Why Ain't It Always Summer

A Summer to Remember – by BandGeek99

Yes, it is I! (strikes pose like Aya) I'm back! With a FRUBA fic! I've never done one of these before! They look funnicle! (Yes, I just said "funnicle" got a problem with that?!)

Oh, heh, yeah. Author's note…

Um, one sec, let me call Kenny since she's the one who does dedications and disclaimers…

KENNY'S ANSWERING MACHINE: (sings like in Seinfeld) Believe it or not, Kenny's not at home.

ME: Ah…

AAYAME: Alas, I'll say it!

VARIOUS FANS: (cheer)

ME: (whispers) Thank you so much, I don't know what I would have done.

AAYAME: Not a problem. I wish for one thing though. You must come to the shop and work part time with Mine.

ME: Done. (shakes hands with Aya)

AAYAME: The beautiful and mighty lovely BandGeek99 wishes to dedicate this story to all of the avid Fruits Basket fans out there who wish for a break from all of the very depressing stories out there and wishes to make known that she doesn't own Fruits Basket, just a Panic! At The Disco CD and a Fall Out Boy CD, along with a can of Diet Coke. She hopes you enjoy this story.

ME: Maybe I should fire Kenny and hire you… just joking!

Enjoy!

000

Kyo popped a CD into the CD player by his bed and sat down on the floor next to him. It was a CD that Kazuma had given him. The young redhead looked at the play list taped to the front of the case.

Kazuma Sohma's Mix For Kyo

1. Hum Hallelujah – Fall Out Boy

2. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine – the Killers

3. Change Your Mind – the Killers

4. Midnight Show – the Killers

5. Sam's Town – the Killers

6. When You Were Young – the Killers

7. For Reasons Unknown – the Killers

8. Nine In The Afternoon – Panic! At The Disco

9. She Had the World – Panic! At the Disco

10. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage – Panic! At the Disco

11. Misery Business – Paramore

12. crushcrushcrush – Paramore

13. Time Won't Let Me Go – the Bravery

14. Don't You Evah – Spoon

15. The Underdog – Spoon

16. I Don't Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem) – Good Charlotte

17. I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys

18. Animals – Nickelback

19. If Everyone Cared – Nickelback

20. Super Massive Black Hole – Muse

21. Map of the Problematique – Muse

22. Starlight – Muse

Kyo cocked an eyebrow. He didn't think that Kazuma actually listened to this stuff. Maybe he got it from the wave girl… he thought and shrugged.

The young boy sat there for who knows how long, thinking about the songs. "Hum Hallelujah" was rather sad, so he skipped over it. "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" was about a guy who was accused of killing his girlfriend, so um, no. "Change Your Mind" he didn't understand, and "Midnight Show" was… yeah. Not going into detail. Shigure might like it though, he thought as he skipped over it. "When You Were Young" was kind of depressing, too, but really a great and somewhat romantic song.

By the time he finished the CD, he'd decided that his three favorites were "I Don't Wanna Be In Love", "Time Won't Let Me Go", and "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage". Basically, they told the story of his life.

"Kyo-kun?"

The redhead looked up and spotted Shigure in the doorway, looking surprised that his cousin was listening to music instead of fighting with Yuki. "Whaddya want, Shigure?" he asked.

"I just wanted to tell you that dinner is ready," the older man replied. He cocked his head. "Why are you listening to music?"

"Cuz I felt like it, do I really need an excuse?" Kyo snapped, shutting off the CD player and hopping to his feet.

Shigure just walked away.

000

"So, Kyo-kun, what are you doing this summer? Are you going to train at the dojo?" Tohru asked, smiling as she passed a bowl of potatoes to a hungry Yuki.

"I'm only training three days a week, I thought we went over this," Kyo said. Dah! I didn't want it to come out that way! Why is it that every time I talk to her, my words just come out all messed up?

"I heard that Kyo was acting like a normal teenager today, isn't that right Kyo?" Shigure said in his annoying voice of his.

Kyo's eye twitched.

"Really? How so?" Yuki asked, apparently forgetting that Kyo was sitting right in front of him.

"Kyo-kun was listening to Panic! At The Disco. And Fall Out Boy. And Nickelback," Shigure said, smiling smugly and picking up a forkful of food.

"Shut up, stupid dog!" he snapped, chucking his chopsticks onto the table. "Just shut up!"

Shigure did as he was told. Getting into a fight with Kyo when he was this angry was never a good idea.

"So um… Yuki-kun, what do you plan on doing this summer?" Tohru asked, trying to change the subject.

"I was going to try to find some more seeds and maybe see if I could raise a little apple tree," Yuki replied, smiling sheepishly.

"That would be wonderful! I could try to make apple pies!" Tohru exclaimed, suddenly very enthusiastic and cheerful.

"Mm, that would be absolutely delicious, don't you think, Kyo?" Shigure asked the Cat b.

"Yeah, I guess," he mumbled, trying not to make eye contact with anyone.

Shigure sighed and gave up on trying to include Kyo in the conversation.

"Shigure, are you finished with your manuscript yet? Mii-san going to be peeved if it's not done on time," Yuki said over his bowl of rice.

"It's done," he assured the younger boy, who looked skeptical. "I'm just going to tease Mii-chan."

"No you will not," Kyo and Yuki said simultaneously, an aura of doom and despair emanating from them.

"Then again, maybe I won't," Shigure laughed nervously, cringing away from his cousins. "Tohru-kun, what do you have planned?"

Tohru sat back on her feet and thought. "Well, Hana-chan, Uo-chan, and I were planning on going to a beach house in America that Hana-chan's aunt owns, but Hana's parents won't let us go without a responsible adult."

"Hm…" Yuki looked at the ceiling, trying to think. "I have an idea, but I'm not sure if Hana and Uo's parents will go for it."

"What is your brilliant idea, Yuki?" Shigure asked, staring intently at the violet-haired teenager.

"Kyo, you, and I could go. You could play the part of the responsible adult, I'm sure, and if we needed to, Kyo and I could sleep on the couch. Would that be all right?" Yuki looked over at the redhead on the other side of the table.

"I guess so," he muttered, not making eye contact with anybody once again.

"Then I'll go call Mr. and Mrs. Hanajima!"

The Dog kept his word, and by eight o' clock that night, Shigure had weaseled arrangements for Kyo, Yuki, Tohru, and himself at a summer house on Cape Cod in the United States.

Little did anybody know that in the main house, evil plans were being concocted.

000

Momiji grinned evilly as he hung up from his call with Saki Hanajima. He knew that his father's friend Tom had a house nearby where Hana's aunt's house was. He could easily make arrangements…

000

Yuki was sitting in the computer chair, trying to figure out how the heck to buy plane tickets online.

"Want some help?"

Yuki looked up. Kakeru Manabe was standing behind him, grinning like a Cheshire. "Yes, actually," he replied. "Some help would be lovely."

Kakeru pulled up a chair and sat down next to Yuki. He explained how to buy stuff online and helped his friend get four first class tickets to Logan Airport in Boston.

When they were done, Yuki took the papers out of the printer and smiled weakly at Kakeru. "Thanks so much. I really am hopeless when it comes to computers."

The dark-haired boy laughed. "Yeah. My mom's kind of like that, too. She can't even figure out her VCR. And people stopped using those, like, a million years ago."

"Yes, I suppose you're right…"

Kimi poked her head into the computer lab where the two boys were using the Internet. "Chibi-suke wants you two in the student council room for something." Then she giggled and stood in the doorway while Kakeru shut down the computer.

Kimi skipped in front of the two boys as the headed down the hallway, and halfway down, Kakeru began skipping with her. Yuki just ran after his friends, laughing as he tried to keep up.

He opened the door to the student council room where Kyo, Tohru, Uo, Hana, Momiji, Haru, and countless other classmates were.

"SURPRISE!" they shouted, seeing Yuki speechless in the doorway.

"Wh-what's all of this about?" he asked, shocked.

"We wanted to give a little end-of-the-year party," Kakeru said, "since we won't be able to see you over the summer. Tohru tells us that you're all going on a trip."

Yuki blinked once to register the information and then grinned. "Thank you so much, all of you."

"It wasn't much, Kimi charmed the teachers," Nao said, jutting a finger at the girl, who was flirting with an uninterested Haru.

"Well, um, thank her for me, I suppose," Yuki commented.

Momiji, meanwhile, snickered quietly. This summer was going to be unforgettable.

000

Da da da daaaaaa! I'm done with the intro! Can you guess what the "evil plans" that were concocted at the main house were? Ha ha, you'll have to wait a chapter or two to find out. Hey, this one chapter took seven pages to write under Microsoft Word! Coolness! laughs

Also, I need two girls' names and two guys' names. You'll find out why later, and NO they don't have to be Japanese. They should be English/American. Thanks!

Well, I'll update soon, so REVIEW!

--BANDGEEK--