Purple Carnation

Nobody ever denied Tamaki much—when he was hungry, the cooks would make him whatever he desired. When he wanted new clothes, the most expensive designer labels were at his fingertips. If he didn't want to be driven in a limo, he had his pick of cars worth the most ridiculous sums of money—an Aston Martin, a Lambourghini, a Rolls Royce, a Ferrari… His choices were endless. If he wanted rose petals to fall from the ceiling when he was on a particularly dramatic rant, then it would be so.

He was denied his mother, and it had broken his heart—but he had long since accepted this, and tried to think of the loss as little as possible. Someday he knew he would see her again.

He was the epitome of a spoilt little rich boy, even if his heart was good. And he was used to women melting at a single word from his lips, or a glance of his amethyst eyes. So it came as quite a surprise when Fujioka Haruhi, the only girl he'd ever really wanted, told him purple carnations were very nice to look at but never listened to your problems or did any housework.

And it was then that he resolved to change.

It was slow-going, to be sure, but Tamaki promised himself that one day, one day, he would know how to use a vacuum cleaner.

One day.

The purple carnation represents capriciousness or whimsicality.