Yuki and Tohru fall madly in love with each other. Everything is so new for Tohru that she only wants to be with him. But what will happen when Akito finds out? Will Tohru's first love be able to conquer all?
My One and Only
Chapter 1: The Beautiful Things
Tohru looked at the reddish-orange color sunset by herself, considering she was the only one home at the time. To her the sunset was the most breathtaking thing in the world. Unfortunately for her, she always watched it alone. It didn't bother her too much, because she never put any thought into thinking that she could spend this beautiful moment with anyone else.
"Look at it mom… isn't it amazing?" Tohru asked pulling out a picture of her mom. Sitting on top of Shigure's house looking at the sunrise with her mom brought back so many memories. Without even realizing it, she began to cry softly.
"Miss Honda… are you okay? What's wrong?" Yuki said sitting down next to her. Tohru jumped for Yuki had scared her. She quickly hid her mom's picture in her pocket.
"Oh… it's nothing don't worry about me!" Tohru said, tears still running down her face.
Yuki looked over at Tohru. It looked as if she had been crying for a while.
"Why are you crying?" Yuki asked.
"OH!" Tohru said, a little embarrassed. She turned her head quickly to wipe off her tears. Yuki turned her head so they were looking at each other. Tohru's face had turned a faint shade of red.
Yuki wiped off Tohru's remaining tears, "Miss Honda could you please tell me what's wrong?"
"It's nothing… don't worry about me…"
"But I do… I want you to be happy more than anything in the world."
"Yuki…" Tohru started but was cut off.
"Shh…" Yuki started, putting his forefinger to her lips, "You don't want to miss this sunset do you?"
Tohru shook her head and looked at the sunset. All of a sudden there was this feeling… an unexplainable feeling. She had never felt like this before. It was as if she and Yuki were the only two people in the world.
Yuki looked over at Tohru. Her hair was blowing in the faint breeze and there was a smile on her face. I wonder what she is thinking right now! Yuki thought to himself. Tohru looked over to Yuki," What? Is there something on my face?" Tohru said putting her hands on her cheeks.
"No… you're perfect." Yuki said without realizing what he had just said. Tohru obviously took no notice of it either and she again looked at the remaining sunset.
"Yuki…Tohru… are you two up there?" A familiar voice called from within the house.
"Yes Shigure! We're up here!" Yuki called back.
"Okay… is Tohru planning on making dinner soon? It's already 8:00 and I'm starting to get hungry!" Shigure complained.
"Oh my gosh! I totally forgot about dinner!" Tohru exclaimed.
Yuki was disappointed, "What about the sunset?"
"TOHRU!" Shigure wailed.
"GET YOUR OWN DAMN DINNER!" Kyo yelled from inside his room.
"I'll be right down!" Tohru said getting up.
"Tohru… can you promise me one thing?" Yuki asked.
"Anything!" Tohru replied almost immediately.
"Can we watch this again tomorrow?"
"Yeah!" Tohru said enthusiastically, and with that she went inside to cook the long awaited dinner. Yuki smiled at the thought that he was going to have more quality time with Tohru. There was something about her, something that made him constantly think about her. There was these cute little things she was always doing like whenever she cooking she had a tendency to hum a song. Yuki realized that all he had ever been able to think about recently was her. This made Yuki think. Why was she always on his mind? What was he feeling? These questions had simple answers but for the time being… Yuki couldn't figure them out.
Tohru was working busily in the kitchen to feed the hungry Shigure in the other room who was still complaining about his lack of food.
"TOHRU! I'M HUNGRY!" Shigure wailed.
"Shigure! I'm sure Miss Honda is working as fast as she can!" Yuki replied for Tohru as he walked into the kitchen.
"Hello Yuki!" Tohru exclaimed.
"Hello Miss Honda… what are you making for dinner?" Yuki said looking over the boiling pots.
"You'll just have to wait to find out!" Tohru said playfully.
"Well maybe I would like to know now!" Yuki played back.
"I'm not going to tell you!" Tohru said with a smile as she blocked the pots.
"Well then maybe I'll just find out for myself!" Yuki said trying to get past Tohru to see what she was making. While trying to block Yuki, and in between laughs, she dropped her wooden spoon.
"I'm sorry Miss Honda… let me pick that up for you." Yuki apologized.
"It's not your fault! I should've been more careful!" Tohru said.
Yuki and Tohru bent down to pick up the dropped spoon. Tohru was about to pick it up when Yuki's hand was on top of hers, with the intention of picking it up for her.
Tohru looked at Yuki's hand, which was on top of hers. Yuki was now blushing. Tohru's head was rushing with thoughts. She couldn't even sort through all of them. This has never happened to her before, and she wasn't quite sure on how to act. The one thought that kept popping up in her mind was: Why do I have butterflies in my stomach?
Yuki looked at Tohru. Their heads were so close together now that he could feel Tohru's breath on his face. Yuki couldn't help it but his eyes' gaze slowly went down to Tohru's lips.
"TOHRU IS DINNER READY YET?" Shigure wailed for the umpteenth time that night.
"Umm… yes!" Tohru said. Yuki managed to get the spoon from Tohru and gave it to her; "Here you go… I'll be waiting with Shigure and Kyo." And with that, Yuki left the kitchen. Tohru was confused. What had just happened there?
"TOHRU!" Shigure yelled.
"SHUT UP!" Kyo yelled, twice as loud.
"I'm coming!" Tohru said, scrambling to bring everything out before Shigure ate everything while it was still in the kitchen.
"That was amazing Tohru!" Shigure said, finally full.
"Well I should probably start cleaning up!" Tohru said in her usual perky voice.
"Don't worry about it tonight." Yuki said.
"Oh no! I couldn't let you clean it up! How will I earn my keep around here if I don't do my chores?" Tohru said.
"I think you deserve the night off…," Yuki added.
"Then who will clean up?" Tohru questioned.
"I will." Yuki volunteered.
Kyo and Shigure sweatdropped. "Maybe I'll help clean up. We can't afford to have that damn rat to break every dish we have." Kyo scoffed.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Yuki asked, bringing dishes into the kitchen.
"You should just take a nice long bath." Shigure suggested.
"Are you sure that the two of them will be okay?" Tohru asked hesitantly.
"They'll be fine…" Shigure started. There was a loud CRASH coming from the kitchen. "MY HOUSE!" Shigure screamed and ran into the kitchen. Knowing better than to get involved, Tohru decided to take that long bath.
Tohru ran herself a hot bath. While the bathtub was filling with water, she began to think about things. Well actually, she had only one thing on her mind… and that was Yuki Sohma.
Yuki is so nice to me… and he is very good looking. He's the kind of person that I could find myself being happy with. I just love the way he talks to me… her thoughts were interrupted when she realized that the tub was about to spill over the top.
"Oh no!" Tohru exclaimed running over to the tub to turn the water off.
She dropped her towel to the floor and got in. The bath felt real nice after a long day.
Yuki was drying the dishes while Kyo complained over having to wash them. No matter how loud Kyo complained, nothing could distract Yuki from thinking about Tohru.
"What's wrong with you?" Kyo asked Yuki.
"What are you talking about?" Yuki replied.
"You seem kinda out of it."
"I'm fine… can I ask you a question… you have to promise to be serious."
"Are you okay?" Kyo questioned.
"I'm fine… it's about Miss Honda."
"Is she okay?"
"She's perfect." Yuki replied.
"You like her don't you?" Kyo questioned.
"No… I mean…FINE! I do!" Yuki said.
"So… what's the problem?" Kyo questioned.
"Um… did you forget that we kinda have a curse?" Yuki asked mockingly.
"No shit… besides that?"
"I… I don't really know…" Yuki started.
"Don't tell anyone that I'm about to give you advice… but I think you should just ask her out… who knows… she might even say yes." Kyo suggested.
"What about our curse? She can't even get too close or I'll change into a rat…"
"Well I can't help you with that but Tohru won't mind. She understands. She may even like you back!"
"Aww… isn't this nice? The two of you finally getting along!" Shigure said admiringly.
"DAMN RAT!" Kyo yelled.
"STUPID CAT!" Yuki answered.
Shigure sighed and left Yuki and Kyo cleaning.
Tohru finished her bath and went downstairs. She wanted to talk to Shigure.
"Shigure… can I talk to you?" Tohru asked.
"Of course Tohru… what did you need to talk about?"
"Am I interrupting something?" Tohru asked seeing the mass of papers scattered on Shigure's desk.
"No… it's just a story… but I wasn't really even paying attention to it anyway. I think Mii will understand… you're more important right now. What's on your mind?"
"Well you see there is this guy…" Tohru started.
"Oh Tohru… I like you too!" Shigure said admiringly.
"Um…" Tohru said turning pale.
"I'm kidding!" Shigure said a little embarrassed.
"Well anyway… this guy, I really like him but I'm not too sure if he likes me back… I'm not sure what to do. I've never really liked someone before." Tohru explained.
"Well… I can't say anything for the guy… but I think any guy who would turn down a pretty girl like you… is crazy."
"Now go and get that guy!" Shigure said a little too enthusiastically.
Tohru nodded her head in agreement, thanked Shigure, and left his office.
"I'm too hungry to write." Shigure said with a laugh, thinking of what Mii would say to that.
"So what are you going to do about Tohru?" Kyo questioned.
"I'm not too sure…" Yuki said.
"Well you better think fast because here she comes." Kyo said, a smirk on his face. Yuki turned around to indeed find Tohru walking towards them. Her brown hair was tied back with the ribbon Yuki had given her at the Hot Springs. Yuki always felt kinda … 'special' whenever she wore it. Before she put on that ribbon… she might have thought of the time when I first gave it to her… her hair was wavy… Yuki's thoughts were interrupted when he looked up to find Tohru standing right in front of him.
"Yuki… can I talk to you please?" Tohru asked politely.
"Yeah sure…" Yuki said, not knowing where this was going. Yuki looked back at Kyo for support but he was too busy complaining about Yuki leaving the entire kitchen for him to clean. Tohru took Yuki's hand and led him out to the backyard. This is the spot where I was standing when I first came across this house… Tohru thought to herself.
"Is there something wrong Miss Honda?" Yuki asked with concern.
"No… no. I have to tell you something." Tohru said.
"Me too…" Yuki started.
"You go first." Tohru said.
"No… you pulled me out here… what did you want to tell me?" Yuki asked.
"No I insist… you can go first." Tohru said, a little smile on her face. Yuki, not being able to resist her when she smiled, went first.
"Listen… I… um…" Yuki said, a loss for words.
"What is it? You can tell me anything!" Tohru said happily.
"You see… I… ah… I think I…" Yuki said, still searching for words. Tohru looked at Yuki with puzzlement.
"YUKI! HELP ME WITH THE KITCHEN NOW!" Kyo yelled from inside the house.
"You should probably go help Kyo…," Tohru said with disappointment.
They both knew that if Yuki didn't answer Kyo, Kyo would turn on his maximum rage and start to break things.
"I'll be right back." Yuki said not wanting to leave his precious Tohru be herself.
"I'll be waiting here…" Tohru replied flashing Yuki a smile. Yuki smiled back and ran inside to help Kyo finish the kitchen.
"What did she want?" Kyo said being nosy.
"Well I didn't have the chance to find out! You called me inside, jerk." Yuki said angrily.
"Well just help me finish the kitchen…" Kyo commanded.
Tohru looked up at the stars. They were so beautiful. She remembered what her mom and her used to do when they sat outside looking up at the stars.
"Mom! Look at all the pretty stars!" Tohru said, her eyes wide.
"Yes… there are a lot of them aren't there?"
"They are so pretty!" Tohru observed.
"Just like you sweetie…"
"Mom… why are there stars?"
"Well… there is one for every exciting thing that will ever happen to you in your life…"
"There are so many!" Tohru said happily, knowing she would eventually have many exciting things coming in her life.
Tohru looked up at the sky. For a split second she could've sworn that another star appeared in the sky. The faint sound of footsteps reached her ears, but took no notice to them. She was too busy imagining what exciting things would happen to her.
"Tohru…?" Yuki said. Tohru turned around to find Yuki leaning against a pole. "What are you doing?" Yuki asked.
"Oh… I'm just looking up at the stars." Tohru replied dreamily.
"Why are they so special?"
"My mom once told me that for every star, it represents one exciting thing that will happen in my life…" Tohru's voice died at the end, she was getting emotional again. Yuki realized that she was about to cry and sat down net to her.
"Miss Honda… please don't cry."
"I can't help it…," Tohru said trying to wipe the still-falling tears from her face.
"You don't have to hide your feelings from me… did you want to talk about it?" Yuki asked.
"Oh… I wouldn't want to bore you-" Tohru started.
"That's not possible… you could never bore me… now tell me what's wrong." Yuki said comfortably. Tohru blinked and looked over at Yuki. She had never really talked about her mom before with Yuki.
"I just miss her so much! I just should've said 'By mom! Be safe!' like I always did. But instead… I was too busy being worried about my stupid test the night before and was too tired to even say four little words to her. How selfish is that?" Tohru said in between tears. Yuki put his arm around Tohru's slender waist to try to calm her down.
"It's not your fault! You didn't do anything wrong!"
"Yes it is! Ever since then I've felt like something was missing from me. Something I truly loved, had suddenly disappeared from my life."
"Have you tried to fill that empty-ness?" Yuki questioned.
"No… I felt that if I did, then I'd be replacing my mom." Tohru admitted.
"I'm really sorry. I didn't realize that this was such a big deal for you."
"I've felt so alone after she died. But then I met you, and Shigure, and Kyo. Things have been a little better since then… but not the same. I have no one to love, who loves me in the same way."
"I don't ever want you to feel alone ever again…" Yuki started.
"Yuki…" Tohru said, looking into Yuki's eyes. Yuki returned that gaze and he knew what he was going to do next.
A/N: HA! a cliff hanger! what will Yuki do next? You'll just have to wait until i update! Please R&R!