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 This is Chapter 12 from the Ouran High School Host Club manga series.

Chapter Summary

The Hosts have shocked and disgusted faces as they look at the shabby house of the Fujiokas.  Haruhi, with a dirty face, opens the door for them with a slightly pained expression.  Inside, everything is broken. Haruhi prepares tea for them as they sit around a small round table. The Hosts look at the tea Haruhi serves in either bowls or cups and Haruhi apologizes for not having tea cups. She then goes to the cupboard to get the “deluxe” sushi she found in a normal commoner supermarket (which means it isn't really “deluxe”).  

Deluxe shushi
Tears start coming out of Honey's eyes as he apologizes for coming over to her house. The same goes for the twins and Tamaki, who feels sorry for Haruhi and somewhat guilty for making her spend money. Haruhi replies that it’s not a bother for them to come over to her house and she finally starts eating.  Picking up the ootoro in the deluxe sushi package, she remarks that it’s the first time she’s ever tasted it.  After she tries it, Tamaki shouts, “That’s only a regular, pasty, dry, tuna meat and not the belly meat!” which causes him to awaken from his dream while everyone in the second Suoh mansion wonders what happened to their young master.

Once Tamaki finally gets up, Antoinette joins him in bed and starts licking Tamaki’s face in her excitement.  The noise of the dog can be heard downstairs just as the employees comment how peaceful the morning is.  Tamaki comes down downstairs in his uniform and Shima Maezono, the household chief of staff for the Suoh second mansion, asks where he's going. Tamaki replies he had a terrible dream and orders Shima to summon the car. Shima informs Tamaki that he hasn't even eaten breakfast yet.Tamaki replies that he doesn't time for breakfast and must get to school as soon as possible to see if Haruhi is okay. As he's about to exit the house, Shima reminds him that half of his attire is still pajamas.

Tamaki calling kyouya
Tamaki hurriedly returns upstairs and quickly changes into his full school uniform.  Back downstairs, he says he's leaving for real, slightly blushing because of embarrassment.  Shima alerts Tamaki that he doesn't have school that day and Tamaki is shocked. Shima adds that if he doesn't have anything else scheduled, he should study etiquettes with her. Tamaki quickly shouts, “I have something scheduled for today” and orders one of the maids to get him a phone. Once in hand, he calls Kyouya.

Meanwhile, Haruhi is just returning from the supermarket.

Haruhi happy from the supermarket
She’s extremely happy because there was a sale at the supermarket and she bought all the sale items.  She feels satisfied, claiming that going to a supermarket on Sunday is the greatest.  Nearing her apartment, she hears loud noises. She walks a few more steps and sees expensive cars and six certain males emerging from the cars. Haruhi is definitely annoyed.  Kaoru comments that Haruhi’s house is pretty big, but Kyouya explains that not all of the apartments are Haruhi’s. Only one of them is where Haruhi lives.  Tamaki complains to Kyouya about the presence of the other Hosts, especially the twins. Kyouya replies that Tamaki told him he didn't have the guts to go to Haruhi’s house by himself so he invited the rest of the Host Club.  Kyouya says he obviously mistaken and is about to leave with the rest of the Hosts until Tamaki stops him and says it’s okay for them to be there. People swarm around in front of the building where Haruhi lives chattering about the rich people.

Tamaki then reminds the Hosts to be “nice” and “behave” at the Fujioka house. The twins and Honey  enthusiastically agree. Haruhi hears Tamaki and commands them to leave.  Tamaki, Honey and the twins compliment her by saying, “Your plain appearance rules!” but she tells them to get lost. The landlady notices Haruhi talking to the boys, so she approaches. Tamaki uses his charm and introduces himself to the landlady as a close friend of Haruhi. The landlady is impressed by this and tells Haruhi and Tamaki to take their time to talk; she’ll bring them cookies later.

Kyouya knows that Haruhi’s apartment number is 203, so he and the others go up followed by Tamaki and Haruhi who were left behind with the landlady.  Haruhi complains that they just can’t barge into her home because

Fujioka apartment
she didn’t even invite them over.  Still, she agrees to let them take a look at her apartment for just three seconds. Honey then tells her that he's brought her a cake, forcing Haruhi to let them stay and offer them tea.  Haruhi then opens the door and reveals the place where she lives.

It is neither dirty nor messy, as Tamaki feared and he's relieved her home isn't like his dream.  Hikaru complains that Haruhi’s house looks poverty-sticken, but Tamaki pinches his cheek and tells him behave. Kyouya states that Haruhi’s apartment looks fine for a commoner dad and daughter. Kaoru adds, "For Haruhi’s size, the rooms are perfectly fine for her" because she's only slightly bigger than Honey.  The twins continue making observations about the apartment and criticizing it, even saying that their garage is better than her apartment and Haruhi thinks they're a couple of brats.

Honey asks Haruhi if they have to take their shoes off, Haruhi said yes and then offering them to wear some straw boots and slippers she bought from the Flea Market.  Tamaki wears the boots Haruhi

Slippers
offers, imagining that Haruhi can’t buy any slippers at all because she’s poor. Tamaki almost sobs at his thought, then heads to the living room. The twins bump their heads into the ceiling before they enter the living room then ask if they should take their slippers since there's a Tatami mat in the living room. Haruhi says yes, then regrets having the Hosts wear slippers because they did not need them for that long and her efforts getting all the straw slippers and boots became wasted. 

The Hosts play around and explore the Fujioka home, entering and discovering every room as Haruhi narrates a message to her mother: “Dear mother in heaven, good morning. Today the club’s sempai came over for a visit. They’re a very rowdy bunch so I was very distracted. There’s a really cute sempai in the Host Club, too.” Next, Honey asks Haruhi where the bathroom is. A few seconds later, Mitsukuni emerges screaming and crying. Haruhi continues to narrate: “I don’t know what happened, but the emotion I felt when looking at the crying face was totally an indescribable murderous intent.”

In the living room, Haruhi keeps telling herself to be “patient” because she can’t expect anything from the Hosts, who are “crouch sitting” in the living room while waiting for Haruhi to prepare tea. The twins call Haruhi and give her tea their dad got from America, suggesting it’s perfect with milk, then asking if she has some. Haruhi thanks the twins, then replies that she does have milk that she bought from supermarket. Tamaki scolds for embarrassing Haruhi by implying that she's so poor she can’t even buy milk and doesn’t own a teapot.

Haruhi finishes preparing tea. Tamaki continues to talk to the twins and reminds them that their common sense doesn’t work on the ‘’commoner’’ world and one of their “common sense” sentence will “hurt” Haruhi.  He then challenges the twins to a battle, where the loser will be the one who humiliates Haruhi first.  Kyouya states that it doesn’t make sense for them to call it a battle, but wishes them good luck. They gather around the table as Haruhi serves the tea, apologizing about the state of the cups.  Tamaki feels slightly relieved because the cups Haruhi serves aren't soup bowls like in his nightmare.

Honey asks Haruhi to choose a cake first. Haruhi feels a bit surprised because being given first choice is a rarity for her. Hikaru is about to make a “common sense” comment, but is stopped

Mori giving strawberries
by Kaoru and Tamaki. Hikaru defends that he was only trying to be considerate. Haruhi tells Honey that she’d like to have the strawberry cake. Tamaki, Hikaru and Kaoru think of Haruhi’s reply as “cute,” but say nothing out of worry that their words will hurt her and that they are trapped in the fearsome of the commoners’ world.

Honey announces that he, Takashi and Haruhi are going to have strawberry cakes and the rest of the Hosts can have whatever they want. Haruhi is about to eat her cake when Takashi asks, “You like strawberries? Here,” then gives her the strawberries from his dish.  Haruhi replies “Yes, thank you” with a slight blush on her face. Takashi continues on giving his strawberries to her.  Tamaki, Hikaru and Kaoru become sulky not having the thought of giving their strawberries to Haruhi.

After finishing the cakes, Kyouya offers to buy lunch since they came over without letting Haruhi know. Haruhi says it’s okay; she will pay for lunch since she's afraid of the consequences of accepting Kyouya’s treat.  Kyouya replies that the money he will use is from the auction of her notepad and he’ll be paying through his credit card.  Haruhi relents and let's him pay, since it’s her money anyway. Haruhi says they should eat sushi because there’s sushi shop nearby and she knows the owner.

Tamaki has a terrified look on his face. He writes something on a paper then gives it to Haruhi. Haruhi reads it and finds that Tamaki thinks that the sushi shop is not really deluxe.  Haruhi becomes angry and tells Tamaki she knows what a deluxe sushi and what is not, tossing away the paper. The twins laugh in the background.

Honey requests that Haruhi cook something for them. She agrees, but says it will take a while and needs to return to the supermarket.  The trio scold Honey's bold move, but then get depressed when Haruhi agrees to prepare lunch.  Haruhi sighs because she has to go to the supermarket again.  All but Tamaki say they want to go with Haruhi and head outside.

Haruhi wonders where Tamaki is, then finds him staring at a picture of her mother at her shrine. Tamaki says he’s coming but wants to

Tamaki slightly blushingg
give greetings to Haruhi’s mother. Tamaki remarks that her mother looks a lot like her.  Haruhi says her dad says that she looks a lot like her mother, too, then starts talking about her mother and how she used to be a lawyer.  Haruhi remembers a flashback of her mother when she was still four years old and smiles at the memory. Tamaki blushes looking at Haruhi smiling.

Tamaki on top of haruhi
Tamaki invites Haruhi to go now, since the rest of the Hosts are already outside. As he rises from the floor, he slips and falls on top of Haruhi. Tamaki apologizes and Haruhi is about to say, “It’s alright” when Ranka appears and sees the compromising scene of Tamaki and Haruhi...

Guest Fax Space

There is a spare space/page in the manga, where a guest draws a comic of the series. Natsuna Kawase used the "Guest Fax Space" in this chapter. 

Guest fax space

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