Shadows & Roses


3rd POV

Kyoya lay awake in bed beside Sora who was sound asleep. She was on her back, the braid of her hair curled under her neck and her arms rested above her head on the pillow. The blankets on her side were bunched about her hips and the tank top she wore showed just the faintest trace of skin between it's hem and her pajama pants.

Haruhi had left hours before. Sora's admission had shocked both of them, Kyoya the most. Never once had they failed to use a condom and Kyoya had arranged for Sora to get on birth control which he knew for a fact she took religiously.

It was Haruhi who had suggested getting a test at a pharmacy. If Kyoya and Sora were to go to one of the local hospitals or clinics since the Otori family had a hand in most of the medical establishments in the area. That meant it was possible that they would find out which wasn't something that they wanted.

Kyoya had wanted to get a test right away. However it was very late meaning that all pharmacies would be closed. So they would have to wait for the morning to procure one.

With a sigh he stared at that strip of skin, his mind spinning. It was possible that soon that strip of skin would be stretched taut as her womb expanded. Inside that womb a child, his child, would be thriving.

The thought was more than frightening.

It was possible that in a few short months he would be not only preparing for graduation but raising a child as well. Kyoya was not one to doubt his own abilities but that was when it came to school or business. A child was something completely different. Would he be able to support Sora in the ways that she needed? Would he be able to instill all the values he wished to in his child?

He really had no role model for how to be a father figure. His own father was not what one would call a father of the year. He was cold and distant as a parent unless one of his sons did something he didn't approve of. It was then that he would intervene. Neither of his brothers had children of their own so he knew that it would be useless to look to them.

The more he thought about it the more the images became more distinct. He could see a pregnant Sora standing before him clearly in his minds eye.

Her eyes glowed with the anticipation of their child being born. Hands rested on her protruding stomach and a faint smile curled at her lips. Looking up she took his hand and rested it on top of the bump so he could feel it kick. She was beautiful and the thought of her carrying his child for a moment didn't seem so bad.


Kyoya looked over to see Sora's eyes open, looking at him curiously. He noticed for the first time that his hand had moved to the small strip of skin below her tank top and was now resting there.

"What are you doing?" she asked.

"I don't know…I'm sorry for waking you." Kyoya replied pulling his hand away.

"Have you been to sleep at all?" Sora asked looking at him.

"Not really. I was thinking about things." he replied.

Sora frowned, "You should sleep Kyo. We'll worry about all of this tomorrow okay? Besides you know how you are when you don't sleep."

Kyoya frowned, "Of course. Goodnight." he said and leaned down and pressed his lips to hers before laying down and pulling her to him.

"Love you." Sora smiled curling closer.

"Love you too." Kyoya replied and with the feeling of her in his arms he finally found sleep.

Sora's POV

I woke the next morning to Kyoya shaking me gently, "Sora wake up."

I opened my eyes to see him leaning over the bed fully dressed.

"What time is it?" I asked sitting up and yawning.

"Nearly 8. The pharmacy will be opening soon." he replied.

I nodded and sighed. Today I would find out my future.

I was 2 weeks late on my period and since I was fairly regular I was pretty sure I was pregnant. I felt my stomach turn at the thought. I didn't want to even think about what my parents would do to me.

Not only would I be 17 and pregnant but pregnant by someone who wasn't my betrothed. I was terrified beyond belief.

Getting out of bed I used the bathroom before changing into a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. After tossing my hair into a ponytail I slipped on my sneakers and walked downstairs to join Kyoya. He had tea and toast waiting for us.

"How are you doing?" I asked as I sat down next to Kyoya who was watching the stock prices on TV.

"I'm fine." he replied with a smile but I saw through it.

"Kyoya…don't lie to me." I said looking at him.

Kyoya looked at me out of the corner of his eye and sighed before turning off the TV.

"What do you want me to say Sora?" he asked.

"I want you to tell me how you're really feeling about all of this. I need to know if I am pregnant whether or not you're going to be there to back me up or if I'm on my own." I replied suddenly feeling more afraid than I had been before. I hadn't thought about the fact that Kyoya might not be there until it had come out of my mouth.

Kyoya turned and looked at me, the shine on his glasses hiding his eyes.

"I'm hurt that you would think that of me Sora. If there is a child to be born I will certainly do the right thing by the both of you. The fact that you think that of me is something that wounds me very deeply."

I felt tears sting my eyes, "I'm sorry Kyo I just…I'm scared and I don't know if I'm ready for a baby and you trying to pretend that you're okay is not going to help me."

Kyoya's face softened and he wrapped his arms around me, my head resting on his chest.

"I'm sorry. I promise that I won't hide anything from you. Now before we decide to dissolve into panic we should go get a test. The pharmacy is probably open by now." Kyoya said with a soft but this time genuine smile.

I nodded and wiped at my eyes, "Right. Let's go." I replied.

The two of us headed out to his car and headed to the closest pharmacy. We made a beeline for the personal health aisle and stood in front of the pregnancy tests.

"Which one?" Kyoya asked.

"How in the hell am I supposed to know? I've never done this before!" I replied looking at him.

"Well neither have I. Perhaps if we read them we could make the best decision." Kyoya suggested.

I nodded and reached forward and picked up the first one I touched.

"This one says it's guaranteed to be the most accurate." I said reading the box.

"As does this one…and this one." Kyoya frowned holding up two different ones.

"This is useless." I groaned.

"I'm beginning to think so myself." Kyoya replied shaking his head.

"Excuse me?"

Kyoya and I turned to see a woman with a baby in a sling on her front smiling. I felt my heart jump into my throat as I realized someone had seen us holding pregnancy tests.

"I-I-" I started but she only smiled wider.

"Here…try this one. It's the one we used with little Daichi here." she said and reached forward and picked up a blue box, handing it to us.

The baby looked at us and grinned a toothless smile with dimples in his cheeks. He was adorable. I couldn't help but smile back.

"Thank you very much." Kyoya said as he took the test from the woman.

"It's okay. My husband and I were nervous too. Good luck you two." she smiled and walked off.

"Let's go." Kyoya said and took my hand and we walked to the cashier.

Once the test was paid for we drove back to Kyoya's house in silence. Neither of us wanted to talk about the elephant in the car. The test sat heavy on my lap and Kyoya drove 20 miles over the speed limit the whole way back to the house.

We nearly ran as we headed inside. I really had to pee. I had bought a large bottle of water at the store and I had chugged on the way home. With the bag clutched in my hand I headed straight for the bathroom and locked the door.

Taking a deep breath I opened the box and looked at the instructions quickly. It looked pretty easy. You peed on the stick and waited ten minutes. Plus meant yes and line meant no.

Nodding to myself I walked over to the toilet and sat down.

A few minutes later I walked out of the bathroom and saw Kyoya standing just outside the bathroom door.

"So?" he asked.

"You're supposed to wait five minutes." I replied and he nodded.

"We don't have to wait though." I said and he looked up at me confused.

"I'm not pregnant. I got my period." I smiled and Kyoya's face obviously relaxed.

He walked over and wrapped his arms around me tightly, burying his face in my neck. I hugged him back and we stayed that way for a few minutes.

Finally Kyoya let go and sighed, "We dodged that bullet it seems."

"Agreed." I nodded and walked over, flopping down on the bed.

Kyoya walked over and sat down on the bed and I moved over to lay my head on his lap. One hand reached out and laced itself with the hand that laid on my stomach and his other one came to play in my hair.

I sighed as my mind began to wander. I couldn't stop thinking about the smile that baby gave me. He was adorable. For a moment when he had smiled I wondered just what our baby would've looked like.

"What are you thinking about?" Kyoya asked snapping me out of my thoughts.

"Huh? Oh…nothing." I replied.

"So you expect me to tell you what I'm feeling but it doesn't go the same way for you? That hardly seems fair Sora." Kyoya replied looking down at me.

I sighed, "Okay I was thinking about that baby at the pharmacy and what our baby would've looked like."

Kyoya nodded and smiled, "That thought had crossed my mind as well."

"Like a little boy with your hair and eyes named Ryuu." I smiled.

"Or a little girl that looked like you named Natsumi." Kyoya replied.

"You've been thinking about this huh?" I smiled.

"As have you obviously." Kyoya replied.

"It was only natural I guess."

Kyoya nodded, "Well at least we don't have to worry about a baby now. We can concentrate on this stalker you seem to have."

"Oh yeah…I kind of forgot about that." I sighed.

"I think I may have something that could help us. Perhaps a little. However I don't think you're going to like it." he replied.

"Are we breaking up?" I asked looking at him.

"No. Not at all." he smiled and pressed his lips to mine.

"Then what's your plan?" I asked.

"I think you and Honey should announce your engagement." he replied.

"What?" I asked sitting up and looking at him.

"I know that you wanted to keep this as quiet as you could but I think now may be a good time to announce it. That way we can divulge to the other members of the Host Club that there is someone after you. After all looking at that letter that Haruhi received someone who didn't know about us could infer that it was about the two of you instead of us. The more people we have watching your back the better chance we have of protecting you." Kyoya replied.

I sighed, "Fine. But you do realize that when my Mother finds out that I want to go public with this there is going to be an engagement party and showers and all of that crap?"

I really hated elaborate parties and things like that. I loved dressing up but I didn't like being paraded around like a doll of some sort.

"Well I can guarantee that you will always have a quiet place to relax here." he smiled and kissed me.

"Yeah…relax…I'm sure." I smirked rolling my eyes.

Kyoya returned the smirk and moved closer. However a second later a sharp pain shot through my stomach.

"Ow." I groaned and collapsed back on the bed.

Kyoya looked at me concerned and I smiled.

"Cramps baby. It's nothing bad." I smirked.

"Of course." Kyoya said and stood up and headed for the bathroom.

A few minutes later he returned with a couple of ibuprofen and a glass of water.

"Thank you." I smiled and downed the medicine.

"I'm not the best cook but how about how about I make us something for lunch?" he asked.

"That sounds good. And I'm sorry." I replied.

"Sorry? For what?" Kyoya asked.

"Well our anniversary is kind of ruined." I said.

Kyoya smiled, "This weekend was about you and I spending time together as it was about having sex. And honestly after the near miss we just had it is the last thing on my mind."

I smiled and stood up, pressing a soft kiss to his lips.

"I love you."

"And I you. Now why don't you pick out a movie and get comfortable downstairs and I'll find something for us to eat." Kyoya replied.

"Alright." I nodded and headed downstairs.

I sorted through the movies before finally selecting one. Once it was in I curled up on the couch and a few minutes later Kyoya joined me with our food, commoner's ramen that he found in the cabinet. He kept it on hand for when Tamaki came over. We watched the movie and ate before relaxing on the couch.

He sat back and I lay between his legs as he draped a blanket over the two of us. I snuggled into his chest and inhaled his scent. There may have been someone out there looking for me but I felt no safer than when I was with Kyoya. If I had my choice I'd stay there forever.

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