn’t like me but i couldn’t help myself. I do like Natsumi but she likes Kaoru. I’m just so sorry.” he apologized. In a weird way i felt bad for him. I know how people can get when they like someone.
“I know you're sorry but I’m not the one you should be apologizing to. You should say sorry to the girls.” All he did was nod at my suggestion. I walked away hoping that he would take what I said into consideration.
After breakfast i went back to my room. I just layed there on my bed thinking about things. I was mad. Really mad. Natsumi said she liked me and now she likes Kyoya? What kind of person is like that. It’s like she has never liked anyone before. But come on, she’s 16, she has had to like someone before. Kyoya knew about me and Natsumi and still tried to kiss her! I thought he was my friend. I turned on the tv. I didn’t want to think about any of it. However, it was hard. I started thinking about what was going to happen. What if Natsumi no longer likes me and moved on to Kyoya? What if she’s doing that because I wasn’t doing anything unlike Kyoya? What if Kyoya is only being nice to me because I hang out with Natsumi and he wants to get to her? Does Natsumi even like me? What if she is only trying to play with my emotions? Would she even stoop to that level? Do I know her as well as I think I do? Since when did I think about someone this much? She’s just a girl. She is NOT just a girl! I really like her. No you don’t, you just like the thought of liking her… Shut up! Since when did you know what’s best?! Since you started talking to yourself like a CRAZY PSYCHOPATH!!!!! Woops… Once I got my act together, and recovered from my moment of insanity, I went out over to the beach where Natsumi was. When she saw me she gave me a sad look and scooted away. I sat down next to her.
“Natsumi… I’m sorry.” I choked out. She looked over to me.
“Hi,” she said sadly, “I didn’t see you there.” Did she just completely ignore my apology.
“Hey. Natsumi I really am sorry. For how I acted yesterday.” I apologized.
“It’s ok.” she whispered. I wrapped my arms around her and hugged her. When she turned to say something, she accidentally kissed me. It lasted a split second before pulling away. Her face was painted a bright pink color. “I’m sorry.”
“I’m not.” I replied. With that, I got up and left. Leaving her with her thoughts.
I can’t believe I just kissed Kaoru. After he left. I walked back to my room. I need to apologize to Katsumi. When I opened the door I saw her. She was practically making out with Hikaru. I slowly shut the door and walked down the hall. I didn’t have a certain destination, so I was just roaming around aimlessly. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Hikaru leave our room. I took the opportunity to walk into our room. I saw Katsumi sitting there with a smug look on her face. She looked over to me and got a sad look.
“Hi…” she sighed.
“Hi Katsu-chan…” I choked on each word I said. Tears welled up in my eyes and I couldn’t take it anymore. I ran over to her and encased her in a hug. “I’m sorry… I’m so so sorry. I didn’t intend to be so mean. Please, I’m so sorry if I hurt you. You’re not only my sister, but you’re my best friend. I don’t want to lose you.” She hugged me back with a big smile on her face.
“It’s okay Natsumi. You just didn’t know how to deal with this. Kyoya was your crush and you didn’t know how to handle it. You didn’t want to be mad at him so you went with your alternative.” she explained.
“Yeah. I’m sorry Kat.”
“It’s okay. I hate seeing you upset. We should never let a guy get in between us.” I nodded in agreement, and gave her a super smug look. “What?”
“So… you and Hikaru, huh?” I teased her.
“Yeah… I guess we’re dating now. We are hanging out tomorrow to go fruit hunting again. Honey-senpai ate all the desert already and we all know you are going to complain soon enough.” I nodded, but my face turned pink. “What? You kiss Kaoru or something?” she joked. I didn’t reply and her face made an ‘O’ formation. “You kissed Kaoru!!!!! Wow! I am so happy for you!!!”
“I could tell it would be love at first sight. Spark flying like fireworks. I can’t believe my sister found her true love.”
“Katsumi…” I trailed off.
“What? Didn’t you feel sparks?”
“Well…” there was a long silence. “No.”