Author's Notes: A short one-shot at the (sort of) request of Cal reflector. This takes place before episodes 21-25, since humor would be pretty inappropriate there.


Lelouch groaned as he was woken up by a familiar scent that was beginning to become quite trying on his nerves. Drowsily, he rubbed his eyes and muttered, "Pizza again? You need to eat something else, C.C..." He reached for the alarm clock that he had placed on the floor to accompany him. "Two..."

With a large, audible groan, Lelouch pulled himself up to stare at C.C., lying flat on his – no, her bed and enjoying a box of pizza. "Two in the morning and you're eating pizza? You've got to be kidding me."

"Well, I was hungry," she shrugged, finishing up the slice and grabbing another.

He scoffed and laid back down on the floor, closing his eyes. "I'm just surprised you weren't too lazy to go out to get the pizza."

"What makes you think I went out? I called as usual."

"What?" Lelouch shot up again. "Idiot! Nunnally and Sayako would've heard the doorbell ring! How am I going to explain to them why my room smells like pizza, again, and why the doorbell rang in the dead of the night?"

"Why are you asking me? You're the one that's doing the explaining."



"When I tried explaining to them what happened last night, they said that they knew the truth." His tone quickly changed to sharp and accusing, "What did you tell them?"

"The truth."

"The truth...?" That there's an alien living in my room with a pizza fetish?

"I was hungry, so I called Pizza Hut and ate in your room."

"You told them you were sleeping in my room last night?" Lelouch burst out, his eyes both furious and terrified.

"Well..." she pouted thoughtfully, "I didn't say it outright."

"That doesn't help!"

"I don't care." She yawned. "I'm going to sleep."

"You—!" Lelouch sighed and placed a hand on his forehead. "Why do I even bother?"


"I told them that you were playing a joke on them, and that you weren't really sleeping in my room."

"I know. Nunnally told me. So I told her that you were lying because you didn't want anyone to know that I'm sleeping in your room."

"What? You—"

"It looks like a nice night outside." She was staring absentmindedly out the window, probably not even bothering to listen to Lelouch's words. "I think I'll go take a walk."

"What?" He glanced quickly at the night sky before turning back to C.C. "What if someone sees you coming in or out of my house at this hour?"

She stood up and carefully positioned Cheese-kun next to her pillow. "What about it?"

"What am I going to do?" he snapped.

"Give them a half-baked excuse of yours as always."

"Don't—" She was already out the door. "Shouldn't bother..."


"You're lucky no one saw you." Lelouch grumpily rolled to his side on the floor.

"You mean you are. Like I said a few nights ago: you're the one doing the explaining."

"Whatever." He opened his eyes to glare at her. "You're not doing anything that's going to piss me off tonight, are you?"


The doorbell rang deafeningly on cue. Lelouch's eye twitched.

"If it's any consolation, it's not pizza this time." She got up and walked towards the door.

"It's not any consolation, you—!"