Original Stories Fan Fiction ❯ House of Lushes ❯ Vol. Two/ Chap. Twelve: Complex ( Chapter 12 )

[ T - Teen: Not suitable for readers under 13 ]
My mind is burning again. I try to stay pleasant. My sisters do not help. It doesn’t help that Shoji is so handsome. So annoying!
I looked up when I heard footsteps. Speak of the devil. Look who’s here! Shoji… with my sisters. I put on my brave face.
“You’re back,” I said.
“Yep,” he said. “And we brought everything.”
I can see that… I clapped my hands together. “Good,” I said. “Just set them down.”
“Yeah!” he said. They set up shop to get to work. Megu, Iku, and I did the cooking. Shoji handled the cash register.
“I don’t see why were doing this!” Iku complained.
“It’s better if food is made by a woman’s hand,” my classmate, Kaname, said. My little sis sneered. I smiled and shook my head. Tomboy until the end. But then, I paused. What if she turns girly later in life? She’ll be like me! Wearing dresses. Putting on make-up. Painting her nails. Liking boys…
I shook my head hard. No! I can’t let that happen! I won’t! I won’t!
“You okay, Kasumi?” I heard someone ask. I jerked my head upwards. Megu looked at me with a puzzled look on her face. I forced myself to smile again.
“Yeah!” I lied. “I’m fine! Perfectly fine! Why?” My sister blinked.
“You sure?” she asked.
“Yes!” I shouted. “Ow!” All the girls looked up. Red liquid trailed the knife’s blade.
“Oh god!” I screamed. “I cut my finger!” Shoji raced over to me.
“Oh crap!” he yelled. “You okay?”
“No!” I cried. I ran out of the booth to the emergency room. I didn’t even look behind me when I heard footsteps.
“Kasumi-chan, wait!” I heard Shoji yell. I only ran faster. A little bit of blood got on my fingertips. My mind sped from there. I won’t let them have him! Ever! EVER!!!
Suddenly, someone grabbed me on the shoulder. I whipped around, nearly biting my tongue.
“What?!?” I screamed. I looked to see that beautiful face that gives me headaches. His eyes were drowned with worry.
“Where are you going?” he asked. I began fighting him off.
“Let me go!” I screamed. “Let me go! Let go!” Shoji tried to shush me.
“Calm down now,” he whispered. “Calm down. Calm down!” I screamed out loud.
“I won’t let anyone have you!” I screamed. “No one! NO ONE!!!” I opened my eyes and saw my boyfriend giving me a funny look.
“Huh?” he asked. I breathed to regain some sanity. I let off a low groan. Shoji held me close to his chest.
“Awww,” he said. “What’s the matter?” I looked up at him in worry.
“I… I…” I said. I buried my head in his chest. “I don’t want to lose you to them?”
“Huh?” I heard him ask.
“I don’t want to lose you,” I said again. He patted me on the head.
“Oh?” I asked. Shoji gave me a gentle smile.
“You silly thing,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere, okay?”
Shoji squeezed me tighter. “I won’t leave you, got me?” I pressed my lips together and nodded. He patted me on the head.
“Very good,” he said. In that moment, I felt like crying.