|Fuuka Academy for the Naturally Gifted
Author: EvanescentAmethyst PM
So this was Fuuka Academy for the Naturally Gifted? She'd expected more somehow. After another glance at the girls giggling over in the corner, Natsuki came to the conclusion it was just another school. Well, another school except for the superpowers...Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Natsuki K. & Shizuru F. - Chapters: 21 - Words: 119,412 - Reviews: 923 - Favs: 506 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 08-18-09 - Published: 07-05-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5193989
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Fuuka Academy for the Naturally Gifted
A/N: Hi everyone :D This is my very first fan fiction. I was wondering what the main plot should be (well other then as much Shiznat as physically possible) , and I kind of came up with a Sky High thing (superpower school). Though for everyone who has actually seen the movie, rest assured; neither Shizuru nor Natsuki will be turned into babies (it's actually highly likely no one will be). This fanfiction will mostly revolve around Natsuki and Shizuru's relationship, but it does have what I hope resembles a plot. I really hope you all like it!
Review are extremely welcome!!!
Disclaimer: If I owned anything, do you really think this disclaimer would be here?
Chapter #1: Welcome to Fuuka
"Everyone, please take your seats." A stern voice came from the front of the auditorium. Natsuki glanced up briefly from her position; leaning casually against the far wall.
Everyone hurried around her to get to their seats, not wanting to infer the wrath of the woman at the front. Natsuki took another look at the woman and smirked quietly to herself. I guess Miss Maria hasn't changed at all.
Her mother had warned her in advance to stay on her good side. A warning especially needed in Natsuki's case. After getting suspended three times from her previous high school, her mother wasn't sure if Natsuki would make it through the end of her semester.
The suspensions had been totally unfair of course. Takeda was staring at her weirdly, holding his nose. And how was she supposed to know that a chair to the head could have done more then just render him unconscious? It's not like there actually were life threatening injuries. And if she was supposed to know that then he should have too. Meaning he might have actually had the spontaneous thought to duck the flying chair headed his way. Okay, calm down. A now fuming Natsuki mentally told her self. It's completely fine now. You finally got your powers, and you got out of that school.
"Sit down." A voice hissed into the microphone. Natsuki raised an eyebrow and turned back to the graying woman at the front. She followed her gaze to a quivering boy who looked slightly older then her. Suddenly glad she was too far away to be seen properly, Natsuki resumed her leaning, crossing her arms.
So this was Fuuka Academy for the Naturally Gifted? She'd expected more somehow after all the stories she'd been told by her parents. After another glance at the girls giggling over in the corner, Natsuki came to the conclusion it was just another school. Well, just another school plus superpowers for all involved.
Fuuka Acadamey was basically a training center for people who had abilities unique to the common person. No one was exactly sure how they worked, but the predisposition was usually passed on genetically through families. The powers inherited however, usually had nothing to do with the parent's powers.
Natsuki's parents had met here, and even partnered for deployment after they graduated. Natsuki's mother was a shape-shifter, and her father was incredibly fast on his feet. The two made an amazing pair, and were renowned worldwide for their abilities. Needless to say it was a little worrying when their only child had not received her powers by the time she turned 14.
Natsuki was sent to a regular high school, with the promise from her parents that it was only temporary. There was no set time for inheriting powers, though most had theirs in time to enter Fuuka High for grade 9. Natsuki was told she was now one of the few new students entering grade 10. She'd even have to have special training to make up for her missed year. For the daughter of one of the more famous pairings, it was embarrassing to get her powers so late.
Well, at least you actually got them. Natsuki reminded herself. It was rare but not unheard of for a child of two "Gifted" people to not inherit powers at all. At the beginning of the year Natsuki had still been hopeful, but as the year progressed she grew more and more doubtful. So, when she literally did manage to freeze someone with a glare she was pretty ecstatic. Now that she'd already gotten over the wow factor of being able to coat someone in a thick layer of ice, she was back to being embarrassed about being so late to get her power.
"Now, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to Fuuka Academy's headmistress, Kazahana Mashiro. Kazahana-san?" Ms. Maria grabbed the microphone off the stand and passed it to the woman being wheeled to the front by a pink haired woman. Natsuki immediately recognized the lavender haired woman. She was quite famous herself, being both the principal of Fuuka and a powerful telepath. The woman was smaller then Natsuki would have thought, but something about radiated strength.
"Arigato Maria-san." Mashiro spoke softly. She paused, glancing around the full auditorium. "For all of you returning to Fuuka Academy, it's good to have you back. For all of you who are joining us this year, I wish to extend my warmest welcome. Fuuka Academy for the Naturally Gifted is glad to have you. As I'm sure you're all aware, attending Fuuka Academy carries with it the prestige of...."
And that's when Natsuki started tuning everything out. She glanced around the auditorium, pausing only to glare at an annoying senior who grinned at her. He paled quite rapidly and turned back to the front. Natsuki, feeling quite pleased with herself, turned to read the sign on the wall behind her. Do not use powers in the Auditorium. Natsuki snorted back laughter and shifted in her chair.
"New students will have to report to the main forum after the assembly to receive their room number and key. Orientation for these who wish to attend will be held this afternoon in the auditorium. Yeah right. Natsuki chuckled to herself.
"Roommates cannot be negotiated except in extreme circumstances..."
And with those words, Natsuki paled. Roommates? As in people....living with me.... in the same room? Shoot me now. Her parents had failed to tell her about that small little detail, andNatsuki wasn't exactly a people person.
"Classes will officially begin tomorrow. Class schedules can be picked up along with room keys."
Well, that's that. Natsuki thought to herself, deciding she'd learned everything of great interest. "I'm so out of here." She muttered, standing up straight. She turned to leave, looking for the exit.
"Ara."A surprised voice came from beside her. "...Going somewhere?"
Natsuki jumped a little, surprised by the voice. She hadn't noticed anyone beside her. She turned quickly, an annoyed look already plastered on her face.
"I was trying..." Natsuki froze when her eyes rested on the girl. "...to." She finished, swallowing hard. The girl was leaning casually against the wall beside her, a small smile displayed across her face. Natsuki was immediately drawn in by her startling ruby eyes.
She has red eyes? Natsuki thought to herself. Wow, they're intense. Natsuki managed to pry her eyes away form the girl's stare to study the rest of her. The girl had an incredible figure, displayed by a small gray miniskirt, and a tight fitting shirt. Her light brown hair flowed down past her shoulders, framing her face perfectly. Natsuki inhaled sharply.
The girl simply stared back at her, a now amused look playing on her face. Why is she smirking at me like th... oh God, I'm staring at her like a creep. Natsuki blushed in sudden realization and quickly restored the glare to her face.
"Is there a problem with that?" Natsuki asked, crossing her arms defensively.
The girl raised her eyebrows, as a quiet laugh escaped her lips. I don't believe I've ever seen such and adorable blush.
"Ara, so angry."
Natsuki blinked at her, now feeling genuine anger. She has an accent? "What's with the accent? What are you... from Kyoto?" She snapped sarcastically.
"Yes actually." The girl replied, the smile never leaving her face.
Natsuki froze. Oh good one Natsuki, obviously she is. "...W..well... that's wonderful for you. I'll be going now." Natsuki started to move towards the exit, at a noticeably faster pace this time.
The girl got off the wall and stood in front of her, blocking the way.
"Don't you think you should probably stay?" The girl asked in her thick Kyoto-ben.
Natsuki stopped before plowing into her and glared. "Why would I possibly need to stay for this?"
"You are new here correct?" The girl smiled, ignoring the glare. Ara, I'm sure I'd remember a girl like this. She'd definitely recognize me from last year if she wasn't.
"So?" Natsuki glared even harder. Okay, I'm glaring. So why isn't she running?
"So it is important you hear all there is to say. The assembly is after all held for new students."
Natsuki scowled. "I already heard everything I need to know. Not that I don't appreciate your concern."
"Ara, but I hear the student council president will be making her speech shortly." The girl replied smiling. This girl... whoever she is, is stunning. Does she know how gorgeous she is? … My, I really must get a hold of myself.
"And I should care why?" Natsuki asked angrily. "She's probably just some stuck up, underdressed and overexposed, brainless idiot."
Natsuki saw a flicker of shock register on the girl's face. That has to be the first time she hasn't smiled all day. Then, as if it never happened at all, the girl regained the calm smile.
"I'm sorry you feel that way." She replied. "Though if I do say so myself, I think that may be a little premature."
"Trust me." Natsuki smirked. "It's better just to ignore people like that."
"You have so much anger for one so beautiful." The girl smiled sadly.
"H..hey!" Natsuki blushed furiously. The girl giggled happily.
Natsuki let some of her midnight blue hair fall onto her face in hopes of hiding the blush. "Who are you anyway?"
"Ara, my manners." The girl grinned at the look on her face. "Fujino Shizuru. Pleased to meet you."
Natsuki hesitated at the outstretched hand. "Kuga, Natsuki."
"Kuga Natsuki." The brown haired girl repeated. "Na-tsu-ki."
Hearing her name said like that, especially with the incredible accent, made Natsuki blush slightly.
"It's a beautiful name." Shizuru smiled, intensifying the blush.
"Please, call me Shizuru." I could get used to that blush. Shizuru thought gleefully. Not to mention her screaming my name… Ara, that sounded naughty now didn't it?
Natsuki watched, confused as Shizuru chuckled at some unknown joke.
"...Okay, Shizuru." Natsuki replied slowly and Shizuru beamed.
"Now, Natsuki really should pay attention to the rest of the assembly." Shizuru said, locking eyes with Natsuki. Natsuki could only hold the intensity for a moment before looking away.
"Fine." She huffed, leaning back onto the wall. Shizuru followed suit, leaning beside her in manor a little too close for Natsuki's comfort.
"...And so, I sincerely hope you will all try your best to succeed in this school. I would now like to hand over the mike to your student council president for 2009."
Insane cheering erupted, startling Natsuki. Okay, slight overkill, don't you think?
Natsuki turned to smirk at Shizuru when she noticed the girl stand up straight.
"I'm sorry Natsuki, but I must take my leave." She said simply.
"What!?" Natsuki exclaimed. "If I have to stay, so do you."
Shizuru looked around sheepishly.
Natsuki followed her gaze to meet the eyes of the entire auditorium. "Shizuru?..."
"Why is everyone staring at us?"
Shizuru just smiled placidly. "I really must go now."
"Shizuru!" Natsuki glared.
"Please stay for the rest Natsuki." Shizuru smiled as she walked away. Natsuki groaned. I really don't see why I should stay if you don't. Clearly you don't think it's that important.
Natsuki crossed her arms angrily, debating whether or not to go. Argh, why do I care? Just cause some girl I just met asked me to stay? Honestly. She was just about to walk out when a second series of earsplitting cheers erupted.
"Ara, ara. All this for me?"
Natsuki froze, and turned to face the front very slowly. Shizuru was standing up at the podium like it was the most natural thing in the world.
"Arigato, everyone." She laughed, flicking her hair back with the hand not holding the mike.
What the hell is Shizuru doing up there? Natsuki thought frantically, trying to find some sort of logical explanation..... I thought the student council presid.... oh. Oh!... She's the.... What the hell!?
Natsuki glared up at the front in sudden realization.
My, she doesn't look happily surprised. Shizuru thought from up at the front.
"I remember when I first came to Fuuka Academy three years ago. At first I was nervous to be at a new school. However, soon I started to get used to life at Fuuka. And trust me when I say that this is no ordinary school." There were various chuckled from audience members. Natsuki just stared, gaping slightly. How could this be the girl she was talking to a few minutes before?
"At Fuuka high you will learn many things necessary for you in the future, some from teachers, and some from friends. As for the council, I hope we can be both. If at any time you need help, whether with... a self defense move, or a difficult math problem, please feel free to ask the council for assistance. I look forward to getting to know many of you personally through your time here. Please make the most of it. I wish you all good luck and offer my friendship. I hope you all have an enlightening year. Arigato, Fuuka Academy."
Natsuki glanced at the audience uncertainly. The audience broke out into yet another fury of clapping. Natsuki looked back up at Shizuru only to find ruby eyes staring back at her. Natsuki blushed, even though she could still feel the anger from her realization. She looked away, and contemplated walking out once again.
"And now I'd like to call up the rest of the council to introduce themselves." Shizuru said, beaming at the audience like she knew them all on a first name basis. Natsuki glanced around again at the audience.
"Fujino-san's so pretty." One of the nearby girls giggled.
"Pretty hot." The guy beside her laughed.
Natsuki twitched. Fans of hers? This is so screwed up. She's like a celebrity or something. So why would she waste time talking to me?
Natsuki watched as the rest of the council assembled on stage.
"I'll leave the rest in your capable hands Haruka-san." Shizuru said quietly so the mike wouldn't pick it up.
"Typical bubuzuke." Haruka growled.
"Haruka." Yukino warned. "We are on stage."
"There's someone I need to talk to." Shizuru explained to Reito.
"You are, as always, a mystery Fujino-san." Reito smiled, making every girl's (well every girl not looking at Shizuru) heart melt.
Natsuki watched as the various council members began to introduce themselves. The next thing she knew Shizuru was walking down from the stage towards her calmly.
Natsuki paused. Is she really coming back here after that? When Shizuru smiled at her from ten feet away, Natsuki decided it was time to go. She glared one last time at Shizuru before walking off to the exit.
"Natsuki?" She heard Shizuru call out before the door closed again. Satisfied that her cool factor had been preserved, she broke out into a run in case Shizuru decided to follow her. Natsuki didn't honestly know why she felt so angry. Seeing Shizuru up on stage in front of all her adoring "fans" make her feel sick to her stomach.
Great. Natsuki thought to herself. Now all I have to do is wait for everyone to get out of the assembly so I can get my key and schedule. That shouldn't take that long … right?
During the two more hours it took for the assembly to end Natsuki had toured the school grounds, gone to the cafeteria in search of food (it wasn't open), frozen all three lakes/ponds on the school grounds, and jogged around the entire school four times. Finally the doors burst open and students piled out.
Thank God. Natsuki thought. She followed the first ones to the forum. When she finally got in line there were only about 20 people ahead of her.
"Ow." Natsuki hissed when someone forcefully bumped into her. She turned around and glared at the guy behind her.
"S..Sorry?" The guy stuttered. Natsuki turned back around and the line moved on without incident.
"Name?" The red headed girl asked her when she got to the desk.
"Kuga." Natsuki replied, tapping her foot.
"Kuga Natsuki?" The girl asked, without looking at the sheet.
"Is there another Kuga?" Natsuki asked impatiently.
"I've found her!" The girl shrieked, standing up quickly.
Natsuki prepared herself for a fight, clenching her fists quickly. "Who are you?" She asked, looking around embarrassed.
"Oh, sorry." The girl laughed, making her violet eyes sparkle. I'm Tokiha, Mai. Your roommate."
"O..oh." Natsuki replied, shocked.
"Well, one of them." Mai continued. "Chie! Nao! Guess who this is."
Someone... save me! Natsuki thought desperately, trying to find the nearest exit. Then she remembered she needed her key, so it's not like she could go anywhere anyway.
There was a sound of scuffling from across the forum. It was too packed to see anything though. All of a sudden two girls came sprinting out of nowhere, knocking over a few first years in the process.
"Hey!" A random kid yelled.
"Sorry!" The girl with short gray hair called over her shoulder. The two sprinted, luckily stopping just before they would have collided with Natsuki. "Hi. I'm Chie." The girl said, bowing deeply. She waved her hand with a twirl and a blue rose appeared out of nowhere. "For you." She grinned, and handed it to a shocked Natsuki.
"How did...?" Natsuki started.
"It's my power." Chie explained. "I can teleport small objects wherever I want to."
"Oh." Natsuki said, still a little shocked. "Neat." She had to admit that was a pretty awesome power. I guess she and Mai seem nice enough.
"And I'm Nao." The girl with red hair smirked at her. "I'd show you my power, but you'd wind up paralyzed. Well, for a while anyway."
Natsuki raised her eyebrow and stood up a little straighter, seeing this partially as a threat. "I doubt it."
Nao smirked even more. "Girls got guts."
"Yes she does." Mai said. "Unfortunately Nao's got poisonous claws, so let's really not start something here, okay?"
"Claws?" Natsuki smirked. This school is too weird.
Nao raised her clenched hand, and opened it quickly. Five unnaturally long claws sprung out from her fingers.
Much to Nao's surprise Natsuki didn't wince.
"Nice." Natsuki laughed, eying the claws. "Does it hurt?"
"Nope." Nao replied, grinning. She retracted her claws in one fluid movement.
"Huh." Natsuki grunted. An impatient cough came from behind them. Natsuki turned and stared the girl down into submission before turning back. Nao looked slightly impressed. Mai looked slightly scared. Chie was too busy checking out a grade 9 girl in the next aisle to notice.
"You have anger issues Natsuki-chan." Mai laughed sheepishly.
"No I don't." Natsuki glared. "I just... get annoyed easily."
"Uh huh." Mai smiled. "I am empathic you know, I can tell these things."
"Hmph." Natsuki crossed her arms. "Not that I particularly care, but don't you think we should do this somewhere else?" She followed Mai's gaze to the waiting line of people.
"Oh." Mai winced. "Sorry everyone." She rubbed the back of her head sheepishly. "Tate!" She suddenly screamed.
"What?!" A guy at the table beside her asked. He clearly thought someone was being mass murdered. When he saw Mai, he groaned and tried to turn back.
"Tate!" Mai insisted. "Take over for us will you?"
"Why should I?" He glared, rubbing his head.
Mai pouted and slowly sauntered over to him, her voice suddenly sounding husky. "Please Tate? I'd consider it a personal favor."
At that point Nao and Chie burst out laughing. Natsuki smirked, as Tate went red in the face.
"Who do you think you are, Fujino-san?" He asked, eyebrows raised. Natsuki blinked, startled by the sudden mention of Shizuru's name.
"Aw, come on Tate." Mai whined, dropping the act. "You owe me remember?"
"What!?" Tate roared. "How many times do I have to tell you, I was not starring at your chest!"
Natsuki blinked a few more times, looking back to the long line up. She grinned, when they looked as shocked as she was.
"Oh, okay hentai." Mai smirked.
"I'm not a..."
"Hentai!" Mai yelled.
At this point Chie and Nao had collapsed on top of each other, laughing.
"Okay, okay. Geez, if you stop calling me a pervert I'll take over your table."
"Thanks Tate." Mai said, breathing a sigh of relief. "Okay, Natsuki. I'll grab your stuff and then we can go."
Chie snapped her fingers and the keys and schedule appeared. "Already got them. Let's get out of this mob."
Natsuki certainly wasn't going to argue. Crowds... well... people in general weren't her thing. "Thanks." She mumbled grabbing her schedule. They all started to make their way through the crowd to the ouside.
"Oh, can I see that?" Mai asked.
"I guess." Natsuki passed it to her.
"Math, operations, lunch, science, powers. Huh, you have a different math class then me."
"Oh, is she in mine and Nao's?" Chie asked.
"Yeah." Chie and Nao high-fived each other.
Natsuki smirked. "So what exactly is powers, and operations?"
"Oh, operations is like mission stuff. Like hacking and safe cracking." Chie replied.
"Weapons training." Mai added.
"Spy tactics." Nao added. "Not like Chie needs them."
"Hey!" Chie laughed. "I can always improve. But hey, that reminds me." She snapped her fingers and grabbed the cell phone that appeared in front of her. In one fluid motion the cell phone was open and pointing menacingly in Natsuki's direction.
"This is Chie Harada reporting from Fuuka Academy. Joining us now is the cold beauty Kuga Natsuki, a new student here at Fuuka. So Natsuki, tell us about yourself."
"What are you doing?" Natsuki eyed the phone suspiciously. Is...Is she recording this? "Are you recording this!?" She finally realized, grabbing the phone and deleting the video.
Chie sighed. "Why does no one ever cooperate?" With a snap of her fingers the phone was back in her hands. Thankfully, for both Natsuki and the phone's sake, she put it away.
"So what's powers then?" Natsuki asked Mai, after she was sure the phone was no longer a threat.
"It's a whole class dedicated to physical training. You get like a personal trainer. Well, sort of. They just get the grade 11's or 12's to teach us. It depends on what class you're in. I'm hoping we get the grade 11's though."
Nao snorted. "Yeah cause Retio's in it."
"Reito?" Natsuki asked. Should I know him?
All three girls gasped.
"You don't know who Reito is?" Mai asked.
"How refreshing." Nao smirked. "I can't stop knowing thanks to Mai."
"He's only the most popular guy in all of Fuuka." Chie informed Natsuki. "Weren't you at the assembly?"
"For a little bit." Natsuki shrugged. Nao smirked.
"Well, he's vice president of the student council. Everyone thinks Fujino-san and him would make the perfect couple." Mai finished.
Natsuki chocked a little despite herself. "That's wonderful for them." She said angrily after a minute.
Mai looked at her, confused for a moment as they continued to walk. "Are you okay Natsuki?"
"Huh? Yeah, why wouldn't I be?"
"O..okay. I just got some serious vibes there." Mai laughed sheepishly.
Chie and Nao looked at Natsuki suspiciously.
"I'm fine." Natsuki glared.
"Okay." Mai laughed. "Well, anyway Reito's gorgeous."
"Until he turns into a huge monstrous rock guy." Nao snickered.
"Actually, even then." Mai glared.
"Rock guy?" Natsuki asked, slightly more disturbed then curious.
"Yeah, he's like this huge ripped rock guy." Nao shrugged. "I mean hey, talk about going hard." Nao snickered.
"Nao!" Mai smacked her on the arm, blushing furiously. "Hey Natsuki, what is your power anyway?"
Chie and Nao looked at Natsuki with intrest.
"I can freeze things." Natsuki replied, still smirking from the previous comment.
"Freeze things?" Nao replied, confused.
Natsuki sighed and held up her hand. She concentrated for a moment before forming a thick layer of ice around her hand.
"Hey, cool." Nao laughed.
"Literally." Chie and Mai chimed in.
Natsuki concentrated once again, and the ice evaporated into steam.
Natsuki smirked at Nao. "Are we almost there?" She asked, glancing at the large building ahead of her.
"Yep, our dorm's in there." Chie answered. "Room 31 on floor 2."
They quickly climbed the stairs and walked down the hallway.
"Well this is it." Mai told Natsuki, opening the door with a flourish. Natsuki looked at the room shocked.
"It's big." She said simply, walking in. There was a bed in each corner of the room, a bathroom and even a small kitchen, complete with a fridge and stove.
"Fuuka doesn't skimp." Natsuki laughed, impressed. She still wasn't thrilled with living with three other girls, but they seemed actually pretty nice.
"Looks like your bags got her alright." Chie said, patting a suitcase. She dove onto her bed and whipped out her cellphone.
Natsuki froze. She'd completely forgotten about her luggage. She started breathing again once she'd verified that all bags were there. Thank God they didn't loose my lingerie collection.
"So, I guess that's my bed?" Natsuki pointed to the one corner of the room not decorated by posters and scattered with clothes.
"Yep."Mai replied, helping her grab her bags. "I can help unpack if you want."
"Nah, that's okay thanks." Natsuki replied quickly. The thought of everyone ogling her lingerie collection was too much to bear.
"Hey guess what guys?" Chie asked excitedly from her corner of the room. She snapped her cellphone shut and sat up on her bed.
"What?" Nao asked, walking out from the bathroom.
"Guess which class we have powers with?" She asked, her eyes sparkling with glee.
Mai's eyes widened. "No!"
"Grade 11's!" Chie screamed, laughing, as Mai tackled her onto the bed.
Natsuki looked slowly over at Nao who returned her disgusted look.
"We have the entire student council in our class!" Mai laughed.
Natsuki gulped. "T..The entire...student council?"
"Yeah, Haruka-san, and Yukino-san." She giggled. "Reito of course. And Kaichou-san."
"F..Fujino-san?" Natsuki dared to clarify.
"Yep." Chie grinned.
"Are you okay?" Mai asked, once again looking suspicious.
"I'm fine." Natsuki growled. She threw her remaining suitcase onto her bed and flopped on herself. Only one thing at this point was certain.
I should have never come to Fuuka Academy.