Shadows & Roses

Home Sweet Home?

I opened my eyes to Kyoya carefully kissing my neck. I smiled and turned over, pressing my lips to his.

"You're perky this morning." I said looking up at him.

"It's not morning. It's nearly 2 in the afternoon." he smirked against my neck.

"Oh." I replied.

"And as much as I hate to say it today is the day that you have to go home." he replied.

I sighed. My parent's plane would arrive with them and my sister on board at six PM sharp. That meant that I had to be there to greet them. I was sure that my Mother would have a million and one new ideas for my wedding and my sister would insist that I sit and watch as she paraded out every new outfit in her new wardrobe. I was sure they had bought things for me but had of course bought more for themselves.

"Do I really have to leave?" I muttered burying my face in the soft fabric of his pajama top.

"I'm sorry to say but yes. I'm sure they would begin to suspect something should you choose to stay here. However if I had my choice you would stay here in this bed with me forever." Kyoya replied and leaned over me, pressing his lips to mine.

I snuggled deeper in the covers and pulled Kyoya closer, deepening our kiss. His hands began to tug at the hem of my t-shirt and I knew where this was quickly going but a second later my phone rang.

"Ug." I growled as I rolled out from under Kyoya.

"Can't you ignore that?" he asked, not happy about the interruption.

"What if it's my parents? They'll ask questions if I don't answer and what if they're coming home early?" I asked and answered the phone.


"Sora? How are you feeling?" Haruhi asked.

"Oh hi! I'm feeling a lot better. Look I'm-" but she cut me off which was very un-Haruhi like.

"That's great! We're actually coming over to Kyoya's to visit you! We'll be there in probably 10 minutes." she replied.

"Shit! Okay! Thanks Haruhi!" I replied.

"See you soon." she replied.

"Damn it!" I cursed as I hung up and began throwing on clothes.

"What's going on?" Kyoya asked.

"The entire Host Club will be here in ten minutes!" I replied.

"Damn it! I bet this was all Tamaki's idea!" Kyoya cursed and jumped out of bed.

"Well at least Haruhi had the common sense to let us know." I growled.

"Agreed. Here…help me get these sheets off." he said and we quickly stripped the bed.

Kyoya took the sheets and hurried out of the room before returning with fresh ones. Neither of us had ever really changed sheets but it wasn't rocket science. Soon the sheets were in place and just in time as we heard voices downstairs.

I crawled under the covers while Kyoya sat at his desk, scribbling something in his black notebook.

"Oh Mommy!" Tamaki called.

"We're up here Tamaki." Kyoya replied and a few minutes later the entire Host Club trooped up the steps.

"Morning Sempai." Haruhi said.

"Good Morning Haruhi. I trust that you're feeling better?" Kyoya asked.

"I am. It turns out it was just a 48 hour bug." Haruhi replied.

"Well I'm glad that you're feeling better." Kyoya said.

"How are you feeling Sora-Chan?" Honey asked walking over and sitting on the bed beside me.

"I'm feeling much better. Kyoya's doing a very good job of taking care of me." I smiled.

"That reminds me it's time for the last dose of your medicine." Kyoya said checking his watch.

"You'd make a good nurse Sempai." Hikaru said as Kyoya returned with a glass of water from the bathroom.

"Nah…his legs are too boney for the skirt." Kaoru smirked.

Kyoya rolled his eyes and handed me the last of the pills and the glass of water. I quick took my medicine before setting the glass on the side table.

"To celebrate the fact that Sora-Chan is better we brought cake! Would you like some cake Sora-Chan?" Honey asked smiling at me as he brandished a box of cakes.

"We checked for coconut." Mori replied.

"Good. I don't know if I can handle being in the hospital twice in one week. Although Kyoya is a very attentive nurse. It would be fun to watch him hurry around to take care of me for another couple of days." I smirked at him.

"Yes well be that as it may I am thankful that I will finally have my bed back." Kyoya replied.

"Sora's been sleeping in here?" Tamaki asked looking oddly at his friend.

"Yes. I have slept on the couch downstairs in the meantime. It was needed so that I could have access to my work and keep an eye on her." Kyoya replied.

"I tried to tell him that I would be fine in one of the guest rooms or the couch but he insisted." I said.

"That was very kind of you Sempai." Haruhi said.

"As I said it was a matter of necessity not kindness. Now Sora still has to pack to leave this afternoon so if we're going to eat the cake we should do it now." Kyoya replied.

"Right! Yay cake!" Honey grinned.

I pulled the covers back and scooted to the edge of the bed. I tried standing but stopped when I felt the unsteady shake of my knees from the medicine.

"What's wrong?" Kyoya asked looking at me.

"The medicine is making me shaky again." I replied.

"Shaky?" Hikaru asked.

"The medicine I'm taking causes some muscle weakness. Kyoya's brother gave it to me. It's the strongest I could get to help me get better. I don't mind being sick to my stomach and weak for a few days so that I could spend less time in bed." I said.

"Are you going to be able to eat cake with us?" Honey asked looking concerned.

"Yeah. The medicine hasn't made me sick in a day or two. I should be fine. It's just the weakness that gets me." I replied.

I say Kyoya walk over and I knew he was coming to pick me up and help me down the stairs like he had the past few days whenever the weakness had hit. However before he could Mori had scooped me up into his arms and had started with me down the stairs.

I saw the look in Kyoya's eyes and it was the same thing I felt. For the past couple of days we'd lived in our own little bubble and now it was time for the two of us to return to the real world. The one where we had to hide everything from everyone. It was going to be odd but we'd have to make due.

Mori settled me on the couch downstairs next to the pillow and blanket that kept up the ruse that he had been sleeping downstairs. Honey sat beside me with Haruhi on my other side. Honey dolled out cake and we all sat back to eat it.

When the cake was all gone I realized it was time to get ready to leave. I was much steadier on my feet now so I was able to lean on Haruhi as the two of us headed upstairs.

"Haruhi I have to tell you something." I said once we were upstairs and out of earshot.

"What?" she asked.

"Kyoya and I are back together." I replied.

Haruhi smiled, "I already figured that out by watching the two of you."

"Okay um…well when we got back together we REALLY got back together." I sighed sitting on the bed.

"What do you mean?" Haruhi asked.

"Um…the kind of together that require that we change the sheets before you all came over." I replied.

Haruhi's eyes suddenly grew wide, "Oh!"

"Yeah…look…I'm so sorry. I don't know why I told you that. I guess I just HAD to tell someone. You probably didn't want to know." I said with a shake of my head.

"It's okay. At least you two are back together." Haruhi replied.

I nodded, "I'm happy. It just doesn't feel right not being with him."

"Have you two talked about what's going happen when you get married?" Haruhi asked.

"Not really. It's mostly about spending as much time together as possible." I replied and Haruhi nodded.

"Now if only we could figure out what to do about you and Tamaki." I sighed.

"W-What are you talking about?!" Haruhi asked her eyes wide.

"Haruhi we all know you and Tamaki like each other. It's just about you two admitting it." I said.

"There is nothing between Tamaki-Sempai and I." she said.

"I think you protest too much." I smirked.

Haruhi blushed and collected a few of my things from the top of the dresser.

"Aww! You're blushing!" I grinned.

"I-" Haruhi started but was interrupted as Tamaki came up the steps.

"I came to see if you needed any help." Tamaki grinned.

"Oh no Sempai. We're doing fine." Haruhi replied.

"I'm almost done anyway. Besides we're talking girl talk. Go talk to the boys." I said.

"Girl talk! What could you be talking about hmm? Could it be my perfect bone structure? My beautiful physique? My gorgeously silky hair?" he asked striking a pose worthy of a fashion magazine.

"NO!" we both replied at once.

"Then what were you two talking about hmm? C'mon! I want to be a part of your girl talk! Pretend I'm one of the girls!" Tamaki whined.

"BUT YOU'RE NOT! NOW GO AWAY SEMPAI!" Haruhi yelled and shoved Tamaki towards the stairs. He slipped and bumped his way down on his rear moaning about how Haruhi was being mean to her father.

"You two are so adorable." I smirked and Haruhi rolled her eyes.

An hour later I had everything packed away and was on my way home. By the time I had gotten there it was already five. I checked on the staff to make sure that they had dinner nearly ready before heading up to my room.

I grabbed a quick shower before pulling on a black strapless dress with a white cardigan over it. Making my hair curl around my shoulders I stepped into a pair of black flats just as the limo carrying my family arrived.

"Misora!" I heard my mother call from downstairs.

"Welcome home!" I replied plastering on a fake smile as I saw my mother and sister in the doorway.

"Oh sweetheart how are you feeling? I felt just awful about not being here for you while you were ill! We just couldn't get away! How are you feeling now?" he asked.

"I'm much better. My friend took good care of me." I replied.

"Oh yes your little friend…what did Mitsukuni say her name was? Haruka?" she asked.

"Haruhi, Mother. Haruhi Fujioka. Yes she took good care of me." I nodded realizing that Honey must have never gotten around to telling my parents that Kyoya was going to take care of me. That or he didn't tell them for a reason. I made a mental note to ask him later.

"Well we'll have to have her over to thank her soon." Father said as he came walking into the house.

"Father!" I smiled and walked over and hugged him.

"I trust that you're feeling better?" he asked.

I nodded, "Very much so."

"Good. Now I have some things to check in my office. I'll see you girls at dinner." He replied and left for his office.

"This weekend we must get together with the Haninozuka and Morinozuka families. You won't BELIEVE the ideas I got for the wedding. Oh you and Mitsukuni are going to make a beautiful couple!" Mom gushed and a moment hurried to go make the call, the sound of her heels echoing behind her.

"C'mon Sora and I'll show you what I got in Paris! Oh you're going to be jealous!" Kasumi smiled and dragged me up the stairs.

I spent the next hour or so watching as Kasumi showed me every single thing she bought. Finally though she chose something to wear for dinner.

"Oh. Before I forget Mother told me to tell you that Isamu is coming home in a couple of weeks. Something about doing his big brother job and meeting Mitsukuni." Kasumi said as she did her makeup in the bathroom.

"Oh god. That's going to be a blast." I said shaking my head as I played with the lace on my sister's bedspread.

My older brother Isamu rarely came home since moving out. He didn't care to be around us and I didn't care to be around him. I got along better with him than I did my sister but there was still awkwardness between the two of us. However despite our not so close relationship I knew he was going to grill Honey on every aspect he could. I could also almost bet that things would end up with them in a dojo somewhere beating the hell out of each other.

"So how are you and Mitsukuni doing?" Kasumi asked breaking through my thoughts.

"Since when do you care?" I asked.

Kasumi shrugged, "We're sisters aren't we? I'm allowed to ask you questions about your love life aren't I?"

"I guess so…" I replied. We had never been that close. We only actually talked when necessary.

"So? How are you two doing?" she asked.

"We're going okay. Things are going pretty well with the two of us despite the situation." I said.

"And your sex life?" she asked.

Suddenly I choked on air, "W-What?"

"I asked how the sex is!" she replied.

"Why are you asking me about my sex life?!" I asked.

"Don't you have one?" she asked looking around the door at me.

"No! And if I did you're the last person that I'd discuss it with." I lied.

Okay so it wasn't a complete lie. I did technically now have a sex life but it just wasn't with who she thought it was. However I was honest with the fact I would never discuss it with her of all people. I'd rather discuss it with the twins or Tamaki, or a priest for that matter, before I discussed it with her.

"What good is having an older sister if you don't get any juicy details?" Kasumi sighed.

"God I can't wait to be in the wedding. I get to get all dressed up and look amazing. I may even outshine you." Kasumi squealed after a few minutes of silence.

"Yeah. Sure. You and Haruhi are going to look amazing." I replied.

"Haruhi?" Kasumi asked.

"Yeah. My friend from Ouran." I replied.

"That commoner girl that's part of that Host Club? You're really going to let her be in your wedding?" she asked.

"Yeah Kasumi. She's my friend. All of the other Host Club members are going to be groomsmen. I wanted her to be in the wedding too." I replied.

"But she's so…common! Couldn't you like ask some of your friends from St. Vincent's? At least they have a pedigree." Kasumi replied.

"God Kasumi why are you such a fucking snob?! So what if she's not rich?! At least she was nice enough to take care of me when I got sick! I didn't see you flying back to make sure I was okay!" I replied.

"Well I'm sorry that I had more important things to do than attend to you and your damn allergy you Drama Queen! You should've been smart enough to avoid the freaking walnuts in the first place!" Kasumi replied storming out of the bathroom.

"I'M ALLERGIC TO COCONUT!" I replied exasperated.

"Same thing." she said with a roll of her eyes and flounced back to the bathroom.

I rolled my eyes and stomped out of the room. For a few short days I had been able to be calm and happy and now this. I really couldn't stand my sister.

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