The only sound in the room was that of laughter. It was unstoppable, like a force of nature, and rang throughout the rooms like tidal waves. It riddled in the wallpaper, almost shook the little odds and ends of tables. It was piercing and somehow so bright that it invited others to join in.

However, Doumeki did not see what was so funny.

He watched as Watanuki collapsed onto the floor, unable to stop laughing. In fact, the archer was surprised the boy had anymore air in his lungs left to breathe with, much less laugh. He tapped his foot with irritation on the floor and crossed his arms awkwardly over his chest, but nothing fazed the boy. His glasses were even wet with tears as they streamed down his face.

"OI, stop that!" he hissed, hating how his voice sounded, which only seemed to make Watanuki laugh harder.

"I-I-I-I c-c-c-can't." From the way Watanuki clutched at his sides, he could only guess how much the bespectacled boy's stomach must hurt, as he had been laughing, guffawing really, for the past twenty minutes.

"I don't believe this…" he muttered and suffered in silence.

An hour later

Though Watanuki had a tendency to snigger in fits of giggles, he had mostly calmed down. It didn't help that what he was sitting across from was so very funny. He honestly felt sorry for Doumeki for the first time in his life. No one deserved this, not ever…well, scratch that. Doumeki did deserve this for all he put him through, with his stupid requests for lunches. He blessed whatever occurrence that caused this, for it would forever become a source of joy and amusement for him.

Because Doumeki was a girl.

In fact, a remarkably stunning girl. His hair, while still short, had that right soft texture to it and any girl in their high school would give up anything to have that bust size. Those golden eyes were still the same and powerful, but his nose and jaw weren't so pronounced anymore. His figure had the perfect hourglass shape, with hips to die for, and long, slender legs.

But still…he couldn't help seeing this "girl" still as male Doumeki…trapped in the body of a girl. He snickered some more, but at the warning glance his rival gave him, he made sure not to laugh, though his chest hurt from containing it.

"H-How did this happen?" he stuttered, the suppressed amusement still in his voice.

"A botched love spell," the…girl answered with as little expression as the boy usually had.

"How do you know?"

Watanuki was leveled with a look that while devoid of expression, clearly said that he was an idiot. But for once, it did not fill him with anger. It just couldn't because there was no room in him for anything other than supreme amusement. Doumeki was a girl!!!! He would treasure this moment for the rest of his life.

"I've had enough love spells cast my way to know. Whoever did this was completely inept, however, and had the very wrong effect."

"I'll say," he added before dropping his head on his arms on the table and laughing as hard as the moment he'd opened the door. Hitsuzen or not, for whatever reason, he had known that it had been Doumeki. He had never once doubted that this was anyone but the archer.

"What are you going to do now?" he asked, once he could control his laughter. "Do you know how to take it off?"

Here, it seemed Doumeki hesitated. "It can be taken off, but it'll take time. At least a week before I can get all the preparations settled."

He bit his lip to keep from laughing again. "Oh? And what are you going to do during this? What about your parents and school?"

Doumeki didn't say anything for a long moment. "Both of my parents ignore the supernatural since my grandparents died. If they saw me like this, I'm not sure what they would do, but they would hardly keep it a secret I was turned into a girl. As for school…I talked with a cousin of mine and she suggested that I say that I was her and that I went to visit her and she came down instead for the week I need."

Watanuki found this all absurdly funny and fascinating. "So where are you going to stay?"


Suddenly his amusement vanished. "WHAT?"


This was inspired by fadedneko's "She" drabble :D I don't own xxxholic