Chapter 11: Big Brother Is A Prince

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Emi's POV

As we take our place, I noticed that something is different with the club. The door opens, to which we all greet "Welcome,"  as a little girl steps inside. I walked over to her, sticking my hand out and smiled at her. She just stared at it, before her eyes landed on Tamaki. As soon as she looks at him, she become happy.

"Big brother!" She launched herself at him, hugging him, leaving us all baffled. My eye started twitching, as I became annoyed. "Boss, I thought you said you were an only child?" Kaoru stated, as Tamaki stopped spinning her around.

"I am an only child!" Tamaki stopped smiling, placing the small blonde on the floor.

"I'm sorry, but I'm not your brother." He said sympathetically but as soon as he said that, her eyes started watering up. Tamaki couldn't help but pick her back and swing her around. A black cloak showed up behind the door and I recognized him as Nekozawa-senpai, so I squealed really loud and took off. I guess he saw me coming, he held his arms out and I jumped on him. He caught me with ease, as I started laughing. He smiled and I noticed this weird aroura around Tamaki-senpai, who was watching us both. Nekozawa-senpai smiled at me, before setting me down in front of him.  I took out my girl version of beelzenef, and noticed the small smile on beelzenefs' face. I giggled because my Bell Chan was blushing. I was then grabbed by Tamaki, who threw bell-chan on the floor and held me close.

"Don't smile at him, he might curse you! You shouldn't be friends with him!!" Tamaki-senpai pleaded, stepping all over bell-chan and stuffed Yuki-chan in my arms. Suddenly a man pokes his head into the room, calling Kirimi's name in a familiar voice. Right behind him comes his maid, Kuretake; and his secretary, Kadomatsu, who drape him in the familiar black cloak and wig that identified him as Umehito Nekozawa. The servants warn that their master is sensitive to light (photophobic) and must always wear black, including a wig, or he'll collapse. Meanwhile, Kirimi hates dim places (nyctophobic). Haruhi asks if Nekozawa is Kirimi's brother, which Kadomatsu tearfully acknowledges and Kuretake calls tragic.

Although Nekozawa is happy to see his little sister, Kirimi was terrified and jumped back into Tamaki's arms. Haruhi bluntly states that she thinks Kirimi is afraid of Nekozawa, which results in Kyoya and the twins agreeing. The twins try to help by attempting to remove his cloak, but Umehito is afraid of the light. Honey suggests darkening the room, but Kirimi is afraid of the dark. Kadomatsu finally says they've come to bring Kirimi back home, but the tyke strenuously objects. Hikaru and Kaoru's into the siblings' quirks leads Kuretake to share a dramatic version of the family's background which includes them being cursed members of the Tokarev family, wealthy armsdealers.

"Though Kirimi has been told that Umehito is her brother, she refuses to believe it. So instead, she insists her brother be like the princely portrait hanging in the family mansion. To comfort her, we read her shoujo manga and fairytales with princely characters." Kuretake explained, which made me feel sad. Nekozawa says that he prays daily for Kirimi to turn to the dark side, a notion the twins find backwards. As Kirimi clings to Tamaki, Nekozawa sadly leaves the room.

Operation Character Reformation is implemented to help Nekozawa embrace the light. Everyone was skeptical of this plan, except Tamaki who enlists the expert help Renge. She seemed way to happy to be helping us with this, which only served to annoy me. The re-training took place in a darkened science room, with Renge having Umehito recite new lines to a teddy bear wearing a blonde wig just as if it were Kirimi. Tamaki tells him to speak from his heart, which pushes the twins into providing Tamaki with a mannequin of Haruhi dressed in a swimsuit, urging Tamaki to speak from his heart. Haruhi walks in to see Tamaki embracing the mannequin and is decidedly ticked off, especially after reading manga after shoujou manga to Kirimi and learning that they are filled with debauchery, just as Kirimi claims. I noticed that Kirimi had followed after Haruhi and seeing the dark room, she begins to cry.   Unfortunately, when Nekozawa turns around,  the flashlight shining into his face from below his chin made him look scary and Kirimi flees in terror. The poor girl, when he turned around I was just as scared.

Nekozawa-senpai slumps to the floor defeated, which made me sigh. When the twins open the drapes, they see Kirimi in the courtyard staring at a cat. This caught Nekozawa-senpai's attention and he jumped into action.

"Why is she just standing there?" Kaoru asked, looking down at Kirimi. I couldn't help but notice that she looked as if she was sacered of it, "She's scared of cats."

Leaping through the window, Nekozawa-senpai runs towards Kirimi who finally recognizes him as the big brother she's always wanted just as Nekozawa-senpai collapses to the ground.

Several days later, Nekozawa visits the club room dressed in his black cloak and wig. While the twins bemoan the fact, Haruhi thinks their efforts made a difference. "I hope Kirimi isn't afraid of him anymore, he did a lot to win her heart back." I stated, standing beside Tamaki-senpai. "I think it worked out just fine. Kirimi doesn't seem to be afraid of her big brother anymore." Haruhi smiled, crossing her arms. "Yeah, even though he's still wearing dark clothing." Hikaru stated, making a face. "I think they'll be just fine. Don't you think so Tamaki?" Kyoya-senpai asked, looking over Tamaki-senpai. "Yep, we have nothing to worry about now." He smiled, which made me smile as I held onto Yuki. I was happy that managed to bring a broken family back together.

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