"You really didn't have to invite me along, Tohru." A tall blond whispered quietly, continuing to pack her lavender suitcase with all the necessities someone would require for a month long vacation. "You shouldn't feel obligated to bring me." However, the brunette in question only wore a large smile and insisted that the offer was entirely normal. "I know that you spend your Summer vacations at home all alone, Uo." She spoke the truth, but this yearly tradition had never really bothered Uo before, at least, she never let anyone believe otherwise. "I wanted to have you come along and the Sohma's said it was fine." "Oh right," Uo mused thoughtfully. "The Sohma cousins are coming too?" Tohru nodded, "Yup. Shigure, Yuki and Kyo." * * * Reluctantly Uo walked with Tohru as the group was driven to the local airport by another member of the Sohma family. Apparently this person was their doctor, or so Uo managed to gather. She'd also learned his name to be Hatori and thanked him politely when everyone left the car. He merely nodded and drove off in silence. The air port welcomed them all with smiles and classical music, painfully dreadful to the ears. Uo was guided to the eating area by Tohru's hand, the shorter female finally stopped in front of a Ramen shop. "Are you hungry, Uo?" Although her stomach grumbled loudly in protest, Uo declined Tohru's kindness and lied. The Americanized woman allowed her eyes to survey the airport in curiosity. This would be her first time outside of the small town and the opportunity was all thanks to the Sohma family. Well, Shigure to be specific. It was his idea that Tohru and his cousins go visit the Emerald Beach of Okinawa. When Tohru suggested if Uo could join her, no one had protested. * * * Uo sat lowly in her chair, the airplane beginning its climb above the clouds. Seated next to her was the annoying orange-top. She would have preferred Tohru, but the generous young woman had taken her seat beside Yuki and Uo didn't want to ruin Tohru's happiness. She seemed so happy with Yuki, talking and giggling without a care in the world. Shigure was seated somewhere among the plane, but his actual location unknown. As the plane suddenly began to shake as it encountered turbulence, Uo clenched together her teeth and tightly closed both eyes as she silently prayed not to die in a fiery explosion.