Chapter Fifteen

I couldn't move my body. Everything around me was falling apart. I pulled Haruhi's lifeless body to my chest and hugged her with tears falling onto her face. Out of all my friends that Kaoru had killed off, I at least wanted Haruhi to stay with me to the very end. But I guess…this is the very end. Kaoru got what he wanted – me being alone.

Kissing Haruhi's forehead, I slowly laid her down on the floor and stood up.

Without taking another look back, I slumped out the door and crawled into the driver seat of my limo.

When I got home that night, Mom kept worrying about where I was and if I was alright. She could see the emptiness in my eyes and knew something was wrong. I told her it was nothing and went straight up to my room. What was I supposed to say to her? Kaoru's soul came after everybody and killed them all off? First of all, Mom didn't believe in the supernatural. And second, why bring up Kaoru when she's trying to forget about the sadness? I didn't want to break her heart even more by bringing up her other son.

Days had gone by and never had I once left my room to go to the bathroom, eat, or take care of myself. I didn't care about eating anymore, I didn't feel like getting out of bed, and I didn't feel like bathing. I just wanted to stay in bed and waste my life away.

This is what Kaoru wanted right? He wanted me to be alone and mourn his death. Well, that's exactly what I was doing.

Every time Mom would send up one of the maids with a tray of food, I'd always turn them away and refuse to eat. Mom knew it wasn't good to starve myself, and so did I. But I didn't care. Why take care of myself, if there's nothing else to live for? One day, Mom walked into my bedroom and tried to force me to eat. That's when I locked my bedroom door so no one else could get in.

After that, I think Mom realized that I didn't want to speak to anyone anymore, and just let me be. I guess she figured I'd come out of my room eventually. But of course, she was wrong.

A month had finally passed and I looked like hell. My hair was a total mess, my clothes were filthy, circles were forming under my eyes, my lips were dry, and I was starting to look skinnier than normal. I was starting to look like Kaoru the first time we encountered his soul. Of course, I didn't look as scary as he did with his blood stained face and black eye sockets.

Pressing my hand to my bedroom mirror, I tried hard to fight back the bitter tears.

"Kaoru…why are you doing this to me?" I said, voice cracking. "I'm the one mourning over your loss the most, and yet you're making me suffer like this. Why Kaoru…why?"

Then there was a heart stopping knock on the door.

"Hikaru?" It was Mom again. "Hikaru, I'm gonna go to the store to get a couple things before I leave for my trip." I didn't answer. "I…I hate to leave you for a business trip when you're like this, but…but the maids are going to take care of you alright? I'll be back in a little while."

And that was it. After hearing Mom's footsteps disappear and the front door opening and closing, I knew that I was alone.

Staring back into the mirror, I realized there was nothing else I could do to stop the emptiness inside me from overflowing.

Then, something in the back of my mind clicked.

Going over to my desk, I pulled out a piece of paper, a pen, and started to write.

Dear Mom,

I'm sorry, but losing Kaoru was the start of the end of my life. I figure if I'm just going to keep mourning over his loss like this, it's just best to end my life now. You've been a great mother to me and I thank you for trying to look after me. But I'm afraid it's time for me to go. I love you.

~Hikaru

Folding the piece of paper, I knelt down to the floor, and slipped the note under the door. Going into the bathroom, I closed the door behind me, locked it, lit a candle, and turned off the lights.

"Alright Kaoru," I said. "Come out so I can talk to you."

But there was no answer.

"Kaoru! I know you're there! Come out!"

Still no answer.

"Fine, if you won't come out, I'll get Mary to send your butt out here." Taking in a deep breath, I began to slowly chant. "Bloody Mary…Bloody Mary…" I bit my lip and swallowed hard. "Bloody Mary."

Seconds went by, and nothing had happened. Mary didn't show up.

"What's going on?" I said, turning on the light and looking around. "It didn't work? How could it not work for me but work for Kaoru?" Frustrated, I looked back into the mirror. "Mary! You send Kaoru out right now! You hear me? I need to speak to my brother!"

But nothing happened. Aggravated, I ran a hand through my hair, and sighed.

Then, an idea popped into my head.

Swallowing hard and turning off the lights again, I began chanting.

"…Bloody Kaoru…Bloody Kaoru…Bloody Kaoru…"

Again, silent seconds went by and nothing happened.

Sighing in disbelief, I sank to the floor and pulled my knees into my chest. "It didn't work…"

Then a sudden draft filled the air and the candle I had lit went out. Looking up to see what had happened, I saw Kaoru's figure standing before me.

"Kaoru?"

"You rang?" he said in that creepy voice I had gotten used to.

"Kaoru…I'm so sorry. I'm so very sorry I let this happen to you. I should've never let Kyouya-sempai dare you to do something like that. I should've told you to refuse his dare. But I didn't. This all happened to you because of me. I'm so sorry."

"It's too late for apologies Hikaru," he said. "You're just trying to make me feel sympathy for you since you don't have anything else to live for."

I shook my head. "No Kaoru! It's true! You know I've been mourning over your loss ever since the day you died!"

"And yet you went to Haruhi and played the sympathy card and kissed her!" he said, furious.

"She came to me!" I said. "She kissed me!"

"But you enjoyed it."

I stayed silent. It was true. When Haruhi kissed me, it was like all the depression was lifted off my shoulders. I did enjoy it.

I bit my lip and looked down. "You're right…I'm sorry Kaoru…"

But Kaoru didn't buy it. "Whatever Hikaru, enjoy the rest of your days wasting your life away."

"Wait!" I said, grabbing hold of his cold, skinny wrist before he could disappear. "Let me prove to you that I still love you and want to be with you." Kaoru stared at me for a long moment, waiting for my proposition. "Take my life Kaoru. Kill me with your own bare hands and I'll spend the rest of eternity with you in Hell."

A smile crept on Kaoru's face. "You're seriously going to try this?"

"I swear! You won't have to hear me talk about Haruhi or anyone else! You can have me all to yourself to do with as you please." A small tear ran down my face. "Please…I just want to be with my twin again…"

Kaoru thought about it for a moment, smiled evilly and knelt down in front of me. "Alright Hikaru," he said, "I'll do it." He licked the tear from my face and planted his lips onto mine, taking me by surprise. He smirked. "Oh how I'm going to enjoy this."

With his laugh echoing in my head, I tried to gather my thoughts and say my final words. "I love you Kaoru."

"And I love you Hikaru," he said, lifting his hand into the air.

And that's when everything went black and I fell into the bitter depths of Hell to spend the rest of eternity with my twin brother.

~ The End ~


…Oh my God…I can't believe this is over! T.T Poor Hikaru's going to be tortured by his brother! Who knows what Kaoru will do to him! But you guys can probably figure that out ;3 Hope you guys loved it! I know I loved writing this. It was so much fun to write! And I'm so sorry I haven't updated this! The semester just ended and I've been dealing with finals. But now that college is over for now, I'm gonna be updating a lot of stuff. So anyways, please review! I wanna know what you guys thought of the story~ Thanks! Love you all!