D/C: I don't own Fruits Basket.
Hello!! Here's another FB story of mine, when I came up with the idea of this one, I liked it so much and started writing it right away! Anyway, I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Happy reading!!
Shigure was definitely not liking this. Cool or not cool, no one in their right mind would be able to stand the racket those two kids were making. He cursed the minute he had agreed to take care of them. Several more yells came from the living room, and he could hear the definite sound of something being smashed. He sighed and went back to the living room, holding a tray of snacks for the boys.
'Yuki-kun, Kyo-kun...why don't you settle down? Look, I've brought you snacks,' he told them pleasantly.
The orange-haired kid glared up at him with apparent disgust. 'Look, you! I don't want any of your pathetic snacks, alright?' he snapped. 'Leave me alone!'
The other boy, although much more polite, was still capable of making a rude comment. 'Shigure-san, if you think we're still kids and need to be given snacks to settle down, then you're as naive as the kids you assume us to be,' he said coldly.
Shigure was starting to feel exhausted. 'You're right, boys,' he admitted. 'I'm sorry.'
Tray still in his hands, he left the room and went back to the kitchen. He placed the tray on the counter next to the morning paper and heaved another heavy sigh; he knew he had no right to complain; after all, wasn't he the one who agreed to take care of them while their parents went to visit Akito? An advertisement in the paper caught his eye and he picked it up. He studied the ad with interest.
This could be the solution to my problem.
He picked up the paper and headed out to the hallway. He picked up the phone receiver and dialed the number mentioned in the ad. He waited a few moments before some one finally picked up. 'Hello? I'm calling about your ad...' he said politely.
When the doorbell rang half an hour later, Shigure particularly ran to get the door. He opened it and saw a young woman with bright orange hair standing in the doorway. 'Hello! Thank God you're here! I didn't think I could last another minute!' he exclaimed.
The woman looked taken aback by this greeting. 'Er...hi! I'm Kyoko Honda,' she said.
Shigure realized how weird he must've sounded. Chuckling, he rubbed the back of his head and held out his other hand. 'Sorry about that,' he apologized. 'I'm Shigure Sohma. I'm the one who called you about the babysitting job.'
Kyoko smiled and shook his hand. 'Oh, by the way, I brought my daughter along with me,' she told him, and a little girl with brown hair and big brown eyes peered out at him from behind her mother's legs. 'Is that okay with you, or...?'
'No, no, it's fine,' he assured her. He bent down and smiled down at the little girl. 'Hello. My name's Shigure.'
The girl smiled shyly and bowed her head slightly. 'Pleased to meet you, Shigure-san,' she murmured. 'My name is Tohru Honda.'
Kyoko clapped her hands together. 'Well, now that we've gotten over with the introductions, I would really love to meet those little rascals of yours!' she said excitedly. 'Where are they? I can't wait to see them!'
Shigure smiled weakly at her; he doubted she'd retain the same attitude after she really met them. He gestured for them to follow him and he guided them down the corridor to the living room, where the boys were still arguing. He slid the paper door open and walked inside. 'Boys, I'd like you to meet some one,' he announced, and they both stopped their squabbling and looked up. 'This is Kyoko-san, and she's going to be your babysitter for the day...and this is her daughter, Tohru-chan. Kyoko-san...this here is Kyo-kun, and the other one is Yuki-kun.'
'Hey there!' Kyoko said cheerfully.
'Hello,' Tohru said, quietly, bowing her head.
Kyo and Yuki both watched the two females warily, continuously shooting angry looks at Shigure. At the start, they both felt that Shigure was somewhat stupid, but now their doubts were confirmed. Bringing two strange females to a Sohma house was the dumbest thing anyone could do.
It was Kyo who spoke up first. 'We don't need no damn babysitter, Shigure; we're not some kids!' he said heatedly.
Yuki smiled politely. 'Nothing personal, Kyoko-san, but we don't like having babysitters around,' he told her, and shot a glare at Shigure. 'We told Shigure that when we came here, but he obviously doesn't listen.'
Kyoko frowned at them and placed both her hands on her hips. 'You're rude, both of you. Aren't they, Tohru?' she said, and her daughter nodded shyly. Kyoko grinned. 'But I can fix that! We're going to have lots of fun together!!'
Shigure could tell from the boys' expressions that they'd rather die. 'Well, I'll leave you guys alone; I really have some important business I must attend to,' he told them, and Kyo and Yuki shot him scathing looks. He smiled and waved. 'Have fun.'
He closed the sliding door on them and headed towards his office; at least he could have a little bit of piece and quiet now. He knew that it probably wasn't the smartest idea, bringing a female babysitter to look after the boys, but the headache which was growing decided otherwise.
A/N: Sooo? What do you think of this so far? I know it's rather short, but this is the prologue, after all. I promise that the next chapters are going to be much longer. But until mu next update, could you please review? I know it'll make me update faster! (hint, hint)
- S. N. B.