|The One Thing I Want For Xmas
Author: Xiaolang's Ying Fa PM
(Was Kurisumasu) When Jounouchi is abandoned by all his friends and the one person he thought he could love, he slips into depession and begins to destory himself. How far is he willing to go to get away? And what if he runs into an old friend on the way?Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,694 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12-25-04 - Published: 12-10-03 - id: 1635523
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Xiaolang's Ying Fa: In light of the Christmas holiday of '04, I have decided to finish up this story, just because the lemon is fucking awesome. So…you guys can just skim all this crap until Mokuba comes to Hikari and Sakari's house if you want, I'll admit everything is kinda all for our amusement, and not really that important for the plot,
JUST PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT JOU-CHAN SAYS SOMETIMES!
Okay, I'm done, have a good read.
OoOOutside with Hikari and SakariOoO
"I wonder what's wrong with him…" Sakari stated.
"Me too…" Hikari replied. "I mean…he looked so…dead, ya know?"
"Yeah…We'll figure it out, don't worry…for now, lets just have it drop. We don't want to upset him more…"
OoOLater, walking through the mall…OoO
"Hey, Jou? What other things are you interested in?"
"A lot of stuff. I…like stuffed koinu plushies for some odd reason…" he murmured, turning red in the face lightly. "Oh and I like Duel Monsters!" he said.
"That's right! You came in second in Duelist Kingdom didn't you? Right behind Mutou Yuugi, ne?" Hikari asked. Jounouchi turned away.
"Don't mention that name around me…"
"Why? I thought you two were best friends…" Saka murmured, seeing by the look on Jou's face to be the obvious answer.
"We had a bit of an…argument…When I left." Jou said. Both knew when he said, argument, he meant a friendship breaking dispute.
"I'm…sorry…" Hikari mumbled.
"Yea, me too." Saka said. Jou smiled. They both looked so truthful, how could he be mad at them?
"Nah, it's fine." He said.
The two still looked concerned, but they left it.
"Here we are!" Hikari said suddenly. "Hot Topic first!" Hikari screeched as they reached the second floor. Sakari rolled her eyes.
"Yeah, yeah…" she said. She turned to Jou, who had an amazed look on his face. (ATTENTION! This is an important authoress' note! I have been informed that because this fic does not have enough Kaijou 'action' as you guys say, is the reason no one is reading it. From this point on, I am going to butcher mine and Sakari's story line for the sake of a good reading. Most of the stuff in our notebook it personal stuff that only we'd think is funny anyways, so, from this point on, its almost all Xiaolang's Ying Fa! Gomen ne sai, Saka, we'll have to do another one another time! One without us in it…So I am not going to label who is writing what any longer!)
"We all love hot topic…its just that whenever we start out here, we spend a whole bunch of our money."
"But that's okay! C'mon! We so have to get you Goth-ed up Jounouchi-kun!" Hikari screamed. "You'd look way hot as a goth!" Saka nudged him.
"Yup! Great way to catch up some guys! Or girls…either way! It's great for attracting people!" she said. Jounouchi laughed nervously as Hikari grabbed his hand and began running. Just as they turned a corner, Jounouchi ran straight into a tall man, nearly knocking them both down. He was spun around but when he turned to apologize, no one was there. A strong musty scent hit his nose sharply as he searched the area with his eyes. He recognized that scent…but from who? He didn't have long to think as Hikari began stuttering apologies at him. He shook his head, turning back to her.
"Don't worry, I'm fine…I just wish I would've seen who I ran into…" Jounouchi mumbled.
"I think he wearing a long blue trench coat…Hm." Saka murmured. "Oh well! Let's get going shall we?" Jounouchi gulped, he suddenly felt very sick. Hikari grabbed his arm again and Jounouchi gasped. She stopped and fixed worried reddish/brown eye onto Jounouchi golden one.
"What's wrong?" she asked. He shook his head, looking away. Then he sighed. He moved his hands to the hem of his long sleeve t-shirt and removed it. He was wearing a short sleeve t-shirt underneath. Hikari and Sakari gasped in surprise as his scratch covered arms became visible. Long ones, short ones, everywhere on his arms.
"You'd find out sooner or later…Gomen…" he whispered, tugging his shirt back on.
"Great, we just had to pick someone who destroys himself! Jeez!" Sakari groaned. Hikari frowned at their new friend and shook her head.
"You shouldn't do that." She said. "But…I suppose that's your choice."
"We're not angry…So, just try to stop. You're far away from whoever causes you to do that…So you don't have a reason anymore. Also, I want you to try and keep down everything that goes into your mouth." Sakari said bitterly. Just one look at his arms and she'd realized what he did in that bathroom. He nodded solemnly. Hikari smiled.
"Don't worry, we'd never kick you out. So, c'mon, let's try and have a good time." She said, taking a guess at what he was thinking.
Sakari sighed as he face relaxed a little.
"Gomen, Jounouchi-kun. I didn't mean to sound so harsh…Really, I…"
"No big deal." Jounouchi said. "It's okay. Arigatou, erm, thanks."
"O-kay, too tense for me, let's go!"
Sooner rather than later, Hikari's and Sakari's warped minds got Jounouchi into Hot Topic. Needless to say, he was a little freaked out at first and most of the dudes in there had hair like Honda! Hikari and Sakari made him buy a fishnet shirt which they said would be 'so totally hot!' and to which he blushed furiously. Jounouchi actually thought people wore those shirts without anything else! He nearly thought he'd freeze!
After a little while longer, Hikari had ended up buying a pretty hot pink dress with buckles, and Sakari a shirt with a faeri with ripped torn wings in the center. They had also made Jounouchi buy some pants and a few wristbands, particularly a rainbow colored one. Hikari and Sakari told him what it meant only after nearly half the male population in Hot Topic groped him. He blushed modestly and said he already knew what it meant…he just didn't think it was that uncommon in America has it wasn't in Japan.
After Hot Topic was finished, although they dragged a screaming Hikari out the doors, they went on to Suncoast, and then to Wizards of the Coast, and then finally to Camp Snoopy. (Which is an indoor mini theme park)
"SCREAMING YELLOW EAGLE!!!!!" Hikari and Sakari shrieked.
"Wow, what's that one?" Jounouchi asked pointing to an axe like ride. Hikari shuddered.
"We're not going on that one…not after all those poor people got stuck upside down for nearly two hours! Some got irreversible brain damage!" she shuddered again.
"She's over cautious…" Sakari whispered to the blond.
"Better safe than sorry!" she yelled, having heard her. "…but maybe it'll be okay to go on at least once…But no more after that!"
"Okay, okay, lets go to the yella eagle, k?" she screaming running forward.
"Aiya! Chotto matte ne!" Hikari yelled, chasing Sakari with her arms flailing in the air. Jounouchi shook his head at their antics and followed after. He turned a corner and was immediately stilled by a short black haired boy running straight into him.
"Gomen ne sai! You're not hurt are you?!" the boy shouted. Jounouchi managed to confirm that her was all right as the boy took off the way Jou had come, seeming much in a hurry. "Onii-sama!" he faintly heard in the background. It all happened so fast, Jou knew he had to have been hallucinating. Unless that really had been…No, it couldn't have been. Jounouchi shook his head, trying to jar himself out of his daze. He forced himself not to believe it, even if there were obvious clues…the food court…the mall entrance…Just now…No. He shook his head and followed after Hikari and Sakari.
"Jounouchi-kun! What took you so long!?" Saka asked.
"You've been dazed all day…every time we lose you, you come back with this goofy look on you're face…Erm, baka desu. Daijoubu desu ka?" Hikari asked Jounouchi shook his head.
"I keep thinking I see someone…Iie, daijoubu daiyo." Hikari and Sakari nodded.
"C'mon, let's get going on those rides!"
A while later, they all gathered around the Mighty Axe.
"We so have to go on this." Jounouchi mumbled, staring up at it in awe.
"Psh! That's what those other people said before they were stuck upside down for hours and got brain damage!" Hikari said.
"C'mon, I'm sure they've worked out all the bugs by now! It's been nearly three years since that happened!" Sakari argued. Hikari nodded and they all ran to the ride, managing to find three seats beside the other. They bar came down and they were off, flying through the air and flipping upside down and twirling every which way.
"EEEE!!!" Jounouchi screamed, gripping the bar in a death hold.
"Ooh, ew, gum on the roof! How'd that get there…?"
"A balloon! Poor kid…"
"Oh my god…I'm hallucinating the brunet in the blue trench coat again." Jounouchi said, remaining clam. Hikari raised an eyebrow.
"No you aren't…I see him too! Oh cute! That raven haired boy next to him is so cute!" Hikari screamed, the mighty axe slowing down. Jounouchi's eyes were clued to the brunet head as they were lowered…could it be? Once the bar was up and his seat belt was off he bolted to the area he saw the tow boys. Jounouchi only lost sight of the tall burnet once, but that was all it took. He reached the area and the brothers were nowhere in sight.
"Kuso…" he cursed. Hikari and Sakari came running, finally catching up to him.
"Jounouchi-kun, do you know that ma?" Hikari asked. Jounouchi nodded and Kari turned to Saka. "Saka-chan, didn't that look alike the sweet Kuba-chan we baby-sit?" she asked. Saka nodded.
"Yeah, it did…Hm, I wonder if that was the brother he'd always telling us about…" Jounouchi's eyes widened considerably.
"Do you mean Mokuba?" he asked eagerly.
"He said his name was Kuba…I don't know if that's a nickname…" Saka whispered. Jounouchi nearly fainted. This was too big of a coincidence! It had to be him…it just had to be…
"Gomen we don't know more, Jou-kun…" Hikari said. He shook his head, even if it was him…he didn't want to see him…He…didn't need the pain he would bring back.
"No, it's alright."
"Well…" Sakari said hesitantly. "We will be babysitting him again soon, right Hikari?" Hikari pulled out a small hand-held schedule. "
"Next Tuesday." She said. "We can talk to him then."
"No, really, don't worry about it…" Jounouchi said, a slight hint of desperation in his voice. If "Kuba-chan" was going to come over, Jounouchi knew he'd have to hear about Seto…It was thanks to him he had to suffer through all his self-loathing pain and anguish…All without even realizing it. Talking to Mokuba would only awaken the memories he'd worked so hard to push away.
"Don't worry, I'm sure its just a coincidence, I'm sure he isn't even related to Kaiba Seto."
"Yeah, you're probably right." Jounouchi lied. He knew there was more to it than that. If they babysat Mokuba…of which, Jounouchi knew was actually Mokuba, he would end up meeting up with the man he'd admired from afar.
"Okay…! What rides do we have left?"
"You know what we have to do?" Sakari asked as they were on their way out to the car.
"When we get home, we're going to have a nice conversation, a family conversation…We're getting everything out in the open. We're going to tell each other everything we've kept secret. Okay?"
Hikari nodded. "Good idea."
"So…we're a family now?" Jounouchi asked, grinning.
"That's what I said, isn't it?"
Feeling very much loved and cared for, Jou leaned back in his seat, breathing in the scents around him, Sakari's perfume, Hikari's shampoo, even the leathery smell of the interior smelled good to him. He knew that at this meeting, he would probably have to tell the girls about his feelings for Seto…and his backstabbing 'friend'…but at least he was sure Hikari and Sakari would be supportive.
They arrived not long after, bringing in their belongings and setting them aside for unpacking later.
"All right…" Sakari said as they gathered in the spacious living room. "Okay, lets start small…Hikari? I did steal your sweater and accidentally shrink it, it wasn't you."
"Sh!" Sakari said. "Settle down, no yelling at each other. As I was saying…I'm sorry."
An awkward silence passes before Sakari started again.
"I…As I was growing up…you, know, as a kid, I was beaten. By my dad." She took a breath. "He never really liked me…What's worse, he didn't beat me because he was drunk, because he never drank. He did it when he was in a…normal state of mind. So he meant it when he'd say that I was a waste of space and that I was a slut."
"How long did it last?" Jounouchi asked.
"Um…I'm not sure…You know, when you're in those kind of situations…you kinda lose track of time until it…just stops. The last I remember it actually stopped was when I moved out on my own with Hikari." Hikari looked horrified.
"Gods, Saka! I'm so sorry!" she said, reaching out for a hug. Jou, who didn't want to be left out (or he just wanted to have a hug) leaned forward and embraced the both of them, creating a group hug.
"Okay." Saka said, blinking a few times. "Your turn, Hikari-chan." Said brunette bit her bottom lip and nodded.
"All right. I…I…was…Well…Saka, do you remember when, before we were really good friends?" Hikari asked, Saka nodded and Jounouchi remained silent, dreading the look he saw in her eyes. "I went to Britain…when I was thirteen…where I met Ryou Bakura and…He and I were more or less the best of friends…But…" Hikari's eyes filled with tears suddenly. "One day…when…when I was out on a walk with him…We…lost track of time…it got dark…late…We…ran into a street gang…They chased us…caught us…beat us…and…raped us…" Hikari said, turning away. "That's why I was so different when I came back…We…we tried to stop them…We actually got a few hits in…" she laughed a bit, in pity on herself and Ryou. "But they only got angrier…Ryou tried to help me…but he was taken down as well…It…wasn't as bad as what they did to me…They thought he was a girl…But…he was still raped…" Hikari's face grew red from crying, the tears falling down his face relentlessly, she made no move to wipe them away. Jounouchi and Sakari's faces were a mix of horror, sympathy, and sheer anger toward their attackers. It was worse for Jounouchi to find out…two people e loved had been beaten and reaped …he should have noticed the signs.
"Oh, Hikari…I can't…I'm so sorry!" Sakari cried.
"Me too…" Jounouchi whispered.
Hikari nodded, knowing of their sincerity. She sniffled and wiped her eyes with a Kleenex and turned to Jounouchi.
"Your turn, Jounouchi." He nodded.
"Well…you already know of most of them…" Hikari and Sakari nodded.
"I…I've got this little crush on…Kaiba Seto…" his face stained red at the look on his friend's faces. "That's kinda why I kept chasing after him today…"
"Jou? Why do you hurt yourself?"
"B…because…well, partly because of him…" Jounouchi said. "And partly because of my so-called friends…"
"He left." Jounouchi said, his voice cracking. "He left Japan, and he took everything with him…Totally moved…And I think of him every waking second I live…And Yuugi…" his voice echoed anger. "He treated me like shit before I left…Honda moved…and there was no one left who cared. I couldn't sleep without seeing Kaiba…so I had to…had to faint somehow…Blood-loss was easiest.
"Oh, Jounouchi-kun." Hikari whispered lightly, shaking her head suddenly. "Group hug, everyone." She said with a small smile.
There had been some kind of devastating trauma in each of their lives…these moments made them stronger…made them who they were.
"I'm glad we did this." Hikari said. Jounouchi nodded.
"That's right. No more secrets."
"All right." Sakari agreed. "It's late, let's get some sleep."
They went their separate ways, feeling renewed somehow…feeling as if a huge weight had been lifted from their bodies. Hikari, he memory relieved, felt the pain again, remembering the night she had lost her purity…and Ryou…She crawled into bed, hugging her Keno-Ohki and Wormmon plushies to her. Sakari felt as if a large burden had been lifted from her, yet…those insults…the burn scars on her arms…It was hard. Hard to repeat that time in her childhood, even to her closest friends, who seemed so much like family to her. And Jounouchi…It had been so difficult for him…hearing about his friends…being raped…being beaten…being hurt. As he was lying down, thinking of Hikari, Sakari, Ryou, and the pain they must have suffered, hardly thinking of himself until he closed his eyes for sleep. That sudden vision of Seto Kaiba…icy blue eyes…shook him from his sleepiness. Breathing a little faster, Jounouchi sat up.
'I thought I got rid of him…' Jounouchi thought miserably. He was about to get up and relieve himself of his problem…when Hikari's voice rang through his head.
'You shouldn't do that…but I guess that's your choice.'
Tears stung at his eyes and burned his cheeks. "My choice…" he whispered with small quiet sob. "How can I get rid of him…Now that he's in Minnesota…how could I forget? …I'm scared…I can't see him again…he left me…He never cared…All I am to him is some puppy-dog…gods…But I want to see him…I want to touch him…and kiss him…I want him to hold me and take away my pain…Gods…how can I love someone I hate?" Jounouchi's thoughts drifted until he finally fell asleep. Nightmares followed. He would never be rid of them…The dark angel that was always haunting his dreams…He'd run from him…he'd hide from him…But still he'd find him…Grab him sometimes…Hold him until he would beg to be let go…He would taunt him…on how he couldn't protect his sister like he could protect Mokuba…Would call him his dog…Then sometimes he wouldn't even say anything…Just stare at him with those cold, cruel azure eyes.
Jounouchi awoke the next morning, drenched in sweat and tears. His eyes were red and his nose was running. He could taste his tears in his mouth. He got out of bed and quickly composed himself. He walked into the kitchen, seeing Hikari already at work.
"Ohayo Jou-chan. I'm making French toast this morning, would you like some?" she asked. She looked over at him, the smile disappearing from her face. She stopped what she was doing and walked over to Jounouchi's tense body. She quickly enveloped him into a gentle hug. He sighed, trying to hold back his tears ad he hugged his arms around her waist.
"I'm all right, don't worry. I just had an odd dream." He murmured into her strawberry scented hair. She nodded and pulled away.
"I think we both needed a hug." She said, going back to her cooking.
"Saa…why aren't you guys in school?" Jounouchi asked.
"Winter vacation. We get it a week before everyone else." Hikari informed. Jounouchi nodded and looked around.
"Where's Saka-chan?" he asked.
"She's out on an interview. Trying to find a job." She said.
"Oh. Do you work?"
"Yes, my job is simple. I have leverage so I can go in whenever I want. Plus my boss loves me so she lets me do just about anything I want. Besides, as long as I get my story in on time, there's really no problem." She said. Jounouchi nodded, a bit confused. "I work for a newspaper. I have a column all to myself!" she said happily. Jounouchi smiled.
"That's cool. You like to write?" he asked. She nodded. "Yeah, I do too…But I'm really more of an artist. I draw." He said. Hikari smiles.
"My sister is an artist. She drew the manga Kokoro Yuki. I wrote the story line though. She has it an its recently up to volume five. I've finished the storyline, but she hasn't finished drawing it yet. She hates reading so it takes her a while to read through my script." Hikari said as if it were the most common thing in the world. Jounouchi's eyes widened and he went slack-jawed.
"She drew that?! Th-That was my favorite manga a couple years ago! I even own the first three volumes!" Jounouchi said happily. Hikari smiled.
"Yea, I think they dubbed it horribly, but…the Japanese Kokoro Yuki is a bit more difficult to understand. I like the version Snow Heart better for children anyways." Jounouchi nodded.
"Yeah, I like the angst it implies. Along with it being yaoi, yuri and normal romances." Jounouchi said. Hikari nodded.
"Yes. Originally, the tow boys that are friends with Yuki and Ai, Sora and Motoki, they were based after Yuki and Shuichi of Gravitation." Hikari said, shrugging.
"Gravitation?! Another one of my favorites!" Jounouchi said with a broad smile. "Shuichi's pretty cute, isn't he?" Hikari nodded.
"Yeah, way cute!" she paused. "You said you draw?" Jounouchi nodded and Hikari blushed a little.
"Couldn't I see some of them?"
"I…" Jounouchi stuttered. He'd never shown any of his artwork with anyone… "I suppose so…"
When Jounouchi returned with the sketchbook, he handed it to Hikari. She looked up at him then opened the front cover.
"Oh…" she said, recognizing the first subject. It was a picture of Ryou. The boy was resting his chin on his hand, looking out a window with a dreamy half-asleep look. His snowy hair framed his face.
"It's beautiful!" she said quietly. She turned the page, another one of Ryou, but a fun-loving one. Ryou was laughing, leaning back and supporting his hands behind his head. His eyes were sparkling with happiness. The next few pages were of Ryou in various poses and moods. Very suddenly, the Ryou series ended with what seemed like a self portrait, a very disappointed looking Jounouchi, who seemed to be sitting on a bridge railing, suspended above a clam river. Not like he planned on jumping, but like he needed somewhere to be where he could be by himself. Many of the pictures thereafter consisted of Seto Kaiba, usually leaning against a door of some kind with a scowl on his face…but every once in a few pages, there would be a picture with him smiling very softly…almost as if he wasn't…but you just knew he was.
"These are amazing." Hikari said. "Saka-chan would love to see them…Maybe we can show her when she gets back, if that's okay." Jounouchi nodded to show that he agreed.
"Damn it!" Hikari said, smiling. "Why do all Japanese people have to be such good artist?!" She screamed, frustrated. Jounouchi laughed as the front door opened.
"Mm! I smell French toast! Fork 'um over Kari!" Saka screamed. Hikari smiled and began to dish out the plates. She handed Sakari the sketchbook.
"Here, check these out. The boy with long hair is Ryou." Hikari said. She opened the book.
"Oh…Ryou Bakura? He's a cutie…" she said. "Who drew these?" Jounouchi blushed.
"I did." He murmured. Her eyes widened.
"Wow! These are great! He…whoa…is that…Kaiba Seto? Daamn…!" she said. Jounouchi blushed again.
"I was fascinated by him…some of those pictured are form before he left and some are from after…" Saka and Hikari nodded.
"Well," Hikari handed him a plate. "Eat up. You have to have a full balanced meal in order to be healthy! The orange juice is in the fridge." She said.
"Thanks mom, but this isn't a very healthy meal, Should I spank you now?" Jounouchi asked, slapping Hikari's behind as she walked by. She squeaked and blushed to her hairline. Jounouchi grinned and Saka choked on her toast.
"I told you guys, if you wanna have your thing, you gotta tell me!" she complained. Jounouchi grinned farther and raised his eyebrow.
"Oh? You want some of this?" he asked, referring to how he hit Kari's ass. Saka blushed and shook her head. "You sure?" he asked, moving in on her. She gulped and blushed farther. Kari grinned.
"Oh yeah! She wants it! Chase her around the room, Jou!"
"Should I?" he asked with a crooked grin. Sakari shook her heard ferociously.
"Then spank her too. She's been bad."
"You wouldn't dare." Saka challenged.
"Would I?" Jounouchi asked, a certain glint in his eyes. Sakari dropped everything and bolted out of the room, Jounouchi hot on her trail.
"EEEEEEEEEYAA!!" she screeched, running down the hall before coming to a dead end. "Oh shit…" Jounouchi caught up with her and grabbed her around the waist with one arm, raising the other.
Hikari giggled at Sakari's face completely beet red. Jounouchi hugged her and she hugged him back, still a dark shade of crimson. He let go and tousled her hair. She grinned after a bit.
"Well…that was an interesting way to start the morning."
Jounouchi chuckled as they walked back into the kitchen to eat. When they were done, Jounouchi felt very sick. His thin body couldn't take it…his stomach had grown smaller over the years of starvation, no matter how he used to eat. It was part of his routine, he just couldn't shake it off that easily right away…
"Hikari…Sakari…I…I don't think…I mean…I'm…sick." He said, looking away. Hikari's eyes darkened.
"You're going to be sick for while. Don't worry. I used to have a friend who did what you did. It's okay if you can't keep it in, just don't force yourself to get rid of it. It's harder knowing you can't do it, isn't it?" she asked. He nodded solemnly. "Its okay not to kept it down, let it go naturally. It's only bad when you force your body to endure that sort of pain." She said. Jounouchi took in a deep breath, calming himself. He nodded.
"You had a friend who used to do this?"
"Yes. A personal friend." She said, winking at him. Jounouchi's eyes widened. It was no wonder she was so sensitive. "I'm doing the laundry now, you wanna give me your dirty clothes? I'll leave them cottony fresh! Nice whity tighties!" she said, grinning. Jounouchi grinned and poked her stomach.
"I wear boxers."
"Good. All men should wear boxers. It's not right otherwise…" she said. They both laughed. Jounouchi walked into his room to get his clothes. He picked them up and turned to go back.
"SAKA! GET YUR DIRTY CLOTHES!" he heard Hikari yell. He laughed lightly as he came back into the living room.
"Oh…oops, sorry Jou, I guess I forgot to give you a laundry basket…" she said, eyeing Jounouchi's arms full of clothes. "Here, put them in here."
"You wanna give me a hand?"
"With the laundry? Are you kidding?" he asked. "Well…I suppose I could help…" he said after receiving a glare from the brunette haired girl.
"C'mon, even men can go laundry. Did you have your mommy do it back home?" she asked tauntingly.
"No I did my own. I just don't like…ugh…folding…"
"Yeah, that's the worst part, I will admit." Hikari murmured.
"Oh well! At least I'm doing it with a friend!" Sakari fell out from behind a corner.
"EXCUSE ME?!?" her face was red and her eyes were wide. Jounouchi and Hikari looked confused for a second before they figured out what she must have heard and how it sounded. Hikari turned red and waved her hands back and forth in front of her face.
"LAUNDRY! LAUNDRY! ONLY THE LAUNDRY!" she screamed and Jou pointed to the baskets. Sakari sighed in relief. Just the relieved look on her face was enough to make Jou and Hikari giggle.
"Jeez! Be more specific next time!" Saka said, dropping her laundry basket at Hikari's feet. "I thought I'd have a heart attack!"
"Gomen!" Jounouchi replied, still laughing.
"It's okay, it's just a good thing you meant the laundry!" Hikari giggled.
"C'mon, Jou, let's go 'do it'!"
Sakari rolled her eyes and went to start her time on the computer. Hikari had forgotten to take their ad for a roommate off the Internet so they were still getting twenty to thirty perverted e-mails a day.
Delete, delete, delete, del—hey, what's this? She saw an e-mail labeled "That looks like Mutou Yuugi from…" the e-mail went on and on about how he was lonely and that his best friend ditched him. "WHAT?! He ditched Jou! Kari! Jounouchi! Come look at this!"
When Hikari and Jounouchi had read through the letter, Jounouchi had gotten slightly upset.
"I can't believe it! That son of a bitch! How could he!?"
"Looking for attention…" Hikari said. "Using pity factors to get friends." Sakari nodded in agreement.
"Backstabbing…I can't believe…says I…" Jounouchi muttered continuously under his breath.
"Fuck," Hikari murmured, and Sakari's eyes widened, Hikari hardly ever said that word. Hikari set her hand on Jounouchi's shoulder. "C'mon, Jou, lets get back to the laundry."
Is my life screwed up or what?! I don't believe Yuugi would ever sink that low…He was always…so nice and selfless…I shouldn't waste my time thinking about him…He isn't worth it.
We finished the laundry rather quickly. Hikari sure is a nice person…She and Ryou would have been a great couple…But Ryou always said, opposites attract…I guess he was talking about a yamixhikari relationship and Kaiba's and mine…I'll be damned if everybody didn't know I m in love with Kaiba Seto.
Yeah. I finally figured out that emotion. Why I was so hung up about him…why he haunts my dreams…I suppose it was love all along. And…I just didn't realize it…Ah god…I need to go cut myself…
Xiaolang's Ying Fa: So, stay tuned for the next chapter. Thanks!