Mw: Greetings Minna-san! *is surrounded by plot bunnies feasting on carrots and sugar cubes* I was so touched by my reviewers that I had to update right away! I realize the last chapter may have been kind of confusing with all the tension between all six characters. Not to worry, things start getting resolved in this chapter though. This one is more WAFF than angst so if the last chapter depressed you, here's a little pick -me-up ;)

Kyouya: Ahh the fickle and impressionable mind of a writer.

Tamaki: Kyouya...what did I say about pissing her off? Bad things will happen, I just know it... * bites nails nervously*

Kyouya: *adjusts his glasses* Really Tamaki, she's going to do whatever you want regardless of how you act.

Mw: *pets plot bunnies* Don't worry my little friends, Tama-chan is just a little flustered because he talks dirty in this chapter :P

Tamaki: Oh hell no...

Kyouya: Welcome back pervert, break's over

Tamaki: Can I go die now?

Mw: Nope! On with the story!

Chapter 4: Reciprocated Pleasures

Kyouya sighed as he punched calculations into his computer for the eighth time. Somehow something as simple as adding up the club's expenses for the month had morphed into an impossible task. He removed his glasses to pinch the bridge of nose in an attempt to ward off a growing headache when he heard a voice call his name.


The dark-haired boy turned around, sliding his glasses back on to see Haruhi's petite frame come into sight. "Hai?"

"I was just wondering if you were feeling all right, you seem…distracted." Haruhi cocked her head slightly, studying her bespectacled upperclassman.

"I'm fine. I'm just working out calculations for club expenses. I want to see how much is left in the account before Tamaki springs another scheme on me since that baka has no mind for money." Kyouya chuckled as he leaned back, stretching his arms behind his head.

"I see…in that case Tamaki-sempai is very fortunate to have you looking out for him." Haruhi praised, her lips curling into a knowing grin as a blush spread across the Shadow King's face.

"A-ah well I suppose so." The dark-haired boy cleared his throat before attempting to divert the conversation in another direction. "So what are you doing back so early?" Kyouya asked noting that the girl was still dressed in a floral swimsuit cover-up.

"Oh we ran out of sodas, so I figured I'd bring some down for everyone…Ano I'm not sure where the twins have run off too. I haven't seen them in awhile."

"They're off causing mischief somewhere I'm sure…Oh well as long they don't do anything to damage the club's reputation, I could care less what they're up to. As for the sodas, you could have just called. I would have had a maid bring some down for you." Kyouya said dismissively, typing his calculations into a spreadsheet on his laptop.

Haruhi shook her head, "Somehow I get the feeling you have them doing more than enough already Kyouya-sempai."

The Shadow King arched his eyebrow in amusement, "It's what they're paid to do Haruhi; that's why it's considered employment and not charity."

"Perhaps, but they're only human." Haruhi mused, brushing a stray bang off her face.

"And?" Kyouya closed his laptop, peering over at the girl with his hands on his chin, his dark eyes glittering.

"And…human beings make mistakes. They get worn out from a long day's work. They worry incessantly about the most insignificant things. They fall in love with somebody who they believe could never love them in return."

The dark-haired boy stiffened at the last remark, "Are you implying something Haruhi?"

Haruhi did not flinch from his gaze. "Just that you're human Kyouya-sempai." She turned to see Renge coming from the kitchen with two Cokes in her hand, before adding with a smile "And so am I."

Kyouya followed the Haruhi's line of vision, noting her tender expression towards the French girl.

"Hey guys! Am I missing something?" The blond otaku asked with a radiant grin plastered on her face.

"I was just leaving." Kyouya answered coolly, sliding his laptop under his arm and heading up the main staircase. He snuck a glance over his shoulder just in time to see Haruhi give the other girl a quick kiss before they started walking towards the front door, each girl with a soda in one hand.

'Well…this is an unexpected development. I wonder how I didn't notice their affections for each other sooner. Their actions suggest some familiarity…I'd say they've been together three or four weeks…I can't believe I didn't notice this coming…But if I didn't know…then there's no way Tamaki can know…which means he still thinks there's a possibility they could be together…which means…I need to tell him about Haruhi before he gets himself hurt!'

Kyouya's pace quickened as he went up the stairs and down the hall towards the bedroom he and Tamaki shared. Cautiously, he opened the door to see Tamaki sprawled out in their bed fast asleep. The dark-haired boy couldn't suppress a soft smile as he placed his laptop down on a bureau before tiptoeing towards the bed. Gently, he pressed the inside of his wrist to the sleeping blonde's forehead and breathed a sigh of relief when he felt that Tamaki's temperature had gone done.

"You really had me worried you know…" he whispered as he admired his sleeping friend.

Tamaki had sprawled out on his back in his sleep; leaving the top three buttons on his pajamas undone, to reveal a tantalizing expanse of tan skin. The late afternoon sun lit the tips of his blonde hair and cast a subtle glow to his sleeping face. Kyouya couldn't help but think that his friend looked like an angel freshly fallen from heaven and just begging for a taste of more earthly pleasures. If only he could taste those lips…

A blush fanned across the dark-haired boy's cheeks.

'What am I thinking wanting to kiss him? He's my best friend who's in love with a girl! Admittedly, a girl who loves another girl but that doesn't mean he'll just dismiss his feelings for her! I need to stop doing this to myself! But perhaps…just one…if I can't have him…I can at least have his first kiss…even if I'm the only one who knows…God Kyouya…this is a bad idea…so why can't I stop myself?'

Kyouya lowered his face until his lips were mere inches from Tamaki's, feeling his heart begin to race as their breath mingled. Closer…closer until they touched and it was like an electric current coursing through Kyouya's veins. He savored the silky, smooth sensation, resisting the urge to deepen his kiss before finally pulling away.

'This was definitely a bad idea.' The Shadow King thought regretfully as he felt his knees buckle slightly beneath him and blood begin to pool down towards his groin.

"Mmm Kyouya?" Caught in his self-deprecating inner monologue, the dark-haired boy failed to notice Tamaki's fluttering eyelashes as the boy begin to stir. With a yawn, the blonde rubbed his eyes and smiled. "It is you! Come here you big dork!" With that, Tamaki stretched out one hand to grab the other boy's wrist, catching Kyouya off guard, before pulling him onto the bed beside him.

"T-Tamaki…what are you doing?" Kyouya demanded as he struggled to worm out of the blonde's grasp or at least turn his hips so that his friend didn't see his growing erection.

"Now, now. Is being close to me so bad?" Tamaki murmured, a trace of hurt in his voice. "I was afraid you wouldn't want to talk to me again after this morning…" He trailed off burying his face in the crook of Kyouya's neck, his arms embracing the dark-haired boy's shoulders.

"No…I just-" Kyouya inhaled sharply, as he struggled not to be turned on by the moist breath tickling his neck and failed miserably. "I've just had a lot on my mind."

"I can tell…you don't snap at me like that unless there's something else worrying you. And…" Tamaki raised his face so that he was looking his friend in the eye, the violet orbs glistening with tears. "And the way you've been acting lately…this problem must be hurting you a lot."

'Shit! Even Tamaki knows something is up! What the hell do I do now? Maybe now would be a good time to deflect the situation by telling him about Haruhi. I can't bear the thought of breaking his heart but if I don't…'

As Kyouya inwardly panicked, Tamaki continued. "Today has given me the chance to think about a lot of things I had never considered before…and Kyouya…if it's not too much trouble…I have a confession to make."

'He's going to tell me he's in love with Haruhi! I need to tell him now'

"A-ano Tamaki, I think there's something you should know fir-"

"I think I'm in love with you Kyouya." Tamaki admitted his words running together as they came out in a rush, a light blush darkening his cheeks.

Kyouya's eyes widened, "You what?" His voice cracked in shock. Surely his ears were deceiving him…surely he was dreaming…Surely everything else must be true because there is no way Tamaki had just admitted to loving him.

Tamaki's blush deepened, not sure where this was going. "I love you?" he responded tentatively, licking his lips nervously.

"You…really love me?" Kyouya tested the foreign words on his lips.

"Really! How many more times do you need me to say it you idiot?" Tamaki averted his eyes in embarrassment.

"H-how? Why?" Kyouya asked, struggling to piece together his thoughts. "I thought…what about…Haruhi?"

Tamaki pulled away frowning, "Haruhi? You thought I was in love with her?"

Kyouya adjusted his glasses, which were on the verge of sliding off as he sat up on the bed, "Well…yeah."

Tamaki considered the thought for a moment. "I suppose I did find her attractive…she was the first girl who did not immediately succumb to my charms, a fact that intrigued me… but certain…events over the last couple days have left me incapable of thinking of anyone besides you." He blushed, glancing at Kyouya shyly in the eye.

"Events? Such as…" Kyouya's brow furrowed in confusion.

"Well uh…" Tamaki cleared his throat. "I kind of walked in on you…the other day.

"Walked on me…when?" the dark-haired boy asked, but he already had a horrible inkling of where this conversation was headed.

"When you were in the shower doing…well you know." Tamaki scratched the back of his head as he watched his best friend's face turn a shade of fuchsia.

"Oh no…Please tell me you didn't." Kyouya's mouth dropped in horror. He couldn't believe his best friend had walked in on him jacking off, to thoughts of him no less!

"Uh…well I did…and I thought it was kind of hot…because then I had to…" Tamaki coughed into his hand, "…well you know."

"Oh." Was all Kyouya could say. His brain had stopped processing all these impossibilities at the beginning of the conversation.

"And I guess while we're on this topic…last night I kind of sucked you off while you were sleeping." The blonde shyly turned to look Kyouya in the eye.

"You what?" Kyouya meant to yell, except that it came out as more of a husky groan at the thought of the blonde with his pretty mouth around his cock.

"Well…you were moaning in your sleep and got me all horny…and I…just couldn't help myself. I had to have you." Tamaki murmured, his voice thick with…was that desire?

Kyouya had to bite his lip to hold back a moan, not wanting to give away just how much Tamaki's words were affecting him. "N-not to…I don't know…but how you do know…this isn't just about…sex?" He asked tentatively, knowing there was a difference between merely lusting after somebody and actually being in love with them.

The blonde sighed, "I considered that possibility. To be honest I wasn't even sure it was any more than that until this morning. When you said those words to me and left me alone, I felt as if someone had ripped my heart out of my chest. I couldn't breathe and I couldn't stop the tears running down my face. When I tried to think of something more terrible than you never wishing to see me again, I couldn't. It was then I realized a life without you by my side is not one I have any desire to live. In that moment I knew without a doubt that I am passionately, unconditionally and completely in love with you. Do you believe me now?" Tamaki reached out to caress the dark-haired boy's cheek.

"Yes…I believe you." Kyouya whispered, exhaling all of his insecurities and doubts with one breath.

"Then…If I can ask…do you have any response to my confession?" The Host King tilted his Shadow King's face to meet him, his eyes attempting to glean a response from the light gray ones shining back at him.

"Baka…" Kyouya blushed, unable to meet the blonde's gaze. " Of course I'm in love with you."

Tamaki grinned, "That's all I wanted to hear mon cherie." He purred before dipping his lips to meld with the other boy's.

This time, Kyouya could not hold back a moan as Tamaki flipped him over on his back before climbing on top of him. Tamaki grinned as he felt something hard press against his hip.

"Ahh it's good to know I'm not the only one who is so fucking horny." When Kyouya struggled to hold in a whimper, the blonde's grin widened. "Do you like it when I talk dirty to you Kyou-kun? Did you imagine me saying naughty things to you when you were stroking your hard cock in the shower yesterday?" Tamaki's voice dropped even lower as he added, "Is that why you were begging me to fuck you?"

Kyouya gasped before growling through grated teeth. "Baka…Shut up and kiss me!"

"As you wish." Tamaki managed to say before his lover yanked him down by his shirt to pull the blonde in for another kiss.

Kyouya tangled his fingers in Tamaki's blonde locks as he slipped his tongue into the Frenchman's waiting mouth, savoring the taste. The Host King let out a low groan as he rolled his hips against his lover's; gasping at the pleasure he felt when his cock touched the other boy's.

The blonde slowly trailed towards the other boy's erection, about to slip into Kyouya's waistband when a loud knock resounded at the door.

"Dinnnnner!" Hikaru's voice called from the hallway as he opened the door, blinked at the two panting boys in a tangled, sweaty mess on the bed and walked out blushing. "Ano… I'll just see you guys in a few minutes."

"Shit did he really just walk in on us?" Kyouya asked with a frustrated groan, too turned on to really take in the embarrassment of the situation as his lover rolled off of him.

Tamaki laughed as he grabbed a T-shirt and a pair of khaki shorts, "Don't worry. Based on what I caught a glimpse of those twins doing in your backyard, they don't have any room to make fun at our expense."

"Oh really?" Kyouya's arched him eyebrow in amusement. "And pray tell me, did you jack off to them too?" he asked as he brushed his hair and wiped his glasses

The blonde winked as he buttoned up his shorts, "I guess you'll never know." As his lover rolled his eyes, he added, "Oh by the way there was one more thing I wanted to ask you."

"Yes?" Kyouya smirked, wiping the wrinkles out of his shorts and heading towards the door.

"Since it has been made positively clear that I love you, may I call you Okaa-san again?"

The dark-haired boy laughed, "Come on let's go. They're waiting for us Otou-san."

Mw: Yay! Mommy and Daddy love!

Kyouya: Ok, ok I can't take this anymore! I refuse to be demoted to a whiny, blushy uke!

Mw: But you're not. Look it up on semeuke if you don't believe me. Your closest match is Dramatic Uke, the intelligent, cool, sensual, but a bit uptight sort of uke. However, I don't think you're quite as masochistic as they make this type out to be .Although... according to compatibility Tama-chan would have to be a Sadistic Seme...which I don't think suits him *sweatdrops* He's much more of an Opportunistic Seme: charismatic, playful but ultimately loyal to his lover. (even if they supposedly have no compatibility)

Kyouya: *grumbles* Ok I guess that's not as bad

Mw: Kyou-kun, I really don't have anything against you as seme, I just think you make a more interesting uke. And don't worry you'll be an active participant in the next chapter, you won't lie there and do nothing ;) What about you Tama-chan? What do you make of all this?

Tamaki: *blocking his ears with plot bunnies as they nibble on carrots* LALALALALA I DON'T HEAR ANYTHING!

Mw: Ok...well what about my readers, what do you think? I have noticed that people seem to have a preference one way or another xD Oh and so sorry for cutting off, I know you all have been waiting patiently for a lemon, next chapter I promise! I thought about including it in this one but the chapter was getting fairly long and I wanted to upload something for you guys. I also wanted to take my time and make it good, instead of tacking on a half-assed sex scene at the end lol And Hitachiincest fans will get their turn in the chapter after the next?

Tamaki: Oh boy...I'm sure they can't wait...*depressed because plot bunnies ran away from him*

Mw: Oh and my bestie and I were talking the other day, but who thinks it would be awesome to make a Kyoumaki AMV to Katy Perry's Peacock? Lol ok enough rambling! Keep reviewing and adding alerts! I love you guys!