|The Search For Haku
Author: animeluver4ever PM
CH 7 UP Chihiro is 15 years old, school just ended, and she's having nightmares of Haku dissapearing. Is Haku really in trouble, or is she just looking for an excuse to go back to the Spirit World and see him?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,018 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 07-26-04 - Published: 06-30-03 - id: 1407818
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Disclaimer: I do not own Spirited Away or anything related to it. I'm just some crazy fan. ^.^ Oh, but I do own a copy of the movie. Does that count? By the way, this disclaimer is for this chapter and future chapters.
Well, hoooooow-day! How ya'll doin'? Well, I have decided to make another fan ficcie. Actually two. One for Spirited away, and one for Princess Mononoke. ^_^ Heehee. Okie dokie, I think I shall tell you a little about the story now…it'll be like a year after the movie, and I think that's like all the info you need…
Oh, by the way, I'm quite sure that I'll do something wrong, so please tell me when I do. ^.^ Thankies.
The Search For Haku
Thinking of Haku
She felt the water rushing by her, her hands on firm horns, the scaly body slithering under her. She was 6 again, in the Kohaku River. Now she felt air. She was in the sky again, that magical moment when she said, "You're the Kohaku River!" And then Haku shattered right under her, they held hands while falling, his eyes, sparkling. That sparkling she'll never, ever forget, no matter what.
Now she was somewhere totally different. She felt fear surrounding her, that awful coldness creeping up her spine, her body shivering. It was dark, damp, cold, deserted… She was in a bare, black forest. Red eyes gleamed everywhere. "Wake up body!" she screamed, but nothing came out. Then she saw Haku, so badly hurt, and a maniacal laugh, taunting her. She ran to him, lifting his head, tears streaming down her face.
'Haku, don't die, please…' she begged.
'Ch-Chihiro…' He suddenly smiled wickedly, and started turning into a black ghost, mouth opened and making a horrible beeping sound that got louder by the minute.
BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP Chihiro turned off her alarm clock, sweating and shaking. She dreamt about Haku again…
"Haku is a spirit, I will never see him again…" She said to herself. She rubbed her eyes. They were wet.
"Oh, I was crying again?!" She whispered angrily. Chihiro wiped her eyes and sat up. Her eyes felt puffed from crying, and this was not good, as it was the first day of school. Except now she was going to a new school. A different one: High School. She had just gotten used to her last year's school, and now there was a second school yet to be memorized. It had been just over a 4 years since her departure from the Spirit World…
"Chihiro, get up, I don't want you to be late." Chihiro's mother said through the door.
"Yes mom!" She was glad her mom had not come in, it would have been embarrassing to be seen crying.
An hour later…
Chihiro walked down the sidewalk, taking in the morning sun. She looked up suddenly, and saw the entrance to the Spirit World. She stopped. Her feet urged to run through there and go see Haku, but she knew that probably wouldn't happen, and that she would be in trouble for missing school. She turned and resumed her walk to school, feeling sad and empty.
She had to do this every day, for school. By the middle of the school year she was starting to walk up the path that goes to the Spirit World and sliding down the hill to get back to the sidewalk. In a way, she felt closer to Haku by doing that.
Her mother, of course, was furious at her for getting her shoes dirty.
"Chihiro, you stop getting them dirty, or I will have to DRIVE you to school, and that will just make everyone grumpy!" She threatened.
Of course, Chihiro was never late; she also wanted to spend extra time thinking of him. She sometimes stopped at the entrance and stared down the magical tunnel, but never went into it, but she wanted to. The wind never really persuaded her these days. She constantly had the same dream, though, the end always being different, always making her sweat and shiver. It was always bad. Chihiro also felt that if she went to the tunnel entrance then that reassured her that Haku was all right.
The end of school was coming, summer was almost here, her dreams we becoming more vivid, more intense. Now it was beginning to bug her. She didn't get that satisfied feeling anymore at the tunnel, it was more of a I need to go see what's up feeling. Now the urge to go back there was getting bigger every day, and it was getting more irresistible.
A week after school had ended, Chihiro had the same dream. This time, Haku had actually begged for her to go back to Spirit World and help him. He desperately needed it. He put out his hand; Chihiro reached for it but just couldn't seem to grab it. Her hand either suddenly jerked back or it became slippery. Chihiro finally got his hand, but then fell forward into a bottomless pit. "HAKUUUUUUU!" She screamed. The pit suddenly became the black ghost, and he swallowed her…
Chihiro woke up, shivering and terrified. "H-Haku…" She whispered. She felt tears well up in her eyes. They streamed down onto her pillow, where Chihiro had buried her face there, whispering his name, thinking of him badly hurt and bleeding with a thousand cuts and slashes.
She suddenly sat up. She got dressed into her most comfortable clothes, and got ready to go out. Pulling on her shoes, she said: "Haku, today is the day I begin my search for you."
I know it was short, but I decided to stop here to give you guys a cliffhanger. I love ending on cliffhangers, tis so much fun! Anyways, please review! A review is sort of like a motivation for me or a sign that people are reading and enjoying my story; so I should continue. *wink wink nudge nudge* Plus a review also makes me write the next chapter faster. ^. ~