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Hugo Sohma

The dragon who uses his fire to create masterpieces.

30 views · located in Japan

a character in “Fruits Basket: A New Leaf”, as played by CabbageAngel

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High Hopes - Panic at the Disco (Postmodern Jukebox cover)

"Fire is the instrument of my creation!"






Name: Hugo Sohma

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: The Dragon

Oddities: Stares at people when they're eating.

Sexuality: Homosexual.

Romantic Interest: TBD

Nationality: Japanese

Job: Line cook - the saute chef of the appraised restaurant, Uptown Eden.

Ethnicity: French/Japanese






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Eye Color: Sky blue.

Hair Color/Length: Black.

Height: 5'11''

Weight: 158 lbs

Scars: A dozen small scars on his hands and forearms, burns and cuts.






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Danger Level: 3

Dominant Emotion: Confident.

Personality: Hugo is a charismatic, ambitious, proud and incredibly passionate individual. He's a natural born leader, with a strong sense of self-motivation and a desire to motivate others, but on the flip side can be bossy especially when one traverses into his domain. When he's not barking orders, he's a charmer and knows the value of respect well from his time as an apprentice. He has an adventurous streak that has nowhere else to go but into his food. Hugo is driven by validation of his ambitions from others and positive reinforcement, despite being too proud to admit to how much it means to him.

Likes: FOOD and everything related to it (Eg. farmer's markets, shiny new kitchen utensils, someone's expression when they eat something delicious...). Crowded and chaotic places. Celebrations. Traveling. Jazz.

Dislikes: Disrespect/Disobedience. Laziness. The quiet. Fast food. Crude humor.

Talents: Cooking. Trumpet. Speed-reading. Balancing - he's the least clumsy person you'll ever meet, has never dropped even one plate. Multilingual.

Flaws: Arrogant. Bossy. Self-indulgent. Workaholic.

Weaknesses: Will do anything for you if you gift him something expensive. Will do anything for you if you feed him well. Fussy eaters. Saying no to one more round.

Hobbies: Experimenting with ingredients and inventing new recipes (work is a hobby, right?). Jazz clubs. Bike riding. Road trips. Crosswords.






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Typical Attire: When outside, he's clean and proper, with dress pants, shirts and jackets. When he's at home, he wears casual shirts and always has an apron nearby.

Keepsakes: The knife set he received as a parting gift from his chef and his old work attire.

History: Ever since Hugo was young, he had an obsession with fire. Captivating, warm but untouchable - it reminded him of himself. He was coddled by his parents, sheltered and kept at a distance from the world in fear of his curse being revealed. It was planned that he would take over his father's company and marry another member of the Sohma clan to produce an heir. However, his passions laid elsewhere. To find a true love, and follow his true calling. He ran away to France to take a chef's apprenticeship at 18, and after three years, returned to Japan determined to open his own restaurant and make his family proud despite following his own path.







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So begins...

Hugo Sohma's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Kira Sohma Character Portrait: Rikona Katou Character Portrait: Hugo Sohma Character Portrait: Izumi Sohma

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By four in the morning, Hugo Sohma's kitchen was sizzling with the smells and sounds of a balanced breakfast. He placed his meal on the table, perfectly placed and arranged for one. Steamed rice. Grilled salmon. Pickled vegetables. Miso soup. All in tiny bowls and plates and steaming. He looked up from his meal to the blank wall opposite him and clapped his hands together.

"I gratefully receive," he announced.

... From myself, went unspoken.

After scoffing down his lonesome meal, he rushed to make himself presentable for work that day. As he opened the fridge to retrieve his lunch on the way out, he noticed a plate of animal shaped pastries - taiyaki, but none were shaped like fish. There was a big mouse, a cow... some more discernible shapes... Huh, wonder what he made those for again. He slammed the fridge without even glancing at Kira's note stuck to it and ran out the apartment...

"Ehhh?! I took the day off?!"

Hugo stood in the kitchens of Uptown Eden, his face slack with disbelief at his coworkers. "What could be important enough for me to do something like that?!" He whipped out his phone to scroll through notes, settling on one: Highschool Festival. DO NOT trade family for work again - do you want the gossip?

"La vache," he muttered under his breath, throwing a glance to his watch. Around six... He nodded his head firmly and rolled up his sleeves, shooting his coworkers a firm smile. "I have the time to help with prep. Let's have a successful day, everybody!"

Forty-five minutes later, and Hugo's bike was hurtling off the premises so fast he was generating dust clouds. He nearly zoomed past his apartment block when he remembered and skidded to a halt, sprinted up the stairs (a chant of, "Merde, merde, merde, merde..." going up with him), and rushed back with a plate of personalized cold Taiyaki and different clothes. A corner away from the highschool gates, and his warpath came to an end. He dismounted his bike, smoothed over his hair, and took a deep breath to calm himself. Then he walked his bike and taiyaki around the corner with his usual calm, confident smile as people parted for him. Huh, only Izumi was here now. If the other Sohmas didn't show... there was really no point in taking off work to turn up himself.

"Good morning!" he called to them, "Kira-chan, Izumi-kun. It's been too long." He held out two pastries for them, fluffy and heavy with sweet red beans. One in the shape of a cute mouse, and the other a sheep with flowers etched into its wool. "I brought you something. Just in case you'd forgotten that you missed me," he shot them a wink, "Thought your taste buds might remember better~"




A girl looked down at the scene from within the highschool, her arms folded and face inexpressive. So, the Sohmas were gathering here. She glanced up and her vision readjusted to focus on her refection, not the sights past the window. She instinctively tugged her hair down to try to hide her face more.

"Katou-san!"

Rikona nearly jolted at the shrill cry and turned to see three of her female classmates rushing her. She considered taking up a defensive stance, but just stood still and watched blankly as they swarmed her, eyes wide with both fear of her, and something else.

"K-Katou-san, you're Yui-chan's understudy, right?!" Rikona nodded, and suddenly, she was seized. "Good! You're needed backstage, immediately! Yui-chan can't come in today! You - You do know her part, right?" Rikona shook her head. "O- Ok, well, all the princess really does is sleep through half of it - here, read it along the way!"

Rikona was dragged limply by three girls in elaborate costume and stage make-up, a script shoved into her face. Ah, good, she really didn't have to say anything. That's a relief. Probably the reason she was the understudy for this character. By the time she was squeezed into a frilly pink dress and was refusing to move her hair for her make up team, she read the last page.

The Prince embraces the Princess.

CRASH.

"Eeeeek!!"

"The - The understudy is escaping!"

"G-Get her!"

"CATCH THAT PRINCESS!"

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Character Portrait: Kira Sohma Character Portrait: Hugo Sohma Character Portrait: Izumi Sohma Character Portrait: Eireen Devine

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Eireen liked being on the Newspaper club since it allowed her to take pictures. But she didn't always like the big events she had to go to, especially since she always stood out with her red hair. By this point though, she'd come to be use it by now. It was her school's big school festival. Thankfully as the photographer of her school, she didn't have to interact as much as her fellow newspaper members who were the ones who did the interviews. When she first entered high school, she decided to go with the Newspaper club over the Yearbook due to it being smaller of the two clubs. Eireen still preferred smaller groups to big ones due to her introverted nature.

Today Eireen could already tell though there would be more people to this festival. That did not put her in a great mood, but she 'grinned and bared it', as her father would say. At the moment she was having a break with the rest of her Newspaper group before the Festival really got underway.

"Isn't this exciting! I always loved this festival!" exclaimed the club president, 3rd year Miroki Kentai.

"We're right here Miroki-sempai, there's no need to shout." said 2nd year member Tadaka Jiro.

He was the most practical member of the group and Eireen got along best with him the most and they were good friends.

"There are so many people. I hope I do well here." added 1st year, and new member, Kaito Uzuma.

"You'll do fine, Kaito. Just still with me okay?" Miroki suggested.

"Will you be okay with this crowd, Rini?" Tadaka asked her.

"Yeah I will be," Eireen said.

She looked around and just happened to see someone she didn't expect to be here. Kira Sohma. The junior high student just happened to be someone she tutored. She liked the young lady and her natural blonde hair made her stand out easily. She only just started tutoring her so she didn't know her too well. And she was currently with two people she didn't recognize, but they obviously knew her. Not wanting to keep on staring, she turned and looked elsewhere.

"Okay you guys, let's get to work. Takada and Eireen, you two know what to do. Kaito, just follow my lead." Miroki said, before heading off, Kaito following her wake.

"You heard the boss." Tadaka said.

Eireen nodded and followed her friend as she started taking pictures.

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Character Portrait: Kira Sohma Character Portrait: Hitomi Sohma Character Portrait: Hugo Sohma Character Portrait: Izumi Sohma

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Another sunrise, another start to a new day. Hitomi wiped the sweat of her brow and took a deep breath. Nothing felt better than a early morning run. She had to keep in shape for the softball team anyways. Despite her income from the main estate, Hitomi's college was paid for entirely through sports scholarships. Which made her insanely proud of herself. The head was never happy about her active participation in sports, he felt as though it took away their time together. But she always assures him that he will always be her number one. Hitomi was just happy he didn't make her quit. She watched the sunrise for a few more moments before turning around and making her way back to the estate. The horse wanted to run full speed, but with the danger of running into someone, especially a male, she kept it at a light jog. All of her energy could be expended at practice later that day. Plus, she had something very special to attend today.

The way home was etched into her memory from the possible thousands of times she ran this course. Not only in the mornings, but whenever she felt upset and needed to clear her head. Which was a lot more than she wished. "Oh well, I guess it comes with being cursed ..." After about thirty minutes of jogging, she finally made it back to the Sohma estate. The front gates stood tall and intimidating. She was granted entry with ease and within five minutes of walking, she was to the inner gate. Her house wasn't too far from the gates, making it a lot easier to get in and out.

"Good morning, Hitomi-san. Will you be seeing the head this morning?" One of the family maids stopped her at her door.

"Of course ma'am. I haven't missed a day yet, have I?" The woman smiled and left. Hitomi entered her house and went straight to the bath. After all, she was a sweaty mess. The steaming water felt amazing on her skin, especially on a chilly morning like today. Within a few minutes, she was out and dressed. Since today was special, she had decided on a mid-thigh length black skirt and a navy blue tube top, along with black sneakers and thigh-high navy blue socks. As she waited for her hair to dry, Hitomi cooked a large breakfast full of protein. Twenty minutes later, she was full and ready for the day ahead of her. An invitation hung on the fridge and a sweet smell filled the area around it. Today was the local high school's cultural festival, which Kira Sohma had seemingly invited all the Zodiac to. It had been a while since Hitomi had seen any of them, since quite a few live on the outside.

But first things first, she had to go and see him. The thought made her feel excited and sad at the same time. Part of her loved seeing the Head of the family ... but the other half dreaded it. The horrible things he could say. But who loved her more than he did? Hitomi left her house and within seconds, was in front of the Head's door. It slid open with ease.

"It's about time you show up." His voice was icy and impatient. "And looking like that. How disgusting."



Hitomi sped walked her way towards the school, hoping she wasn't terribly late. It took a while, but she finally arrived and spotted Kira's blonde little head in no time. Along with her was the Rat, Izumi, and the Dragon, Hugo. She was surprised that she was the third one to arrive. Was no one else planning to show?

"Kira-chan! Izumi-chan! Hugo-nii!" Hitomi jogged to the others, joining right as Hugo was dispersing some adorable looking snacks. "Long time no see guys!"

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Character Portrait: Kira Sohma Character Portrait: Hitomi Sohma Character Portrait: Hugo Sohma Character Portrait: Izumi Sohma Character Portrait: Eireen Devine

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"Hey! Kira-kun!" A voice reached out to Kira's ears and when she looked, she saw Izumi Sohma weaving her way through the crowd towards her.

"Izumi-nee!" Kira waved back gently. Once Izumi made her way to Kira, she grabbed both the Rat's hands and smiled up at her. "I'm so happy you could make it today Izumi-san. I was worried no one would come. But even if you are the only one, I will be very happy." Kira was thoroughly convinced at the bottom of her heart that no one would come. But she understood. People had lives, jobs, and school, things much more important that the request of a middle school student.

"Good morning!" Another voice approached the two girls. "Kira-chan, Izumi-kun. It's been too long." Hugo Sohma was walking towards them with treats in tow.

"Hugo-nii! It really has been to long." He held out one of the most amazing and beautiful pastries she had ever seen. It was a adorable sheep-shaped taiyaki. Kira took the treat and bowed in gratitude. "Thank you very much!" It was almost to amazing to eat, but her spot for sweets couldn't resist. Her heart felt warm and light, as though she was going to cry. Only two Sohma so far, but that felt like enough for her. She was grateful beyond words that they actually cared. They were a family, but they all had their own logic and reasons to avoid each other. It was a whole new feeling to be surrounded by each other while not in the presence of the Head. "You look beautiful today, Izumi-nee. Much like every day."

"Kira-chan! Izumi-chan! Hugo-nii!" Kira looked up in surprise. Hitomi Sohma was jogging towards them. Another Zodiac had arrived! The young girl couldn't help as a few tears fell.

"Hitomi-nee! It's lovely to see you!" Kira wondered if anyone else was going to show. Should they wait? Maybe it would be good to talk for a bit before entering the festival just in case anyone else decided to show up. "What has everyone been doing since our last encounter? I believe the last time I get to have the honor of seeing you was at the New Years Banquet."

Kira caught a glimpse of a red-headed beauty through the crowd. It was definitely her tutor, Eireen. The high school girl was one of a kind and absolutely beautiful to Kira. She would have to find her and introduce her to everyone.