|New verison of Changing for you
Author: tenshi hoshiko PM
Kenshin kept hearing stuff about Kaoru…Now he get to meet her during summer vacation, but what he didn’t expect was why were she so different from other girls he talk to…and what is this disease that is killing Kaoru? THIS IS A NEW VERSION OF CHANGING FORRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,613 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 01-15-06 - Published: 08-09-05 - id: 2526830
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Tenshi: If this sounds weird to u then…ahaha…I've changed chapter 1... So maybe this WILL sound weird to those who read it all the way to chap 5. I decided to add and remove stuff so here it is, the final edit chapter 2. Bais!
New Version of changing for you 2
Kenshin fell backward into the pool as Kaoru abruptly stood up nearly causing him to fall.
He patted her back as she coughed. Kaoru glared at him after the coughing dissolved away from her. "I…told you I couldn't swim!" she yelled angrily at the wet red-haired inside the pool. Kenshin turned away as she saw his worried eyes staring at her.
"I'm sorry," he told her reprehensibly. He moved quickly to grab a towel and walked inside the house leaving the sick Kaoru outside.
Kaoru got up and dried herself with one of the towel on the table. She feel the dizziness in her head again as she ran inside the house. She coughed inside the restroom. Her hand was wrapped around her mouth as she keep washing it again and again, washing the blood away from her.
Finally the coughing stopped. She turned around when she found Kenshin sitting across from the bathroom. His long red bangs were covering his eyes and he was looking down at the floor. Kaoru made a little whimper at his figured.
He turned around and looked at her when she made the little sounds. "Am I scaring you?" he suddenly asked. Before letting Kaoru answered he told her, "I'm sorry." And left the room across from the restroom.
He left the room as quickly as he said the words. Kenshin went inside his and her room and lay on his bed. Maybe Kaoru will forgive him for doing such things or maybe not. Some little footsteps approached the hallway. Kenshin pretend that he was asleep when someone opened the door.
Kaoru was standing there. The towel she was using was in her hand. Maybe she came to get some clothes to change into? He didn't say a word as he listens to the movements around the house.
He can felt Kaoru coming closer to him. He made an act as he turned around toward her but his eyes were closed.
The softness of someone hands touched his cheek. The soft figure traced around the wounds area of his scar and then the tremble voice came out, "Don't think too much of what you did. I forgive you."
She removed her hands from his cheek, put the towel on the other side of her bed and left the room to the sleepy Kenshin inside their rooms. The words repeat in her mind. Why did she even forgive him? One answer. Life's short, it's better to forgive now than take the grudge against someone when you're going to get out of this very own world.
She knew the disease has created its own roots inside her body again. It was gone for so long or was it there all the same years that has past? She couldn't blame it on him or she couldn't say it wasn't his fault either. The only thing she can say is that it's gotten into her body again and this time, maybe it won't go away.
Kenshin opened his eyes. He moved his hands to touch the spot that Kaoru had laid her figure on. He closed his eyes again as he truly fell asleep.
OoOoOoOoOoO 7:34 p.m.
"Tadaima!" Koshiro and Maki yelled from the door along with little Suzume. "Okarinasai(Tenshi: Man…I haven't looked at my jap list in a while so I'm not if I spelled it correctly, please correct me if I spelled it wrong.)!" Kaoru responded. She walked toward them and bowed. "How was your day?"
"It was fine Kao-chan!" Maki told her. "How was yours?"
"It was alright. Not bad."
"Did Kenshin do anything offensive to you? I might as well want to know." She asked with concerned after she realized that Kenshin wasn't there with her.
Kaoru shook her head and replied back. "No, he didn't do anything much offensive to me. He's asleep now inside the bedroom."
"Asleep?" Koshiro stared wide eyes at her daughter.
"Yeah dad. Are you thinking the other way around? Ahaha…you're so funny. He just took a nap ever since he was out in the pool and he hasn't been awake since then. I can still tell your thinking the opposite about me. That's not right." She giggled pretending nothing was up while they were gone. Nothing. She wouldn't want to worry her father and Maki.
He smiled, as he made sure.
"We're going to have a party tomorrow." Maki said cheerfully, clapping her hands while little Suzume cheered along.
"Hmm? What for?" Kaoru asked clueless.
"Tomorrow's Kenshin's birthday." Maki explained. "We had never done anything special for him in a while."
"Oh." Was all her responded. Then he would be 19. That bastard would've been way older than her and she knew he would tease her as long as she's there.
"Ne Kaoru-chan. You can go to sleep if you're tired. I'll cook and then I'll do the rest of cleaning." Maki told her.
"uh…ok…I'm sorry, I couldn't cook for you guys." Kaoru told her. Of course she didn't know how to cook. Maybe she was the only girl who COULDN'T cook.
"It's ok…you can go ahead and rest, tomorrow's going to be a big day for Kenshin, anyways right now I'm not even sure if I'm going to cook because we already eat out." She pushed her toward the stair until she started to walk up. Kaoru looked back down at the cheerful Maki and her father who was waiting until she started to go to her room.
"Oyasumi!" She yelled before closing the door to her room. The red haired was sleeping peaceful on his bed. She could hear the breathing he was making. Kaoru tried to smile towards him. She sat on top of her bed, one leg dropping at the other sides of her bed Damn… Her head hurts.
Her throat suddenly became itchy and she tried to gasp for air. She coughed as she did so. Kaoru covered her mouth, as blood became to spill from her inner veins.
The sleepy red-haired had been fast asleep when he heard someone coughing inside the room. One of his eyes open to examined but both open when he saw Kaoru coughing. He stared as she looks at her hand in astonished then he saw what was inside her cupped hand. Red liquid…
"Kaoru!" he screamed so suddenly that Kaoru turn towards him at the exact same time. He ran over to her and wiped her hand with the towel on her bed quickly. "What happen? Are you sick?"
She stared back at his worried eyes. Yes she was. "No, I'm not sick. It's just punch you see." She lied and started to laugh.
Inside him he knew she was lying. The blood on the towel was really blood. The scent of the smell told him that it was clearly blood and only that, nothing else.
"I'll be right back" and with that, she ran inside the bathroom, leaving the red-haired with the bloody towel to him.
She slammed the door shut after she ran in. Shit! Now he knows. Out of everyone, why did he need to know! Kaoru stared at herself on the mirror. Her lips were covered in blood. She washed it and wiped her face. Kenshin…he was worried. Two different personalities I guess or was this the real him? Was this the Kenshin whose been hiding ever since she saw him.
"What?" she asked as someone knocked on the door.
"Please open Kaoru. I need to wash this towel." Kenshin spoke quietly not even her was sure if he really did said that.
She slowly opened the door for him. He walked in as nothing happened then turned on the water inside the sink. Kenshin rubbed it back it forth until the red blood was almost gone. She didn't know what to say. "Thank you." She told him but he just keep on washing the towel in his hand.
Flashback for Kenshin
"Mommy!" the little red-haired cried. "Mommy!"
"Kenshin…Live happily. Please live without me…just live…live with your father; he'll take care of you…I…love…"Without finished her last words she died in a puddle of her own blood while Kenshin cried along. "Mommy! I'll…… I'll…never let anyone I love die again! I promised!" The little boy screamed.
End of Flasback
"Kenshin?" Kaoru shook him. "Are you ok?"
"Huh? Oh, I'm sorry. I was just out of it. Sorry." He squeezed the water out of the towel, gave it to her and left.
She found him later on, sleeping again on his bed. She smiled and turned off the light then creep into her own bed. After a moment of closing of her eyes someone asked her. "Kaoru, would you fear if the one you starting to love is dying?"
She figure out it was Kenshin who asked her. Of course it had to be. He was the only one there with her but she didn't know how to answer so all she did was stayed quiet to make Kenshin think that she was asleep and then she did really fell asleep while the red-haired waited for her answer.
OoOoOoOoOoO next morning… June 20, 9:45 a.m.
Kenshin woke up with a start of the loud music inside the house. He looked at Kaoru's bed but she was nowhere to found. He was surprise when he found that he woke up later than usual. Kenshin opened the bedroom door and walked out into the living room. The light was out and now the music was off. Strange.
Kenshin tried to turn on the hallway light but it didn't work. "Koshiro! You need to replace a light!" he yelled. He then walked down stair when a loud shouted was heard.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" everyone shouted in his ear after the light was turn on. "What are you guys doing here? Sanosuke? Megumi? Soujiro? Yahiko? Tae? Tsubame? Aoshi? Misao? What's going on?"
"It's your sweet 19th birthday sweetie. Did you forget?" Maki told him walking from the kitchen and walked back in.
"Oh thanks and hi everybody." He laughed. "I haven't seen you guys in a while."
"Your welcome!" Maki yelled back.
Sanosuke gripped onto his friends' neck as he joked. "You better remember to come to my party too!"
"Yes yes… I will."
"Lower it down Rooster-head. Little Suzume is still asleep." Misao told Sano.
He greeted his teeth as he replied back. "Don't call me that!"
Kenshin left everyone else as he walked into the kitchen. Maki was there with Koshiro along with Tae and Tsubume. "Where's Kaoru?" the tired red-haired asked.
"I think she said she was going outside for a bit." Tsubame told him.
(A/NTenshi: This part might sound confusing but you'll get it soon.)
Kaoru sat outside staring at sun. Tears ran down her cheek just thinking about it. Two arms came around and wrapped her. "You didn't answer me yesterday." The voice spoke. She realized it was Kenshin. He laid his head on her shoulder.
"Kenshin, stop it. I don't want you to fall for me or for me to fall for you. The pain hurts too much. I can't bare it." She replied, trying to make him let go of her, instead of pushing him away from her, she wipe her tears. "It hurt when he let me go."
"Why would I let you go?" he asked.
"Why wouldn't you want to let me go?" Kaoru now asked. Suddenly she realized what was happening. She shoved Kenshin over and ran inside as he stared at the chair.
"K-kaoru…" She didn't realized what he meant at all and he didn't know what she meant either. He followed Kaoru back inside the house.
"Oi Kenshin, what happen to Jo-chan?" Sanosuke asked.
"Nothing," replied the red-haired. "I just talked with her and I guess I said something wrong."
"oh…well…LET'S PARTY KENSHIN!" he yelled, revealing the bottle of sake he hid.
Kenshin looked alarm at his friend and then he laughed.
"Oi, what are you laughing for?"
"No Sano, I don't want to drink yet, not today."
"Ok, well I am…see ya!" he waved and left him.
He smiled when he saw how much fun everyone was having for him.
"Kenshin!" Maki shouted from the kitchen. He walked inside and asked what she wanted. "Where's Kaoru?"
"I don't know. She ran back in."
"Can you please go find her for me and tell her to come here?" Maki asked.
"Thanks." She smiled.
Kaoru was inside the room when he found her. She had been writing something to someone. "Kaoru? Maki want to see you in the kitchen." Kenshin told her.
She was glad he didn't mention anything earlier. She got up and started to walk out when he told her, "I'm sorry, I shouldn't have bother you."
Kaoru just walked straight out without answering him even she wished she had.
"Maki? Um…Kenshin came and told me that you asked me to come?"
"Oh yes I did. If you're not busy, can you go get a can of cherries for me?"
"Yeah sure." Kaoru answered back. She grabbed the key and went outside. Kenshin was waiting for her when she got there. "Why are here?"
"Maki wants me to go with you." He grinned.
"So not lying."
She opened the car and got in while Kenshin did the same.
"Thanks for letting me come Kaoru-chan."
"Ne? STOP CALLING ME CHAN!" she yelled at him. "It doesn't mean that you're 2 years old younger and you can tease me whenever you want Kenshin!"
He smiled. She's finally herself again and he's back to himself too. "That hurts Kaoru-chan." He placed his hands on his chest again.
"Oh shut up."
"Now that really hurts. I felt like I just got stab twice." He teased her.
She just glared at the road like it was pissing her off. "Baka!" she yelled when a little dog ran across. Kenshin laughed at her.
"Did you ever fell for someone?" The red-haired asked and he continued on. "I had. Yukishiro Tomoe was one I once loved, you know. I loved her so much but at the end, it all adds up to getting nothing from them. She lied."
Kaoru listened and add it up, so Kenshin had been through it once too or maybe he was lying to get her to talk.
"How about you Kaoru? Are you going to answer me?" he asked.
"No. I'm not, I know you're lying just to get me to talk."
Kenshin looked sadly at Kaoru. She didn't believe him. "I'm sorry then. I wish I shouldn't have told you even though it was the truth." He looked outside the whole time as they got to the grocery store.
Kaoru rethought everything over. She didn't believe him. No she wouldn't. He's just a good lair. Kenshin stayed in the car as she quickly went inside and grabbed a can of cherries.
Kaoru came out in no more than 5 minutes. She walked toward the car when a guy came up to her and tried to grab her. He got out of the car paying no attention to closing it.
"Let me go!" Kaoru jerked the can of cherries in front of the man.
"You bitch!" He was going to slap Kaoru when Kenshin came and took the slap instead. Kaoru jerked Kenshin back when she saw what he did but then Kenshin jerked Kaoru right out of the way again. "Leave it to me Kaoru." He whispered and Kaoru nodded slightly.
"What the fuck are you doing? Protecting the little bitch are you? She's my girlfriend so get out of the way!" the guy yelled at Kenshin but Kenshin paid no mind and just replied the same back.
"Really? How can she be your girlfriend if she was MY girlfriend?"
"Because she's a little whore! Don't you get it! Her mother of a bitch was a whore just like her!" The guy was smart enough to talk but as he went on Kenshin socked him on the stomach. "Never talked like that about my girlfriend!" and he dragged Kaoru to the car. Kenshin pulled again but then Kaoru wouldn't seem to move when he noticed that the other guy was grabbing one of her wrist.
"Kaoru you bitch! You'll die you know that. With that disease you son of a bitch have, you'll surely die and nothing but raw flesh will be left on your body."
Kaoru shivered and screamed at him. She covered her hands around her head and screamed. "Get… cough cough cough…away from me!" she yelled again along with her coughing. Anger swelled in Kenshin as he grabbed her and socked the guy hard on his face. Before he became unconscious he told him. "Even you are falling for a little bitch like her. What does she do to you? Like what she did to me? Date me and then left me afterward? She's a little bitch, a little player like her fricken mother is. You're going to regret it someday!"
Kenshin turned back to Kaoru but she was lying on the ground unconscious too and bloods were pouring from her mouth. He carried her into the car and drove somewhere else as he tried to clean the blood away.
The words that the man said came to him. Was Kaoru hiding something away from him? He stared at her pale face and wonder, were she does kinds of girls?
Kaoru soon came back to conscious. She stared around the surroundings of her. Was she in the car the whole time? Soon she found two pair of violet eyes staring at her. "Are you ok Kaoru?" Kenshin asked worriedly.
"Yes I am. Thanks."
"So can I asked, who was that man Kaoru? Why did he say all those stuff about you and… did you used to love him?"
She looked into his eyes. What can she say? Nothing. There was nothing to say anymore. But how would she explain the whole situation to Kenshin?
"I…don't know him Kenshin." She replied. "That guy was just lying."
He smiled. He trusted her so much that he'll believe anything now.
Tenshi: Is this a reasonable amount for chapter 2? Ahaha…I've been getting a lot of making my chapter longer so my goal is to get 7 page and more than 3,000 words. I hope you like this chapter and I apologized for all those cursing words. Ehehe… sorrie…byes and please review!