Chapter 1: Kokoro Hime!

Summary: All Kootaku Hana wanted was a normal life. Maybe even get a boyfriend.What she has is a crush on her big brother and to add to her problem she has recently found out she has magical powers. And with these powers she has to uncover the biggest and darkest secret that her family and the Kokoro family hold or die.

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Tokyo, Japan 2005

She was so very hot it almost burned.

Crying

Someone was crying

What was happening?

SHE COULDN'T BREATH!

Some one!

"SOME ONE HELP!"

"HANA WAKE UP!" yelled 17 year old Kootaku Shiro as he pounded the door of his younger sister's room. He had heard her shout and wanted to know what happened. He stood outside her room worried.Shiro was 5'11 a bit lean but had some muscles. Living up to his name he had snow white hair that fell softly over his shoulder and over his soft green eyes. He was wearing his uniform a blue jacket, white shirt and black pants.

Inside the room 15 year old Kootaku Hana was sitting on her bed shaking slightly. 'I should be use to these dreams already!' she told herself softly as she got up and calmed herself down. She opened her door and peered out to see her brother.

"It's alright Onii-san! Just another small nightmare!" she said as she tucked a dark pink strand of hair behind her ear. Her brother nodded and turned. He walked down the stairs and back into the kitchen to make breakfast. Hana watched as he walked down the stairs blushing slightly.

She closed the door and leaned on it sighing. "Onii-san is so protective! Well it just makes him sweeter!" she said sighing and smiling then she shook her head. "No! No! Bad Hana! You shouldn't think of your big brother like that!" she told herself lightly slapping her cheeks.

She then got off the door and went to her dresser. She looked at herself in the mirror. Hana stood at 5'0, shortest person in her class. She was a thin, fragile looking girl with dark petal pink hair that twisted into rinklets that reached her knees and cherry blossom pink eyes.

"I'm really not pretty! I'm never gonna attract Big br- I mean boy's attention!" she said catching herself, she refused to admitt it but she had a crush on her brother. Sighing Hana grabbed her uniform. It consisted of a sailor like top that was red and a long red skirt that went around her ankles. She had a choice to shorten it but she'd rather not.

Grabbing two lavender ribbions and a brush Hana proceeded to brush her hair. No matter how many times she brushed her hair it always twisted into rinklets. It gave her an appearance of a little girl and at times she was mistaken as one. She put her hair in two high pigtails and grabbed her bag.

Walking downstairs she heard loud noises and many names. She winced and sighed, her brothers friends where here. She slowly walked downstairs. Her parents weren't around to stop the guys, they were somewhere else on a job or something like that. At least that was what she was told.

Anyway back on subjectit wasn't that she disliked her brother's friends it was just the teasing and little sister antics. She knew her brother would understand if she didn't wait for him. She'd just make up the excuse she thought she was going to be late so hurried.

'So close!' Hana thought as she quietly slipped on her shoes when she finished she reached for the door but heard a sharp barking behind her. She turned around to see her puppy, Inu. She made a shush sign and tried to calm the hyper dalmation. She bent down and began to pet the hyper dog to calm him down.

"Hey jou-chan aren't ya gonna wait for us?" said 17 year oldHoshikawa Kura a friend of her brothers as he leaned against the staircase eating a piece of toast. He was the tallest of her brothers 4 friends at 6'0 and looked slim yet musclar. Kura had firey red hair that stood up, which worked for him very well and added to his height. He had dark orange eyes.

"Um well you see...I was just putting on my shoes so then we could be faster!" she told him giving up on lieing and getting out of here faster. She then was struck with a plan, she began backing up towards the door. 'Maybe if I could...' she thought as she backed up.

"She's lieing she was trying to get out of her and dodge us!" complained/said 15 year old Okinwa Satsuki as he appeared and stood next to Kura with crossed arms. He stood at 5'5 and looked very girlish. With big blue eyes andchesnut coloredhair that fell around over his eyes. He had a slim body and was sometimes mistaken as a girl.

Hana sweatdropped and tried to reach for the door. Mentally in her mind a little chibi of herself,Flower, was praying.'Oh good lord why is this happening to me?' her mental chibi said.

"Well such a cute girl wouldn't lie! You are such a baka Satsuki-chan!" laughed 17 year old Takeda Yamato as he walked out of the kitchen. He was 5'9 and had blond hair that came until his shouldes which he drew back into a ponytail. He had sky blue eyes and was lean. Satsuki glared and was about to say something until Yamato walked over and tilted Hana's head up.

"Well my dear Hana-chan? Would you lie?" he said as he leaned down to look into her eyes. Roses where in the backround and he was smiling. Hana sweatdropped even more at his antics. 'GREAT NOT HIM! THIS SUCKS!' yelled the mental Chibi Hana as she stopped praying and began falling on the ground holding her head.

Yamato was hit on the head with a piece of flying toast. He looked up and made a whiny expression. Standing infront of Kura and Satsuki was a glaring17 year old Kuroi Riku. He had dark black hair with a ting of blue in it, it fell over his eyes almost hiding them. His eyes where dark silver and were now narrowed into slits.

"Yamato! You know Shiro is going to kill you if you touch Hana that way. Unhand her, sides you shouldn't touch kids that way." Riku said behind him Satsuki was sticking his tongue out and Kura was chuckling. Yamato unhanded her and walked over to Riku to complain.

Hana stood watching trying to reach for the door knob. She finally felt it and Flower was singing Alleluia in her mind. Hana slowly began twisting the door knob and as the guys were distracted turn around and- "Hana where are you going?" Shiro said as he entered the room. His eyebrow went up when he saw his friends fighting/complaining. Hana practily slammed her head on the door.

"UH BYE ONII-SAN! BYE KURA, SATSUKI, YAMATO, AND RIKU!" Hana yelled and she pulled open the door and fled the house. The guys stood insideblinking and sweatdropping. Shiro slowly turned around glaring with fire in the backround.

"What the hell did you do Hana?" he growled his eyes turning unnatural red. The guys backed up except Riku who just rubbed his head and shook it.

Back with Hana, she had ran all the way down the street toward the school before she stopped. She leaned against the nearest tree and tried to catch her breath. 'Darnit! I'm sorryyou guysbut not this morning I'm still a bit freaked out because of my dream. I don't want to be a burden to you guys!' she thought as she began walking to the Junior High school 1. Pretty soon she neared Hamada Junior High.

Hana looked at her watch and saw that she was an hour early. She looked around at the other early students and sighed. Her head went down. She didn't have any friends, mostly because her of her relationship with her brother and friends. None of the girls believed her that she was her brother's sister. Mostly because they looked nothing a like. Also the fact thatquite a couple of times they've seen her hanging around them. They thought of her as some kind of slave or something that would do anything to be around them.

Sure they liked them too. Shiro and his gang was known as gods of the highschool and junior high. Also the boys of her class payed no mind to her because she didn't really stand out and all they did was help the girls pick on her. Just so they could get noticed by them and because the practily worshipped Shiro, Riku, Yamato, Satsuki, and Kura for their power. Sighing she saw she reached her class, 3C. Hana went to her seat to think some more.

'It's not fair! Why does having Shiro-niisan, Riku, Kura, Yamato and Satsuki as my brother and brother's friends have to affect me? Wait no! I can never tell them! It would burden them so much!' she thought as she looked out of the window. Luckily for her she had a window seat. Satsuki who went to the same school as her didn't know because he went to 3A and the people in her class would never pick on her in front ofone their 'gods'.

Hana was so caught up in her thoughts she didn't notice the students filing in. Some of the popular girls whispered to each other. One of them took out some scissors, hid it behind herselfand walked over. "Hey Kootaku-san! Whats up? You look kinda out of it?" said Utsukushii Hoshi the most beautiful and popularist girl in the school smiling sweetly. She was tall at 5'6 and had shoulder length red hair that was tied up intoa low ponytail that hung over her shoulder. She had big golden eyes framed with thick long eyelashes.

Hana looked kind of suspicious at Hoshi being so nice but shrugged it of and was like her usual naive self. She gave a small smile and replied politely"I'm doing fine Utsukushii-san. Thank you for asking!" Hoshi's sweet, innocent smile turned twisted.

"Then we have to fix that don't we!" she laughed and grabbed Hana by the arm she took out the scissors and began cutting her sleeves off. Hana tried to fight back but the two boys grabbed her and held her down. Hoshi grabbed Hana's slippers and cut them in half. She then slipped the front on and took the bottom. Hoshi motioned for the boys to let go and they sat back in their seats, everyone in the class laughing.

Hana closed her eyes trying to stop the tears. 'I will not cry! I will not cry! I WILL NOT CRY!' she thought as her shoulders shook and she sat there. She was use to the teasing and long learned to stop the tears. The teacher walked in and the laughter immediately stopped.

"Kootaku-san! Next time wear your clothes right! Where are your sleeves? Why are your slippers like that? Oh I give up!" the teacher lectured shaking his head. He turned around and began teaching. Her classmates snickered behind there hands and Hoshi looked smuggly at her.

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End of school

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Hana began walking out of school. She had been through a day of cold water, tripping, and name calling. Her skirt was dirty and her hair a mess. She sighed and instead of turning right to her house she turned left. Walking for a little she reached an old shrine.

She walked inside and began praying. She would usually stay there for about an hour because after an hour her brother would be at Kendo practice and she could change. She sighed and looked around at the shrine. Suddenly Hana jumped up hearing a noise. No not noise it was screaming!

She ran towards the voice to see what was happening. It was deep into the shrine before the noise was identified to be behind a shojo door. She slammed it open to see a horrifiying sight. Blood was every where and the room reaked of death. Over in the side was a bunch of bloody bodies.

She stepped back ready to run but then she saw it. It was 7'0 tall she estimated and pure black except the brown spikes coming out. The skin looked rough and dry and it was bald. She couldn't see the face but in it's clawed hands it held a young priestess. Hana gasped and immediately knew her mistake. The demon turned around to reveal an ugly, twisted face. Its eyes were pure red and a horn came out of each cheek. There was no mouth at least she thought.

Hana couldn't move she was absolutely terrified. The monster began walking towards her it's teeth barred. The young priestess who couldn't be older then 18 looked helplessly at her. Hana shook with terror and finally turned and tried to run. That was her mistake. The monster began tearing after her dropping the priestess. Hana screamed as she ran away afraid. The monster destroyed anything in it's way.

Finally they reached outside and Hana with out noticing accidentally tripped over a rock. This gave the monsterenough time tocatch up. She shakily got up,the monster looked at her as Hana back up as far as she could. Finally her back was against the tree. She looked at him shaking and scared. The monster looked at her a gleam in it's eyes as if it was satisfied and ready to eat her. Tears started to leak out of her eyes.

"I DON'T WANT TO DIE! SOME ONE PLEASE HELP! RIKU! YAMATO! SATSUKI! KURA! ONII-SAN!! PLEASE HELP ME!" she screamed squating down and holding her head she shook with fear. The monster lifted it's hand up ready to snatch her.

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tbc.....