Disclaimer : I do not own Fruits Basket or any characters associated with the anime/manga. Although I do own all four Dvds wah The anime was good but it was never finished :'( wah
Author's Note : This fic happens right after the end of the anime. Don't you just hate when the anime has a completely different ending than that of the manga? Well anyway as I said this is set to take place right after the end of the anime. Since only 6 volumes of the manga are out in the US as of yet I have no clue what happens after that, so if this is not what happens... oh well. Although I do hope that Yuki and Tohru do end up together in the end. Kyou should also end up with someone maybe Uo or Kagura.
On to the fic
Chapter one : My Girlfriend
Hi, my name is Tohru Honda. A little more than a year ago my mom was in an accident. Her being gone forced me into having to live in a tent, but not long after Yuki and Shigure Souma found me and I have been living with them, as well their secret, since then. The Soumas have been cursed and whenever a member of the opposite sex hugs them they turn into an animal of the Chinese zodiac. Yuki is the nezumi, Shigure is the inu, and Kyou is the neko. But Kyou also has another form. This form was revealed to me about a week ago, but things have been normal since then.
"Ohayo, Honda-san," Yuki yawned as he walked into the kitchen, barely awake.
"Yuki-kun, you're up early this morning. You're usually up last."
"Hai, Honda-san. That neko baka was moaning and yelling in his sleep so I didn't sleep at all last night."
"Oh. Yuki-kun you should have came to my room. You could have slept in there with me. Uh, uh, um, that, that's not what," she stuttered, her face becoming crimson.
"Arigatou Honda-san, I understand what you meant," Yuki answered back, his face also flushed.
"Ohayo love birds," Shigure smiled as he entered the kitchen, just in time to hear Tohru's rather suggestive comment. "You know you still have time before school, you could take her up on her offer."
"Shut up, Shigure!" Yuki yelled.
"No, no it's ok. It did sound quite... uh.... odd," she said, settling on that, unable to find the right words.
"No, it's not alright! He can't go around turning innocent things people say into perverted twisted things like that!"
"Can't you shut up for five seconds nezumi baka?" Kyou nonchalantly stated, walking into the kitchen.
"What did you say?!?" Yuki nearly screamed, turning and kicking Kyou in the head.
"He really must be pissed, that hurt more than normal," he said, as he stood from where he had fallen through the door.
'Not another door' Shigure sighed as he thought of how he would find money to fix it, seeing as the main house now refused to pay for any more damages caused by the numerous fights held in his house.
"Well, you see," Shigure began, "According to Yuki-san, it's your fault that he's this way. You kept him up all night. Although Tohru-kun offered to allow him to sleep with her last night. If he had I'm positive that he would have been in a better mood."
"What the hell?" Kyou said turning to Tohru, who was now twenty times redder than before.
"Well...I...I," she began.
"Honda-san you don't have to explain to him," Yuki said grabbing her hand and pulling her toward the front door.
"But, but what about breakfast?" she said, grabbing her bag before she was drug outside.
"Let it burn for all I care."
As they continued to walk to school, he still held her hand.
Looking down she couldn't help but blush. Sure they had held hands the time Kyou and him had come to take her back home from her grandfathers. But that had been both Kyou and Yuki. Not only was it only Yuki this time, but it was different. She didn't know how, but it was.
"Yuki-kun?" she said, hoping he would answer her.
"Earlier, for the way I acted. I guess lack of sleep can even effect me," he laughed, smiling down at her.
'Now that's the Yuki I know.' she thought.
"I'm so glad you're feeling better. I'm glad you're smiling again," her own smile beaming back at him.
'How could I not smile with you around,'
He had known for quite a while that he liked her. Ever since the time when he first told her that her mind may be erased, and she had only asked that afterward that they still be friends. Although, at first he tried to act as if his feelings had not changed toward her. But the events of last week had effected him, so much so that he had no urge to hide his feelings anymore. Thinking that if she could accept Kyou ,even in his original form, she could accept him.
"Honda-san?" he said, breaking the silence that pervaded once again.
"I wanted to tell you something."
"Ok, go ahead."
"I..." he said, but was interrupted by a group of girls coming toward them.
"YUKI, YUKI, WE LOVE YUKI!!" they all shouted in unison.
"Tohru-chan!" they all gasped as they saw their beloved prince holding hands with her.
Rushing toward them, one girl screamed, "Hands off of him, He's mine!"
Girl after girl they all stood right before the two of them, screaming that Yuki was theirs.
"Hands off!" one girl said as she pushed Tohru to the ground.
Too enraged to say anything at the moment, he bent down to help Tohru up, as well as check to see if she were ok.
As he knelt before her, he turned around, glaring at the girls.
"What the hell is your problem?"
"What Yuki-sama? We were only trying to rid you of this stalker!" one girl stated gallantly.
"She's not a stalker damn it! She's...she's my girlfriend! We've been living together for more than a year now."
"You can't be serious. Our precious Prince Yuki has chosen her over us," another girl sobbed.
"We won't allow it! We'll be back Tohru-chan, so watch out," Motoko yelled back.
"Excuse me, but what did you say?" Hana said, her eyes glowing an eerie color.
"No, nothing, nothing at all!' they screamed behind them as they all ran as fast as their legs would take them.
"Hana-chan! Arigatou!" Tohru said, giving her best friend a hug to show how she had appreciated what she had just done.
"I felt bad vibes coming from this direction. I also felt yours and Souma-san's energies here so I came to see what was the matter."
"Hai, Arigatou," Yuki said, wishing that he had been the one that Tohru had hugged instead of Hana, although he knew that would be impossible.
"But now we really must be getting to class," Hana said, grabbing Tohru's arm and dragging her to class, and ultimately away from him.
As she walked to class, he couldn't help but sigh ,"Those damn girls. If they hadn't have shown up, oh well it's over now."
Giving in, he hurried after the two of them, not realizing that they had gotten so far ahead of him.
All day, as she would look up, she would catch a girl from Yuki's fan club glaring at her evilly, more so than normally. She couldn't think for the life of her why. What had she done? Nothing. Nothing at all.
As she ran through the events of that morning she tried to figure out what she could have done to warrant such behavior. She came up with nothing for a while. That was until she realized what Yuki had said just before Hana had showed up.
"She's not a stalker damn it! She's...she's my girlfriend! We've been living together for more than a year now.", she remembered him saying, although she had not realized it till now.
The blush now staining her face, was ever darkening as what he said ran through her mind for what seemed like the hundredth time.
'Okaa-san what should I do? Was he only trying to get those girls to leave him alone, or could he actually have feelings for me?' she thought to herself, as she stared at her mother's picture in her notebook.
"Honda-san," the sensei said trying to get her attention for about the third time, "Honda-san."
"Nyo? Hai Sensei," she said looking up, trying to put the notebook away as quickly as she could.
"Honda-san please hand over whatever you have there," he said, holding his hand out to her.
Reluctantly she handed him the notebook and along with it her mother.
Looking up from what he was doing, Yuki saw the sensei take the notebook from Tohru. Recognizing the notebook, he quickly directed his attention to Tohru herself. It looked as if she were about to cry, as if that picture of her mother was her mother herself.
'Well it sort of is, seeing as all she has left are a few pictures and the memories her mother left her.'
'I've lost Mom. This is almost as bad as when she was stolen. At least I got her back that time, but who knows the teacher may just throw her away after class,' she thought as a few tears began to stream down her face.
As the bell rang, all the students stood, bowed, and left. That is all but two.
Tohru had sat there the rest of class, her head in her hands, unable to even look at the sensei who had taken away her mother. When the bell had rung, she had stayed that way, and had not even moved when they were dismissed.
The other was Yuki, because for the rest of class he had tried to come up with ways to get the notebook back. Finally he had decided to tell sensei that the notebook that he had taken from her was one that he had told her to hold onto for him.
Praying to Kami that it would work, he walked toward sensei's deck.
"Sensei," he said trying to get his attention.
"Hai, Souma-san?" he answered back.
"That notebook that you took from Honda-san this morning during class was a notebook I asked her to hold onto for me. It is a notebook that I need for the student council meeting today, so may I please have it?"
"Of course Souma-san," he said reaching into his desk and handing the notebook to him, "If she would have only told me it was yours I would have gladly given it back."
"Arigatou Sensei," he said, all the while thinking, 'Bastard.'
"Speaking of the student council meeting, I had better be heading over there." the sensei said, standing up, and heading out the door.
Walking back over to her desk, triumphantly, he kneeled down beside her, tapping her on the shoulder.
"Yuki-kun?" she said dazed.
"Here," he said, handing her the notebook.
"Mom," she said as she opened the notebook.
The next thing she did was the most unexpected thing she had ever done. Jumping at him, she hugged him, not caring that he would transform.
"Honda-san!" he said as she wrapped her arms around him.
With a pop, instead of two humans being in the room, there were a human, a pile of clothes, and a rat.
Picking up the rat, she kissed him on his furry cheek, and then hugged him again.
Yuki was, to say the least, surprised. He had just been hugged by her twice and ,although it was only a kiss on the cheek, had been kissed by her as well.
Another pop was heard, and Yuki was nearly sitting on her lap, naked.
"Gomen," she yelped quickly turning around to allow him to get dressed.
"Honda-san, it's ok," he said, as he took her hand and motioned for her to follow him.
"I thought you were going to the student council meeting," she said, wondering why they had just passed the school gate.
"I was planning on it...after we go and check on the secret base," he said, smiling at her and still holding onto her hand.
"I can't believe that they're going out!" Motoko screamed, as she saw them pass the gate, still holding hands.
"Why couldn't it be one of us?" Mio sobbed.
"I bet it's electric girl's brother's fault!! Remember the curse he put on us. I bet that this is what the curse did. It made Prince Yuki hate us!! How could he do this to us?!?" Minami said as if she had no reason for living.
"What girl were you talking about?" said a voice from behind them.
Turning around they stared in horror as Uo and Hana both stood there, both looking as if they could kill someone.
"No girl, we swear. Right girls?" Motoko said, waving her hands around as if to justify her point.
"Yeah, we weren't talking about Tohru! I swear!" Mio said, trying to sound confident.
"Do you think I'm a baka?" Uo said picking Mio up by her collar, "What were you really talking about. Tell me now or I may really hurt you."
"Yuki and Tohru!! They're going out now!! That's all I swear!" she managed to choke out, barely able to breathe.
Dropping the girl to the ground, Uo couldn't believe what she had just heard. Yuki and Tohru... a couple? Why didn't she tell her. Ever since they were little they had told each other everything. The only other thing that she had kept from her was when she had had to move into that tent, and then it had only been because she didn't want to bother anyone with her problems.
Interrupting Uo's thoughts was the voice of Hana saying, "Aww, my little Tohru is all grown up."
As they walked through the damp forest, toward the spot that only they knew of, she debated whether to ask him about what he had said that morning.
'Okaa-san, what if it was only to get those girls to go away? I'd be so embarassed I'd never be able to look at him again. Oh Okaa-san what should I do? I wish you could tell me what to do.'
He couldn't help but laugh, she did seem to be doing that a lot today.
"I'm sorry to break you out of your thoughts but I thought I'd let you know that we are here."
"Oh, Yuki-kun. It looks like the new leeks are sprouting!" she said, thinking back to when Shigure had told her about where the leeks for her leek soup had come from. Yuki had been in a bad mood for quite a while after that. But when she had promised to help him plant more, he had cheered considerably.
"So they are," he said bending down to look at the other plants they had recently planted.
Thinking back, out of all the plants he had ever planted the best had been the strawberries he had planted for her.
As he knelt there, she began to think of how kind he had been to her in the past year. He had rescued me from my evil aunt and uncle, took care of me when I was sick, planted the strawberries for me, and most of all had been my friend through everything. Yuki was truely the prince everyone said he was. He even allowed me to live in his house with him and his family when Okaa-san died.
'She's not a stalker damn it! She's...She's my girlfriend. We've been living together for more than a year now.' flashed through her mind at that moment, as if a sign from her mother.
'Hai, Okaa-san. I'll talk to him, no matter what.'
"Yuki-kun?" she whispered, unsure if she could ask him what she knew she needed to.
"Hai," he said looking up at her.
"About this morning. When Mio pushed me.... um... you... you said, said that I... I was... your girlfriend."
As realization passed over him, you could have put a tomato next to him and said truthfully that he was a deeper shade of red.
"Well... Honda-san. Do you remember that I needed to talk you about something this morning?" he said, standing up and walking over to her.
"Hai," her voice a little shaky, as his hand caressed her cheek.
"I wanted to tell you that I lo," he began, but as if the fates were against him for a second time that day, a voice rang out from behind a tree.
"Yuki, Ototou-kun! Finally, romance is blossoming between you two," Aya nearly sung as he entered the clearing where the secret base was found.
"A...Aya-san! Konbanwa!" Tohru said as she pulled away from him, slipping through his grasp for yet another time that day.
"Konbanwa Tohru-kun. Is my brother bothering you?"
"I would not bother Honda-san. Now leave," he said calmly, trying to hold in the rage that threatened to resurface.
"Wasn't it good of Kyou to tell me where I could find you two?" Yuki's words falling on deaf ears, as Aya led Tohru back to the house.
"Hai. We needed to be getting back anyway. What would you like for dinner?" she said, trying to keep the conversation as far away from how he had found Yuki and herself just moments ago.
"Ototou-kun, you coming?" Aya yelled back to his brother.
'Ashita, I'll tell her ashita...' Yuki repeated to himself as he reluctantly followed them back to the house.
"Kami-sama! Will he ever shut up?" Yuki said, putting his pillow over his head hoping to block out the sound. Or smother himself, whichever one came first.
"Shigure, don't worry. I won't make too much noise. I promise come on," came Aya's voice from across the hall.
"I don't want to hear that!" he yelled, hoping they would shut up, really not wanting to know what they were doing.
After a while, he gave up on sleep. Sitting up he ran through the events of the day. Tohru telling him he could have slept with her, breaking a door, almost telling Tohru he loved her, telling off the fan club girls.
"Hold on! Tohru said I could sleep in her room with her. This may be my chance to tell her and if not I'll still be able to get some sleep," he said hopfully.
Getting up, he slipped on his slippers, and headed upstairs toward Tohru's room.
Creak, Creak, Creak.
He had planned on walking up the stairs, silent as a mouse, and, just a quietly, slipping into her room. But as he started up those stairs he had walked up countless times in his life he wondered how anyone could still be asleep with all the noise he was making.
Creak, Creak, Creak.
"Kami-sama," he said raising his hands above his head, "You're making this as hard on me as humanly possible..."
He had never been one to ask for help, not even when offered, but she had gotten to him this morning. When she had so willing offered to share her bed with him, it had touched him that she didn't matter how it looked to other people, how trusting she was of others, and of him especially.
Hoping he had not woken her up, he peered inside. What he found surprised him greatly.
There she was, sitting on her bed, staring at the picture that connected her to her former life. He had found her staring at the picture often. How close she must have been to her mother. Unlike himself, she seemed to have lost her best friend when her mother died. That day when Sensei had come to get her out of class, he had only looked up seeing them run out of class, thinking nothing more than that someone in family had been hurt. The next day she wasn't in class, he had noticed.
"Someone must really be hurt to make her miss a day," he remembered saying to himself.
For as long as he had known her, or more or less known of her, she had never missed a day of class. He would later learn that she had promised her mother that she would graduate high school. She had made sure that she would go to school every day after that. So the next day, as class started he couldn't help but look back at her. Her usual smile was in absence that day, as was her bubbly personality. That had been the only day she had been like that though. The following day, she was back to normal, as if nothing had happened.
"She was just trying to hide the pain," he said to himself, knowing the feeling all too well.
"Oh! Yuki-kun!" she said, trying to wipe away the tears on her sleeve.
"Honda-san," he said gently, as he walked across the room toward her.
"I...I...I just couldn't sleep. I hope you weren't worried about me. I promise, I'm fine," fresh tears still streaming down her cheeks.
Sitting next to her he began to wipe away her tears, wishing he could hold her to make it all better. He knew this was impossible though so he settled on letting her rest her head on his shoulder.
After a while, she looked up at him.
"Arigatou gozaimasu Yuki-kun. I don't what came over me. When I was saying goodnight to Mom I just started crying. But I'm better now," she said, wiping her nearly dry eyes on her sleeve.
"Doo itashimashite. I feel like that sometime too."
"Really? But why, you have so many people around you. With so many people like that around me, I'd never be lonely."
"I do have a lot of people around me, but none of them really care about me. Well... most of them. Honda-san, Arigatou."
"Nyo? I didn't do anything."
"There's only one person in my life that sees me for who I am, and truely accepts me for me. Do you know who that one person is Honda-san?" he said, closing the space between them.
"Da...dame," she studdered.
Whispering in her ear, he felt her shiver as the one word they both knew was coming passed his lips, "You."
Pulling away he looked at her. She was truly the most beautiful person he had ever met, inside and out. As he leaned in to kiss her, he hoped she wouldn't reject him. But, his wishes weren't fulfulled as she turned her head at the last second, blushing madly.
"Honda-san," he whispered, his voice hurt, "I'll be going now."
"Yuki-kun matte!" she said, not wanting him to go.
Stopping, he turned around hopeful.
"Uh...why did you come to my room?? I forgot to ask you." she said, trying to break the awkward silence between them.
"Oh," he said, his hopes dashed once again,"Kyou was screaming again and Aya and Shigure were making a lot of noise, so I was wondering if I could stay in your room tonight. But I won't bother you anymore."
"N...no, you're not bothering me you can stay in here," she said, patting the bed, "There's plenty of room."
"Are you sure?"
"Hai! I mean you do share your house with me. The least I can do is share my bed."
"Dame. I'll sleep on the floor," he said, as he took an extra blanket from the trunk in the corner.
"No you won't," she said, as she walked over to where he had placed the blanket on the floor.
Grabbing his hand, she led him back over to the bed.
"I won't have you sleeping on the floor when Hana,Uo, and I have all slept in this bed together. There is plenty of room," climbing back into the bed herself.
Giving in, he climbed in next to her, but as he did she did something unexpected.
The girl who had rejected him only a few moments before, now had snuggled quite close to him. Her head had found her way under his chin, her back to him, but her hand still clung to his.
As her breathing became soft, he couldn't help but sigh.
"Tohru-chan, Gomen. I'm not brave like other guys. I can't just tell people how I feel. All of the things that happened to me when I was younger have caused this. I wish I could, but I just can't. But I'd like to tell you that...Aishiteru Tohru-chan. Maybe one day I'll be able to tell you while you're awake and maybe you won't reject me then," he said, his voice unwavering, although sad.
'Okaa-san! He loves me! What should I do? What should I do?' she thought to herself.
'Honey just follow your heart,' she remembered her mom saying time and time again.
Turning over and reaching up, she brought his face to hers in a loving kiss.
Gasping just before his lips met hers, it sent his mind reeling.
'Nani? I thought that she rejected me!'
'Shut up you baka! You have the girl of your dreams kissing you and you sit here and wonder why she's doing it,' a little voice in his head yelled at him.
As what was happening settled in, he reacted to the kiss. Pulling her closer to him, he wrapped his arms around her waist.
"Yuki-kun, I...I...I'm sorry," she said, staring at the mouse amidst the pile of Yuki's clothes.
"Honda-san. I...I thought that you rejected me."
"Dame... I...it's only that I always pictured my first kiss to be after the man I love told me he loved me back. Gomen," she turned away, blushing.
Quickly he pulled on his pajamas and leaned over to her, turning her to face him again.
"I understand. Honda-san, Aishiteru," he said be leaning in for their second kiss.
As they pulled apart,something slipped from her lips that he had hoped to hear from her for quite a while.
Arigatou : Thank you
Arigatou Gazaimasu : Thank you very much
Nani : What
Konbanwa : Good Evening
Dame : No
Sensei : Teacher
Nyo : Huh?
Nushi : Master
Doo itashimashite : You're welcome
Hai : Yes, Okay
Matte : Wait
Ototou-kun : Little brother
Ashita : Tomorrow
Nezumi : Rat
Baka : Idiot, Stupid
Neko : Cat
Inu : Dog
Kami-sama : God
Gomen : Sorry
Daijobou : Are you ok?
Okaa-san : Mom
Ja ne! : See you later
Ashiteru : I love you
AN : Arigatou gazaimasu I hope you liked it. The next chapter will be kyou's feelings toward them getting together as well as Uo feelings, and throw in there very jealous fan girls... then you get the next chap Please R&R, Ja ne!!