|The Real Me
Author: meLria-chan PM
CEO Natsume Hyuuga, a business tycoon in 27, needs a maid for his condo unit. But what if he found out that the person he hired is none other than Mikan Sakura, the owner of the second largest company in Japan? What will be his reaction? REVISED. Recommended to read it again from chapter one before the next chapter is uploaded.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Mikan S. & Natsume H. - Chapters: 13 - Words: 52,895 - Reviews: 359 - Favs: 290 - Follows: 310 - Updated: 04-17-13 - Published: 06-29-10 - id: 6097428
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Have to warn everyone that this somehow contains mature scenes, not that mature to be rated M but mature enough for a rated T!
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Chapter 12: Sudden Revelation
"Good morning, love." Tsubasa affectionately greeted over the phone. For the past days he's been on the phone with his fiancee, trying to make up for those times that they've missed being away from each other. Misaki giggled. Oh how he loves her giggle.
"Morning. Already going for work?" She decided to ask after checking the time zone in Japan(she's out of the country). Tsubasa hummed a yes as he adjusted his tie.
"Yeah. Business is such a pain in the ass." He whined, earning a laugh from her.
"Love, don't get lazy or Mikan-chan will scold you big time." He laughed. That for sure is likely to happen.
"Of course not, love. I'm just being childish." He paused when he heard a loud wail of a child on the other line. "Wait, is there a child around you?" He heard more shuffling on the background and the wail disappeared.
"Sor...Sorry about that. My parents are not home to take care of their granddaughter." He froze at this, his throat tightening. G-Grandaughter? His hand halted on the doorknob of his room. As far as he know Misaki is the only child so that could only mean..
"You have a daughter?" He exclaimed a bit harshly. "W-What? Then is t-that mine?"
Misaki grunted in defense. "Did I say she's mine? It's my cousin's baby, you foolish idiot. We are currently staying over their home here in Hong Kong." Hearing that, he felt his whole body relaxed. For a while there he thought she got herself a daughter...and he is the father. Well, you should get the drift why he thought of that. After all, they did spend the night after he proposed to her since the following day he would be gone for military training. And he trusts Misaki that she won't cheat on him.
Misaki mumbled some incoherent words under her breath that he didn't catch on. "Anyway, I'm holding you back for too long so I-I'm hanging up...Be careful on your way to work, kay?"
Tsubasa nodded and proceeded to open the door, heading out of his room to go downstairs. "Sure. I'll call you again tonight. Bye." When the call ended, he thought how he got a scare back there. The sole idea of having a child without him knowing seems like a great and a shocking revelation.
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Hotaru Imai is not a patient person. Once she got bored or annoyed, she would immediately leave to cool her head and find something to entertain her. Although everyone thinks of her as a cold, stoic inventor, she actually is a very warm and caring person.
From observing Hotaru, Kitsuneme snapped out of his wondering and decided to voice out the thought that has been bugging him since the latter entered the laboratory. "Hotaru-chan, are you possibly going out with someone?"
Hotaru stopped from fixing a cctv camera and looked at him. Lifting a brow, she asked. "What do you mean?"
He sat up from his lazy position on his chair and pointed at her clothes. "Because you are wearing something fashionable." She is currently wearing a white ruffled top tucked in a black slacks under her lab coat. She matched her outfit with black pumps.
Hotaru resumed her work and answered back dryly. "Can't I wear something fashionable without any reason?" Kitsuneme paused at that. Realizing that he won't get any information from her, he tried on their other co-worker.
"Hey Yuu, do you know if Hotaru-chan have any plans for later?" Yuu tipped his glasses up his nose and replied without removing his eyes and hands on the computer.
"Dunno. I think she have a meeting with the Hyuuga Corporations now." Kitsuneme practically gasp at this.
"So Hotaru-chan goes for the type of playboy bachelor Natsume Hyuuga? Man, I thinks she's gone crazy!"
Yuu eyed him warily. "What the heck are you saying?"
Kitsuneme leaned closer and whispered. "Didn't you hear the news? Natsume Hyuuga is infatuated with his girlfriend so much! Hotaru-chan wouldn't get any chance of seduci-ouch!" He wailed in pain as Hotaru held him firmly by the ear.
"What are you saying, you stupid?" Hotaru asked calmly. Kitsuneme gulped.
"N-Nothing! I was um...t-telling Yuu that...Natsume Hyuuga is a bachelor who can easily seduce women!"
"Nice try." She said. Kitsuneme yelped in terror at the glare she was giving. "And for the record, I don't like Natsume Hyuuga. I prefer doctors more."
Yuu could only watched as Kitsuneme received a blow from an invention of Hotaru called the BakaGun.
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Koko went surprised as Natsume trudged towards the conference room with that tired look on his face. It didn't help that there were dark lines under his eyes, clearly showing how much lack of sleep he got. He also seemed restless, bothered and angry which he doesn't get why. He patted the lad by the shoulder. "Hey, Natsume, can you still continue on with the meeting? You don't look alright." He worriedly asked.
Natsume ran a hand through his raven tresses and sighed, a heavy sigh in Koko's point of view. "I'm fine, Koko. I'm just sleep deprived. Don't worry, I can still carry on." He assured, slipping his black-framed reading glasses. Once he was inside the conference room, he went to his usual seat and sat down.
Koko watched Natsume from the corner of his eyes as the presentation takes place. The latter obviously was distracted and every minute, he would sneak a glance at his phone lying in front of him. To what reason, he couldn't figure out.
After an hour of presentations and discussions, the meeting finally ended. Finding the chance to approach Natsume, Koko stood up and was about to go over to the lad when he found his seat empty.
He frowned. Weird. For every meeting Natsume was always the last one to leave the conference room. But this time he was the first one to leave. What really is going on?
Right after the meeting ended, Natsume dashed outside the conference room and back into his own office. He closed the door and went for his couch.
Once he was seated comfortably, he took out his phone, dumped all his folders on the small coffee table in front of him and checked his phone for any new calls or messages.
There is none.
Natsume gritted his teeth as he stood up. He couldn't wait for a call anymore. He have to see them, not later, but right now.
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Youichi paced back and forth inside his room and was lost in his own thoughts. His tablet pc was lying on top of his table beside the bed, alongside a few documents and pictures.
He stared at his phone, itching to call Mikan again. But he knew, she won't answer this time because of the topic of their last conversation.
His thoughts diverted into another solution. Why doesn't he call Aoi and try to convince her into taking him to her brother's condo? But that might sound like he has an agenda.
Well, he does. But nothing perverted, alright.
He approached his table and picked up a certain picture. He frowned. The woman in this picture really looked like Mikan. Even though her face was hidden from the camera, there was a certain pull at his chest that tells him this was her.
And as he picked up another picture, his frown deepened. If she was Mikan, then why the heck was she making out with Natsume in public?
But then, the woman was said to be the lad's girlfriend, so there's nothing wrong with making out together. However, he was talking about Mikan and as far as he know Mikan never likes PDA. Or so he thought.
"Argh, I don't know what to think anymore!" He exclaimed in frustration, throwing his hands on air in exasperation. He then smoothed all of the documents on his table and took his tablet pc out as he went for the living room downstairs.
"Hyuuga Corporation, dominated the business world of car production," Youichi read, sliding his finger on the screen. "Secret affairs of the bachelor in town, Hyuuga Natsume. The business tycoon and his girlfriend. Wait, what the hell is wrong with these lame articles?"
He plopped down on the sofa with a silent thump and reached for the television's remote, turning it on.
"Next is we have Kana Nishino's 'If'!" That was the first thing that welcomed Youichi's ears. He glanced up from his pc and onto the tv screen.
Moshi ano hi no ame ga
Kitto sure chigatteita dake kamo
Itsumo no doori no jikan ni
BASU ga kiteta nara
Kimi to wa deau koto ga nakattanda ne-
Before the song could continue playing, he changed the channel.
"The weather for today is quite moody. It will rain for a period of time starting this minute until after five. There is no storm around Japan but there is a low pressure area at the sea near the southern part of-"
He changed the channel again.
"You cheater!" The woman shrieked in disgust and anger as she slapped the guy. The guy guiltily accepted her attack and looked back with an apologetic look.
"Believe me, my love, there's nothing that happened between us!" The woman shook her head violently, tears flowing down her eyes.
"You are lying! I can't believe I loved someone like yo-"
He changed it again.
-to do before school starts this fall(c'mon Perry!)
So stick with us cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all
So stick with us cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all(Mom! Phineas and ferb are making a title seque-
He changed the channel again. But then he paused.
"-and one dead at an accident between a ten-wheeler truck and a red car-"
And he changed it back, for good.
"-Phineas and Ferb's Lazy Day."
He haven't watch this series for a while now.
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Mikan stared at him. "Are you sure you're not going back with me?" She asked Ruka as the lad went back inside the taxi. He nodded from inside.
"I have an appointment somewhere far, and I don't really wanna trouble you by taking you along with me. And I'm not your employer in the first place, so I can't ask for you anytime I want. And for your fee, I'll give it to Natsume." Ruka said, checking the time in his wristwatch. "So, I have to go now. I'll see you around."
Mikan nodded with a smile. "Thank you. Take care, Ruka-kun." And she stood her until the taxi disappeared from her vision. Breathing in air, she whirled around and went inside the building.
She was already a few steps inside the building when rain started to fall. Glancing outside for a split second, she hurried to the elevator and up to her master's floor.
While inside, the lift, she was lost in her own thoughts. Will her master get mad at her for actually staying last night at Ruka's night? Will he get mad at Ruka instead? Or will he get mad at both of them?
But then, Ruka did ask him that he needed her help in tidying up his house. That should diminish his anger on the both of them.
Or is it jealousy? Mikan nearly laughed. She's getting more and more pathetic. Although she already know deep in her heart that that's what she wanted to happen.
She gasped. Wait, why is she even thinking like this? She was not suppose to feel like this because from the start, what she's doing is just a challenge to satisfy her curiosity.
And that she is not a maid. That this is all going to end. That she is a big, fat liar.
Her chest tightened. Why is she feeling guilty? She hasn't done anything wrong! That's the reason why she is keeping all that people she have met at a good distance. Because once she gets attached, she will only get hurt.
So why is a certain handsome lad managed to break into the wall she tried to build between the two of them?
She snapped back to reality when the elevator stopped with a 'ting' sound. Clearing her head off of troublesome thoughts, she went for the door and opened it with her duplicate key.
And right when she pushed the door open, her eyes instantly widened in shock at the figure standing before her.
"Nat..Natsume." She uttered, staring at the emotionless lad. Natsume stood there, his face void of any expression but his eyes tell otherwise. His burning eyes stared at her with such intensity that she couldn't help but look away.
Mikan shook the sudden feeling of being intimidated and took steps inside, closing the door behind her. "W-Well, aren't you going to work now? It's pretty late for your usual-" She didn't get to finish her sentence because Natsume took huge steps towards her. She could feel her loud and fast heartbeats as she automatically backed away until she bumped against the door frame. She jerked in surprise when he slammed his right hand on the door frame beside her head.
He stared coldly. "Where have you been?" His voice sent chills down her spine for some unknown reason.
"You..already know, so why ask me?" She responded quietly, staring at his broad chest rather than meeting his cold stare. Natsume noticed it and took her chin with his thumb and pointing finger, lifting her head until she could only look at his face.
"Is that a way to greet you master, after disappearing for almost a day without telling me?" Mikan's eyes widened.
"What do you mean without telling you? Ruka called you!" That stopped him. Ruka called him? But he didn't receive any call from the latter since yesterday! And in reality, he was the one trying to connect to the blonde but it was always out of coverage.
He stared at Mikan. No, she's not lying, he could feel it. Then..? His anger suddenly went back. He removed his fingers from under her chin and took her left wrist. "Come with me."
"Wait!" Mikan tried to stop Natsume from dragging her behind, but he was obviously stronger than her. But when he took her inside his room, that's when she started feeling nervous.
Natsume tugged at her hand and she ended up crashing down his bed. She fell down with a silent squeal. Sitting up, she turned her head towards him in a glare. He crossed his arms. "Take off your clothes."
Mikan gaped as she properly sat on the bed. "What did you say?"
"Take off your clothes."
"No!" She exclaimed and stood up. Natsume blocked her before she could even head towards the locked door.
"Then I'll do it." She went horrified when he suddenly pushed her down the bed as he straddled her waist. She shrieked when he grabbed her blouse and yanked it open, the buttons flying everywhere.
"Stop it!" She covered her chest as she tightly closed her eyes, while Natsume turned to her jeans. She tried to stop him by thrashing around, but he caught her off-guard when he gave her a chaste kiss on the lips. It sent her in a daze for a moment, allowing Natsume to remove her jeans, leaving her in her underwear.
And when she finally realized that she was naked, she started scooting away from him. "Don't," She whimpered as he turned her around, inspecting every bit of her exposed skin. When she felt his fingers playing softly around the hook of her bra, that's when her tears started pouring out like a dam.
Natsume froze. He leaned away for a bit from above her and what he saw broke his heart. She was crying, and he was the reason why. He sat up, taking her in his arms as he hugged her. All the anger and frustration he held a while ago came disappearing in a flash. He shushed her, smoothing her hair in a comforting way. "Don't cry, Mikan. Please."
"I told you..to stop! Y-Yet you still took off my clothes.." She hiccuped, her face covered by her both hands. He felt her trembling and couldn't get but feel guilty.
"I can't help it!" He frustratingly muttered against her head. "You've been gone with Ruka for a day, of course it would bother me!" He hugged her tightly as Mikan tried looking up at him, but he ducked his head on her neck, breathing quite ragged. Goosebumps rose in her arms. "If ever I find even a single hickey on your body, I swear I won't be responsible whatever I do to him."
Mikan gasped softly. So the reason why he undressed her was to check if Ruka touched her? Butterflies swarming in her tummy and heart beating loudly, she combed Natsume's silky hair. "But, why would you think Ruka will touch me?"
Natsume lifted his head from her neck and faced her. "Because you are beautiful!" Mikan flushed red.
"Then, now that you didn't find any hickey in me, can I go now?" She asked, squirming on his lap. She was in her underwear so of course she would feel uncomfortable. His answer was wrapping an arm around her waist and whirling them around until they fell back on the bed. Natsume towered over her.
"You can't leave, I still haven't given you your punishment." He said before capturing her lips in a passionate kiss.
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"You've got to be kidding me." Ruka growled as he stared at the person in front of him with an incredulous look. "Natsume will kill me if I do that! No, never."
The person exasperatedly sigh. "Don't you get it? This is for his own good. After this, he will realize a lot of things and then he will change for good. I thought you want what is best for your bestfriend?"
Ruka looked almost angry. "Don't you think that's a bit too much? I'll be betraying him for real! Betraying someone you treat as a real brother is not as easy as you say it! I've done my part, you can't force me anymore." He stood up. The said person panicked and grabbed him by the arm before he could even leave.
"Ruka, just think of what will happen to Mikan-chan! Once she finds out the truth she'll be hurt!"
He narrowed his eyes. "And doing what you wanted me to do won't hurt her? You know what, we should let them do what they are suppose to do. Interfering them won't make everything alright. He sat down once more, his face serious. "Trust him. He is a grown up man capable of knowing what is right and what is wrong."
After a while, the other person let out a defeated sigh. "I'll try, Ruka." Ruka smiled.
"Let's just hope for the best." He stood up. "By the way, I have to go."
The person nodded and watched as Ruka left the cafe. "That's right, I will hope for the best."
"I'm on my way." A pissed off Hotaru answered back with an earpiece on her left ear while driving the car. She was in a bad mood a while ago because Kitsuneme won't stop asking about how her meeting with her "crush" went. And it became worse when a client called saying that there's something wrong with the product that he bought from her company.
Untangling the thing from her ear and practically throwing it on the passenger seat beside her, she focused her attention on the road.
Just to step on the brake too hard, creating a screeching sound as the tires of her car tried to stop from moving forward.
Hotaru gasped for air, too dumbfounded to react. She felt the car already in a steady motion, and after calming her beating heart, her anger flared. Getting out of the car, she went in front to yell at the careless person who suddenly jumped out of nowhere in front of her car.
"You idiot! Are you trying to kill yourself or you are just plain stupid?" She ranted, not even helping the poor guy who was all sprawled on his butt on the cold cement with his blonde hair covering most of his face, groaning.
"I'm sorry. I admit, it's really my fault for not paying attention to where I was heading off." The guy apologized, standing up on his two feet while dusting his clothes off of dust. Hotaru noted that she only stood align to his shoulders. And when she opened her mouth to rant again, her eyes landed on his now visible face.
And her mind blanked out.
Ruka sheepishly scratched his head as he bowed. "I'm really sorry." And when he took a good look at the woman, his eyes widened in recognition. "Aren't you...the one at the airport?" Hotaru slowly nodded. He smiled in amusement. "Wow, we meet again."
"What's your name?" She suddenly blurted out. Ruka blinked.
"Uhm..I'm Ruka," He laid out his hand. "And you?"
Hotaru took his hand, her face void of any expression. "Hotaru Imai. Owner of Imai Facilities."
"Oh. Nice to meet you, Imai-san." He awkwardly broke out, since she just kept on staring at him and it's starting to creep him out. He released her hands. "Uhm, gotta go. Sorry again for earlier." He also did a wave goodbye and didn't wait anymore for her reply as he crossed the streets and ran all the way towards his destination.
'Weird.' He thought. This was the second time she had creeped him out. First, of course, was at the airport.
But that's not important at the moment. His priority now is his bestfriend and his woman. He has to make Natsume realize his feelings sooner before he could break Mikan's heart.
Hotaru stared at the direction where the man, whose name is Ruka, went off to. Curse the heavens and whoever out is there, but is she really feeling giddy like a high school girl who has seen her crush?
She was brought back to reality when a loud honking erupted from behind. She momentarily glared at the man who was poking his head out, probably because her car is on the way and she was standing there looking dumb, before she boarded her car and zoomed to her client's house, her mind flying.
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Mikan turned her head to he side, face flushed as she bit her lip. "N-Nats-mmph..sume.."
Natsume looked up. "Yeah?"
She heatedly glared at him while trying not to blush. "S-Stop it!" Natsume sat up from his position and gave her a look.
"Didn't you hear me? This is your punishment." He was about to return to his former position when Mikan pushed him away.
"Punishment? This is sexual hara-ahh-ssment!" She squirmed as she tried to move away from him, but he hooked her by the waist and covered her body with his. She yelped. "Hey! Get away, you're heavy!" But Natsume ignored it and continued where he left off. What is he doing?
Giving Mikan hickeys.
He licked the skin from the backside of her neck, eliciting a stifled gasp from her, and proceeded on sucking it until it goes all red.
Mikan felt goosebumps rise on her arms as his wandering hands slid down on the sides of her naked waist. She squirmed some more, putting her hands against his chest and tried to push him away. "Natsume!" She half-shrieked, half hissed on his ear. "Get off!"
Pulling away from her skin, he frowned. "What? You don't want this kind of punishment?" She immediately flew her hands on her chest, covering her almost naked body and almost hickey-covered skin from his eyes.
"Of course I don't! This is harassment and most of all embarrassing! I know you enjoyed doing this to other women but don't do it on me because I'm not even your woman!" And right after those words left her mouth, she stiffened. Oops. Way to go, Mikan.
Natsume went silent on top of her, and she regretted ever saying that. She took a glance at him to find him staring hard at her with an unreadable, but somewhat angry face.
"Not my woman?" He muttered with cold amusement. "Right, you're not even my woman yet I'm touching you." He gave her a last, meaningful look before he rose down from the bed.
Mikan stared wide-eyed at his back with a very ugly feeling churning in her stomach. Her chest tightened in a painful knot and her eyes moistened as she sat up. Is he angry?
But then, would an angry person remove his shirt away and unbuckle his belt?
That's when her mind started functioning again as all the pieces came fitting together. She gasped, a hand flying to her mouth as she horrifyingly gazed at the undressing lad. And when his hands flew to his fly, she instantly shot down from the bed and rounded it while shouting, "Natsume, you stupid jerk!"
Natsume stopped from what he was about to do and automatically blocked her way to the door. He pulled his belt and let it fall down on the floor while gazing intensely at her. He let a smirk tug up a corner of his lips and walked up slowly towards her. "I'm what?" She tried to run past him, but he caught her by the waist, wrapping her in his arms. "I said, no one is allowed to leave this room. Especially you. And aren't you inviting me a while ago to make you my woman?"
"No-Mmf!" Came Mikan's muffled voice as he tackled her down on the bed and attacked her lips with a frenzied kiss. He could feel the hair on his arms standing as his topless body molded with hers. And that's when his hormones started raging wild, wanting to be freed from the restraint he's putting up.
"Oh damn." Natsume swore silently against her neck when he realized that he was starting to get hard.
Mikan blushed as she felt something on her thigh. Finding her situation somewhat dangerous now, she decided to change her tactics so that she could finally escape from Natsume's perverted plan.
Natsume noticed that she wasn't struggling anymore and lifted his head to take a good look at her. And he found her staring up at him from under her eyelashes, face flushed and lips swollen with a very alluring look on her face. He clutched the sheets tightly in attempt of not ravishing her in a rough way. "You're not going to try to escape anymore?" He asked in a husky way.
Mikan nodded cutely as her blush, if possible, deepened. Natsume gulped. "Kiss.." She mumbled. "Kiss me again, Natsume."
What was he talking about restraint a while ago? Because he was sure at the moment that was already out of his system as he complied and kissed her again, this time in a gentle and slow manner.
Mikan grinned inwardly. He fell on her trap. Letting him kiss her senseless for a few minutes, her also being distracted for a bit, she started laying out her plan. She put a hand on the back of his neck and with a swift movement, she rolled them on the bed until he goes all the way under her. He didn't even suspect her at her sudden action and was already taking advantage of their new position by roaming his hands all over her exposed skin.
She was fine with it, but when his hands landed on her butt, her instinct kicked in and she ended up biting his tongue. He howled in pain and after a few seconds, she let him go and hurriedly stood away from the bed and ran towards the door. Safe!
Natsume's eyes moistened up at the searing pain on his tongue. He was bending on the bed, a hand covering his hand. He turned to the wide open door and couldn't help but glare on it since the culprit for biting his tongue has already escaped in her own chamber.
She won't get away from this. He will make sure to return what she has done to him. Mark his words.
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I'm evil! I can't believe I really wrote that scene! Imagine my very wide, evil smile as I typed the whole chapter. Haha. XD
This will be my early christmas gift for everyone since I think my next update will happen next year. But you might never know, I suddenly decided to update the next chapter a month later, that will be awesome, right?
And I think we're nearing the next complication in Mikan's secret. Another secret will be added! Woot!
Btw, if you find some mistakes please spare me the review about it! Of course I'll have a one or two mistakes cause I'm not perfect. And consider the rush that I did just to be able to update this. Don't mind the mistakes, just enjoy the story!
Advance Merry Christmas everyone! Please do leave a review:)))