A/N: Thanks guys for all your wonderful praises! I get really happy reading all your comments.

Corin: I love Kyouya too. Well there's Tamaki for me, but the shadow king can be really fun to write about.

Disclaimer: Bisco Hatori owns Ouran High School Host Club.

22: Merry Christmas

"Thank you for bringing me home senpai" she said as he walked her up to her apartment. Tamaki gave her a sideways smile. "Sure, anything for you"

"I was your slave before don't you know that?" she teased him.

He nodded looking embarrassed. "I know. I hated myself for doing that…"

"And you had dozens of girls. God knows what you did to them" she added to his embarrassment.

Suddenly the tall boy looked pale. "N-nothing! I swear I would never do anything to just anybody"

Haruhi smiled enjoying every moment of it. "But you would rather do it with me"

Tamaki gorgeous violet blue eyes widened. "I don't know what happened in Paris! Honestly!" he exclaimed. Haruhi chuckled and touched his arm. "I trust you. You run along, I'm sure you want to spend the rest of the Christmas Eve with your family.."

Suddenly he looked grim. " I wish but my dad isn't coming over. Maybe tomorrow perhaps" he shrugged his shoulder. "I don't know"

"Really? That's sad" was all she said and stoked his arm. He looked sad.

"It's always been that way. That's why I'm grateful I've got the Host Club" then he paused and looked at her shyly, "and there's you"

She nodded. "Thank you"

Then he glanced behind her. "You better go. I don't want your dad waiting up for you"

"All right. Merry Christmas senpai" she said before left.

"Haruhi!" Ranka called out happily as his daughter walked inside the apartment. "How was the party?"

"Splendid" she said looking curiously at the food in the table. "You cooked these?"

"Yes" he nodded motioning her to sit down, "Our own celebration for Christmas"

"This is cool dad" she said grabbing a chopsticks. "I didn't know you could cook"

He sighed. "Actually I bought it from the restaurant"

"Figures" she said smiling at him. "Let's eat"

"You haven't really told me what you did in Paris" Ranka replied glancing at his pretty daughter.

"I brought Tamaki senpai back" she simply said, "You knew that"

"I don't mean that" he asked raising one of his eyebrows.

"Good grief" she said understanding what he meant already.

"I completely understand you Haruhi. Especially what you feel for Tamaki Suou but if that boy touched you---" he began.

"Dad!! Please! I've had enough of all those suspicions" she said giving him a look. He giggled. "Okay! Anyway, I've got to go back to the club. There having a Christmas party too" he said to her.

"Sure. I'll clean up and you go enjoy" she said cheerfully.


While the Fujioka family ate their Christmas dinner. Tamaki Suou sat in the carpeted floor in front of the huge Christmas tree located in the Suou mansion # 2's living room. The fire was burning lazily in the fire place.

"Do you need anything else?" Shima asked.

Tamaki smiled and shook his head. "No thanks Shima. You may now rest. Merry Christmas by the way"

"Thank you" she said giving a small bow before leaving him.

Tamaki stared at the beautiful tree and sighed. If it weren't for his friends he'd be sitting in the cozy living room staring at the tree the entire night.

"What a beautiful tree"

Tamaki's turned around sharply.

"Haruhi?" he gasped blinking back. His pretty Haruhi was standing in the middle of the living room.

"That is one huge tree senpai" she walked over and sat beside him. He looked at her in surprise. "What are you doing here?" he asked. "Aren't you supposed to be with your father? He'll kill me if he found out that you----" he stopped when Haruhi gave him a hug.

A nice warm hug.

"It's sad that your father isn't here" she whispered into his ear.

He managed to hug her back, swallowing hard. "Y-yeah…"

She released him and looked into his eyes. "I don't want you to be sad"

"That's all right Haruhi" he said sighing, "You should go back to your family"

"We had a nice meal and dad ran off to a party" she told him, "but I can leave if you want to"

"No!" he said and they both chuckled. She turned her gaze towards the tree. "Nice tree. Looks like the one in the mall"

"I decorated it all by myself" he said proudly. Then he looked passed her. "Oh its snowing!" he stood up and reached out his hand to her. "Let's go outside!"

She took his hand and they went outside. Tamaki raised up his head into the sky.

"Let's make a snow angel!" Haruhi suggested.

After a few minutes they were back inside sipping hot chocolate.

Haruhi glanced at the grandfather clock, "It's twelve already. Merry Christmas senpai"

"Merry Christmas" he smiled back.

"Thanks for being with me" Tamaki told her.

"Your welcome" she answered back.

"Ne, Haruhi…"Tamaki began. "Y-you really don't remember what happened in Paris right?"

Haruhi groaned. Not that subject again. "Why are you making a big fuss about it?"

He bit his lips. "Well…" he shifted then a blush crept into his cheeks. "Because I want to remember it"

She snorted. "Why?"

He blush some more.

"Because I'm a guy?" he said unsure of his answer. This time Haruhi felt embarrassed. "What are you trying to say?"

N-nothing!" he quickly said.

Haruhi took both of their mugs and set it down to the coffee table beside her. "The nerve of a guy like you who just got cured from an amnesia now forgets something pleasurable?"

This time Tamaki looked like a red tomato. "Haruhi!!"

"Your easy to embarrass" she said resting her head into his shoulder. "I don't know what happened. But what's important that everything is right. You got your memories back and you can create beautiful memories like this one" she said in a soothing voice.

He touched her hand. "Yes"

"Nice tree" she said again this time in a sleepy voice.

He kissed her forehead before closing his eyes. "Merry Christmas Haruhi"

Memories are what make us humans distinct from one another. No matter how harsh or how wonderful a memory may be it fulfills us.

It makes us who we are.


a/n: Merry Christmas everyone! To all those who read and left me a comment thank you! I hope you all enjoy this season. I know I did. Will I still be writing another Ouran fanfic? I guess so. I had one in mind a long time ago. But I'm thinking twice if its going to appeal to everyone. Once again thank you and Merry Christmas to you from me and the rest of the host club!