Chapter One: Kashu
We walked into our house, coming home from school shopping. Aya was happy to be while I was irritated by our father. He was being a complete nuisance while we were shopping. All I wanted was to get the shopping over with, go home and lock myself in my room. Aya had fun with the shopping, but she also wanted to just get the shopping done so that we could just lock ourselves in our room.
We hurried to our room, closing and locking the door behind us. It was 9:00 p.m. and we had already eaten dinner at a Japanese restaurant before we came home. I lay on my bed and opened a manga called "Vampire Knight" and began to reread it. Aya was still full of energy and way putting her clothes and school materials away in her side of the closet. It didn't occur weird to me that Aya and I shared a room when we lived in a three bedroom house and there was an extra room that one of us could be staying in.
"How can you be so happy, Aya? Besides the obvious reason," I asked while reading.
"I am just really happy. Can't I be happy for no reason?" she giggled.
I giggled along with her, thinking of what Aya would do if I acted upset. I silenced myself and returned my attention to my manga.
Later that night, we were watching animes on our laptops. Aya was watching Black Blood Brothers while I watched Vampire Knight.
"Sis," I asked my older sister as I looked at her.
"Yeah, Kashu," Aya paused her anime and met my eyes.
"I wish that we could go to a universe that is home to all anime and manga. That way, we can meet all our favorite characters and maybe help them with their adventures." I sighed.
"I know what you mean."
"Yeah, our world doesn't understand us. If we lived in the AniManga Realm, we would finally have a true place to belong; as well as a place to call home," Aya explained. She was calm and peaceful; like always.
I nodded, noticing the time: 11:11 p.m. We made a wish on the time; meaning it might in fact come true. I put my laptop away, wanting to sleep. Aya put hers away too.
As we laid our heads down to sleep, our room changed in appearance. The place looked like it was something out of an anime. The vibrant colors and homey feeling brought smiles to our faces.
"What just happened, Aya?" I asked with interest.
"I don't know, Kashu. Let's go find out." Aya got out of her bad and ran from the room. I followed, wished she wouldn't run off like that.
I found Aya standing still. Frozen, almost. I stood next to her and asked, "Aya? You okay? What's wrong?" I waved my hand in front of her face; even snapped my fingers a couple times.
"August..." she muttered in fear.
"August?" I looked where she was staring, and sure enough: there's August from Black Blood Brothers. August is a criminal and a psychopath.
I grabbed my sister's wrist and pulled her out of August's view. We hid in an abandoned warehouse, hoping he wouldn't follow. Aya was breathing heavily, but slowly. I could tell that she was scared as heck. I was too. August was dangerous and we knew what he was going to become.
"May I help you?" a beautiful, male voice asked.
I looked up and saw Jiro Mochizuki- a.k.a. The Silver Blade.
"My name is Kashu Aido. This is my older sister, Aya. If we intruded, I apologize. We just needed a place to hide. We didn't know if anyone lived here." I explained as calmly as I could without having a heart attack. Jiro was so handsome and beautiful.
"And who are you two hiding from?" He smiled.
"August." Aya whispered.
Jiro lost his smile. He glanced at the window, where August was looking and grinning at us. I hid behind Aya, wishing he would go away.
"I thought he was dead." I mentioned.
"He's an AniManga character, dead or alive. Even if he is dead to the real world, he'll be alive here." Jiro explained while he led us up a flight of stairs.
"What do you mean?" Aya asked in fear.
"Where are we?" I cried out.
Jiro put a hand over our mouths, telling us to be silent without saying to. I closed my eyes, covering my ears with my hands. He moved his hands.
"We have to be dreaming." I sighed as Aya took my hands off my ears.
"You can't be having the same dream as your sister. You two have come to the universe of Anime and Manga. You were brought here because you are needed here. You wanted to be here. You got your wish." Jiro explained in a firm voice.
"What do you mean by…?" Aya didn't finish her question. Someone crashed through the window, grabbing my sister and me. I screamed; Aya screamed as well.
"My master will enjoy you two." He snickered as we flew into the air, toward his master's mansion.
I sat on the floor of a candle lit room. I watched the candles flicker like they were the sun. Aya groaned and I turned to her. She struggled to sit up, so I helped her. We waited for the arrival for this 'Master'. I was afraid. I held onto my sister's arm, but I knew that the fear was because I didn't understand what was happening, not who the master was. I knew perfectly who the master was, but I was afraid of the cold feeling that was surrounding my body.
"Aya, I'm afraid," I said gently.
"You must be joking! You are the one who acts like you are a yanki! How can you be scared?" Aya asked in confusion.
"There is something about this place that is scaring me to freeze! I don't like it, Nee-sama!" I cried out, tears kissing my cheeks.
"Not again with the Japanese horifics. Nee-chan, things will be fine." she hugged me tightly.
"How cute: two sisters hugging. This is priceless." A charming voice filled my ears.
I turned to look behind me, but Aya held me closer to her.
"Don't hurt my little sister!" Aya screamed.
"You see, I have no intention of hurting either if you. It would be a penalty for me to kill two precious girls." the voice said calmly.
I forced myself to look at the man and gasped in surprise: It was Zelman Clock. I blushed blood red.
"My name is Kashu Aido and this is my Nee-sama, Aya Aido. We are honored to meet you Crimson Eyed Zelman." I said in a happy voice while standing up.
"Kashu, be polite. He is an Old Blood, after all. Not to mention that he is the last member of the Fire God Asura's bloodline." Aya rubbed her eyes and stood up.
"It's fine, Aya. In fact, I came here to see if you two were all right. August is trying to make peace with me, but I am unable to allow such a… what's the word?" Zelman led us over to his couch.
"Deranged psycho path interfere with you position at the Company?" Aya suggested.
"Thank you, Miss Aya. Miss Kashu, I have a question for you," he said.
"Yes, Zelman-sama?" I asked.
He smiled a strange smile. "How do you think you and your sister came to this world?"
"Um, I think it is because we wished to come here. Only, it happened so fast that I wasn't thinking why else we would be brought here." I sighed as I sat on his left and Aya sat on his right.
Zelman looked to Aya and asked, "Do you agree with your sister's speculations?"
Aya quickly nodded her head and blushed deep red.
I noticed the growing affection on her eyes. How predictable. In our old world, she was obsessed with Zelman. I knew she meant her feelings for him.
"Zelman-sama, why have you asked us this?" I asked.
"You two were brought here to regain your past. I won't say anymore, but I will say that you must find your answers separately. I am going to take Miss Kashu to Ouran Academy and you must stay in this room until I return. Am I understood, my dear girl?" he touched Aya's cheek.
"Yes, Zelman-sama." She sighed.
"I'll have the car brought around. Kashu, say good-bye to Aya." Zelman left the room for a minute.
"Will you be all right?" Aya asked.
"If this helps us figure out what Zelman-sama means, then I will handle my own. You know that I am rather fond of the Host Club boys." I stood up. I began to walk to the door, but Aya grabbed my arm.
"Be careful, Kashu. I don't want you hurt." Aya almost sounded like Mom.
"Now you chose to worry. Don't, Aya. I will be fine. Good-bye." I sighed as I pulled my arm away and hurried up to the top level of Zelman's mansion.
I saw Zelman waiting for me. I got in his car and sat by the window. Zelman sat next to me and the driver began to drive to Ouran Academy in Tokyo, Japan.