I know I haven't posted any new chapters for "Combining Worlds" lately, but I haven't forgotten about it so don't worry. I just decided to write one big Christmas story containing six small stories of six different animes/mangas. You don't have to read the others to know what's happening, but of you want a better understanding of what's going on, wait and read the others. There's a crossover with xHolic and Black Butler, but the characters only play a small part. ENJOY!
Subaru grunts as he shifts in his bed. "Subaru-san, wake up."
"Go away", Subaru says waving his arm up at the intruders.
"Oh c'mon, Subaru-san. Don't you want to go shopping with us?"
"No", Subaru replies instantly.
"Now don't worry, Yuzu-chan. I have a plan."
"What is it, Sora-chan?"
Subaru keeps his eyes closed as he hears two sets of feet walking out of his room. Subaru sighs, "Finally."
"Sorata, what are you doing with that?" Arashi yells outside Subaru's room.
"Shh," Sorata says, "Nee-chan, you got to be quiet."
Subaru sighs in exasperation as he starts to lift himself off his bed. Clearly he wouldn't be allowed to go back to sleep anytime soon. Outside his door he could hear Arashi, Sorata, Yuzuriha, and Kamui arguing. Subaru reaches the door and opens it.
"Watch out, Subaru!"
"Kamui, NO!" Sorata yells bringing his bucket back. Kamui was standing in front of Subaru, soaking wet and he did not look happy.
"Oh", Yuzuriha whines, "Why couldn't you have just let Subaru-san get wet?"
Subaru blinks at the scene in front of him. Kamui was soaking wet and looked like he was going to murder the awkwardly laughing monk. Yuzuriha was pouting and crossing her arms as Arashi was looking at the ground shaking her head.
"Subaru-san, could you go get dress so we can go shopping for Christmas presents", Arashi asks, grabbing the monk's ear and dragging him away.
"Christmas presents?" Subaru asks looking questioningly at the younger seals.
"Yup! Just four more days till Christmas!" Yuzuriha exclaims jumping up and down.
"Sorata and Yuzuriha wanted to go shopping and they're dragging the rest of us with them", Kamui says trying to shake off the water. Subaru and Yuzuriha cover themselves as the water hit them.
"Kamui-chan~!" Yuzuriha quickly takes off down the hallway and out of view.
Subaru laughs and Kamui beams a smile toward his older companion, "Did the Great King of Angst just laugh?"
Subaru continues to laugh as he looks at Kamui, "Hey. If I'm the King of Angst, then you're the Queen."
"The Prince, actually", Kamui says puffing up his chest in pride.
Subaru laughs some more as he looks skeptically at Kamui, "I don't think that's a good thing, Kamui."
Kamui gives a chuckle himself as they hear Sorata yell, "You two better be ready to go in the next hour or I'm going to soak you so bad with water that it won't even look like you're wet!"
"Sorata, how does that even make sense?"
"Nee-chan~! Must you be so cruel to the man who will die for you? Ow!"
Subaru and Kamui chuckle to themselves again as they heard the sound of a pan hitting something empty.
"C'mon, Kamui. I'll help you wash up", Subaru offers already going to his own room to grab his set of clothes.
"Thanks, but I think I got that part handled when I decided to save your dry skin", Kamui responds still smiling.
Subaru comes out of his room with his shirt on, "Alright then let me at least help you dry off. It's the least I can do for you." Kamui nods his head, blushing as he follows the Onmyouji back to his room.
"How 'bout this shirt, Subaru-san?"
"Yuzuriha-san. Why did you drag me along with you instead of one the actual female dragons?"
Yuzuriha continued to look at the shirt she had picked out and asked for Inuki's opinion. The Inugami shook his head and his mistress instantly put back the shirt on the rake and found a new one. "Because Karen-san had work today and this isn't really Arashi-san's thing", Yuzuriha responds while holding the shirt in front of her while looking in a mirror then looking to Subaru for approval.
"Yes, but this isn't my thing either", the Onmyouji says as a chill goes down his spine remembering all the times his sister continued to drag him on shopping sprees and forced him to wear the most ridiculous things in all of history.
Yuzuriha shrugged as she placed the shirt over her arm and continued browsing, "Well I figured since you looked feminine, people would just mistake you as my sister or something."
"Then why not have just dragged Kamui along with you? He's more feminine then me", Subaru protested.
"Maybe, but Kamui-san is actually shopping for Christmas gifts unlike somebody", Yuzuriha says poking the Onmyouji's side, "Now wait out here with Inuki while I go try these on."
Before Subaru could protest any further, the Inugami Mistress disappeared in to the changing rooms. Subaru shook his head. Who knows, Maybe he would have been out buying gifts if he hadn't been forced to stay with Yuzuriha. He had people he could send gifts to, like Sorata, Arashi, Yuzuriha, Aoki, Karen, Kamui, and he guessed he could also find a gift for…
"Hello there, Subaru-kun."
'Speak of the Devil.' Subaru gave a small jump as he turned around to see the Sakurazukamori standing right behind him, "Seishirou-san." Subaru bows his head to Seishirou to notify his presence.
"What? No 'Merry Christmas'?" Seishirou says looking hurt. Subaru glares at Seishirou as Inuki begins to growl. Seishirou looks down at the dog spirit and shows a kind smile.
"Subaru-san!" Yuzuriha calls from the dressing room, "How do I look in this?' Yuzuriha steps out and poses in her outfit.
Subaru takes his gaze off of Seishirou and looks at Yuzuriha, "Go back inside."
She looks at Subaru confused, "Why? Does it not look good on me?"
"No. It's just-", Subaru looks back to Seishirou just to find sakura peddles floating by.
"It's just what, Subaru-san?" Yuzuriha asks. Subaru stands there in shock as Inuki starts to push his mistress back in the changing rooms, "Inuki, what's gotten into you? Silly dog."
Subaru continues standing there as a peddle flows past his ear whispering, "See you later, Subaru-kun." He closes his eyes and sighs in defeat.
"Subaru, is everything alright?" Kamui asks coming up to Subaru with bags in his arms.
Subaru finally snaps out of his trance and turns to Kamui, "Huh. Oh, Ya. Everything's fine."
"Under the circumstances at least", Kamui says placing the bags down.
Subaru looks at the bags and then at Kamui, "What did you get that you just have to carry that many bags around?"
"That's for me to know and you to find out in four days", Kamui says gathering his bags again.
"You need help with those at least?" Subaru asks leaning down to grab a few bags.
Quickly, Kamui swings his arms around and sticks out his tongue, "No way, Subaru. No sneak peeks."
Subaru's eyes widen in shock as Kamui continues to smile up at him. "Alright. Fair enough", Subaru says placing his hands in his pockets.
"Hello, Kamui-chan! Do you want to see the different outfits I got", Yuzuriha exclaims skipping out of the dressing room with her original outfit back on.
"Uh…" Kamui says sweat dropping.
"There you are, Kamui! Oh, and you found Yuzu-chan and Subaru-san too!" Sorata says walking up to the three dragons with Arashi behind him, both carrying bags and boxes.
"Hey, Sora-chan! Arashi-chan!" Yuzuriha says skipping over to them, "Is that all for Christmas?"
"Yup, but we're going to hide all the presents somewhere on campus so don't even think for a second you're finding out what your gifts are", Sorata says winking at Arashi.
Arashi rolls her eyes at the monk as she drops the merchandise in Sorata's arms as well. "Are you three ready to leave?" Arashi asks as Sorata finally loses his balance and the presents fall all over him.
Yuzuriah and Kamui agree in their own ways with Yuzuriah jumping up and down and Kamui nodding his head, helping pick up the dropped merchandise while still trying to carry his own. Subaru looks behind him once more as the younger dragons make their way out of the mall. The Onmyouji checks his surroundings thoroughly as the last of Seishirou's presence disappears. All that's left is the burning reminders on the back of his hands.
"Subaru, you coming?" Kamui asks turning toward the Sumeragi.
Subaru turns back to Kamui and conjures up a smile, "I'll be right there, Kamui."
Kamui shows a smile as well as Yuzuriha bounces unto her leader's back. Kamui instantly drops to his knees as his bags, and some other things he was carrying, fell to the ground. "Yuzuriha-san", Kamui began.
"I'm sorry, Kamui-chan. Here! Let me help", Yuzuriha says leaning over Kamui's back and grabbing some bags. Kamui's eyes widen in shock as he can feel himself about to fall forward and then jerk back as he feels arms secure around his neck. "C'mon, Kamui-chan~! You can carry the gifts and me, right?" Yuzuriha asks joyfully as she sniggles her head against Kamui's neck.
Wobbly, Kamui stands up with some bags in his hands and gives a squeaky, "I'll try, but don't blame me if you die." Kamui securely holds the fourteen year old girl on his back as he takes off sprinting after Sorata and Arashi who were waiting for the others near the exit. Subaru laughs to himself as he runs after the teens as well.
"So this is what you bought back at the mall, huh?" Subaru asks walking into Kamui's room.
"Subaru! What happened to knocking before entering?" Kamui says gathering up the scattered things on the ground.
"I just wanted to check on you before dinner in an hour. Making sure your actually going to show up this time", Subaru says crossing his arms.
Kamui blushes as he remembers last night when he ran into a certain Dragon of Earth that just had to go on a movie-and-dinner date. "Okay then I'll make sure you show up as well", Kamui says remembering the time the Sumeragi came home late one night and missed a very important dinner.
Subaru began blushing as he remembered that night very well when the Sakurazukamori happened to kidnap him for their own special night. Kamui shows a triumphant smile and continues to try to shove the bag under his bed.
With one final push, the bags finally go under, but one object falls. It catches Subaru's eye and the Onmyouji bends over to pick it up, "What's this?"
Instantly, Kamui's face goes pale and he tries snatching it away from the Sumeragi, "Give it back!"
Subaru holds it out of Kamui's reach as Kamui tries jumping for it. "Hold on there, Shorty." Kamui sticks his tongue out. "Why do you need a book on different alcoholic drinks? You're still too young", Subaru says skimming through the book.
"C'mon, Subaru. You're telling me you've never drank when you were sixteen?" Kamui asks crossing his arms.
"Actually, no. And if I did, it was only for special occasions back at the Sumeragi Estate", Subaru says smirking at the young dragon. Kamui scoffs as he looks the other way. "I'm going back to my room now and taking the book with me", Subaru says ruffling Kamui's hair.
Kamui instantly faces Subaru and tries snatching the book again, "Oh c'mon, Subaru. That's really just a gift for someone else", Kamui lies hoping the Sumeragi will believe him.
Subaru shakes his head and makes his way out of the room leaving Kamui just standing there. Subaru goes back to his room as he continues looking through the book. He had to admit, he could really use some of the drinks right now.
Subaru sighs as he throws the book on a nearby desk. Two pictures flutter out of the book and lands on the ground. He picks them up and looks at them. One of the pictures had three young kids playing with each other and enjoying each other's company. One of the young boys had bright laughing purple eyes and looked to be about seven years old. He was being chased by another boy with spikey hair and yellow eyes who appeared to be at least nine years old. The last youth was of a girl who had wavy, short, dirty blonde hair with her eyes shut that seemed to be maybe five years old. She was sitting in the tree watching as the two boys played with each other.
"Kamui and Fuma, I suppose", Subaru says setting the picture down next to the book. The other picture, though, was the thing that surprised him the most. "How did he get this? I always keep this in a secure place", Subaru says as his eyes widen in shock. The picture contained his younger self along with the two people he cared for most.
"I remember taking that picture! Oh, we all had a blast that day! Wouldn't you agree, Subu-chan?"
Subaru drops the picture and instantly looks behind him, "Ho-Hokuto-chan?"
Sumeragi Hokuto was standing (or at least floating) behind her brother, showing a huge smile on her face. "Subaru!" the ghostly figure of the girl shrieks as she flies past her brother, "Why do you have this? You're not drinking are you?"
Hokuto holds up the book Subaru had taken from Kamui. "Well?"
Subaru just stands there, blinking at whom he thought to be his deceased sister, "Hokuto-chan."
"Well, Sumeragi Subaru?"
Subaru blinks again, "No."
Instantly, Hokuto's face becomes sad, "Oh. That's too bad, then. It would've been easier for Sei-chan to get into your pants of you were drunk."
"Hokuto-chan!" Subaru screams, a blush coming to his face.
"OHOHOHOHO! Good to know I haven't completely lost my little brother. That reminds me", Hokuto says whacking her dazed brother with the book, "Why haven't you and Sei-chan got together yet?"
Subaru looks at Hokuto confused as he rubs the back of his head, "Hokuto-chan. Seishirou-san killed you. How could I ever love someone who has broken my heart and taken away my only sister?"
Hokuto whacks the back of his head again as he gives a cry of pain. "Baka! Don't you know anything? I swear, you and Sei-chan are too stubborn for your own good", Hokuto exclaims banging the book again, against her brother's head.
"Ow! Hokuto-chan! How are you able to do that? You're supposed to go through stuff", Subaru says holding the back of his head.
"Well if you must know", Hokuto says placing her hands on her hips, "I was brought back to make sure you don't do anything else idiotic. Although, I still have no idea what exactly my price is for being here."
"Your price, Hokuto-chan?" Subaru asks. Hokuto nods, but before she can say anything else, a knock is heard from the door.
"Subaru! Time for dinner", Kamui says from the other side of the door.
"I'll be right there", Subaru exclaims, placing the picture of Kamui and his friends back in the book and snatching it. He heads out of his room and down the stairs to the kitchen with Hokuto following after him. Subaru walks to the table and takes the seat next to Kamui as he hands him the book, "Here. After dinner though, I need to talk to you."
Kamui quickly snatches the book and opens to the front of it so only he could see. Instantly, Kamui's face goes pale as he slowly nods his head.
"So...uh... Subaru-san. Is that the reason we heard screaming up in your room?" Sorata asks pointing to Hokuto who was floating behind Subaru the whole time.
"I'm not a 'that'! I may be a ghost, but that gives you no excuse to call me a 'that'", Hokuto says angrily.
"I'm sorry. Sorata-san. Everyone. This is my Onee-chan, Sumeragi Hokuto", Subaru says gesturing to the floating girl. Everyone's eyes widen in shock, but Kamui seems to be the only one to fully comprehend the situation since Subaru was willing to show him that part of his past.
"Hokuto? You mean the one who died by the hand of the Sakurazukamori?" Kamui asks.
Subaru nods his head, "Apparently she was brought back for my sake, I guess."
"Well nice to meet you, Subaru-san's sister. My name's Arisuwaga Sorata and this is Nekoi Yuzu-chan", Sorata says shaking Hokuto's hand and gesturing to the fourteen year old next to him who was excited of their new guest.
"Hello, Hokuto-chan! It's very nice to meet you. This is my dog, Inuki. You can see him right?" Yuzuriha asks hugging her Inugami.
"Well of course I can see him. I am a ghost after all", Hokuto says giving a cheerful laugh.
"Wow. That's some laugh you got there, Miss. But I'm sure it's not as pretty as Nee-chan's", Sorata says leaning over to Arashi.
The mink just rolls her eyes as she holds her hand out to Hokuto, "An honor to meet you, Sumeragi-san. My name is Kishuu Arashi."
Again, Hokuto laughs as she hugs the mink, "No need to use formals with me. You can just call me Hokuto-chan. Nice to meet you as well, Arashi-chan." Arashi's eyes widen from the surprise hug as Subaru bangs his head against the table.
"So then you weren't the one to bring her back, huh Subaru", Kamui asks patting the other's back. Subaru moans as he continues to keep his head on the table.
"Oh~! You must be Kamu-chan", Hokuto says floating up to the purple eyed savior, "If you think that you'll win my brother's heart, then you've got another thing coming. Subaru's heart already belongs to Sei-chan."
"Hokuto-chan!" Subaru exclaims instantly jumping up. A huge blush comes across his and Kamui's face s everyone stares at the three with Hokuto laughing hysterically. "I think I'll be excused now", Subaru says; face still burning hot as he walks out of the room, "Come, Kamui."
Kamui clutches to the book in his hand and bows to Hokuto, "It was nice meeting you face to face." Kamui then quickly runs out after Subaru, leaving the other three alone with Hokuto.
"So who is 'Sei-chan'", Sorata asks Hokuto suspiciously.
Hokuto turns her head to face him as she sits on the table, "Sei-chan is someone very important to me and Subaru and even though the both of them won't admit it, they love each other."
Sorata thinks this new information over before he asks his next question, "So then why are you here?"
An evil grin comes across the older twin's face as she explains her plan to the others.
"In here, Kamui", Subaru says motioning the boy in his room. Kamui enters the Sumeragi's room as Subaru sets up wards. Kamui looks at the Onmyouji questioningly.
"To make sure my sister doesn't float in on our conversation."
Kamui nods his head as he takes a seat on the bed. His attention is turned to the second picture that was in the book. Subaru looks at it as well.
"Is that the reason why you had that book? To hide those pictures?" Subaru asks sitting next to Kamui who hung his head down.
"I'm sorry, Subaru. For taking that picture of you, Hokuto, and Seishirou. I wanted to remind myself why I continue fighting, why we continue fighting. I'm sorry", Kamui says looking away.
"There's no need to be sorry, Kamui. I understand", Subaru says bringing Kamui into his embrace, "How did you obtain the picture though?"
"I came in your room one day and saw something sticking out from under your pillow so I pulled it out and saw it was that picture."
"And you took it", Subaru finishes for him.
Kamui nods his head, "I'm really sorry, Subaru."
"Don't be", Subaru says as he brings Kamui closer.
"So why is your sister here? Wasn't she supposed to have moved on?" Kamui asks pulling out of Subaru's embrace and looking up at him. Subaru moans again as he leans on Kamui's shoulder. "Are you not happy to see her again?" Kamui asks patting the Sumeragi's back.
"It's not that. It's just that she can be very loud and talkative. I'm afraid she will reveal my love for the Sakurazukamori. She's already said that I love Seishirou, but she didn't mention that Seishirou was Sakurazukamori and I don't plan on telling the rest of the seals any time soon", Subaru says as he continues to lean on Kamui. Kamui looks at Subaru with sympathy.
"Sumeragi Subaru! Come down here with Kamui to finish your dinner right now!" Hokuto exclaims from downstairs. Subaru and Kamui shiver as they head back down to the dinner table. They take their seats as they notice Sorata, Yuzuriha, and Hokuto all giggling about something. Kamui chooses to ignore it as he goes back to eating as Subaru gets another shiver down his spine. Hokuto wasn't going to make this Christmas easy for him.
"So, Subu-chan", Hokuto asks going up to her brother, "Did you get a gift for Sei-chan yet?" Subaru stares at Hokuto as Hokuto smiles back at Subaru.
"No", Subaru replies after a while.
Hokuto pouts and crosses her arms, "Subaru~! I'm sure… no POSITIVE… that you would break Sei-chan's heart if you didn't get a gift for him."
"Hokuto-chan. I haven't had time to go shopping for a gift", Subaru says trying to reason with his sister.
"That's not true! We went shopping earlier today", Yuzuriha exclaims showing off the new collar she got for Inuki.
"And besides, the man doesn't even have a heart. How could it break?" Kamui says under his breath as Hokuto comes over and smacks the back of his head, "Ow!"
"So what were you planning on getting for him, Subaru", Hokuto asks.
"I'm not sure, Hokuto-chan. You'll just have to wait and see", Subaru lies as he goes back to eating.
"Okay~! I bet you though my gift for him will be even better", Hokuto exclaims holding her head up high. Sorata and Yuzuriha go back to giggling as Subaru looks at Kamui confused. Kamui shrugs and continues to eat.
"Subaru! Kamui! You awake!" Sorata asks banging on the Sumeragi's door, "Subaru! Kamui!" The door opens to reveal a Sumeragi, but not the Sumeragi the monk was hoping to see. "Good morning, Hokuto-chan. How are you this morning?"
"I'm fine, except for the fact that Subu-chan and Kamu-chan walked out on me last night while I was giving them fashion tips", Hokuto says crossing her arms and giving a pout.
"I'm sorry, Hokuto-chan. Subaru's been walking out on you a lot lately. How are you going to put your plan in action?"
Hokuto smiles as she makes her way to the bathroom with Sorata following her behind. "Gonna call on back up. Care to join me?" Sorata nods his head vigorously as Hokuto floats in front of the mirror. "Mirror, mirror on the wall. I need help. Give Yuko a call", Hokuto chants and taps on the bathroom mirror, "I don't have to say that, but it's really fun."
The mirror's reflection begins to waver as Hokuto's reflection is replaced with the image of a woman with cat like eyes and long black flowing hair. She was wearing a Santa-looking dress with a hoodie. "Hello, Hokuto. I was wondering when you would call."
"Hello, Yuko-chan! I need help with Subu-chan. I think he's going to make this Christmas difficult for me", Hokuto says as she slumps against the bathroom counter, "Do you think you can help me? I'll just pay more for this as well."
"No need, Hoku-chan. Your price will stay the same. I will help you by sending someone to help. This is his price to pay for my services earlier. He's very trustworthy and will help you with your plan with ease", Yuko says as a small colorful tornado starts up next to Hokuto and Sorata, "After all-"
The wind dies down as the colors disappears revealing the person. An evil glint comes into Hokuto's eyes as Sorata stands there gaping. The person looks to them revealing his demon red eyes, "I am one hell of a butler."
I'll have the rest of the story posted up in the next 2-3 days hopefully, depending if another writer's block hits me. Chapter 2 maybe up sooner now that I look at what I've written so far. For now, here's why Subaru and Kamui walked out on Hokuto. I'm gonna go and try to finish up the rest of this story and see if i can get stared on my Christmas Vacation story with the Ouran Host Club. See ya, I'll try to post soon.
"Subaru!" A loud knock sounds from the Sumeragi's door. "Subaru, please let me in!" Subaru moans in his bed as he gets up and makes his way to his door. "Subaru!" Another loud knock.
Subaru finally opens the door to find an annoyed Kamui on the other side. "Kamui? It's two o' clock in the morning. What's wrong?" Subaru asks rubbing his eyes.
"Can I sleep in your room tonight?" Kamui asks hopefully.
"Another nightmare?" Subaru asks letting the small boy in.
"Worse. It's a living one", Kamui responds sitting on the ground, "Is it possible to put up your wards and keep them up while you sleep?" Subaru blinks and nods his head as he takes his ofuda out and sets up his wards around his room. "Thank you", Kamui says curling up in a ball on the ground. Subaru shows a small smile as he picks up Kamui bridal style and places him on the bed. "Hey!"
"Would you really rather want to sleep on the floor then on a nice warm bed?" Subaru asks laying down next to Kamui.
"No", Kamui replies; a small blush coming across his face as he sniggles closer to the Onmyouji.
"Oh~! How cute!" Hokuto exclaims taking pictures of the two.
"Hokuto-chan! How did you get in here?" Subaru yells getting up quickly.
"I thought she couldn't get past your wards, Subaru", Kamui says, fear clearly showing in his voice and eyes.
"I may not have been that powerful of an Onmyouji like Subaru, but I still have powerful contacts", Hokuto says with that same evil smirk across her face whenever she thinks up one of her crazy plans.
"Like who?" Subaru asks looking worried.
"Like a certain Dimensional Witch", Hokuto responds going over to Subaru's closet.
"Who?" Kamui asks as Subaru's face goes white.
"I'll explain later", Subaru says sitting back down on the bed.
"Ugh! Subaru! Did you learn nothing from your Most Fashionable Sister when I was alive", Hokuto exclaims throwing out white trench coats, turtlenecks, and anything that wasn't Hokuto's taste, which was everything, "Tomorrow, you and me are defiantly going shopping along with Kamui."
Subaru looks to Kamui who was holding his head in his hands, "The reason why I came in here was because Hokuto was attacking my closet as well as my body."
"Your body? Hokuto-chan!"
"Now, Subaru. Kamui is worse than you were when you were sixteen. I mean, have you seen how skinny the boy is. He's more bone then flesh! And don't get me started on his dressing style", Hokuto complains as she continues to rampage through Subaru's closet. As Hokuto continues complaining about both Subaru's and Kamui's dressing and living style; the two boys made their way out of the room and down the stairs.
"I got the keys. Ready to go?" Subaru asks opening up the front door letting in the cold. Kamui nods his head as he makes his way out. The both of them run to the Onmyouji's car and they quickly leave.
"So where are we going?" Kamui asks trying to warm himself up.
"To the nearest hotel that's the farthest from my crazed sister", Subaru says driving out of Clamp Campus.