KAIN ALRIC HAZENBERG It was a rainy evening in September, a bit past eight. There was no wind, and lights colored the streets in all kinds of intense, shining colors. It was the richer part of town, where all of the expensive clubs, bars and discos were located. Somewhere admidst all of these shops was a shop going by the name "Royale". It was the area's most popular Host Club, with a bunch of attractive men with charming personalities. The place was run by a French-German family that had lived in Japan for generations, the current owner of the shop being the barely fourty-year old man Joshua Hazenberg. Joshua has no children of his own, but he has a nephew, Kain. The 25-year old male is a host at the club, one of the most popular men in there. All of the girls want to hear about him, and he's almost never available. Always busy and loved. Joshua has the plans of letting his nephew run the host club once he gets too old for this job, but he is not sure how Kain would think about this yet. The boy still seems to be insecure in his life, and Joshua did not wish to lose the relationship they have this early. He therefore decided to let the topic stay off the record until a proper time comes for it, and it seemed like a good idea with the things that Kain were going through. The boy had become an orphan too early for his own good, and it had taken a toll on him, but also made him stronger and better at showing a side of himself that was fabricated. Maybe that wasn't healthy in real life, but it was convenient for his job. The rainy day was a Sunday. Joshua had invited one of his old friends over, after hearing that he had just gotten his son back after many years of being parted. Even if the male was still the tender age of 16, it was always good to seek recruits early. He had had plans for Kain since the boy was 14, so a 16-year old wouldn't be anything new. As long as one started early. When they arrived, Joshua had known that this boy wasn't really suited for the job. He seemed fidgety and awkward, and it would take too much work to get him to obey and bend. Instead, he turned toward his friend, seeing as they also had other discussions. When the boy seemed awkward, Joshua excused himself for a second to go get his nephew. He found Kain in his apartment across the one that Joshua was living in, and took him inside. "The man is one of my friends, Kain. I would like you to take care of his son, just so he won't be bored. And I want to talk to that man under four eyes." "Who was he again?" "That's not relevant at this moment." "Alright." "Promise me you'll go easy on him, he's only sixteen." "Oh, you know me, uncle, kind as ever. I promise that he won't feel bad or anything. I'll be the kindest." "I believe you are." "Well then, I'll be in the activity room, so send him there." "Very well." Kain scowled the moment his uncle disappeared. The man was always playing so damn nice, and Kain had had a grudge about him for years. The host club had been closed because of it being a Sunday, so Kain was only dressed casually. Until his uncle had called after dinner and told him to dress in his suit. He hadn't thought that he'd be assigned to take care of some teenager. The thought itself was embarrassing to Kain. What the hell was he going to do with a teenager? He was used to taking care of middle-aged women who wanted to feel young, never had he thought that he'd get assigned to take care of some kid. He sighed to himself as he rubbed his eyes. His uncle was such an idiot. But he had to obey his uncle. It was either that, or things would go really, really bad for him. His head was aching with thie thought he put into this, and he thought of taking pills against the headache. But it was no use, no pills helped on mental pain. He sat down in one of the chairs in the activity room, propping his arms on the arm rest. Inside the room was a bar, a pool table and a poker table as well as chairs and things of the like. If the old men wanted more fun, there was poles standing embarrassingly against one of the walls, and Kain's mind filled with disgust thinking of how perverted those old men were. He would never become like that ever, disrespectful of women. If one didn't respect women, one shouldn't expect anything in return. When he had been sitting for a few minutes, the boy stepped into the room. He was way cuter than what Kain had initially thought, and the urge to tease him suddenly popped up in Kain's mind. He smiled slightly as he went over to the boy, stretching out his hand. "Good evening, my name is Kain, and I'm Joshua's nephew. I'm 25 years old and work in the bar you saw downstairs when you came here." The younger male seemed very nervous, and Kain blamed it on the outfit he was wearing. He was dressed quite... strangely for a man who was just supposed to be home, in his white Host suit and such. He was also a very handsome man, and most people were surprised when they first met him. People fawned over him, and he was used to making girls fall for him in an instant. But that was all shallow and boring, and he wanted more in his life. For example this cute boy... that seemed like an exciting change of events, to have this boy with him. He pondered how he was going to tease, but for now, he wouldn't do anything, and just see how the male was, what kind of person he was and such. "I mean, if you know what it is, it's not really a bar, of sorts. It's a host club. Basically our job's about talking to people and getting them drinks, being a "host" for them to enjoy themselves. And real romance between customer and host is forbidden." When the shaking boy had taken his hand and they'd greeted, he sat down and gestured for Dominic to sit down in a chair beside him as he poured the male a glass of water. He didn't want to get the male drunk, taht would probably make his uncle a bit pissed. But this situation seemed like a nice turn of events. Better than the other things he had been told to do, anyways. "Now now, you don't need to be so nervous, Dominic. First off, unless you tease me, I'm sure I won't bite you." At this, he winked. "And I would like you to tell me about yourself. What kinds of things you're interested in, your hobbies... if we're going to be together for a while, we might as well become friends, don't you think? It would be much nicer than just sitting here and looking gloomy all of the time. You shouldn't look so troubled."