Summary: Just what is so special about Tohru Honda? Akito wants to know. He invites her to the Main House for a chat one afternoon, quickly finding that, much to his abhorrence, the more time he spends with her, the more he starts to enjoy her company. Author's Note: This story, for anyone who may have seen it before, is also posted on fanfiction.net. It is my personal rendition of the would-be second season of the Fruits Basket anime, and I am hoping to gain a wider audience by posting it to Wattpad. Now before anyone flips out on me, I want to make it clear that yes, I KNOW Akito is a woman. I've seen the Fruits Basket anime and read the manga, both more than once. In the manga Akito is introduced as a man but is revealed to be a woman much later on. In the anime, though, he is clearly a guy. And also incredibly hot... ...I didn't say that. In beginning this story I first asked myself the question: How would the Fruits Basket anime have been different from the manga if it had continued with Akito as a male? I kept getting these images in my head of Akito and Tohru spending more time together, and then I thought: What if she somehow managed to win him over, too? What if he fell in love with her? The more I tossed around the idea, the more I liked it, and thus "To Melt a Frozen Heart" was born. I can only hope that I have succeeded in keeping this novel in the same spirit as the original Fruits Basket story, as it is intended to be read as an immediate continuation of the anime. Enjoy, my dear readers, and let me know what you think if you have the time!