Taming the Tiger (A Skip Beat! Fanfic)
Twenty-five years have passed since Kyoko met Ren. Now the two of them are happily married, have a healthy son, and their names dominate the world of showbiz and stardom.
However, sixteen year old Taiga Arisawa isn't so lucky. Her parents are divorced, she lives with her aunt and uncle, and is basically a personal maid to her perfect cousin. Still, she dealt with it, until her cousin struck the final blow by stealing away the love of Taiga's life, right in front of her eyes. After being treaded upon for ten years, Taiga becomes cold, twisted, and distant, and swears to get even with her cousin. How to get even? By becoming a star and bringing her cousin crashing down.
While training to become an actress, she meets none other than the grown son of Ren and Kyoko: Yukio Tsuruga. After a rocky first meeting, she considers him her rival and enemy, until she realizes there's more to someone than who they were in the past, and how they once acted towards others. The two become friends, and Taiga begins reconsidering her decision to become an actress, her sights drifting towards her childhood dream of singing. Rumors start to fly around the agency, about Yukio and Taiga being the next 'it' couple.
Through sweat, blood, and tears, Taiga climbs her way to the top, taking her place amongst the finest popstars in history. However, will this all change thanks to her jealous cousin's attempts to bring her down? Can Taiga remain in her hard-earned place, with help and support from Yukio?
Still, will this be enough to tame Taiga? Or will the tiger within her rage, never learning to love and to forgive, until its hatred and fury consumes her completely?