Disclaimer: I do not own xxxHOLiC, Watanuki or Doumeki. But I own this AU, Fuu and my (perverted?! Dx) imagination.

February 10th.

Today, our neighboring town to the west's Lord Watanuki came to the mansion! He is so handsome, with his dark midnight hair and ocean blue eyes behind his wire-rimmed glasses... Ahh.. if only I were not a maid... Oh, but that doesn't mean I don't cherish my work as a maid! I'm very grateful for Lord Doumeki for taking me in when I couldn't find work everywhere else in town. He is handsome himself but if I were to really say, Lord Watanuki is... um, pardon me, very 'beautiful'. God, I'm very sorry for using a lady word to describe him but... There's no other word out there! Ah, but 'pretty' works well too! Heehee.

It was very early in the morning when he came over. He announced with a frown that he was going to stay here in the mansion for a year because his father had ordered him to. I feel very bad for Lord Watanuki and for Lord Doumeki. You see, they are both rivals. Rivals for what, you ask? Well, it's hard to say what it is. It's rumored that they are fighting for the love of Princess Himawari. But there are also rumors that she already has a fiance. There's also a rumor that they are both fighting for the land that Lady Yuuko of the neighboring town to the east is giving away. So... it's hard to say. I might ask Lord Doumeki later.

I kinda hope it's for the land. If Lord Doumeki were to marry Princess Himawari, I don't think I can stand for it. Oh, I don't love him or anything! Well, I do like him but not in that way. If he were to marry Princess Himawari, I don't think I would be able to manage well myself. He probably will dismiss me along with the other maids and servants of the mansion. We'll all have to go separated ways and I don't want that. And if he wants me to come with him to the castle... I don't think I would fit in well with the other maids.

For one thing, my hair. It's an unnatural color! It's orange! I haven't seen a single other red-head around yet. I'm thinking that's probably why I never got a decent job... Well anyway, that's that. And another reason is my age. I'm fourteen and everyone is all older than me. Not that they would really care about age, hm? - As long as I've got skill. I do have skill, mind you, and that's one thing I won't forgive those dumb men who rejected having me as a maid for.

But all is well now. Mother and Father in Heaven, please bless me with a good night's sleep as always.


With love,

P.S. I wonder what will happen tomorrow?