"Ouran Host - College, 4"
Elly x Mori"Bonding" scenario(s) PG
Non-Canon Anime/Manga: Ouran Host Club
The group of guys that were Haruhi's friends were always showing up unexpectedly. It was something of a shock for Elly to be treated so nicely by so many people - especially cute men. She thought she knew why, though, since her new roommate told her that they had been part of a Host Club in Japan. The only thing that truly bothered her was the fact that Takashi had been part of it, too. She smiled when they tried to cajole her into coming shopping with them, but she didn't need to spend any money. She was looking forward to some quiet time and everything they did was noisy!
The very man she'd been thinking of poked his head through the door the moment they were gone. His cousin was right beside him, swinging a beach pail around and wielding the plastic shovel that went with it like a tiny sword.
"Want to come with us instead?"
"To the beach?" Her tired eyes lit up as they always did when thinking about the shore. "Let me change and grab a few things. I'll only be a few minutes!"
"You thought she would say no," Honey crowed with delight.
Takashi shrugged, somehow conveying that he still thought she would have said no.
"Yeah, but this is us."
Since she always had a bag packed for a beach outing, Elly was walking around the corner of the room only a few short minutes later. She had on a lavender and light blue one piece bathing suit and jeans on that were faded and ripped at the knees. She had her cell phone in her hand and was searching for a number to dial.
"You look pretty, Elly-chan," he beamed. Honey grinned and elbowed his cousin, who blinked rapidly several times and then coughed to one side, holding a hand up before his face to cover his blush.
"Thanks, Honey," she smiled. "You look cute. Where did you manage to get bunny swim trunks, anyway?"
"I brought them with me."
"Aha." She held the phone up to her ear. "Riley, can you come and get me and two friends from the campus? Yeah... yeah, I did say friends!" She laughed ruefully. "Um. They're guys. Don't let mom freak out if she's home, okay? Give her a little warning. Thanks."
"How long until the car gets here?"
"It'll only be a couple of minutes. We can go to my house, it's quiet there."
"I thought we were going to the beach."
"We are." She grinned.
It was a quarter of an hour later when the chauffeur had dropped them off in front of a large mansion that they understood. She lived on the beach! Aristotle sniffed at the air, flicking his ears around as they clambered out of the large sedan that had come for them.
"Wow. Your house is neat." Honey stared up at the giant structure, taking in the bonsai sculpted shrubbery lining the pebbled drive.
Elly shrugged. "I love the beach but I like plants, too. Mom and dad don't really care, but they had some special stuff planted around so we don't just have sand and rock like mostly everyone else does." She pointed off to the side. "There's where we go - the beach is past the second gate."
They strolled through and moments later were spreading their blankets on the sandy shore. She wriggled her toes in the sand. "This is nice," she sighed. "I always loved having a private beach."
Takashi nodded. "I like the sea."
"It's the best place to be if you need to relax," Elly agreed. "I'm a little biased, though, I'll admit." She sighed and settled down on the blanket. Since it was fairly small, she had to sit very close to him. He glanced over at where his cousin was blithefully playing in the wavelets close by.
They watched Honey chase a bedraggled Ari down the beach together for awhile. The rabbit's pawprints lined the wet sands in all directions.
The tall man leaned back on his elbows. Seeing him stretched out at length was really quite amazing. His chest was smooth and his abdomen rippled with muscle when he moved.She realized she knew only what Haruhi had told her about him, scarcely anything he had told her himself.
"Are you really the national tendo champion back home?"
She sighed again and gave up, resting back on the blanket with her eyes covered by her arm for a moment. Astonishingly, he offered something on his own.
"It's no big deal. Mitsukuni is even more powerful than I am."
"Mit-" she looked over where the blond man was making a sandcastle. "Honey? Is strong?"
"His attitude is half an act, isn't it." She laughed to herself. "Not all, I think... he genuinely likes cute things. But as he gets older he probably adapted this pose to charm people - mainly women."
Takashi cracked an eyelid and peered sideways at her. He was surprised she'd seen through his cousin; not many women did. Honey blinded them with his "little boy" attitude, causing them to forget he wasn't really all that young. Something about that decided him, and he laid a hand on hers, noticing her blush as he did so.
"There's a dance Friday. Want to go?"
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