Hello! I am so very sorry it took a long time to update! --bows bows-- i hope you can forgive me!
The next morning, Kyo Silently walked through the hallways of the house, trying not to make a sound. He tip-toed downstairs to the kitchen to have breakfast. To his surprise, there was Yuki, already sitting down at the table, drinking a hot glass of cocoa. Yuki gave Kyo a dirty look and continued to sip his drink.
"I didn't do it," Kyo said leaving the room, not waiting for a response from Yuki. He walked into kitchen, and began putting together his breakfast.
"Yes, you did. I know for a fact you did," Yuki replied coldly. "You probably followed me to my base and destroyed it as soon as I left!"
Kyo ignored him and carried on with his breakfast. As they sat at the table together, with much tension in the room, Tohru came sleepily down the stairs.
"Good morning Kyo-kun, Good morning Yuki-kun," She said rubbing her sleepy eyes.
No one answered. They just stared coldly at the room around them, as if they didn't see her there.
"Oh no!" She yelled "Yuki, Kyo, I'm sorry!"
"Sorry for what?" Yuki finally spoke.
"I-I'm sorry, I'm okay really, truly. It was my fault I interfered yesterday. Please don't be mad at me!"
"It's not you Miss Honda," Yuki said. "It's that Stupid cat! He ruined my base!"
"I did not! You damn rat! You did it, just to frame me! So you would have a reason to yell at me! I didn't even know this 'Secret Base' even existed!"
"I did not frame you, you stupid cat! I guarded that garden with my life!"
"Well, apparently, it wasn't good enough," Kyo said stomping out of the room, but before leaving, he turned around swiftly. "Tohru! I'm walking with you to school today!"
"Umm…..okay," She smiled, "But, can't Yuki walk with us too?"
"No! Just you and me, and not that Damn rat!" He yelled, storming out of the room. Right after Kyo left the room, Akito entered the room.
"Good morning, Yuki…Tohru," he turned to her, "Did you both sleep well?"
"Yes, thank you," they both replied.
"Yuki, I'm sorry that your base is ruined…it was such a nice garden…"
As Akito began to walk into the kitchen he turned slightly and looked at Tohru, giving her an evil smirk. She smiled back politely; she did not recognize the smile as being evil.
After Tohru was finished eating her breakfast she exited the house and saw Kyo waiting for her outside. He was leaned up against one of the trees that were in the yard with his arms crossed. As soon as Tohru came outside, kyo reacted instantly. He stood up straight and looked at her.
"Ready to go?"
"Yes," she replied.
Just before they were about to leave, Yuki opened the sliding door to the outside, ready to go to school.
Kyo scowled at him and said "come on Tohru," grabbing her wrist and dragging her quickly down the path towards their school.
"Kyo-kun, why can't Yuki-kun walk with us too?" Tohru asked Kyo, as they walked quickly in front of Yuki, who was walking right behind them.
"Because I don't want to walk with that Damn rat!"
"I don't want to walk with you either, you stupid cat!" A faint, soft voice said behind them.
When they reached the school, they still had half an hour to spare. Kyo dragged Tohru through the halls of the school and around a corner.
"Kyo-kun?" Tohru asked "What are we doing?"
"I'm trying to lose that damn rat," he whispered while peeking around the corner.
Suddenly, the door behind them swung open and a horde of people came storming out of the room. It was the study club. The people pushed Kyo and Tohru together up against a wall.
"Hey, you jerks!" Kyo yelled. "Watch where you're going!" Kyo would have continued his yelling if it wasn't for the awkward position he was in. Tohru's body was pressed up against his and they were face to face. He was beginning to get very embarrassed because he had never been this close to a girl before. Of course, he had been hugged by Kagura millions of times, but not by a 'normal' girl. They blushed and turned away from each other, as soon as the study group had passed by.
'What just happened?' Tohru and Kyo thought to themselves.
'Why didn't I change into a cat?' Kyo thought. He tried to cover up his red, hot face with his hand, but it didn't help much. Anyone could tell by looking at him that he was blushing. "Tohru…" Kyo began.
"Tohru! Tohru!" A cute little voice yelled. "We've been looking for you everywhere!" It was Momiji and behind him was a slow walking Haru.
"Hey, Momiji and Haru," Tohru said cheerfully, trying to forget what happened with her and Kyo.
"Yo," Haru replied, as he walked towards them with his hands in his pockets. "Kyo? What's wrong?" Momiji asked running towards
"Nothing…" Kyo replied quickly.
"Okay! Tohru! Look what I made for you! Isn't it pretty?" Momiji said handing Tohru his gift to her. He had made her a bracelet that had all of the zodiac animals on the beads. In between each Zodiac bead, was a blue jewel.
"Yes, it's beautiful! Thank you, Momiji. I love it!"
"Can I hug you?"
"Are you crazy!?" Kyo yelled. "You'll turn into a rabbit and we're in public!"
"Aw, but no one is around." Momiji whined. "Can I, can I?"
"No!" Kyo shouted.
Momiji disobeyed Kyo's demands and ran at Tohru, jumped on her and wrapped his arms around her. Haru, Kyo and Tohru stood in shock. Momiji still had his arms around her and his eyes closed. When he opened his eyes, to his surprise, he was not a rabbit. He was still human Momiji.
"Why is he not changing?" Haru asked.
"I don't know," Kyo began. "The exact same thing happened to me."
"What, you hugged Tohru?" Haru said.
"No!" Kyo shouted. "I didn't change into the cat when she was pushed into me by the study club."
Haru stood silent for a while with his hand on his chin examining the situation. He looked like one of those crime scene investigators.
"Here, let me try," Haru said grabbing Tohru and pulling her to him. Wrapping his arms around her, he hugged her gently. Tohru, of course, stood stiff not knowing what was really going on. A few seconds later, they saw that Haru also did not change into a cow.
"I don't understand what's happening," Kyo said. "Let's wait until after school. We'll go back to Shigure's and try this again," Haru suggested. "And maybe Shigure might have an idea of what might be going on."
They all agreed and after school they walked to Shigure's together. When they entered the house, they found Shigure in his office, as usual, writing one of his novels.
"Shigure," Haru said.
"Oh, hello Haru, what brings you here? Oh, and Momiji is here too, hello Momiji," Shigure said, placing his pen down on the desk surface and rising from his chair.
"We have something to show you," Haru said, leaving the room. Shigure followed him into the dining room.
"What is it Haru-kun?"
"This," Haru took hold of Tohru's wrist once more and hugged her in front of Shigure.
While Haru was hugging Tohru, Yuki walked into the room and said, "I'm ho--" Yuki stopped talking as soon as he saw that Haru was not changing into the cow when he was hugging Tohru. "What's going on here?"
"We noticed that we did not change into the Zodiac when we hugged Tohru this morning," Haru said letting go of Tohru. "We were wondering if you had any ideas of why this might be happening."
"Well, there is an explanation of why this is happening," Shigure began. "When I was young, I noticed something strange myself. One time, when I was in high school, I ran around a corner and ran into a girl. When I did collide with her, I did not change into a dog and that made me very confused. I never really took it seriously at first, but then it kept on happening. Now, I know why I was not changing into a dog."
"Why?" Momiji said, clinging to Tohru's arm.
"Tell me, what is the date today?"
"It is January 13th," Yuki said, still standing in the doorway.
"Yes, I was not changing into the year of the dog because it was the 13th. On the 13th day of every month, the Zodiacs power is weakened. On this day, we are 'normal' people; we do not change into the Zodiac animals. You know what people say, everyone and everything has a weakness."
There you have it! Chapter 4! Sorry that this chapter was a little boring... I'll try and make the next ones more interesting. I'll try and post the next one soon! Thank you...and...please review...even if you don't like it, you can tell me what I can improve! That would be very helpful --smiles--