|Love is Funny
Author: Konallei PM
[Ch 2]Cagalli made her first confession but he declined, leaving her dissapointed. Now, two years later, they get to be close by destiny. What happens when he now is the one developing feelings for her when she has no feeling for him? ACRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Cagalli Y. A. & Athrun Z. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,459 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 08-09-07 - Published: 07-16-07 - id: 3662115
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"Love is Funny"
'Life is like a Bus Ride'
One word to describe how I felt in the last year: bored. I really don't know why but I find everything really boring or I just get bored really quickly. Nothing is interesting enough. Nothing I have found, yet.
Don't misunderstand it, I have my friends and I really love them but I guess since most of them are all paired up, I kind of end up bored of seeing them always together. Though I am really happy that they are happy. I guess it is not the right time yet. At least that is what I think or, better say, that is what my mother told me before she died. You can't force love to happen.
Although I now can say that things are going to be different because I am living alone, in my own department. It was kind of difficult to convince my father but in the end I won. He admitted himself. I was old enough to live alone. Not that I didn't like living with my uncle Kisaka, I loved him very much, he was almost like my father but it was just- I just wanted independence.
Cagalli Yula Athha was turning twenty this year and this new apartment in a well-known condo was her present. It had been a week since then, her new beginning at Vista Way, she liked it: people were friendly and some of her friends lived near-by, plus it had a lot of green areas, small lakes with ducks, two swimming pools, two tennis courts, two basketball ones and one soccer field. She usually saw some boys playing around when she went shopping or something and when she needed help there was always a nice boy to help her with her groceries. It was good to be a girl. Even when sometimes she acted like a feminist.
First day of the new term. Why Wednesday? I have no idea.
"Hi," she greeted when she saw her friend with pink hair. It was almost ten in the morning, before her first class began. She was so happy that she got to choose a kind of late start. She hated to wake up early especially in the winter season. Everything was dull, some times misty and so cold!
"Hello Cagalli," she said smiling before reaching her in the hall, "I've being waiting for you."
"What? Am I late?" she frowned and asked looking at her watch innocently. "I'm on time according to my watch."
Lacus giggled. "No, your watch is fine. I just needed a word with you."
Cagalli raised her eyebrow. She looked suspicious, almost guilty. "What's wrong?" The question came out immediately as Lacus started to fidget under the blonde's golden orbs.
"Please forgive me, Cagalli," she started apologizing first, looking at her best friend, "but I made a last minute change in my schedule." Her last phrase barely reached her friend's ears.
"What?" She asked frowning. "What happened?"
"I- I've changed it," she repeated and added quickly seeing her not-so-happy-face, "but we still have some subjects together, three to be exact."
"Why?!" exclaimed in horror grabbing her bag with too much strength that was not necessary. She, well… they so wanted to have the same schedule.
The pink little princess thought it a lot before coming to classes, planning how she was going to tell Cagalli, she knew that she would not like the idea, especially since they have spent the last week talking about having the same schedule so they would be together in all the classes. "Something came up."
"By that, you mean, that Kira came up," she clarified with a tone that give her anger to show.
Lacus' eyes widened a little hearing her comment. "Y-yes but," started defending herself, "it is just that Kira told me that he was going to study, so-"
Cagalli cut in, "he is? I thought he went traveling, that he needed time to relax," she emphasized the relax word, after all, Kira was really lazy in school stuff.
Her soft voice came out again to defend her boyfriend, "Yes, he is, that's why we, I mean, I, did some little changes in my schedule."
"So in short, you changed me for your boyfriend," she spoke with a cold voice but also showing she was hurt. She made a mental note: Friends will come first if I ever have a boyfriend. Lacus knew she was mad, but she could not help it, she wanted to be with her best friend as much as she wanted to be with her boyfriend. So she split in halves.
The blonde left out an exasperated grunt after she kind of read her best friend's thoughts. Trying to calm herself a little she talked again, "So, what do we have together?"
The emphasized 'do' caused the result she wanted: Lacus looked guilty again. "Let me see: Statistics, Economics and Law …," she mentioned counting with her fingers.
She looked at the schedule she just took out from her large pink purse. Hoping to get a good face of her friend she smiled again. But…
Cagalli gasped in a very dramatic way. "Statistics, Economics and Law?!" she repeated in a pitched voice.
"Yes" Her answer was weak due to Cagalli's expression, the blonde looked indignant at the owner of the baby-blue eyes.
"You mean that you left me all alone in the subjects that have high probability to have a final group work?!" Cagalli said out loud feeling betrayed. Some people did turn to look at her while passing by.
Lacus opened her mouth but shut it after she could not find a decent answer. She was in trouble. Cagalli was right. She was indeed with a different class… with Kira.
"You know that Management has a final essay! Geez, you were the one who told me that!" Now Cagalli was yelling with her arms up towering her head while Lacus looked helpless since she didn't really think out it.
"I-I- Cagalli, I'm sorry I didn't think about the works, I forgot" she said weakly thinking that it was indeed her fault. And she felt really bad. She did really forget about all the works that she and her friend were going to do together. Cagalli herself could see the culpability in her friend, so she let out a heavy sigh. Did love really make you forget things so easily?
"OK, I'm sorry I yelled." She apologized trying to control her breath even if she still felt that her thrust was fooled. Now she would have to go over her "lovely" experience. Struggle and fight if you want good grades. Doing almost every part of the job. And she thought that this time was going to be different, trusting that she would be with Lacus, who she knew well and liked, working together. But no, destiny is such a bully! She could only pray that she got lucky this time. She wanted good luck!
Cagalli sighed again. "Let's just go to the Accounting class or we are gonna be late."
Bus. Buses. That was what she used to get herself to the university and back home. She did like to use them but having a car would not hurt anyone. Unfortunately, her father did not think she needed one just yet Other than that she could not complain, not after her father let her live on her own in her own apartment. She was free. Anyway, she liked it very much when she got the opportunity to just stare at the window on the bus, with nothing in mind, just watching how life moved around, away from her own. Life was OK, sometimes dull but OK.
She saw her reflect in the glass. She had grown up, not matter if she still liked to act like a child sometimes, she was not the same as before. She had matured and she just realized that now, while she was going back to Vista Way. Life was ironic. Her smile being seen by herself as she waited sitting on her seat.
Once she arrived, she resumed her walking until she got to her new place. She would not wait five hours until her next class doing nothing in the university. Damn her schedule. And her priority of having recommended professors made her schedule weird with some holes, two which was a five hour wait until the next class. She sometimes wanted to be like some others that did not really care about studies. Sometimes you even envy people that you would not ever think you would.
Suddenly, her gaze was diverted from her usual road decorated with tall trees. A blue-haired man just passed by her on his white car, she blinked. He looked familiar. Cagalli blinked again before making a funny but small 'o' form with her lips remembering who he was.
Finding herself amused to know that he lived at the same condo that she was now living, she continued her walk to her new home.
As always Beta Reader: Ximena! She liked my phrase : "You can't force love to happen" LOL and came up with the title since i forgot to put one LOL