[Fanfic] A Breath of Fresh Air
Posted 4/14/09
A/N: Well, I this idea has been bugging me for a while and I'm okay for RimaHiko, so I decided to give it a try. This isn't my first fanfic, just the first one I've decided to post up (more like forced by my best friend. >w<). Anyway, hope you enjoy. Please review and give some criticism so I can improve~

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Rima never really had been one for games. She found the bulk of them pointless, childish and down-right annoying. The only time she had ever been able to bring herself to play a child’s game was when she was free to express her carefree and gentle side. When she was with Amu and the Guardians. The people she was with now.

The room was filled with chattering and the occasional bout of laughter, despite the ferocious mid-winter snowstorm outside. Her friends’ expression were ones of happiness. They had all decided to meet up at Nagihiko’s home to escape from the miseries outdoors, just to have a little fun for a while. Rima loved times like these, and she basked in the heart-warming sensations they gave her. Everything was perfect. For now.

She looked to each of her friends, as they sat on the floor in the circle she was apart of. Tadase, with a smile on his face, having a conversation with Kukai. Yaya, excitedly ranting on to an exasperated looking Amu about some new rumor that had been started in school. She felt somewhat excluded, despite knowing that all it would take to be apart of the fun was to sit with her friends and join in with the laughter. Yet still, she sat alone on a single cushion at the back of the room.

Her eyes continued to scan her surroundings until they reached him. Nagihiko. He was standing with his back against a window, staring absentmindedly into space. He was also excluded, even if he mightn’t see it that way. Rima watched him for some time, until he suddenly shifted his gaze and their eyes met. Her cheeks flushed, and she looked away quickly, moving over towards Amu and Yaya.

“What’s wrong, Rima?” Amu questioned, breaking off from her somewhat one-sided chat with Yaya to turn to Rima. “You feeling alright? You’ve been sitting on your own for the past half hour.”

Rima could still feel the hotness in her cheeks, and cursed herself for even trying to communicate with someone without thinking. “No, I’m fine,” Rima said, trying her best to put on a smile.

And so the conversation continued in a normal fashion from there on, until everyone in the room was silenced by a throat being cleared loudly. Being cleared loudly from beside a window.

Rima resisted the urge to look to the side when Nagihiko once again locked their gazes, but luckily for her he moved his eyes away from her almost immediately. “Sorry to tell you, guys,” he started, and Rima sensed bad news for her was coming. “-but it looks like we’re snowed in.” With those words, he moved aside to allow Amu to scrabble up to look through the window. She made no attempt to hide her groans of irritation.

Relief washed over Rima like a breath of fresh air. That wasn’t too bad, most likely they’d work together to clear the snow away and everything would be fine. But of course, in a situation like this, something always has to go wrong. So disastrously wrong.

There was a few moments of silence, before Amu turned to her friends with a look of desperation plastered to her face. “So…any ideas on what we can do to pass the time?”

The room stayed silent.

Rima looked around at her friends for any sign of a ’lightbulb moment‘. None. Well, she wasn’t going to give any contributions to the cause, so what else was she to do?

Amu dropped her head in defeat. Luckily, she had a saviour with a genius idea. “Why don’t we play a game?” Nagihiko piqued up, with his ever-present smile spreading across his face. If he had any idea how much that smile was hated at that very moment…

“Yeah, that’s a good idea,” Tadase said, accompanied by a few nods from Kukai and Yaya.

Nagihiko looked to Amu. “So, what games do you have, Amu?” The pink-haired girl closed her eyes in thought, then a huge smile erupted onto her face. “How about we play spin-the-bottle?” Oh no.

Everyone agreed to that idea, although Rima seemed less than enthusiastic. “Hey, does that mean I have to kiss Amu if it lands on her?!” Yaya exclaimed. Kukai burst out laughing at that, but Amu became flustered and embarrassed at her friend’s slightly awkward question. “N-No! There’s no kissing of the same sex!”

Rima sighed and retreated once more to her isolated cushion, tired of listening to the constant banters. Her actions didn’t go unnoticed, however. “You’re not playing, Rima?” It was Nagihiko, the person who Rima didn’t want to hear the most at that time. “No…these games are stupid. No fun at all.” She was lying to herself completely. To be honest, she’d always found spin-the-bottle a fun game to participate in, but she didn’t like admitting it to herself.

With a shrug, Nagihiko walked back over to the spot where Amu and the others were already setting up the game. He chanced his luck and stole a quick glance over in Rima’s direction. She wasn’t looking. A small smile touched his lips, and he sat down cross-legged next to Tadase and Yaya.

“Okay! Is everyone ready?” came Amu’s now cheerful voice. She was obviously pinning her hopes on a kiss from Tadase. The response came in the form of a few nods, and some cheering from Yaya. “Let’s go then,” Amu said, taking her place next to Kukai. She motioned to Nagihiko to reach out and press the button on the machine that would start the bottle spinning. He did, and the room went silent.

Everyone watched the bottle, wide-eyed and nervous. Would it land on them? If so, would they get truth, dare or kiss? Even Rima found herself occasionally glancing at the bottle, although she was about to wish that she hadn’t. It was slowing, slowing, slowing. A split second before it came to a halt, Kukai suddenly moved to one side slightly which created a gap in the circle they were sitting in. It was now pointing directly at Rima. She had been watching, so there was no escape.

The red light on the machine flashed red on the ‘kiss’ dial, and Rima’s cheeks turned a deep shade of crimson. Her eyes wavered from the game to Nagihiko, who was still looking at her with a smile on his face.

This isn’t happening, it doesn’t count. I wasn’t playing, it doesn’t count!

Rima dropped her head until her fringe was covering her eyes and the most of her lower jaw, in an attempt to hide the secret smile of excitement that was slowly forming on her face.

Kukai gave a wolf whistle as Nagihiko stood up to make his way over to the mortified blonde girl, and the rest of the group burst out laughing at his antics. As he approached Rima, Nagihiko kneeled down and softly placed his hands on her face, so she was forced to look him directly in the eyes.

Yes, Rima never really had been one for games. But now, as she sat with her heart in her mouth, staring into those entrancing golden eyes, she decided that was one thing that was going to be changed.
Posted 4/14/09
Aww, that was sweet~
>///<
Posted 4/14/09

xNekoFaye wrote:

Aww, that was sweet~
>///<


So you've said, countless times.
~___~
Posted 4/14/09

Blaze-Chuu wrote:


xNekoFaye wrote:

Aww, that was sweet~
>///<


So you've said, countless times.
~___~


Exactly, so one more time won't hurt, ne?~
;D
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