After rereading the manga i realized that as of now amu would most likely end up with ikuto, kukai and utau, rima and nagihiko... and so on, but Tadase most likely unless Peach-pit created their own character he wasn't going to end up with anyone...
So based off of this i created my own fanfiction, where i match up someone with Tadase. This story takes place when they are at the middle school eighth grade. Enjoy!
if u have the time can you comment? i want to know if you guy's like it and it's not just me posting stuff people don't like.
Chapter 1 A Life Without Amu
Two years have passed since we defeated Easter and Ikuto left to find out what became of his father. He occasionally calls or visits, mostly to Amu though. Amu, Rima, Nagihiko, and I are in eighth grade now. Nothing’s really changed between us. Well, almost everything…
Last week, my world fell apart. It all started with a simple call from Amu saying she had wanted to talk with me about something. It was like any regular date. We agreed to meet at the school at 4:30 pm. Glancing at my phone the tiny illuminated screen read 4:45. Amu was late, usually she beat me. I leaned my back against the fence outside of Seiya Middle School. A cool summer’s breeze glided through my hair. The light pink flowers I had brought were now wilted from the afternoon sun.
Finally, in the distance I saw pink hair bobbing up and down and four little colored dots flying after her. She arrived panting and held up her pointer finger to signal she needed a breather. Her head popped up and I saw bags under her eyes.
“Did get enough sleep?” I asked pushing her hair out of her face
Her mouth showed me a smile, but her the rest of her face gave the expression of pain. She been like this awhile, faking her cheery attitude around people. None of this made any sense.
“Yup, stayed up late, shall we go?” She then forced a laugh and started walking
“Sure, so what did you want to talk to me about?” I said reaching for her hand
She pulled her hand away from my grasp. No fake smiles, just a sad face.
“I just can’t do this anymore!” she yelled
“I’m sorry Tadase… these past two years and all have been fun and you’ve been so nice, and I really don’t deserve any of it after this. But, can we just be friends? Because…”
She burst into tears. I stared at her. My mind was couldn’t function and my heart felt like a million shattered pieces of glass. Who knew the word friend could take on such a horrible meaning?
Amu took a deep breath and then looked up with her teary eyes and said “I’m so sorry, but I love Ikuto.”
I had seen this coming, but yet everything seemed to be crashing to the ground. Time slowed to a stop and my mind a broken record, only playing “I love Ikuto”. Car honks and children’s gleeful cries vanished into thin air. It was like I was on my own solitary planet. Just me and a couple gray rocks, bleak and cold.
Somewhere in my mind I always believed this would happen, but yet I tried to forget my prediction. I guess I always thought well maybe she’d change her mind or something stupid like that. My heart had longed for a fairy tale end, happily ever after thing. Except in this case I was a side character whose only purpose was to move along the plot, while Ikuto was the prince, Amu the poor mistreated girl who becomes the princess.
Amu was sitting on the sidewalk staring at her shoes. What are you supposed to do after someone breaks up with you? Five minutes passed then, ten. Amu stood up and opened her mouth, but closed it. We stood in an awkward silence. You could practically hear the ants skittering across the sidewalk.
“Umm… see you at school next week.” She said
“Have a good weekend.” I said in a barely audible whisper
With that we took our separate ways. Where was my fairy tale ending?
Chapter 2 Sitting on the Swings
My mind just couldn’t comprehend the concept of Amu and Ikuto. I walked for an hour trying to clear my thoughts, but no such relief came. The more I thought about it the more frustrated I became. My foot yearned to kick the life out of something, releasing all my jumbled feelings.
Sitting on the swing I dragged my feet back and forth across the padded ground. Gazing into space I zoned out, focusing on the bark of a tree. It was light brown, despite various specks of white and some green moss growing at the base. Out of nowhere I felt a jolt on my right side. Welcome back reality. A little boy about six years old tugged at my jacket sleeve. He had dark brown hair and wore a beat up pair of shorts and long sleeved t-shirt. Utterly confused by the little boy’s actions, I stared back. His chocolate brown eyes stared back.
“Hey mister, can you push me on the swings?” he said showing me the biggest smile I had ever seen in my life.
“Ummm… ” I said
“Please…” he pleaded making big puppy eyes at me
“Umm… sure?” I answered
The afternoon wore on I remained pushing some little boy I had never met in my life on the swings. But in a way it was calming, it kept my mind off things. After thirty minutes I was ready to just lay down on the ground and sleep. How could a little kid swing for so long? I sat on the ground and stared at the sky. The once blue sky was now a clash of pinks and oranges. Was it that late already? My phone showed 6:17.
“Isn’t it time for you to go home?” I asked the little boy bending down to his height
“I guess, five more minutes please?” he said grinning
(Why was he asking me if he could have more time? Come to think of it where on earth were his parents?)
“Won’t your parents worry?”
“Nope!” giving me the thumbs up sign.
I picked him off the swing and grabbed his hand. “How about I walk you home? Ok with you?”
“So umm… where exactly do you live?”
“Oh, by a red tree somewhere down there.” He answered as if that was all the necessary directions needed.
Why would anyone leave this kid alone to wander about? On our walk he was nothing short of a humming bird on caffeine. He jumped, skipped, ran, rolled down a grassy hill, and never ran out of anything to say. Kiseki kept on muttering to himself about the boy’s yabbering becoming rather tiresome. Personally I liked it. It reminded me of when I was little and could care less about what was going on around me. Memories of playing with Utau and Ikuto floated in my mind. The name Ikuto still stung. Why did Amu have to choose him?
“Are you alright?” the little boy asked glancing up at me.
How do you explain to a little boy that the girl you really liked dumped you for someone else, and now your heart stings every time you think about her?
“Today’s just not my day.” I answered
“Things always get better. You just gotta have panties… no wait pa-ti-ence, patience. That’s what my onee-chan always says. She always uses big words like that. She said that to me last week when I fell down the steps and got a cut on my knee. She put on a band aid and now it’s almost all better. She’s the best! Want to see?” He said holding his knee up for further inspection
“No… thanks.” I replied through outbursts of laughter
“Are we almost there?” I asked
“Uhhhh… I think soo…”
Suddenly on the path before us I heard someone running towards us.
“Aki! Where are you? Aki!” someone frantically yelled in the distance
“It’s Onee-chan! Onee-chan, over here!” He said yelling happily and doing some form of what I’d call a happy dance.
“Aki you plant you’re feet right there and stay there, and young man don’t you ever leave the house without me!” She yelled back
“Okey doke! Feet stuck to the concrete.” He said
A girl about my age ran up the street. Her face was sweaty as if she’d been running for a long time. On her face was a frantic expression and she seemed just about ready to cry. As soon as her eyes spotted Akira her face lit up and she ran up to him. She then scooped him up and spun him around.
I didn’t recognize her from school at all. However her brother, almost exactly resembled her. Her dark brown hair went a little past her shoulders and on the right side she wore a small ponytail, held by a pretty blue ribbon. Unlike her brother’s chocolate colored eyes hers were a darkish green color. She wore a shirt with a sunflower on it, denim jeans, and a hat similar to the one Miki always wore.
“Where have you’ve been, you little rascal?” she said ruffling his hair
“Stop it your mussing my hair.” he said grinning up at her
“What? Is it going to mess with your chances with the ladies?” she said winking
“You got that right!” he answered and winked back
“Thanks for bringing him home. He wasn’t too much trouble was he?” She said gripping Akira’s hand as if he would try run off again.
“Don’t worry about it.”
“Thank goodness, all the babysitters claim he’s too active and needs to calm down. In fact usually everyone gets frustrated with him. I’m surprised you willingly walked him home. Man I really owe you big time, I thought I’d lost him.” She said
A flash of worry appeared on her face, but was replaced by a grin.
“Well this is Akira, but I kind of call him Aki and I’m the irresponsible older sister Koume Yoshida.” She said
“Oh Tadase Hotori.” I said shaking her hand
We stood there for awhile, not quite sure what to do. As I was about to go, I noticed her hat continuously moved about, despite the lack of wind. First it moved to the right, then to the left and finally out of nowhere I heard a little voice.
“Koume-chan let me out from under the hat, it’s hot!”
“Mitsuki shush.” Koume murmured under her breath. And then she gave her hat a slight poke
“Yoshida- san, who are you talking too?” I asked
“She’s talking to Mitsuki, her bestest...” Akira answered
“Aki…” she said with a warning tone
A summer breeze then blew Koume’s hat into the wind. I chased after it with Koume following. It landed and I reached to pick it up. As I bent down a tiny head popped out and let out an excited shriek.
“That was majorly awesome! Thank you wonderful wind for the ride!” it said
I stared. It was about the same size as Kiseki. It couldn’t be, but yet… everything added up. Koume had a chara?
Chapter 3 A New Transfer Student
“What are you staring at?” asked the little chara
No words came out. Unbelievable, hardly anyone had come across a heart egg let alone a chara. Even X eggs were a rare sight. The most recent incident involving this kind of stuff had been two years ago, Hikaru’s unhatched heart egg.
Koume’s chara had lavender colored hair which was worn in two perfect pigtails. Where Sue’s clover may have been was a brightly colored sunflower. She wore a simple blue blouse and a plaid skirt. The chara jumped into my hand and grinned. I patted her on the head with my pointer finger.
“Mitsuki, what are you doing?” said a majorly freaking out Koume
As Koume’s hand reached out to grab Mitsuki, Mitsuki swooped and dipped. She floated just a bit out of Koume’s reach and then flew in front of her taunting her.
“Koume just calm down, Tadase-kun isn’t going to hurt me. In fact he has his own chara too. Right?” said Mitsuki
I had momentarily forgotten a chara’s ability to sense other charas. Kiseki was hiding behind me. Ever since a little girl had mistaken him for a princess he tended to keep his distance from little kids.
“Well umm… this is Kiseki. Kiseki, this is Mitsuki, Koume and Akira Yoshida.”
Right then and there I saw Kiseki get that world domination gleam in his eye. He was probably about to go into his whole speech about them being servants to the King. Kiseki opened his mouth and I covered it. I was not going to have these people listen his long ranting speech, and chances were I would character change if that happened. As I looked back at Koume and Akira I saw two different reactions, Koume’s mouth represented an O shape and Akira was doing his happy dance again this time with lots of jumps and kicks.
Koume stared for awhile and then extended her pinky finger to shake with Kiseki.
“Nice to meet you Kiseki.”
“Nice to meet you, hmph, that is no way to greet a King.”
“Kiseki be nice to Yoshida-san.” I said
“Don’t worry about it Tadase-kun.”
She then turned to face Kiseki and did a deep curtsy. Akira then bowed and Mitsuki yelled something to the effect of all hail the King. Then they all yelled…
“Long live the King!”
“Too much?” she asked looking at me
Kiseki was pleased. This was probably the first time anyone had done this for him. As I looked around the streetlights had gone on, and darkness had fallen. Akira’s stomach growled. We had forgotten how young Akira was, he was probably starving. Koume then grabbed his hand and waved good-bye to me. I waved back. Only after she was gone I realized I had never asked her where she went to school. Why couldn’t I remember a simple thing like that?
A Second Chance
And with that Monday had arrived quick as the weekend had gone. I walked to school in a gloomy state. People greeted me and I gave them a half smile. Today was not going to be a good day. Up ahead I spotted Nagihiko, Rima, Yaya, and Amu… If my heart controlled all my actions I would have turned around right then and there and jumped over the school fence. I didn’t feel like seeing Amu. Instead I put on my best smile and waved. I told myself to get over it and go back to being just friends. Somehow climbing Mount Everest seemed like an easier task.
We walked into our homeroom class. Amu went straight to her seat on the opposite side of the room. Like me, she wasn’t up to deal with what had just happened. Nagi and Rima followed me to my seat.
“Sorry about what happened, is there anything we can do?” Nagi asked
“No I’m good, but thanks anyway.” I said flashing a fake smile
Talking to people who are currently going out doesn’t really help the whole break up process very much. I envied them. As the morning progressed endless numbers of people came up to me, majority of them were girls. How had word spread so fast? My gaze fell on Amu; she too was surrounded by a growing crowd of people. I missed her. I looked to the front, the teacher was starting class. I zoned out. I wouldn’t miss anything.
“And now I’d like you all to meet our new transfer student.” Our teacher said
Everyone’s head popped up and turned to face the doorway. In walked a girl with dark brown hair with a ponytail on the right side. And following shortly after her was a chara with lavender hair. I nearly fell out of my chair.
“Class I’d like you all to meet Koume Yoshida, her family just moved here due to her father’s job.”
“Sup?” She said grinning
I swear about half the boys melted. Rima and Nagihiko’s eyes got big. Amu’s hand was stuck midair pointing at Mitsuki. Koume glanced around the room, as if looking for someone. She caught my glance and then ran over. I froze.
“Tadase-kun! I didn’t think I’d know anyone in this school. But it turns out you’re in my class! I’m so happy.” She said
Koume then held out a bag of homemade cookies.
“I know there not much, they’re actually my morning snack, but thanks for bringing Akira home on Saturday.” She said smiling at me
“Don’t worry about it.” I said
For some reason, my face started to burn and my heart skipped a beat. I turned to see Amu with an even more shocked face. Majority of the guys glared at me. One even whispered
“Crap, Hotori-san always gets all the girls.”
But this was nothing like that at all... The teacher hit her desk with her ruler to call order to the class.
“Well I guess Yoshida-san you can sit by Hotori-san.”
And with that class resumed. I turned to face Koume and she waved. For whatever reason I felt better, maybe today wasn’t going to be that bad after all.
Chapter 4 Meeting the Former Guardians
As I walked out of class someone grabbed my arm and pulled me to the side. I turned to face a pair of yellow eyes and pink hair. My heart skipped a beat. Behind her were Rima and Nagihiko.
“How do you know her?” Amu asked
“Oh, Yoshida-san, I walked her little brother home.” I said
“That’s it? I was hoping for something a bit more interesting.” Said Yaya popping out of nowhere
We freaked, I jumped, Amu yelped, Nagihiko’s eyes grew big, and Rima waved. Yaya stared back at us and shrugged as if her sudden appearances were something of the norm.
“So that’s all that happened Tadase-kun? That is so boring.” Yaya said sighing
“Sorry to disappoint, but did you honestly expect me to say I jumped off some forty foot building to rescue her from a giant spider?” I retorted
She stared up at the ceiling, apparently already forming an image of what’d I’d just mentioned. “Naw, but that’d be pretty awesome.” She said to no one in particular
In the background I heard Koume yelling at Mitsuki to come back. Somehow I had imagining introducing her to the former guardians in more clam, civilized way. Amu leaned to the right to get a better look at her. To other people Koume probably looked a bit crazy due to the fact charas cannot be seen by the average eye. I turned around to find Koume barreling towards me, with Mitsuki hovering above my head.
“Mitsuki you get back he… oh crap…” she said
And with that I was on the ground and with Koume’s face inches away from mine. I looked up and found my eyes staring into hers; they were actually a very pretty green color. Then I looked above to find the group of former guardians staring at me. My face went from a light pink to burning red.
“Now that’s what I was talking about Tadase-kun!” Yaya said giving me the thumbs up
“Huh? What’d I miss?” said Koume still a bit confused from the fall
“Don’t pay attention to them, are you ok?” I asked
“Yeah, and no, but wait I should be asking you that question I totally plowed you over Tadase-kun! Argh I’m so stupid.” She said shaking her head back and forth
“Tadase-kun, huh?” Yaya said giving me the same look that she gave me when I had first outwardly called Amu by her first name. Rima munched on popcorn she had brought and gave me the exact same look.
“It’s not your fault, it was just an accident. No worries ok?” I said patting her on the head
“I guess.” Koume answered still a bit worried
“Again don’t fret it I’ve have had worst things happen to me. And I’d like you to meet some other chara bearers now.” I said grinning and helping her up
“Tadase-kun save introductions till we get to the Royal Garden.” Yaya said
“But Yaya school doesn’t end until like 2:00 which is at least four hours from now.” Said Amu
“I know, but we don’t have to wait that long.”
“You don’t mean…” Rima said who had began catching onto Yaya’s plan
“But we have class.” I protested
“Don’t worry, when I heard about Koume-chan I got us all passes to show her around and get her used to the campus and meet people. So skipping school here we go!”
Amu rolled her eyes, I sighed. There Yaya went again, abusing our former guardian powers. But I guess, glancing over at Koume, who was shaking hands or should I say a finger with the various charas. It couldn’t hurt could it?
Chapter 5 Terror at the Royal Garden
As Koume reached the Royal Garden, she stopped in mid step. Her face took on the color of the snow. An expression of absolute terror was painted on her face. Her legs just about buckled.
“Yoshida-san!” I said running towards her
No response, just a pair of empty eyes staring straight at the glass panes glistening in the sun. Amu came running over. I shook Koume’s shoulder vigorously, while Amu waved her hand in front of Koume’s face. Her eyes blinked and she shook her head back and forth in a furious motion as if trying to forget something.
“Koume-chan its ok, breathe, and look at me. Don’t think about that, nothings gonna fall or crash in that building.” Mitsuki said in a calming voice
“But I saw it again, it’s playing again inside of my head, I just can’t forget it. The memory won’t go away. It just won’t.” She said her eyes growing watery
“Stop blaming yourself it wasn’t your fault, it could have happened to anyone.” Mitsuki said
“But, Aki...” Koume said pointing at herself
“Stop fretting it about it, you need to pick yourself up other people are around.” Mitsuki said tipping her head in my direction
“Yoshida-san, are you alright?” I asked
She took a deep breath and then stared back at me.
“I’m fine. Just forget everything you just saw, heard in the last couple of minutes. Please.” She said in a pleading voice
I couldn’t, but I didn’t push for more answers. This just wasn’t the right time and place. Amu was in complete confusion, but didn’t question it. What exactly had happened? In the distance I heard the rest of our skip-school-group running towards us.
“Why did you guys all stop?” asked Nagihiko
“Oh I just stopped to admire the Royal Garden building. It’s so pretty, it’s like a little glass castle.” She said smiling
Amu glanced at me and I shrugged. We had no explanation for the sudden change of behavior. Some kind of memory with glass was the clue, but how it fit in was a mystery to us. After that Koume grabbed my arm and pulled me towards the door. I noticed that as we walked through the Royal Garden doors her grip tightened around my wrist. But other than that Koume made no sign that she had come close to crying.
Nothing had really changed in the Royal Garden since we had left. Everything seemed a bit more orderly though, due to Hikaru being in charge. We sat down and explained as best we could about charas. Koume seemed to understand everything. However to our amazement she had never saw or experienced a chara change or transformation.
As I got up to get the napkins and cookies I saw Yaya whispering into Koume’s ear, and Amu frantically waving her hands and saying no. Also Rima was handing Nagihiko a bucket. When I got back, Koume thanked me, but this time a six letter word had been added to the sentence.
“Uhh… thanks for the napkins… Prince Tadase?” Koume said hesitantly not sure what to make of the odd request Yaya had asked of her
Inwardly I groaned. Kiseki exploded, and well you know what happened. A bucket was thrown over my head and I returned back to normal. I took the bucket off my head to find three people giggling like crazy, one trying to hold back, and lastly Koume with an open mouth.
“And that Koume is a chara change!” said Yaya in between spurts of laughter
“But, you’re so nice Tadase-kun, you really want world domination and all of us as servants?” she asked
“Naw… he doesn’t. He just happens to have a real egotistical, power loving chara. Tadase-kun’s probably one of the nicest people you’ll meet in your life. Besides when I chara transform, I’m most definitely not myself.” Said Amu
And with that she proceeded to transform with Miki and drew a very beautiful picture of Koume.
“Whoah! It’s like a photograph.” Koume exclaimed
Amu then proceeded to hold up another picture that she had drawn herself. The second picture seemed to resemble a wolf more then a person. Miki was clutching her sides and rolling on the ground laughing.
“Ehhh! I’m not that bad.” Amu said
She took a look and then sighed. Koume took the picture and looked at it. After looking at it, she put it with the other drawing and told Amu she’d be honored to keep it. Amu was shocked.
“So Koume-chan how would you like to become an official friend of the guardians?” Yaya asked
“I’d love too, but are you sure everyone agrees?” she asked
“Awww… don’t worry about it I mean Tadase-kun already seems to really like you and all, so I figure its fine.”
“Yaya!” I yelled blushing
“What are you getting all riled up for? I just meant that since you’re usually a good judge of character, if you thought she was ok, she’s ok. Besides you don’t want to keep her all to yourself right?” Yaya said
“Tadase-kun what were you thinking Yaya meant anyway?” Amu asked winking at me
“Never mind.” I said hoping to dismiss the matter entirely
And with that Koume received the title of Official Friend of the Seiya Elementary Guardians or an OFSEG. Despite all that, my mind couldn’t seem to forget how Koume’s first reaction to the Royal Garden building. What exactly was going on?
Chapter 6 A Trip to the Bakery
The school week was finally over. Nothing to do, but head home and start my homework… does the work never end? It was as if the teachers were trying to keep you away from the sunshine. As I scanned the room I couldn’t find Koume anywhere. Usually she was at her desk snoozing, which then leads to the teacher asking me to wake her up. I always felt bad about waking her up, she always seemed so peaceful, sweet, kind, friendly, likable, cute… what was I thinking, I still liked Amu right?
Or did I? As I thought back, the past two months I hadn’t thought about Amu that much. Well no, that wasn’t the right way to explain it. I still hung out with her but I guess we kind of went back to being friends, the way it had been before I had confessed my feelings to her.
A hand grabbed my right shoulder and I felt someone’s breath on my neck.
“Booooooo….” said an eerie voice
I whirled around and smack went my head on Koume’s forehead. Maybe I shouldn’t have turned around so fast. Her hand clutched her forehead. She then tripped backward and fell into one of the empty chairs.
“Oh hi Tadase-kun. Sorry, I meant to scare you and well usually people don’t turn around that fast.” she answered clutching her forehead
“Sorry. Are you ok?” I asked
“I’m fine, it’s not your fault you know though, and if you want to get technical this wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t attempted to scare you. So it’s my fault.”
“But…” I said
“Oh don’t argue. It shows you have a fast reaction time.” She said grinning
Taking the seat across of her I noticed her green eyes sparkled like emeralds in the sunlight. My hand reached over and moved her long bangs away from her forehead. Leaning forward I
“Tadase-kun umm what are you doing?” she asked staring up at me
My face turned red, oh shoot what on earth did I, or better yet what was I about to do? Turning back to Koume she looked back at me quizzically.
“Just making sure you don’t have a bump on your head.” I said
“Oh. Thanks, but I’m good.” She said getting up and grabbing her bag
She started to head out of the classroom. Great what have I done? Before she closed the door she smiled back at me and said
“Hey Tadase-kun are you doing anything tomorrow?”
“Nope, not much why?”
“Well you know that new bakery two blocks from here? Well Aki and I are going to go visit it. And I believe I still owe you big time, after scaring you this afternoon.” She said
“And don’t worry about homework it’s a Saturday, but maybe it isn’t your cup of tea? I’d like for you to come, but I don’t want you to feel obligated, but yet by saying that…” she asked working herself into a confused state of logic
“Don’t worry I’ll be there.” I said grinning
“Ok 3:00 tomorrow afternoon.” She said smiling and with that she closed the door and left
I sank in one of the empty chairs. Everything seemed to be falling together.
Chapter 7 Broken Glass Fire
Sitting on a bench in front of the bakery I waited. This probably didn’t qualify as a date (especially if the feeling is one sided), but yet I still felt nervous. My palms were wet and glistened in the afternoon sun. The time on my cell read 2:59, 1 minute to go. As I looked to the right I saw Akira and Koume running down the hill. Akira was like a speeding bullet and well, Koume was doing her best to catch up with the impossible. I stood up and waved and wham Akira was right beside me tugging on my jacket sleeve.
“Hey mister, onee-san said you’ll be eating with us today!” he said brimming with excitement
I patted his head and looked up at a breathless Koume. She mustered a smile and waved half heartedly and collapsed on the bench, catching her breath.
“He wouldn’t stop running, we ran a full on sprint for four blocks.” She muttered
Then as if she hadn’t just died running, she popped up and walked right into the bakery. Before closing the door behind us she said
“Wait here, I’ll go pick up the cake and then we’ll be right out and heading to the park.”
Aki looked back at her innocently, as if he had nothing to do with our reason we couldn’t eat at the bakery. I just grabbed his hand and sat him down next to me. After five minutes Koume came out holding a white box.
“I’m sorry Tadase-kun I know I already promised you a peaceful time, but well Aki been real hyper today and if I bring him into the bakery; he’ll just disturb everyone, and dad isn’t home to watch him and…”
“It’s ok.” I said taking the cake out of her hands.
After five minutes we arrived at the park and we sat on the bench eating the cake. The cake had vanilla frosting and was covered with cut strawberries. I took a bite, it melted in my mouth. While I chewed, I noticed Koume’s shoulders tense up, her expression serious.
“Do you like it?” Koume asked hesitantly
“It’s delicious.” I answered
Koume’s immediately relaxed, and she sighed.
“Phew. I wasn’t sure what you liked. So I asked Amu-chan and she said you really liked vanilla or something to that effect.”
“Onee-chan can I go play?” asked Akira
“Sure, be careful.” She said waving. Her shoulder’s tensing up again.
“You’re really protective of him aren’t you?” I said looking at Koume
Gazing back at the playground, she seemed at first to ignore my question for a bit. Then she turned towards me, her face full of sadness. Great I had just insulted her, I’m such an idiot.
“Never mind, forget everything I just said.”
"Tadase- kun do you remember my first reaction to the Royal Garden?”
The memory of Koume stopping and turning pale played over and over in my head. Mitsuki whispered a bit of calming words to Koume and then followed Akira.
“Well, about four years ago, there was a fire at my previous house. That night my father had been away on a business trip. It started late at night, when we were all asleep. Next thing you know I was hearing a shrieking noise. Opening my eyes I smelled smoke coming from downstairs. I opened my door and walked towards the stairs. Below, I saw the fire, quickly spreading to our backdoor. Not thinking I ran and woke up my mom. She told me that she’d get me water in a moment, thinking it wasn’t anything of importance. She then sat upright and saw the smoke. Covering my mouth she grabbed me and told me to jump out of the window and onto the bush.
I immediately did what she had told me. As I ran to my neighbor’s house I saw my house in flames. My mind flashed back to my mother in her nightgown and two year old Akira. Where were they? I almost ran back probably thinking, I, a nine year old could save two people from an out of control fire. Foolish wasn’t I, thinking such a thing? A neighbor held me back. I fought constantly telling him I needed to get back. Thrashing I gave him a black eye, and bruised arms. Come to think I don’t think I ever said sorry to my neighbor for that. In Akira’s room I saw the outline of my mom scooping up Akira. Before me the glass window of Akira’s room fell and crashed on our lawn. The wall in his room had given way. I froze, my breathing stopped for a moment.
In the distance I heard the sirens of the fire engine and the ambulance. The firefighters jumped out of their vehicle, and the emergency crew started preparing. In went two firefighters, while the others doused the fire. I remember crying constantly only hoping that the firefighter would bring them out safely. After five minutes they came out. My mother was severely burned and Akira had issues breathing. After a month in the hospital they were allowed to go home. Everyone called it a miracle.”
She had finished speaking and stared to the side, her eyes blinking fast, trying to stop the tears.
“Things can change so fast in a moment don’t you think? That’s why I feel I have to take care of Aki, that night, the firefighters said if they had found them a minute later, both my mom and Aki would have been lost to the fire. That night, in a split second I almost lost him, I couldn’t live if he disappeared again, I just couldn’t. I guess Mitsuki was born from my feelings of wanting to protect Aki.” she said tears a constant stream on her cheek
“It’s ok. Look Akira’s fine.” I said pointing at him sitting on the swings talking to Mitsuki. Thank goodness, he wasn’t jumping off the slide, which he had been attempting to do earlier.
She leaned on my shoulder for support. I wiped away her tears with my finger and offered her my handkerchief. She took it, and a weak smile appeared on her face.
“You’re really sweet Tadase-kun. I feel a lot better now.” And with that she gave me a quick kiss on the cheek.
She grinned and grabbed Akira’s hand, her tears completely gone. She waved and walked away toward her home. I walked over to the swings and sat down, not knowing what to think.
added some more pictures :D
And lol, 'panties'/patience. X//D
I can imagine a little kid actually saying that.~
Good job! Can't wait for the next chapter. C8
Thanks! glad you enjoy it.
it's kind of fun to put yourself into the mindframe of a little kid. it's so innoccent, i think that's why i enjoy writing what Akira says the most.
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well here's chapter 5! enjoy!
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well here's chapter 6 enjoy! it's so bad i haven't really been wrking on this fanfiction cuz of school... sigh....
oh well at least the school year is almost finished!
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