Hello there! I do not own Skip Beat or its cahracters. I hope you enjoy this story, it's going to be a little long. Please enjoy it and try not to put too much thought into it, characters are OCC (Out of character). It's just a story you know.
Oh and kind of important, this is a RenXKyoko and a YashiroXKane story. Sorry but there will be plenty of both despite how it's only labeled for Ren and Kyoko.
Yashiro 29 (I don't know how old he is, so i guessed.)
Kanae and Kyoko walked out of LME to their shared apartment talking all the while. Kanae turned around abruptly.
"Eh? Something wrong, Moko-san?"
"I thought I saw someone." Kanae replied.
"It's dark. Come on, let's get back before I fall asleep." Kyoko said stretching her arms up and yawning.
The two girls began to walk again. Kanae leaned over to Kyoko.
"Do you hear footsteps?" Kanae asked.
Kyoko listened and did hear something. She stopped and so did the footsteps behind them. Kyoko turned around and saw someone hide behind a corner.
"Let's keep moving." the two girls picked up their pace as did the footsteps behind them. The girls began to panic and ran to their apartment and locked the door, frightened.
In the morning a week later the girls were talking about their stalker as they cleaned the hallway.
"It could have been a coincidence, Moko-San."
"It was no such thing! It's been a week. People recognize us now, Kyoko. We have to be careful."
"I agree," Prisident Lory Takadara said nodding his head standing next to them.
The girls jumped.
"When did you get here?" Kanae asked.
"I've been here long enough. If you two have a stalker then you are put at risk. You should have called me."
"Sorry," Kyoko said bowing. "Don't worry, Sir. He hasn't ever laid a hand on us, we don't even know if it's the same person every night."
"Every night?" Lory asked.
Kanae glared at Kyoko as the President led them to his office. The girls sat down on the couch as the man, known as the President of LME, sat at his desk facing them.
"Girls, this could be very serious. You live alone, neither of you have men around you and you're not strong enough to protect yourselves from some of the creeps out there."
The girls nodded knowing if they agreed with the man they would get away sooner.
"If this continues I want you to let me know. You're dismissed."
The girls left and finished their assignments for the day and began their walk home.
Again footsteps followed them. The girls walked quickly and each felt a hand on their shoulder.
"Hi there," it was a man's voice that neither of them recognized.
They screamed and started to run. Another man blocked them from the front.
"Where are you two going?" the man asked.
Kanae, resourceful as ever pulled out a bottle of pepper spray and sprayed it in the man's eyes and pulled Kyoko into a fast run to their apartment. They locked the door behind them.
"This is getting bad." Kyoko admitted. Kanae nodded. "Should we call the president?"
Kanae panted and looked at the door then nodded.
"I think that would be good." she said and picked up her phone.
Kyoko dragged her feet to the presidents office. Kanae was already there. They couldn't get a hold of him last night so Kanae went up this morning, then Kyoko heard her name being called over the intercom and she was ordered to the presidents office.
As the doors opened and she stepped in the room Kyoko could feel the tension.
"Mogami, please sit down." the president said. Kyoko sat. "I want to make sure you two are safe, but I don't know how to do this. I can't have a man follow you around, that's just wrong. No," he smiled and leaned back in his chair. "I have a better idea. I want you to have a man with you at all times, for your image and your protection."
"I don't think that's necessary." Kanae objected. "Besides, I can't have a man at my side every moment. I'm not sleeping with a bodyguard in my apartment."
"I agree." Kyoko said. "It's too weird."
"Then you leave no other choice. I want both of you to be married, and quickly."
The girls stared at the man.
"I'm sorry," Kyoko said rubbing her ear. "Can you repeat that?"
"I want you both to get married to someone by the end of the week. The sooner the better. I am responsible for you."
"I'm not going to find a man to marry in a week!" Kanae said. "That would be almost as bad as having a stalker."
"Then as your president I will arrange a marriage for you both myself."
"You can't do that!" Kanae shouted.
"I can so. You signed an agreement in the form which is why we needed your parents permission. I am responsible for you. Both of you will be here tomorrow morning to sign the right papers and for a private ceremony in the afternoon." he said. "Don't try to get out of it, I'll be watching."
The girls walked the hall while Kanae muttered to herself.
"For all we know he is the one stalking us." Kanae grumbled. "Well I for one am not going to do it."
Kyoko just walked along in a daze.
"That man!" Kanae continued. "We should just run away, ne? Kyoko? Mo! Kyoko, listen to me."
"We should run away." Kanae said. "No one will know it's us, we can act like completely different people. We can migrate to India and become actresses in Bollywood."
Kyoko shook her head.
"I couldn't do that. Besides. The president said he was watching us."
"Mo! I can't do this alone. Come on, we can act as sisters."
Kyoko's eyes lit up.
"We can sneak out tonight."
"Going somewhere?" Ren walked up smiling. Kyoko turned around.
"No! No sempai. We're not doing anything."
Kanae now believed Kyoko was the worst liar in the world despite being an amazing actress. Ren stared Kyoko down then smiled. Kyoko jumped and bowed to the ground.
"I'M SORRY! Don't kill me, Tsuruga-Sempai! It was a lie!"
Kanae slapped her forehead.
"Why lie about this?" Yashiro asked. "Why would you not want us to know you're going somewhere?"
Kyoko was about to answer but Kanae jumped in.
"No reason! Come on, Kyoko. We have to do... something." Kanae pulled Kyoko away
Once again they were followed home. All night the girls planned their escape. At dawn they finally had a plan. They would both dress as boys and sneak away on the public train to Kyoto to stay with the Fuwa's whom though Kyoko was afraid to go back to, still loved the old man and woman.
Kanae and Kyoko stepped on the train.
"Moko-san," Kyoko started but at Kanae's glare backed up a little. "Sorry, sorry. Hiou-san, why are those girls waving at me?"
Kanae looked over and saw girls waving and winking at them. Kanae never felt more awkward.
"Just walk past them and when you do, grin and tap your forehead, don't stop whatever you do and do not talk. You have a girl's voice." Kanae said and pushed Kyoko ahead of her. "You're the leader, I'm your friend."
"But you're older than me."
"Just go!" Kanae knew Kyoko was not a good leader but she looked more like a boy that she did herself so it was logical if they were looking at the first cute boy, they might not look at the second as closely.
She had to admit, she did not think Kyoko would make that cute a boy.
They passed the girls and Kanae thought they were in the clear when one girl talked to them.
"Hey, where are you two going?"
Kyoko stopped and turned around.
Please don't. Please don't! Kanae silently begged. Kyoko smiled and even Kanae was dazzled a moment.
"Kyoto, have a pleasant day."
She's talking with a rather thick accent. Kanae thought. Kyoko turned to Kanae and took her hand.
"Come on, let's go sit over there."
Kanae was surprised at the quick English that came out of Kyoko's mouth. She even sounded like a boy! Kanae looked back at the surprised girl's. she could distinctively head the words 'cute' and 'foreigners.'
They sat down and Kanae looked at Kyoko.
"Do you speak English?" Kanae whispered.
"A little," Kyoko replied quietly. "I figured if I spoke bad enough Japanese and good enough English then they wouldn't try to talk to us and giving them an answer would let them know we're not up to anything."
Kanae leaned back in her seat and crossed her arms as she had seen many boys in American movies do so she could play along with the foreigner title.
Kanae felt someone sit next to her, she opened her eyes just in time to see a cloth being put over her mouth. Kyoko was lying limp beside her in someone's arms. Kanae tried to get away but she was out before she could even sit up.
The next thing Kanae knew, she was sitting in the president's office. She rubbed her head.
"How did I get here?" she wondered aloud. She saw Kyoko lying on the other couch. "What are we doing here?"
"I had you brought here." the president said walking in.
"You kidnaped us!" Kanae accused. The president shook his head.
"I told you to be here this morning, not on a train to Kyoto. As your boss I had you brought here by some people I know, it just took a little more force."
Leave it to the president to get them to his office in a flashy way.
"This was also to prove to you two that you are target's and can be taken down. I want you two protected." three people entered the room. "I want you two to sign these." the president said handing marriage licences to each of them. "Your witnesses are here," he said gesturing towards two of the men. "And the man to certify is here," he said gesturing to the third.
"I think you left out some important people." Kanae said. "Just who on earth are we signing our lives away to?"
"Sign it." the president said handing her a pen. Kanae's eye twitched. She could always get a divorce, she had some money in her account. That and she could always destroy the thing in her hand. She signed.
"Now, who is it?" she glared at the man. He looked amused.
"Read the name on adjacent to yours and find out for yourself."
Kanae felt foolish for not looking first. She looked down immediately and had trouble reading the printed name under the signature.
"Who's Yukhito? I've never heard the name."
"Read it more carefully." the president said rolling his eyes.
Kanae looked again then held it up to the light and saw a name she did recognize. She turned to the president.
Don't worry. Kyoko's turn is coming up next. :) heh heh. I feel evil, but I'm sure I'll get over it. Btw whether you like this story or not I am going to continue it. I really made it for my own amusment, I'm just posting it up to amuse others.