Okay so I realize it has been over a month since my last update and now I feel bad. So much crap is going on where I live, it is driving me crazy. Plus school and me getting sick...again. I will be editing some of my chapters and making them better and this chapter will be extra long. Thanks for being so patient. I know there are a lot of changes in the POV but, I think it helps to understand how everyone feels about the situation in this chapter. I also had a talk with an author of a story I read on an app on my phone and they gave me permission to use their story with Ouran since it fit perfectly. So, along with this story I will be starting a story called 'Loving in Time'.
"Who's to say I won't?" Haruhi's eyes went wider than they already were.
"There's nothing to gain." He froze. 'She's right. The only thing I would gain is a better chance to be with her. Oh well.' He continued to lean in only to be interrupted by a knocking on his bedroom door. He got off of Haruhi, unlocked the door and opened it to show Mori.
"Kyoya, have you seen Haruhi? I want to ta..." He looked past Kyoya and saw Haruhi, with her hair in a tangled mess, sitting on the bed with the crumpled sheets in the dark. He looked down to see a shirtless Kyoya holding a wet towel with a smirk on his face.
"She's on the bed if you want to talk to her. I'm assuming that's what you were going to say." Kyoya walked past Mori, his smirk becoming wider when he noticed both of Mori's hand were curled into tight fists, his knuckles going white. Mori walked in and closed the door behind him.
"What were you doing with Kyoya?" Mori asked her somewhat angry. You could tell he was close to losing it.
"We were talking about my actions earlier, If you must know." Mori sighed and sat on the bed next to her. He grabbed her hand and looked into her eyes.
"I want you to be careful around him. I see the way he looks at you." She gave him a defiant look.
"And I shouldn't be careful with you or the others? All of you are just as dangerous as him. Why do you care so much anyways Mori-sempai?" He looked down, his face red. He looked back up and cupped her face in his hands.
"I care so much because I..." She screamed as thunder rolled across the sky. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her into his lap. Her grip tightened on his arm and shirt as she listened to his soothing words. He grabbed the blanket and wrapped it around both of them. He rocked her and sighed when he felt her breathing even out indicating that she had fallen asleep. He kissed the top of her head and gently lay her down. He pulled back the blankets on the other side and lay down next to her. Mori pulled Haruhi close to him and gently stroked her hair. It wasn't long before he was asleep next to her.
The next morning Haruhi opened her eyes and looked at a black wall. She looked up and realized Mori was in bed with her. 'What the hell? Why am I sleeping with Mori-sempai?' She pulled away from him and he woke up.
"Good morning Haruhi." She blushed and mumbled a quick good morning. The events of last night came rushing back in.
"Hey Mori-sempai, what was it you were going to say last night? Before I screamed?" This time he blushed.
"I wanted to let you know that I lo..."
"Haruhi! Are you in here!? Kyoya said you were in here. Do you know where Mori-sempai is? We haven't seen him since last night." Tamaki opened the door to see Haruhi and Mori lying in bed together.
"Good job Takashi!" Honey gave his cousin thumbs up.
"Mori-sempai! What were you doing to my precious daughter?" Mori looked at Haruhi. He looked into her eyes as he spoke.
"She's scared of thunder. I got to her first." Tamaki ran to Haruhi and pulled her into a tight hug.
"I'm sorry daddy wasn't there to protect you last night." He rubbed his cheek against her hair.
"Sempai, how many times do I have to tell you, you are not my father." He retreated to his corner of woe to grow mushrooms. Haruhi got out of bed and walked past the host club and to the kitchen. They all followed except for the two senior hosts.
"Did you tell her Takashi?" He asked his cousin. Takashi shook his head.
"I started to tell her last night but the storm started. This morning I tried telling her again but you all knocked. Today's our last day here. I'll tell her when we go back to the beach." He nodded, accepting Mori's answer and the two of them went downstairs to join the rest of the host cub for Haruhi's eggs, bacon and pancakes.
She watched as the two seniors sat down and met Mori's eyes. 'What was he trying to say? And why was Honey-sempai so happy to see me next to Mori-sempai?' Haruhi sat down between Mori and Kyoya. Not that she'd ever notice, but, both of them were watching her out of the corner of their eyes. Both Mori and Kyoya sighed internally as they saw the passion in her eyes as she ate her breakfast, both wondering why she refused to look at them that way.
"We're going to the beach after breakfast, right?" They all said yes excitedly and ate as fast as they could to spend as much time at the beach as possible. As soon as breakfast was done, they all went to their rooms to get their bathing suits. Haruhi had just finished getting her bikini on when there was a knock on the door. She opened the door to see Honey. She let him in and they sat on the bed next to each other. Haruhi waited for him to speak and was a little scared by his quietness.
"Do you like any of the hosts Haru-chan?" He finally asked. She put a finger on her chin.
"Well I like you all. You have all been great friends to me." He sighed noticeably.
"No, Haru-chan. I mean do you love any of the hosts? Like more than a friend." Haruhi's eyes went wide. Then she thought for a minute.
"Well," She started, "You are all really nice guys but Kyoya-sempai and Mori-sempai kind of stand out the most. Mori-sempai and Kyoya-sempai are both rather mysterious and kind of quiet. Mori-sempai is definitely more protective than Kyoya-sempai, but Kyoya-sempai knows more about everything. They both have great qualities that make them great guys. The twins are too mischievous and Tamaki-sempai is too loud and annoying. Then there's you. You're always really happy and love sweets but, you are also great as a protector. No offense Honey-sempai but, I honestly can't see you in a romantic way. My top two would be Mori-sempai and Kyoya-sempai." Honey-sempai smiled happily.
"I love you Haru-chan but, more as a little sister than a love interest. I think you should give Takashi a chance. He cares about you a lot more than you'd think. So think about it. 'Kay?" She nodded and grabbed Honey's offered hand. The two of them left her room hand in hand. The rest of the hosts were waiting for them in the living room.
"Haruhi? Honey-sempai?" Asked the twins.
"Are you two dating?"Asked Tamaki. Honey and Haruhi looked down at their hands and let go.
"No we aren't. I was leading Haru-chan here so she wouldn't get lost."
"Mitsukuni." Honey looked into his cousin's eyes and nodded at the look in his eyes. They needed to talk.
At the beach. Honey's and Mori's POV
"Why didn't you tell me you and Haruhi were dating?" Mitsukuni's eyes went huge.
"No Takashi! We aren't dating. I went to her room to ask her about something and then I lead her to the living room where you all were. I promise!" Tears were in Mitsukuni's eyes and Takashi hugged his cousin.
"Don't worry, I believe you. What did you two talk about?" Mitsukuni looked away.
"About dating. You and Kyo-chan are at the top of her list of interest. All you have to do is beat out Kyo-chan and she's yours." Takashi nodded. 'Maybe I can make Haruhi mine.' Takashi thought while smiling at his small cousin.
"Everything okay with you and Honey-sempai?" She asked Mori as he walked over to her. He nodded and sat on the towel next to her under the umbrella.
"Would you like to go out with me tomorrow night? No host club. Just you and me." She blushed slightly thinking about her conversation with Honey earlier.
"I'm sorry Mori-sempai. I can't. Kyoya-sempai asked me out while you and Honey-sempai were talking." His eyes grew wide.
"What about the night after? Can I take you out then?" She nodded.
"As long as we aren't out too late. It is a school night." He smiled and nodded.
Kyoya's POV?! (sorry I don't believe I have done this pov yet)
'Damn you Mori-sempai. She's mine.' Kyoya thought clenching his fists.
"What's wrong mon ami?" Tamaki asked noticing his glaring friend.
"Nothing for you to worry about." Tamaki looked in the direction Kyoya was staring. He got it immediately
"You love her too, don't you?" Kyoya went from being angry to being surprised and stared at Tamaki. "I can tell. She's smiling at Mori-sempai and she agreed to a date with him. You are jealous of him." 'I have never heard such words from this idiot. Am I becoming more like him? Am I clueless to my own feelings?'
"I'll make her mine." Kyoya stated simply. Tamaki shook his head.
"In such a short time, this girl has affected us all. She can tell the twins apart, she can figure out what you are thinking, she can deal with me. She understands everything Mori-sempai says with his eyes and she understands Honey-sempai's need for cake and cute things. She gets us all on a deeper level than that of our clients or even each other. At the same time, this understanding, beautiful, kind girl, is the most clueless of any girl I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I love her, but, I will help you win her heart." Tamaki finished staring at Haruhi as she laughed with Mori and Honey. Kyoya stared in awe at his best friend. 'Such an idiot yet he says things like that to me?' He smiled then turned his attention back to Haruhi.
Hikaru and Kaoru
"Kaoru, what does she see in him that she doesn't see in me or you?" Hikaru asked glaring where Haruhi, Mori and Honey sat together in the sand. They looked like a family. Haruhi and Mori the parents and Honey, their child.
"I don't know Hikaru. Kyoya loves her too though. She's something special. We all seem to have fallen for her. I never knew one girl could do this to us all. She will either bring us all closer or destroy us completely." Hikaru nodded in agreement.
"Promise me you won't leave me Kaoru?" Kaoru hugged Hikaru.
"Never." He whispered in Hikaru's ear. They pulled away and joined the rest of the group.
Haruhi looked at all the guys. 'Mori-sempai and Kyoya-sempai are my top two for sure. I wonder where they'll take me.'
"Haruhi, can we go for a walk?" Haruhi nodded to Mori as he grabbed her hand and helped her up. Everyone watched the two leave. Two people glaring, two staring at the people they support most and one jumping up and down with excitement.
"What did you wanna talk about sempai?" They hadn't talked at all until they were completely out of sight of the other hosts.
"The same thing I have wanted to tell you for a couple days now." They had stopped and Mori grabbed Haruhi's hands as he sat her down on a nearby rock. He stared into her eyes as he whispered the three words that made Haruhi's heart pound faster. "I love you." She opened her mouth to speak but nothing came out. "Haruhi? Are you okay?" She smiled and nodded.
"I'm fine sempai. I just need some time to think about how I feel." He nodded.
"Kyoya loves you as well. So while you are out with him tomorrow and me the night after, make sure you think about your options." Haruhi nodded while thinking about her and Honey-sempai's conversation. 'He really does care about me more than I had thought. Now, who should I choose?' The whole time they were talking, they were unaware of the hidden audience behind the rocks.
"I love you." I watched for Haruhi's reaction. Her mouth opened and she looked like she wanted to speak . Her cheeks were slightly pink. "Haruhi? Are you okay?" Mori-sempai had asked her. I saw her nod and she smiled so sweetly. She told him she needed time to think about what she wanted. I hoped that meant Kyoya would have a chance. I know Honey-sempai will be trying to convince her that Mori-sempai is for the best. I looked at my best friend. His knuckles and fingertips were turning white from the grip he had on the rock. 'How can I convince Haruhi that she'd be perfect with Kyoya? Wait! What did Mori say to Haruhi? Why is Mori-sempai's face so close to Haruhi's? And why is Haruhi leaning closer to him as well? What did I miss?'
"I will give you all the time in the world but, just know that I have never loved someone the way that I have loved you. I hope you knowing this won't scare you away. I love you a lot Haruhi." She blushed even more.
"I think I might love you too. I don't know for sure though." I shook my head.
"Go on your date with Kyoya tomorrow and then decide. Don't pick me just because I confessed first." She nodded and stood up.
"Mori-sempai? Can you kiss me? I want to see if there's anything there." She smiled at my reaction. 'Did she really just ask me to kiss her? What do I do?' I looked back at her when her warm hand rested on my cheek. She pulled my face closer to her and I willingly leaned in. Our lips were mere inches away from touching. We pulled away and stared at the tall blonde who was clearing his throat loudly.
"Hey, Haruhi, Mori-sempai. I wondered where you two had gone off to. The rest of the hosts were hoping you could maybe make us some lunch Haruhi." Mitsukuni jumped from behind the large rock.
"No I didn't! Tama-chan, you interrupted their moment." The rest of the hosts made themselves known.
"That was a stupid move Tono." Kaoru said smiling tightly. Hikaru nodded while glaring at Mori.
"But, I will admit that I am glad you stopped them from kissing." Hikaru said angrily. Haruhi stood stood in front of Hikaru and Tamaki with her hands on her hips.
"In all of your eavesdropping, did you not hear me ask Takashi to kiss me? Because you followed me, no lunch for any of you unless you order it or cook it yourselves." She grabbed Takashi's hand and pulled him back towards the house. Once in the house, she dragged him into a room that no one was using. She let go of his hand and sat on the bed sighing.
"Are you okay Haruhi?" She nodded.
"I wish they would let me talk to you in privacy. Can we continue?" She looked up at him and he nodded, crossing the short distance and cupped her face in his large hand. Takashi slowly pressed his lips to hers. He opened his eyes and looked into her open eyes. She slowly closed her eyes and wrapped her arms around his neck to deepen the kiss. He lifted her up and gasped against her mouth when she wrapped her legs around his waist. One of his arms wrapped around her waist while the other under her leg to hold her up. They turned around and he backed up until he sat on the bed. His eyes widened when she gently bit down on his bottom lip. He pulled away.
"Are you okay Haruhi?" Her face was red and she was breathing heavier than before but, she nodded.
"Thank you, Takashi." She smiled and he couldn't help but smile back at her.
"What does this mean for us Haruhi?" She bit her lip looking down.
"I'm not really sure. I'll go out to dinner with Kyoya-sempai then we can go on our date the next day and I'll let you both know." He nodded as he hooked a finger under her chin and gave her one last quick kiss before leading her out of the room. They were both blushing and holding hands until they looked up to see the other hosts waiting with arms folded over their chests.