Author: pokecharmer007 PM
After her death, a girl was given a second chance in life. What better way to spend it when you're in the KHR world? Another KHR fic! I'm bursting with ideas after reading a few fics so here's my second one! TsunaXOC!Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,897 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 06-15-12 - Published: 11-08-11 - id: 7533902
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A/N: Hey, guys! Sorry for the LOOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG update! I was busy with school and projects to write the chapter. That, and I have a major Writer's Block! But now, I've been revived from the dead (even though I'm not dead really...) So I hope you enjoy the chapter. And since it's school holiday, I'll be able to write the next one... If my brain was even working or had entirely shut down from all the damn projects.
Oh, and to clear your confusion, this chapter is fast-forwarded to before the gang infiltrated Kokuyo Land (is that how you spell it?).
Disclaimer: I do not own KHR, except for my OCs and Aria of course.
Chapter 8: Trip down memory lane
Aria sighed as she flopped onto her bed. Many months had passed since she first stepped foot into Namimori and many events had taken placed but there were a few that still implanted themselves into her memory bank, no matter how hard she tried to forget like when Yamamoto tried to jumped off the building.
The school body who had gathered outside of the school started screaming when Yamamoto placed one foot out of the ledge and gravity did its job of pulling the rest of it down when Aria, who seem to magically appear right out of nowhere, quickly grabbed onto his uninjured arm.
"Aria!" the baseball fanatic exclaimed, surprised and shocked at the girl's sudden appearance. Said girl didn't answer but using little to no effort to pull the tall teen back up to the roof. Though she used too much of her strength, causing them both to fall hard on the concrete ground. But thanks to Angel Aria who had broke their fall, they didn't sustain any damage. Aria didn't want to further injure his already broken arm.
Even though this was supposed to be Tsuna's job, she couldn't take seeing a friend of hers dying when she could of save them. Speak of the devil, here he comes. Though, she didn't care as her right arm was reeled way back and...
Tsuna's eyes widened into the sizes of dinner plates, "Aria-san!"
Yamamoto was shocked as he touched his reddened left cheek before turning to the standing blonde in front of him.
"Kono baka! What were you thinking? Are you going to end your life just because of a broken arm!" She shouted loudly that the students below could hear her, even though the loud slap was enough to get their attention. "You can play again once it's healed! It's not like it's the end of the world where you can't play forever!"
Aria felt the anger blubbling in her as she continued her rant. She couldn't bear to see her friend wanting to end his life just because he couldn't play baseball. She didn't want him to end up what she was about to be in her previous life. Yes, back then, she had wanted to commit suicide so she could finally be free from her misery but changed her mind when she thought back on how would her brother, the only caring person in her whole world, will feel if she's gone. He'll be griefing for life.
When she first read the manga about this exact event, she had thought to herself, 'I would have regretted that.'
That's why she didn't want Yamamoto or any of her friends to try something they would regret later on.
"Aria-san!" Tsuna was about to say something when he saw tears streaming down her eyes.
"Are you going to fill your dad with grief if you die! Are you willing to take away the pride and joy of his life!"
After saying what it's needed to be said, Aria wiped away the tears from her eyes and turned away so she can calm down as Tsuna gave his own reason why he shouldn't end his life. She know what he would say so she tuned everything out while counting down from ten to clear her mind.
That was the first time in both her previous and present life that she got angry and the first time in both that she cried. She thought that there's no reason for her to be angry or sad since her emotions had been killed in her previous life but ever since she came to this world, she started to feel emotions; happiness, laughter, surprised, shocked, scared, and even annoyance.
Angel Aria was beside her, stroking her hair to soothe her sadness and anger while softly saying soothing words to her.
"Arigato, Aria, Tsuna." Yamamoto thanked. "You're both right... I wasn't thinking straight. I would have regretted and have dad worried." Aria turned to him as he stood up from the ground and placed his hands behind his head. "Anyways, I've learnt my lesson!" he said with his usual goofy smile.
Aria sighed but smiled, "Same old Yamamoto-kun." Angel Aria giggled at that, though nobody could hear her except for Aria.
Aria smiled at that memory. Since then, the group gained a new family member (Though Yamamoto thought of it as a game) while Gokudera gained a 'new rival'. It sure was hectic that day but it ended with a happy ending.
"Seriously, with the plot going left and right, I don't even know if I'm in the anime world or the Manga one..." she mumbled when her handphone rang. "Who could that be?"
"...A message. It's from Kyoko-chan." Angel Aria said after taking a glance at the ID. Aria picked it up and flipped it open.
To: Fūun Aria
Want to hang out at the Shopping District?
"Hmm... since I have nothing to do..."
RE: Sasagawa Kyoko
Sure! I'll meet you there.
Aria and Kyoko did a few window shopping before stopping at a nearby sweets store. After ordering a few cakes and ice-cream, they started chatting.
"Sou ye ba, Onii-chan still insists on you joining the boxing club." Kyoko reminded.
"He's still going on about that? Geez, he doesn't give up, huh?" the school idol giggled as Aria remembered that day perfectly.
Aria dodged another punch aimed at her before reeling in her own, downing another Karate member.
The brawl started when the Karate members wanted to make Kyoko their manager but of course being a protective brother, Ryohei refused and starts a fight with the Karate captain until Reborn came in and forced Tsuna to fight the captain while the rest of them fought with his members. Already, almost half of his members were downed and out, thanks to Bianchi's poison cooking.
Aria had managed to hold most of her strength back or she might ended up breaking their bones or the walls, and that's something she wanted to avoid.
In a matter of minutes, the floor was covered with the defeated members of the karate club as the team stood over them victorious.
"Kyoko-chan!" Tsuna climbed over the boxing ring ropes to chase over the junior high karate club captain after he had rudely grabbed Kyoko by the arm and tried to make a break for it.
"Tsuna-kun!" She shouted over her shoulder.
It was over within seconds.
"I won't let you get in the way!" The Namimori Middle Karate captain declared as he charged at Tsuna after roughly pushing Kyoko to the side (but was caught by Aria) with his boxing glove fist raised to send the boy flying.
"Counter it, Tsuna." Reborn said in his squeaky little voice as his pupil just stood there with his eyes clenched shut, waiting for the inevitable pain.
To almost everyone's surprise (with the exception of Reborn, Gokudera and Aria), the boy not only launched his own punch but was able to avoid the one that his opponent had thrown at him by a hair's breadth away.
"He did it!" Gokudera said, his voice still strained from not only his sister being in the room but also because he decided to take on several people while he was still recovering. "As expected from the Tenth!"
"Are you sure you're alright?" Aria asked, noticing his strain and pale skin.
"Oh, that's right." the Hurricane Bomber then fainted after a prolong period of looking at his sister.
'I'm surprised he can survive that long.' Aria thought.
"Aria-chan!" She turned her head to see Ryohei grinning at her. "I've heard you're strong and your fighting style today was extreme! Join the boxing club! You'll be first girl to be on the boxing team if you do!"
"I kept saying 'no' to him but he's persistent." Aria said as they browsed through the differen tops in a clothes shop.
"That's Onii-chan for you. He can be pretty stubborn."
"'Extremely stubborn' should be the correct word." Angel Aria said which Aria softly giggled at.
After saying goodbye to Kyoko, Aria and Angel Aria slowly made their way home when Lambo... or Ten Years Later Lambo turned a corner and saw the blonde. Aria dreaded something and prepared herself, and indeed it came as the teen Lambo suddenly started to tear up and lunged at her.
"Here we go again." Angel Aria said as she nervously smiled and sweatdropped.
Aria stood her ground so she wouldn't fall down like the first time she met the cow-printed wearing teen.
Aria was walking to the supermarket to buy ingredients for dinner when she heard crying. She turned to the side to find a young baby cow? Oh no, wait. It's Lambo!
"Ano, are you alright?" Aria asked, worried about the litttle hitman. She wanted to call his name but decided against it since she doesn't know him...yet. She jumped back a bit as he starts to take out a purple-colored bazooka out of his afro hair. "The Ten Year Bazooka!"
Lambo leaped into the barrel and, before she could stop him, pulled the trigger. A large pink smoke appeared and Aria had to shield her eyes. As the smoke cloud starts to disperse, Aria looked up to find the teen Lambo.
"Yare, yare. Looks like I was sent here again." Teen Lambo looked around his surroundings before his attention fell upon Aria, eyes widening in shock and surprise.
"Eto, konnichiwa..." she waved before flinching when tears starts to well up in his eyes. "A-Are you alright-"
She didn't get to finish when the teen launched himself at her, wrapping his arms tightly across her waist and then started bawling into her shirt. "Whoa!" Aria exclaimed as the force caused her to fall backwards down to her bottom. She then looked down at the bawling teen before petting his curly hair. The teen was spouting out things she couldn't understand as he bawled. The only thing audible to her was "long-term" and "misses you".
Either it means that her future self was on a long-term mission and he misses her so much or something else she didn't want to imagine.
Aria continued to pat his head until he calmed down. Teen Lambo reluctantly pulled away before wiping his tears away.
"Are you alright?" she asked, ignoring the huge wet stain on her shirt. When he nodded, she stood up and offered her hand to him which he gladly took.
"As kind as ever, Aria-nee."
"Um, do I know you? You seem to know me but I never met you." Aria said, even though she was inwardly kicking herself. She never liked to make children cry, especially this one. But in order not to alter the future or distort the world, she'll have to feign ignorance even if it kills her.
Future Lambo blinked in confusion but realization came to him, "I think I get it now. You must have not met the young me yet when I first came to Japan." He paused. "I- I'm from the future. Ten years to be exact; my younger self must have used the Bovino Ten Year Bazooka."
"I see. So what's your name?"
"Lambo. Lambo Bovino." he greeted.
"Well, you already know my name but it's rude to not introduce themselves properly." she said. "Fūun Aria."
The teen chuckled, "Always with the manners and the politeness, Aria-nee." he then stared at the young blonde with such nostalgia, "Everyone missed you, Aria-nee."
"What do you mean by that?"
Before he could answer, he disappeared in a puff of pink smoke.
Closing her eyes, Aria coughed and waited for the smoke to dissipate. When she opened her eyes again after making sure it was safe, Teen Lambo was gone.
And in her lap, dressed up in a black and white cow print suit, was the five year old Lambo who was eating ice cream.
"Bwa ha ha ha! The great Lambo has returned!" He declared loudly.
Aria sighed before smiling at the young Bovino as she grasped him around the waist.
"Hello, Lambo. I'm Fūun Aria, it's nice to meet you."
Ever since then, Aria would prepare herself whenever young Lambo was around but she had fun playing with the rambuntious boy while trying to save him in different occasions.
Aria sighed as she carried the young Bovino back to Tsuna's home, Teen Lambo had long went home as he spent the remaining minutes bawling his eyes out again.
'That reminds me... he still haven't answer my question. Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait until I meet him again. Or wait until the Ten Years Later Arc.'
After dropping Lambo at Tsuna's house, aria went back home and rest herself from the day's event and from her trip down memory lane. Time sure flies quickly and before she knows it, it had been almost a year since her first step in Namimori. Lots of trouble and chaos happened but it ended well for most parts.
'Now the only thing that bothers me is the Kokuyo Land Arc. So far, there's no sign of Namimori students being beaten half to death. But somehow, I feel I'm missing something... something important.'
As she tried to crack her brain, the doorbell rang.
"Who could that be?"
She climbed down the stairs and walked towards the door as the bell rings became desperate. "Just a minute!"
As she opened the door, there stood a boy with light brown hair wearing a dark blue jacket accompanied by a white black striped scarf.
Aria couldn't believe her eyes as she inwardly kicked herself for forgetting one of the important characters for said arc.