Hey everyone! This is my first fanfic, so please have mercy on me! Anyways, please review, I like to get you opinions, and it will be my motivation. And yes, I know it's short, but I work better in short spurts, and this way, I'll update more often! ^_^ Thanks!

Hikaru sat on the couch, reading. It had been a long day at Ouran and all he needed was some lazy time. Sighing heavily, he turned a page with a grimace on his face.

"What are you doing?" a voice asked from behind him.

Hikaru's temples pulsed in a raging headache. He had no patience to deal with his younger twin. "Reading," he said flatly, not looking up. He read the same sentence over and over, not really catching what it said. He hated himself for being so short with Kaoru, his beloved twin, but he was just getting on his nerves lately. Hikaru wanted some space!

Kaoru paced around the couch and flopped down on the chair opposite from Hikaru. Still, Hikaru did not look up even though he could feel Kaoru's eyes searing into his skin.

"What's wrong?" Kaoru asked gently.

Kaoru's words only hit a nerve in Hikau's temper. He ground his teeth and his eyebrow ticked. "Nothing," he growled through his clamped teeth.

"I know that's not true," Kaoru replied. Hikaru looked up at his words. His brother's eyes were filled with gentle worry and his brows were knitted together in confusion. It pissed him off.

"Kaoru," he growled, "Why don't you just leave me the fuck alone for once?"

Kaoru's eyes widened in shock making Hikaru's heart skip with sorrow. Quickly recovering, his twin glared and stood. "Stop being an ass, Hikaru! I don't know what has you in such a sour mood, but you need to get over it!"

Hikaru flew to his feet in instant, overtaken with anger and annoyance and regret. Before he could stop himself he was yelling at Kaoru. "Dammit Kaoru! It's you! It's you! Why can't you leave me alone! Why can't you just give me some space! You just cling on me. Just because we're twins, doesn't mean we have to always have to be together! Just leave me alone!"

Hikaru registered the hurt cross Kaoru's eyes. He saw the pain and sorrow written over his little brother's face but he couldn't bring himself to apologize. Just standing there, glaring, he sucked in heavy breathes of anger.

He knew had been ignoring and neglecting Kaoru lately. He knew he had given him the cold shoulder without saying why. His little brother had endured it the best he could, and it killed Hikaru that he had hurt Kaoru. But at this moment, he wanted nothing more than to hurt the little brother he cared so much about.

Kaoru straightened up, not bothering to look him in the eye anymore. "I didn't know you felt that way. Sorry I got in your way." And he turned on his heel and rushed up the stairs two at a time. Hikaru watched him go feeling both triumphant and horribly, horribly cruel.

Collapsing back onto the couch, he didn't bother to pick up the book again, but instead he stared blankly at the wall. Suddenly, a disturbing feeling of dread washed over him. Nothing good was going to come out of this. But he pushed the thought aside. He was stubborn. He would not apologize tonight. He internally cursed himself.