I DO NOT OWN FRUITS BASKET
My first fanfic... please, be gentle. Rated PG-13 for later chapters. I hope you all like this premise. Please review and I always like suggestions. And please trust me with the Uo and Akito thing... it will turn out fine. PS- This is going to be a bit Shigure heavy since he is my favorite, and also because my sign from the zodiac is the dog. ..
Chapter 1 – TGIF
It started out as any other day. Tohru was busy preparing breakfast in the kitchen, Kyo was outside practicing some moves, and Yuki was still trying to wake up in his room. Shigure was busy reading the paper sitting at the breakfast table, eagerly awaiting the meal. He sipped at a hot cup of tea as he read the headline. There was going to be a total eclipse over Japan, but a heavy track of storms was heading in, so it was going to be near impossible to see it happening. Shigure's canine senses could already feel the storm headed their way. But his weekend was going to be nice and peaceful. He didn't have any more deadlines, and it was teen drama marathons all weekend long on TV. He really loved those.
Yuki came in and sat at the table, looking still a bit tired. Shigure smiled slightly. He had noticed the three becoming very close over the year since the 'incidents'. This was like a teen drama, only not on the TV. He sometimes wondered who would end up with who eventually. He knew Kyo and Yuki both loved Tohru deeply, and Tohru would have to decide one day. Truthfully, Shigure was rooting for Kyo. Shigure let out a small sigh as he thought about his own love life, or lack thereof. Come to think of it, when had he had a love life? Feeling sorry for himself and his sexual frustration, he threw down the paper harshly, jolting Yuki to attention. He angrily gulped the last of his tea, and slammed that down as well. His usual cheerful face was replaced by a scowl, just as Tohru walked in.
She tensed up upon seeing Shigure, almost dropping the tray of food. "Sh-Shigure, is it something I did? Was I not quick enough with breakfast? If I was, I'm terribly sorry, please, I'll be faster next time..."
"No! Tohru, it's not you, I was just lost in thought." He said with a smiled, waving at her dismissively. She smiled back, happy it was not her fault he was looking upset. She set up breakfast, and called Kyo in from the yard. He came running in, looking really hungry. He took a seat, and Tohru sat next to him, and began to eat as well. Shigure noticed Kyo blushing as well as Tohru. Yuki didn't seem to notice anything.
Shigure looked down at his food, and his heart was feeling more at ease by the minute. It all looked so good. He picked up his chopsticks, and was about to dig in when the door flew open a brush of cold air gave Shigure a slight chill.
The small woman flew in and grabbed the chopsticks from his hand and literally shook him back and forth. Shigure knew exactly who it was. It was Mii, his editor. "Shigure Sohma! Why aren't you ready! Look at you! You should be ready to go!"
"Ready? Go?" He asked dumbly. She collapsed on the floor by his side, tears forming in her eyes. She shook her head, her short brown hair not even brushed.
"Shigure... please don't tell me you didn't just forget about your own book launch in the city! I've told you about it for months now... why aren't you ready? Don't you even have a calendar, you crazy, country, reclusive, writer... you..."
"My... what again? Book launch?" He asked innocently. Why did he agree to a book launch? And when? He didn't remember, then again, he was Shigure Sohma.
"Oh God!" She grabbed him and dragged him from the room. Everyone sweat dropped. Even more drops came out when in a matter of seconds Mii was back with four suitcases, and dragging Shigure by a neuse out the door.
"I'm sending Hari over to watch you all this weekend! With the storm and all, I'll be kinda worried. But also I don't trust you guys alone for a whole weekend together!" He cried out, and Kyo and Tohru tensed up. Yuki looked confused. Kyo gulped. Alone... with Tohru... oh and that damn rat. As if they were thinking the same thing, Yuki turned and gave him an evil glare.
"Quit staring at me, you damn dirty rat!"
"Shut up you stupid cat and shut your mouth before you have a boot stuffed up it!" Tohru was surprised at Yuki's comeback. He was usually somewhat dignified in his retorts, but this one was just plain... blunt.
As if breaking them up, Tohru piped up. "It'll be great then, Hana and Uo were coming for a sleepover tomorrow night. I hope Hatori doesn't mind. Oh but, maybe I should cancel..." She ponders this over. She starts to get nervous. She had been alone with the two before, but lately she was beginning to feel the friction between them. She knew they both cared about her a lot, but she couldn't just start going out with both of them (no matter how good it sounded). She had prentended she didn't notice their advances, but she couldn't do it forever. She loved them both, but could only be with one, which would cause the other to surely hate her. Oh, she was so lost. She really needed her mom at times like these.
Hatori hung up the phone and sighed. Great, he was stuck babysitting three teenagers, whom he was sure, had raging hormones. And it was for the whole weekend. This was not going to be a very relaxing weekend. He went in to tell Akito that he had to watch the kids over at Shigure, when Akito said something that almost made Hatori choke.
"I want to come too." Akito said plainly, standing up and adjusting his robes.
"W-What?" Hatori managed to get out. This was odd, very odd indeed. What was he planning to do? "I don't know, Akito, if that's such a good idea. You know how..."
"I said I'm coming."