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Quotes from Volume 1 of Fruits Basket.
 
 
When Tohru meets Shigure and sees his Zodiac figurines
Tohru: But I guess you wouldn’t have the cat....
Shigure: Cat? Oh, you mean...the cat from the Zodiac Legend?
Tohru: That’s right! My mother told me that story all the time!
Shigure: Is that so...? I wish I could see the expression on his face if he heard you say that.
Tohru: What?
 
 
Shigure: By the way, Tohru-kun. You said you wanted to be a cat. What do you think now that you've met him in person?
Tohru: Wh-what's he like...?!
 
 
Kyo fixing Tohru's bedroom ceiling.
Kyo: Hey!
Tohru: Y-yes?
Kyo: When I get mad...I get in a rage -- I can't see what's around me. My training wasn't enough. I still lost to that d*** Yuki....This morning. This morning! I'm sorr --
Shigure: I'm home! Yuki-kun, Tohru-kun, I'm home!
Kyo: Forget it!
 
 
Kyo: I...I want to leave this house.
Shigure: It's only the third day. Think of it as more training.
Kyo: I only ever say...really mean things...to her.
Shigure: Her? You mean Tohru-kun? Heh. So you were in your usual good mood today? If you're going to beat yourself up about it afterwards, perhaps you should consider not yelling at her in the first place, hm? Just a thought.
Kyo: ....I can't help it. I'm...not made for interacting with people.
Shigure: People aren't born socail. Sure it comes easier to some people...but most people, like you, need to work at it. Some more than others. You're just unexperianced. For example, as a martail artist, you have the strength to break the table with your fist. But you also have the self-control to stop your fist before it hits the table. You weren't born with that control, were you? You had to refine it. That's the result of fighting bears in the mountains.
Kyo: I didn't fight bears!
Shigure: You're missing my point. It's the same as interacting with people. But training for that isn't in the mountains -- it has to be in the town where people live. Mingling with people, hurting them, getting hurt by them....that's how you learn about others...And about yourself. If you don't, you'll never be able to care about anyone but yourself. You may be a black belt fighter, but you're still a white belt in dealing with people. For the sake of the girl who will one day tell you she loves you....don't run away. Keep training.
Kyo: As if someone would ever tell me that.
Shigure: And if someone did, what would you do?
Kyo: I can't even imagine. I guess...I'd ask her if she was sane.
 
 
Kyo going to apologize to Tohru / meet her in the woods on her way back from work.
Tohru, after she mistakes him for someone else and hits him with her bag: Kyo...kun?
Kyo:What?
Tohru: I just wanted to try it.
Kyo: Don't call my name if you've got nothing to say!
Tohru: Okay!
Kyo: Ah. Oh...nevermind. It's okay. You can call my name even if you don't have anything to say. And...I take back what I said about not wanting to look at you. And if I do something to piss you off...you can hit me.
Tohru: Is he...trying to apologize for today? Is that why he's here? Oh, um....oh...I wasn't mad. I hit you with my bag because I thought you were a pervert! I mean, I'd never be mad at you. How could I be? I love you. I've always loved the cat from the Zodiac.
Kyo: Huh?
Tohru: It's true. I...wanted to be born in the year of the cat. I mean, um, I...I want to be friends.
Kyo: "And if someone did, what would you do? If a girl told you...she loved you." ....! That's stu--! It's not that great. Being a cat.
Tohru: Somehow...I've started to understand Kyo-kun. He's more awkward than most...but deep down, he's a nice person. Someone sincere who speaks from the heart. A good person.
 
 
Shigure: So, Kyo-kun...I hear you walked our little Tohru home. How was your date? Kyo-kun and Tohru sitting in a tree....K...I...S --
Kyo: Stop that! It wasn't like that!
 
 
Kyo telling Tohru about martail arts and his master on the roof, Tohru punches him in the arm.
Kyo: You really suck, you know that? He smiles at Tohru.
Tohru: Once again...I've seen the true Kyo-kun. Hidden under his scowl...is an awkward smile.
 
 
After Kyo and Yuki go to bring Tohru back from her grandfathers house.
Kyo: I don't know why the hell I'm doing this. Why did I get all irritated the moment you left? It didn't make any sense so I got even more annoyed!
 
 
Kyo: I thought that you were all about saying what you feel. Normally I hate people who whine all the time...but in your case...it would be okay...to complain...be selfish...say what you want...once in a while. It's okay...to let yourself be sad.
Tohru starts crying.
Kyo: What?! What's wrong?! Wju are you crying?! Hey!
Tohru: .....hic. I do want...to...go back. I want to go back...home!
Kyo: ....Then we're going home now!
Kyo grabs Tohru's hand and begins walking.
 

A Kyo Sohma and Tohru Honda story
Everybody longs for love that never fails - Proverbs 19:22