There he was. With little candles here and there scattered around the small cottage, Kaoru was on the floor, clutching at his arm, wincing, but he still looked surprised. "... Hi... Karu..." he breathed. Hikaru looked surprised and over joyed. "Kaoru!" he gasped and fell to the ground to hug his brother. Kaoru cursed, wincing in pain. "Hikaru, stop, that hurts!" he groaned as his brother squeezed him tightly. Hikaru let go reluctantly, but still smiled at his brother.
No one dared to speak; this was their moment... Their reunion. Concern filled his face when he saw his brother biting his lip and clutching at his right arm. "... What's the matter?" Kaoru paused for a moment, thinking, then sighed. "I came out here... To check up on Cecilia. Also to see if she could help me... I was attacked on my way here, they broke my freaking arm..." he muttered bitterly. Hikaru's eyes widened... And so did mine. Even Kyoya seemed slightly surprised.
Hikaru panicked. "Oh my god, Kaoru! Who are the assholes who did this to you?!" he growled. Kaoru shook his head. "Hikaru, not now. Could you guys please just wrap this up? It hurts.." he sighed weakly. "Of course, of course..." I whispered, going over to help Hikaru support Kaoru so he didn't hurt himself further. I smiled over at Kaoru as we all got back into the car.
"It's nice to see you again, Kaoru..." I whispered softly. He smiled weakly. "Nice to see you too, Haruhi..." Tamaki remained silent as the car was started, and began staring out the window. Hunny made a slightly enthusiastic smile. "So, Kao-chan, are you joining our family?" Kaoru tilted his head. "You have a famiglia? In the mafia?" Hunny nodded happily. "Yup!" he piped. Kaoru furrowed his brows. "The Haninozuka Family...?" I shook my head, laughing. "No, it's the Fujioka Family."
Kaoru's eyes widened. "You're the family mama?!" he asked. I nodded. "Oh... Wow." he smiled. Kyoya got to business as there was silence after that. "So, Kaoru... I have some information here that you joined the Capella Family, not too long ago?" his glasses glinted as he held his laptop on his crossed legs. Kaoru nodded, "Yeah..." he said, with an odd expression settled upon his face.
Capella Family...? Never heard of it... Kyoya typed down a few more things, before pushing up his glasses. "Kaoru, there's not much on the Capella Family. Besides the fact that you were once allied with the Millefeuille family." ... My heart felt cold. I looked over to Hikaru, who was stiff as he listened. Kaoru nodded, not noticing our expressions. "Well, the Capella Family has only been around a few months. We were branched off from the Millefeuille family, but we just went independant two months ago..." he replied. Hikaru looked surprised.
"Two... Months ago...?" Kyoya raised an eyebrow. "Hmm?" Hikaru sighed. "... I joined the Millefeuille family... Two months ago..." Kaoru knitted his eyebrows together. "Oh..." There was a moment of silence, followed by awkward chuckling from Hunny as he tried to break the tension. "Ne, Kao-chan, you didn't answer my question. Are you joining the Fujioka Family?" he piped, and smiled. Kaoru seemed distraught for a moment, but then sighed and shook his head. "No thank you. I have my own family to take care of..." I nodded. "Its alright, we understand."
"Kyoya-sama, we have arrived at headquarters." came the butlers voice as the limo stopped. "Perfect as always, Jiru-san." Kyoya made a swift nod as he got out of the car. 'Jiru-san' adjusted his glasses and bowed. Everyone began to pile out of the car. As we began walking to the apartment to treat Kaoru's arm, Tamaki seemed to linger in front of the limo door. "... Tamaki-senpai?" I called softly, "Are you alright?"
No one else seemed to stay as they came into the house with Kyoya's copy of my keys. Tamaki finally moved, walking up to me, an indescribable expression on his face. "I have a bad feeling, Haruhi..." he muttered. "... Be careful..." he jammed his hands in his pockets as he began walking back. I stood there, frozen. Only as Jiru-San asked me what was wrong, did I move.
... Be careful of what?
In the apartment, Kyoya was making a makeshift sling for Kaoru on the couch, with Hikaru sitting by, watching intently. By the sound of giggling in the kitchen, I assumed Tamaki and Hunny were in there. I sat down beside Hikaru, crossing my legs. Kyoya sighed as he pushed up his glasses. "It could have been worse. But it's alright. Just broken and swollen..." Kaoru sighed. "Ahh... I see." Hikaru seemed sad as we sat there in silence. "So... I suppose you'll be staying here then, Kaoru." I said with a small smile, my voice soft.
Kaoru shook his head, "Ah, no I couldn't." I smiled and gently put a hand on his knee. "I insist. You need somewhere to rest for a few weeks." Hikaru looked pleadingly at his brother, silently begging him to stay. Kaoru stared back and forth from Hikaru to me. An exasperated sigh.
"Al... Alright..." I hugged him lightly. "Great." Kaoru smiled weakly back. ... Dinner passed, and before I knew it, it was midnight... And yet... I could still hear that voice. The one that called my name pleadingly... As my eyes closed shut, I pretended to drift off, waiting for the voice. And as if on cue, around ten minutes later, the voice echoed through my room. I tried not to make any sudden movements, as I listed the suspects in my mind. The door hadn't opened... So it had to be either, Hikaru, Kaoru, Hunny or Tamaki...
I... I can't...
I... Can't do this...
Haruhi... Please don't hate me...
I need to do this... Soon.