This is my story. Hope you like it.
It's called "Tenshi no Kira" or "Kira's Angel"
Kira was your average ordinary girl, untill she went back to her summer home in Osaka, Japan...
Chapter 1 - Meet Kira Matsume
Her black hair flowed in the heat of the blow-dryer as she took her time getting ready. She tied her favorite red ribbon on the top of her head and looked at herself, then smiled. Today was going to be a great day. She grabbed her bag, which was virtually empty thanks to the lack of textbooks, kissed her unsuspecting father on the cheek, then waved to him and ran out the door. Kira Matsume was on her way to school on the last day of the school year, all ready to finish her last exam. She heard the chirping of a bird and looked to her right to see one of her brother's favorite birds, a nuthatch. “He absolutely loves those!” she thought to herself. Quickly and quietly, she reached into her bag and brought out her camera. Then, she took a very good, close up picture of it. Just as she snapped the photo, it flew off in the direction of the school. She smiled, looked around to see if there were any more, and then headed on her way, putting her camera in her bag once more.
Kira had just turned around a corner close to the schoolyard, when she suddenly stopped short. Four tall, snobby looking boys were loitering around the front gate, one of which she knew all too well. His name was Travis Henderson. He was the leader of a racist gang that always used to pick on Kira when she first arrived to the US, especially about her English, but now he and his gang just hustled her for some money every once in a great while. Kira walked up to them behind some bushes, hoping to sneak past them, but she accidentally stepped on a few twigs, and they indeed heard her. She tried to run, but they then saw her.
"There she is, boss!" one of the thugs said to Travis as they pointed to Kira. Travis merely smirked.
"Well, don't just stand there, ya dimwits, get her!" he barked at them all, and immediately they took off after Kira. Kira thought that there was no where to turn, until she quickly spotted an alley not too far from her location. She knew that she was faster than Travis's goons, so she sprinted for the alley.
She was running pretty fast, for she was scared to slow down or the boys would catch her, and they were right on her heels now, so if she slowed down even a little, they would grab her. Kira took a corner as one of the gang members was about to grasp the back of her skirt her, and all three ran into the wall. She smiled at her quick wit, and continued running. Kira then looked around, but didn't recognize any of the places that she passed. It was getting late, and she knew that she would miss her first class if she didn't hurry. She decided that she would take the next alley that popped up and see where it lead. Seeing one up ahead, she took a quick right and followed the unknown road.
Running through the back alley, she thought about where it led and how she was going to get to first period on time. She kept thinking to herself that she was going to be late.
"God, why did I have to take this godforsaken alleyway?" She said to herself, but as soon as she said it, the alley opened up to the street on the opposite side of the school. Kira looked around, looking for Travis and his gang of buffoons. When she saw that they weren't there, she gave a small leap of joy and ran to the gate of the school, just as it was closing. She got inside alright, but she was late and got scolded for it. Kira couldn't help but sigh as she headed off to class. She told herself that she would try to explain the principal why she was always late, but knew that she was never going to be taken seriously. Hoping to catch some study time before her test, she ran to meet up with her friends.
She was walking in the hallway when her friend Maddie ran up to her. Maddie wasn't like other girls, she was a punk, with her blond hair slung over one eye, a long skirted uniform, and, being as tall as she was, no one messed with her. Kira smiled as she saw her and the two of them headed for first class. Maddie sped up and walked beside Kira.
"Hey, Kira! Wait up!" she called, to which Kira stopped and turned to her.
"What is it, Maddie?" she asked innocently. Maddie was out of breath, but spoke clearly.
"They bothered you again, didn't they, Kira." She had hit the nail on the head. Kira winced as if she herself had been hit. Maddie wasn't stupid. Underneath that punk-like exterior was some major brainpower. She wasn't what most people would call “A dumb blond”; she wasn't one of those girls who'd believe a spaceship was parked in front of the school, and even if Kira tried to hide it, Maddie could read her emotions like a book. To her friend, Kira just nodded sadly. Maddie sighed a heavy sigh. She knew that it was nearly impossible for Kira to avoid them, since they waited for her at the gate every day now that exams were occurring, but she had to find a way to get to school without running into them.
"Next time, Kira, Let ME take care of them, okay?" she said with a reassuring smile. Kira returned the smile and nodded agreeably.
"Next time, Maddie, wait at the gate so I don't run into them at all. They are afraid of you, after all." she stated while chuckling.. Maddie shrugged and continued to grin.
"Whatever you say, Kira," she responded chuckling. Kira smiled and the two of them headed for their first class, Biology. They only had seconds to get there, so Kira and Maddie ran straight through the abandoned hallway, which was closest to their classroom. They were always the first ones there because they were more than punctual. The teacher had just shown up, so she let them in and Kira and Maddie went to take their seats in the back. They brought out their home work and checked each others' work, then once they were done with that, they went up and showed the teacher. The teacher smiled and nodded, taking the papers and putting them in a pile where the collected homework would be placed once the other students came into the room. Kira and Maddie smiled at each other and went back to their seats. Just as they sat down, the second bell rang. All of the kids began to file in, a few at a time, handing their homework over to the teacher as the passed her.
As the kids were walking in, Kira noticed someone else walking with them. It was a teacher, but he looked oddly familiar. That's when she noticed who he was. It was the principal. Kira leaned over to Maddie.
"What's the principal doing here?" she whispered to her. Maddie looked up and saw that Kira was right, and then leaned over to Kira.
"I don't know," she whispered back, "Maybe he's here to give us the exam."
"I doubt it, that's the teacher's job," Kira replied, shaking her head. Just then the principal looked at Kira and Maddie with intense eyes, ones that had a hint of cockiness and all kinds of malice. The girls quickly stopped talking and went back to their work, keeping a close eye on him. Then, the teacher got up and left the room, which the girls assumed the reason was to talk to the principal. Maddie and Kira couldn't hear what they were saying, but they knew it wasn't just a friendly hello. Maddie looked at Kira with an annoyed expression.
"What do you think they are talking about?" Maddie asked, looking at the door through the corner of the eye.
"I don't know, Mad," Kira replied, looking back at Maddie, "But whatever it is, it's not good." A few minutes later, the teachers came back in. The principal looked at Kira and Maddie with that half evil, half angry look of his again. The girls shivered, but their nerves were not quelled as the teacher walked up to them and told them that they were needed in the principal's office. The girls looked at each other. Maddie just shrugged.
"Why?" Kira asked, looking at the teacher again. The teacher just stood there and told her again that she was needed in the office, her eyes saying that she was worried about the two girls. Kira raised an eyebrow and looked back at Maddie, who just shrugged again, but did not lower her guard. She kept eying the principal suspiciously as she and Kira got their stuff together and followed the man out of the room, closing the door behind them.
Maddie and Kira followed the principal down the hallway and to the office, but they still had no idea what was happening. They looked at each other from time to time, but neither had an clue about what to do. They looked back at the principal occasionally as well, who all this time had been quiet and had his back turned to them. When he did turn to them, they hung their head as if they had done something wrong. When he turned back around, Maddie and Kira would exchange glances and return to following him without looking at him. They finally got to the office and the secretary was there waiting. She put on a smile and said hello to the principal, but the principal just walked right by her and into his office, ignoring her completely. Kira and Maddie looked at each other, and then at the secretary. She just smiled halfheartedly and continued to type at her computer. The girls sat down on the bench and waited for their turn to go in. The secretary looked up at them and said, "You guys can go in, you know. You're the only appointment he has today." Kira and Maddie looked at the secretary as she spoke. They got up and walked to the door. Maddie was about to open it, but then the handle turned from the other side. Maddie looked back at Kira, but Kira said nothing, so Maddie stepped back and let the door open on it's own. Out walked the principal, still looking like he wanted to kill someone. He grabbed Kira and Maddie by their arms and dragged them into his office. The girls struggled, but nothing they did made him loosen his grip.
The principal dragged the girls and shoved them into the chairs on the opposite side of his desk, which wasn't very organized. There were coffee stains on the paper's he was working on, and there were food crumbs all over the place, not to mention the place looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a whole year It even smelled strange, like a rotting egg. Kira was disgusted, but Maddie seemed to not notice. She was looking directly at the principal, annoyance and irritability showing on what you could see of her face. The principal was looking at the wall, not at them at all. He then spoke in a voice that sounded as sly as a snake hiss.
"You two are in way over your heads in trouble, " he said, looking at them, his eyes like a serpent's, "Kira and Maddie." Kira shuddered; his voice made her skin crawl, and those eyes...
"What did we do, sir?" Maddie asked modestly, not taking her eyes off of him. He wasn't going to break her like he could to most of the other students. The man only smiled slyly to them and he crossed his hands under his chin.
"I have been getting complaints from a few boys that Kira here,” he pointed a hand toward her as he spoke, “Has been taunting them, then has led them down dark alleys and gotten them lost. I disapprove this behavior, Kira, and Maddie, you have been taunting other girls and saying that you would be better off if you, quote, 'pummeled them into the ground'. That sounds like a threat, and threats are not allowed in or on school grounds,” he turned to each of them in turn, putting his hands on the coffee-stained desk, “Can either of you recall these events?" Kira and Maddie just looked at him. He had the right idea, but the wrong perspective. Kira stood up while Maddie just looked at him.
"Sir, I can recall that these boys followed me into the alleys, but I will assure you, I have not been taunting them, not at all! If anything, they have been taunting ME!" she stated defiantly. She was about to slam her hand on desk, when Maddie grabbed it and stood up.
"Sir, why are you doing this?,” she asked, to which Kira and the principal both turned to her, “Kira has complained about these boys before and you have done nothing, yet all of a sudden these boys come to you and you punish my friend? And those girls would be better off with a punch in the face if I do say so myself." She wanted to get to the bottom of this, even though she did also want to get out of there as fast as she could. Kira wanted to get out as fast as she could. The principal's office was creepy and gross.
"I just wanted to give you girls the punishment you deserve, that's all," he said with that sleazy smile of his, but both girls knew something else was up.
Even though they knew, they didn't ask anymore questions, so they got their punishment, which was garden work out front, and left.
They sprinted back to class, but by the time they got to the classroom, the bell rang and all of the kids were filing out again. They tried to hurry through the mass of oncoming students, but they were having a hard time.
"NO!!!" they both cried as they jumped and rolled into the classroom. They finally got in and asked if they could take their exam, which they knew they had missed. The teacher smiled and said they could, so they sat there for the next period and took their Biology exam. After their exam, they left the building, said goodbye, and parted ways. Kira was already late for the plane back to Osaka, and she knew her dad would want an explanation for it. Besides, she didn't have time to do garden work in front of the school. She just wanted to get home before...
Kira felt a hand come down hard on her shoulder and stopped immediately. She knew who it was before she even had to look. She turned around to see, staring at her with cold black eyes, was the principal. He hadn't gotten to Maddie, but she was not as fast as Maddie, so she had gotten caught. His eyes were serpentine again. He smiled that evil smile. When he talked though, it wasn't sharp, but soft, like he was talking to his own daughter.
"Did you forget already? You need to stay and do those chores of yours." Kira struggled to get free, but no luck.
"C'mon, Sir. It's the end of the school year, and I have to catch a plane to Osaka by 6:30 pm, or I will be stuck here this summer!" she pleaded.
The principal merely laughed the most evil laugh she had ever heard. She didn't know what he was laughing at, but she was sure that it had something to do with what she had just said. She shivered as he started to calm down, and he looked at her again. He smiled and got down on his knee. She was scared, but held her ground as he just shook his head, like a father scolding his daughter.
"You know you have responsibilities to the school, Ms. Matsume. You need to fulfill them, even after school is over,” he stood up and leaned down to her, his face inches from hers, which made Kira even more uneasy, “You need to do these things for the school, because this school is your responsibility as much as it is every other student's, and you need to take care of it just the same as they would. So," he stated as he stood up, " Go do your duties." And with that, he walked off. Kira stood there speechless. The only thing going through her mind was, what had just happened? “Whatever,” she thought, “Let's just get it done and get it over with.” So she went and did her community service, which took quite a while, put the trash in the dumpster, all the while getting her favorite uniform dirty, and hurried home, where she knew her furious father would be waiting for an explanation.
Chapter 2 - Summer Home-ward Bound
Kira raced home as fast as her tired, aching legs could carry her. She knew the amount of trouble she would be in because she was late, and she was in even more trouble because of the after school cleaning she had unfairly been forced to complete. With that thought in mind, she ran faster and eventually arrived at her house. She noticed that her father's car was in the driveway. “He's home from work early,” she thought. She walked up to the door and was about to open it, when it suddenly flew open and a man, about seven feet tall, stood in the doorway, arm crossed and foot tapping angrily. He had a business suit on and his red hair was all greasy from the work he had done that day. She looked down at the sidewalk.
"Kira, why are you home late today?" he asked firmly, sounding irritated. Kira closed her eyes and sighed, then looked up at her dad.
"I'm sorry, Father. The principal made me stay late and clean the school yard because of some complaint that he got from those boys that always chase me down for my money," she answered truthfully. Kira assumed that her father wouldn't believe her like always, but this time he did the opposite. He smiled, which was very strange for him in this kind of situation. He then walked around her and put his arm around her. Kira looked up and smiled at him
"Why did he not listen to your side of the story?" he asked her. She looked away with anger.
"Because he's mean and creepy and just plain weird!" she exclaimed. Kira's dad smiled.
"This is why I didn't want you going to that school, Kira. That principal at the open house seemed suspicious to me. But I guess there's nothing I can do now, is there?" he replied with a chuckle, which made Kira smile a little. “Maybe I'm not going to be punished after all,” she thought to herself. She chuckled as well and walked inside with him.
Kira went to the table with her father. He had all of Kira's clothes and the things she had packed the night before. She quickly rushed it out to the car grinning at her dad like the Cheshire cat, who just smiled right back. He then walked out to the car and put her CD player in the passenger seat. He also put a few of the CD's she had bought in the seat with the player. She was about to leave, but then remembered something.
"Wait a second, Dad," she said and ran back inside, up the stairs, and to her room. She opened the door to find her cat, Chichi, sitting on the floor lazily. She sighed and picked him up, putting outside the door and giving him a gentle push. She then walked to the bed and reached under the pillow. What she pulled out was a picture, but it was a special one. It was one of her and her mother and father and brother having a picnic at Yamamoto Garden in Osaka. She smiled every time she looked at it, and thought that since she was going back to Osaka, she would bring it with her. Kira then walked over to the window, waved down to her father, who was honking the horn impatiently, and ran downstairs and out to the car. She hopped in front with her dad, who then drove off to the airport.
The airport was filled to the brim with people and Kira was just one of the many. She and her father walked through the masses and to the ticket counter, where they got the ticket for Kira. They walked all the way to her terminal and stopped. Her dad turned to her, where he saw she was nervous, and knelt down next to her.
"What's wrong, Kira?" he asked. She looked down at her baggage shakily.
"I'm scared, Dad," she responded. Her father smiled broadly.
"You'll be fine, Kira," he said, putting a reassuring hand on her shoulder, "Just do as your told and you will get there in one piece, okay?" Kira looked up, smiled a little, and nodded, but her nerves didn't settle as she looked around at all of the people.
"But, Dad, what about all of these people? They really don't look that friendly." He just chuckled and stood up.
"Don't worry about them, Kira, worry about you." He pointed at the gate, "You see that?" Kira looked at where he was pointing, which was at a big flight board above the terminal. She nodded.
"Yeah, I see it."
"That's what you need to watch," he explained, "That's where you see when your flight's leaving. Don't forget to look up there every now and then. Your flight doesn't leave for another 2 hours, so you can go to the gift shop or something, but remember to look up at that flight board, okay?" Kira smiled and nodded again, and then turned to face him.
"Thanks, Dad. I don't think I could do this by myself," she said. He merely hugged her shoulder.
"Like I said, Kira, you'll be fine," he said and started to walk away.
He was about to walk away when Kira ran up and hugged him from behind.
"Dad, I love you," she said. Her father smiled, turned around, knelt down and hugged her back.
"I love you too, Kira," he said. Kira looked up at him.
"I have an odd question for you, Dad." He looked at her curiously but with a smile.
"What is it?"
"What's your first name?" Her father chuckled.
"Gosai, my first name is Gosai." Kira gave him a strange expression.
"Gosai?" she asked. He nodded.
"But everyone calls me Red," he added. Kira shrugged and gave her dad one more kiss on the cheek, then began to walk toward the terminal. Gosai walked up behind her.
"Do you know the plan, Kira?" he asked. Kira shook her head, feeling slightly ashamed. Gosai sighed and smiled at her.
"Okay, when you get there, go straight to the train station, go to your grandmother's house, and get your little brother. then go to your mother's house, got it?" Kira nodded. She had heard the plan over 50 times, but she still was afraid of forgetting it if she got scared. Gosai smiled. He gave her a look that said "Don't worry too much." It made her smile with confidence. They then hugged again and went their separate ways.
One hour later, after going to the gift shop and the food places, Kira was making her way to the waiting part of the terminal, when she saw something that made her stomach wretch. Standing there, looking around the airport, suit and all, was her principal. She was so shocked that she couldn't move. It was then that the principal spotted her. He smiled and started to walk up to her. She didn't know what to do. She couldn't escape to the plane yet because it wasn't there, and wouldn't be for another hour. She had to buy time, so she ran into a mass of people. The principal ran after her. She turned around to see he was following her. Turning a sharp right, she ran all the way to the terminal. Kira was panting when she got there, and she was out of breath, but she looked up at the person running the counter and pointed behind her.
"You've got to help me!" she said hurriedly, "There's a mad man chasing me!" The attendant just looked at her with a confused look and turned into the direction she was pointing.
"What are you talking about?" she said, "There are no mad men in this airport." Kira looked behind her to see the principal hadn't followed her. She then turned back to the woman at the counter with a sorrowful look.
"Never mind," she said, “Sorry to bother you.” She walked back to her seat and ate the rest of the sandwich that she had stored in her pack.
Another hour later, the plane arrived and she got on, all the while looking around for her stalker principal. When she got on, she quickly found her seat and sat down. She had just taken out her CD player and started to listen to it, when her cell phone started to ring. She took it out and saw it was from her grandmother's house. It must be him, she thought, and answered it quickly.
"Konichiwa?" she asked.
"Konichiwa onee~chan!" came a little boy's voice from the other end of the phone.
"Konichiwa, Kyo~kun! O-genki desu ka?" she answered with a smile.
"I'm good, how are you, onee~chan?" he responded with difficulty.
"Oh, you can speak English, now?" she asked, surprised.
"Just a little. It's hard to learn, onee~chan," he said. Kira laughed a little.
"Don't worry, I'll teach you some when I get home, okay?"
"Hai, onee~chan. Where are you right now?"
"I'm on the plane back home, Kyo~kun. You're at Obaa~san's right?"
"Hai, onee~chan. I wish I could fly on a plane. It would be so cool! I could..." his voice trailed off as he listed things he would like to do while flying an airplane.. Kira just chuckled and smiled.
"You will eventually, Kyo~kun,” she told him. Kyo's voice came back on the phone.
"Gomen nasai, onee~chan. I kind got carried away," he said uneasily. Kira rolled her eyes playfully and smiled.
"It's all right, Kyo-kun" she said.
"Well, I have to go eat now, onee~chan, I'll see you when I get home, okay? Ja ne!"
"Sayonara, Kyo~otouto~kun!" she said and hung up.
Just as she hung up, a little brown-haired boy wearing a backpack with a fire design and a shirt with flames on the front of it got on the plane and walked over to her seat. She looked up and smiled to him, but he just stood there, looking scared.
"Can I help you?" Kira offered politely. The little boy handed her his ticket.
"Can you help me...find my seat?" he asked slightly nervously. Kira smiled and took his ticket.
"Sure thing!" she answered. She looked at the seat number on the ticket and smiled as she handed it back to him, "You're sitting right here, next to me!" The little boy smiled.
"Really?" he asked. Kira smiled and nodded as he sat down next to her, grinning, “Thanks!”
"No problem,” she replied, noticing his shirt up close, “That's a cute shirt." The little boy smiled at her and pulled it away from him so that she could see it better.
"My big brother gave it to me. He is in Osaka right now."
"Is that where you're going?" she asked. The boy nodded.
“Yeah, I'm going to meet him, then we are going to live there for a while. I was a little nervous, but now that I met you, I'm not so scared," he explained. Kira only chuckled.
"I'm glad," she said.
She looked out the window and cringed as she saw her principal walk out onto the runway, looking for her, no doubt. She looked back at the little boy and saw he had brought out a little game and was playing it intent on defeating it. She laughed to herself a little and looked out the window again. A few second later, she felt a poke on her shoulder. She turned to see the little boy had his game on pause and was looking up at her. She smiled.
"What is it?" she asked. The little boy looked down.
"Um....what's your name?" he asked. Kira smiled.
"My name is Kira. Kira Matsume," she answered. The boy gave her a strange look.
"Kira? That's a funny name."
"What's so funny about it?" she asked playfully, then thought of something that would not sound weird or funny, “Well, what's your name, huh?" The boy looked up at her and smiled.
"Austin Smith," he stated proudly.
"Well, why don't we give you a name that people in Japan can pronounce, huh?" she stated. Austin looked at her with excitement.
"Really? Like what?" he asked curiously. Kira just laughed.
"I was thinking of Kaji. It means 'Fire' in Japanese," she said. Austin burst into a smile.
"Okay then. I like that name better anyway. Kaji Smith," he said. Kira laughed.
"No, not Kaji Smith. Just Kaji."
"Oh," he said, his smile dropping for a second, but bouncing right back up again, "Just Kaji. I like that too."
"And you can call me Kira, okay?"
"Sure! No problem!" Austin replied excitedly. The rest of the way, Kira taught Austin all kinds of phrases in Japanese, having fun learning new things to say and getting to know each other better.
Chapter 3 - In Japan
The giant metal plane was hovering gently over the clouds and blue water as they flew over the borders of Osaka, Japan. On this plane, Kira was teaching Kaji (Austin) some Japanese phrases that might be useful when they land, which would be very soon. Kira was in the middle of teaching Kaji how to ask for something politely, when all of a sudden the plane jerked forward. Kira was thrown from her seat, but Kaji held on tight. He looked around at the other passengers on the plane, who all seemed very calm, like they had been through this before.
"Kira, what was that? he asked, leaning over to her. Kira got back in her seat, shaking her head and buckling her seat belt.
"We are going to land soon, Kaji. I suggest we buckle in," she answered. He nodded and buckled himself into the seat as well. Then they waited until they could see the ground from the window. What they saw was a packed and busy runway. Kira knew this was normal for the airport, but Kaji had never seen such a busy airport in his life! They looked at the people in the runway, getting on and off planes, entering the building, getting sodas and snacks, etc. Kaji was amazed and scared at the same time, for he had never been around so many people. Kira saw the nervousness on his face and put a reassuring hand on his shoulder. He looked up quickly and returned a small smile. Kira smiled back and they both turned their attention to the runway. Kaji saw something that made him smile from ear to ear, and he pointed down onto the runway with enthusiasm.
"Look! My big brother is down on the runway waiting for me!" he answered excitedly. Kira looked out the window with him, and sure enough, standing on the runway, about the same height as her and looking a little like Kaji, was a boy with shoulder-length white hair, carrying a bag on his back. Kira saw him and blushed a little. He's cute, she thought. Kaji noticed a family that consisted of a little boy and an elderly woman and pointed to them as well.
"Hey, Kira, isn't that your family over there?" he asked. Kira pulled herself away from her daydreaming and turned to look. Kaji was right, there was a little boy and his grandmother who looked a little like her standing there, too, but not next to Kaji's brother.
"What are they doing here?" she asked herself. Kaji looked at her.
"What's wrong, Kira?" he asked, "Aren't you glad to see them?" Kira turned to him and smiled.
"Of course I'm glad to see them," she answered, "I was just wondering why they came here, instead of waiting at their house like they usually do. That's all." Kaji nodded and turned his attention back to the window.
They were very close to the ground now, so Kira decided that she would get up and retrieve their luggage from over their heads. Kaji just kept his attention on the ground of the runway as it came speeding up to the windows. At that moment, the pilot came over the speaker and told everyone to remain seated for the last part of their trip, so Kira quickly sat down and told Kaji to stay in his seat. He nodded and got back into his seat just as the wheels under the plane hit the pavement. The plane jumped around slightly, then came to a halting stop. Once the doors were all opened, the passengers started to file off one by one, with Kira and Kaji following behind everyone.
Once they were off the plane, Kaji immediately ran toward his brother. Kira wasn't going to stop him and began to walk over to her family, when she felt a pull on her shirt. She turned to see Kaji standing there with.....his brother. Kira was shocked, but kept her cool and just stood there with a gentle smile.
"Hey, didn't I just see you a minute ago?" she said playfully to Kaji. He giggled a little.
"Kira, I want you to meet someone," he said and his older brother stepped forward, holding his hand out to her.
"Hey, thanks for watching him on the plane," the boy said. Kira blushed a little and reached out to shake his hand.
"S..sure, no problem," she stuttered nervously, "It was the least I could do since he was seated right next to me on the plane."
"Oh really, he was sitting right next to you?" he asked, then chuckled, "Well, I guess that helps." Kira blushed more then tried to hide it.
"Yeah," she said absentmindedly. Kaji's brother smiled to her.
"I haven't introduced myself," he said. Kira smiled and held up her hands in defense.
"No, no, it's okay," she managed. He laughed and smiled.
“What, you don't want to know my name?” Kira shook her head and smiled sheepishly.
"No, that's not it. Sorry, I'm just a little shaken up from the flight, that's all," she said smiling, "I'm Kira Matsume, by the way."
"I'm Kyle Smith, Austin's older brother. Nice to meet you, Kira," he replied.
"Nice to meet you, too, Kyle," she responded. Kyle looked over as Kira's family began walking over to them.
"I think you should go see your family, Kira," he said, pointing to them. She gave him a confused look.
"Huh?" Kira turned to see them and smiled, “Oh! Right, I forgot. Kyle smiled to her stood beside her.
"Come on," he said and took her hand. Kira just blushed some more as they trotted over to Kira's brother and grandmother.
Kyle and Kaji half dragged, half walked Kira to her little brother and grandmother. All the while Kira was blushing and telling them that she could walk on her own. Every time she said she could walk by herself, Kyle looked back and smiled that sweet smile of his, which immediately made her stop talking and keep walking. As the two parties met up, Kira stood and smiled to her younger brother. The boy ran to her and hugged her tightly around the waist. Kira only returned the embrace, .
"Konichiwa, Kira~nee~chan!" he said. She smiled.
"Good to see you, Kyo~kun," she replied as she kissed his cheek. Kyo quickly rubbed his cheek in disgust, which made everyone laugh. Kyo smiled and looked at Kaji and Kyle.
"Who are they, Nee~chan?" he asked. Kira turned to them both, smiled to each in turn, then turned back to Kyo.
"These are just some friends I met on the way here," she said. Kyle and Kaji stepped forward.
"I'm Kyle," Kyle said.
"and I'm Austin," Kaji said, but then added quickly, "But Kira gave me a different name. A Japanese one. She calls me Kaji," Kyo chuckled and smiled.
"I'm Kyo Matsume," he said, "Kira's otouto, or little brother." Kyle smiled and turned to Kira.
"Nice to meet your family, Kira." Kira blushed.
"Thanks, Kyle," she said. She looked at him. He smiled.
"You know, they gave me a Japanese name, too," he said. Kira turned to him slightly puzzled.
"They did? They who?" she asked.
"A lot of the people here. They all call me one weird word, and I have no idea what it means," he said. Kira shrugged.
"Well, what's the word? I'll tell you what it means," she said.
"It's Yuki,” he answered, “All the people I meet here call me Yuki and I have no idea why, or even what it means," Kira chuckled and smiled at him.
"Well, 'Yuki' means snow in Japanese," she said, then she added, "I kind of like it." Kyle returned the smile shyly.
"You do?" he asked. Kira blushed and turned her head away..
"Yeah, I do," she said. Kyo saw her blushing and pointed at her face, reaching around her to get a better look..
"Why are you blushing, Kira?" he whispered to her. Kira blushed more and looked at him. She frowned.
"I...I don't know what your talking about!" she told him and turned away from him. Kyo and Kaji laughed. Kyle just smiled.
"Sisters, what are you going to do with them," Kyo said. Kaji smiled and shrugged. They laughed. Kira frowned at him and turned away again.
"Knock it off, Kyo~kun," she said, annoyed. Kyo giggled.
"Aww, come on, Nee-chan, I was just kidding," he said playfully. Kira turned to Kyo with a smug smile and gave ruffled his hair.
"Oh, I know , Kyo~kun," she said, “I'm just messing with you!” The two giggled and hugged once more.
Kira and Kyo backed away from each other as Kyle approached them.
"Hey, Kira and Kyo, if it's not too much trouble, could Austin and I come and have dinner with you guys? Our parents aren't going to be home tonight and we can't cook." Kira and Kyo looked at each other. They smiled.
"Sure you can!" Kyo said with a grin.
"Sweet!" Kaji exclaimed, jumping for joy.
"But we have to ask our grandmother first," Kira said, knowing that she sounded like a killjoy.
"Sure, whatever you have to do first," Kyle replied. Kira blushed and smiled.
"Wait right here for a sec," she said. She walked over to her grandmother.
"Konbanwa, Obaa~san," she said and hugged her grandmother.
"Konbanwa, Kira~san," her grandmother replied in the oldest foreign tone you could imagine.
“Karera wa yūshoku no tame ni taizai dekimasu ka?” she asked in Japanese, since her grandmother knew no English. Her grandmother nodded and smiled, proud that Kira knew her native tongue so well. Kira gave her a peck on the cheek and smiled.
"Arigato gozaimasu, Obaa~san!"
"So, what did she say?" Kyle asked as she returned. Kira simply smiled.
"Come by our house around 5:30 or 6:00, okay?"
"You got it," Kyle said with a nod. Kira's smile turned into a grin.
"I think I will just call you Yuki. It's cooler," she said, giggling at the pun she had made. Kyle looked at her.
"Really?" he asked. Kira nodded, to which he only shrugged and smiled back. Giggling once more, she pulled on his arm
"Well, come on, Yuki. I'll show you where our house is so you don't get lost, okay?"
"Sure, why not?" Kyle replied, letting himself be dragged behind her. Kira blushed a very light pink and walked to her grandmother.
"Kyo~kun! Come on! We're going home!" she yelled to her little brother, but as far as she knew, she was already home.
Chapter 4 - A Wonderful World of Mayhem
Kira's crew had finally reached her grandmother's house after a long drive and all walked inside. Kyo and Kaji plopped down on the couch in the living room while Kira and Yuki went with her grandmother into the kitchen. The yellow-tiled walls were covered in pictures of Kira and Kyo when they were little and pictures of them with their parents. Yuki smiled when he saw one of the pictures. It had a 7-year-old Kira in her bathing suit in the wading pool and her little brother in his little swim trunks. They were splashing around, having fun. Kira walked up behind him.
"I really miss those days," she said, startling Yuki. She laughed a little, making Yuki blush and turn back the wall of memories.
"What happened to your parents, Kira?" he asked, unsure of whether or not he should.
"My Dad is living over in the US in California, but my Mom..." She didn't finish, but instead looked away at one of the pictures. It was of her father, brother and her at their mother's funeral, a black box in front of three black clad, somber people. Kyo was even crying and holding onto Kira, who was also crying. Yuki took the hint.
"I see," he said sadly, "I'm sorry for your loss." Kira snapped away from the picture and looked at him, smiling gently.
"It's okay," she replied, "She died in a tragic car accident. I saw her when she was in the hospital. She was all torn up." Yuki lowered his head and looked away.
"It must have been pretty bad, then," he said. Kira looked at him.
"Yeah, it was," she said, turning to him, "I still feel like that every time I see someone rushed off to the hospital because I think it's someone I know, but it never is. I mean, I always think that there was something I could have done to prevent it, or help in some way." Yuki looked at her and put a reassuring hand on her shoulder.
"Well, let's just hope that none of us has to go to the hospital while we're here, then," he said, which made Kira smile slightly.
"Yeah," she replied. Just then Kaji and Kyo came rushing into the room, frantically waving their arms about and yelling something inaudible. They both started to pull Kira toward the door, but Kira pulled away from them.
"What are you two doing?!" she exclaimed. Kyo and Kaji both had fearful expressions as they turned to Kira.
"Something just fell into the back yard!" Kyo exclaimed. Kira's .
"What? What are you talking about?" she asked. Kaji pulled on her arm.
"Come on! We'll show you!" he pleaded as he tried to drag her along. Yuki walked up to his brother and pulled his hands off of Kira.
"Austin, don't do that. It's rude!" he said to him. His brother didn't care, for he grabbed right back onto her arm and kept pulling her. Kira looked at Yuki and shrugged, and so she let herself be pulled out into the backyard.
Kira thought that the two boys had gone crazy, because she didn't see anything suspicious, but the young boys kept pulling on her until they had pulled her over to the woods. That's when they stopped pulling and instead pushed her toward the woods. Kira stood up and turned to face the boys with her hands on her hips.
"What in the world are you two doing?" she asked them angrily. Kyo looked at her, clearly frightened.
"Something fell in there. Go check it out!" he said. Kira rolled her eyes.
"Come on,” she started, “Like anything unnatural would fall from the skies at this time of year. You could go check it out yourself, you know, if you weren't such a chicken." Kyo's hurt look made her sigh. Seeing her agitation, Yuki walked up next to her.
"I'll go in with you, Kira," he said, patting her on the shoulder. Kira looked at him and smirked at Kyo.
"Thank you, Yuki. You're so brave," she taunted. Kyo glared at her, which made her laugh.
"That's not funny, Nee~chan. There really is something in there. Maybe I am a chicken, but I really don't want to...." he didn't say anymore.
"Want to what, Kyo~kun?" she asked. He still didn't say anything. He was looking right behind Kira, where a dark shadow had suddenly manifested itself. Kira hadn't noticed yet, but Kaji and Yuki saw this and pointed.
"Um...Kira?" Yuki tried to tell her. Kira looked at him, then turned around, but it was too late. The shadow grabbed her and quickly knocked her out, picked her up, and ran into the the woods.
"Kira, no!!" Yuki called after her, but all he heard was maniacal laughter.
"KIRA!!!" Kyo and Kaji yelled, hoping it was all a prank, but it was no use. She was gone.
Kyo and Kaji both began to cry, while Yuki merely stared at the spot from where she had disappeared. He then glared at the ground and quickly looked up at the woods.
"I'm going after her," he stated, determination completely coated his words. Kyo stood in front of him and looked up at Yuki with his frightened eyes, the very same ones that Kira had seen just before she had been taken.
"You can't!" he exclaimed, his voice shaking and almost cracking, "It will get you too!" Yuki only shot him a confident smirk.
"Don't you worry, little man. I won't get caught, and I'll get your sister back before dinnertime," he replied, and with that, he took off running into the woods.
Kira didn't know what had happened. One minute she was talking to her scared little brother, who had been too afraid to go into the woods, and the next minute she was sitting, wounded, in a clearing in this very same forest, staring up at the starry sky with blurry eyes. She sat up straight, but sat up too fast and gave herself quite a significant headache. She held her head with one hand and tried to stand.
"What happened to me?" she said out loud as she weakly scanned her surroundings. She finally stood on her own two feet and walked over to one of the trees. She glanced around and determined that it was passed dinner, and night had fallen.
"How long have I been here?" she asked herself. Of course, she had no answer for herself.
"You have been here for a while, Kira Matsume," a voice behind her responded. She slowly turned to find a figure dressed in a black robe. The person wasn't wearing shoes and there was blood visibly dripping from his mouth. Kira quickly felt her neck for blood and bite marks, but found nothing, which made her sigh in relief. Looking back at the person, she noticed that he had taken off his hood. For a second, she didn't know him, but the sly smile planted on his face allowed her to recognize him in an instant. It shocked her so much that she was rendered immobile.
The man walked over to her and smiled. Oh yes, she knew that smile anywhere. It was her old principal. “But...” she thought to herself, “Why is there blood on his mouth? Is he a cannibal or something?”
"Hello, Kira. Did you miss me?" he cooed slyly, then he laughed. When he realized that she wasn't saying anything, he continued, "You can't hide from me, Kira. I know where you go, where you live, what you do, everything about you. I even know what really happened to your poor defenseless mother, who is not as defenseless as I thought." This made Kira come back to life.
"My...mother?" she managed to squeeze out. She was almost too shocked to speak. This made him grin wickedly.
"Yes, your mother wasn't in any car accident. She was murdered, by no other than her own husband, Gosai." Kira's eye twitched angrily.
"So, you're saying...my father, murdered my mother..." she said, the words mother and father she exaggerated. He principal smirked evilly and nodded slowly.
"You got it," he said, "Pretty low of him, don't you think? And it wasn't a quick death either, oh no." Kira just stared at him, unable to do anything. Her body had gone into complete lock down.
"Who are you?" she blurted out clumsily. The man only laughed at her.
"Me? Why, I'm..." At that moment, he began to change shape, laughing maniacally all the while. Kira stared at him as he changed, not knowing what to do, since she couldn't move. Finally the man finished transforming and in front of her stood an inhuman creature that reached a good eight feet in height and smelled like what he ate. He grinned down at Kira, his razor-sharp teeth stained with blood while parts of what he had recently eaten showed in the gaps.
"I'm Hanabe Yamato. I'm the demon king from hell," he boomed in a deep tone. Kira had always had a feeling that something was strange about him, but she had never imagined that he could be a demon in disguise. To prove his point, and to disgust her farther, he reached up and plucked a bird out of the sky, popping it in his mouth with a loud crunch, which made Kira nearly vomit. He was quite the messy eater, and now Kira was faced with a demon that ate living things, and no way to defend herself. Feeling helpless and alone, she did the only thing she could do: she screamed.
"What the hell is that thing?!" Yuki cried as he saw the demon rise above the trees. He heard a scream from somewhere near by and knew in an instant from whom it had come.
"Kira!" he yelled as he pushed himself faster, "Kira! Kira, can you hear me?!"
Chapter 5 - The Way It Was Meant To Be
"Kira! Kira, can you hear me?!" She heard the voice coming from the woods, and though she didn't know who it was, Kira hoped that it was her savior. The demon looked around in order to locate the source of the voice, and when he did, he merely laughed mockingly.
"Looks like your boyfriend wants to join the fight, also," he said.
"Huh?" Kira was confused by the comment, but then she heard something rustling in the bushes beside her and got her answer. "Yuki!" she exclaimed as her white haired friend tumbled out in front of her. Yuki turned to her, panting heavily and smiling.
"Kira! I found you!" He started to run over to her, but the demon stepped in front of him, stopping Yuki in his tracks.
"Where do you think you're going?" he mocked. Kira ran toward Yuki.
"Leave him out of this!" she yelled as she stepped in front of and tried to defend him. The demon merely scoffed at her and smacked her away like a bug. She flew through the air and hit a tree, hard. Yuki ran after her.
"No!" he cried. Kira tried to search for him, but she couldn't see very well. The skin above Kira's left eye had been scratched by a branch, and now her eye was filled with blood, so she couldn't see through it, but she managed to see Yuki just fine.
"Yuki..." she rasped out and reached for him as he ran to her.
"Kira, are you alright?" he asked when he finally reached her side. Kira could only give him a weak smile.
"What...do you think?" she said sarcastically, indicating her injury. Yuki couldn't help but feel like it was his fault, but before he could say anything more, Hanabe let out a tremendous roar, which made the two turn to watch him.
"What is that thing?" he asked. Kira looked at the hellish demon.
"He calls himself Hanabe, Hell's very own demon king. He was just a principal at my school, and I've had suspicions about him, but now I know the truth." She suddenly went into a coughing fit, coughed up some blood with it.
"Kira, we need to get out of here, fast! You need to get fixed up badly." She only looked up at him, seeing the hurt in his expression, and she tried to smile, but it hurt too much.
"I know, but I don't know how... or where to go..." She suddenly stopped and was no longer looking at Yuki. He gave her a puzzled look, and then followed her gaze.
Yuki looked in the direction she was looking and saw something strange; a little light flashed in front of the big demon, making him step backward. More and more the little light danced around Hanabe, making him stumble and back away. When it was a good ways away from the two, the light suddenly disappeared..
"Kira, do that again,” Yuki said, looking back at her. She returned her gaze to him with a look that showed her confusion.
"Do what again?"
"Whatever you just did!"
"But I didn't do that!"
"Yes, you did, Kira," came a voice beside them. They looked up, and saw the little light. They looked closer to see it wasn't a little light at all. It was a fairy, or it looked like one at least. They didn't move for a minute, and Kira decided to break the ice.
"Who....What are you?" she asked. The little fairy frowned slightly.
"You don't know me? Kira, I thought you knew! You were the one who summoned me, after all," she said, giggling again. Kira's perplexed expression did not fade, and neither did Yuki's, until he turned his attention back to Hanabe, who was coming again.
"Uh...Kira, could you hurry this crazy reunion up a bit?" Kira glanced back at Hanabe once more, and then looked back at the fairy and shook her head.
"I don't get it. Who are you?" she asked. The little fairy shook her own head.
"Oh geez... Okay, My name is Tenkuu. I am a sprite of the air. Does that clear it up?" she said. Kira wanted to shake her head, but thought it not a good idea, so she nodded. Tenkuu smiled. Yuki kept his eye on Hanabe.
Kira looked at the little sprite hanging in the air.
"How did I summon you?" Kira asked. Tenkuu flew around her head.
"We will always come to your aid. Just call out our names when you need us and say a certain chant for the things you want us to do."
"Like what?" Kira asked.
“Just follow my lead okay? I'll tell you what to say.”
“So you'll guide me, Tenkuu?”
"You got it, Kira." she said. Kira smiled and stood up. It was her turn now, her turn to fight back. She turned to her friend.
"Yuki, you may want to stay back for this,” she instructed with a smile, then turned back to the sprite, “Tenkuu, how many other sprites like you are there?" Yuki stood back and watched the two make their way toward the towering monster.
"Seven including me,” Tenkuu said as she frowned, her tone sad and whiny, “Why? You don't think we can do this together?".
"Not by ourselves. What's their names?"
"One that I think will help is Chi. He's the earth sprite and I think he'll be able to help us hold him off for a while.” Tenkuu smiled. “Just call out his name and he'll come right away." Kira grinned.
"Alright, then," Kira said. She stood up tall and shouted "Chi!" Instantly another light, this time green, came flying past her head and hovered right in front of her as another little sprite hovered in front of her. He looked at Tenkuu.
"Hey, Tenkuu. What's up?" he said, then looked up at Hanabe.
"He is," Tenkuu giggled. Chi looked at Kira.
"You were the one who summoned me, eh?" he said, looking Kira up and down and smiling, "Not bad for your second time."
"Alright," Kira said, "Now, let's get down to business. I have one quick question. What do I say?" The sprites nodded, getting ready to attack. Kira was ready.
"Repeat after us: Tenkuu Chi Raishuu!" they said. Kira called out the phrase exactly as she was told and the little sprites shot like bullets from where they were floating. Yuki saw this and was amazed. Kira smiled.
“I never thought I could do that,” she thought to herself. Tenkuu and Chi were slashing and bashing Hanabe about every which way, but even they couldn't put up a good enough fight for him. He batted them away like flies. Tenkuu suddenly turned to Chi.
"I don't think this is working. We need him." The earth sprite nodded.
"I agree," he said and flew down to Kira, whose face was racked with worry.
"What's wrong?" she asked as Chi stopped in front of her, panting heavily.
"You need to summon someone more powerful than we are. Call out this name. Kasai," he said and flew back to fight with Tenkuu. Kira thought about it, then decided It would be better. So she called out "Kasai!" and a bright red flash of flame flew out in front of her. Like Chi, he was a boy.
"You can summon us? Nice job, kid, what's your name?"
"Kira. Kira Matsume," she said hurriedly. Kasai smiled.
"Well, Kira, since I'm here now, with what do you need help?" Kira pointed up to Hanabe. Kasai just scoffed and turned back to her with a smirk across his lips. "Sure, no problem. You know how to use the chants?"
"Sort of," Kira answered. Kasai rolled his eyes playfully.
"Well, you know how to get us to attack, right?" Kira nodded, so he nodded and continued, "Good. Now...” He turned to Hanabe with the smirk still evident on his face, and readied a fireball, “Let's get this party started!” Kira nodded again.
"Okay, here I go," she started, taking in a deep breath, "Kasai Raishuu!" Kasai took off like a bullet, a little stream of fire following after him, which made Kira smile. She stood there watching them fight; air, earth, and fire were all working together as one to bring down their enemy. Just then, one of them stopped and returned to her.
"Kira!" Tenkuu called. Kira was startled, but quickly turned to the sprite.
"What is it?"
"You and your friend need to get out of here! We'll keep this guy busy." With that, she turned back and shot up to Hanabe's face, slashing it with a blade of wind. Kira nodded though Tenkuu wasn't there anymore, grabbed the stunned Yuki by the arm, and dragged him away from the fight, watching as the sprites fought valiantly to protect them.
Chapter 6 - Kira and Yuki, Together Forever
Kira pulled Yuki into the bushes as Tenkuu, Chi, and Kasai so bravely and effortlessly fought off Hanabe. Yuki had become stunned due to the sprites' sudden appearance, but then he felt Kira pulling on him. He snapped back into the reality and started to run alongside Kira. They only stopped once to catch their breath, and it was then that Yuki took it upon him self to talk to Kira.
"What were those things?" he asked. Kira looked at him and smiled.
"Tenkuu said that they called themselves sprites, and each one represents a different element. They saved our butts, so I don't really care." Yuki nodded. They finally caught their breath and decided to walk for a while. Looking at their surroundings, Kira figured they were lost and sighed, but it was Yuki who spoke first.
"So, Kira. Did you know that...thing?" he asked her. She hung her head in shame.
"Unfortunately, yes," she said, "He used to be just a grammar school principal, but now I know who he really is, a demon who feeds off living things." Yuki looked at her. He put a hand on her shoulder, which made her turn to him and and blush slightly, but smile just the same.
"Kira," Yuki said, looking away from her, "There's....something I wanna tell you, but I...don't know how to put it." Kira looked at him curiously.
"What is it, Yuki?" she asked. She didn't know what he was talking about, but now he had peaked her interests. Yuki looked at her, and they both stopped walking. He put his other hand on her other shoulder and held her at arms length.
"Kira," he started, "When I first met you, I thought you were, well, kinda cute." At this, Kira blushed, but he continued, "And I thought it was sweet of you to help my little brother and all. I thought that you were a normal girl, with a normal family and a normal life. I never knew that you were capable of this, so, when I saw it happen, I was in total shock, but now, I'm not as scared..." He looked her in the eye, and Kira stared right back, nervous as to what he was going to do. Though she needed not fret, for Yuki simply pulled Kira toward him and hugged her close. Kira was taken aback by this and blushed profusely, looking up at him.
"Y...Yuki..." she stuttered. He put his finger to her lips softly.
"No more talking, Kira. You need rest." Kira nodded sleepily.
"Yeah, you're right," she said. No sooner had she spoken did she fall asleep in his arms. Yuki smiled and picked her up, carrying her until he couldn't move any farther himself.
Kyo and Kaji were sitting outside the woods in the very same spot from where Yuki had taken off. They were both getting worried about their siblings and were anxiously awaiting their triumphant return. Kyo paced nervously while Kaji stared off into the woods
"Do you think they'll come back soon?" Kaji asked. Kyo continued to pace, aware of the question but not responding right away.
"I have no idea," he finally said. Kaji turned to look at him, worry evident on his young face.
"Well we can't just sit here!" he exclaimed. Kyo looked at him, bewildered.
"Are you mad?! We can't go in there! We'll get killed!" Kaji looked away sadly, feeling angry that he could do nothing to help his brother.
"Yeah, you're right," he replied, looking back at the woods, “But we have to do something.” Kyo stopped paced and looked toward the woods as well.
"All we can do now is wait for them to come back, Kaji," was Kyo's only response. Kaji nodded and the two watched the trees and bushes, watching, and waiting...
Kira woke up to find herself still in the woods, in the hollow of a tree in fact. She tried to stand, only to feel a pain in her side and remain seated. Supposing that she should rest, Kira looked around to get a feel of her surroundings: it was a cozy little hollow, just big enough for her and one other person. Then it suddenly hit her: where was Yuki? She called his name, but there was no answer. Crawling over to the opening, she looked out and saw that the sun had indeed risen. Her stomach rumbled loudly and she sat in the opening, frowning about her hunger. Just then, a rustling came from the bushes underneath her. Quickly she ducked back into the hole, looking at the bush as it rustled. She was ready to duck back into the tree further, when she saw a familiar and friendly face pop out of the bush, carrying what looked like a full course breakfast with him. Kira smiled and climbed out of the tree, being careful not to harm herself any further. Yuki saw her and a smile burst onto his face.
"Good, you're awake," he said, putting the food down on a nearby stump. Kira walked over to him, smiling.
"Where did you get this food?" she asked. Yuki wiped his hands on his pants and started to dish out food for them both.
"I found a few eggs in the woods, along with some berries and other fruits. Want some?" Kira looked at the food, reached down, and took some, plopping it into her mouth. At first it had a bitter taste, but it got sweeter the more she chewed. She turned to Yuki once she had finished and nodded in approval.
"This is really good. Thanks," she said, to which Yuki smiled. She then stood up and slowly walked back to the tree, while Yuki picked up the food and followed her.
They walked to the tree and Kira climbed back inside. She looked at Yuki over her shoulder and walked back into the hole in the tree. Once inside, Kira sat where she had slept and Yuki put the food down on the floor, then sat next to her. He smiled at her then turned away, which made Kira curious as she glanced at him.
"Yuki?" Her voice got his head to turn toward her.
"Yes, Kira?" Kira turned away from him for a minute, then turned back quickly.
"Why did you come after me?" she asked suddenly. Yuki was startled by this, but smiled and chuckled.
"Why do you ask?" he returned.
"I wanna know the reason," Kira insisted, looking away from him somewhat sadly. Yuki looked away from her and blushed slightly.
"I...I was...Kyo and Austin (Kaji) made me. They were worried and I was the oldest and strongest so they decided that I should go," he explained. Kira chuckled to herself and smiled, turning back to him.
"That's not the real reason is it?" she asked. Yuki looked at her shocked and a little embarrassed, but her smile told him that everything was alright. He sighed, knowing that she was right.
"I was worried about you and came to find you, okay?" he replied curtly. Kira looked at him playfully.
"Honest?" she asked. Yuki looked at her, and a smile crept from the corner of his mouth.
"Would I lie to you, Kira?" Kira chuckled again. She was just so cute, he couldn't help himself. He suddenly grabbed her arms and looked at her longingly, then pulled her into the biggest, most awkward hug he had ever given. Kira couldn't help but blush really red. Yuki held her there for a few more seconds then held her close to his chest, not as awkward, but more romantic. Kira could hear his heart beating fast and reached down to feel her own. It was beating fast, too. She then looked up at him.
"Yuki... W-what..." Yuki merely stared at her. He had a calming effect on her, because when she looked into his eyes, she instantly felt like time stood still, that everything was going to be alright. He lowered his head and rested it on her shoulder. Kira smiled, closing her eyes and relaxing. Yuki lifted his head a little, saw this, and smiled, then lifted his head off her shoulder completely. Kira looked at him as he did, wondering what he was doing. Yuki smiled back happily, lowering his head down to her lips. He spoke with softness in his voice.
"Kira, this is the real reason I came to get you," he said. Kira's eye widened as he lowered his head and pressed his lips to hers. Kira was so stunned by this; she couldn't believe what was happening. After a few seconds of freaking out in her own mind, she relaxed, closed her eyes, and wrapped her arms around Yuki's neck. They held together like that for a while, then let go. Then, Kira and Yuki both blushed beet red and turned away from each other
"I...I'm sorry, Kira," Yuki stuttered, "I...." Kira only smiled and turned to him.
"It's okay, Yuki. I...I feel the same way," she replied. Yuki glanced over at her.
"You do?" he asked. Kira smiled gently.
"Yeah, I do," she answered. Yuki smiled back.
"Cool," he said. Kira turned and walked toward the door with Yuki following behind her. She suddenly turned before completely leaving and looked at him, which made him stop short.
"What is it, Kira?" Yuki asked. She shook her head and said nothing, then turned to keep walking, but then Yuki pulled her back so that she was facing him and looked her directly in the eyes.
"Look, Kira,” he started shakily, “I know you want to say something. But if you don't want to talk about it, you don't have to. Though, you have to promise me something." Kira looked at him, confused and a bit nervous.
"What's that?" she asked.
"That you and I will be in this fight, together." Kira looked at him.
"A..are you sure, Yuki?" she asked. Yuki's serious expression was enough of an answer for her. Kira nodded to him.
"All right then, I promise we'll do this together," she said. Yuki smiled again. Kira smiled back and left the tree, holding Yuki's hand the entire way.
Chapter 7 Is on it's way! Hope you like my story so far!!
PS: I will also edit my chapters some more later. (Too tired tonight)
I was born to fly, meant to live, and willed to fight for what's right.
principal sounds creepy indeed...stalkerish, almost. not enough for me to be afraid of him, just enough for me to want to drop an anvil on his head.
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Haha, well, He is kinda a stalker, but there's more to come. I will be sure to post another chapter soon. Glad to see someone liked it.
I was born to fly, meant to live, and willed to fight for what's right.
ZOMG! Your episodes are really long! Good job!
I will read and comment on this story soon.
Haha thanks. glad you liked it.
I was born to fly, meant to live, and willed to fight for what's right.
This seems like it could b a great series. I like it so far.
Just a little question: Y didn't Kira knew her father's name and y didn't she answered the phone by saying "Muchi Muchi!"? Thats just it, it kind of threw me off a little, nothing else, over all I like the story a lot!
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Okie dokie, thanks for the feedback. Kira didn't know cuz he never told her.
I was born to fly, meant to live, and willed to fight for what's right.
I'm not sure what to think of this story.
First of all, the grammar and spelling are generally correct and the events in the story are easy to follow. Those things are very important.
Second of all, I'm not sure where the story is going; at this point, I'll be attempting to make predictions. If your description of the story is to be believed, Kira will no longer be a "normal, average girl" shortly after arriving home. At this point, it would be useless to guess precisely how she will become abnormal. The only thing I can say with any degree of certainty is that it probably is linked to her school in the US. What did the principal mean when he said that the school was Kira's school? Did he mean that she was a student, or did she mean that she owned it in some way? Speaking of the principal, whatever is wrong with him, it seems implied that Kira's dad knows about it too.
Probably due to the principal, I view all circumstances and characters with extreme suspicion. I am operating under the assumption that the elemental brothers (Kaji and Yuki) are part of some sort of conspiracy, especially Yuki.
Thanks for the feedback. Kaji and Yuki are just names I came up with. I didn't really intend them to be conspirators. And the principal meant that she was a student, and she had duties as a student. The principal is a weird character. He actually follows Kira to Japan, but she doesn't know. Turns out he's a demon and he is trying to kill her. And another quick hint to help all the readers, Kira's mother is dead. She died in a "tragic car accident" or so they thought. I will definately right more later, but for now, here's some things to clear it up.
I was born to fly, meant to live, and willed to fight for what's right.
it is not so so bad i like it can not wait for chapter 7 so ya for so far i like it but i wish that u put some pic's for the main charecters so that we can imagine them keep on the good job
So sorry for late replies to this. I kinda lost interest in the story and have made many more since then, but I just started to read my work and I think I will pick up and actually write chapter 7. As for the pictures of the characters, I will do that, I was just going to draw them, but I guess that didn't work out for me either. I have the sprites all drawn but I can't upload them for some reason. I'll try to do that soon. So again, sorry for being so late to this. I've also had a lot of personal things happen in my life outside CR, so it's been hard to write a lot.
I'll get to work right away!
Thank you all for the support.
I was born to fly, meant to live, and willed to fight for what's right.
PS, I am also changing the story a little bit so that it makes some more sense. I'm rewriting certain chapters so do not be alarmed if it's not the same story you initially read before.
I was born to fly, meant to live, and willed to fight for what's right.