Haruhi's Best Friend

Episode 11 Part 2

Three days have passed of Nekasowa's lessons in becoming a princely big brother. I was able to observe the lessons with the others in a darkened classroom since Renge's wrath was aimed at Nekasowa. Meaning no Bernard attacks for three whole days! Well in the Host club that is. The last time I faced my beaked nemesis I used the Tweeds as a shield, with many protests from them, so they took most of the bites. Hey, they deserved it they kept trying to make me caress shadow lord's face, don't ask why. Luckily I only had to be handcuffed to them for that day. Anyway back to the lessons…

"You're golden locks glow in the candle light. Your skin like ivory. Your smile as mysterious as a flower illuminating by the moonlight beauty. It's as if…you're a cursed washed doll shrouded in darkness and riddled with malevolence!" Nekasowa tried to read Renge's script correctly in the princely style, however, breaking character towards the end.

Whip, whip

"NO WAY YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG! NUMBSKULL! WHO TOLD YOU TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT? HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO USE ANY OCCULT TERMS!" Renge shrieked at Nekasowa, whipping him to the ground. Her medusa form in full effect.

"I'm really sorry, but my vocabulary is a bit limited without those words." Nekasowa responded meekly

"YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK BACK TO ME EITHER GOT IT? A PRINCELY CHARACTER WOULD NEVER TRY TO COME UP WITH A SISSY EXCUSE LIKE THAT!" Renge screeched, whipping the poor lad so much it looked like torture.

"Remember it's ok to have a dark side some girls like that. Cute broody male character always goes over well with young girls. However mentioning anything relating to the occult is out of the question. Mori Senpai go ahead and add that on the board." Renge taught her bossy finger pointing to whoever she spoke to.

"Wax doll," Mori spoke as he wrote on the blackboard

"Looks like Renge's really on top of things." Kyoya commented, leaning against the desk Honey sat at.

"Yeah, she's on a roll," Honey added

"Yeah but I'm sure the lines she's feeding him are appropriate to use on his sister," Hikaru remarked

"You're one to talk!" I scoffed, shuddering as an image of the brotherly love act popped into my head. I sat in between the Tweeds, leaning on Kaoru's shoulder.

"You just gonna sit there and watch boss?" Kaoru asked Tamaki, leaning on another desk next to where we sat.

"Of course I don't want to end up with a curse on me," Tamaki replied

"Hey, how come you're leaning on Kaoru and not me?" Hikaru whined

"Cus I prefer leaning on my right side more than my left. Plus Kaoru's quieter." I answered

"So you're not favouring one twin over the other?" Hikaru stated

"Of course not favouring one Tweed over the other," I replied, shaking my head.

"Ok, it seems that you have memorised most of your new character lines. I think it's about time we moved on. Are you ready Senpai?" Renge asked cheerfully

"Oh please no it's too soon I can't handle it yet!" Nekasowa begged in a panic, still knelt on the floor

"EVIL FIEND!" Renge exclaimed as she shone a flashlight at Nekasowa, causing him to cry out and hide his face in pain.

"DON'T LET A SIMPLE FLASHLIGHT GET THE BEST OF YOU! WORK UP YOUR NERVE! IT'S NOT PHYSICALLY AFFECTING YOU SO IT MUST BE PSYCHOLOGICAL! EVEN EDGAR WAS ABLE TO FACE THE CROSS ONCE HE BUILT UP HIS COURAGE!" Renge exclaimed in I assume her version of 'tough love'.

"But I thought you rejected the occult?" Nekasowa questioned once the flashlight was turned off.

"Occult fiction is good occult fashion is not." Renge responded matter of factly

"Oh is that so?" Tamaki spoke up

"Don't judge him." Hikaru derided

"You're the one who's always wearing weird cosplay." Kaoru pointed out

"Who are you talking about? Renge or Tamaki?"

"Both," They replied

"You've got to put your heart into the delivery of these lines. You've to have to imagine that you're talking to Kirimi Chan." Renge commanded seriously, getting close into his personal space.

"Well that's easy for you to say, but that doesn't look anything like her." Nekasowa pointed out, referring to Tamaki's teddy bear dressed as Kirimi

"WOULD YOU QUIT COMPLAINING? Look at her through the eyes of your heart, the eyes of your heart!" Renge yelled, then spoke sweetly holding the bear before going back to the harsh tone and shoving the bear in Nekasowa's face.

"That's right remembered why you're doing this. It's all for Kirimi Chan's sake. Just give it a shot it will look like her if you used your imagination." Tamaki insisted

Then the Tweeds looked at one another, with that scheming look in their eyes before they ran off. They returned with a manikin with a wig that looked like Haruhi's hair and that two piece swimsuit they tried to stuff her in, in the beach episode.

"Here you go, boss." The Tweeds called to him

"We've got this one ready just for you." Hikaru started

"We think you should go ahead and confess your love to this Haruhi doll." Kaoru finished, the two of them gesturing to the manikin. I stood beside them and watched Tamaki's reaction, which I knew was going to be priceless.

"Wait this doll is…Haruhi?" Tamaki questioned unsurely

"You should teach him by example." The Tweeds advised

Then he closed his eyes and went off into his Tamaki la la land, where I don't even want to know what goes on inside his own head. Still in his Tamaki world he swan dipped the manikin, to which I had to suffocate myself on Tweedledum's shoulder to stop from laughing.

"Excuse me?" Haruhi stated from the doorway

"Uh, Haruhi you-you're the real one! But when did you get here?" Tamaki stuttered, flinging the manikin to one side in a panic.

"Kirimi Chan came to the club room again today looking for you. If you've got time to do disgusting things like this. Surely you can spare some time to hang out with her for a while." Haruhi stated, with an accusing tone.

"What? Disgusting!" Tamaki wept, going into his corner of shame that was unusually lit by a spotlight.

The Tweeds immediately burst into raucous laughter as I let myself giggle along with them, before turning my attention to dearest.

"Why don't you keep her company Haruhi? What's wrong don't like children?" Kyoya suggested

"Well no it's not that I don't like them or anything. It's just that she's made me read about 50 volumes of Shoujo Manga over the past three days. And to my surprise those things are really filled with debauchery and reverse harems." Haruhi explained as Tamaki shuffled closer.

"50 volumes? That's a lot of smut." I blurted out

"Yeah I know." Haruhi sighed

"Big brother?" Kirimi looked around the doorway "This room is dark and scary." Kirimi whimpered before crying in the doorway.

"Aww Kirimi Chan, I asked you to wait for me in the other room." Haruhi comforted, crouching to her level and stroking her head.

"What's wrong little one?" Tamaki came forward to comfort Kirimi. "There, there calm down. You see there's nothing to be afraid of." Tamaki assured her, as he lifted her up.

Kirimi cheered up as Tamaki spun her around playfully in the lit hallway.

"Here we go!" Tamaki stated cheerfully as he spun her around.

I looked towards Nekasowa Senpai to see how he was coping when I saw him grab the flashlight.

"Hey, Nekasowa what are ya doing?" I spoke to him cautiously, the others now turning their attention to him.

"I'm a handsome, princely big brother. I'm a handsome, princely big brother. I'm a handsome, princely big brother. I'm a handsome, princely big brother. I'm a handsome, princely big brother. AND I'M NT AFRAID OF THIS FLASHLIGHT! SELF EVIL FIEND!" he chanted to himself before flicking the switch, shining a bright light into his face.

"He did it!" Honey cheered, with Mori Senpai clapping Nekasowa's efforts.

"Nekasowa Senpai has come a long way. He is now able to shine a light in his own face." Renge stated

"Bravo Senpai bravo." The Tweeds cheered sarcastically, popping a party popper each

"Hey there's not need for that tone, I'm quite proud of Nekasowa." I scorned the Tweeds

"Good job I'm impressed." Haruhi praised, clapping his efforts.

"You did it! Your little sister is going to be so thrilled." Tamaki stated happily

"Look there Kirimi Chan that gentleman is your real big brother." Tamaki pointed Kirimi to Nekasowa, to which Kirimi looked hopefully.

"Tamaki keeps ya daydreams in your head," I told Tamaki, from seeing a daydream bubble appear above his head.

"You're just complicating things. Could you please cut that out it's not gonna help ya know." Haruhi stated in exasperation

"Huh did you just say something?" Tamaki asked Haruhi, returning back to reality.

"Never mind." Haruhi sighed

"Kirimi," Nekasowa spoke as he turned to face his little sister.

However as soon as he did Kirimi turned white and froze from sheer fright. Then she cried loudly and ran out of the room in fear.

"Kirimi wait!" Nekasowa called after her, dropping the flashlight

"So I guess flashing the flashlight on his face." Hikaru started

"Scared her and sent her running." Kaoru finished

"Oh, Kirimi." Nekasowa whimpered before lying on the floor and sobbing

"I feel so bad for him," I whispered to Rossi, who nodded his head in agreement

"Nekasowa Senpai?" Tamaki spoke to him quietly

"I've had enough. Even if I continue your special training there's no guarantee that Kirimi will ever accept me. I think she'd be better off if you acted as her brother in her stead Suoh." Nekasowa spoke in defeat, kneeling and looking down in the loss.

"But that's ridiculous you're the big brother she's looking for." Tamaki started, which made Nekasowa look up at him.

"If you care about her you'll do whatever it takes to win her over." Tamaki asserted determinedly

I walked over to where the Tweeds stood as they were opening the blinds.

"Hey look Kirimi Chan hasn't made it out of the courtyard." Hikaru noticed

"But there's something down there with her," Kaoru added

"It's just a fat cat." I shrugged

"Man your family sure does loves cats," Hikaru commented

"Even strays warm up to you guys," Kaoru commented

Why is the daunting dramatic music playing? The kind where something bad gonna happen?

"What did you say? They are revered by my family it's true. But Kirimi wouldn't participate in something like that. Something as the occult as befriending a stray cat." Nekasowa explained, staring out the window in alarm.

"Kirimi is afraid of animals, and cats are the creatures she fears the most." Nekasowa supplied

At that moment, Nekasowa broke through the window calling for Kirimi instinctively, shielding his face from glass shards.

"Nekasowa Senpai!" Tamaki stated in alarm

"But he's not wearing his black cloak." Haruhi pointed out worriedly

"I'm glad that this classroom is on the lower levels of the school," I commented, concerned for both of the Nekasowa siblings.

Who jumps out of a freaking window! Well if I was in that situation I'd probably do the same thing.

"KIRIMI! KIRIMI!" Nekasowa ran towards Kirimi, reaching out for her.

"BIG BROTHER!" Kirimi exclaimed in delight, jumping into his arms.

"Aww." I cooed the hugging siblings

"Would ya look at that." Honey commented, smiling along with the others

"This is all thanks to my special training." Renge took credit

I couldn't hear what Neksowa was saying but from his actions I guessed that he was introducing Kirimi to Belsanaff. Though he fell a few seconds later from the sudden amount of light.

"Ah, we should probably help him." I commented, grabbing his cloak and hopping out the broken window carefully.

Then I ran towards Kirimi staring at her big brother and covered Nekasowa in his cloak.

"Here ya go, buddy," I stated, supporting him as he stood up shakily

"Thanks." He thanked shakily

The other Hosts joined us and helped me get Nekasowa safely indoors. Whilst he rested I decided to have a little chat with Kirimi.

"Kirimi Chan are you ok?" I asked in concern

"Uh huh now that I've found my big brother." She chirped, smiling innocently

"Good, wanna sit on my lap?" I offered, patting my lap

"Kay." She agreed, climbing onto my lap and looking up at me with those big blue eyes.

"You're very lucky to have a brother like him you know why? Cus he faced his fear to save you, which takes a lot of courage. Like you fear the dark and mean kitties your big brother fears the light. That's why he has to shield himself with a dark cloak and wig. But he will always love you more than anything else in the world. Do you get what I'm trying to say cutie pie?" I explained to Kirimi patiently, to which she listened intently.

Before she responded she scrunched her nose in concentration.

"Yep!" Kirimi replied, nodding her head

"You're so cute." I gushed, giving her a hug, to which she giggled.

"Mistress it's time to go home now." The cat eyed maid stated

"Aww." Kirimi pouted

"C'mon cutie pie your parents must be worried about you. You can't keep them waiting can you?" I convinced

"No." Kirimi sighed, jumping off my lap and taking the maid's hand.

"Bye, bye reverse harem people!" Kirimi waved before she tottered out beside the maid and the butler.

"Am I right in presuming that you've done one of those talks before?" Kyoya guessed

"Plenty of times, especially when Rossi didn't understand that he was a transvestite." I responded, looking over to where Rossi chatted with cupcake.


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