The Lucky Seven
By: Chibi Silver Neko
Summary: A collection of seven one-shot fanfics of my seven most favorite pairings from Fruits Baskets. RinHaru, KyoTohru, KisaHiro, AyameMine, YukiKagura, ShigureAkito, KurenoArisa.
Silver: I decided to do a small collection of Fruits Basket fanfics of seven pairings. And the lucky couples listed in the summary are what came into my mind. I hope you all enjoy them.
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the pairings or Fruits Basket for that matter.
"..." - speaking
'...' - thinking
Italics - flashbacks or dreams or someone's conscience speaking
First One-shot: Wings of Love
Summary: After an argument with her alcoholic father, Arisa Uotani leaves her home and finds herself drinking at a nightclub. While at the night club, she bumps into the one person, she never expected to see, Kureno Sohma.
Silver: This whole ArisaKureno fic, maybe a little on the short side. -grins- Enjoy!
Wings of Love
"Stupid old man..." The sandy blonde haired girl growled, storming down the street.
Another argument had broken out between her and her father, forcing her to go out for the rest of the night. Arisa Uotani was never the one to run away from a challenge, but tonight was an exception. Her long hair hung about her back as she drew her leather coat more tightly around her body to block out the cold December wind.
'Damn this wind is cold...' She thought, trudging down the street.
Her red scarf hung lightly around her neck, one end hanging down. People whispered in passing, as they stared at the tall Yankee. It was very common for people to stare at her, never bothering her in the very least.
Her blue eyes glanced at a nearby couple, who were whispering sweet words of love to each other. It always bothered her to see a couple like that. Seeing two people deeply in love always bothered her, making her heart ache for 'him'. It hurt her deeply at not having Kureno by her side.
'If only I could see him again...So, I could tell him that I...that I love him...' She shivered once more, drawing her jacket closer.
Her shoes hit the ground, almost echoing as she made her way through the city. She immediately stopped as a nearby building caught her eye. It was a night club.
"A night club?" Uo blew her bangs out of her face to get a better look at the sign, hanging over the door, "Sounds like real fun..." She muttered, reaching out for the handle.
She quickly entered the club, closing the door behind her. As she stepped in, loud music played from the nearby speakers, booming as people danced to the beat. Many couples were there, making out or single people just hanging out. The teen silently walked up to the bar and took a seat, taking off her jacket.
"Welcome to the Twilight Delight, what can I get you?" A young man, about college age, asked, smiling warmly at her.
She rested her chin onto her upraised hand, "Just give me any alcohol you have..." She answered.
The college student chuckled behind his hand, "A little under-aged, aren't you?" He said, teasingly.
A low growl escaped her lips as she scowled. The seventeen-year-old quickly stood up, grabbing the bar tender by his shirt collar.
"Listen, you ass, I said, 'Give me any alcohol you have', not 'guess my age'! Got it?" She growled, irritation and anger in her voice, "I am not in the damn mood to put up with anyone's stupidity!"
"O-ok, Miss. J-just calm down...!" The bartender smiled weakly, literally cowering at her anger.
"Good. Now get me some liquor or somethin'!" Arisa ordered, shoving him away from her.
She sat back down as the bar tender walked off. A sad sigh escaped her lips as Kureno entered her mind once more.
'Kureno...' She slumped onto the bar table, burying her face into her arm as tears burned her eyes, 'I wish I could see you again, Kureno-kun...'
The bar tender sweatdropped as he returned with a glass of liquor, hearing a sob come from the young woman before him, "Ano...miss, are you ok?"
"I'm just fine...Just set my drink down and leave me the hell alone..." Arisa mumbled into her arm, her tears still coming.
"Um, o-ok..." He gently set her drink down before leaving to serve other customers, 'Poor girl, must've been dumped by her boyfriend...'
A soft sigh escaped his lips as he leaned against the wall. All around him, young couples and high school students were dancing--and enjoying themselves. Being in the night club felt odd, but the brown haired Sohma was drawn to coming here. As if someone or 'something' had called out to him, telling him to come here.
Kureno sipped at his drink before setting back onto the nearby table. As he stood there in silence, his thoughts switched over to 'her'. The young high school girl he could never get out of his mind, Arisa Uotani. Ever since they went out for lunch that one time, he could never get her out of his head. His heart longed to see her, and to kiss her.
"Get the hell out of my sight, you asshole!" Yelled a familiar voice.
The Rooster lifted his head up, glancing across the club. Sitting at the bar table was a tall girl, with sandy blonde hair. She was apparently in a bad mood at whoever she was yelling at.
'Arisa? It can't be...' He stood up, forgetting all about his drink as he walked across the room, making his way to her.
Kureno stopped short, surprise and happiness passing onto his face as the girl's identity became clear. He smiled as Arisa continued yelling, obviously drunk.
"Arisa? What brings you here?" His face softened.
Uo immediately stopped in her ranting, only to slowly turn her head, 'T-that voice...it can't be.' Her eyes widened as she saw Kureno standing before her, "K-kureno?"
He smiled gently, nodding. More tears spilled from her cheeks as she lunged herself at him, clinging to his shirt.
"K-Kureno, why now? Why did you come back now?" She choked out, in between sobs.
Kureno chuckled softly before putting both his arms around the young blonde, drawing her close, "I'm sorry, Arisa-chan...I-I tried to come see you at work, honestly I did..." He whispered, kissing her forehead.
"I never got to tell you how I felt..." She mumbled into his shirt, still shedding tears, "You left just as you said you loved me...I thought I would never see you again... Please, don't let this be a dream, Kureno, onegai..."
He chuckled, lifting her face to look up at him, "It's not a dream, Arisa-chan. I'm actually here and I don't think I'll be leaving you, ever again." He whispered.
"Kureno..." Arisa wiped her tears, a smile on her face, "Great, I'm cryin' like an idiot..."
A laugh escaped his lips and he ruffled her hair, "You don't look like an idiot to me, Uo-chan. You look like a drunk little girl..."
Arisa soon laughed as well, smiling at him, "Do I? Well, maybe-Maybe I am drunk, you jerk..."
Kureno cupped her cheek, wiping her last tear away with this thumb. He leaned in closer to her.
"Aishiteru Arisa Uotani, aishiteru..." He whispered, before brushing his lips over hers.
Her blue eyes widened as she felt his loving kiss. She gripped his shirt more tightly, not wanting to let go.
'Kami-sama, please don't let this be a dream...' The Yankee thought, kissing him back.
Arisa slipped her arms around him, hugging him back as she mumbled into his chest, "I love you, too, Kureno-kun...Aishiteru..."
-kun - used at the end of a boy's name
-chan - used at the end of a young child's or a girl's name that is close with one.
-sama - used at the end of one's name in admiration
Kami - God
Aishiteru - I love you
Onegai - Please
Ano - Um, but
Owari - The End
Silver: I hope you all have enjoyed my first ever, ArisaKureno fic. Leave a lovely review on your way out. Ja'ne.