Warnings: None though slight spoiler for first few episodes & chapters
Summary: Read it and find out <3
Something small and glittering lay among black ash. Kanda at first payed no attention to it but then he recalled a time that Koumi gave the location of his parents death away. Killed by Akuma...and in China. And this certainly had the signs and marks of a long ago attack. The day was cloudy and few people around. Kanda walked forward his heavy boots crunching the ash and dead leaves. Bending down he picked it up. Slowly as it came into view, a long silver chain and a small pendant at the end of it. And Onyx in the shape of a heart. Holding it up in the light he noticed, that small letters were written on the back. He rubbed the ash off and the name Lee caught his eye. A little surprised he wondered if this was something their mother had worn. He put in in his jacket pocket and left for the train back to the Order.
Walking back to his room the sound of his walking echoing in the empty hallway, he noticed Lenalee's door open. Then his mind flicked back to the necklace he had found. Her last name was Lee. And it was at the location her parents had been attacked. His expression taking a very serious one he crept towards her room. It was empty. As quiet as a mouse, he toke the necklace and put it on her bed. Then he left before anyone noticed he was in Lenalee's room.
The next morning he was heading to the meditation room, and passed Koumi's office. Lenalee was standing on the side of his desk in a whispered conversation. She was holding clenched in her hand the necklace he left on her bed. Kanda's heart gave an unexpected jump at the sight. Koumi sat grave with his head in one hand. He was able to catch a few words.
"So this is...our mothers?"
"Yes I'm certain of it. I remember it. She always wore it. It was a family heirlom father gave to her when she toke his name."
"I found it on my bed...."
"D'you know who did it?"
"No...but I'm grateful to the person that found it."
"Say wasn't Kanda-kun just there?"
"Your right he was! Maybe I should go and ask him..."
His heart gave a jump and he walked away before she would come looking for him.
No such luck. A pair of small and light feet could be heard running behind him. He turned to see Lenalee catching up to him. She still had the necklace. "Kanda! I have something I want to ask you." She said breathlessly. Kanda waited for the question he knew that was coming. He didn't want to admit to sopping around the place of her parents death. That was to lowly.
She held up the necklace. "Didn't you just come back from China?" Asked Lenalee. Her eyes were big and bright. "Yes." He said shortly.
"Did you put this in my room last night?" She asked. Kanda froze. He was surprised at her straight forwardness. He swallowed. "No running away now..." He thought.
"....Yes I did." He said turning his eyes away. They were filled with uncertainty. He hadn't known she'd ask. He figured she'd just wear it and not say anything. Lenalee looked like she had just swallowed a lump in her throat. The brim of her bright purple eyes started to tear up. "Why are you crying?!" He asked surprised. Lenalee giggled a little. Then her expression turned serious. Without so much as a warning she flew at Kanda, gripping him in a tight hug. This had him completely off guard. She never showed this kind of affection to him before. He hugged her back just as tightly though. "Thank you." She whispered in his ear.
And in that moment a small tug of a smile formed at the corners of his lips.