Disclaimer:

I do not own these characters nor do I claim too, this is a simple fan based homage. Their creators and the companies they work for and with own the characters and all that pertains to them. (I.E. Rumiko Takahashi, Viz, Shougakukan). I do not intend on making any profit from making this story but only a writer writing about one of her favourite character, namely Nabiki.

I DO NOT OWN THE SONGS OR THE SONGS' LYRICS, THEY ARE OWNED BY VARIOUS MUSIC COMPANIES, PRODUCTIONS AND RECORDS…

I ONLY WANTED TO USE THEIR SONGS AS TO INSPIRE ME TO WRITE AND THERE WAS NO PROFIT GAINED FROM THIS FIC..SO PLEASE DON'T SUE…

I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY FOR I AM BROKE!

The song is " Figured you out" is owned bya band known as NICKELBACK and is not affiliated to me in anyway what so ever so please don't sue!

Bold Means Song Lyrics

Italics Means Thoughts

( ) Means Author's notes



Tatewaki Kuno had a hard day at Furikan High school yet again. He was again defeated by that vile Saotome and even worst he was swindled again by the notorious Nabiki Tendo.

He entered their massive Kuno estate where his manservant Sasuke made way for him, already noticing his master was in a bad mood. As he walked inside the house he passed his younger sister Kodachi laughing menacingly, she's probably hatching another one of her diabolical plans to catch Saotome…

"Saotome enemy of women."

He just ignored his sister's musings and entered his chambers. Throwing his satchel/bag near the bed (A/N: If he ever brought a bag to school). He then put on a new CD his father had brought him from America. He's heard of their music before and he particularly liked the band. He turned the volume up and threw himself in the bed laying flat while listening to the song lyrics. Hoping that music will soothe his stress…

I like your pants around your feet
And I like the dirt that's on your knees
And I like the way you still say please
While your looking up at me
You're like my favourite damn disease

These words reminded him of Nabiki Tendo for some reason. Her image came unbidden in his head, Yet again. For a couple of nights now since he has discovered the long forgotten photos, he has been thinking about her. Yet he did not detest the idea of her image invading his thoughts. He smiled as he pictured Nabiki on her knees in front of him as described by the song.

And I love the places that we go
And I love the people that you know
And I love the way you can't say no
Too many long lines in a row
I love the powder on your nose

He began to picture the places where he and Nabiki usually had their business meetings.

The ice cream parlour, the park, the school ground and cafeteria.

How they seemed to get along much better than anyone he knows. Then he began to think about the people around her especially his pigtailed goddess and beauteous Akane. How she always have something that seemed to make his day a little better like pictures of his beloveds (even though he has to pay for them) and to have her spend some time with him. No one else seemed to want to hang out with him or sought out his company. He then started to think about how Nabiki doesn't really look bad infact she's quite beautiful and sweet when she wants to be…

And now I know who you are
It wasn't that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
And now I know who you are
It wasn't that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)

He began to wonder why he overlooked the middle Tendo. They have known each other most of their lives and has built some kind of friendship. Infact she might be the only person he can trust and truly depend on…

I like the freckles on your chest
And I like the way you like me best
And I like the way you're not impressed
While you put me to the test
I like the white stains on your dress

He began to picture her physical attributes. She did have a stunning body with those slim hips, nice breasts, toned buttocks and those nice long shapely legs….

He found himself feeling hot all of a sudden. He didn't even have a sexy photo of her to motivate him like this like his pictures of his beloveds!

He also admired her strong wit and strong will. How she is among the a few women who can stand up to him and tell him what exactly she thought about it. But even with such a strong exterior she possessed she has a tender side that she hides quite well….

And I love the way you pass the cheque
And I love the good times that you wreck
And I love your lack of self-respect
While you passed out on the deck
I love my hands around your neck

Her independence was one of her best attributes. How she doesn't care what other people say behind her back and seemed to be in control at all times. How he wished he had her strength. He felt a little uneasy about his thoughts. Nabiki was not the type of person he would be thinking about around this time, usually it was either her sister or her cousin the pigtailed girl….

Nabiki was the type of girl you would love to hate…..

"No that's not true. We were close once." He found himself defending her.

And now I know who you are
It wasn't that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
And now I know who you are
It wasn't that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
(Why not before, you never tried)
(Gone for good, and this is it)

All his thoughts began to confuse him (if not perhaps more than normal). His thoughts began to arouse such liking for the middle Tendo girl. Perhaps there more to her than meets the eye. There was always more to her than meets the eye. That's what makes her so intriguing and unique from all the other women.

I like your pants around your feet
And I like the dirt that's on your knees
And I like the way you still say please
While your looking up at me
You're like my favourite damn disease

He then began to remember all the things he goes through school everyday. True he may have orchestrated and started the whole thing but it was Nabiki who continued to be and act like the maestro, running the challenge he had declared and bets of Furikan.

And I hate the places that we go
And I hate the people that you know
And I hate the way you can't say no
Too many long lines in a row
I hate the powder on your nose

He then started to hate how they always end up spending most of their time making business deals. With her using him as her personal cash cow. Exploiting his good nature. He hates how she gets along with that vile Saotome so well , as well as the eternally lost boy Ryouga.

How she constantly looked down on him and never seemed to have any motivation except money is involved…

"No that's not true either. She always comes and help me out even drags me to the infirmary despite what I put Saotome and her sister through every morning." Kuno said to no one but himself.

And now I know who you are
It wasn't that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
And now I know who you are
It wasn't that hard, just to figure you out
(Now I did, you wonder why)
(Why not before, you never tried)
(Gone for good, and this is it)

She was a complete puzzle and mystery to him. She can be sweet and innocent at times and be so cold and deadly the next. Her mysteriousness intrigued him. Perhaps there is more to Nabiki Tendo than anyone else cares to see.

He felt himself have a sudden urge of desire to find out the truth about her and perhaps even date her.

"If no one else can do it, surely The Great Blue Thunder is the one who could do the impossible and break that Icy persona of hers." He again told himself.

A challenge like this intrigued Kuno. It was why he chased after Akane Tendo and the pigtailed girl. It was because they were a challenge worth conquering by only the strongest and noblest of all men. But it was different this time.

It was not for pride that he wants to find out more about the middle Tendo. The fact that even if he denies it, there had been instances where he found himself drawn to her.

He might have been blind to see it before but he did have feelings for her but was afraid to loose what little friendship they have…

He sighed…

"Just another day for Tatewaki Kuno, the Blue Thunder of Furikan…"He murmured to himself.

He then felt himself drift off to sleep.

Unbeknownst to him, Sasuke had just walked passed his bedroom and heard him sigh a name before he fell asleep.

"Nabiki…."


Somewhere in Nerima...

Nabiki was walking home. A bit melancholy because of the whole fiasco with her diary being read by Saotome Ranma a few weeks ago. She felt embarrassed that he now knew what goes inside of her. She was also sad because now Ranma was also avoiding her.

Her sister Akane easily dismissed it as nothing since Akane was pretty glad that Nabiki no longer conned or blackmailed Ranma. To Akane, Ranma had finally managed to grow a brain.If Akane only knew that the shoe was now in the other foot. Ranma can easily blackmail her with what he had read in her diary.

Still, Ranma avoiding her so literally hurts.

"WellI deserved it after all." That's what she reasoned to herself.

With all the stuff she had done to him, she only deserved what was coming to her. If the shoe was in the other foot, it was also what she would have done. She would not make any contact to the person that used and abused you.

She sighed. Just once she wished there was someone who would be thinking of her as a person. Found her desirable like her sister.

All of a sudden she sneezed.(Will be explained why I even put this on at my Notes at the bottom of the page.)

She dismissed it since she was almost in the verge of tears.

As she got home, she went straight to her room. She was surprised however when she had closed the door behind her. Sitting on her bed was non other than the very person that plagued her thoughts.

"Ranma?" She said, as if unsure if her eyes deceived her.

Ranma merely nodded.

"What are you doing here?" She tried to school her voice to sound indifferent but she failed. Her voice betrayed her nervousness.

"We need to talk Nabiki." Ranma merely replied back.



Author's notes:

Well people what do you think?

Sorry if I've been neglecting this particular story. But like I said this is more lengthy story because of the songs that I have put in it. This is my long term project but you will be surprised by the results. I guarantee you.

The concept of sneezing has an old wive's tale, if not a superstitious quote behind it. They say if you sneeze, someone was thinking or talking about you.

I like this particular superstition or wive's tale cause it suits the story. Lol. I had pictured Kuno to be the one thinking about her and Ranma. Though I didnt put Ranma's point of view of things. I can guarantee that he was thinking about Nabiki.

Also I forgot to add...

To those who think that they have read this fic before, my answer is this:

You probably have!

Reason: This was originally a oneshot story. Mainly centered on Kuno and Nabiki. I have altered it slightly to be incorporated in this fic. But dont worry. This story is mine and did not take it from anyone else. If it was, it would have been mentioned in the disclaimer.

Please review and tell me what you think…

Ja Ne

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