N/A: This was actually written by my little sister, Sako, who liked the story and wanted me to continue it! I just typed it and modified a bit here and there. She got SKILLZ! :)
Disclaimer: I don't own Vampire Knight/Vampire Knight Guilty
Kaname was sitting on the sofa, looking at a photo of Yuuki.
"She's not Yuuki." He repeteated to himself. "But she reminds me of her. Who the hell is this girl?" he thought.
He heard a sudden knock on the door.
"I said I didn't want to be disturbed." Kaname said, the anger obvious in his tone. As if considering something, he added. "But come in."
The door opened and Aidou stepped in, looking flustered.
"I'm really sorry, Kaname-sama! I could't stop...she seemed so delicious. I didn't want to hurt her, I attacked her friend...I knew you would be especially upset if I attacked Snow."
"Delicious?" Kaname's eyes blazed crimson and in one second he was in front of the blond vampire. "You...wanted to attack Snow?" his tone was disgusted.
"I know I was wrong! That's why I came to apologize...I just..."
"Yeah, you just...!" Kaname cut him off. "That's exactly what you said when you bit Yuuki." Kaname's voice was low, but deadly and the windows instantaneously shattered to pieces.
"I'm sorry!" Aidou mumbled, frightened by Kaname's anger. He hadn't reacted so strongly to anything since Yuuki's death.
"Get out of here...before I crush you like I did these windows." Kaname replied in a calm tone. His eyes were reddish-brown again and his face showed no sign of the turmoil inside of his heart. His love for Yuuki was rebelling against the strange thing he felt for Snow and his instincts to crush her attacker were at war with his desire to maintain peace at Cross Academy.
Aidou left the room silently and Kaname resumed his place on the sofa, closing his eyes.
"Why did I react like this? My anger took control over me...if Aidou had been in the room one more second, I would..."
Zero was taking a cold shower. The water slipped down his face and body, ice cold, but he couldn't even feel it. In his hand he clutched a white, square-shaped box. The blood pills he used to quench his thirst had been less than enough lately.
He turned off the water, wiped himself with the towel and put on a pair of black jeans. His hair was still wet and cold droplets fell down his bare chest.
He sat down on the bed and took Yuuki's photo out of his drawer. He couldn't keep on the night stand, it made him suffer too much. Zero looked at it and smiled sadly. For some reason he remembered the other day and remember Snow's eyes, looking at him terrified. He let himself fall on the bed, feeling too many emotions at once. First sadness for seeing Yuuki's photo, then anger at that damn vampire for attacking Snow, plus he didn't understand why he was starting to feel affection for her in the first place.
"What's the matter with me?" he thought. "Who the hell is that damn girl...what does she mean to me?"
Out on the hallway, Chairman Cross knocked at the door.
"Zero! It's Cross." He said after noticing that Zero was not responding.
"Come in." Zero said.
Kaien entered the room.
"Kiryuu-kun...Please promise me something." he said.
"What?" Zero asked with little interest.
"Promise me you'll only hurt Night Class students in extreme circumstances, when there is no other choice."
"No." replied Zero.
"No what? You don't want to promise you won't hurt them?"
"I won't. I have no reason to."
"Zero..."Kaien said, looking at his adopted son.
"What? It's not your business if one of them has some sort of accident."
"You're wrong. Everything that happens in this Academy is my business." replied Cross.
"Even if that's true, I'm not your business so just leave me the hell alone. You know I'm only here because Yuuki asked me to before she died. I hate this place and you know that."
Kaien Cross left the room. Zero's words had hurt him badly. To hear something like that from the boy he considered his son...after his daughter's death...it was too much for him.
"That girl is too nosy...she shouldn't dare to try and take Yuuki's place in my heart." Zero thought, even though he realized it wasn't Snow's fault. "She's not Yuuki."
He closed his eyes and fell into a troubled sleep.
Suddenly a hard knock on the door woke him up.
"Chairman, what the hell do you want now? Another stupid promise? Come in."
The door opened and a brown-haired girl with big chocolate colored eyes and a funny smile stepped in.
"Yu...Yuuki?!" Zero said, his voice trembling and then jumped to his feet and hugged her, expecting her form to be immaterial.
"Wow! That's some welcome hug! Would you let me breathe for a while?"
Zero stepped back, not being able to believe what he was seeing. She was solid and warm..and soft, just like when she was alive.
"Yuuki, is it really you?" he asked.
"Who else? Anyway, come." Yuuki said, taking Zero's hand and dragging him in the room. "You remember what the Chairman told you? Please listen to him. You have no reason to punish the Night Class for who they are...or for my death."
Zero felt a sting of pain as she mentioned the word "death".
"You know it's not their fault. It was my own choice and you should stop being so sad about it." She jokingly punched him in the stomach.
Zero's eyes filled with tears and he tried to hug her again, but she stepped back.
"For now...bye!" she said and disappeared.
"Yuuki!" Zero cried and opened his eyes, to see the familiar setting of his empty room.
"Just a dream?" he thought. "But it seemed so real...It must've happened for a reason. I'll try to listen to Yuuki if that's what she wants me to do." He thought and put his head back on the pillow.
Somebody knocked on the door, again.
"Okay, this is getting annoying." Zero thought.
Chairman Cross stepped in.
"Just because you won't listen to me, that doesn't mean you can ignore your duties as Prefect. Do your job." He said.
Zero jumped to his feet and as his passed Kaien, he said:
"I'm sure this was Yuuki's handiwork...I don't know how, but she did it."
As the Gate opened, the girls started to scream.
Zero was keeping them out of Night Class's way, but it was surprisingly hard to hold them back.
A blonde girl stepped next to him.
"May I help you?"
"No. This is a Prefect's job, not yours." He replied.
"So what am I if I have this?" she asked showing him the Prefect badge on her arm.
"Who gave you that?" he asked in an angry tone.
"Chairman said I should be able to help you with your Prefect job, you know, now that I know the truth." She smiled at him.
"Do whatever you want. I don't care." He replied.
"Kiryuu-kun." Zero heard a voice coming from behind him. He turned to see the tall, dark-haired vampire piercing him with a reddish gaze.
"Come to the forest after class. I want to show you something." Kaname said.
"It better be important. I don't have time to waste with guys like you." Zero replied.
"It is. It's about Yuuki." Kaname told him and then left with the rest of the Night Class.
"What the hell does he want to tell me about Yuuki?" Zero thought, but then noticed some of the Day class girls were following the vampires.
"Hey!" he shouted at them. "Go back to your dorms! Show's over!"
The girls obeyed, throwing fearful glances his way. The only two students remaining were the silver-haired, purple-eyed boy and the blonde, brown-eyed girl.
"Who's Yuuki?" Snow asked innocently.
"That's none of your business." Zero snapped and left her alone.
Snow knocked on the door of the Chairman's office and peaked inside.
"Do you have a moment?"
"Of course, come in." he said with a gentle smile.
"I wanted to ask you about Yuuki..."
Kaien Cross looked at her, surprised.
"I guess it's only appropriate for you to know every bit of the truth."
So he told her all about Yuuki, Zero and Kaname, including that Yuuki was in fact a pure-blooded vampire, Kaname's sister and his lover. The last part confused Snow more than anything else.
"You're reminding us all of Yuuki. That's why Zero and Kaname act like that when you're around. Both of them loved Yuuki and really miss her right now." Kaien said at the end of the story.
"But I don't understand why. Is it because of my name?" she asked.
"It's not just that..you two have the same eyes."
Snow thought about what he said for a moment. "Do you have a picture of her?"
"Sure. Here." Cross Kaien took the photo out of a pocket in his jacket.
"That's right." Snow said, looking at the picture wide-eyed. "She does look like me! The only difference is that I have blonde hair."
"There's one more difference. You're not a vampire, you're a vampire hunter."
Snow gave Kaien the photo back.
"I have to go. Thank you." She said as she closed the big office door behind her.
This time when Zero entered the forest, Kaname was sitting under a tree waiting for him.
"So what is it you wanted to tell me about Yuuki?" asked Zero.
"You probably won't believe me..." said Kaname, standing up, "but yesterday Yuuki asked me something." He continued.
Zero looked at him, astonished.
"You mean in a dream?" he asked.
"Yes. Did you have one too?"
"She asked me something too. What did she tell you?"
Kaname seemed uncomfortable.
"To...try to be friends with you." His calm facade faded and a crimson spark lit his brown eyes. "How can she ask me something like that? How could I ever..." He stopped and calmed himself. "I'd do anything for her, but this is impossible."
You could stop hating me, but that's impossible too, because I wouldn't stop hating you. Zero though cruelly.
"What did she tell you, Kiryuu-kun?"
Always with the damn formality, Zero swore in his mind.
"She asked me not to hurt the Night Class."
"It sounds simple to you, but trust me, it isn't. It's hard not to hurt the ones you hate."
Kaname looked into Zero's purple eyes with complete understanding.
"This time, you're right. That's all. I thought you might want to know." Said Kaname and melted into the shadows.
That's the important thing about Yuuki he wanted to tell me? Zero thought. That's stupid. The guy is stupid. Our dreams are stupid. Vampires are stupid. The whole world is fucking stupid. Yuuki is...dead.