Disclaimer: I do not own ouran high school host club, only my oc's

"Mom?" Snow fell outside, but it was by no means silent. The only thing she could hear was the blood rushing in her own ears, her mom's feint, nearly nonexistent breathing, and her sister, Andrea crying from her baby chair in the back of the car. looking behind to the back seat, she saw that Andrea was gone. Her cries fading. Mom looked up at me, eyes and ears bleeding thick red blood.

"Don't worry sweetie, I'll protect you forever."

Maria bolted out of bed, throwing forgotten covers aside, practically running to her younger sibling's room. Hands trembling with uncertainty and fear as she turned the handle, comforted by the reassuring image of Andrea's sleeping form, tucked snugly beneath her sheets. Letting out a breath I didn't know I was holding, I heard a whimper coming from the six year old. Apparently, she was having a rough night too. As I was about to leave, she said a word I hadn't heard her say for a long time.

"Mama..." Her words made my heart clench with guilt. I could never provide her with the motherly love she so desperately desired. it was impossible. Was I useless to her? No. I wouldn't let that happen. I kneeled at her bedside, and squeezed her hand gently, not enough to wake her up.

"Mama's here n-now," My voice cracked on the last words. "I'll never let anything bad happen to you, not ever. I won't break my promise this time." She squeezed my hand back, smiling in her sleep. I mimicked the words my mom said to me before she fell into a coma. "Don't worry, I'll protect you forever."

School was long and boring. When class finally ended for the day, I realized that Andrea had a club meeting today with her friends after school, so I had more time before I had to pick her up. It had been a week since I had talked to Tamaki, not since his was over at my house for dinner. I flushed, remembering when I had wiped the rice off of his flawless pale skin, how his violet eyes had bored into my own cerulean orbs.

"Wait, where the hell am I?" without realizing it, I had gotten myself hopelessly lost. 'huh, music room#3. I am here on a music scholarship, may as well play some music' The door to the room was huge, and after much effort, I squeezed through the tiny opening I had managed to create. Flipping the light switch, I stepped into the enormous high-ceiling room. It was empty except for a steinway & sons grand piano. My breath caught in my throat. I hadn't played a grand piano since...My fingers twitched. I had to play that piano. I started out in a brisk walk towards the instrument, then a run, then a mad dash to the bench. I slammed the cover off of the keys, not caring for the piano's well-being. Immediately, I started to play.

It was an intricate piece I had long since forgotten the name of. I had composed it shortly before the accident. It started out slow, gradually speeding up. Until the point that I couldn't even count the notes that I played. Chills ran down my spine. I had missed this. I could feel myself crying, but I didn't care. I played out my feelings, the song carrying deep emotions that I could never bring myself to speak. It ended with a grand flourish, starting at the high c mark, and going down to the lowest note. I took my fingers off the keys, panting heavily. Adrenaline coursed through my veins. This piano, it was perfectly tuned, perfectly finished, and was incredibly amazing. I smiled sadly, wiping the tears off of the keys with my handkerchief. I heard clapping and...sniffling?

"That was beautiful, Miss Marie." I looked over at my 'audience'. Purple eyes bore into mine. As well as several others.

Yeah, I know it's short, but I'm crunched for time today! PLEASEDON'TKILLME! Anyway, please read, and review. suggestions are welcome, I haven't thought out the entire plot yet, and the main pairings may change. I'm still new to , so go easy on the flames. It hurts my self-esteem.