A.N. - Sorry this one took long, at least it's somewhat a long chapter (well it looks like it to me)…teehee
"Why are you yelling at me?" Haruhi asked in a stern voice.
"Because you make me stress all the time!" Tamaki said. "I wished my wife was Cynthia instead!"
Haruhi slapped Tamaki and the sound of the slap echoed in the silent house. Tamaki didn't even look Haruhi or say anything and just walked out of the house.
DAMN IT! Hikaru thought punching the wall for once. Why is it that every time I try to get close to Haruhi, I end up ruining everything?
He sighed and took a deep breath. He needed to go for a walk; he couldn't stand being cramped in this small house, he especially couldn't stand hearing Haruhi sobbing.
He looked at Haruhi who was lying down in the bed while crying herself out. Kaoru was sitting beside her who also didn't know what to do.
It's as if she was traumatized Kaoru thought looking at Haruhi's face. Poor girl.
"Hikaru," Kaoru said but then bit his tongue. He didn't know if he should continue. But being twins, Hikaru already knew what Kaoru was thinking.
"We have to, don't we?" Hikaru said. Kaoru just nodded. They needed to bring Haruhi back to her normal self…somehow.
Why is it that I can never be good enough? Why is it that I can't be at my best? Haruhi thought over and over again. She felt hopeless and worthless, like a stray dog wondering around abandoned by its owner.
She felt as if everything around her was falling into pieces. She was in the verge of thinking that she should kill herself when she was splashed with cold water at her face.
She was shocked and just sat up straight looking at the twins.
"Pull yourself together, Haruhi!" Kaoru cried. "You shouldn't be crying just because Tamaki said that he'd rather be with Cynthia."
She cringed and looked away and didn't want to hear it anymore. She started sobbing again. Another cold water splashed her face.
"It is true Tamaki said that he'd rather be with Cynthia, but that doesn't mean he meant it," Hikaru said.
"Tamaki loves you very much, it's just that it's hard for him to tell you, but he does," Hikaru continued. No matter how much those words hurt him, he couldn't stand Haruhi crying.
"Hikaru," Kaoru whispered. He was impressed and shocked on how Hikaru became more mature.
"Crying around isn't going to make your day better," Hikaru said raising his voice. "SO PLEASE STOP CRYING ALREADY!"
Haruhi looked at him for a while and got out of bed and hugged Hikaru. "Arigato go sai mas."
Hikaru gasped and smiled and hugged her also. He was glad that she was herself and was proud of himself that he stopped those tears with the help of his brother.
Haruhi unwrapped her arms and also hugged Kaoru. "Thank you. Thank you for everything"
"Haha, Haruhi's being all mushy mushy with us," Kaoru said laughing. He needed to somewhat lighten the aura between them.
Haruhi and Hikaru started laughing also.
I'm glad I have friends like this Haruhi said.
"Ah, Tamaki!" Hunny cried skipping towards him. Tamaki blinked and tried to get his mind back into reality.
"Oh, Hunny," Tamaki said looking at him.
"Mori," Tamaki said smiling at Mori.
"Ne, where's Haruhi?" Hunny asked looking around Tamaki. He frowned and looked at Tamaki. "Ano, are you guys in a fight again?"
Tamaki looked at him with surprise. How'd the heck did he find out.
Hunny laughed and hugged his bunny. "It's in the eyes, Tamaki-kun."
In the eyes? Tamaki thought, having a brain like his, he didn't get it.
"Just go tell her that you love her," Mori said looking at Tamaki.
"Wh-what are you talking about?" Tamaki asked playing innocent.
"We could tell Tamaki-kun," Hunny said with his childish voice and his bright smile.
"It's in the eyes," he whispered
"Well, see ya!" Hunny said walking off with Mori.
In the eyes? Tamaki thought. I DON'T GET IT!
"I should ask Kyouya about that," Tamaki murmured. He began walking towards Kyouya's house while thinking about what Hunny told him. I guess I can never underestimate Hunny, it feels like he knows more than me.
"Where are those kids?" Cynthia said fidgeting. She admitted it, it was better when Mori and Hunny were home, then it won't feel as awkward as it is when she's alone with Kyouya.
"Stop fidgeting, I'm sure they'll be back before dinner," Kyouya said glued on the laptop again. Where the hell are they? Kyouya also didn't want to be left alone with Cynthia.
"What if something happened to them?" Cynthia asked being overly-dramatic like how Tamaki used to be.
"Nothing will happen to them, my father bought hotel and the houses that's in it, only the students are here," Kyouya said.
(You know how some hotels have one of those house looking styles? Well that's what I meant)
Cynthia sat down in the other sofa facing Kyouya. "Oh, you're right."
Cynthia blushed in embarrassment; she didn't like it when she looked dumb, especially around Kyouya.
For the first time, Cynthia was concerned about her looks and she was losing her self-confidence. For once, she would like to be cute and not to look sexy or hot. She wants to be called beautiful instead of pretty.
And also, for the first time, Kyouya wished he had gotten eye contacts and brushed his hair a little bit more.
"Um, I'll go mop the floor," Cynthia stuttered. "They look dirty to me." She chuckled nervously and quickly excused herself.
Is Cynthia herself? She's not acting her normal self? Kyouya thought, but he didn't care how she acted, he knew he liked her…or maybe more.
Haruhi opened the fridge and frowned. She sighed and closed it.
"What's wrong?" Kaoru asked.
"Nothing," Haruhi said. "I'll just go shopping for dinner."
"OK!" Hikaru said. "We shall guide this house."
"And when I get back I would like to at least see you guys do some chores around here," Haruhi said. "This house is messy."
"Haha, the Hitachiin brothers don't clean," the twins said.
"And I'm sure the Hitachiin brothers never got grounded before," Haruhi said.
"Hai hai," Kaoru and Hikaru mumbled. Haruhi smiled and made a list of what she needed to buy.
"Wait, I'll go with you," Hikaru said.
"You have some cleaning to do," Haruhi said. "I've shop by myself before so don't worry."
It's not that Hikaru said looking outside. I'm just afraid it'll rain and there'll be thunder. I can't abandon you again.
"Call us if you need any help ok?" Hikaru said with concern.
"Hai!" Haruhi said cheerfully like how Hunny would sound.
"I'll see you guys later!" Haruhi called out before closing the door.
"So, shall we get started?" Kaoru asked handing a broom to his brother. His brother frowned and looked away.
"Come on, it'll be fun," Kaoru insisted. Hikaru groaned and grabbed the broom. Kaoru smiled at him.
"I'll go clean our bedroom while you clean the living room," Kaoru said.
"Hai," Hikaru said gloomy.
"Ooh, I see Haru-chan!" Hunny said pointing at her. He quickly got down of Mori's shoulder.
"HARU-CHAN!" Hunny shouted running towards her with an open arm.
Haruhi's face seemed to brighten a little more as she missed Hunny and Mori.
"Hunny-kun!" Haruhi said embracing him tightly. Hunny unwrapped his arms and looked at Haruhi's eyes for a while.
"You cried didn't you?" Hunny said.
"I-I-I," Haruhi stammered not knowing what exact words she should use. She didn't want to admit it but she didn't want to lie to Hunny as well.
"Cheer up Haru-chan!" Hunny said with a bright smile. Haruhi smiled at him as if she was saying thank you for understanding.
Hunny tugged Haruhi's t-shirt and Haruhi crouched down.
"Just tell him you love him," Hunny whispered.
"What do you mean?" Haruhi chuckled uneasily.
"IT'S IN THE EYES!" Hunny said getting on Mori's shoulder again.
"SEE YOU SOON HARU-CHAN!" Hunny shouted waving good-bye to her.
Haruhi waved back and smiled at Mori. Mori gave her a small smile and they walked away.
Surprisingly, how smart Haruhi is, she didn't get what Hunny meant but she didn't dwell too much on it.
Cynthia sighed and put the mop aside. "Well, I guess the floor couldn't be any shinier."
She took a step and she slipped and fell on her butt.
"Ow," Cynthia squeaked. How stupid I must look to Kyouya.
"Cynthia," Kyouya said sounding with alarm. He quickly put the laptop aside and walked towards Cynthia. But as he was walking he also slipped and fell on top of Cynthia.
Kyouya didn't get up but gave Cynthia some space. "Are you okay?"
"I think I could manage," Cynthia said not admitting that she's actually in total pain.
The door opened and Tamaki looked at the floor finding Cynthia and Kyouya.
"TAMAKI!" Cynthia and Kyouya cried.
"Uhm, I could come back tomorrow," Tamaki said shutting the door and started walking fast. It was such a shock to him that finding his two best friend in such a position.
Kyouya carefully stood up and lent a hand to Cynthia. Cynthia took it and Kyouya pulled her up. Cynthia had met his eyes for one more time. They both blushed and looked away.
"Oh, sorry," Cynthia said backing up.
"Are you okay?" Kyouya asked.
"Yea," Cynthia said. I am now; just by looking at your eyes could heal any of my pain.
"You know…Cynthia," Kyouya started saying in his cool voice again. He went back to the sofa and took the laptop again.
"I could pay for your parent's debts and for the hospital fee," Kyouya said.
"How-How'd you know?" Cynthia said in a half whispered voice. She was tearing up just the thought of her parents.
"I already did pay it actually so you couldn't back out of it," Kyouya said smiling at her.
"So, what do you want?" Cynthia asked in her snobbish way. She knew every little thing needs sacrifices.
"Nothing," Kyouya said. "I want nothing but for you to be happy."
And that's when it hit Cynthia, she just had to cry.
"Now now, no mushy scene," Kyouya said closing the laptop's lid. "I'll just go take a bath."
"How many times do you have to take a bath?" Cynthia said trying to be snobbish and trying her hard not to cry.
"Being with you… I'd say about four or five times," Kyouya said going upstairs.
"Baka," Cynthia said smiling.
Does this mean Kyouya DO love Cynthia? Will Cynthia stop ruining Haruhi and Tamaki's relationship? What will happen next? FIND OUT!
A.N.- well how about that! I think this is the longest chapter I've written. ARIGATO FOR PUTTING UP WITH THIS CHAPTER! (It might've bore some of you)