The Clearing Sky
Disclaimer: I don't own Fruits Basket, or the title of this story. It came
from the 4th English DVD cover. But I definitely wish I owned it. It all
belongs to Takaya Nastuki. *sigh* Oh well. Then this is the best that I can
do. This is my first time writing a Fruba poem, so please, be nice. Enjoy.
This poem is from Kyo's perspective.
Though we have only known each other for a year, it feels like a lifetime.
I wish I had gotten to know you sooner. Maybe then, I could've experienced
these feelings sooner.
But then, would I be the same as I am now? Would I still have had to show
you my secret?
I think it was inevitable.
No matter what, it would have happened,
Whether I wanted it to or not.
I was so afraid when you first saw me.
In that hideous form.
That monster inside of me.
I wish it could just go away.
Your eyes were full of surprise, fear, and repulsion.
That's why I ran away.
To get away from the horrible truth.
The fact that you couldn't stand to look at me.
It was painful.
But no, it wasn't even because of that that I ran away.
It was because.
I was selfish.
You wanted to see me, no matter how I looked.
You didn't even mind to know that I was the cat.
The outcast of the Soma family.
I didn't want you to see me.
Not like that.
I wanted you to see the person I was.
The person I wanted to be.
Not an unsightly beast.
But then, you surprised me.
You came after me, despite the fact that I looked this way.
You showed that you really did want me.
That you accepted me.
For who I was.
And so, I felt something.
The sky cleared as the rain slowly stopped.
And for that moment, I was truly happy.
I wanted it to last forever.
I knew then, that you were the one for me.
The one I had been searching for.
The one that I longed to hold in my arms.
That's why I took you, despite my curse.
It didn't matter.
What mattered was that I was finally set free.
I didn't care whether I turned into a cat.
All I wanted was to be accepted by someone.
And you, gave it to me.
I love you.
This poem is dedicated to my friend, YumemiNoUta, and someone who is very
special in my life.
I truly love you both.