Chapter 7: The Way The Inevitable Comes About


Summary:They went through everything together, but he decides he wants no more. His new life deserves a better companion, so he leaves the only person that's ever cared about him. Years later, he sees her again and that heart starts beating. MamoruxUsagi

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Currently Broken

Previously on Currently Broken…..

"Thank you so much, I really appreciate everything."

"Don't worry about it. And I'm serious, anytime you need to make a quick run somewhere, call me. I'll come and keep an eye on things, even if it is the middle of the night. Ok?" Usagi nodded and waited until her friend walked upstairs before closing the door behind her and locking the door.

Leaning against the door, she inhaled deeply and closed her eyes. She hoped to God that this was just a scare.

Chapter 7

"Why are you doing this?"

Kagawa sighed.

"Doing what?"

"Why are you so obsessed with this girl?"

Kagawa stayed silent.

"I have my reasons. But I'm not obsessed with her." The woman scoffed.

"You're not obsessed with her? Are you kidding me?" She gestured to a small pile of pictures on Kagawas desk.

"You have her on surveillance, you make sure that she is safe. You get her job opportunities. How can you tell me that you are not obsessed?" She exhaled loudly, his silence enraging her further.

"Do you love her? Is that it? Is this some kind of mid-life crisis? You can't get enough of the young slu-"

Kagawa slammed his hand on the table. "That's enough!"

The woman pursed her lips, barely controlling her anger.

Kagawa continued.

"My interest in this woman is none of your god damn business! You hear me? I'm an old man! I'll do whatever I please! I didn't come this far to explain myself to people like you!"


"-but nothing! If you cannot keep your mouth shut in my presence then leave my office! Now!" He pointed at the door of his office. The woman quickly gathered her purse and made her way out, slamming the door behind her. The room was silent for a few minutes.

"Was that really necessary, father?" Kagawa looked at his son, lounging in the corner sofa.

"Disrespect will never be tolerated."

"Not to delve further into the issue just when you freaked out about it but..."

"...but what am I really doing with this girl?" Kagawa asked him.

"Yes." He closed his eyes, his hands rubbing his head doing little to relief his migraine.

"I - ," he stopped for a moment, "I... put the ...devil inside the man that hurt her. And then I discovered who she really is. I may need to fix things, Jadeite."

Jadeite frowned. "Who is she?" Kagawa didn't say anything.

"Dad? Who is she?"

"Not now, son." Kagawa studied his son for a moment.

"Jadeite, I want to know."


"There will come a time that things might get ...a little complicated. I want to know that I will have your full support."

Jadeite smirked.

"Yes, father. I will buy you crutches when you trip and fall." His father sighed.

"Fair enough. Now go. Do some work. It's good for the soul."

"Tell me, why should I hire you?" Mamoru asked Malachite. They were sitting in Mamoru's office. Malachite had been surprised when he was userred in immediately after his arrival. He felt a sense of urgency coming from the man sitting across from him. His words were calm yet his actions made him anxious.

"I have something that you want." Malachite was surprised at his own answer. But it was the truth. His application was met with a denial the first time. Mamoru's office had called him a few days prior and spouted something along the lines of communication errors between him and the recruiter. Malachite was no fool. This man wanted something.

Mamoru's eye brows rose in surprise. "It's certainly not the most common answer. Why do you think that?"

"Well, you rejected me and then you desperately wanted me to come in for an interview." Malachite shrugged. "There isn't much else to think Mr. Chiba."

Malachite grew wary when the man across from him smirked. He did not like Chiba Mamoru. Not one bit. But he was desperate for the job. He had been unemployed for a few months now after having been let go from his last job. Malachite was no masochist – but he was conservative in some ways. He believed strongly that his number one priority was providing for his family and it killed him that he hadn't been able to do that – even if it meant more time with his son.

"It's Mamoru, Malachite. It appears that we are about the same age." He chuckled.

"Listen, I like your honesty. And courage of course even although it defends an untruth," Mamoru paused. "There..seems to be a shortage of skilled workers specific for this job. You were rejected initially because the recruiter thought that him not being able to contact your past employer was unacceptable. Would you like to comment on that?"

Malachite nodded. "I was let go because of budget cuts. Unfortunately for me, my boss and about evey other person I worked alongside was let go as well. I didn't even get to meet the new manager. Add to the fact that my boss thought being let go was the perfect opportunity to travel the world." Malachite chuckled. "His address remains ...unknown and since your application was manager specific when it came to references, I offered no references. As for other managers I've worked with, those would pre-date my actual profession. I had the fortune and misfortune of rising in the same company only to be fired right as I reached success." Mamoru nodded his head in understanding.

"What a turn of events. But wouldn't the company have tried to transfer you to another department if you were an asset? Not to put you on the spot-" Malachite interrupted him.

"-but you are putting me on the spot, really. You're right. I should've been transferred. See, the HR employee in charge of all the terminations was fired from his last my father." Malachite laughed alongside Mamoru.

"That's insane. And if I didn't know the credibility of this company or the lack of, I would distrust you. Yet, you seem perfect for this job." Malachite stared at Mamoru, puzzled.

"You're not going to ask me about the part I've applied for? What my credentials are? My work ethics?" Mamoru tapped the resume on his desk.

"Everything I want to know is in this resume. And for the record, an offer of employment does not mean permanent employment. There is of course a 'testing' period, so to speak. We take notes on certain areas and determine if you would be an asset to the team and to the future of our company. My question is, will you take it?"

Malachite did not respond for a few seconds. He could not determine a winner in the ongoing debate inside his mind. He did not feel right sitting in front of Mamoru but as it stood, this was a perfect opportunity for his career. But even if nothing mattered, this was a job and an opportunity for him to provide for his family. Malachite cleared his throat.

"Yes, I will." Mamoru smiled.

"Good. You seem like an intelligent man. Are you married?" Mamoru wanted more information about him.

"Yes. I've been married for seven years now. We have a son."

"I'm glad. I've found that those with families are more focused on their work." Malachite's brows furrowed in confusion.

"I was under the impression that you were single...if you don't mind me saying." Mamoru laughed.

"I was married once. I guess I focused too much. Anyway-" Mamoru was interrupted by the shrill ring of his phone. He picked it up and made a gesture of apology to Malachite.

"Yes, hold on one second." He put the phone on the table and stood up, the other man following his example.

"Thank you for coming in, Malachite. I'm glad I interviewed you. You'll be contacted in a few days with the details of your starting date and such. Of course, there will be paperwork to fill out as well." Mamoru extended his hand.

"I look forward to working together." Malachite glanced at his hand for a few seconds before he extended his own.

"Me, too." Mamoru nodded. Malachite picked his portfolio off the table and walked out of the office.

Usagi knocked on her sons' door.

"Hey, can I come in?"

"NO, mommy!" She heard them yell out. Usagi giggled.

"Okay, what are you guys doing in there?"

"Nothing!" She rolled her eyes.

"Yeah, nothing!"

Usagi laughed. "Well you have to come out now. Dinner is ready." She waited for a few seconds until they yelled out a reply.


Usagi shook her head. She picked up a few toys on her way to the kitchen and put them away in a nearby cabinet.

"They coming?" Diamond smiled at Usagi's expression.

"Yeah. They're doing something. I was so curious but I didn't want to upset them." Diamond laughed.

"You're their mother. You should be able to just walk into their room."

"Oh yeah, that will work out just fine. And then they start walking into rooms without knocking and I'm back at square one. No thank you. I don't have to know, my sons can have secrets." Diamond looked thoughtful as he was setting the table. He took the plates from Usagi and looked at her. He exhaled and nodded.

"You're right. As always. I certainly wouldn't want them to walk in while I'm -", he stepped closer to her and wrapped his free arm around her waist tightly, pulling her flush against him. He leaned down and whispered in her ear. "..taking your breath away by...-"

"-what are you talking about?" Raiden and Kane walked into the room, making the two adults jump away from each other. Usagi giggled nervously causing Diamond to smirk.

"Nothing honey. Come on sit down both of you." She put the bowl full of mashed potatoes on the table. Usagi gestured for Diamond to have a seat also, her heart rate still disabling her to speak.

Raiden and Kane looked at each other and shrugged. "Lame." Their little cozy atmosphere was disturbed by the ring of a cellphone.

Diamond took his cell phone out of his pocket and glanced at the caller ID. He gave Usagi an apologetic look. "Sorry sweetheart. I have to take this."

"Don't worry about it." She gave him a genuine smile.

Raiden nodded. "Yeah, don't worry about it!" Kane followed suit.

"Yeah, don't worry about it!" Usagi shook her head at them. "Come on, eat your food."

"Wow, you've never taken me out before. Although, this ain't exactly the swankiest place in town." Zoisite leaned back into the maroon booth they were currently seated in. Mamoru had wanted to talk but instead of holding their meeting at his penthouse, they had gone a to a hole-in-the-wall bar. Zoisite sensed a mood change in the man and it confused him. Mamoru had been his employer for the past four years and he always seemed like the most serious no nonsense person.

He was surprised at the change of scene. This wasn't exactly the sort of bar Mamoru visited.

Mamoru shrugged. "I'm not taking you to my bed, you don't need anything fancy." Zoisite threw his head back and laughed. He glanced around the small place. The walls were a deep faded navy. There was a huge paint chip on the left side of the wall. Past customers had written all kinds of things around the chip, decorating it. The bar was nearly empty though. Except for Mamoru and a couple at the bar, no one else was present.

"Seriously, what is this place? You've definitely been here before. That man at the bar knew you." Mamoru nodded. He picked his jack and took a sip, letting it sit in his mouth. He looked around and smiled.


"Mamo-chan! Where did you bring me?!" Usagi whispered furiously as they entered the unmarked bar. Mamoru chuckled.

"Relax. I just wanted you to meet someone." Usagi threw him an incredulous look. "You want me to meet someone here? Who? A newly released convict?" Mamoru laughed.

"You're ridiculous. Just wait a second, okay?" Usagi took a deep breath and started nodding vigorously. She clung to Mamoru's arm and followed him closely.

Mamoru shook his head in amusement. He spotted a grey head behind the bar and pulled Usagi in that direction. They went up to the bar and sat down. Usagi glanced around nervously, missing the amused looks between Mamoru and the man.

"Honey?" Mamoru whispered to her. Usagi turned around and blushed at his expression.

Mamoru looked at the man. "Horoshi, this is Tsukino Usagi, my beautiful fiancee." Usagi blushed even further.

Horoshi laughed loudly, turning a few patron's heads. "Oy, and she does blush a bit, doesn't she?"

He watched in amusement as Usagi looked even more embarrassed. Mamoru laughed.

"Yes, she does. And her face isn't the only place-ow!" Mamoru rubbed his arm under the glare of his lover. Horoshi chuckled merrily.

"Oh, and a bit of fire in her as well. Usagi, it's nice meeting you." Hiroshi held out his hand and Usagi hesitantly placed her hand over his. Horoshi kissed the back of her hand lightly. Usagi giggled. "It's nice to meet you too, Hiroshi-sama."

"Horoshi." He corrected her with a smile.

"Now, what can I get you guys?"

Mamoru glanced at Usagi. "Well, I brought her here with the promise of a cheeseburger. I'm gonna get a beating if I don't get it for her." Usagi nodded in agreement.

"Yes, but before-", she glanced between Mamoru and Horoshi, "-how do you know each other?" Mamoru smiled. "Horoshi is my uncle, Usako. Like a second father almost." Usagi's brows rose in surprise. Horoshi just looked at Mamoru.

"Wow, I didn't know." Usagi turned to Horoshi. "It's actually so so so nice to meet you." She turned to glare at Mamoru and hit him on the arm again.

"Why didn't you introduce me sooner?!" Mamoru yelped in protest. His glare quickly turned into an evil smirk.

"I was waiting for him to get out of jail." He said, causing Usagi to blush and Horoshi to erupt in a loud whoop of laughter.

End of Flackback

Zoisite watched Mamoru as he glanced at a certain spot on the bar. He turned his head to look into the direction, but when he didn't see anything in particular, he turned back to Mamoru, only to see Mamoru looking at him.

"Memories." Mamoru simply stated. Zoisite nodded.

"Of?" He asked quietly. Mamoru's silence gave him an answer.

"Your ex-wife?" Mamoru stayed still. He spoke a few moments later.

"It doesn't matter," he raised his glass, "What have you found?" He took a sip.

"Kagawa isn't just fucking around, man. He's seriously stopping me from getting information about the boys. It's ridiculous. He's obviously paid people off. Nobody wants to talk to me for any amount. I can't get a straight answer about their activities, their preferences. Doctors, teachers, anything." Zoisite shrugged. Mamoru gripped his glass tightly.

Zoisite scratched his face where his five o'clock shadow was growing. " your ex-wife related to him?" Mamoru shook his head.

"No. She only met him a couple of times when we were married. Held polite conversations at the most. I don't understand what the old man is trying to accomplish." He looked up at Zoisite.

"Find out why." Zoisite gave him a puzzled look.


"Find out why he's doing what he's doing instead of trying to find information. If we know why he's so obsessed with Usa-..." Mamoru cleared his throat. "...with my ex-wife, then I can do something about it."

Zoisite nodded in understanding. "Okay, boss. A new direction, I can run with that."

Mamoru shook his head. "Why are you incapable of being serious for more than five minutes?"

"Why are you capable of being serious all the time?" Mamoru laughed.

"Touche." They were silent for a few moments.

"Oh, I got another set of bad news." Mamoru sighed. "What's it this time?"

"That contractor we were working with, he's no good. Apparently, he's crossed some people up north." Zoisite paused for dramatic effect. "And not upstanding citizens like us either. He's crossed some real tough guys. But he's no small time himself."

That got Mamoru's attention. "Oh?"

"He's never gotten caught. Well, people from his crew, but not him. The smaller guys take the fault and go to prison, you know the deal."

"I thought this guy was doing a perfect job." Zoisite shrugged. "He was...until he wasn't. As it stands, our contract doesn't end for another year." Mamoru shook his head.

"No, end it now. I don't want this to affect the business. We can't afford to get caught up in this."

"We're going to have to give him a shit ton of money for contract breach." Mamoru shrugged.

"It's either a shit ton of money now or a shit ton of money later plus PR fees. Just give them what the contract says." Zoisite nodded.

"When is that Malachite guy starting?"

"I want him to start as soon as possible but don't wanna appear so. I told HR to have him start on Monday. Listen, regarding Malachite. I don't want you to speak to him about anything personal, understand? Once he starts, he's gonna do work for a few weeks. Just work. No inquiries about his personal life or anything. I don't need him to be suspicious of us before I can get the information I need."

Zoisite rolled his eyes. "Fine."

His smile disappeared when he noticed how serious Mamoru was.

"Okay, boss. Okay. Nothing about his life. I got it."

Mamoru nodded. "Okay, you can leave. I'm gonna stay a little bit."

Zoisite knew when he was being dismissed. He got up and put his jacket on.

"See ya later, boss."

Mamoru watched him leave before he got up and sat at the bar.

"Horoshi." Horoshi looked up from the register at the corner. He picked up a receipt and placed it in front of the couple at the bar. He waited for them to pay and leave before he made his way to Mamoru.


Mamoru sighed at the name. "Are you going to keep calling me by my middle name my whole life or is it only on special occasions?" Horoshi laughed quietly.

"Whenever I feel like it."

"That's great."

"What are you doing here?"

"I can't come to drink here?"

"It's not that you can't, it's that you don't. You haven't made an appearance here in a long time. I usually see you at my house. Not here." Mamoru shrugged.

"I felt like it."


Mamoru glared at the man. "What do you want from me?"

Horoshi shrugged. "The truth. But it doesn't really matter. Because right now, I know what's bothering you." Horoshi turned and opened a locked drawer to his right. He took an envelope out and placed it in front of Mamoru, who only glanced at it.

Horoshi gestured to the envelope. "I've been waiting to give you this for a long time. But I was waiting for the perfect moment."

Mamoru picked up the envelope. "What is it?" Horoshi poured himself a drink.

"It ain't sealed. Go home and take a look. And before you think about destroying it, I want it back. If I don't get it back, I'll give you good beating." Mamoru chuckled in surprise. "What?"

"You heard me. Just because I'm older doesn't mean I'm weaker. I'm your uncle and I'll beat the crap out of you. Now, why don't you leave and let me close my bar." Mamoru glanced at his watch.

"Old man, it's 11:30 at night. You can't close your bar."

"Oy, it's my bar, isn't it? I can do whatever I please. Besides, my feet hurt. I need rest."

"Maybe it's time you hire a bartender."

"And waste my money? Nah, I'm good. Now go, intimidate some of your other employees. "

Mamoru nodded in defeat. "Alright. But this won't be the last you see of me, old man." He grabbed his jacket and envelope before making his way to the exit, leaving a sullen Horoshi behind.

Usagi opened the door to the twins' room softly. She took a step inside and watched them briefly to make sure they were sleeping. She walked up to Raiden's bed and put his discarded duvet back on his small frame. She checked both of their foreheads for a fever before making her way to the living room, where Diamond sat waiting for her.

He was sitting on the love seat sipping wine. Usagi sat next to him and leaned into his frame. He put his arm around her and turned his head to place a kiss on her hair.

"They are tiring." He chuckled softly into her ear. Usagi nodded.

"Sometimes I feel like they're robots or something. Never running out of energy." They both laughed quietly. They sat like that for a while until Diamond gave her a nudge.

"So?" Usagi gave Diamond a puzzled look.

"So what?"

"Aren't you going to tell me what's been bothering you for the past couple of days?" Diamond inquired, careful to keep his voice low. Usagi sighed in defeat.

"You noticed, huh?" He tilted his head to the right.

"Eh, it's hard not to notice when your girlfriend keeps zoning out and sighing every hour. I didn't say anything because I'd hoped you would've told me of your own accord." She nodded.

"Something's just been bugging me." Diamond tried not to show his annoyance.

"I know. But what?" He asked a little harshly. Usagi stiffened.

"Why are you getting mad?" Diamond unwrapped his arm.

"I'm not getting ma-"

"-keep your voice down!" Usagi whispered quickly. Diamond rubbed his face with both his hands. Usagi could feel his anger and it confused her. He had never acted so irrationally before. He was overreacting about nothing.

"Tell me what's wrong." He said softly, trying to hid his anger. Usagi stared at her living room table while speaking.

"I ran into my ex-husband." Diamond laughed darkly.

"And it comes out!" Usagi glared at him. "What's wrong with you?"

"Obviously you still have feelings for him if after so many years he still has the ability to upset you like this!" He accused, furious beyond reason. Usagi stood up.

"I don't understand what's going on right now but I don't like it. Why are you acting this way? I have never seen you this way!" Diamond was about to retort when he stopped himself.

Standing up, he quickly walked over to the closet to retrieve his coat. Usagi just stared at as he opened the door and looked at her.

"I can't talk to you like this. I'm too mad and I don't wanna say things I'm gonna regret. I'll call you later. Okay?" Usagi crossed her arms and nodded. Diamond stepped out of the apartment and closed the door, leaving Usagi to herself.

Usagi sat down on the couch and leaned back. She was confused and angry. Diamond had never acted that way before. She had never seen this side of him. Usagi was contemplating about the next meeting between her and Diamond when she heard her phone go off in her bedroom. Rushing to get to the phone before her twins woke up, Usagi closed her bedroom door and answered.


"Usagi? Hi, this is Raye. We spoke on the phone a couple of days earlier." Usagi sighed in annoyance. She did not want to talk to Mrs. Blanc's assistant right now.

"I'm not doing anything last minute tonight. Sorry, but you have to find someone else." Usagi was about to hang up the phone when she heard the other woman say "Wait!."


"I'm not calling for you to fix her dress, I promise. I know that it must have been hard for you to come and I really do appreciate that you came. I don't know what I would have done."

"It's okay and like I said, I can't do that often. At all."

"Of course, I understand. My purpose in calling you was twofold: To thank you and schedule an appointment with you for a new dress for Mrs. Blanc. She needs it in three months." Usagi nodded.

"Just hold on a second, let me grab a notepad."

"Of course." Usagi grabbed a piece of paper and placed it on the dresser so she could write on it. She took the pen that was laying on the dresser.

"Okay, I'm ready."

"Well, the first appointment should be in the next week. How about Wednesday?"

Usagi thought for a second. "Yeah, that should work. What time?"

"Hmm, how about eleven o'clock? In the morning?"

"No, I have an appointment at the bank. I can't do eleven."

"Okay, two o'clock?"

"Yeah, that works. I'll see you then."

"Yes. And again, thank you Usagi. You really saved me."

"No, problem. I'll see you later Raye." Usagi took the phone and pressed on the red button. She stuck the piece of paper on her calender on the wall. At least she would have a busy week.

It was a slow morning for Jadeite. He had taken a job at one of his dad's local branches to the surprise and rest of the employees. They thought that he was being punished by his father for an indiscretion. In reality, Kagawa wanted him to get closer to Usagi Tsukino. Jadeite couldn't figure out why his old man was so involved in Usagi's life but he knew better than to pry now. He looked at the clock on his office wall and sighed. She should arrive at any moment.

He reached back and took his jacket off of the back of his chair. He had to appear professional after all. Jadeite had no idea what he was to discuss with the woman. She had contacted the bank about savings accounts for her sons and that's all he knew. His head snapped up at the sound of a knock.

"Come in." He called out. His new assistant Tom, a young American student, opened the door, Usagi standing next to him.

"Mr. Kagawa, Ms. Tsukino is here for her appointment." Jadeite nodded. "Of course."

Tom stepped to the side so that Usagi could enter. Jadeite stood up and shook her hand.

"My name is Jadeite Kagawa, nice to meet you." Usagi smiled.

"It's nice to meet you, also."

Jadeite gestured to his guest seat. "Please." Usagi sat down and thanked him. She looked around his office.

"I didn't think I would be meeting with a branch manager." She remarked. Jadeite smiled.

"Usually, no. We've been a bit busy lately so even the managers are working." He joked, surprised when Usagi giggled.

She was nothing like he thought she would be. Sure, he had seen some of the pictures on his father's desk, however her mannerisms he had gotten wrong completely. Her body movements demonstrated her humble nature.

Usagi leaned back into her chair. "Honestly, I was expecting some old man dictating me what to do," she said, causing the man across from her to smile.

"What do you know? Maybe I'm an old soul inside."

"I doubt it." Usagi replied, with a smile in her voice. She was puzzled with how comfortable she was already with Jadeite.

"Well -"

"-call me Usagi."

"Usagi. You said on the phone you wanted to discuss the savings account you have for your sons?" Jadeite asked. She nodded.

"I opened only one for both of them the time I didn't earn much. But now, I'm thinking that I should separate them." Usagi said.

Jadeite nodded. "Do you want to open another account and divide the money in the account?" Usagi shook her head.

"No, I'm sure you checked the account already. There's only two thousand in it. I just want to open another one and deposit two thousand today."

"Okay, that shouldn't take long at all. Is there anything else I can help you with?" Jadeite asked.

"I wanted to put my sons' names on the accounts? So they can access them eventually."

"No problem. But I still see a question." Jadeite gave Usagi a pointed goofy look. She laughed.

"I was going to ask what the requirements were for business loans?"

"Thank you." Usagi said to the person holding the door for her. She inhaled as she stepped out of the bank and started walking towards the bus stop. Her meeting with Jadeite had gone exceptionally well and she had even made a follow up appointment with him. Jadeite impressed her with his knowledge. And maybe even with his apparent civility. He seemed a true gentleman and he was extremely friendly. Of course, Usagi would have also been thinking about how attractive he was if she was even remotely interested in him romantically.

Her phone ringing broke her train of thought. She looked at the screen and sighed. It was Diamond but she didn't want to answer. Their weird fight had really made her think and she just didn't know how to feel. Something was wrong but she didn't know what.

She pressed the talk button and held the phone to her ear.


"Hey, sweetheart." Usagi rolled her eyes. Was that all?

"Can we talk?"

"We are talking."

"Come on Usagi. I mean sit down somewhere and talk. I acted irrationally and want to explain. Please, I just want to make it up to you."

Usagi was about to retort when a sleek black Buggati Veyron pulled up at the bus stop right in front of her. She looked around at the people staring at her and the car. She was about to turn and walk away when the window rolled down to reveal a very angry looking Mamoru. He was staring intently at her.

"Get in." Usagi just stared at him in shock.

"Excuse me?" Mamoru got out of his car and slammed the door. He went to the passenger door and opened it.

"Get in now, Usagi." Usagi could hear Diamond's voice coming from her cell but she just couldn't bring the phone back to her ear.


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