Shadows & Roses


I sat relaxing on one of the couches in Music Room 3 while the members of the Host Club set about putting out tea sets and snacks. I had offered countless times to help but each time they had told me to relax. Despite the fact I was there just as long as they were every day they still counted me as a guest.

"Just wait until you try these new cakes Sora! I picked them out special as a gift for getting well!" Honey smiled as he carried a cardboard box towards the table he and Mori usually occupied.

"I'm sure they're great." I smiled.

It had been a month since Kyoya and I had broken up and only 3 days since I was able to go a day without crying. I had managed to keep up the sinuses appearance because I had had horrible ones as a kid. Now days I got attacks from them a lot less but they still flared up. I never thought I'd be grateful for them. If not I wouldn't have been able to hide the fact I spent most of my alone time crying.

Once everything was set out Haruhi came over and sat down next to me.

"How are you doing?" she asked.

"I'm okay. I've stopped crying at least." I said.

"That's good. How are the wedding plans coming along?" she asked.

"Good. I have to go and try on dresses next week when my parents get back from their business trip to France. Oh! That reminds me. Haruhi I have something to ask you." I said turning to her.

"What?" she replied.

"I don't have many female friends here and I hardly talk to the ones that I have back at St. Vincent's. Really you're my only friend out side of Honey and Mori. So I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of being a bridesmaid?" I asked.

"You want me to be in your wedding?" Haruhi asked looking surprised.

I nodded, "Like I said you're really my only friend here at Ouran. I can't promise that my mother won't make you wear some god awful dress but it would make me feel so much better if I had someone up there that was there for me. Kasumi is going to be the only other person up there and she's only doing because she wants to try to attract attention to herself. You can say no. I really would understand. Please don't feel any pressure at all."

"I would love to be in your wedding Sora." Haruhi smiled.

"Oh thank you!" I grinned and threw my arms around her. A second later guests began to arrive.

"I'll let you know all the plans as soon as my mother tells me." I said.

She nodded and I went to join Honey and Mori at the table.

Soon our table was full of girls who were cooing over Mori and Honey. I loved watching others swoon over them. I had known them my entire life and these girls were treating them like they were rockstars or something.

Watching the other girls was something that I quite enjoyed. I would sit back and eat whatever cake Honey pushed at me and sip my tea quietly, enjoying the insanity around me. However today somehow seemed different.

I was enjoying the wonderful vanilla cake that was new to the Host Club when suddenly I felt myself become very light headed. The room began to spin wildly and I had to set my plate on the table. However it quickly became out of focus and my plate fell to the floor with a crash, shattering in pieces. I felt all eyes turn to me.

"Sora? Are you okay?" Honey asked reaching out for me.

I opened my mouth to speak but immediately realized I couldn't. My throat was rapidly swelling shut, cutting off my air. My body began to shake as my heart rate sped up. The lack of air began to affect me and I fell out of my chair, my body weak.

There were yells and shouts but I couldn't make them out over the blood rushing in my ears. A second later a blurry Kyoya, Honey and Haruhi slid into my vision. Kyoya was yelling something but I couldn't make it out either. A moment later darkness began to appear at the edges of my vision and before I knew it had taken over completely as I slipped into unconsciousness.

3rd POV

Kyoya stood keeping a tally of the number of clients that came through the door. The other Hosts were at their tables greeting the clients that they were scheduled to. The twins had already launched into their Devilish Twincest act while Tamaki was well on his way to charming the girls around him into near fainting spells. Haruhi was the calmest of all the Hosts, chatting naturally and quietly to the girls at her table. Honey had already broke out the new cakes that had been purchased from what was the newest high end patisserie in Japan.

His eyes fell on Sora who was relaxed in her seat, quietly eating her cake. It had been four weeks since they had gone their separate ways and it seemed as if she was just getting over everything. It had only been a few days that she didn't look as if she were about to burst into tears. He did honestly miss her but as he repeatedly told himself it was all for the best.

However he couldn't keep his eyes off of her. She was quiet as she sat there, watching the other girls fawn and drool over her friends. However the longer he watched her the more he saw her begin to change.

Slowly she began to grow pale and a second later shake her head. Reaching out she tried to put her plate on the table but missed, the tinkling sound of broken china filling the room.

Everyone turned to look and second later Sora slumped over in her chair and fell to the floor. Fear shot straight through his body at the sight. Dropping his book the floor Kyoya ran across the room, dropping to his knees at Sora's side at the same time as Honey and Haruhi.

"Sora? Can you hear me? Say something!" he demanded looking down at the girl.

She looked at him for a moment before her eyes unfocused and slid closed.

"Something's wrong with her breathing!" Haruhi said.

"Sora! Wake up! Please!" Honey yelled tears filling up his eyes.

"What's going on with her?" Tamaki yelled.

"I don't know!" Kyoya replied.

Out of the corner of his eye Kyoya saw Mori pick up the cake that Sora had been eating, sniffing it.

"Coconut." he said his eyes growing wide.

"Sora-Chan is allergic to coconut!" Honey gasped his eyes going wide.

"Here!" Mori said and thrust a yellow cylinder at Kyoya about the size of a magic marker.

Kyoya looked at it for a split second before recognizing the object as an Epipen. He pulled the safety cap off and stabbed it into Sora's thigh. When it was empty he discarded it and turned back to the unconscious girl.

"Damn it Sora wake the hell up! Breathe! Breathe damn it! Please!" Kyoya mentally pleaded looking down at the girl.

Kyoya didn't move his eyes from her. She was so pale that the small amount of makeup she wore stood out starkly against her face. Tears pricked at the back of Kyoya's eyes but he kept them trained on the girl so the others wouldn't see the fact he was nearly crying.

Slowly her breathing regulated some and a miniscule shade of her color returned. Kyoya breathed a sigh of relief.

"She's breathing again." he said with a small smile.

"What was that thing?" Hikaru asked.

"It was an Epipen. It's used for Anaphylactic shock which all of you just witnessed. Did someone call an ambulance?" Kyoya replied.

"It's on it's way Sempai." Kaoru replied.

Kyoya nodded, "Tamaki, we need to clear the room immediately."

"Right. I'm sorry my dear ladies but due to the situation we're going to have to close early today." Tamaki said.

The girls seemed disappointed but didn't complain, leaving quickly. A few minutes later two EMTs came rushing in with a stretcher. They quickly took her vitals before rushing out with the Host Club on their heels.

"What's her name?" one of them asked.

"Sora." Honey replied.

They began talking to her and she seemed to rouse a little.

"Can anyone tell us what's happened?" The EMT asked.

"She lapsed into Anaphylactic shock from eating coconut which she is severally allergic to. I administered her Epipen probably 5 minutes ago." Kyoya said.

The EMT nodded and they set about loading her into the ambulance.

"Where are we taking her and is anyone going with her?" The EMT asked.

"Take her to University of Tokyo and tell them that she's a friend of the Otori family." Kyoya said.

"Right. Now who's riding with us?" the EMT replied.

"Me!" Honey said.

"We can't take little kids." the EMT replied.

"Sir Honey-Sempai is 17." Haruhi replied.

"Really?" he asked.

"I'm her fiancé!" Honey replied.

"Fine. Let's go." he said.

"Takashi you stay here. I'll be okay." Honey said as he climbed in and Mori nodded. The EMT shut the door and sped off.

Kyoya felt his stomach clench as he watched them speed off. His mind was full of thoughts. Yes she had started breathing again but the pen was only lasted for a short while before the person needed medical help. What if they couldn't get her reaction under control again?

He was suddenly drawn out of his thoughts by the feeling of a hand on his wrist.

"She'll be okay Sempai." Haruhi smiled.

Kyoya opened his mouth to reply when the others began to move around them.

"Let's go get our stuff out of the Music Room and follow them." Hikaru said.

"Good idea. Let go!" Tamaki said and they hurried back into the school.

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