Never Give In

By Ginta and Hakakku Fangirl

Disclaimer: I do not own Fruits Basket. Unfortunately. For me anyways. Cuz just about every one of those Sohma boys is oh-so-hott. And I just love it when Shigure sings!

A/N: For the school stuff, I'm just gonna stick with what I'm familiar with, so school starts in late August, ends in May. So, in this chapter, it's about the middle of August. And, yes, I do know what happens in the manga, I've read it, but for this story's purposes, I may have to change a few things, like when characters appear, or when certain events happen, but nothing more that that. Oh, and BTW, I'm going to keep this as in character as I can, so if I don't, you have my apologies.

Chapter One: Claustrophobia Is A Good Excuse

Kyo sighed. He was pacing his darkened room, one hand tapping his leg, the other holding his hair back from his face. The air was stifling, pressing in on him, and the walls of his bedroom seemed to be getting closer and closer with every passing day.

I have to get out of here, he thought, throwing open the drawers of his dresser. Halfway through tossing clothes into his backpack, however, he froze. He couldn't do it. If it had been a matter of just getting up and leaving without anyone worrying about him, it would be different. But Tohru…

She had been living with them for nearly three years now. Kyo, Yuki, and Shigure. Kyo, Yuki, and Tohru were all now about to start their last year of high school in little less than two weeks. But Kyo just didn't think that he could take going back to school yet. Not when everything in this place seemed to be determined to strangle him…

I can't just leave without telling her, even if it is just until school starts; I'd never hear the end of it when I get back, Kyo thought, closing his bag and setting it next to the door. Taking a deep breath, he left his room and headed down the hall to Tohru's.

Tohru felt her mattress dip a little and sat up with a slight gasp.

"Calm down! It's just me, stupid."



"What are you doing here?"

Kyo sighed, and Tohru felt the springs in her mattress shift as Kyo stood up. Thinking that Kyo was about to leave, she reached out a hand to grab his arm, instead brushing her fingers against the bare skin of his stomach; she felt him flinch.

"Sorry," she whispered.

"It's okay."

Tohru nodded, then blushed as she felt Kyo pull her blanket off her, glad that she hadn't turned on her lamp; she didn't want him to see how red she had turned.

The mattress dipped again, and Tohru blushed even harder as Kyo pulled the blankets back up--over both of them.

"Um, Kyo? What are you doing?"

"I have to tell you something." Tohru felt Kyo shift around a little to lay flat on his back.

"Tell me what?"

"I'm leaving," Kyo said. "And I figured that I'd better at least tell you first, or I'd never hear the end of it from Shigure and that damn rat Yuki when I get back."

"But--but why? Why are you leaving?"
"Because I just can't stand the thought that in two weeks, I'm gonna have to spend eight hours a day in some stupid classroom, five days a week. So, I'm going to go and stay with my dad."

Tohru smiled. Lately, Kyo had taken to calling Shishou, his martial arts master, "Dad". And it was about time too. Shishou had raised Kyo as his own son, even if he wasn't, and Kyo had even admitted to feeling that the master was his father. Tohru was a little surprised, though, that Kyo hadn't started calling Shishou "Dad" the very day that he had vowed to become a master in martial arts, just so that Shishou would be proud to say, "I'm his dad". The very day after Tohru had seen his other form…And accepted him the way she always had.

Tohru shifted onto her side to face Kyo. He couldn't see her, but he knew that she was looking at him through the dark. He grinned. He had suddenly had an idea that could justify his coming into Tohru's room to tell her that he was leaving in the middle of the night, instead of just waiting until morning like any sane person would have.

"Hey, Tohru?"


"Can I--Can I kiss you?"

"What?!" Tohru squeaked.

"Can I kiss you?" Kyo repeated.


"Because I want to, stupid, now can I kiss you or not?" Kyo was starting to get impatient and a little annoyed.

"Um…yes," Tohru whispered; she barely had the time to blush before Kyo gently brushed his lips across hers.

"I have to go now," he murmured against her cheek, but Tohru shook her head.

"Kiss me again," she said quietly, tilting her head.

Kyo smiled before complying, kissing her neck and her chin, teasing her before he let his lips caress hers a second time.

"You're so beautiful," he whispered. "I don't want to leave you here alone…"

"Then don't go," Tohru whimpered. "Don't go."

"I have to," Kyo muttered, kissing her again. "I'm too claustrophobic to stay here all the time…" He stroked her cheek; she had started to cry. "But I'll be back, okay? I promise."

Tohru didn't answer but to pull his face gently back to hers. This time Kyo parted her lips with his own and slipped his tongue into her mouth to gently explore her warm cavern, caressing her tongue; she was making him regret being so determined to get away all the time, and he brought a hand up to gently squeeze her breast; Tohru responded instantly by giving a tiny moan and kissed him again, joining the rhythm Kyo had made with his tongue. Kyo groaned and bumped his hips against hers; he could feel himself stiffening, a result from Tohru's tiny little ministrations, as Tohru began to stroke his chest. She squeezed his shoulders lightly before…

There was a slight bang and Kyo groaned; Tohru had hugged him.

"I am so sorry!" she gasped. "I didn't mean to-"

'Shh…" Kyo interrupted. "I know." he nuzzled her neck, his warm orange fur tickling her. "I'll be right back." He jumped off the bed and stalked down the hall towards his room.

Tohru groaned in frustration. This was great, just great. She couldn't even hug one of the people that she cared about the most. Now she understood what Shigure had meant by saying that the curse was especially inconvenient when you deeply cared about someone, even if you didn't have the curse yourself…

Kyo came back into the room; he had transformed back and was carrying a small square package in the palm of his hand. Tohru blushed a little when she noticed that he wasn't wearing anything. Not that she hadn't seen him naked before. She had seen nearly all of the zodiac members naked, either having accidentally made them transform herself, or, the case of the three girls, seen them hugged by a boy like Kagura, or transforming back into a human after having been under a great deal of stress, as Kisa and Isuzu had. She had just never really looked at him before.

But she looked now. Kyo smiled gently at the look of apprehension in her eyes, as well as the way she bit her lip. She was so innocent. But even in all of her purity, Kyo could see an eagerness in her face as well, and knew then that she had been turned on as well. This thought only made him harder, and he lay with her again, unbuttoning her pajama top, tenderly slipping it down past her shoulders, arms, hands, dropping it carelessly on the floor over the edge of the bed.

Lemon Warning

Tohru moaned softly as she rubbed Kyo's arms and shoulders.

"Why'd you leave?" she asked.

"Condom…mmm…" Kyo brushed his lips across her collarbone, playing with her breast, gently rolling her nipples between his fingers, grinding his erection into her hips before pulling back to remove Tohru's pants.

"Why do you have…?"

"Haru went black and threw them at me. I guess he had them because of Isuzu. I threw them back, but he put them back in my drawer before he left, I found them this morning," Kyo said, helping Tohru to pull off her panties. He brushed his hand against her core and Tohru gasped. Kyo grinned at her and slipped his two longest fingers into her passage, Tohru moaning and lifting her hips, trying to make him move his fingers, but instead he pulled them out.

Kyo just smiled as the girl beside him groaned in frustration, before tearing open the condom package and carefully rolling it on.

"You ready?" he asked. Tohru nodded and Kyo kissed her, holding her wrists above her head with one hand so that she couldn't hug him, and taking his member in the other to gently guide himself into her. When he was deep enough in, he kissed her again, and thrust quickly into her, breaking her hymen.

Tohru stiffened a little, squirming in discomfort. Kyo breaking through the membrane hadn't hurt much, he had been so gentle, but it still hurt a little, and she would definitely be sore in the morning, due to his large size.

"Kyo, you can move," she murmured; he was holding so still it was hard to believe it was really Kyo who was inside her.

"Okay…" Kyo gently pulled out a little before gently thrusting back in. he repeated this action several times, groaning, before Tohru whispered for him to go faster. Happy to obey, he sped up, remaining gentle with her, unwilling to make her feel anymore pain than she had to.

Tohru started to rock her hips along with Kyo's, moaning; he felt so good inside her! But it was obvious that he hadn't done this before, he was so obviously unsure of himself and still nervous about hurting her…not that she ever had, either, but she wasn't willing to let him know that he wasn't hitting her pleasure spot, so she shifted a little bit, crying out softly when she found a position where he rubbed against her pearl with every thrust.

Shortly after this, Tohru orgasmed, moaning loudly. Kyo thrust a few times more before biting down harshly on his bottom lip to keep from yelling out loud, groaning instead as he came.

Tohru whimpered as Kyo slowly pulled out of her, leaving the bed for only a moment to throw away the condom. As Kyo crawled back into bed with her, Tohru rested her hand on his chest; he brought his own hand up to hold hers.

'I guess claustrophobia is a good enough excuse for goodbye sex,' he thought groggily before bringing Tohru's hand to his lips to kiss her palm and the tip of every finger before resting both their hands on his chest again, falling asleep; Tohru had already done so.

Kyo's eyes snapped open and her mentally swore at himself. The sun was starting to come up and he was still in bed; he'd meant to leave right after saying goodbye to Tohru. Speaking of Tohru…

Kyo rolled onto his side to smile softly at the blue-eyed girl sleeping beside himself; she was smiling in her sleep, and gave a contented sigh as Kyo brushed his lips across her forehead.

"I'll be back soon," he whispered before getting up, careful not to wake her. After pulling the blanket up over her shoulders just in case she overslept and Yuki or Shigure decided to stick their head in the door to wake her up, he went into his own room, where he got dressed quickly and grabbed his bag before jumping out the window so he wouldn't wake anyone up.

Okay, people, R&R, or you're not getting the next chapter next week…even though I could just publish it now…but I'm not going to…man, I'm mean…R&R!! I mean it!!!!!!!!!!!