Hopeless Chapter 1- One More

"Ahhhhhhhhh," Shigure stretched. "What a beautiful morning."

"Shi-Shigure-san?" a female voice said, seeming slightly surprised.

"Hm?" Shigure asked as he turned to his backyard to see a young, cute girl with silver hair almost down to the middle of her back, and black eyes. It took him a while before he realized who she was. "Ah! Sayora-chan. Sorry, sorry. I was a bit surprised there. You've grown up so much that I didn't even recognize you anymore," he lied with a smile on his face, trying to hide the fact that he almost forgotten about her even though she probably already knew.

"Shigure san!" she yelled, seeming happy. "I thought I would never find out where you lived! Following directions that Hatsuharu-san gave me wasn't easy. Damn cow… anyway, Kyo-kun and Yuki-kun are here too, right?"

Yuki happened to walk into the living room arguing with Kyo. They both stopped when they noticed Sayora. It took Yuki a while to remember who she was. Kyo however, rudely blurted out,

"Who the hell are you?"

Shigure and Yuki both looked nervously at Sayora who had balled her hand into a fist, resisting the urge to run it into Kyo's face.

"Kyo-kun, don't you remember?" Shigure asked, smiling nervously. "That's Sayora-chan."

"Who the hell is that?" Kyo asked, angering Sayora more.

Sayora was used to people not remembering her, but she trained with Kyo for nearly a year when they were younger. They had almost been best friends but here Kyo was, saying that he doesn't remember her a bit.

"Could you try to be smart for once?" Yuki asked.

"Shut up you damn mouse!" Kyo shouted.

Tohru ran out of the kitchen to see what all the commotion was about.

"Yuki-kun, Kyo-kun! Are you two fighting again!" she asked worriedly, noticing the other girl that was with them in the living room. "Oh! Hello!" Tohru greeted.

"Hiiiiii, Tohru-kun!" Shigure greeted cheerfully with a big smile.

"Um, who is this?" Tohru asked politely.

"Oh, her?" Shigure asked. "This is Sayora-chan."

"Uh, hello!" Tohru said, stuttering a bit. "I'm Honda Tohru! It's really nice to meet you!"

Tohru bowed to her as Sayora bowed back slightly, acknowledging her. Sayora looked a bit confused.

"What's she doing here?" Sayora asked.

"Why the hell should you care?" Kyo asked rudely. "It's not like you're living here."

"Actually-" Sayora began before she was cut off by Kyo.

"Damnit! Don't tell me that you're gonna be living here! These three are already more than I can stand! I don't need another person annoying the hell outta me!"

"Shut up!" Yuki defended. "You're more than any of us can stand so who are you to talk? Stupid cat!"

"Shut up! Stupid rat!" Kyo shouted back.

"Kyo-kun," Tohru said a bit worried.

Kyo growled in irritation as he was about to stomped off to his room. The second he put his foot down, he jerked it back because of a nail sticking out of the floor. He lost his balance and fell backwards towards Sayora. Tohru panicked as Kyo fell on top of her, but looked confused when he didn't transform.

"Ow! Damnit! Get off!" Sayora ordered. "You're not as light as you think!"

"Shut up!" Kyo commanded. "You're just weak!"

"K-Kyo-kun! You didn't transform! How come you're not a-" Tohru stopped. She finally understood. "Sayora-san, you're not a Jyuunishi, are you?"

"She knows?" Sayora asked. "How in the world did that happen?"

"Kyo was being an idiot," Yuki answered.

"That's your typical Kyo-kun for you," Sayora sighed.

An angry Kyo tried to stay calm. Tohru looked at Sayora as if she just discovered gold.

"Sayora-san! That's so wonderful!" Tohru exclaimed. "You're also a Jyuunishi!" Tohru paused for a moment, then asked, "But, what zodiac animal do you represent then? Aren't all of the signs already taken, or was there one that I didn't know about?"

"Well, actually… it's more like… her animal doesn't exist in the zodiac you see…" Shigure said, knowing that Sayora was uncomfortable with discussing that topic, but continued on anyway. "Unlike Kyo-kun's, who exists in the zodiac buy just isn't included, hers is nonexistent. Of course we have no idea why this is, but she's the wolf. It has absolutely no connection or history with the zodiac."

"The wolf? That's really cool!" Tohru exclaimed again, confusing Sayora. "Even if it's not related to the zodiac, who cares, right?"

Sayora glared at the puzzled Tohru. "I do!" she shouted angrily. "Just because-!"

"Sayora-chan," Shigure cut her off, even though he didn't know why she suddenly got angry either. "I really hope you don't mind sleeping on one of the couches like Kyo-kun," Shigure said, changing the subject completely.

"Whatever," she said, calming down.

"Why the hell do you have to stay here?" Kyo asked. "Why don't you just go back to the Main House?"

"Because I don't like the Main House," she simply replied.

"So what!" Kyo shouted to her. "You think you can just invite yourself over then!"

"I just did!" Sayora shouted back.

Shigure sighed. "Why did Akito-san have to fill my peaceful house with these noisy and destructive people?"

-Much Later-

"Well, I guess I'll be making dinner now," Tohru said nervously as she walked into the kitchen.

"Damn cat!" Sayora shouted.

"Idiot wolf!" Kyo shouted back.

"They're even worst than you and Kyo-kun," Shigure sighed. "They haven't stopped arguing for even one minute since she arrived."

"It's a good thing we don't have neighbors," Yuki commented tiredly.

Kyo and Sayora continued arguing at the top of their lungs giving Yuki and Shigure a huge headache. After about twenty minutes, Tohru came out of the kitchen and set the food on the table.

"Uh… K-Kyo-kun, S-Sayora-san," Tohru called nervously. "Uh… l-let's e-eat."

"Stupid cat…" Sayora mumbled as she joined Yuki, Shigure, and Tohru.

"Dumb wolf," Kyo mumbled as he did the same.

Thankfully, they were able to have a quiet and peaceful dinner. After dinner was over however…

"Damn Wolf!" Kyo shouted.

"Stupid cat!" Sayora shouted back.

Yuki and Shigure sighed as Tohru looked at them both nervously. Kyo and Sayora were screaming at the top of their lungs again.

"At least you and Kyo-kun aren't fighting for the time being," Shigure said to Yuki.

"What?" Yuki asked.

"What'd you say?" Shigure asked.

"What?" Yuki asked, unable to hear anything through the two's shouting.

"I can't hear you!" Shigure tried shouting over to Yuki even though he was only sitting across from him at the dinner table.

"I can't hear you!" Yuki shouted back.

"If those three weren't here, I would've thrown you out of here and back to the Main House!" Kyo shouted. "Ah!"

Sayora's eyes suddenly widened, as if fearing something greatly. Yuki, Shigure, and Tohru's attention was fully on Sayora. She turned around and walked to the door. Tohru was about to run up to her but Yuki stopped her. The door opened and slammed shut. Since morning, the house was completely silent. Kyo wondered what he said wrong. Sayora was very hard to scare. Did something happen at the Main House that they were all unaware of?

"Kyo-kun," Shigure called, breaking to silence. "I don't think you should say anything about her going back to the Main House again. From the way she looked back there, something must've happened."

Kyo nodded.

"Shouldn't we get her?" Tohru asked worriedly.

"Yes, we should," Shigure agreed. "Kyo-kun, Yuki-kun, and I will go look for her. Tohru-kun, you should stay here, just incase she comes back. Okay?"

Tohru nodded as the three went out to look for her. Kyo and Yuki went into the forest to search for her as Shigure headed off in a different direction. He was going to go get a drink outside somewhere and let the other two search for her alone. Shigure decided that it was the best choice. After all, she was upset by something that Kyo had said, and Yuki would be able to keep them from fighting and beating each other to a bloody pulp though he probably would help Sayora.

"Sayora-san," Yuki called.

"Hey! Dumb wolf!" Kyo shouted.

"Don't say that!" Yuki said as he knocked Kyo's head. "That'll only make matters worse, stupid cat."

"Shut up you damn rat!" Kyo ordered. "I don't even have to be looking for that damn wolf!"

Yuki sighed. "I can't look for her with you," he said. "I'm going that way."

"Go ahead and go! It's not like I'm stopping you!" Kyo shouted again. "Just make sure you don't get mugged by guys who mistake you for a girl, damn-!"

Yuki angrily punched Kyo, sending him in the air.

"Shut up!" Yuki commanded angrily as he walked in the opposite direction, leaving Kyo where he was on the ground.

I'll just leave Kyo to find her, Yuki thought. I'm sure that it'll be okay. I'll just go back to the house later. Sayora-san, sorry that I'm leaving you alone with Kyo… it's for the best though… at least, I think it is…


"Where did that damn wolf get to anyway?" Kyo complained to himself. "Is she even in this forest?"

Kyo suddenly heard a whining noise. He followed the sound and it led him straight to Sayora who was sitting in one of the lower tree branches, staring at the half moon. There were three wolves below her around the tree. Kyo was a bit confused because normally, there weren't any wolves. He guessed that Sayora must've drawn them out.

"Shut up already," Sayora said to the wolves who lessened their whining.

"Hey!" Kyo called to her.

Sayora spun around, recognizing the voice right away. She saw Kyo as she expected. The wolves were growling at him, but didn't attack.

"You…" Sayora said.

"What the hell is that-!" Kyo began shouting but stopped when he noticed that Sayora looked a bit down. "What's wrong? Was it something I said? What'd I do? Huh?"

"Why the hell do you care, stupid cat!" Sayora asked.

"I was just trying to be nice you damn wolf!" Kyo shouted to her.

"Idiot cat!"

"Dumb wolf!"

"Orange fur ball!"

"Old witch!"

"Cat lover!"

"Gray mutt!"



There was a moment of silence before Sayora spoke up again.

"You weren't serious, right?" she asked. "About me going back to the Main House that is."

"Whatever," Kyo replied, trying to sound angry and annoyed. "I don't care what you do. Stay if you want to. Don't let me stop you if you're as tough as you want everyone to believe."

"Thanks," Sayora said smiling slightly. "Let's go back now. The others must've been worried."

"Yeah, so worried that they dragged me out here too," Kyo said. After a pause, Kyo asked her, "Did something happen back at the Main House?"

She didn't reply.

"Hey," Kyo called.

"No…" Sayora said. "Nothing happened. Don't worry about it. It's nothing. I'm just not feeling well…"

"Damn right you're not feeling well," Kyo told her. "Tell me what happened."

"It's nothing, really," Sayora assured.

"Nothing my ass," Kyo said.

"Why are you so worried about me anyway?" Sayora teased. "Are you obsessed over me?"

"Hell no!" Kyo shouted immediately. "Who would be attracted to some tomboy anyway!"

Sayora looked at him angrily. "For your information, I've probably been asked out by over a hundred guys already you dumb cat!"

They continued arguing while walking back to Shigure's house. Tohru was standing at the front door, waiting for Kyo and Sayora to return. Yuki and Shigure joined Tohru as the two walked in arguing over nothing again.


"I'm sleeping on the couch!" Sayora shouted.

"No! I am!" Kyo argued.

"I-is it okay for them to be sleeping in living room like this?" Tohru asked.

"I would have her sleep in your room if not for the fact that she doesn't like sleeping in the same bedroom as another person, even if they're a girl," Shigure sighed. "See, she doesn't mind if she has to share a room like the living room, but a bedroom… she just doesn't like it…"

"Our entrance exam is tomorrow…" Yuki said to Kyo and Sayora. "Shut up so we can get some sleep."

"Who the hell said I had to go to school!" Sayora shouted at Yuki.

"Screw the entrance exam!" Kyo shouted as well. "Who the hell cares!"

"Tohru-kun does," Shigure said. "She made a promise to her mother. If she's unable to keep that promise, then it's going to be both of your faults. Do you want to take the responsibility of ruining her future? And also…" Shigure went on talking, earning a 'he's an idiot' look from everyone except for Tohru.

"Honda-san, goodnight," Yuki said.

"Yes," Tohru replied. "Goodnight Yuki-kun, Kyo-kun, Sayora-san, Shigure-san."

"Let's go to bed," Sayora said. "You can take the couch."

"Yeah," Kyo agreed. "He just completely ruined the mood."

Shigure continued talking, unaware that Yuki and Tohru had already gone up to their rooms to go to bed, and that Kyo and Sayora had stopped arguing quite a while ago and are trying to go to bed. However, Shigure just didn't want to shut his mouth. All the lights were already turned out and he was still yapping away, annoying the hell out of Sayora and Kyo.

"Hey! Shut up already dammit!" Kyo and Sayora shouted furiously at Shigure.

Shigure however, just refused to shut up. They both punched Shigure out of the living room and through his sliding door.

"Hey, that's my house you're wrecking!" Shigure reminded.

"You're the one who's gonna be wrecked if you don't shut the hell up!" they shouted, beyond annoyed at this point.

"Hey, hey, don't shout, you'll disturb everyone and wake them up," Shigure told them.

"You're the one disturbing us god dammit!" Kyo shouted.

"Kyo-kun, you need to be more polite you know."

"Shut up dammit!" Sayora shouted.

"That means you too Sayora-chan."

"Someone make him shut the hell up dammit!" Kyo and Sayora both shouted at the top of their lungs, going crazy.

-Yuki -

He was lying in his bed, trying to keep as calm as he possibly can. After a couple of minutes, Yuki hurled his blanket off and marched out of the room, slamming the bedroom door shut behind him. He marched into the living room and turned the light on.

"All of you just shut up already," Yuki shouted. "Honda-san and I want to sleep!"

"Yuki-kun, Yuki-kun, you shouldn't be so loud like those two," Shigure said.

Yuki got furious and joined in the argument, shouting at the top of his lungs like Kyo and Sayora.


Yuki-kun… thank you so much for trying to stop the argument... but you didn't have to… thank you so much… but I think that it only got worse… Tohru thought, lying on her bed with tears pouring out of her eyes.

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Hopeless Chapter 2- Entrance Exam and the Carnival

Sayora goes to school with Kyo, Yuki, and Tohru to take the entrance exam. There, she meets Momiji and Hatsuharu as well. After the exam is over, they all decide to go to the carnival that just opened a few days ago. What can go wrong… other than everything?