|Lessons in Love
Author: Cherry268 PM
Haruhi finds out that she needs a tutor so that she can stay at the academy! She doesn't have the money to hire a tutor and her only friends are in the host club. Only one man is smart enough to help her, but will she be willing to pay his price?Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Haruhi F. & Kyōya O. - Chapters: 23 - Words: 32,617 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 216 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 11-19-11 - Published: 12-13-10 - id: 6553338
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Just so all of you know, I follow the anime...so for those of you following the manga I'm sorry. I also have eliminated Eclair completely (since I actually feel her part was unnecessary) so the way everyone found out that Haruhi was a girl was because that night they had her dress up as a girl because they felt it was time to give up on the game. People were upset, but the host club took the blame and smoothed everything over with their charm. In fact, now there are even more customers coming in to the host club because there are boys coming in (including Ritsu Kasanoda) requesting Haruhi. Although this has caused some trouble (especially since non of the guys like seeing other men get close to Haruhi) they have all somehow managed thus far. I know that in my previous story Uki Doki Memorial that I had Kyouya tutor Haruhi, so part of this may sound a little familiar. However, just so you know, this story will be different! You'll have to judge for yourself whether or not you like it. Oh, and bear in mind that my first chapter always seems to suck no matter what I do, so please read on to at least chapter 2 before you decide that you dislike it okay? Loves and kisses to you all!
Disclaimer: I do not own anything but my own twisted imagination. I have kidnapped these characters and forced them all to temporarily do my bidding! Muah ha ha ha ha!
"So Haruhi, how did it go?" They were, of course, asking her about how her meeting with Tamaki's father had gone. While he didn't blame her for her cross dressing misadventure, he did have a serious problem with her grades. It just so happened that she was not at the top of her class, which was a requirement for her scholarship, so technically speaking she should be kicked out of Ouran Academy. Happily though, she was just being put on academic probation. She could still continue her education here at Ouran, provided she keep a log of her study time, meet with a tutor at least three times a week, and get the number one position in her class next time. If she could fulfill all of these requirements, then all would be fine; if not then it was the end of her days at Ouran.
"That's no good though! What happens if you can't maintain your grades? Daddy won't allow for his darling daughter to be kicked out!" Everyone in their little circle looked depressed by the thought and for some reason, it made her feel better. "Well, if it's just a matter of making sure that nobody else gets better grades than you then I'm sure the twins would be up for a little fun." Hikaru and Kaoru smiled evilly as they thought about everything they could do to the one who had beaten Haruhi's grades. "His name is Kazukiyo Soga right? Yeah, the scardy cat from the Halloween test of courage who had a crush on Momoka Kurakano. We could definitely play with him for a little while; it would be a fun game."
Once the Hitachiin brothers got started on something, they wouldn't stop until they were bored with it. She almost felt sorry for poor Kazukiyo since his extreme reactions would just be fuel to the fire, but then again, she could probably use all the help she could get. Now that the competition was taken care of she just needed to find a tutor. Her eyes immediately turned to Kyouya and she almost regretted it. He was looking right at her as if he expected her to ask. Damn him for being so smart anyway! If it were Honey or Mori, they would help her out no questions asked, but with Kyouya there was always a price.
She was loath to ask him for help, but she really didn't see another option. Honestly, who else could she ask for help? Plus, it wasn't like she could afford to pay for a personal tutor three times a week and the only friends she had were in the host club. "Hey Kyouya senpai, do you think that maybe you could be my tutor?" There, she'd asked. "Possibly, we'll have to discuss it later. As it is, we're all going to be late to class if we don't leave now."
"I won't allow it! Mother will just hurt my poor little Haruhi!" Tamaki was, of course, shaking Haruhi and trying to convince her that getting tutored by "Mother" wouldn't be good for her. Why is it that he was always being referred to as "Mother" around here? Honestly, he was tempting to start charging for every time he was called some derivative of that word. It was an interesting idea, although he doubted it would be very lucrative.
He had already decided that he would tutor Haruhi for no other reason than the headache he would get if she was kicked out. Plus it meant his lack of involvement in any torture that befell that Kazukiyo fellow. More than likely, he wouldn't actually have to tutor her anyway. Haruhi was bright, she just needed his name and, more than likely, his father's signature stating that she came over three times a week. Although it meant speaking to his father, he hoped it would only be the one time and that any further interaction would be between Haruhi and his father; he doubted it though. He could already feel a headache coming on just from thinking about it.
"This is your house!" Haruhi hadn't exactly been comfortable sharing a limo with Kyouya to his home, but he had insisted that if he was going to tutor her that they would need to speak with his father about it first. She didn't exactly like the idea, but when he explained that they would probably need his father's signature for Kyouya's tutoring she'd looked at the paperwork she'd received and sure enough, a parental signature was required. She'd only meet Yoshio Ootori one time and that was when he'd slapped Kyouya and she'd talked back to him. She hoped her first impression didn't give him any reason to refuse.
Yoshio Ootori was sitting inside his office when not only his son, but Haruhi Fujioka walked in. Considering the fact that he had already voiced his opinion about Kyouya marrying this young lady to his rival Yuzuru Suoh, it was very interesting to see the two of them together. He doubted that they were coming to him to proclaim any marital intentions, but the fact that they were together without the rest of the "host club" following behind them was enough to lessen the headache he'd had moments ago. "Kyouya, Ms. Fujioka, what can I do for you?"
"It seems Haruhi's grades dropped to where she is no longer the top student in her year. Since this is a violation of her scholarship with Ouran, it has put her into a situation where she must have a tutor three times per week in order to continue attending Ouran Academy." So, she needed tutoring. Yoshio frowned his dismay. It wouldn't due for Kyouya to marry someone who couldn't meet his own stringent standards. Allowing her grades to slip was a major flaw that he would never tolerate with his sons. True, she didn't know that he was holding such high standards for her, but he did. The woman that Kyouya married would have to be exceptional; he didn't want stupid grandchildren.
"I assume you need a parental signature in order for this tutoring to be accepted." At Haruhi's nod, he adjusted his glasses in a fashion eerily similar to Kyouya's and continued. "Should the Ootori group have any involvement with something, then perfection is required. If my son is to tutor you then I expect your grades to be flawless. Kyouya, I expect you know what you're asking; any failure on her part will reflect poorly on you."
"Of course father." Outwardly he was calm, but he was fuming on the inside! Dammit! He should have realized that his father would use this as yet another opportunity to make him succeed! Now rather than quietly letting her study he would actually have to attempt to teach her anything and everything! He already spent long hours into the night working, now he'd have even less sleep! Oh yes, he'd make her pay for this dearly! "Very well, leave me your paperwork and I'll review it. You may as well go and get started. Come by my office when you're finished and I'll have it filled out for you." With that they were dismissed and Kyouya walked out of his father's office.
Yoshio smiled at how well this should all pan out. There was no way that Kyouya would allow her grades to fall now. Plus, it practically assured that she was able to keep the high marks that he would require of her. It was like he was getting his son to groom her for her future roll here! He smiled to himself at how easy it would be. As the two of them spent more time together then surely they would form a closer bond. He'd have to arrange for some parties to fall on the days that she was to have tutoring. He wondered if Kyouya would pick up on his schemes. Since he'd raised his son to hope that he may one day be the head of this family then there was a possibility that he'd find out, but then again, he had years of catching up to do. Yoshio had been playing this game for almost his entire life. He'd find a way to make it work.