This chapter is for Snake (simply because I said so)


Hotaru came out of her room fully dressed in thick black tights, ballet flats and a black dress. She almost always wore the same clothes. It wasn't that she didn't have style, it was simply that she was most comfortable dressed like this. She walked to the cafeteria and sat down, looking at the boys with veiled amusement. They were all staring at her in surprise.

"What?" She asked after a few moments.

"It's just, Minako ... well," Mel got cut off by a flick of Hotaru's graceful wrist.

"Minako's a lazy butt," Hotary told him airily. Trent and Vince snickered. She turned to Derek. "Come with me," She told him, standing up and walking toward the door. After a quick glance at the other guys Derek followed her. Hotaru and Minako weren't really a whole lot alike.

"So, is this gonna hurt?" he asked her jokingly. She turned and gave him the barest hint of a smile.

"It wont hurt me," She told him. He frowned as she walked into Minako's room.

"Is it going to hurt me?" He demanded, closing the door as he entered. Hotaru ignored him and walked over to Minako's sleeping form. Thankfully Derek no longer noticed the skimpy things that Minako slept in. He was actually a little worried at his lack of reaction.

"Minako?" Hotaru called softly. Minako didn't stir. Hotaru grabbed a fist full of long blonde hair and yanked. A shriek erupted from the now fully awake Minako.

"You evil harbinger of death," Minako shouted at the dark haired girl. She was standing on her bed, the baggy blue shirt barely covering her bottom.

"Messenger of Death, and I can see your underwear, go get dressed and come to breakfast," Hotaru said with an irritating smile. Minako glowered.

"I hate you," She told her grumpily.

"Love you too, see you at breakfast," Hotaru said, shoving Derek out of Minako's room.

"Why did you bring me?" Derek wanted to know. Hotaru looked at him blankly.

"So you know how to do it," She told him calmly. Derek looked at her as if she were crazy.

"I am not pulling Minako's hair, I don't have a death wish," He informed her. She laughed as they entered the cafeteria.

"She wont kill you, maim you? possibly. Scream at you? Definately. Kill you? Never," Hotaru put a couple slices of toast on a plate and went to the table.

"You got Minako up that quick?" Vince asked in surprise. Hotaru nodded.

"How'd you do it?" Mel asked.

"She pulled her hair," Derek told him. The guys stared at her for a moment.

"Do you have a death wish?" Trent wanted to know. Hotaru scratched her neck.

"You do realize that you are all at least twice her size? She's pretty harmless," Hotaru told them.

"She's ... scary," Donny said. Hotaru shrugged.

"Not if you've seen her in some of the positions I have," Hotaru answered them all. That gave the guys all sorts of questions to ask, but Hotaru didn't answer any of them.


Damia - "I'm sorry it's been so long. Please give me some idea's, I've run so dry my brain is dusty,"