Chapter one: The announcement.

Summary: Len finally realizes his feelings for Kahoko. But what happens when Kaho's parents engage her to someone else? Will Len give Kaho away or will he fight for her and will Kaho return his feelings?

Kahoko ran as fast as she could to school. "I gonna be so late," she panted. She

ran and reached the school just in time. Her friends Mio and Nao saw her and grinned.

"Ohayou Kaho-chan,"Mio and Nao grinned as they laughed at the sight of Kaho panting and sweating and looking as if she was gonna faint at any moment.

"Ohayou, Mio, Nao, she replied finally getting her breath back.

"Let me guess, you ran all the way here, didn't you?" Mio asked grinning.

"Uh yeah," Kaho replied, laughing.

The bell rang so they headed off to class. They were in the same class so they walked together. Class went by quickly and before they knew it, it was lunchtime.

"Class, I have an announcement," their teacher said." In the next few days a transfer student will come into this class, so please be nice and make him feel welcome. His name is Nikko Suzuki. He is transferring from America."

Kaho gasped so loud the whole class all looked at her. "Is there a problem, Hino-san," the teacher asked. Kaho blushed when she noticed the whole class staring at her, waiting for an answer.

"Uh, well no, but I uh know Nikko very well and I uh have known him since I was a child. We were uh best friends," Kaho stuttered nervously.

"Well in that case, when he comes he will sit next to you. Do you mind showing him around the school when he comes?" the teacher asked.

"No, of course not," Kaho said.

"Thank you Hino-san," he replied.

The bell rang. "Dismissed."

Kaho, Mio and Nao got their food and found a table where Amou, Fuyuumi, Shimizu, Tsuchiura, Hihara. Yunoki was at another table with his fan girls around him.

"Hi, Kaho-chan," Hihara said with his mouth full.

"Hihara-sempai, please eat with your mouth closed," Kaho said giggling.

"Oh sorry," Hihara said, blushing.

"It's not like you guys to be sitting in one table together," Kaho said. "Is there anything wrong? She asked worried.

"Amou called us here," Tsuchiura said.

"Relax guys, nothing's wrong. But I want to request something from all of you." Amou grinned.

"What is it Amou-sempai?" Shimizu asked sleepily.

"I can't believe none of you remembered my birthday," Amou said putting on a playful sad face.

"Oh! Is today your birthday Amou-san. We're so sorry. We didn't know." Kaho said. "How can we make it up to you?"

"Just come with me to the new teashop in town after school today, okay?"

"Sure," everyone said except for Kaho.

"Kaho-chan aren't you coming?" Hihara asked.

"I would love to come but I've got practice with Tsukimori-kun and I don't have a gift." Kaho replied sadly.

"Don't worry about the gift Kaho-chan. And as for the practice can't you cancel it just for today. Oh and can you please try to get Tsukimori to come. That would be a perfect gift." Amou said grinning.

"Well because it's your birthday I'll try. Even though getting Tsukimori-kun to come will be practically impossible."

Amou laughed. "Thanks, Kaho-chan." They continued on chattering until lunch ended. All day Kaho couldn't think of anything but Nikko's transfer. She was surprised because he didn't tell her. They talked to each other almost every day. Both of their parents often gave out to them because calling from America to Japan was expensive.

She also remembered her conversation with her parents yesterday.


"Kaho we need to tell you something tomorrow." Her dad had said.

"Why not tell me now?" she asked had asked.

"Well, someone will be visiting us tomorrow and he will talk to you about it." Her mom had replied.

"Its about your future."

Kaho was curious to find out about who was coming and the conversation about her future. I wonder what they want to talk about. She thought.

The bell for going home interrupted her thoughts. "See you guys later." Kaho said.

"See you at the teashop Kaho," Nao said.

"Good luck with Tsukimori-kun," Mio giggled.

Kaho rolled her eyes and headed to the practice rooms in the music department.

"You're late." Tsukimori said with his arms folded.

"Sorry Tsukimori, but can we please cancel today's practice." Kaho said nervously. She was scared of how he would react.

"Why?" he asked.

"Well, um you see, its Amou-san's birthday today and she wants to celebrate it in the new teashop and she wants you to come too." Kaho said.

"Just this once, I'll let you miss practice but I'm not going with you." He said coldly.

"Tsukimori-kun, please come. It's her birthday and I know it's important to her. Kaho said sadly.


Kaho widened her eyes sighed, relieved. She didn't know he would give in so easily.

They walked to the teashop together. Their friends who were sitting at a nearby table widened their eyes. Kaho and Len walked over to them.

"Whoa, Kaho-chan. Do you have magic powers or something? How did you get Ice cube to come? Tsuchiura obviously said.

Len glared at him.

"Hey guys, no fighting. It's Amou-san's birthday." Kaho said nervously. She felt awkward standing in between the guys.

"She's right, it's a birthday so lets celebrate!" Hihara said.

And they did. They ate, they sang and they chattered. But through it all Tsuchiura and Tsukimori glared at each other for the whole celebration.

When it was time to leave, they all walked home together except for Yunoki

who had a car waiting for him. They headed to Kaho's house first because it was the nearest.

When they got there someone opened her front door. It was Kaho's mother.

"Thank you for walking her home." She said, smiling.

"No problem," they replied except for Tsukimori who kept silent.

It suddenly started raining heavily. "Goodness, everyone head inside. You might catch a cold." Kaho's mom said.

They all went inside hurriedly. When they went inside Kaho's mom lead them to the living room. "You should all stay here until that rain stops. I'll make you all tea. Make yourselves comfortable," she said kindly.

"Thank you Mrs Hino." Hihara said.

She smiled and was about to turn her back to go to the kitchen when she remembered something. "Kaho your father and our guests will be arriving soon. Go get dressed."

"Oh do you have guests, Mrs Hino. We're really sorry for being here," Tsuchiura said.

"Oh its alright. I want you to meet them too. We will also be announcing something about Kaho and you will be the first to know." She smiled and left the room.

"Do you know what your mum's talking about, Kaho-sempai?" Fuyuumi asked.

"Well yesterday they said they were going to talk to me about my future?" Kaho said, feeling the eyes of everyone there.

"Oh is it about a job, a fiancé?" Amou asked excitedly.

The boys-Hihara, Tsuchiura and Tsukimori- stiffened.

"I don't know." Kaho said blushing.

Amou kept asking her questions when a doorbell interrupted her.

Kaho relieved that that she was released from Amou went to answer it. She knew it was her dad and their guests. Her dad was the one who collected them from the airport. Normally her dad would just walk in but the door was locked and he forgot his key.

She also knew all of her friends [including Len] were right behind her wanting to see who they were.

She opened the door and there stood before her was her father, Mr and Mrs Suzuki and of course standing there beside them was a handsome young man with short black hair, gorgeous blue eyes and muscular body was none other then Nikko Suzuki.