The Host Club's Misery Business

By Jordan Timity

Humor / Romance

Frienimies

With school starting up again things were more hectic than ever. Between Haruhi, the twins, and I starting our second year and Hani and Mori's graduation the Host Club's been busy also. So one day Haruhi and I decided to meet up to go shopping together. Since Akira threw out all my clothes and bought me new ones, today I'm in cargo-shorts with tights and combat-boots, an oxford shirt, and an burgundy pull-over sweater. Once I arrive at Haruhi's she comes to greet me. But just then a limonene pulls up and two girls drag us into the car.

"Dude, who the hell are they?" I question Haruhi.

She hesitates, "Oh no one", I raise an eyebrow, "Alright, they call themselves the Zuka Club and they tried to make me join them", she explains.

This… is why I shouldn't miss school, "Really? I'm gone for one day and this is what happens?"

I would have thought someone would notice that we're gone by the time we get to the "Ouran wanna-be" of a school. But alas—no one does. They blindfold us and take us upstairs to a room where they release us.

"Were the blindfolds really necessary?" I question them.

"You have five minutes to change into your uniforms. We'll be back soon", says the tall one. Well that isn't ominous.

I reach for the uniform only to be pulled back… bitches handcuffed us together. Well this is fucking great—I can't stand being in a two-mile radius to Haruhi, now I have to be within a two-inch radius of her. That's when I remember they didn't search us, so I reach into one of my pockets and pull out my automatics. I reach in my other pocket for the ammo when Haruhi screams.

"Damn Rikku, what the hell is that?"

"What does it look like?" she stares at me in disbelief, "I know a guy, alright. Now hold perfectly still…" I instruct her.

I carefully aim at the chains binding us together—this would be easier if she'd stop moving. I fire, seconds later I hear a piercing scream… damn-it, I shot Haruhi.

I rip her sleeve to make a tunicate—I then tie it tight around her wound. "This is all your fault Rikku!" she shouts.

"Last I checked I told you to keep still", I say tightening the tunicate, "You can't blame me for everything you know"

"Well that's because everything bad that happens to me is your fault!"

"Really?" I say, "Remember when you scored third in class instead of first? You blew-up at me because I got ranked first. But who tutored you for two straight weeks to help you pass the re-take? Or that one time you needed to learn how to dance? Who put all her work aside and drilled you on dancing until you got it right?" I double up the bandage, "But apparently… that doesn't mean a thing to you. Yet now I realize, out of all the times I'm there for you, you're never there for me when I need you. And you know what else? I study 24/7, but I purposefully miss a question so you can stay at the top of the class. But apparently, that doesn't matter to you either"

She stares at me in disbelief, "Rikku, I had no idea—"

"You never do, Haruhi. But I'm done covering your ass. So from now on… you're on your own", I grab my uniform and stat changing.


I leave the dressing room to find the Zuka Club waiting for me, "So do you guys want something?"

"We need replacements for the main character and the pianist"

I sigh, "I've got a piano?" they pointed over to the keyboard.

I adjust it to the right settings and start playing and singing the lyrics to "Who Knew?" by P!NK.

You took my hand
You showed me how
You promised me you'd be around
Uh huh
That's right
I took your words
And I believed
In everything
You said to me
Yeah huh
That's right

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
I know better
Cause you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no
No no
I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you friend
I'd give anything

When someone said count your blessings now
'fore they're long gone
I guess I just didn't know how
I was all wrong
They knew better
Still you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Yeah yeah
I'll keep you locked in my head
Until we meet again
Until we
Until we meet again
And I won't forget you my friend
What happened

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong and
That last kiss
I'll cherish
Until we meet again
And time makes
It harder
I wish I could remember
But I keep
Your memory
You visit me in my sleep
My darling
Who knew
My darling
My darling
Who knew
My darling
I miss you
My darling
Who knew
Who knew

I then play "Closer" by Inrou Joe.

All that is near us
We must know
Could disappear any day
Be careful
The main key to finding happiness
Lies nowhere else but in my soul

You could reminisce; you could recall
The very last time you felt joy
Or maybe you are so blessed to a point
Where you can't remember anything
It's a harmony, a miracle
Being able to breathe and live at all
So here is your one and only chance
Life is an opportunity

All that is near us
We must know
Could disappear any day
Be careful
The main key to finding happiness
Lies nowhere else but in my soul
You know the closer you get to something
The tougher it is to see it
And I'll never take it for granted
Let's go

Some people may call a kind deed
An act of mere hypocrisy
But never mind those who have lost faith
You shouldn't give in to what they say
As a matter of fact, let me tell you
Even if it was for a selfish cause
A salvageable hypocrisy
Is superior to murderous honesty

Everybody tells you from time to time
To never give up like a phrase from a movie
They tell you to stand up for yourself
As if was always that easy
Gather a handful of courage in my heart
To go on and survive another day
And I'll never take it for granted
Let's go

(speak)
Misc. Person: Everybody make way for the King!
Misc. Person: This way, sir.
King: So you are the young boy who saved the world.
Joe: Yes, your Highness.
King: You will be rewarded for your bravery. What is it that you want? Gold? Silver?
Joe: No, your Highness.
King: Is it land?
Joe: No, sir.
King: Well, what is it then?
Joe: I don't seek any more, for I have already acquired a gift in my heart.

All that is near us
We must know
Could disappear any day
Be careful
The main key to finding happiness
Lies nowhere else but in my soul
You know the closer you get to something
The tougher it is to see it
And I'll never take it for granted

Everybody tells you from time to time
To never give up like a phrase from a movie
They tell you to stand up for yourself
As if was always that easy
Gather a handful of courage in my heart
To go on and survive another day
And I'll never take it for granted
Let's go

By the time I was done everyone was in tears, even Haruhi. I just wanted to go home, so I might as well get this over with.


Later that evening I helped Haruhi into her costume, "You don't have to do that, Rikku"

"I know… I want to", I answer her.

"Rikku… I'm sorry I've been taking you for granted all this time", I zip her up, "All this time I've been unfair to you… yet you always stuck by me"

"Well duh, that's what frinemies are for. They can be bitching at each other one minute… and be inseparable the next. It's what I do", I explain to her.

I put my suit on and Haruhi ties my tie for me. Guess everything's back to normal.

"Come on— let's get this shit over with"

Opening act—I start out playing the opening beat of "Determinate" by Lemonade Mouth—Haruhi sings most of the lyrics while I jump in once every few words. The crowd is going wild and Benio hasn't even taken the stage yet, damn we're good. I keep playing while I scan over the audience… hold on is that… the Host Club? Minus Kyoya, he must have something planed. And Haruhi's dad. Before I know it a screen comes down with a image of Haruhi's first "kiss", while Benio is distracted Tamaki catches Haruhi and runs across the stage.

Kaoru dashes towards me, "Come on, Rikku", he says holding out his hand.

I put the keyboard on refrain mode and make a run for it. I take Kaoru's hand and dash off the stage, but I hurt my ankle while jumping. Instantly, I go from the ground to Kaoru's arms. I never realized how strong he is, I guess he is manlier than his brother.


Continue Reading Next Chapter

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.