Author: Plastic Emotion PM
[COMPLETED]There's a new kid in school and he's after Numbah Three. What's Numbah Four to do when Kuki thinks he's getting her all the gifts she's getting? Lie of course! But will the new kid let that happen?Rated: Fiction K - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,899 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 09-14-05 - Published: 08-07-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2523247
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
(Sweet Embitterment Creates Romance Emotion Tremendously)
Author's Note: My first KND fiction, but not my first story written, so I know what I'm writing about. This might seem like a simple story about a Rainbow Monkey, but its much more than that.
A Must Have
"One more blast from my robot's power ray and your's is toast!"
"More tea?" interrupted Numbah Three, holding up her plastic teapot. She skipped around behind the couch while Numbahs Two and Four played videogames. The boys didn't answer her question, only badmouthed each other about the game. "Would you like some more tea, Numbah Two?" she asked politely. "Yeah, sure, whatever." he muttered, eyes fixed on the screen in front of him.
The young Japanese girl nodded and poured the invisible drink into the plastic cup she had placed before him on the table. She skipped to the other side, "More tea, Numbah Four?" He only groaned in response. She looked at the cup which was empty, but to her, it was still full. "Hey! You didn't even finish the first cup!" she whined, picking up the cup and pouring the imaginary liquid back into her teapot, pretending to mix it so it could get hot like the rest inside as she shook it.
She poured a new cup, "Here!" she said, holding it in front of his face. His eyes widened, "Numbah Three! Get that outta my face!" He leaned away, trying to watch the screen as he slammed his thumbs against the game controller buttons. "But you didn't drink anything!" she frowned, still holding it up. "I don't want no tea!" he fumed, smacking the cup from her hand and sitting upright again.
Numbah Three watched the cup as it rolled to the other side of the room. She turned, glaring at him, "Why do you have to be so mean!" she yelled, giving him a shove. The controller fell from his hands and he glanced at her, "Hey! Watch it!" At that moment the screen in front flashed, 'Player 2 Winner'. Numbah Four jumped from the couch, "You cheated!"
Numbah Two shook his head with a smug smile, "You were too busy talking to notice. And besides, everyone knows that if you wanna get up or something you press the pause button, so it's not cheating." Numbah Four picked up his controller, "You see what you did?" he said, aiming his question at Numbah Three. "Aw, c'mon Numbah Four, it's just a game." chuckled Numbah Two.
"Yeah! And I demand a rematch!" declared Numbah Four, sitting back down. Numbah Three timidly went to pick up her cup and placed it back with the other matching three she had together. Numbah Two had the other. He glanced at her while Numbah Four chose his type of robot, "Hey, Numbah Three! We'll play whatever you want later, okay?" Her face lit up, "Really?"
He nodded, "Sure, I have some time to spare before I work on anything and I know Numbah Four doesn't have any plans, right Numbah Four?" Numbah Four muttered, "Whateva." as he set up the battle area in the game. Numbah Two gave her a thumbs up and turned around. "Yay!" she cheered, immediately forgetting why she was sad before.
Just then the elevator door opened and Numbah One stepped out. "Hi Numbah One!" Numbah Three greeted cheerfully as always. "Hey." he nodded, walking past her with a file in his hand. "What's that?" she asked curiously, noticing it right away. "An update that the school is having a parent's meeting…" he sighed. Numbah Two nodded, "Yeah, I just hope my mom doesn't start asking dumb questions and showing pictures like last time…" Numbah Five's door opened, and she walked out holding a magazine.
"Numbah Five needs a spot on that couch." she warned the boys, walking to them. Numbah Two shook his head, "We were here first!" Numbah Five nodded, "You've been first for the past two hours. Move down." she ordered, opening her magazine to read. Numbah Two sighed and looked away from the screen for a moment to move.
The screen behind him flashed and he turned quickly in shock to a blinking 'Player 1 Winner'. "Hey! No fair!" he quickly glared, but Numbah Four shook his finger, "No, actually it is! You didn't press the pause button and everyone knows when you're gonna do something else, you press pause." Numbah Two snorted, "Fine! Then we play one last round to see who wins it all!"
"Not when Numbah Five has reading to do." she said, flicking the switch to the game system. "Awww…" both boys mumbled, moving down so she could sit. As the game's screen died away, a commercial on TV started with a flash of a rainbow. The Rainbow Monkeys theme song tuned around the room and Numbah Four stood immediately, "I'm gone." As he was about to walk, Numbah Three sped past him, knocking him back onto the couch and squeezing herself between Numbah Four and Two.
"It's the new Limited Edition Rainbow Huggles Rainbow Monkey!"
Numbah Three's eyes shimmered with joy, "Limited Edition Huggles Rainbow Monkey!" Numbah Four crossed his arms, "Ugh! Anotha' one of those stupid-"
"Shoosh!" Numbah Three hissed, eyes glued to the screen.
"Yes, that's right, the new Limited Edition Rainbow Huggles Rainbow Monkey! None other like these! Only one hundred made in the entire world! These Rainbow Monkeys have every color of the rainbow and they hug back when you hug them, playing the Rainbow Monkeys theme song!" advertised the announcer. Numbah Four's eyes widened with shock, "Oh crud…"
"A special Rainbow Monkey that every true collector should have! Are you a true fan?"
"Yes! Yes!" answered Numbah Three desperately.
"Then buy now, before they're gone forever!"
The commercial finished and Numbah Five felt it was safe to turn the TV off. "Glad that's ova'." sighed Numbah Four, standing up once again. Numbah Three jumped off, shaking, "Only one hundred made in the entire world!" "That's what the man said." nodded Numbah Two, confirming the information.
"I'VE GOTTA HAVE ONE!" she screamed, startling everyone, "I'll go now, while there still might be some left!" Numbah One glanced at her, "I don't know. They might already be…" She glared at him with fire in her eyes and he stood shut. She ran to her room faster than she could breathe and the door slammed shut. The remaining four stared at her door. "That was…odd." said Numbah Two, breaking the silence. "You can't mess with a girl's Rainbow Monkeys." replied Numbah Five, flipping a page.
"But I've never seen her that way before." he blinked as something crashed in Numbah Three's room. The four ran to her room quickly, thinking something had happened. "Numbah Three! Are you…alright…?" started Numbah Four, seeing as the crash had been her smashing her piggy bank against the floor.
"Oh no…." she trembled, her eyes tearing up, "I don't think I have enough…" "How much could one of those things possibly cost?" shrugged Numbah Two carelessly. "A lot of money since it's claimed to be so rare." nodded Numbah Five, wondering if saying that out loud was the right thing to do.
Numbah Three's bottom lip quivered the reaction of a broken heart. Numbah One stood quiet, not sure of what to suggest. Numbah Four watched her climb on her bed and cry into her pillow and his expression softened, "You're not even sure how much the…Rainbow Monkey…costs anyway! Why doncha just go to the store and check it out first? Maybe they can hold it for ya?"
Numbah Three lifted her head and sniffed, "You don't understand! I don't have enough even for a regular Rainbow Monkey!" The three looked at Numbah One and he rubbed his chin, "Chipping in was a suggestion once…" The others nodded and emptied their pockets. It all added up to seventeen dollars all together, still not enough for a rare collector's item.
Numbah Three sighed, "It's still not enough…" Numbah Two snapped his fingers, "Try at home between couch cushions and things like that. You might find some change there." "Or ask your parents." suggested Numbah Five, on her way out. It was getting late. "Wait! Here!" said Numbah Three, handing back the money loaned, but the others refused it. "Keep it." smiled Numbah One, "You'll be wanting to save up."
She smiled hopefully and started to pick up the broken pieces of the piggy bank. She would be needing another one of those…
She opened her drawer and placed the money neatly inside with a faraway look in her eyes. She had pressed time to get that toy. "Sorry we couldn't help ya much…" she heard Numbah Four say, but when she turned to answer, he was gone.
Author's Note: Tell me how you like as a starter chapter.