Chapter 1

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Summary: Eriol came back to England after only a few years. Sakura and Syaoran are a couple, but Tomoyo and Eriol are still single. Eriol and Tomoyo pretty much hate each other. I might add more to the summary during later chapters. Anyway, on with the fanfic!

"Tomoyo!" Tomoyo rolled her eyes and turned.

"Nani, Hiiragizawa?" Tomoyo said, exasperatedly. Eriol ran up to her and grinned, evilly.

"I just came to inform you that you are on cleaning duty." Eriol said.

"What are you talking about? I haven't got it for weeks! It's you and Chiharu this week." Tomoyo said. She was annoyed. The air was stifling hot and the day had been boring. All she wanted to do now was go home and have a bath. Eriol's grin grew wider.

"Chiharu is sick today, in case you didn't notice. The teacher needed a replacement, so I signed you up." Eriol said. Tomoyo clenched her fist. Cleaning duty! It would take another half an hour, at least, to clean the classroom.

"How considerate." Tomoyo said through clenched teeth.

"I knew you'd be happy." Eriol said. Tomoyo looked at the sky.

"You're the most aggravating person alive, Hiiragizawa!" Tomoyo shouted.

"I know." he said and dragged her to the classroom.


Tomoyo was kneeling on the floor wringing out the washing cloth, pretending it was Eriol's neck.

"I think it's dry enough now. You don't have to kill the poor cloth." Eriol said. Tomoyo stood and went over to one of the desks and started wiping it down. Eriol smirked and went back to washing the windows. They worked in silence for a while.

"Why do…"

"Why must you break the enjoyable silence? Is it a need, that you have to annoy me?" Tomoyo said interrupting him.

"Not a need, a pleasure." he answered. Tomoyo swore she hated him. He was courteous to Sakura, Syaoran and the rest, but to her there were no pleasantries. It had been like this ever since Eriol had decided that he wanted to stay in Tomoeda, permanently. He just enjoyed annoying her, was his reason for the things he did.

"Ugh, just shut up."


Tomoyo arrived home hot and annoyed. She dragged herself upstairs and into her bathroom. She turned on the taps for the bath. A maid knocked on the door. She opened it.

"You have a phone call, Daidouji-san." The maid handed Tomoyo the phone. Tomoyo walked out of the bathroom and into her room.

"Moshi moshi?" Tomoyo said.


"Sakura-chan!" Tomoyo exclaimed.

"I called before, but you weren't home. Where were you?" Sakura asked. Tomoyo sighed.

"I was at school."


"Yeah, Hiiragizawa signed me up for cleaning duty with him." Tomoyo said. "He is so annoying, I swear."

"He's not that bad. I think he is very nice." Sakura said, defensively. Tomoyo snorted.

"I don't think so." Tomoyo disagreed.

"How come you two are like that to each other anyway?" Sakura asked, curiously.

"I don't know. Maybe he hates me or something." Tomoyo said.

"Maybe he likes you?" Sakura suggested. Tomoyo laughed.

"I doubt it, with the way he treats me."

"Do you hate him?" Sakura asked.

"I'm not sure, but if he wasn't so mean to me, I probably wouldn't dislike him like I do." Tomoyo said, thoughtfully.

"I bet you would have become good friends." Sakura said.

"I wouldn't go that far." Tomoyo said. She looked into the bathtub. "I'm going to have a bath now, okay? I'll see you at school."

"Hai, see you at school." Sakura said. Tomoyo hung up the phone. She went into the bathroom and closed the door. She undressed and slowly immersed herself in the hot, steaming water. She covered her whole body, but left her head out. She sighed, happily.

'Me and Hiiragizawa, friends?' Tomoyo thought. Tomoyo smiled. 'Practically impossible.'


Eriol fell back into his bed and stared at the ceiling of his room. He took off his glasses and placed them on the desk beside him. He breathed deeply and thought about things. He wasn't sleepy at all. Syaoran had come back to Japan about the same time Eriol did. Sakura was overjoyed, of course, but what did Tomoyo think? 'Tomoyo.' Eriol thought and smiled. At first, Eriol had tried to annoy her in an attempt to take her mind off Sakura and Syaoran, but now he just liked to do it. Tomoyo rarely got angry because not many people could get her angry. Eriol found that when Tomoyo was angry, it was like seeing a whole new person and that was one of the main reasons for his behaviour around her. It was almost impossible to tell Tomoyo's emotions, too. Eriol turned onto his side and closed his eyes. 'Sleep.' Eriol thought. Sleep swiftly overcame him, taking him to a dream world.


Tomoyo walked into the classroom, considerably genki that morning but to her displeasure found Eriol also in the classroom. It was still early, so no other students were present.

"Ohayoo, Tomoyo-chan." Eriol said.

"Ohayoo." Tomoyo grumbled as she sat down at her seat in front of him. She sat facing the front, ignoring Eriol completely. She pulled out her diary from her bag and opened it. Eriol smirked, dragged his chair next to her desk and sat down. She glared at him and closed the book.

"Something you wanted?" she asked, politely. He propped his chin upon his hand and stared at her lazily.

"No, not particularly." Eriol answered, still staring. Tomoyo avoided looking at him.

"Would you mind not sitting so close?" Tomoyo asked, annoyed. He smiled.

"I find myself quite comfortable here, thank you." Eriol said. Tomoyo stood up.

"I'm going to the music room." she said. She placed the diary her bag and strode out of the room. Eriol looked at her as she left then looked at the floor. He saw her diary. 'It must have dropped from her bag while she was walking out.' Eriol thought as he picked it up. He grinned evilly and threw the diary into his bag. He would keep it for a while. Just for fun.


Eriol pushed his chair away from his work desk, angrily. He ran his fingers through his hair in frustration. He was swamped in homework that could last him the month! It was all the extra-curricular activities he had joined when he returned that had gotten him swamped. 'Maybe I should give up one or two, but I guess after the extra work is finished.' Eriol thought. He sighed and looked around his room and along his desk. There lay Tomoyo's diary, which he hadn't had time to read as of yet. An idea quickly came to him. He grinned evilly. 'I think I'll enlist some help.' Eriol thought.


"Tomoyo." Tomoyo spun around in surprise. Eriol chuckled. Tomoyo glared at him. She had been at her locker searching for her diary, when Eriol had sneaked up behind her.

"Nani?" Tomoyo asked coldly.

"Were you looking for something?" Eriol asked, then waved her diary in her face. Tomoyo eyes flashed in anger. She made a grab for the book, but Eriol put it out of her reach. She tried to reach for it. Eriol heart rate went a little faster. He hadn't noticed how close they had been standing to each other. He took a step back. Tomoyo dropped her hands and sighed.

"Give me back my diary, Hiiragizawa." Tomoyo said. He smirked.

"Give me back my diary, Hiiragizawa, PLEASE." Eriol said.

"Give me back my diary, Hiiragizawa, PLEASE." Tomoyo repeated through clenched teeth.

"I don't think so." Eriol answered. Eriol handed her a stack of papers. "Do this by tomorrow, would you?" he said.

"Why should I?" Tomoyo said, her voice level rising a notch. Eriol just smiled.

"Because if you don't, I'll show the school you're diary. I'm sure they'll want to know what Daidouji Tomoyo, model student thinks." Eriol said. Tomoyo glared at him.

"I could kill you, Hiiragizawa!" Tomoyo whispered, fiercely.

"No you couldn't, you love me." Eriol said and smiled his most infuriating smile. Tomoyo stormed off in a bad mood. 'That went well.' Eriol thought and walked away.


Tomoyo stared at the ceiling of her room. She hated Eriol! He was blackmailing her to do his work! What a nerve! But she couldn't let anyone see her diary. She wrote her deepest thoughts and feelings in there. She hoped Eriol hadn't read any of it. How embarrassing it would be if he had. She clenched her fist. 'He so annoying!' Tomoyo thought. She put her pillow over her face and screamed.


Everyday the workload increased and increased. One day Tomoyo asked Eriol something.

"Why are you getting me do this stuff?" she asked one afternoon when they were alone. Eriol looked at her and shrugged.

"Because I needed help. I had too much work." Eriol answered.

"Why don't you give some of these activities up?" she asked, curiously.

"I thought about it, but I think they'll need me a bit longer." he said. He turned away. 'Is he a nice guy after all?' Tomoyo thought.


"I'm home!" Tomoyo called as she came through the door of her house. She went into the living room and found Sonomi sitting on the couch.

"Okaasan, why are you home early?" Tomoyo asked. 'She looks paler than usual.' Tomoyo thought worriedly. She smiled.

"I'm just feeling a little unwell, that's all." Sonomi said. Tomoyo came up and knelt beside her.

"Are you alright?" she asked, worry lining her words. Sonomi patted her arm.

"I'm fine." She started to cough. It was hard, racking cough. Tomoyo frowned.

"You don't sound fine." she said.

"I'm okay. You go upstairs and change. I'll call you for dinner later, okay?" Sonomi said. Tomoyo nodded and left the room.

So, how do you like the first chapter? It is kind of an experiment, so tell me what you think. I know I pretty much always write E+T fics, but they're my absolute favourite CCS pairing with S+S coming at a close second. R&R, please!