Author: Seafood Noodle PM
When Roxas suddenly asked me if I wanted to go out with him, I didn't really think about the consequences of answering yes. After all, we just don't dislike each other.Rated: Fiction K - English - Romance/Drama - Roxas & Naminé - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,810 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 12-22-12 - Published: 06-05-12 - id: 8185947
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Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts or any of its characters.
A/N: Sorry for the late update. School has already started so it's kind of hard for me to find time and write. And it's raining pretty much in here lately and when it rains, all I want to do is sleep.
Anyway, here's chapter 4 for all of you.
Chapter 4: With Olette
"She called you that?"
I meekly nodded to Olette as we sat on the floor of my apartment, watching our second movie of the night. After arguing with myself whether I should tell her or not, I finally decided to spill the beans to my brunette friend about what happened the day before. After all, she kept bugging me if there was something wrong with me after I bumped to, first, the glass wall of the convenience store when we went to buy some snacks, second, the lamp post on our way back to my place, and the last one, the old grumpy woman living three doors left from mine.
I guessed she was not happy that I almost knocked her down to the floor because she began cursing us in her high pitched voice and Olette and I did what we thought the right thing to do at that moment.
We ran for our lives.
Olette threw me an exasperated look as she grabbed the remote to pause the movie and then faced me. "And if that Roxas really still has feelings for that...witch," She grimaced when she said the word. "Why did you even agree to go out with him in the first place?"
"I..I.." Lost for words, I hugged my knees and buried my face in them.I sighed deeply and muttered something like "I don't really know why" back.
"Come again please?"
"I don't... really know.." I was not lying when I answered that. The feeling that I had when I agreed to go out with Roxas was something like a spur of the moment one though I had no single regret about it. Or at least, that was what I would like to think.
"What do you mean you don't know?" I winced when she suddenly raised her voice. I knew quite well not to talk to Olette about this kind of topic because she had the tendency to be kind of overly emotional. It was not that I did not like that side of her. The truth was I was glad she was always there for me when I needed to talk to someone (literally because we lived just next to each other). Even though she was only seven months older, she had been like an older sister to me and my best friend as well and I was really grateful for that.
It was just that I myself was confused about my feelings that I did not need another person going emotional on me.
"Do you like him?"
"I don't... dislike him..?" I saw Olette flashed me another one of her scary looks so I quickly added. "Well, he's nice and... fun to be with." I remembered that day when he had almost kissed me, our little moment at the rooftop, and the first time he held my hand. My heart did some jumping again but at that time, I did not feel uncomfortable at all. It actually felt good. I found myself smiling and then slowly, it turned into a foolish grin at the thought of Roxas holding my hand again.
"Oh no. Oh no no no." She shook her head and I just looked back at her cluelessly. "I'm afraid I know that look too well."
"W-What? What l-look?" I shifted my position so we were face to face, both our feet being warmed up under the low table. I poured green tea on my empty cup, grabbed some potato chips and waited nervously for her answer.
Olette took a sip of her drink, a sly smile playing on her lips. "Simple. You like him."
A quick blush painted my cheeks. "No, I don't!" I retorted but that only made her smile even more.
"Denial." She coughed. "You soo like this Roxas, huh?"
"I said I don't!" I knew I was losing the battle but I did not want her to feel she was winning either. I had no other choice but to play my last card. "If you don't stop I'm going to spoil the ending!"
"Nooooo! Don't! I'll stop! Just don't!" She pleaded, grabbed the remote again and unpaused the movie. I grinned triumphantly as she pouted, grumbling words under her breath. Olette hated it whenever someone spoils her the ending and I am always with her regarding that. But lucky for me, I had already watched the movie for almost five times and I just did not tell her.
For emergency purposes like this, I smiled to myself again.
We both turned back to the TV and silently engrossed ourselves with the film. We were already halfway through it and I waited patiently for my favorite scene to come. It was the scene where the girl was walking behind the guy on their way home after school. The girl, who made a promise to herself that if she would be able to ride the waves, she would confess all her feelings to the guy. Otherwise, she would probably be not able to tell him forever. And on that day, the girl was finally able to ride it. As they walked, she kept a step and a half distance between the two of them. She stole a glance from the guy and saw once again the usual cold expression in his face, the one that clearly said "This is not where I belong."
That was all she needed to know. And that was when the girl burst into tears.
I turned to look at Olette to see her reaction but found her staring back at me. Through the darkness, her hazel brown eyes sparkled with so much concern and worry than I had ever seen her.
"Nam, break up with-"
I jerked when I felt my phone vibrated on the table. I flipped it open to see who it was and saw Roxas' name flashing happily on the screen. A sudden heat rose to my cheeks as if someone had pressed a warm compress on it and I took a deep breath before answering him. For a second, my eyes met with Olette's and she smiled weakly at me as she eased back to lean on the edge of my bed, lowering the volume of the television. I mouthed her a thank you.
"Uh, hi Nam." Roxas greeted from the other line though it seemed to me he was like whispering. I wondered if he was somewhere outside but I realized it was almost midnight so he was probably in their house which heightened my curiousity more. "Sorry I called you this late."
"I d-don't mind." I lifted my knees from the table and wrapped my arms around them, making some back and forth movement while I sat on the floor with another smile growing on my lips. He never really made phone calls to me ever since we started dating, and it was probably his first. Usually, we were just exchanging mails whenever we had free time but I did not really mind it all. In fact, I honestly did not think of Roxas as someone who likes to call other people. Sure he was an easy going and friendly type of guy but sometimes, there was this other side of him that seemed so cold and distant. The Roxas I still had yet to know.
"W-Why did you, uh, call?" I asked, then heard a finger snap sound above my head, making me look up.
"Stop stuttering." Olette hissed at me but I just ignored her and turned away.
"Nothing. Just wondering what you're doing right now." Roxas replied still in the same manner. A second wave of heat rose to my face again when he said that, making my thoughts jumbled up as if someone shook it the way a bartender does. Then, there followed some five to seven seconds of silence as I waited for him to speak again but then I realized it was me who was supposed to say something in return.
Not really knowing to tell him, I blurted out, "W-We're doing a m-movie marathon right now!"
His small chuckles which I found so adorable I could make it my ringtone, suddenly filled the other line before I finally heard him saying "Really? Who are you watching with?"
I glanced over my shoulders and saw Olette teary eyed as she watched the rest of the movie. She caught me looking at her and shooed me away. I obediently followed her and turned my back to her again. "Olette. I'll i-introduce you to her next time."
"Yeah! You better!" My brunette friend shouted, her tone, even through the shakiness of her voice, in perfect sarcasm.
"Was that her?" Roxas asked and I replied yes to him. "I think I'll pass. She sounds like she wants to eat me or something!" He groaned and I laughed in return. Soon after, I heard him joining in too. A bit exaggerating it might be but at that moment, his voice ringing into my ears, I thought, was one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. For someone like me who was NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth) until just weeks ago, it was surely both frightening and overwhelming yet I just could not help but feel that way.
"Hey Nam." He said when our laughter finally broke into an end. "Say..are you, uh.."
"Hmm?" Resting my chin on my knees, I moved my cellphone closer to my ear.
"You know, uh, next week, uh.. classes will end right?" I knew it was stupid because there was no way he would see me, but still, I nodded as a reply. "So I'm kind of wondering if you're.. uh.. free on Wednesday night?" My face was heating up for the nth time that night. Was Roxas.. was he asking.. did he just..?
If only Olette could hear me, I bet she had already killed me with her 'the look' right then.
Wednesday, I muttered, mentally checking my schedule. 23rd of December. Being the unsociable person I was, of course I did not have any plans that day except that I would be going back to my family back in the country early morning the day after and stay there for the rest of the holidays. At the back of my head, there was a voice telling me that I was forgetting something important. I then realized I still had not mentioned it to Roxas.
Well, it's not like he'd spend Christmas and New Year's with you, another voice inside my head began speaking. Remember, he just don't dislike you and the feeling is very much mutual.
Was it really?
I let out a long defeated sigh and then told him I was free. "G-Great! Mom's been wanting to-" Roxas was suddenly cut off by the creaking sound of a door opening accompanied by another voice in the background. If I got it right, the voice said something like 'Oh god, Roxas! Lock the door!'
"Hey! It's not that- I'm just sitting in here!" I heard him shouted though very faintly. It was followed by another brief exchange of words but I barely understood what they were saying.
Then it hit me. The way Roxas talked as if he was whispering, the words lock, door, and sit. He was inside their house, that I was sure. But where in their house exactly? As the image became clearer in my head, small giggles escaped my lips and with that, he probably knew then that I knew where he was.
"Fine. I'm in the toilet. And that was my brother." He confessed and when he did, I burst out laughing. I could not contain myself anymore. Deep inside me, I knew I should be more worried about Kairi and what she could to me (or to us) or just the uncertainty of the future of my relationship with him because in the first place, we could not even say we were in love with each other. But at that time, there was only one thing I was sure of.
Never in my life I had experienced feeling waves of emotions one after another. It was extreme. At one moment, I was happy. Then, I became sad. And then suddenly, I was all giddy again. It only happened when I was with him. I might just look like a rebound to others but if that is what it takes to be with Roxas, I honestly do not mind at all.
"You won't break up with me because of that, won't you?"
"S-Silly. Of course not."
We talked for another few minutes after that and by the time we said good night to each other, the film had already ended and Olette was busy looking at the DVDs again for our next movie. "Someone looks happy, huh?"
I ignored her remarks and browsed at some DVDs too. "What were you saying to me a while ago? You know, before he called."
Olette paused from what she was doing, looked at me in a way as if she was recalling all her thoughts. "Oh. Nothing." She said, shrugging her shoulders.
"Ookay." I raised my eyebrow, unconvinced with her answer. As far as I knew, the word nothing was not in Olette's dictionary because she always got something to say. She was that type of person. I was about to let the topic go when she started talking again.
"Just don't get yourself hurt, okay?"
I looked up at her and she gave me a small smile. I nodded and smiled back at her. Olette might talk too much sometimes (well, most of the times) but she could really say the sweetest things when needed. "Yes, mommy."
"And if that Roxas breaks up with you..." Olette added while she was inserting the disc to the player. I wanted to make protest because she chose the film without even consulting me but I was more interested to the rest of her sentence.
"If he breaks up with me?"
"You can always go back home and marry your cute gundam-boy."
Dun. Dun. Namine has a fiancé? And he likes Gundam!
Well, I don't really know what will happen in this story but tell me if you like it and I'll try my best to write. Rainy days always make me feel kind of down but I'll be happy if you feed me with reviews! :p
See you next chapter!
P.S. Can you guess the title of the movie Namine and Olette were watching?