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(*-Hikaru POV-*)


I groaned, forcing my eyes open. My brother stood above me, shaking my arm to wake me up.

"Kaoru? What is it?" I asked, wary of his wide eyes and slightly frantic look.

After he relayed what he had heard, I'm sure I looked much the same. But my eyes were round for a completely different reason.

"Really? Are you sure?" I asked excitedly, getting up and pacing- my mind already hard at work.

He nodded, watching me. "Aren't you the least bit worried?"

"What is there to be worried about? Look at it like this: it's the break we've been waiting for!"

"I just don't think you realize how dangerous what we're doing is. This is Kyouya we're up against!" He said, putting a hand on my shoulder to stop my pacing.

I sighed, "Kao, if it makes you feel any better, I'll be extra careful. Though I'm already being as cautious as I can."

"That's what worries me." He joked weakly.

~~~~ Noon ~~~~

I was skimming through a newspaper when there was a knock at the door. Kaoru was closer, being in the kitchen, and answered it.

I could hear voices from the other room, three by the sounds of it. Making my way to greet the visitors, I saw it appeared to be two boys. One with slightly longer blonde hair than his dark haired companion.

"How nice of you to come to welcome us to the neighborhood." My twin thanked them with a friendly smile.

"Care to introduce us Kyle?" I asked, shaking the visitors' hands.

"Henry, meet Nick and Alex." He said pointing to first the blonde, then the other. He shot me a look they didn't see- an 'I told you so' kind of look.

"It's a pleasure to meet you both." Nick said, "We hope you're settling in nicely."

"Oh, yes. It's a quite a nice town." Kaoru responded, leading us to the living room, where we all sat down.

"How long have you two lived here?" I asked politely.

"Our whole lives, actually." Alex said, while Nick nodded.

"Ah, it must be difficult for you since the wars broke out." I said sympathetically.

"Yes, but we get by. I hope you don't mind me saying, but it's a bit strange of you to come out here at a time like this."

"We've been planning this trip for a while now. Didn't want to let something like that to get in the way- and actually, this was the only time we were able to get away."

The four of them chatted for a bit longer, not gathering much useful information, before their guests said they really must be going.

"Are you sure? It's nice to have befriended somebody so soon." My brother said, though I could tell he was rather relieved.

"Oh no, it's getting late. And we don't want to over stay our welcome." Nick said, slipping the two a small smile before following Alex out the door.

"They know how to keep their guard up." I mentioned, glad to slip back into our original language.

"Then we'll just have to break it down." Kaoru responded, glancing towards the window where the two could be seen walking down the street in the fading dusk.


Wow, it's been a while. My writing style has probably changed since the last time I wrote. i'm sorry if this causes confusion, but I hope you enjoyed anyway.