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Kaoru laid on the bed, staring up at the ceiling. For some reason he had a very strong feeling that something was just not right.

His eyebrows knitted together and he sat up and grabbed his cell phone. He called Hikaru. No answer.

"Okay…" Kaoru's breathing hitched and his heart raced. He looked through his contacts and called Honey. Honey answered on the third ring.

"Hello? Kao-chan?" He said into the receiver.

"Honey-Senpai. Something doesn't feel right and Hikaru didn't answer his phone.." Kaoru trailed off.

"Where did he go?" Honey asked with determination underlining his tone.

"He went to get me soup at a commoner supermarket. I think it's the one Haruhi brought us that one time. Do you think you can check there for me? I don't think I could make it there, and if I do and something is wrong, I won't be much use by myself… Actually, meet me there, okay? I could just be paranoid." Kaoru sighed.

"That's okay Kao-chan. Me and Mori will be there as soon as we can. I don't like the way this is sounding…" Honey admitted and Kaoru couldn't help but nod even though Honey couldn't see him.

"What the hell is your problem with me anyway?" Hikaru spat to the trio. "All you do is cause trouble for me and Kaoru and I honestly have no damn clue why you do!" His temper flared. He was no longer feeling venerable. He was livid. "All I did was flip shit because you guys made fun of my brother because he has cancer! What the hell is wrong with you guys?"

Hikaru was answered with a fist hitting his cheek, making him stumble to the floor.

No. He thought. I am not letting them get away with this anymore.

Hikaru jumped up and shoved the one who punched him to the ground. He felt a stinging pain in his cheek but held his ground.

"How cute." They responded sarcastically and the leader shoved him against a wall, making Hikaru very lightheaded indeed. He still pushed himself back and swung his fist, hitting the leader in the neck.

"You little shit." Hikaru's head was slammed against the wall again. He felt even worse and had a very horrible headache. His head was throbbing but he lifted up his legs and kicked them wildly, trying to keep them away from him for as long as he could.

"Hikaru!" Hearing his name sped up his heart rate even more and he turned his head and saw Haruhi. A second later he was met with a fist to his temple and collapsed, seeing black.

Tamaki stalked around his house. It was much smaller than the one he had in Japan. For some reason it didn't feel much like home, either.

He walked outside and decided he needed to clear his mind and keeping himself locked up in a room for so long wasn't going to help him much at all.

"God damn it…" Tamaki sighed and ran his fingers through his hair, distressed. He hated it in France. He had a feeling he would until he had Kaoru by his side.


Kaoru wasn't even his, was he? Then why was he still heavily insistent on making them be together?

Kaoru belonged to Hikaru. Tamaki was just Kaoru's best friend. That's all. The one who was with him no matter what.


Tamaki stomped his foot as he walked. He bit his thumb. Why did he love Kaoru so much more than he was supposed to?

"Bonjour." Tamaki looked up. "You look rather distressed."

"Yeah…" Tamaki scratched his head. "I'm not normally like this… Hi, I'm Tamaki." Tamaki stuck out his hand.

"My name is Katsu." The man introduced and Tamaki's heart stopped.

"Hey, did you find him?" Kaoru asked Honey and Honey shook his head. They continued walking around the building and noticed the notorious three standing around Hikaru and Haruhi seemed to be talking to them. Kaoru or Honey couldn't make out what they were saying but at that point, Kaoru didn't care. He ran towards his brother and felt his face and made sure there wasn't blood anywhere.

"Get out of here." Honey said, dangerously low as he walked towards the twins, daring the bullies to even think about harming his friend.

"We were here first." The leader teased and Honey scowled. "Alright alright. We'll humor you…" He chuckled and nudged his crew to go with him. Honey's glare transferred to Haruhi.

"Why are you here?" He spat and she shifted on her feet.

"I saw that they were hurting Hikaru and I ran over and stopped them from hurting him any further." She defended and Honey narrowed his eyes and looked her up and down and decided to ignore her. Something didn't sit well with that so he chose to not pay her any mind. He walked over to Kaoru.

"Is he going to be okay?" Honey asked softly and Mori ran over. He had apparently been looking for them for a while.

"He's not bleeding that much, just a few cuts is all." Kaoru noted. "We should take him to the hospital, just in case he has a concussion."

"That would probably be for the best." Mori agreed.

"Hey. You alright?" Kaoru asked softly when he noticed Hikaru opened his eyes with a groan.

"Mmm… yeah." His voice was raspy and tired sounding. Kaoru smiled and kissed Hikaru's forehead. "M'tired." He closed his eyes and Kaoru stopped him.

"Please, Hikaru. Stay awake for a while. We need to make sure you don't have a concussion." Kaoru begged and Hikaru sighed and nodded, forcing his eyes opened, making Kaoru giggle.

"Wha' happen?" He asked and tried to push himself up, but winced in pain and laid back down.

"Those jerks were messing with you again. Don't worry. Honey took care of them after we got to the hospital. They shouldn't bother you again. If they do, they are really REALLY stupid." Kaoru grinned and Hikaru chuckled.

"I thought they were already." He said with a soft smile. "I love you Kaoru." Hikaru's voice switched to kind of amused to desperate in a few seconds flat.

"I love you too, Hikaru." Kaoru said, with a smile but sounding kind of confused at the pure randomness of it.

"Good. Don't forget I love you. Ever." His hand cupped Kaoru's cheek. "You're pretty much my other half." He gave Kaoru a cheeky grin.

"Oh? And why is that?" Kaoru asked sarcastically.

"Something about a divided zygote or something… Either way, I'm pretty sure there was one and then it split so, pretty literally we are each other's halfs." He commented simply and Kaoru smiled.

"I guess they knocked some sense into you. You seem rather level-headed. That isn't what I'm used to." Kaoru teased and Hikaru sighed.

"Hey, I had three guys attack me and slam my head into a wall… If that didn't knock at least SOME sense into me, I have no idea what would." He said with an amused smile.

"Shush you. You talk too much." Kaoru smiled and Hikaru rolled his eyes.

"First you baby me, then you beat me. I don't know what to say about this. I think this is domestic abuse." Hikaru declared and Kaoru rolled his eyes at his twin.

"You really do talk too much." He said with a laugh.

"And you really do still love me." Hikaru stuck his tongue out at Kaoru who nodded and ruffled the bit of hair Hikaru had.

"Ouch! My head is soar.." Hikaru whined and Kaoru lightly kissed the top of his head.

"There. I kissed it and made it better."

"Katsu?" Tamaki's voice cracked. It seemed that no matter where he went, he couldn't get over Kaoru.

"Is something wrong?" Katsu asked and Tamaki vigorously shook his head no. "Bon! Would you like to go somewhere to eat? You look like you haven't eaten a solid meal in a few days at least."

"Are you sure? We haven't exactly known each other for very long." Tamaki said with a chuckle and Katsu shrugged.

"Well then, we better get going on learning about each other than." He countered and Tamaki smiled and nodded.

At least it was SOMETHING to get his mind of Kaoru.

"Haruhi." Kyoya hissed lowly. "What are you doing?"

"I am not doing anything Kyoya." Haruhi said simply and raised her eyebrow. "What makes you guys so cautious of me?"

"I don't trust you, Haruhi." He said with a clenched jaw. Haruhi smiled at him and crossed her arms.

"Oh, I've been meaning to ask you, where did Tamaki-Senpai go?" She asked and Kyoya's expression faltered and he slouched a bit and glared.

"What's it to you?" Haruhi shrugged and spun around on her heels. She cocked her head to the side and shrugged at him.

"Well don't you think your main concern is why he left you and not what I'm doing which is clearly nothing." She added and began walking away. "Goodbye Kyoya."

Kyoya stood there, momentarily stunned. He had no idea what to do. He wanted to scream, he wanted to cry. But he stood there with a clenched jaw, stiff as a board. He exhaled; he hadn't even noticed he was holding his breath. He let his mind clear for a minute and ran his fingers through his hair. Haruhi was slightly right. He didn't have a definite answer as to why he didn't trust her. He could just tell something was off. But right now he needed to focus on Tamaki and why the hell he left.

"I hope we never have to make another trip to the damn doctors ever again." Kaoru grumbled indigently. "When I start learning everyone by name is when we should cut off our ties there. It's getting thoroughly annoying."

"You're telling me." Hikaru agreed and held ice to his head with a hiss. "My head is killing me. Kaoruuu." He whined and Kaoru turned to him with a smile. "Make it better."

"Take your medicine." Kaoru chuckled and handed him the bottle. Hikaru pursed his lips and took the bottle reluctantly.

"Fine. But just so you know that you crushed my dreams, that is NOT the type of making me feel better that I was referring to." Hikaru said with a sigh and Kaoru sighed and laid on the bed.

"Shut up and take your medicine." He demanded half-heartedly and Hikaru rolled his eyes and agreed. The sooner he was better, the sooner Kaoru would love him.