Hello good people, this is my Ouran High School Host Club fanfic.

I'm very excited about writing this.

I do not own this Anime.

Only my original characters belong to me.

My name is Sioku Marie Oak.

I'm 14 years old, and I have mild, high functioning autism.

Due to a few traumatic events, I have an uncontrollable fear of medical facilities.

I still have recurring nightmares about them up to this day.

I live in a small, one bedroom apartment.

My apartment is decorated with merch from different Anime.

I have a Golden Retriever named Rocko and a fluffy cat named Lily.

Rocko is the perfect guard dog because he always watches over me.

On weekends, I work at the local animal shelter.

During my spare time, I like to watch Anime or play video games.

Today is my first day of high school at Ouran Academy.

My alarm woke me up at 6:00 this morning.

The sunlight glared through my window.

Lily was curled up in a ball beside me.

She looked so adorable.

I got out of bed carefully to prevent myself from disturbing her.

Rocko shook off and then headed for the door of my bedroom.

I quickly changed into pink slacks and a purple dress shirt.

Afterward, I brushed my hair and then put on a necklace.

I grabbed my phone and key before exiting my room.

Rocko quickly followed me while wagging his tail.

Silence filled the apartment as I walked around.

Rocko was sitting patiently by the door, so I took him for a short walk.

Our morning walks were always very peaceful.

I let him stop whenever he needed to.

Once we returned, I grabbed my backpack and then headed out the door again.

The bus pulled up to the curb at 7:00.

I stepped on and then took a seat behind the driver.

Bus rides are usually quiet in the morning.

I just look out the window and get pulled into my thoughts.

Thinking about school sometimes gives me anxiety.

I have an annoying assistant named Julie.

Julie is supposed to help me out academically, but she doesn't.

The teachers always end up taking her place because she gives up on me.

She always jumps on my case for the stupidest reasons.

I can't even make friends whenever Julie is around.

She intentionally lets people stare at me.

She'll yell at me in front of the whole class if I make a mistake.

I don't have any friends because Julie gossips about me to students and teachers.

This torture has been going on since the start of middle school.

Every day, I silently pray that she would just go away forever.

Hopefully, this will be the year when everything changes.

I kept to myself so people wouldn't notice me as they walked by.

Being silent was all I could do to keep myself from being embarrassed.

After a half hour, the bus came to a stop.

I was suddenly pulled out of my thoughts as soon as I heard the doors open.

Looking out the window, I noticed that we were in the school's parking lot.

I stood up and stretched before exiting the bus.

All of the other people followed after me in a single file line.

I quickly walked over to a brick planter and then sat down.

Luckily, there was no one around for a few minutes.

The breeze felt very refreshing against my skin.

I looked up at the clear sky while lost in thought.

People stared at me as they passed by, but I didn't care.

Suddenly, a familiar voice pulled me back to reality. "Sioku, it's time to go to class."

That low, female voice brought chills up my spine.

I stood up to get a closer look.

Unfortunately, I recognized her ugly face.

My insides began to tighten up as Julie walked closer.

I gave her a piercing glare as she approached me.

Julie had on red tennis shoes and socks, red pants, a red T-shirt, and a thick, blue sweater.

A black purse hung down from her left shoulder.

She stared directly into my eyes. "Why are you looking at me like that?"

Not wanting to respond, I just shook my head in annoyance.

She wasn't having any of it this morning.

"Don't be mad at me because I won't let you keep living in a fantasy world. You're going to drop that attitude toward me," she said sternly.

I had no idea of what she was talking about.

Frowning back, I timidly followed her to the other side of the campus.

After a few minutes, we reached a set of portable classrooms.

I still didn't say a single word to her.

This isolated area was a peaceful place.

I kept to myself while waiting for the teacher to arrive.

We had five minutes of silence.

I looked up and saw a group of people walking up the ramp.

There were many conversations going on at once.

I had no interest in joining any of them.

The teacher greeted us as soon as she arrived.

She opened the door, and we walked inside.

I sat at a desk near the door.

Everybody else sat toward the front of the room.

Sitting alone in class was normal for me.

I didn't mind being an outcast this year too.

Julie quietly took her seat in a corner behind me.

I shivered as she stared at me with frightening intent.

Julie knows exactly how to keep me under her thumb.

As soon as everybody was situated, the teacher took attendance.

Then she went over the introduction and rules to her math class.

I sat still while listening attentively to the lecture.

Afterward, she dismissed us for the remainder of the period.

I stood up and stretched my legs.

Without warning, two identical twin boys joyfully rushed over to my desk.

They wore vintage designer clothing.

"Hello there Mis," they said in unison.

The cheerful boys looked very happy to see me.

I felt as if I was in a pleasant dream.

Having other people introduce themselves to me was pure bliss.

I couldn't help but smile at their friendly introduction. "Hello, my name Is Sioku. Who are you?

"We are Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin," they answered.

"It's a pleasure to meet you two," I said politely.

They had wide grins on their faces. "It's time to play the Pick Which One of us is Hikaru Game. You just have to find Hikaru and you'll win!"

"That sounds like fun," I joyously agreed.

I was lost in their mischievous presence.

Talking to these boys gave me a feeling of courage that I never had before.

I didn't even notice that Julie was still in the room.

My attention stayed focused on the two boys in front of me.

I couldn't tell them apart because of the pink hats they were wearing.

"I choose the boy to my left," I said with enthusiasm.

"Wrong," they replied.

I just giggled at them in response.

"You look very pretty today," one of them said.

"Thank you," I replied.

"Hopefully we'll see you again today," said the other boy.

I smiled at him in agreement.

The bell rang, and it was time to go.

I put on my backpack before happily walking out the door.

There were crowds of people running around outside.

I usually just avoid them because of the constant staring.

I followed Julie as we walked inside a large building.

There were classrooms and lockers lined up on each side.

She led me to a door at the end of the long hallway.

I stayed quiet while looking around.

All I could think about was the conversation I had with those boys in math class.

They made me the happiest I've ever been in school.

My heart felt light as can be.

I didn't say a word to Julie because she would ruin this beautiful moment.

Instead, I just hid my happy thoughts from her by wearing a serious expression.

We waited in silence for five minutes.

The teacher unlocked the door as soon as she arrived.

"Good morning," she said with a smile.

"Hello," I replied politely.

Julie and I followed her into the classroom.

The teacher quietly walked over to her desk and then sat down.

This room was way bigger than my math class.

It looked like a science classroom.

I sat in the first seat that I could find.

Sighing dreamily to myself, I thought of that game I played with the boys.

I finally found a happy place at school.

The world stood still for once.

I was rudely interrupted when Julie tapped on my shoulder.

"Quit daydreaming Sioku, you look weird. Nobody ever wants to see that. You're never going to make friends because life is nothing but a game to you," she said angrily.

I froze at that in embarrassment.

My smile instantly turned into a look of terror.

My face turned bright red as tears welled up in my eyes.

A lump formed in my throat, but I immediately forced it back.

"Julie wants me to break down and cry. I can't let that happen," I whispered.

The boys' cheerful words echoed in my head causing me to perk up.

I felt as if they were telling me not to worry.

With new determination, I shook my head to suppress the sadness.

A group of students walked through the door in a line.

I watched as they situated themselves at the tables.

The teacher took attendance as soon as everybody was settled in.

After her introduction, she began the lecture.

We learned the rules of her earth and planetary science class.

This lecture took the entire class period.

I found it difficult to sit still, but Julie's threatening stare was unavoidable.

One wrong move could get me in serious trouble with her.

Class was dismissed when the bell rang.

I exited the classroom once everybody had left.

I stopped at a drinking fountain on the way to my next class.

The incident in science class weighed heavy on my mind.

I could still feel my blood boiling from her words

Knowing that my verbal abuse had no end caused my heart to drop.

Suddenly, I heard two male voices calling out to me in unison.

They reminded me of that game in math class.

I recognized their voices right away.

Hikaru and Kaoru came running toward me.

I jumped with joy as soon as I saw them.

Their cheerful faces were just too cute to not be noticed.

"Hello Sioku, it's great to see you again," they said.

"I missed you guys," I replied with a small smile.

Hikaru noticed my red face and looked down. "You look like you've been hurt Sioku. What happened to you?"

I hoped they wouldn't see me like that, but I was too late.

Hiding my mental scars was impossible now.

A feeling of guilt washed over me.

"Oops, I didn't mean to show you that. I was verbally abused by somebody in science class," I answered sadly.

"That doesn't sound good," said Kaoru.

"I wonder who would do that to a sweet little girl like you," Kaoru added.

My cheeks pinked up at his complement.

The boys shared a confused look and then frowned at me.

I straightened myself up while smiling at them. "Please don't be sad. This happens all the time. I should be used to it by now. Besides, I don't like seeing other people looking down in the dumps."

They protectively stood on each side of me in response.

I gasped in confusion at their sudden movements.

"Well it ends here," said Hikaru furiously.

Kaoru nodded his head in agreement.

Tears of joy filled my eyes as I smiled gratefully.

I pulled my new friends into a tight hug. "I really appreciate your help, but I also want you guys to stay safe. This person is very dangerous."

Kaoru just stared off into space.

He had no idea of what was going on.

Hikaru leaned against my side while smiling at me in a loving way. "Whoever is doing this won't come near you when we're around. You can count on it Sioku."

Hearing his pleasant voice up close made me feel warm inside.

"Thanks Hikaru," I whispered.

I gently pulled away to give myself some space.

They stood side by side in front of me again. "Sioku, we're in your third period class!"

I looked up and saw that their playful smiles had returned.

"That's the best news I've heard all day," I said in relief.

Kaoru, Hikaru, and I walked to the other side of the campus together.

We talked about our favorite hobbies until the teacher arrived.

My new friends cautiously led me inside the classroom.

Julie sneakily walked over to a chair in the corner and then sat down.

She stared at me like a hawk.

Kaoru pointed at Julie and then tapped on Hikaru's shoulder. "That woman in the corner looks really creepy."

"I agree," Hikaru whispered.

I felt nauseated at the sight of her face.

Hikaru and Kaoru sat on each side of me at a table near the door.

My nausea disappeared as soon as I locked eyes with Hikaru.

I felt safe and secure with the boys by my side.

Julie's presence didn't even bother me.

I didn't care about what she thought of me right now.

My friends and I had a few minutes of silence together.

A group of people walked in while talking and laughing amongst themselves.

This class was the noisiest one I've been in so far.

Kaoru looked at all of the girls as they walked by.

"There so hot," he whispered.

I couldn't help but chuckle at that.

Hikaru placed a hand on my shoulder while staring suspiciously at Julie. "Is she the person who hurt you?"

"Yes," I whispered.

His face saddened as he looked at me.

"Please cheer up Hikaru," I said while grinning at him.

He smiled warmly at me. "Thank you Sioku, I love seeing your pretty smile."

I blushed as my heart began to race.

"You're so cute when you blush," Hikaru said before laughing.

My eyes widened at that, causing me to blush even more.

After role call, our teacher explained the rules of her English class.

Then we had to write an essay about our summer break.

I listened to a conversation between Hikaru and Kaoru while writing my paper.

They talked about a host club which made me curious.

I felt like flying in this moment of peace.

Their voices made Julie seem invisible to me.

I turned my paper in 20 minutes before class was dismissed.

My Friends gave me hugs before we parted ways.

I happily made my way to the gym for P.E.

There were over 100 people in the gym.

The chattering was louder than ever.

I felt alone and vulnerable without Hikaru and Kaoru by my side.

They provided security and comfort whenever I needed it.

Putting on a brave face, I searched for Julie in the large crowd.

We met at the bleachers, and my class was there as well.

I shyly waved at the other students.

They just stared at me in confusion.

I was afraid to introduce myself because Julie was standing right beside me.

Sighing, I put my head down in shame.

Julie didn't pay any attention to me.

Instead, she gossiped about my "recent inappropriate behavior" to the teachers.

That didn't surprise me at all.

"This is normal," I whispered.

I quietly sat down on one of the bleachers.

Shaking my head, I let the embarrassment pass.

The P.E teacher instructed us to head toward the locker rooms.

After choosing our lockers, we walked back into the gym.

I saw Julie's eyes fixed on me from a distance.

She made me feel very uncomfortable.

The teacher gave us a long lecture on the rules.

Then he dismissed us when the lunch bell rang.

I just couldn't wait to see my friends again.

I slowly made my way through the huge crowds of people.

Luckily, I didn't see Julie anywhere.

Hikaru and Kaoru were all I could think about.

Approaching the window, I felt a sense of relief.

After ordering my food, I sat down at a picnic table.

I constantly looked around for the twins.

A few minutes later, they came running in my direction.

"We found you Sioku," they shouted.

Seeing their cheerful faces again was just enough to make my heart skip a beat.

I jumped up at the sound of their voices.

A huge grin was plastered on my face.

"Hey guys," I hollered.

My incident with Julie in P.E didn't exist right now.

I felt as if I had just been rescued.

They plopped down on the opposite side of the table.

"It's great to see you boys again. I have something to ask you guys about," I said with a curious look.

Hikaru smiled joyfully at me. "What is it Sioku?"

I trembled while grinning at him. "Well, I heard you talking about a host club in English class. Will you please tell me about it?"

The boys thought for a minute and then shared a look.

"We'd be happy to show you," said Hikaru.

"There's no problem with that," added Kaoru.

"Awesome," I shouted with glee.

Sighing dreamily, I imagined myself being in the host club.

I was finally going to experience something new.

Hikaru suddenly pulled me out of my thoughts. "We would like to know more about you in return. Don't worry, we would never tell your secrets unless you give us permission."

"It's a deal," I agreed.

I told them all the stories that I could remember of Julie verbally abusing me for her own pleasure.

A few of my stories were more difficult to tell because I started crying before the end.

They sensed all of my mental wounds and scars as I talked.

Breaking down in front of Hikaru and Kaoru felt right for some reason.

All of that emotional weight has finally been lifted off my chest.

The boys were infuriated by what they had just heard.

I could see the fighting intent in their eyes.

Hikaru walked around the table and then sat down beside me.

He wrapped his arms tightly around my shaking body. "My brother and I won't let her hurt you anymore Sioku. She's nothing but an ignorant bully. You deserve a better assistant than that monster."

I berried my face into his shoulder and closed my eyes.

Hikaru's affection made time stop for a while.

I felt myself start to relax in his embrace.

After a few minutes of silence, I gently pulled away from him.

I quickly pulled myself together and put on a smile.

"Hikaru! There's a hot girl behind me," said Kaoru.

I burst into laughter at that.

"You're such a flirt Kaoru," I said playfully.

Hikaru chuckled in agreement.

The bell rang over the loud speaker.

I hugged my friends before running off.

I met Julie at the door of the teachers' lounge.

She stared awkwardly at my red face. "What's the matter?"

"I've been laughing a lot," I casually answered.

"Okay," she replied.

I reluctantly followed her through the quad.

We stopped at a classroom in an isolated area.

I looked at all of the beautiful plants around us.

The birds sounded peaceful in the treetops above.

"This place is really pretty," I whispered.

I took a deep, relaxing breath.

The teacher arrived after five minutes.

Julie and I followed her inside the classroom.

Tables were lined up on both sides of the room.

Each table had three computers neatly arranged on it.

I quietly sat down at a computer near the door.

Julie took a seat right next to me.

My insides tensed up as I looked at her.

A group of people walked in a few minutes later.

I just stared at the monitor in front of me to avoid drawing attention.

Once everyone was settled in, the teacher took attendance.

Then she explained the rules and consequences for breaking them.

I was half tempted to laugh during the lecture.

Unfortunately, I was trapped by Julie.

She would've taken the opportunity to yell at me again.

My sadness gives Julie a sense of superiority over me.

After the lecture, we signed into our computers.

It didn't take very long to make a profile.

Lastly, it was time for typing lessons.

I scrolled through the desktop list to find a typing program.

My eyes landed on a familiar title: Type to Learn.

Shivers crawled up my spine as I froze in absolute shock.

I felt like my heart was going to pop out of my chest.

"This has to be a nightmare," I whispered.

Back in elementary school, I was terrified of this typing program.

The female robotic voice gave me frequent nightmares.

Not wanting Julie to see my fear, I shook my head to suppress it.

I took a deep breath before signing in.

During the introduction, I let my mind drift off to Hikaru and Kaoru.

Their voices calmed me down enough to stay focused on the lessons.

I stopped at lesson 15 when the bell rang.

After shutting down the computer, I walked out the door.

The fresh air helped me think clearly again.

I quickly walked over to a drinking fountain.

People were running up and down the walkways.

It was difficult for me to avoid them.

To my surprise, Hikaru and Kaoru were not far from here.

I joyfully ran up to them. "I'm so happy to see you guys again!"

"Right back at you Sioku," said Hikaru.

I pulled him into a tight hug.

Kaoru noticed the exhausted expression on my face. "Hey Sioku, did something happen to you?"

"No, I just don't like computer class right now," I answered.

I carefully let go of Hikaru and then leaned against a wall.

Hikaru faced me as he stepped closer. "Sioku, the host club's leader is our boss, Tamaki. He's a nice guy, so you don't need to worry. We'll take you to our club room after school."

I felt my legs trembling as my mind was pulled from computer class.

A huge grin wiped across my face. "Thank you so much guys. I can't wait!"

"I have a feeling that Boss is going to love her," said Kaoru.

I smiled at him in response.

"I'll meet you two by the office after school," I said before walking away.

They just waved at me in response.

I rushed into a different building this time.

Julie met me at one of the doors. "You could've been late Sioku."

I just turned away and sighed.

She was getting on my last nerve today.

The teacher arrived after five minutes.

I saw a group of people walking toward the classroom.

Instead of going in first, I let everyone pass me.

Then I quietly sat at a desk near the door.

Julie pulled up a chair and then sat down right behind me.

Her frightening presence made me feel very uneasy.

My anxiety started to flare up.

I couldn't have been in a scarier situation.

My body was literally covered in goosebumps.

I felt as if somebody had just poured ice cold water on me.

Hikaru's voice echoed in my head.

With that new spark of courage, I managed to pull myself together.

Luckily, nobody paid attention to me.

After taking attendance, the teacher hand a packet to each person.

I curiously read the title: World Geography.

Then she put on a movie.

It was my perfect distraction from thinking about the host club.

Julie would kill me if I zoned out.

She has already reamed me so many times for that.

My mind raced in all directions as I watched the movie.

This class period seemed to go on forever.

My muscles tensed up as I grew more impatient.

The bell suddenly startled me, and I jumped up from my chair.

All of the noise crashed into my ears at once.

I let everyone else leave before exiting the room.

Without thinking, I ran straight toward the office.

I spotted Hikaru and Kaoru standing by a pillar.

"Hello friends," I said with a smile.

"It's Sioku," they cheered.

Hikaru dragged me until I was standing in between them.

I couldn't help but admire his protective gesture.

"I can't wait to show you the host club," he said.

"Let's go," Kaoru added.

I just nodded in agreement.

The twins happily led me toward the back of the school.

The campus was practically empty now.

I stayed silent during our walk.

Hikaru looked worried at me. "Sioku, you seem to be bothered by something."

"Julie made me have a panic attack in geography class," I replied sadly.

Kaoru put a hand on my shoulder. "It's all over now Sioku. You're about to enter a better place."

His reassurance definitely helped me relax.

"Anybody who picks on a host club member is getting beat up by us," Hikaru added.

I laughed out loud in response.

We stopped at the door to an abandoned music room.

Hikaru carefully opened the door.

Kaoru took the lead as we walked inside.

I gasped in awe while looking around.

This place looked like a royal palace!

There were fancy decorations everywhere.

All of the people in here were elegantly dressed

It reminded me of a Disney fairy tale.

I spotted a young, blond haired boy walking toward us.

He stopped right in front of me. "Good afternoon Mis, what brings you here?"

His voice sounded absolutely charming.

I stared into his beautiful, violet eyes. "Hello good sir, My name is Sioku. Two of your friends brought me here."

"It's a pleasure to meet you Sioku. My name is Tamaki Suoh," he replied before bowing.

I was awe struck by his formal behavior.

This guy acted like a true gentleman.

"Sioku needs our help Boss. Kaoru and I were wondering if she could join the club," said Hikaru.

I gave Hikaru an awkward stare.

Kaoru rushed to my side. "Pardon me Sioku, may we tell Boss what happened to you? We don't want to see you in pain."

Hikaru nodded his head in agreement.

I took a few seconds to think about it.

"Thank you for your generous offer Kaoru. I wouldn't mind that at all," I answered.

The twins walked out the door.

Tamaki led me to a long couch. "You may sit here until I return. Please feel free to chat with our guests."

"Thanks Tamaki," I replied happily.

I watched him leave the room with pure grace.

He looked so wonderful.

I looked around the room again.

Everybody else seemed to be doing their own thing.

Waiting for Tamaki and his friends to return was boring.

I watched YouTube videos on my phone to pass the time.

That seemed to do the trick.

Twenty minutes flew by faster than I thought.

Suddenly, the door burst open revealing a distraught Tamaki and two concerned companions.

"Sioku! Sioku," Tamaki cried out.

I looked up from my phone to see what was happening.

The whole room fell silent, and all eyes were on him.

My face dropped at the sight before me.

Tamaki looked so calm 15 minutes ago.

Now, he's a complete wreck.

The happiness that I saw earlier was gone.

Tamaki looked as if he had just lost a family member or close friend.

I felt my heart sink for the poor boy.

Without a warning, Tamaki bolted straight toward me.

He had tears streaming down his face.

His shaking body was covered in sweat.

"Now is my chance," I whispered.

I dropped my phone onto the couch.

Then I pulled him into a comforting embrace.

He shivered violently in my arms.

I placed my hand on his head. "Please calm down Tamaki, I'm here for you. What's going on?"

My voice soothed Tamaki enough to help him breathe easier.

I continued holding him so he could calm down.

Hikaru and Kaoru silently watched us.

They looked fascinated by my way of handling this situation.

After a few minutes, he started to relax.

His breathing sounded normal again.

"Tamaki, tell me what happened," I said softly.

He let out a shaky breath. "You're never seeing that evil woman again Sioku. I'll be watching over you from now on."

I ruffled his hair and giggled. "Julie is an adult Tamaki. How will you get rid of her?"

"One of the guards will arrest her tomorrow," he answered.

My face lit up at that.

At the same time, I felt terrible for dragging Tamaki into my problems.

"Don't worry Sioku, it was all of our idea," explained Hikaru.

"That's our king for you. He has a soft heart. He's also a ladys' man," said Kaoru.

I smiled warmly at that. "I can tell, this man is gorgeous."

My face turned bright red as I laughed awkwardly.

Tamaki slowly lifted himself up.

I stayed by his side for support.

He took a few deep breaths while pulling himself together.

"Sioku, my Ouran High School Host Club is the safest place for you. You are permitted to join us," he said.

"Thank you so much sir," I replied with a grin.

"Welcome to the Host Club," everybody cheered.

I faced the crowd and then waved.

This was the beginning of a new adventure for me.

I checked my phone, and the time was 3:30.

My mind immediately shifted to Rocko.

"I need to go home now. My dog is waiting for me to take him for a walk," I said frantically.

Tamaki stood by my side. "Don't worry Sioku, I'll have my driver take you home."

Hearing him say that made my heart flutter.

Riding in a car with Tamaki would be a dream.

"Thank you, I would love that," I replied while blushing.

Hikaru turned toward the door. "We should probably go home too. My brother and I have homework to do."

"Yeah, it really sucks," Kaoru added.

I couldn't help but chuckle at that.

"You two are so funny," I said.

Tamaki and I waited until everybody else had exited the club room.

Then we headed toward the front of the school.

"Tamaki, I'm really sorry if I caused so much trouble for you," I said remorsefully.

Tamaki lovingly put his arm around me. "You didn't do anything wrong at all Sioku. Seeing people in situations like yours is what I fear most."

I smiled warmly at him. "Well, I appreciate you for saving me from that vicious monster."

"Someone had to do it," he replied.

Once the cab had pulled up, Tamaki and I climbed into the back seat.

We pulled each other into a tight embrace.

I felt the need to comfort him in case he was still feeling sad.

He laid his head on my shoulder and closed his eyes.

I gently stroked his long blond hair.

Tamaki looked so beautiful when he slept.

He has been through so much already, and I didn't want to wake him.

Without a word, I pulled out my phone.

Then I played Might+You from My Hero Academia.

The calming melody transported us to a peaceful world.

We arrived at the apartments a half hour later.

"Wake up Tamaki," I whispered.

He curiously looked out the window. "Where are we Sioku?"

"We're at my house," I answered.

Tamaki straightened himself up and turned to the driver. "Excuse me sir, do you mind if I stay at her place for a while?"

"Not at all Master Tamaki, I'll pick you up before it gets dark," she answered.

Thank you so much," replied Tamaki with a smile.

"This is going to be great," I said while hugging him tight.

I hopped out of the car and then grabbed our bags.

Once Tamaki had exited, we walked over to my apartment.

I could hear Rocko barking as we approached the door.

Tamaki curiously looked around the building. "This is where you live?"

"Yes, this place is perfect for me," I answered.

Right as I opened the door, Rocko jumped on me.

He panted happily while wagging his tail.

"I'm happy to see you too Rocko," I said while ruffling his fur.

I moved toward the back of the room, and Tamaki quietly stepped inside.

He grinned at me in amusement. "That is one loyal friend you have Sioku. I could see your tremendous bond with this dog."

I patted his shoulder in response.

Rocko calmly walked up to Tamaki and sniffed him.

Tamaki stood completely still so the dog could get to know him.

"Rocko won't hurt you Tamaki. He loves people," I said.

"That's a relief," he replied with a sigh.

I walked over to the closet. "Rocko, let's go for a walk. You're welcome to join us Tamaki."

"I would love to," Tamaki replied.

Rocko rushed over to me while wagging his tail.

I clipped a leash onto his collar.

Then we headed out the door.

I walked down the street with Tamaki by my side.

Rocko calmly walked between us.

The streets were busy as always.

The sun was still shining brightly in the sky.

Tamaki couldn't help but admire everything that we passed by.

I giggled at the child-like innocence in his face.

"I've always wanted to explore a city," he said.

"I looked up at him in complete shock. "Why haven't you been able to do that?"

"I've been driven everywhere all my life," he answered.

That didn't surprise me at all knowing he was rich.

"Well, now's your opportunity," I said with enthusiasm.

I spotted the entrance to a small park. "We should spend some time here Tamaki. Rocko could use the fresh air as well."

"I would love to," Tamaki replied.

This park was the perfect place to relax.

We heard the peaceful sound of a water fountain to our right.

I happily led him to a wooden bench surrounded by flowers.

Rocko crawled under the bench and then laid down.

He let out a relaxed sigh.

"To tell you the truth Sioku, I've never been anywhere without a royal escort," Tamaki said shyly.

"I don't judge," I replied before laughing.

He immediately wanted to change the subject. "How long have you had your dog Sioku?"

"Rocko and I have been together for three years now. He's been my emotional support through everything," I answered.

He gently took me into his arms. "You have an entire host club at your side from now on. We'll always be here fore you."

I smiled brightly at that.

This romantic experience had me lost in a daydream.

I silently prayed that it would never end.

Two hours passed, and the sun began to set.

Tamaki and I decided to stay and watch the sunset together.

I pulled out my phone and took pictures. "The sunset is beautiful tonight."

"I agree with you 100 percent Sioku. I couldn't have thought of a better way to watch the sunset than with a new friend," he replied softly.

Mesmorized by his soothing voice, I gave him a passionate hug.

"We should probably go back to my place Tamaki," I said.

"Yes, I should go home too," he replied before standing up.

I gently tugged on the leash. "Come on Rocko, let's go."

Rocko slowly crawled out and then shook off.

Dust flew from his long fur.

Tamaki, Rocko, and I headed back down the street that was now empty.

As we walked, I stayed lost in thought about everything that happened today.

Tamaki smiled down at Rocko every few minutes.

Back at my apartment, I helped Rocko and Tamaki get settled in.

"I'm going to call my driver now," he said while sitting on the couch.

"I'll stay right here until she gets here," I replied.

Rocko walked up to Tamaki with the end of a pull rope in his mouth.

"I think he wants to play with you Tamaki. You just have to tug on the other end as hard as you can," I said before laughing.

"That sounds like fun," he said while standing up.

I quickly turned on my video camera.

Their wild tug-of-war game lasted for five minutes.

I saved the video to all of my social media platforms.

Then I looked out the window and saw a car pulling into the driveway.

"My driver is here," he said.

"I'll see you at school tomorrow," I replied.

We embraced each other one last time before I walked him out the door.