It was after Host Club activities. While the others were making plans for the next activity, Haruhi and the twins sat apart from the rest. They were reviewing for an exam in foreign literature. Or rather, Haruhi was studying and the twins were more or less goofing around.
Haruhi read from the open book on her lap. They were now on Greek mythology.
But the twins were hardly paying her attention. They were totally oblivious to her. Hikaru shoved a pillow into Kaoru's face. Kaoru got back by tickling Hikaru's ribs. He now had Hikaru flat on the sofa, laughing uncontrollably.
But Haruhi's next words made the twins stop their loud antics.
"According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves."
Haruhi looked up, surprised at the sudden permeating silence. Even the other hosts looked over, just as surprised as she was.
"What is it?" she demanded, looking suspiciously at the twins, sitting together quietly on the opposite side of the table. Were they planning something while she was reading? Quiet twins usually meant trouble – for whomever it was they decided their next victim would be.
"No-" "-thing" They said, shrugging offhandedly.
Underneath the table, unseen by everyone, Hikaru took hold of Kaoru's hand, entwining their fingers. Kaoru squeezed it gently.
short and fluffy =,=
I really like how the twins here thought that they were like those primordial humans -- two human beings actually. and how they felt they used to be one person.
The thought just makes me want to sigh with bliss.