A/N: The first 100-word challenge-fic that I've ever done. The
rules: write a story with exactly one hundred words in it,
excluding the title. Not that complicated, but certainly a heck
of a lot harder than it looks. :P
Updated A/N (11/18/02): For misha's sake, at least, I'd like to
mention that, while the idea for this fic was in fact partially
drawn from Akaiblush's lovely "Hitomi no Naka no Melody", I did
not credit it originally because the only thing drawn from the
actual story was the idea of Shindo sharing the umbrella theme
with Touya, which was only a very brief part of Akaiblush's fic.
But I happen to like Akaiblush very much, and "Melody" was a
truly good story, so . . . insert shameless plug here. ^_^
Touya's POV; speaking to Shindo.
"Stay the Same"
"Umbrellas never changed," you murmur.
I look over at you oddly. "What do you mean?" I ask, shielding
my eyes from the rain to peer at you more closely.
"Just . . . umbrellas." You shrug. "We can do all these
amazing things with medicine and airplanes and space . . . but
umbrellas are just the same as always."
I shrug, glancing at the one in your hand. "Maybe some things
just don't need to be improved," I tell you.
And you smile at me so brightly that I feel I must've said the
right thing, whatever that is.
~*~ ende "stay the same" ~*~
. : review, my sweet umbrella-children : .