|Persona 3: Another Story
Author: ShadowMellow PM
After ten years absent, Hamuko And Minato finally return home. Hamuko had long ago begun acting cold toward her brother, who rarely spoke after their parents death. But after meeting their dormmates, everything changed. P3 Retelling slowbuilding AkiMinaRated: Fiction T - English - Family/Mystery - Minato A. & Akihiko S. - Chapters: 42 - Words: 172,113 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 01-02-13 - Published: 11-11-10 - id: 6468682
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Hey, hey! Here I am again! This is going to be a new interpretation of the game classic "Persona 3"! Big thanks to theDatenshi (Minato Kuzunoha) and Dragon's Shadow (Dual Journey) for the inspiration! I hope you enjoy my version of the game! Ah, And it might contain some Shounen-Ai in Later chapters.
Disclaimer: I don't own Persona 3 or any of the characters!
The wheels rattled under them as the train sped on the rails. The sun had long set and the lit train compartment was one of the few things illuminating the dark night.
"The next stop is Iwatodai station. This train ends there. Please don't leave any luggage behind. I repeat..." a raspy, mechanic voice announced. The red-haired girl took off her headsets, grabbed her back bag, stood up and looked at her travel companion who was softly snoring in his seat.
After she watched him sleep for a few minutes, she gave him a hard kick in the shin, making the boy yelp in surprise. "Get your stuff, idiot, or I'll leave you behind!" she spat before stomping to the exit. The bluenette was still dazed for a moment but after some time he obeyed the olders order. The train squeaked to a halt and the siblings entered the platform. The younger took a quick glace at his wrist watch.
"Almost midnight." Minato muttered as he followed Hamuko out of the station. Suddenly the world seemed to twist, water turned to blood and the moon took a sickly greenish color. A shiver ran down the boy's spine. "Ugh. Even after ten years it still feels weird." His sister was standing beside one of the coffin like things with a nostalgic expression but quickly regained her composure and got her map of Iwatodai out.
"You can stay out here if you want, but I'm going to the dorm." And with that she walked onto the streets, seemingly unaffected by the eerie light and the puddles of blood. The silent boy looked at all the coffins standing around but took off shortly after. They kept on walking and after a few minutes they stood in front of a four story house. The red haired girl looked at the map again, then at the building. "Looks like this is it.", she said and opened the enormous doors. Just as they stepped in, Minato felt a sudden pull and he stumbled to the ground.
With a loud thud, he landed face first on the floor. After he picked himself up, Minato gave his surroundings a quick observation. To his right, there was a big room what seemed to be the common area. Two sofas were lined up around a big wooden table together with two armchairs. To his left there was a counter. Behind that were a few cupboards and a table with a computer on it. Up ahead he could see a flight of stairs leading up to the upper floors and what seemed to be like a dinning room. "I wonder what happened just now." The bluenette turned to his just to notice that she wasn't there. "That explains the silence." he murmured as he was about to open the front door again to search his sister.
"You're late." He quickly turned around and spotted a little kid with a jail-outfit on. "I have been waiting for you." The child said with a mysterious smile on his face. He pointed toward the counter where magically an open black folder appeared. "Now if you want to proceed, sign your name on the contract there." Minato cautiously stepped back.
"What kind of contract? Does Aneki have to sign it, too? And where is she?", he asked, glaring daggers at the suspicious boy in front of him, who just countered with a soft chuckle.
"Don't worry. Your sister is safe and will make a contract of here own soon enough." The boy smiled a little more. "The contract just says that you will take full responsibility for actions. You know, the usual stuff." The bluenette slowly stepped closer to the piece of paper and wrote his name at the bottom. The little boy took hold of the whole folder, looking quite pleased. "Good. Although everyone's different, none of them can escape time. It delivers us all to the same end. You can't plug your ears and cover your eyes." He stepped back from the teen and slowly vanished into the shadows. "And so it begins..." with that he was gone and out of no where, Minato felt a pull yet again and fell to the ground.
"Hey, idiot, how much longer are you going to stay on the floor?" he heard a voice call out and opened his eyes. The bluenette was immediately greeted with a stomp on his chest by an angry Hamuko. "Jeez, you went over the threshold and collapse! What the heck is wrong with you?" After she finally stopped, her twin casually stood up and dusted himself off. He looked around and noticed that the small boy was gone, but just shrugged it off.
"Maybe you should stop shouting around. Some people might be asleep." He whispered in a small voice but he was just ignored. His sister just took off her shoes and entered the big room.
"Who's there?" She stopped with her feet in mid-air, and almost fell herself. A brown haired girl ran down the stairs and around the corner. She wore a pink jacket over her uniform and, to the twins horror, a gun holder an her right leg. She seemed quite nervous and panted heavily. She unclipped her holder and grabbed after her gun.
"Wait!" Just in that moment, the lights flickered back to life and the music-players, which had been on the whole time, began to play music like nothing happened. A girl with long red hair stepped into their view and gave a kind smile to them. A tall, tough-looking boy with silver hair stood by her side. "I didn't think you would arrive so late. I'm Mitsuru Kirijou. I'm one of the students who live at this dorm." Mitsuru pointed at the boy beside her. "This is Akihiko Sanada. We are both seniors." They were greeted with a simple nod. " And in front of you stands Yukari Takeba, she's a junior this year, just like you guys." The girl now named Yukari stepped closer to her Senpai's with an uncertain look on her face.
"Who are they?" she whispered.
"Transfer Students. It was a last minute decision to assign them here. They will be eventually moved to regular dorms." The brown-eyed girl turned back to them and gave them a distrustful look.
"Nice to meet you..." She said, eying them all the while. Hamuko immediately understood the situation, clasped her hand and gave her a bright smile.
"Nice to meet you, too! I'm Hamuko Arisato!" she almost shouted with a cheery sing-sang voice. The pink-clad girl was obviously surprised by her outgoing character and backed away a bit. Even their upperclassmen seemed surprised. Her twin stepped forward a bit and made a small bow.
"Nice to meet you. I'm Minato Arisato, her younger twin." He introduced with a quiet and collected voice, much unlike his sister. Mitsuru gave them both an approving nod.
"Good. To avoid any confusions, I will call you Arisato and you Arisato-Outoto. Welcome to our dorm." She gave the clock which was hanging on the wall a quick glace. "It's getting late. Takeba, could you please lead Arisato to her room?" Yukari quickly nodded and dragged the red-haired girl up the stairs. After they were out of sight, she turned to the silverette. "Akihiko, could you lead Arisato-Outoto to his? You know where it is." And then she followed the two other girls up the stairs. The senior awkwardly scratched his hair, then turned to Minato.
"Well, follow me then." he said and lead the way, the bluenette silently following him. The, too, went up the stairs and followed a long hallway until the end. Turning to the right, the upperclassman gave a small smile. "This is it. It shouldn't be so hard to remember since it's at the end of the hall. Do you have any questions?" The other just stayed silent, seemingly deep in thoughts. Just as Akihiko decided that he was asleep standing, he heard a soft voice.
"Actually," The blue-eyed boy began quietly. "I have some. Two, to be precise." He raised his head and looked his Senpai right in the eye. "What was that contract about? And who was that kid in the jail-outfit?" His only response was a confused look that was soon followed by a sigh.
"Contract? Kid in a jail-outfit? What are you talking about?" As Minato just gave him a suspicious look, he placed one of his hands on the younger shoulder. "Look, you had a long day. Maybe you just daydreamed the whole thing." the underclassman gave a disappointed look, but then finally gave up.
"Yeah, you're probably right. I'm sorry to have bothered you, Sanada-Senpai." He says with a sad undertone in his voice. Akihiko just gave a sincere smile and patted the boys fluffy mass of hair.
"It's alright, you're just tired. Get some sleep and you will feel like revived. Have a good night." He waved him goodbye and returned to his own room. Minato looked at the door of the room that was going to be his new home from now on and sighed.
"But I'm sure it happened. And I've got a feeling that the coming year is going to be a real hassle."
Puh! Finally done! I had some friends of mine correct-read it, but after about half of it I just kept on writing. I apologize for all the typos. What do you think about the first chapter? Is it any good? I hope you keep on reading!
Sincerely, Your Shadow.