DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN OURAN IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM
"Haruhi are you done yet?" Haruhi's boss Ms. Sanzan asked from behind her desk.
"Almost," said Haruhi as she finished sweeping up that last of the dirt.
"Good because I just got a phone call from room 8, they need some more towels," said Ms. Sanzan.
"Okay then," said Haruhi as she put the broom away and hurried to the storage closet and grabbed a few more towels. She quickly ran up the stairs to room 8 and knocked the door.
"Ah yes thank you," said the man answering the door who took the towels and handing Haruhi a tip.
"Sure no problem," said Haruhi right as the door closed and she looked down at her tip.
"$5.00, nice," she said as she hurried back down stairs.
"Haruhi, kitchen please," called Ms. Sanzan.
"Coming," said Haruhi running into the kitchen where there was a cart filled with different food dishes, each with their own note on top of what room number they were suppose to go to.
"Hurry up and get going, come on," said Ms. Sanzan.
"Yes ma'am," said Haruhi as she grabbed the cart and hurrying towards the elevator with it. She quickly road it the different floors where all the different food orders had been ordered to. To her surprise each room offered up a tip. There have been nights that when no one would offer tips.
"This is a pretty good night for tips," said Haruhi as she hurried back towards the kitchen.
"Oh took you long enough," said Ms. Sanzan, "You can start cleaning the dishes."
"Yes ma'am," said Haruhi as she got going on the huge pile of dishes. By the time she was done it was time to go get the dinner dishes. She hurried up stairs to the different floors again, gathering up the dirty dishes that had been left outside the doors. A few had a couple more dollars in tips as well.
"Nice," said Haruhi as she pocketed the tips.
She quickly came down stairs and started to wash the rest of the dishes.
"Good work Haruhi, I guess you're done for the day huh?" said her boss walking into the kitchen.
"Yes thank you," said Haruhi as she wiped the sweat from her forehead.
Just then they heard a buzzer coming from the front desk.
'Oh god no!' thought Haruhi as Ms. Sanzan ran to the front desk to answer.
She walked back in a few minutes later and said, "On second thought, room 16 wants some Sundays, chop, chop."
"But I really should get home to my daughter," said Haruhi.
"Haruhi," said Ms. Sanzan, "Don't forget who gave you that home and could kick you out of it."
"Yes ma'am," said Haruhi.
"Now get to work for which I pay you so handsomely," said Ms. Sanzan.
"Yes ma'am," said Haruhi as she hurried up and made the Sundays and carried them up to the room for the guest.
"Thank you very much," said the man who answered the door.
"Yes sir, but please remember the kitchen does close at 6," said Haruhi.
"Well then it was a good thing I called at 5:58," said the man.
"Are the Sundays here yet?" called out a young female voice. Haruhi glanced in to see a young girl who was probably half the man at the door's age sitting on the couch in some lingerie.
"Yeah coming," said the man shutting the door without tipping.
'Disgusting,' Haruhi thought as she headed to the elevator. Of course that was who normally stayed at Ms. Sanzan's hotel, men who were looking for a place to have a night with their mistresses, often really young mistresses.
"Haruhi, what's this I hear from room 16 about you being rude to the guest?" asked Ms. Sanzan as Haruhi came back downstairs.
"What do you mean?" asked Haruhi.
"You getting all mad about him wanting a simple Sunday," said Ms. Sanzan.
"Well all I did was mention what time the kitchen closed," said Haruhi.
"Haruhi these are customers we're talking about okay?" said Ms. Sanzan, "And unlike you they are what's good for the hotel okay. So if they want a Sunday at 5:58 then they'll get the Sunday at 5:58 okay?"
"Yes ma'am," said Haruhi.
'Of course that's easy for you to say. You'd make me do it than stick around longer to make it and then clean up without having to worry about a six year old all alone,' she thought.
"In fact because your rudeness, let's see your tips," said Sanzan.
Haruhi sighed sadly as she pulled out all of the tips she got that day and laid it out on the kitchen counter.
"I think I'll take half," said Ms Sanzan. "And you're going to stick around until they're done with the ice cream, with no overtime pay!"
"Yes ma'am," said Haruhi. She moaned to herself as walked back to the kitchen.
It was about 7 when Haruhi finally was able to get out of the hotel and walked to the little shed in the back of the hotel. At the top was the little apartment she and her daughter lived in.
She walked up the stairs to poorly lit room where her daughter sat at the table working on something. Haruhi could see a pot still on the stove and quickly walked over to it to see some ramen still in it.
"Oh good there's still some left," said Haruhi as she picked up a bowel and filled it up.
"I had to heat it up a few times though," said Taeko.
"Oh really, well thank you for that," said Haruhi as she sat down across the table from her daughter. She saw that Taeko as busy working on her homework and almost done.
"Need any help?" asked Haruhi.
"No I'm good," said Taeko before she started to cough.
Haruhi looked up at her.
"Are you getting sick again…," Haruhi paused as she noticed her daughter's right eye was black.
"Did you get beat up again?" she asked.
"Yes," said Taeko before looking down at her work.
"Was it the same group again?" asked Haruhi.
"Yes," said Taeko.
"One of these days, I've got to talk to either your school or to their parents about this!" said Haruhi, "They can't keep beating you up for this! Did they do anything else?"
"They ripped Teddy's arm," said Taeko holding up her stuff bear.
"Oh I'm sorry honey, I'll make sure to sew up tomorrow or when I get the time to," said Haruhi.
"Okay," said Taeko.
Just then they started to a sound on the roof. It started out faint but then it started to get louder and louder.
"Uh-oh," said Haruhi as both she and Taeko stood up, "Quick honey get some pots and pans!" Taeko quickly pulled out as many as she could and started to place them around the room as the leaks started to come in through the roof.
Haruhi started to do the same thing.
"Sometimes it seems like we use these pots more for catching water then for cooking," said Haruhi.
"Oh no, no, no!" said Taeko as she ran to the table. She grabbed something off it real fast before water started to drip down on it.
"What, what is it?" asked Haruhi as she put a cup onto the table.
Taeko held up a newspaper.
"Oh you got a newspaper huh, nice," said Haruhi as she picked up the paper and flipped through it to the house listings.
"Oh there's a good one…, oh wait, never mind," said Haruhi, "It's too far, I wouldn't have the time to go look at it."
She looked at some of the other listings, but any good ones were just too far for her to take the time off from work to go and look at them.
"Oh well," said Haruhi as she flipped through the paper, "Might as well see if we have any good job listening."
"See anything good?" asked Taeko as she came and stood next to her mother.
"Hmm a few, but they're all too far too," said Haruhi as she continued to look around, "Oh hey look, seems no one still willing to fill my old position at Mr. Miki's."
"No one's willing to take that stupid job huh?" she asked.
"Nope," said Haruhi. Not that her current job was much better, but at least she got tips here.
That and only real problem with the apartment here was the leaks and the draft and the electricity. The old apartment they used to live in back when she worked for Mr. Miki as a janitor was only one bedroom and it had mice and bug infestation.
"Well maybe better luck next time," said Haruhi as she put the paper down and turned to her daughter, "In the mean time, it's time for bed."
"Okay," said Taeko as she walked to the bathroom.
Haruhi could hear the water running until she heard her daughter scream suddenly.
"Honey what's wrong?" asked Haruhi walking into the bathroom.
"I think we're out of hot water again," said Taeko.
"Of course," she said, "Just try to grin and bear it honey."
"Okay," said Taeko. She finished soon and got out
"Good night Mom," she said as she walked up to her mother and hugged her.
"Good night honey," said Haruhi as she hugged her daughter back and watch her walk to her room. Haruhi got up and walked to her own room. She was just about to get into her bed when her daughter came into the room.
"What's wrong?" she asked.
"It's leaking in my room again," said Taeko.
"Oh no!" said Haruhi running to her daughter's room where she could see the water dripping down onto the bed.
"Oh great," said Haruhi as she moved the bed away from the leak and quickly got a pot for it.
"I'm sorry honey, you can just come and sleep with me in my room tonight," said Haruhi as she lead her daughter to her room and the two got into bed together.
"Good night," said Haruhi.
"Good night Mommy," said Taeko, "Hey Mommy."
"Yes honey?" asked Haruhi.
"You know what teacher told us today in class?" said Taeko.
"What?" asked Haruhi.
"She says that everyone has a daddy, no matter what," said Taeko.
"Oh really?" said Haruhi.
"Yeah so I was wondering, do you know who mine is?" asked Taeko.
Haruhi sighed sadly.
"Honey, can we talk about this later? It's late, I'm tired and I have to get up early tomorrow remember? Let's get some sleep," said Haruhi.
"Okay," said Taeko as she snuggled next to her mother.
Haruhi looked at her as she gently started to stroke her daughter's hair. She hated it when her daughter asked about her father in anyway shape or form.
'I'm sorry, I wish I could tell you about your father, but the truth is I don't really know who it could be,' she thought.