Shadows & Roses


3rd POV

Kyoya woke to a sharp ringing. Pulling his head from the pillow he shot a glare around the room that would frighten anyone that was unlucky enough to fall under it. That was if anyone was in the room that is.

It took a moment or two but Kyoya finally realized the ringing was coming from his own phone. He had gotten to bed sometime around sunrise which was when he finally had finished the figures of the previous day's losses at the club. Looking at the clock that sat next to his phone he saw he had been asleep for only one very short hour. Who dared to call him that early he couldn't fathom.

Reaching over he picked up his phone.

"Who is this?" he snapped.

"It's Yuuichi." the voice replied from the other end.

Suddenly Kyoya was very awake, "What's going on?"

"I have some bad new Kyo." Yuuichi replied.

Kyoya's stomach sank. No one but Fuyumi had called him Kyo since he was a child. Since his mother had died in fact.

"W-What's going on?" Kyoya asked his voice shaking.

"I think you should come to the hospital." Yuuichi said.

"What's going on? Has Sora gotten worse?" Kyoya asked.

"Look…I can't say anything to you because you're not direct family Kyo but you should really get here. Now." Yuuichi said.

"I'm on my way." Kyoya replied and hit the end button before getting up.

He quickly shed his pajamas before pulling on pair of jeans, a sweater and the first pair of shoes he found. Grabbing his keys he hurried out of the house and to his car.

The drive to the hospital took forever and all he could think about was Sora. If he hadn't skipped dinner he would've been sick. Finally though he pulled up to the hospital and hurried inside and to the desk.

"My name is Kyoya Otori and Dr. Otori asked me to come." he said.

The nurse looked at him and nodded, "Please have a seat and I'll let him know you're here." she said.

Kyoya sat down in the waiting room for the second time that day and sighed. He had no clue why he was being asked to wait again. It was infuriating. His family had serious pull around here and this was what he was forced to do? It was ridiculous.

"Kyoya?" Kyoya looked up and saw Tamaki walking into the waiting room, Haruhi at his heels.

"I supposed my brother called you both as well?" Kyoya asked.

"Yeah he asked us to come straight here." Haruhi nodded.

"He wouldn't tell us anything. Do you know anything?" Tamaki asked.

"Other than it must pertain to Sora I know nothing." Kyoya replied.

The twins appeared next and after a similar exchange the group sat down to wait. Thirty minutes passed and they were starting to get worried when suddenly a sobbing Honey ran into the room and threw himself at Haruhi and Tamaki. A second later Mori appeared at the door of the waiting room, silent tears falling down his face.

"H-Honey-Sempai? What's going on?" Haruhi asked looking between the elder teens.

"Sora's gone." Mori said.

Kyoya's blood went cold. His heart dropped into his stomach and he thought he was going to be sick.

"Gone? You mean…she's…dead?" Hikaru asked looking horrified.

"I'm afraid so." Yuuichi said appearing behind Mori.

The moment his eyes set on his brother Kyoya suddenly felt anger rise within him. Before he knew what he was doing he had seized his brother by the collar of his shirt and shoved him against the wall.

"YOU BASTARD!" he screamed and everyone froze.


Yuuichi reached up and pried his brother's hands from his coat, "Kyoya you need to calm down."

"Don't tell me to calm down!" Kyoya snarled.

"We tried everything we could to save her! She suffered a delayed relapse. She stopped responding to the medication that we gave her and her symptoms returned. We weren't able to get them under control. We did everything we could." Yuuichi said.

Kyoya glared at his brother before turning around and slamming his fist into the wall.

"Sempai!" Haruhi gasped and hurried over to where Kyoya was cradling his hand.

"Leave me alone." Kyoya said his voice shaking but Haruhi grabbed his hand anyway and looked at it.

"You should get this looked at Sempai. It might be broken." Haruhi said.

"Do you really think I care if my hand is broken Haruhi? Sora is dead and she died thinking that I didn't love her! I was horrible to her because I was afraid of losing her and now I've lost her forever!" Kyoya spat.

"Anyone else get the feeling they're missing something here?" Kaoru asked looking around.

Kyoya let out a cold laugh, "Sora and I were together. From the night we spent at Tamaki's to the last day of our vacation she was my girlfriend. She couldn't stand the fact that she was going to have to marry Honey! She wanted someone she could love and she fell for me and I fell for her!"

"You and Sora were dating?! Right under all of our noses?!" Tamaki asked.

"We were! And Haruhi knew! She saw us kissing!" Kyoya replied grinning at his friends.

It was official Kyoya had finally lost it and he knew it. He had snapped and he really couldn't care less. Sora was gone and nothing was going to bring her back. Sighing he slid down the wall, his face in his hands.

"You really were dating her Kyo-Chan?" Honey asked walking over to where Kyoya was crouched.

"Yes." Kyoya replied looking at the shorter teen.

"And you loved her?" he asked.

"I did." Kyoya nodded.

"I loved her too." Honey said looking at Kyoya with tears in his eyes.

With that Honey sat down beside Kyoya and curled up next to him. Both with tears streaming down their faces for the girl they'd loved and lost.

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