Title: Ponytails Turn Him On
Challenge: 9-Oct-2006 "every day is the end of the world"
Based on: The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya
Characters: Haruhi, Itsuki, Kyon
Type: Humor; 100 words
Notes: This probably takes place shortly after episode 14 (6) of the anime.
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya © Nagaru Tanigawa / Noizi Ito / SOS Brigade / Kadokawa Shoten / Kyoto Animation.
"You're in a good mood today," Itsuki said to Kyon.
"Why shouldn't I be?" Kyon said.
"Keeping Haruhi happy, in order to keep her from remaking the world, isn't easy," Itsuki said. "I've often wondered why you don't just quit the SOS Brigade."
As if on cue, Haruhi walked past them. She also seemed to be in an unusually good mood— and she was wearing her hair in a ponytail. As she walked past Kyon, she slyly gave her head a little toss for his eyes only.
"It's a tough job," a grinning Kyon said, "but someone's gotta do it."