Disclaimers as usual: Only Nagaru Tanigawa and Kyon may own Haruhi.


I saw Asakura pin Nagato to the wall by impaling her with a multitude of flying daggers. I instinctively reacted and shouted,

"No! Nagato!"

"It is alright Kyon. I'm fine," answered Nagato from the wall.

"Allow me to alter that, Nagato-san," said Asakura.

"NOOOO! Nagato! Take me instead, you stupid alien!" I shouted at Asakura.

"Kyon-kun! Kyon-kun! Are you okay?"

I suddenly felt a gentle rap on my skull. I rubbed my bleary eyes with my hands and was surprised to find that they were wet. Rubbing the moisture away, I squinted at the source of the blow and my eyes fell on my sister.

"Yeah, I am," I answered sleepily.

"Were you having a nightmare?" she asked.

"I think I was, but I dunno.. What made you think that?"

"You were shouting Yuki-chan's name," she answered. "Was Yuki-chan in your nightmare?"

"Dunno. Now please, let me fix myself up. I have a date with Nagato to go off to."

As my sister left the room, I glanced at the clock that hung from my bedroom wall. 12:30 in the afternoon.

Oh shit. I was supposed to pick Nagato up in half an hour. I began to hurriedly undress and ran for the bathroom to take a quick shower.

I cursed fluently under my breath while I hurriedly rinsed soap from my body. What kind of boyfriend would be late on his first date with his lady? A crappy one. Even if I was nearly murdered yesterday, I didn't want to use that as an excuse. I didn't want to be classified as a crappy boyfriend, so here I am, toweling myself dry after five minutes in the shower, trying to race against time because I was running late for my date with Nagato.

I hastily dressed up, taking a random polo shirt from my closet, along with a pair of khaki pants that seemed to be too loose around my waist. I rummaged quickly for a belt, took out a pair of white socks, and donned them and my sneakers.

I looked at myself in the mirror and appraised myself. Hmm.. My hair could use some work but..

I glanced at my wall clock once again. 12:45 in the afternoon.

Shit. Never mind my hair, I'm going to be late, damn it. I ran out of the house, hastily bidding my mom and sister good bye, and made my way towards Nagato's apartment complex.

As I made my way towards Nagato's apartment, I thought about yesterday's events. I was only told afterwards about what really happened when I asked Nagato before I left her at her apartment to explain how I escaped death once again.

"Hey, Nagato, before I go, can I ask you something?"

"What is it Kyon?"

"How did I escape death this afternoon?" I asked.

"Technically, you actually died," replied Nagato. "You were dead for ten minutes and forty-five seconds."

I digested this, and asked,

"So what am I doing here, alive? How did you save me, Nagato?" I asked while gently holding her hands.

"I gave up the powers that I took from Haruhi Suzumiya to the Integrated Data Thought Entity. Once the Entity controlled those powers, he performed an extremely advanced kind of data manipulation, something that I could never do. The Entity orchestrated your resurrection, to prevent Haruhi Suzumiya from reshaping reality to fit her whims and desires. That is why you are still here… with me," said Nagato softly.

With strength that took me by surprise, she pulled me into another firm, but gentle bear hug.

"I love you Kyon. I am happy that I was able to save you, even if it was only in an indirect manner," said Nagato.

She tugged my shirt again, and before I could respond, she pulled me into another passionate kiss.

I smiled at the thought. No doubt more moments with Nagato were to come, since Haruhi didn't really care about us being together.

In that instant, another thought struck my mind, a thought that completely wiped the smile off my face, like hydrochloric acid easily disposing of bathroom grime.

I completely forgot that Haruhi told us to meet at the train station at ten in the morning for lunch. Oh crap. I am so dead. I did a 360 degree turn and ran for the train station as though my life depended on it. And knowing Haruhi, it could very easily be the case.

When I arrived at the train station, I glanced at my watch. One in the afternoon. I was three hours late. Holy crap. I saw the four of them waiting for me. I approached them warily, Haruhi's eyes staring daggers at me.

"Kyon-kun, we went ahead and ate lunch without you, since you were taking so long," said Asahina-san, who was wearing a floral dress today.


A few bystanders turned their heads towards the source of all the commotion. Haruhi stared daggers at them, and they thought better of it. I looked over at Koizumi and he just shrugged his shoulders. I turned to Asahina-san, and she was, needless to say, very frightened at Haruhi's reaction. Then my eyes fell on Nagato. She just giggled so quietly that anyone else would not have noticed it.

But I'm not just anyone else. I facepalmed and sighed loudly.

"Yare yare.."

It's going to be a really long day…

A/N: Thank you to everyone who read and commented for this fic until the very end. :D I really really appreciate it guys. To let you guys know, I'm going to write a sequel to this fic in the near future, when I get ideas for a plot. :P