|Special Moments with you only
Author: phebez PM
Echizen Ryoma won two tickets to Hawaii! Who is he going to ask? RyoSaku! Don't flame because of that lame excuse of you not liking the pairing! Chappie 6 is FINALLY here! Please RR!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,536 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12-11-04 - Published: 06-24-04 - id: 1928813
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Disclaimer: I don't own Tennis No Ohjisama…
A/N: Okay, I know I haven't updated for like…3 months? First of all, my computer gets busted. Second, I have to use this extra, extra, extra slow computer that freezes. Third, so much homework I couldn't use the computer. Fourth, the after school programs I joined! Sorry for not updating sooner, but here it is!! Please enjoy!
"Italics with quotation marks" are thoughts; Bold and Italics are flashbacks;
Italics by itself are onomatopoeia
At first it sounded like shuffling. The shuffling sound you hear when you would walk on the carpet with your socks on.
There it was again! Ryoma slowly lifted one of his heavy eyelids at the sound.
"What would…that sound be?" Ryoma rubbed his eyes. It was certainly after midnight since the moon shone brightly more than ever. Ryoma stood up with his back facing the moon and stretched with his arms in the air. He covered his mouth from the inaudible yawn. He turned around to stare at the moon, which almost blinded his eyes with its light, and began to count the stars.
"How long was I asleep…before I said I would protect her?" Ryoma shoved his bandaged hands into his stained shorts.
"It's that sound again… is it my imagination?"
A minute shadow shuffled passed by Ryoma's feet instantaneously, which caused him to turn around immediately. "Something is in here…I saw it with my own eyes…" Ryoma walked cautiously at first, but the intruder did not move again. "Any sudden movement from this thing and I will strike with my hands…for it appears to be a small thing…" His eyes were now used to the darkness that surrounded him and he could only see the petite body of Sakuno that clung onto his jacket.
"There it was!" A small shadow was against the wall. Ryoma struck at it, or rather kicked it directly. The direct hit between him and the prowler caused him to fall to his knees. His right foot was burning for some reason. Gradually the trespasser crawled closer near Ryoma and the moonlight struck on it. But before Ryoma could take a glance at it, a burning sting reached his calf. He looked down and saw NEEDLES. He turned his head to the right and saw the intruder. It was a porcupine…
The stinging pain began to hurt badly. He glanced at his injured right leg and decided to pull out the needles, which was probably the best solution. "When I count to three, I will pull one out, and inhale, then exhale. Repeating these steps will probably help me…"
"One…Two…Three…Pull…Inhale…Exhale…" Ryoma mumbled under his breath. The first pull made him wince a little, but the burning sustained in his calf.
The minutes of pulling the needles seemed like eternity. He needed something to cover up the injury. "Science class or was it another class that said…'Leaves or herbs are good for injuries'…right? I guess I have to look for some…hopefully…hopefully…" He glanced at Sakuno, "You won't get hurt, right?"
He limped slowly, but leaned against the stone cold wall once in awhile, for the pain surpassed what he imagined it would feel. He needed some kind of support…a cane…like what most elders used, but how was he suppose to find a cane in a stranded island?! "A cane…yeah…that's what I need! A cane…but the only way to obtain a cane...is to make one…" He stared at his hands, which were bandaged with the pink sleeve of the girl's. "First time badly injured like this…I guess I'll just find a twig…or a broken branch…"
He literally dragged his right leg against the incredibly cold, but soft soil. The dirt was not only making his shoes dirty, but it entered his shoes. He would stop once in awhile and leaned on a nearby tree. Every stop he made, he found neither herbs nor a branch. Until his sixth stop that he found what he needed…a branch for support. It was quite easier now for him to walk, now that he has a "cane."
"Where are herbs located at? They should be grown out of the soil, right?" He kneeled down and began to move the dirt with his right hand while his left held onto the branch. He began to crawl on the dirt restlessly and the knees of his shorts were beginning to wear out. But at last, his hands touched an object…and it felt like a leafy kind of object. "At last I found you!"
He picked the herbs quickly in large amounts and shoved them into his pockets carelessly. He needed to hurry back to that girl before any accidents happen around here. Ryoma got to his feet with the help of the branch and walked back to the cave as fast as he could.
His breathing pace quickened each step he took and the cold air felt like blades of ice when it touched his cheeks. It was incredibly cold and he didn't have a jacket. He shivered when he saw the cave. He entered the cave and there was a musky smell to it that he never noticed. He sighed in relief when he saw that Sakuno was sleeping soundly. He leaned against the wall and slid down slowly until he felt the cold floor.
He took out the herbs and ripped both sides of his sleeves, which made his shirt sleeveless now. He placed one herb per wound that he had on his leg. Ryoma picked up the fabric and wrapped it around his calf. It held firmly, but his leg still felt sore. His eyelids began to fall slowly, for it felt very heavy. Pretty soon, he felt asleep.
---At Dawn Break---
Sakuno rose from her position and stretched. The sun was barely rising. Her first thought was, "Where's Ryoma-kun?!" Her eyes went from left to right, quickly scanning the area, and sighed in relief to see Ryoma asleep on the floor. She noticed that he was shivering from the cold, but as she was about to cover him with his jacket, she saw the injury. It looked severe because it was red and the dry blood stains on his leg were still visible. Not to mention that faint blood trial, which she noticed, must have meant that he was attacked by an animal.
She hesitated before she covered him with the jacket. Sakuno stared at him in complete silence, admired him for his courageousness and skills, and ran her hand through his emerald hair slowly. She tried to avoid waking him up, and was successful because Ryoma was really sleepy after the incident from last night.
"I guess I should look around for a waterfall or some sort…I'm pretty sure I heard the sounds of water…I'll just take a bath and wash these clothes…" Sakuno stood up and took a last glance at Ryoma before taking off.
She began walking north and the sound of water was heard faintly at first, but afterwards it could be heard with growing strength. "A waterfall!" She chirped happily. She began to strip slowly and brought all the clothing with her, including the shoes, to the cold cerulean water. She shrieked at first from how cold the water was, but got used to it after a minute or so.
She scrubbed the skirt until the color white appeared. She washed her clothes until she was quite satisfied with them. On a nearby tree, she hung her clothes and shoes to dry. "Now to bathe myself!" She entered the ice cold water about half way again, and cleansed her body. She decided to just go underwater and just let the water soak it. She held her breath and dived down…
---45 minutes before---
Ryoma woke up from his deep, but peaceful sleep to find Sakuno missing. "Where could she have gone…? Suppose…something happened to her…?" He noticed that he held his red jacket firmly, which he allowed Sakuno to cover herself with last night. "Should I find her? Yes, it's probably the best choice…" He tried to stand up, but fell back down awkwardly. His right leg felt quite numb for some reason. He grabbed his cane and left hurriedly to find the braided haired girl.
---30 minutes later of searching frantically---
"Where could she be? She couldn't have gotten too far from here…unless…" Appalling images entered his mind, but he shook his head and hope it wouldn't happen to her. Beads of sweat could be seen in his face as he searched, for the sun rays were harsh as it stood high above Ryoma. Suddenly, a fresh breeze of air brushed passed him, which caused him to shiver a bit and the soft sounds of water rushing down reached his ears. Oh, the beautiful sounds of water made him want to go take a dip…a small dip and he would look for her. Just a small dip…that's it…
He walked randomly as he closed his eyes so he can focus on his listening. He lifted a bit of his eyelids to make sure he didn't crash into any trees or such as the sounds of the water began to increase. He licked his dried parted lips as he thought about the water he was about to refresh himself in. Water. Water that he craved so badly. He could already taste the pure water in his mouth and the temperature around him began to cool down a bit.
He opened his eyes when he was absolutely certain that he was at the waterfall. The azure pure water stood before him in utter tranquility. He took three steps forward, but quickly retreated back. Clothing. The color of a pink shirt and a white skirt caught his eye. If his memory wasn't playing a trick on him, "she" wore those clothes. He headed to the damp clothing and touched the moisture. "She must have washed her clothes," Ryoma scanned the area around him, "but there isn't a sign of her around here? Don't tell me…don't tell me… she…she…drowned!?" His head instinctively turned to the large pool of water.
He began to walk closer to the water as he panicked about the results. At the edge of the pond, he touched the freezing cold water and stepped in. The water level was up to his knees, so he didn't need to worry, but it might rise if he went deeper. He began to search in the deeper part as the wind blew past him, which sent shivers up his spine.
It was about 45 seconds she was underwater. She was running out of air and she should quickly go back to the surface. She began to swim to the top and popped out with water splashing around her. Ryoma fell back in the water with Sakuno's body in front of him. His face began to turn into a deep crimson shade as she stood there for about 10 seconds. Her hands reached for her hair and her eyes were closed. She opened her eyes slowly to reveal Ryoma, half shocked and half embarrassed, turn his head sideways.
What did Sakuno do?
a) Slap him
d) Kill him
What did she choose? She chose B.
What did Ryoma do?
b) Run away and pretend nothing happened
c) Stand up, turn around, and apologize silently
d) Ask her why she is so shy about it
What did he choose? He chose C.
Ryoma staggered as he tried to get up, and Sakuno's piercing scream hurt his ears. He quickly stood up and turned around with his face filled with chagrin. He couldn't believe what happened. He stood up, but his body wouldn't move away from the area. "Move legs! Move! I have to get out of here!" That phrase rushed in his head many times, but his body wouldn't respond to him. He scolded himself for not moving faster as Sakuno's screams began to lessen each second.
Tears streamed down her face in anger. She never felt like this before and she wanted to slap him. No. She wanted to get as far away as she could from him. She was walking towards him…her body was moving on its own. She raised her hand to slap him while he was turned away. Her hand was about to hit him, but stopped abruptly when a silent, "Gomen nasai" left his lips. She felt ashamed of herself. Of course it wasn't his fault he saw her…it was all a coincidence… She lowered her hand and stared at the water, then at the wet Ryoma. She averted her gaze from him to her twiddling fingers.
"Gomen nasai…" He said inaudibly again. In a blink of an eye, he sudden ran and threw his red moist jacket at Sakuno. "Wear that in the meantime!!" He shouted as he disappeared slowly. She slipped one arm into the jacket and smiled. She knew it was suppose to be embarrassing to let him see her naked, but he was showing kindness that he never showed before. She felt like they were getting closer…she might be able to talk to him regularly…
She shivered at the sudden coldness and walked out of the water. She gathered her clothes and decided to dry them at the cave with the blazing fire to warm her up. It was the beginning of their adventure together. She continued to smile as she leaned against the tree and slid down slowly. A small phrase left her pink lips…