Ouran a Christmas Carol rewrite.
I already wrote a version of this which was much shorter and not very good. I decided to do a rewrite and make it much better and include a lot more in it. I'm not sure how many chapters there will be, but i promise to finish bt Christmas Eve. So I hope you all like it. Please review.
Tamaki sat at his desk and looked out at the softly falling snow. He sighed and turned back to his paper work.
"The job of the Suou heir is not to stare out the window all day." He said to himself as he looked over the business proposal before him. He was a grown man now. That year in Boston had come and gone and now he was 24years old and taking on a bigger role in the empire.
"Mr. Suou?' a woman appeared in front of the desk.
"Yes?" He barely looked up from his paperwork.
"It's Christmas eve tomorrow." She said nervously.
"Yes it is. What do you need? I'm very busy." He didn't sound cold, but he didn't sound like himself either.
"Well the other employees and I were wondering if you would be needing us tomorrow and the day after that?" She wrung her hands nervously.
"And the day after tomorrow?" he put his pencil down and frowned at her.
"Well since it's Christmas and everything." She began to shake under Tamaki's gaze.
"Miss Tanaka, we are about to close on a very important deal." He kept his gaze on her.
"Yes sir, we are all aware of that." Her voice shook and squeaked.
"So being aware of that you and the rest of the employees would like to have to two days off when there is lots of work still to be done?"
"Yes sir, I'm sorry, sir." She bowed her head in defeat.
Tamaki leaned back in his chair and lit a cigarette. He seemed to be thinking as he took long puffs of his cigarette.
"Well I guess I could give you Christmas day off, but not Christmas eve and make sure everyone is here bright and early on the 26th."
"Thank you so much sir." She bowed again.
"You may leave now." He motioned for her to leave. Part of him felt strange. He had almost forgotten Christmas eve was tomorrow. He had no one to celebrate with. His grandmother was at a tropical health resort. As she got older, the cold of winter bothered her.
His parents were off in Switzerland this year. He had told them he would be busy with the deal and that they should go off.
Where were his friends? He did not know the answer to that. He was sure Kaoru was with Mei. Hikaru was probably dating some super model. Kyoya with his fiancée. Yes Kyoya was engaged. Mori and Honey were with their families. Both had settled down and now had children.
He did not know what Haruhi was up to. He wanted to though. He had managed not to think about her these past years, but every now and then she crept back into his thoughts.
"Mr. Suou, it's time for your meeting." Miss Tanaka handed him the business proposition.
He had worked late that night. He had made everyone work late. He trudged through the lobby of the office building and into the waiting car.
The car arrived at the main estate.
"Merry Christmas, Mr. Suou." The driver wished him.
Tamaki walked into the grand hall and up the stairs and straight to his room. He flopped onto his bed and drifted off to sleep.
Not much time when by when a series of knocking sounds woke him up. Tamaki sat straight up in bed. He looked around puzzled. I was only 11:00. "What was that?" he said as he rubbed his eyes.
"Merry Christmas!" an older man shouted causing him to scream in alarm.
"Who are you?" He clutched the cover close to his chest.
Sorry to frighten you, my boy!" he managed to say between laughs. "I did knock so it's not like I just invited myself in." now fully composed.
Tamaki said nothing. He was still in shock.
"Well I guess I should make a formal introduction. I am your grandfather. You can call me grandpa Suou." The older man smiled at him.
"You're- You're dead." Tamaki managed to say.
"Yes, that is unfortunate, but being a ghost is not too bad." He laughed
"Am I dead?" he still trembled.
"Of course not!" the man laughed "But I'm here on a very important mission so I can't really spend too much time explaining. So please pay close attention." He cleared his throat.
"You seemed to have made a huge mess of your life. Worse than anything your father has ever done. You are turning into a miser and have lost what is important to you. Unfortunately it is a little too late to fix the mistakes you have made, but that does not mean it is too late to learn from them. Tonight you will be visited by three ghosts- Wait no I mean five ghost. Do as they say.
"It is unfortunate that we had to meet under these circumstances, but it is urgent that you see where you have gone wrong. I wish you all the best of luck." He finished.
"Oh." Tamaki still wide eyed with fear.
"Well are you ready to go?" The first ghost appeared to guide him on his journey.
"Renge, what are you doing here? You're not dead are you?" Tamaki shouted and pointed at the ghost.
"It's Ghost of Christmas' Past, thank you very much. Can't you tell by the outfit?" The ghost turns around and shows off her ensemble. She had on a red jacket with white fur trim. It came to her just above her thighs and had a black belt. She wore tight black pants and red knee high boots also trimmed with white fur. She had a white fur hat that reminded Tamaki of a Russian hat. The ghost also carried a white fur muff. "Very stylish, don't you think?" the ghost says to Tamaki clearly pleased with her appearance.
Annoyed by the lack of response from Tamaki, she launched right into her job. "Ok time to visit the past." Said making and epic pose. She grabbed Tamaki's arm and pulled him from the bed and into the night.
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