Author: Inannalia PM
Yuna had been in love with Tidus for years, but he had always tormented her. Now that Yuna's feelings for him are gone, how will Tidus take it? AURated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,613 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 12-21-05 - Published: 10-22-04 - id: 2105358
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Okay, peoples, this chapter has been reposted, because of a slight plot change. Please enjoy, and review!
Disclaimer: I do not own Final Fantasy X.
This would be my year. I knew it would. It had to be. This was my senior year, supposedly the best year of high school. That was why I knew that this year had to be the one.
I slowly walked down the street toward Besaid Highschool. It was the first day of the school year, a day full of clean notebooks and new pencils. A day of fun, of new people, of new starts…
That was what I would have to have. A new start. I wouldn't let their tormenting bother me anymore. I would ignore it. I would fight back. And I knew it would affect them, and then they would stop, realizing that I had guts. And then Tidus would finally want me…
But this year, I wouldn't want him. Not at all. Not like all those other years, where I would long for him, where I would want to be held in his arms even though he was cruel to me. I would no longer pay attention to him. He wouldn't hurt me. And then, his friends wouldn't hurt me either. Not again. Never more.
I realized that I had reached the front gates of Besaid High. This was my last year here. After this year, I would never have to come here again. I could go on to study about being a summoner, just like my father was. I could fulfill my lifelong dream. The thing that had meant so much to my father. It meant so much to him that he left me and my mother alone, with nothing but a little gil.
That was what I looked forward to about being a summoner. You would never have to stay in the same place. Being on your own with your own band of guardians, you would get to travel all over Spira, with no worries except getting the next aeon and defeating Sin.
No worries…something that I had dreamed about for so long, something that I hoped would come to me everyday, something that I prayed for every night before I went to sleep on my small bed, in my small bungalow by the beach. I wondered what it would be like, to be carefree, to be positive all the time, to not have to worry about being bruised or taunted or picked on.
I stared up at my school through the gate that students were pouring into. The three-story building loomed above, glaring at me. Just like all the other people did. They stared at me. They gave me looks of hatred, looks of disgust. And I didn't even know why. I guess all the other people were just influenced by the top clique, the popular ones. I suppose it was just how it worked.
The wind blew my thin brown hair across my face. I sucked in a breath, and walked through the gates, knowing that I had to be strong, that I had to be positive. It was the only way I could survive in the real world. If you were negative, you would never succeed.
Granted, I had been pretty negative these past years.
I quickly made my way to my locker. I had kept the same locker for the past three years, and I liked it. It was at the very end of the hall with the old, rusty, faded blue lockers. Most of the lockers down there were unoccupied, but I liked being alone. It gave me a feeling of peace, a feeling that I had rarely had.
I opened up my locker, to find it just as it was last year. I sighed in relief. I didn't know why, but somehow, I feared that somehow, the lockers here would be different. That they would change when I was gone. That there would be a new coat of bright blue paint on them, and that more and more students would swarm down this hallway, wanting them, and that I would have nowhere to go where I could be calm, could get a break.
I slowly unpacked my bag. I was in no rush, since I still had ten minutes before homeroom, and I certainly wasn't about to roam the halls that whole time.
As I put my pencils and pens in a small magnetic pencil holder, I saw someone coming down the hall. I panicked, and quickly looked over my shoulder at the approaching figure. I sighed in relief. It was only Lulu Deveur, my best and only friend, and the only other person who had a locker in my small hallway. Lulu smiled when she saw me.
"Good morning, Yuna."
I tucked a string of brown hair behind my ear and smiled back. "Good morning, Lulu."
Lulu was really a good person. People only said things about her because she was slightly goth. They said she followed Sin instead of Yevon, and they said that she could perform black magic, which she could. But she was definitely NOT a follower of Sin. Lulu was actually studying to become a guardian, a person who protects a summoner. We both had a lot in common, really: We both wanted to get out of Besaid, and wanted to travel around Spira, free and independent.
Lulu opened the locker next to mine, and started unpacking her things. We had hung out a lot this past summer, so there was no need to ask how it went for each of us. Lulu and I also worked at the same place. It was called Opurson's, and it was a little café with a couple of computers and several racks of books and magazines. But it had the best food in town, so we both got paid a decent enough amount of gil.
Just then I heard several pairs of feet stomping down the hallway. Oh, no. I thought in fear as I started to shake. Please don't let it be them…please…
Lulu and I both turned our heads to see who had disrupted the peace in our quiet little hallway, and sure enough, there they were.
"Why, good day, Yuna."
But I knew that today would be anything but a good day.