-> ''"Ishin."\\
She stilled.\\
He walked past her, and turned around, his hands in the pockets of his slacks. There was amusement in his eyes, and a smirk playing around his mouth. He leaned down and placed his lips against her ear.\\
"If this is war, remember that I will not hold back."''
-->--Chapter 3: There are all kinds of War and fish.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7305954/Seduction Seduction]]'' is a ''Manga/MaidSama'' romance/drama fanfic. It centers on the student council president, Tora Igarashi.

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!!This fanfiction contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Sarakshi Ishin, a judoka who isn't intimidated by... well, anything.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Something Linda admits when going after Marjani but, then again, she could do much worse.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited, LoveDodecahedron: Marjani loves Sarakshi. Linda wants/loves Marjani. Sarakshi has strong platonic love for Marjani that could easily become something else if she let it and isn't sure what she feels for Tora. Tora desires Sarakshi but would make out with nearly anything female and attractive. Yuki loves Tora but doesn't stand much of a chance with him. Fenshani likes Sarakshi.
* AlphaBitch: Kurumi.
** LovableAlphaBitch: When she finally mellows out. Linda also has some shades, along with SpoiledSweet.
* AntiHero: Marjani.
* AntiVillain: Tora, sometimes.
* ArcWords: "[[IOweYouMyLife You owe me.]]"
* AGlassOfChianti: Of course.
* {{Backstory}}: Marjani Suoh, as of Chapter 12.
* BadLiar: Sarakshi. This is actually justified. She rarely hides any of her emotions and lying requires that at its root.
* BadassBoast:
-->''"Want." Tora's voice was a drawl. "Is not a word that applies to me."''
* BadassInANiceSuit: Yes. One ''can'' make a case for Tora.
* BeachEpisode: Subverted, when it is used to advance the plot, and not for fanservice.
* BelligerentSexualTension: This begins springing up between Tora and Sarakshi. She tries her best to fight it.
* BerserkButton: Don't ''ever'' suggest that Sarakshi might be influenced by another's power or money.
* BettyAndVeronica: Kurumi and Sarakshi for Marjani. Eventually becomes [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Linda]] and [[HeroesWantRedheads Sarakshi]] when Kurumi chooses someone else.
** [[spoiler:Marjani and Tora become this for Sarakshi, with Fenshani as [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Cheryl.]]]]
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes[=/=]VillainousRescue: Tora saving Sarakshi from Kurumi after she kidnaps her in 15.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Linda, Sora, Yuki and Sarakshi.
* BikerBabe: Sarakshi.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Tora Igarashi.
* BullyingADragon: Kaon tries to blackmail Marjani. [[CurbStompBattle It goes as well as you think it would.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Tora.
* CheshireCatGrin: Tora on a near-permanent basis.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Kurumi, verging on {{Yandere}}.
* CuteBruiser: Sarakshi.
* [[spoiler:DamselInDistress: Sarakshi in chapters 14 and 15.]]
* [[spoiler:DamselOutOfDistress: When Kurumi kidnaps Sarakshi in later chapters, she does not make the experience easy for her. When she escapes, Sarakshi gives her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech while in the midst of a minor HeroicBSOD.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Marjani. Surprisingly, he deals with it quite well. Quite well being a relative term, of course.
* DeadpanSnarker: Most of the main characters. Some examples:
--> '''Tora''' (looking around her apartment, which is far smaller than his house): This is ''it''?
--> '''Sarakshi:''' Not everyone falls in the rich, perverted, psycho category.

--> '''Sarakshi:''' Your shirt smells of grass.
--> '''Marjani:''' That is a highly flattering compliment, Sarakshi. I don't know how I've survived so far without it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Both played straight and subverted.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Linda.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Tora can't understand why Sarakshi isn't unhappy with her life.
* FieryRedhead: Sarakshi. Justified, considering she lives on her own, has to take of herself all the time, and must deal with people like Tora.
** Tora takes to calling her "Spitfire" in his mind.
** HeroesWantRedheads: Marjani and Fenshani do.
* {{Foil}}: Tora Igarashi and Sarakshi Ishin: He's a CardCarryingVillain occasionally doubling as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, she's a NiceGirl with [[{{Tsundere}} a decidedly snarky streak]]; he's a {{Stoic}} [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond]], she's an exemplary FieryRedhead; Tora [[{{Understatement}} does NOT]] get along with his father (though he and his mother get along well enough); Sarakshi wasn't just DaddysGirl but Momma's Girl too. Despite [[RichBitch living in the lap of luxury for all his life]], [[TheCynic Tora]] seems incredibly [[RichBoredom bored with his life]]; despite [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest both of her parents being dead]] and [[StarvingStudent working two jobs just to make ends meet]], [[ThePollyanna Sarakshi]] is pretty happy with her life.
* FriendshipMoment[=/=]TrueCompanions: Sarakshi has this with Marjani, Linda and Fenshani in chapter 24.
* FreudianExcuse: Subverted. Considering all Sarakshi has been through, you'd think she'd harbour at least ''some'' bitter feelings towards people who are better off. She doesn't. She's content with and enjoys her life; and the only reason she's snappish around Tora is that he's a massive jerk.
* GreenEyedMonster: Tora to anyone monopolizing Sarakshi's time other than him. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt No matter what he says]].
** MoralMyopia: The fact that at any given time, he's surrounded by anyone who's female, attractive and willing? Normal. An attractive man levels a genuine smile at Sarakshi? Grounds for Tora to have the poor sod destroyed financially, [[DisproportionateRetribution you understand.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Sarakshi.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Sarakshi has a minor one after escaping Kurumi's clutches in chapter 16. She does not take well to [[DamselInDistress feeling helpless.]] To her (and his) surprise, Tora pulls her out of it, because he ''also'' doesn't take well to her feeling helpless.]]
* HotBlooded: Sarakshi.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tora or Marjani whenever they hang around Sarakshi.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Tora almost always sounds like he's preparing to jump Sarakshi.
* IKissYourHand
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Sarakshi absolutely refuses to bow down to anyone she doesn't think is worth it. [[AmazonChaser Tora likes that.]]
* IShallTauntYou: Tora to... well, almost everyone. Sarakshi in particular, though.
** ItAmusedMe: He REALLY likes pushing her buttons.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Lots and deconstructed. [[spoiler: While Marjani does believe this, he also doesn't actually believe he's good enough for Sarakshi, period. Linda, [[LovableAlphaBitch no matter what she says,]] would step aside if Marjani and Sarakshi decided to get together and Sarakshi herself doesn't want to get in the way of Marjani and Linda's relationship, especially since as far as she's concerned, Linda saw Marjani first.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One could make a case for Tora.
* [[spoiler:LadykillerInLove: Tora as much as he tries to deny it.]]
* LampshadeHanging:
-->''"My wife and I are throwing a dance in honour of someone we consider as a daughter. We would.. appreciate it if you join us in our time of happiness."\\
"You would.. appreciate if I join you." Sarakshi repeated drily. "Right. Because it isn't odd at all to go up to random people in the street, and let them know you'd appreciate if they joined you in your time of happiness."''
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Tora finds himself on the other side of a XanatosGambit in 23.]]
* LastNameBasis: Sarakshi and Tora to each other. Marjani to Sarakshi in the beginning, even though she always calls him Marjani.
* LoveEpiphany: In chapter 23. [[FromBadToWorse Things go downhill from there.]]
* LoveRedeems: Kurumi after getting with [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Kouma.]]
* LoveTriangle: A VERY intense one between Sarakshi, Tora and Marjani.
* ManipulativeBastard: Tora, obviously. And [[spoiler:Kaon]] has been learning from the master.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: This more than anything else annoys Sarakshi about Tora; that he can't seem to decide if he ''is'' an asshole or ''isn't.''
* MatchmakerCrush:[[spoiler:Linda]]. Funnily enough, she started playing matchmaker ''after'' she developed the crush.
* MrFanservice: Tora. And ''Lord alive,'' he just revels in it.
** Marjani too. Hell, most of the young men.
* NiceGuy: Fenshani.
* OhCrap: Sarakshi (who's agreed to let Tora take off her shirt, if she loses to him) when she realizes Tora knows the person he just defeated isn't a guy, but her dressed as one.
** [[spoiler:Tora, when he realizes that Kaon knows about Sarakshi and [[WomanScorned is going to go after her.]]]]
* OutGambitted: Sarakshi and Tora a few times against each other. [[spoiler:Tora ''[[MomentOfWeakness majorly]]'' against Kaon.]]
* ThePlan: Tora loves these. [[spoiler:[[LaserGuidedKarma So does Kaon.]]]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: Sarakshi and Marjani.
* PluckyGirl: The sole reason the fanfiction exists, is because of Sarakshi's "pluckiness."
* RedOniBlueOni: Sarakshi and Marjani.
* RuleOfThree: Used quite frequently.
--> It occurred to Marjani that a more accurate description would have been a less shrewd, less diabolical, less calculating, more childish, more foolish, more spoiled version of Tora Igarashi.
* ScarsAreForever: Marjani.
* ShirtlessScene: Marjani is too hot for words with a shirt ''on,'' so it makes sense that Linda can't take her eyes off him when he takes it off.
* ShoutOut: Sarakshi's last name is a shoutout to Manga/{{Bleach}}. Marjani Suoh's? You guessed it, OuranHighSchoolHostClub.
** In Chapter 13, Sarakshi cosplays Kenshin from RurouniKenshin. The author is a self-confessed RurouniKenshin fan.
** The name of the actor Kurumi mentions in Chapter 22 is Hideki Ryuga - the same as the name of a popular actor in Manga/DeathNote.
* SilkHidingSteel: Yuki Shinomori is something of a confidante to [[MagnificentBastard Tora.]] Go, Yuki!
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Kurumi and Kouma [[spoiler:after she and Marjani dissolve their engagement]]. Marjani points out that this trope is why Tora won't get too far with Sarakshi.
* SleepCute: Tora looks surprisingly peaceful and adorable when he's asleep.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Tora challenges Sarakshi to a game of chess, early on in the FF. She's distracted, which gives him an easy win.
* SmarterThanYouLook: There's a keen mind behind all of Linda's party-girl vivacity.
** Kaon Umekouji. [[spoiler: She [[OutGambitted Out Gambits]] ''Tora!'']]
** Fenshani is a lawyer in training.
* SmellsSexy: Justified. Tora smells like really nice, really expensive cologne because he ''wears'' really nice, really expensive cologne. Sarakshi often smells like lavender and chocolate, but this is because of the perfumes she wears.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Whenever Tora or Sarakshi talk.
--> '''Tora:''' Who do you think Hoseki's representatives would believe? One of the maids from a café that has done a grand event for the first time, or the well-mannered and chivalrous Igarashi heir?
--> '''Sarakshi:''' Well-mannered. Chivalrous. Excuse me while I gag, Igarashi.
--> '''Tora:''' I'm sure something as unattractive as that would be right up your street.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Tora Igarashi.
* SpoiledSweet: Linda and Yuki.
* StudentCouncilPresident: NecessaryWeasel, since Tora is shown to be extremely powerful in the manga/ anime.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Marjani.
* SupremeChef: It is implied that Sarakshi is one.
** Confirmed as of Chapter 18.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Marjani Suoh. Need I say more?
** TallDarkAndSnarky: Tora.
* TheBeautifulElite: Tora, Marjani, Linda, Yuki, Kurumi... practically half the characters in the fanfic.
* TheCasanova: Tora.
* TheFashionista: Linda could be the poster-girl for this trope.
* TheOjou: Kurumi, Linda and Yuki.
* {{Tsundere}}: Sarakshi is Type B: sweet, cheerful girl, right up until Tora inevitably pisses her off.
* UnresolvedSexualTension:Tora and Sarakshi, Sarakshi and Marjani, Tora and Yuki.
* WhamEpisode: Chapters 23 and 24: [[spoiler:Tora has a LoveEpiphany. Kaon [[OutGambitted Out Gambits]] Tora. Sarakshi is expelled.]]
* WhenHeSmiles: Marjani. Tora when he genuinely laughs.
* WomanScorned: Kurumi is pissed that Sarakshi and Marjani are so close but more than that is the fact Marjani would prefer a commoner like Sarakshi rather than an ojou like her, even though she admits that neither her nor Marjani actually want the engagement in the first place.
** [[spoiler:Kaon Umekouji, enough so that she manipulates Tora ''([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer freakin']]'' '''''[[MagnificentBastard Tora]]''''''')'' into getting Sarakshi expelled.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: Yuki Shinomori is referred to as one in the story. {{Deconstructed}} when it's revealed that she believes it's an act she puts up because she's ''expected'' to act like an ideal traditional woman.