|Never Giving Up Without A Fight
Author: cocobobo10 PM
Haley, Ashley, and Allie were just three girls. One doesn't know who she is, the other does know, and the third is adopted. What will happen when these three finally meet guys worth crying over?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - S. Sakaki & Akisame K. - Chapters: 15 - Words: 30,969 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 01-03-13 - Published: 05-11-12 - id: 8107561
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Author's note: I know in the summary thing it says that the main characters are Sakaki and Akisame but Takeda is also a main character here too. Just wanted to let you people know. Oh, and that Haley, Ashley, and Allie are me and my friends and this story is for us so that is why I use Western names when the manga/anime itself takes place somewhere in Japan.
It was a beautiful day. Or, to me it seemed that way as I glanced outside my window. Birds were chirping and there was a gentle breeze, making the trees around the dojo rustle gently. I breathed in the scent of oncoming spring.
"I love spring!" I yelled, punching the air above me with enthusiasm. Suddenly a knock was heard at her door. "Coming!" she sang. Moments later she opened the door to see Ashley standing there. She looked quite irritated. "What's wrong?"
"You're perky attitude at 5 in the morning," Ashley said sleepily. "Why are you up this early anyway? It's not like you're the one that's training. And normal breakfast isn't until, like, at least 8." Ashley yawned as she hoisted her school bag up higher onto her shoulder. Ashley is a 17-year-old girl who goes to this really cool music boarding school. She's been going there for a really long time now.
"Well, maybe I want to wake up this early! The world needs my perkiness!" I announced, smiling goofily at Ashley. She just stared back bored. That look wasn't uncommon on her for the past few years. Let's just say that she doesn't choose the best guys for her. There were times in her past relationships when Ashley came home beaten, bleeding, broken somewhere, or a combination of the three. Yeah, sometimes we worry about her a lot.
"The world just wants to sleep this early," she mumbled, lazily walking away.
"Hey! Wait for me!" I yelled. I quickly ran into my room, reached into a drawer and pulled out a present Ashley and her cousin Allie bought me for Christmas. I ran out of my room to see Ashley lightly coughing into her sleeve. I ran up to her and placed a hand on her shoulder. "Hey, are you ok-" Ashley suddenly dropped her bag, grabbed my hand, and tried to flip me onto my back. Knowing her, this was just a result of one of her ex-boyfriend's being mean to her. However, she's not the only who has had bad experiences with guys and has learned from them. Instinctively I tightened my grip on the present that was still in my hand and pushed it into her side. Ashley momentarily screamed and then fell down, numerous parts of her body twitching. "Oops." I whispered, hiding my weapon behind me. Half a minute later Ashley stood up and glared at me with a bunch of energy.
"You didn't have to use your Taser on me!" she said. I just smiled innocently. I sneakily put my Taser, which was now off, into my back pocket and lifted both of my hands up in fake confusion.
"What Taser? Mine's still in my room!" I said innocently. She raised an eyebrow and crossed her arms. I sighed and pulled out my Taser. "Okay, okay. I'm sorry. But you should know not to try to toss me!"
"You should know not to grab my shoulder," Ashley countered.
"I guess that's true."
"Hey! What's all that noise about?" Allie shouted from downstairs. Currently, Ashley and I were upstairs in the disciples house. Normally, Allie and Ashley would be at training right now since they are disciples of the dojo we all live in. I'm not a disciple. That's mostly because I don't really want to learn how to fight, but I live here only because Ashley and Allie do. They are my adopted family. Allie adopted me a long time ago as my older cousin. She adopted me that way so that Ashley could have an older sister.
Now, normally you would expect a 17-year-old to be living with her parents. Well, you see that's kind of a problem with Ashley. I don't really remember the details very well but about 10 years ago she was kidnapped from her family. I don't know who did it but Ashley says that she might have known before an incident 5 years ago. I keep asking but she won't tell me what happened. All she will tell me is that at first she didn't even know who she was. Eventually she found Allie and Allie has more or less been taking care of her. Oh, before I forget, I am 24 years old and Allie, Ashley's unknown cousin, is 38 years old. I say that Allie is her unknown cousin simply because Ashley does not currently know that they are blood related. Allie won't even tell me anything further than they are cousins. As her saying goes, "For right now, the less you know the better."
"Nothing!" I yelled.
"I don't believe it!" Allie yelled. Then sounds of footsteps came from the stairs. Allie was coming up. When she finally got up to us she looked at us accusingly. Then she sighed when she saw my Taser in my hand. "Okay, who Tased who?" I was about to say Ashley started it but Allie just put a hand up saying how she didn't care who started it and that she just wanted to know who Tased who and why.
"Well, Ashley grabbed my arm and tried to flip me!" I quickly said.
"What? Ashley? Why would you do that?" Allie asked, automatically thinking that Ashley did it for no reason. She just sighed.
"Okay, let's get this straight. First," she held up her pointer finger, "I am not a morning person. Second, she was annoying me a lot this morning just by being perky at 5 in the freakin morning. Third, she grabbed my shoulder from behind when I wasn't looking and she should know that I automatically flip someone when they touch me and I'm not looking," Ashley explained. Allie nodded at each point she brought up. Then Allie turned to me.
"Haley? Why did you grab Ashley's shoulder? You should know by now that she doesn't take kindly to that," Allie said.
"Well, I grabbed her shoulder because she was coughing and I wanted to make sure she was okay. I forgot that she didn't like being touched," I explained. Allie sighed.
"So? Whose at fault?" Ashley and I asked. Allie turned away from us and crossed her arms.
"You both are," she stated. We fell to the floor then quickly stood up.
"What do you mean?" Ashley yelled.
"Yeah! We can't both be at fault! And how can you state it so calmly like that!" I yelled.
"It's because," Allie started. She turned around to face us once again. "You both are at fault for making so much noise and interrupting my training." We facepalmed.
She says it so calmly I thought. I glanced at Ashley to see her thinking the same thing I was. Then I saw an angry mark appear on her head and she ran at Allie with a fist raised.
"Quit being so calm and happy in the morning! You're driving me insane!" Ashley yelled. She punched Allie who was sent flying down the stairs.
"Oh? Is that all you got? Bring it Ashey!" Allie yelled. Even from my position I could hear Ashley growling. She hated it when Allie called her Ashey.
"Oh, it's already brung!" Ashley yelled. She was about to jump down when a continuing thunder sound came from outside. We all looked confusingly at the direction of the main house. Moments later we heard a door breaking and one of their Masters grabbed Allie by her head and flung her up and down in a circle a few times.
"BE…" he tossed Allie up at Ashley and they collided which caused them both to fly threw the wall and then the ceiling as their Master continued, "QUIET!"
"Thanks a lot Allie," Ashley said as I was bandaging her head. When she crashed through the roof with Allie Ashley had received most of the impact so when they had found their way back her head was slightly bleeding.
"What do you mean? I didn't do anything!" Allie tried to defend herself. She didn't need any bandaging.
"You just had to come and make even more noise. Now thanks to you I am going to be late for school. I hope you can find a good excuse I can give to my teacher as to why I was late," Ashley said.
"Why don't you just tell him the truth?" I suggested. I had wrapping her head up so I leaned back onto my feet. Ashley turned and looked at me with her eyebrow raised.
"What? Tell him that I got into a fist fight with my roommate? Yeah, like he'd believe me. Or worse, if he did believe me then I would probably be put into anger management classes," she said. Allie and I nodded in agreement. Just then the door to the infirmary room opened up and the Master responsible for throwing them through the roof and beyond was standing in the doorway. His name was Daichi and he was the one who taught Allie and Ashley Judo. He had black hair that was kind of wavy and he had most of it back in a ponytail. He rubbed the back on his neck and laughed nervously.
"Hey girls. Sorry about almost killing you," he said.
"Oh, it's fine. We had it coming," Allie said, waving the issue off.
"No we didn't! And I don't want you saying that it's okay when I was the one who took most of the impact of the wall and ceiling! As well as the ground for when we landed!" Ashley yelled, standing up.
"That's not true! I didn't land on you!" Allie said, also standing up.
"You used me as a cushion! You said so yourself not a minute after we landed!" Ashley yelled, pointing a finger at Allie.
"Oh yeah? Well-" Allie and their argument was cut off by the sound of a honking horn heard a little outside of the entire dojo itself. Ashley scoffed and picked up her bag.
"I've got to go. Oh, Haley. Weren't you going to go shopping today?" Ashley asked before she walked out the door.
"Huh? Oh, yeah I am! But it's okay. You don't need to take me. You'll be late already so go ahead. I can manage by myself," I said.
"You sure?" Ashley asked. I nodded.
"What could go wrong?" I asked, smiling.
Those were a very poor choice of words. Everything that could have gone wrong did. I'll start off with a little while after I left the dojo to get some groceries.
"Okay! I'm going! I'll be back in a few hours!" I yelled.
"Hey, Haley! Could you do me a favor and get some sake?" Gorou asked, walking up to me. Gorou is one of Ashley and Allie's masters. He teaches them Karate. I sighed.
"Didn't I already buy you some sake this week?" I asked, putting a hand on my hip.
"Yeah, well I already drank it!" he said. I sighed once more.
"Fine. I'll get you some more sake," I said. I figured out a long time ago that it was better not to argue with him on his intake of alcohol. He cheered then walked away somewhere.
"Haley? Did you say you're going shopping now?" Allie asked. I turned around to see her in her training outfit. A pink sports bra and purple sweats. She also had a towel around her shoulders and sweat on her face.
"Yeah, why? You need something?" I asked.
"Nah. Not really. Just make sure you take your Taser, kay? Since Ashley's at school and I'm training with the Masters," Allie said. I nodded and she walked away.
"Okay, so now I need to make sure I buy some sake," I muttered. I walked out of the dojo and to the grocery store.
Needless to say, I got jumped on the way there. Two guys pulled me into an alleyway when no one was looking and tried to rape me. It was a good thing I had my Taser. I pulled it out while these guys were trying to sweet talk me.
"Hey sugar. Wanna have some fun?" the first perv asked.
"Get away from me. I have no interest in the likes of you," I said. He laughed.
"You're feisty. That's good. Feisty makes things fun!" he smiled creepily. I barfed mentally and pulled out my Taser and electrocuted his butt! He fell down and I cheered.
"Don't get too cocky girl! You still have to worry about me!" the other guy said. I turned around to face him and got punched in the face. The force of it sent me and my Taser flying. When I landed, my Taser slid out of my grasp.
"No! My Taser!" I yelled. Then I suddenly felt something on top of me. I looked over my shoulder to see that creep sitting on top of me and that I was lying on my stomach.
"Now, girly. Just stay still and enjoy the experience," he said.
"Get off of me!" I yelled.
"No way!" he said. I heard him unzipping his pants and gulped.
This could not be happening to me! I thought, silently pleading for someone to come help me.
"Hey! I believe I heard the lady telling you to get off!" a man said. I looked forward and up to see a man with huge muscles,black with a tint of blue hair, standing there in the alleyway with his arms crossed.
"Why don't you back off old man before I get serious," the guy on top of me said. I saw an angry mark suddenly appear on the bigger guys face.
"Old man?" he muttered. He walked over to us and grabbed the back of the guy's shirt.
"Hey man! Can't you see I'm busy?" the guy asked. The bigger guy picked him off of me like he was nothing more than a lightweight and tossed him back towards the creeps friend. I shakily stood up.
"Um, thank you," I said. The big guy turned to me with a surprised expression. I could tell that he was blushing.
"Um, uh, yeah. No prob. Don't sweat it," he said. "Say, what were you doing in this alleyway to begin with?" he asked.
"Uh, well these guys kind of caught me off my guard and just pulled me into this alleyway while no one else was looking," I explained. He sighed and facepalmed.
"You sure are unobservant, aren't ya kid?" he said.
"Hey! I am not a kid! I am a full grown woman!" Haley yelled. The big guys just laughed.
"Sure sure! You're, what, 17?" he asked. I growled.
"Am not! I'm 24!" I yelled. He flinched and rubbed the back on his head again with the same blush.
"I'm sorry. I didn't know," he muttered.
"Well, now you do," I quietly said. The guy started to walk away but I stopped him. "Wait."
"What?" he asked. He had stopped walking and looked over his shoulder at me. I fully turned to look at him.
"What's your name?" I asked. He then turned to look at me as well.
"Why? Um, that is, why do you want to know?" he asked, his face turning slightly red out of embarrassment.
"I just want to know what the name is of the person who saved me," I answered. I know it's a tad cliché but I didn't care. I at least wanted to thank him properly.
"Oh, okay. The name's Sakaki. Shio Sakaki," he said, pointing at himself. Then he began to rub the back of his neck once more and I began to wonder why he did that. "Um, what's your name?"
"Huh? Oh, my name's Haley. Sorry but I don't exactly know my last name. The person who adopted me a while back said that I could choose it but I never have," I said. "Anyway, thank you for saving me, Shio Sakaki."
"Please, just call me Sakaki. And it's no problem, Haley No Last Name," he said. I laughed.
"Good one!" I said, smiling.
"Thanks. Well, with that I ought to get going," he said. "See ya, Haley." I waved goodbye as he walked away. Then I heard a crunch noise and then him swearing when he got out of sight. I looked down to see my Taser. On the ground. Broken… Oh, he was in for now!
"I don't care if he saved me! He broke my only defense! Get back here, Shio Sakaki!" I yelled, running with all my might around the corner to see him nowhere to be found. "Darn it!" I muttered. He will pay. I will make him buy me a new Taser or have him face the wrath of Ashley and Allie! Mark my words, Sakaki! Mark my words…