|The path of the heiress
Author: Faustine Jeanne PM
With her father losing his enterprise, Lili's fight to avenge her father against the Zaibatsu begins. But with different encounters on the way, will she still be able to?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Lili R. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,902 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 05-27-12 - Published: 05-03-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8081490
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Writer Trivia!: The chapter name is actually supposed to be title of the story. But ideas drifted so i scratched it off :P
Update: I'm not going to post in a while maybe after this chapter or if i can, the next one cause I'm in the middle of IGCSEs and so sorry :( . Sorry for the lack of romance but this chapter and the next ones will sure appear! I promise! I just wanted it to be a bit light on the first few chapters and not get straight to the point. But this time, to the best of my abilities in writing (lol) , I'll try to add juicy stuff. I'm thinking of doing 10-12 chapters? So I could take time in Lili's character development. And also I'll probably make the chapters longer, so forgive me :P.
Oh! By the way, how does a side-story of supporting characters sound? :) If there are any typos or errors, please tell me :)
Enjoy the story!
" Sebastian, it's time you had a break. You have been working so hard back at home and prepared everything for me to go places and doing favors for me. I need you to enjoy your life than taking dull orders from me. I worry about your health and welfare. And now your back here in Japan, I want you to satisfy yourself a bit more. Alright?" said Lili.
That morning, Sebastian came back from his whole day off the day before. He was supposed to be back at night but his brother and sister-in-law forced him to stay and rest. He apologized countless times when he came back to the hotel and met Lili in her room who was fixing up her bed.
"Oh Miss Lili, I can't! Not after yesterday! I can't-"
"Sebastian, that's an order. If you don't want me to get mad at you, then follow my instructions." Lili said sternly.
A look of worry came to Sebastian's face, "No, Miss Lili! Please! I have to look after you! What if you get hurt? Or something happens? Mr. Rochefort will get mad at you and me! I don't want to upset your father when he hears your hurt!"
" I won't get hurt, Sebastian! Please, calm yourself down. I could take care of myself now. Don't worry. Here, since your so persistent, how about this idea? I'll have your enjoy yourself here in Japan and stay with your relatives. In return, go here only in the weekends and weekdays IF I really need you. You know when that comes right?. Please accept this offer, Sebastian."
The butler had mixed feelings about the suggestion. He of course missed his family in Japan, but at the same time, his lady's safety was an important factor as well. I do see Miss Lili in the weekends so I don't think I should really be worried about that. Besides, the fights are going to be broadcasted everywhere, so that means can watch Miss Lili at most times. "Well...If you say so Miss Lili. Though I will come unexpectedly sometimes. But I know that you Miss Lili will sense that. All right Miss Lili, before I leave, I'll just make final arrangements so you could be comfortable in the hotel." said the butler.
"All right. Carry on then. And please Sebastian, do relax on your holiday!" Lili ordered.
Sebastian nodded and thank his lady again and went on with the arrangements.
Sigh. He can be like father sometimes. Worrying over nothing.
Lili looked down at her bedside table and saw her cellphone ringing. It was Asuka. What, pray tell, does she want now?
"Hello. This is Lili Rochefort speaking."
Asuka's voice was loud and the background seemed to be very noisy. " And this Asuka Kazama speaking. Does her ladyship have time to go tour around the district of Harajuku?" a mocking tone present in her voice.
"Asuka, please stop that. It doesn't suit you at all. Anyhow, I'm actually quite free. And where are you? The background is hurting my ears." Lili complained.
" Oh, I'm just here in the lobby." Her voice was louder than before and somehow Lili heard crashes in background. " Wow, there goes the glass door. Anyways, I'll be right in front of the main entrance. See you!"
Click. Lili closed her phone and was about to proceed to her door when she thought of something. She opened up her phone again and dialed on speed number.
"Hello, Sebastian? Don't leave just yet. I've got something to do for you today. You might want to call Yoshitaka-san."
MGH main entrance
" Lili! What took you so long? " shouted Asuka as she spotted Lili walking towards her. Asuka waited for 20 minutes and she could not believe how long this girl was preparing just to go to Harajuku.
Lili saw Hwoarang standing behind Asuka. Looking impatient as well.
" Oi, princess! Don't make me and this idiot wait this long again. It took you that damn long to go down?" Hwoarang accused.
Lili looked amused. " Well I never recalled Asuka mentioning YOU would come along. I thought it was only me and Asuka and so I thought It'd be alright if I was a bit late since it was her."
" Hey you two. What the hell are you talking about m-"
Asuka stopped at her sentence and saw an old man wearing a butlers' uniform walking towards their direction.
"Miss Lili! Miss Lili! I'm here!"
Lili looked around to see Sebastian who looked quite happy. He must be thinking that I finally gave him something to do. Sebastian bowed to Lili and her companions.
" Is everything prepared Sebastian?" asked Lili.
"Yes, Miss Lili. Are these your new friends? Sebastian asked cheerfully. I'm so glad Miss Lili's making new friends already.
"If you would call it that way, Sebastian" Lili looked towards Asuka and Hwoarang.
" Hey Lili, is this your butler you were talking about last night?" Asuka looking curiously at Lili.
" You've got a butler?" Hwoarang raised his voice.
Lili ignored their questions and just introduced Sebastian to them. " This is Sebastian. Asuka, Hwoarang, this is Sebastian. Sebastian, this is Asuka and Hwoarang."
" Please to meet the friends of Miss Lili. Thank you for taking care of her." The butler bowed again.
Asuka gave a thumbs up in return. "No problem, Sebastian-san! Please to meet you too"
Hwoarang just gave a bow in silence in return. Taking care of her? You gotta be kidding me. It's more like I was the one being taken care of by his master.
" Well since Hwoarang came along, this trip would be most amusing. Were set to go, lets wait for a moment." Lili stood straightly in front of the driveway.
" Earth to Lili. Let's go! It's going to get crowded on the good areas. Come on." said Asuka
" Yes, princess. The train station is on the main road. Let's go." Hwoarang added.
Lili raised her eyebrow at them. " Why do you think Sebastian is here? He's going to get us there."
"What? The old man's going to fly us the-" Just as Hwoarang was about to finish his sentence, a posh black expensive looking limousine came in front of them. Asuka and Hwoarang looked confused and stared at Lili. The driver seat window opened. A young man with a uniform came into the view.
Yoshitaka peered out of the window. " Miss Lili! I'm so so so sorry I was late! It's noon so there was a traffic jam! Gomenasai!" Yoshitaka pressed his hands flatly together and looked down.
" Don't worry about it Yoshitaka-san. And you can see I'm speaking Japanese to you. No need to trouble yourself with using English for me. And about the limo being late, it's definitely okay. Don't stress!" Lili assured.
The chauffeur bowed again and blushed. He quickly went out of the door and opened the passenger seat door for Lili and her companions.
Lili thanked Yoshitaka and went inside and sat next to the window. Asuka and Hwoarang's mouth hanged. They couldn't believe that Lili had her own chauffeur and limo to boot. And this was all prepared just to go to Harajuku.
" Sir? Miss? Are you both ready to come in?" Yoshitaka looked at them who noticed their shock.
" Both of you come in already. You both were the ones impatient a while ago. Now stop dawdling around and let's go." Lili ordered.
Both immediately went inside without a word and the five took off.
" Hey Hwoarang, this girl has a chauffeur." Asuka whispered.
" You know, I forgot that she was actually rich."
" Who knows? If she had a limo here, she must have brought along her jet." Asuka joked.
Lili not aware the two next to her was talking about her, she remembered that she had something important to ask Sebastian.
" Oh Sebastian, I forgot to ask you this when we got to Japan"
Sebastian looked at Lili and so did Asuka and Hwoarang. " Yes Miss Lili. What is it that you wanted to ask?"
" Did the private jet fly back to Monaco or stayed here in Japan? "
" It's still here in Japan Miss Lili. I arranged that one of the four jets to stay here in any case something happens." Sebastian replied.
" Thank you, Sebastian. I appreciate it."
" Your welcome Miss Lili."
The butler looked forward and Lili turned to Asuka and Hwoarang.
" What is going on with the both of you today? A while ago, both of you couldn't move to go in the car and now you look like you've seen a ghost."
Lili took out her phone and took a picture of them who didn't look to care. She chuckled and showed it to Yoshitaka and Sebastian. " I'll save this. This could be the cure whenever I'm sick." Lili laughed again along with Yoshitaka and Sebastian.
Asuka and Hwoarang couldn't hide their shock about what they just uncovered.
"... Chauffeur... Limousine..."
" Hehe... W-what's next?... Cruise ship?..."
" Don't even-"
" Oh Sebastian! Didn't one of father's cruise liners stopped here for weeks?"
" Yes Miss Lili. They did. About 4 days ago. Would you like to take a visit? You could bring along Miss Asuka and Sir Hwoarang along. "
" Magnificent idea! Yoshitaka-san, come along too!"
" Yes, Lili-sama! I'd love to!"
Lili turned again to Asuka and Hwoarang " How about you two?"
"Lili..." Asuka silently said..." You're..."
" I'm what?"
" You're..." Hwoarang paused. " You're... YOU'RE TOO DAMN RICH!"
" I am. I was born that way. Do you have a problem with that?" Lili directly said.
" Amazing! So many interesting people! Look at how they dress! It's so intriguing! Look there! Where did she get her clothes? I must know!" Lili pointed at a Lolita girl. The girl's theme was classic lolita. And it wasn't a surprise to Asuka and Hwoarang that Lili had interest in those things. She doesn't realize she's like one of them. They both thought.
" Umm... Miss Lili, if you don't mind, can I please go to Ota Memorial Museum of Art? I have been always wanting to see ukiyo-e exhibitions." Sebastian said eagerly.
" Of course! Sebastian, I certainly don't mind. Now run along." Lili chuckled. The butler nodded and hurriedly walked away from them, disappearing in the crowd.
Asuka circled her arm to Yoshitaka's who blushed at the move." Well, me and Yoshitaka-san here are going to Takeshita Dori. I need to buy some clothes and some little trinkets. We need to stay in pairs cause we can't possibly stick in one group with this mass of people around. Let's just call each other to keep us informed. Let's go Yoshitaka-san!"
"Aah-ah, yes, Kazama-san." Yoshitaka looked flustered. He knew Asuka was planning something but he never expected this.
" And why must it be the both of-" Lili didn't finish her question. Asuka draged Yoshitaka into the sea of people. And it was like they camouflaged immediately because she and Hwoarang can't see them now.
Hwoarang sighed. " It looks like its just you and me princess."
" Heh. This could be fun. And please don't call me that." Lili usually disliked being called princess seeing that people only judged her because she was rich and spoiled but since it was coming from Hwoarang, she was irritated by how she actually liked being called like that.
An awkward silence was surrounding them even though there was the never-ending noise of people talking and moving to and fro.
Why can't I say anything. Dammit. I've been here before already so I don't really have to go anywhere. Why did I come along anyways? I'm stupid. Hwoarang looked at Lili who looked very excited with all the cosplayers around. The people looked at her too. They must think she's pretty. Why wouldn't they? Hmm... What would she like to do now...?
" Oi, princess, what would you like to do?" he asked. Trying not to sound nervous when he asked.
" Really? You're asking me? I'd thought you'd drag me off somewhere manly." she replied.
" I've been here already. I could be your tour.. guide...or something."
Lili felt her ears heating up. Good thing I didn't tie my hair up today. What is it with me? This man just asked to be my tour guide. Why am I feeling like this? " H-how kind of you. Well if you say so then please accompany me to where the souvenir shops are. I would like to purchase a kimono ever since I saw the ladies in that village where we ate udon. And some other things as well. "
" All right. There is this famous one where travellers go to. Oriental Bazaar. Let's go." Hwoarang took Lili's hand so that she won't be apart from him. Lili felt like she was becoming a tomato. Hwoarang's hand, even through his gloves, where warm.
Dammit. Why am I holding her hand?
The two finally arrived and managed to be in one piece when they arrived the building.
" At least it's not as violent than the ones in the hotel." Lili gasped.
" I agree." Hwoarang was gasping for air as well. Why the hell am I agreeing? " Well, let's go!"
The two came on the second floor where the kimonos were sold. As the two went in the store, Lili was enchanted by the lovely patterns of the kimonos. She walked around and around. Lili couldn't decide on what pattern to choose. Suddenly, an old aged woman greeted her.
" Hello young lady! Are you interested in one of our antique kimonos?" the old lady kindly asked.
" Yes I am! I don't know what would suit me though." Lili looked at the silks doubtfully.
" Why, they all suit you! My, you're so pretty! Don't you think so young man?" the old lady looked at Hwoarang who was looking at a specific type of kimono design. It had a plain white background but its design was the gave it life. It was a cherry blossom tree branch design. The flowers were in gradients of pink and the tree branches started at the bottom to the top. It was an elaborate design and Hwoarang knew that even though all of the kimonos in the store suited her, he knew this one was the best.
Noticing that Hwoarang didn't reply and was absorbed in the kimono he saw, the old lady headed towards him.
" That design is the one that suits her the most. Don't you think?" the old lady cheekily said as she surprised Hwoarang.
" Umm... I think... so..." he stuttered in reply.
Lili approached them and saw the pattern. There was a twinkle in her eyes, Hwoarang saw. He couldn't help but feel proud at that moment. Lili was in awe of how beautiful the pattern was.
" It's very beautiful." she said.
" It is isn't it? An antique. This is one of my very favorites. But what's so interesting about it was that how many generations this was passed, it was never worn. It was too beautiful to be worn and so they just displayed it. Young lady, you may be the first one to wear it!" The old lady was excited and so she took the kimono and led Lili to the dressing room. But Lili stopped her.
" Is it okay to take that? I mean, it's very beautiful, but isn't it special to you as well? "
Hwoarang was surprised by Lili's thought. The old lady looked surprised as well. For a long time, customers she had had never asked her about the sentimental relationship between her and the kimonos. The old lady smiled at Lili.
" Thank you dearie. I really appreciate it. But it's sadder to think no one will be wearing this when I'm gone. This furisode you see is a lonely looking one. It's been passed by many times and I keep wondering when it will be bought. It's the oldest of my kimonos here. And to be seen by this young man here is very special. This was the first time in many years one has seen the beauty of this furisode. So I'm glad that girl like you would take it."
Lili couldn't say anything in response. But was overwhelmed by the kindness of the old lady and so she bowed deeply instead.
" Now dearie, let's try it on."
Hwoarang went back up to the kimono shop. He came from another goods store that sold accessories.
He saw a cherry blossom hair clip. It was as elaborate as the furisode he saw. Intricately designed with pink crystals at the clip and had extra simple chains that dangled below with cherry blossoms. The illusion of the blossoms falling down. Wait...Why am I doing this?
As he entered the store, he stopped in his tracks. He saw the most beautiful thing he had ever seen in the whole world. Lili was finally dressed in the furisode and it fitted her perfectly well. Lili looked like a blooming flower. Her hair was tied to the side and it became slightly wavy. Her face shined and her smile was captivating. Her eyes were shimmering. Lips and cheeks were a faint pink.
Lili saw Hwoarang as he went in the store. She couldn't help but feel shy. Does he think I look good on this? What am I thinking about? Of course he doesn't think so! He's been rude to me. How could he think of that?
The old woman saw the two looking at each other. It seems that the young man is mesmerized by this beautiful lady here. Hah~ To be young again. Both couldn't say a word. And so she stepped in.
" Young man, doesn't she look beautiful?"
Hwoarang came back to his senses and replied. " Y-yes... She is... It suits her a lot..." The hair clip! " Oh wait." Hwoarang took something out of his pocket. It was a medium floral paper wrap that contained the hair clip. " Here you go. I-i was just walking around. And I saw this. I-i-i thought it would suit your kimono." He handed it to Lili feeling a bit shy.
"A-a gift for me? Thank you so much!" She was already blushing and got the present. She opened it and held it up.
" W-w-wow! It's lovely! I love it! It's amazingly designed. Thank you!" Lili was very happy about her gift.
Lili couldn't believe Hwoarang picked a kimono so beautiful and got her the hair clip. She really loved the hair clip.
" You've got a good eye young man. Well, put it on dearie." the old lady smiled. She turned to Lili " Why don't the young man do it for you?"
Lili blushed harder. Hwoarang as well. But the old lady was too nice to refuse, and so they went along. Hwoarang got the clip and slowly turned to where the ponytail was. He opened the clip and clipped it just above the tie. He arranged it and tapped Lili shoulder.
Lili could feel Hwoarang's heat close to her. He must've seen my ears going red. I'm an idiot!
" Here. I'm finished." Hwoarang turned Lili to the mirror to check.
" I love it. Thank you so much..." Both were looking at each other through the mirror. They slowly smiled at each other but both couldn't think of what to say.
" Hey, both of you!" Lili and Hwoarang turned around. To their surprise, the old lady snapped a photo of them.
"This one's for me." She loved taking candid photos. To her, it was the best kind. " Now I'll take another one to keep for the both of you. Now smile!"
Hwoarang went closer to Lili held her by the hip. Lili leaned in slightly closer to his chest.
"Ready, smile~!" The two smiled and the old lady took the photo. " That's a lovely photo. Now I'll just print these off."
" Oh what about this?" Lili asked, pointing at her furisode.
" Oh yes! Because both of you are such a special couple, I'll give this young lady a lovely yukata to wear. It's just as lovely as the furisode. Now come!" The old lady pointed to another white kimono but with a kiku flower design.
" That's very kind of you but you've been too generous. I'd like to purchase the yukata as well. I'm very grateful for you selling me this lovely masterpiece. Paying for the yukata as well is no problem for me. Don't worry. It's the least I can do."
" Very well." the old lady said. " Now head to the dressing room. " And you young man, could you kindly please print out the photos for me? 2 of the smiling ones and 1 of the candid one. My computer and printer is over there. Thank you so much."
" You're welcome, granny. "
" Well, here you go! Everything is in there and if you have any trouble at all putting it on, there's a manual inside. Oh take these too!" The old lady handed Lili and Hwoarang each one photo of their smiling faces. The old lady kept the candid one. " So that you'll have a memory of this day!"
" Thank you ever so much! I'll come back again sometime." Lili bowed in her yukata and wooden slippers.
" Your welcome dear. And you young man, I expect you to come with her as well alright? I'll miss you both."
" We'll miss you too granny." Hwoarang bowed as well. The two waved goodbye to the old lady and went to go souvenir shopping.
They finished shopping and headed outside. The crowd wasn't so much anymore and everyone could finally walk with their personal space. Lili called Asuka and Sebastian to meet up where they first got out from the car.
Hwoarang and Lili walked together closely.
" You look very cute..." Hwoarang muttered.
" Thank you!" Lili said directly as she quickly turned her head towards him. They were looking at each other directly. Looking lost in each other's eyes. "Umm... Thank you so much for today. I'm very happy." Lili smiled blushing.
" You are? I'm thrilled." Hwoarang responded. " I'm actually glad to spend some time with you today, princess."
Lili chuckled. " What does that mean? Well anyhow, me too. I-i-i'm very very grateful. I'd like to spend more time with you like thi-" Lili stopped at words. She looked away and took a step away from Hwoarang. She could feel heat rising up her body. Why did I say that?
She likes spending time with me... Hwoarang was surprised. His heart beat became strong and loud. I'd like to spend more time with you too. I don't know why but I do...
" Lili..." Lili's head shot up. That was the first time he called her name. It was only yesterday I properly talked to him. How could I feel this way?
Hwoarang took Lili's hand and led her to a deserted alley way making a turn. He was walking fast along with Lili who was having trouble speed walking in her yukata.
"Hwoarang! What on earth are you doing?"
They were alone in the faintly dimmed alley way.
" What's wrong with you? Is there something you are mad about? Do you know how hard it is to walk fast in this yukata? Is it something that I said or I-" Lili was about to ask say the way she acted but a pair warm soft lips pressed against hers.
Heat rised to Lili's face and she stood stiff and wide eyed.
Hwoarang pulled back. " Relax a bit more would you?" Hwoarang kissed her again and this time he slowly sucked her bottom lip. Lili's spine tingled. Her knees and hands weakening. And at last, she slowly closed her eyes and started kissing Hwoarang as well.
She dropped the shopping bags she was carrying and slowly trailed her hands to Hwoarang's head. Lili pulled his head closer to her and kissing more of him. The kiss was passionate. Hwoarang lips were soft against hers. He was caressing Lili's neck pulling her closer as she did to him. His lips were now travelling to her upper lip, gently tugging it. Moving his head slowly from left to right.
He opened his eyes slowly to see Lili. She was closing her eyes and was deep into desire. Hwoarang closed his eyes and deepened the kiss. Their desire to keep it going seemed never-ending. They were in ecstacy. Deep into the warmth of each other's lips. There was a whole different feeling around them. A feeling of happiness and affection.
Hwoarang broke off the kiss slowly and gently lowered Lili's jaw with his hand to open her mouth a bit. And in an instant, his tongue travelled into Lili's lips and eventually tongue. Lili felt weak. Her nerves were wild and she was drowned. He tasted like mint. Fresh but sweet at the same time. She ruffled his hair and hugged him tightly in her arms.
Their kiss was in medium speed now. Caressing and hugging each other passionately. It was burning thirst.
Lili softly kissed downwards. Kissing Hwoarang's jaw and working her way up to his neck. He didn't smell of strong perfume or sweat. But it was just him. The warm and sweet smell of his was intoxicating. She sucked on his neck and she could hear Hwoarang moans but could tell he was trying to hold back his moans. Lili stopped for a moment and looked at Hwoarang's eyes. Both were sinking into a mirage. Gradually pushing their mouths closer again, they held each other by the hand. Their breaths between the slightest reach, they closed their eye-