Author: ThomasZoey3000 PM
A new series with the Kanon characters returning, plus a few new ones and where someone is going to find love. Who is it, read the story to find out.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Nayuki M. - Chapters: 20 - Words: 72,396 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 09-21-12 - Published: 10-25-10 - id: 6425410
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Written by: ThomasZoey3000
Hello there, it's ThomasZoey3000 here. I am a fan of the series Kanon (the 2006 version mostly) and to let you know that one of my favourite characters of that series is 'Nayuki'. For this series, I am introducing only a few characters, one of which 'Yuichi' has known for quite a long time, ever since he was a kid. Oh and as for the title, it's all I could really come up with. Now this series is my own continuation of the series, quite like how 'My Kinda Life' was my continuation of 'Shuffle!', to be like a second series to follow along after the first season, also please note that this series is also being told in first person by one of the new characters. Anyhow, I think that I have done enough talking for now, for now I am proud to present the first chapter of 'Kanon Returns'.
Episode 1: A Welcome Return
It is a slightly chilly day, there's plenty of snow on the ground and the wind blows plenty of cold air into my face, as I am bringing our stuff into our new apartment.
My name is Patrick Ozaki, I am eighteen years old and I live with my mother in this new apartment that we recently bought together in the city of Kanon. Before moving here, my mother had divorced my father, who, if you ask me was a complete monster.
My mother had suffered a serious stroke because of him and all the stress of work, so after taking it all in for this long, she divorced my father and we moved to this city. It was a little hard for me to just leave the other city behind, but if it meant a fresh new start in a new town, then I was okay with that.
"Oh Patrick dear, why don't you take a break?" my mother asked.
"No that's okay, I'm alright," I said to her, "besides it won't take me that long to get the rest of our stuff up here."
I went back downstairs to bring up the last of our stuff and brought it into our room. It was mostly a small apartment with a small kitchen, a small living room, two bedrooms and one bathroom.
"I know it's going to be a little hard to adjust to a new life..."
"Mom, it's okay, I'll learn to adjust. You should be more concerned with getting better, okay?"
"I will...thank you Patrick."
"Now if you want to go out and give yourself a little tour of the town, then that's okay with me."
"Alright, but I won't be out for too long."
I grabbed my jacket and boots, put them on, then I went out on my way to see this town. Plus I had a strong feeling that I might run into an old friend of mine.
I walked down a few streets, before I saw the person I was hoping to see. He's an old friend of mine from the other city, although lately I haven't seen him since he came to move here. His name is Yuichi Aizawa, he has brown hair, he's the same age as me and usually likes joking around a little too much.
He was shovelling snow away from a house, by the looks of things, he was focusing too much that he didn't notice me. So I grabbed some snow, packed it together into a snowball and threw it at him.
"What's the big idea?" he asked angerily.
"Oh nothing," I snickered, "I just had a strong feeling that you wouldn't be able to dodge that snowball...like all the other ones before."
When he looked over to me, he gasped in complete shock, "Patrick?"
"The one and only, it's been a long time hasn't it?"
"It has, but what are you doing here?"
"There's a few good answers I could give you and let you guess, but I'm just going to get to the point and say it. I'm moving to this town."
"Are you living on your own?"
"No Yuichi," I chuckled, "I'm with my mother of course, it's a really long story..."
I stopped when I noticed someone walking down the pathway and walking over towards us, "is everything okay Yuichi dear?"
"Everything's okay, Aunt Akiko."
"So this is your Aunt Akiko," I smiled, "you used to tell me a lot about her and your cousin."
Mrs. Akiko looked over to me, "are you a friend of Yuichi?"
"Indeed I am Ma'am," I smiled, "I am a friend of Yuichi, in fact I'm his old friend from the other city. My name is Patrick Ozaki, I'm honored to finally meet you Mrs. Akiko."
"My," she said, all the while she was smiling, "you certainly have a polite friend Yuichi."
"Yeah, he's a good friend to have."
"Especially one you used to talk with all the time," I chuckled a little bit, "you often told me of your many trips to this town, then for seven years you didn't come back here, then without even telling me, you get up and leave."
"Nah, that's okay, I'm never one to hold a grudge aganist someone. In fact, to show you that I'm a man of my word, why don't I help you finish clearing this sidewalk?"
"Well...sure," he smiled.
Mrs. Akiko got out the second shovel and I went to work. Needless to say, I was finished in less than seven minutes, all the while, Yuichi was still working on his section.
"Maybe it's just me," he groaned.
"Wouldn't be the first time," I chuckled quietly.
Once the work was done, Yuichi invited me into his home, "wow!" I gasped, "you often told me about this house and how wonderful it was, but words can't describe how wonderful it is."
"Wow, I tried."
After getting our jackets, gloves and boots off, we walked over to the living room, where Mrs. Akiko was waiting with some hot chocolate. For a short while, we talked and talked, Yuichi told me of some of his misadventures and then I explained about why we moved here.
"Was there a reason why you wanted to move here?" Yuichi asked after a while.
"Well, mostly because we heard that this is a peaceful town and with plenty of good schools and workplaces, which means great hope for both my mother and I. Plus I wanted to come here, knowing that I might find you here. Looks like I was right," I had to chuckle.
Yuichi sighed deeply, while Mrs. Akiko giggled a little bit.
"I'm back!" called another voice, this one sounded like a young teenage girl's voice.
In less than a minute, another person came walking into the room. She almost looked like Mrs. Akiko, only without pink tails, to be honest I thought she looked pretty cute.
"Welcome home dear," said Mrs. Akiko.
"How was practise?" asked Yuichi.
"It was okay," she smiled, then she noticed me.
"Hello," I said in a nervous way, "I'm Patrick Ozaki, I'm an old friend of Yuichi."
"It's nice to meet you, I'm Nayuki, I'm Yuichi's cousin."
"So you're Nayuki. Yuichi has told me a lot about you."
"I hope it's good, cause sometimes Yuichi says some things that are uncalled for."
I looked at him with a serious look, "there's something about him that hasn't changed about since we were kids. Right Yuichi?" He just looked down at the floor, looking a little angry, "but he did used to say good things about you."
Yuichi looked up to me with a surprised look, he remembered that there were plenty of times when he used to tease Nayuki and was wondering why I was not ratting him out.
"Good," smiled Nayuki.
"So Patrick," Yuichi said as he joined in on the conversation, "are you still going to school?"
"Yep, in fact I'll be joining you and Nayuki at your school tomorrow morning."
"And what about Sakura, are you two still seeing each other?" I was silent when Yuichi asked that question, "I see you're still wearing the necklace she gave you."
"Sakura and I..." I was finding it a little hard to speak at that moment, "we're not seeing each other any more."
"Did you two break up?"
"Something like that. Something came up and Sakura had to go, so I haven't seen or heard anything from her again."
"That's so sad," groaned Nayuki.
"Well I'm okay, there's no need to worry about me."
Then I looked over to the clock, "unlike me, I need to get going or my mom is going to start worrying about where I am and that's something I don't need her doing."
"Well it was nice seeing you again Patrick," said Yuichi, "and again I'm sorry for not letting you know about..."
"Nah, it's okay Yuichi, there's no need to be sorry. So I'll see you later and it was nice meeting you Mrs. Akiko and Nayuki."
"It was nice meeting you too," smiled Nayuki, in the sweetest way I have ever seen.
"Come by for a visit any time you want Patrick dear," said Mrs. Akiko.
"I will," I smiled.
I soon got my boots, gloves and jacket on, then I set out on my way back for the apartment. I wasn't too far away from the house, when I noticed Nayuki waving to me. I waved back to her until I was out of sight from her.
It didn't take me long to get back to the apartment, mostly about fifteen minutes from the house. Once I got inside, I found my mom sitting at the kitchen table, enjoying a nice cup of tea.
"How was your little tour of the city Patrick?" she asked me.
"It was pretty good, I ran into an old friend of mine. Do you remember Yuichi Aizawa?"
"Yes I remember him."
"Well I saw him and got to meet his aunt Akiko and his cousin Nayuki. They were nice people, especially Nayuki."
My mother just smiled, I think she was just happy to know that I was enjoying our new life in this town.
The following morning, I was up bright and early, trying out my school uniform. It was mostly a dark blue shirt, emerald green pants and white shirt.
"Make sure you wear your blue jacket honey," called my mother, "it's really cold out there today."
"You're not kidding, I think it's suppose to be cold here all the time. I remember Yuichi used to say that it was always cold outside. Oh and have you seen my favourite scraf?"
"It's on the coat rack near the front door."
"Thanks mom - now if you need me, give me a call on my cell okay?"
"I will, but not during classes."
"Right," I chuckled, as I walked out the front door.
In about fifteen minutes, I was outside of the house again, I was wondering why Yuichi and Nayuki weren't ready. I pulled out my cellphone and checked the time.
"Shoot! It's no wonder why they're not out here, I'm too early. I bet they're not even awake," I thought to myself.
"Hello Patrick dear."
There was Mrs. Akiko, she was taking out the garbage when she noticed me standing outside.
"Oh hi Mrs. Akiko, I know I'm a little bit early, but I guess I was just a little too excited to go to school."
"I understand - would you like to come inside and wait till Yuichi and Nayuki wake up?"
"Sure," I smiled. To be honest, I was more than glad to get out of the cold. After I took off my jacket, boots, scraf and gloves and left them in a nice pile by the doorway, I followed Mrs. Akiko to the kitchen.
"Have you eaten?" she asked me.
"Ah, no not really. I was in such a hurry that I didn't get anything to eat."
Mrs. Akiko just smiled at me, "would you like to join us for breakfast this morning, Patrick dear?"
"I love to," I smiled.
From where I was sitting, I could see that Mrs. Akiko was doing quite a bit, cooking up breakfast. Then she stopped, "it's almost time."
There was a loud noise, like a few dozen alarm clocks going off. The sound seemed to be coming from the upstairs level - then after a minute, the clocks stopped.
"What was that?" I asked.
"Those were Nayuki's alarm clocks."
So Mrs. Akiko explained to me that Nayuki has a little trouble waking up in the mornings, hence why she needed all the alarm clocks.
"Has she always had a problem getting up in the mornings?"
It was then that Nayuki and Yuichi came walking into the kitchen, Nayuki looked a little sleepy as she walked over to her spot at the table.
"Unbelieveable," groaned Yuichi, "I've been living here for almost a year now and yet for some reason I still haven't gotten used to Nayuki's sleeping-in habits."
He looked over to Nayuki, he groaned loudly as she had fallen asleep again, "come on Nayuki, wake up and keep your eyes open!"
Nayuki was able to keep her eyes open, especially when she saw a jar of strawberry jam on the table.
Within minutes, Mrs. Akiko brought over the plates of food and some extra toast for us. Nayuki got a hold of the first piece of toast and started to put the strawberry jam on it. Lots of jam! As she was doing that, she was singing a little song about strawberry jam.
"You must really like strawberries, don't you?" I asked her.
"Yeah, if I could, I would have strawberry jam for breakfast, lunch and dinner and dream of it at night."
"That's Nayuki for you," said Yuichi, "she's nuts about strawberries."
"I can see that," I chuckled.
"Would you like some Patrick? My mom makes some of the best jams in the entire city."
"Ah sure," I smiled.
I grabbed onto a piece of toast, then I placed a bit of strawberry jam on it, then took a bite of it. It did taste good that much is for sure.
"It is good," I said.
Mrs. Akiko then came over to the table with another jar of jam, Nayuki and Yuichi looked at it with shocked looks.
"Would you like to try this, Patrick dear?" asked Mrs. Akiko, "this is my special jam, I'm the only one who makes this."
"Sure, I would love to try it."
Both Nayuki and Yuichi got up, said thank you for breakfast and headed off for their bedrooms. "Surprising that Yuichi forgot to eat his toast," I chuckled, "I hope he doesn't mind if I take it."
"Would you like me to put some of this on?" Mrs. Akiko asked.
"Sure," I smiled.
I handed her the toast and she placed the jam on it, then she spread it evenily on the toast and handed it back to me, "thank you Mrs. Akiko, I can't wait to try it."
I took a bite of it - a second later, I wished I hadn't. I don't know what it tasted like, but whatever it was, it was awful. But being a nice person, I didn't say those kinds of words to Mrs. Akiko.
"How is it?" she asked.
"Delicous," I said while groaning, "I must admit I've never tasted anything like this jam before. What favour is this?"
"It's a secret," she smiled.
Lucky me, cause I wasn't sure if I wanted to taste that type of jam again, but still I ate the rest of the toast. Boy did I feel sick, maybe this was why Nayuki and Yuichi left the room.
"Come on Patrick!" called Yuichi, "we need to get going!"
"Right, I'm coming! Thanks for the breakfast, Mrs. Akiko."
"Your welcome dear."
I looked back to see her eat a piece of toast with that jam on it, but she didn't look sick at all. I think she enjoyed it.
"What kind of jam was that?" I asked while we were walking along.
"We don't know either," said Yuichi, "Aunt Akiko has never told us either."
"We're sorry about not telling you," said Nayuki quietly.
"Nah, that's okay. I can understand why you didn't tell me, you didn't want to upset your mom's feelings, but I have to know, what should I do if she brings that stuff out again."
"You'll find some way of avoiding that stuff," said Yuichi, "just be prepared."
"I'll try," I groaned, secretly I still I some bits of that jam in my mouth.
"Patrick, if you decide to stop by for breakfast again, you can always ask to try the other jams, they all taste great."
"I wouldn't know," said Yuichi, "I'm not usually into sweets."
"That's something about you that hasn't changed since I first met you Yuichi," I sighed, "you're weren't usually into sweets."
"Do you like sweets Patrick?" asked Nayuki.
"Yeah I do. To be honest, I have a bit of a sweet tooth for sweet things, but mostly strawberries."
Nayuki looked at me a little surprised, "you like strawberries too? I love strawberries!"
"Then that gives you two something in common," chuckled Yuichi, I think he was trying to make fun of us again. I stopped walking, picked up some snow and rolled it into a ball.
"Watch this Nayuki," I whispered.
I threw the snowball right at Yuichi's head, he span round looking angry, "what was that for?"
"You know why," I simply replied.
I don't think Yuichi liked getting hit on the back of the head with a snowball, cause he didn't say another word for a few minutes.
"Okay, Yuichi I'm sorry for throwing that snowball at you earlier okay?"
He looked back over towards us, "apology accepted," he said.
Then he and Nayuki noticed that I was shivering, "is it always this cold out?" I asked.
"Not always," answered Nayuki, "it's a little warmer out today then usual."
I only groaned quietly, I still couldn't believe how cold it could get in this city.
Within a few minutes, we had arrived at the school. It certainly looked bigger than the picture I saw on the internet when my mom was transferring me here.
"It must be easy to get yourself lost in there, am I right?"
"You are right Patrick," answered Yuichi, "I should know, after all I did get lost in that school on my first day."
"You never told me that Yuichi," said Nayuki.
Then we heard someone else calling out Nayuki's name, we all looked to see a brown haired girl, around Nayuki's age come over towards us and walking beside her was a brown haired boy, wearing a white jacket. The two girls were talking about track practise, then they looked over to me.
"This is Patrick Ozaki," said Yuichi, "he's an old friend of mine from the other city, he just recently moved here."
"And you never told us about him before," said the brown haired boy, "which shouldn't be a huge surprise, since you like to keep things to yourself."
"And that's Kitagawa," Yuichi was whispering to me, "he's all talk and kind of pathetic."
"Watch it Aizawa!"
"Seriously you two are acting like a couple of young kids," said the brown haired girl.
"You're only making fools out of yourselves," I said, agreeing with her.
"It's nice to meet Ozaki, I'm Koari Misaka, but you can just call me Koari."
Kitagawa however wasn't looking too happy at me, "don't you get any funny ideas buster, otherwise you're..." He never got any further, as Koari had stomped her left foot down on his right foot. He groaned in pain and fell to the ground.
"Koari, that's being a little harsh," said another voice.
Standing closly behind was a young girl, I would say is probably one year younger than Koari.
"That's just the way she is Shiori," said Yuichi, "especially when Kitagawa acts like a fool."
"I understand," she said, "and who's your new friend?"
"I'm Patrick Ozaki," I said in a kind way, "I'm an old friend of Yuichi, I had just recently moved here with my mother."
"That's reminds me Patrick, I've been meaning to ask," Nayuki then asked, "why isn't your father here with you two?"
"Mostly because my parents are divorced, plus it's better if he stays away from my mother, otherwise she might get stressed out and have another stroke, so that's one of the many reasons he's not with us."
Of course, Yuichi knew this because I had told him yesterday, but still I think they were shocked by my answer.
"Well," said Koari after a while, "we hope that you will enjoy living here."
"I'm sure I'm going to enjoy living here," I smiled.
We all walked inside, got on our normal school shoes and headed off to our classrooms. I wasn't expecting to be in the same class as Yuichi, Nayuki, Koari or Kitagawa, but when I walked into my classroom, there they were. The only seat that was left, was sitting on the right side of Nayuki's desk.
"Patrick," she whispered quietly, "if you ever need any extra help, don't be afraid to ask."
"Thanks," I whispered back.
Before she went back to focusing on her school work, Nayuki actually winked at me.
"Yep, I'm definetly going to love living here," I thought to myself and went back to focusing on my school work.