It didn't matter which twin you chose right? As long as one went to help with Tamaki...right?
You knew the difference between the twins, you knew they were individuals as much as you and Haruhi were as well as twins. You could tell them apart with ease, and never failed at the 'which one is Hikaru game'. Maybe that's why the three of you were so close... But anyway, even though you knew they were different, that didn't impact on your choice. Why would it, it's not like you had a preference for one of them... right...?
Shaking your head to get rid of the thoughts that were clouding your mind and causing you to blush ever so slightly, you picked an arm to loosen. Gently you withdrew your arm that was linked with Kaoru's ever so slightly.
The boys eyes flicked towards you at the movement, understanding your choice. He nodded at you, taking his arm back completely. He turned to face Haruhi and jogged off to go help her.
"Well well, it's just you and me huh?" Hikaru grinned at you and you gulped.
Just like Haruhi, you were a 'commoner' who lived in an average sized house. Your attendance at Ouran was due to incredible test scores, and you and only a limited number of other people in the same financial predicament as you gained access. So far however, only the twins had been to your house. Hence why Hikaru was easily leading the way, a couple of steps ahead of you.
"Wait up will you? It's not like we're going to my house or anything is it?" You sighed, seeing the boys excitement in his bouncy step. He was the same as the rest of the club were when you all went to Haruhi's house. For them it was a completely different world.
"Why don't you try and catch up to me?" He teased, walking backwards to look at your reaction.
"How about I don't do that." You sighed. Suddenly Hikaru stopped still and you almost walked into him.
"Wow, Hikaru, what are you doing?"
"What's up with you today grumpy guts?" He asked, folding his arms and staring at you.
"Ah! I-I'm not grumpy!" You gasped.
"Sure you're not. So, what's with the big frown?"
"I'm not frowning!" You covered your face up quickly, hiding from Hikaru's scrutinising stare. And then it dawned on you.
"Will you quit teasing me?" You demanded, and began to walk around the self appointed obstruction in your path. Looking left you saw a path that led to the back of some buildings. You'd never been down there before. Not much point really.
You carried on walking straight by.
"You make it so easy for me though!" Hikaru complained, poking your side and causing you to gasp quite loudly. People turned to look at you in shock as Hikaru laughed.
"Don't do that man!" You uttered in embarrassment as people tutted at you for making them worry unnecessarily.
"Come on, I'm only having some fun." Hikaru smiled at you and linked arms.
"For you maybe" you rolled your eyes but didn't move your arm. Hikaru sure loved teasing the hell out of you.
"Oh pleeeease let me come in? Just for a little while!"
"Don't scold me. I can behave." Hikaru was stood with you on your door step to your house, which you knew was empty due to parents being at work.
"I just don't see the fascination." You sighed, putting the key in the lock.
"Of course not, you live here after all." Hikaru grinned, excited to be let into your house again.
Pushing the door back, you entered your house closely followed by one excitable bouncing auburn haired boy.
"Kaoru would be so jealous if he knew I was here without him." Hikaru chuckled, throwing himself down on the sofa in your living room.
"I honestly don't get it with you guys. Anyway, tea? Or maybe coffee?" You decided to be a good host at least. After all, you were told you were part of the host club and should act hostly only this morning.
"Nah thank you."
Shocked, you turned to face Hikaru. He'd never turned down tea before.
"No, I don't feel like it right now." He smiled and patted the sofa beside him signalling you to sit next to him. You wondered over and sat, wondering if anything was wrong.
"Anything wrong Hikaru?"
Hikaru was glancing at the floor now, suddenly very interested in the rug at his feet.
He mumbled something under his breath, his cheeks becoming suddenly very pink.
Without warning Hikaru faced you and gripped your shoulders, pushing you back into the sofa.
A pressure on your lips cut you off and you realised... That Hikaru was kissing you. His soft lips moved against yours, deep and slow, a quiet hum of appreciation or happiness sounded at the back of his throat as he kissed you. Slowly he withdrew only slightly, catching some breath. You didn't move from under him. He was smiling, his hazel eyes shining at you, cheeks still a dark rosy colour.
"H-Hikaru..." You breathed.
"I said that I...I like you." A brilliant red hue blossomed over his cheeks, darker still than before. He was stumbling over his words, struggling to get them out and still sound coherent. Those hazel eyes couldn't manage to keep your stare and adverted to the left.
"H-how easy it is for me, to just...be with you. Never before have we l-let someone this close to our world. B-but you you're different... You fit so well in o-our world." The sentences were rushed as Hikaru spoke them, still adamantly refusing to meet your gaze. His fingers that were still wrapped around your shoulders were shaking ever so slightly. Nerves?
Suddenly he laughed, a short hard laugh at himself.
"I don't do well with these kinds of things. It took me a while to...to admit to myself my... Uh, f-feelings. You just wouldn't leave my head, the stubborn girl you are." At this his eyes softened and finally lifted to look at you.
"Say something." He almost pleaded you.
You were so overwhelmed and shocked by this sudden confession, that you just stared at him back, wonder and bemusement etched on your features. You were suddenly very aware of how close he was, leaning over you, holding your shoulders in a tight grip. Your own hands had shot up to hold his shoulder up when he'd moved so suddenly, like an automatic reaction, and now you were aware of the very firm muscles of his arms.
You gulped, thankful he couldn't read minds.
"[name], why aren't you talking?" Hikaru's eyebrows puckered slightly in a faint frown, anxious and nervous for your reaction he wasn't receiving verbally.
"I...I'm just surprised... This is so sudden." You told him the truth. Sudden, but if you were honest, not unwanted.
Suddenly Hikaru sat up, pulling away from you and leaving you laid out on the sofa in wonder.
There was a change you noted in Hikaru's voice. It wasn't as low and silky as it had been just then... He sounded... hurt.
"Hikaru...?" You asked, also sitting up, debating whether to put a hand on his shoulder or not in a consoling gesture. But before you could make up your mind, Hikaru rose.
"I should probably be going." He said, not looking at you but straight ahead. This was odd, not the Hikaru you knew. He seemed more distant now, almost a different person.
"Hikaru! Wait!" You gasped as he began to head to the door. He stopped in his tracks, but didn't turn around.
"I have to leave. You can call one of your other friends if you want." His fist tightened, but you couldn't see the sad expression on his face with his back to you.
It was no use. Two strides and he'd reached the door, opening it and leaving without another word.
And just like that, he was gone.