|Forever in Your Eyes
Author: GirlquinndreameR PM
ET COMPLETE!In the beginning, Eriol didn't even want to create a song for the talent show, but little did he know that his performance partner would change him forever...Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Eriol H. & Tomoyo D. - Chapters: 23 - Words: 16,747 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 07-27-02 - Published: 04-01-02 - Status: Complete - id: 696361
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Forever in your eyes
Author's note: I'm treading on new territory; chapter story. This (I hope) will be a long E+T story. I wanted to contribute to the E+T archives, so this is my product. I hope you all enjoy.
Author's note (again): Sorry guys I had to warp Eriol's character a little. But don't worry; I didn't change him too drastically.
Eriol walked down the bright-lit hallways. The green tiles rolled from under him as he passed each classroom. The thought of returning to Tomoeda was never in his original plan. He planned to leave and never come back. But he did because there was nothing in England. No one was there to stay with. So, when he learned Kaho was leaving England for Japan the only thing that he felt was right was to follow her. Follow her to the ends of the Earth no matter what. That's what you do when you're helplessly in love, right? He could hear his two guardians in his head, mocking him. "Not helpless, pathetic," Nakuru and Spinel would shake their fingers with their heads.
"We have a new student," he heard through the door.
That's my cue, he thought. He slid the door open and walked to the front of the class.
"This is Hiiragizawa Eriol, from England," Teruzane-sensei introduced. The potbelly man wrote his name on the chalkboard.
"It's very nice to meet you all," Eriol bowed to the new eyes.
All were new except three pairs.
"You can sit...2nd to the last row, very back. Next to Li Syaoran," the teacher instructed.
Eriol made his way to the back of the room. In the very back corner sat Syaoran, in front of him was his girlfriend, Kinomoto Sakura and to her right was her best friend, Daidouji Tomoyo. It was almost like old times again. "Long time no see," he told them. They all greeted him warmly, with friendly smiles and salutations.
Soon, homeroom was over and they assembled in the gym. All the students lined up, facing the stage. The principal stepped up to the podium. He was a lanky figure with grayish skin that Eriol swore was translucent; the veins in his neck were visible. When he spoke, it scratched the microphone. "Welcome students to the fall semester of Seijou High. Let's hope this semester is full of prosper and success. To help us on that path, we have new members on the staff."
He listed a few names but when the name "Mizuki Kaho" was said, Eriol adjusted his glasses. There she was. She smiled at the crowd and bowed. The woman thought she could get away...but Eriol sighed. He mustn't let her again. He needed to win her over no matter what. That's what you do when you're in love...right?
Fourth period music class started. Hine-sensei was a scrawny young thing, with glasses and bright fire for air. The teacher stood in front of the class, clapping for her students' attention. An unnecessary gesture since the class was quiet. "Class, we will get right to business. This year for the Christmas talent show, we will have class participation and..."
The door slid open and she stepped in. The woman with long, straight red hair and brown eyes smiled. Many of the male students looked at her in awe, marveling at her beauty. Eriol joined in the adoration. "Hello," she greeted. "Sorry; I must be intruding."
"Oh no! Please come in Mizuki-sensei," Hine-sensei greeted. "We were just talking about the main act of the talent show. I was going to ask for a student volunteer."
"I see..." Kaho smiled. Her eyes scanned over the students. "May I make a suggestion?"
"Of course you may!" Hine-sensei giggled.
Kaho's gaze turned to Eriol. "Hiiragizawa."
All eyes turned to him. He gulped; not because of her stare, or the fact that she called him but...she called him by last name. It was so formal and...unfamiliar. He felt his breath sink in his stomach. He sprang to his feet. "H-hai, Ka-uh- Mizuki-sensei?" he corrected.
The look in Kaho's eyes was unreadable when she noticed he stumbled on her name. "Hiiragizawa here plays beautifully. He's a magician on the piano."
A lump formed in his throat.
"I'm sure he would love to play for the show, isn't that right?" she smiled sweetly.
She had just set him up. Kaho was pounding him into the ground.
"He can compose too."
"And he can improvise on the spot."
"Oh Hiiragizawa!" Hine-sensei became excited with his talents that she hadn't even witnessed yet. "Would you be in the talent show?"
Eriol's lumped throat got worse. Gods, how he hated being put on the spot; especially by Kaho! And he thought he was the evil one. He never really performed for a large crowd. But, nevertheless, he is Hiiragizawa Eriol and he always kept his cool. "Ha-hai. That would be fine."
"In fact," Mizuki-sensei's eyes lit up like a pair of light bulbs. "You could compose a song accompanied with Daidouji's voice."
"Marvelous!" Hine-sensei sang. "What do you say, Daidouji?"
Tomoyo stood to her feet. "It would be my pleasure."
Eriol side-glanced at Tomoyo. It was only now he noticed she was in the class. Then, his eyes turned to Kaho, who was smiling at him. What on earth is she up to?
...to be continued =)