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- Hi. This is my first Fruits Basket FanFic attempt. Please review what I have done so far. I hope you enjoy it. :3
"Tohru-kun? What's for breakfast?" Shigure yawned as he walked out of his room, following the sweet aroma from the kitchen.
"Ah, Shigure-san!" Tohru smiled and finished setting the table. "I made pancakes for everyone!" She wiped her hands on her apron and set the pile of pancakes on the table. "Where's Kyo-kun, and Yuki-kun?" She asked Shigure while wandering over to the door looking out.
"Ah, Yuki-kun went to school already. He said something about a student council meeting. I'm not sure about Kyo. It's such a shame though, he is missing a perfectly good breakfast made special by you Tohru-kun. He should be asha—" Shigure's speech ended when Kyo walked in and hit him on the head.
"Shigure, you idiot. What are you talking about now?" He sat down at the table across from Shigure. Tohru sat down next to Kyo and began serving the pancakes.
"Nothing at all!" Shigure said in a sing song voice. They began their meal. Tohru and Shigure talking about certain things, while Kyo ate quietly. His mind racing about Tohru. He felt so close to her, ever since she said that she wanted to stay together after she had seen his true form.
"Kyo-kun?" Tohru's voice cut into his thoughts. "Are you alright?" She was standing next to him leaning over. Shigure had already left the room, and was in his study.
"Yeah, I'm fine. I guess I was just zoning out." He stood up and stared at Tohru.
"I was worried for a second. You just stopped eating and were staring at the wall." She smiled at him, and headed towards the sink to begin the dishes. He helped clean off the table.
"Here, I'll dry." He stepped next to her and began drying the dishes.
"Thank you very much, Kyo-kun!" Her smile grew even bigger at him. He smiled a bit to himself. She always had a smile for him, even this early in the morning.
After they had finished the dishes. They had started to walk to school together. Kyo had his hands in his pockets, while Tohru was talking about midterms. They stopped at a crosswalk, and waited for the "okay" to cross.
"Tohru?" Kyo stared in the other direction of her and shifted his backpack with his shoulders.
"Yes, Kyo-kun?" She looked over at him. Her blue eyes were staring up at his red ones.
He smiled a bit. "I was wondering if you would like to come with me on Sunday to Shishou's house for dinner." He glanced at the ground then back at her. She was smiling.
"Of course! I would love to! I always enjoy our visits with Shishou-san!" She was beaming as they started across the street. "Do you think that we will have to cook again?"
"Probably, knowing Shishou. His house might now be there when we go." Tohru laughed, and Kyo smiled at her.
"That's alright! I love to cook, especially if you're helping me! It is a great honor." They turned the corner and headed down towards the school. Kyo smiled as they walked onto the school grounds.
"Uo-chan! Hana-chan! Good morning!" Tohru greeted her two friends as they walked into their classroom. Kyo followed silently behind and sat atop his desk. He sat diagonal of Tohru, giving him a perfect view of her in class.
"Hey Tohru!" Arisa waved a bit at her. She was sitting atop Saki's desk.
"Good morning, Tohru-kun." Saki said in her quiet voice. "Did you have a good day at work yesterday?"
Tohru set her things down. "Yes! Momiji-kun even came and helped me! I was so thankful." She smiled at her two friends.
"Arisa, what happened to that man at the convienient store? What was his name?" She folded her hands in her lap while staring up at her.
"Oh, Kureno-san? I haven't seen him since that day at the shop."
Kyo's eyes widened a bit. "Kureno?"
"Yeah. Do you know a Kureno, Orangey?" Arisa glanced over at him. He blinked and shook his head. He was probably mistaken. There are lots of Kureno's in Japan. Suddenly a bunch of girls in the class squealed. Yuki came walking in and set his books down at his desk.
"Yuki-kun! Good morning!" Tohru greeted him happily, which made Kyo cringe in the stomach. Arisa waved a little, Saki remained emotionless.
"Ah, Honda-san. I'm sorry I missed breakfast. President Takei scheduled an emergency meeting for the student council."
"That's alright." She smiled at him. Kyo stared at the ground, when he felt someone's gaze on him. He looked up at saw Saki staring at him. He quickly looked away. Kyo knew that she was reading his waves of jealousy.
"Tohru, what are you doing after school?" Arisa looked at Tohru and leaned back a bit.
"Oh, today is my day off. I was hoping to go in though." Her face sorrowed a little.
"C'mon, Tohru, we should go shopping! We can go right after school!"
"Yes, that would be lovely." Saki spoke up.
"Oh, yes! I would love to!" Tohru beamed.
"Hey Orangey, Prince! Wanna come?" Arisa glanced over at Kyo.
"I'm sorry, but I have a student council meeting after school." Yuki sat down at his desk.
Kyo glanced over at Tohru, her eyes were big and she was smiling. "Sure, I'll go." Her smile grew.
"Awright! Shopping after school!" Arisa raised her arms up and slid off of Saki's desk.
Throughout the rest of the day Kyo remained in a good mood. He would get to spend time with Tohru after school.
After school Kyo stood with Tohru, Saki, and Arisa by the front gate.
"Let's go!" Arisa said while starting out the grounds. Saki started after her, Tohru and Kyo followed.
They had stopped at some shops and were looking around. Arisa whispered something to Saki.
"Hey Tohru! How about we meet you and Orangey at the café up the street in an hour?" She glanced towards the street then back at them.
"Oh! That's fine!" She beamed at them, as they waved and headed off. Kyo was staring into a window of a small pet shop. The cats were meowing at him. He turned when he heard Tohru giggle.
"What?" He asked confused.
She stepped up to the window and smiled. "They're just so cute, and they really like you, Kyo-kun!" She turned to him. He smiled a rare smile at her, and grabbed her hand leading her inside.
"C'mon, let's go see them." Tohru was blushing as he led her inside. He smiled down at the kittens in the small pen. Tohru laughed slightly as one clawed at Kyo's hand. She picked one up and cuddled it.
Kyo stared at her. She was so beautiful. He would have to ask her soon, before Yuki did. He needed her.
"Kyo-kun?" He blinked a couple times and looked at Tohru, she had a worried look on her face. "Are you alright? You seemed like you were thinking really hard."
"I'm fine… Tohru." He added her name to the end of his sentence quickly. She smiled at him.
"That's good!" She glanced at her watch. "Oh, we should head to the café." She grabbed his hand and started to lead him out the door. He smiled as he listened to her talk about the café they were heading towards. Saki and Arisa were sitting at one of the tables outside, drinking tea.
"Hana-chan, Uo-chan!" Tohru let go of Kyo's hand to wave at her two friends. She and Kyo sat down at the table.
"Didya find anything good, Tohru?" Arisa asked after taking a sip from her tea. Tohru started telling them about the cats in the pet store. She smiled the whole time she retold the tale. Kyo remained silent most of the time they were there. Occasionally yelling at Arisa for one of her remarks at him.
"Excuse me. I need to go to the ladies' room." Tohru blushed a little and went off to the bathroom. Arisa immediately turned to Kyo.
"So, Kyon, " She smirked at his nickname. "I see you like our little Tohru."
"What?" Kyo was caught off guard. His face turned a slight pink.
"Ah, so it's true." Saki said in her monotone voice. "Arisa and I have been speaking about it. We have decided on your approval. We will let you ask Tohru-kun to the upcoming Valentine's Dance, despite your odd waves." She stared at him with her lightless eyes.
Kyo just stared at the two girls. "Wait... what? How did you know I wanted to ask her?"
"C'mon, Orangey. It's not rocket science. You've been staring at her all afternoon. Smiling almost the whole time." She nudged Saki with her elbow. "I can't wait to see how he's going to propose." She started to laugh. Kyo was about to yell at Arisa.
"Propose what?" Tohru had returned. Kyo turned away from Tohru quickly and stared at the wall.
"Nothing, nothing, Tohru." Arisa had calmed down.
"Shall we depart then?" Saki got up, while the others nodded.
They walked down to a corner where Saki and Arisa would have to go a separate way. They said goodbye to Tohru and headed on their way. Kyo and Tohru headed down the sidewalk back to Shigure's house.
"Kyo-kun! Wasn't this afternoon alright? I'm glad I got to spend time with everyone. It was a shame that Yuki-kun couldn't come." Kyo's stomach twanged a bit. "I'm still happy that I got to spend time with you, Kyo-kun. It was fun!" She beamed at him.
Kyo thought to himself, "I've got to ask her now." He played the ends of his backpack. "Tohru?"
"Yes, Kyo-kun?" They headed across the street.
"Y'know… the Valentine's Dance… thing is coming up. Well I was wondering… " He stopped on the sidewalk. Tohru stopped by him. She stared at him trying to decipher what he wanted. Kyo stared at the ground and mumbled something.
"Kyo-kun? I didn't hear you. What did you say?" She stepped closer to him.
"Gah. Do you want to come with me to the dance?" He continued to stare at the ground, blushing. Tohru turned red.
She started stuttering. "Oh, um," she covered her face to hide her blush. Kyo looked up at her. Tohru tried to calm herself. She took a deep breath and smiled. "I would be honored to accompany Kyo-kun to the dance." Kyo smiled. His smile was the happiest that Tohru had ever seen. She smiled too.
Kyo had been bracing himself for this moment. He leaned over til their lips were touching. A tingle went through Tohru's whole body. She closed her eyes just as Kyo pulled away, his face red. She stared at him blankly for a second before a small smile appeared on her face.
Kyo smiled nervously at her. "Let's go home." He took her hand and they walked home in silence. Both of them with their mind racing in different thoughts.