|One With The Elements
Author: Broken-Zodiac PM
The Tochigi siblings are elemental. The four elements of Air, Water, Fire and Earth embedded deep within them. Romance between the Sohma's and the Tochigi's ensue but not without it's consequences.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,719 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 01-16-13 - Published: 12-22-12 - id: 8822234
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A/N: Sorry, no update last night I was back in the home town of Norfolk to see the family! God-Mother bought me a kindle while I was there so I'm off reading J.K Rowlings new book, The Casual Vacancy and all the "So you want to be a writer" guide books!
The silver haired twin stepped cautiously onto the drive-way of the Sohma Estate. The gateway was just meters ahead with tiny pink flowers lining the edging. On closer inspection these flowers could be seen to be winter pansies. However, Ami wasn't paying attention to the scenery. She was thinking about what she was going to say to Haru and why he didn't ring her back. Was it because something had happened to him or he had just said that to get her off the phone? She had been talking to him for four hours straight afterall. Oh God, have I said something?
Treading lightly she stepped through into the foreground. Her eyes flicked around hurriedly trying to figure out where her next step should be taken. Over to the slightly dying grass, nipped by the winters frost? Or over to what looked like a front door? Or even to a tall wooden figure that looked suspiciously like it would collapse at first touch. A horrid feeling that one only gets while being stared washed over her ominously. She averted her eyes away from the wood and up towards the house. She didn't expect to for anyone to be staring at her but as she flicked her eyes across numerous windows they met someone elses.
Cold black eyes that seemed to stare right through you chest, your rib cage and into your heart. The coldness of those eyes washed over her and she shuddered still looking back. The figure in the window lifted a hand, beckoning simply with one finger. No other part of this man moved, only that one, single limb that shook the kimono draped over his shoulders lightly. Ami didn't move a muscle, every nerve in her body told her not to trust this man.
When the young girl didn't move the man noticeably tutted and moved away from the window. Ami peered into the dark room. Had he left? She couldn't tell but in one swift motion the two large front doors burst open. The mans kimono flared out behind him as he stormed over to her his arm outstretched. Ami stood stone-still every bone in her body was fighting to move at once, she could trample across the neatly cut grass and run for her escape. However, it turns out that when every bone in your body wants to move at once, they try moving in different directions resulting in you not moving at all. Instead, Ami looked like a deer caught in head lights as the out-stretched hand grabbed hold of her silky hair and started dragging her inside.
She opened her mouth to scream but the man's free hand covered her mouth entirely and her eyes widened in terror. He threw her inside a dark room without letting go of hair so when she reached the full extent she rebounded backwards. He spun her around, clapping his hand back over mouth and snarled nastily at her.
"I'm Akito Sohma, I don't suppose you've heard of me?" He asked and the young shook her head. Her mouth still gagged and useless. She didn't need her mouth to express her opinions, her eyes could speak a thousand words. "No, I didn't think you would have somehow. The idiot of an Ox would fail to mention it. The bunny too no doubt."
Ami frowned in confusement, the bunny, the ox? Who were they? These thoughts were easily pushed out of her mind as Akito directed her towards a simple chair and pushed her down onto it. He took her hands and them behind her back and the chair, doubling the knot for good measure. He took a second piece of material and tied it around her feet. Taking the last piece he tied it around her mouth, gagging her completely with her head forced back so all she could see was the ceiling.
"I don't take kindly to people trying to worm their way into my family, Ami Tochigi." Ami's eyes widened as he spoke her full name. "This family will love only one person, and that will be me. You will not be loving Haru, nor will he be loving you. Now, I want to know your families weakness." She frowned. Why would she tell him this? "If you don't, I have ways of destroying you. I've blinded a man, Ami. I'm not proud of it, certainly not. But I have done, you would do well to remember that. Now, I'll take off your gag only if you do not scream. One loud noise and it's..." He made slitting motions across her delicate, pale skin, his eyebrow raised.
Ami nodded weakly in a motion of agreement as he untied the gag. She made a mental note that the first thing to do when she was allowed to be free was run to the police, turn this evil man in for kidnapping charges. She breathed deeply, her voice shaking as she spoke.
"W-Well.. we moved here from Niigata. B-Because... B-Because..." Her voice trembled in obvious fear. If she was scared now then fright but have ricocheted through her whole body as Akito drew a piece of pottery out of his kimono. It was covered in blood and made of the same design that the plate he smashed against the wall the day before was made of. He put it towards her neck and slowly traced a line across.
"Because, Osamu tried to kill us!" She blurted out, her eyes shut tight as she leaned as much onto the back of the chair as she only thing that allowed her to speak was the reasoning that she would turn him Akito in. Akito dropped the piece of pottery where he stood. It landed on the floor and split in half again as it made impact, smashing loudly.
"Very good... Now, who is Osamu?" He drawled nastily and nodded for her to continue. Frightened out of her wits the young girl spilled out the whole of her families secrets.
"Osamu is our distant cousin."
"And why did he want to kill you?" He questioned mentally noting down each of her answers.
"For our powers! He believes if we die he will receive our powers. He wants to kill at least one of us! He doesn't care which!"
"Your powers?" Said Akito. This comment confused him as he stared at her in disbelief.
"We are elemental. Each one of my sisters carries one of the elements. It's not a curse as many think, we see it as a blessing. I am air."
"So, I can find this Osamu and Niigata?" He asked finally and she nodded weakly. "That will be all." She breathed a sigh of relief and closed her eyes. She didn't even open them as the gag was pulled firmly back into her mouth rendering her speechless. Her hands tied behind her back were useless. Akito untied her feet and she wriggled them as feeling rushed back in. The next to be untied was her hands but Akito held them tight until a specific moment. He murmured under his breath, what sounded like a count down and as he reached 0 the door opened and Yuki walked through nervously.
"You asked for me?" He'd barely walked through the door, wringing his hands in fear as he did, when Akito threw Ami towards the young boy. In an effort to break her fall she flung her arms out and wrapped them around Yuki as she fell.
As she fell, suddenly her soft fall had disappeared and she hit her head hard on the wooden floor. She layed there weak and exhausted not noticing the small rat scuttling in a pile of clothes. Akito delved his hands deep into material and pulled out Yuki, thrusting him in Ami's face, her eyes only half open.
"That!" He roared loudly. "Is Yuki Sohma! He just transformed into a rat! That's our secret! No-one can know our secret though. So you my dear girl, are about to have your memory erased and isn't it a shame that all memory of our little... chat... will disappear too." He snarled. He'd planned this all along, summoning Yuku at the right moment so that the whole Ami's experience would vanish. It would never have happened to her and therefore, she couldn't tell anyone. Especially not the police as she had so confidently planned out in her terror.
Akito stuffed Yuki into his kimono pocket as he squeaked loudly in mixed fear and protest. Akito took the arm of Ami and yanked her to her feet. On the verge of unconsciousness she couldn't hold herself and her eyes rolled back into her skull as he dragged her mercilessly down the hall ways knocking various limbs on the posh patterns of wall paper. At one moment Yuki poked his head out of the pocket only to be rammed back down into it's dark depths.
On reaching Hatori's office for the mindwipe Akito laid her down gently on the step. Her body now covered in bumps and bruises but Akito could easily lie. He could say that she fell as Yuki transformed. Hatori opened the door and was rather shocked to find a near dead girl on his doorstep accompanied by an Akito who seemed to be able to act well enough to look generally concerned for the girl.
"She needs her mind wiping, she saw Yuki transform Hatori." He said sadly shaking his head in regret as Hatori picked her up and laid her down on one of the beds. He gently pulled Yuki out of his pocket who started squeaking again loudly and placed him on the cabinet. "I know it's a little unorthodox but I think we should do Yuki as well. You know how he gets about wiping memories, it would be best if he didn't know." Said Akito in mock concern.
Hatori nodded and stood in front of Ami blocking her from view. A piercing light blasted through her mind as the experience was erased and lay just as still as before on the bed. Yuki, paralyzed with fear and confusion was next, somehow unable to resist he was subjected to the same bright light. He too lay still in his rat form on the cabinet.
The doctor took Yuki into the next room across as he waited for him to transform leaving Akito to sneer cruelly at Ami.
"You never know, this might not be the last time we see you being quite so still." He snarled running his hands across the girls collection of bumps and bruising.
"How did this happen, Akito? Do you know?" Asked Hatori as he appeared back in the room once Yuki had woken. He'd left him to recollect his thoughts by himself as he tended to Ami's bruised and battered frame. He milled around her busily, bandaging numerous cuts and applying different ointments to different severities of cuts. He tended the red marks around her mouth, ankles and wrists, not daring to ask how she may have received such injuries as those. A niggling feeling at the back of Hatori's brain brought him back to his conversation with Shigure. However this happened he was almost one hundred percent sure it didn't happen by falling. He was never going to mention this though.
"Yuki and her fell as they hugged, she fell quite a distance it would seem." He lied.
It took me 10 minutes to figure out how to spell suspiciously until I remembered there is a spell check on these FanFictions things. Don't judge, it's 1 one in the morning right now!