I woke up in a bed with two boys looking over me. One was Hatori, the other was Kyoya. I blushed when I saw Kyoya, remembering how I fell asleep on him. The boys looked concerned for me, which annoyed me. I sat up and they smiled.
"First, wipe those grins off your faces, I'm not in the mood to see them. Second, why the hell did I wake up to you both staring at me?" I nearly growled. Hatori looked nervous but Kyoya just lost his smile.
"Well, Ayame, your mother was just found and you passed out from crying," Kyoya said as delicately as he could. "We just wanted to make sure you were okay."
"I'm fine, it's not the first time I've been through this type of thing." I said, referencing my biological father who was killed several years ago.
"I know this," Hatori said. "Sakura told me when you all moved in. She was hoping that it wasn't necessary, but she took the precaution. She said that if you start talking in your sleep after something like this to wake you up."
"Oh....." I looked down at my covers. My mom, the worrier even after passing away. I feel more tears roll down my cheeks. I feel two sets of arms wrap around me. I put my face into the closest shoulder, letting them hold me. I was wishing for their strength so I could stop crying. This time I didn't fall asleep and the boys helped me to the kitchen when the house chef had prepared dinner before going home.
I ate what little I could and we went to the movie room, where we saw Takeo hanging from the ceiling. I screamed. Kyoya carried me out of there while Hatori called the police. Kyoya took me to the sitting room and calmed me down there. Ten minutes later the doorbell rang and Hatori opened the door.
He led the officers to the movie room and they closed off the area. A female officer came to question me but after she realized she wasn't going to get much because of my state, she asked Kyoya instead. It took hours for them to do everything, including getting our fingerprints. We were told that we'd have to stay somewhere else for the duration of the investigation.
The investigation took week, during which Kyoko, Hatori and I stayed in my mother's old home. Kyoya picked me up for school every morning. We had barely passed our project, though the teacher was understanding about my situation. Thanks to Kyoko being a third year and us having our family's fortune, we could suvive on our own.
Kyoko is holding her own better than I did. If it wasn't for Kyoya or my siblings being by my side at all times, I probably would have taken pills in my sleep again. Every time I would fall asleep in class, Kyoya would wake me up. At home, Kyoko and Hatori had a schedule for watching me at night.
I knew I would take a while to get over this. Though I would be there for my sister as best as I could. This was hard on both of us. It must be hard on Hatori as well, losing his father. I just don't know what to do for them. The funeral for mom is next week. Takeo was cremated after autopsy and his ashes where buried far away for here.
At the funeral, Kyoya stood by me, Kyoko stood on my other side and on her other side was Hatori. Mom was being buried next to my dad, by my request. I couldn't deliver a eulogy or even throw dirt on her casket. I barely looked at anything but the ground. When we were asked to come up to the casket, I sat a single peach lotus on her casket. She loved the flower in life, it seemed fitting to send her off with one.
After the funeral, Kyoya too me for a walk while Hatori and Kyoko talked to relatives and friends of mom's. Our walk was silent for a long time. He was trying to get us privacy. He lead me to a bench and we sat down.
"How are you holding up?" He asked me kindly.
"Not to well. This all seems like a nightmare that I can't figure out how to wake up from. I'm just gad hey finally finished the investigation." I replied, looking at my lap. He grabbed my chin and gently turned my face towards him. The look in his eyes show what looked like love, but they definitely showed concern.
"Ayame, I know this reality is harsh for you, but I promise that I will not leave your side unless you demand it of me." He smiled and made me blush. "I can't keep my heart lock up with you. I'm in love with you. I don't need a reply right now,I know you're going through a rough time, but I do want on when you're ready." He kissed me, shocking me out of my depressed stupor. He pulled back and I felt like I was darker than red could get. He gave me a soft smile and let go of me.
I looked at him for a minute then I kissed him. At first he didn't do anything, then he pulled me close and returned my kiss. We parted to catch our breath and smiled at each other.
"So, is that an answer?" He asked me quietly.
"I love you, Kyoya," I replied. After that, we just sat there until my siblings came and told us it was time to leave. On the way home,I fell asleep on his shoulder.