This is my third Fruits Basket fanfiction. I don't know if I'm going to continue this one or not.
Please review and tell me what you think!
"Get out of here!" A strong voice went through the hallway of a small house in the city. A teenage boy with bright orange hair ran out of the house carrying his backpack. Blood was running down his swollen cheek. He quickly wiped it away with the end of his sleeve.
The boy's crimson eyes stared at the ground as he walked. He didn't know where he was walking. He just needed to get away from his abusive father.
Cars whizzed passed him as he entered a suburban area. He didn't see where he was going and he suddenly collided into someone.
"I'm so sorry!" A young girl's voice came through the air. The boy had knocked her over onto the ground. The boy looked down at her and offered his hand to pull her up.
"Don't apologize. It's my fault. I wasn't watching where I was going." He glanced at a basket that the girl had dropped. Food was everywhere. "Oh God. Sorry." He bent down to pick it up. The girl was thinking the same thing and their heads collided.
"Gah!" The boy held his head and sat on the ground.
"I'm so sorry. I should have moved out of your way." The girl looked at the boy. Her bright blue eyes seemed to see into his soul. She tossed her chestnut hair out of her face. "Is that blood? Did I make you bleed?" The girl frantically dug into her purse and withdrew a handkerchief. She offered it to him. He took it and held it to his face.
"I'm sorry. I'll pay you back." He continued to put the now ruined food back into the basket.
"You don't have to. Let me help you. Your cheek is swollen." She grabbed a bag of frozen vegetables and she kneeled in front of him. She placed the bag on his cheek and he winced. "I'm sorry!" She blushed when he had grabbed her hand to pull away the bag.
"That's really cold." The boy looked up at her. She giggled.
"It is frozen." She smiled at him and his body grew warmer. "My name is Tohru. Tohru Honda."
"Kyo Sohma." He awkwardly smiled at her. Instantly he felt a connection with her. She let him hold the bag of vegetables against his face and she picked up her basket.
"I've never seen you around before. Do you live around here?" Kyo got up and brushed off his pants.
"I used to. I'm currently homeless." A twinge of pain made him shudder. Tohru's eyes saddened.
"Oh." Tohru stared at him. "I'm live down the street. I was just shopping for dinner. Are you hungry?" Kyo nodded and blushed a bit. Tohru smiled at him and grabbed his hand. "I'm not going to let you starve out here in the cold!" She began to drag him down the street.
"Wha? Where are you taking me?" Kyo stared ahead and resisted a bit.
"I'm inviting you to dinner and you can stay with me." She turned her head a bit to smile at him.
This girl is taking a stranger into her home? Is she that dense? Kyo thought to himself. He had never seen such kindness in anyone.
They reached a small house and Tohru opened the door. The hallway was dark.
They each pulled off their shoes and Tohru lead Kyo into the kitchen.
"Tonight we were having onigiri and sushi." She stared at the good food that was left in her basket. "I guess we are now having curry. Is that alright with you?" Tohru began to prepare the food before he could answer.
"That's fine." He glanced around the small kitchen. "Thank you… you know… for inviting me here." He stood awkwardly in the center of the room.
"Mom always said to give the benefit of the doubt!" Tohru smiled at him. A door opened and shut which caused Kyo to jump.
"Toooooooooohruuuuuuuuu! I'm hoooooooooome." A female's voice rang through the small house.
"I'm in the kitchen, Mom." A tall woman entered the kitchen. She had bright orange hair just like Kyo's.
"Hey now. Who's the man? Tohru! I'm ashamed that you didn't bring one for me. You know I don't like sharing." The woman ruffled Tohru's hair and grabbed a drink out of the fridge.
"Mom. This is Kyo Sohma-san. I invited him to stay with us. I hope that's all right. He said he was homeless." Kyo nodded at the woman.
"Homeless you say." The woman walked around Kyo and stared at him. She slapped his back and he winced. "Welcome to the Honda House, Orangetop. The name's Kyoko." Kyo rubbed his back.
"Nice to meet you." He gritted his teeth.
"Tohru. I hate to have to leave you again. I just came back to drop off some stuff. I have to get back to work." Kyoko glomped Tohru. "I'll be back before eleven." She turned to Kyo. "Don't do something bad to my Tohru." She smiled mischievously at him and left.
Tohru had finished preparing the curry. She and Kyo sat down at the table and began to eat.
"Kyo-kun? Where did you live before?" Kyo jumped a bit at her question. Tohru blushed. "I'm just wondering! I thought I could get to know you since you may consider living with us." She chewed nervously on her spoon.
"I might take you up on that offer." He smiled sadly and stared at his curry. "My dad abused me and tonight he finally kicked me out." Tohru stared at him.
"A- abused?" Her voice shook as she spoke. "What kind of horrible parent would do that?" She began mumbling to herself.
"Hey. Don't worry about it. I've just got some scars." He finished off his curry.
"Kyo-kun. I hope I can help heal them. I want to help heal them. Kyo-kun, I want to help you." Her blue eyes showed that she was serious. Kyo was a bit taken a back.
"You know you just repeated yourself, kind of." He said while trying to lighten the mood. "It's kind of annoying." He immediately regretted what he had just said.
"You think I'm annoying?" Her eyebrows raised and she stared at him. He smirked.
"You just spilled on yourself." He pointed out.
"Ah!" She stared at her dress. She had spilled curry all over it. She ran to the sink and began wiping frantically. "It's not working!"
Kyo got up and grabbed the towel. "Let me do it." He began wiping her dress. Tohru blushed and stared down at his orange head. "There. I got most of it out. You might want to go change though, before it stains." He lifted his head and found her staring at him. Something pulled him closer to her.
Kyo shyly put his hand on her cheek. Her face flushed. He brought his lips onto hers. Tohru's body spread with warmth. Kyo pushed her gently to the counter and leaned against her deepening the kiss. Their tongues slowly met and Tohru wrapped her arms around Kyo's neck.
Kyo suddenly shot back from her. "Sorry. I shouldn't have done that." His face was bright red and he began to clear the table. "I'll do the dishes."
"No. You're the guest. I'll do them."
"Then I'm going to help dry." They did the dishes in silence. Whenever their elbows touched, Tohru would blush and Kyo would grunt something inaudible.
When they were done, Tohru showed him the living room and helped him prepare a futon.
"The bathroom is just down the hall. There's only one. Please make yourself at home." She bowed at bit and headed up the stairs.
Kyo sat on the futon and wondered what would happen now. Where would he live? Would he have to get a job? How can he repay the Honda's for taking him in so suddenly? Why do they trust him?
The thoughts battled inside his head until he finally entered a dreamless sleep.