Author: CJ122 PM
Will Zero tell Nina how she finally feels or Will he die without telling her how he really feels. Leaving Nina alone with their child? Sorry for the LONG wait I promise and swear I shall finish this!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Nina Y. & Zero - Chapters: 18 - Words: 29,020 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 04-29-13 - Published: 08-05-10 - id: 6209751
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Me: ok I know it's been a while, but I kinda got busy...sowi! Also the tree house idea came from the original manga of mamotte lollipop, if I remember it's the second season.
Chapter 13 let's play a game called match
I smile at them and climb up the tree. It's been a while since I've been up here, and yet she's still standing. I pull myself up on the last stair to find Nina and Jan with water guns. Aw man.
"Why hello, Zero." Nina drawls. "So nice of you to join us."
"Hehe, ready to get soaked, Uncle Zero?" Jan asked pulling the trigger.
Water splashed on my face and Nina did the same. I staggered backwards and when I felt I was about to fall over. Someone grabbed my arm and yanked me. Jan doubled over in laughter and Nina giggled.
"Uncle Zero! Your hair!" He said trying to stop the wave of laughters, but to no avail.
I self consciously touched my wet hair. It's still spiked up, it isn't ruined...so why the heck is my nephew laughing? Nina seemed to have caught on and giggled as she hugged me.
"Your hair isn't going down. It's like gravity defying, hot." She teased.
I chuckled and swept her up, holding her firmly on the waist. She giggled and Jan cleared his throat to make known of his presence. Nina and I pulled away, as Jan claimed he wanted to get some snack.
"Ladies first." I said.
Nina scoffed and made a face as she climbed down. "Where to?" She asked.
"Be back at our room at 10." Was all I said and left her.
I got to make this evening the best date ever! I ran back to the mansion and asked for ten maids. They all came at the garden where I told them what I planned on doing. They all got to work right after my explanation, as I stayed behind to guide them. Listening to their different advices on the decoration, I didn't even noticed the doctor, who came from behind.
"Zero, may I speak with you?." He asked.
I nodded and told the maids to continue on. The doctor led me to the clinic where he told me to lie down on one of those weird looking beds.
"Alright, Zero we're doing the same routine as before. Keep still."
I did as I have been told as he did some therapy I am not even familiar about. I've heard Nina and Jeff saying it to me like a hundred times, but they should know by now big words means a no go for me. I could hear the doctor pushing some buttons and some shuffling around the room, along with some rustling of papers. What the heck? It usually doesn't take this long! Besides I have a dinner to plan; I was unable to call the chef earlier. Urgh.
"Well Zero, it seems that your body is slowly responding to the chemotherapy. Let's hope that this is a good sign that you should be recovering." The doctor said and half chuckled.
Oh so that's what it's called chemowhatever. "So does this mean the poison is out of my system?" I asked.
"Apparently so...it's kind of a mystery." The doctor said and shrugged. "But that doesn't shock me. Being a apart of this medical team for about twenty years, I've experienced a variety of miracles."
I grunted as I got out of the very uncomfortable bed. "Please, the only miracle you've found interesting was how my mother died." I joked.
The doctor cracked a smile, then quickly turned to a frown. "You don't even know how your mother died...did you?"
"No." I said firmly.
I wonder why Zero asked me to be back at our room at 10. Taking a stroll around the mansion I self consciously rubbed my belly. Tracing the small bump on my belly I smiled. My thoughts wondered and I imagined what it would be like in the future, with the baby and all. It seemed I was too engrossed in my thoughts I didn't even noticed Ichii, as I accidentally bumped into him in the hall way.
"Oh, sorry Ichii. Didn't see you there." I said apologetically.
"Nah, it's fine. I guess we're both out of it today." He said with a good natured laugh.
When was the last time we'd talk like brothers and sisters? It felt like eons ago, but in reality it was just a few months back. We were all so preoccupied about Zero, the baby and Sarafina that we don't even have the leisure time to meet up and have a chat. Of course Ichii and Jeff wouldn't have the time, their both very busy from their work on the healer, and obtaining more information about Sarafina and her notorious clan.
"What are you up to Ichii? Are you busy?." I asked while swaying left to right.
He placed a finger underneath his chin, as he shifted his weight. While he was pondering I took notes on how there were noticeable bangs under his eyes. I slightly frowned at this, Ichii hasn't been getting much sleep and it bothers me. He and Zero were both very close to me, so it pains me to see one or both of them hurt or injured. Ichii then smirked as his dark brown eyes stared intently at my hazel ones.
"Not really. I don't leave until next week for the healer, so why not? What do you have in mind?" He asked.
"Well, Zero said to meet up at our bedroom at 10, and judging by the sun it looks like mid noon." I said.
"Hm, alright want to go around the town?"
My eyes widened "Really?!" I clasped my hand excitedly.
Ichii grasped my hand and led me to the front gates. I stumbled in the process of being yanked, but I was able to catch my footing so I wasn't able to land on my face. Ichii gave an apologetic look as we left the mansion.
The whole town was colorful! The houses were different shapes and sizes, the atmosphere in the air feels joyous. Children were playing at the parks and the horizon looks wonderful as well. It's like a movie, when everything was perfect and people were content on what they have.
"Wow, this is a lot different than my world." I murmured. Considering the fact my neighborhood was safe, I can't say the same thing to the world.
"Yeah, it is very different. But the thing is here, no one cares if you're rich or poor, as long as you are content then nothing bad would happen. These choices are made by ourselves, it determines what kind of people we are. If we are filled with green envy we will never be happy and content, thus the rarity of anger and hatred to yourself is lessened. Everyone in this world knows that, they are aware of this." Ichii explained as we walked down the street. Some people seemed to have recognized him and greeted him.
"I see. It's interesting how things seemed to have turned out this way." I said.
"What do you mean?"
"I mean how at first this was supposed to be for Forte and San. Now we're here to beat some rogue sorcerer who wanted Zero dead." I said and checked my watch.
I could feel Ichii nodding his head in agreement. "Yeah, things have turned out for the worst."
"Not necessarily, I mean if I didn't come here I wouldn't have learned that I could use magic as well." I pointed out.
He chuckled. "True, then Zero wouldn't have to be jealous of your new born magic."
I laughed. "Jealous? How so?"
I briskly walked to the kitchen where I told our chef that I planned to have a dinner date tonigjt out in the gardens. The chef gave me a genuine smile, it was the kind of smile he gave me when I was young. Sneaking off at parties because I find adults talking about the latest line of magical garments were boring, until now I still do, and the chef would find me in the kitchen trying to get my hands on the frosting.
"Alright Zero, I got your orders on my top priority list. Besides, Jeff still wants the regular entrée, so it is no bother at all." He said and smiled, that caused his eyes to wrinkle on the side. He was always so kind to me and Jeff, especially on the day when mom and dad died. Mom. I could still remember what that doctor said to me on my check up. I just didn't want to believe it! I mean, mom wouldn't do that.
-*.*.*-FLASHBACK-*.*.*- (A/N I can't make it bolded or it will mess everything up. Sorry using a phone here to do most of the stories.)
"No" I said firmly.
There was a moment of silence. Neither of us spoke because we just didn't know what to say, until. "Alright I have her medical records somewhere around here. Please bare with me." He said.
He walked across the room towards his desk. The desk was messy, papers were everywhere pens on the floor, some file folders were sprawled across the desk. I wondered how the hell he kept up with his patients without even mixing up their records if he was this disorganized.
He rummaged through the drawers the folders went flying around him. I could hear him curse and mutter something about a safe. "Uh, look I'm kind of in a hurry so maybe we can do this some other time?" I said uncertainly.
I have no doubt he wouldn't be able to find the file by then. Just when I was about to turn the knob of the door I hear him yell 'Aha!' That made me jump a little. I placed a hand on my chest as the other one supported me as it rested on the wall. My eyebrow twitched in frustration. This guy.
"I found it!" He sounded triumphant.
If I could I would have punched him in the face for doing that. "I'm going to make a quick call to your older brother telling him how your conditions are." He said and walked to the telephone line. When he reached me he handed me my mother's file and picked up the phone.
I hesitantly opened the file and read what they said about her health conditions. I quickly scanned the medical information, most of them I knew off, but something caught my eye on the third page.
'...Due to the imbalance chemicals in the brain it has caused a malfunction in her emotional attributes. This lead to the emotional distress or depression state, unable to get out of bed without being hassled, unable to eat, and the thoughts of suicide presently in her mind...'
And the whole thing went on with bigger words even I can't comprehend, but what I DO understand was how she died. She died a few months after dad did, and this explained why, she killed herself.
After brooding over and over why the hell she did this, the doctor came back in. "Are you finished?" He asked.
I slowly nodded my head and handed the folder to him. "I can imagine the load of information your brain is trying to process." He said and took the folder from me.
"You have no idea." I muttered. "Does Jeff know?"
"Yeah he does." He replied and sat down on his chair. "Your mother was very cheerful, happy always looking at the bright side. Until the death of your father was too much to bear."
"I don't understand. My father died because he was ill." I said disbelieving every word that said my mother chose suicide in that folder.
The doctor studied my expression. His face was expressionless, his lips formed a tight line.
"What?" I snapped. "It'll last longer with a picture."
"Oh yea definitely. Then I could put your picture on my night stand." He said sarcastically. "No, I just can't believe Jeff didn't tell you."
"More unknown truths?" I said frustratingly.
"You could say that." He spoke slowly.
My right eye twitched at this. "Alright, shoot!" I said. "And make it fast! I got a date to plan."
"Long story short your father was murdered by the Elementalist clan. Your father had something they wanted so badly, and they thought killing him would help them attain their goal. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. When they learned about you...well I think you could put the pieces together." He said.
Yeah I could definitely put them all together, but why would Jeff not say anything? I walked back to the garden to see the maids have done a wonderful job with the decoration. I thanked them and told them to have a break. I glanced at my watch and my eyes widened, it's five til ten.
By 9:54 I was back at our room huffing and puffing, gasping for air. I collapsed on the bed as Ichii gave me a wary laugh. "Well, we made it. Hehe." He said rubbing the back of his neck.
"Ugh! Next time I am NEVER letting you be in charge of time." I said getting up to change my attire.
"So, Zero has something big planned this evening. I presume?" Ichii drawled out.
"Seems like it." I said as I came out of the bathroom.
I had on a ribbon headband, a blue gradient off shoulder shirt with a belt on the middle, and white jeans with some rhinestones on the side length of the pants, creating floral patterns. I pulled out my black wedged heels as I slipped it on, I realized Ichii was no longer in the room.
"Strange." I said to myself as I applied some eyeliner.
I slipped out of Nina's room and quickly looked for Sarasa. She usually liked messing with couples, although there wasn't any harm they'd always be embarrassed. Besides, this whole mansion needs to release some tension about Zero's health and Sarafina. I found Sarasa's room and knocked on the door, hearing the muffled 'come in' I took that as a sign it's all clear.
"Oh Ichii! What brings you here?" She asked gleefully sitting on the edge of the bed.
"Thought you'd want to hear about Nina and Zero's plan, and maybe lighten up the atmosphere." I said casually stuffing my hands in the pocket.
Her eyes twinkled in excitement as her lips curled into a loop side smile. "Tell me all about it."
"Zero is planning something for Nina." She opened her mouth to ask what when I held my hands up to stop her. "Don't know the details, but I'm pretty sure you can ask the maids. They loved gossiping as much as jewelry." I smirked.
Sarasa grumbled about sexist and stereotyped men. I rolled my eyes at this comment but didn't press on it.
Me: school just started! How was your first day ppl? :)