Destiny Brought Us Together

A/N- 'ello, welcome to the next chapt...this story is starting to wine down to it's I hope you all will still stick with me in this...

Sorry about the wait as's getting harder to just sit down and write...

But I did have something really cool happen though! I met him! Jerry Jewell! Kyou! The Happiness Bunny! Jin! Jimmy! Hell, I even got to hug him!! It was awesome! He's such a nice guy, funny too! I also have pictures!!

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Anyway, better get onto the fic...


Disclaimer- Don't own Fruba, wish I did, don't we all?


Chapter 7: True Or False?

Thump, thump, thump

Pounding, constant pounding. That is what had first awoken Akito from his slumber, that and this incredible warmth that seemed to surround him.

Thump, thump, thump

'There it is again, what is that? It's too soft to be knocking, but too steady to be rain, what could it possibly...' his thoughts trailed off when he felt something shift against him, something that wasn't there before.

Thump, thump, thump

Slowly, Akito let his eyes drift open only to have them snap shut a second later. What he had seen had been enough to insure two things. One, there was another person in his bed and two, said person was a female. That he was very sure of.

It seemed that this female had him held against her chest, his face pressed against one of her breasts while her arms remained wrapped about his back.

Thump, thump, thump

That noise could only be the beating of her heart, which only deepened the question in his mind. Who was this girl and just where was Tohru?

Off to his side he vaguely heard footsteps and tried to turn his head to see who it was, but the hold about him was too strong.

"Good morning Akito, don't worry and don't move, you might wake her and I don't want her feeling embarrassed." Gritting his teeth when the voice registered, Akito made to rip himself free when a hard and strong hand gripped his shoulder, holding him firmly still.

"What did I tell you Akito, Tohru needs her rest. Especially after what happened yesterday, she's been so worried about you that it took her forever to fall asleep, so please, just this once. Do what I say."

His eyes blew wide even as his attention focused wholly upon the girl next to him, 'Tohru? What is she doing here?! Why is she in my bed, why?'

Determined to get an answer, Akito turned his head and narrowed his eyes at Hatori, "why is she in my bed Hatori and what are you doing in here?"

Shaking his head, Hatori sat down upon the edge of the bed.

"Akito, do you remember anything from last night, anything at all?"

Blinking at such an odd question, he tilted his head even as he struggled into an almost sitting position. Tohru was still plastered to his side and he was loath to wake her. "What the hell are you getting at Hatori?!"

"Just that you sprouted wings and the entire household shook, not to mention you fell ill moments later," Hatori's voice was monotone as he spoke, he didn't have time to explain everything all over again.

Narrowing his eyes as his own memories of the previous night returned to him, Akito felt something in the pit of his stomach twist at the thought that he might not be anything but a member of the zodiac. That feeling disappeared immediately though, the moment he felt Tohru shift against his shoulder.

And then a thought struck him, one that scared him more than anything else in his life did. 'No, can't be, can it?'

His eyes drifted down to Tohru's slumbering face, his face going pale as he watched a soft smile curl her lips, "it can't be true...Hatori...what do you know about this and I want the truth."

Hearing a low chuckle, Akito growled, "don't laugh at me!"

Shaking his head, Hatori reached around Akito and gently began to unwind Tohru from him, she groaned a little but didn't wake up as Hatori finally freed Akito.

"Get up and follow me. Now."

Akito shivered at the firm tone of voice that Hatori had, or was it because Tohru's warmth no longer surrounded him? He couldn't be sure, so he just did as Hatori had said, determined to get some answers.

After leaving his chambers and returning outside once again, Akito continued to follow Hatori to his office, opening the door he motioned Akito inside before shutting the door behind them and locking the door tight.

Once inside, Akito noticed a few things that seemed familiar stacked about Hatori's desk, on closer inspection he realized that it was Tohru's things. Apparently he'd taken the liberty of fetching her things while they'd been sleeping.

Walking around his desk, Hatori sat down in his chair and dropped a book upon the table before him, a book entitled, 'The Chinese Zodiac: The Myths, the Facts, and the Legends.'

Akito took one look at it before locking eyes with Hatori, "alright, I followed you, now tell me the truth. What is really going on here?"

Sighing, Hatori leant back in his chair, "its rather simple Akito. After what happened I did a little searching and I believe I've found the answer, I don't know how else to put this, so I'm just going to come out and say it. You were adopted Akito, even your 'mother' doesn't know."

Feeling as if the ground was being pulled out from underneath him, Akito began to topple, only to have Hatori catch a hold of his arm thus keeping him standing...somewhat.

His mind was in a whirl as he tried to make sense of what Hatori had just told him, "I...I don't get it...if I was adopted and I'm not really a Sohma, then does that mean that I'm not..."

Realizing exactly what Hatori was getting at and just what that meant for him, Akito's face grew a pasty white even as he sank to the floor, his limbs unable to hold him up any longer. 'I hope I'm wrong...but is it really that bad...'

"It's her, that's what you're getting at, she's the one not me. She's...Kami."

A/N- And that's a wrap on this chapt!

Yeah, I know, bad cliffy, but damn, I couldn't help it!

Anyway, I'm still trying to get a chapt for each of my stories up, so please stay patient, I am really trying...

The next chapt is underway, I am trying to get it going, believe me...

And I have a reason for having this story take this turn, you'll all see why soon enough.

Until then, keep reviewing and reading!

Ja Ne!