Author: Elle Seren PM
Just a little bit of fluff in which two people realize that even though seven years is a large age gap, love is like catching lightning, it only happens once in awhile so you can't afford to let it go when it comes around! TxTRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Tōya K. & Tomoyo D. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,989 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10-16-10 - Published: 07-14-10 - id: 6142001
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A/N: I've been meaning to write something for CCS for...well, a long time! So here's my little fluff bunny come to life though I vow one day to write something longer involving all the couples! This one is written sort of strangely but I hope it will be alright...The title comes from the lyrics of a song I read not having listened to it and when I looked it up and realized where it was from I was disappointed but whatever, I like the concept of love being like "Catching Lightning". Likely it's only going to be two or three chapters, I'm almost finished writing it already so please enjoy and expect an update soon ;)
Disclaimer: Not mine!
"Hello?" The young woman paced her bedroom, trying not to feel nervous and trying to convince herself that it didn't matter who picked up the phone.
"Kinamoto residence, may I ask whose calling?" She stifled a slight sigh and berated herself. She was so desperate just to hear that voice even for a moment when she should be happy she was talking to her best friend right now!
"Sakura-chan, you know it's me!" She chastised gently in her most light-hearted tone, knowing her happily oblivious friend would never notice.
"Sorry Tomoyo-chan, it's a habit...why are you calling?" Right, that was why she called, not to hear that voice, to confirm plans...sure it was.
"You remember the photo shoot tomorrow?"
"Of course! I promised Tomoyo-chan that I would model for her at least once a month and I will! I want you to be as famous as you can possibly be!" That was good old Sakura-chan, reciting her promise back word for word. Still, she felt the need to explain her reason for calling even though her friend obviously hadn't picked up on anything abnormal.
"Thank you Sakura-chan! I just wanted to make sure you remembered, between exams and Li-Kun you've been very distracted and I know you're only doing this for me because you've never been interested in modeling but you're just so beautiful and nice to have around" –
"Don't be silly, Syaoran understands that I must make time to be with my best friend. I don't mind helping out! But um...Syaoran is visiting family tomorrow so I don't have a ride and you're busy getting ready for the shoot..." So it turned out that it was good she had called, even if her motives weren't absolutely innocent.
"Why don't you ask Touya-kun? I'm sure he can drive you." She hoped the tremor in her voice didn't give her away. No of course not, Sakura wouldn't notice that sort of thing.
"Onii-chan is still mad that I let Syaoran drive me last time, he said he can drive me from now on because I don't need him anymore. I suppose I could call Chiharu-chan but her driving scares me..." Tomoyo's protective instinct jumped. There was no way she was letting Chiharu drive Sakura-chan anywhere!
"Perhaps...perhaps I could try convincing him," She said slowly, trying to convince herself that this had everything to do with saving Sakura from Chiharu's driving skills or lack thereof and nothing to do with hearing and maybe even seeing that person.
"Would you Tomoyo-chan? That would be great! Onii-chan never says no to you." The supposedly oblivious one's giggles sounded very suspicious but maybe it was just the connection? She felt her heart sink, knowing that if Sakura had noticed her feelings then there was no way that person hadn't.
"Eh? I have no idea what you're talking about Sakura-chan!" She would deny it until her dying day; this was just a simple little secret that no one ever needed to know about, not even her best friend. Still, she was glad no one could see the obvious blush she could feel crossing her face.
"It's obvious Onii-chan has a soft spot for Tomoyo-chan. He's only ever nice to me when you're around. I'll call him right now!" It was on the tip of her tongue to tell her not to but that silly fluttering feeling inside stopped her.
"Onii-chan! Phone!" Her voice was so cheerful and oblivious; there was no way she could know...
"Hello?" There was a faint rustling of papers being moved and then that voice so deep she could swim in it, so beautiful she would sing to it. All these sappy thoughts! Back to what she had called for.
"Hello Touya-kun, it's me, Tomoyo," She said hoping he wouldn't hear the tremble of her voice the way Sakura did. He had always been far more perceptive then his sister though.
"Daidouji-san, I would know your voice, you don't need to introduce yourself," He told her gently, but she knew it was just the phone connection. No matter what Sakura said, he was no easier on her then he was on anyone else.
"I'm sorry Touya-Kun...and I'm sorry to interrupt, I'm sure you were working hard. I just needed to ask you something," She said in her most polite voice to hide her emotions. She really did feel bad interrupting; he was always working at his part time jobs and studying when he was home.
"No need to worry Daidouji-san, I was almost finished for the evening. What can I do for you?" She frowned at the phone, hearing how equally polite he was being. Just because she didn't want him to know how she felt didn't mean she didn't want to know how he felt!
"Tomoyo," She blurted.
"Nani?" He sounded confused and she felt the heat rising in her face once again. She never blurted things out! How did he do this to her? Was it because he was so much older than her?
"Ah, um, that's not what I meant to ask it's just...y-you could call me by my first name...if you wanted," She stammered horribly sounding like the silly school girl she was. Even at seventeen he saw her just like his little sister –a cute space cadet that he would protect but that was all.
"Tomoyo...chan?" He said uncertainly and the adorable tone of voice he used when he said it made her want to squeal and jump up and down with the warm fuzzy feeling but that would only reinforce the idea of her being a silly school girl with a silly school girl crush.
"Thank you, I don't feel like I'm talking to a stranger anymore!" She said cheerfully instead and they both laughed letting the awkward nervousness fade between them. Still the feeling of wanting to bounce with happiness didn't go away as her face glowed with her smile. It was a good thing he couldn't see it through the phone.
"So what did you really want to ask me?" He asked, carrying the conversation smoothly. It was one of the many things she liked about him, conversations never felt awkward with him. When she had liked Eriol-kun in her younger years she never knew what to say when he grew silent and she always seemed to be making up the conversations.
They had dated a little a couple years ago but they grew apart romantically though they were still good friends. He was the only person who knew of her strange new feelings. In many ways she trusted him more than anyone else because of that.
"I know Sakura-chan offended you last time when she let Li-kun drive her to my photo shoot but I haven't seen her face to face in a long time and I was hoping to see y –ehm, her and it would be nice to see you again to...so I was hoping maybe you could" –
"Of course I would drive her." She blinked in surprise as he cut her off with his quick answer.
"Really? That's great Touya-Kun! Thank you so much, I'm in your debt from now on!" She beamed happily, not forgetting what Sakura had said about his soft spot for her. Could it possibly be true?
"I'm sure you'll be able to pay it back," He assured her with a slight chuckle that made her shiver with happiness.
"So I'll see you tomorrow at noon?" She asked after a slight pause.
"I could come earlier and we could get lunch?" He offered and firecrackers went off inside her stomach. The way he said we...it was easy to imagine having lunch with him without Sakura as cruel as that seemed to her best friend.
"Of course, I would enjoy that...and I'm sure Sakura would too..." She added on the end, hoping her disappointment didn't show through.
"Feh, she loves food no matter what. Talk to you later, Dai –um, Tomoyo-chan," He corrected himself in an almost shy voice despite the way he teased his sister even when she wasn't around.
"Can I talk to Sakura-chan before you hang up?" She should probably tell her friend about the change of plans.
"Sure. Kaijou!" She giggled at his pet name for his sister who she could hear yelling from downstairs at him for calling her that. "Bye Tomoyo-chan," He said in a much quieter voice to her then the sound of a phone passing hands was heard. She thrilled internally at his tone.
"He makes me so angry Tomoyo-chan!" Sakura was pouting furiously but her anger never lasted long, Tomoyo knew. Touya was one of the few people who could even make her angry.
"I'm sure he was just teasing you in a loving way. I'll protect you from him tomorrow so don't worry. I got him to say he'd drive you and you guys are going to come early for lunch, okay?"
"Why am I not surprised..."
"I'm sorry, I can cancel if you want, I just wanted, um, more time with you!" Tomoyo said, feeling bad for twisting her friends arm that way.
"That's not what I meant, I'm glad to eat lunch with you Tomoyo-chan! Syaoron says I should stand up for myself though. I wonder what would bother my brother." The girl actually sounded like she was pondering this to Tomoyo's disbelief. She'd have to have a serious conversation with Syaoron!
"Do you know who Onii-chan's number one person is?" She asked innocently.
"Well he always gets on my nerves about Syaoron..."
"W-why would I know his number one person?" Tomoyo stammered obviously, feeling flustered and embarrassed at the mere mention. "I thought it was...Yukito-san?" She added, swallowing hard on the bitter feeling when she said that name.
"No, my brother told me he loves Yukito-san like I love him," Sakura responded cheerfully and Tomoyo felt relief wash through her.
"I don't know his number one person than..." Tomoyo trailed off, feeling slightly miserable. She pulled up the memory of him calling her Tomoyo-chan, trying to cheer herself up.
"I'm lucky that my number one person is Syaoron, neh? He's so sweet and wonderful...hey Tomoyo-chan, you never told me who your number one person is. It's not Eriol-kun is it?" She was mildly horrified by the genuine concern in her friend's voice. She didn't really think she still had feelings for one of her best friends did she?
"No! I definitely do not have those feelings for Eriol-kun anymore. My number one person is...someone very special," She admitted slowly, hoping Sakura wouldn't press her.
"Will you tell me tomorrow if I tell you a secret?" She persisted but her words did make Tomoyo curious.
"I would have told you anyways, you're my best friend but I would like to hear this secret!" Of course she would have told her eventually...but only if she asked like she did now. She felt her heart sink. Sakura wouldn't understand her having feelings for her older brother.
"Alright, see you tomorrow Tomoyo-chan!" She had to smile at how excited she sounded though.
"Bye Sakura-chan!" The beautiful dark haired girl hung up the phone with a soft sigh.
On the other end, Sakura also hung up her phone, sighing as well only with relief.
"There, I did it! That was scary, Tomoyo-chan is so smart, I thought for sure she'd figure it out."
"You were way too obvious. You're lucky she didn't get suspicious, kaijou."
"You said you wouldn't call me that anymore if I helped you!"
"You haven't found out who her number one person is. I'll stop when I know his...or her...name."
"No promises about the brat."
"Onii-chan!" He just laughed as she glared and planted her hands on her hips. Even after growing up a bit she still wasn't very fierce compared to her older and stronger brother. Finally she sighed and let her hands drop when he looked away.
"Onii-chan..." She said again in a more thoughtful voice. "Tomoyo-chan is your number one person right? That is why you want me to find out who her number one person is, isn't it?"
Despite being a space cadet she loved her best friend and brother and noticed the way they seemed so comfortable around each other. Tomoyo had always been way too mature for boys her age, and seven years might have been a big gap but at seventeen she had become a woman both in body and mind.
She could see the way Touya looked at her nowadays, caught between being uncomfortable with his feelings for someone so much younger than him and the feelings them self.
Touya just put a hand to her head and mussed her hair without looking at her. It was the closest he would ever come to admitting his feelings for one Tomoyo Daidouji to anyone other than himself.
A/N: Hope I didn't make anyone sick with the fluffiness of this chapter! Anyways, update coming soon; I'd really like reviews to tell me how I'm doing! No one improves without CONSTRUCTIVE criticism and nobody would want to write if they never received compliments.