Author: tinkertot95 PM
What happens...when two rivals are forced to be married for a school project? What if it turns out...they don't really hate each other as much as they think. HikaruXOc T for some profane language but I'll try to keep it to a minimumRated: Fiction T - English - Hikaru H. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,232 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 05-11-11 - Published: 03-30-11 - id: 6857077
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Me: I HAVE NOT DIED! DO NOT WORRY!
Hinata: Just hush and get on with it.
Me: Sorry for the long delay, I've not had any inspiration and...I'm learning to write in a new style for a new story I'm going to work on! YAY!
Hinata and Hikari: Have fun!
"Satoshi, tell me what's better than a Friday night without the baby?" We're both sitting on the couch with giant bowls of strawberry ice cream.
"Next Friday, when it'll be your birthday and we'll get cake AND giant bowls of strawberry ice cream."
"Right you are. Man...I figured Hikaru would ask me to keep Rika tonight. I know he had something to do with his mom."
"Tonight is your spa night. I made sure he was aware of that." He pops his knuckles and I sit up from my lounging position.
"You didn't...threaten him did you?" He shakes his head no. "Oh...okay" I let out the breath that had caught in my throat. "Threatening people is wrong and when something is wrong you don't do it. That's just the way things are done."
"Yes elder Hinata." I punch him in the arm lightly. "What do you want for your birthday? I've already interrogated Hikari, but you've been avoiding that topic."
"I want nothing but your love" He shakes his head and glomps me, we wrestle for a bit before I totally lay him out.
"What's wrong?" He asks sitting up. I sit up across from him and sit criss cross applesauce style and look down at my hands.
"Life's complicated." He sits waiting for me to continue. "I have mixed emotions...about the Hitachiin boy."
"What kind of mixed feelings?" Satoshi passes me my ice cream from where I had abandoned it and I stab at it with my spoon.
"Well...a part of me wants to hate him still. I don't even know why. Then another part of me wants to be his friend. Then there is a third part of me who doesn't know if her friendly feelings are more than friendly if you catch my drift."
"So, you like him." I feel my face form into a mask of shock. The thought had crossed my mind quite a bit the past few days.
"I don't know..." I answer honestly. Satoshi has Takashi's knack for looking past how things seem, and catching deeper meanings behind certain words.
"It's okay, you don't have to think about it if you don't want to. I do know that you can't ignore it. That never works because eventually it comes back to bite you." I nod and take a bite of ice cream.
"When did you get so wise?" I look up at him again and he just shrugs. I smile and we go back to watching TV mindlessly.
~Time Skip-Monday, lunch time~
"Hey Haruhi" I sigh moving to sit next to her. I pull out my lunch box and pull my bottled water out next, twisting off the cap and taking a sip before dumping my little lemonade single thingy into it and shaking it up.
"Hi Hinata. How are you doing today?" She asks kindly. I wonder why she's being so nice, we never really talk.
"I'm doing alright thanks, I'm a little stressed about that math test coming up." She takes the lid off of her lunch box and takes out her chop sticks.
"I think you'll do alright. Hikaru tells me your really good at keeping your head during tests...while your sister...has a spaz attack" I smile.
"Yeah, my sister is a spaz." I turn to pick up Rika and frown as I don't see the baby seat...The child development teacher is going to be out for a long time, so the project is over. I sort of miss Rika. Even though she was a baby doll.
"So, I heard about Rika. I'm sorry" Haruhi says between a bite of rice. I smile sadly and nod. Of course Hikaru's already told her all about it.
"Yeah, it's alright though. That's less time Hikaru has to spend with me. So I guess he'll probably be in a better mood." I smile, trying to convince myself that it's not a bad thing. It really isn't. This will give me time to cure myself of my irrational emotions.
"Believe it or not he doesn't really hate you as much as he acted. He's just not good at expressing his feelings."
"Hey Haruhi...do you feel like I take away from you...I mean like when we moved here...did you feel left out in any way?" She laughs.
"Actually no. Since you got here. Hikaru and Kaoru have indulged themselves in harassing you instead of me."
"Glad to be of assistance." I say dryly. Then we both laugh. "Twins looking evil at two 'o' clock." We can't get out of there in time.
"Well well, If it isn't two of our favorite people." They say in unison. I raise my eyebrow at them.
"What do you want? I'm not in the mood for sexual harassment." I say quite bluntly. "I'm sure Haruhi doesn't appreciate it either."
~Super Hikaru P.O.V.!~
Kaoru and I shrug, linking arms and looking casual. I try to keep my face straight...but it's difficult when Hinata looks that cute...She has a white ribbon in her dark hair today and it leads me to believe that Hikari got a hold of her. Regardless of why, she's looking adorable.
"My eyes are right here Hikaru. I said what do you want? Haruhi and I are trying to enjoy our lunch in peace." Hinata's face holds the tell-tale signs that she's holding back a blush. I smirk at her and her eyes narrow in agitation.
"We just thought we'd see if you two wanted to join us for lunch." I say with a shrug. Kaoru glances at me sideways.
"Yeah, we didn't know if you two were lonely or not. So we thought we'd come and see." He says, the same smirk on his face.
"We're fine." She says defiantly setting her jaw. "I'm still mad at you for faking that stupid fight. You made me feel really bad."
"If it'll get them to leave us alone at a later date, I don't see why we shouldn't let them join us..." Haruhi says, looking almost as agitated as Hinata.
"That's true...it's like my method with Tamaki-senpei. Let him dote and he'll leave you alone for longer amounts of time."
"I don't understand how you can do that...It drives me crazy." Haruhi says with a laugh. I think it's funny how much they agree on.
"Uncle Takoji used to dote on me...so I'm used to it by now." She shrugs. "Anyway, I guess it wouldn't be too bad if we joined you. What do you say Haruhi?"
"Alright." They pack up their lunches and walk with us to the lunch room where the rest of the club is. Mori-senpei exchanges a look with Haruhi for a moment.
"Look Takashi! It's Haru-chan and Hina-chan!" Honey-senpei says running over and hugging Hinata. I wish I could hug her without her potentially killing me. Oh, sweet victory. I hate to say I told you so...oh who am I kidding? I love saying I told you so. You like Hinata. Shut up subconscious. I admit it. I like Hinata...there...I thought it. Hikari gives me a look then nods her head in the direction of the seat beside Hinata. I sit down, and Kaoru sits down on my other side. Moral support is always good.
"Takashi, is it too late for me to join kendo?" The very thought of it horrifies me...small Hinata...against some of those people.
"No, not at all. You could come by today after class." I hide my shock pretty well apparently. "We can go out for ice cream afterward." She smiles, her eyes closing and her face losing all traces of agitation.
"Sure, that sounds like fun." She opens up her lunch again and begins eating. "Hikaru, why are you watching me like a creeper?"
"It's not my fault, you have something on your face." I wipe her chin with a napkin...of course there was nothing there.
"You should have told me. Have I been walking around with that on my face for that long! Ahh!" She has a miniature spaz attack.
"No, you must have gotten it on your face when you took the lid off your bento." Mori-senpei saves me cooly. I sigh in relief.
"So Hina-chan, Hika-chan. Takashi and I have to get to the restaurant early! Do you mind if Hika-kun and Kao-chan pick you up Friday?"
"That's fine by me." Hikari smiles. "What should we wear?" I pretend to be preoccupied with fixing the sleeve of my blazer.
"What about the new dresses that you just received from England?" Mori-senpei offers in his monotone voice. Kaoru and I exchange looks before we stand up.
"We'll see you all later. We have some...business to attend to." We say together before walking off. We hear the questions but we ignore them.
"So, we're going to design their dresses right?" Kaoru asks and I nod, a grin forming on my face. "So...what do you suggest?" We head for the class room and get to work.
~End Super Hikaru POV!~
"What do you mean we have to change! I spent an hour working on making my make up perfect for THIS dress! I think we look just fine!" I shout angrily at the twins. "I agreed to go to dinner, what more do you want from me?" The garment bag is shoved into my arms.
"Our Mom made it especially for you. Would you want to hurt her feelings?" They ask in unison. I sigh and head off to change. I walk into my bedroom and help my sister zip up her new dress. It's really pretty. It is a deep red color that makes her green eyes pop.
"Hinata hurry up! We're going to be later." She says unzipping my current plain black dress and helping me into my own new dress. It's similar to hers, but it has butterflies fluttering down the skirt.
"Wow...this is really pretty." I step into my heels before admiring myself in the mirror. I actually look...pretty. We head downstairs and the boys gape at us, sort of like fish. "Jaws off the ground gentlemen." I take Hikaru's arm. "At least pretend not to stare." We leave the house and get into the limo.
"This better not be a trick." I say, walking carefully. They put blind folds on us. "Just know that I have one-hundred and seventy-two per-determined escapes routes for just about everywhere."
"Yeah right." Hikaru says leading me by my arms. Oddly enough he is being gentle with me. I appreciate that fact...not that I would let him know.
"She really does. I helped plan some of them." Hikari says. She's as blind as I am. I was suspicious as soon as they said the word blind fold. I don't think that a dinner should be kept such a secret.
"I wouldn't doubt it Hikaru...she does seem like that type of person." Kaoru says from my right. I feel my cheeks flush with anger.
"What kind of type would that be Kaoru Hitachiin! Let go of me Hikaru so I can kick your brother's butt!"
"Chill out." Hikaru says, I'm assuming putting himself in between Kaoru and I. He knows very well that even blind I'd be able to get to him. "Step up." He orders, keeping me steady. I hear Kaoru give my sister similar orders.
"Hikaru, where are we going? These heels are really starting to kill my feet. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep this up."
"We're almost there, stop complaining." I stomp in where I'm guessing his foot is. "You missed."
"I'll be careful not to next time." I say through my teeth. He chuckles and keeps walking. I sigh impatiently.
"We're almost there." He says, being less rude this time. I fold my arms over my chest and pick up the skirt of my dress to make walking a bit easier.
"That is all you had to say." I hear Hikari and Kaoru laughing quietly. Suddenly we stop. It's dark when the blind fold is gently removed. Two doors open to a dark room. I feel a gentle push at the small of my back, so I walk forward carefully. In the little light there is I find Hikari's hand and we advance slowly together. Suddenly, there's a spotlight on us.
"Happy Birthday!" Low lighting reveals a whole bunch of people below us. We are up on the balcony in on of the many dance halls of Ouran Academy. Hikaru appears on my side and he rushes me down the left stair case. I look over my shoulder to see Kaoru ushering my sister down the right one. My face must look really shocked.
"Was this the plan all along?" I ask holding up my skirt so that I don't trip over it. Hikaru has a mischievous grin on his face.
"Yup, we wanted to surprise you for your birthday. So we put this together. Everyone in the club." We get to the bottom of the stairs.
"Kyouya...you too?" He shrugs, and tries to look smug. I put my hands on my hips and smile up at him.
"It is a way to say thank you for all of the business that you've brought in." His tone is so matter of fact.
"You know that you love me Kyouya, don't deny it." I hug him, then I move onto hug the rest of the club.
"Let the festivities begin!" Tamaki says in his noble host voice. I laugh and look around, smiling.
"Would you like to dance?" Some guy that I don't even know walks over to me. Before I can answer, I'm being spun. A hand guides mine to his shoulder and another grabs my hand and the other goes to my waist.
"Smooth." I say honestly impressed. Then I look up to see who it is. "Hikaru?" I ask in shock. How did I not realize it?
"Mori-senpei suggested that I intervene. That guy is a scum bag." He says with a shrug. I fight against a blush successfully.
"I can take care of myself...but thanks." He spins us around and we dance for a while. He seems to be deep in thought.
"No problem..." He shakes his head slightly, as if clearing it. "That dress looks good on you by the way." There's no hope of fighting the blush that comes from the compliment.
"You don't look so bad yourself. Black is a good color on you." I counter. He turns a light shade of pink.
"Thanks...so I saw you talking to Ryuu on Wednesday...what was that about?" I frown. This isn't the first time that this has been brought up. First Hikari, then Kaoru and now him?
"I wish that people would leave me alone about it...I'm allowed to have other friends too." He looks slightly ticked off.
"I thought that you were my friend Hinata." I sigh, almost angrily and fight to keep my composure.
"I am your friend Hikaru. I just wish that you, Kaoru and my sister would stop grilling me about Ryuu, we're just friends."
"We wouldn't grill you if it weren't so suspicious. I mean seriously, what sane man would want to be just friends with you?"
"Just leave me alone about it Hikaru." I stop and a couple bumps into us. "Thanks for the dance." I walk away, wiping at my eyes.
"Bonsoir Mademoiselle. Care to dance?" Tamaki-senpei asks holding out his hand to me. I accept it and he spins me into a dance. "Pretty young ladies shouldn't cry on their birthday." He offers gently. I quickly wipe my eyes, careful of the makeup.
"It's just Hikaru being a jerk. It's nothing new to me Senpei. Don't worry about it." His eye soften in understanding.
"You really like him don't you?" He spins me and we dance for a while. I ponder my answer to his question.
"I might have a particular fancy for the boy..." I say stubbornly. I will not admit that out loud...that I like Hikaru. Satoshi couldn't even get me to say it, and he sat on me and tickled me until I was crying from laughing so hard.
"Why don't you talk to him about it? Yes, I am aware that you two are both terrible with emotions...DADDY SAYS NO!" Tamaki lets go of me and stomps off to save Haruhi from being harassed by the twins. I sigh and head off to one of the many tables sat up around the dance floor.
"Hey." The taller of my cousins sets a crystal glass of punch down in front of me before sitting down facing me.
"Hey Takashi, thanks." I take a drink and sigh, resting my face on my hand. He pats my head, careful of my hair.
"You look beautiful." I bark a laugh and then groan. "What's the matter? You seem upset." I look at him.
"It doesn't matter." I say glumly. "I could be the most beautiful woman in all the world and it still wouldn't matter."
"You know...there is someone here who thinks that...you just need to realize that...and be confident. It's your birthday, you should enjoy yourself."
"I am enjoying myself." I scoff sitting up. He gives me a look. We sit like this for a while. Me puffing out like some kind of bird and Takashi...giving me a skeptical look. "Oh shut up." I sigh resting my head in my hand again. "I just don't want to dance with random guys."
"You don't have to. This night is about you." Takashi stands up and offers me his hand. I accept it and we spin onto the dance floor. Ever since we were old enough to dance. Takashi would always help me with my dancing. His talent always made me push myself to do better. We dance for a while before the weird fan girls start to get antsy.
"Have fun." I say ducking under his arm. "I'm going to see a man about a horse." I wave and walk off in search of Hikaru.
"Hey, Hinata have you seen Hikaru?" Kaoru grabs my elbow. I shake my head, a frown making itself prominent on my face.
"No, that's who I'm looking for too...You look over there. I'll take this side." I take charge. He nods and we go off in search. I go to the outside balcony and see Hikaru with another girl.
"Hikaru...I know that you shouldn't get involved with girls and all...but I just can't stand it anymore. I know you feel it too. The way you always look at me in class...and at the club...I know that you love me too." A pretty blonde girl stands on her toes to kiss him. I turn and run away. I shove through the crowds. I pull my cellphone out from my bra and call my driver.
"I'll be waiting in front of the gates." I say trying to keep my composure. I hang up and replace my phone. I hear shoes clicking against the ground. It sounds like whoever it is will be here any moment. I kick off my heels and break into a run to get to the front gate. I'm thankful to see my limo pulling up. I tear open the door and jump in. I don't look out the window on the way home. When I get home I go to my uncle's office. "I'm going to move back to England with my father."
"Are you sure that's what you want?" He asks looking slightly shocked. I nod. "Why don't you get some sleep and decide in the morning?"
"I just want to get out of here." I say, my voice trembling. "Tonight." He stands up and walks over to me.
"I wish you would stay, but I can't keep you here." He puts an arm around my shoulders and we start walking. "I'll arrange things...you can get cleaned up." I nod.
"Thank you." I hug him hard before heading upstairs to get into the shower. I ditch the dress in my room and get into my robe. A maid walks in and curtseys to me before starting to pack my things. I thank her quietly before grabbing the clothes I'd picked out and heading to the bathroom. After I shower, all of my things are packed. I write short letters to my sister and cousins before I head downstairs and get into the limo. The drive to the airport is quiet. I get on the plane and leave Japan behind.