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Chapter 2: The Prank War Begins
"Looks like someone finally figured you out Haruhi. But the only question is what shall we do about it?" He looked around at the other members of the club everyone except for Haruhi had a serious look on their face.
"I don't see what the big deal is." Haruhi looked annoyed.
"The big deal is that she could tell everyone about this and then how would you repay us? You couldn't be a host anymore." Replied Kyoya matter of factly.
"Oh! If it's some sort of big deal I won't tell anyone! I promise! Wait repay you guys for what?"
"When she first stumbled into our club room she knocked over and broke a vase worth 8,000,000 yen so now she repays her debt little by little by acting as a host." My jaw almost hit the floor. That is A LOT of money. If I was her I'd probably lie about my gender too if it meant paying back that much money.
"Wow that's, that's a lot of money. So, no one else has figured out that she is a girl? I mean it's not that hard to figure out. Even her name is a huge hint. Not many parents would name their son Haruhi when it mean "A Spring day". I can't be the first one to figure it out!"
"Surprisingly enough no one else has. If they had figured it out they haven't been curious or brave enough to flat out ask like you did." He smirked and it kind of creeped me out. I wasn't sure if he was insulting me or giving me a compliment or just insulting all the other people in the school. For someone that was supposed to be the "Cool" type he sure was intimidating.
"Yeah well this has been great and all but I really need to catch up with Akira she's going to be wondering where I am. I promise to keep your secret Haruhi. I know what it's like owing money to people." I picked up my stuff and walked to the door suppressing my urge to run. There was just too much tension in the air. As soon as I walked out of the room my best friend jumped out at me.
"AH! Oh goodness Akira! Don't scare me like that!"
"Sorry! I didn't mean to! What happened in there? Why didn't you leave with everyone else? Oh gosh did Haruhi ask you out?"
"What? No! No nothing like that I just said something I shouldn't have that's all."
"What'd you say? Did they kick you out? Are you going to be able to come here again with me?"Her voice kept growing louder and she was shaking me by my shoulders.
"I'd rather not say it's really embarrassing and I don't know I will have to ask Haruhi tomorrow for now let's just go home. And Akira STOP SHAKING ME!" Her arms dropped to her sides again. I straightened my appearance some and continued. "So what was it like with Honey today?"
"It was great! He looked so cute today! I loved how he got Mori a piece of cake too then Mori gave Honey his strawberries because they're his favorite."
"That was nice of him. Well I'm glad you had fun."
"Yeah oh and Momo I have the best thing ever planned for our little beginning of the school year tradition!"
"Good! Your prank for me last year was no fun at all! I can't wait until I see you in my prank!" Every year at the beginning of school we pull a prank on each other. Last year all she did was tie all my shoes together by the laces. I tripped once then fixed it and it was over. She wasn't even there when I tripped! Her prank really was lame but she tried. She always gets mad at me when I prank her though because I go a little overboard with my pranks. I remember last year I messed with a few of her hair care products and let's just say that her hair was green for two weeks. It was hilarious! At the time she was livid but now we laugh about it. I could not wait until tomorrow my prank is going to be great!
We were both lost in our own thoughts so the ride home was silent. Hopefully she was thinking up something better than what she pulled last year. I was ready for whatever she was going to throw at me. I just hope I wouldn't make her too mad this year. As soon as we got into the house she went upstairs to her room and I got a phone call.
"Hey honey this is Akira's mom one of the interns got sick and I need you to come into the office and run some errands for me."
"I'll be there in a few minutes."
"Thank you darling. We won't need you for long you'll still have plenty of time to do your homework and anything else you need to do."
"Anytime ." We hung up and I sighed. She always said she wouldn't need me for long but I knew I'd be there until at least ten at night. Thankfully I had no homework and my prank was already set up. She had me doing things like sharpening pencils and fixing the fax machine, the copier, and filling up all the printers with ink. When I was done with that she had me reorganize all her business cards and other contacts on her computer and in her filing cabinet in alphabetical order! I feel sorry for the interns having to do stuff like this all the time. When I finally got back to the house I went straight to sleep.
It was a beautiful morning and it wasn't too cold either. I decided to leave for school early so I could explore the place a little more. I'd only been walking around for five minutes when all of a sudden I heard footsteps coming my way and fast approaching.
"MOMO! I CAN'T believe you did this to me! Just wait until I get my hands on you!" A smile spread across my face I looked back and sure enough it was Akira chasing after me. She was so mad you could practically see the fire in her eyes. She was so angry she even threw her shoes at me! I saw one go flying past me then a minute later so did the second one. I laughed for a second then ran. I didn't know where and I didn't care. When we got to a corner she slipped and fell trying to turn. You could hear the SMACK of her face meeting the floor. That's what she gets for running in socks. She must look really ridiculous. I just ran. After I turned a few corners I leaped into the first room I saw. There was a boy standing in there with orange hair.
"Uh hi. If someone runs in here you didn't see me." He gave me a confused look but nodded and continued doing whatever. I hid in the conveniently placed closet in the room.
"MOMO! I know you're- Oh! Hi did you see someone run in here just a minute ago Hikaru?"
"No I didn't see anybody." He sounded annoyed and had to clear his throat before he spoke probably trying to stifle his laughter at her appearance.
"Oh okay well thank you. Glad to see that you're in school today." It was silent for a minute but I didn't hear the door close again either. As quietly as I could I maneuvered myself into a crouching position and looked through the keyhole of the doorknob. I could see her red faced and seething looking around the room. She looked around a little more and was about to leave when she spotted the closet she started to walk towards it. I was in a lot of trouble now. Suddenly the orange haired boy started to laugh loudly he could no longer control himself. Akira's face turned even brighter red (if that was even possible) stomped her foot and left with her nose in the air. After another minute I poked my head out of the closet.
"Is she gone?"
"Yeah she left did you-?"
"Do that to her? Yeah. Was it to mean for just a prank? I mean her entire face is blue and her hands are red!" He was wearing a huge grin on his face and he started laughing. He gripped his stomach and his eyes started watering. I laughed along with him his laughter was contagious. He finally calmed down enough to talk.
"That was great! Brilliant! I have to admit she does look a little blue! Whatever it is that she did to deserve that you must have caught her red handed!" We broke into another fit of laughter at his comments.
"No she didn't do anything! We have this little tradition to pull pranks on each other at the beginning of the school year. I'm Momo Hasegawa by the way."
"I'm Kaoru. How did you get her face so blue? It looked like you spent all day bombing her with blueberries!" Kaoru? I thought Akira called him Hikaru? What was up with that?
"I just put food coloring and blue hair dye in this weird face mask stuff she uses. For her hands I did the same thing except I put it in her favorite lotion bottle."
"I wonder if boss has any lotion." He said it so quietly that I almost didn't hear him. Then he got this look on his face and it was kind of scary whoever his "boss" was I sure felt sorry for them. They'd probably be purple before the day was over. I glanced at the clock on the wall and there were only three minutes left until classes started for the day.
"Oh and my friend when she walked in she called you Hikaru. Why is that?" My answer just happened to walk through the door at that moment. His timing was amazing!
"Hey Kaoru! Why is it taking you so long just to get your stuff? Class is going to start soon c'mon!"
"Hikaru wait!" Hikaru walked out of the room with Kaoru trailing behind him. I glanced at the clock on the wall and realized that Hikaru was right classes were going to start in just five minutes! I left the room as well and rushed to get there on time I kept wondering why they were going the same way I was then felt stupid when I remembered Akira telling me that they were in my class as well. Suddenly they turned down a different hall probably towards their lockers or something. It didn't really matter. With one minute left to spare I sat down in the same seat I did yesterday. The twins made it in just as the bell rang. They high fived each other and about to do something else when the teacher told them to sit down. They sat on either side of Haruhi which meant that one of them was sitting next to me but which one Hikaru or Kaoru? I kept sneaking glances at the orange haired boy next to me. Seems like he had a hard time focusing on the lessons that day too. It wasn't me that he was interested in but Haruhi! Finally it was lunch break again I could use some quiet to organize my thoughts.
"MOMO! TELL ME HOW TO GET THIS CRAP OFF OF ME!" Looks like Akira was still really mad. I gave a nervous laugh.
"Well see the thing is I don't know how to get it off you."
"WHAT?" At that moment the twins walked back in.
"Hey Haruhi do you have a-" They both started laughing gripping the front of each other's jackets to keep themselves standing. Akira looked like she was about to cry. I didn't think this through. She stormed out of the room and hopefully to the bathroom to try and clean herself up.
"Hikaru this is the one I've been telling you about! Did you see that! Priceless! Now just imagine if we did this to the boss!"
"We could turn him pink! I can see it now the flamingo king!" Suddenly their laughter stopped and they turned their attention towards me with a smirk. I gulped. They looked creepy but cute in the mischievous kind of way.
"So, how'd you think of it?" They asked in unison. They were on each side of me arms slung over my shoulders.
"I don't know really just got the idea from when I turned her hair green last year. It was great but people called her booger head for weeks."
"Hahahaha any other great ideas?"
"Well I've always wanted to do the whole spraying honey and feathers on someone to make them look like a chicken! Or filling up someone's room with nothing but those multi colored plastic balls that you see in ball bins so when they open the door it all just come crashing down on them like an overpowering rainbow." Little did I know that Akira was right outside the door listening to every word. This prank war was far from over.
"Great! Well how would you like to-"
"Help us with a prank?" I looked at both of their pleading faces and then towards Haruhi who seemed to be ignoring us and eating. Seeing as how most of my pranks caused more harm than good I wanted to say no but against my better judgment I said...
"Okay I'll help you but just this once!"
Author's Note: This chapter was going to be a bit longer but I'm having a little bit of writer's block so I'm just going to end it here for now. Maybe starting on chapter 3 instead of sticking with chapter 2 will help me. And my virtual cat fluffy says "Hi" to the amazingly awesome people who added my story to their alert's list. Here's fluffy~ (=^ . ^=) Lol. If you have the time please REVIEW and let me know what you think! Thanks!