I got so darn frustrated when I couldn't a Furuba X Hetalia story THAT WAS ACTUALLY UPDATING. So I made one myself. Hope you guys like it~
Title: Draw A Circle, That's A Basket!
Description (Long): ' Somewhere in Tokyo, Japan, a man who looked around 19 was writing a letter to his adoptive sister. Her family had taken him in when he was lost, once, when Tohru Honda was just a toddler. He signed the letter off with a flourish and folded it. "I wirr get Asa-san to send it for me," he murmured to himself, standing up. "I am about to visit Honda Tohru-kun." '
Tohru Honda gets a letter from her long-lost brother! But the Sohmas don't know Kiku Honda's secret... How will they handle the situation?
Somewhere in Tokyo, Japan, a man who looked around 19 was writing a letter to his adoptive sister. Her family had taken him in when he was lost, once, when Tohru Honda was just a toddler. He signed the letter off with a flourish and folded it. "I wirr get Asa-san to send it for me," he murmured to himself, standing up. "I am about to visit Honda Tohru-kun."
Japan had some history with Tohru. One time, when he had been turned little-courtesy to England-he had gotten lost in the thick forests. He was a Chibi then, so his sense of direction wasn't good! But then the Kyoko Honda had found him and taken him in. He told the woman his human name, and Kyoko was delighted to discover that his last name was 'Honda' as well.
He stayed with them for around here months, when he discovered that the spell was lifting. He decided to leave that day, vanishing mysteriously after-and finally-telling five-year-old Tohru the story she had been begging for- the story of the Chinese Zodiac. He had always refused her, since whenever he thought of Chinese things he always thought of China, which made him feel guilty.
But who could refuse sweet, kind, cute little Tohru? Certainly not him.
So he told her the story, then left. He came to visit the day after the next, hoping to catch at glimpse of the family, and hoping that they wouldn't miss him. But he was wrong. Kyoko was crying bitterly, wondering what she had done and why Kiku Honda had left her. Tohru, sensing the atmosphere and being the sweet girl she was, tried to comfort her mother. Then she called Kiku to come, not knowing that the young boy she knew had left.
Those two broke his heart, but Japan remembered that he MUST NOT show himself. His boss was strict about that.
So every year, on the day where Kiku Honda the Chibi had left the Honda family, Japan would visit them. Not personally, but peeping inside, and leaving presents or little trinkets for them. And when he visited them, he would first go to Kyoko, who would be crying, and leaving a small bell or a ceramic item for her. Then he would drop by Tohru's room, and slip her a plushie or some manga.
That day when he had visited was also the day Tohru Honda discovered her mother had died.
Japan didn't blame himself. It was an accident. It wasn't caused by him. But, somehow, he knew that Kyoko had been thinking of him the day her car crashed. It made him feel very guilty, and his heart shattered when he saw the devastated look on Tohru's face.
He had long stopped giving Tohru presents- she was too old for that, he felt. But he would always take a peep at her through the Honda Family's window. When he heard she had gone to live with the Sohmas, he stopped visiting her, for the Sohmas were a mysterious family. Oh, and his boss did not allow him to visit them... until now.
"Japan? What are you doing?" Taiwan asked, opening the door to Japan's office and snapping Japan out of his thoughts. "Sending a letter? To who?" Japan smiled at his younger 'sister', and, surprised, Tai smiled back. "Remember about the Honda family who took me in when England-san changed me into a six year old? I felt like visiting them, personally."
"Japan! What a wonderful idea! May I come?" Tai clasped her hands together, giving Japan the Bambi Eyes. Japan nodded, agreeing readily. Tai gasped with delight and glomped the elder nation. "M-my personal space!" Japan gasped for air, shoving Taiwan off him.
The two spent the next few days preparing for the trip. Around five days later, they set off to Shigure Sohma's house, where Tohru Honda would be waiting for them.
The letter Japan had sent was as follows:
Dear Honda Tohru,
I am coming to visit you and the Sohma family in a few days time- around five days after you receive this letter.
My boss has finally allowed me to visit you, and I am coming with my younger sister, who is from
Taiwan. Her name is Wang Xiao Mei. She is excited to meet you, and I cannot wait to see again.
You might not remember me, but I am the little boy your mother took in when you were around five years old. I was
the one who told you about the Chinese Zodiac, but I suspect your mother told you it many times after.
I was devastated when I heard that your mother had died. I hope the Sohmas have been treating you well. Is there anything
I must know about the mysterious Sohma family? All they need to know about me is that
I wish not to be hugged and I wish that my personal space will be respected. I am afraid Xiao Mei ignores
this and hugs a lot of people.
You're 'Adopted' Older Brother,
Yayyyy! This was my first Story with a Prologue of 1000+ words! This prologue, I am sad to say, is longer than gilbird5's whole Fruits Basket x Axis Powers Hetalia story, which is 4 chapters long. The title was inspired by that very same story. There will not be any OCs in this story. There will, however, be 2p! Hetalia but no Nyotalia. Oh, and there will be Lovino Vargas.