|Basket of Fruits
Author: XXburstingimaginationXX PM
The Sohmas are the only ones with the curse. Who is this new family and what do they have to do with Tohru and her friends? Simply, they are a part of the family. And the Sohmas thought they had it rough.Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Romance - Tohru H. - Chapters: 31 - Words: 36,072 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 07-02-12 - Published: 06-05-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8186849
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Blood was all over her; her school uniform we last saw her in was torn up and there were many slashes on her legs, arms, stomach, and even one on her neck, along with so many bruises. She was breathing heavily and slowly lifted her head to show a swelled up lip and bruised cheek. Her eyes were defeated. She stared at us as we stared at her and then collapsed.
I caught her, holding her far enough so I didn't transform, and laid her on the blanket that Shigure put down. Oh Tohru, not Tohru. Tani examined her as I saw everyone looking with worry. So many slash marks from Taro's claws. The one on her stomach was the deepest cut; three lines that went across her whole stomach. Tani gently picked up one of her hands and I gasped; her hand was black. "She used a lot of magick." Tani mumbled. "Rin, get me a wet towel, let's wash some of this blood off." Rin came a minute later with a bowl and a towel. Tani began cleaning her, starting with her head.
"She came back, does that mean she won?" I asked, hopeful. Put an end to this.
"I can't say. She may have, but we won't know for sure until she wakes up." Please let Tare be dead. Rin, Kyo, and I stayed by Tohru as everyone went to bed; Tani and Takuya took Tohru and Rin's room.
"She must have fought hard." Rin mumbled, putting her hand on Tohru's clean face. Tani was able to wash most of the blood off and wrapped the deep cuts. "I have never seen Tohru like this after a fight. She never would fight. It must have taken a toll on her body with all the magick she used."
"Why doesn't she like talking about her powers?" That's right, Tohru didn't like her power and wouldn't talk about it; well, she would have if Taro didn't come.
Rin sighed. "Remember when we said that Tohru almost killed Haruki." We nodded. "Well, she actually did kill someone with her magick. It was a burglar. He broke into our house but we were able to find him. He took Tohru as a way to get out. She didn't like it and showed her true form, killing the man." Tohru killed someone? No. "I would say it was for self-defense, but Tohru beats herself over it and has not used her magick, but practiced alone to keep her true form in."
"And what's her true form?"
"It's when she lets the magick take over. It's really a nasty sight. I can tell she was close to unleashing it but not just yet. Still, she most likely has not used her powers in a fight since she was nine." Tohru.
I woke up the next day leaning against the wall. Rin was lying next to Tohru and Kyo was lying near the table. "Wake up; you guys don't want to be late." Tani yelled, coming downstairs.
"I'm not going." I replied.
"Yuki, I will be here to look after her, you don't have to..." "I'm not going." I repeated, a bit harsher. She glared at me before sighing and nodded. "Fine then. Rin, Kyo, you two are at least going to school. Tell Arisa and Hana that she has returned and find out from Kamiko if Taro is still alive." They both nodded and went to get ready, leaving for school 15 minutes later.
"You know Yuki, you can't protect her. If Taro is alive, she is the only one who can protect her."
I looked back at Tohru. "I won't leave her."
I heard her sigh and then pat my head. "You're a good boy." She crackled. It's been awhile since she's done that. The rest of the day I stayed by here except to go get dressed, make something to eat, or go to the bathroom.
"Our sweet Tohru, it's sad to think this is what the family does." Shigure said as he sat down by me. I nodded. "I think it's kind of you to stay home from school, but aren't you curious to hear if Taro is dead?"
"That's not important." I replied. Sure it was but right now I was focused on Tohru. "A caring Yuki, not something you see often." I glared at him but stopped when I saw him smiling. "What?"
"Nothing." What's with him? The doorbell rang. "I'll get it." Shigure said as he got up and left. Who would be here? "Um, Tani." I heard Shigure call. Tani came downstairs and froze. "What the hell are you doing her, get out." Who was it?
"Haruki sent me for Tohru, to help her wounds." In walked a woman with white hair and a cold face. Another member? She did say Haruki, why would he want her to help Tohru?
"What is this about?" Tani demanded, standing in front of me and Tohru.
"Taro is still alive." My eyes went wide; he was? "Haruki wishes I heal Tohru." The woman walked around Tani and walked up to us. I was scared, but I sat in front of Tohru protectively. "I wish not to harm her Sohma." Was all she said as she walked around and sat on Tohru's other side. "Tani, please stop glaring at me." She said as she took out a first aid box. I heard Tohru growl.
"You guys, Taro's not dea…" Rin ran in saying until she saw the woman. "What is she doing here?" Kyo, Arisa, Hana, Kamiko, and Momiji were behind her.
"I came to heal Tohru." She replied as she took the blanket off Tohru. Tani was able to get her out of her uniform and into a nightgown. "I would look away if I were you. " The boys in the room closed our eyes and when we could open them, Tohru was in shorts and a sports bra. The woman took off the bandages. "Hey, who are you?" Kyo asked.
"She's Yumi Tanaka, the sheep of the family as well as the doctor. Her power is to heal any wound." Hana answered for her. The power to heal? "What I'm still figuring out is why she is here under Haruki's request." Arisa said.
"When Taro came back, he looked worse than Tohru here." We gasped. "Taro had made deep cuts and bruises, but somehow she managed to break three of his ribs, he left leg, and even managed to cut on claw off. Taro was as good as dead." Tohru did that to him? "Haruki sent Jun to get him for a timeout before Tohru attacked again."
"Did he use his true form?" Tani asked.
"No, but he was close." The same with Tohru. Tani was right; the two may end up killing each other. "Haruki is interested in Tohru, and wants her strong for another fight. This time he wants to watch it." The sick bastard, wanting to watch his children fight to the death. I watched as Yumi put her hands on the cuts and a white light appeared and the cut began to heal; it was amazing to watch. She did that for most of her heals, announcing that Tohru had a broken arm and ankle. She healed all the bruises and her lip; got rid of all the cuts, leaving no scar, and then fixed the broken ankle and arm. When she was fixing the arm Tohru whimpered. "Yumi doesn't have "gentle hands."' Takuya said.
"All done." Yumi announced after 30 minutes. Tohru looked as good as new, no scratch or anything.