Author: Ikaru Sentinal PM
Misao Kamiya and her twin sister Kaoru have a little brother, Yahiko. They lost both of their parents long ago, and have been left to take care of Yahiko. Working in a nightclub, they run into Aoshi whom they havn't seen in eight years.Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Misao & Saitou - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,096 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 05-09-08 - Published: 03-19-06 - id: 2852404
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Disclaimer: I own absolutly nothing but the plot. Everything else belongs to the creator of Ruroni Kenshin. I've changed the ages of the characters around a bit, but not too much. I just made Kaoru and Misao the same age, Yahiko and Sanosuke abit older, and Megumi and Hajime a bit younger. This is AU. Alternate Reality. I will probally repeat that every chapter, but please don't flame me about how thisdoesn't follow the manga. Thank you. And enjoy!
Summary: Misao Kamiya and her twin sister Kaoruare 20 years old with a 14 year old brother, Yahiko. Their mother died giving birth to him, and their father died whenYahiko was 9 and they were 15. The Tokyo government took their father's dojo, which had been willed to Kaoru, from her, and the girls are left having to take two jobs in order to fend for themselves and their brother. Working days in a Cafe and nights in a Nightclub, They are just able to get by. They both use the Kamiya Kasshin Style and the Oniwaban Style. One night in the Nightclub they run into Aoshi Shinomori, whom they hadn't seen in years, and his three companions, Kenshin Himura, Sanosuke Sagara, and Hajime Saitou. What are the reactions?
Misao/Hajime, Kaoru/Kenshin, and Megumi/Sanosuke.
"Why so pensive Misao?" She asked, still smirking. Misao shrugged.
"I don't know. Thinking about our life I guess." She replied blandly.
"…Don't be unhappy Misao-chan…" Kaoru said, her voice sad and soft, her eyes sad as well. "I know our life is less then perfect…but we'll survive. Once Yahiko gets of age -in just four years- we can quit our horrid jobs at Cat's Exotic." Kaoru finished, her eyes brightened with hope, and her hand resting on her sister's shoulder. Misao smiled back.
"Yes…that is something to hope for." Misao said softly. "Shall we get ready? We only have an hour." She added as an afterthought. Kaoru nodded at her side and the two of them left the cozy café where they spent their days working as waitresses, and left to walk to their small two room apartment.
The apartment they shared was modest, with one bathroom, one kitchen/dining room/living room combo, and two bedrooms. Misao and Kaoru shared the master bedroom, and Yahiko got the second, smaller room to his self.
In order to keep up with all their expenditures-rent, clothes, food, toys for Yahiko, his schooling- Misao and Kaoru had to take two jobs. They worked days at a Café called Suns risin' and nights at a nightclub called Cat's Exotic. They were only exotic dancers though, and would under no circumstances sink so low as to sell their bodies.
Even though the both of them had been offered a rather tidy sum –enough to quit their day jobs literally, they refused. They still had their pride, no matter how little it counted for.
Kaoru got dressed in their bathroom as Misao changed in their bedroom. They both wore the same uniform for their job, and considering that they were exotic dancers, the uniforms were surprisingly modest, and comfortable. Not to say that Kaoru or Misao would willingly wear them anywhere but at work, but to them, it could be much worse.
The uniforms that the girls had to wear for their job were relatively simple. The uniforms were also specially made just for their measurements, making the uniform just a bit more comfortable. They both had black suede halter tops, which connected to a black collar with a silver bell on it. The halter-top stopped right under their bottom ribs, bearing their stomachs, and they wore short, leather miniskirts. The skirts started at the widest points of their hips and extended to their mid thighs, with a slit going halfway up their left leg. The skirts themselves were a dark midnight-blue, although they looked black unless the girls were under bright light. They both wore thigh length stockings, which were striped black and deep blue. On their feet were black, leather, shin length boots which were covered in metal buckles.
Their uniforms were meant to make them look sexy and dangerous, but not to be taken off. When they finally had lost hope of finding any decent job and had taken the job at Cat's Exotic in desperation they had made that perfectly clear.
They would dance. That was it, they would not sleep with anyone, and they would not strip. After some serious negations handled by Kaoru for the most part, the manager agreed.
Once Kaoru was changed into her uniform she entered her shared room and found Misao sitting on her bed, a brush in her hand. Taking the brush with a smile, Kaoru knelt on the bed behind her and started to help Misao with her hair. She calmly undid the braid and brushed the long strands straight with a thick bristled brush. Kaoru always found peace in brushing her sister's hair, and Misao never refused her sister that small pleasure, even if it meant sitting still for hours letting Kaoru play with her hair. She didn't mind actually, it calmed her as well, and it had become a sort of ritual before they left for work every night.
Once she had finished brushing Misao's long hair she deftly twirled it back up into an intricate braid, with six separate sections rather then three. After she finished that she wrapped it securely but lightly around the crown of Misao's head –making a halo effect- leaving the last several inches to run down the middle of Misao's back, ending in-between her shoulder blades. After securing the braid to Misao's head with several carefully placed bobby pins, Kaoru patted Misao's shoulder and turned around.
Misao smiled and took the brush that Kaoru handed to her, and started to brush Kaoru's shorter hair. It took her much less time to brush Kaoru's hair then it took Kaoru to brush her hair –for obvious reasons- so she spent some moments running her hands gently though her sister's hair. After a few seconds she separated Kaoru's hair into two equal sections and twisted them both up into separate buns, which she pinned to stay on top of Kaoru's head, above her ears. She pulled at the buns a bit until some strands pulled loose, and she left the loose hair down to frame Kaoru's soft face.
Once Misao was done she hopped off of the bed and placed the brush on their shared vanity, which was situated right between their beds, and in the exact middle of the room. One side of the room was very neat; and the second was somewhat messy. The messier half belonging to Misao as she had little patience for housework.
Kaoru got up as well, and with a small nod at each other, they grabbed their coats -their only splurge had been to get themselves and Yahiko good coats. - Their coats were a dark brown color and reached down to their knees, which was rather necessary for several reasons. They had tried changing into their uniforms in the changing room at the club once, and never again. It had been a rather bad experience, which neither cared to dwell on. The second was that they greatly preferred not to walk though town from their apartment to the club in only their uniforms.
Once they had their coats one, the two girls peeked into Yahiko's room before leaving.
"Yahiko-kun…" Kaoru started softly, noticing that her brother was studying a book for one of his classes.
"Yahiko-chan, we…we're leaving now ok?" Misao interjected, calling him 'chan' even though she knew he hated it. His eye twitched but he put up with it considering everything his older sisters were doing to keep him alive and healthy.
"Ok…be careful Ka-aneue, Mi-aneue." He replied, his voice betraying is worry for his sisters. He had hated that they took that second job, but had ultimately lost the augment.
"We will be Yahiko-kun. Don't worry. We still know how to fight, we practice whenever we can, you know that." Kaoru said calmly, a soft smile on her lips. Misao nodded in agreement, impatient to be going. The sooner they left, the sooner they'd be back.
"Wait!" Yahiko said, getting up and leaving the book open on his bed where he had previously been bending over it. Misao and Kaoru stopped, Kaoru's hand on the doorknob.
"Yes Yahiko-kun?" She asked softly.
"Um…I'd...can I come? I'd feel better if I was there to keep an eye on you…" He muttered slowly, embarrassed. Misao's and Kaoru's answers were instantaneous.
"No way shrimp! Kaoru and I are perfectly capable of handling ourselves!"
"Yahiko-kun! It's an adult club! You mustn't!"
"If we can't handle it I doubt you'd be much help!"
"You have school work!"
Yahiko sighed dejectedly, and returned to his room. Sighing Kaoru followed and Misao threw her hands into the air before following.
"Are you really that worried about us Yahiko-kun?" Kaoru asked. When Yahiko nodded she sighed and glanced at Misao whom shrugged.
"Eh…why not. If it makes him feel better I guess…" She started before she was cut off by Yahiko hugging her. Even though he was a full six years younger then both her and Kaoru, he still came up to her forehead, as he was only two inches shorter then her. She figured that in a couple years he'd be taller then both of his sisters.
"Off now punk." She said, although there was a teasing quality to her voice. Yahiko smiled sheepishly and let go.
"Fine…on one condition Yahiko, well, three." Kaoru started seriously. Turning to look at her Yahiko waited for her conditions.
"One, your school work and grades do not drop. Two, you can come with us every night we have work there, but your homework must be done beforehand, tonight is an exception. Third, you only go to the nightclub when we are working there, and you stay where we put you. We don't need you developing a strange fetish at your age ok?"
Yahiko nodded ruefully at her conditions and his face turned red at her last.
"Hey! I wouldn't-" He started before he was cut off by Misao's laugh.
"Ok shrimp, get some nicer clothes on, and hurry." Yahiko nodded and the two girls left to wait in the all-purpose room. After a few minutes he returned, wearing black jeans, a black T-shirt, and his hair in a low ponytail. He was pulling his dark brown waist length coat on as he entered the room, and with a nod Kaoru stood up and the three of them left the apartment, Kaoru locking it behind them, and after pausing for a moment handing the key to Yahiko. With that the three of them left to walk to the nightclub.