by ilukaiba

Disclaimer: I do not own Fruits Basket and its characters, because if I did, this wouldn't be a fanfiction...


Chapter 3


The wind blew lightly on the two teenagers as they walked to the secret base. Neither spoke, for neither knew what to say. But finally Tohru broke the silence.

"A-ano Yuki-kun, it's so beautiful today, ne?"

Yuki closed his eyes as he walked, smiling appreciatively. "Yes Honda-san, it is indeed very beautiful today."

She looked at his relaxed face and felt glad. 'Okaa-san,' she thought, 'I really feel like he's the one. You used to tell me about true love and I never understood. But Okaa-san, when I'm around him, I feel so light and happy.'

"Honda-san, what are you thinking about?" said Yuki with a pleasant laugh.

"A-ano Yuki-kun. It was something silly. Gomen nasai."

"Nothing you think can be silly Honda-san. Tell me."

"A-ano." she stuttered.

"Is something bothering you?" he asked her softly.

"I-I-I was just thinking... of how... how..."

Yuki smiled at her. "You don't have to be afraid to tell me Honda-san."

"Of how... how beautiful Yuki-kun looks today!" she blurted out suddenly.

Yuki blushed tremendously, suddenly transforming into his rat form.

Tohru wept with embarassment. Picking up the nezumi into her hands, she cried to him. "I-I-GOMEN NASAI YUKI-KUN!!!" She blushed also, not wanting to look at him.

Yuki climbed up to her shoulder and whispered in her ear. "It's alright Honda-san. Because I just wanted to say the same thing to you. You look beautiful too. Like a princess."

Tohru's eyes widened. "Y-Y-Yuki-kun."

A sudden pop made her realize their situation.

"Y-YUKI-KUN!" She ran wildly (into a tree) while the boy picked up his clothes and put them on.

"You can look now Honda-san."

She was mumbling into the bark of the tree she had run into, obviously very disturbed by the whole thing.

"Ano, you can look now Honda-san!"

She had not heard him once again, too busy having a one-sided conversation with the tree.

Yuki sweatdropped and walked to her.

He bent over the top of her head and said, "I'm done Honda-san."

She got up in such a hurry she bumped into Yuki's chin.

Yuki rubbed it, while she spazzed out.

"G-gomen! Are you okay, are you!" She dragged him by the hand to a nearby spring.

She took a hankerchief out of her pocket and wet it in the springs clear water. She held it to Yuki's chin.

"How does it feel?" she asked him.

"Much better Honda-san."

She was staring into his expressive violet eyes, and a tinge of redness filled her cheeks.

His eyes were controlling her, suddenly she was moving towards his lips. They were centimeters apart. She could hear him breathing rapidly.

She pulled away suddenly. "Ano... ano Yuki-kun. We should get going to the garden."

Yuki stood up, with disappointment on his flushed face. Not wanting to lose his normally cool exterior, he smiled. "Of course, Honda-san."


Meanwhile, in a nearby tree, two men spoke to one another.

"Damn, they were so close!"

"But aah, dear Aya, did you see that look they gave each other!"

"Of course Gure-darling, it was a look of true love."

They stared at each other, before...

"Yosh!" they cried in harmony, before giggling madly.


Author's note:

XDD... cuteness! So much cuteness! I don't know where to begin!

Since this is Yukiru, I'll start with the Yukiru fluff. I know you're all thinking the same thing.

'Why the hell did she back away?!' That remains a mystery to me too, it just suddenly came over me as I was writing; Tohru doesn't just go for the kiss right away, she's sort of innocent, and Yuki needs to get through that first.

(*clears throat* Get those dirty thoughts out of your head!)

Now for the Ayame + Shigure cuteness. This is not a AyaxGure fic. It's just some cute friendly fluff I thought I'd add, nothing too yaoi or anything. There will be no real romanticness or anything of the sort between them in this fic. I don't do yaoi. I read it, just don't write it. V___v;

I started another (primarily) Yukiru fic. It's called As time goes by and is, in my opinion, just as good as, or even better than, this one. So check it out, please? *puppy eyes*

Finally, I hope you all had a great Christmas (to those of you who celebrate it). If not, happy holidays! ^^ Eat lotsa chocolate, I know I will!

15 reviews or so till the next update! *winks*

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Unfortunately my Internet is being a bitch, I can't view my reviews now! However I loved each and every one of them, you guys make me laugh and you make me so happy! All of you! You've also taught me so much. My apologies, but I remember one review about me review-hunger. It was well-written and constructive criticism (not to the fic, to me ^^;) I'm so sorry I can't see who wrote it. However I'm really sorry if it bothers you how I want reviews... -__-; I do write for fun (I already wrote 7 chapters to one of my Yuugiou fics, but only uploaded two... Xx;;;) But reviews just give me a sort of... power-boost. They make me feel like people love me... (cue the many sweatdrops) Pathetic I know, but everybody has their faults (I just have more than the norm...)

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