The room was tan and had two beds in it. For a guest room it sure was big. On the bed was a nightgown that Haruhi gave us each.
“If you guys need anything we will be in the room next door.” Hikaru said annoyed.
“Um.” Natsumi spoke quietly.
“Yes?” the twins asked in unison.
“Oh...ummm…well….nevermind.” All eyes were staring at Natsumi, even mine. Was Natsumi ok?
“Alright then. Good night.” the twins smirked almost evilly and left the room.
“You okay Natsu-chan?” I asked concerned. Then I remember. She was afraid of the dark. We always had the moon and stars lighting up the night before we went to sleep. When we were little we had a night light in our room. For some reason when we she falls asleep in the dark she has bad dreams.
“Don’t worry Natsu-chan” I stated. Luckily there was a candle in the room. Unfortunately, no matches. However I wasn’t to concerned. I stared at the wick of the candle. I focused really hard on it. Suddenly, a flame shot out for the tip. “Heat powers come in handy.” I whispered to my sister.
All of a sudden we hear whispering, “Get out. Get out. Get out.”
“What was that?” Natsumi asked me .
“How am I supposed to know?” I said looking around the room.
“GET OUT!!!” the voice yelled. My sister and I yelled at the top of our lungs. We ran out of the room as fast as we can. We ran down a long, yellow, narrow hallway into the first room we saw. We looked up. We couldn’t believe our eyes. A shirtless figure stood there, speechless. We had just ran into Tamaki’s room. Our faces flushed red.
“Um…. We are so sorry to have disturbed you.” Natsumi apologized.
"Yeah." I agreed.
“It’s quite alright. Are you two ladies okay?” He asked.
“NO WE HEARD A VOICE SCREAMING GET OUT AT US!!! I KNEW WE SHOULD HAVE NOT STAYED!! WHY DID I AGREE TO THIS??” Natsumi began sobbing .
“Calm down! The poor man can barely understand you!” I yelled at Natsumi.
“Oh I understand.” Tamaki explain. He stood up and began walking to the door. He opened it revealing two redhead twins laughing their identical butts off. “HIKARU!! KAORU!” Tamaki’s yelling caused the twins to immediately stop laughing and stand up. “What do you think you are doing to these poor girls?” Tamaki asked.
“We were just having a little fun. It’s not our fault they can’t take a joke.” They said in unison. They looked over Tamaki’s shoulder and gave us a mischievous look.They did this????? UGH!!! Natsumi and I looked at each other and I know we were thinking the same thing. "This is not over." We stepped back and gave them an angry look. We couldn't believe it was them.
"We'll get you for this," Natsumi yelled.
“Yeah sure,” they said sarcastically, “We are so scared!”
“Go back to your room!!” Tamaki-sempai scolded at them.
“Fine.” they said together. Our faces burned bright red. I can’t believe they did that. However we weren’t worried. They made a fatal mistake by messing with us. Not only did they decide to go up against twin girls, but they are up against two twin girls who happened to have powers. I stood there so embarrassed after they left. My cheeks burned bright red. I looked over to Natsumi to see her face was a shade of pink also. I looked down at my feet… embarrassed.
“If you want… you two beautiful ladies can stay in my room .”Tamaki offered. He took my hand and kissed it. I felt the color from my cheeks spread and expand across my face. What is happening? I must be sick. I snatched my hand away and gave him a confused look. He stared back at me stunned.
“Ummm… well what do you think we should do Nat?” I asked.
“ I guess we could stay here… just for tonight.” she whispered.
“Alright then,” Tamaki said with a smile, “you ladies can sleep in my bed while I make a small bed on the floor.”
“Thank you so much Tamaki-senpai. Once again we are so sorry for disturbing you.” I apologized.
“Don’t worry about it. Good night.” he said.
“Good night,” Natsumi whispered. Why was she acting like this? Was Natsumi shy before? Why didn’t I notice this? Natsumi and I said our goodnights and went to sleep. •DREAM• Natsumi and I were swimming along the reefs alone. Did the boys go home? Suddenly a familiar scream fills my ears. Natsumi. I looked back to see her drowning and still in mermaid form. Her eyes rolled to the back of their head and was replaced by charcoal eyes. I screamed as memories of that night flashed before my eyes. As Natsumi pulled me down I felt a hand grab my waist and pull me up. Tamaki. Heat rose to my cheeks as he pulled me close and leaned in. I closed my eyes and- "KATSU-CHAN! KATSU-CHAN!!" A voice yelled. •REALITY• My eyes snapped open to see Honey standing over me.
"Honey? What are you doing in our room?" I asked.
"It's breakfast time!" He cheered.
"Okay. I'll be right there." I agreed. He nodded and skipped out of the room. I heard Natsumi cooing from the room across the hall.
"Good morning Cho-chan... How's my little baby." She cooed. When I walked in she picked up the glass and walked into the bathroom.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"Changing her water." She stated. She filled up the tub and put the stopper in. She dumped Cho-chan in the tub and refilled the glass. Then she plopped her back in and drained the tub. As she was putting the glass back on the drawer the door burst open to reveal the two devils.
"Breakfast is ready," Hikaru stated.
"What is a beautiful girl like you doing up here when the food is down there?" Kaoru asked while lifting Natsumi's head up. Her cheeks colored pink and I stepped in between them.
"We're about to go." I said dragging her out of the room away from their evil smirks. "Dont. You. Dare. Fall in love with Kaoru." I warned.
"Sorry," she whispered. We got to the kitchen and sat down on the island stools. Tamaki and Kyoya stood opposite to us.
"We are truly sorry for the ignorant joke the twins pulled yesterday night." Kyoya apologized.
"Fine ladies like you should never be that scared again." Tamaki apologized looking me in the eyes. My cheeks burned red as I looked down at my breakfast. An omelet. I took a small bite and it tasted amazing. The twins were about to put salt on their omelet and the whole canister popped off and spewed salt all over the omelet. We all looked at his omelet confused. Hikaru's face burned red and Natsumi's giggles were muffled by her hands.
"Natsumi... Did you do this?" I asked. She nodded her head and her giggling began louder.
"Well, I heard Hikaru and Kaoru last night talking about us so I investigated and found that they were going to tamper with our salt shakers sooo... I made sure we sat at the island and put sugar in the salt dispensers so that no ones eyes would burn in the process." She explained and ended it with one of her innocent acts. She looked at Tamaki and Kyoya with an innocent smile and pleading eyes. "I hope you're not mad Tamaki-senpai or Kyoya-senpai. I just didn’t want anyone to get hurt."
"We could never be mad at you two. Aw you're so adorable." He gushed hugging the life out of Natsumi. Wow. I forgot how good she was. While she hugged Tamaki, she shot the twins quick death glares and went back to her happy-go-lucky self. I looked over to see the twins' shocked expression. Haruhi was stifling a laugh and Honey was busy eating his sweets. I looked at Kyoya and saw him staring at Natsumi. When he met my gaze he looked away quickly and I could've sworn I saw a hint of blushing. This is going to be an interesting time.
"Lets go swimming!" Honey yelled. Uh oh. Natsumi and I exchanged glances
"Ummmmm...you know...I-I..uhhhh.." I began stuttering my words.
“You okay Katsumi?" Honey asked.
"Yeah it's just that....my legs hurt. Yeah my legs hurt." I grabbed my legs as if I were in pain. The twins gave me a disapproving look.
“You look fine.” hikaru stated. Natsumi and I shot him a death glare.
“I mean- not me! Natsumi… she is still shaken up by when she got crushed by a wave…” I covered up.
“She can’t be afraid of a little water right Natsumi?” Haruhi asked. Natsumi’s eyes started to water.
“Don’t make me go back in the water… Please.” she sobbed quietly. She ran over to me and engulfed me in a hug. She looked at me and smirked then when back to her sob story.
“Well, then you and Katsumi can go play in the sand with Honey-senpai and Mori-senpai.” Tamaki compromised. Natsumi nodded sheepishly and we all went to go get changed. Wait!
“Natsu-chan…” I said while entering our room.
“Yea.” she responded.
“We don’t have any bathing suits… Or cloths for the matter. Besides this night gown.” I explained.
“Well, what are we going to do? I am not walking outside in this night gown and I am certainly NOT walking around naked in front of them either…” she ranted. I picked up Cho-chan’s cup and carried her with me. “Should we go tell Kyoya-senpai?”
“Um… I don’t know. Maybe we should just stay inside.” I concluded. Her face dropped.
“But what about building sand castles with Honey-senpai?” she whined.
“Fine… you go talk to Kyoya-senpai… I’ll stay in here with Cho-chan.” I ordered. Her face flushed of all color.
“I-I can’t…” she whispered.
“Why?” I asked. Then it hit me, “Why are you acting so strange around these people?”
“Um… erm… I just was never social around people other than you… remember before the accident…” she whispered. She was right. We did everything together. Always side by side. I think it was time for a slight change.
“Well, you need to try to get over it.” I said slowly. “Now go and ask Kyoya what to do?”
“O-ok…” she said. When she walked out of the room her face started getting brighter red. I wonder what is up with her?
I slowly closed the door behind me and took a deep breath. “What am I gonna do? I can’t just barge into his room and say, ‘Kyoya-senpai, my sister and I have no clothes besides these because we have been living in the ocean for eight years and just experienced walking. Do you have a pair we could borrow?!” I thought in my head. Which one in Kyoya’s room? I knocked on the room next to Tamaki’s and someone let me in. Before I knew it the door was closed and standing in my way of the door was none other than Hikaru and Kaoru. My face grew pale.
“What’s wrong Natsumi… you seem a bit pale?” Hikaru commented.
I tried to find my voice, “Uh… but… I just…”
“Why are you knocking on our door anyways?” kaoru asked. My eyes started filling slowly with tears. ‘Calm down,’ I thought to myself.
“I-I was looking for Kyoya-senpai’s room.” I squeaked.
“Why are you so quiet? Your twin do all the talking for you?” Hikaru asked.
“No.” I whispered. Kaoru saw how scared I was and went over to me.
“His room is two doors down on your side.” he instructed.
“Thank you Kaoru.” I whispered hugging him lightly. He looked taken back, but hugged me back before escorting me to the door. I heard Hikaru and Kaoru talking.
“What was that all about?” Hikaru asked.
“Did you see her Hikaru? The poor girl was frightened by us… the boss wouldn’t be happy with us. Do you really want to become our old selves again. We had no friends. I think we should make some more.” Kaoru scolded. Hikaru gave no reply so I guess he was thinking it over. I spun on my heel to go to Kyoya’s room and walked down the hall. Before I could knock on the door it flung open and I fell forward. I somehow landed under the person and he let out a gasp.
“I am so sorry Kyoya-senpai. I didn’t mean to-”
“It’s fine Ms. Natsumi, did you want to talk about something?” he asked. I was about to say something, but we both just noticed the position we were in. I was laying on my back and he was directly above me. He got up and helped me up. My face burned bright pink and I could’ve sworn that I saw his face turn pink also.
“Uh… oh right! Katsumi and I don’t actually have any other clothes than the ones we are wearing so yea we are just going to stay inside.” I explained quickly.
“Well why didn’t you just say so? Haruhi!” he called. A minute later haruhi came walking over to us.
“Yes senpai?” she asked.
“Do you still have those bathing suits the twins gave you?” he asked.
“Yea… why?” she asked.
“I was wondering if you can lend some to Natsumi and Katsumi?” he asked.
“Sure… go get Katsumi and meet me in my room.” she stated.
“Thank you.” I said running into my room. I grabbed Katsumi by the arm and dragged her into haruhi’s room.
“Pick any one you like.” she informed. There were so many beautiful ones. I picked out a two piece sky blue swimsuit and Katsumi picked out a two piece violet swimsuit. We both gave Haruhi a big hug.
“Thank you soo much! We totally owe you one…” I rambled on.
“It’s okay… really.” she stated. I nodded and we went to go get changed. As I opened the door to walk in I walked right into the wall. When i stumbled back Katsumi pulled me up. “Are you okay?”
“Yea… I guess I didn’t see that wall heheh.” I lied.
“Natsumi… is your eyesight okay?” she asked, but realization hit her fast and she nodded. ‘It took me eight years to get used to seeing underwater, but Katsumi never got used to it’, I thought. So now I guess the roles are switched. “I guess we should get you glasses when we get home.”
“Where are you from exactly?” Haruhi asked.
“Um…well we grew up on a beach house.” Katsumi said. It wasn’t a lie. More or less. Katsumi and I got dressed and we all walked onto the beach to meet the others. I ran over to Honey-senpai and we started gathering sand and water in buckets. Katsumi went over to join a conversation with Kyoya and Tamaki.
“Katsu-chan!” Honey-senpai yelled.
“Yea?” she asked.
“Look at our sand castle!” he instructed. We made a pretty cool sand castle. It was almost as big as honey.
“We should make a moat for Cho-chan to play in!” I suggested.
“Yea!” he agreed cheerfully. I ran over to Katsumi, took the cup from her hand, and ran over to Honey-senpai.
“Here! You look after Cho-chan and I’ll fill these buckets with water.” I directed. He nodded and started digging the ditch. The waves crashed over the edge of the beach where I was and I squirmed away from the splash back. I scooped up some water and was on my way to Honey when I heard Hikaru and Kaoru’s evil laugh behind me.
“Hey Natsumi… wanna play a game?” Hikaru asked.
“A-a game?” I squeaked.
“Yea… it’s called ‘Water War’!” Kaoru yelled. Next thing I knew they started firing their squirt guns. Instinctively, I waved my hands up in front of my face and whimpered. I heard their startled gasps. I looked over and saw that the water was three feet away from me on the floor. Hikaru was the first to recover.
“Y-You stopped the water mid-stream.” he stuttered. Uh oh! I forgot about my powers.