After a long break I have returned with a new story.
This is basically a Love Hina Fan Fiction with branches into other anime/manga, the main being Suzuka. This story takes place at Love Hina around chapter 55 before 56 and Suzuka chapter 127.
At a bus stop on a lonely Tokyo street sat two people. One was a twenty year old cram school student and dormitory land lord, the other was a seventeen year old high school student and track star. Looking at them you wouldn't be able to tell that they were cousins. One spent all his time with his nose in books trying to get into his dream university, the other was a star athlete who didn't really care about academics. One of the things besides blood that they shared was the fact that they both lived in dormitories and where surrounded by women. This would sound like any man's dream but in actuality was closer to a nightmare. Keitaro Urashima and Yamato Akitsuki both understood each other's pain.
"So all the women in your life banded together to tell you what a complete failure you are." Keitaro sighed.
"You say it like it was nothing. You weren't there." Yamato shouted.
"Oh, the mean lady hurt my feelings." Keitaro patronized his younger cousin. "At least you don't get beaten."
"We can go on all night talking about who has it worse. It won't change my mind." Yamato sneered.
"I didn't come here to change your mind. I came here to make sure you didn't do anything stupid. Now grab your bags and come back with me to the Hinata." Keitaro ordered.
"You can't boss me around." Yamato declared.
"Maybe I should make a phone call to Hiroshima." Keitaro threatened.
"You wouldn't dare." Yamato gulped.
"It's been a while, how should I greet everyone." Keitaro thought out loud.
"Why do you have to be such a jerk?" Yamato huffed.
"I'm not being a jerk. I'm just looking out for my foolish cousin." Keitaro said as he began walking away.
"I'm not your foolish cousin anymore. My grades have improved." Yamato argued as he followed Keitaro.
"I can't believe aunt Ayano would let things get so out of hand." Keitaro mumbled.
"She always picks Suzuka's side. She treats me like a moron." Yamato complained.
"Probably because you are one." Keitaro took off running.
"I'll show you." Yamato gave chase.
The residents of the Hinata House all sat in the common room eying their manager suspiciously. Keitaro and his cousin stood in front of the girls nervous. Yamato had heard stories about the Hinata House from Keitaro and now that he was under the gaze of the girls he could feel the fear his cousin felt.
"Hey." Keitaro croaked.
"What is the meaning of this house meeting and who is he?" Naru asked very annoyed that she was dragged away from her studies.
"Don't tell me you're playing for the other team now." Kitsune teased.
"What's the other team?" Sarah asked confused.
"Come on; let's give sempai a chance to explain." Shinobu tried to speak up.
"Thank you Shinobu." Keitaro calmed himself down. He was mentally berating himself for not thinking things all the way through.
"You're Yamato Akitsuki, I saw you run in the hundred meters at inter high." Motoko said without looking interested.
"Yeah, I am." Yamato laughed nervously.
"You started off brilliantly but ultimately failed." Motoko continued causing Yamato to hunch over in defeat.
"Well Yamato is my cousin." Keitaro tried to change the topic.
"Does that mean he is immortal like you?" Su asked excitedly.
"No, he is from my mother's side of the family." Keitaro tried to discourage the foreign girl from trying any experiments.
"The important question should be why is he here so late at night?" Motoko raised an eyebrow.
"I really don't have anywhere else to be. Everyone hates me back there." Yamato said bitterly.
"I was thinking Yamato could stay with me for a while and help out around here. I could use the help." Keitaro laughed.
"No way, one guy at an all girls dorm is bad enough." Naru protested.
"I agree, two vile males is two too many." Motoko joined Naru.
"Yamato will stay in my room. I have the extra futon. I'll vouch that he is a good kid, you guys trust me right." Keitaro pleaded.
"We did trust you, we all thought you were so cool until you came bursting into the onsen." Naru brought up the day's main event.
"You actually did that?" Yamato couldn't believe it.
"I was so excited that I finally solved a problem that had been perplexing me the entire day." Keitaro tried to brush it off.
"If sempai says it's going to be fine then I think we can let his cousin stay here for a while. I don't mind doing more cooking." Shinobu tried to be on Keitaro's side.
"As long as he doesn't eat banana's I guess it fine." Su bounced around.
"I don't know. What if he is even clumsier then Keitaro." Sarah thought about the idea for a minute. "On second thought, we should let him stay."
"I'm not going to agree to this." Motoko was definite in her stance.
"Keeping an eye out for one pervert is already such hard work." Naru said.
"Wow Keitaro, you really are a pervert." Yamato sighed.
"I'm not!" Keitaro defended himself. "I'm just always in the wrong place at the wrong time."
"I don't know girls, having another guy around could be fun." Kitsune smirked.
"NO!" Keitaro yelled getting in front of Yamato. "He is still a kid."
"I don't care about your silly games Mitsune; I only care about keeping the sanctity of the house and protecting the girls here." Motoko shot a glare at the fox.
"I remember you as well from the inter-high competition as well Aoyama." Yamato spoke up.
The room filled with a silence that was brought by shock. Motoko gritted her teeth; the kendo girl had not informed anyone she competed at inter-high. She had lied and told them she was gone training. She wanted to be angry at Yamato for revealing her secret but couldn't because her dishonesty was her own fault.
"You never told us you competed at the inter-high games." Keitaro blurted out.
Naru tried to hide the shock on her face. "What do you expect Keitaro, when it comes to kendo no one can beat Motoko."
"Wow, Motoko-sempai you must be amazing to compete at inter-high." Shinobu gushed.
"What's an inter-high? Is it tasty?" Su asked.
Yamato picked up on the fact that Motoko never told anyone about competing in inter-high.
"I'm sorry for outing you, I thought everyone knew." Yamato apologized.
"It's not your fault." Motoko found it hard to say those words. "I should have told everyone here. I didn't tell anyone because I lost."
"I wouldn't say that. You were competing against third year students." Yamato shouted.
"Still, a loss is a loss." Motoko didn't want to make any excuses. "My sister defeated third year students while still in her first year."
"You have such pretty high standards." Yamato mumbled.
"Did you say something?" Motoko frowned.
The young sprinter quickly played the fool and pretended nothing happened.
"Listen guys, I'm the land lord and I do almost all the work around here. I have some really tough and important tests coming up. Yamato is going to help me by doing some of my chores so I can study." Keitaro declared.
Yamato abruptly pulled his cousin one side away from the girls to discuss the issue.
"I never agreed to do any chores." Yamato whispered.
"This is the real world kid, nothing is free. If you had run away, how were you going to take care of yourself?" Keitaro poked his cousin.
"I would have made a plan." Yamato shot back.
"Really, I seriously doubt that. Like it or not I'm teaching you a lesson here." Keitaro countered.
"And what lesson might that be?" Yamato asked.
"I'm not sure as yet but there is a lesson in there somewhere." Keitaro dragged Yamato back to the girls.
Naru eyed the two males with a steely gaze. "What were you two discussing over there?"
"Yamato here." Keitaro place his arm around his cousin's shoulders. "He was saying that I should concentrate on my studies and that he would take care of most of chores. Isn't he the best?"
"One week. That's all he has. I'm only allowing this as a favor to you Urashima but he better not try anything." Motoko warned clutching her bokken.
"Well if Motoko is going to allow it then one week is fine. He better not mess up my studying." Naru threatened.
At Yamato's previous residence the Asahi Heights Bath House and Women's dorm there were two teenage high school girls standing outside his apartment. The first was Suzuka Asahina, Yamato's neighbor and ex-girlfriend and the other was Saki Asai, Yamato's childhood crush.
Saki was busy knocking at Yamato's door while holding a box of cookies. Suzuka stood next to Saki half asleep, only woken up by the sound of knocking.
"I've been here for ten minutes." Saki said nervously.
"I know. You woke me up ten minutes ago." Suzuka huffed.
"You don't think he would do anything stupid in there." Saki pressed her ear against the door.
"I don't think so." Suzuka remembered his dejected face at the end of dinner.
"We said some pretty harsh things at dinner." Saki said as she tried to force Yamato's door open.
Suzuka dashed into her apartment and after a few minutes returned with an even more worried look on her face.
"There's a hole in the wall between our apartments. That jerk blocked it with something." Suzuka explained nervously.
Saki dropped her box of cookies and tried kicking down the door but only ended up hurting her leg. Suzuka tried shoulder tackling the door but lacked the size and strength to break it down. The anxious and concerned teens raced to Ayano, Yamato's aunt and the building owner to get her to open the door.
In the manager's room of the Hinata House, Keitaro and Yamato were both moving the futons around trying to give each other enough space. The two were talking about the old days when they were younger and used to play in Hiroshima, of course everything they said was in a hushed whisper. With Naru just above them, they wouldn't want to disturb the studying red head.
"So when are you going to tell me what exactly happened tonight?" Keitaro asked pulling out a math's book.
"I don't want to get in the way of your studying." Yamato didn't want to talk about it.
"If you keep bottling up everything, you're going to explode one day." Keitaro joked.
"I've got all my emotions under control." Yamato smirked.
"Yamato, there are two kinds of angry people in this world: explosive and implosive. Explosive, which is the most common, is the type of individual you see screaming at a grocery store cashier for not taking his coupon. Implosive, the least common, is the cashier at the store who remains quiet at his job day after day until he then finally loses it and just shoots everyone in the store. You're the cashier." Keitaro explained.
"You totally ripped off that line from a movie." Yamato accused.
Keitaro fumbled with his text book after getting caught but regained his composure. "Regardless, it's a very true statement and that was one heck of a movie."
"Well you tell then, who should I be angry at? The girls? My aunt? Miho? Myself?" Yamato asked.
"The world pushes us without mercy and when some of us push back the world points and cries out "Evil"." Keitaro stated for no particular reason.
"You're not going to be of any help are you? I have to try and do this on my own." Yamato sighed.
"Do or do not, there is no try." Keitaro said.
"Enough with the movie lines!" Yamato almost shouted.
"Sorry, got carried away." Keitaro apologized. "So what are you going to do about school?"
"Well, tomorrow is Saturday so no school but I do have training." Yamato dreaded the idea of seeing Suzuka.
"That's good; you can go to training after you complete your chores." Keitaro smiled.
"Wait, you were serious about that?" Yamato questioned but Keitaro ignored him.
AN: There you have it, the first chapter. Hope you enjoyed it, I know it's not much but please let me know what you think.