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Chapter One: First day Fiasco.
So there we were my best friend and I, lying on the ground in the huge yard behind her house looking up at the night sky and just laying in silence trying to take in all that had happened to us this last summer. We've always wanted to be sisters like best friends do and now we practically were! I mean we lived in the same house and starting tomorrow we'll be going to the same school again! It was amazing. We just couldn't believe that her parents agreed to all this but, of course, I wasn't living in her house and having her parents pay my way through private school for free. Her parents loved me but not that much. I worked after school and on weekends or whenever they needed me to. I did odd jobs anything from filing papers to changing all the little light bulbs in their big chandelier but I didn't mind. I'd be getting a better education faster at Ouran and I got to live with Akira. My life wasn't perfect but it was more than I could ask for.
"Are you excited about tomorrow or nervous?"
"Honestly both. I've heard about it from you and you say it's great but the only person I will know there is you. What if no one else likes me? What if I can't keep up with all my subjects? What if we went through all this just to find out I'd be better off living back in my old apartment still going to public school? But at the same time it's a new experience and I can't wait to just see and experience all the things I couldn't before you know?"
"I guess. I know we didn't waste all our efforts and my parents wouldn't have let you live here and pay for you to go to school with me if they thought it'd be too much for you. The last thing they want to do is waste money. Besides I know I won't be the only person there that likes you because you're awesome. I mean, you'd have to be or we wouldn't be friends," she said with a laugh.
"I sure hope so. At least we will be in the same class. That will make things easier."
"Yep, oh gosh, so are you going to go and visit the host club with me after school?"
"That club where you just sit and listen to boys flirt with you and other girls? The one with that boy you like so much? What was his name? Honey right? I don't know, Akira, it really isn't my thing but if you want me to go with you I can."
"Yay! I just know you'll love it!"
"Akira, you are so crazy."
"But you love me anyway!"
"Hahahaha, of course," I said teasingly.
"Come on Momo, let's go back inside. It's freezing out here."
"It's not that cold but okay if you insist."
"Good gosh, you're never cold. But as I was saying, Honey is so cute!
Absolutely adorable and his cousin Mori is really quiet and doesn't talk much. He's so protective and caring towards Honey. It's just as cute! Honey is always eating cake and-"
"Whoa, you're getting way too excited there, Akira. I'm going to bed. I don't want to be sleepy on the first day back to school."
"Okay! You'll just have to see for yourself tomorrow how great everything is and how everyone there will just fall for you instantly."
"Akira, you do realize that this is a school you're talking about not Wonderland? Goodnight."
"Night" I walked into my room silently and closed the door. I took a deep breath. I had a feeling that tomorrow was going to be a good day. I sure hoped that this feeling was right. I checked my bag and made sure I had all I needed. Books, pencils, erasers, a pencil sharpener, pens, a highlighter, and one yellow wrinkle free uniform. Yep, I had everything. I set my alarm clock and went to sleep. I was going to need it.
"Awww! Momo! You look so cute in your school uniform!"
"Akira, you think everything is cute. Besides it's just a school uniform after all. Ugh, I feel like a dandelion or canary or something." After that we left the house and talked the whole ride to school about absolutely nothing although she did tell me more about the Host Club. Apparently there was Kyoya Otori, Tamaki Suoh, Haruhi Fujioka, and the Hitachiin twins, Hikaru and Kaoru. When we got there she showed me as much of the school as she could. She seemed to be having fun and I was beginning to feel less lost so we had a great time.
"And this is classroom 3B, where we will spend most of our day during classes. So, what do you think of the school so far?"
"It's really nice considering it's a school. It's really great, Akira. Oh and look, the teacher is here, let's sit down"
"No. Let's move back a few seats. I hate being in the front of the room."
"Sure." I sat and listened as the teacher called out the names of all our classmates. I waited and soon she was done calling out all the names of the students in the room except for mine. Oh boy already there's a problem. This is just my lucky day isn't it?
"Excellent, everyone is here today! Is there anyone's name that I haven't called? If so please raise your hand." I raised my hand a little slowly and saw as everyone's head turned to look at me.
"Okay. What's your name?"
"I'm Momo Hasegawa."
"Well let me see here… no, you're not on my list. Will you show me your schedule?"
"Sure." I got my schedule and the rest of my stuff and walked to the front of the classroom to hand it to her.
"Hmm. That's strange, it says that you're supposed to be in this room but you aren't on my list. Hold on a moment, let me see if the office knows what's going on." She walked over to the laptop sitting on her desk and started typing something. I stood and waited awkwardly. At least most of the room stopped staring and were now talking amongst themselves again. I looked over at Akira and she looked sad and honestly if I was going to be moved to a different room I wasn't going to be too happy either. I needed her to show me around more and tell me how things worked at this school. Okay, well today was just starting, maybe it would get better from now.
"Okay, I emailed the office and they said that it was a mistake and that you are supposed to be in classroom 3A which is the room right in front of ours. I will give you a note for the teacher explaining why you are late and have you on your way." I just nodded my head, took the note, and walked out the door. As I looked back I saw Akira sitting there with her mouth wide open. At least she didn't look sad anymore but I wonder what that was about.
As I walked into the other room once again everyone turned to face me. I walked up to the teacher and handed her the note, she nodded and told me to go and sit in the back next to Fujioka. Wait. That name sounded familiar. I turned and looked and there were three empty seats in the room. I took the one right next to the window so there was a seat in between me and Haruhi. Then I realized Haruhi Fujioka was in the host club. Was this the same Fujioka that my friend was talking about? Most likely that explains why her mouth was hanging open when I left to come here. I sat down and got ready for class. No matter who I was sitting next to I needed to take notes to keep my good grades.
Finally, after two subjects, it's time for lunch which means a break. Everyone left for the cafeteria but I hung back and was going to eat my lunch in the classroom. Was I allowed to eat in the classroom during lunch? I don't know but I'm not a messy eater anyway so I don't think anyone will notice. As everyone left the room I noticed that Fujioka stayed too. He even pulled out his own bento box and started eating. Well at least I wouldn't be alone during lunch. As if on cue, Akira entered the room.
"Momo! Are you coming to eat lunch with me? I can show you where everyone sits and-" She stopped when she noticed who I was with. Geez, she acts like I was sitting with royalty of some kind. I mean come on! Haruhi was just a boy after all, no big deal.
"No, I'm going to eat in the classroom and just relax."
"Okay, well I guess I'll see you later. It really stinks that we aren't in the same class anymore. Are you still hanging out with me after school?"
"Yeah, we are still hanging out after school. Why wouldn't we?"
"Okay, I'll see you then." She walked out of the room still looking a little stunned but happy none the less. I sighed and sat down. I opened my boxed lunch and started eating. The silence was comfortable and relaxing. I mean, so what if I was sitting next to one of the oh so famous Host Club members. I didn't know what to think really besides that he was kind of quiet and that something seemed a little off about him. Not that Haruhi seemed weird or anything; there was just something about him that didn't seem right. It was none of my business really besides I'd see him almost every day for the rest of the school year so maybe I'd figure it out.
I put those thoughts in the back of my mind and finished eating and just relaxed a little before class started again. Haruhi remained silent and I was grateful. I didn't feel inclined to talk at the moment. The quiet was calming and allowed me to lose myself in my thoughts without fear of interruption. Sadly that peaceful moment was over when the bell rang and class was in full swing once again. Thankfully school would be over soon with that in mind time went by much faster than before. Finally everyone was dismissed. I waited outside classroom 3B for Akira. When she finally came out of the room she was just radiating happiness like a ball of sunshine. Either she had a fantastic day or going to Host Club makes her really excited. Whichever, it was fine by me. I love seeing my friends happy. Besides, looks like I finally get to see the rest of the famous Host Club in action.
"So Momo, what's it like having class and lunch with Haruhi Fujioka? Isn't he cute? Did you talk to him?"
"Hahahaha! No. I didn't talk to him and even if I did what would you have expected me to say?"
"I don't know! You could have said anything really. I know! You should totally sit at his table today! You never know, you guys could end up being friends or something."
" I thought you would want me to sit with you at Mori's and Honey's table?"
"I think you should choose where you want to sit then when we're on our way home we can swap stories and stuff! It'll be so much fun!"
"Sure we can do that if you want to. I guess I will sit at Haruhi's table then. If we're going to be classmates I might as well be a little more amiable towards her."
"Yeah! That's the spirit Momo, you should be-wait, did u say her?"
"Did I? Ha! It was just a slip of the tongue. I get a little confused when I got a lot on my mind especially with it being my first day here and all."
"Yeah I bet, you have to tell me all about it when we get home! Oh! Did you know that you're also in the same class as the Hitachiin twins! I'm so jealous! I'd love to be in a class with one of the club's members and you're in class with three of them!"
"That will be interesting I'm sure." We were almost to the room. Akira seemed to have calmed down a little after talking but I was a bit nervous. I had this odd sensation that something was going to happen but I didn't have time to dwell on that ominous feeling because we had finally reached our destination. Akira looked at me and smiled before opening the doors. Rose petals came fluttering out of the room and filled the air followed by a chorused "Welcome" from all of the club's members. The room was huge but I wasn't that surprised considering all the rooms in this school were fairly big. After a moment of standing and waiting in the doorway I felt a little out of place. Thankfully Akira started walking.
"Okay Momo since this is your first time here I will take you to go and meet Kyoya. He keeps track of all the hosts and their customers like me and now you! He's really nice and has the greatest smile."
"Is he the one with the glasses that you told me about?"
"Mmhmm, that's him!"I don't know why but walking over to him only made me feel more nervous about being here. He was tall, slim, and dark-haired. He looked just like
Akira had said he would whenever she talked about him. When he noticed us walking his way he greeted us with a smile.
"Kyoya, this is my friend Momo Hasegawa. She will be coming to the Host Club at the same time I do and we're kind of a bundle type deal in every way but one. I will remain at Mori's and Honey's table but she would like to sit with Haruhi today. Though she might change her mind as she gets to know the rest of the hosts more."
"Alright well I hope you ladies have a good time. It is nice to meet you Momo Hasegawa I'm sure your presence will be a great one."
"Thank you I do look forward to being here." He smiled and I returned the favor then Akira walked over to her table so I started to walk over to mine. Lucky for me Haruhi had no other customers at the moment. I sat down quietly and sent a smile his way.
"Hey I'm the new girl from your class today. My friend really wants me to try out the Host Club because she's a big fan of it and hopes I will be too. She has told me a lot about you guys."
"Yeah you're the one who ate lunch in the classroom with me. It's nice how your friend is trying to find something for you two to do together." He said that with a slight tilt of his head and smiled. As our conversation went on I noticed a few things. He always slightly tilted his head when he smiled, his eyes were huge, he didn't have an Adam's apple, his laugh was high pitched, and that he didn't act very manly at all in anyway what so ever. Then it clicked. It's like a light bulb had been switched on my brain. I knew what seemed so off about "him"! I couldn't just ask though could I? I mean how do I even phrase that sort of question? You don't just walk up to somebody and say "Hey! Are you really a girl? You don't seem very boyish." It'd be just plain rude but I had to ask. My curiosity really was going to get me into trouble one day. Well I'd be risking getting hit or having bad things said about me but I really wanted to know.
"Haruhi can I ask you a question?"
"Sure. What's on your mind? You've been mumbling something to yourself for a few minutes."
"Well it's kind of embarrassing to ask for the both of us and I really do hope you don't get angry. Although I wouldn't blame you if you did." Haruhi looked a little worried.
"Whatever it is you can ask." I took a deep breath and continued. I took a look around because I felt that by asking this I was doing something wrong. All of the hosts were looking at me out of the corner of their eyes. I felt nervous all over again.
"It's just that I've noticed a few things about you. And well it just doesn't quite fit with me. Please correct me if I'm wrong but are you..." I couldn't continue I felt so wrong asking this!
"Am I what?" I swallowed my nerves.
"Are you really a boy? I mean ya know are you a girl?" At that moment things became a bit chaotic. Kyoya stood up really fast and announced that the club would be closing early today because they were planning a surprise for tomorrow in honor of it being a new school year. Honey dropped his fork and had tears in his eyes. Tamaki shot out of his chair and was heading our way! Mori stayed seated and watched the whole charade. I wanted nothing more than to get up and run away. I'd jump out of the window if I had to! I just wanted out of the room but as I started to get up I felt a hand on my shoulder pushing me back into my seat. When I looked up it was Tamaki. I felt dread right into the pit of my stomach. Kyoya was still rushing people out of the room and Akira sent me a worried look while leaving. I would have a lot of explaining to do later. Tamaki's head was tilted down in a way that made it unable for me to see his eyes or make out much of his facial expression from where I was sitting. Although Haruhi looked calm about everything maybe even a little annoyed.
All of a sudden I heard the doors shut and I wanted to hide. Everyone was crowded around the table now. There was no longer a smile on Kyoya's face. Instead he looked really intimidating. He lowered his glasses and looked right at me saying only one thing.
"Looks like someone finally figured you out Haruhi. But the only question is what shall we do about it?"
Author's Note: Well I hope this was long enough for only one chapter! If you read this please leave a comment. Flames are welcome also. I hope you enjoyed reading this! Also just in case it isn't clear Hikaru and Kaoru are absent from school today. Lol. ^.^