A girl with flowing __h/c__ hair sprinted down the large open halls of Ouran High School, not even glancing at the people she rushed past. They looked at her though. She had to make it to the office to get all her transfer papers for classes. She panted as she turned a corner. She stopped suddenly when she came to a huge entrance hall with a large staircase that was on the back wall. She was very lost. She looked down at her map and room numbers. Looking around, she started off down a random hall.
She picked a random classroom and entered. A young blonde man was there with his back turned toward her. He was shuffling papers and was obviously about to leave.
"Excusez-moi, o est le bureau?" she asked him, hoping he could speak French. (Excuse me, where is the office?)
He turned with a hum of confusion, but he smiled when he saw her. "Hmm? Oh, vous parlez franais?" (Oh, you speak French?)
"Oui. Savez-vous o le bureau est?" she asked again. (Yes, do you know where the office is?_
"Oh, umm... C'est dans le couloir principal d'un droit," He replied. (it's in the main hall of a right)
Her blue eyes shown gratefully. "Ok, je vous remercie!" (ok, thank you!)
"Je t'en prie!" the boy answered back. (you're welcome)
The girl bowed and went on her way down the hallway. The blonde smiled. She was cute.
Hikaru and Kaoru sat boredly in class. Haruhi sat in between them and shot them smiles. They smiled back at her good-naturedly. They were a little tired today for some reason, but they would feel better as it got later in the day.
A boy ran into the class hurriedly and announced loudly, "Hey, you guys! There is a new girl, and she's in this class!"
A buzz started around the room. People gossiped and talked about the new girl. Was she really rich? How important were her parents? Was she cute?
"I heard that she's French," one girl said.
"Like Tamaki!" another cried excitedly. She wiggled in anticipation.
"Maybe they're related!" one chimed in.
The girls giggled noisily as Haruhi rolled her eyes.
"Honestly, they are already talking about the girl before they have even met her! Seriously, how pathetic. The poor girl will have more rumors being spread around before she even gets into class!" Haruhi said in a displeased tone.
The twins shrugged. "That's the way it is," they said in unison.
"You were talked about a lot when you got here, Haruhi," Kaoru said.
"Yeah and you were a bigger deal than this girl!" Hikaru finished.
Haruhi's eye twitched in annoyance. "Gee thanks guys... Damn rich kids..." she mumbled under her breath.
The door opened, and the teacher came in. He began role like any other day. The noise of talking slowly died down as he glared at all the students talking. They began their lessons for the day.
The Hitachiins sat lazily at their desks. Hikaru was fiddling with his pencil, and Kaoru was looking around the room in thought.
"Wasn't the new girl supposed to be in here?" he thought to himself.
Just as the thought came into his mind, the door opened. A girl with long __h/c__ hair and glowing __e/c__ eyes stepped into the room. Some students stared at her unique dress. She had on the blazer of the boys uniform on, but instead of pants she had on a plaid purple and black skirt. Her bag swayed behind her from running, and she her breathing was a little uneasy.
"You are the new student?" the teacher asked.
All the student's heads snapped up. Kaoru stared in awe. "Incredibly pretty..." he thought. Some students started to whisper amongst themselves, and a couple of girls shot her dirty looks.
"Ah, yes... Sorry I'm late. There were some last minute issues... Including dress code and papers and such. They sent me here when it was sorted out. I hope I didn't miss much?" she asked sweetly. She gave a charming smile to the teacher.
He cleared his throat. She had just charmed her way through the teacher's grumpy demeanor. "Hmm. That's fine. Haruhi can fill you in on the lecture we just gave. Please, take a seat right there." He pointed to the chair in front of Haruhi.
She smiled and bowed politely. "Thank you."
"Wow. Usually this teacher is grumpy and intolerant... She cut through that with a smile!" Haruhi thought.
She glided to her designated spot, ignoring the judging whispers of her new classmates. She sat in front of Haruhi and turned to give her a smile. "Hi."
The twins stared at her. Hikaru blinked in confusion, and Kaoru just gazed. Haruhi grinned back. "Hello. Okay, so the lecture was pretty simple..."
Haruhi explained it quickly and to the point. The new girl nodded and understood everything. "And now we are doing page 452 in our book as class work, but you don't have a book yet, so I think you'll be excused," she said as she finished explaining.
"Okay thanks. I guess I'll do it later then," she smiled brightly. She turned her head to the side in a sudden surge of confusion. "What was your name again?"
"Oh, I'm Haruhi. It's nice to meet you! And sorry about the other students... They tend to be over-excited about new things."
The girl's eyes widened and smiled slyly to the sound of Haruhi's name, but now the new girl cocked her head to the side. "You mean the gossiping? I'm used to it."
"Really? Do you move around a lot?" Haruhi asked. Since Haruhi was posing to be a boy in the Host club, she was good at carrying a strong and engaging conversation.
Hikaru and Kaoru glanced at each other. This conversation would never end, but who cares as long as they got to know the new girl right?
"Oh yeah... I lived here for a couple of years, but then I moved to France. Three years after that I moved to England, but now I'm back in Japan. I'm used to the constant changes..." she sighed.
The Hitachiins glanced at each other. Interesting... Was she as isolated as they were? The twins smirked. Doubt it.
"Hmm, that's too bad. So what do your parents do if they move around so much?" Haruhi asked.
"Well, my mom used to be an architect and my dad used to run a huge business in the music industry," she said dismissively. Her eyes grew dull and she waved the mention of her parents away.
"Forgive me for asking, but you said 'used to'? Your parents aren't..." Haruhi started.
"Dead? Well... I'm living with my sister and her husband now. My parents left plenty for us, however. And my sister still gets paid for the company achievements and sales and stuff. The thing is though, my mom is still alive, but she's in the hospital right now," she replied solemnly.
Kaoru's heart ached and Hikaru blinked in disbelief. The twins then snatched her up in a twin hug.
"OH YOU POOR THING!" they cried. They rubbed their cheeks against hers. The new girl looked really surprised and awkward.
"Um, it's okay... Really!" Her voice was muffled by the hug.
Haruhi's eye twitched at the twins. "Geez guys, don't kill the girl!"
They let go slowly.
"Sorry about them..." Haruhi apologized.
The girl giggled, she blushed lightly. "It's fine. What are your names?" she asked the twins.
"We're the Hitachiin Brothers!" they said in perfect harmony. They put one arm up in a pose.
"I'm Hikaru!" Kaoru said.
"And I'm Kaoru!" Hikaru mimicked.
"And they're lying! That's Hikaru, that's Kaoru," Haruhi explained, pointing to the correct twins.
"Ah Haruhi! You always ruin it!" Kaoru whined.
"Yeah, it's not like she could have told us a part anyway!" Hikaru accused.
The new girl took offense, but laughed softly. She pointed to both twins accordingly. "Okay, Hikaru... Kaoru... I think I've got it."
"Oh really?" the twins said, wiggling their eyebrows. "Let's just see then!""
"Come to Music Room 3 after school today okay?" Kaoru invited.
"Then we'll see if you can actually do it!" Hikaru finished.
The girl smiled slyly. "Challenge accepted. What do I get if I win?"
The Hitachiins smirked and glanced at each other. "If you win... then we will buy you anything you want for a whole day!"
"Okay, and what do you want from me if I lose?" she inquired curiously.
"If you lose... then you become our personal slave for a day!" they cheered.
She grinned. "Deal."
They shook hands. Haruhi shook her head. "You guys are terrible! Don't make... Oh, wait, I never got your name." Haruhi smiled weakly from embarrassment.
The new girl smiled in understanding. "Right. My name is..."
The bell rang as she spoke. Haruhi and the twins didn't hear her as she said her name.
"Ok, well I guess I'll see you around!" she waved kindly and left with her bag.
The twins blinked after her, and Haruhi smiled. But she turned to the Hitachiins in seriousness. "Hey, go easy on her okay? She's had a bad enough life as it is..."
"Sure," Kaoru replied.
"Hey, a bet is a bet," Hikaru interjected.
Haruhi rolled her eyes and walked out of the room briskly.
Hikaru and Kaoru went to their English class. It was Kaoru's favorite, and he loved to write. They walked into the room to see the new girl there too. She was sitting in their usual place, and they smiled mischievously.
"Helloooo," they said together as they slid on either side of her.
"Oh, hi guys! I hope this class is good... I really love writing!" she mused happily.
"Really? It's my favorite to!" Kaoru exclaimed.
She smiled at that, and Kaoru blushed slightly. Hikaru, noticing this, scoffed. The girl turned to him and asked, "Hey Hikaru, what's your favorite class?"
He looked up in surprise. "Uh... Me? Well, my favorite is math."
"Interesting... You seem like the type!" she said happily. She folded her hands in front of her face and leaned on her elbows with her eyebrows raised slyly.
Hikaru blinked. Confusion was written all over his face as he asked, "The type? What's that mean?"
"Oh, nothing..." she dismissed.
Kaoru leaned back and looked at Hikaru with an eyebrow raised. Hikaru shrugged back. Wait a second...
The twins stared at each other in shock. She had known which one was Hikaru! Was it a lucky guess? They stared at her intently.
"Did you guess?" they asked together.
She smirked, knowing what they meant. "Maybe..."
"What do you mean 'maybe?'" Hikaru questioned impatiently.
"That's my little secret, eh?" She winked at him. Hikaru blushed, but raised an annoyed eyebrow.
The teacher walked in, and the new girl stood. The twins watched curiously as she went up to the teacher and gave him some papers and a transcript paper. They talked briefly, and she bowed and returned to her desk.
"Sorry, had to give the teacher my papers... So, Kaoru..." she started and turned to the seat where Hikaru had been sitting. "Can you tutor me a little? I know I'm a little behind right?"
Kaoru stared back at her. "How the..."
The other twin studied her. She knew we switched seats too? Who was this girl?
"Still want to have this bet?" she asked teasingly.
The twins looked defiant. "A bet is a bet!"
"Besides..." Kaoru started.
Hikaru took over as his brother trailed off. "You could still be using cheap tricks. You might have seen us change seats while you were up there..."
"Whatever. So, how about it Kaoru?" she continued where she left off.
Kaoru looked at her, a small patch of pink sprouted on his cheeks. "M... Me? Well, sure."
She turned to Hikaru with the same friendly smile. "Could you help me in math too? You're pretty good at it right?"
"Yeah... Fine," Hikaru said slowly. He still couldn't believe this girl, but she was going to lose this bet! AND she was going to be his new toy...
Class went by quickly, and Hikaru had spent the whole time coming up with ways to deceive this girl... What was her name? That would be one of the first things that he'd make her give up. Kaoru and that girl had talked for about the whole class, and Hikaru was a little unhappy. He couldn't help but feel... Jealous? Well, she was talking way too much to Kaoru. Hikaru clenched his teeth. She would lose this bet!
She talked about her life in France. She had gone to a school like this in Paris and in London. Her sister that she was living with worked as a restaurant owner, and her husband was doing an amazing job running her dad's old company. She was so sincere and sweet...
I realized my thoughts and shook them away. I didn't even know her name!
"Kaoru... Is something wrong?" she suddenly asked.
I snapped my head up and blushed a little. "Huh? Oh, no! I just feel a little silly... The bell rang when you told us your name, and I couldn't hear you. Sorry, I didn't want to be rude and ask for your name again!"
She grinned. "It's fine. ____y/n___ ____, nice to meet you Kaoru Hitachiin."
My skin prickled a little as she said my name slowly like that. ____ _____. The name had a ring to it. A very __(your country)___ ring at that, but it was nice. I held out my hand, and she took it with soft and warm hands. We shook briefly. ____ gave a sweet smile, and my heart fluttered.
What was wrong with me today? I talk to girls everyday and I never felt like this! Was it her eyes? They seemed to be staring at my very soul when she looked me in the eye. Or was it her understanding about not fitting in? I had no idea.
I saw a girl that had requested Hikaru and me yesterday during Host Club send ____ a dirty look when I had smiled at her. I felt myself get a little mad. How could people just judge like that!
Apparently _____ saw it too, because she glanced in the girl's direction. She turned back to me though, ignoring her completely. I admired that. She didn't care at all.
"Doesn't it ever get annoying?" I asked.
She clicked her tongue and looked up at the ceiling in thought. "Well... I can't say that I do like it, or want it to continue. I just simply don't care what others think of me. I am who I am, and dirty looks aren't going to change that."
I stared at her. She reminded me of... Haruhi. It was a little inspiring. I chuckled. "That was a beautiful input on life. I wish more people were like you."
She blushed a little and grinned. "Thank you. People just need to be a little more courageous."
I laughed loudly. "I think that's something everyone should live by!"
The girl that had been sending _____ dirty looks looked in rage. She got up from her desk and came up to _____ and me.
"You think you're so clever don't you? Please! You're just a waste of time, and Kaoru," she turned to me, "You shouldn't tease little mutts in such a way. It just encourages them to act like they are better than the true higher class!"
I was about to interject and stand up for _____, but she interrupted me. She had been staring at this girl calmly and closed her eyes toward the end of the rant. But then she smirked and opened her eyes. Her eyes looked... more evil than they previously had. I blinked in shock, and the girl was taken aback at the sudden glare.
"I think that you shouldn't go running your mouth so rudely. If you liked Kaoru, then I would advise being nice to his friends and not acting so out of turn in front of him. Besides," her eyes became more intense and her smile widened like the Cheshire Cat, "You should really be careful what you say in a dark room, Sakura Kenji."
The girl's eyes widened at her name and she took a step back from being told off so well. "How... How do you know my name?"
"Well... Your father is trying to ask my father's company for a merge since apparently, Kenji Records is running out of money. I would be careful with who you start bashing... Especially when you don't even know their name," _____ finished.
The girl flushed like a tomato. She backed away and ran back to her group of friends. I turned back to _____ in surprise. Hikaru had caught that conversation too and gaped at her. She sat calmly and looked back to me and Hikaru. Blushing, she excused herself, "I'm sorry you had to see that."
"You... You totally told her off! I totally didn't expect that at all! Holy crap, you were so professional about it too! Reminds me of Kyoya!!!!" Hikaru praised. He was really impressed with her... As was I.
3rd Person POV
_____ blush reddened more at the sudden praise from Hikaru, but she recovered quickly. "Who is Kyoya?" she asked, confused.
Still smiling at her, Hikaru explained, "Kyoya is a member of our club. He's really scary and can intimidate anyone when he wants to. Most of the time though, he's usually sucked up in the club profits. He's really freaking scary sometimes."
_____ cocked her head to the side as she listened. "Sounds like Kyoya Ootori. Am I right?" she grinned expectantly.
The twins looked at each other then back to _____. "Do you know Kyoya?" they asked together.
"Eh? Well, I mean... I know of him. I also met him once at a party, but that was a long time ago. I guess not much has changed."
And with that, the bell rang.
The twins walked through the halls silently.
"Hey Kaoru?" Hikaru whispered softly.
"I think she would be fun as our slave for a day. Don't you think so?"
Kaoru threw Hikaru a side-ways glance. "... Yeah. A fun toy indeed. So what are we going to do about it?"
"I don't know. Maybe she is still guessing? She hasn't been truly challenged yet right? Besides, we can still act like each other if it comes to drastic measures." Hikaru shoved his hands deeper into his pockets in thought.
"That's true. Besides, I think I can pull of a pretty good you," Kaoru joked, smiling.
Hikaru reflected Kaoru's smiled, but it faded back into a slight frown as he kept thinking about how exactly he was going to trap ______.