|Love That Will Blossom
Author: Kit Ka-chan xx PM
Shiori was at a critical stage in her illness and wasnt sure if she was going to be alive to see 7yr old Shun get married. And since she has chosen to put him in an arranged marriage, her friend's daughter 6yr old Julie is the perfect girl to choose. R&R!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Shun K. & Julie M. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,256 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 05-09-13 - Published: 04-12-11 - id: 6900213
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HELLO! Lool yep it's Kit Kat-chan! ^-^ I was in my room one day (all the inspiration stories, start of like this XD) and I was thinking about me. (I am NOT a vain person, by the way XD) I was thinking about how much I kept saying I was a ShunXJulie fan and how much I believed that them two were made for each other -.- I didn't really have much of a right saying that, cause I only had one story of them both. That is why I have made another one! :D hope you like it! Disclaimer: I do not own Bakugan or any of the characters.
You could hear the sound of two children laughing, very clearly. It was a sound that could make the most grumpiest of people smile. In a Japanese garden that had a small lake, with a little bridge just above it, and a row of cherry blossom trees dancing in the light breeze, was seven year old Shun and six year old Julie. They were playing together, and Shun had decided that the next game they would be playing was hide and seek. "You can count and I will go and hide." He told her, running off to find his hiding place, when she grabbed his arm, "NO. I am going to hide, and you are gonna count," She said firmly, "You always get to hide, it's not fair!"
"I'M the oldest, so I decide who will count and who will hide. And the person who is gonna count is YOU."
Julie stamped her foot, knowing she was beaten, "Fine! I will count…I don't care." She yelled, as he ran to hide. She leaned against one of the cherry trees and closed her eyes, "One, two, three, five, two, four, eight, seven, six, one ten! Ready or not, here I come!" She opened her eyes and peered around the garden. Nope, no sign of Shun anywhere. She ran behind a few trees, but still couldn't spot him. She went over to the flower garden, to see if he'd hidden amongst them. He wasn't there either.
Mrs Makimoto watched her daughter in amusement, "She really is terrible, when it comes to counting," She told her friend, Shiori Kazami, who was sitting next to her, "I try to tell her that four comes before five, seven comes before eight, six comes in just before seven, and one doesn't make a second appearance and come before ten." Shiori laughed, "She's still young Elizabeth," She smiled, "She doesn't need to rush. Shun only learnt to count to ten properly this past month. He kept thinking that ten came straight after one, so I had to teach him that different numbers came in between one and ten." Elizabeth smiled and nodded, "I suppose your right. She is still a baby really, so she won't start counting properly right away." She said, "Although Daisy was quite a fast learner, and caught onto stuff very quickly. But they are two different children, so they will learn at different times in life."
Shiori looked at Julie, who began to cry, and sighed, ""Oh dear, I don't think Julie can find Shun. I wish he'd be nicer to her and not go hiding in places that he knows she won't be able to find him." She commented, before calling, "Shun, come out and tell Julie where you are, you're making her cry!" they all heard a shuffling noise coming from a nearby tree, and saw him climbing down from it. He ran over to his mother, who shook her head disapprovingly, "Why did you go hiding in the tree, when you knew Julie wasn't going to find you up there?" She asked, dusting him off.
He frowned at his mother, "When you're playing hide and seek, the person who is seeking is not meant to know where the person hiding is," He said, "And I had to find a place where she wouldn't look." Shiori just sighed, but Elizabeth laughed, as she hugged Julie, "Oh don't worry about it Shi, he was only sticking to the aim of the game," She said, smiling at him, "Julie generally cries when she's frustrated, so it's not like Shun hurt her or anything." She wiped her daughter's eyes and kissed her forehead, "Cheer up Julie! You don't need to cry anymore, look Shuns right here!"
Julie refused to turn around, and her mother said it was because she was embarrassed. Curious, Shun climbed onto Elizabeths lap and watched her, "Juuri-chan, come on, stop being silly," He said, trying to make her face him, "We can play another game if you want? A game that you wanna play!" Julie shook her head, and he sighed. He then got an idea and running indoors, he grabbed his little rucksack and opening it he found what he needed. He then ran back outside and climbed back onto Julie's moms lap, "Juuri-chan, I got some pocky here, do you want some?" He asked, shaking the little box, to let her know that he wasn't lying.
Julie turned around and looked at it. She knew all too well what pocky was, and how good it tasted. She looked at Shun, who opened the box and proceeded to take one of the stick thin, chocolate covered biscuits out. "I will give this to you, but you have to say arigatou to me." He said, watching Julie lick her lips. She nodded and he passed it to her, "Arigatou Shun." She said, before munching into it. Shunsmiled proudly and looked at his mother, "I'm teaching her Nihongo," He said, "So that makes me her sensei."
Shiori smiled, and gave him the thumbs up sign. After a while, the two moms took their children inside and set out some colouring pencils, "Draw a beautiful picture Julie, so that when we go back to Australia, you can show Daddy and Daisy what you drew." Her mother said, sitting her on the chair. Shun was already colouring away and seemed to be very happy with the progress of his picture so far. Both women sat on the sofa, and Shiori looked at her friend, "I'm afraid being in the sun too long has finally got to me," She said smiling weakly, "I didn't feel this tired earlier on, but now I feel exhausted." Elizabeth looked at her anxiously, "How are you feeling? And how are you coping? You seem to be much weaker, since the last time I saw you," She said quietly, "What have the doctors said?"
Shiori leaned back, and for a moment closed her eyes, "I definitely have gotten much weaker. It's a struggle to keep up with Shun and his jumpy ways, but I'm coping," She said opening her eyes again, "The doctors say that it's gotten worse…..but I am not going to worry about that too much. I have a child to love and look after." Elizabeth nodded and they both looked at Shun, "My life expectancy has been cut short, and they say I'll be blessed if I live to see him turn eleven." She looked back at her friend, "I don't want to see Shun turn eleven…I want to see him become an adult and get married." She said softly, "My father is telling me, that Shun should have an arranged marriage, and I should pick him a wife while he's young." She shook her head, "I have always known that I am going to have to put Shun in an arranged marriage, but I want him to at least know and love the girl I choose." She said, "And now I know that my illness is at such a critical stage, I feel like I must hurry, before it is too late."
Elizabeth looked at Shiori inquisitively, "So, arranged marriages are normal here in Japan?"
"Yes, they are most normal for wealthy families. It's done for different reasons, but I want to do it, because I want to know in my heart, that whoever I leave Shun with, he will be happy and content with her."
The two women heard laughing and giggling, and turned around to look at the kids. Julie had somehow managed to sit on Shuns chair with him, and now both children were drawing a picture together. Shiori slowly turned to Elizabeth, and could tell she was thinking of exactly the same thing she was. "They get along…..very well, don't they?" She commented, watching how carefree they were around each other, "And Shuns being very gentle with her….look at how careful he's being not to take up all the room on the chair….he doesn't want her to fall off."
Elizabeth nodded slowly, and Shiori took her friends hand, "I know that you are thinking the same thing as me," She said gently, "And it makes perfect sense. Shun loves Julie and she loves him, so that love will grow as they get older….i know that you might think that she's too young to have to know who she is marrying, but wouldn't it be better like that, then her going through a series of relationships before she finds the right one?"
Elizabeth looked at Julie, "Yes of course it would be better," She said, "I would hate it if she had to go through that…I would hate it if both Julie and Daisy went through those kinds of things. I have the feeling that Daisy could cope with it, but she is only twelve, and time will tell….I am more worried for Julie…." She looked at Shiori and squeezed her hand, "I know Shun would take care of my Julie," She said, "We will have to arrange for you to come to our house, so that we can discuss this with my husband." The two kids ran over to their moms, smiling from ear to ear, "Haha, look what Julie and me made!" Shun said, lifting up the piece of paper into his mother's face. The picture was of him holding Julies hand, and dancing with her in the garden.
~Two weeks later~
Julie excitedly got on her little pink dress, with the help of her mom, "Whens Shun and auntie Shiori going to get here?" She asked for the fifteenth time. Elizabeth rolled her eyes jokingly, and smiled, "They will be here very, very soon," She promised, getting a brush and doing the six year olds hair, "They are in their car and driving here now." after what seemed to be forever to Julie, the doorbell rung, and in walked Shun and Shiori. The two children happily played in Julie's room, and Daisy had been playing with them too. In the game Shun was pretending to be a ninja, who was trying to save Princess Julie from the enchanted castle, which was guarded by an evil dragon that went by the name of Daisy.
"Get back ryuu! Or I will slay you with my deadly ninja moves!" He cried, climbing up the castle (the bed) and grabbing Julie's hand, "Come one, Hime Julie, we must find a way to escape!"
"But how, my good ninja? Daisy the dragon has got us trapped!"
"Not for long!" He leaped off the bed and landed on Daisy's back. Surprised, her knees gave way and she feel onto the floor. Shun jumped off and ran to Julie, "You are now saved from the evil dragon! We can now go and get married!" He said, after she had knighted him. The door opened in the room, and Julies and Shuns mom came in, "Ah, I see that our brave ninja saved the Hime," Shiori said, watching her friend lead Daisy out of the room for a quick talk, "What's going on now then?" Shun sat on the floor and Julie did too, "We're going to wait for Daisy to come back, so that she can pretend to get us two married." He said.
Shiori bent down next to them, "How would you like it if when you got older, you were to really marry Julie?" She asked, as Elizabeth came back in the room. Shun thought about it for a moment, and looked at Julie, "I think I would like it," He said, "Julie's really pretty, and I love her very much." He leaned over and hugged her. Elizabeth smiled, "And would you like that too, Julie?" She asked, "It would be like marrying Prince Charming!" Julie shook her head, "Shun isn't a Prince, he's a ninja," She corrected, "And I will make him his dinner when he comes home from ninja training." Elizabeth and Shiori smiled at each other, "Well, it's settled," The black haired beauty said, "Julie is officially Shuns fiancée."
What did you think of it hm? You likey? Just going to help the non-Japanese speaking readers with what words were used and what they meant.
Haha: It means Mom in Japanese
Juuri: It is how you say Julie
Pocky: You all should know that it's a Japanese biscuit ^-^
Okay! That's all I'll say for now :P please leave a review, telling me what you thought about it! Peace out! XxXxXxXxXxXx