|Love And War
Author: JoceDaAmetuer PM
After being brutally dumped by Popuri, Kai experiences his first heart break. Will he be able to move on? And what's with the new farmer that's working with Claire? Sequel to my first HM Fanfic: Spaces. KaixOCRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Kai - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,688 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 05-01-12 - Published: 01-28-12 - id: 7782714
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Hello again! This is my second Harvest Moon Fanfic! This time with an OC. Not much to say. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I own NOTHING. Harvest Moon and their characters belong to their respectful owners. All I own is the storyline and my OC.
"Come on Trent, we're gonna be late!" Claire pulled her husband's wrist out of the house before he had a chance to take a bite of his toast.
"Honestly Claire, I'm sure you're friend won't mind if we're a few seconds late." The doctor said annoyed.
"I don't get why you're acting so rudely. If anything, I though you'd be happy." She puffed, speeding down the brick pathway.
"Why should I be happy, another one of your friends show up and you'll just be paying attention to him rather than me. I know we're married but I'm still gonna get nervous."
They made the turn into the Rose Square and left into the beach.
"Honey please say something, you're making me nervous." Trent took a deep breathe as a ship docked at the port.
"Boy are you in for a surprise."
"Stop saying that."
"Need some help Ann?" Kai leaned against the wall and watched as Ann prepared breakfast for her friends.
"I'm okay thank you." She answered in her child-like tone.
"Kai, you okay?" Gray signaled for his friend to take a seat next to him. "I'm sorry for what happened."
"I'm alright." Kai refused to sit down; instead he grabbed a carrot and began to chop it.
"Kai, I don't need carrots for what I'm cooking." Ann spoke up.
"I just need to keep busy," he turned to smile at her.
"That's fine, but at least look at what you're cutting or you'll get hurt!"
"I've chopped lots of things, I know what I'm-" he let the knife drop to the floor and winced. "Ah!"
"Dude!" Gray stood up alarmed.
"It's just a cut, no need to worry." Kai chuckled in pain.
"It's not just a cut, go to the clinic and get bandaged!" Ann yelled. "You slashed your entire finger.
She was right; because of his carelessness Kai had finished chopping the carrot and sliced his index finger on accident. He had a gash about and inch long that was now dripping with blood.
"Okay okay." He mumbled and walked out of the Inn.
Why hadn't he hit on Ann? She was interested in that Cliff guy and he didn't want to hurt such a nice guy. That was it. No one else he could court. He knew his only choice was to move away. But he didn't want to leave his life here. His best friends Claire, Gray and Trent were here. His whole life and his best memories were here. But so was Popuri. Kai didn't know it, but he was experiencing heart break and unfortunately he didn't know how to cope with it. He was in front of the clinic's door now.
He opened the door with his uninjured hand and stepped in. Elli was nowhere to be seen.
"You can come in," it was Trent's voice coming from his office.
"Hey Trent. Did you give Elli the day off?" he held up his hand to show why he was there.
"No, Claire and her are upstairs with Rey." His back was turned to Kai. "Ah, here we go." Trent pulled out a brown bottle of peroxide and some gauze.
Once Kai's finger was wrapped he asked, "Who's Rey?"
"Claire's friend. Seems like Elli took a liking to that person quickly." Trent smiled.
"Oh." Kai looked down. Damn, now Elli was taken too.
The two heard footsteps coming down the stairs. Kai ran out to the waiting room and Trent followed him outside.
"Hey Claire, who's the new gu-" Kai's jaw dropped.
Walking down the stairs was the most gorgeous girl he'd ever seen. Her hair was a beautiful brown with hints and tones of red here and there, the curls and waves tumbled over her shoulders and down her back in such a magnificent way he wondered if it were even real. She had the most beautiful glowing hazel eyes, golden tanned skin and her lips although small were a rosy pink. He then noticed her figure; curves, curves, curves! Her heaving chest, rounded hips and the best part; a not-so-slender waist. He hated skinny girls. And, THAT ASS.
"Oh hey Kai. This is my friend, Reyanne." Claire introduced the girl to him.
"Hello Kai," she smiled with her tiny lips. Kai noticed she was taller than Claire. Well, everyone was. But, she may have even been a little taller than him.
"Hello sexy. I'd say Goddess bless you but it looks like she already did!"
"Oh?" Reyanne crossed her arms and smirked.
"Babe, your shining beauty makes the morning sun look like the dull glimmer of the moon. You're new to town, want directions to my place?"
"Aren't you something?" Reyanne turned around to face Claire but Kai reached for her wrist.
In a whirl of auburn hair, she wrapped her hands around Kai's outstretched arm, kicked him off his feet, and twisted his arm keeping him in pain and restrained on the floor.
"Don't touch me pretty boy," she warned. Her eyes had turned a dark brown. She released his arm and turned to Claire again.
"Wow, you weren't kidding when you said you'd gotten the highest recognition in your martial arts classes!" Claire laughed, looking at Kai defeated on the ground.
"Wow, you're pretty strong." He said picking himself off of the ground. "Uh, all jokes aside; I'm Kai welcome to Mineral Town." He extended his hand for her to shake it.
"Thanks, the name's Rey." She shook it firmly.
"So what's a pretty girl like you doing here?"
"Rey's staying in Mineral Town for a while." Claire spoke up excited.
"Yeah, I got tired of the city life."
"Where are you staying?" the more Kai looked at her the more he admired her radiance.
"She's gonna be helping me out with the farm work."
"Thanks again Claire, I don't know what I would have done for rent."
"Does that mean you're staying at the Inn?"
"Yup." Rey smiled.
"Oh, this will be interesting." Trent spoke up for the first time.
"What will?" Rey looked at the handsome doctor with a confused look.
"You're right!" Claire laughed, "Popuri won't be happy about this."
Kai looked away obviously hurt.
"Claire, I'm going to go put my things away." Rey now leaned in to Claire's ear. "Ask Kai what's wrong, seems like that Popuri comment hurt him." she whispered.
Claire looked from Rey to Kai and noticed he looked really sad. Her eyes grew wide, Rey's psychology classes had come in handy, Claire would have never noticed Kai's reaction if it hadn't been for Rey. The brunette walked out of the clinic saying goodbye to everyone.
"You wanna make me a strawberry ice cream?" Claire asked Kai with a smile.
"In mid spring?"
"Why not? Looks like you need to get your mind off of something anyway."
Kai was surprised. He didn't think anyone would notice something was off. He nodded, said bye to Elli and Trent and followed Claire to his snack shack.
"What's wrong?" Claire asked him once she sat down and he began chopping strawberries.
"Come on, you cut your finger. You never do that unless you're distracted about something. Don't you think I know you by now?"
He sighed deeply and put the knife down. "Popuri broke up with me. Well, according to her we were never really going out. She's been dating someone from the city for a while." He choked on his words.
"I don't get it Claire. I'd changed." His voice trembled. "I thought… I thought if I stopped being such a playboy she'd love me."
Claire's eyes widened. Kai leaned on the wall behind him.
"I loved her Claire. I never felt that way with anyone. I…. I was so in l-love with her!" he slid down and hugged his knees. Claire walked around the counter and kneeled down in front of him. "Why the hell do I feel this way?" he gasped between sobs. "Why am I crying, ugh!" he couldn't stop now.
He threw his arms around Claire. She hugged him back tightly. He kept crying into her shoulder, holding on to her as if his life depended on it he almost dug his nails into her back.
"It's okay Kai. You'll bounce back." She pulled away from him and looked him in the eye. He turned his face away embarrassed that he was crying. "Look at me," she took his face in her hands. "You're strong, I know you are. Everything's going to be alright. I know how you feel. She may have broken your heart but you've changed for the better."
He nodded his head. "Thank you Claire."
"Any time Kai." She kissed his cheek. They hugged and stood up. "Now, let's finish this ice cream."
Kai wiped the tears from his eyes. "Actually, it's finished. I take out a tub of ice cream I get from the city when your head is turned." He laughed.
Claire only opened her mouth in disbelief. She pushed him playfully. They took out a large tub of ice cream from his freezer and laughed. Taking spoons out of the drawer, the two began scooping ice cream out and stuffing it in their mouths.
"Thanks so much Ann!" Rey thanked Ann after she'd helped with the luggage.
"No problem, I'm just glad another girl is finally moving in here. I'm tired with three boys next door."
"There are three boys over there?" Rey laughed in disbelief.
"Can you believe it?"
"Wow. Well, surely they're not like in the city."
"No, they're pretty decent boys. Can I ask you a question?"
"Go for it."
"How old are you?"
"I'm nineteen; I could have sworn you were my age!"
"Well thank you for the compliment."
"You're really pretty and nice. Kind of an unlikely combo."
"Thanks. But why do you say that?"
"Well Karen's really pretty too but she can be such a bitch." Ann gasped and covered her mouth.
"Ahahaha. Hey, you're beautiful and super nice. So… bubbly!"
"Thank you," she looked down shyly and played with her braid.
"I'm going to go find Claire. I'll be back later tonight. Bye Ann!" Rey smiled and made her way down the stairs.
She found her way into the Rose Square and looked around taking in its beauty. She'd made the right decision in moving here. Rey took out her map and saw the beach was just to the left. Her horse would be getting here soon and she knew the only dock was in that beach.
Claire stepped out of the snack shack just as Rey walked into the beach.
"What's up Rey? Did you get settled in yet?"
"Yup. Ann's the sweetest. I'm just waiting for my delivery." Rey glanced at her watch. "Diamond should be getting here soon."
"My horse. Dad sent her over from our ranch."
"You have a ranch?"
"Yeah, I've had the horse since I turned eighteen. You're probably wondering why I came here instead of working on my dad's ranch."
"I don't want to be working for my father the rest of my life. I'd rather work for my childhood friend."
"Why thank you."
"So what are you doing here?"
"This is where Kai works. I came to talk to him, you were right. Something was wrong."
"Tall, dark, and handsome? See I told you."
"What do you think of him, aside from the cheesy pick up lines?"
"He's alright. He's hot I'll give him that." Rey laughed and blushed.
"Look there's Zack!" Claire pointed to the ship now being tied down to one of the pier's pillars.
Zack stepped down onto the pier pulling a beautiful black horse behind him. The white diamond shape on its forehead gave it its name.
"Diamond!" Rey ran to her horse and nuzzled it. "I've missed you!" the horse whinnied happily in response.
Then, one of the horse's hoofs sunk into the sand. Diamond was startled. She tried pulling her hoof out but started getting more worried.
"It's just sand, calm down. Diamond!" Rey fell to the ground as her horse stood up on its hind legs and began trotting away from the sand and onto the stairs leading to the Rose Square. "Diamond!" Rey screamed and stood up but her fall had injured her ankle.
Kai, who had been seeing everything from the window, ran outside. Rey began to run after her horse. Claire pleaded she stay because of her ankle but Rey ignored her.
"Diamond!" even with her badly injured ankle, Rey hobbled up the stairs and ran after her horse.
Without a second thought, Kai took off behind her. He may have begun on the wrong foot with Rey but it seemed she really cared about that horse. Claire too, was already on her way but when she reached the Rose Square she had no idea which way the three could have gone. Her instinct told her to run into the more populated part of town.
Unfortunately, Diamond had taken off in the direction of the forest.
Rey ran after her horse, every step like knifes cutting into her ankle. She couldn't lose Diamond. This had been her mother's horse. She cried out several times.