"Why…why didn't you tell me Tenchi?" Sasami said sadly as tears started coming to her eyes. Mihoshi gasped and covered her mouth. She looked around sheepishly. Ayeka and Washu turned to give the clueless girl a look.
"Oh my! Was I not supposed to say that?" Mihoshi said. Tenchi bit his lip to avoid yelling. There were far too many people in this house. Sometimes he just wasn't sure what he was supposed to do. He couldn't make everyone happy. Suddenly Tenchi felt arms encircle around him.
"Why the sudden tension in the room?" Ryoko purred into Tenchi's ear.
"LET GO OF TENCHI YOU VILE WITCH!!!!!!!!!!" Ayeka screeched as she pulled at Ryoko from behind.
"Will you two quit it?" Tenchi yelled back as he struggled against the fighting girls while clinging to the kitchen counter. A sob broke the noise of the fight as Sasami ran out of the room with tears streaking down her face.
"Meow," Ryo Ohki followed after the young girl.
While Tenchi had seen this occur, there was nothing he could do to escape Ryoko's hold. He was getting kind of angry. There were different reasons to his anger. One was that Mihoshi spoiled Sasami's dream by telling her the truth. Another one was that Ryoko was suffocating him. Lastly was the fact that Ayeka was too worried about the space pirate to even care about her very own sister.
"Ow!" came a yelp from Ryoko as she let go of Tenchi to grab her poor abused head. Washu stood there smugly with a giant paper fan in her hand. Ryoko glared at her mother as the tiny woman waltzed around the room. Ayeka stood to the side giggling behind her hand at Ryoko's misfortune.
"Alright. Now listen here… I've got a plan," Washu said matter-of-factly.
"What about Sasami?" Tenchi asked irritably.
"That's what this plan is exactly for. Now all of you half-wits listen up, because I'm only going to explain this once," Washu said.
"Great…" Ryoko muttered under her breath. Once again the space pirate was smacked in the head.
Sasami wiped her eyes with her sleeve. Ryo Ohki cuddled up by her side mewling in sympathy. Sasami patted Ryo Ohki. The young girl had calmed down a bit by then. She was just sad that her Thanksgiving idea was ruined. She was surprised that no-one had said anything to her about it.
"Why didn't anyone tell me?" she questioned aloud.
"Because we all wanted you to be happy…" a voice from behind her answered.
Tenchi stood behind Sasami at a distance. Sasami slowly tried to stand up. Ryo Ohki hopped off of her and bounced to Tenchi. The young man scratched his head with a sloppy smile on his face. Sasami made her way towards him. Once Sasami was standing right in front of Tenchi, she looked up at him.
"You mean it?" Sasami asked in a soft voice.
"Definitely," Tenchi replied. A smile appeared on Sasami's face; and she closed the distance between her and Tenchi by giving him a big hug. Tenchi was glad she was happy again, but it wasn't over just yet. When Sasami released him from her hug, he took her hand, "Come on. I have something to show you,"
"What is it?" Sasami asked curiously.
Tenchi didn't answer her, but simply led her back inside the house. They slowly made their way to the dining room. Sasami's eyes sparkled at what she saw. Everyone was sitting around the table. They all smiled at her as they offered her the seat at the front of the table.
A gorgeous meal was laid out. They have even bothered to make the turkey. It was everything she had read about. She had her family and friends beside her. Sasami ran to the table and sat down. Ayeka set a plate of food in front of her. Tenchi sat down beside Sasami.
"Happy Thanksgiving!" everyone shouted.
After that everyone dug in. It was a very unique Japanese Thanksgiving. Although some of the ideal was the same. All the family was gathered. Stories were shared. Some fights were still had. There was still a bit of laughter. Best of all, there was good food too.
"Oh. I'm so happy" Sasami said with a wide smile, "I can't wait till we celebrate Christmas, that'll even be more exciting!"
That's the end. A cute, short little story. I hope everyone enjoyed it. Well Mounkey, that's one story we've managed to wrap up. YAY! =D